interesting thread, always a pleasure to seat and laugh in front of the tragedy and comedy taking place on the stage of Mubi’s forums
To answer, i really liked the films by David Lean, Oliver Twist and Great expectations are b&w gems.
House, I’m not sure what’s the point of rehashing that whole thing. You have already said that the site is impotent to take action. That’s fine. All I want is my right to respond and I won’t do it in profanity or insults (just perfectly descriptive language). Hell, I wasn’t even bothering with Arcanus since I returned to the site until he attacked me the other day on two separate threads. So the gloves came off. Anyway, on this site, he’s mostly contained his language, couching it mainly in innuendo. His less contained ravings off-site are another matter (but, yeah, not so much under mubi jurisdiction). The site already claimed they won’t do anything even given the fact that Arcanus trolls under multiple aliases (surely you can verify IPs that Edna Sweetlove and Arcanus are the same person)
Hell, Cannes went over the top in banning Von Trier for a joke. Mubi likes Cannes but won’t even deal with the real thing.
Drunken, good for you. You take a very brave stance in your mind, I’m sure.
Ari—They don’t have the same IPs. Not the same people. At least we can put that one to sleep.
@House of Leaves – Thank you for finally getting rid of the absurd accusation that “Edna Sweetlove” is me. Although I am not insulted by it. Why would I be? However, I WOULD be insulted if anyone accused me of being Ari!
@Floserber – thank you for a sensible comment.
@Ari – kindly go away and mind your own business. I have never “attacked” you. Believe you me, if I were to say what I really thought of you, you would probably burst a blood vessel. But I am too polite. Anyway, end of chat. Tell you what, dearie: if you keep off any thread I start, I shall reciprocate. Deal? Now go away and stop trying to cause trouble.
House, interesting. Thanks, actually the fact that they are a pair (rather than an isolated individual) is somehow more disturbing.
While I understand a Nazi’s earnest desire to keep the threads he starts – in their terms – “judenfrei” or “judenrein”, the world no longer works that way and I will not be told where I can post. Thanks.
There is a seriously good version of “Nicholas Nickleby” directed by Alberto Cavalcanti that is worth viewing.
@Ari – I have no wish to keep this thread Judenfrei or Judenrein as you so amusingly put it. Merely ObsessivArifrei and rein from your obsessive troublemaking. I note that, instead of keeping your nose out of my threads, you wish to continue to be disruptive, unpleasant and generally obnoxious, rather than come to an agreement to beg to differ. So be it. But watch your manners, which I trust you have already been told by the moderators. Your assertation that I in any way work together with anyone else here is laughable. But if it disturbs you, I am delighted at your misconception.
I am also delighted that מר Ari has apparently decided to stop hassling me here.
Little Dorrit, maybe.
Little Dorrit? I’ve read it but not seen it. I believe it was a BBCTV film lasting 6 hours! But it’s supposed to be rather good.
The only Dickens I’ve read is Great Expectations, and my only issue with it was that there are too many coincidences in the plot.
I may be biased though, I think I just don’t like Victorian literature.
Can we please allow each other to discuss less intellectually demanding entertainment without philistine accusations? I don’t draw as hard a line between the two anyway, one is simply a more intellectually demanding form of entertainment.
There is a big difference between stating your opinion strongly and harassing others because they disagree with it.
Is that even legal, for a non-employee of Mubi (House of Leaves) to have access to our IP? What else does he have access to?
I’m sure it’s legal if the agreement we signed to become members requires us to give them access to an IP address.
^ For Mubi employees, sure.
House is a moderator, whether paid or non-paid, he is either an employee or an independent contractor for mubi, his actions and the information he is allowed to view are consistent with that of the mubi site as a whole. I’m sure if you have a real and true issue with this, you can take it up with Efe, he actually returns messages on occasion.
There are better avenues for your paranoia than this thread.
It’s not paranoia, it starts from the fact that some of his actions as a volunteer moderator are questionable to me. Distrust is not paranoia. Don’t go tossing that word around for no good reason.
I feel that House is one of the better moderators, and one of the more solid people who frequent this site, so please don’t go casting aspersions for no good reason.
Your opinion is your opinion. But don’t let your favoritism include labeling questioning something as “casting apersions for no good reason” for no good reason.
Really, you’re gonna be that guy?
It’s not a case of favoritism at all, House and I disagree on things all the time, but he is always upfront about his actions. Now you if can come up with a list of questionable actions, I suggest you do so and send them in as a complaint, if not, you’re just looking to make noise and we have more than enough of those people here as it is.
we have more than enough of those people here as it is.
Who is this “we”? and who are “those people”?
You do not dictate how the forum runs, either.
Uli—I moderated your comment for obvious reasons.
Coma: Please let me know any issues you have with anything I’ve done here. As far as my having access to your IP, Admin has addressed this before (not sure where that thread is), but please feel free to contact Admin with your concerns.
And I don’t have access to anything else, like CC info, etc.
I’m not a mod here, but I’ve moderated on several other sites and mods being able to see IPs is standard operating procedure everywhere I know of, and is sometimes a necessity for performing mod functions with any kind of effectiveness.
I honestly do not know why this discussion should be taking place on a thread which was started in order to discuss the merits/demerits of cinematic adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels. For the record, in my opinion, it is necessary to “moderate” insults and other verbal abuse. But I don’t consider it acceptable to censor views with which a moderator disagrees unless they are expressed in insulting, abusive or illegal terms. For example (to attempt to come back to the Dickens theme) it is perfectly OK to say that a portrayal of Fagin by a particular actor exaggerates racial prejudices and it is perfectly OK to disagree with that point of view. What is surely not OK is to state that anyone who likes the performance is a ******* ****, if you see what I mean.
I’d definitely go for “the phantom carriage”, not exactly a 1:1 adaption but very much dickensian in that it mimmics his “christmas tale”.
D.W. Griffith’s The Cricket on the Hearth (1909)
Incidentially, Dickens was a tremendous influence of Griffith, and Griffith credited the way Dickens wrote as inspiring the style of montage that Griffith developed in his films, an idea run with by Eisenstein in his essay “Dickens, Griffith, and the Film Today.”