There are only 2 old movies that are good. 'Psycho' and 'Twelve angry men'. 'Judgement at Nuremburg' isn't too bad as well.
The rest (well, at least the ones I've seen) are very overrated. Vertigo isn't too bad for an oldie tbh...but the best movie ever?
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Best movie ever? Easy...
Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. (1968) directed by Ken Hughes and produced by Albert. R Brocolli
Yeah, the child-catcher scenes obviously, but also for when CCBB first flies; the scene out on the Goodwin Sands with the pirates; 'toot-sweets', the whole factory scene and the tearful finale.
The first half of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang is a wonderful mood piece, depicting a halcyon Edwardian England that we wish really had existed, with its endless summers, cream and scone teas and lazy picnics by silvery streams.
Against this idyllic backdrop the fragmented outsiders of the Potts family engage with the extremely unsettling cult of an industrial confectionery business and its tyrannical owner as a result of a minor road accident near to Potts' home involving the candy magnate's perfectly sparkling daughter, Truly Scrumptious. Potts and Scrumptious are then bound together by the unlikely device of Chitty, a long retired Brooklands racing car who is rejuvenated by the eccentric Potts and given magical powers by the love of his children.
The second half of the movie uses the ruritarian setting of 'the castle' with its Prussian-like military treading upon a cowed and fearful population as a clear if clumsy metaphor for the growing miltarism of the Kaiser's Germany during the same period.
It’s an Aesop for the class-struggle (although Caractacus Potts' class identity is deliberately blurred) and how, ultimately, choice and agency create their own dilemmas. It’s about how those difficult things create weird, fragile ties between people who would otherwise despise each other.
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I like "Vertigo", but IMHO it's not Hitchcock's best movie ("Rear Window", "Psycho", "North By Northwest"), let alone the best of all time.
These lists are pretty meaningless, but fun to speculate.
Old or new, a good movie is a good movie.
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I completely agree that this is the best movie of all time.
Of all time.
All time. What a silly concept.
'Until now' or 'so far', surely.
Underneath the surface thriller storyline it's a film about obsession and the nature of watching and that appeals to critics because it is also commenting on people's relationship with movies. Rear window is another very highly praised Hitchcock movie about the nature of watching.
I remember it being a pretty good movie but quite sombre and slowmoving... But perhaps if I was a critic that had to watch 10-20 movies a week I would be more interested in movies that tried to comment on the art of film.
A poll like that does make me want to see it again though...
Oh gosh yeah.All those awful"old films".
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