Interesting article in the Chicago Tribune
the other day about how movies often get a second wind on video -- and how their gains reflect changing tastes over time.
Examples abound: The initial box-office failure of "The Shawshank Redemption,"
now firmly lodged as the Internet Movie Database's No. 2 film of all time; Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream," which gains new viewers every year; "Donnie Darko," "Blade Runner," and on and on.
It will be interesting to see what overlooked films of the past couple years stand out in 2010 -- or 2050.