My DVD Collection Was Insulted!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matthew Chmiel, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    I was talking to a friend online earlier about my top ten movies of 2001, and he began saying how my top ten movies of 2001 (list can be found here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...highlight=2001) were all crap and the conversation on how the movies I like (and DVDs I own) begin here...
    --: but your movies [ A note from me: the movies I own and movies on my top ten list. ]
    --: no one knows of em
    --: CRAP-EE
    MrMatthew: Some people do.
    MrMatthew: Not everybody knows of all movies .
    MrMatthew: And sometimes, sometimes, good movies usually go unnoticed by mainstream audiences.
    --: bwahahaha
    --: not those.
    MrMatthew: Let the mainstream audiences have their plotless, big explosions, fight scenes galore movies and I can have my share of plotless, big explosions, fight scenes galore movies in my collection along with movies that actually make sense. [​IMG]
    --: most of the movies no one knows of
    --: are movies no one knows of for a reason
    --: your movies are crappy.
    MrMatthew: Quite a few people do know about the films I own.
    --: yea some... the ones who got no lifes.
    --: and love those types of movies cuz there made by people and targeted towards the people with no lives
    --: who look for the movies no one else has
    The nerve of some people [​IMG] (now you know why I hate most teenagers when I myself are a teenager). I might own my share of "crappy, but I enjoy" movies (*cough*2Gether, Half-Baked, just to name a few*cough*), but I do have some good movies that people usually notice over those. [​IMG] Oh well, thank god I wouldn't take the opinion of some teenager who owns just mindless action and comedy movies in his collection (but at least he does know the benefits of widescreen).
    If you people would like his home address to slap some sense into him, I'll surely give it to you. [​IMG] (Just kidding.)
     
  2. Brian Harnish

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    Dangit, Matt! I was just about to reply asking for the address before I noticed that Just kidding blurb! [​IMG]
     
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    Holy crap man! You DO have an awful collection! Akira? Brazil? Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Run Lola Run? How dare you own movies that actually require the viewer to be more than completely brain dead? [​IMG]
    Seriously man ... this is something that comes with our hobby. There are MANY films in my collection that I can't get anyone to watch with me. Not because they're bad films, but because most people don't want to put any effort in to watching a film.
    The only person's opinion you should care about is YOURS! If you're happy with your collection, it shouldn't matter what others think. You're got yourself a great DVD collection. Keep collecting those films that are special to you and try to teach your friends some respect for good films [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin Leonard

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    Ah, cheer up Matt! While your collection is rather schizophrenic (and I mean that as a compliment), it just shows that you have a wide taste in films of all types. This "friend" is the one who is narrow-minded.
    Dunno about that 2Gether DVD though...[​IMG][​IMG]
    Oh, and for the record: I enjoy having my copy of The Toxic Avenger Part 2 sitting right next to my copy of Black Narcissus. In its own odd way, it looks rather poetic. [​IMG]
     
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    yeah Matt... what a bunch of crappy movies... tell you what... I'll take those Dario Argento Volumes 1-3 off your hands for $5 [​IMG]
    believe me, I have my share of 'friends' that walk up to my DVD cabinet dumbfounded. And when I ask them what they want to watch they usually they pick the most mindless movie of the bunch that they have seen 12 times [​IMG]
    PS: 2GE+HER is out of print by the way [​IMG]
     
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    I showed a fellow 11th grade classmate my DVD collection (he asked for a list) and asked why don't I have any good movies.
    First off, I explained that I like a lot of older movies (3/4 of my collection is from films made before 1985.) and also like B&W and silent cinema.
    He told me I should get "great DVD's" like American Pie and Dude, Where's My Car?. I don't have anything against those movies, but I only buy films if I will watch them more than once. (100% through, too.)
    Oh...my special DVD showing of Citizen Kane to my Journalism class was fun. Most couldn't get away from the fact that it was B&W and had a REAL plot. They said it was boring and crude. They also complained about the newsreel segment looking bad. [​IMG]
    I'd like to see their reactions to Lawrence of Arabia, City Lights, Nosferatu, and North By Northwest. These are the people who want to name their children after soap opera characters. [​IMG]
     
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    By the way Rob, I just wanted to say I LOVE your sig file picture.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmmm, you don't have The Third Man CC but since you do have Wallace & Gromit, I'll cut ya some slack! [​IMG]
     
  10. Matthew Chmiel

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    Got $30 to spare so I can buy The Third Man: CC? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Also, thanks guys for the replies. It's good to know that people actually appreciate my collection then other just me. [​IMG] :b
     
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    Viva Matt Vegas!!
     
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    Ok, there are SOME questionable choices, but we all have our odd favorites- hell, I own Showgirls and Xanadu and actually watch them- a lot. Many of yours I own, have owned, or like so I say your friend is an idiot- where is HIS list?

    ps- are you as obsessed with Hedwig as I am right now?
     
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    My DVD collection is insulted pretty much anytime someone new sees it.
     
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    I've been bugging Matt on HTF for a long time and many know of our on-HTF spats, but I'm always one to defend the lad time and again: he is one of the most insightful and funny 16 year old's I've ever met, and he has a terrific taste in film (when I was his age, I was giving every film I saw four stars). So what if he drives everyone crazy with Rini Bell!
    It sounded like that guy came from the chat-room mentality. Let him stay there. I wonder if he's even HEARD of HALF of the films that dominate your top 10.
    Jay
     
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    I notice that Ghost World is noticably absent from your collection, Matt. [​IMG]*
    (*This is an inside joke.)
    Seriously, though Matt. I speak from lots of experience when I say simply this: A whole LOT of people (HTF members nonwithstanding, of course) are insipid morons. If you spend your time trying to convince morons to choose their movies with more discretion, you eventually become a moron yourself.
    I had a conversation with my friend's cousin tonight. She knows I'm a critic and a bona-fide movie addict, so the topic got around to movies.
    "Pearl Harbor was so cool. I, like, cried."
    "Did you like Lord of a Ring? I fell asleep."
    Both quotes are completely accurate. No lie. After these two statements I quickly steered the conversation onto something like pizza toppings.
    Intelligence, like insufferable smugness, is a curse.
    [​IMG]
     
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    How can you cut and paste what that guy says and NOT cut and paste our ingenius chats about how I plan to make a film which combines wire-fu and porno?
     
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    Matt-

    Don't listen to that guy. I looked over your collection and it is very tasteful and broad, as a healthy collection should be. You seem to have a little bit of everything which is good.

    If there is one thing my collection needs is a stronger "classics" presence, which I'm sure I'll gat around to eventually.

    Patrick-

    Your Journalism class should be so lucky to see Citizen Kane. I'm still sorry I saw it as late as I did. It's an a amazing film. And the DVD is equally impressive. That picture is so crystal clear. It's a amazing.

    And what does everyone have against black and white? If anything, I think it's a format that is underused today! The last recent black and white film I saw was, well...Clerks!
     
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    This is what people are calling the MTV generation. If it is something not shot like a music video, people become disinterested VERY quickly.

    It is too bad. I have a brother-in-law who has never seen Wizard of Oz (can you imagine that), Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, Lawrence of Arabia. But ask him about Die Hards, Rocky's, James Bond, Lethal Weapons, Steven Segal films - he's all over them.

    Sometimes I wonder if people realize that films were made prior to home-video!

    I bought a DVD for them this year and purchased Chocolat, Citizen Kane, and others and guess what he liked - Friends TV episodes.
     
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