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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted February 20 2006 - 07:37 AM

...drives me nuts!
I went to see the poor "Firewall" movie this weekend and there is this part where the main bad guy is eating a cookie and it is just so friken annoying.
Then I started thinking about all the movies that have had annoying chewing in them. Anything with Sean Connery! One with Kevin Costner.. etc.. It's like they way over act during a "chewing scene" and it bothers the tar outta me.

Sorry, but I had too.

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   James@R

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Posted February 20 2006 - 07:43 AM

LOL...it's not always so bad.

I never get tired of watching Harry Callahan chomp on that hot dog while blowing punks away. Posted Image

#3 of 22 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted February 20 2006 - 07:54 AM

At first, I thought your post was about people in the theater making chewing noises (which I hate, along with the sound of crinkling plastic wrappers! Posted Image )

The annoying chewing by the actors could be described as "chewing scenery," or melodramatic overacting.


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I never get tired of watching Harry Callahan chomp on that hot dog while blowing punks away.
I love the scene where Harry yells "Halt!" at the punk, as he sprays him with a mouthful of hotdog bun!

#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Robert Powers

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Posted February 20 2006 - 08:24 AM

along with the sound of crinkling plastic wrappers!

Exactly! As a matter of fact I was trying to watch a movie at home on Saturday and my wife was eating potato chips and when she finished she rolled up the bag really loud for about ten seconds. Posted Image That really irked me. When she left the room I got up and threw away the whole bag.

Also eating actors are completely annoying. I just don't see the need for it. Eating and talking just aren't meant to go together. What I hate even more are the finger lickers. That's what napkins are for.

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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted February 20 2006 - 10:40 AM

Also eating actors are completely annoying. I just don't see the need for it. Eating and talking just aren't meant to go together.

Same here. I HATE dinner scenes in films where people are eating and trying to deliver dialogue at the same time. Ugh!
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#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted February 20 2006 - 10:52 AM

People breathing in movies drives me nuts!
I went to see the poor "Firewall" movie this weekend and there is this part where the main bad guy is breathing the air and it is just so friken annoying.
Then I started thinking about all the movies that have had annoying breathing in them. Anything with Sean Connery! One with Kevin Costner.. etc.. It's like they way over act during a "breathing scene" and it bothers the tar outta me.

Sorry, but I had too.
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#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted February 20 2006 - 10:54 AM

Did they make sounds like, uhm, sort of like ... chewing?


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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted February 20 2006 - 11:08 AM

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Then I started thinking about all the movies that have had annoying breathing in them. It's like they way over act during a "breathing scene" and it bothers the tar outta me.
Especially that Darth Vader dude.

#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted February 20 2006 - 11:36 AM

I'm confused as to what you are talking about. Everybody breathes in movies. Are you advocating that actors hold their breath while they act?

#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted February 20 2006 - 11:39 AM

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I think he's taking the mickey out of that other thread, or is it the other way round? Posted Image

On the subject of 'breathing' Richard Gere has a trademark nasal snort that sort of bugs me on occasion. Posted Image

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#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted February 20 2006 - 11:45 AM

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People breathing in movies drives me nuts!

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Sorry, but I had too.
No problem, but I've combined your thread with the one that "inspired" it, so that the reference is clear.

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#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted February 20 2006 - 12:27 PM

What about people who go to the bathroom and don't wash their hands in movies or TV shows? Even Dr. Baltar was disgusted by that. Heh. I never saw Dreamcatcher, but there was a scene in the book where an alien had taken over this guy's body and was so disturbed by the new sensation of having to go to the bathroom that he didn't wipe. He just zipped up and got out of their as fast as he could. I was grossed out by that alien-possessed guy for the rest of his time in the book. "He didn't wipe! He didn't wipe!"

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted February 21 2006 - 04:02 AM

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Did they make sounds like, uhm, sort of like ... chewing?


My point is they over-act while doing it. Like they move their jaw around trying to clean their back teeth, that type of "sick".
If I was in a real situation where I was with somebody who ate like Sean Connery or whoever, I would reach across the table and punch 'em. I actually think some actors think they look really cool while they are delivering a chewing scene.

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Posted February 21 2006 - 05:06 AM

I know it was you Chris. You broke my heart.
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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted February 21 2006 - 06:15 AM

Well, Sean Connery always sounds like he's got a mouth-full when he talks. Posted Image
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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted February 21 2006 - 06:27 AM

I'm sorry Magnus!
If I had known you had one, I would have been so much more careful..
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Posted February 21 2006 - 07:58 AM

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Anything with Sean Connery!


As soon as I saw the title of this thread, the scene from The Hunt for Red October where Connery's character is eating with his officers immediately came to mind.

But at least it looked like he was enjoying whatever it was he was eating.

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Posted February 21 2006 - 09:43 AM

This thread is great!

I can't beleive that the movie name has lost me (too much green). Robert Redford and James Gandolfini were in it. The one about the prison riot. Why can't I remember?

Anyway, theres a part where James G is hella chowin down on a sandwich. Its effin great! All the breaths for air and "mmmphh" sounds cracked me up so hard in the theater.
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#19 of 22 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted February 21 2006 - 11:04 AM

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The one about the prison riot


"The Castle"?

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Posted February 21 2006 - 11:22 AM

The Last Castle (2001)


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