A short conversation with a cyber-friend got me thinking about this. With baseball season coming up fast, I might have to nominate "Field of Dreams". Asking your dead dad if he wants to "have a catch". Pretty cheesy.
I had to write a paper as a "historical consultant" for The Patriot in college. I think my favorite line in the paper said somthing to the effect of "the depiction of the British regulars as SS divisions rolling across Russia was perhaps a little over the top." Interestingly enough though, I recently read a book on the AWI in South Carolina and found that the combat was actually was much more violent than I had thought previously. However, the atrocities were mostly Tory vs. Whig and grew out of prewar acrimony between back-country farmers and low-country farmers. Regardless... a cheesy movie indeed.
susansweet3 wrote: I agree doc Gone with the Wind is cheezy
Susan Only if judged by today's standards...in it's time it was considered quite authentic.
It's all about context...I suspect very few "classics" would escape the cheesy label when viewed through today's jaundiced eye......No offense Susan...I just wanted to use jaundiced in a sentence LOL!
I love it . You are right we are looking at it with all the information we have now and the techniques to make things realistic. Raintree County makes Gone with Wind look so much better.
Elizabeth Taylor chewed every piece of wall paper in every scene. Don't get me wrong I liked Elizabeth Taylor in many movies. Raintree County stands alone as the most over acted movie I have ever seen.