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kleinbl00  ·  338 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 5, 2022

The aesthete's bias presumes that if you're going to watch a movie, you're going to watch it with your full attention. That was Bong Joon-ho's whole point: Americans would have so much more to watch if only they wanted to watch a movie and read it at the same time!

So what happens is foreign movies are imported for (A) pretentious film snobs (B) people willing to put up with the foreign-language hump if and only if there is a tremendous amount of ass-kicking.

One of the best parts about not being in Hollywood any longer is I am no longer surrounded by pretentious film snobs. No, I'm not giving your fucking movie my full attention, because you haven't earned it, because I'm paying you, because you as the artist have exactly zero fucking grounding to set ground conditions under which I may or may not enjoy your art. If you can't entertain me enough to not surf kit cars on eBay we can still be friends... but if you're gonna call me out for it? We're done.

Most of the cultural criticisms of the entertainment industry and its hangers-on are nothing more than the expression of economics. Hollywood makes nothing but superhero movies 'cuz that's all anyone watches anymore.