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    Hahaha lmao you got me! I'm glad you liked it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    I want a movie that's done right. To me, that's with all the facts correct (from what I've read, they don't even get the baseball facts correct) and with things as realistic as possible.
    I'm thinking you should quit going to the movies. Maybe you already have!

    Facts and details are subservient to the most important thing in any movie: the narrative. It's movie, not a biography, an encyclopedia or a dictionary. Their primary responsibility is to produce a product that works.

    That's why in movies people don't say goodbye on the telephone and why they don't get into the details when they make an appointment. Anything that gets in the way of advancing the narrative is either dumped or changed.

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    I haven't seen a movie in theaters since The Hangover. That movie did it for me. Sure it was funny, but it was so unoriginal, I couldn't handle it. It's become so homogenized. I understand that facts and details "slow down" a movie, but with a movie like Moneyball, facts and details should be the main focus of the movie. (I don't know for sure whether or not they are) I am the worst person to see a movie with because I look for these subtle facts. I always point out when things are factually incorrect. Obviously I won't complain about the physics when Superman catches a plane full of people (even though I'll think it) because when you go and see a Superman movie, those types of scenes are implied. I think I brought it up on here, but I saw dodgeball recently. The ending, if you never saw it, has the main characters buying controlling shares of a multinational gym chain with $5,000,000. I almost had a meltdown. I just...I can't do it. I can look past it if that's what the movie is about. I can't when it's a movie about real people in real situations and then something is blatantly wrong. I can only imagine what I'll do when I see Moneyball and it's nothing like the book. Hell, the book spends a good portion of time talking about Beane and why he became a GM and how his experiences shifted his thought process. Apparently the movie doesn't go into detail about that. I just cant handle it.


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    Further elaborating, what ever happened to character development? I hear good things with Moneyball in that area, but most movies fail to do it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    You can call the loony bin now.
    It's called the suspension of disbelief. In the interest of the drama, you're supposed to turn off that part of your brain. Otherwise it doesn't work. Which apparently it doesn't for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    Further elaborating, what ever happened to character development? I hear good things with Moneyball in that area, but most movies fail to do it now.
    Great question! So many movies sacrifice character development for cheap thrills. Pure entertainment. They say that drama is dead. You have to go to the smaller movies to get the good stuff. That's why movies like Winter's Bone and The Guard are so good. At their core they have great characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    It's called the suspension of disbelief. In the interest of the drama, you're supposed to turn off that part of your brain. Otherwise it doesn't work. Which apparently it doesn't for you!
    I can do it when it's a sic-fi/fantasy movie. I LOVEEEE Star Wars. I know a plasma sword is BS. I'm still captivated. I guess what I hate is when things are just blatantly stretched/skewed/wrong to fit a plot. I'd rather them make a slightly more dry movie than lie to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    Great question! So many movies sacrifice character development for cheap thrills. Pure entertainment. They say that drama is dead. You have to go to the smaller movies to get the good stuff. That's why movies like Winter's Bone and The Guard are so good. At their core they have great characters.
    I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a couple weeks ago. I was blown away by it. Everyone had a character. A real live character. Nurse Ratched was scary. Chief was intimidating. You could describe each and every one of them. There were real sets and regular people. Such a great movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a couple weeks ago. I was blown away by it. Everyone had a character. A real live character. Nurse Ratched was scary. Chief was intimidating. You could describe each and every one of them. There were real sets and regular people. Such a great movie.
    "Citizen Kane" is one of my favorites. I saw it for school in recent months and really enjoyed it. That Orson Welles did it right.
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    I've heard that was one of the best films ever. Where do you go to school buckeye? OSU?
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