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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2003, 08:49:49 AM »
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yeah PTA totally ripped off short cuts. love magnolia, but was very smiliar to short cuts


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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2003, 10:08:34 AM »
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i see your point with the pictures my friend, but that's very irrelevant. It is obvious that Magnolia is another degree of short cuts. the cop, the suicide attempts in the garage with the exhuast, the climax, chance, vignetts, very simliar. But in no way do i discredit Paul, just that Magnolia seemed to say that same thing's short cuts had said already, but with a slight change in style.

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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2003, 11:56:10 AM »
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i see your point with the pictures my friend, but that's very irrelevant. It is obvious that Magnolia is another degree of short cuts. the cop, the suicide attempts in the garage with the exhuast, the climax, chance, vignetts, very simliar. But in no way do i discredit Paul, just that Magnolia seemed to say that same thing's short cuts had said already, but with a slight change in style.

clearly u don't get the relevance of the picture. for one, ur observations are about as old as the movie itself. two, this is the most random place to put them. and finally, hilariously, ur talking like anyone here is arguing with what ur saying, it's like u woke up from a coma and started randomly blabbing about whatever came to ur mind.. welcome to 1999 buddy, next stop: Everyone's Over It.
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2003, 12:26:45 PM »
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Lance, I see your point with the connection (obviosuly PTA is a huge Altman fan), but I don't think they're saying the same thing. The book cover may be similar, but what's inside is totally different. PTA is saying something completely the opposite of Altman, who is cynical to a fault (though, that's why I love him), and sees all his characters drowning in their soulessness (sp?). Whereas Paul can show remorse that in almost any other director's hands would have seemed overblown, yet he makes it work because I think he really believes people might just have a chance to work their shit out. There's so much more love and redemption and possibility in Magnolia that is in no way a part of the Altman universe. That's why it's so nice to have "similar" films from directors with such unique personal visions. We get to see both sides of the coin.
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2003, 06:15:57 PM »
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yeah PTA totally ripped off short cuts. love magnolia, but was very smiliar to short cuts



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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2003, 04:33:32 PM »
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i see your point with the pictures my friend, but that's very irrelevant. It is obvious that Magnolia is another degree of short cuts. the cop, the suicide attempts in the garage with the exhuast, the climax, chance, vignetts, very simliar. But in no way do i discredit Paul, just that Magnolia seemed to say that same thing's short cuts had said already, but with a slight change in style.

clearly u don't get the relevance of the picture. for one, ur observations are about as old as the movie itself. two, this is the most random place to put them. and finally, hilariously, ur talking like anyone here is arguing with what ur saying, it's like u woke up from a coma and started randomly blabbing about whatever came to ur mind.. welcome to 1999 buddy, next stop: Everyone's Over It.


of all the time you've spent here, do you not realize that you're the only one who thinks this way. can I ask why you get annoyed with everything? what's the point? it's so silly. Lances point was fine, there was nothing wrong with it, hence sonowthen responding to it. but to you, you felt the need to respond with what you did. I just don't understand why you get so annoyed and it's annoying that you do so that's why I ask.
 
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2003, 10:21:49 PM »
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i smell mutiny abroad

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2003, 11:44:03 PM »
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and what does mutiny smell like?

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2003, 11:50:56 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2003, 11:59:50 PM »
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and what does mutiny smell like?


like the seafood section at piggly wiggly.

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of all the time you've spent here, do you not realize that you're the only one who thinks this way.


nah, we all think that way. its just that p is usually the only one w/ the balls to say it outloud. so shattup, u poser.

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2003, 11:45:47 AM »
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does anyone know where the intersection from Magnolia is?  the one where Jim rescues Donnie at the gas station?

every time I drive down Magnolia I look for it, but haven't seen it yet.

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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2003, 07:06:41 AM »
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does anyone know where the intersection from Magnolia is?  the one where Jim rescues Donnie at the gas station?

every time I drive down Magnolia I look for it, but haven't seen it yet.


I too thought it was on magnolia. Until someone showed me the way...

It's on the corner of Reseda blvd. and Sherman Way. Like I said in my previous post, you can find the donut shop "Miss Donuts" about two or three blocks east of that intersection on Sherman Way, next to the Vons. Visit both! dude!

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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2003, 12:39:22 PM »
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and what does mutiny smell like?


like the seafood section at piggly wiggly.

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of all the time you've spent here, do you not realize that you're the only one who thinks this way.


nah, we all think that way. its just that p is usually the only one w/ the balls to say it outloud. so shattup, u poser.


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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2003, 02:22:41 PM »
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ur making me angry...

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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2003, 08:51:03 AM »
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Sorry dude.  I just call them as I see them.  :wink:
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