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Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 17, 2005, 12:50:11 AM
http://xixax.com/greenscreen/009modageshaunofthedead.html
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: Weak2ndAct on March 17, 2005, 04:45:51 AM
Yeah, Ed is reflection is Shaun's failings, but if you look at the housemates as a whole, that's where the brilliance of the setup lies.  Ed is the jobless, drunk, shiftless-layabout.  Pete is the dedicated, serious worker (also worth noting that he's the only one with a car).  Both resent each other for what defines them.  Shaun is the one stuck in the middle, and at a moment's notice, he could swing either way and cement his fate.  In the end, it feels like Shaun satsifies a happy medium between the two (and in the same flat, natch).

God, I love this movie.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: Thrindle on March 17, 2005, 09:47:27 AM
I have to say that your article was extremely well written.  I didn't look so deeply into the movie (I admit it turned me right off in the beginning)...  but nonetheless, your defence of it isn't over the top.  Cheers.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: Just Withnail on March 18, 2005, 12:59:00 PM
Agreed, very good article. Made me wanna see it again. Your ending paragraph sums up the film and your analysis perfectly.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: Gamblour. on March 21, 2005, 09:52:29 PM
That last line is brilliant. And so are all the ones in the middle. Good job, nice analysis, the film is a lot of genius to take in at once, so thanks for writing it all down.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: SHAFTR on March 22, 2005, 02:47:13 AM
Enjoyable, it's easy to see that Shaun of the Dead and The Incredibles are your 2 fav films of 04 for the same reasons.  Personally, I enjoyed Dawn of the Dead (the remake more), I understand that isn't the most popular view.  I will say this though, your In Defense made Shaun of the Dead go from a movie that I liked to a movie that I liked and would like to see again.

EDIT: And this was Post #2000 for me.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: w/o horse on August 10, 2005, 02:16:39 AM
This was really well written.  

I don't know what it is that keeps me at arm's length with this movie.  I mean I enjoy comedies, I love horror movies, and I see all your points, all your points are justifiable and convincing, but there just isn't a connection between me and the movie.
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: modage on August 10, 2005, 09:41:07 AM
hey thanks!

side thought:  remember when The Green Screen was a place?
Title: IN DEFENSE OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD (themodernage02)
Post by: squints on August 19, 2005, 08:36:49 PM
someone tell me where the "Mexican standoff" originated in film? its just such an interesting device