I agree with this but specifically for film I think people overstate the worth of these specific types of films because they are all they see, and ultimately they bring more harm than good. Music for example is very different in the sense that much of pop music now is genuinely quite experimental and the underground bled into the mainstream, along with that things are much, much more fragmented. More importantly, money invested in big musicians doesn't negatively effect the underground or less mainstream artists because barriers to entry are far lower. On the other hand for films, people like myself and I think what Coppola and Scorsese are upset with is the way that this seeps into the public consciousness as basically the only films they watch or get excited about anymore, film is not seen as an art medium but largely entertainment. These films suck the money away from filmmakers who want to make films as artistic expressions and for the sake of the medium as a whole.Hairblues wrote: ↑2 weeks agoI agree with you BUT I think there is room for things that you just enjoy for enjoyment sake.
It's like what's a better skill of artist? A classical realist and realism or an impressionist or even a pop artist?
A classical realist or a realism painter takes an incredibly high level of skill to do and it's a tediously long dedicated process that can take up to a year to finish a even a small piece (if you don't cheat)...but sometimes people just like to look at something pretty and be amused.
I don't blame them for doing it when they make so much fucking money, but its sad that this is what comes to mind when most people think of movies or what is being hyped. The cinema venue is basically like a theme park for most people where they go for cheap thrills, and subsequently pretend that this somehow has depth or that art cinema is something pretentious people only pretend to like.
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Watch either Salo or There Will be Blood. TWBB has fairly wide consensus across both mainstream and cinephile circles as being one of the best films of the 2000s.Exodus wrote: ↑2 weeks agono offense but i wonder how much of what you say you like is pretending to appear sophisticated. i'll give it a shot. recommend me a hipster approved movie and i'll watch it honestly.
i never claimed superhero and nerd stuff was top of the line either, just not what haters say it is. theyre not shallow or stupid or whatever. its mostly the MCU that gave them that reputation, and i already said i don't even like most of the MCU. the 2000s comic movies were great. as well as the 2010s x-mens. the shows and animated films are good too.