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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #400 on: March 09, 2015, 09:05:22 AM »
Fred Ott's Sneeze (1894) aka. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze. The first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Why that one?
Because I remember it from the history of film survey class I took 10 years ago. It's not a topic I know much about.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #401 on: April 17, 2015, 06:02:35 AM »
Patton Oswalt released a book about his cinema addiction called Silver Screen Fiend. Promoting it he named 10 Movies that Changed His Life. What titles fit these descriptions for you?

1. Your earliest movie that probably started your love of movies?
2. The film that defined your generation?
3. The great film your parents didn't want you to see?
4. The great shocking film your parents didn't even know existed? One you came across on your own.
5. The film that you closely identify with your career or what it is you wanted to be?
6. A genre breaker, that opened up narrow definitions of that genre?
7. An unsafe comedy from the classic era?
8. A comedy about a subject that shouldn't be funny?
9. A modern movie that proves they still make 'em like they used to?
10. A film that made you rethink your life?

Finally got my arms around this:

1. Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971). Saw it on television together with my brother when we were kids. The description "flabbergasted" has never been more fitting.
2. Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977). Though I wasn't the disco boy, mind you.
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974). And it remains unseen 'til this day....
4. These would be too numerous to mention, I'm afraid, so I'll pass on this one.
5. The Parking Lot Movie (Meghan Eckman, 2010). Yeah!
6. Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951). Have to go with this one from last month's Western marathon.
7. The Women (George Cukor, 1939). The dialogue was written with venom, I believe.
8. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997). You could tell that to the prisoners.
9. The Good German (Steven Soderbergh, 2006). Actually under appreciated.
10. Trois couleurs: Bleu (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993). I'm still thinking.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #402 on: April 17, 2015, 12:06:55 PM »
Great answers Knocked Out Loaded! The Women is on my list to see when your month comes around.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #403 on: April 17, 2015, 03:34:53 PM »
Yeah. Thanks for answering the questions. Feel like I know you a little bit better.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #404 on: June 17, 2015, 12:19:25 PM »
Yes, let me fix that. :)

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #405 on: June 17, 2015, 03:00:04 PM »
1. Your earliest movie that probably started your love of movies?
2. The film that defined your generation?
3. The great film your parents didn't want you to see?
4. The great shocking film your parents didn't even know existed? One you came across on your own.
5. The film that you closely identify with your career or what it is you wanted to be?
6. A genre breaker, that opened up narrow definitions of that genre?
7. An unsafe comedy from the classic era?
8. A comedy about a subject that shouldn't be funny?
9. A modern movie that proves they still make 'em like they used to?
10. A film that made you rethink your life?

1) Earliest would probably have to be a Disney, no idea which one though. As for my origin story, it involves Star Wars as a wee child and The Godfather some years later (I think).

2) The Social Network may define my generation ; The Avengers defines today's entertainment industry.

3) None thankfully.

4) Any shocking movie made recently.

5) Hannibal

6) Brick ; I now little about noir and it completely changed my perception of it.

7) Would Some Like it Hot have been considered naughty ?

8) Adam's Apfel - you have to see it to understand

9) There are enough movies that are as good as the classics, but like them I would have to say Chinatown or There Will Be Blood.

10) The Matrix - Weird to discover Descartes at 9.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #406 on: June 17, 2015, 09:42:48 PM »
The Avengers defines today's entertainment industry.
This comes up quite a bit, but don't you think the formula to The Avengers success owes a lot to Harry Potter. Years of smaller films building up to an epic showdown that doesn't need so much backstory or character building because that was taken care of in the earlier films.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #407 on: June 18, 2015, 03:06:08 AM »
The Avengers defines today's entertainment industry.
This comes up quite a bit, but don't you think the formula to The Avengers success owes a lot to Harry Potter. Years of smaller films building up to an epic showdown that doesn't need so much backstory or character building because that was taken care of in the earlier films.

That is quite true, but The Avengers does it one better by creating for the first time a universe of related franchises tied together by cameos and crossover stories. The franchises also cement otherwise well established actors into the skins of their characters with whom they become inseparably associated, whereas the HP stars had no other movie roles during their Hogwarts filled youth.

Another way the Avengers is remarkable is in how it encapsulated the revenge of the nerds prevailing in today's entertainment industry. It makes The Avengers, an intrinsically uncool thing just a few years ago, into a mass market world spanning success. Comic book stories, sci-fi and similar geek culture elements have been popularized for years and never quite so much as in this instance.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #408 on: June 18, 2015, 05:43:14 AM »
Patton Oswalt released a book about his cinema addiction called Silver Screen Fiend. Promoting it he named 10 Movies that Changed His Life. What titles fit these descriptions for you?

1. Your earliest movie that probably started your love of movies?
2. The film that defined your generation?
3. The great film your parents didn't want you to see?
4. The great shocking film your parents didn't even know existed? One you came across on your own.
5. The film that you closely identify with your career or what it is you wanted to be?
6. A genre breaker, that opened up narrow definitions of that genre?
7. An unsafe comedy from the classic era?
8. A comedy about a subject that shouldn't be funny?
9. A modern movie that proves they still make 'em like they used to?
10. A film that made you rethink your life?
1. Toy Story 2, probably. Back then, I merely enjoyed movies like Terminator 2 for their cool special effects and clever premise. It wasn't until Pixar came along that I started to learn movies can be life-changing experiences.

2. The Matrix, unfortunately.

3. None. If anything, they made me watch a lot of bad movies that I would rather not watch today...

4. Truth be told, I've never really connected with my parents that closely to know the history of films they knew about. Pass, but I've got a feeling I discovered Casino Royale before my father did, despite being a big Bond fan.

5. None that were close, at least none that I've seen so far. The closest one would be Stranger Than Fiction on the life of a writer. I aspired to be a scriptwriter once, so I might watch Adaptation someday to respark that interest.

6. Toy Story 2 again. That film contributed to my life in a lot of ways, including giving me an insight to the storytelling capabilities of movies. The Dark Knight would be a close second, changing my perspectives on superheroes.

7. None, if your definition of "classic" goes back to the grayscale movies. Even the movies that I've seen from the '70s were mostly drama or action, never comedies. The oldest unsafe comedy that I know of would be around the time of Billy Madison. There's also Joe Dirt if that counts.

8. None that I've enjoyed, if that's what you're asking. Even Jackass got old for me fast. Worst example I could think of is I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with their homosexual/racist jokes. At least Joe Dirt's toilet humor can be generally considered funny by many people.

9. I could name two, but I think I prefer Nightcrawler. A no-prize for guessing the other one.

10. Fight Club. Yep. The film that made me go on a crazy spiritual enlightenment journey, emphasis on "crazy". Didn't last long, thankfully.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #409 on: June 18, 2015, 05:54:44 AM »
6. The Dark Knight would be a close second, changing my perspectives on superheroes.

Good pick. I think that movie redefined what the genre could do for everyone.

9. I could name two, but I think I prefer Nightcrawler.

This is my favourite of your picks. There is something distinctively old fashioned about how the movie is filmed and the light is handled. There are many callbacks to old noirs. And to piggyback on what 1SO was saying about dialogue, every line in the movie is well written and thought through and matters.
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