Originally Posted by KorkyKat
It also reflects badly on the work of more current directors and actors.
If contemporary work is good enough, it'll get credit. Modern directors and actors don't need wrapped up in cotton wool to protect them from the big bad classics.
Haven't the BFI done a Best British Films of the 80s list anyway?
Really, what you seem to be saying is that 'we should ignore older stuff because I don't like it'. Again, using your logic we should discount anyone who dared hold a paint brush before 1968.