What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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July 31st, 2020 at 9:23:27 PM permalink
rxwine
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The first third of Apocalypse Now is considered to be pretty accurate by veterans. Doesn't matter to me, as I don't go to movies for their historical accuracy.

Though I enjoy historical depictions created for that purpose.

Some movie depictions or inaccuracies become a giant kerfluffle. Like "Passion of the Christ".

Some people seemed to get upset about "Amadeus" because the central theme was made up. People were upset with "Jaws" for making sharks so villainous. I think because people took to killing more of them.

Heck, people get upset when comic characters aren't depicted as expected from their original source.
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July 31st, 2020 at 9:44:59 PM permalink
rxwine
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IMO, Significant movies are less likely to be about accuracy than messages. Inherent truths. Or at least something somebody believes. Like a complex Aesop tale.

But some are just good at whatever they intend to do. Like create drama. Or produce strong emotion, or something relatable to real life.
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July 31st, 2020 at 10:02:30 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine

Some people seemed to get upset about "Amadeus" because the central theme was made up.


They have to make stuff up, most
of their lives are just as boring as
ours are. They say the Godfather
movie taught a whole generation
of Mafia how to act like Mafia.

I have an old Jewish friend who's
from NYC. In the late 50's he was
allowed to hang around Mafia
guys and run errands for them
because he was a Jew and nobody
would expect a Jew to be pawning
stolen property for them.. He says these
guys were boring and dumb to
the extreme. HS dropouts, lazy
as hell, they spent most of their
time hanging out and telling the
same jokes and plotting their
next caper. Most of which were
ridiculous and would never work.

The Godfather movie made them
look 10 times smarter than they
really were and they loved it.
Goodfellahs came closer to
depicting them as the goofball
idiots they really are. Common
crooks in thousand dollar suits.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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