Fellow '90s bros, could nostalgia be unhealthy? Or, even worse, could it lend itself to dishonest filmmaking?

Fellow '90s bros, could nostalgia be unhealthy?
Or, even worse, could it lend itself to dishonest filmmaking?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia is fine to feel, to let flow through you before moving on, but to wallow in it is unhealthy.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia is necessary because the modern day is shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. every single aging generation ever

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tons of famous directors have made nostalgia movies, did you find them dishonest?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      name 5 such movies from individual directors

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In Portugal they have a word for nostalgia for something you never experienced, Saudade.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's one use for it
          but it's primarily a feeling akin to melancholic longing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, "saudade" is the feeling of absence of something or someone...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        American Graffiti (1973) - George Lucas
        A Christmas Story (1983) - Bob Clark
        Dazed and Confused (1993) - Richard Linklater
        The Artist (2011) - Michel Hazanavicius
        Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Quentin Tarantino

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          damnit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          name 10 more moron

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            meant for

            American Graffiti
            The Fabelmans
            Mean Streets
            The Wind Rises
            Amarcord

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Disney's Main Street

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      American Graffiti
      The Fabelmans
      Mean Streets
      The Wind Rises
      Amarcord

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        meant for

        name 5 such movies from individual directors

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 90s was a golden era that is placed into even starker contrast with today's hellscape. I wish I could go back and relive it every day.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes nostalgia is a drug
    the further we go into our collective dystopia of aggressive NPCs, degenerate Politicians, and half witted Neo Darwinians the more we long for the future forward thinking and hope from the 80s and 90s.

    We should be flying in our cars but instead we get DEI and currency debasement.

    I fricking hate it here.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      flying cars are severe safety hazard for all parties.
      >drunk drivers

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if we lived in a white society there might still be drunk drivers but then their church would humiliate the frick out of them and keep them in line

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sounds like a hick town dystopia scenario

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia is inherently dishonest

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no. yes, but that's a redundant statement

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eh, the 90s is 5 years in the future

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anything that stops you from tending to your responsibilities is unhealthy. You're an adult and shouldn't need to be told that.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the majority of Cinemaphile confuses nostalgia with dread

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Could you elaborate? Never heard of such a sentiment.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if i approached a sequel/remake/reimagining, it would be nostalgic to feel that the current view reminds me of how awesome that first feeling developed. on the other hand, if i approach modern culture with dread i'd be a hamsta ass homie just stuck in a loop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's interesting. Thanks.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            to be clear, it isn't bad to be stuck in a loop and expect reality to stop developing. it's dread

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it isn't bad to be stuck in a loop and expect reality to stop developing
              that sounds pretty bad anon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                furries seem to be the rage. and the hamsta chose me

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i don't know what that means but like i said to be stuck in a loop and expect reality to stop is definitely bad.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                to be clear, it isn't bad to be stuck in a loop and expect reality to stop developing. it's dread

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no, it's definitely bad to expect reality to stop when you do because that's not how reality works. i don't know why you keep bringing up dread now. to be stuck in a loop can certainly be a symptom of dread, yes.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the hamsta chose me. and furries seem to be the rage.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                alright

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nostalgia is based
    it takes so long to marathon long TV series. By the time I've finished a few, I already forgot most of the plot details and I can begin looping again

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90's was the peak for women
    the fashion was feminine but not overly loose
    the makeup style was more subtle
    the hairstyles were friends inspired and sensible, unlike the massive israelite fro's or unwashed hippy cuts of the preceding decades or grotesque tumblr radfem inspired shit of the following decades
    the obsession with black culture and kim kardashian hadn't happen yet, turning girls into fat assed bog creatures

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    '90s were the peak for everything
    men were androgynous; women were androgenous
    everyone was bisexual
    9/11 set everything back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"I hate that Alex and Damon. I hope they catch AIDS and die" - Noel Gallagher

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gallagher was a plonker. Started beef with Starsailor for no reason.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          From what I remember, that James chap came in & interrupted an interview he & Liam were doing, and Liam threatened to kick his ass.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 90s was soulless trash.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it that the 90s is only ever defined through children's media like shitty Nickelodeon cartoons and shit? Every other decade has actual music and aesthetics to it but the 90s is just "muh heckin' cartoons."

