Posted by TPS_report at mur-fw.cvgs.net on March 28, 2001 at 10:53:19:
In Reply to: an opinion that is probably going to get me flamed posted by MrHyde on March 28, 2001 at 10:30:06:
There is no point. Sometimes an hour's quasi-intelligent entertainment IS the point. Also, dick and fart jokes are cool.
The bits of meaning you may have gleamed from VA movies are prime examples of how a medium whose primary goal is entertainment can provoke other thoughts and emotions.
Film can be art. Cinema can transcend and touch our souls. -but more often than not, we're lucky if it doesn't insult us and piss us off. Be happy with GOOD entertainment, and listen hard for the subtext... putting this stuff out in the open where anyone -say a critic- could see it does not make for movies that make money or (by extention) movie makers that make more than one movie.
Yes, there are exceptions. Most of the flicks that TRY to be exceptions are watched by people wearing black turtleknecks in dingy, smoke-filled "art house" theaters. If they're lucky.
Buck up little camper...
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