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thedudeabides
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:20 pm  Reply with quote
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Dr Malachi Constant
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I like where this thread is going.
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Captain Bob is on a monster hunt!
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Kryten Syxx
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That's why the last couple pages are stuck together. I was confused for a while.
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Dr Malachi Constant
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So now you know...

and knowing is half the battle.
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What's the other half?
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Sirand
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:29 pm  Reply with quote
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Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
Strikes me as the kind of thing dimwitted folk like the people who listen to Dr. Phil and who made The DaVinci Code such a massive success might be really taken aback by. But not me, man... not me. I think I compared the audience for this movie when it came out to those Christmas Only Christians. It's all about ritual and appearances.


That's the exact OPPOSITE of this film. In fact, you're pretty much describing WTC.

United 93 is about as far from manipulative as it gets. There's no sweeping musical score...no big speeches....and no water-bottle Jesus ("Hi! I'm Christ, and I'm here to promote Aquafina!"). It's not designed to give you hope or lift your spirits. It's a simple dramatization designed to put you in the place of the passengers and make you forget you're watching a movie. And it works.

And what, pray tell, makes this film "pretentious?" Just curious...
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Now you screwed up the flow ... The Captain will not be pleased!
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Dr Malachi Constant
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Sirand wrote:
Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
Strikes me as the kind of thing dimwitted folk like the people who listen to Dr. Phil and who made The DaVinci Code such a massive success might be really taken aback by. But not me, man... not me. I think I compared the audience for this movie when it came out to those Christmas Only Christians. It's all about ritual and appearances.


United 93 is about as far from manipulative as it gets. There's no sweeping musical score...no big speeches....and no water-bottle Jesus ("Hi! I'm Christ, and I'm here to promote Aquafina!"). It's not designed to give you hope or lift your spirits. It's a simple dramatization designed to put you in the place of the passengers and make you forget you're watching a movie. And it works.

And what, pray tell, makes this film "pretentious?" Just curious...


Um... everything you just described about it. It doesn't work. At all. It's a lazy, hack piece of filmmaking. A totally manufactured hallmark moment trying to pass itself off as "simple" so as not to appear manipulative (thus garnering the respect and admiration of every snivelling pseudo-intellectual in this country) whilst every character moment beats you over the fucking head and tugs at those "middle america" "family values" "apple pie" "this could be your mother, brother, father" type heart-strings. Fuck that. It's a sham. A gimmick. The gimmick being that you're not supposed to notice the gimmick, because it's supposedly not there. "Look, they even used the real people! How true to life!" Horseshit, I say.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:40 pm  Reply with quote
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Kryten Syxx wrote:
Now you screwed up the flow ... The Captain will not be pleased!


Cap'n who?

Cap'n Crunch or Cap'n Howdy?
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Kryten Syxx
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:46 pm  Reply with quote



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thedudeabides wrote:


Captain Bob! He would eat Captain Crunch for breakfast
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