To criticize someone ranking the Godfather in their Top 10 is not the same as criticizing someone for ranking Walk Hard, a parody, in their Top 10.
It's exactly the same thing. You're automatically making an assumption that Walk Hard CAN'T be in the Top 10, which, unless you have a proven method of analyzing films, is impossible to stand behind.
Walk Hard is a funny movie, I laughed my arse off a few times while watching it but its just a cheap parody.
Did it achieve exactly what it set out to do? That's a start.
Who directed and starred in The Godfathers? Everybody knows that off the top their head. Who directed and starred in Walk Hard? Nobody cares.
Sorry to be blunt, but: Who gives a shite who starred and directed in a film? That has absolutely NOTHING to do with quality or ranking. It just makes a higher quality film more probable.
And even if you did care, look at Baloo's comment earlier, it is spot on: No other director has taken quite the fall of Coppola.
Name me the actors in City of God
, a movie that many will call the best modern Foreign language film, off the top of your head. Who cares?
If someone wants to put a silly movie like that in their top 10 best/favorite movies thats fine, it will just draw criticism like it did in this case.
I'll apologize in advance for getting a little worked up...
quote: This is not specifically to you but to the sentiment in general.
This is precisely the issue at stake here. You've already decided that it's "silly" that Walk Hard is in the Top 10 and that Godfather "automatically" deserves such distinction. You don't think that ,quite possibly, you've been bred to believe just that. That culture has automatically given the nod to Godfather, and that you have bought into its "supposed greatness?"
Why? Why automatically?
Now, I get some response, often negative, about the idea that there is such a thing as a perfect film, and that there is an objective (and maybe statistical way) to determine the quality of art. I think it may be true, and Godfather may in fact represent such an outcome.
But if you can already say wholeheartedly that Godfather automatically deserves the top 10 and Walk Hard doesn't deserve the Top 10, then you MUST have figured that equation out. Please tell us, because that's the only way your "silly" comment has any legs.
it will just draw criticism like it did in this case.
And if you're going to let the "silliness," give you a just reason to argue against Walk Hard, then well.... You're just as silly for letting others tell you how to think. Unless you can write a paper on The Godfather articulating precisely WHY it deserves the Top 10 spot and if you are just going on the FEELING and PERCEPTION that it deserves the Top 10 spot, then you'd be just as silly as someone putting Baby Geniuses in their Top 10. I repeat, the above is not specifically for Fenwick86. Just that sentiment in general.
Again, sorry for getting worked up.
It's a ridiculous sentiment that Walk Hard in the Top 10 is silly.
Now 2005 Crash on the other hand, that may be silly.
This post was edited on 3/6 at 4:57 pm