Macks, you don't know what you're missing here. And you don't know, what you don't know Maybe that works for you. When you're successful I assure you that the rest of us will be studying you!!!
The point I'm making is, well for one, his remarks are incendiary. To imply anyone else in your industry won't be successful if they disagree with you comes off as incredibly elitist.
Other point, people on this forum right now who've seen a career of success are doing what is influencing the future generation far more than Kane will. There comes a point where... "influence-ception" ends.
I feel some of the disagreements here are a result of slightly excess humbleness for this generation. Most people wouldn't dare say their modern work could teach someone how do to something the right way.
This is a total culture shock by the way because a few other popular mediums are the opposite of this energy.
Pride is not married to throwing shade.
I've fully watched Kane before, Metropolis, M, the usual suspects (damn I don't mean the title). They have merit and a place in history
The films released in the last 20 or so years may not always innovate every single time, but will it really matter for someone producing if they learned from who did it first?
Guys are going super absolutist on me. A filmmaker should be filling their "influence quota". I'm not saying "never watch Citizen Kane" (although some angry folks here would like to read it as that), I'm saying quit assuming the worst for people if they don't find Kane or the other golden age titles relatable. Chances are; that "void" is being filled with something else.
Edited by Macks Fiiod, 28 July 2018 - 10:00 AM.