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    Quote Originally Posted by humanoid View Post
    just curious what it take to "know film"? does it require a film degree? a required appreciation for specific films or performances? a moving image arts degree?
    no, but having a degree helps.
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    Believe it or not, I voted the third option.

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    i get that people tend to be over critical about their work, but come on. You made your best movie yet and it could be considered a great film for some time to come. You did good PTA.

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    I've actually been growing much more fond of PDL lately. The "At The Movies" guys don't seem to think I've made a film worthy of their top ten of the decade. I could've at least bested "Where The Wild Things Are"

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    i think PDL may be one of your tightest, but TWBB just reaks of greatness. It's your most beautiful film in regards to the cinematography. Plainview is one of the all time phenomenal characters period. Daniel Day > Adam Sandler (although PDL is his best film).

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    Sandler did a remarkable job in Funny People this past year, but that film seems to become forgotten as the months have passed. The next film will be involving Philip Seymour Hoffman in the leading role. He's a favorite, like DDL, and is capable of so much greatness if given a proper role like Capote.

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    Excellent. i look forward to the next film. Will you be going epic like TWBB, Magnolia and Boogie Nights? Or more reserved like PDL?

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    Can you really call Magnolia epic? Wouldn't it be more accurate to call it seven stories of absolutely miserable characters no one can identify with?

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    Epic in the same way Short Cuts is. Many characters being revealed in their stories that flirt with the others and then eventually come together. The scale of the film is ambitious and covers a lot of territory. And it has frogs raining from the sky.

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    The first five minutes, last five minutes, and the musical interlude are the only parts of that movie that aren't a fucking tribulation to be endured. Granted, combined they're possible fifteen of the better minutes in film in the past decade, but there's still two and a half hours of impenetrable crap to wade through to get to them.

    There's no excuse for not making the characters at least partly endearing.
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    Just because something is described as epic doesn't necessarily qualify it as great or good. Out of Mr. Anderson's films, Magnolia is my least favorite (no offense PTA) for some of the reasons you point out. As good as Cruise was, his character was unlikable even in his redemption moments. The quiz show kid was partly endearing. i sympathized with him. i can't give any expert analysis on the film because i have only seen it once, but i will disagree the majority of it was crap. Although it didn't work for me, i did find most of it very well made, acted and interesting. i wish i had the time to revisit it and see if my opinion about it changes.

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    If you mean epically shitty, then yes, it was.
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    As great as TWBB was, I still like Boogie Nights best.

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    Probably the best film of this decade. At least at the moment I can't think of a better theatre experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    If you mean epically shitty, then yes, it was.
    What the fuck is wrong with you? You're starting to strike me as a mega-contrarian when it comes to anything related to art forms.
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    'there will be blood' will be referenced as one of the best movies of the decade...so all you haters prepare for repeated praise for it over the following decade.

    btw i was intially upset no country for old men won the best pic award (although i saw it coming n there was no way the academy would have voted for 'there will be blood'

    on that note the academy has had its share of fuck ups i.e. 2005's 'Crash's' victory over 'Brokeback Mountain' 1994's "Forrest Gump" dick sucking...(i would have accepted 'Pulp Fiction' or 'Shawshank' over that shit...

    but yes back to the topic at hand, fine, fine movie....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still-ill View Post
    What the fuck is wrong with you? You're starting to strike me as a mega-contrarian when it comes to anything related to art forms.
    If you think Magnolia was a good movie the problem is with you, asshole, not me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ballroomdancer22 View Post
    'there will be blood' will be referenced as one of the best movies of the decade...so all you haters prepare for repeated praise for it over the following decade.

    btw i was intially upset no country for old men won the best pic award (although i saw it coming n there was no way the academy would have voted for 'there will be blood'

    on that note the academy has had its share of fuck ups i.e. 2005's 'Crash's' victory over 'Brokeback Mountain' 1994's "Forrest Gump" dick sucking...(i would have accepted 'Pulp Fiction' or 'Shawshank' over that shit...

    but yes back to the topic at hand, fine, fine movie....
    No one's going to talk about this movie in ten years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    If you think Magnolia was a good movie the problem is with you, asshole, not me.
    Sigh... I was drunk last night and thought you were talking about There Will be Blood. You're allowed to say that about Magnolia.
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    I'll say what I want, fuckface.
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    Ha... that you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    The first five minutes, last five minutes, and the musical interlude are the only parts of that movie that aren't a fucking tribulation to be endured. Granted, combined they're possible fifteen of the better minutes in film in the past decade.
    That was lovely.

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    PTA, why is it that your avatar doesn't look like any other picture of you?
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    Google the face. I found my most attractive moment caught on camera there.

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    Son of a bitch. I'd gone through like five pages of your mug before I got distracted by some Kevin Smith interview, and now that I went through them again I found that the picture you went with was right below the link that led me astray.

    So how long do you plan to keep this ruse going?
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    40 years, perhaps more, though I am stuck with this now, aren't I?

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    Face of Meth
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    I have several screenplays for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    I have several screenplays for you.
    Do any of them involve a masturbating priest gazing up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Thought so. I'll pass.

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    Three of them.
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    i'd be intrigued to see where it goes from there
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