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Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 hours ago
Replies: 24
Calling out the absolute fraud that is MKS
Posted By Corax
What's poppin? I saw these people trying to...

What's poppin?

I saw these people trying to steal your initials, so it was moral imperative.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 hours ago
Replies: 24
Calling out the absolute fraud that is MKS
Posted By Corax
Calling out the absolute fraud that is MKS

Sometimes you have make a statement with a heavy heart. As you might want to agree, as much as you might want to get along, sometimes you have to take a principled stand -- especially when the other...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 16 hours ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 17 hours ago
Replies: 27
Metaphors (especially in speculative films)
Posted By Corax
Amen. Enjoy the effect. Let it wash over you....

Amen. Enjoy the effect. Let it wash over you. Just take it all in.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 17 hours ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Couldn't agree more. What concerns me is the...

Couldn't agree more. What concerns me is the coding. We went from women being ditzes (I Love Lucy) to the informal requirement of men basically being oafs in need of a wife/mother figure to keep them...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 18 hours ago
Replies: 27
Metaphors (especially in speculative films)
Posted By Corax
Sometimes, it's just a rock.

Sometimes, it's just a rock.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
I don't know. I honestly don't remember Moonraker...

I don't know. I honestly don't remember Moonraker that well.

Just spitballing here in terms of I think Biehn portrayed on screen (and what was written for him on the page) he showed

1....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 36
Have you recently found another favorite movie?
Posted By Corax
I almost fell out of my chair. For a second I...

I almost fell out of my chair. For a second I thought he may have directed the '82 film starring Nastassja Kinski, but then I actually read the list.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
We should take a moment here to recognize Michael...

We should take a moment here to recognize Michael Biehn who blazed a trail for the male "girlfriend" role of the 1980s. Love interest for Sarah Connor and Ripley, Biehn proved that a man could be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 27
Movies predominetly set at night
Posted By Corax
Re: Movies predominetly set at night

The Nightmare Sisters look like the groupies of some big hair band.

Evil Dead is mostly at night, right?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 27
Movies predominetly set at night
Posted By Corax
Re: Movies predominetly set at night

There are movies that are merely set at night an movies where night is basically a character or alternate world that overtakes the mundane world of the day. 1985's After Hours is such a film. Griffin...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Have it your way, then. If I am beneath...

Have it your way, then.

If I am beneath your conversation, then might I humbly suggest you do not reply to my posts in the future?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 27
Movies predominetly set at night
Posted By Corax
Re: Movies predominetly set at night

Into the Night 1985

Vamp 1986

Near Dark 1987
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 18
Metropolis: To purchase or not to purchase?
Posted By Corax
Oh vile, dishonorable, calm, submission! ...

Oh vile, dishonorable, calm, submission!

You can watch it for free and download it for free at the link below.

https://archive.org/details/Metropolis1927_201312

Why pay when there is a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 27
Metaphors (especially in speculative films)
Posted By Corax
It's not a metaphor, but rather an example of a...

It's not a metaphor, but rather an example of a coded reference which is "on the nose" such as heavy handed allusions in literature. My point there is that most writers will pretty much be "on the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 29
Norm Macdonald, R.I.P.
Posted By Corax
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 18
Metropolis: To purchase or not to purchase?
Posted By Corax
Re: Metropolis: To purchase or not to purchase?

Upscale it to 4K and 60 FPS. Have a computer clean up the print or force that Harmie guy to do it. Enhance those contrasts, but leave in black and white. And distribute it on the internet to spite...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 27
Metaphors (especially in speculative films)
Posted By Corax
Re: Metaphors (especially in speculative films)

The problems of metaphor are the problems of non-literality, in general.

Yes, one can read in a metaphor rather easily just as one can see patterns in clouds very easily.

It's a sort of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Good convo. I fear I am hijacking this thread and...

Good convo. I fear I am hijacking this thread and will leave off of it for a few days, at least.

I think we agree about some important details. We can always revisit disagreements later, if it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Of course they are bout average people. We...

Of course they are bout average people. We require heroes with whom we can identify, with whom we feel at home. Our heroes are just inflated images of ourselves. If I was rich. If I was daring. If I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Sounds fair enough, but I don't really know what...

Sounds fair enough, but I don't really know what "equality" means. Does this mean representation proportional to the population? If so, leading roles for black males should be no more than about 7%...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
We should remember that there was a time when...

We should remember that there was a time when whites would shrug at complaints that non-whites were depicted in unsavory roles and when men would shrug at complaints of misogyny. Why should we expect...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
We're already in agreement on this point. No...

We're already in agreement on this point. No "but" necessary here.

It's all unrealistic and serves the emotional needs of the audience. When people, however, get the bad idea that they can do...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
The problem here is that new franchises have to...

The problem here is that new franchises have to compete against old ones. It is difficult to create new icons (e.g., there's a lot of pilot TV shows, but not a lot of multi-year shows like Friends)....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 48
Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!
Posted By Corax
Re: Stu Presents, Men & Women Of Action: When Genre & Gender Collide!

The action genre (and tales of heroes, in general) has historically helped males manage the terror of being male. Look at the long history of the world's many many wars. What proportion of them was...