Essay What Makes a Film Great

662 Words Mar 10th, 2006 3 Pages
What makes a film great

Have you ever had some one tell you a movie is a classic and you have never seen it, let alone heard of it? Or if you did see it you didn't think it was worth your time. Well it still may be a classic. To be a classic movie a movie has to simply stand the test of time. It must be embraced by each new generation. I read a review where a "professional" critic wrote "…an instant classic" about a newly released movie. I highly disagree the critic does have a great say in if it is a decent movie or not. But they do not have the final say if a movie is a classic or not, a classic must stand the test of time. "What makes a great movie?" is a question every filmmaker asks, but none can agree on the answer (which is
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Does the general public ever make references to it? I've seen many great movies where the plot wasn't "great", but the philosophy and understanding was well used. For instance, there's Spaceball's, Scary Movie, Blazing Saddles, etc. because of the philosophy and understanding. Of course, one would have to have seen many other movies to be able to understand the philosophy of these spoofs. Another example would be Star Wars. Some people mat say that the movies suck, but if one were to look at the movie from a philosophical point of view… it would be better understood. Here's an example: Jedi is good, Sith is bad, The force is good, the dark side is bad. How do those who go towards the dark side become powerful so quickly? It's easier to do bad things than good thing. Children's movies have the best chance of remaining classics. The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and most of the Disney cartoons are still being enjoyed by millions of children today. I recently bought the DVD The Jerk, I've always personally enjoyed it and have viewed it as a classic, but now when I showed it to my little cousins, 12 and 11, they found it hilarious and now repeat many of the lines to me. I find it interesting that comedy made nearly 30 years ago can still create laughter. Now that's a

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