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  • Originally posted by Dr. Gonzo View Post
    I still say the ending of Fight Club the novel was better!
    And this is where you and I disagree, because I think that Fight Club is one of the few adaptions where the end product is better then the source material. I find the ending in the movie is so much more cathartic then the ending in the book and really cements the romantic aspect of the movie.

    Originally posted by The Peefs View Post
    I just think the twist is rather ridiculous. I know this is fiction and everything, but I find the fact that everything his 'friend' does is actually him and hes just too out of it from sleep deprivation to realize it a bit ludicrous.
    Actually, if you have ever met someone with multiple personality disorder, you wouldnt find it far fetched. In fact, of all the things that happen in the movie, that is probably the farthest from fiction. I personally have met several people who suffer from it, and its quite scary how different and how separate the personalities are. If you read up on it, as it is a real disease, then you would see that that part of the movie isnt ridiculous or far fetched at all.

    And he didnt create Tyler because of the insomnia. His frustration with the consumer based society that he found himself in, along with his attraction to Marla and his increasing loneliness were what caused his personality to sllinter. The insomnia, or sleep deprivation as you call it, was simply a by product of the multiple personality disorder which made it possible for the supressed personality (Tyler) to express himself. They do a better job of explaining that in the book then in the movie, and while its obviously fiction, the reasons you stated for it being ridiculous are actually based firmly in fact. Everyone is entitled to their opinion however, and if you didnt like the movie, then thats more then fair I suppose.
    Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
    The APS is strong in this one.
    Originally posted by killxswitch
    Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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    • I didnt enjoy Synecdoche, New York as much as I thought I would. It was good but I dont know, I wasnt blown away by it.

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      • Just got through the first half of Synecdoche, New York. I honestly have no idea where it is going. It is such a mind ****...hopefully I'm not just an idiot and am missing something...but needless to say I'm tired and it has kept me awake wondering wtf is happening next. I've repeatedly said "wtf" out loud a few times during this movie.

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        • Originally posted by thule View Post
          Just got through the first half of Synecdoche, New York. I honestly have no idea where it is going. It is such a mind ****...hopefully I'm not just an idiot and am missing something...but needless to say I'm tired and it has kept me awake wondering wtf is happening next. I've repeatedly said "wtf" out loud a few times during this movie.
          The movie only gets more ****** up.

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          • Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
            All the stuff i said about Fight Club, cut down to save space etc etc
            Meh, its more than just whether its believable for him not to notice. The fact that no one else mentions, notices, comments on it etc until near the very end when they decide to reveal the twist builds on its ridiculousness. I never said I didnt like the movie either, as I actually stated I do enjoy it. I just find it vastly overrated, especially because I do not care for the twist at all.

            Any maybe you should spend less time hanging out with schizophrenics, eh?

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            • I just finished Synecdoche and I really enjoyed it. Not to the same depths as others did, but I still thought it was extremely ambitious and heartbreaking. Kaufman always brings the goods, but the monologue by the Minister and the narration at the end was perfect. Definitely breaks into my top 5 of 2008.

              That said I still have Eternal Sunshine as my favorite Kaufman piece.
              Last edited by Paul; 03-03-2009, 02:55 AM.

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              • Man.

                Synecdoche was amazsome. Thats a mix of amazing and awesome, for those not in the know.

                Perhaps its the effect of having just seen Synecdoche when everything else from last year I havent seen in at least a month, but id put Synecdoche #1. The three that clearly stood out for me in 08 were Button, Wrestler, and now Synecdoche. Man that was good stuff.

                Also just to add in, Im not the biggest Fight Club fan. Good movie, but to me its nothing more than that.

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                1. There Will be Blood
                2. Synecdoche, New York
                3. No Country for Old Men
                4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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                • Originally posted by The Peefs View Post
                  Meh, its more than just whether its believable for him not to notice. The fact that no one else mentions, notices, comments on it etc until near the very end when they decide to reveal the twist builds on its ridiculousness. I never said I didnt like the movie either, as I actually stated I do enjoy it. I just find it vastly overrated, especially because I do not care for the twist at all.

