Important milestone in American Movie History!

By mahen69_2000
Written June 14, 2012
I had always wondered why this movie is always ranked as one of the best if not the best American movie ever made. Though I cant really say that for sure, as I have not really seen all the rest in that list, I can now understand why it is ranked as such. I was lucky to see it on the big screen for the first time. I believe a mark of a great movie is how connected you feel to it and what stays in your mind after it has ended. This one left me intrigued and pondering. If you also put it in context of how and when it was made, I think you can realize its importance. Even for someone who does not consider himself a cinephile, I could notice the technological advancements and innovation that the film brought to not only American cinema but to the world cinema as a whole, the low camera angle, the non-linear storytelling, the interesting framing in several scenes, even the aging process of the protagonist. It also had several actors who were new to movies. It deserves its accolades.
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So much better on the big screen

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