Originally Posted by maybrick
People of that age group are more capable of independent thought than you think. A lot of people say the same thing about Citizen Kane or Metropolis, or a thousand other films. Or with music, The Beatles or Elvis Presley. And what about the works of Dali, Monet, Picasso, Michaelangelo? True Art is Eternal. Just because The Godfather didn't happen to be made during a person's life time doesn't mean that it can't affect them just as much as or even more so than contemporary films.
Good point, Psycho is way before my time but I totally grasp its significance as a turning point in screen violence and its socio-cultural impact.
Like The Godfather, it may not be to everyone's tastes, but it is a landmark in film.