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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #360 on: July 09, 2009, 04:22:13 AM »
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looking \frward tomit yall, im  drunk lookingh forfawr to it yall....
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #361 on: July 09, 2009, 04:46:01 AM »
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its my first year really drinking... is it normal to question if you drink too much/drink too much/drink everyday/drunk

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #362 on: July 09, 2009, 05:44:29 PM »
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looking \frward tomit yall, im  drunk lookingh forfawr to it yall....

this was such a better read than that interview. there should be more intoxicated marks like this. wish somone kept track and compiled them all into one thread. if Gold Trumpet left one i would die happily. from XIXAX world that is.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #363 on: July 09, 2009, 06:08:18 PM »
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looking \frward tomit yall, im  drunk lookingh forfawr to it yall....

this was such a better read than that interview. there should be more intoxicated marks like this. wish somone kept track and compiled them all into one thread. if Gold Trumpet left one i would die happily. from XIXAX world that is.

haha, too bad I don't drink, but if you compiled them all into one thread, they would lose their hilarity. Drunken posts are funny when understood from the context of their original posting. If a thread was just everyone trying to be drunk funny, it would be lame. You need regular posting around a drunk post for the funniness to be maxed out. It's the perfect break of etiquette.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #364 on: July 09, 2009, 06:37:30 PM »
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looking \frward tomit yall, im  drunk lookingh forfawr to it yall....

this was such a better read than that interview. there should be more intoxicated marks like this. wish somone kept track and compiled them all into one thread. if Gold Trumpet left one i would die happily. from XIXAX world that is.

haha, too bad I don't drink, but if you compiled them all into one thread, they would lose their hilarity. Drunken posts are funny when understood from the context of their original posting. If a thread was just everyone trying to be drunk funny, it would be lame. You need regular posting around a drunk post for the funniness to be maxed out. It's the perfect break of etiquette.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #365 on: July 09, 2009, 06:51:48 PM »
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Thanks, Dudley.

haha. if this movie sucks, maybe at least the thread could turn epic.

haha, too bad I don't drink, but if you compiled them all into one thread, they would lose their hilarity. Drunken posts are funny when understood from the context of their original posting. If a thread was just everyone trying to be drunk funny, it would be lame. You need regular posting around a drunk post for the funniness to be maxed out. It's the perfect break of etiquette.

i just meant for memories. top ten drunk posts sorta deal.., you never tie one on, ay?

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #366 on: July 15, 2009, 12:15:07 AM »
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Quentin Tarantino: Talking trash about his critics
Source: Los Angeles Times

Apparently Quentin Tarantino was a little wounded after all about the barbed critical reception his new film, "Inglourious Basterds," got at Cannes this year. In case you forgot, although the movie got a standing ovation, the critics were for the most part unimpressed, with the Guardian calling it "an armor-plated turkey," Time's Richard Corliss dubbing it "a misfire" and Movieline's David Bourgeours saying "by the end of the film it's hard to care much about what happens to anybody on screen."

I'm heading off to see the film tonight, so I may volunteer a few thoughts myself shortly. But Tarantino, in a new interview with GQ magazine, has decided that -- ahem -- he is probably a far better critic any of the ink-stained wretches that haunt the screening rooms around town. I'm not sure that volunteering this information is going to do wonders for the reviews of "Basterds" when the film arrives next month, but tact has never been Tarantino's strong suit.

So after dismissing the bad reviews at Cannes as being the work of celebrity journalists, not the "bona fide literary film critics" that he respects, Tarantino went on to say: "I respect criticism. But I know more about film than most of the people writing about me. Not only that, I'm a better writer than most of the people writing about me. And I can write film criticism better than most of the people writing about me too."

That's called biting the hand that feeds you. And the whoosh you just heard is the sound of "Inglourious Basterds' " Rotten Tomatoes score dropping faster than the stock market on Black Friday.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #367 on: July 15, 2009, 11:24:42 AM »
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He comes off like such a jerk in that article, especially when he attacks that poor waitress who didn't bring him the bill on time.

"I respect criticism. But I know more about film than most of the people writing about me. Not only that, I'm a better writer than most of the people writing about me. And I can write film criticism better than most of the people writing about me too."

Oh good Christ. So his movie isn’t a derivative, self-indulgent bore. Film critics just don’t know how to critique film. Got it.

Seriously, to all you aspiring filmmakers out there, I want you to make me a promise right now – when you land a gig in la la land, PLEASE. BE. COOL. And nice. And for the love of god humble, because the last thing that godforsaken city needs is another arrogant Hollywood asshole that thinks the world owes him something. I don’t care if you are the Quentin Tarantino. A little humility and self-deprecation goes a long way.

