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« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2004, 11:26:45 PM »
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cool, passive-aggressively giving up an argument with a pseudo-response.

(hey man, that's what conservative pundits do, you jew-hating son of a bitch.)
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« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2004, 11:42:09 PM »
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Well I finally saw this. I can't believe so many people are bashing it, I mean what the fuck? This was one fun fucking movie, not fun like a bad movie kinda way. There's so much to like about it, the characters are so bland and ridiculous but real too. It was really refreshing to see a movie that absolutely did not take itself seriously and still had a ton of funny moments. Like pete said, it's absurd comedy. It's more a Christopher Guest film than anything, minus the docu style. I mean, that grandmother wiping out on a four wheeler? Fucking hilarious! That dance was amazing at the end.

I'm really surprised (or maybe I shouldn't be?) that everyone's like "The narrative blah blah" and comparing it to Wes Anderson or what not. Hess isn't an auteur. This isn't an art movie. Laugh at it, you friggin' idiots. Did I like it? Heck yes I did. I mean, come on, I shouldn't hear Tati mentioned in a conversation about a movie that has the line "I caught you a delicious bass!"
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« Reply #92 on: December 23, 2004, 12:02:07 AM »
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Your devotion to Wes Anderson betrays your lack of personal vision.

Wait, that doesn't even make sense.

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Nobody who professes to be an artist should ever be sucking on the sphincter of another artist.

Try to find an artist who wasn't seriously inspired by and at some point devoted to some other artist.
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« Reply #93 on: December 23, 2004, 12:03:59 AM »
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Nobody who professes to be an artist should ever be sucking on the sphincter of another artist.

Try to find an artist who wasn't seriously inspired by and at some point devoted to some other artist.


Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?
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« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2004, 12:11:17 AM »
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Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?

Does the name Spielberg ring a bell?
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« Reply #95 on: December 23, 2004, 12:12:12 AM »
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Geeks Rule as 'Dynamite' Lands at No. 1

The geeky comedy "Napoleon Dynamite," a little movie that made a big splash at the summer box office, sold 60% of its initial shipment during its first day on video store shelves Tuesday, according to executives at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

This represented sales of about 1.4 million combined DVD and VHS units. Studio executives said they were working to ship an additional 1 million DVDs before Christmas Day.

The Fox Searchlight film, which earned roughly $44 million at the domestic box office, stars Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Tina Majorino as misfit high-schoolers in Idaho.
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« Reply #96 on: December 23, 2004, 12:12:47 AM »
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Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?

Does the name Spielberg ring a bell?

Does the name ring a bell?

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« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2004, 12:14:41 AM »
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Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?

Does the name Spielberg ring a bell?

Does the name ring a bell?

Do bells ring if they fall in the forest when no one is around?

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« Reply #98 on: December 23, 2004, 12:20:02 AM »
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Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?

Does the name Spielberg ring a bell?

Does the name ring a bell?

Do bells ring if they fall in the forest when no one is around?

If it's time for dinner, does the farmer ring a bell?

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« Reply #99 on: December 23, 2004, 12:21:48 AM »
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Do bells ring if they fall in the forest when no one is around?

Not if they fall in the mud.
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« Reply #100 on: December 23, 2004, 12:24:47 AM »
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Quote from: wantautopia?
Quote from: cinephile
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Sleuth
Does the name mutinyco ring a bell?

Does the name Spielberg ring a bell?

Does the name ring a bell?

Do bells ring if they fall in the forest when no one is around?

If it's time for dinner, does the farmer ring a bell?

So say there was this farmer,
And he had a dell.
Hi-ho, the derry-o
(Oh, what the fuck is a mutinyco?)
Santa Claus says "ho-ho-ho."
Yes, the farmer in the dell.

In the dell, does he ring that bell?
If he doesn't will he go to hell?
Wait, what the hell is that smell?
The farmer?
Yes, the farmer.
In the dell.

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« Reply #101 on: December 23, 2004, 01:00:06 AM »
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(hey man, that's what conservative pundits do, you jew-hating son of a bitch.)


I have no idea what you're talking about, Pete. I think this comment has more to do with you than anything I've ever said or done. Obviously, you have no idea what's going on. Aside from the fact that technically, I've been an atheist my whole life, if you ever saw my nose it would be as much a give away to my heritage as your eyes are to yours.

I haven't walked away in a passive aggressive manner. I signed off to eat dinner. You had proved my point. That you're an insecure egotist. That you act as if you're a genius, yet if you're the emperor, like George's inspired porno moniker, you'd might as well start calling yourself Buck Naked. You're a college student. That's all. You have a lot of growing up to do.

I'm not exactly sure of the relation between "mutinyco" and Spielberg. Y'all are gonna have to explain that one to me. I use that name because it represents me and my work. I've used it since I was in middle school. When most of you were in diapers.

JB: Of course, artists are inspired by other artists. But at what point are they supposed to have developed their own identity? My point with Pete was that he's obviously not particularly up to that point, as he seems to wear Wes on his sleeve. As if he's vicariously great because he likes Anderson's films. If W.A. had a jersey Pete would probably wear it.

The reason I occasionally poke Pete is because I can. It obviously provokes a reaction. I could understand him getting upset if I were criticizing HIS work. But he's getting upset because I'm criticizing another filmmaker, and his sophomoric devotion to him.
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« Reply #102 on: December 23, 2004, 01:09:24 AM »
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Aside from the fact that technically, I've been an atheist my whole life, if you ever saw my nose it would be as much a give away to my heritage as your eyes are to yours.

What are you talking about?

This reminds me of that one scene in Ocean's 12.

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JB: Of course, artists are inspired by other artists. But at what point are they supposed to have developed their own identity? My point with Pete was that he's obviously not particularly up to that point, as he seems to wear Wes on his sleeve.

Why are we discussing Pete the Artist in the Napoleon Dynamite thread?

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As if he's vicariously great because he likes Anderson's films. If W.A. had a jersey Pete would probably wear it.

Now you're just speculating and being silly. Pete was probably right... you really are acting like the right-wing cultural warriors.

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The reason I occasionally poke Pete is because I can. It obviously provokes a reaction. I could understand him getting upset if I were criticizing HIS work. But he's getting upset because I'm criticizing another filmmaker, and his sophomoric devotion to him.

Wait, so if two people are arguing about an artist, the person who attacks the artist is a Noble Critic (whose virtue grows from his completely non-sophomoric reaction-provoking experiments) and the person defending the artist is a partisan sophomore?
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« Reply #103 on: December 23, 2004, 01:12:44 AM »
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Wait, so if two people are arguing about an artist, the person who attacks the artist is a Noble Critic (whose virtue grows from his completely non-sophomoric reaction-provoking experiments) and the person defending the artist is a partisan sophomore?


No. By criticizing Wes Anderson, I know it will provoke a reaction from him, as if I've personally offended him. And that's amusing to me. On 2 different threads I've commented about Wes. And both times Pete jumped to defend him.
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« Reply #104 on: December 23, 2004, 01:17:28 AM »
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That's strange. It's not amusing to me when you defend Spielberg. And why should it be?
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