Monday, February 14, 2005

Cheap Cinematic Tricks

I hate movies where they kill kids. I consider it to be the lowest, cheapest, most degrading dramatic trick - completely and utterly unjustifiable from an intellectual standpoint. If you can't evoke emotion from the audience without murdering a child, then your movie is pathetic and should cease. I just thought I should make that known.

One movie specifically that makes me wildly angry is Terms of Endearment. How can you create a character like Emma and then kill her? It makes no sense. If moviemakers put half as much into their characters who live, movies might be worth watching again. Yes, I know Terms of Endearment was based on Larry McMurtry's novel. Don't argue with me while I'm trying to make a point.

Is it bad manners to take your kids to a restaurant with you for Valentine's Day? It is? Too fucking bad. They're coming.

I have no idea why I'm so angry. Let me direct you to last year's Valentine's Day post which was way funnier.

New Topic:

Emma sings Kung Fu Fighting. It is really funny. I may do an audioblog of it if I can get her to do it.

1 comment:

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On : 2/14/2005 6:41:40 PM Jack (www) said:


Go eat, come home, put the kids to bed, have some freaky good sex. Get happy.

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On : 2/14/2005 10:31:21 PM Zelda (www) said:


Why? You offering?

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On : 2/14/2005 10:36:57 PM Jen (www) said:


We took Little Girl with us to dinner for Valentines! We had an awesome Sushi dinner. Yeah, we had some frowns around us, but she was a very good girl and we really enjoyed our "date." We also found that she really, really, really likes to eat the fish eggs. I think she likes them more than candy. She is soooo my daughter.

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On : 2/14/2005 10:40:40 PM Zelda (www) said:


We were considering sushi, but felt like Italian instead. No one gave us dirty looks. People are cool about kids out here. Pretty much everyone has them.

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On : 2/14/2005 10:49:44 PM seven (www) said:


Happy V day to ya Zelda and I hope ya have many many more!


xoxo's!!

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On : 2/14/2005 10:58:58 PM Zelda (www) said:


Thanks Seven. xoxo's to you too.

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On : 2/15/2005 2:31:37 AM Trashman (www) said:


Yo cheer the fuck up.

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On : 2/15/2005 7:43:18 AM Fleece (www) said:


Glad to see you back.

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On : 2/15/2005 9:17:55 AM tblue (www) said:


or like, mystic river when those two old monsters rape that young boy, and then the deaf kid murders sean penn's daughter.

i hate that fucking movie for molesting that boy. hate it.

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On : 2/15/2005 9:36:16 AM Zelda (www) said:


tblue - I'm with you 100%. I refused to see that movie. It makes me so furious that idiot moviemakers take our hatred of their movie as a compliment. Assholes all of them.

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On : 2/15/2005 10:40:02 AM angi (www) said:


I feel the same way about Prince of Tides. I cant stand that movie, and really can't stand the actors since then either. Even if one of them was Barbara Streisand..but then I dont' like her for political reasons....

Nothing fancy around here for valentines day. But hey, at least I wasnt' puking.

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On : 2/15/2005 10:59:39 AM Gooch (www) said:


I agree with you 100%. Any movie that can't generate emotion out of its audience without having a character die a long, suffering death only shows the lack of writing talent of the screenwriter.

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On : 2/15/2005 2:39:43 PM Ciggy (www) said:


To me a lot depends on how graphic it is. Kids do die in real life, so I don't want to impose a creative taboo on reflecting that in art, but sometimes the degree of suffering portrayed just gets out of hand.


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On : 2/15/2005 9:45:13 PM tblue (www) said:


taboo? taboo is don't fuck your hot stepsister.

kid murder and rape in films is snuff and it gets those old pricks off. and that is just sick and twisted.

but you're right.