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Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 16 minutes ago
Replies: 3
Happy Anniversary iluv2viddyfilms!
Posted By Corax
I think Yoda should send you a gold watch or a...

I think Yoda should send you a gold watch or a fruit basket or something.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 22 minutes ago
Replies: 79,656
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Corax
What the hell is this?

What the hell is this?
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 38 minutes ago
Replies: 7
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
In one aspect of his reality, the reality in...

In one aspect of his reality, the reality in which most humans live, Neo can fly and stop bullets with his mind. In this avatistic position of power he can also bring the dead back to life in the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 5 hours ago
Replies: 7
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
Phase I was an object lesson in how to franchise,...

Phase I was an object lesson in how to franchise, world build, generate good will, build hype, and deliver to expectations. All those disparate threads that tied together, goofy premise multiplied by...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 7 hours ago
Replies: 7
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.
Posted By Corax
Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies a Phase Thatís Lasted Too Long.

Source (https://variety.com/2023/film/news/jodie-foster-slams-superhero-movies-people-get-sick-of-them-1235814446/)


ďItís a phase. Itís a phase thatís lasted a little too long for me, but itís a...
Forum: Movie Reviews 11 hours ago
Replies: 239
Outside the Box - PHOENIX's Top 100 Not Quite Obscure Films
Posted By Corax
To think that Paul Williams wrote a jingle for a...

To think that Paul Williams wrote a jingle for a bank commercial, landed a gig with the Carpenters and then moved on to this. Must've have been some interesting years for him.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 19 hours ago
Replies: 135
Is Die Hard (1988) overrated?
Posted By Corax
We're going to lose half the people who think Die...

We're going to lose half the people who think Die Hard is overrated in the explosion.
https://www.top10films.co.uk/img/die-hard-johnson.jpg

I can live with that.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 day ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
"Problematic" is a terrible word. It's a hollow...

"Problematic" is a terrible word. It's a hollow word borrowed from academia which, in popular use, just means "wrong think" or "heresy."

To say something is "problematic" in the non-wokeaday...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 41
Mad Men
Posted By Corax
I predict a redemption arc for Mr. Draper. A...

I predict a redemption arc for Mr. Draper. A little bit of success fills that void in his soul and he turns back to his marriage, but now he must face the hole that is his marriage (his non-presence...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
True, but the accusation is not that Travis...

True, but the accusation is not that Travis Bickle is prejudiced. Rather, the accusation is that the film itself is racist because the film allegedly shows African Americans in a negative light. For...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
This is all true, but this also has concerning...

This is all true, but this also has concerning implications for defense of Taxi Driver.

If we are to defend Taxi Driver against the charge of promoting negative tropes about African Americans,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Gotcha. Even so, there seems to be a bit of...

Gotcha. Even so, there seems to be a bit of subjectivity with Deniro looking back at her?



To communicate that we're entering into a character's subjectivity we need a cue that we are "seeing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 135
Is Die Hard (1988) overrated?
Posted By Corax
That's like saying randomly saying "Beetlejuice."...

That's like saying randomly saying "Beetlejuice." Two more times and we're in a genre debate.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 31
Bad/annoying characters in otherwise good movies
Posted By Corax
I think the opening scene of that movie is great....

I think the opening scene of that movie is great. After that, not so much. Raiders didn't need a sequel. Gondor has no sequel! Gondor needs no sequel!
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Thank you for sharing the clip. I didn't...

Thank you for sharing the clip.

I didn't see any black people in that clip. We see Deniro looking in his rear view mirror at Cybil, so we're seeing his subjective view of her, right? This clip...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 165
Sound of Freedom (2023)
Posted By Corax
Guilty of what accusations, specifically? I don't...

Guilty of what accusations, specifically? I don't see how that conclusion follows. Indeed, I think that Yoda, in the main, is just fine. Indeed, I have argued in support of his character in several...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 9
Directors Who Disagreed With Producers Over Major Decision-Making
Posted By Corax
Re: Directors Who Disagreed With Producers Over Major Decision-Making

Blade Runner is well-documented on this score. I suspect that examples will cause our cup to spill over.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
OK. Is there a YouTube clip of this or do you...

OK. Is there a YouTube clip of this or do you have a timestamp?



It appears that we also have evidence (per Stu's article) with regard to the female characters being shown to be different...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 165
Sound of Freedom (2023)
Posted By Corax
The refinery has been abandoned! Cry havoc!...

The refinery has been abandoned! Cry havoc! Attack!
...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Right, so we have to clues that this moment in...

Right, so we have to clues that this moment in Carrie is in the subjectivity of the protagonist. Without such clues we might conclude (fairly) that all of it literally happened as seen on the grounds...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
In my last post, I noted two ways we might read...

In my last post, I noted two ways we might read the text. You appear to have read the text in terms of option 1 (the movie is literal). The response you get from Crumb is option 2 (the movie is the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
If so, you have eliminated one popular...

If so, you have eliminated one popular explanation for why an artwork means what it means (i.e., the reader's response). This leaves us with two remaining sources of meaning. One is the artist's...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
This does not address my analysis. Why is it that...

This does not address my analysis. Why is it that we don't operate under the Assumption of Direct Representationô when it comes to Englishmen in Star Wars? It's NOT that Englishmen actually are evil...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 39
Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driver
Posted By Corax
Re: Tarantino Disses Scorsese for Compromising the Vision of Taxi Driv

Another example of holding back is Bob Roberts (1992). This was the baby of Tim Robbins who decided NOT to release the soundtrack for a fear that the songs of the titular character would be played...