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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

View PostDavid_Sklansky, on 21 January 2019 - 02:41 PM, said:

Re: Loogie, I think the fact that it resonates with you and Cobson speaks at least partially to Strat's point about it being micro-targeted to a specific subculture of aspiring Hollywood entertainer. With that in mind, the movie makes a lot more sense to me as something they made for their friends. I can even appreciate the larger appeal of that kind of voyeurism to some percentage of a more general, outsider population, but it just doesn't work for me on that level either.

Re: McGee's point about intent, I think Top Gun is a closer comparison than Fight Club. Fight Club doesn't really work for me either in adulthood, and I kind of cringe looking back on how much I liked Chuck Palahniuk as a kid. But even still, Fight Club is made by people with a significant track record of making content that at least attempts (and to many people wildly succeeds in achieving) some kind of deeper meaning or higher artistic value.

I agree that Swingers seems to portray its lifestyle as pathetic, just like I agree that Top Gun portrays the Navy as a homosexual burlesque show. It's a fun theory to think about, it can certainly appear that way on screen, and the case is really compelling, but at the end of the day it's kind of a stretch in my opinion to say that one time in the 90s Doug Liman did one half-clever thing, but denies it and just prefers to work on projects like Suits instead.

I think the only way Swingers compares with Fight Club, is that a huge chunk of their hardcore fanbases entirely miss the movie's point ( and probably Top Gun, now that I think about it). I was just saying I think it is intentionally satirical, I am not making the argument that it's good satire.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 21 January 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

I said more in my "On that we can all agree" post, than you have in all your blathering with him. I like your spirit, and your tenaciousness, but it's ham handed and inefficient. You're better than that, Essay.

no, i'm really not.

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted Today, 09:17 AM

 YonYonson, on 20 January 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:



i don't know about all that, but the movie just sucked. wasn't funny, wasn't dramatic, wasn't smart or interesting or insightful or anything. it was just some losers being losers and sucking at life.

It dealt with everything you know nothing about

Friends and friendship
Going out to bars and parties and having fun with friends
Trying and succeeding in getting girls

I can see why you didnít like it.
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Posted Today, 11:05 AM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 21 January 2019 - 08:48 PM, said:

no, i'm really not.

On that we can all agree
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Posted Today, 04:19 PM

View PostRon_Mexico, on 22 January 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

It dealt with everything you know nothing about

Friends and friendship
Going out to bars and parties and having fun with friends
Trying and succeeding in getting girls

I can see why you didn't like it.

not as hurtful as i was expecting, but still good. seriously though, can't it just be the movie sucked ass?

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted Today, 06:46 PM

I don't understand the meanness toward Loogie. He's a good dude.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted Today, 07:28 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 22 January 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

I don't understand the meanness toward Loogie. He's a good dude.

On that we can all agree
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Posted Today, 08:10 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 22 January 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

I don't understand the meanness toward Loogie. He's a good dude.

You’re another one.




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