TCM’s Chicken or Egg Conundrum

chinatown1   In the 1974 film “Chinatown”, a gleefully corrupt Noah Cross sagely observes: “Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable with age”.  Add bad movies to that short list and he might have had something there.

    Periodically, when the Muses of Cinema Past displease them, a great many followers of that perpetuator of the canonization of mainstream Hollywood studio mediocrity, Turner Classic Movies, arise in a wave of consternation over that most important and profound of philosophical questions; one that has baffled Mankind since the day on which people first exercised the concept of aimless thought: What defines a film as a classic?

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to TCM’s Chicken or Egg Conundrum

  1. beetleypete says:

    I have never had access to TCM, so have no idea what they regard to be ‘Classics’.
    Best wishes, Jane Fonda.

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