Weekend Chatter: Fandango's Editors Confess Which Movie Classics They've Yet To See. Now Tell Us What You've Missed!

 
By most accounts, James Cameron’s Titanic is a modern classic. 
 
The second-highest-grossing film of all time holds 11 Oscar wins, solidified the careers of two of our most versatile actors (in Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet), and helped change the way Hollywood viewed the historical epic … a genre that was floundering until Cameron gambled on the story of the Titanic, and won big. 
 
As you all know, Titanic sailed back into theaters this week, giving audiences the opportunity to catch up with star-crossed lovers Rose and Jack after a 15-year absence. But do you think it’s possible some audience members are using this opportunity to see Titanic for the first time? 
 
Well, sure. Even though it’s deemed a "classic," that doesn’t mean everybody has seen it. In fact, a recent poll of professional critics posted over at CriticWire listed the certifiable masterpieces that movie writers still hadn’t seen. Would you believe that some confessed to not having seen Gone With the Wind? Easy Rider? The Godfather and its magnificent sequel?! 
 
We’re not here to judge. In fact, at Fandango, we appear to be living in a proverbial glass house, and throwing stones is not advised! We launched our own little chat around the offices asking which classic films have eluded us. I mean, we’re supposed to be movie experts, right? This couldn’t be too embarrassing. 
 
"Mine’s Chinatown! Oy," admitted Stacie Hougland, Fandango’s Executive Editor. 
 
Forget it, Stacie. It’s Chinatown. But it’s currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, so there’s really no excuse. 
 
Speaking of no excuse, Fandango Partner Relations Manager John Halecky admits that he has "never seen a full James Bond film. Not one. There’s only been like, 22 of them!"
 
Maybe he’ll start this November with Skyfall, the 23rd Bond adventure to reach theaters.
 
Gone With the Wind was a popular choice. Both Editor-in-Chief Chuck Walton and Freshly Popped blogger Derrick Deane confess to having skipped Victor Fleming’s opus. Deane also says he has yet to catch It’s a Wonderful Life, while Walton says he’s avoided Casablanca up to this point. 
 
"Oh man, I’m probably the worst offender," admits Fandango Associate Content Editor Elisa Osegueda, "but I’m determined to see The Godfather!" 
 
Let’s hope sometime soon! She can join Fandango Data Content Manager Lizerne Guiting, who’s cinematic skip was the entire Die Hard series. Yipee-ki-yay, indeed!

"Classic movie I haven't seen?" asks contributing editor Erik Davis. "On the Waterfront, which my father calls the greatest New York movie of all time. As a lifelong New Yorker, I'm ashamed I haven't seen it yet. Can someone send me a copy"
 
As for yours truly, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve yet to see The Graduate or Bonnie and Clyde in their entirety. I’ve seen chunks of both, and keep meaning to watch them. That’s what makes this so tough to admit!
 
So, as we head into the weekend, tell us what cinematic classic you’ve managed to avoid. Here’s a link to the AFI’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” to give you an idea of masterpieces you might have missed. And if you decide to rent one of these classics over the weekend to cross it off your bucket list, let us know how it went.
 
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