BogiePat Gill teaches some of the most popular film classes on the University of Illinois campus. But over the years she has noticed that an increasing number of students have problems with old movies–and by old movies she includes those in the 1980’s and 90’s.

As a part-time writer for the University of Illinois, I had a chance to sit down with Gill as she analyzed why old movies seem so unrealistic to her students. Our changing notion of “what is real” is fascinating. Check the link below.

Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Why do old movies seem so unrealistic to audiences today?

By Doug Peterson

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