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« on: June 29, 2003, 01:39:30 PM »
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In the 80s, he gave us The Lost Boys and St. Elmo's Fire.  Thanks.

Then, he started sucking and hardly turned back for a second, though he briefly considered not totally sucking when he directed Falling Down.

Pre-80s Schumacher non-Suckiness:  he wrote the screenplay to Lumet's eternally eerie The Wiz.  Gotta hand it to him there.

edit:  perhaps this shoulda gone in the Director's Chair forum.   :oops:

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2003, 01:48:29 PM »
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Yeah, what's his deal?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2003, 01:50:55 PM »
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i'm going to have to agree with this thread

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2003, 01:52:57 PM »
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Quote from: tremolosloth
Yeah, what's his deal?


Dying Young is on WGN right now.  Total made-for-TV bullcrap.  Ugly sound design.  Over-the-top, emblematic lighting.  Blargh.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2003, 01:55:06 PM »
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Quote from: sphinx
i'm going to have to agree with this thread


He didn't suck at doing costumes for a few good ones:

The Last of Sheila
Sleeper
Interiors

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2003, 01:57:00 PM »
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Wait, what's this? Last I heard, Coppola was going to adapt it himself. Now he's a producer.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2003, 01:57:13 PM »
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Quote from: Mesh
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Yeah, what's his deal?


Dying Young is on WGN right now.  Total made-for-TV bullcrap.  Ugly sound design.  Over-the-top, emblematic lighting.  Blargh.


Ewwww.  He did that?  Sweet Christ, that shit gives me chills.....
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2003, 09:29:16 PM »
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i thought this fact was so universal that it was beyond all discussion.  he gayed up the batman franchise which pretty much single-handedly buried all dc comic adaptations for 6 years.  now, before anyone takes the gay comment as negative or hateful.  nipples on the batsuit.  butt and codpiece shots.  okay?  now that we're on the same page.  if i'm not mistaken, he was not officially gay till some point during the production of one of the batman movies, which he basically used as his big coming out party.  if that were required of the character, that would be one thing.  but that is not what the character is about.  that's not what the story is.  there are entire message boards devoted to hating this guy.  i've had enough for now.  

(lost boys=80s bliss though).
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2003, 09:49:33 PM »
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hes kind of weird - hes capable of some really good solid movies (tigerland), but then he goes and does the batman sequels - i dont quite understand it

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2003, 10:19:28 PM »
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phonebooth was okay

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2003, 10:20:20 PM »
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i actually DO want to see phonebooth and tigerland, but have been holding a grudge for 6 years.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2003, 10:20:45 PM »
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yes i actually kind of enjoyed phonebooth - before it came out i refused to believe that the premise would work as a feature film (and i still think it would work BETTER as a short) but it surprised me

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2003, 10:33:49 PM »
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I guess I'm the only one that liked "8mm" (could have been darker, yes, but I still thought it was seedy enough) and "Flatliners".
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2003, 10:37:27 PM »
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havent seen flatliners in a while, i dont remember DISliking but really dont remember liking it too much either

i hated 8mm

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