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post #201 of 1018

I want to Bogart her... eh?  Yeah?

 

Nevermind. 

post #202 of 1018
Sophomoric and gross.
post #203 of 1018

Well give me something Junior year and okay!

 

I'm waiting. 

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Yeah, there's already a thread about "So what monumentally classic...".

 

This was specifically about mocking MichaelM.


​Yes, but that's for people to voluntarily turn themselves in and throw themselves on the mercy of the court. This is law enforcement kicking in the door and dragging people off to face the court. Just a bit different in that respect.

 

Also, given we all have omissions from the list of films we really should have seen by now, are we not all MichaelM?

post #205 of 1018
I've seen every movie.
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are we not all MichaelM?

 

Yay!....

 

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I've seen every movie.

 

.... :'(

post #207 of 1018
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I love to the hilt and I hate to the hilt!

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I imagine this is what MRAs feel like inside every time they dox a feminist; then they go back to masturbating to hentai. 

post #208 of 1018
I'm not sure how to take that.
post #209 of 1018
Has MichaelM seen "Legend of the Overfiend?"
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I'm not sure how to take that.

It wasn't about you, I just felt inspired in the moment.
post #211 of 1018
Did you guys ever notice that "MichaelM" spelled backwards is "MichaelM?"
post #212 of 1018
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Has MichaelM seen "Legend of the Overfiend?"

 

I've seen "The Legend of Hell House."

 

Also seen "Legend."

 

I have not seen "The Legend of Boggy Creek."

post #213 of 1018
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It wasn't about you, I just felt inspired in the moment.

 

At my ten year reunion, a gaggle of former jocks/popular guys were standing around with receding hairlines and protruding bellies, all of them smoking cigars.

 

I laughed and laughed.

post #214 of 1018
"Legend of Boggy Creek" is pretty good.
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I have not seen "The Legend of Boggy Creek."


post #216 of 1018
The Travis Crabtree song in "Boggy Creek" is the best WTF musical interlude in any movie.
post #217 of 1018
Legend of the Overfiend is a cartoon produced by Penthouse or something. It's like 5 hours long. I asked my friend if I should watch it. He said it was like five hours of Shao Khan's animality fight from Mortal Kombat Annihilation. But instead of a 6 headed dragon monster they were penises. I decided not to watch it..
post #218 of 1018
Fraid has just delivered the most accurate description of Legend of the Overfiend ever written.
post #219 of 1018

Someone should start a thread about me not having finished Audition... started it with my ex, she fell asleep, waited to finish it with her and now that we're broken up, all will to know what happens next is lost. 

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I've seen "Audition."



Overrated.
post #221 of 1018
Audition was fully described to me by friends who had their minds blown by it in high school.

By the time I finally saw it, its ability to shock had been taken from me...

"oh... that's pretty gross... I guess...
post #222 of 1018
Oh god...every time Nooj posts, I'm terrified anew..
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If any of the first hour + of Audition was engaging, I would probably not feel as ambivalent about it as I do, but I think it helps if one has an appreciation for the cultural "satire" of the demure Japanese girl archetype that it supposedly takes on. 

 

One film that was everything I'd heard it would be was Miike's Ichi the Killer. I made the mistake of trying to watch it for the first time immediately after I'd taken in Noe's Irreversible. That turned into a miserable fucking day. 

post #224 of 1018
I haven't seen it but someone described a piano wire scene that made me realize it's not for me. Sounded too Saw-ish. I just can't do horror that's that fucked up and gross. I only like horror if it's creepy and classy like Halloween. Cool as shit like The Thing. Or beautifully, operatically Grand Guignol like Don't Look Now or Bram Stoker's Dracula or Hannibal (the show). I can't wade through guts and misery..
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Oh god...every time Nooj posts, I'm terrified anew..

 

It's like his evil twin brother logged on. 

post #226 of 1018
Nooj is on a Junji Ito kick right now. Inoculate yourselves, painful as it is.
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mmm oh yes

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Thread Starter 

Well MM, architectual erotica aside, what are these gaps in your film viewing that you keep referring to?

 

We know A Clockwork Orange and The French Connection, so let's air out the others. 

 

I'll be a good sport and admit I've never seen Raging Bull. 

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Serious answer?

 

Life is too fucking short. I have only so many years, so many discretionary movie viewing hours, left before they throw dirt on my face. I'm not going to watch films simply because everyone else says I should. I'm wired the way I'm wired, and I'm at peace with not always digging what my movie buds say I should. :)

 

That said, I do want to watch films I might not ordinarily see, and appreciate everyone's passion and encouragement to watch stuff. 

 

A few years ago I watched Citizen Kane for the first (and likely only) time. Am I glad I watched it? Sorta? I mean, it was cool to finally see something that regularly topped critics' Best Films EVER lists, and I was surprised how cinematic it felt for a film made in the 40s. But I didn't love it, and it didn't inspire or move or impact me in a meaningful way.

 

So I'll watch what I watch, and I'm OK with deciding to skip stuff most everyone else says I ought to see.


​Serious response to a serious answer?

