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Discussion in 'General' started by _pi_, Nov 6, 2007.
Hip Hop is not music.
What constitutes or defines "music," then?
I think Catcher in the Rye is a fantastic book if you identify Holden for who he is, which is pretty much how you have him pegged. If you read through the book seeing him as unable to cope with growing up and the reality of the world, rather than a hero with a usable outlook on life, then you'll get a lot more out of it. The last time I read it I was able to view some of myself, disappointingly so, and other in Holden.
It's the same as people who incorrectly identify Patrick Bateman as some kind of hero with desirable traits.
I loved The Catcher in the Rye, but then, I read it when I was 23, so I wasn't expecting it to change my life. If you go into it expecting some incredibly radical and offensive book, then yes, there will be disappointment, but I thought it was an excellent look into the midn of the character. It never wavers.
Speaking of which, did anyone see the South park episode where the boys all read Catcher? Hysterical. They are so disappointed.
-American Psycho and Inception are extremely overrated
-Terminator 2 is one of my favorite films but fuck James Cameron
-The Ring sucks. Japanese, American etc. It just sucks.
There are people that think Patrick Bateman is some kind of hero with desirable traits? That's disturbing.
The only great Terminator film is the original. T2 had pretty special effects but it's a poor follow-up.
I'm sorry to say there are a few people I would at times call friends that fall in this category. I think the psychology of it is akin to a child agreeing with his friends that thumbsucking or needing a blanket "is for babies," yet he can't help himself doing one or the other when he's alone. These guys say they understand American Psycho and can identify Bateman as allegory, yet I believe the power and wealth and drive for physical perfection is too much to distance themselves from.
Wholeheartedly agree with you, my friend.
DJs are NOT artists.
Michael Bay is one of the best American directors working today.
Diablo Cody is a whore.
Every time I watch The Evil Dead, I start out "oh, it's way better than I remember it" only to reach a stage of "no, it isn't" about halfway through. I especially dislike the play dough climax.
I thought the same thing when I watched it a few months back. I wonder if its popularity with horror fans is more a product of its scarcity in 80’s than it being a good or entertaining film.
I like evil dead. I think it's a good film, and I like watching it. But i do think that it's legacy overdoes it just a little bit. it has a lot of character and charm, but it definitely has its ups and downs. I think the special treatment it has received on dvd and the like is based a lot more on its rarity and cult status, as well as the personality of its creators and the interesting story of its production, rather than the actual quality of the film itself. That's not necessarily a criticism.
I second this! The original Terminator actually works as a horror film on many levels!
Speaking as a DJ, I humbly agree.
When I first saw this in 1984, I was reminded of "HALLOWEEN". The music was also very Carpenter-ish.
I still don't think THE SIXTH SENSE is a horror film and I'm sick of people thinking it was so scary!
I do admit it has its Twilight Zone qualities (there must be an episode with the same story, I'm sure). Fantasy, mystery, thriller...okay. But HORROR...??????? NO.
I know we're not supposed to "attack" people's "unpopular" opinions. And, I can see why Evil Dead doesn't necessarily hold up as a classic as well as say, Night of the Living Dead. I think its popularity is primarily a product of when it came out. There really was nothing else like it. It was so over the top compared to its contemporaries and had so much imagination and enthusiasm that it was easy to look past some of the cheesier effects (like the play-dough monsters) and just enjoy the sheer bravura with which they were pulled off.
But, I would definitely say that it is certainly not a classic watershed of horror the way the Psycho or Texas Chainsaw Massacre were. But, it does stand as a marker for all the inspiration that it gave.