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What books or films do you think are more relevant today than when they were made?
While watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yesterday it occurred to me that in many ways it's messages were more relevant to society today than at the time of filming, would you agree and what films or books have you felt this about?
asked in books, film

goth-girl1 answers:

i think most books and films that you think are more relevant now than then it is just because they have always been relevant not got more so

along them lines i would say the film ( the day the world stood still)
or the day after tomorrow

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moonzero2 answers:

Given the love of this government for intruding in our everyday lives, I would say 1984

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seacommander answers:

I think that some of the ground breaking war films such as the Longest Day and Battle of Britain are increasingly relevant today in that they serve both as a reminder of the unselfish bravery of men who gave their lives in the fight for freedom and as a reminder of the futility of war.

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KentPDG answers:

Christian fundamentalists would say The Revelation of St. John the Divine (last book of the Bible); because many of them feel we are in the End Days, and they see the forecasts being fulfilled.

Certainly the books that discuss and illustrate human weaknesses and flaws are, in the main, more relevant now than ever before because we are in a world where character flaws (greed, envy, cowardice, indecisiveness, etc.) in world leaders have much greater impact than ever before; even to the extent where misjudgments or evil decisions by one person could lead to decimation (maybe even annihilation) of the human race. Hence, great writers like Shakespeare have much to say to us today.

In the same vein, the great historys (of which there are many) are even more relevant than ever, for they teach us what can be the outcome of decisions and actions -- locally or internationally -- and what steps or actions must be taken to avoid adverse consequences.

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