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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    In my personal viewing experience the 70's/80's/90's are the GOAT era for movies. Some years are better than others, some genres are done better in one decade over another, and personal taste always come into play.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    I donno.. a lot of 80's movies are my absolute favorites.

    I don't dig Star Wars that much like I used to but Episode 5/6 are definitely top 50 of all time. As is Scarface, no explanation needed. As is Police Academy which is IMO maybe the GOAT comedy. As is Rambo Trilogy which is maybe my favorite action movie series. And from the 70's I wouldn't have Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now in the top 50. Those are good movies but not that great. Just IMO.

    Agree that 90's are the GOAT decade for movies. Forget top 50. Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption. Terminator 2 and Titanic are all arguably top 10 movies ever.
    wut?

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    You're underrating the 70's. That was an era where Pacino, DeNiro, & Jack Nicholson hit their prime. Brando was still making great movies as an older actor. Scorsese & Francis Ford Coppola rose and made some great movies.

    I guess it's a matter of preference, 80's had better comedies & sci-fi films, but the very best movies are always in the "drama" category, that's where you get the best story telling and performances from actors and the 70's blow the 80's away in that category. It's no coincidence great actors like Pacino, DeNiro, & Nicholson made more great movies in the 70's than they did in the 80's.

    I thought Tarantino nailed it in the vid I posted, in the 80's films became more corporate & less artistic. But I made a thread about 80's movies being overrated on this site years ago and got some push back, so I expect people to disagree with me.

    https://www.ranker.com/list/best-dec...king/anncasano
    Drama is one category of movie. Yes those are usually what people consider "masterpieces" but movies are also about entertainment. That fact that the 80's has awesome sci-fi, action and comedy films, much better than the 70's, pretty much destroys the argument in the OP.

    For instance would you really say Godfather is a better movie than The Terminator? I wouldn't even compare them to be honest. Different genres and both are at the absolute apex.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    I donno.. a lot of 80's movies are my absolute favorites.

    I don't dig Star Wars that much like I used to but Episode 5/6 are definitely top 50 of all time. As is Scarface, no explanation needed. As is Police Academy which is IMO maybe the GOAT comedy. As is Rambo Trilogy which is maybe my favorite action movie series. And from the 70's I wouldn't have Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now in the top 50. Those are good movies but not that great. Just IMO.

    Agree that 90's are the GOAT decade for movies. Forget top 50. Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption. Terminator 2 and Titanic are all arguably top 10 movies ever.
    You're throwing in shit like Gremlins and The Goonies for the 80s but Apocalypse Now and Taxi Driver are out?

    Apocalypse now is legit one of the greatest movies of all time.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Star Wars Episode 5 and 6 came out in the 80's..

    Scarface
    Terminator
    Rambo I, II and III
    Die Hard
    Lethal Weapon
    The Karate Kid
    Predator
    Commando
    Police Academy
    Ghostbusters
    E.T.
    Back to the Future
    Raging Bull
    Indiana Jones (a few of them...)
    Blade Runner
    The Goonies
    Gremlins
    The Breakfast Club
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Robocop
    Poltergeist
    Full Metal Jacket
    Mad Max 2
    Aliens
    Spaceballs
    Labyrinth
    Footloose

    That's a lot of amazing films from the 80's!
    Watch "Casualties of War".

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Drama is one category of movie. Yes those are usually what people consider "masterpieces" but movies are also about entertainment. That fact that the 80's has awesome sci-fi, action and comedy films, much better than the 70's, pretty much destroys the argument in the OP.

    For instance would you really say Godfather is a better movie than The Terminator? I wouldn't even compare them to be honest. Different genres and both are at the absolute apex.
    Of course The Godfather is better than The Terminator, it's a better movie. Who cares if they are different genres.

    I've always felt movies & music should be more about art rather than entertainment, entertaining movies/songs will eventually be forgotten by history, great movies with substance that get Oscar nods will always be remembered.

    I mean shit, look at the best movies year by year from the 70's & 80's & compare.

    1970: Patton
    1971: The French Connection/A Clockwork Orange
    1972: The Godfather
    1973: The Sting
    1974: The Godfather Part II
    1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1977: Annie Hall/Star Wars
    1978: The Deer Hunter
    1979: Apocalypse Now

    1980: Raging Bull
    1981: Chariots of Fire/Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982: Gandhi
    1983: Scarface
    1984: Amadeus
    1985: Out of Africa/The Color Purple
    1986: Platoon
    1987: The Last Emperor
    1988: Rain Man
    1989: Driving Miss Daisy/Field of Dreams

    Tell me? Which decade had greater and/or more memorable films? The 70's blow the 80's away in terms of top tier films which was my original statement to being with.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    Of course The Godfather is better than The Terminator, it's a better movie. Who cares if they are different genres.

