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Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Sun May 31, 2020 9:49 am

Lost In Space is a pretty decent movie. Good effects for the time (1998), entertaining action, Gary Oldman hamming it up, and prime Heather Graham practically busting out of her flight suit. And thanks to the shitty woke nigflix series it feels like high fucking art.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Sun May 31, 2020 1:27 am

VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Cuckara wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:23 pm
We're talking about the same kind of people who unironically called Pennywise from IT Chapter One a gay icon and then freaked out when Pennywise ripped apart a gay man in IT Chapter Two;
Why did he become an icon in the first place? Beause he had a thing your young boys?
That and his flamboyant attention whore tendencies.

Mostly its the pedophile complex though.

Re: Movie Thread

by Cuckara » Sat May 30, 2020 7:13 pm

I have no idea.

Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sat May 30, 2020 5:02 pm

Cuckara wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:23 pm
We're talking about the same kind of people who unironically called Pennywise from IT Chapter One a gay icon and then freaked out when Pennywise ripped apart a gay man in IT Chapter Two;
Why did he become an icon in the first place? Beause he had a thing your young boys?

Re: Movie Thread

by Ihatebradjones » Sat May 30, 2020 5:48 am

Guest wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:16 am
Moe Bitches wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Aren't most of these just in public domain.
The original novels of Dracula and Frankenstein are in the public domain, but not the Universal adaptations (despite the fact that everyone involved with making these movies is dead). If you want to use the version of the Frankenstein monster with bolts in his neck that only groans and only kills people by accident, you have to pay Universal.

If your Dracula looks too much like Bela Lugosi, his son Bela Lugosi, Jr. is a lawyer and will sue you.
They really do a shit job at enforcing these copyrights then. Every Halloween I see tons of decorations, costumes etc featuring a green-skinned Frankenstein monster with a flat head and neck bolts sold without Universal's permission.

Re: Movie Thread

by Cuckara » Fri May 29, 2020 11:23 pm

We're talking about the same kind of people who unironically called Pennywise from IT Chapter One a gay icon and then freaked out when Pennywise ripped apart a gay man in IT Chapter Two; they're fucking retards who are desperate to claim anything they can. Another example; some idiot on tumblr posted an image that showed The Bababook was accidentally put in the LGBTQ section of Netflix, and fags proceeded to force "the Babadook is a gay icon" memes, and none of them stopped and thought about how the Babadook is the physical manifestation of a mother's grief.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Fri May 29, 2020 10:44 pm

Bride is funny, because it's seen as this big "gay movie" but the most blatantly camp gay character in the film is Pretorius. The villain who lures Dr Frankenstein away from his pretty young wife on his wedding night to engage in ungodly acts that parody natural procreation. In the end, the evil faggot is vaporized for his troubles and Henry goes on to knock up his wife. It's a movie about the triumph of heterosexuality. Maybe James Whales had mixed feelings about his sexual orientation or maybe he was one of those faggots who was molested as a kid (you know, like most of them) and this was a revenge fantasy against his abuser.

Either way, the Alphabet Aids Soup has latched onto this movie, claiming it as "theirs" which just goes to show how dumb and shallow these perverts really are.

Re: Movie Thread

by Cuckara » Fri May 29, 2020 5:37 pm

Rushy wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm
It was based on a play rather than the original book, so it's pretty understandable.
Yeah, the anticlimactic ending can be blamed on the play. However, the plotholes can be blamed on whoever edited it, and the unintentionally cheesy moments can be blamed on Browning. I say this because the Spanish 1931 Dracula film was shot with the exact same script as Browning's film, but it fills in some of the most glaring plotholes that are in Browning's film, and the scenes that have clunky direction in Browning's film are handled better in the Spanish film (e.g., the bat gracefully glides into the room, it doesn't just flap in one spot).

However, the Spanish film has problems of its own: the cast isn't as good as the cast in Browning's film, and whereas Browning's film never drags, the Spanish film has some pacing problems. There are a bunch of scenes in the Spanish film that could've easily been trimmed down, and there are some moments that could've been cut out entirely.
Rushy wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm
I'd say Son Of Frankenstein was the best of the Karloff films - it lacks Bride's zaniness, but the characters(Rathbone, Lugosi and the police officer) are much better than anything in Bride. It's also got some really great-looking sets.
Son is good, but I think Bride has better sets and filmmaking (James Whale pulls out a lot of expressionist techniques that add a lot to the film's Gothic atmosphere) and I love its zany sense of humor. Also, Doctor Pretorius is one of the most entertaining mad scientists in the history of cinema.

Re: Movie Thread

by Rushy » Fri May 29, 2020 4:29 pm

TheManWithNoPlan wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Universal classic horrors are a lot like classic Doctor Who. 90% of the acting is shit, they’re short and cheap but the good stuff is iconic.
season 13 could literally be re-edited into Hammer horror films and nobody would tell the difference.

Re: Movie Thread

by Rushy » Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm

Cuckara wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 6:39 pm
While we're on the subject of the Universal monster movies; the Bela Lugosi Dracula is the most overrated of the bunch. Bela's performance is a lot of fun and the film moves at a brisk pace, but there are some bizarre plotholes (you can tell they edited it down to keep it as short as possible), the ending is anticlimactic, and some of Todd Browning's directing choices result in unintentional cheese (e.g., the scene where Dracula in bat form comes into a room; the rubber bat continuously flaps in one position). The Mummy is the worst one of the big five; it's only 71 minutes long but feels much longer than that thanks to its lethargic pacing. However, Boris Karloff does a good job, and some scenes are effectively atmospheric. Frankenstein has some unintentionally funny moments, but is overall pretty good. Bride of Frankenstein is by far the best of the bunch; its a masterpiece.
It was based on a play rather than the original book, so it's pretty understandable.

I'd say Son Of Frankenstein was the best of the Karloff films - it lacks Bride's zaniness, but the characters(Rathbone, Lugosi and the police officer) are much better than anything in Bride. It's also got some really great-looking sets.

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