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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgeburner90 View Post
    Why do you care about the material answers so much?

    If a movie uses a door as a symbol for whatever reason do you need to know where that door was built, in how many days and using what materials?
    Nope, but I have to know why that door is a central gleaming figure in the story, why is it there, who built it and how is it relevant. If you don't tell those things, whatever symbolism you invest in the damn door is bullshit because your story can go on without it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Mouse View Post
    Nope, but I have to know why that door is a central gleaming figure in the story, why is it there, who built it and how is it relevant.
    realtalk ivan did you actually watch the movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hong Kong Walmart View Post
    No, it's legitimately obvious that you don't get 'it' since you think 'it' is the book plot. The book and the movie are not the same, for one.
    Then what is the monolith for, then? And why is it titled "2001: A Space Odyssey", if the book of the same name is not a part of it?

    I mean, if "it" isn't the book plot, then what is "it", a post-modern nonsense that only an elite few would understand? The whole film would then be an "art" film: It only makes sense to whoever created it, but incomprehensible to the rest. It has no vested meaning, so therefore whatever symbolism that was put there by the creator is useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgeburner90 View Post
    realtalk ivan did you actually watch the movie
    Yes. I wouldn't complain this much if I didn't watch it, more so get annoyed by it's tryhard efforts of reel the viewer in it's aura of whatever mystery it has.

    All it was said about the monolith is that maybe aliens built it, it makes an earsplitting sound when someone is near it, it appeared at the dawn of man, it floated near Jupiter, and it showed up in the ending. Every fucking time it appears is a giant disconnect. So don't doubt if I watch the film, because I did it without anyone disturbing me.
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    The Monoliths are God, c'mon man.
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    That time they checked out that hot guy they were just admiring his watch, yeah?


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    Actually the intent of the ending isn't to be cryptic but intuitive. It's not postmodern but impressionist. It's not something to decode or understand, but something you're supposed to feel as pretentious as that sounds.

    So don't worry if you don't "get" it, "getting it" is a dumb concept when applied to art that views everything as some kind of mystery to be decoded when the aim often is not a factual message but rather an impression or emotional response.
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    Yes every time it appears it's a huge disconnect. That's good.
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    That time they checked out that hot guy they were just admiring his watch, yeah?


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    expressionist fuck i always mix them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hong Kong Walmart View Post
    Yes every time it appears it's a huge disconnect. That's good.
    Yeah, so don't blame me if I don't "get it", because the monolith doesn't lend itself to sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    Actually the intent of the ending isn't to be cryptic but intuitive. It's not postmodern but impressionist. It's not something to decode or understand, but something you're supposed to feel as pretentious as that sounds.

    So don't worry if you don't "get" it, "getting it" is a dumb concept when applied to art that views everything as some kind of mystery to be decoded when the aim often is not a factual message but rather an impression or emotional response.
    If there's anything I have felt during the monolith appearances, it would be the general lingering feel of "what the fuck is this shit?"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Mouse View Post
    because the monolith doesn't lend itself to sense.
    That might be important.


    edit to make it less of a shitpost:

    "Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot seee and cannot hear another world all around us?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgeburner90 View Post

    That might be important.


    edit to make it less of a shitpost:
    "Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot seee and cannot hear another world all around us?"
    Well, sincerely, the only interpretation I dug up from my mind during the time I am watching the film is that the monolith is an embodiment of Sir Issac Newton's last words: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

    In other words, for me, the monolith is a statement of how humanity cannot see it all.

    However, from the standpoint of an entertaining narrative, I didn't find it satisfying. If I was the average Filipino watching this film, I would drop it in the middle because it doesn't have an enduring story to interest me. And if I muscled up to the ending, I would just put it out of my mind because I don't wanna think about it too much, it's just a film to me that doesn't make any sense.



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    They won't release Birdman here until February and everybody sings hymns of praise to that thing. fuck
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    I wanna watch Birdman. It looks funny in a dark kind of way.
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    Saw the Hungry Hungry Games last night. It gets points for doing a decent brewing civil war story, but is way too heavy handed and lacks two of my three favourite people from the last movie, spear man and axe girl. But Felix Listed is still there being badass black Q, even if he's crippled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    They won't release Birdman here until February and everybody sings hymns of praise to that thing. fuck
    Saw it at the Drafthouse. The story wasn't gripping enough that I want to see it again, but damn if it wasn't shot well. Also had an interesting choice of cast.

    Speaking of the Drafthouse, just saw The Bababook tonight. My friend had the best comment about that movie. "I liked how it was a case study on the main character and that you weren't too sure if she was actually crazy or if there was a monster".

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    The Fuckin' Babadook, man. That was an amazing movie. Best Aussie movie in a long while.

    It premiered worldwide in a little studio theatre a few streets away from me and the main actress has a QnA session with us afterwards, was pretty cool.

    I have an advance order in for the pop-up book they're making, which will be basically identical to the one in the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
    The Fuckin' Babadook, man. That was an amazing movie. Best Aussie movie in a long while.

    It premiered worldwide in a little studio theatre a few streets away from me and the main actress has a QnA session with us afterwards, was pretty cool.

    I have an advance order in for the pop-up book they're making, which will be basically identical to the one in the movie.
    Yeah, my friend pre-ordered it as well, Sucks because nothing else came to mind as a last minute gift.

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    I liked The Raid.

    So I ended up liking Dredd. Figured it was as good a place as any for an introduction.

    Similar aesthetics and sound design, but so brutal. Slo-mo looks great.

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    Just got back from seeing The Interview (yeah yeah, I know it's free online but when movies are only 5 USD after 10 PM I may as well see it at a theater) and was quite surprised by how not terrible it ended up being. While I'm still not a huge James Franco fan, his annoying traits worked perfectly in this sort of movie. Not as gratuitous with the sex stuff as you'd normally expect from a Seth Rogan movie too, though it made up for this with the crazy silly action. Also, fucking Katie Perry, why am I wanting to listen to that song of hers now?

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    American comedies are funny only in the rarest cases.

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