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I define the 90's by two things: Dana Scully's face in season 1 of The X-files and the intro to The World has Turned and Left me Here by Weezer. Nothing more, nothing less.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      europop

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because the people who talk about the 90s were children in the 90s so all they remember is cartoons and toys

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >nostalgia
    You Black folk don't remember what it was like to not have high speed internet. I do and no i don't want to go back, no fricking way.
    >just watch what the tv tells you to watch goy!
    no thanks, not again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4 minutes on 56k to download a megabyte.

      Getting 512k ADSL was amazing. 900mpbs now. No going back.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he cant imagine a life outside of internet and watching [thing]
      genuinely sad. stop being fat. go outside more.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this, but probably in the reverse order.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          go outside more, stop being fat, genuinely sad?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        where do you think you are moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i remember downloading a few webcam recordings that were around 100-150mb each, having to leave it downloading all night for one of them and hoping the connection wasn't severed at any point

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      consider doing something else than sitting by the computer your entire life

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia makes me sad and depressed - I don’t know why or how people can relish it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      to be clear, it isn't bad to be stuck in a loop and expect reality to stop developing. it's dread

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same here man, I have no idea how people can relish in it for more than 5 mins. i et way too sad, my past was better than current year 🙁

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No, no, sweetheart. It-it just felt good ‘cause it was familiar. That's just sort of what us old people do.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >le epic 90s
    >born in 88.
    Most nostalgiagays are larpers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you were born in 88 and didn't form memories of the 90s there would be something legitimately wrong with your brain.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can only be nostalgic for things experienced after age 12. those are the rules.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          them's the rules*

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you weren’t a teenager in the 90s you were playing in the sandbox.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm glad the trend of nipple and clit piercings that was fashionable in the late 90's and early 2000's died
    would be glad tramp stamps are basically over too except the epidemic of tatted up prostitutes has only worsened

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why do /misc/cels have such burning hate for tattoos?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're disgusting. Your body isn't a canvas and those scribbles aren't art. You wanna remember something? get a post it note

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why do tattoos evoke the feeling of disgust in you?
          acne and bad dental hygiene is disgusting. if you want a body mod thing that's disgusting it's those hoops in people's earlobes. you don't wanna touch that. i don't get what's disgusting about tattoos. it's just inked skin.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's the mark of a moron, and you've just outed yourself as one

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you go to Cinemaphile every day of your life. you should get a tattoo to mark yourself as a moron.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i come to Cinemaphile because i find it entertaining
            you come here to promote your cancerous worldview and hate every moment of it
            which is the moron again?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you've entered a thread about 90's nostalgia screeching about current day and raving about your anti-tattoo semantic totally unprovoked and now you're pissing your pants in seething anger because i asked a question about your little outburst.

              are you entertained?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                a lot of projection and hyperbole in this post
                your moronation and defensiveness is somewhat entertaining

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This

          why do /misc/cels have such burning hate for tattoos?

          you go to Cinemaphile every day of your life. you should get a tattoo to mark yourself as a moron.

          Absolute seething tattooed trannie. Show your ink, homosexual. Is it a triforce? It's a triforce, isn't it.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's been 30 fricking years, you need to move on.
    You've become your dad.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia is the only thing holding me together. The modern world is literally gay and brown. It's a reminder that things were better and can be better agian.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90's was peak video games, peak music (outside of black crap like r&b and rap), peak movies, stuff was affordable, and people didn't really care that much about sex or race but weren't moronic about not being careful around blacks or letting homosexuals near children, the Internet still had intelligence as a barrier to entry and there was no social media bullshit ruining the world. It legit was a better time.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostalgia would only be unhealthy if there were anything worth experiencing in the modern world.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its only natural to yearn for 1938 germany.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      America is Sodom and Israel is Gomorrah. Both must be destroyed by fires burning hotter than the surface of the sun to prepare them for the eternity in hell that awaits them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every country in the world likes having sex. You're the only one who's not getting any.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What country are you from

          You can no longer search for teen, young or barely legal in porn sites

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe you should stop going to porn sites and have sex.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What country are you from

          [...]
          You can no longer search for teen, young or barely legal in porn sites

          Maybe you should stop going to porn sites and have sex.

