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Jul
24
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@NapoleonWilson No I found an article that sparked an interest on a subject. I asked a question that I thought would be good for this site and community in general. I then felt I had to give an example on how the question could be answered without being completely opinion. In doing that I ran across the site that probably inspired the article since it pretty much copied part of jamescamerononline and just expounded on the scenes. The article made the statement that the marketing spoiled the movie the source never did. I don't agree with the article. I was wondering if anything backed it up.
Jul
24
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@NapoleonWilson No it doesn't follow what Cameron himself said in that quote but it does follow what the website said about the writing intentionally making it unclear who the bad guy was at first. I had to make an assumption that even though it wasn't a direct quote that it was still correct. So the paragraph I wrote was a summing up of the information from the two paragraphs above it.
Jul
24
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@NapoleonWilson I didn't conclude that from that statement. I came to the conclusion that it didn't matter to the director if it was leaked or known which Terminator was the bad guy. What mattered to him was by the end of the story you cared for the T-800. And as far as answering my own question in the comments Andrew Martin stated "I still don't understand how this can be answered without being subjected." I felt I had to provide an example since it couldn't be comprehended.
Jul
23
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@AndrewMartin See that's the problem though if the question is closed or even shows possibility of closing then there is much less chance of it receiving answers. I do plan to post a meta question about this subject.
Jul
23
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@AndrewMartin Alright how about I try to answer my own question and then you judge that as to whether or not it is too subjective.
Jul
23
comment How can Philip J. Fry be his own grandfather if he is sterile?
I actually think about the brain worms a lot.
Jul
23
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
It is in essence a subjective question but I do think this one is definable and not open for debate but honest yes/no answers. To clarify because I don't want this question redirected, I am not just asking from the Directors point of view but I do feel his view would make a strong statement, I want an overall observation in retrospect of an event. I'm not asking if marketing took the wrong direction as that would be opinion only. It's not a simple question but the answer should not be completely opinion based but use logical statements from facts to support it's answer.
Jul
23
comment Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?
@AndrewMartin What's wrong with asking for opinions? I don't mean for it to be "opinion-based" but aren't all reviews and critiques of cinema opinion-based? This is a probably a question that should go to Meta but I hope it's not needed for this question. The article does a good job of using scenes from the movie to support it's theory. This is what I expect from a good answer to this question. Something ringing closer to an analysis than just an opinion. Asking for a quote from James Cameron if possible, I think clarifies that sources should be used to support any stated opinion.
Jul
23
comment Person buried up to neck on beach, chainsaw, footprints of invisible creature
This one becomes a good identify question because of all of the movies you have eliminated as possibilities. Good job!
Jul
21
comment Is Chuck in Season 5 God?
user12826 is right it does state that on the wiki supernatural.wikia.com/wiki/Chuck_Shurley
Jul
21
comment Actor appearing in ITV (Uk tv) 118-118 ident
Ok so I applaud you for thinking to ask the source. Brilliant move. I am irritated though that a search on IMDB itself doesn't bring up Russ Tamblyn if you search for Ziggy. Amber Tamblyn's dad y'all.
Jul
21
comment Coming to America sparring scene; stunt men, or self-performed?
@MattD It's not exactly "taking you at your word" (which I've never really seen anybody have a problem with unless they are asking for proof or sources which this person didn't) if you watch the video it's fairly evident that an actual gymnast was used for the 10 backflips in a row and since Eddie Murphy doesn't have a professional gymnastic background it's more of a statement of logic. Unfortunately stunt doubles aren't normally noted for their work. Besides if Eddie Murphy could do that you'd hear about it in every movie interview he's ever done. It's classic "movie magic"
Jul
15
comment Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?
Possible duplicate of
Jul
15
comment Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?
possible duplicate of Why is "Based on a True Story" used?
Jul
11
comment Which actress is in this nosebleed gif?
I just wanted to say this is a great example of how to do an identify question. You provided as much information as possible and it is a very specific scene. Plus you posted a little about why you were looking for it. This is how they should all be.
Jul
11
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
I don't want this to be a discussion or discourage you from posting on this site. This is a unique and interesting perspective however you are using an opinion to base this question on and demanding to know why the director didn't pickup on what you did. If you were to instead discuss the subtleties of this movie versus the book and ask if the director missed an opportunity by not exploring this then you would have a question with some merit. It would still be opinion based and a discussion but it would be more inline with this site and the questions on it.
Jul
11
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
@georgechalhoub Ok now I am downvoting because even the paper you reference states it's an opinion and that "it seems strange that homosexuality is not addressed in The Great Gatsby" unless we read something into a literary work that may or may not be there. The "gay scenario" as you describe it doesn't come off as a homosexual encounter or allusion to me and I don't believe the majority of people read it that way. If you're familiar with early 20th century writers they are all retrospectively considered homosexual except maybe Hemingway. This is an opinion that you are stating as fact.
Jul
10
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
I'm not going to downvote, but you're asking a question about why a director made choices based off of what information exactly? You do give examples that do show the potential for Nick be homosexual but unless there is something by F. Scott to back it up or if it's a well known theory discussed in college literary classes then I don't see how there can be expectations for a director to pick up on these clues that the majority of people haven't.
Jul
10
comment Why is the ending to the film adaptation of “Hannibal” completely different from the novel?
This is more of a comment but you could add your opinion as to why the book ending and movie ending are different.
Jul
9
comment What exactly does a director do in an animated feature?
Wow that article really explained it well thank you. In my head I couldn't see past casting and storyboard what a director could do once the animators started. After all as the article mentioned there is a stage where there can be no major changes and I guess I was thinking most of the process was like that since it can take months to draw or computer animate a scene. This really helped me to see how a director must be involved from the start and all the way through. I've wondered this for years so thank you.