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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-27-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
Seems to me your entire argument is "pay no...

Seems to me your entire argument is "pay no attention to the quality of acting in a movie, or a director's ability or desire get the best out of an actor. What's really important is the marketing of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
My point was that obviously some fans don't think...

My point was that obviously some fans don't think it's "just a movie", as you and I think it is.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
Hey, that just proves my point that it connected...

Hey, that just proves my point that it connected with a lot of people. :)


Of course it is. :) That's why many of us critique these films as if they were exactly that, instead of thinking...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
You said the entire series, not just the first...

You said the entire series, not just the first two films. It's no coincidence that the films that are more the product of George Lucas alone are the weakest performers in this regard, running far...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
The point is that more people went to see Ben Hur...

The point is that more people went to see Ben Hur in theaters than all but the first two SW films. Sounds like it touched a lot of people to me.

Yes, the modern marketing machine is in high...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
It was his actions more than his words.

It was his actions more than his words.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
Yes, Lucas.

Yes, Lucas.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
I'm not saying you are, I'm saying Lucas...

I'm not saying you are, I'm saying Lucas obviously does.

The movie obviously lends itself to marketing toys to children. Still doesn't validate Lucas' dismissal of the importance of good acting...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
I wouldn't dismiss the importance of good acting...

I wouldn't dismiss the importance of good acting based on the ability to market ancillary toys to young children. Lucas obviously does.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-22-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
Really? In inflation adjusted dollars, William...

Really? In inflation adjusted dollars, William Wyler's Ben Hur outsold every Star Wars movie except the first two. Not coincidentally, those were the two that had the most involvement from other...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
Of course, Hoffman and Olivier had different...

Of course, Hoffman and Olivier had different approaches to acting, but they both cared about doing it well, unlike Lucas, who puts zero effort into it and is indifferent to it.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,322
Posted By RobertR
So would a lot of directors. They actually care...

So would a lot of directors. They actually care about eliciting good performances from the actors. An example is William Wyler filming The Desperate Hours. He had Fredric March and Martha Scott...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-14-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,154
Posted By RobertR
What annoys me is that it didn't have to be this...

What annoys me is that it didn't have to be this way. They could have shown parts of the story we haven't seen, ie the coming of Judgement Day, followed by the rise of the machines and John Connor...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,393
Views: 113,934
Posted By RobertR
I agree. If Martin hadn't spent so much time...

I agree. If Martin hadn't spent so much time introducing a ridiculous and unnecessary number of new characters and subplots, the story would have progressed much further. Really, why are we...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,196
Posted By RobertR
KH was physically attractive in her younger days,...

KH was physically attractive in her younger days, but she never exuded the kind of elegance, femininity, and combination of womanly and girlish allure that Audrey had. Audrey also had a much...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,743
Posted By RobertR
Will Hollywood ever end its fascination with the...

Will Hollywood ever end its fascination with the teal and orange look?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-27-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,183
Posted By RobertR
CTB IS a hamburger, just with different toppings....

CTB IS a hamburger, just with different toppings.

As a reader of the original stories, I agree.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,487
Posted By RobertR
Impressive, Mike, very interested in following...

Impressive, Mike, very interested in following your progress. :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-25-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,183
Posted By RobertR
I've read the original Howard stories, and while...

I've read the original Howard stories, and while it's true that Arnold's Conan differs from that in the books (the character in the books is smarter, more agile, more catlike), the first film is FAR...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,735
Posted By RobertR
IOW, you're contradicting yourself. You said...

IOW, you're contradicting yourself. You said precisely that, your long winded obfuscations notwithstanding.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,735
Posted By RobertR
Not according to Amir. He defines good...

Not according to Amir. He defines good engineering as the ability to impress other engineers, leaving out "unimportant" considerations such as cost/benefit ratio, reliability, and actual audibility.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   03-23-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,942
Views: 137,621
Posted By RobertR
Big thanks to Ray for his gracious hosting. Fun...

Big thanks to Ray for his gracious hosting. Fun and informative, and always enjoy seeing his very nice setup. :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-14-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 869
Posted By RobertR
I disagree. The JJ films ignored/modified so...

I disagree. The JJ films ignored/modified so much of the characters and continuity (not to mention rehashing a previous ST movie plot), that I found plenty wrong with them.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   03-10-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,942
Views: 137,621
Posted By RobertR
Would like to carpool. I'm in Riverside.

Would like to carpool. I'm in Riverside.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,408
Posted By RobertR
I'm serious. And don't call me Shirley.

I'm serious. And don't call me Shirley.
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