really, I’d love to see a list…it would be so interesting…
I don’t even have ten.
1. Film director fantasy baseball: http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/2326
2. Fake Criterion covers: http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/2132
Why is this filed under Contempt?
A positive one from Alonso: What do you feel when you watch a great film?
Juan C.P.’s welcoming: New to the Auteurs? You belong here
Subjective choice, one I did for Black Orpheus. Just happy to find a place I could talk about that film
Christopher’s recent one about weird trivial facts
Troy Myer’s: Is this the greatest site ever?… of course it is
Maurice’s we love Roger Ebert thread
Which squared off against Yves Roger Ebert sucks thread. A compelling battle it was
^ Ooh! Thanks for bringing my attention to that “What do you feel when you watch a great film?” thread.
Can’t forget Adam Cook’s legendary sight and sound poll thread. Individual results for the heroic project start on page 11And Adam’s official final tally of the auteurs 10 favorite films
The thread I started on Updike that turned into a fascinating literary discussion and showed me how cool and profoundly intelligent Neh, T and Bob are
Nate’s infamous Dr Dre thread which showed that the auteurs really, I mean really, have some strong opinions about hip hop
The fact I could add ten more favorite threads makes me realize firstly that we have a great number of insightful, funny and very cool people on this forum and secondly that I spend way too much time here
filed under contempt?
nicely done : )
—This is still ongoing for the next week
—This thread, like a molotov cocktail that was thrown and now burns as one of the first truly inspired Garage arguments
—This one died sadly, so I guess I’m alone here
—This, which was a futile attempt to at least make endless list making purposeful… also died because everyone started discussing the Dark Knight (again) and whether ‘David Lynch is Overrrated’ elsewhere
My two favorites would probably be the “Is Kane the best film?” and “Film and Politics” threads, but the latter died far too early. Also enjoying the discussion on Salo that I hope to contribute to once I rewatch the film, it has been some time.
“The thread I started on Updike that turned into a fascinating literary discussion and showed me how cool and profoundly intelligent Neh, T and Bob are”
Thanks for that Jay. You too. We should revive that thread, it was a good one.
In response to a post lamenting the lack of interesting threads, I’m reviving this. May it live again (or considering it’s brevity, for the first time) or return quickly to the dusty archives.
Here’s a few old threads I found interesting. If anyone has anymore they’d like to attempt to resuscitate, here’s a chance to do so.
Drew Gregory asks about the importance of seeing a film in the theater
RUS’s about modern screwball comedies
Tj’s Great movies that you never want to see again
From Alonso Diaz De La Vega- Best Film Title
completely forgot about that screwball thread.
it stands as an answer to the question: “how come RUS doesn’t make serious threads?”
you people have provided your own answer time and time again.
I enjoyed that thread RUS, even though it had your trademark snark and condescension. It proved you can contribute to good conversation and are quite knowledgeable about film, which makes you seem lazy for just going for easy jokes most of the time. You should use those muscles a little more often. Try for at least a 20/80 thoughtful cinephile/offensive clown split.
“You should use those muscles a little more often.”
Last time I did that I got muzzled:
The biggie vs 2pac string is absolutely hilarious to read. Thx for reviving this, great thread !!
“it stands as an answer to the question: ‘how come RUS doesn’t make serious threads?’”
You’re the only one that ever asks that question. Everyone else doesn’t care.