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Thread #110495 Message #2321013
Posted By: Slag
20-Apr-08 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Subject: RE: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
I'm with you for the most part, Art. I won't boor you with a critique of every movie I've seen or an explanation for every movie I don't see. I DO have to disagree with you about "Natural Born Killers" though as Stone has really tapped into something and managed to portray on the screen what delusion and psychosis is like from the inside out (I would assume). It is art. The hack and slash garbage like "Texas Chain-saw Massacre" and Con-Air, etc. I will not waste time nor money on. Nor will I watch the delusional "Bambi" which has taught generations of children that animals are people with human feelings. For those of you who disagree with that last statement... I rest my case.
I also personally boycott certain actors or actresses who have used their fame and their ability to pretend that they are someone else to promote asinine ideas or radical political views with which I disagree. My choice. Generally I do not watch movies very often.
I agree with many of you who abhor the gratuitous violence and the "meanness" which is too often exploited. Ditto for unnecessary sex which does not figure prominently into the plot. Film makers today seem to substitute loud explosions and chase scenes for creativity. They have forgotten how to tell a story. Or better, how to SHOW a story.