Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
film is a medium for art. pirates of the caribbean is a film made to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and every decision on these films, from th writing to the editing, is a business decision. i won't spend my money to support it.
Film CAN BE a medium for high art, but once again you are imposing your elitist standards upon something that is much more varied and diverse than you choose to recognize. Your small-minded view of what is "art" and what is not, is your opinion, and in no way qualifies you to bash other peoples differing opinions. This is what I hate most about snobs. They always have to be better than everyone else.
The "lowest common denominator" huh? If thats what you really think of the rest of us who don't meet your exacting standards of taste, perhaps we should bow or salute you or something? Get a grip on reality sir.
first of all, you don't why i like the movies i do, or how i got into them, so don't make yourself look bad by making assumptions. you don't know me. i became a film buff on my own, and i only had 2 friends that shared my tastes in film, but i don't see them anymore.
i am only an elitist in the same way that people here are eltist toward kenneth cole square-toed bicycle front shoes. the members here generally say they care for the finer things in life and it not unusual to find long threads on handmade clothes, the finest cigars, whiskies, the finest hotels, etc... but when it comes to film, something like "battle in heaven" does not get a mention. instead there is a long thread on a disney children's film that is the filmic equivalent to a happy meal.
I don't care how you came to like the movies that you do, I never made any claims to know anything about you other than the fact that I find your haughty, pompous viewpoints on a subject near and dead to my heart, extremely irritating.
Please feel free to mention, start a thread, or bring up in another thread any movie you feel the need or desire to talk about (just like the rest of us do). That would be the appropriate way to bring up the subject.
Instead, you have decided to come trolling in a thread that you really had no interest in, entering only to insult everyone involved and to generally make an ass out of yourself. There is a difference between telling someone that their shoes or clothes are sub-par, and telling them that they are classless and have the taste of a ten year old for wearing said shoes or clothes. You stepped over that line with your posts.
i saw nacho libre, and i listed the hot chick in the 'funniest movies' thread. i'm all for mindless fun once in a while, in a comedy, but i'm not going to waste 2 hours of my life on mass-produced entertainment as a habit.
You paid to go see Nacho Libre, and you are upset because we went to go see POTC2? Man, are your priorities screwed up or what?
i also saw that korean movie about the korean war which was so popular over there. it was good. i liked whale rider. i generally stay away from african and eastern european cinema because it tends to be overtly political. i don't care for political films. the thief (russia) was good though, it made me cry.
This is about the only paragraph in your whole reply so far where you clearly expressed your point of view without being condescending or snide about it.
i don't watch dance, but if i did, i'd rather watch people doing it, not cgi ghosts.
Again, very well articulated. When it comes to movies, I respect CG when its done well, it opens up more possibilities that would otherwise be impossible or too expensive to attempt with traditional effects. When it's done poorly, it makes me cringe. The difference between us is, I can respect the artistry involved, and you dismiss it as being "for children".