Girls and Movies: Shallow or Not?

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by JediLord, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. Debo Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2001
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    Moulin Rouge got better reviews in the UK than it did in the USA.

    That didn't really surprise me. Oh, and if you really want to know: I'm posting here to check if my name looks good in color.

    DEBO

  2. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 14, 2002
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    Yes, it did, but that hardly begins to change the fact that I find it to be an utterly poor film.
  3. Just_A_Slacker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 4, 2001
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    At first I thought the thread title said: Girls and Movies: Swallow or Not. I guess that's another thread entirely.
  4. FutureEmperor Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 1998
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    Sorry, this guy's on to something.

    YES, it's a generalization, and yes it applies more to younger women, but we see it all the time with buzz about a movie.

    Like this, some said(MISTAKENLY) that FOTR would not draw non-reader females because of lack of sex symbols. They spoke of Gandalf and such, but ignored the obvious appeal of some of the male castmembers.

    MANY MANY movies are discussed with the caveat that there's no man to draw the women into the theater.

    This attitude crosses over into politics, where women fell head over heels for Kennedy and later Clinton, on the basis of looks. Clinton couldn't have been more of a scoundrel(in more ways than just sexual) and yet you had grown COLUMNISTS/REPORTERS talking about how attracted they were to him, and how he made them weak in the knees.

    Even if a woman is hot, if she's a raging socialist or fundamentalist Christian, I don't say "oh she gets me so hot, I'd let her take advantage of my vote for her own ends." Men also do not flock to see movies JUST to see women, like females do. Some of this may be the differential in porn usage, I don't know.

    Essentially, while allowing for huge numbers of exceptions, I think the original post is on to something true.
  5. JediLord Force Ghost

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    Oct 15, 2000
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    thanks for the support. and as for moulin rouge being too abstract, no sorry try again.

    here is why7 it is only ok:
    1.it's predictable as HELL

    2.it's basically a soap opera

    3. even soap opera's have original music.

    4.they play better musicals every day on cable TV.

    5. and this is shallow, but...they ruined smells like teen spirit!
  6. DerthNader Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 25, 2001
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    Sorry, I can't sit through a movie if it's terrible, plodding, etc., no matter how attractive the actor is.

    This applies even to my favorite actor. I'm sorry, but "The Mosquito Coast" was just too long, too muddled, and Harrison Ford's character got on my nerves too much for me to care about what happened to him in the end.

    And not even Ioan Gruffudd's grand total of 10 minutes in "Titanic" can ever make me like that movie. Not even Kate Winslet could help that piece of dreck, and I like her, too!
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