Great point about Dracula...I too considered it for like..a second. Though I clearly prefer it over Frankenstein, it cannot be on the top. The pacing is one. That alone would take it away from from being that kind of film. Time has not treated it kindly. So yes...innovation is only a part of it. But again, it is innovation in story telling as well. It has to feel new. Perhaps that is where Dracula falls short. When you think about it, the movie reminds me of alot of big films of today. So much was put into the expectations, that in the end there isn't much plot.
About Psycho...the bubbling car works because at that point we do not believe that Norman is the villian. We feel a need to sympathize with him because of the apparent uncoditional love of his mother. Though I wouldn't exactly call us sympathizing for him. It is a tool having us linger on the car. I put it in line with a loud buzzing alarm clock. We just want someone to turn the f*cker off!
You certaintly don't have to convince me that Psycho is a great movie. The more I am thinking about it, perhaps you are right about the quality. It isn't easy comparing the movie, and yet it is perhaps the greatest horror movie of all time. I considered it before, and I have again. Psycho belongs on the list. There are too many great things to say about it for it not to be.
Like I said before, I enjoyed the show as light entertainment. It doesn't surprise me how people outside the demographic could be addicted. Especially having a daughter that is clearly interested. lol It really isn't hard.
Still lets not get things confused. It is a glorified soap opera. I don't even have to say it. You being a huge fan of the show knows it. I will leave it at that. It is fun. Someday I may give it another chance. They are easily at my disposal now and who knows...
Funny how you don't enjoy All In the Family and I Love Lucy(well at least the intergral part of Lucy) because of voices? Pretty shallow don't you think? True we all have our tastes, but the two biggest shows of all time deserve a little more then that. They are clearly more relevant and in time you will see I promise.
Little Shop of Horrors is known mainly for the remake. The other being Jack's debut. Oh wait why not mention that it was a broadway smash...
If you think the original is heralded...you got another thing coming. See how many cheap versions are scattered around because no one major cares about the license.
In the same way, you are trying to equate togas to Animal House??? Don't you think another group should get credit for that one?
it's the top-selling comedy of all-time.
Where did you get that stat? Looking at the Box Office adjusted for inflation of all time Blazing Saddles is 404 million while Animal House is at 383 million. Of course..what is categorized as a comedy is subjective to me. I find the Graduate to be very funny and much more entertaining as a comedic piece then any of the other two. Looking at the list..there it stands in the top 20 at 547 million.
To answer yet another of your questions since you refuse to answer any of mine, or even adress any of my points...what is wrong with what you call entertainment. NOTHING. I love most all of the movies that you have listed. It is actually amazing. But you hit it right on the head. Most all that you have put down, are just what they are. Entertainment. The Blues Brother's has a cult following. Enjoyable film. Never in the ranks of Top Tier. Perhaps I should have saved what I said a few posts back. It has been done before, and better. Hell even the finale is based on who??? lol Don't bother answering that one, it is obvious.
I back up my arguements with concise answers. You have shown true devotion to your subjects, that you are blind to discussion. I wouldn't go so far as to call you a "stump" as a so called scholar would, but it is a little frustrating when I have tried my damndest to adress everything you say post by post paragraph by paragraph with basically no response, but more lists and more blather about Buffy.
There is such a thing as originality, and no I do not think things will continue to "pop out" if there isn't something there.
Incidently, it is funny how you state that the only appeal of Blade is more masculine.....try more CREDIBLE. Yeah its true, watching a guy fight is a hell of alot more entertaining then watching some teenage girl with stand ins every other second. Call it sexist, but it is actually more then that. Wesley Snipes is at least a black belt. Oh and for the record, if I want to watch a blonde girl kicking ass, I will start with Cynthia Rothrock.