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Go to IMDB.
Look up just about any movie, but specifically a more complicated one. (Fight Club, Donnie Darko, hell, even LA Confidential) There you will find people overanalyzing the hell out of every little thing.
Now, usually, I LIKE IT when people think about movies. But not like this. And not these people.
These people are removing ANY JOY from watching movies by doing this to them. "How could it be possible for Jack to be in the Airport and for Tyler to be getting into a car at the same time? how can that be? what's YOUR theory?!" and people actually HAVE theories about this.

They're killing the whole point and purpose and escape and goodness.
They're just so desperate to be the one who saw through it all and knows the secrets (because they have no real talent themselves) that they're more than happy to circle jerk for a long long time over these questions that have nothing to do with the film, the film makers, or what the real MESSAGE of the film is.



Feb. 1st, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh I've been there before. They don't tend to point out anything neat... like actual continuity errors (I found one little one in Donnie Darko), they just bitch about the PLAUSIBILITY of things.
Which really... who the fuck cares?
As long as it isn't a sci-fi flick, you shouldn't be measuring out wether or not the scenario is possible in your world.
Feb. 1st, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
After posting that, I got to reading Nitpickers while my friend and I were watching The Matrix.

They pointed out one neat little flummox.... the scene where Neo gets killed at the end (before coming back to life), you see a shot from above of the agent's handgun firing and discharging a shell..... and the shell is clearly a blank, with the opening crimped. You can see it if you look on any video, but it's quite clear when you pause it.

Useless stuff.

We're watching Mulholland Drive. I've seen it before, so I'm just turning my head occasionally for the lesbian scenes and listening to my friend Choch say, "What the fuck?" to the movie at various parts.

I keep telling him, "It gets worse."


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