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Old 06-22-2020, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default It is bright where Joel Schumacher is in hell

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/j...or-1234644961/

Phone Booth was a pretty good movie from what I recall, honestly

And I really, really fucking love Falling Down

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:25 PM   #3
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Another one lost to MacGregor's Syndrome. RIP.

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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We've really been slacking on the celebrities IN HELL threads lately.

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:21 PM   #5
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Phone Booth was a pretty good movie from what I recall, honestly

And I really, really fucking love Falling Down
falling down? the "Broken Windows" themed revenge film?

I always thought Phone Booth was a silly gimmick

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:33 PM   #6
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Michael Douglas's character in Falling Down is a stand in for white rage. He lashes out at Asians, Latinos, black people, etc. cause he thinks he's lost his white privilege. It was released after the LA Riots. It's awful.

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:47 PM   #7
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Nah, never read it that way. He also lashes out at an old white golfer, construction workers, fast food employees...he loses it because he's simply tired of the million inconveniences life throws in one's way and just snaps.

Whatever you think his motivation is, the movie certainly doesn't paint him as sympathetic in the least. He's bound and determined to reunite with a daughter he has no right to see.

You're not supposed to empathize with him.

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:51 PM   #8
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Oh yeah and there's a part where he straight up shoots a white supremacist store owner

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:28 PM   #9
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So because he's an asshole to a white person the film it isn't a film built on racist tropes?

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:31 PM   #10
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The main character is a white man lashing out because of his perceived loss of privelge in society. It came at the end of the Reagan/Bush years and right after the LA Riots.

It was a modern retelling of countless other white man revenge films. Except instead of his wife or daughter being murdered or raped it's his white ego that he's going vigilante over

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:29 PM   #11
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:47 PM   #12
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I'd be curious to hear an analysis of Network.

 
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:04 PM   #13
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Anyway, I suspect it turns out that Michael Douglas is actually the baddie in Falling Down and that the story was not meant to endorse his behavior so much as condemn it.

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Sergeant Prendergast: Letís meet a couple of police officers. Theyíre all good guys.

Bill Foster: Iím the bad guy?

Prendergast: Yeah.

Bill Foster: How did that happen? I did everything they told me to. Did you know I build missiles?

Prendergast: Yeah.

Bill Foster: I help to protect America. You should be rewarded for that. Then they give it to the plastic surgeon. You know, they lied to me.

Prendergast: Is that what this is about? Youíre angry because you got lied to? Is that why my chicken dinner is drying out in the oven? Hey, they lie to everybody. They lie to the fish! But that doesnít give you any special right to do what you did today.
Mike Doug' is essentially outed as a would-be Trump voter and effectively commits suicide as soon as that sinks in.

 
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:10 AM   #14
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I loved the Phantom of the Opera movie as a kid.

Also Batman & Robin is lowkey a trash masterpiece.

 
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Didn't he do one of those John Grisham movie adaptations with Mathew McConaughey? Not the one with the car. Well, I think it had a car in it, but this one had McConaughey defending this guy who avenged the murder of his daughter by Klansmen.

 
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Didn't he do one of those John Grisham movie adaptations with Mathew McConaughey? Not the one with the car. Well, I think it had a car in it, but this one had McConaughey defending this guy who avenged the murder of his daughter by Klansmen.

 
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