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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by jenkins on June 27, 2018, 12:08:42 PM »
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Other Media / Re: Overwatch
« Last post by WorldForgot on June 26, 2018, 05:02:09 PM »
Looking forward to playing chicken against Junkrat with that giant rolling ball  :yabbse-cheesy:
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on June 26, 2018, 03:03:33 PM »
You can dismantle that argument with one simple fact. Supreme court appointments cannot be "burned down." They may endure for a generation.
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by polkablues on June 26, 2018, 03:00:01 PM »
the hard line i want to create, the instance i want to make, is that Trump has been bad in a big way, and from the bad comes the good, but this does not mean that the bad was not bad

This, 100%. All of these “it’s okay to burn it all down because then we can rebuild it all better” arguments come from a place of ultimate privilege. Real people will suffer real harm, and the people making the argument are comfortable that it will only ever impact them on a hypothetical level.
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on June 26, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
I suppose Lynch might be onto something, that Trump has opened the door for future populists. But he's also opened the door for demagogues.

Either way, Mark Frost (a hardcore lefty) needs to sit him down for a serious chat.
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by jenkins on June 26, 2018, 02:09:15 PM »
the hard line i want to create, the insistence i want to make, is that Trump has been bad in a big way, and from the bad comes the good, but this does not mean that the bad was not bad
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on June 26, 2018, 02:01:50 PM »
No, David Lynch Didn’t Actually Praise Trump

Lynch is not politically sophisticated. That much is clear from the list of political figures he's supported: Reagan, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson. I'm not going to attempt to sugar-coat his idiocy around these issues. He's an old man with some old-fashioned views, and like many old men, the part of his brain that deals with politics is withering away. The fact that he supported Bernie while believing in libertarianism ("I still would lean toward no government and not so many rules") means he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about.

(I think that Vice article does reach a bit in defending him, btw.)


Here's the actual quote from the article that started all of this:

He is undecided about Donald Trump. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jun/23/david-lynch-gotta-be-selfish-twin-peaks


And Lynch's subsequent clarification:

Dear Mr. President,

This is David Lynch writing. I saw that you re-tweeted the Breitbart article with the heading – Director David Lynch: Trump ‘Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History.’ I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk. This quote which has traveled around was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining.

Unfortunately, if you continue as you have been, you will not have a chance to go down in history as a great president. This would be very sad it seems for you – and for the country. You are causing suffering and division.

It’s not too late to turn the ship around. Point our ship toward a bright future for all. You can unite the country. Your soul will sing. Under great loving leadership, no one loses – everybody wins. It’s something I hope you think about and take to heart. All you need to do is treat all the people as you would like to be treated.

Sincerely,

David Lynch


https://www.facebook.com/davidlynchofficial/posts/1800909923291220
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by jenkins on June 26, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
goddamnit

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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by cronopio2 on June 26, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
this is very very good. to me it worked as a thought experiment on how to re-represent violence's devasting/not-fun aspects in a society increasingly accustomed to it in audiovisual forms. agony and suffering have always necessary subjects in art, but their aestheticization is more problematic than ever.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Incredibles 2
« Last post by cronopio2 on June 26, 2018, 08:53:04 AM »
the first incredibles has some of the best production design and art direction in the action genre (it's my favorite pixar film), and this one has good parts of that , but it's really odd now when disney/marvel/star wars villains give a lecture on manufacturing consent.

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