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Post  Mandi on Tue May 05, 2009 6:29 pm

I think the cruciatus curse might be a little premature and completely unforgivable at this point. My fellow witches and wizards, I will do all that I can to deliver young Jakob from muggledom. This I pledge to thee, by my word and my wand.
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Post  Jakob on Tue May 05, 2009 6:29 pm

Oh, I've seen all the movies and enjoyed Rickman in every one of them. But I can't help cursing JKR's lack of originality as far as myth creation and plot go. And that's only due to the popularity of the franchise. The fact that Potter has overtaken every source she stole from riles me on some level.

I don't know what this crustacean business is... I guess there's crab people in the leter books?
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Post  Tony on Tue May 05, 2009 8:39 pm

Mandi is right, I was way out of line to hit you with the Cruciatus Curse. May I suffer a fate of eternal zombie putridness as my penance.

You might very well be right about JKR stealing from the past, I don't know. I have that problem with music, too. I am not well versed enough in the past to offer an intelligent timeline to a genre discussion. At least, in my "all or nothing" attitude towards such things, that's my little nerd hurdle inside.

Off on a tangent, that's why I hate most music that is blues-based, it's just unoriginal and a ripoff. I really really really don't like the bluesy side of The Rolling Stones, for example.
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Post  yohan on Wed May 06, 2009 3:23 am

kumarhk wrote:Try Time of the Wolf. It's unlike almost anything else he has done in some ways (you'll understand what I mean if/when you see it), but you can tell it is a trademark Haneke film from the way it is made. And, in my opinion, it's his best work yet.

That's the only film of his that I've liked, so far.
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Post  kumarhk on Wed May 06, 2009 5:21 am

Eyes and sight, both narrowing rapidly ...

Mandi wrote:I think the cruciatus curse might be a little premature and completely unforgivable at this point. My fellow witches and wizards, I will do all that I can to deliver young Jakob from muggledom. This I pledge to thee, by my word and my wand.
I'll hold you to that. Although sometimes I get the sense he might be a Squib.

Jakob wrote:Oh, I've seen all the movies and enjoyed Rickman in every one of them. But I can't help cursing JKR's lack of originality as far as myth creation and plot go. And that's only due to the popularity of the franchise. The fact that Potter has overtaken every source she stole from riles me on some level.

I don't know what this crustacean business is... I guess there's crab people in the leter books?
I'm going with the Imperius Curse.
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Post  Tony on Wed May 06, 2009 4:28 pm

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Film Hurdles

Post  sleepysamco on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:05 pm

Westerns, Musicals (except the odd one or two), and yes, 300. I found it literally the most boring ever cinema experience in my life.

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Post  Wilco on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:15 pm

The sound of music, i've reached the age 21 and have managed to not be subjected to any part of it. I'm going to keep it that way forever. West side story is the best musical ever anyway.
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Post  JonnyBoy on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:12 pm

I think musicals can be a hurdle but only if they depend on the subject matter or the fact that I hate the main characters (mainly because of jealousy but I still hate Zach Efron). The Blues Brothers is the best musical ever though.
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Post  Wilco on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:05 pm

I agree, jealousy is the main reason i turn away from a lot of musicals and even other forms of art. I would kill to dance like Efron.
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Post  Jakob on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:08 pm

Blues Brothers isn't a musical, it's a film about music with music in it.
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Post  kumarhk on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:20 pm

The Sound of Music is the best musical ever made. I will not hear otherwise.
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Post  Bucho on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:31 pm

I still have a period-drama hurdle even though I enjoyed things like Elizabeth and the Pride And Prejudice mini-series, because I never expect to like them. It's only if I get coaxed into watching them by a member of the fairer sex that I realise I can enjoy them. Even being cognizant of this I'll still resist them instinctively.

I don't have a problem with musicals as a concept, just that most of them have too much music in them Wink. My favourite is South Park.
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Post  GAB on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:09 am

Romantic period drama?
Musical? Western?
OK

And by "OK" I mean Oklahoma!
Yikes ... Par'ner.
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Post  JonnyBoy on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:07 pm

Jakob wrote:Blues Brothers isn't a musical, it's a film about music with music in it.

Meh, if there is singing and dancing in a film more than once, for me, that equals musical. You're probably right though.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:23 pm

The singing and dancing has to break some kind of reality barrier to be a "musical". You're probably right though.
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Post  rob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:46 pm

Like many of you here 'musicals' are my main film hurdle , badly scripted Action movies come in at a close second. Romantic films are well-nigh hurdle territory but they are usually bearable, if only just. Especially if the actress is endowed with striking features or a quirky character. I have a hurdle with some fantasy films , especially when it involves dark myths or things like vampires . Actually, it's predominantly the Gothic theme that doesn't appeal to me.

It would be much easier to say 'any film that I think is pointless and a waste of time' , but that wouldn't disclose much to you.
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Post  Mandi on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:50 pm

You wanna know what movie I love, and it always surprises people, because it seems SO out of character for me? Love Actually. I watch it all the time, in fact, I may watch it right now.
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Post  kumarhk on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:52 pm

Mandi wrote:You wanna know what movie I love, and it always surprises people, because it seems SO out of character for me? Love Actually. I watch it all the time, in fact, I may watch it right now.
I love Love Actually. I love that you love Love Actually. Smile
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Post  Mandi on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:59 pm

kumarhk wrote:
Mandi wrote:You wanna know what movie I love, and it always surprises people, because it seems SO out of character for me? Love Actually. I watch it all the time, in fact, I may watch it right now.
I love Love Actually. I love that you love Love Actually. Smile
Okay, we're starting to creep me out. We should be less alike that we are. Shouldn't we?
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Post  JonnyBoy on Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:28 pm

Jakob wrote:The singing and dancing has to break some kind of reality barrier to be a "musical". You're probably right though.

I think what defines the reality barrier will obviously differ from person to person but I'd say at least Shake Your Tailfeather breaks that barrier. Not every day you get people blocking up the road doing the twist.



You're probably right though.
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Post  Ultact on Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:05 pm

And let's not forget the bands magical costume change when Cab Calloway sings Minnie the Moocher. Regular clothes behind the curtain, tux and tails when it goes up.




Then there's holy inspiration light hitting Jake during the church scene leading to John Belushi backflips, multiple scenes of completely unbelievable car physics, surviving Carrie Fisher's multiple attacks, and the sisters floating. Yeah it's a musical, the coolest one ever (sorry Team America, West Side Story, Wicked).


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Post  Mandi on Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:07 pm

Yup, you and I have a very different idea of reality barrier. Those midgets shaking their tail feathers on the cars were REAL!

You forgot to apologize to Rent.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:42 pm

Actually, I don't know what I was thinking.

Musicals = suck
Blues Brothers = suck

ergo

Blues Brothers = musical
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Post  GAB on Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:57 pm

Ah, the hills are alive with the sound of musicals-bashing. I'm with you, so much so that I've never even seen The Blues Brothers and I'm of that generation. Never got around to it.

As for Love, Actually -- which isn't a musical -- I just saw it on Sunday night!
Liked it well enough. Can't believe Laura Linney took her top off, especially when the plot provided such an easy "out" for her. From looking at the deleted scenes, I appears they made good cuts to get down near 2 hours for the theatrical release, and I'm glad they left all that stuff out. (One more scene with Knightley would have been 2 too many.)
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