Originally Posted by KMFDMvsEnya
yadfgp, I am sorry but it seems that you are being over-reactionary and misconstruing entertainment with engagement.
Those small segments are not there to entertain in the manner it seems you are interpreting the concept of entertainment. The depictions presented are not remotely in the same vein of 'entertainment' as one would expect when watching say a horror film. As it has been mentioned prior the film is about contrasts and the simple fact is that is how animals are handled and processed for human consumption. It is all about context and with Samsara it is tasteful and rightfully evokes discussion.
What provokes my frustrations and moral outrage is the disparity in quality of life throughout the world. Those in first world countries take for granted the simple fact that lifestyle is currently sustained by the exploitation of severe disparity of others. That is a subject matter that should provoke strong reaction in people more so than these minor non-issues.
I find it interesting that someone from Idaho would be so prudish and willfully ignorant of such basic realities of modern society and to blatantly disregard the rest of the film for such a minute portion of the overall experience is self defeating and short sighted.
My point there is Idaho is still a rather agricultural state and society with similar if not more graphic occurrence that only an extremely insular lead life could possibly avoid and remain ignorant of.
The point of contention that I and others have with your comments is simply misidentifying the context and intent of the material that you find objectionable; not an issue on whether you find it appropriate to view it in your own home.
The Face of Death is a mondo film, or shockumentary, and to equate this how this film, in such a minor fashion, and Schindler's List depictions of mans inhumanity is absolutely wrong and disingenuous to insinuate their intentions are remotely similar.
Did mhafner NOT over react to me?
This thread has seriously derailed and all because of me just giving a friendly heads up on a certain scene in this movie.
Other people have had issue with some of the scenes in this movie as well. Many others have not. Just check out various other sites and you'll see and read similar comments as well.
I'd appreciate it if the personal attacks against me and the inaccurate assumptions about me as an individual cease if that's not too much to ask?
KvE, as I had said earlier, I gave up about 40 minutes into the movie. I'm relieved to hear that the rest of the film doesn't lower it's standards any further for the sake of entertainment.
Your opinion of Idaho could not be further from the truth. I've only lived here maybe 5 years. But being that Idaho is known for it's potatoes, you might find this difficult to believe that I have yet to find a single potato farm anywhere near where I live (about 10 miles from Boise).
There are a couple of farms here and there where they grow vegetables, but I'm pretty sure I've seen alot more farms in my 35 years of living in California than I have in the 5 years I've lived in Idaho.
I've definitely never seen a slaughterhouse here in Idaho, and I know for a fact I've seen quite a few in California!
So I find it extremely offensive of you to just try and use something that is not even remotely true as a means to somehow validate your argument against me! I also think it's pretty hard to be ignorant as YOU ACCUSE ME of being. How can I be ignorant of something I am not even being exposed of as you so blatantly accuse me of!
I don't understand why you and mhafner have a problem with me not finding a certain type of scene as something I'd like to watch when I'm watching a movie.
I don't enjoy watching movies like Saw, but I don't have any sort of issue with others that do.
I think you need to reexamine exactly where your thoughts are on all of this.