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  1. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I think A Clockwork Orange has landed in cult lists simply because it's such an uncomfortable film to view that many just choose to ignore its existence. It's kind of become a "horror" film of a type people try to ignore. That's left it to those who love Kubrick's work and people who search...
  2. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Mainstream although I consider him to be an auteur. I've seen A Clockwork Orange in "cult" film lists but don't consider it, or any other work from Kubrick, to be a "cult" film though it and Dr. Strangelove come closest in my opinion - but no cigar.
  3. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Cult film - usually somewhat quirky, few "mainstream" values, often SF/Horror/Comedy, low budget, cleverness beyond the limited budget, unusual ideas/themes. Here's a list of some of my favorite "cult" movies (as well as those Walter's already mentioned): Mad Max Mad Max 2 (aka The Road...
  4. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I'm from that era and it's always played as "weird and awkward" to me. I've seen it several times (own a copy) and have yet to laugh once. I get what they're going for but it's always fallen flat for me and, IMHO, plays better for a much younger audience (10-13yo) than the apparently intended...
  5. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I started college as a voice major. The first week of music theory class we were given a basic chord progression and told how it was the "right" way to do that progression. When I questioned that saying "If a progression doesn't follow that sequence yet *sounds* good or gets you where you need...
  6. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    In spite of that those series *were* some of what kept audiences coming back for more - just like the serials kept the kids coming back every Saturday to see what happened next - even if the feature and/or backup film was the same thing as the week before. Abbott and Costello grew from "B"...
  7. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    You could smoke in many of the theaters back then...
  8. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    That's what the concession ads were for... give you time to get some relief as there was usually 5-15 minutes between the movies.
  9. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Where I grew up (in the 50s/60s) and everywhere I've been or heard about the sequence of a double feature presentation was the coming attraction trailers followed by a cartoon and/or short and/or newsreel, the "B" movie, *possibly* another cartoon and/or newsreel and concession "commercials"...
  10. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    That may be. IMHO, that being done makes them *less* attractive. It's one reason I rarely watch any of them outside the original trilogy. I find the non-core movies (Solo and Rogue One) to be far more interesting as they're not simple retreads.
  11. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    My biggest issue with the final Star Wars trilogy is simply that they, for all practical purposes, just did a remake of the original trilogy, changing things just enough that it wasn't obvious to truly casual fans. I'm a pretty casual fan of the series and noticed immediately the many, many...
  12. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I guess those "fanbois" really haven't read the Thor comics... Since that trailer shows a what looks to be a shattered and reformed Mjølnir returning to *her* hand it appears they're lifting some of the comic's history with the hammer and, though temporarily wielding a reformed Mjølnir, she's...
  13. BobO'Link

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Hmmm... just watched that Thor trailer. The *only* thing that looks interesting/intriguing is that brief shot with Portman, if for no other reason than to find out just how that's possible. From the trite and cliche' use of Guns 'n Roses music to the CGI scenery the rest looks pretty forgettable.
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