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 Post subject: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Same as in the music section, but this time it's films dawg.

I'll think of some in a while, but for now, state away...


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Unpopular more vs. critical consensus and film history/film studies than unpopular vs. DDD.

Most of Hitchcock's films are boring to watch passively and even more boring once the supposedly deep meanings are revealed by close study.
Antonioni is better than Fellini and way more important to the development of cinema.
In terms of quality the French New Wave is by far the most overrated film movement of all time.
Ozu has a number of films that are just better than Tokyo Story (Early Summer and Late Spring at the least. Possibly also Good Morning but don't hold me to that).
Lawrence of Arabia is turgid.
The Magnificent Ambersons is not even remotely interesting to watch.
I don't get Ernst Lubitsch, but then I haven't really tried.
Outside of Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese is at best a very good director, usually a showy mediocre director, sometimes a bad director.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:58 pm 
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City of God is the Tool of foreign movies

Charlie Kaufman scripts are messes of bullshit

Robert Bresson is better than the whole French New Wave combined


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
Charlie Kaufman scripts are messes of bullshit

Wasn't Adaptation in your top ten of the decade?


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-Sayat Nova is a boring and ugly film
-In The Mood For Love is not that great at all, a good movie at best.
-Lars Von Trier has the worst visual style ever to emerge in cinema
-The greatest Italian director is neither Antonioni nor Fellini nor Visconti not De Sica nor Rosselini, but Bernardo Bertolucci.
-British cinema is among the very finest in the world
-Gus Van Sant is gay


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Vil wrote:
wantabodylikeme wrote:
Charlie Kaufman scripts are messes of bullshit

Wasn't Adaptation in your top ten of the decade?


older one yeah, i actually still like that movie, but these threads seem like you shouldn't use weakish words like mostly or usually. All or nothing arouses more.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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I expect a huge list from George.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:38 pm 
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oh his will be good, my problem is i tend to like everything


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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I echo Drew's sentiments on Hitchcock. Vertigo isn't interesting, or suspenseful.

Melville is better than Godard, Truffaut and all those other dudes put together.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Dreww wrote:
I expect a huge list from George.
why me? anyway, don't...

but i agree with wanta's assessment of charlie kaufman... i noticed his scripts have interesting seeds, but they're always undigested/undeveloped... there's something lacking... i suppose that's just his style... but it leaves me unsatisfied.

"hiroshima mon amour" > bresson > french new wave

that's all... this is boring... :-/


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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Tim Burton's Batman is on equal ground with The Dark Knight, argubly better. Also The Dark Knight while good is easily the most hideously overrated film of this century thus far, granted I realize that's by no means an unpopular opinion here.

A Woman Under the Influence is a horribly written, aesthetically putrid, hilariously melodramatic and shoddily executed piece of pretentious "realism" horseshit.

I'm Not There was absolutely comical in just how much it had it's head up it's own ass. Yeah some of my favorite films could also be considered pretentious, but they still succeed as art or entertainment. This film fails completely at both. It's as uncreative as it is unendurable.

Ray Carney is a total clown.

wantabodylikeme wrote:
City of God is the Tool of foreign movies

Charlie Kaufman scripts are messes of bullshit


I dislike you immensely.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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Will Farrell and Ben Stiller are not funny. Between them, they may have made three good movies. There are several of their movies that I really hope to never see again.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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The original Star Wars trilogy isn't much better than the prequels.


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 Post subject: Re: state your unpopular opinions as facts (Movie edition)
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Led for your Head wrote:
Melville is better than Godard, Truffaut and all those other dudes put together.

Were it not for Pierrot Le Fou I would agree with this.


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