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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

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.... I'm 53 and slowing down a bit.



Greg Espinoza


yeah, i noticed!
brm

ps xoxox

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

To TALL GUY- Didn't you find the music score alright?

Can't remember, pal. I was 10 at the time.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

There was this one movie that was so dull that even now just writing about it makes me fall asleep right in the middle of a sente

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Until the End of the World, by Wim Wenders:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101458/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_29

So boring I felt violated.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)



I'm not far behind you in age. wink Never fallen asleep in the theater. Never walked out on a movie either. I do agree with you on the seen it all before mentality. I so want to love these big budget sci fi films with effects we could only dream of 35 years ago. But their sameness bore me to death.

Edit: I would add The Hobbit to my list of painfully boring films. Also Slaughter House 5.


@ Solium

I had the situation of taking one of my sons to the Hobbit. He liked the LOTR series, so it was very much something he wanted to love. I sat through it with him mostly bored out of my mind, he loved it. So I had to play along like I thought it was pretty good. I just could not crush him with my negativity.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

Until the End of the World, by Wim Wenders:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101458/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_29

So boring I felt violated.


That really is one boring film. Not the most boring I've seen, but it's high up there.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

ado:

I know what you mean. I have a blind spot for movies like "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" -- simply can NOT get into them, although I have some friends who love them, especially "LOTR." It's all a matter of what rings your bells. I was writing last night about my joy in watching my just received Blu-ray of the Merchant Ivory "The Remains of the Day," although I realize that it bores the hell out of a lot of people, and the same can be said about "Downton Abbey" or "Alien" or "Lethal Weapon" or "Twilight" or "Prometheus." Our taste in music and movies and all the other arts shouldn't be open to debate or derision, and I need to stop bashing "Tree of Life" just as I would hope others would stop bashing the controversial "Prometheus" (which seems to push SO many people's buttons!). Let's recognize that taste is as elusive as it is liquid, and I'm sure we've all gone back to favorite movies and been startled that we could have ever loved them, just as I hated "Five Easy Pieces" the first time I saw it and then, watching it again a few minutes later, simply loved it. I think we should accept that some will hate that which we love and others will love that which we hate. Soundtracks and movies are miracles, whether we love or hate them, and I'm grateful to be living at a time when we have such easy access to them.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

ado:

I know what you mean.


Howdy Ron.

Yes, and I would also argue that there are times, not many of them, that the pay off for your patience is the more substantial meal of the art of the piece. Remains of the Day is an example. I would reference Barry Lyndon too, by most measures of the modern movie goer, this is a stupendously boring picture. But the craftsmanship and beauty of that work will pay you off if you turn off your expectations for car chases and gun fire and explosions. Also, the point of these kind of films, especially Lyndon, is this was a very different way to live for these people, that wealth and lack of our technology meant people sat around and talked, drunk, played games and stared at art and each other. Perhaps boring to some, but I would put those images of candle lit interiors, or sweeping landscapes with slowing pulled out zooms against any car chases for sheer beauty.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)



I'm not far behind you in age. wink Never fallen asleep in the theater. Never walked out on a movie either. I do agree with you on the seen it all before mentality. I so want to love these big budget sci fi films with effects we could only dream of 35 years ago. But their sameness bore me to death.

Edit: I would add The Hobbit to my list of painfully boring films. Also Slaughter House 5.


@ Solium

I had the situation of taking one of my sons to the Hobbit. He liked the LOTR series, so it was very much something he wanted to love. I sat through it with him mostly bored out of my mind, he loved it. So I had to play along like I thought it was pretty good. I just could not crush him with my negativity.


I liked the LOTR's trilogy, though I thought they could have been much shorter, and still presented the same impact. But the Hobbit has none of the charm or artistic awe of its predecessors IMHO.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


I took my kids to the Digimon movie in 2000. I could not sink down low enough in the seat to get comfortable. I actually dozed off for a few minutes. It was pure torture but the kids loved it. I guess that's all that matters. I am not even sure if there was a sequel but I AM sure I did not take them if there was. I am pretty sure I let my husband suffer through that one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Until the End of the World, by Wim Wenders:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101458/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_29

So boring I felt violated.


That really is one boring film. Not the most boring I've seen, but it's high up there.



i felt that way about WINGS OF DESIRE which i fell asleep watching - at home
brm

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I clicked on this thread expecting people to list films by the likes of Bela Tarr, Andrei Tarkovsky, Theo Angelopoulous etc., !

i believe i mentioned STALKER - directed by TARKOVSKY
smile
bbruce

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Blade Runner- on video or in a theater this is an absolute snooze-fest. I've never stayed awake during any edit.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I fell asleep on CRIMINAL LAW in the theatre....Boring, BOTH film and score...:-(

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO MR Marshall- Well I guess to each one's own is what makes the world go round. I thought WINGS OF DESIRE was a thought provoking interesting film with the always fun Peter Falk.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Although it is just an opinion , there has been a cult following of people who would feel MANOS HAND OF FATE-66- was the dullest film ever to come down the pipe. Direction, editing, totally lackluster and sluggish . The film just laid there like a immobile statue.Truly for insomniacs.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

The dullest film I ever saw? It's a tie really; between Michaelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriski Point" and Kubrik's "2001: A Space Odyssey".

They were good for sound sleep. Oh, and I almost forgot...any Harry Potter film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes, Zabriski point was a yawning experience for me as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   Lao Che   (Member)

Dancer In The Dark

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

"The Two Jakes" certainly comes to mind.
"The Russia House" was only saved by the Jerry Goldsmith score.
All of the Saw films that came after the first one.

 
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