What Movies Do You Blip Through?

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  1. MichaelBA

    MichaelBA Supporting Actor

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    I can't stand about half of THE CAINE MUTINY, all the doofy dopey love-story bits. Just unwatchable tripe to me. But I love all the other parts related to the mutiny and all the courtroom scenes, all the stuff with Bogey and Ferrer et al.

    So... I blip through all the junk and just watch what I want. But as a film afficianado this makes me feel guilty. How can I do this? And how can I truly love SOME parts of a movie, but just as truly DESPISE the rest? Does this make sense?

    Yet, despite my reservations, every time I try to watch the WHOLE film -- I still end up blipping.

    Hmm.
     
  2. Hunter P

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    Ya I do the same with porno's. I skip those nasty sex scenes so I can get right to the dialogue.:b
     
  3. David Williams

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    This is going to sound sappy but I was thrilled at the release of Steel Magnolias on DVD so I could chapter skip Julia Roberts death scenes and go right to the scenes after the funeral. It makes it less sad that way.
     
  4. Joe Karlosi

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    Personally, I don't believe in skipping over parts of movies. If I'm watching a film, I see the entire film.
     
  5. Amy Mormino

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    There are a number of horror films where I'll skip over the talky parts to get to the good stuff. Zombie has a lot of dead space in the beginning, but if you skip forward to when the zombies start to attack, it moves pretty well. The original Dracula has a lot of slow scenes, so a little judicious self-editing can improve the film.
     
  6. Dave_Brown

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    Matrix Reloaded: The way to long dance celebration intercut with the Neo/Trinity love scene.
     
  7. Chad R

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    I've always thought Independence Day was the movie chapter skip was invented for. It's got some great spectacle, but most of the character work is embarrassing, so whenever I try to watch it I skip through it.
     
  8. Brook K

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    I did this the last time I watched Pulp Fiction. I can't take the taxi cab scene anymore.
     
  9. Josh Simpson

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    I find myself skipping through parts of the Star Wars Prequels a lot.
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    I suspect people will be blipping through the first 40 minutes of King Kong (2005) when its DVD debuts in a month or so.
     
  11. Bill McA

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    I NEVER blip......
     
  12. Amy Mormino

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    By the way, what is the difference between blipping and skipping?
     
  13. Jack Briggs

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    Um, that would be the spelling and the pronunciation, Amy.
     
  14. dailW

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    when Jim Carrey shoots the cow in me myself and irene
     
  15. Brook K

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    No Jack, "blipping" is when you supply your own sound effect as you press the remote button. [​IMG]
     
  16. Steve Christou

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    Is 'blipping' even a word? Isn't that a noise a machine makes or something? Blip... blip... blip.

    A curious phenomenon I've noticed a few times on the forum is when someone invents or uses a cute word for something they do, other members automatically adapt the word and use it too as if that must be the right word if they're using it, blipping funny I tell ya. [​IMG]

    Here in Blitain we would probably use 'skip' or 'skipping'. I do skip chapters occasionally when I'm pressed for time and want to finish off the blipping film quickly, it's usually a film I've watched many times before so it doesn't blipping matter. [​IMG]
     
  17. Steve Christou

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    From Dusk Till Dawn is a film I purposely skip chapters just to get to the Titty Twister scenes quicker. I can't remember the last time I watched the first 40mins of that blippin' film. I find Quentin Tarantino annoying as hell as an actor which is where skipping chapters comes in very useful indeedy. [​IMG]
     
  18. george kaplan

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    Very, very rare for me. The one notable exception is Singin' in the Rain, where I skip that horrid ballet at the end, which is just completely out of place in an otherwise fantastic film.
     
  19. Steve Christou

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    While I love that sequence now, when I was a kid I hated it and cut it out of the movie when I first recorded it on tape, 25 years ago! One day my movie mad uncle came to visit and wanted to see Singin' in the Rain, okay sat down watching the film, coming toward the end, no spectacular 10min ballet sequence, my uncle was livid, "where is it?", "what happened?" I thought he would never talk to me again. I never 'edited' a movie again. [​IMG]

    Pearl Harbour is another film I tend to skip a few chapters, to get to the 'best bits' i.e. the 45min raid on Pearl Harbour. [​IMG]
     
  20. Mark Schmitt

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    In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I always tend to skip the part near the end where Arthur and Bedevere sail on the ship towards the castle Aaargh.

    It's my all-time favorite comedy, but that part just drags on. Oh sure, it's nicely shot, it has that powerful score, and at first viewing it builds up to the joke of what they find at the castle. But after seeing the movie a gajillion times, I know what happens next. So now it just gets in my way. So I punch that button. Get to the castle already!

    "Hello, English bedwetting types!"
     

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