 

I totally agree with this. Life is indeed too short. I've had various discussions along this line on other sites including the AV Club and the like this year (and to some degree prior to that) and I'm increasingly withdrawing from all forms of media. I didn't see an episode of anything​ until about February 17th this year and I've only been watching two shows at all, delayed or otherwise (Lucifer and ​Agents of SHIELD​) and I think I'm going to drop that down to zero this year. Still tossing up whether to watch Doctor Who as it plays or not. Probably will end up doing so but the fact I'm even debating this with myself ...

 

As for the cinema, I've been to see one film this year which was Logan​ and that's it. I think the other thing I've noticed is as I've gotten older, just through the passage of time and a function of now seeing so many things already, I've already seen just about every variation of things I can think of (and a few I can't) already. I think I'm actually starting to get bored with the actual medium itself.

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I'll be a good sport and admit I've never seen Raging Bull. 
Eh, I wouldn't be too broken up about that. There's a long list of Scorsese films that are more essential viewing.
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Eh, I wouldn't be too broken up about that. There's a long list of Scorsese films that are more essential viewing.


Yes, but while you guys seem to be operating under the assumption that life is short, I approach it that life is loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggg.

 

It is indeed a goal to watch all of Scorsese's movies, because while I have seen Taxi Driver and Goodfellas and most of his later stuff since, say, Bringing Out the Dead, I haven't seen Raging Bull or Mean Streets.

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Naw, it's moving so fast at this point. Life IS short. It really really is..
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Yes, but while you guys seem to be operating under the assumption that life is short, I approach it that life is loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggg.

It is indeed a goal to watch all of Scorsese's movies, because while I have seen Taxi Driver and Goodfellas and most of his later stuff since, say, Bringing Out the Dead, I haven't seen Raging Bull or Mean Streets.
Mean Streets is rough but fascinating.

Have you seen The King of Comedy or The Age of Innocence? Those are peak Scorsese for me.
post #234 of 1018
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Naw, it's moving so fast at this point. Life IS short. It really really is..


​I'm keeping a record of stuff that sounds interesting that I can catch up on later (books, TV shows, movies, etc) but I suspect unless I end up incapacitated (but not too​ incapacitated) and need something to kill time, a lot of it is never going to be looked at.

post #235 of 1018
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It's about to become The Bucket List up in here...

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Mean Streets is rough but fascinating.

Have you seen The King of Comedy or The Age of Innocence? Those are peak Scorsese for me.


I have seen The King of Comedy. Funny, scary, very prescient! Would make a good double feature with Network.

 

I have not seen The Age of Innocence, but I read the book!

 

I've probably seen...*does the math* about two-thirds of Scorsese's movies, including Kundun. The Last Temptation of Christ is definitely my favorite.

post #236 of 1018
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​I'm keeping a record of stuff that sounds interesting that I can catch up on later (books, TV shows, movies, etc) but I suspect unless I end up incapacitated (but not too​ incapacitated) and need something to kill time, a lot of it is never going to be looked at.


Ya'll motherfuckers need to have kids, because then showing the kids the stuff you like gives you an excuse.

 

*cue MichaelM talking about his girls off at college, empty nest syndrome, etc.*

post #237 of 1018
I'm terrified of having children of my own. I think I'm a little too old to begin that anyway. The last thing the world needs is more of ME..
post #238 of 1018
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The Last Temptation of Christ is definitely my favorite.
Great film.

It was my favorite Scorsese for a while. Now I'd probably give the edge to Silence as far as "spiritual Scorsese" goes.
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Ya'll motherfuckers need to have kids, because then showing the kids the stuff you like gives you an excuse.

 

*cue MichaelM talking about his girls off at college, empty nest syndrome, etc.*


​I think it's in everyone's best interests I keep up a full scale retreat from all things Planet Earth (trust me on this one). Right now, I'm down to two forums, this one and one of the most sharply defined online political fault-lines I've seen online, the Bad Webcomics Wiki of all places.

post #240 of 1018
Thread Starter 

Shan, you're cool. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

post #241 of 1018
Gangs of New York is my favorite Scorsese. I know that's a vastly unpopular opinion but, I have my reasons. Silence is way up there. That felt like Scorsese channeling Kurosawa (and not just because of the Japanese setting). As is The Wolf of Wall Street.

Second favorite is either The Departed or Casino (yes I prefer it to Goodfellas). I enjoy sprawling, epic, give no fucks, Scorsese.

Cape Fear is a corker as well (and well and truly the remake is better in this case). I love how broad and colorful it's played..
post #242 of 1018
Thread Starter 

Gangs of New York is one I also haven't seen! I've always heard it's uneven.

 

Haven't gotten to Silence yet.

 

Shutter Island, I admit, is a lot of pulpy fun. I'm still surprised Scorsese even made what's essentially an airport paperback.

post #243 of 1018
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Shan, you're cool. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.


​Well, thank you, that's very nice of you.

 

It isn't so much that as I, by my own admission have been a bit of an irresponsible dickhead (just a bit) and really have to a) take stock of my life and b) execute much​ better time management more than anything else.

post #244 of 1018
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Well MM, architectual erotica aside, what are these gaps in your film viewing that you keep referring to?

