Author Topic: 90s US Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs  (Read 25982 times)

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1990s US Bracket, Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #270 on: April 20, 2009, 01:43:25 PM »
Pretty sure Reservoir Dogs was the underdog, in fact if not in seeding.
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1990s US Bracket, Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #271 on: April 20, 2009, 04:22:14 PM »
Very happy to see Reservoir Dogs move on.

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1990s US Bracket, Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #272 on: April 20, 2009, 10:47:15 PM »


I'm calling it now: Magnolia's got this in the bag.

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Re: 1990s US Bracket, Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #273 on: May 26, 2009, 08:37:53 AM »
That's a good question. One that I'll make up an answer to as I type. I think the biggest difference is that these guys didn't seem so freaking stupid. They were criminals, yes, but they were smart about it (for the most part). We also didn't get much of anybody outside the core group. Part of my problem with Goodfellas was that I felt people that didn't deserve getting hurt got hurt by the main characters. They treated normal people poorly for no real reason and that shit pisses me off. The people that got hurt here were just criminals and people that barely got anything in the way of screentime. Also, these guys weren't explicitly mafia types. I've never had a problem with bad people, per se, my big issue has always been with bad people that were also stupid and mean. AKA Goodfellas. How does that work?
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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 90s US Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #274 on: May 26, 2009, 09:42:25 AM »
So, here's the thing. When I watch Goodfellas everything makes me angry. The camera stuff, the dialogue, the characters, everything. I just hate it.

And, if you look at the sentence before that, it talks about normal people. There aren't normal people here. Mr. Orange dies because he took a risk. And Marvin Nash died to prove a point (in the film).
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Re: 90s US Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #275 on: September 12, 2016, 11:19:11 PM »
Remember that time when we talked about Hoop Dreams and Reservoir Dogs for 28 pages?
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Re: 90s US Round 5: Hoop Dreams vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #276 on: September 13, 2016, 09:02:52 AM »
Good times.