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Your Favorite Cameron Crowe film is...

haven't seen any
1 (7.7%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
1989 - Say Anything
2 (15.4%)
1992 - Singles
0 (0%)
1996 - Jerry Maguire
1 (7.7%)
2000 - Almost Famous
7 (53.8%)
2001 - Vanilla Sky
1 (7.7%)
2005 - Elizabethtown
0 (0%)
2011 - The Union (doc)
0 (0%)
2011 - Pearl Jam Twenty (doc)
0 (0%)
2011 - We Bought a Zoo
0 (0%)
2015 - Aloha
1 (7.7%)
2016 - Roadies (TV)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2016, 04:47:01 AM »
Has the poll been restarted ?
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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2017, 02:10:09 PM »
Cameron Crowe wants everybody to love him, too, I'm sure.  Maybe that's why I don't like his movies.  They have such an air of desperation to them, you're going to love these characters or else. 

I just... I don't like this movie.  It's trying too hard to make me love it, and love these people and their beautiful flaws, and love the music and the era and the groovy vibe.  Don't be so needy, movie.


We Bought a Zoo
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The above quotes are taken from MartinTeller's review of Almost Famous, and they were shocking at the time. (Shocking and hilarious.) We Bought a Zoo had me looking through Martin's lenses, and I think that's more thanks to DarkeningHumour getting me to watch Captain Fantastic recently. I wish I could sit Cameron Crowe down, show him Captain Fantastic. Show him how unconventional sentiment is done.

Much of We Bought a Zoo is so manufactured, you can almost hear the rustle of cellophane as it tries to dress up its shoddy goods in artificial wrapping. The relationship between any two humans is as natural as a Hollywood screenplay written by a dozen writers who binged on a hundred sentimental films trying to deconstruct the formula. The way the film gets to zoo is annoying because it assumes we don't know the title. That's the overriding problem, Crowe never lets a moment land. Everything is either overblown or undercut with an attempt at humor. He can't get two emotions to co-exist in a scene. Meanwhile, the lion looks on like he gives a shit about any of it.

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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2017, 05:12:01 PM »
Of course Martin hates Almost famous.

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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2017, 11:10:46 PM »
I just don't get what people don't like about Vanilla Sky. It's an incredible genre-blender. It's a better at being a thriller than most pure thrillers. I mean Cameron Diaz and Cruise in the Buick... it shifts into dread in a way you hardly ever see. Eventually the sci-fi element drops in, and the horror, all the rest. I mean if you don't love it I get that. But something about this movie seems to push people beyond indifferent dislike into active hate.

The performances are awesome. Just awesome.

If you hate it for being a remake I get that. I think Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so unnecessary it's offensive... and it's worse in every way. So I hate it.




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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2017, 08:46:37 PM »
Say Anything
Almost Famous
Jerry Maguire

Singles
Vanilla Sky
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Re: Crowe, Cameron
« Reply #65 on: December 10, 2017, 09:54:50 AM »
Almost Famous, 40˚
Vanilla Sky, 35˚
Jerry Maguire, 25˚
I might remember it all differently tomorrow.