Resolved Question: Why do I like old
First of all, sorry for not so good English, I was born and live in central Europe.
I am 20 years old male and a huge film enthusiast, with a pretty good film count for my age. I prefer Soviet/Russian/Ukrainian and British cinema, closely followed by Italian, American and Japanese. Before few years, I was mostly watching newer and more popular Hollywood stuff and I even considered films from 1970's to be "very, very old". However, some two years ago, I started to watch more and more old films (period 1920-1960) and completely fell in love with them.
Nowadays, I rarely find enjoyable new films or TV shows. I don't know which is the reason, but they are just very boring for me. For example, I have watched many of those "acclaimed" films or shows and they're either boring for me or, at best, on the level with average older movies. Sure, I like directors such as Aleksandr Sokurov or Chan-wook Park, and some newer American movies like "The Green Mile" or "LA Confidential" or Austrian "Das weiße Band" would probably make my Top 100 list and I find Nikita Mikhalkov's movie "12" to be a masterpiece, despite being a remake, but those are really few compared to the older directors I like (Tarkovskiy, Hitchcock, Malle, Lang, Murnau, Bergman, Bava, etc.). I found the fall in quality especially huge in Italian and American cinema (my favourite cinemas of the 1960's).
I would like to know what can be the reason that I dislike new films, as I am among the few people I know which even watches older films and probably the only one which prefers them. Most people say it's nostalgia, but I can't be nostalgic about a movies which were made before even my (grand)parents were born. It can't be an influence of my family or friends, since they (even parents) prefer new films. I guess it must be something in the films themselves what differs old and new movies, but I can't figure it out myself.
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