….or were they really?
One day I was thinking about an old movie and had good memories of it. I decided to watch if for the first time in 30 plus years. I was horrified. The movie was nothing like I remembered. Here’s the thing. The movie did not change, but my perceptions of what is a good movie changed beyond a doubt. Did I romanticize the movie for some reason? Was there some association of what was happening in my life when I watched the movie that made me remember it fondly? Did I make the movie a tall tale in my mind? Or did time simply pass it into irrelevancy? So, where there is one, there must be more. Which brings us to what this list is all about.
Do they hold up still?
This list of movies I pulled from my memory and put in order of how good I remembered them to be. Some were watched when they came out and others were watched years later, but the list contains only movies from the 1970’s. My age during this time ranged from 4 to 14, so it is a good bet that some in the later 70’s were watched when they came out, but others were watched later, even into the 80’s. But to be on this list it had to be released in the 70’s and I had to watch it sometime in the 70’s – 80’s. This is not a list of the best, must-see movies or the top blockbusting movies of that decade. They are simply movies I remembered seeing and liking.
I will be slowly watching these movies again and updating the rating for them as having stood the test of time or failed for one reason or another. I may even put some comments as to why it passed of failed. Keep checking back for updates and let’s see how they held up over time.
This will be a fun test of memories and just how we change over time. Feel free to share your thoughts on my results. Did they hold up for you the same?
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