Some of the people who are apart of the older crowd write as though they’re children and some of the younger ones seem to be much older than I think.
Sometimes that’s true, but I think in general the age does matter, and does have an impact on the way people write and interact, as well as the concerns and ideas they express.
Drunken Father…Time for the younger Mubians to take this thread over!
I saw Toy Story on its first release! :P Three times!
Holy shit, that was the first movie I saw! Yes, I was reading this and felt left out. I’m almost 22, that’s good enough. I’ve got lots of white hairs, I don’t listen to new music, and I shake my fist at my generation. Please accept me.
i am almost 25 and a half, starting to get over the hill over here
I share a year in common with this cute lady. However, she’s not about to tell her age and I’m not, either.
Huh. My sense is that you all don’t post that regularly (daily; I apologize if this isn’t accurate). Are you just busy with other things, or is there another reason you don’t post more often?
Because you never asked them their ages before.
I used to post daily when the site was known as The Auteurs :)
oxy is very active in the world cup matches :)
I don’t really see Kndy, Oxy, Mikel or Jack very often here, which is my point. But Ruby’s comment is instructive: maybe I’m just not going to the same threads as they are.
Seriously, do you feel like there have been changes that have made the site less appealing to you?
Will be 32 next month.
Last week someone asked what did we did when an LP finished playing, if you had to stand up and walk to turn it over.
When I answered that was exactly what you had to to do he gave me a weird look. Oh well.
@Ogier-80 in a couple of weeks-Hey, that’s cool! Good to have you on the site. And happy birthday! Any words of wisdom?
I am embarrassed to say no wisdom other than having thought it all over, and over, and over: this it it. No second act. Hang on and make the most of it.
I’ve got lots of white hairs
I got premature grey hair too. Started noticing it in my early 20s. Not cool.
“As an aside, I think talking to people older than you is the closest thing we have to taking time machine into the future. My sense is that this is especially true for something like films, as interest and experience with films tend to evolve and grow in similar ways.”
This resonates with me because when I was first on the Internet early highschool, I talked mostly to late highschool people, and then when I was late highschool, I talked mostly to college students, and then when I was in college, I talked mostly to recent graduates that posted a lot about their trials and tribulations in starting careers. This wasn’t here but elsewhere. By the time I came on here I was pretty much near the end of college or already graduated, I think (I don’t remember specifically but I do know that I’ve been here three years and graduated three years ago). I miss having these updates from people on the next level up from me as they sort of gave me guidance and perspective to where I am and what I should be looking forward to doing next. Now they’ve got the careers that they wanted, and thus are busy being productive and don’t post. Or, to look at it another way, once you’ve crossed the mid-20s threshold the distinction between what’s coming up and what’s already available. I’m in a very liminal area between wide eyed apprentice and professional. One never stops learning or adapting, but nevertheless part of my problem right now is that I’m too professional to go back to school and too much of a n00b to rely on my profession for work.
That’s not to say I can’t go back to school or I am limited only to the realm of my professional experiences in terms of my personal development or anything like that. It just means the idea of seeing my future on the basis of self-reflection from the Internet has faded and I’m on my own now. I’m a learnin’ robot and the software’s downloaded.
Pretty quiet on this set. 57 here
I’ll be 50 in July.
I’ll turn 47 in August.
Boy, 1963 was a great year for films. ;-)
Hey, good to see posters older than myself. :)
Well, that’s better than what my grandfather told me when I asked him this question, so thanks.
I’m twenty two.
I always just assumed the crowd here was a bit on the older side (relative to 25, anyway). I just think about how long it took me to even get through a decent fraction of the more famous films (not close to done yet!), let alone some of the more obscure stuff we talk about at mubi. How could a 20 year old do it?!
Anyway, count me in the over-25 group.
How could a 20 year old do it?!
Well, we are not over 25…. (and never will be… ever)…but, it amazes me when I hear that some high-school or middle-school kid on Mubi has already started through the films of Fasbinder, Angelopouos, and Cassavetes, etc. When I was in high-school Memento was high, abstract art and we really didn’t start watching non-English language films on a regular basis until about 3 years ago—the year of Dreyer, Bresson, Tarkovsky, etc.
I don’t think I could have made it though any of those films before my 20s because I didn’t have the life experiences for them. Honestly, if you are that young an watching those movies (which is great), you are going to have to watch them again once you’ve experienced life a little more. I know I’ll have too, as well. Or perhaps I’m underrating precocious youngins these days…
It tends not to matter when 20 year olds do it.
I kid, I kid. Myself I just put 28 behind me, so not even that much room to kid. :P
I’ll be 20 soon. Haven’t gotten around to most of the classics.
“How young are you?
How old am I?
Let’s count the rings around my eyes”
I am 26. Turning 25 was more traumatic than I thought.