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Old 06-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #31
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Breach is really good, and I don't think there are guns in it.
There are guns in the trailers for it.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #32
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ya know, maybe running out of movies isn't such a bad thing. i can finally start reading all those books that have been collecting dust. some sexy people sent me books and i've only read the first couple of pages in each one.
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Breach is good but I think there are guns in it

Have you ever seen Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants? Real Women Have Curves?

It's a sad commentary that it's tough to think of movies without guns in them
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #34
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If not having movies without guns means watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I think I might be all for World War III.

But all kidding aside, violence has always been a major part of motion pictures, from the outset, aside from most comedies and the like.

And it's not like alll films these days focus on violence. Most dramas and action movies do though, but that's just the nature of the drama. I mean, a film like American Beauty is one of the most breathtaking perspectives of the human condition I've ever seen, and there are guns in it. Truth be told, guns and violence are an intergral aspect of umanity in the 20th century.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #35
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some sexy people sent me books and i've only read the first couple of pages in each one.











I would suggest trying out the first 2 seasons of "House", but that's just me.
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thats what has surprised me the most. movies which aren't even considered violent can have a gun in them nowadays. and then theres not just guns that shoot bullets...but lasers, etc. as well. some of the stuff i enjoyed as a kid i'm reluctant to watch again.

P-T-S can kiss my A-S-S.

p.s. britt, i saw you called, but i'm at work. i'm off tomorrow, so i can call in the afternoon.
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I just was inspired to rejoin Netflix thanks to this thread.
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how about we trade? ill give you my account, and you give me your books!
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I just was inspired to rejoin Netflix thanks to this thread.
and if you're a facebook junkie, you can post your queue on facebook for everyone to see!
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and if you're a facebook junkie, you can post your queue on facebook for everyone to see!

you can do that now? damn. who needs binoculars anymore when you have facebook.
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it helps perpetuate my movie snobbery over my friends.
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you can do that now? damn. who needs binoculars anymore when you have facebook.

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Well I didn't think this was for critiquing peoples' suggestions, I was just trying to help her out. It's easy to be philosophical about violence, it's a different story altogether when you're been through what she's been through.

I think reading is a good idea, it's calming too-well it is for me.
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Breach is really good, and I don't think there are guns in it.
Except for that bit in the woods

The Queen, Night at the Museum, Taladega Nights, Music &Lyrics was kinda cute, Stranger than Fiction

I still vote tv series
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No harm meant. That was just a joke. And I understand what you're saying, but it is what it is.

Violence and film almost goes hand in hand. The gun is possibly the most important symbol for film too. It is the quintessential method of creating a villain, and creating drama, and creating a threat, etc. It also makes it easy for people to root for a hero. Film allows us that capacity to vicariously dish out justice. We love to see the good guys shoot up the bad guys, in situations that just don't occur that frequently, if at all, in real life.

Also, the gun is inherently tied into the evolution of the art of filmmaking. The Russian war propaganda films of the first part of the 20th century were critical to the advent of modern cinema as an art.

But, I'm getting carried away. I'm just pointing out, that it's not really a "sad commentary" that guns are so prevalent in film; what's more a sad commentary is the state of the quality of film these days that is embraced by the mass public.
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