 

We know A Clockwork Orange and The French Connection, so let's air out the others. 

 

I'll be a good sport and admit I've never seen Raging Bull. 

 

You gotta buy me dinner first, boyo.

 

But I will say this: also never saw Raging Bull. Zero desire to do so, and am quite content with that.

 

Scorsese....I'm not a huge fan. Distant admirer is probably the best I can conjure up. I have seen Age of Innocence. Once. 20 years or so ago (I saw it when it was in theaters). Never had any impulse to revisit it, and I lurve DDL something fierce.  

 

I've seen Last Temptation and did not care for it. Haven't seen King of Comedy. I've also not seen Casino or Goodfellas, and again, am good with that. I don't find anything about the mob fascinating or all that interesting. 

 

As far as the other holes, I'll say this much: the ones I'm thinking of as what would be shocking to most here are from your beloved 70s. I strangely did not see them pop up on ANYONE's favorite-by-year lists (those old enough to have listed them, I mean). 

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Thread Starter 
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You gotta buy me dinner first, boyo.

 

But I will say this: also never saw Raging Bull. Zero desire to do so, and am quite content with that.

 

Scorsese....I'm not a huge fan. Distant admirer is probably the best I can conjure up. I have seen Age of Innocence. Once. 20 years or so ago (I saw it when it was in theaters). Never had any impulse to revisit it, and I lurve DDL something fierce.  

 

I've seen Last Temptation and did not care for it. Haven't seen King of Comedy. I've also not seen Casino or Goodfellas, and again, am good with that. I don't find anything about the mob fascinating or all that interesting. 

 

As far as the other holes, I'll say this much: the ones I'm thinking of as what would be shocking to most here are from your beloved 70s. I strangely did not see them pop up on ANYONE's favorite-by-year lists (those old enough to have listed them, I mean). 


Can I ask if you saw Last Temptation during...

 

that certain time in your life...

 

when it may have offended you?

post #246 of 1018
I also prefer Casino to Goodfellas.

But I'm not a very big fan of "gangster film" Scorsese.

I'm not a huge "gangster film" guy in general. I'm not big on the Godfathers, either (though I love the third film from a conceptual standpoint).

I do adore Once Upon a Time in America and Carlito's Way, both of which are strangely tender and heartfelt for gangster movies.
post #247 of 1018
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Gangs of New York is one I also haven't seen! I've always heard it's uneven.

Haven't gotten to Silence yet.

Shutter Island, I admit, is a lot of pulpy fun. I'm still surprised Scorsese even made what's essentially an airport paperback.
Gangs of New York IS uneven. But there's something fascinating about rough around the edges Scorsese. It's like mining precious ore in it's raw form. Also, Gangs has what is my single favorite performance in the history of the medium. Cameron Diaz.


Just kidding...Daniel Day Lewis' Bill the Butcher is....beyond words. He's utterly mesmerizing. Far and away my favorite performance ever..
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Thread Starter 

But just throwing this out there, wouldn't you want to watch something like Goodfellas so you can be part of the conversation in a place like this?

post #249 of 1018
Sure. But I did most of my "homework" viewing in college. I don't have as much stomach for it now.

My journey with cinema has largely consisted of love affairs with individual directors. I see a film that stuns me and I subsequently go all-in on a given filmmaker for the space of a year, watching lots of their movies, reading critical studies of their work, etc.

It was Hitchcock in high school, Kubrick and Polanski and Godard in college. Then there was Wong Kar-Wai and Orson Welles and Luchino Visconti and Raul Ruiz and Brian De Palma and Fritz Lang. My most recent obsession was Josef von Sternberg.
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ETA: In response to Bart's query about Last Temptation:

 

Oh, sure. And yeah, that was certainly part of my reaction. 

 

But if I recall, most of my reaction was also that I didn't think it was a good movie. Even the casting for me was all wrong. Dafoe's....unique...face just never gels for me in that role. Keitel's wig distracted me. I haven't seen the film since college or so, so my memories aren't razor sharp. 

 

It struck me as an earnest, genuine exploration of Christ's life and death. That much translated. I wasn't deeply offended by the film, and I supported (and still support) Scorsese's "right" to make the film. It just wasn't a take on that whole topic that connected with me or felt particularly helpful as an alternate way of looking at it.

 

I doubt I'd seek it out these days, but my guess would be I'd find a lot I agreed with while also not loving it due to Scorsese's style and sensibilities not connecting much with me overall.

 

~~

 

Interestingly, probably the Scorsese film I like most is another I doubt I'll watch again: The Departed. And again, very much colored by circumstances unrelated to the film itself. I was in a particularly low season in my life, and had spent a weekend working my ass off in a job I hated. I decided to reward myself with a movie, and chose The Departed. The fate of DiCaprio's character was too much for me at the time (and Sheen's, too), and I've not wanted to rewatch it since. And while Vera Farmiga is a talented actor, she seemed all wrong for her role (or it was just badly underwritten).

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