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post #51 of 1018
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I bet MM hasn't seen Deer Hunter!

Because people smoke in it!

No, because I don't advocate hunting for sport.


(Yes I know. Waiting for Bart'so head to explode. )
post #52 of 1018

MichaelM Hasn't Missed Anything

post #53 of 1018
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No, because I don't advocate hunting for sport.


(Yes I know. Waiting for Bart'so head to explode. )

post #54 of 1018
Barry Lyndon = underrated

A Clockwork Orange = eyes wide open
post #55 of 1018
I don't know that "Barry Lyndon" is underrated, though I suppose it was at release. But now it routinely makes greatest films lists. The thing is, it's so little seen. It's a beautiful movie, but it's kind of a tough sit, even if you're a Kubrick fan.
post #56 of 1018
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I don't know that "Barry Lyndon" is underrated, though I suppose it was at realease. But now it routinely makes greatest films lists. The thing is, it's so little seen. It's a beautiful movie, but it's kind of a tough sit, even if you're a Kubrick fan.

For me, Barry Lyndon moves "faster" than 2001. It's Kubrick's best.

post #57 of 1018
My oldest friend is of that opinion too (as is Scorcese I believe) so that's not unreasonable to me. I've seen it twice in my life, once in a very nice theater presentation, and it'll be a while before I feel the need to revisit it again.

I'm not sure if I have a favorite Kubrick... Just that it's not "Eyes Wide Shut".
post #58 of 1018
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I don't know that "Barry Lyndon" is underrated, though I suppose it was at release. But now it routinely makes greatest films lists.

 

Yeah I remember when I was first getting into movies it seemed like this awkward black sheep in the middle of his classic run that no one really talked about. These days it seems to get talked about as another one of his big classics though.

 

I think I've only seen Clockwork Orange once, which seems kind of stupid. I have to admit I'd rank it towards the bottom of his great movies, which still makes it better than most things that exist, but I think I preferred the book on the whole.

post #59 of 1018
I can think of worst offenders on the board than MichaelM. One of my favorite quotes about being a cinephile is from Joe Dante: "There are people who love movies and there are people who love the movies they love." Far too many of the latter type lurking about for my tastes.
post #60 of 1018
So I guess now's not a good time to say that The Shining is my favorite Kubrick?
post #61 of 1018
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You guys are taking the spirit of a thread started in order to mock a man mercilessly and twisting it.
post #62 of 1018
You just picked the wrong guy to mock!
post #63 of 1018
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One of my favorite quotes about being a cinephile is from Joe Dante: "There are people who love movies and there are people who love the movies they love."

 

I both love the movies... and despise them utterly!

post #64 of 1018

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My oldest friend is of that opinion too (as is Scorcese I believe) so that's not unreasonable to me. I've seen it twice in my life, once in a very nice theater presentation, and it'll be a while before I feel the need to revisit it again.

I'm not sure if I have a favorite Kubrick... Just that it's not "Eyes Wide Shut".

I was lukewarm on EWS, then the second time I saw it, it blew my mind.

 

ARBITRARY OPINION-BASED LIST!

Kubrick's masterpieces: The Killing, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, Barry Lyndon

Kubrick's masterpiece-I-like-less-each-time-I-see-it: The Shining

Kubrick's masterpieces-I-like-more-each-time-I-see-them: Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut

Kubrick's masterpieces-I've-never-really-liked: Clockwork Orange, Lolita

Kubrick's very good: Spartacus
Kubrick's meh: Killer's Kiss

post #65 of 1018
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You just picked the wrong guy to mock!

Yeah, well, you picked the wrong house, bub!
post #66 of 1018
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

I can think of worst offenders on the board than MichaelM. One of my favorite quotes about being a cinephile is from Joe Dante: "There are people who love movies and there are people who love the movies they love." Far too many of the latter type lurking about for my tastes.

Well, shit. I don't even know which one I am.
post #67 of 1018
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Well, shit. I don't even know which one I am.
How DOES one test for such a thing?
post #68 of 1018

I guess people don't fully understand the context of the quote. Translation: If you just watch the same kind of shit over and over again, then you're the person who loves the movies they love. However, if you love movies - period, then you're probably going to take advantage of the full 100+ years of film history open to you and absorb as much as you can. In my DVD / Blu-ray collection, every decade is spoken for with multiple entries, some famous, some obscure. Virtually the same by genre, country, and movement (ex. "Italian neorealism" as exemplified by Luchino Visconti's Ossessione). I've slowed down in recent years because the habit is an expensive one, but copies of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig, Shortbus, and Rabbit Hole sits next to the Zombies of Mora Tau which sits next to Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl which sits next to Der Golem and Haxan and all of Larry Clark's shit and Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac which sits next to The Prowler (itself surrounded by every slasher / proto-slasher film from the 70's and 80's that you've never heard of) and The Warriors which sits next to Commando and Ulmer's Detour and so on, and so on...

