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Author Topic: Favorite Terrence Malick films?  (Read 1064 times)

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2016, 03:54:34 pm »
Damn, I'm just impressed we were able to squeeze a page's worth of arguments out of a non-Nolan, non-Snyder film. See, guys? We've still got it.
Haha true. Now if only we could get some of those snobs from GD over here. I can't remember who, but I know quite a few of them liked this movie even more than myself. Now that would be a good time.

GD has become notably less snobby recently, from what I can tell. Lots of Suicide Squad supporters over there. Still, I do like that dude Sorcerer Nameless (or whatever he calls himself).

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2016, 04:01:45 pm »
Damn, I'm just impressed we were able to squeeze a page's worth of arguments out of a non-Nolan, non-Snyder film. See, guys? We've still got it.
Haha true. Now if only we could get some of those snobs from GD over here. I can't remember who, but I know quite a few of them liked this movie even more than myself. Now that would be a good time.

GD has become notably less snobby recently, from what I can tell. Lots of Suicide Squad supporters over there. Still, I do like that dude Sorcerer Nameless (or whatever he calls himself).
Nameless is a pretty funny guy from what I've seen. He and Death Proof have always been my favorite users on that board.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2016, 04:52:01 pm »
This passage is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while: Calling it original is not a compliment at this point. It is originally bad. It finds new and innovative ways to confuse and alienate audiences. You want to call it experimental? Fine. But there's a reason no one else bothers to experiment with this style. It's **** unbearable.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2016, 05:20:46 pm »
This passage is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while: Calling it original is not a compliment at this point. It is originally bad. It finds new and innovative ways to confuse and alienate audiences. You want to call it experimental? Fine. But there's a reason no one else bothers to experiment with this style. It's **** unbearable.

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You actually read all that? Damn.

I kind of want you to see this movie now. To be up front... you'd probably hate it. But if you enjoyed this argument, it might be worth checking out.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2016, 05:31:02 pm »
Honestly, I think Caleb would hate it too. This does NOT seem like his type of film.
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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2016, 05:31:56 pm »
Can't wait for more people on here to see Knight of Cups. I'm sure it'll be polarizing, but I absolutely loved it.

This comment seems positively quaint now.
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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2016, 05:34:46 pm »
Can't wait for more people on here to see Knight of Cups. I'm sure it'll be polarizing, but I absolutely loved it.

This comment seems positively quaint now.
Yeah, didn't think the backlash would be this strong. I just assumed people would be bored with it. Still, I do encourage others to check it out. That has not changed.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2016, 06:16:14 pm »
This passage is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while: Calling it original is not a compliment at this point. It is originally bad. It finds new and innovative ways to confuse and alienate audiences. You want to call it experimental? Fine. But there's a reason no one else bothers to experiment with this style. It's **** unbearable.

I love you Diego.

You actually read all that? Damn.

I kind of want you to see this movie now. To be up front... you'd probably hate it. But if you enjoyed this argument, it might be worth checking out.
Yeah, I read the whole argument. What can I say, it was a good read.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2016, 06:17:43 pm »
Honestly, I think Caleb would hate it too. This does NOT seem like his type of film.
Honestly, from what you guys were saying it didn't really seem like my type of movie but it does seem like something new and I'm always willing to try and expand my taste. I have a bunch of free time tomorrow (finally...fuck orientation) so maybe I'll watch it. I'll have to pirate, unfortunately, but oh well.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2016, 06:24:08 pm »
Honestly, I think Caleb would hate it too. This does NOT seem like his type of film.
Honestly, from what you guys were saying it didn't really seem like my type of movie but it does seem like something new and I'm always willing to try and expand my taste. I have a bunch of free time tomorrow (finally...fuck orientation) so maybe I'll watch it. I'll have to pirate, unfortunately, but oh well.
It's definitely different, that's for sure. Even if you don't like this, I highly suggest you give Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red Line a watch. Those are Malick's most accessible films.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2016, 01:50:39 pm »
Well, I'm starting to watch this Knight of Cups now. The synopsis for it, for those who have not yet seen it, is "Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep."

I can already tell this is going to be good.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2016, 02:00:18 pm »
Well, I'm starting to watch this Knight of Cups now. The synopsis for it, for those who have not yet seen it, is "Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep."

I can already tell this is going to be good.

i wish you fell into a deep sleep.... forever.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2016, 02:46:45 pm »
Woah, I'm pretty sure that the yellow-orange bus at 23.40 had a TASM 2 ad on its side. The film manages to become strangely relevant to yesterday's events. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, visual storytelling!

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2016, 02:59:26 pm »
Oh, look at that doggie repeatedly trying and failing to grasp at its toys underwater! It's just like our protagonist, who can't get to his pathetic goals in his empty, upside-down life!

Yeah. This has been the most blatant example of "visual storytelling", but so far, I don't think it ever got any deeper then that.
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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2016, 03:05:13 pm »
Still have yet to see anything from Malick...

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2016, 03:31:08 pm »
That was some nice grey lichen on a tree at about 41.30. At least the air quality over at that place is decent.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2016, 03:35:48 pm »
For those of you who doubt the existence of visual storytelling, just know that it's the basis of the one required class that all members of the film department at Chapman must pass in order to stay in the program.

But it's ok, Neville. I'm sure you'll impress Diego very much by doing this. Gold star!

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2016, 03:37:34 pm »
For those of you who doubt the existence of visual storytelling, just know that it's the basis of the one required class that all members of the film department at Chapman must pass in order to stay in the program.

But it's ok, Neville. I'm sure you'll impress Diego very much by doing this. Gold star!

Yeah... his RC reeks of "oh hey, look how obnoxious I am."

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2016, 03:45:53 pm »
For those of you who doubt the existence of visual storytelling, just know that it's the basis of the one required class that all members of the film department at Chapman must pass in order to stay in the program.

But it's ok, Neville. I'm sure you'll impress Diego very much by doing this. Gold star!

Yeah... his RC reeks of "oh hey, look how obnoxious I am."
I just think it's weird how much he tends to piggyback off Diego with these things. First BvS, then Suicide Squad, and now this. Now, I like Neville, but the guy just needs to get his own material.

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Re: Favorite Terrence Malick films?
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2016, 03:47:23 pm »
For those of you who doubt the existence of visual storytelling, just know that it's the basis of the one required class that all members of the film department at Chapman must pass in order to stay in the program.

But it's ok, Neville. I'm sure you'll impress Diego very much by doing this. Gold star!

I don't doubt the existence of visual storytelling. The quote marks are there to signify that I don't think Malick is actually good at it beyond throwing money (via expensive cameras/locations/CGI) at the most obvious visual techniques to make them appear more impressive and deep.

And I won't lie, I'm taking the piss with these comments. Both because I found it quite fitting on those occasions, and because the movie so far is just remarkably mediocre. The most notable thing so far is just how insubstantial it is.
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