I know there are already quite a few LJ movie communities, but I’m hoping this one will be a bit different. I’m hoping it will be a community where discussions get a bit more in-depth than just “who’s your favourite movie star?” or “OMG my favourite movie is Gone with the Wind!” I’m hoping we’ll get some real discussions happening. On the other hand I’m not aiming for nothing but serious scholarly analysis of movies. I want it to be fun.
The reason for the cut-off date of the late 70s is that I feel the whole nature of movies changed with the advent of the Spielberg/Lucas type of blockbuster. That doesn’t mean that movies made after that date can never be discussed, it just means that I want the main focus to be on films made prior to that time. ThereI’d also like to see discussions of non-Hollywood movies as well as Hollywood movies.
There's only one real rule here - no political discussions of any kind. Politics has killed too many online groups.
I also run:
cult_movie - for lovers of all kinds of cult movies, B-movies, etc.
pre_code_films - the outrageousness of Hollywood pre-code cinema 1929-1934