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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    His faith is often misguided and so ****ing blind. Which is how I end up vehemently hating some of the movies that he makes me watch. See: pretty much every single WKW movie except one and another movie than ends in "-owski" and the list goes on. Faith has nothing to do with it. I work hard for my money and I told like throwing it away on pieces of **** on celluloid. Adgy is all too easily impressed. He'd buy a bronzed piece of WKW's **** if it was available on Etsy.
    This is all simplistic and ridiculous. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were trying to be insulting. :P

    A filmmaker like Wong Kar Wai is a known quantity. He has never surprised me and I doubt he ever will. So, yeah, I have faith that his movies will all be very similar in terms of style and tone. And that particular style and tone work for me. Even when the movie isn't as good ("My Blueberry Nights"), I still appreciate those aspects of it. His style and tone don't work for everyone.

    You, BoobyTrap, yourself have noted on a number of occasions that certain soundtrack composers have their own style. The majority of Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman's work sound like Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman. Occasionally they slip up and let out with a Pearl Harbor or a The Kingdom, but for the most part you know what you're getting when you put one of their discs in your CD player.

    Most filmmakers are no different.

    My faith is not blind. Edgar Wright has shown me that he is worth the faith I put in him. The same can be said for most directors/actors/musicians/writers/artists/etc whose work I will support regardless of what it is or what it's about. It's not foolproof and I do find myself disappointed occasionally, but those instances are rare enough that I am perfectly comfortable with my way of doing things.

    Thank you.
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    I have blind doubt. Does that count for something?
    Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    I have blind doubt. Does that count for something?
    Yes. Confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    This is all simplistic and ridiculous. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were trying to be insulting. :P

    A filmmaker like Wong Kar Wai is a known quantity. He has never surprised me and I doubt he ever will. So, yeah, I have faith that his movies will all be very similar in terms of style and tone. And that particular style and tone work for me. Even when the movie isn't as good ("My Blueberry Nights"), I still appreciate those aspects of it. His style and tone don't work for everyone.

    You, BoobyTrap, yourself have noted on a number of occasions that certain soundtrack composers have their own style. The majority of Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman's work sound like Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman. Occasionally they slip up and let out with a Pearl Harbor or a The Kingdom, but for the most part you know what you're getting when you put one of their discs in your CD player.

    Most filmmakers are no different.

    My faith is not blind. Edgar Wright has shown me that he is worth the faith I put in him. The same can be said for most directors/actors/musicians/writers/artists/etc whose work I will support regardless of what it is or what it's about. It's not foolproof and I do find myself disappointed occasionally, but those instances are rare enough that I am perfectly comfortable with my way of doing things.

    Thank you.
    Hurm. Adgy you rattle me. I thought you had 'blind faith' sight unseen...if something sounded good, you rubbed hands together in optimism. Now you make it sound so much more calculated. As much as I love Edgar Wright, I can honestly say that Scott Pilgrim does not have the replay value of his earlier Peggy/Frosty work. I don't hedge bets. There are guys I love who I hope will do well by my fanboyism, but that doesn't mean I don't judge them. As a matter of fact, I expect more from my faves so I may judge them harsher. Yet every ****ty indy horror flick which is supposed to be the second coming...I watch, fingers crossed. No idea of the creators...etc. And for every flick that has me cursing at the top of my lungs, there is a PONTYPOOL, REVENANT, ATTACK THE BLOCK or TUCKER & DALE. No HEDGING!!!! Blind faith is not to be apologized for

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    This is all simplistic and ridiculous. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were trying to be insulting. :P

    A filmmaker like Wong Kar Wai is a known quantity. He has never surprised me and I doubt he ever will. So, yeah, I have faith that his movies will all be very similar in terms of style and tone. And that particular style and tone work for me. Even when the movie isn't as good ("My Blueberry Nights"), I still appreciate those aspects of it. His style and tone don't work for everyone.

    You, BoobyTrap, yourself have noted on a number of occasions that certain soundtrack composers have their own style. The majority of Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman's work sound like Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman. Occasionally they slip up and let out with a Pearl Harbor or a The Kingdom, but for the most part you know what you're getting when you put one of their discs in your CD player.

    Most filmmakers are no different.

    My faith is not blind. Edgar Wright has shown me that he is worth the faith I put in him. The same can be said for most directors/actors/musicians/writers/artists/etc whose work I will support regardless of what it is or what it's about. It's not foolproof and I do find myself disappointed occasionally, but those instances are rare enough that I am perfectly comfortable with my way of doing things.

    Thank you.
    The style and tone that you like is so bob damn boring and slow it would drive anyone to go out and lie down in the street to put themselves out of their misery. Yes, JD, opposites do attract because sometimes I have no ****ing clue why I am marrying someone who would praise movies with poor female characters and idiot, ******* men.

