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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2008, 05:46:50 AM »
2. I was too busy living vicariously through a fictional sociopath to notice that one of his victims kept randomly slipping into a British accent.

Why did they make Cary have an American accent?    There are thousands and thousand and thousands of people living in the US with British accents that have become American citizens.    Why couldn't he just keep his accent?    It would have had zero effect on the plot and he could have spend his energy on acting instead of accents.


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2008, 08:25:08 AM »
It's fear of the intelligence of the audience, clearly.  The filmmakers were afraid that we would get confused about where the movie was taking place if anyone had an accent.

I once got into a bitter argument with one of my collaborators over what to call our parody of indie filmmaking.  I wanted to call it "Guerilla!" because it's about Guerilla Filmmaking and one of the characters shouts that out during random moments in the film.  One of my collaborators was worried that people would see the title and think the movie was about Guerilla fighters over in Iraq or something and pass on the movie.  I snapped back "If someone is walking down the wall in Blockbuster and sees our DVD showing a movie camera on the cover with the title Guerilla! and thinks its about Guerilla fighters instead of Guerilla filmmakers, they're too stupid to watch our movie and I don't want their business."  I'm sick and tired of Hollywood assuming the audience consists of only dumbasses, but it's a common fear among all filmmakers unfortunately.
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2008, 02:24:37 AM »
That's what I was wondering about.  On that lock you would only have to cut off one end, but if you cut the chain you have to go through two ends.  Idiots.  Plus the lock is smaller than the chain.

And if the phone is ringing and it's just out of reach then it's better to use your shirt as a tourniquet and saw off your leg rather than just looping it around the phone. 

And then it's better to hinge your hopes of rescue on a chest shot with a high caliber pistol being something that won't incapacitate the victim than waiting till the guy holding you hostage shows up and shooting him.

And if you are a police officer who has just identified the home of a serial killer you should not take five minutes to call a judge who would rubber stamp a search warrant for you faster than you could blink, have show up with back up and CSI in tow, and hide to surprise the serial killer as he's standing next to a hostage rather than subduing him immediately.


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2008, 06:44:23 AM »
And why would he cut off his entire foot, rather than cut off the heel and squeeze out of the lock?

At least you'd still have some of your foot left.


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2008, 03:08:54 PM »
I learned that people in bad horror movies are really, really, REALLY stupid.

Granted, two guys wake up in this horrendous situation and it's understandible they'd be panicked. AT FIRST. They've got HOURS to calm down, for the adrenaline rush to subside, and for rational thought to return. And yet they stil persist in being stupid the entire movie.


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2008, 03:10:34 PM »
I learned that people in bad horror movies are really, really, REALLY stupid.

Granted, two guys wake up in this horrendous situation and it's understandible they'd be panicked. AT FIRST. They've got HOURS to calm down, for the adrenaline rush to subside, and for rational thought to return. And yet they stil persist in being stupid the entire movie.

I dunno... if I were trapped in a room with Cary Elwes for hours, I'd never stop panicking, just out of the pure dread that he'd start quoting Robin Hood, Men in Tights.


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2008, 03:13:03 PM »
I learned that people in bad horror movies are really, really, REALLY stupid.

Granted, two guys wake up in this horrendous situation and it's understandible they'd be panicked. AT FIRST. They've got HOURS to calm down, for the adrenaline rush to subside, and for rational thought to return. And yet they stil persist in being stupid the entire movie.

I dunno... if I were trapped in a room with Cary Elwes for hours, I'd never stop panicking, just out of the pure dread that he'd start quoting Robin Hood, Men in Tights.

  Ooooh, got me there. Two points for you!  ;D


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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2008, 03:30:44 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2008, 03:38:24 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2008, 03:40:28 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2008, 03:50:54 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2008, 04:03:21 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2008, 04:10:10 PM »
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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2008, 04:13:44 PM »
2. I was too busy living vicariously through a fictional sociopath to notice that one of his victims kept randomly slipping into a British accent.

And the other one slipped into his Australian accent a few times too.  




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Re: What have we learned?
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2008, 04:37:04 PM »
2. I was too busy living vicariously through a fictional sociopath to notice that one of his victims kept randomly slipping into a British accent.

And the other one slipped into his Australian accent a few times too.  

And that other guy kept slipping into his Murtaugh accent.