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It's getting worse with films, TV series etc. The recent War of the Worlds on BBC was an appalling travesty of PC/Wokje nonsense, and paid only mild lip service to Wells' original. Especially galling for me as I live 5 minutes from the spot where the Martians landed.
what I don't get is the animation back then is still so much better - more fluid, smoother -apart from background less looping, more 'natural' movement - than today's computer assisted anime crap.
another thing I like in the old cartoons is they used real well trained musicians (orchestral instruments) for the background music. they really were super skilled and so well timed. (they recorded against a showing often all in 1 shot start-to-end after just a couple of practice rounds.)
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Now - that damn anime, enema, whatever they call it - no real animation at all - just flashing lights and Japanese fantasy girls (i.e., young school-girl innuendo). And, of course, don't forget the other flavor now available - 30 minute commercials to sell their toy-turned-cartoon.
As a little kid I watched the (then old) cartoons, in B&W, of the endless cats and mice fighting. And who can forget (or resist?) Betty Boop? !
Now - that damn anime, enema, whatever they call it - no real animation at all - just flashing lights and Japanese fantasy girls
Not all of them. You probably won't like it, and probably won't consider it to be anime, but the eighth episode of this series has one of the most powerful film experiences I've ever witnessed. There were a couple events before that episode that had already made me think the series was one of the greatest shows I've ever seen: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World - Crunchyroll
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I have learned to accept that the world isn't "worse" today, it is just different.
To younger people today, the Bugs Bunny cartoons is just packed with "special effect", silly and completely illogical story lines, and makes you say that this is "funny"? I don't get it...
I had that experience when DVD manufacturers got spare capacity to publish classic movies, like the old shows with my dad's favorite comedian. in my childhood I remember him laughing like crazy over Leif Juster (he was a strictly Norwegian comedian; I'd be surprised if the name rings any bell in you). So I bought this 3-disc set and sat down for a laugh. Throughout the shows, I was nodding: Sure, that is dad's humor. Yeah, he would have liked this. But… It isn't my humor. Every now and then, I smile, and that's it.
My dad never understood what's so funny about the comedians I enjoy. Or what is so great about the epic movies that I enjoy - you've got the same problem there: My dad grew up when boys had heroes, and epics were about heroes. My favorite epics are about other issues.
Now another generation has taken over, and they relate to my humor and the epics I enjoy the same way I viewed those of my dad. I don't understand the value of what is made today, just like dad never saw any value in what my generation produced. Yet, he wasn't the grumpy old man complaining that everything was just so much better when he was young. He just told about how it was, without condemning the present.
So I go in his footsteps. It is different today, and I do not enjoy a lot of what is made today. Fair enough. It makes it much easier to accept that I am not going to be around forever. As more and more makes no sense to me, I am quite happy that I don't have to live with it forever, but can quietly slip out the back door one day.
Well said! I always laugh when I hear someone say that kids these days are... lazy, ignorant, have no taste in music/ clothes, etc.
I always like to add - “ ...said every person over 50 throughout the history of mankind. “
If you can't laugh at yourself - ask me and I will do it for you.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers