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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2003, 09:50:38 AM »
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Ouch.  I think what he meant was the film would have been exciting w/o the cock shot, but it (like a Magnolia w/o frogs) would not have had as cool an ending.


the cock shot is one of the best last shots in a movie ever!
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2003, 09:52:35 AM »
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Ouch.  I think what he meant was the film would have been exciting w/o the cock shot, but it (like a Magnolia w/o frogs) would not have had as cool an ending.


the cock shot is one of the best last shots in a movie ever!


If you say so.  I won't trample on personal preferences.  

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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2003, 11:15:23 AM »
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Ouch.  I think what he meant was the film would have been exciting w/o the cock shot, but it (like a Magnolia w/o frogs) would not have had as cool an ending.


the cock shot is one of the best last shots in a movie ever!


If you say so.  I won't trample on personal preferences.  

 :)


can you think of any better ones?  that sounds like an interesting topic of discussion.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2003, 12:03:33 PM »
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GOD. I hate it when people say: (In Pestering Tone of Voice) Take away the violence out of Movie X and what remains?

that's weird cos i was just watching the anime movie X



and it woulda sucked without the violence.


No doubt. Samurai X kicks ass, but it would suck without all the sword gore.

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2003, 08:04:57 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2003, 06:26:06 AM »
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the cock shot is one of the best last shots in a movie ever!


can you think of any better ones?  that sounds like an interesting topic of discussion.


I quite like the last shot in Donnie Darko, with Gretchin and that little kid waving. It's subtle but touching.

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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2003, 06:28:03 AM »
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the cock shot is one of the best last shots in a movie ever!


can you think of any better ones?  that sounds like an interesting topic of discussion.


I quite like the last shot in Donnie Darko, with Gretchin and that little kid waving. It's subtle but touching.


And 25th Hour! Okay, so I albsolutely love every frame of that movie, and it's not so much the last shot, but more the ending in general. To think that he fucked up his life so much (and the lives of those around him), and yet someone still cares so much about him. Wow. But yeah, that's gone of the subject so I'll shut up now.

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2003, 08:11:55 PM »
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New here. I must say that I agree.

I think one of the great things about the frog scene is that it seperated the movie from your average viewer.  It takes a certain kind of person to really appreciate the art in PTA's films.   As far as the F&TF crowd, I hear you!  I watched "Punch Drunk Love" with some friends of mine, into the teenage shoot-em up stuff, and they couldn't understand the passion behind the harmonium's element. They would have gone nuts over the frogs in... "Magnolia". Why bother?

Nobody else gets it... Maybe they are dense? Maybe they are dumb?

I don't know.  But I like his creative aspect.



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Are you kidding?  Remove the frogs?  Seriously.  You never payed attention.  The 8:2's hidden everywhere lead to it.  There's a huuuge thread showing pics of it.  So what you're implying is take out all the 8:2's, as well?  

The reason I liked the frogs is because people who like movies liked that scene.  People who liked Fast and the Furious were like "Whoa! Frogs!  This is gay!  I wasted 3 hours!"  Why someone who didn't appreciate movies woudl watch Magnolia is beyond me, though.

In short...the frogs, i feel, seperated the fans from the uh...not fans.
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