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    The brilliance of Reservoir Dogs lies in its script, dialogue and actors. For the most part it is just one setting, the garage/warehouse. It's written as a play, with a single main setting, minimal action, minimal budget and a strong emphasis on character interactions and conversations. And it is a play. One I would like to see some day. I would pay good money to see a really good one. Compare Reservoir Dogs to the usual high octane American shite that rely on special effects alone, like Avatar, Avengers, Star Wars prequels, Godzilla, Expendables, etc, etc, a good film doesn't need to rely on any sort of budget and Tarantino proved that.

    Pulp Fiction was just incredible from start to finish. Mia Wallace, the first lady of Tarantino, Butch, by far my favourite Bruce Willis role, and Sam Jackson and John Travolta were perfect aswell.

    Jackie Brown was Quentin Tarantino's attempt to write a really good female role, it was another heist film, but QT has said numerous times that he was not trying to better Pulp Fiction, it was just a story he wanted to tell. QT also proved how powerful he could write a romance without it ever being cheesy. QT is IMO the greatest Director of romance, he has produced some very powerful boy loves girl scenes, especially so with Kill Bill Vol.2.

    Kill Bill was Quentin Tarantino nerding/geeking out. The first one was QT's attempt to write a Japanese influenced Samurai movie about revenge. And he wanted it to be a bloodbath, just like the Samurai flicks he used to watch as a boy. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are known as the original Quentin Tarantino Trilogy. Since then, Tarantino has experimented, made projects more diverse than any other director. He wants to master all the different styles and experiment like a Movie Scientist. I would call him a "movieologist". A new word I just come up with :D. Volume 2 went the other way, instead of having old traditional Eastern Influences it had old traditional Western influences. Like probably all movie directors QT loves Spaghetti Westerns. I love how he made a crazy pair of films with those two opposites working as two halves. Though I haven't seen it yet, Django Unchained is QT's attempt to really make an excellent cowboy film. And surprising us once again, by making it about the slave trade.

    Quentin Tarrentino's past two films have both been about oppression. QT is Jewish, and thus made a film about Jews exterminating Nazis. Lol. And Eli Roth who played the Jewbear is also a Jew. The film was inspired by old black and white Italian War films. I really like how QT has done so much we never thought he'd do. He's so unpredictable. I reckon the next film he does might be a Sci Fi just because he's that unpredictable.




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    I just got the free cash to order all of the Ultimate stuff from Ultimates 13 onward. (I'm really behind as I spent all of my money at NYCC Lol.) But I'd imagine you're psyched for Wolverine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliyanimoses View Post
    I just got the free cash to order all of the Ultimate stuff from Ultimates 13 onward. (I'm really behind as I spent all of my money at NYCC Lol.) But I'd imagine you're psyched for Wolverine!
    I got a $100 gift card to a nearby LCS. Still debating over how to spend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyBanks View Post
    I got a $100 gift card to a nearby LCS. Still debating over how to spend it.
    I vote you spend it on comics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyBanks View Post
    I got a $100 gift card to a nearby LCS. Still debating over how to spend it.
    Ultimate Collections/Omnibuses with high page count, get as much as story as possible. Unless getting the single issues/softcover mini trades is a cheaper option.

    I recommend Grant Morrison's 7 Soldiers, Young Avengers: Ultimate Collection, Wolverine by Greg Rucka, Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron, Deadpool MAX OHC or hey here is an idea, since you and me found new love for Oliver Queen, check out these softcovers: Green Arrow/Green Lantern by Dennis O'Neill & Neal Adams, Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters by Mike Grell (the biggest influence Arrow show is having from) and Brad Meltzer's Green Arrow: Archer's Quest.
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    http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/...ikes-1.4376163

    The US government is pretty cool with killing civilians. They assassinated Anwar al-Alaqui last year and drone'd a 16 year old boy this year. Figure I should post this since it won't make the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codah View Post
    http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/...ikes-1.4376163

    The US government is pretty cool with killing civilians. They assassinated Anwar al-Alaqui last year and drone'd a 16 year old boy this year. Figure I should post this since it won't make the news.
    Heh yeah, Obama does his crocodile tears when school shootings happen but does this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine12 View Post
    I vote you spend it on comics.
    Oh, I intend to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drz View Post
    Ultimate Collections/Omnibuses with high page count, get as much as story as possible. Unless getting the single issues/softcover mini trades is a cheaper option.

