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STOP THE LISTS!

Sean Walker Hutton

almost 6 years ago

Seriously, I’ve seen some pretty fucking ridiculous list. “Top ten Criterion you’ve seen before before they were Criterion.” WHAT THE FUCK? This is a place for film discussion. Not for lists, if you want lists, go to Wikipedia. Some lists are alright, like “Last Movie You Saw and Rate It” and “Your Top Ten.” I admit, I made a “Favorite Wes Anderson” when I firs came to TheAuteurs, but hey, I stopped. I even think the "Favorite {Insert Director’s Name Here} are annoying. Glughk.

Christopher Langford

almost 6 years ago

Sean – it’s pretty simple – if a thread topic doesn’t interest you, don’t click on it.

I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.

Aaron Dumont

almost 6 years ago

Well, I must admit I enjoy lists. I myself started the Top Ten Directors and Ten Worst Movies Ever Made lists.

Rossoneri Ultra

almost 6 years ago

You know what, someone make a list about lists. :P

Mingle

almost 6 years ago

Top ten reasons not to list things:

10. It implies self-importance and conceit.
9. Hardly anybody reads your individual opinion anyway.
8. Opinions differ, so do lists.
7. They’re too subjective on one hand, yet too objective on the other.
6. They take too long to compile.
5. Even the most knowledgeable film critic’s list can be poo-pooed if someone dismisses it as “just their opinion”.
4. Often one item on the list is just space-filling. Like this one.
3. As the list goes on the items become more and more predictable/repetitive.
2. More and more predictable/repetitive.
1. Citizen Kane.

Drew.

almost 6 years ago

Really Samantha? I thought last season was bad and the first half of this season made me almost stop watching but recently it has gotten better. Oh haha I’m talking about Lost.

Jay Leighty

almost 6 years ago

I agree with Christopher. Martin and Samantha, those are damn fine lists (I had no idea, people made noise when they ate bananas). John Stossel had a report on free speech where he argued that the answer for bad or hateful speech was more speech. I think the same applies here. If you don’t like the current threads, ignore them and start better ones. Also the other major peeve on here seems to be redundant threads and there have been more than a couple of previous threads bemoaning all the lists on this forum. I don’t think anybody will hold it against you though, Sean. I’ve noticed you seem to be a positive and intelligent poster so we can let you slide on this one ;)

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

@ Samantha-how can you say Guac is tops and not mention Salsa? grrr…some lists just get me mad!

@ Martin-i’ve never minded Citizen Kane, and i think its a great reason to make a list.

@ Samantha…again-dude, you’re right. Jeopardy! time rules!

Jay Leighty

almost 6 years ago

Just a quick note, I abandoned this last season a few episodes in, in favor of watching it when the dvd comes out so please no specific details about LOST unless you post them in a seperate thread with SPOILER ALERT plastered all over it. Thank you, very much.

SOYBEAN

almost 6 years ago
. . . avoid bananas with a grey tint or dull skin.

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

damn Samantha, that sounds fuckin’ good. make me some?

Christopher Langford

almost 6 years ago

Drew.

almost 6 years ago

Ok Samantha the seasons might have blended together. What happened last season to refresh my memory? Maybe I am confused. But recently I thought the Sayid-centric episode was amazing.

Jay Leighty

almost 6 years ago

Don’t do that, Drew

Col. Dax

almost 6 years ago

Bananas are my favourite fruit. I think mostly because it’s really easy to buy them. I never know when apples, or peaches, or pineapples are good, but bananas are easy; if they’re yellow, buy them.

Lists are a necessity. Clears the head.

SOYBEAN

almost 6 years ago

Drew, aren’t you here like twenty four hours a day now? They have medicine for insomnia, you know. At least that’s what I’ve heard.

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

Top 5 Favorite Fruits:
1)Raspberries
2)Bananas
3)Blueberries/Apples (tie)
4)Mangos
5)Peaches

SOYBEAN

almost 6 years ago

Christopher’s banana is really excited.

Nichola​s Tinsley

almost 6 years ago

My Top Three Favorite Posts of This Thread (In No Particular Order)
1. Martin Ingle’s
2. Samantha’s First Post
3. Christopher’s

Col. Dax

almost 6 years ago

Avocados are fruit?

I guess one giant seed is still a seed.

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

so a tomato is a fruit? no one ever cleard that up for me…thanks Samantha!

see-lists ARE useful! i just learned something entirely new!

Drew.

almost 6 years ago

Oh yes! This season has been long and terrible. You are correct, but I feel it is starting to improve.

Haha its only 9 15. And I just always have a ton of homework so I keep The Auteurs up on my computer as I do my homework. This week I will actually be away from this site because my school play is this coming weekend so I have all day rehearsals.

Jay Leighty

almost 6 years ago

Good luck with your play, Drew

Col. Dax

almost 6 years ago

Top 3 basslines ever (just because I felt like it):

1. Dysrhythmia – Brain Destroyed, Body Intact (Clayton Ingerson)
2. Tera Melos – 40 Rods to the Hog’s Head (Nathan LaTona)
3. Radiohead – Airbag (Colin Greenwood)

Drew.

almost 6 years ago

Thank you.

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

so, what it is then, a vegetable?

Top 5 Veggies:
1) Carrots
2) Broccoli
3) Strawberries (apprently…)
4) Christopher Reeve
5) Veggie Burgers

Alot o' marQ

almost 6 years ago

Top 5 Bassists (Less Claypool not allowed…)

1) um…
2) lemme see, uh…
3) John Paul Jones?
4) …lemme think. guy from Rancid was pretty cool
5) ooh, ooh! LEMMY!

Top 5 Quotes from AIRHEADS:

1) “Trick quesion—Lemmy IS God!”
2) “I’m gonna cut your head off…with my DICK!”
3) “I ain’t fartin’ on no snare-drum.”
4) “I know you guys think I’m a real dick-cheese…burger”
5) “Why don’t black people like me?”

Col. Dax

almost 6 years ago

I couldn’t agree with you more Samantha.

I can make that list if you choose Marq.

___ _____

almost 6 years ago

To copy Samantha

Top ten favorite things to do:

1. Yell “Yay! Hooray!” at strangers
2. Acting jauntily
3. Pizza Pie!
4. Waxing Poetically
5. Quizzing my professors on my favorite things to do while they give me a quizzical look and ask me if I’m in their class, answer: no!
6. Calling people by the names of obscure movie characters “Why if it isn’t Franz Biberkopf! Not joining up with the Nazis, are ya?” more quizzical looks…
7. Not finishing what I start

Drew.

almost 6 years ago

Our Town by Thorton Wilder

I’m Wally Webb. Not too big of a part but I’m a freshman and seniority is very important in high school plays. The first like 10 times I read the play/ saw it performed in rehearsal I thought it was good but now that I have seen it a few more times I’m realizing how fantastic of a play it is.