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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 4:11:48 PM   
ElephantBoy

 

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Well actually some films are flawless their noramlly called masterpieces.


Masterpieces can still be flawed. Apocalypse Now has oft been referred to as a 'flawed masterpiece'.

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But okay maybe they don't have to be flawless to be good, but in this case because I find most of JS's work to be poor and for the basis of this thread it would take a clear 7.5/10 or 8/10 standard film to break the mould.


I still don't quite understand what the point of this thread is. Basically it's just you slagging off Schumacher and others defending him. So you name directors you don't like and we defend them? Is that it? Because otherwise I don't think it's worked.

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Suprised at the love for A Time to Kill I see it as a Guilty Pleasure at best.


Guilty pleasure? Really? Given its subject matter I would hardly describe it as that.

Fair enough on point one.
elab has already answered point two and much better than I ever could.
Yes it is supposed to be a serious subject matter isn't just a shame the director didn't treat it as such. Its a guilty pleasue because of the self-important ham fest which takes over and does become kind of so laughable it is oddly entertaining.

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 4:32:39 PM   
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Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


That's because people love to bitch.

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 4:41:30 PM   
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That's because people love to bitch.




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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 4:46:08 PM   
DancingClown


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Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


It's getting a lot of activity because people are just listing directors who they think are shit - while others are saying, "no they aren't". When you have a thread that appeals to the base levels in such a negative and generic way, even if it's being misunderstood, then a flurry of activity is hardly surprising. Just like 'unpopular opinion'.

Forgive me if i got this wrong but the original notion of the thread is for one to think of a director with a consistently poor track record (subject to, well, subjectivity)... and then make a case for a film that may prove otherwise? Is that right? Because I don't really see anyone doing that. I just see the same old names being flung around.

My main problem though is that I'm struggling to understand why I care either way.

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 5:06:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


It's getting a lot of activity because people are just listing directors who they think are shit - while others are saying, "no they aren't". When you have a thread that appeals to the base levels in such a negative and generic way, even if it's being misunderstood, then a flurry of activity is hardly surprising. Just like 'unpopular opinion'.

Forgive me if i got this wrong but the original notion of the thread is for one to think of a director with a consistently poor track record (subject to, well, subjectivity)... and then make a case for a film that may prove otherwise? Is that right? Because I don't really see anyone doing that. I just see the same old names being flung around.

My main problem though is that I'm struggling to understand why I care either way.


The original post doesn't say anything about making a case for a film that proves otherwise, it's just that those that disagree with a choice are doing so by, well - highlighting at least one film which proves the contention is wrong. Rather than offering their own.  Which makes it either a very specific unpop opinions thread, the exact opposite of the perfect thread or a general discussion of bad directors.



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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 5:08:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


That's because people love to bitch.

Christ.

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 5:41:42 PM   
DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man


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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


That's because people love to bitch.

Christ.


Although he had good reason.

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 5:43:31 PM   
DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


It's getting a lot of activity because people are just listing directors who they think are shit - while others are saying, "no they aren't". When you have a thread that appeals to the base levels in such a negative and generic way, even if it's being misunderstood, then a flurry of activity is hardly surprising. Just like 'unpopular opinion'.

Forgive me if i got this wrong but the original notion of the thread is for one to think of a director with a consistently poor track record (subject to, well, subjectivity)... and then make a case for a film that may prove otherwise? Is that right? Because I don't really see anyone doing that. I just see the same old names being flung around.

My main problem though is that I'm struggling to understand why I care either way.


The original post doesn't say anything about making a case for a film that proves otherwise, it's just that those that disagree with a choice are doing so by, well - highlighting at least one film which proves the contention is wrong. Rather than offering their own.  Which makes it either a very specific unpop opinions thread, the exact opposite of the perfect thread or a general discussion of bad directors.



Erm. Right. Okay

(exit stage left to search for life)

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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 7/8/2012 6:23:16 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Have to say for a thread which you don't seem to think is working it is sure getting a lot of activiy, keep up the suggestions people


It's getting a lot of activity because people are just listing directors who they think are shit - while others are saying, "no they aren't". When you have a thread that appeals to the base levels in such a negative and generic way, even if it's being misunderstood, then a flurry of activity is hardly surprising. Just like 'unpopular opinion'.

Forgive me if i got this wrong but the original notion of the thread is for one to think of a director with a consistently poor track record (subject to, well, subjectivity)... and then make a case for a film that may prove otherwise? Is that right? Because I don't really see anyone doing that. I just see the same old names being flung around.

My main problem though is that I'm struggling to understand why I care either way.


The original post doesn't say anything about making a case for a film that proves otherwise, it's just that those that disagree with a choice are doing so by, well - highlighting at least one film which proves the contention is wrong. Rather than offering their own.  Which makes it either a very specific unpop opinions thread, the exact opposite of the perfect thread or a general discussion of bad directors.



Erm. Right. Okay

(exit stage left to search for life)


Can you PM me if you find one, cos I've been looking everywhere.


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RE: Make a case for a Director with a perfect bad record - 8/8/2012 1:02:12 PM   
Coyleone


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ORIGINAL: vad3r


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Has anyone found better candidates than Seltzer/Friedberg?


I think it's a tie between them and Dennis Dugan.


Dennis Dugan: Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, NYPD Blue, Moonlighting.
Seltzer/Friedberg: Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans, Disaster Movie, Vampires Suck.

Clear winner.


Yeah these guys would get my vote. Awful.

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