                  Any maybe you should spend less time hanging out with schizophrenics, eh?
                  haha my Dad was a psych major in university, and needless to say, due to his work and my own research and interest, Ive had a few opportunities to meet some wierd people. Oh, and schizophrenia has nothing to do with Fight Club. Its a completely different disease. Dissociative personality disorder is what takes place in Fight Club. :) just to let you know.
                  Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                  The APS is strong in this one.
                  Originally posted by killxswitch
                  Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                  • The three that stood out for me in the past year have been

                    1. Synecdoche, New York - Obviously
                    2. Gran Torino - Love Clint Eastwood
                    3. In Bruges - Outstanding. Rent this movie, it is so much more than the trailer will you lead to believe. Martin McDonagh is the new and improved Guy Ritchie.
                    4. Doubt - Phillip Seymour Hoffman is amazing and right up with Daniel Day Lewis as greatest modern day actor of our time IMO.
                    5. The Wrestler - Entertaining movie.

                    I am in the small minority who greatly disliked both Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button.

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                    • Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
                      The three that stood out for me in the past year have been

                      1. Synecdoche, New York - Obviously
                      2. Gran Torino - Love Clint Eastwood
                      3. In Bruges - Outstanding. Rent this movie, it is so much more than the trailer will you lead to believe. Martin McDonagh is the new and improved Guy Ritchie.
                      4. Doubt - Phillip Seymour Hoffman is amazing and right up with Daniel Day Lewis as greatest modern day actor of our time IMO.
                      5. The Wrestler - Entertaining movie.

                      I am in the small minority who greatly disliked both Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button.
                      Many of us have been touting this movie for months. I saw it in the summer, right after it hit torrents, and the only reason I watched it is because I am a fan of Colin Farrell. Several others saw it as well, and I know many of us, including Gonzo, Paul, Comahan and myself, had it as one of our top movies as well. I had it as #2 last year behind Benjamin Button, and now #3 behind Synecdoche as well.

                      As far as best actor of our generation, I give that honor to Kevin Spacey, with Ed Norton right behind him. PSH would probably be my #3. I know everyone is always on DDL's jock, and for good reason, I'm just not a huge fan. But I wont deny the guy is an incredible actor.
                      Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                      The APS is strong in this one.
                      Originally posted by killxswitch
                      Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                      • Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
                        Phillip Seymour Hoffman is amazing and right up with Daniel Day Lewis as greatest modern day actor of our time IMO.
                        It's not opinion, it's fact. PSH is greatly under-appreciated. I mean, as awful as Mission: Impossible III was, PSH as a villain was ******* awesome.
                        Last edited by Brent; 03-03-2009, 01:16 PM.

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                        • I didn't care much for Gran Torino. With the exception of Clint (who was ******* awesome), the acting really took me out of the movie.
                          Last edited by Paul; 03-03-2009, 01:43 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by Paul View Post
                            I didn't care much for Gran Torino. With the exception of Clint (who was fuckign awesome), the acting really took me out of the movie.
                            No doubt the acting was horrible from everyone but Clint but it just wasn't enough to take me out of the movie. If someone else besides Clint is in the lead role that is a straight to DVD B list movie no one ever sees.

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                            • Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
                              No doubt the acting was horrible from everyone but Clint but it just wasn't enough to take me out of the movie. If someone else besides Clint is in the lead role that is a straight to DVD B list movie no one ever sees.
                              see i feel like im the only one who did not think the acting in gran torino was bad. i loved that movie and thought the hmong actors were actually pretty good but just my opinion

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                              • Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                                haha my Dad was a psych major in university, and needless to say, due to his work and my own research and interest, Ive had a few opportunities to meet some wierd people. Oh, and schizophrenia has nothing to do with Fight Club. Its a completely different disease. Dissociative personality disorder is what takes place in Fight Club. :) just to let you know.
                                As a psych major myself this is true.

                                Also I can't wait for Observe and Report

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