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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:58 pm

Great observation on GoT with which I agree; though I too see that the slave-emanicpating dragon queen is being put into a position that her Utopian ideal of unity, equality and forgetting of past merely instills conflicts and such views will be her potential destruction. And I like how, especially in the last episodes of the last season, how an Xtian-like religion takes over control over all past greatness, the Aristocracy and anything noble through masses of sickly converts and lower-ends of society and the top is being devoured by the drecks.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:56 pm

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I'm more of a movie goer than a series show trender. There are simply far too many shows out there for me to keep up with. They churn them out like canned food. It staggers me to think who has the time in their schedules to devote to watching three or four different shows. Breaking Bad was the one show that really intrigued me due to its complex portrayal of the dysfunctional yet poignant modern masculine psychology in extremes. It had more worthwhile depth. I wrote an analysis on it in the Adyton.

I can't seem to find it, is it still up?
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:03 pm

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Kvasir wrote:
I'm more of a movie goer than a series show trender. There are simply far too many shows out there for me to keep up with. They churn them out like canned food. It staggers me to think who has the time in their schedules to devote to watching three or four different shows. Breaking Bad was the one show that really intrigued me due to its complex portrayal of the dysfunctional yet poignant modern masculine psychology in extremes. It had more worthwhile depth. I wrote an analysis on it in the Adyton.

I can't seem to find it, is it still up?

Oh, I remember seeing it, although I didn't read it yet. Right on the first page:

http://knowthyself.forumotion.net/t851-things-to-watch



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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:42 am

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Game of Thrones has to be the most obvious example of feminist/emasculation propaganda of TV. They lured males in with the prospect of an epic battle between Kingslayer and Ned Stark. Then they proceeded to undermine and destroy every representation of masculine order. Stark beheaded. Kingslayer loses a hand. Lannister dies on the toilet. The hound beaten in a swordfight by a woman and left begging to be killed by a little girl. The only permitted male heroes are the crippled boy, the bastard child of Stark and the dwarf. All representations of disorder. Meanwhile all of the movers and shakers are women. Khaleesi and her dragons, the mysterious red women who gave birth to smoke, little Arya the tomboy killer and her magic friends. I stopped watching it a while back because it became too predictable.

I just upset my friends yesterday and few times earlier when I told them your analysis, they have almost as same views as I, they keep exposing and complaining about feminism all the time, but yet they told me that this is "over-analysing it".....When it comes to games, movies or series, they blame me for "hating" everything and that I only watch movies or series to complain about them...This is very hypocritical, don't you think?...
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:05 am

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Carlin wrote:

Game of Thrones has to be the most obvious example of feminist/emasculation propaganda of TV. They lured males in with the prospect of an epic battle between Kingslayer and Ned Stark. Then they proceeded to undermine and destroy every representation of masculine order. Stark beheaded. Kingslayer loses a hand. Lannister dies on the toilet. The hound beaten in a swordfight by a woman and left begging to be killed by a little girl. The only permitted male heroes are the crippled boy, the bastard child of Stark and the dwarf. All representations of disorder. Meanwhile all of the movers and shakers are women. Khaleesi and her dragons, the mysterious red women who gave birth to smoke, little Arya the tomboy killer and her magic friends. I stopped watching it a while back because it became too predictable.

I just upset my friends yesterday and few times earlier when I told them your analysis, they have almost as same views as I, they keep exposing and complaining about feminism all the time, but yet they told me that this is "over-analysing it".....When it comes to games, movies or series, they blame me for "hating" everything and that I only watch movies or series to complain about them...This is very hypocritical, don't you think?...

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:13 pm

Jarno wrote:
I just upset my friends yesterday and few times earlier when I told them your analysis, they have almost as same views as I, they keep exposing and complaining about feminism all the time, but yet they told me that this is "over-analysing it".....When it comes to games, movies or series, they blame me for "hating" everything and that I only watch movies or series to complain about them...This is very hypocritical, don't you think?...

Most people have their sacred cows unfortunately, or would prefer their tastes and likes to be beyond scrutiny. To tell the truth, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy it, perhaps you can enjoy it even more so, knowing the intricate social messages being weaved into its storylines. As an example I like watching sporting events when I get the time. All at once I can enjoy it and yet recognize it for what it is (a means to distract, to replace tribe, to experience catharsis ), if your follow me. Moderation.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:04 am

Sure, I also call them guilty pleasures. Sometimes the overtones are too much for me. For example GoT, if I watched it I would expect it to be harsh, faithful to medieval times, but instead everyone acts like modern people so that ruins it for me completely, false portrayal.

I just wanted them to see these overtones and not be hypocritical, for me criticism doesn't ruin everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:46 am

Speaking of guilty pleasures, anyone been watching Naruto/Shippuuden?



Or have seen Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood? These are one of the few animes that I tolerate, a lot, the English dub was great in FMA brotherhood.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:24 am

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"Mulholland Drive" is a must see for anyone here.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:12 pm

Lyssa wrote:
perpetualburn wrote:
"Mulholland Drive" is a must see for anyone here.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:17 pm



I watched Spectre (2015) and had a difficult time following the story. Things happen and either I missed some exposition as to why some of the people do what they do or it was not in the movie.
I liked Casino Royale, it's the best Daniel Craig Bond movie. Quantum of Solace, I'd actually like quite a bit if it wasn't for the bad (way too choppy) editing of the action scenes. Skyfall I liked for the first half but after they captured the villain it lost its charm for me.

I don't know, maybe the old Bond movies were simpler and or with more exposition but I don't follow some of the newer Bond movies and newer movies in general. I mean that the details are missing or too subtle for me and I often don't get why the characters do what they do.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:26 am



This movie is potentially affecting.... Especially to an unexposed mind. Never seen the kind of psychedelic sequences shows. Exhilarating the first time around.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:20 am

Almost missed Strindberg's fantastic short play on the animality of emotions, hegelian hierarchies, to say the least...

Its cruel, funny, gripping...

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue May 02, 2017 8:57 am

Cult_Leader reminded me of adding an online vid. of Anderson's cinematic masterpiece already mentioned here,
The Master (2012).

The film's a brilliant work of art, because I think, it is metaphorical on another level of our own bicameral minds, the right and left brain, the master and its emissary...

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