Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 - Baby Boomers and the Movies

Baby Boomers being polled on their Top five movies of all time are voting with their hearts, but Avatar and its visually startling 3-D effects may yet outstrip the classic favourites.

It’s hard not to find a Baby Boomer who isn’t familiar with either the characters or a few famous lines from either Gone with the Wind or The Godfather epics. While most men at parties can recall the lines of Marlon Brando, if put on the spot, and some recite the lines with cotton wool in their cheeks, women can hold court on the romantic interludes of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.

The latest Top 5 Movies survey results from the babyboomers.com.au website shows Gone with the Wind at number ‘one’ in front of the Godfather at number ‘two’ when people rate their top five movies of all time. Men did vote, and a lot chose The Godfather as one of their Top 5, but obviously not enough to get this movie over the line.

What’s interesting is whether Avatar will surpass these two as it breaks all box office records for being the highest grossing movie and assumedly most watched of all time.

“Baby Boomers like going to the movies and many grew up going to the pictures every week. Movies haven’t lost their glamour and some make an impression more than others. Avatar with the revolutionary 3-D effects has struck a chord with the Baby Boomers with some going back a second and third time to see the movie. According to David Stevens, social researcher with babyboomers.com.au, people like to be transported by movies into another world and for the most popular, perhaps imagine themselves in that world.”

Avatar certainly does this in a spectacular way.

You can find the Top 5 movies poll and others like the Top 5 dieting tips or Top 5 money saving tips on the babyboomers.com.au website as a feature for registered members.

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Baby Boomers and the Movies

Babyboomers Pty Ltd operates the babyboomers.com.au website. The company was listed in 2000 and has been monitoring the needs of Baby Boomers and developing concepts and understanding around these needs since that time. David Stevens – Baby Boomer Social Researcher has a background in psychology and research. His body of work includes research into the future needs of the Baby Boomers for health and ageing, lifestyle communities, and prevention, over a 25-year period. This has included overseas study and commissioned research incorporating the population needs in the US, UK, and Asia.
Elisabeth Watkins
P: 02 9225 7874
W: www.babyboomers.com.au/


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