Browse Through Lists

Online lists of information existed long before Buzzfeed became viral on the web. While online users feel that abbreviated media is now the standard execution of content, list-making has always been a skillful marketing method of providing easy information.

When I decided that I wanted to learn more about classic Hollywood, I had no idea where to begin. Since “classic” holds so many different definitions, I knew I wanted to find a list that would encapsulate several genres, eras, and themes. I found what I needed in the American Film Institute’s Top 400 films, all of which were nominated for the site’s several Top 10 lists.

As I made my way through this hefty list of films, I found characters to love, actors to admire, and subject matter to find interesting. I began jotting them down, constructing my own list of 200 films. This list travels through eras and careers of certain actors and directors about whom I researched.

Through this process, I felt inspired to construct some more lists of my own. After watch film after film, and finding so many features to love, making a list for myself was really an organizational tactic. They provide a fun method for film fans to identify what they define as a “classic.”

In this digital world, defining such a term is problematic due to the countless niche audiences and fandoms to be found on the web. Classic film is definitely making a comeback, due to the resources the internet provides.

In the spirit of list-making, I’m going to list the Buzzfeed pages I found to best represent how classic film is developing its own new niche audience.


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