    Yes my favorite composers have slip ups, but do you go out and see my buy The Kingdom JUST because Danny Elfman did it. Have I ever said to you "I want to watch that Tarantino movie that stars Brad Pitt (hypothetical movie) because Hans Zimmer is doing the score!!!"??? **** no. You will watch ****ty movies just because CYF is in it! YOU SPENT MONEY ON ****ING DRAGONBALL!!! Whereas I, who actually value the money that I earn, do not throw it away just over one person.

    It's not a matter of optimism, it's more like being realistic and smart with my money.

    As I will reiterate again, Adgy will buy a piece of poop rolled in glitter if he knew that it was Maggie Cheung's and then later will be disgusted because it's poop. But then he'd still go back and admire it.

    Btw, you're not welcome. Ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    The style and tone that you like is so bob damn boring and slow it would drive anyone to go out and lie down in the street to put themselves out of their misery. Yes, JD, opposites do attract because sometimes I have no ****ing clue why I am marrying someone who would praise movies with poor female characters and idiot, ******* men.

    Yes my favorite composers have slip ups, but do you go out and see my buy The Kingdom JUST because Danny Elfman did it. Have I ever said to you "I want to watch that Tarantino movie that stars Brad Pitt (hypothetical movie) because Hans Zimmer is doing the score!!!"??? **** no. You will watch ****ty movies just because CYF is in it! YOU SPENT MONEY ON ****ING DRAGONBALL!!! Whereas I, who actually value the money that I earn, do not throw it away just over one person.

    It's not a matter of optimism, it's more like being realistic and smart with my money.

    As I will reiterate again, Adgy will buy a piece of poop rolled in glitter if he knew that it was Maggie Cheung's and then later will be disgusted because it's poop. But then he'd still go back and admire it.

    Btw, you're not welcome. Ass.
    Good lord adgy, she makes some great points...even I feel shame right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    The style and tone that you like is so bob damn boring and slow it would drive anyone to go out and lie down in the street to put themselves out of their misery.
    I don't remember reading any stories about mass suicides after screenings of Wong Kar Wai movies. Maybe it's just not your thing? Maybe other people have different opinions and thoughts about Wong Kar Wai's movies? And what does your feelings about it being slow have to do with what we're talking about? I was using WKW as an example because it's easy. I could do it with Christopher Nolan. Or Stanley Kubrick. Or any director I'm familiar enough with that has their own style.

    Yes, JD, opposites do attract because sometimes I have no ****ing clue why I am marrying someone who would praise movies with poor female characters and idiot, ******* men.
    The intellectual capacity of characters is not always important. Don't you enjoy Dumb & Dumber? Or Tropic Thunder? Or any number of films that are about idiots? I don't remember you complaining about the female officer in Hot Fuzz for being dumb and/or slutty. Mmm?

    As long as it fits the story and the story itself is worthwhile, I'm not concerned.

    Now, I understand that the portrayal of women in media is something important to you, and that's fine, but even you are willing to make exceptions on occasion.

    Yes my favorite composers have slip ups, but do you go out and see my buy The Kingdom JUST because Danny Elfman did it. Have I ever said to you "I want to watch that Tarantino movie that stars Brad Pitt (hypothetical movie) because Hans Zimmer is doing the score!!!"??? **** no. You will watch ****ty movies just because CYF is in it! YOU SPENT MONEY ON ****ING DRAGONBALL!!! Whereas I, who actually value the money that I earn, do not throw it away just over one person.
    What does that have to do with anything? Did I ever indicate that I expected more from Dragonball than what I got? No. I knew exactly what I was spending my money on when I spent it. And I'm fine with that. So, no, you don't go see movies just because of the composer, but that doesn't have any bearing on the conversation. I have seen you buy soundtrack CDs from composers you like even though you haven't heard the score. Isn't that placing a certain amount of faith in the name on the CD? Are you going to tell me you've never been disappointed in the slightest when making a "blind" purchase on a soundtrack CD? At least I get to read reviews of the movies I see before I see them so I'm not going in completely blind.

    It's not a matter of optimism, it's more like being realistic and smart with my money.
    That's entirely subjective.

    As I will reiterate again, Adgy will buy a piece of poop rolled in glitter if he knew that it was Maggie Cheung's and then later will be disgusted because it's poop. But then he'd still go back and admire it.

    Btw, you're not welcome. Ass.
    That still has nothing to do with what we were talking about.
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    Dunno about this one, saw the trailer and the mo-cap has improved over the crapola that was Polar Express, but those exaggerated noses are creepy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Traffic View Post
    Dunno about this one, saw the trailer and the mo-cap has improved over the crapola that was Polar Express, but those exaggerated noses are creepy....
    Yeah but that's the TinTin style from the original books. Like I said earlier in the thread, the 5 minutes I saw at SDCC made me forget(in five minutes) that I was watching a cartoon. The action/story was very present. I won't say that you have to go see this, because I really do believe it's a tough sell, but I think this is better than it looks and we will know by the second weekend. I don't think it's a kids movie, which is gonna be the big confusion. I just think the built in audience is so small...they really need to wow folks with this one just to not have a bad weekend followed by a 60% drop off.

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