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Discussion in 'Community' started by TheEmperorsProtege, Aug 15, 2004.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The soundtrack was experimental. It's perfectly acceptable for people to dislike it for whatever reason. Even for no reason. That's the point and risk out of doing something different. Different doesn't mean better.
     
  2. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wild Hogs

    Funny movie
     
  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Click

    Funny movie
     
  4. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    The Addams Family, followed by Addams Family Values (again).

    Seeing the sequel last week after so many years made me want to revisit the first movie. It's not bad, and I actually found it funnier than I remembered (no surprise - as a kid I think the satire went over my head) though it does feel like a bunch of gags strung out one after the other. Most of the action is focused on Fester (and Gomez by proxy) leaving the rest of the cast in mostly brief scenes here and there - Wednesday and Pugsley in particular seem cruelly underused (rectified in the sequel thankfully). The best scene is undoubtedly the kids' stage play (all that blood). Oh, and Wednesday's "Girl Scouts cookies" line. [face_laugh]

    Decided to watch the sequel again right after it - definitely a step up. The gags actually flow better with the plot and everyone gets a chance to shine. The only thing I can say against the film is that the Fester-estranged-from-his-family plot felt a bit like a retread of the 1st film (right down to Gomez's depression, though thankfully that was only brief). The summer camp plot with Wednesday and Pugsley is still probably the funniest part of the film. :)
     
  5. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I don't think I said there was anything unacceptable about someone not liking something. I'm only asking for clarification. By saying that it's acceptable for someone to dislike something for "no reason," you're essentially stifling conversation. If you don't understand why you don't like something and have no desire to understand why, what business do you have talking to others about it? This is different than Internets' case. He simply hasn't reached a point of understanding about how/why he responded to that specific score. Clarification and conversation helps reach that understanding. Having said that,

    I haven't seen Forbidden Planet, but I was once curious about the origins of electronic music and found myself listening to the score on Spotify. What reaction did the score invoke in you? Were you unsettled, uncomfortable? In what specific way, did it make you feel like you were tripping on acid, and why did that make you dislike the score? I ask because that's generally what I get out of electronic scores, specifically those of an eighties variety, and the use of unsettling electronic music in films (re: The Thin Blue Line) is one of the easiest ways to scare the **** out of me, which I guess is why I like them. But, yes, as halibut said, the score is very experimental, so even comparing electronic scores from the eighties to the first electronic score written for a film (if I'm not mistaken) might not make for the most apt comparison.
     
  6. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The soundtrack to Day the Earth Stood Still is still so impressive. All other theremin-based scores cannot live up to Bernard Herrmann's genius.
     
  7. Life

    Life Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yes, how dare you bring up your appreciation for something unless you're prepared to defend it in a cross-examination?!

    o_O

    Honestly, Bacon, what I just read in your post is among the weirdest quotes I've read in here in a while.
     
  8. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The specified portion or the entire post? I don't think it's that strange of a concept. Maybe worded a bit harsh/strange, I guess. I just don't understand how you can have an opinion on something and not have any desire to understand why. Mostly what I was attempting to clarify was that I wasn't intending to attack Internets, just get a better read on his reaction, and it seemed a bit condescending for halibut to rebut with "He doesn't have to like it for any reason! It's experimental!" I'm probably derailing the thread though. Sawrie.
     
  9. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    All I know is that Darth Vader needs to start a blog writing movie reviews.

    Here's a start:

     
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  10. Life

    Life Jedi Knight star 3

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    Bill Dawes on the Evil Dead remake.

     
  11. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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    Los Angeles Plays Itself - Fascinating documentary about how films tend to portray LA.
     
  12. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nah no thanks :p


    Lawless

    Really good movie, Shia LaBeouf was good so was Tom Hardy
     
  13. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Woah, now that last one was getting pretty wordy. :p
     
  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    tl;dr
     
  15. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    WALL OF TEXT
     
  16. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Didn't mean to sound condescending. Apologies if it came off that way.
     
  17. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jumper

    Probably not a whole lot of people like this movie, but i liked it
     
  18. PiettsHat

    PiettsHat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Spider, a 2002 David Cronenberg film. Stars Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson. Very good movie.

    Interestingly, Howard Shore composed the score and Peter Suschitzky (of ESB fame) did the cinematography.

    It's a slower film, though, but very worthwhile. I'd recommend checking it out if you can get a hold of it.
     
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  19. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Django Unchained

    It was campy and ridiculously bloody. I loved every minute of it.
     
  20. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    War, Inc.

    See it only if you want to see Hilary Duff stuff a scorpion down her pants.
     
  21. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Hell, yes I want to see that.
     
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  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I've always been meaning to see that. I've only seen two Cronenberg movies. Easter Promises and A History of Violence.
     
  23. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    You need to stop what you're doing and see "Naked Lunch." Seriously. Now. It's got Robocop and Bilbo Baggins in it.
     
  24. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Aaaah I've always meant to see that one too! I have too many movies to see! I haven't seen a new movie since March 30th!!
     
  25. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Rachel Getting Married

    It was good.
     
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