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Running Movie Fight Thread: PT Anderson v. Tarantino

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    And Magnolia’s his third-best film. Maybe fourth.
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Mel Brooks made at least four films that are light years better than anything John Hughes ever did.
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    3 1/2

    The Master's final 45 minutes or so is a filmmaker unable to get out of what he got himself into.
  4. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Mr. Mom
    Planes, Trains
    Breakfast Club
    16 Candles
    Home Alone

    I think it’s closer than you think.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A better comp for Hughes would be Judd Apatow. Funny movies with a "heart."
    Remember how shocked I was when major characters admitted they hated their dad, they were widows, tried to kill themselves, raped a girl without her consent, tortured a dog with a car - yup these are comedies.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety are all far better than anything on that list. The only one that comes close to me is Vacation and Hughes didn't even direct that.
  7. RARist

    RARist Member

    Are there girls who actually consent to rape?
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Well no - Caroline was too far gone to consent to Ted. Throw in that Jake tossed her like chattel toward Ted - pretty slimy.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    In a PTA vs TQ battle, I’ll take Danny Boyle every time.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    I wonder how we'll think of Tarantino 50 years from now.

    I look back at a lot of Oliver Stone and it's so over the top it's hard to take any of it seriously. What was regarded as 'intensity' at the time now reads like very loud caricature. Nearly camp.

    Compare 'Platoon' to 'Apocalypse Now,' for example.

    I wonder if the same will hold for Tarantino over time. And Aronofsky.

    Does any of it sustain beyond the moment of its making?
  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Wall Street is still eminently watchable. So is JFK, even though it’s bullshit. Natural Born Killers was supposed to feel cartoonish.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Camp is super watchable, and deeply enjoyable on that basis.

    What changes over time, I think, is how seriously 'Wall Street' was taken when it arrived versus how it watches now.

    It's one memorable line in a catalog of mousse, shoulder pads and suspenders.
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