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How do you think movies made in recent years will be perceived in the future, say, 50 years from now?

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Movies today will probably not become classics. The abundance of super-hero movies and pseudo-intellectual alternates leaves only a very few movies, many of which are unable to draw a large audience. 50 years from now things might not have changed, but there will be little looking back on today's movies.

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With yawns.

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Similar to how we see movies made 50 years ago from today. It's like a time capsule what happened and how was it like during that time. Whether kids 50 years from now will look at the movies of today fondly or not will remain a question.

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One thing in movies that has evolved with time is pace. Compared to the pace of modern movies, movies from past decades (meaning, from the '50s - '70s) can seem very slow and dull. This is particularly evident in dialogue. Today's dialogue is fast: snappy and clever and interesting. It's good for entertainment, but far from "natural" conversation. No one actually talks like characters in modern movies. Older movies replicate actual conversations, which seems slow and laborious by today's standards.

It's hard to project how that'll change in future decades, but it's hard to imagine the pace can increase even more without becoming absurd (although, who knows..). So, by that standard, I think today's movies will be seen as more "watchable" in 50 years, than older movies are today.

(This isn't a knock against older movies - I'm a big fan. But they are an acquired taste for people who were raised in the generations of faster-paced movies.)

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No one actually talks like characters in modern movies. Older movies replicate actual conversations, which seems slow and laborious by today's standards.

Seriously? Have you ever watched any old Hollywood movies, yeah, have you now?

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There are different levels of stylization and abstraction but but Quentin Tarantino arguably represents a certain segment of society's more naturalistic dialogue compared to example, the original Scarface or the screwball comedies.

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A large majority will be forgotten, that is what have always happens. You can have hundreds of movies released every year and people will keep talking about five of them, the best (or most entertaining) remain in the collective memory and the rest completely forgotten

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Sci-fi will be retrospective comedy (my hoverboard is 12 years late, Back to the Future) as the predictions will be wildly off. At least BTTF was a comedy to begin with, and had a good script.

Historical films and dramas will still be relevant, because they show the era as it was.

Comedy will be a 50/50. The current generation finds American Pie and Friends offensive, and Amy Schumer funny. But who knows what the perception will be in 20 years when the wokes are telling their kids to “stop watching that ridiculous crap.”

Anything relying heavily on CGI will look cheap and cheesy.

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Movies, 50 years from now? What an easy to answer question for everyone walking around with open eyes. You also exactly know the answer, or still don't you? Almost all depictions of people will be prohibited, only calligraphic book verses allowed, as only legal artworks. Isn't that what can be expected, already more than obvious now, in our era?

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Most will be forgotten. Very poor quality. Very few classics. Forest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption type classics are now very rare.

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Forest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption 

To each his own for sure. I would have went with Gladiator and Lord of the Rings.

Only a few movies every year are top of the line. It’s just with this ridiculous Superhero crap that’s dominating, lazy woke writing and producing, that nothing is worth seeing. One word “Barbie”

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Since the question is about perceptions, the weaselly obvious answer is that it depends on what perceptions will be like in fifty years time.

But considering what we are seeing right now? Who, in heaven’s name, can tell! Recently I saw a list of classic movies that were – and are - being edited for ‘sensitive’ content by the major streamers. And some more recent movies faced post-release edits for reconsidered ‘sensitive’ content. Translates into more on the cutting-room floor, just to appease a few, at the expense of the art as originally conceived.

Maybe in the future they will inject AI product with ‘approved’ and ‘correct’ content, into classic movies? And give future anticipated releases a huge spring cleaning, to wash away any possible socially offending content? Good luck, future film aficionados!

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virusrexToday  01:12 pm JST

A large majority will be forgotten, that is what have always happens. You can have hundreds of movies released every year and people will keep talking about five of them, the best (or most entertaining) remain in the collective memory and the rest completely forgotten

I agree. When I saw the 40th rerelease of 'Stop Making Sense', I had to endure over 35 minutes + of previews and I can tell you already that the majority of the movies highlighted will be forgotten without two years. I means absolutely tah-RASH. Unfunny, unoriginal, not very interesting. Irritated the hell outta me. So what if one of those 'comedy' films features an ABBA song in its soundtrack. You can hear it elsewhere. Taylor Swift's 'concert movie' coming up, oh geez Louise folks. A dumb sex doll, so what if she sells CDs, LPs, streams, etc. in 'Collect all 4' cover format? I cannot take that overchoreographed rubbish seriously, I really can't. And on Christmas Day is the premier of yet another remake, 'The Color Purple'. Yeah buddy, forget about Jesus Christ and Santa Claus.

'Stop Making Sense' is a classic in many ways. It's been 40 years already and its place in history is secure. The movies I saw the premieres for will be already forgotten by this time next year.

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My fear is that they will be considered classics.

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Many of these movies won't even be remembered.

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Looking at the top movies of 2023 they are mostly remakes and bad CGI. I think the thing that will date movies the most and make them unwatchable is the terrible LAME humour. When I watch a movie these days I won't even smile or breathe air through my nose at the 'jokes' I just recognise that the writers intended the awkward situations they shoehorn in were their attempt at humour

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I though Forest Gump was awful, but maybe that's my problem and my inability to spot a classic.

My choice of a modern movie with lasting appeal is "There Will Be Blood". Engaging story, human themes, nice cinematography, and a tour de force performance from Day Lewis. As basic entertainment, "Wolf of Wall Street" has a Goodfellas type appeal to it, so I can easily imagine future folk watching that.

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What recent movies?

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There will be a few loved classics like ET and Star Wars.

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All I can say is thankfully I wont be here in 50yrs, the way the west is quickly rotting it will be a very different world, not likely to my liking & yes as others have said recent movies will be considered crap if the world is capable of even viewing them. I imagine our digital world is going to get hit will a real hard re-set that we should be more worried about

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VrethDec. 7  10:54 am JST

Looking at the top movies of 2023 they are mostly remakes and bad CGI. I think the thing that will date movies the most and make them unwatchable is the terrible LAME humour. When I watch a movie these days I won't even smile or breathe air through my nose at the 'jokes' I just recognise that the writers intended the awkward situations they shoehorn in were their attempt at humour

Rehash. Remake. Remodel. Rinse. Recycle. Feed it to masses, spoon feed. Watch 'em eat it up, yum. Repeat.

Oh, and during the 90s some chumps started thinking that farting noises and 2nd grade level sex jokes were 'funny'. And violence. Oh my. Yippy-yi-yay. And plant a token (something) character that emphasizes all the negative stereotypes, just because.

The later Norman Lear was smarter than that. I wish more people got the 'hidden message' he was displaying in his funny satiric TV shows.

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