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Re: Movies you refuse to watch ..and why

#141  Postby Animavore » Jan 07, 2017 3:46 pm

Drunken Master is amazing. Only those with no soul disagree.
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Re: Movies you refuse to watch ..and why

#142  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 08, 2017 8:42 am

The_Piper wrote:I don't picture myself liking a voiced-over kung fu movie at this point. I'll try the drunken master one because you gave me such good turkey-cooking advice. :teef:

Fair enough! Though make sure you watch Legend Of Drunken Master and not Drunken Master. Drunken Master is great too, but it's much more like your standard kung fu movie so would probably not be to your liking.
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Re: Movies you refuse to watch ..and why

#143  Postby quas » Jan 08, 2017 11:30 am

I'm With Stupid wrote:
I think Marvel films have been deliberately designed to be as indistinct as possible. Tony Zhou did a good video about the music in Marvel films.



Not sure what he's talking about.

He blames unmemorable music because directors edit with temp music. His examples of memorable music such as Star Wars and Harry Potter theme have shit all to do with whether or not these films were edited with temp music.

The Star Wars and Harry Potter music are memorable because they are memorable AND they're the entry theme songs for the film. MCU movies don't have memorable entry theme songs.

The only Marvel film with a memorable entry theme song was the original spiderman, because that's a Danny Elfman song.
But then again, this is not easily memorable, because the good bits or the "hook" in the song is too long. Whereas Star Wars and Harry Potter theme repeat the notes over and over very quickly like catchy jingles.

By the way, Harry Potter theme doesn't really take risk, because it's not original. The hook was "borrowed" from a classical piece. I don't remember it now but maybe someone here knows.
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#144  Postby Macdoc » Jan 08, 2017 11:38 am

I'm not a chop sockey fan much but Legend of the Drunken Master sent me on a binge trying to find more. I enjoy it when it mixes humour with the mayhem ...Jackie Chan of course true master in that regard.
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#145  Postby Nicko » Jan 08, 2017 12:49 pm

quas wrote:MCU movies don't have memorable entry theme songs.


Surely that's largely Zhuo's point though?
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#146  Postby aliihsanasl » Jan 08, 2017 2:31 pm

-Fight club

-The usual suspects

-The V for vendetta

Any superhero movies

Not very compatible with the title because I tried to watch but find them boring in the first quarter.
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#147  Postby Mike_L » Jan 08, 2017 2:38 pm

quas wrote:By the way, Harry Potter theme doesn't really take risk, because it's not original. The hook was "borrowed" from a classical piece. I don't remember it now but maybe someone here knows.

I can't quite place it, but it does sound familiar. Ratskep member orpheus, where are you?!
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Re: Movies you refuse to watch ..and why

#148  Postby quas » Jan 08, 2017 4:27 pm

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#149  Postby laklak » Jan 08, 2017 4:59 pm

Rumraket wrote:"Horror" films in general are stupid to the point of pissing me off. One can only watch "hey, let's split up" a limited number of time before it gets annoying.


Probably the best send-up of teen horror movies I've ever seen, and it's a commercial for an insurance company. I love the tiny head shake from the guy whose name I don't know but have seen in all sorts of stuff.

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#150  Postby Nicko » Jan 08, 2017 9:15 pm

laklak wrote:Probably the best send-up of teen horror movies I've ever seen ...


Seen this?

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#151  Postby The_Piper » Jan 08, 2017 9:26 pm

:lol: Hey it's the actor from The Hangover!
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#152  Postby scott1328 » Jan 09, 2017 12:54 am

Mike_L wrote:
quas wrote:By the way, Harry Potter theme doesn't really take risk, because it's not original. The hook was "borrowed" from a classical piece. I don't remember it now but maybe someone here knows.

I can't quite place it, but it does sound familiar. Ratskep member orpheus, where are you?!


Are you referring to Carnival des Animaux - Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saën?

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#153  Postby crank » Jan 09, 2017 1:27 am

Mike_L wrote:
* Carl Orff's O Fortuna


That's what you call serous boding music, always lotsa boding going on when ya hear that piece. usually not good bding I can tell ya, it's usually boding some serious getting fucked looms. [ With apologies to Terry Pratchett.]
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Re: Movies you refuse to watch ..and why

#154  Postby Mike_L » Jan 09, 2017 7:59 am

scott1328 wrote:
Mike_L wrote:
quas wrote:By the way, Harry Potter theme doesn't really take risk, because it's not original. The hook was "borrowed" from a classical piece. I don't remember it now but maybe someone here knows.

I can't quite place it, but it does sound familiar. Ratskep member orpheus, where are you?!


Are you referring to Carnival des Animaux - Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saën?


Spot-on! :thumbup:
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#155  Postby Mike_L » Jan 09, 2017 8:04 am

crank wrote:
Mike_L wrote:
* Carl Orff's O Fortuna


That's what you call serous boding music, always lotsa boding going on when ya hear that piece. usually not good bding I can tell ya, it's usually boding some serious getting fucked looms. [ With apologies to Terry Pratchett.]

Or beer. Boding of beer! :smile:

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#156  Postby Fallible » Jan 09, 2017 8:23 am

laklak wrote:
Rumraket wrote:"Horror" films in general are stupid to the point of pissing me off. One can only watch "hey, let's split up" a limited number of time before it gets annoying.


What you're really referring to there is the typical lazy mainstream horror film. I'm very into my horrors, and I can't remember the last time I saw a film where this happened. People sometimes get split up, but that's different.
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#157  Postby Nicko » Jan 09, 2017 10:32 am

Fallible wrote:What you're really referring to there is the typical lazy mainstream horror film. I'm very into my horrors, and I can't remember the last time I saw a film where this happened. People sometimes get split up, but that's different.


Most directors these days recognise the need to work a little harder.
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#158  Postby Sendraks » Jan 09, 2017 11:22 am

Animavore wrote:Drunken Master is amazing. Only those with no soul disagree.


The sequence where Wong Fei-hung is learning the eight drunken gods with the arrangement of "On the General's Command" (which is my favourite arrangement of that piece, although the one at the beginning of Once Upon A Time in China is good) is one of my favourite bits of cinema.
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#159  Postby Nicko » Jan 09, 2017 1:20 pm

Sendraks wrote:
Animavore wrote:Drunken Master is amazing. Only those with no soul disagree.


The sequence where Wong Fei-hung is learning the eight drunken gods with the arrangement of "On the General's Command" (which is my favourite arrangement of that piece, although the one at the beginning of Once Upon A Time in China is good) is one of my favourite bits of cinema.


It's good, but he beginning of Once Upon A Time in China kicks its arse. And I'm a fan of Drunken Master.



First Jet Li movie I ever saw.

At 0:44, I was like, "Yeah, the choreography looks good. This should be okay."

1:00 "Wait, who the fuck is that guy? Holy shit!"
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#160  Postby Sendraks » Jan 09, 2017 1:33 pm

There's no objective way to say it "kicks its arse." I prefer the one from Drunken Master. If you want to argue the toss about which one is better, you'd best get me to a bar and get a round of ales in. Then we can get stuck into the subject. :)

But, my reaction to the intro was much the same as yours.
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