The Shoutbox
I can address all of this in my thread, eventually. I've already crawled out of my hole long enough. The sunlight is beginning to burn.
Originally Posted by crumbsroom
Originally Posted by Wyldesyde19
Originally Posted by crumbsroom
Originally Posted by Wyldesyde19
Super hero films have become their own sub genre by now.
The issue is film, at least in the mainstream, has completely stagnated. It could have been any sub-genre that did this. But now studios dumbheads have pounced and viewers appear to now be at an apathetic low of never wanting to be challenged again.

All Scorsese is appealing to is for audiences to break out of the apathy that only one kind of film matters anymore.

Also, he's old, so of course it comes out as a crank mad that things are changing. But he's old and right.
Whatís curious is that everyone is acting like this is some recent phenomenon. It isnít
It's not about trends. Those will always and have always existed. It's about the specific kind of dominance superhero films wield. If it had been nearly twenty years of slasher films or giallos or Kaiju films blotting out the sun, I would approve of Scorsese bitch slapping those too.
This is a huge exaggeration, though. Between Marvel and DC, thereís about 6-8 films released yearly. That comes to a small percentage compared to all films released during a calendar year. And DC joined the game very late, while Marvel hasnít even released that many per year until about 2012. So youíre talking about maybe less than 100 films total. Maybe slightly more.
By comparison, I know for a fact there are over 200 Giallo released from the 60ís until the late 80ís.
So theyíre hardly ďblotting out the skyĒ.
They are, however, dominating the box office, which I had thought no one here cared about anyways. Let them have the Box Office. Iím mostly going to the theaters to see films like Beau is Afraid, Infinity Pool, And Winnie the Poo:Blood and Honey anyways. The kind that attract smaller crowds but I always felt were far more deserving of my time anyways.
Except Blood and Honey. That was surprisingly crowded. And awful.
Originally Posted by Wyldesyde19
Originally Posted by crumbsroom
Originally Posted by Wyldesyde19
Super hero films have become their own sub genre by now.
The issue is film, at least in the mainstream, has completely stagnated. It could have been any sub-genre that did this. But now studios dumbheads have pounced and viewers appear to now be at an apathetic low of never wanting to be challenged again.

All Scorsese is appealing to is for audiences to break out of the apathy that only one kind of film matters anymore.

Also, he's old, so of course it comes out as a crank mad that things are changing. But he's old and right.
Whatís curious is that everyone is acting like this is some recent phenomenon. It isnít
It's not about trends. Those will always and have always existed. It's about the specific kind of dominance superhero films wield. If it had been nearly twenty years of slasher films or giallos or Kaiju films blotting out the sun, I would approve of Scorsese bitch slapping those too.
I had a good friend in high school that was really into Bowie. That's the last time I remember hearing TVC15. He was also one of the first people to get into Queen. The rest of us were listening to Lynrd Skynrd and ZZ Top.
Originally Posted by John McClane
anybody got a spare transmission laying around for a B2300? lol

anybody got a spare transmission laying around for a B2300? lol
It smells like someone was vaping at work.
so uh...
I bought a record. T.S. Eliot reads Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

found it in Newtown, PA, at a cool lil book and record exchange.

o.O
Originally Posted by Mr Minio
It's so nice to see all you guys agree with me.
Only to a certain degree haha.
It's so nice to see all you guys agree with me.
Originally Posted by Mr Minio
Originally Posted by Wyldesyde19
While it depends on the movie, obviously, the story is an important part of a film. Even many of your own top 300 films have an important story to tell.
So yes, depending on the film, serving the story is important.
Fair, but there are many ways to tell a story, including through the use of visuals. Not everything has to be nicely balanced-out. If a filmmaker wants to include a 10-minute-long shot, let him.
I absolutely agree. Stalker works because of its visuals, and not so much the story. Baraka was an absolute joy to watch as a documentary, and it didnít have any real story to tell. 2001 was amazing to watch unfold on the screen. These are just a few examples, but yes, a balance doesnít always have to be met, depending on the type of movie one is aiming for.