Post by occam Post by Spains Harden
"Nightmare on Elm Street".
"Back to the Future".
The first one is rubbish and the second one is "classic".
Being "rubbish" doesn't declassify the first one from being classic,
There are other categories between 'rubbish' and 'classic'.
A friend distinguished between flicks, movies, and films. I don't
know her opinions on the ones Harrison mentioned, but she might
have called /Nightmare on Elm Street/ a flick, /Back to the
Future/ a movie, and /Nashville/ a film.
I've referred to "a classic of its kind" and "Klassic with a capital
K"--partly based on that friend's "artsy with a capital R".
Post by occam
to mind. Cult films can be rubbish but still cult, as long as they have
a few perennial followers. 'Back to the future' is classic or rubbish,
depending who you ask. DeLorean lovers think it a 'classic'.
Time-traveler buffs think it rubbish. But 'no' to your question - a film
cannot be classic and rubbish at the same time to the same person,
One might describe a "guilty pleasure" film that way.