The main point is that older, classic movies are just good movies. ... be a beautiful thing that inspires and/or affects, so can a motion picture from days gone by. ... Watch a lot of movies.
Why is it that classic movies seem to be losing prominence with the general public? The author cites changes in movie distribution trends that limit the exposure of older films. He says that up through the 1970s, distribution tactics kept older films recirculating, either on basic television networks, or through theatrical re-releases. These days, movies follow a pattern of mass theatrical release, followed by DVD and pay-network releases a few months later. Eventually, those same movies get picked up on cable channels months after that. Even though there are greater avenues of access to classic film today then back then (Netflix, streaming video, etc.),