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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2003, 04:47:06 PM »
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you're so high and mighty. what would we do without your "lame debate" detector. i will make sure to only discuss topics that are posted by you, oh great one.

i'm gonna ban u.


why is that?


Probably because you talked him down like an asshole for having the most valid point on the thread.


Also, I really don't think he was serious about the banning
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2003, 05:07:52 PM »
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you're so high and mighty. what would we do without your "lame debate" detector. i will make sure to only discuss topics that are posted by you, oh great one.

i'm gonna ban u.


why is that?


Probably because you talked him down like an asshole for having the most valid point on the thread.


your skin's about as thick as paper -- if you really think i was being an ASSHOLE, you're a little too sensitive. its all in good fun.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2003, 05:37:28 PM »
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It just didn't look in good fun to anyone.

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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2003, 10:27:42 PM »
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your skin's about as thick as paper -- if you really think i was being an ASSHOLE, you're a little too sensitive. its all in good fun.

no it wasn't. and if anyone's "too sensitive" it's obviously u.

u took my post personally when it wasn't directed at anyone and wasn't even offensive. u initiated the diss.

i was proving that this art/entertainment argument is stupid and all three positions are valid. next time don't be psychotic.
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2003, 10:27:56 PM »
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I don't think i worded my point properly here. what got me really pissed off in the first place was a conversation i had with my auntie:

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Have you seen a clockwork orange?

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No

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how come?

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I don't watch many movies. i don't watch tv. i only watch interesting documentaries on sbs...

 (for those of u that dont live in australia, sbs is a government-funded channel that depends on foreign programs for its content).

Really, i guess that what i was trying to say was that most of the people i know don't really understand the art of film, so they disregard the genius in it. i guess it's not really their fault because film has been commercialised to such an extent that it has, in a way, redefined the word 'entertainment'. i don't think a dictionary's definition can define such a subjective word, considering the many types of entertainment available to us, and the many varying levels of enjoyment of entertainment that appeals to different people.
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2003, 10:34:09 PM »
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yeah i think the original point was not as focused as that and yeah i don't understand ppl who don't watch movies.

the real crime tho is ppl who don't watch TV, cos we all know movies can be meaningful and great and whatever, but i think TV is unfairly dismissed as pure entertainment. i stopped arguing this a few weeks ago but this reminded me, TV is not as lame as ppl make it out to be. u know, it's like the neglected child, with a little encouragement he could do great things.
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2003, 10:44:56 PM »
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true. but u gotta admit that there's a hell of a lot of shit of tv as opposed to what's at the cinemas. joe millionaire anybody? but hey, i'm not dissin' tv. i mean its my fave dirty, neglected streetkid.
Pubrick, are you referring to any programs in particular on tv?
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2003, 10:47:16 PM »
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People are just ignorant if they say TV sucks.. thats like a guy saying "Movies suck" because lets face it.. TV can be just as good to the right people... some may like the Sopranos and some might the Days of Our Lives.. if they invoke empathy then I say its good..


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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2003, 11:54:20 PM »
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Pubrick, are you referring to any programs in particular on tv?

yeah defintely, like Curb Your Enthusiasm and before him The Larry Sanders Show are/were a great example of innovative television. Sopranos is as classy as it gets, and on the comedy frontier no movie has ever made me laugh as hard as the simpsons did weekly for about 4 years straight.

in consistent and reliable entertainment, film has a LOT to owe to TV in keeping ppl happy while they wait a year for their next favorite movie.

the high proportion of shit shows is obviously due to how cheap it is to produce a series compared to a motion picture. but the problem is that it's all too tempting to take cheap and turn it into crapola, "how low can u go" style.. those rare occasions when the economy of television has inspired originality, at its best it has approached visionary scale, eg. Twin Peaks. sure it's entertainment, it's sumthing to pass the time, but the point made is that occasionally TV touches upon a truth far more engaging than the timeslot requires. and those are the shows and movies that i remember.
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2003, 04:44:48 PM »
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doesn't it piss you off like hell when you're closely related to people that regard movies as only entertainment and don't see the art in film? I swear i'm gonna go insane  :twisted:


No. More frustrated. I dont really like to think of it like I am better than people, its just we all consider different things to be art. And it they want movies to just be entertainment, then good for them, it doesnt affect me.

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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2003, 02:20:36 PM »
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Pubrick, are you referring to any programs in particular on tv?


Hate to step on Pubrickses's toes here, but I have to give props to "Boomtown" at any possible opportunity.  The average episode of this show is better than 90% of the movies that get made.
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2003, 03:08:40 PM »
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this is from last season but :




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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2003, 03:24:40 PM »
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And it they want movies to just be entertainment, then good for them, it doesnt affect me.


I think the fact that most people consider movies to be entertainment, so movies are made for what people want, does affect me.
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2003, 03:32:32 PM »
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this is from last season but :




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Me too.  Also, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, but that was canceled recently  :evil:
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2003, 03:37:49 PM »
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i think there needs to be a format change.  maybe it's impossible, since networks are locked into three seven minute segments for half hour shows.  shows on television are structured around these breaks, and it would be fun if the the creators didn't have to worry about them.  i don't know how that would be economically possible.  perhaps they could work the commercials into the program truman-show style.  but then that would ruin everything.  wraa

 

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