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Carson123987
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he has a long list of average movies with the occasional bright spot.

probably wont see rush. doesnt interest me in the slightest






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alajones
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You must have missed Angels and Demons...consider yourself lucky
No I remember those now. I had forgotten those were Ron Howard movies.

Can't lie and say I didn't enjoy myself a little while watching those movies the one time that I did.






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Carson123987
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those frickin sucked. forgot he made them. i redact my average statement





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CP3LSU25
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He married a girl from gueydan. Who doesn't like him.





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TigerMyth36
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The guy made plenty of solid films with a few clunkers here and there. Most directors would love to have even half the films he has made.

Heck, just noticed he made Night Shift so I like him even more now.






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Birdie King
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This is Birdie. Idea to eliminate bullshitee in threads: edible posts.





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Freauxzen
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Sure, he's not an "artist". He's a professional. It's probably why many of his best films deal with professional competency: The Paper, Apollo 13, Gung Ho, Backdraft, even Cinderella Man. The world needs artists... it needs professionals, too. We need stories to deconstruct.


Good way to put it. My only beef with Howard is that a lot of people do often equate him in some sense to an artist or a great director. That's just a small list for me and he's not on it.

But he's superb at what he does, and 90% of the time I enjoy his films.






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LoveThatMoney
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but a movie is, like you said, about telling a story
Subjective


You don't think a movie is about telling a story? What do you think it's about?






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LoveThatMoney
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probably wont see rush. doesnt interest me in the slightest


Yeah, I'm not a Formula 1 guy, but it really was pretty exhilarating. It made me want to watch a race or two, honestly.






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Freauxzen
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Steven Spielberg is the Stephen King of filmmaking. He has produced some really pretty great pieces, but he doesn't always blow your doors off. He's just solid. There is brilliance in his steadiness and consistency.


Ron Howard is the Dean Koontz.






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Alright
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That filmography is a great list of movies that I would gladly rewarch, except Backdraft. shite. His worst movie. Not even close.





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Carson123987
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but a movie is, like you said, about telling a story
Subjective


You don't think a movie is about telling a story? What do you think it's about?


im with BV, storytelling isnt always the focus.







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Carson123987
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Yeah, I'm not a Formula 1 guy, but it really was pretty exhilarating. It made me want to watch a race or two, honestly.


shit, i may have to give it a shot






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Patrick_Bateman
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They think guys like PTA
Absolutely yes.
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or Malick are great directors
Hell no.
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but they are painters more than anything.
Malick may be primarily a painter, but PTA is much more. PTA tells incredible stories and develops unforgettable characters; he has proven this time and again. The two are not even comparable IMO.






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Baloo
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storytelling isnt always the focus.

There's a large difference between the story not being the focus and being unable to tell a story at all. I totally agree that storytelling is not always the focus, but I do object when filmmakers completely disregard the need for story at all. It's like having a film without sound.






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LoveThatMoney
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Ron Howard is the Dean Koontz.


OK OK. But he's better than Dean Koontz, IMO. Koontz never made anything as good as Rush or Cinderella Man or Apollo 13.






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LoveThatMoney
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They think guys like PTA
Absolutely yes.
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or Malick are great directors
Hell no.
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but they are painters more than anything.
Malick may be primarily a painter, but PTA is much more. PTA tells incredible stories and develops unforgettable characters; he has proven this time and again. The two are not even comparable IMO.


Fair point. I would agree that PTA is better than Malick at telling a story, but I would stop before saying he is a great storyteller. He has great characters in his films, but his editing choices often make the movie feel disjointed. The Master, I think, is a prime example of this. I don't think he knew how he wanted to finish it, so he jumped to a time in the future and just ended it.






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sonusfaber
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Yeah, I'm not a Formula 1 guy, but it really was pretty exhilarating. It made me want to watch a race or two, honestly.


I'm really glad to read this. I am an F1 guy and I can tell you it is fun to watch and keep up with. I am looking forward to attending my first race at some point, but it will have to wait until 2014 since the tickets will run about $600/ each.

My wife and I saw Rush last weekend and we both enjoyed it. I liked it for the subtle things I got from knowing the sport. From knowing what "running on wets" means, to knowing that James was imagining Monaco while simulating racing before he met his future wife, and so on.

My wife enjoyed it for everything else it was, a rivalry, a tiny love story, an underdog story, etc.

In any case, if you do nothing else F1 related and you haven't done it already...do yourself a favor and watch the doc Senna on Netflix.






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slackster
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Rush was definitely worth watching. Great film. I thought Hunt and Lauda were superbly acted.





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i am dan
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Love Ron Howard movies.

Cinderella Man(such a great movie) and Apollo 13 are my two favorites.






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