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    retroman wrote:
    eddstarr88 wrote:
    stake n sheak wrote:
    eddstarr88 wrote:
    ...there are no completely new film ideas anymore...

    I'll always remember learning in film class, that both Star Wars and Rashomon are "westerns".



    That's cool! Steven Spielberg often compares sci-fi films as "westerns with a weapon upgrade".


    I don't do Westerns

    Watch Young Guns sometime. You might like it.
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      I normally don't like westerns either. It's clear, however, from looking at sci-fi and something like Rashomon, that it's simply the period trappings that don't appeal to me. But one traditional western that I really like is Day of the Evil Gun.
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        thecrow174 wrote:
        retroman wrote:
        eddstarr88 wrote:
        stake n sheak wrote:
        eddstarr88 wrote:
        ...there are no completely new film ideas anymore...

        I'll always remember learning in film class, that both Star Wars and Rashomon are "westerns".



        That's cool! Steven Spielberg often compares sci-fi films as "westerns with a weapon upgrade".


        I don't do Westerns

        Watch Young Guns sometime. You might like it.


        Maybe not but believe me, i do not always know great stuff when i see it
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          Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.
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            [quote=Duck6]Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.[/quote

            What
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              [quote=retroman]
              Duck6 wrote:
              Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.[/quote

              What


              Babe: Pig In The City
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                [quote=Duck6]
                retroman wrote:
                Duck6 wrote:
                Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.[/quote

                What


                Babe: Pig In The City


                I liked the original movie but I refused to see the new one
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                  [quote=retroman]
                  Duck6 wrote:
                  retroman wrote:
                  Duck6 wrote:
                  Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.[/quote

                  What


                  Babe: Pig In The City


                  I liked the original movie but I refused to see the new one


                  That's a shame. No offense dude, but you really missed out.
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                    [quote=Duck6]
                    retroman wrote:
                    Duck6 wrote:
                    retroman wrote:
                    Duck6 wrote:
                    Someone who saw something in one particular 1998 film that many didn't.[/quote

                    What


                    Babe: Pig In The City



                    I liked the original movie but I refused to see the new one




                    That's a shame. No offense dude, but you really missed out.


                    Because i heard of the darker tone the movie went for
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                      Siskel & Ebert listed several plot themes on a special edition of their show. But the real fun started when Roger would give a movie title and Gene would find which theme that movie fit in.

                      Here's my quick recap:

                      Girl meets Boy / Boy meets Girl: this plot needs no explanation. This is a large category that includes Romantic Comedies.

                      Man vs. Monster: the monster attacks, can it be stopped before it attacks again? Roger Ebert used this theme to cover all of the themes listed by S n S in his earlier post as "Man vs X". The "monster" can be another man, or a machine, or even the main character's psyche - the monster within.

                      The Hero's Journey, aka "The Quest": brave explorers set off to the unknown. Joseph Campbell fans know all about this one as it's sometimes called the "stranger in a strange land" plot. Some "Quest" films have supernatural elements too.

                      The Idiot Plot: A plot that requires all the characters to be idiots. If they weren't, they'd immediately figure out everything and the movie would be over.

                      The Buddy Cop Plot: two people, usually opposites of each other with conflicting personalities, are forced to work together.

                      The Rags to Riches Plot: the main character starts out a loser and ends up a winner.

                      The Fish Outta Water Plot: the main character is placed in a world totally foreign to the one he or she is accustomed to.

                      That's seven categories but I think Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert made a list of ten plot themes altogether. But like I said earlier, the fun was watching them pick a movie title and fight over which plot theme it belonged to.

                      Only after Gene Siskel's death did I realize how close Gene and Roger were. Now I can just imagine the two of them going back and forth over reviews made by Roger in his last few years at the Chicago Sun-Times.

                      Some things never change.
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                        eddstarr88 wrote:
                        Siskel & Ebert listed several plot themes on a special edition of their show. But the real fun started when Roger would give a movie title and Gene would find which theme that movie fit in.

                        Here's my quick recap:

                        Girl meets Boy / Boy meets Girl: this plot needs no explanation. This is a large category that includes Romantic Comedies.

                        Man vs. Monster: the monster attacks, can it be stopped before it attacks again? Roger Ebert used this theme to cover all of the themes listed by S n S in his earlier post as "Man vs X". The "monster" can be another man, or a machine, or even the main character's psyche - the monster within.

                        The Hero's Journey, aka "The Quest": brave explorers set off to the unknown. Joseph Campbell fans know all about this one as it's sometimes called the "stranger in a strange land" plot. Some "Quest" films have supernatural elements too.

                        The Idiot Plot: A plot that requires all the characters to be idiots. If they weren't, they'd immediately figure out everything and the movie would be over.

                        The Buddy Cop Plot: two people, usually opposites of each other with conflicting personalities, are forced to work together.

                        The Rags to Riches Plot: the main character starts out a loser and ends up a winner.

                        The Fish Outta Water Plot: the main character is placed in a world totally foreign to the one he or she is accustomed to.

                        That's seven categories but I think Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert made a list of ten plot themes altogether. But like I said earlier, the fun was watching them pick a movie title and fight over which plot theme it belonged to.

                        Only after Gene Siskel's death did I realize how close Gene and Roger were. Now I can just imagine the two of them going back and forth over reviews made by Roger in his last few years at the Chicago Sun-Times.

                        Some things never change.


                        Ill say
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                          that's terrible. Rest in peace Mr Ebert.
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                            CadillacDeville88 wrote:
                            that's terrible. Rest in peace Mr Ebert.


                            I know
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                              RIP Ebert.

                              Movie reviews aren't the same without Siskel & Ebert.
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                                CanadianWeirdAlFan wrote:
                                RIP Ebert.

                                Movie reviews aren't the same without Siskel & Ebert.


                                I agree
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                                  No disrespect to Roger Ebert (The REAL one!), or any other film critic, but I tend to be the judge when I'm watching a movie. If I read any negative comments or reviews about a certain film, it could prevent me from seeing the film, and I really don't want that to happen. I just like to be the boss when I watch a movie.
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                                    thecrow174 wrote:
                                    No disrespect to Roger Ebert (The REAL one!), or any other film critic, but I tend to be the judge when I'm watching a movie. If I read any negative comments or reviews about a certain film, it could prevent me from seeing the film, and I really don't want that to happen. I just like to be the boss when I watch a movie.


                                    Me too
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                                      I've had arguments on whether or not film criticism is even a necessary field. But it's guys like Mr. Ebert who constantly find exciting things in cinema.

                                      I really recommend his books too, he writes his reviews like one film fan to another.
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                                        thecrow174 wrote:
                                        I just like to be the boss when I watch a movie.

                                        Do you ever read criticism about a movie after you have seen it? For me it frequently adds insight.
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                                          stake n sheak wrote:
                                          thecrow174 wrote:
                                          I just like to be the boss when I watch a movie.

                                          Do you ever read criticism about a movie after you have seen it? For me it frequently adds insight.


                                          I sure do but before seeing a movie I read the consensus on Rotten Tomatoes
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