Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
all of that. that is what 10 year old boys look for in a movie, not mature adults. watch some pasolini man.
To be perfectly honest... I've seen The Canturbury Tales, and it sucked. I didn't really note anything extraordinary about it. I might have tried to sit through Accittone once or twice, but it seemed so unfocused, pointless, and clumsily written that I don't think I've ever finished it. Never really run across anything else that peaked my interest. Generally Italian film is not my cup of tea.
I recognize that REAL people watch movies to be entertained, not so they can name drop or discuss the effect of the Odessa Steps sequence in the 1925 russian silent filmn Battleship Potemkin on modern film. Or to think about the existential ramifications of Fellini's 8 1/2. (about the only italian director I've ever really found watchable other than Dario Argento, and occasionally Sergio Leone ) Or whatever it is that people talk about in those cheese and wine parties where everyone basically tries to out-do one another with their meaningless drivel.
I mean, I can talk about those things, like the importance of Citizen Kane, its social and political impact, and it's being the basis for almost all modern filmmaking. But only when asked. I understand though, that its a pretty boring movie as far as modern tastes go, and without going to film school, or knowing someone who did, most people will never understand why...
I also know that Raiders Of The Lost Ark may be one of the most entertaining movies ever made, and also definitely not a children's movie. There is nothing wrong with watching movies for fun, and in fact, I consider it to be much nobler a cause than seeing movies because of some quasi-intellectual one upsmanship. I work for a living, I don't have time to ponder.