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post #181 of 9717
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I also watched this last week, and I thought it was brilliant. Most people will either have a love/hate relationship with Kaufman stories, which is not surprising. It's definitely not a film to be watched for entertainment purposes, but rather for artistic value/appreciation. This is why most casual moviegoers hate it while cinephiles are in love with it. Calling it confusing would be an understatement though, and I'm not sure I can sit through repeat viewings to catch all that I missed. Philip Seymour Hoffman never fails to disappoint either and he's easily one of the top 3 actors in the business.

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Bolded sentence is bizarre and totally fucked up.

Recently: Naked Lunch, Wild Strawberries, Exit Wounds, Chinatown

this totally cracked me up. who watches Wild Strawberries or Naked Lunch for their entertainment value?
post #182 of 9717
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this totally cracked me up. who watches Wild Strawberries or Naked Lunch for their entertainment value?

What else would you watch them for?
post #183 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Working Stiff View Post
What else would you watch them for?

'Artistic value'?
post #184 of 9717
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post
'Artistic value'?

I'm a bit confused by the idea of seperating 'artistic value' from 'entertainment.' I mean, if it has artistic value, wouldn't you expect it to be entertaining?

Edit: I recognize that there are two distinct ideas here. I just think it's weird to view any piece of art as entirely one or the other. After all, I'm quite sure you're supposed to enjoy art, no matter how 'serious' it is. When you talk about artistic value as distinct from entertainment, I imagine people watching movies that they don't actually enjoy, under some misguided belief that there is some obligation to dutifully sit through this movie because it is serious / important / artistically significant. This strikes me as weird and pointless.
post #185 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Working Stiff View Post
I'm a bit confused by the idea of seperating 'artistic value' from 'entertainment.' I mean, if it has artistic value, wouldn't you expect it to be entertaining?

Edit: I recognize that there are two distinct ideas here. I just think it's weird to view any piece of art as entirely one or the other. After all, I'm quite sure you're supposed to enjoy art, no matter how 'serious' it is. When you talk about artistic value as distinct from entertainment, I imagine people watching movies that they don't actually enjoy, under some misguided belief that there is some obligation to dutifully sit through this movie because it is serious / important / artistically significant. This strikes me as weird and pointless.

There are movies, like any other "art", that you are not supposed to enjoy or find pleasurable though.
post #186 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
There are movies, like any other "art", that you are not supposed to enjoy or find pleasurable though.

Yes, but they are few and far between, and I am skeptical of their value.
post #187 of 9717
The Big Bang
Eye of the Beholder
Choke
Nine Miles Down
The Town

Next:
Waltz With Bashir
Youth Of The Beast
Eden Log
The Dark Knight
post #188 of 9717
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so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

Got the DVD. Popped it in.

At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.
post #189 of 9717
Watched recently:

Salt: thought this was pretty good, i was entertained the whole time.

The Other Guys: i thought this was hysterical.
post #190 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
What about Elliot Gould?

Yeah, you could make a case for him. My favourite is Little Murders. Bob & Carroll & Ted & Alice is also good (nowhere near my favourite Mazursky, though), but it predates the period. I sort of like to pretend he doesn't exist because he's turned Woody Allen down (same goes for Gervais).

Personally, I would add Jack Lemmon and Jason Robards as two of my other favourites of the "˜70s. I would have loved to have seen Lemmon and Segal in a film together (drama, not comedy).
post #191 of 9717
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

Got the DVD. Popped it in.

At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.
NJC is the shit.


wasn't supposed to be cliche, it's a true story (for the most part) though about a group based in Detroit, not NYC.


Was a great movie.
post #192 of 9717
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
so Netflix told me that New Jack City would be good. I put it in my queue.

Got the DVD. Popped it in.

At first I was like this is cool. lasted about 5 minutes.

Then was all: well it doesn't suck.

For the final 30 minutes, I was waiting for it it to end.

not sure which if any cliches were left out of the movie.

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Originally Posted by christinedaae View Post
NJC is the shit.


wasn't supposed to be cliche, it's a true story (for the most part) though about a group based in Detroit, not NYC.


Was a great movie.

NJC was great when it came out 20-years ago. It probably looks cliched now because other films have done so much of the same stuff.
post #193 of 9717
Just finish the movie Unstoppable.
Now watching Iron Man 2.
Both are really great action movie and different story. Most famous movie nowadays.
post #194 of 9717
Watched a couple indie films last night.. -Catfish -happythankyoumoreplease
post #195 of 9717
Watching this tonight...
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