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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #850 on: April 19, 2016, 09:54:40 am »
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Right. The quality of a trailer has very little to do with the quality of the movie, right ? That's what I think you're saying ?
 

Not exactly. It's true in some cases (re: Fight Club again). In general, I think that the quality of trailers is going to equal or exceed the quality of the movie.

I have not had similar experiences. Lucky # Slevin, for example, had a trailer that played it up as a generic hitman movie; the trailer for Being John Malkovich that I've seen played it up as a generic Comedy. I wouldn't have watched either one based on the trailer, and they're two of my favorite movies. Just two examples. I'd say the quality of a trailer has next to nothing to do with the quality of the film.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #851 on: April 19, 2016, 09:59:25 am »
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Trailers tend to give you an idea of the general mood and feel of a movie.  You have to accept conclusions may be inaccurate.  Sometimes marketing campaigns misappropraite plots and premises (anyone remember the trailers for The Fellowship of the Ring that seemed to promote Arwen as a huge (if not the main) part of the story?  (Something like 'one woman's courage...' showign scenes of her rushing Frodo to Rivendell for treatment of the wound from Weathertop.)

Anyway, what I get from trailers is more than a feel.  Rogue One looks promising. 

Plus, sometimes you learn about things you wouldn't have heard of before.  I hadn't ever heard of David Foster Wallace before seeing The End of the Tour trailer, and it made me want to see the movie and look into the story.  In other news, I just saw The End of the Tour, and it was really good.  Makes me want to read Wallace's books.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #852 on: April 19, 2016, 05:34:49 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #853 on: April 19, 2016, 06:58:02 pm »
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Someone just gave me a +1 and then removed it.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #854 on: April 20, 2016, 12:39:21 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #855 on: April 20, 2016, 12:03:08 pm »
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Trailers tend to give you an idea of the general mood and feel of a movie.  You have to accept conclusions may be inaccurate.  Sometimes marketing campaigns misappropraite plots and premises (anyone remember the trailers for The Fellowship of the Ring that seemed to promote Arwen as a huge (if not the main) part of the story?  (Something like 'one woman's courage...' showign scenes of her rushing Frodo to Rivendell for treatment of the wound from Weathertop.)

Anyway, what I get from trailers is more than a feel.  Rogue One looks promising. 

Plus, sometimes you learn about things you wouldn't have heard of before.  I hadn't ever heard of David Foster Wallace before seeing The End of the Tour trailer, and it made me want to see the movie and look into the story.  In other news, I just saw The End of the Tour, and it was really good.  Makes me want to read Wallace's books.

There was a point where I was legit using Infinite Jest as a doorstop.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #856 on: April 20, 2016, 06:01:11 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #857 on: April 21, 2016, 05:35:40 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #858 on: April 21, 2016, 05:44:59 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #859 on: April 21, 2016, 05:46:59 pm »
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That's not Godwin's Law!

Part of the joke. ;)
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #860 on: April 21, 2016, 05:47:54 pm »
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I thought that was intentional from Seprix. The ! gives it away, I believe.

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« Reply #861 on: April 21, 2016, 05:49:35 pm »
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I thought that was intentional from Seprix

I guess I wasn't sarcastic enough. Maybe if I did more correcting to the extreme, but then there goes the brevity of the joke. I just can't win. :(
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #862 on: April 21, 2016, 05:57:31 pm »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #863 on: April 21, 2016, 06:23:45 pm »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

Man, I totally agree! Have a upvote!

EDIT: Also, I must of read that totally wrong on my first try!
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #864 on: April 21, 2016, 08:33:57 pm »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad
I read your post like this and it still made sense and I agreed.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #865 on: April 21, 2016, 10:13:59 pm »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

It's "could have", not "could of."

There could of course be exceptions.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #866 on: April 21, 2016, 10:17:28 pm »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

I can't read this for the life of me. I've tried periodically all day.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #867 on: April 21, 2016, 11:29:17 pm »
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That's something that drives me totally crazy too. It feels like non-native speakers are bothered by it more often than native speakers?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #868 on: April 22, 2016, 12:19:31 am »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

I can't read this for the life of me. I've tried periodically all day.
It would probably help to have a little punctuation first:
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GAAH. Every time I read an "of" instead of a "have" I get so mad.
So in other words, ss is getting annoyed that people are using the word "of" where the correct word is "have", presumably in phrases like "I could have done this" or "You should have done that". And I agree that as someone who tries to avoid grammatical errors it's annoying.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #869 on: April 22, 2016, 12:21:56 am »
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GAAH every time I read an of instead of a have I get so mad

I can't read this for the life of me. I've tried periodically all day.

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GAAH every time I read an "of" instead of a "have" I get so mad

This bothers me too, but not by a lot. My brain adjusts "could of" to "could've" fast enough for me to let it go.

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« Reply #870 on: April 22, 2016, 01:05:15 pm »
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Quick, someone write a film noir story.

Yes sir.

Titandrake sat in his office, smoking in the dark, waiting. The soft glow of the cigarette illuminated the pistol on his cluttered desk. A sudden knock startles Titandrake.
"Come in," he mumbles. The door opens, letting in the light, temporarily blinding Tidandrake. He could barely make out the glowing figure, but surely it must be some hot femme fatale who would surely lead Titandrake to his doom. He was wrong.

A ninja stood at the door, a sword drawn. Titandrake rushed for his weapon, but it was already too late. The ninja cut down Titandrake.
"You thought I was some hot deadly woman," the ninja said. "You thought wrong. I am a con man, who is also a ninja." Titandrake was bleeding heavily, gasping on the floor.
"Y-you... ConMan!"
"You should of been prepared."
"...Should have..."
Enraged, the Con Man Ninja slays TitanDrake.

...And that is how Titandrake got ninja'd by a Con Man, film noir style.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #871 on: April 22, 2016, 01:21:31 pm »
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Still a better love story than Twilight.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #872 on: April 22, 2016, 01:24:34 pm »
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Godwins Law actually states that in an online argument, the person who first compares their opposition to Hitler is indistinguishable from satire.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #873 on: April 22, 2016, 01:34:09 pm »
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Godwins Law actually states that in an online argument, the person who first compares their opposition to Hitler is indistinguishable from satire.

I can't tell if you're serious or not.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #874 on: April 22, 2016, 01:36:18 pm »
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Godwins Law actually states that in an online argument, the person who first compares their opposition to Hitler is indistinguishable from satire.

sounds like a rightwing conspiracy to me.
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