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Posted by Shred at on March 28, 2001 at 11:35:32:

In Reply to: an opinion that is probably going to get me flamed posted by MrHyde on March 28, 2001 at 10:30:06:

As one of the posters below accurately said, why does a movie have to have a deep serious meaning behind its inception.

When Universal made Dracula in 1932 it was because the studio head's son liked horror and thought it might make a little money and be a laugh. Little did they realise it would have such an impact, let alone expect people still watch it today.

I still regularly watch The Breakfast Club. A film on a par of similar issues as Kevin Smith's (except Hughes tells us everything ever is the fault of our parents). It is just as guilty of only addressing current gen x angst as Smith's but it hasn't faded away.

Plus some movies like Breakfast club, animal house and I'm sure Mallrats or Clerks, which are made just for being made, end up documenting the times and the attiudes and tastes of the world at that particular time. I don't believe all movies should be timeless. Some should date and be a window into whatever time they were made.

If for no other reason than it will make people smile. What better reason can you have for a movie than trying to bring some enjoyment to people?

Not a flame, just a light tickling*

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