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xianjiro wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:09 am
pitchorneirda wrote: December 18th, 2020, 8:31 pm
joachimt wrote: December 18th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Don't let it get to you too much, pitch. Just move on.
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OldAle1 wrote: December 19th, 2020, 7:40 pm
xianjiro wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:09 am
pitchorneirda wrote: December 18th, 2020, 8:31 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Really. It's okay. We all feel this way from time to time, but it really gets better - or at least, we learn to live with the emotion and it's pain fades. I can't promise it will go away, but you can learn to go forward.
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White subs on white background! Come on! UGH! I just want to bonk someone on the head.
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Crime movies where a huge part of the plot relies on very sloppy policework. Example:
dead body in office
person A walks in, sees gun, picks it up, then sees body
person B walks in, sees person A with gun in hand and sees dead body
The police never looks further than person A, even though this person hasn't got any reason to kill the man.
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yeah, and that sloppy police work is going to send person A to the gas chamber, right?
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Until person A is saved at the last minute by a brave, crusading alcoholic reporter, just fired that morning for mouthing off one too many times to the city editor, and his plucky girlfriend!
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you forgot sexy - have to work sexy in there, like sexy city editor
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I think that goes without saying. Females are sexy. Unless they are maiden aunts or grandmothers or something. Or the occasional wisecracking Thelma Ritter type, but she wouldn't be the girlfriend.
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Metal in movies. It's almost always the most awful sounding garbage, so to most people it's a confirmation that metal is just horrible noise.
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Do you mean metal music?
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xianjiro wrote: February 25th, 2021, 8:32 pm Do you mean metal music?
Haha, yes, of course. :facepalm:

I didn't mean metal garbage. :lol:
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Fight scenes where somebody has a gun but only uses it when far enough away that it will likely miss - anytime it's a close-in fight, even the bad guys disregard their guns. Saw this last night in a cheap Filipino exploitation film, but I think it's common enough in low-rent action films everywhere, particularly martial arts-oriented examples.

"Ooh, I missed that lady with my snub-nosed .38 from 30 meters, I'd better run up close her, drop my gun and let her kick me in the head".
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joachimt wrote: February 25th, 2021, 9:06 pm
xianjiro wrote: February 25th, 2021, 8:32 pm Do you mean metal music?
Haha, yes, of course. :facepalm:

I didn't mean metal garbage. :lol:
When I first read your post, I admit that metal garbage cans was my first thought, especially since I don't often encounter metal music in the movies I watch (though Rush featured prominently last night). I'm surprised more metal isn't used, but then again, definitions of metal probably vary depending on how familiar one is. I'm sure some scoff at the idea of Rush being metal while others think of it as ghastly noise.
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OldAle1 wrote: February 25th, 2021, 9:11 pm Fight scenes where somebody has a gun but only uses it when far enough away that it will likely miss - anytime it's a close-in fight, even the bad guys disregard their guns. Saw this last night in a cheap Filipino exploitation film, but I think it's common enough in low-rent action films everywhere, particularly martial arts-oriented examples.

"Ooh, I missed that lady with my snub-nosed .38 from 30 meters, I'd better run up close her, drop my gun and let her kick me in the head".
or the variation often found in cops 'n' robbers flicks - the robbers unleash a hail of hundreds of rounds but the cops are just fine. When the cops shoot, they hit their target every time. One caveat - it depends a bit which side the protagonist is on, so its the protagonists that have great accuracy but the other guys couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a tank pointed right at it. That's what really fries my (vegan) bacon.
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joachimt wrote: February 25th, 2021, 9:06 pm
xianjiro wrote: February 25th, 2021, 8:32 pm Do you mean metal music?
Haha, yes, of course. :facepalm:

I didn't mean metal garbage. :lol:
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Did they really have lamps in Japanese wooden houses that if knocked to ground would set the house on fire in seconds?
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Armoreska wrote: April 17th, 2021, 12:34 pm Did they really have lamps in Japanese wooden houses that if knocked to ground would set the house on fire in seconds?
well yes - some were just wood and paper themselves (the lamps) with a an open flame - I'm not sure about the source, if it was some sort of oil lamp inside or a candle though this probably depended on wealth. Stone lamps are more often associated with outdoors. Also, if the lamp caught on fire and was sitting on tatami, well, I'm guessing that also burned pretty easily.

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no, fire was also taken very seriously with so much flammable material used in housing and the houses packed so close together
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Anachronisms bother me, when they are in a serious, historically-based film. I watched West Beyrouth a few days ago, a 1998 Lebanese film that takes place during the beginnings of the civil war, which started in 1975. Among the not-in-1975 elements in the film:

* our protagonist goes into a camera shop to develop film and is told "everybody's doing video now" - something that didn't happen for at least a decade after 1975
* poster for a 1980 exploitation film on a wall
* lots of cars from later years

Now this was a low budget film made in a country with a traumatic history, and probably not a lot of money or resources but...unless the film is trying to suggest that the war is neverending, that 1975 and 1998 are one and the same (an intriguing idea that for a moment or two seems possible, but really doesn't seem to be the case when all is said and done), it's just a little too much to be entirely ignored. Not enough to ruin the film - because I'm forgiving in this case for the reasons just stated - but it definitely takes me out of any sense of the real.
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I've been finding myself 'bothered' more by anachronisms or their possibility more than I like. For instance, I was watching a film set both in 1999 and 2019 without clear distinctions between to two. During the 1999 segment, one of the protagonists goes to a fairly large flat-screen and does an internet search but this was all just "normal" modern tech. I had a 21-inch monitor in the early 2000s, but it was still this huge tube base thing that weighed a ton. I know flatscreens were out, but they generally were super high end which didn't fit these characters. So it just confused me.

Then there are things like where guys wear their pants. Sorry, but not many well-dressed dudes sagged back in the 80s or 1880s, but since that's all some of the 'kids' know, it seems that's what they put on the screen. Okay, I know if the film is set in the 1880s by lots of other clues, but if set in the 1980s, without clear statement of setting, we're looking at the visual clues to figure out when the film takes place. Language also fits this. While "got your back" is very common today, I don't think it was used in the 80s. Another "period" film used "digits" instead of "phone number".

Okay, so yeah, it makes me question the veracity of the film I'm experiencing, but now I also wonder, so what about that film made in the 80s that purports to show life in Occupied France. Can I trust that they are screwing up details there as well? I know that WWII period (and even before that, Depression Era) films can be overly grey. One of the great things of something like WWII In Colour is that no, it wasn't just a world of shades of grey, that's only how so many films portrayed the era. Color is, and was, everywhere.
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Just reread this thread (paging backwards) with pleasure. Might think of something to add later.

There was something maybe p 3 or 4 about American presidents always portrayed as super benevolent - Shows the age of this thread.
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all American presidents are super-benevolent, as long as you have the right stuff! :thumbsup:
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