Posted by pwei at black-sheep.leeds.wwwcache.ja.net on March 28, 2001 at 14:25:04:
In Reply to: Re: Wow... posted by MrHyde on March 28, 2001 at 12:01:05:
Hmmm. It has only been since the advent of projection and film that plays or theatre (lovey) have been pushed into a genre of greater "depth". As the popularity of mainstream theatre declined the content be came more involved, and the more light hearted eye candy productions found themselves striving to hold an audience with the draw of moving pictures (an old fashioned flickering light). Many Shakespere screenplays are at base level just dick and fart jokes with a happy ending hence the reason they translate so well to screen. So lets not forget that theatre has merely narrowed it's field as films closed in around it, who knows in the future film may become mosr closed as onteractive entertaiment arises (gwar, gwar).
Finally and in closing. I don't care how mush you paid for your 58" surround sound digital hydrophonic widescreen home entertaiment suite with 37 tweeters, woofers and meowers. It's impossible to relate to a character through a piece of glass on the same level as if that person were right in front of yelling thier lungs out on stage. It just ain't happening.
For other mindless lectures and ambles, take my advice and read the back of match boxes.
: Yes, there was a point, but the meaning didn't go beyond the usual sappy narcissistic stuff; and no, I don't care about 'art' or some such, but in the average play, there's a ton more depth than in film, and by god, that is just pure laziness on the film maker's part. Mr. Smith and co. should be able to do better.
: When I watch a movie, I enjoy it. But too damn bad if I want something that will challenge me intellectually and emotionally.
: And yes, Dogma did almost have real meaning, but the ending was way too pat, and the issues were simply tossed out with exposition, instead of being really developed. Mr. Smith told the meaning, rather than showed.
: My pardon for sharing my opinion.
: : : Am I the only preson in this cosmos who did see the deeper meaning in Dogma? I mean, yes it was buried in and amongst the comedy, and shit creatures, but really... There was a deeper meaning... I have only watched the movie thirty times since it came out on video, but I saw the real meaning underlying in the funny shit the first time I saw it...
: : : Really, has america become so numb to politics and religion, and all things intellectual, that they can't sniff out a slightly hidden theme...
: : : heres a hint... the catholic church got pissed off about it, so there must be something there....
: : : Mando the Mad Charioteer...
: : Slightly hidden? My ass. If you didn't get a serious point from Dogma, you just weren't paying any fucking attention.
: : And if you didn't get a serious point from Chasing Amy, maybe you ought to think about what a movie says, instead of just watching.
: : (This is more in reply to MrHyde than you, Penguin, but it hinged on something you said.)
: : #4
: : "Who ever told you a Chinaman was colored?"
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