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One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« on: November 20, 2009, 11:24:28 AM »
In this game, to gain control of the thread you have to make 1 positive comment and 1 negative comment about the cinematic subject presented in the previous post.  The subject can be a movie, genre, actor, director, editor etc.

For example, if I came in and saw neo-realism I could post...

POSITIVE: I applaud the filmmakers ability to present a believable reality while telling a compelling story.

NEGATIVE: Often contains scenes and moments where little to nothing happens, which can be quite dull.


So it's a game AND a thread to throw out some strong opinions.

I'll start it off with..

Steven Spielberg

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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 11:30:13 AM »
Good: Incredible filmmaking

Bad: Doesn't take chances directing-wise and casting-wise often for someone with so much clout


So do I put up a new subject?
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 11:38:04 AM »
So do I put up a new subject?

Yes.  As long as you answer both, the thread is yours.

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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 11:42:46 AM »
Good: Incredible filmmaking

Bad: Doesn't take chances directing-wise and casting-wise often for someone with so much clout


So do I put up a new subject?

Also, I disagree with your "Bad" here. Only partly disagree, but still. I'd say almost his entire output over the last decade was one big taking of chances.
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 11:43:45 AM »
Good: Incredible filmmaking

Bad: Doesn't take chances directing-wise and casting-wise often for someone with so much clout


So do I put up a new subject?

Also, I disagree with your "Bad" here. Only partly disagree, but still. I'd say almost his entire output over the last decade was one big taking of chances.

Key word: often.  And I was talking about his whole career.
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 11:44:30 AM »
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 11:48:08 AM »
Good:

His use of editing is ahead of pretty much everyone. He's one of the few filmmakers out there that I think really has cinema in his blood.

Bad:

Gangs Of New York.
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 11:48:58 AM »
Good start, 1SO, since nothing about Spielberg is good.

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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 11:51:01 AM »
Digital cinematography.
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Re: One Good Thing. One Bad Thing.
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 11:53:15 AM »
Good start, 1SO, since nothing about Spielberg is good.

Not even two executive producer credits on Band of Brothers, choosing to work with Kaminski, or technical skill in editing?  Nothing?  I mean I'm not a big fan of the guy, but...
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