 

That's just the way I feel you have to roll if you're going to separate yourself from the normals.

post #69 of 1018

I'm kinda a bit of both

post #70 of 1018
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

I guess people understand the context of the quote. Translation: If you just watch the same kind of shit over and over again, then you're the person who loves the movies they love. However, if you love movies - period, then you're probably going to take advantage of the full 100+ years of film history open to you and absorb as much as you can. In my DVD / Blu-ray collection, every decade is spoken for with multiple entries, some famous, some obscure. Virtually the same by genre, country, and movement (ex. "Italian neorealism" as exemplified by Luchino Visconti's Ossessione). I've slowed down in recent years because the habit is an expensive one, but copies of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig, Shortbus, and Rabbit Hole sits next to the Zombies of Mora Tau which sits next to Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl which sits next to Der Golem and Haxan and all of Larry Clark's shit and Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac which sits next to The Prowler (itself surrounded by every slasher / proto-slasher film from the 70's and 80's that you've never heard of) which sits next Ulmer's Detour and so on, and so on...

That's just the way I feel you have to roll if you're going separate yourself from the normals.
Oh ok! I do that!

Some people organize their movies alphabetically but I organize mine oldest to newest. For instance...my shelf begins with George Melies' A Trip to the Moon. It's the oldest film I have. Silent films obviously arranged by year. 20s...30s...40s. I make sure I have something from not just every decade but every year, if at all possible. I even have a copy of Edison's Frankenstein...though I'm not even sure how to categorize that snippet of footage. But I included it for history's sake..
post #71 of 1018
The one thing I actually don't have a whole lot of is comedies. That's not to say that I don't have any, but I'm super-picky about it.
post #72 of 1018
CHUD, in my mind, should be a place where I can pull three movies out of my ass: Mad Foxes, The Spiral Staircase, El Topo - and find no less than three people who can talk about one or all of them or who can watch at least two of them and dig them.
post #73 of 1018
Neither do I. I don't watch comedies. I mean, sure I've seen the classics. But I don't ever rent or watch them because they just, frankly, aren't funny to me. I find humor in strange places. Pulp Fiction, for instance, is one of the funniest movies there is IMO. I think the last outright comedy I saw at the theater was Tropic Thunder. And then before that, Undercover Brother. I remember that one because I remember leaving before it was over.

I don't know if Ghostbusters '16 counts as a "comedy."

ETA: Yeah, I dig El Topo (sup Raynis wink.gif)
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I can fake talking about El Topo for about 45 seconds.

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Well, shit. I don't even know which one I am.

 

post #76 of 1018
I'd need to see it again before I'd wanna get into an in depth discussion about it because I haven't watched it in about a decade. I need to just familiarize myself with Jodorowsky's filmography top to bottom because he's an out there dude.

But see, all that highbrow "true" art is great but I can do stuff like Transformers and Terminator Genisys and TMNT as well because I'm a big believer in no matter how UN-intellectual a film might be, it can still be watched intellectually. There's not one single movie I own "just cuz." Something about every single thing I've bothered to own has SOME kind of thing about it worth thinking about to me..
post #77 of 1018
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If you hit the wrong culture, this two-headed mutant bastard pops out of your abdomen...

 

 

 

When I want to aggravate the piss out of myself, I watch a YouTube reviewer spend 10-15 minutes not knowing what the fuck they're talking about.

post #78 of 1018
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However, if you love movies - period, then you're probably going to take advantage of the full 100+ years of film history open to you and absorb as much as you can.

 

I sort of do this, but in a highly subjective and likely infuriating to Bart kind of way. I do like discovering films, especially older ones, but many times there has to be a confluence of timing, mood, etc. A few years ago I started working through my list of shame and hope to continue to do so, albeit slowly.

 

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The one thing I actually don't have a whole lot of is comedies. That's not to say that I don't have any, but I'm super-picky about it.

 

Same, and for the same reason. There are a good number of films I laughed a lot during a theatrical presentation but I know they wouldn't hold up on multiple viewings at home. And I tend to like to view comedies with people, whereas I'm good watching almost anything else solo or with just one other person.

post #79 of 1018
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post
 

 

 

If you hit the wrong culture, this two-headed mutant bastard pops out of your abdomen...

 

 

 

When I want to aggravate the piss out of myself, I watch a YouTube reviewer spend 10-15 minutes not knowing what the fuck they're talking about.

GYAAAUUGHHH!!!!

 

"CONTENT CREATORS"

 

post #80 of 1018
Oh my fucking god nooj what the fuck is that terrifying new avatar you got kill it with fire, Christ!

ETA: I heard a noise and that thing is mos def behind me..
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GYAAAUUGHHH!!!!

