Friday, April 04, 2003
The End (of Movies as We Know Them)?
Do Fight Club and Pulp Fiction beat Citizen Kane?
Ty Burr takes a big swipe at traditional film in the cover feature of the March 23, 2003 Boston Globe Magazine. “Time and again, a certain group of modern films studded the lists, the same disreputable new classics I’d been hearing about.” . . . “The canon has been changing over the last decade, and what makes a classic of cinema is now drastically different to discerning young moviegoers than it has been to their teachers or to the critics or to Leonard Maltin. The implications of the new canon are vast, much bigger than the specific films themselves, and they speak to the ways in which a new generation perceives history, reality, and even perception itself.”