So fuck you Quentin. As much as you might think so, it is not a privilege to see one of your films. We don’t owe you shit. In fact, you owe us. We’re the ones who shell out hundreds of dollars and several precious hours of life to watch your increasingly vapid, ultimately forgettable movies.


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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #368 on: July 15, 2009, 01:32:17 PM »
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Amen.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #369 on: July 15, 2009, 03:43:03 PM »
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Put a fork in Quentin. He's been Eli Roth'd.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #370 on: July 15, 2009, 04:45:47 PM »
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Give the man the benefit of the doubt; I'm sure he was coked out of his fucking gourd.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #371 on: July 15, 2009, 07:01:46 PM »
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Next time I see him, I'll mention it.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #372 on: July 15, 2009, 08:33:53 PM »
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man, I'm not his biggest fan but I do like him a lot and I do think he probably has a point in being more informed and articulate about films.  inglorious still might not be good, but he is probably a better critic than most.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #373 on: July 15, 2009, 08:52:59 PM »
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I'm sure he's a better critic than most everyday folks but I doubt he's a better critic than someone who's job is to critique films. Quentin may know more about movies about women in prison or shitty movies about butlers who come back from the dead to get revenge on the family they served that wronged them but come on, the guys just being a dumbass now.

I think he got so used to being the darling of cinema that now that most people view him as past his prime, he's having a difficult time with it. He should worry more about going back to the drawing board and making something good than exacting revenge on his critics by beating them at their own game. He's being corny.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #374 on: July 16, 2009, 01:54:17 AM »
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He comes off like such a jerk in that article, especially when he attacks that poor waitress who didn't bring him the bill on time.

"I respect criticism. But I know more about film than most of the people writing about me. Not only that, I'm a better writer than most of the people writing about me. And I can write film criticism better than most of the people writing about me too."

Oh good Christ. So his movie isn’t a derivative, self-indulgent bore. Film critics just don’t know how to critique film. Got it.

Seriously, to all you aspiring filmmakers out there, I want you to make me a promise right now – when you land a gig in la la land, PLEASE. BE. COOL. And nice. And for the love of god humble, because the last thing that godforsaken city needs is another arrogant Hollywood asshole that thinks the world owes him something. I don’t care if you are the Quentin Tarantino. A little humility and self-deprecation goes a long way.

So fuck you Quentin. As much as you might think so, it is not a privilege to see one of your films. We don’t owe you shit. In fact, you owe us. We’re the ones who shell out hundreds of dollars and several precious hours of life to watch your increasingly vapid, ultimately forgettable movies.



I'm pretty sure Quentin has never published something this bad, even on a message board.  You are extremely riled up over what, exactly?  "fuck you Quentin"....really???  Dude made some of the most memorable movies of all time, sorry if the recent ones are less memorable than the couple that were bassicaly the most beloved movies of the last 20 years.  Did he say something about us owing him something? I missed that part. 

And as for what Stefan was saying, I think it's safe to say that Tarantino knows as much about the history of art-cinema as 99% of critics and filmmakers, not just B-movies.  The guy is obsessive and extremely passionate.  He's making a valid point in this quote even if he doesn't put it so eloquently. I'm pretty sure that most interesting filmmakers, when they bother to write critically on other films, do it from a much more valid place than most film critics, who by and large have a pretty limited knowledge of cinema and very little invested in the creative process in comparison. 

The notices for Basterds have certainly been mixed so far but I have read a lot of them and there is no shortage of positivity out there.  This is a situation where haters are gonna hate and lovers are gonna love. 

I feel like he is just being sincere with his opinions and you guys are making a big stink about it.  And I agree with him, and I think most xixaxer's will too, that most film critics writing opening weekend type reviews aren't worth shit.  Hell I can't name one working film critic I actually care if I read (other than the great Outlaw Vern, who has completely ruined all other critics or me), and that's in a pool of about a thousand or so out there working professionally or semi-professionally.  But I bet we would all read Quentin's weekly reviews, and probably enjoy em. 

I think Quentin's point is, most people writing about him are dudes on the internet or guys and gals like Richard Roeper, or other Entertainment beat journalists.  Not Cinema PHD's or filmmakers.  And most of those people view movies in pretty unsophisticated ways.  And still the vast majority of them have been positive about all of his films so far.  I don't think he has a very sharp ax to grind but he is probably a little hurt by the kneejerk reaction of a few critics being reported as the final say on his movie about 3 months before it is released.     

And IB is probably going to be the best time at the movies this summer, or certainly at least one of them.  You have to be pretty jaded to expect the next film from one of the world's greatest filmmakers, that won a major award at Cannes, shot by on of the great cinematographers, starring an international cast, and exploring the most intense era of the last century through a mythological lens, to be anything less than a fucking fascinating night out at the Mall. 

 

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