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 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Jenk, do you wanna identify to whom your ire is aimed?

Twould also be nice if folks realized 'differences' is just another word for personal interpretation and it's not a black-and-white it can be only ONE way of looking at something.

Everyone's entitled to their own planet of perspective and if the gray levels of Life and Art are too complicated, then it's still a win-win situation.

Respect goes both ways - either someone wants to be 'right' or someone truly wants to communicate and have a healthy discourse.

Make no mistake: we're always on the latter syde.

If that makes us the intolerant enemy, hay ... it's hardly the worst we've been called (aside from asking if we even actually Care).

[ Oh, and PhillyJay, we figger it takes far more courage to remain true to one's convictions as you did in the example u cited rather than automatically fall-in-line with the 'accepted' doctrine like good cinematic soldiers wink, no? ]

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

No ire intended, nor would said ire be aimed at anyone in particular that I can think of, at least not here. Actually, I find most of the people on this site to be quite pleasant and civil, or else I wouldn't post here. You'd be surprised --- or maybe you wouldn't, if you seach the net with any frequency --- at how intolerant people can be of other opinions, particularly on some fan-based sites (whatever the topic may be).

"It's my way, or you're an idiot!" seems to be the general approach to discourse on those sites. I stay away from the sites like that; I find it too frustrating to try to have an intelligent, or even calm, discussion. I know it's silly, but I find my *own* blood pressure starting to go up after awhile, and it's just not worth it.

And like Dan (kind of) said, "It's just one opinion"...

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Then please accept our sincerest apologies.

The endless sniping you referred to on those other sites aren't exactly extinct around FSM Dis-Assembled, either, so we surely empathize.

May you and yours have a most memorable Memorial holiday smile

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Oh... No need to apologize at all. I've never found your postings to be anything other than thoughtful and civil. My apologies if my posting sounded like I was angry at anyone on this site; not at all.

Have yourself a peaceful and pleasant Memorial Day.

I look forward to your future postings....


 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Gone with the wind
Citizen Kane
Close Encounters *love the score though*

many others considered classics never had the chance *or desire* to watch.

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ARCHIE WINSTON of THE NEW YORK POST, I thought was a interesting critic because he unlike so many others would write in a way where he would not tell his readers something was good or bad based on his own narrow minded likings before he saw the film[REX REED, for one] . ARCHIE would often put in his reviews, the comment, if this is the type of film you enjoy[kung fu, horror, Sci-Fi, action, etc etc] you probably will like it, love it or be a bit disappointed. He gave the impression all genres have worth and that people who are watching Bruce lee karate films are not looking for the same things a audience who is watching HAMLET. Instead of like other critics who would look down at certain genres before even seeing a film, who will give THE EXORCIST 2 Stars legend of hell house one star and any other genre film one star, leaving genre fans with the knowledge this guy just hates genre films so what is the sense of reading his reviews, Archie was a friend to all films. People sadly have tried since the beginning of time to repress each individual's likings,but this is dead wrong, as so often said, unless you are doing something like yelling fire in a crowded movie house or harming another, everybody's got a right to their opinion.--------------------NEOTRINITY- you ask me what I think opinion is, far from a easy answer- a person's viewpoint based on how he see's the world around him with all the senses giving to him. hopefully with good will , sensitivity, wisdom , intelligence and direct logic.

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

We well remember Archer Winston and regard him in much the same unusually mellow manner as you describe. Far from succumbing to some of the kamikaze tactics most New York annihilators (hardly 'critics', let alone royal Reviewers) reveled in, Mr. Winston had a middle-of-the-road mild mannered style that was as generally charming as it was specifically open.

And you thought DINOSAURS were the only species thus sadly extinct ... wink

 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

where did I get WEINSTEIN FROM yes, WINSTON, MY MISTAKE, well what's in a name[might have change his religion but otherwise-ha-ha-ha-ha] Yes he was a refreshing breath of clean air from many critics of that time,critics who could so easily give one star to so many films.Films that a lot of people even call mini classics today.

 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Don't know if it counts as a "classic" (probably not), but I'll mention it anyway, just in case. I haven't seen "Jerry McGuire". All the advertisements and word-of-mouth with people running around screaming "Show me the money!!!" just seemed kind of obnoxious, so I purposely avoided it.

Is it a "modern classic"? And if so, is it worth checking out?


 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I finally got around to TOKYO STORY.
My first Ozu.
Also my last.

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

GEEZ, Bruce-Ozu, don't be so shy beating around the bush like that.

Wassamatter, knot enuff Gila gals fer ya? big grin

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I've never seen Sunset Boulevard. But I do want to
Never seen any of Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns and have no desire to. I cannot stand the cinematography nor the dubbing. But I do absolutely love "Once Upon a Time in the West".

 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

After reading this, I can add a few more.

Have seen bits and pieces, but not the whole films, of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and EAST OF EDEN.

There are a LOT of John Ford films I've never seen; westerns just never did it for me, maybe because when I was growing up, TV was full of them, and I lost interest early on. And I've never seen the John Sturges THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, though I love the score.

Likewise, there are a LOT of foreign films I've never seen, French, German, and I've only seen a very few films by Ingmar Bergman. I did see THE SEVENTH SEAL, and enjoyed it very much, but haven't seen too many of his other films.

And there are TONS of "classic" silent films I have yet to see, and those are just the ones still available; it's said that at least half of all silent films have disintegrated.

I could probably add more at some point.

 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Mr. Marshall: Re: " long as Hugh Marlowe is in it , it will remain UNseen"

I have you know that Hugh Marlowe was for years on a daytime soap I used to watch religiously, and I had no problem with him. My my, such hostility!

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