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Analogy quiz

Star Wars (older stuff) was boring... original 1977 genre I mean.

except for Return of the Jedi.

I never saw any of the new stuff.

go on, shovel on the shit.

I am an original series Star TREK fan. that series rules. I never watched more than 10 minutes of the next generation...

so what, I am a purist.

Here is an analogy test;

Golden Road is to Next Generation
as GRTUD is to:

a) Space Balls

b) Star Trek (with Bill Shatner)

c) Killer Klowns from Outer Space

d) Space Cowboys

answers must be in the form of a question.

peace.

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life as a movie

Golden Road, the enlightening thing about it is that both you and GRTUD likeI to bowl, drive around......and have the occasional acid flashback. Whose are better? That may be the key.

I don't not want to cncourage or unleash this Star Wars beast you speak of.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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I agree, Hal R....

I've known GRTUD for years! Know him better than he knows himself, infact. With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know. He's been ranting for years about such nonsense. Bobby's bands are boring, Lord of the Rings book was boring, etc., etc. I remember thinking 'Jesus, what a terrible thing to lay on someone with a head full of acid'. Hal, you're dead on with your interpertation of The Rings Trilogy being a total psychedelic journey into the psyche of the "civilized human mind". No movie could do it justice in less than 4 hours. GRTUD I'm warning you! No goddamn posts about Star Wars unless it's more honorable than this "Rings" shite, for fuck sake! If you so much as utter "Space Balls" so help me.......don't tell me these things. Not now man.

"That poor fool! Wait till he sees those goddamn bats!"

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Constant Adrenaline & Donuts....

I happen to like constant adrenaline highs, with donuts preferably (but I'm with ya' on the violence). Just typing the original post was a pure rush! I'm working on one to piss all the Star Wars people off next.

This aggression will not stand, man!

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what film was ever better than the book??

MAJOR SHIT for GRTUD. The Fellowship books were an amazing long term detailed epic adventure and built a fantasy world with all those great characters. The trilogy wasgroundbreaking. I enjoyed the movies but thought they relied too much on constant adrenaline highs and violence.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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Better Than Book

I know I'll get MAJOR shit for this but, I liked "Fellowship of the Rings" better as a movie than book. To me the book was drowning in descriptive adjectives and micro textures narratives. I know, I know, it was amazing but to me, BORING as well. I've had insomnia for years and when I was in high school, I used to read the first chapter when I couldn't sleep. Made Hemmingway seem like a casual observer.

The Dude Abides!

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what film was ever better than the book??

Two that I can think of. 2001 - A Space Odyssey and MASH.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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redux

Apoc Redux is cool, I like it, it didn't take anything away from the original I always watch deleted scenes on movie DVD's and more often than not I think they should have put them in, it certainly would make you feel like you got your moneys worth at the theater if the movie was 20 minutes longer.

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well...

I wouldn't say the movie Less Than Zero was 'bad' I dug it, I dug it a whole lot more than American Psyco the film, but I loved that book.

but what film was ever better than the book??

I know I might get some shit for this, but Da Vinci Code the film was 'better' in so far as easier to follow... and faster to the punch. that said, the times that I read it, twice, I really really drunk both times... and jet lagged. I remember reading it in Prague; drinking real Budweiser beer and in Cambodia drinking Angkor beer...

I have liked M. Mann ever since Miami Vice the TV show, Heat was pretty cool, did you know he wrote some of the Starsky and Hutch episodes... and I think some of the Dan Tanna Vegas! shows.

Apoc Now the directors cut was cool, not that many extra scenes as I remember...

back to this:
what film was ever better than the book??

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less than zero the movie

less than zero the movie was really bad but the book was something out of left field. bret easton ellis's writing style is something that must be taken with a grain of sugar...american psycho was a twisted book and a decent movie...dawg, do you like the apocalypse redux? i think that some of the added scenes really improve an already great film...is anyone a michael mann fan here?

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