(This is something that has been getting on my nerves lately, maybe it's been bugging you too.)
For the past few years, it has been one of my goals to go to school for Film Study. Except, unlike a few of my upper class, money to throw around having friends, I have been stuck here. Stuck in a shitty town in what I call "A purgatory of working to get out of debt so maybe one day I can get out of this shit town and actually achieve some of my life goals." I'm not really complaining about that, though, 'cause at least I have the internet, where I can write and talk to like-minded movie fans. No, this is a rant about a few of my friends who I can no longer stand watching movies with. Friends that have gotten so picky about shit in movies after taking film study classes that they bitch about all movies made after the French New Wave movement.
I don't know if this is just the way film study classes are taught around here, which is entirely possible, since I live on the outskirts of Boulder, CO, where people are often rich, uppity, bitches. Either way, I am getting sick of hearing statements like, "Oh, I like the angle they used here," or "this transition could have been a lot better if they used..." Shit like that, coming from kids with zero experience in film making, and only a couple community college film study classes. Now, I am not disagreeing with their statements, it's usually the cunty, holier-than-thou tone they use when they say it. I talk to, and am friends with a lot of real film critics, people who actually get paid (or try to get paid) for their opinions on movies, and they rarely ever say shit like that.
Look, I like French New Wave movies, I have spent a lot of time making my way through the Criterion Collection. However, we don't live in those times, and technology has changed. It's changed a lot. There aren't a lot of film makers creating artsy films on that level anymore. In 99.9% of cases, it's totally pointless to even compare current mainstream movies with the films of Italian Neorealism, French New Wave movement, or even Classic Hollywood.
Shit. I got pretty sidetracked, and forgot where I was going with this rant. How about you people (And I mean that in the most racist of ways), do you know people like this?! Or is it just a couple of my friends have become cunty, artsy fools?
(Don't read this wrong, I am not talking shit about art house or foreign films. I watch them all the time!)