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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted December 26 2008 - 04:08 PM

Phila. man shot because family talked during movie | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/26/2008

Yeesh! Philly man shoots another when they wouldn't stop talking during a movie.

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#2 of 45 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted December 26 2008 - 04:17 PM

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#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted December 26 2008 - 04:22 PM

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Sorry Henry. Nothing funny about this here. Smiley face not appropriate.

I dislike talkers in a theater myself. But I would not shoot someone because someone was talking. And any human being getting shot, good or bad is not funny.

Hope you understand.

This is a sad event period.

WTF was the guy doing with a gun in the theater?!?!?!?!

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Posted December 26 2008 - 04:30 PM

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Sorry Henry. Nothing funny about this here. Smiley face not appropriate.

I dislike talkers in a theater myself. But I would NOTshoot someone because someone was talking. And any human being getting shot, good or bad is not funny.

Hope you understand.

This is a sad event period.

WTF was the guy doing with a gun in the theater?!?!?!?!

I stopped going to that theater over 10 years ago.
the theater has been trash since well before then.
the people are rude and ignorant.

I am surprised this hasn't happened in there before now.
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#5 of 45 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted December 26 2008 - 06:05 PM

There are lots of things tragic and sad, and I feel for the family involved (thankfully, it appears no one was killed).

But while I feel for the family, I think sometimes we are overly politically correct about how we judge reactions.. I had about the same reaction as Henry - I feel bad for the family, but when I read the story, I shrugged a bit because it was one of the most ridiculous things I've read.

Sometimes tragic things happen that way. A few years ago, someone in Liberty was involved in a really messy domestic dispute in which a woman took a turkey carving knife to her husband over the dinner table in front of guests.

Now, that was a tragic story, but I laughed a bit too. The reason is because all of us see these things (like a shooting in the theater) as something we'd say as a lark, or think to ourselves "I wish that guy would shut up" but then we see someone do the absurd things that people think and you have to laugh at the guy's inner self-censorship bug.

Nothing wrong with that. I feel for the guy that got shot, I'll laugh at the moron who did the shooting.

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Posted December 26 2008 - 06:24 PM

Comedy and tragedy are not mutually exclusive. I do fail to see the funny in this one.

Well, at least until I got to "[the shooter] then sat down to watch the movie."

Now that's funny.

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#7 of 45 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted December 27 2008 - 02:05 AM

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Well, at least until I got to "[the shooter] then sat down to watch the movie."
At least part of the reason for laughing is because, if you put that in a movie, there'd be a chorus of people right here telling you how it could never happen in real life.
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Posted December 27 2008 - 03:39 AM

While this is an incredible tragedy and no one should take any offense to this extreme, I personally wouldn't mind a subliminal flash of that headline just before the main feature in every theater I go to.

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Posted December 27 2008 - 04:04 AM

It's impossible to feel sorry for anyone in this situation...they all chose of their own free will to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for crying out loud...that seems to be the most disturbing part of the story.
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Posted December 27 2008 - 04:52 AM

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It's impossible to feel sorry for anyone in this situation...they all chose of their own free will to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for crying out loud...that seems to be the most disturbing part of the story.
Now I'm curious what prompted you to say that.

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Posted December 27 2008 - 05:43 AM

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But while I feel for the family, I think sometimes we are overly politically correct about how we judge reactions.. I had about the same reaction as Henry - I feel bad for the family, but when I read the story, I shrugged a bit because it was one of the most ridiculous things I've read.
I don't find it overly politically correct for being disturbed by people making jokes about someone got shot for talking in a movie theater. Of course, no one here is rooting the shooter but I find some of the reactions disturbing because I think it shows a lack of concern about human life. Philadelphia (like many cities) has had a skyrocketing homicide rate in the past couple of years and a part of it is because people don't give a shit about anyone other than themselves.

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Posted December 27 2008 - 05:58 AM

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Now I'm curious what prompted you to say that.
Have you seen the trailers? It looks to be one of the most mind-numbingly stupid films to have ever been made.

No one sane condones mindless violence such as this, but I don't get the point of expressing moral condemnation over a few harmless jokes on a Home Theater Forum. If you want to make a difference than get involved on a community level, organize a neighborhood watch, or volunteer to be a security guard at your local 16-plex, but, it seems to me when you are in the After Hours Lounge...you could relax a bit....
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Posted December 27 2008 - 07:41 AM

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Have you seen the trailers? It looks to be one of the most mind-numbingly stupid films to have ever been made.
I've seen both the trailers and the film. It certainly didn't look stupid to me from the trailers, and the film didn't play stupid when I saw it. In fact, the audience I saw it with applauded at the end.

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but, it seems to me when you are in the After Hours Lounge...you could relax a bit....
Relaxing is good, but it's always risky to assume that others see things the same way you do.
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#14 of 45 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted December 27 2008 - 08:07 AM

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Sorry Henry. Nothing funny about this here. Smiley face not appropriate.

Hope you understand.

Joe,
Do you always rush to judgement about the expression on emoticoms?

As it happens, I know a lot more about this story than was in the article.

The victim is an old friend from Philly and the wound was quite minor. What could have been a real tragedy was in the end, just real scary.

Thus, smiles of relief from many.

But, not you.

Your sobriety it much appreciated.

Would you mind, from here on out if I just send you a PM if I'm about to express something and I want to run it by....you?

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Posted December 27 2008 - 11:21 AM

Maybe not politically correct, but I bet a lot of us feel a nice, smug little smiley face is a perfect response.

Hopefully at least a few of the idiots in the world who treat public theaters as their private living rooms may think twice about using some manners in the future.
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Posted December 27 2008 - 01:56 PM

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Do you always rush to judgement about the expression on emoticoms?

Maybe you should have just mentioned in your 1st post that it was an old friend, that way myself and a few others in this thread would have understood what you meant. Posted Image

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Posted December 27 2008 - 02:19 PM

I was going to say I hope he at least used a silencer, but now I'm afraid to...
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Posted December 28 2008 - 02:27 AM

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I've seen both the trailers and the film. It certainly didn't look stupid to me from the trailers, and the film didn't play stupid when I saw it. In fact, the audience I saw it with applauded at the end.


Relaxing is good, but it's always risky to assume that others see things the same way you do.
I am pleased for you that you enjoyed this. I on the other hand will continue to pass.
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Posted December 28 2008 - 03:06 AM

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I am pleased for you that you enjoyed this. I on the other hand will continue to pass.

+1

Nothing of interest here.
Spike Jonze, Ron Howard and Steven Speilberg each were attached to this project at different times and moved on.
Eric Roth did the screenplay, from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald (some dead Hollywood writer).
David Fincher (who?) ended up directing famous hacks like Blanchett, Ormond and Pitt.
Boring.

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Posted December 28 2008 - 07:00 AM

I personally wasn't offended at all by the original post -- heck, I'll admit to entertaining all sorts of thoughts of doing absolutely unspeakable things to people who can't keep quiet in a theater. I'm sure I'm not the only one!

The shock -- and therefore the humor -- comes from the fact that someone actually did it!

But it's interesting that because mattCR knew someone involved in the situation, that it somehow makes his post okay.
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