    I've always felt movies & music should be more about art rather than entertainment, entertaining movies/songs will eventually be forgotten by history, great movies with substance that get Oscar nods will always be remembered.

    I mean shit, look at the best movies year by year from the 70's & 80's & compare.

    1970: Patton
    1971: The French Connection/A Clockwork Orange
    1972: The Godfather
    1973: The Sting
    1974: The Godfather Part II
    1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1977: Annie Hall/Star Wars
    1978: The Deer Hunter
    1979: Apocalypse Now

    1980: Raging Bull
    1981: Chariots of Fire/Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982: Gandhi
    1983: Scarface
    1984: Amadeus
    1985: Out of Africa/The Color Purple
    1986: Platoon
    1987: The Last Emperor
    1988: Rain Man
    1989: Driving Miss Daisy/Field of Dreams

    Tell me? Which decade had greater and/or more memorable films? The 70's blow the 80's away in terms of top tier films which was my original statement to being with.
    No the Godfather is not a better movie than the Terminator. By what metric exactly? Even by memorability and cultural impact they are close.

    That's 80's year-by-year list you put up is bullshit. And the 70's list is much weaker than it looks to you. But I'm tired of repeating myself.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    No the Godfather is not a better movie than the Terminator. By what metric exactly? Even by memorability and cultural impact they are close.
    Are you seriously asking this? lol.

    The Godfather is routinely ranked as a top 3 movie ever. You will be lucky to see The Terminator in a top 100 list.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    No the Godfather is not a better movie than the Terminator. By what metric exactly? Even by memorability and cultural impact they are close.

    That's 80's year-by-year list you put up is bullshit. And the 70's list is much weaker than it looks to you. But I'm tired of repeating myself.
    There's no way Terminator is greater than Godfather, are you kidding me?

    Acting, directing, musical score, cinematography, artistry, impact etc.

    And 2001 Space Odyssey or Blade Runner are the best Sci-Fi films of all time

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    I liked 80's movies better... but I also named myself after Charlie Sheen

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Tarantino is full of shit. The 80's were great; the movies were fun and full of positive energy.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Side note: Its been years since I've watched The Godfather, so maybe I need to rewatch it, but as I remember, I didn't get the hype. Good movie and all, but basically a by-the-numbers mafia movie. Was it Brando's acting that wowed everyone? I dont know, but I found it mostly forgetable.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by Bawkish View Post
    There's no way Terminator is greater than Godfather, are you kidding me?

    Acting, directing, musical score, cinematography, artistry, impact etc.

    And 2001 Space Odyssey or Blade Runner are the best Sci-Fi films of all time
    Have people actually watched 2001 Space Odyssey? I thought it was one of the worst most boring movie I ever watched. 1/10.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Quote Originally Posted by Bawkish View Post
    There's no way Terminator is greater than Godfather, are you kidding me?

    Acting, directing, musical score, cinematography, artistry, impact etc.

    And 2001 Space Odyssey or Blade Runner are the best Sci-Fi films of all time
    Acting? Arnold was unbelievable in playing the cyborg. I don't think they could have found a better actor. Linda Hamilton playing Sarah Connor and whoever was the actor playing Kyle Reese were also superb. Even actors playing with minor roles like the police chief and Dr. Silverman were fantastic.

    Directing? Terminator has perhaps unsurpassed directing. James freaking Cameron are you serious?

    Musical score? The theme music of Terminator is one of the most recognizable of any movie ever.

    Cinematography? Again top notch...

    Artistry? Hmm... the concept model of the Terminator under the skin, the futuristic machines in Reese's stories and all the other sci-fi elements were amazing.

    Impact? Seriously... I don't think I need to say anything here.

    RottenTomatoes gave Terminator a 100% Score. Imagine thinking Terminator is not a legendary movie. You have to live under a rock or something...

    Again different genres. You can compare Godfather to Scarface or Goodfellas. Comparing movies from different genres is dumb. It's like comparing Lebron and Ronaldo.

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    Default Re: "The 80's was one of the worst decades for movies" - Quentin Tarantino

    Arnold is now an Oscar worthy actor, better than the likes of Pacino and Brando.

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