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Generational Film Literacy

Betsy and I were talking about my previous post, and the thought of generational film literacy struck a cord with both of us. Can anyone out there help us fill in generational “must see” films? What films give you the core, the heart of a particular generation?

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For Gen X, of which both of us are proud members, we came to a pretty solid list: Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueler’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Dead Poets Society, Heathers, Pump up the Volume, Lost Boys, Empire Records, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, and a few others Bets will have to help me fill in. What have we missed?

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For Gen Y/pre-millenial, the only solid choice I could come up with was Clueless. I’m less attached to that generation…help!

Anyone want to help with pre-Gen X? Boomers? Baby Busters? Help me fill my Netflix queue, people!

6 replies on “Generational Film Literacy”

You posted it yesterday but missed it today. PUMP UP THE VOLUME! As far as generation-al films go, I suppose Fear & Loathing might qualify, and if not, maybe Born on the 4th of July?

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