There is an ongoing story in the history of cinema about films that are derided and rejected upon release but then completely re-assessed years later. Titles like Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Vertigo, It's a Wonderful Life, and more all share this in common. Let's talk about this concept of re-evaluation and what it means, if anything at all, for the future.

For educational purposes only.

Michael Cimino wins the Best Director Oscar for 'The Deer Hunter'-
Michael Powell- A Pretty British Affair (1981)-
Erich von Stroheim- The Man You Loved to Hate (1979)-

Further Reading-
Thelma Schoonmaker on Peeping Tom-
The Unloved (Scout Tafoya's excellent series on unappreciated films)-

Music by Chillhop:
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