The "Three Ages" of Cinema

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According to Dudley Andrew, a journalist, and an expert in cinema from PMLA, there are three ages of cinema:

1) Stone Age 2)The Imperial Age 3)The Present Age

Which of those "Three Ages" marked your passion for cinema the most?

Source: Andrew, Dudley. "The "Three Ages" of Cinema Studies and the Age to Come." PMLA 115, no. 3 (2000): 341-51. Accessed February 13, 2020. doi:10.2307/463455.

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1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 665,158 | Gross: $4.36M

Stone Age: Beginning to 1960s Definition: A heroic age with Imperial ambition.

2. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 699,872 | Gross: $28.26M

The Imperial Age: 1970s to 1990s Definition: A age where artist gained the liberty they wanted during the "Stone Age", but where obeisance was still demanded

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,598,847 | Gross: $377.85M

The Present Age: 2000s to Present Definition: A age of development of the diversity in movie style, and recognition of misrepresented social groups.

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