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« on: February 02, 2004, 08:02:58 AM »
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My girlfriend surprised me and got me the bootleg for my birthday (what an awesome girlfriend), and we watched it, and I can honestly say it is SUCH a crappy movie.  Man alive, it was painful to watch.

HOW did he get the people to agree to do that crap?  Did ANYONE see potential?  Granted, he didn't have the equipment we have nowadays, but man alive, it was terrible.

Though I was pleasantly surprised to see a ton of stuff from there used in Boogie Nights (The Touch, Angels Live In My Town, Reed Rothchild, etc).

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2004, 08:31:39 AM »
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I thought he had a pretty good script.

You have to judge it for what it is...a video short made by a 17 year old.

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 09:25:47 AM »
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Um, it was a for-fun project by a teenager editing vhs to vhs, what the hell did you want???
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 11:43:02 AM »
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If anything, hearing that his first attempt was absolute crap should give people hope.  But then again, it's very rare that something done by a teenager isn't crap.  But what blows the mind, still, is how young he was when he did Hard Eight, and how that helped him improve so much on Boogie Nights.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 12:41:12 PM »
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Tsk tsk tsk, you are going to PTA hell for watching that bootleg.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 12:53:36 PM »
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i've heard rumores that Kubrick wore diapers when he appeared on this world for the first time. I've also heard that he drooled and cried a lot, but i think that's a bit too much. what do you think?(i've heard that he also didn't know how to write, and lot's of really scandalous shit, but i forgot about some of them)

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 12:58:48 PM »
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Quote from: molly
i've heard rumores that Kubrick wore diapers when he appeared on this world for the first time. I've also heard that he drooled and cried a lot, but i think that's a bit too much. what do you think?(i've heard that he also didn't know how to write, and lot's of really scandalous shit, but i forgot about some of them)


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Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004, 03:09:48 PM »
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bob did it because he was a freind of his dad, i know a actor in hollywood that would let me do a crappy short movie just because hes a freind.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2004, 03:18:08 PM »
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Anyways, could someone rip it and send me a copy?

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2004, 06:05:35 PM »
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Anyways, could someone rip it and send me a copy?


I would if you would from this point on stop saying "anyways"
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2004, 01:02:35 AM »
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there's gonna be a public screening of it at a bar i frequent..

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2004, 06:46:31 AM »
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I really should come up for that.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2004, 08:59:46 AM »
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I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think I've made better stuff for fun, and I'm sure lots of you have, when you were 17.

But my main point in saying that (and something that I totally forgot to mention, so that makes me a doofus) was the fact that just a few years later, he made Cigarettes & Coffee, which is LIGHTYEARS ahead of The Dirk Diggler Story.  It was just shocking to me how he could make that much progress in that little time.

But I don't think I'm wrong for bashing his crap that he did at 17.  There are some talented 17 year olds out there.  Unfortunately, he wasn't one of them.  I guess he's more than making up for it now.  But it does inspire me.  If he can make crap like that and then make brilliance 4 times in a row, I'm pumped.

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2004, 11:41:13 AM »
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LEAVE 'EM DA FUCK ALONE MUTHAFUCKA
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2004, 02:25:54 PM »
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yeah, it sucks big time. but i don't hold it against him.

 

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