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Most people, sans the mentally handicapped, know this by the time they reach their tweens. A few other things that aren't real: entertainment wrestling, Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and God-- *waits for the backlash on the last one


I am just asking for it to be faithful to the expectations. Movies tend to throw that out the window. I mean i would say Hercules in New York as good as it is. Its more faithful to greek mythology than most hollywood films in general. And that movie is from 1969, or american street life to put that out there too. Actually most movies from the 70s was more realistic in terms of that, Dirty Harry, Godfather etc. Even here they had the same style of directing it because they resembled more like humans who could react and talk and not for drama bonus points i think.


In some cases, that would completely defeat the purpose of the film being for entertainment, though. Short of documentaries, ficumentaries, and Sundance films on a selective basis, I don't recall ever seeing a movie that was true-to-life or completely faithful to tradition. There is always some sensationalization and play to cultural attitudes, and the filmmakers tend to emphasize/reinforce stereotypes and forego social taboos (ie: slavery and pederasty in ancient Greek culture.)


Well they did a better job than lazy modern entertainers. Gone with the Wind had slavery in it but reflected some romance in the mix. And didnt need to pan the camera for dramatic effects everytime something happend. It usually happend while filming actors talking with knowing what was going on in a classical manner.
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Movies are not real life...

...and that's why the vast majority of people enjoy them.


but in the sorts of things you enjoy, movies are not real death, amiright?


Precisely.

And I can't believe you quoted one of my posts and it wasn't to tell me my gifs are pushing the boundaries of good taste.
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Well they did a better job than lazy modern entertainers. Gone with the Wind had slavery in it but reflected some romance in the mix. And didnt need to pan the camera for dramatic effects everytime something happend. It usually happend while filming actors talking with knowing what was going on in a classical manner.


There are plenty of modern directors who know their craft quite well. If you want to talk about movies involving slavery, Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) is a pretty exceptional filmmaker and the movies Hunger and Shame are two of my favorites. The oner in Hunger might just be my favorite dialogue scene of all time.
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Well they did a better job than lazy modern entertainers. Gone with the Wind had slavery in it but reflected some romance in the mix. And didnt need to pan the camera for dramatic effects everytime something happend. It usually happend while filming actors talking with knowing what was going on in a classical manner.


There are plenty of modern directors who know their craft quite well. If you want to talk about movies involving slavery, Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) is a pretty exceptional filmmaker and the movies Hunger and Shame are two of my favorites. The oner in Hunger might just be my favorite dialogue scene of all time.


I watched some of that and it was awful rubbish. I've never been into the sentimental dramatic movies. Its like watching Der Untergang, its pure fiction to what i talked about. Just make a bunch of stuff up that fits your scenario of drama classes and boom its history.
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Well they did a better job than lazy modern entertainers. Gone with the Wind had slavery in it but reflected some romance in the mix. And didnt need to pan the camera for dramatic effects everytime something happend. It usually happend while filming actors talking with knowing what was going on in a classical manner.


There are plenty of modern directors who know their craft quite well. If you want to talk about movies involving slavery, Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) is a pretty exceptional filmmaker and the movies Hunger and Shame are two of my favorites. The oner in Hunger might just be my favorite dialogue scene of all time.


I watched some of that and it was awful rubbish. I've never been into the sentimental dramatic movies. Its like watching Der Untergang, its pure fiction to what i talked about. Just make a bunch of stuff up that fits your scenario of drama classes and boom its history.


I don't understand your criticism... Pure fiction? Its based off of an 1853 slave memoir.
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Well they did a better job than lazy modern entertainers. Gone with the Wind had slavery in it but reflected some romance in the mix. And didnt need to pan the camera for dramatic effects everytime something happend. It usually happend while filming actors talking with knowing what was going on in a classical manner.


There are plenty of modern directors who know their craft quite well. If you want to talk about movies involving slavery, Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) is a pretty exceptional filmmaker and the movies Hunger and Shame are two of my favorites. The oner in Hunger might just be my favorite dialogue scene of all time.


I watched some of that and it was awful rubbish. I've never been into the sentimental dramatic movies. Its like watching Der Untergang, its pure fiction to what i talked about. Just make a bunch of stuff up that fits your scenario of drama classes and boom its history.


I don't understand your criticism... Pure fiction? Its based off of an 1853 slave memoir.


Nah i am not talking about the book. I am talking about the movie itself.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Years_a_Slave

Try to watch this see if you get the same thrill as the sentimental drama from the latest version gives you.
"Water splash for example"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3upbRPBnU (Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup's Odyssey Clip)


You see where i am going with this with movies using dramas to form history in general?
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