They make MOVIES not FILMS!!!

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Posted by Walt Flanagan's Dog at on March 28, 2001 at 11:06:11:

In Reply to: an opinion that is probably going to get me flamed posted by MrHyde on March 28, 2001 at 10:30:06:

That's from "Bowfinger"


Who ever said a movie had to have a really deep meaning (or any meaning) to be good? Can't a movie just entertain? Can't a movie be intelligently written yet not be a life changing experience? Can't a movie just be something people do to have fun on a friday night with friends? Does every movie have to be "Fight Club" or "Shindler's List(sp?)"?

Clerks didn't change my life, but I still laugh out loud when I watch it. I think that's a good thing. I don't think I'm alone on that.

: This question is for anyone who bothers to read it.
: What's the point? I mean, you have here a talented director, a talented cast, a talented crew, but the movies don't mean anything. They're just reflections of the old generation x angst, keeping the old Narcissus situation alive; no matter how beautiful these movies are, eventually they fade away from a malnutrition of meaning because they are too enamored of their own existance.
: I am not putting them down, or putting Mr. Smith or the crew or cast down; their movies are some of the best I have ever seen. All I am saying is that there doesn't seem to be anything but a movie made just for the movie's sake; Dogma came close to being something more, but it wasn't. It was a hilarious comedy, but there was no deeper meaning to it. No real depth.
: I believe that Mr. Smith and company are capaple of creating movies that are both accurate reflections of the soul, and have a deeper meaning. Movies that make you think and re-evaluate your own existance and the choices you have made in your life.
: I hope that, in the odd chance someone actually reads this, I haven't offended anyone; it would just be nice to see a talented director, cast, and crew do something truly worthy of their talents.

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