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Old 11-30-2008, 03:27 PM
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Oh yes, all four definately cashed in...
the philisophical question is....Did they deserve it?
Are you asking based on the calibre of their movies? Or in a socio-economic Marxian way?

Based on their movies, I'd say sure, they deserved the $. Esp. Hitchcock.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:31 PM
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But it's a harder sell. Who does better business? Wal*Mart or your local artist's boutique?

Or for movies, which has the higher gross? Some Hollywood crap about exploding cars & boobies? Or an independant European film?
Or, more to rhe point, "Selling out = more money".
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:31 PM
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If art is still read or watched a long time after it is produced, it is a good indication that it is good. So full score for Hitchcock. After I first saw Psycho, I always pepped out of the shower for quite some time and I am usually more the rational type not quickly scared.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:36 PM
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I was being slightly sarcastic...but I meant with regard to the quality of their product.

Hitchcock - yes, Jackson - for LotR but not for anything else, Scorsese - No, Lee - He should be paying me back....
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:37 PM
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But it's a harder sell. Who does better business? Wal*Mart or your local artist's boutique?

Or for movies, which has the higher gross? Some Hollywood crap about exploding cars & boobies? Or an independant European film?
Or, more to the point, "Selling out = more money".

Star Trek has had forty years to show that it rarely, if ever, brings in another demographic to its audience and now, by alienating the folks whom have kept it alive for for decades, will still not bring in another audience. Star Trek has never been "cool" and they can't force it to be by pandering to a bunch of slack-jawed underachievers. I feel like Paramount is saying "We don't have to worry about the Trekkies, they'll automatically take to anything with Spock and a starship. We are already guaranteed their $$$. Now, let's throw in some anacronistic stuff like old sportscars and some motorcycles, with more than a dash of "American Pie" juvenile sexcapades for liddies to talk about at gymn class.

My greatest fears for the "new" Trek involve a planet of fuzzy midgets and lots of bathroom humour.

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Old 11-30-2008, 03:38 PM
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No, Lee - He should be paying me back....
After my girlfriend (ex now) dragged me to the theater to see Brokeback Mountain, that man owes me a new pair of eyes!
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:40 PM
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I hope the choice of film wasn't the reason for the break-up!!
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I hope the choice of film wasn't the reason for the break-up!!
No, no, no. It was more than that obviously. I'm not superficial.

It was when she brought home the director's cut on dvd.





Oh, I kid, I kid.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:45 PM
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I know, I was merely jesting!!
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After my girlfriend (ex now) dragged me to the theater to see Brokeback Mountain, that man owes me a new pair of eyes!
I've managed to avoid that train wreck...and since I've seen The Dark Knight...I'm not going to, as I would rather remember him as the Joker than as a cowboy.
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