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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5190 on: September 30, 2011, 11:51:59 AM »
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5191 on: September 30, 2011, 11:53:11 AM »
You don't look a day over 130.  :-*

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5192 on: September 30, 2011, 12:54:32 PM »
Hrmph
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5193 on: September 30, 2011, 05:40:55 PM »
The expression "There's no smoke without fire".
That's nonsense. There's a hell lot of smoke going on without there being any fire at all.

I used to work with a woman who used that expression as a way to justify what was nothing but badly intended gossip and speculations about other people.
Can't stand the saying every since that. It's just bullshit.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5194 on: September 30, 2011, 05:48:14 PM »
I do not like when people preface comments about a movie by saying that it is not perfect, that it is flawed, or that it is not going to change your life. Since few movies are perfect or life-changing, it's a throwaway line.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5195 on: September 30, 2011, 05:57:06 PM »
I think it's a self-conscious way of tempering hyperbole...by using hyperbole.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5196 on: September 30, 2011, 06:02:04 PM »
I say that sometimes ("not life-changing" I mean; I generally don't talk about movies as "flawed"). But as opposed to you I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

Then there are a handful of movies which don't, which are only distractions and entertainment for the moment, a perfect escape from the ordinary life for two hours, but which I'll never think of again once I've finished them, which don't mean anything to me in a longer perspective. There's no reason not to love those movies, but I love them in a different way than I love the movies that make traces inside me.

I need to find a way to distinguish them from each other and explain what kind of a movie it is.

I'm sorry if it's a pet peeve to you. But I'll probably keep saying it once in a while anyway.  :)
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5197 on: September 30, 2011, 06:06:33 PM »
I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

I think I'll keep this.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5198 on: September 30, 2011, 07:16:10 PM »
Lobby: I totally relate with everything you said--feel the same way--and love the poetic way you said it.

I stated my pet peeve in a sentence but the longer version would be that it depends on the tone. I'm sure when you say a movie's not life-changing that you say it in a tone indicating that you need to distinguish it from movies that are life-changing, because you think a good many are. I'm talking about when it's said in almost a sarcastic tone--suggesting that the person almost never or never thinks movies are life-changing--it ends up being a throw-away line.

It's similar with the not perfect/flawed thing: I don't mind it if the person loved the movie and is just checking hyperbole, but I hear it thrown around all the time in chat about movies, not just in that situation. "It's not perfect but" is most of the time a throwaway line. And lots of reviewers casually remark that a film is flawed, which is not helpful unless immediately followed by a description of a specific flaw.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #5199 on: October 01, 2011, 10:54:58 AM »
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