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[challenge entry] w.t.f?

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(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:23, archived)
# Wait... THAT'S ME! O_O
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:24, archived)
# pffff
never even seen it, but i knew what it was from the first pic
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:25, archived)
# hahahahahahaha, excellent
I actually enjoyed it. I've been sleep walking for years and I could relate to how reality and dreams merge sometimes and feck with your mind.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:28, archived)
# it just struck me
as something trying far too hard to be weird
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:32, archived)
# You should give it a go -
it's a good film.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:34, archived)
# i'll have to borrow it off someone
then i can buy it if i like it
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:35, archived)
# you could always *ahem*
'borrow' it from the internet.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:36, archived)
# nah
i prefer my film watching to be in my comfy area
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:38, archived)
# aha...
Your legendary 'comfy area'.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:40, archived)
# indeed
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:41, archived)
# I actually like Donnie Darko, great film :)
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:34, archived)
# i'm seeing a lot of love for this film
would it be improved by being off my chops whilst watching it? i only ask for scientific purposes, of course
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:40, archived)
# Mildly, not totally.
It's a film which requires some pondering. One thing I love about it is that every time I watch it, I can see a different possible interpretation of what happened.

I think that's why I prefer the original to the director's cut, Richard Kelly had this whole backstory which he included more of in his later version, but I think it detracts from the joy of working out your own version of events.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:44, archived)
# ah, right
i'll avoid the hallucinogens, then
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:47, archived)
# They'd be good for your second and subsequent viewings.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:48, archived)
# good point
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:53, archived)
# My joint-favourite film of all time, along with Aliens.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:34, archived)
# you'd rate it with aliens?
ok, now i'm definitely going to have to watch it
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:36, archived)
# Go with the original, not the director's cut
which is substantially worse.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:38, archived)
# will do
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:39, archived)
# Well worth watching, imo
I didn't expect to like it and it really took me by surprise.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:15, archived)
# haha! when I went to see that film
a pretentious student-type, after it had finished, said loudly: "Ok, give me five pounds anyone who'd like me to explain the end to you.'
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:26, archived)
# i'd have stood up
and said "ok, anyone who wants me to punch this uppity cunt upside the gullet can give me the 5 instead"
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:34, archived)
# yep! - I just thought it instead...
wish you'd been in the audience. :)
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:35, archived)
# i hate cunts in cinemas
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:37, archived)
# You've got my vote.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:41, archived)
# When I went to see the first Lord of the Rings
there were two Warhammer types* sitting behind me and my friend, and they spent the first ten minutes loudly nerding out about the deviations from the book. After I turned round and glared at them for a minute, they shut up.

As the end credits rolled, one of them sneered "based loosely on the book by J.R.R. Tolkein." There's no pleasing some people, is there?

* I should probably admit that I used to play Warhammer when I was young
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:41, archived)
# haha...
I once saw a French film with a fluent Francophone (a slightly mad maiden aunt) who kept tutting and mumbling about how badly translated she thought the subtitles were, and giving her version.
Not quite often enough for me to get pissed off enough to say anything, but just often enough to be annoying.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:48, archived)
# What the fuck was wrong with the first film?
It stayed pretty close to the book as I recall it. No Tom Bombadil, for which Peter Jackson deserves a fucking knighthood, a lot of tedious shit cut out from the beginning, Frodo a bit younger. Can't think of anything else. The second film veered crazily off and the third film cut off the ending to replace it with about five or six other endings, but the first seemed pretty close to me. Oh, also a troll.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:53, archived)
# When the opening voice-over was going on, they took particular issue with the phrase "the creature Gollum".
Because he wasn't a "creature" when the ring came to him, you see. That's the level of nerd rage we're talking about.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:00, archived)
# .... ..... .......
some people really have to step back and re-evaluate their lives sometimes
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:02, archived)
# not just any troll
a cave troll. love the way boromir says that!
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:00, archived)
# it looks like we have a CAVE troll
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:02, archived)
# pfff!
fuck it, nothing on telly tonight, i'm watchin fellowship of the ring
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:07, archived)
# :)
My work here is done.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:24, archived)
# It's the grave robbing I miss the most...
And the bit where the hobbits steal a load of swords was cut out.

That would have been good, but zombie types tend to get cut from films. There's at least one missing from the Shining.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:47, archived)
# True, true, the grave-robbing was OK
except it involved Tom Bombadil so I'm opposed to it on principle. It didn't entirely make sense the way they got their swords in the film.


fuck it, i'm gonna read the book again. it's been a long time.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:59, archived)
# I re-read it recently,
for the first time in at least ten years.

It didn't stand up well, to be honest.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 20:05, archived)
# Hmmm
I reread and tolerated a few David Eddings recently (Mallorean and Elenium are actually not too bad if you can get over the characters being palatte-swaps of one-another). Then again I also read the Dreamers series and oh my fucking GOD it was the worst piece of shit I've ever read, with a bunch more palatte-swaps. Unfortunately the colours were running very pale by then.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 20:12, archived)
# Yes!
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:34, archived)
# haha
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:35, archived)
# 1 frame, 3 scenes.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:37, archived)
# This is wonderful
as is the film
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 18:43, archived)
# this^
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:35, archived)
# I thought it was Abyss, with the water tubey thing
I saw the first fifteen min of Donnie Darko once and got bored.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 19:45, archived)
# I might have to rewatch it
because on first viewing I thought this was wank.
(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 22:42, archived)
# This is ace.
Both in its own right, and because it's about my second-favourite film. Might have to go and listen to the Liquid Spear Waltz now.
(, Fri 23 Sep 2011, 11:55, archived)