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Old 12-30-2011, 10:16 AM   #10881 (permalink)
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Most would say they like Airplane, Hot Shots and Police Squad (ones I know they made off the top of my head).
when I was in boarding hall, Naked Gun (made off the Police Squad TV series) came on, I was the only one laughing, most were saying how deplorable it was

as opposed to something Anglocentric like Split Second (horror-comedy based on Alien)
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #10882 (permalink)
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How so? Do you not think people who grew up during different time periods have a different frame of reference for things?
Because if you grow up in a country and spend all your life there, you will gain knowledge of historical trends through whatever media you consume, stories you are told and general interest in history. However, you will never get that with foreign countries (I wouldn't consider the UK and USA "foreign" to each other in the strictest sense) unless there is a vested interest in the particular traditions of that nation.

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I never said it was impossible for someone that age to enjoy it, I just said that it's more likely to appeal to people within the age range I mentioned. Thus far the age split in this thread between people who loved it and people hated it seems to support what I'm saying.
I think what it proves is that people will overlook average comedy because of the nostalgia, rather than anything else.

I think we have discussed it enough at this point. Let's talk about Withnail & I because I plan on watching it tonight!

And Duce, that's their loss
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:21 AM   #10883 (permalink)
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Because if you grow up in a country and spend all your life there, you will gain knowledge of historical trends through whatever media you consume, stories you are told and general interest in history. However, you will never get that with foreign countries (I wouldn't consider the UK and USA "foreign" to each other in the strictest sense) unless there is a vested interest in the particular traditions of that nation.
well, we don't have a "vested" interest in Anglo-American traditions

it's just our way of consumption, and mostly because we "do" export

Malaysians are probably the most Westernised amongst the Asians
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Of course most intelligent people will pick up cultural norms from most countries and generally have an idea of what you may expect to see in their Film/TV due to what is imported/exported, but I don't think it's the same as me watching a film about the 80's which isn't even that striking in it's nostalgic references.
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^^I haven't seen Hot Tub Time Machine so I reserve my opinion

I got all of the references in The Wedding Singer, despite not quite being around in America in the 80s (though I was around in the 80s), and I thought it was funny, though these days I can't really bring myself to watch another Adam Sandler movie
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Because if you grow up in a country and spend all your life there, you will gain knowledge of historical trends through whatever media you consume, stories you are told and general interest in history. However, you will never get that with foreign countries (I wouldn't consider the UK and USA "foreign" to each other in the strictest sense) unless there is a vested interest in the particular traditions of that nation.
True. And the comparison I was making is that, for someone who grew up after the 80s, that decade is essentially a "foreign country" that they can only really experience as an outsider. You can learn all about politics and popular culture of the time but you can never have the experience of having lived through it.

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I think what it proves is that people will overlook average comedy because of the nostalgia, rather than anything else.
I think the flaw in that reasoning is that the people in question aren't overlooking the comedy, they're laughing hysterically at it.

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I think we have discussed it enough at this point. Let's talk about Withnail & I because I plan on watching it tonight!
I was enjoying the conversation actually—the reasons why different people find different things funny is something I find fascinating—but okay.

I've never seen Withnail & I but I'd like to. It's one of those movies I have to admit I'm worried I won't like, though, because it's been talked up a lot to me.
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This is so much better. It has a pretty similar plot to the above movie, an insane megalomaniac wants to start the next World War, but the execution is better. Insanely funny in parts. Immensely satisfying. The chemistry between Downey Jr. and Law is priceless. Some parts which I would prefer cut but still pretty good - 7/10
I agree that it was more cleanly executed, though I do think the plot was considerably weaker this time around. Much more straight-forward. That being said, it was still a great watch and I enjoyed it.
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I've never seen Withnail & I but I'd like to. It's one of those movies I have to admit I'm worried I won't like, though, because it's been talked up a lot to me.
I know jackhammer gives it a 5.0 on his RMR, as have I (I think). I don't want to raise your expectations, as I am sure they are very high already, but it is pretty much my favourite film ever.

Starting watching it in a few minutes. EXCITED
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Just re-watched Full Metal Jacket. There is such awesome camerawork in that film.
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Just re-watched Full Metal Jacket. There is such awesome camerawork in that film.
It's funny that you mentioned that movie since I just discovered a bunch of amazing (and funny) Kubrick posters designed by Viktor Hertz. This is the one he did for Full Metal Jacket:



Others can be seen here.
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