i got 2% on my laptop and about to shut down. ill explain what this thread is about later when i recover. At any rate, i do hate wes craven.
Whoever directed Triangle: I hate that guy.
Chris Columbus. He takes extremely high-potentially projects (Bicentennial Man, Rent, the first two Harry Potters) and sucks all the life out of them. Its not that his direction is bad per se, its just that theres nothing really good. He has managed to become the living incarnation of bland.
Nah, for me in order of my dislike:
1. The Vikings
2. The Normans
3. The Saxons, Angles, and Jutes
The Vikings were alright. Pirates are even better. Ninjas so much more so than each. Viking Pirate Ninja… Cyborgs, now that’s classy. So good, even Chris Columbus’ movie on the matter would be so much more than “the living incarnation of bland.”
Off-topic (OR NOT): haven’t we had this discussion before?
I mean the “hate” discussion, not the ninja pirate cyborg vikings one?
Chris Columbus certainly treaded more unique ground than this.
wow^ what took so long?
Next Spielberg, Kubrick, then Godard…lol
Scorsese needs a shout-out by somebody, then a few more pages of Uwe Boll inspired madness, then somebody brashly mentions Alfred Hitchcock, and then somebody else gets very flustered and sez, “Why are directors like Tarantino, Scorsese, Spielberg, Kubrick, Godard, and Hitchcock getting mentinoed when there’s so much worse and so much more worth hating?” And someone else chimes in, “Well it’s just opinion and there may be bad movies but at least they know they’re bad, Tarantino doesn’t know they’re bad he actually is egotistical enough to think they are good,” which is backed up with, “No really I know what people are saying but I do totally hate this guy.” Then proceeds a huge argument about what filmmakers are more “valuable” hating and which others are just more easily ignorable, semantic considerations into the word “hate” and its free use on this board and elsewhere, a few grumpy posts about how topics like this do nothing for increasing love of cinema, and then some meaningful snark intended along the lines of “None of these directors could be as hateful as this thread hyuck!”, which only results in Beneezy getting defensive and trying to explain his intentions, a few other people popping up to remind other people not to be so serious, the word “elitism” and “post-modern” getting tossed around, a legitimately passionate debate between two specific people that is the wider debate in specific back-and-forth, only filled with wall’o’text going into every facet of one of the filmmakers mentioned, typically one that the one guy is arguing is argued too often and needs to be moved passed, the other person doesn’t like at all, so neither are enjoying the conversation, at which point the word “canon” gets rolled out and we’re on from there. Posters who always say that they come to this board for legit film discussion and hate all this stupid bullshit appear, even though they haven’t posted in a legitimate film discussion thread for months upon months, and actively spend time complaining about how high the thread is on the message board while others try to convince them to just ignore it, bumping the thread even more; some passerby not in tune with the board’s general outlook throws out a list of hates that just so happen to coincide with some of the better more agreed-upon directors on this board, causing a hissy fit and the user to be considered a troll whether sincere or not (a good fifty fifty chance all considering), and in small pockets some relatively interesting discussion about a specific topic manages to carry on for ~a page and a half before somebody picks up an older petty argument and it recycles again. Luckily, the thread gets less and less responded to as equal threads of essentially the same manner keep getting created (Most Boring Directors, Over-Rated Directors, Annoying Directors, Overly-Prolific Directors, Directors Whose Philosophies You Don’t Agree With, Ugliest Directors, Directors with the Most Annoying Habits, Directors Who Don’t Deserve Fans, Directors Who are Talked about Too Often, Canon Directors) and eventually the thread does fall off for lack of interest for a couple of months before popping up again, at which point Brady or Rich Uncle Skeleton create a similarly-named irony thread about it, it falls off the board again, and then is gone for long enough that people forget and create an similar-to-exactly titled exact duplicate.
Polaris you cannot see me right now, but I stood up and slowly starting clapping with a dumbfounded look upon my face.
You’re all crazy…Ed Wood was a genius and a pioneer.
You hipsters tell me if I’m forgetting someone… :p
Directors Who Don’t Have the Common Courtesy to Give a Reach-around…
that director u hate influenced your favorite director :O)
Directors Who “Accidentally” Hit the Wrong Hole…
Polaris your the boss
also I do hate all the Christopher Nolan love
Kim Ki Duk
Tim Burton defiantly
Like2sleep, Ron Howard influenced Alfred Hitchcock? :p
yes ally, when watching happy days
Larry Clark. kids was cool….but the dude just seems like he’ll jump on any chance to film young people having sex.
The idea of Hitch saying “the Fonz has lost his cool” made me laugh. I’m surprised he never appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
“only filled with wall’o’text going into every facet of one of the filmmakers mentioned, typically one that the one guy is arguing is argued too often and needs to be moved passed, the other person doesn’t like at all, so neither are enjoying the conversation”
Brilliant satire of the forum jumping the shark! Still, i usually do enjoy those conversations:)
Despite all my need for talking about films i have seen, i can not find persons to talk; but whenever my tree or four friends got involved in same conservation they talk about Star Wars (which i deny to watch the rest after watching the IV) over hours and hours and make me very bored.
“Enhancing” your older films with CGI is disgusting.
@Milos, Took the words right out of my mouth.