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Richard Reports: Why Teens Should Watch Classic Films

Richard Cardente, Reporter

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Most teenagers like to go see new movies, as soon as they come out. Even though we are fond of new releases, there are hundreds of classic films, many of which were released even before our parents were born, that still hold up today.

Films were made very differently back then. There was no CGI or advance technology to use, so film makers had to rely on acting, the script, and when needed, practical effects to captivate the audience. Some scenes and moments from classic films are just as impressive as today’s, for example in 2001: A Space Odyssey colors are produced by exposing the raw film to light.

Also, modern filmmakers were influenced by older films that they watched when they were younger. Some of the best films of all time were classics. These include but are not limited to Gone With the Wind (1939), Citizen Kane (1941), Casablanca (1942), Psycho (1960),  The Godfather (1972) and Raging Bull (1980).

If you haven’t already, I recommend that you see some of these and/or other classic films.  Maybe even ask your parents or grandparents what their favorite movies are and check them out too.

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