          You should save your vocal cords for the eternity of screaming that lays before you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You should have sex.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What country are you from

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Things I miss from the 90s:
    >underground rave culture
    >pirate radio
    >emerging internet that wasn't a normie shitshow as it is today
    >anime was actually cool
    >explosion of electronic music
    >movie production renaissance (see Quentin's view on this)
    >CD-R
    >MiniDisc
    >No prajeets
    >Console war
    >No woke shit
    >No troon worship
    >You could still afford a home on a wagie salary

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >underground rave culture
      >explosion of electronic music
      Anon these two 10000% still exist.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Back then everything was underground because there was practically no choice (depending were you lived). And electronic music was an uncharted territory humanity has never experienced before. People did fricking crazy things and sometimes shocked conservative music establishment (for lulz check Who Killed the KLF). None of the mainstream establishments wanted to touch electronic music for the most part you could only hear cutting edge stuff by climbing over rubble and hear it at a dirty abandoned warehouse.

        It's different today. Electronic music ubiquitous. I chuckle to myself when I hear a banging track I used to get absolutely munted to 25 years ago when buying groceries at a supermarket. This would've been unheard of in the 90s.

        Yes new stuff is made today. Yes underground still kicking around. But the vibe has changed. Not that there is anything wrong with it.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always think of this quote from Ghost Dog. Something about that movie coming out in 1999 feels so apocalyptic. It’s like Jarmusch thought it would be his last movie.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't get over it how I lived in the past and yet I was unable to appreciate it and now I can't go back anymore with the newfound perspective and truly savor it. My past self feels like an NPC who was blind to the beauty of these times.

    It feels strange how at the core it seems like we are just animals and even appreciating something complex like art is in the end just triggering happy chemicals but I can't help but feel like there is something magical about this time period I was born in where art and technology was steadily advancing but has not reached peak soulless optimization that I imagine it will in the near future.

    How many thousands of years on this earth have humans spent with no movies, modern technology, the variety we have in art now? It's so bizarre for me to imagine. And in the near future it might again all be gone as everything will become digital and optimized by AI.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      take phones for example

      how many thousands of years were there no phones?
      then you got the telegram
      then rotary phones
      then bam we got all these cool designs
      and now phones are all the same borderless piece of screen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      take phones for example

      how many thousands of years were there no phones?
      then you got the telegram
      then rotary phones
      then bam we got all these cool designs
      and now phones are all the same borderless piece of screen

      anyone else feels like this?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A burning hatred for israel? Yes all people feel like that.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss watching a movie with a girl who isn't playing on her phone. After the movie, you had something to talk about.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 90s felt like the last time where things weren't stunted. There was money, designs were colorful and there was a general cheerfulness to things in general.

    Growing up, artstyles were profound and sold to people with grandiose detail. Kids were sold these hyperrealistic scientific looking animals and things, and it was super cool. A big part of why things are shit these days, are designs. Everything's super simple, everything's colored digitally with single tones. Films are either super dark or super lit. There's no rainbow of colors with everything seen.

    Aesthetic being stunted and all technology being black rectangles stunts the soul. And fashion feels like everybody's just wearing a dirty t-shirt.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's unhealthy in that I feel a lot of people especially here long for things that clearly led to the dire state of things in the present and wonder how we got to this point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      elaborate on that

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People treat popular films 80s/90s film and video games and music like they were they were the second coming of christ when the majority of them while yes very good compared to now (mostly by virture of not overtly pushing agendas), and I understand why it is easy to reminisce on these, led to a vast infantilization and pacifying of the population which is a large reason culture is a massive trash heap now. Spiderman 1&2 are fun as is the LOTR trilogy but let's not kid ourselves as to their value of pushing humanity forward.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    melancholy is the death of memory

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