I don't understand it either. But some people are like that. When I was in middle school I ordered a Melies VHS compilation - since it included À la conquête du pôle (1912), and I was just fascinated with the other shorts that were included - things like a luncheon afternoon with a baby - just thinking that that baby is dead now and must've had quite the life in France between the wars. I just love the Belle Époque representation of life in these shorts - getting snapshots into the past and seeing them come alive - seeing what daily life was like back then. I'm sure in 100 years people will be looking at Youtube videos with the same sort of admiration - for it captured the moment, the era, the existence of that particular moment.joachimt wrote: ↑January 21st, 2022, 6:56 pm How come many early documentaire shorts have a low rating? A lot of one-shot outdoor stuff from Lumière and the likes have a low rating. Do people who rate this low because they really think these are bad shorts or do they think this stuff is too hard to rate and just rate it a default 5 or whatever because they want to keep track on IMDb?
Of course I tried to show these shorts to all my friends, and fucking nobody gave a shit.
Oh, and I'm on the fence about making a list - as I'd have to sign up for IMDB (cause I dont feel like making an ICM list). But most of my picks are stuff that the rest of you would snub your nose at (Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo), but there's some hidden gems. But I also don't have a way to check for IMDB scores - so its just going to be me manually checking the scores of all my favorite films that I suspect have a low rating. So that doesn't sound like much fun to me.