On Fri, 21 Oct 1994, Patrick B Bjork wrote: > Ok, so in what way does their "knowledge" make for what (I'm assuming you > mean) were better films? I ask, because it strikes me that films today are > different--and certainly some better than others--but I would be > hardpressed to argue, for instance, that Sullivan's Travels is a better > film than say A Fish Called Wanda. > > --Patrick Bjork > Bismarck State College > [log in to unmask] > Patrick -- I'm not debating whether the films are better or worse. I'm simply making the point that many younger have a much more narrow frame of reference. Sturges was inspired in some of his work by classic French playrights and satrists. Most people didn't get it in the audience, but the references are there and fun for those that see them.