 

"CONTENT CREATORS"

 

 

 

CHUD may have seen better days, but every town has some hole in the wall pub with a bunch of regulars who dig the place and don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks. When I log onto CHUD, I want to know that I'm surrounded by people who put these YouTube assholes to shame. CHUD shouldn't be elitist, but I sure as fuck wouldn't mind it being exclusive. I've always played by High Fidelity rules.

post #82 of 1018
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Oh my fucking god nooj what the fuck is that terrifying new avatar you got kill it with fire, Christ!

ETA: I heard a noise and that thing is mos def behind me..

I've been reading the comics of Junji Ito!

 

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/01/28/japanese-fan-recreates-images-from-legendary-horror-manga-master-junji-ito/

post #83 of 1018
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post
 

 

 

CHUD may have seen better days, but every town has some hole in the wall the pub with a bunch of regulars who dig the place and don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks. When I log onto CHUD, I want to know that I'm surrounded by people who put these YouTube assholes to shame. CHUD shouldn't be elitist, but I sure as fuck wouldn't mind it being exclusive. I've always played by High Fidelity rules.

 

 

"it's not perfect...  it's got some flaws..."

post #84 of 1018
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I've been reading the comics of Junji Ito!

 

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/01/28/japanese-fan-recreates-images-from-legendary-horror-manga-master-junji-ito/


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

post #85 of 1018
Fuck that link if there's more of those horrors waiting..
post #86 of 1018

nooj x Junji Ito =

 

post #87 of 1018

SUCH GOOD FACES!!!

 

http://imgur.com/gallery/Hn5Sb

post #88 of 1018

Seriously nooj, please don't. Edit that out too, please.

post #89 of 1018

very well!

post #90 of 1018

고맙습니다!

 

(... and I typed that out from memory, too. No looking it up or cutting and pasting either.)

post #91 of 1018
I wouldn't even know how to type that up!

I can write it on paper, but without the stickers on the keys, I'm blind!
post #92 of 1018
If we're talking variety of interests, I guess I reach some threshold for general "movie lover". But I do tend to favor certain genres, certain eras, and there is stuff I will revisit over and over again. There are movies I love that I might default to watching over something new if given the choice, the kind of movies, back when I had cable, I would stop down and watch no matter what, no matter if I even own the thing and can watch any time. * But that could be "Die Hard" or it could be "The Red Shoes".

And there is stuff that holds no interest for me and I won't bother with. This is where people usually look at me sideways. It's mainly a bias against the recently produced movies that everyone's supposed to like; there hasn't been a lot this century so far I think is worth writing home about (though the teens have been better than the oughts). This should probably put me in with the "They don't make 'em like they used to/Death of Cinema" crowd, but really I'm self-aware enough to realize that critical and popular tastes have passed me by in some ways.

Another thing I've realized since I cut the cord is that I kinda suck at curating movies for myself between my collection and whatever's on the streaming services. I'm so spoilt for choice I sometimes just say "fuck it" and watch "Excalibur" for the eleventieth time.

Doesn't help that the services don't have much of a classics selection. I miss just coming across a random screwball comedy on TCM**, something that I wouldn't think to track down on my own. I'm looking forward to getting the Filmstruck service when they make it available on PS4, but that still lacks the programming randomness of "watch this now", so I'm breaking down and getting Playstation Vue too. So my TV bill's gonna back where it was. First World Problem.

*There was a commedian, can't remember, who compared watching a DVD you own to having sex with your wife, and watching the same movie on basic cable to exciting sex with a stranger. I do feel a little of that: Yes, Corman's "Masque of the Red Death" is staring right at me from the shelf, but now it's October 27 and here it is on TV! And I didn't have to open a case or nothing!

**At my folks over Christmas I caught "Libeled Lady" a comedy starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy in a rare role where he plays a total asshole. Seems like a movie I should have seen before, because I love Powell and Loy in particular, but I hadn't even heard of it. That's what I'm talikng about. Anyway, a trifle, but good.
Edited by Slim - 3/18/17 at 6:45pm
post #93 of 1018
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I wouldn't even know how to type that up!

I can write it on paper, but without the stickers on the keys, I'm blind!


OK, I meant without looking up the spelling. I used​ to be able to type Korean without a Korean keypad, though for what that's worth (not much in my case, to be honest ...)

post #94 of 1018
No idea what's going on in this thread.
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No idea what's going on in this thread.

Well, we were talking about Bart's bad taste, Sands' pretentiousness, and the fact that Michael will never see "Barry Lyndon", then Johnny came in and accused everybody of loving the movies that they love. That really steamed my clams so I decided to write a Russian novel about it. Also nooj got a cool new avatar.
post #96 of 1018
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MichaelM likes Dan in Real Life.
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You are a murderer of threads.

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Is that OK because he started this one ... ?

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Is that OK because he started this one ... ?

 

It's a paraphrase of a line from Dan in Real Life.

 

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Mmm, milk toast.
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