    I recommend Grant Morrison's 7 Soldiers, Young Avengers: Ultimate Collection, Wolverine by Greg Rucka, Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron, Deadpool MAX OHC or hey here is an idea, since you and me found new love for Oliver Queen, check out these softcovers: Green Arrow/Green Lantern by Dennis O'Neill & Neal Adams, Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters by Mike Grell (the biggest influence Arrow show is having from) and Brad Meltzer's Green Arrow: Archer's Quest.
    Thanks for the recommendations. This particular LCS doesn't keep much in the way of back issues or older TPBs, so I'm not sure about what I'll find, but I'll keep an eye out for some of that GA stuff.

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    I don't know if anyone here watches any of the Channel Awesome videos, but I'm gonna ask around anyway: Anyone know where I can watch Lindsay Ellis', AKA The Nostalgia Chick's, documentary "The A Word?" Is it even available online? It looks really interesting and I'd really like to see it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drz View Post
    Heh yeah, Obama does his crocodile tears when school shootings happen but does this.
    The figurehead doesn't even matter. The government is exercising an unchecked power to murder civilians and nobody cares. No media will pick up the story, no one will take a gun to DC, no one will occupy anything. People only give a shit if it directly affects them. We're terrible at protecting the rights of others. We'll deserve it when the police force is bombing neighborhoods with these drones.
    Comics are more better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codah View Post
    The figurehead doesn't even matter. The government is exercising an unchecked power to murder civilians and nobody cares. No media will pick up the story, no one will take a gun to DC, no one will occupy anything. People only give a shit if it directly affects them. We're terrible at protecting the rights of others. We'll deserve it when the police force is bombing neighborhoods with these drones.
    While I agree with pretty much everything you have said, I think we are a long way off from drone attacks on continental US soil. If it does happen someday though I won't go down with our a fight though, I'm a pretty decent shot with my AR lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine12 View Post
    While I agree with pretty much everything you have said, I think we are a long way off from drone attacks on continental US soil. If it does happen someday though I won't go down with our a fight though, I'm a pretty decent shot with my AR lol.
    I'd say within 50 years. I'm glad a picked up an AR a couple weeks ago as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codah View Post
    The figurehead doesn't even matter. The government is exercising an unchecked power to murder civilians and nobody cares. No media will pick up the story, no one will take a gun to DC, no one will occupy anything. People only give a shit if it directly affects them. We're terrible at protecting the rights of others. We'll deserve it when the police force is bombing neighborhoods with these drones.
    Heh true, reminds me of that Facebook picture of prostests, people are only willing to mass protest when it comes to their own money, not for civil rights or war or anything, but simply their own money.

    It's a weird and hilarious world where we live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyBanks View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drz View Post
    Heh yeah, Obama does his crocodile tears when school shootings happen but does this.
    What has Obama got to do with the discussion?

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    I'd say within 50 years. I'm glad a picked up an AR a couple weeks ago as well.
    It won't come to that. The economy will fall first. When that happens, there won't be any soldiers or police because they do their jobs primarily for money. They won't be working if they can't get paid.

    When the economy falls, the people will have look after themselves more directly, towns managing resources more independently.. Our economy would naturally be about the distribution of human needs, rather than a system of scarce/limited profit, forever putting nations in debt. When the enomomy falls, I hate to say it, but without order and control - at first at least - anarchy would ensue.

    When the economy falls, when the people find all thier bank accounts empty, people will panic. But let's think through this for a second. What do you guys think would happen? You think everyone would steal from the shops? Very true. But that can only last for a short time before there's nothing left in the shops. So eventually, we will all have to start working together to grow our food to eat and start occupying an economic system of production (remember we still have all our technology and all our ingenuity) and start adhering to every human need. It will become about resources. Millions of scientists and economic researchers world wide believe that without money, without that restriction that stagnates our development of mass production, within 15 years, we can adhere to every human need, under the management of the earth's resources, replacing everything we use. It can be done. An actual economy of product distribution instead of monetary WEALTH in which we have waged war over for thousands of years. Now, with what we can do now, we can completely get rid of the endless "commodity, scarcity, depravity, profit cycle" which is all about selfish competetive gain. We used to need money/commodity because it served to sort of bring about equal distribution of limited resources for a society. But with the technology we have now, we can manage all our needs with an ABUNDANCE of resources. It has worked for many tribes over thousands of years. To this day many small villages sustain themselves very easilly, and have an abundance of fresh water, good sunlight and soil. Without money, they all have equal share, and an abundance of human needs. It's not hard. You'd be surprised how quickly human behaviour can change and how our values can adapt with our environment in order to survive in it. Does that mean that at first many of us will have to work for free? I expect so. I can't see any other way. But our machines and technological advancements can do most of the work for us. Human needs will be more sustained as our technological development continues. Not technology made to kill people but to help people and make our lives easier and better for us. We could provide food, water and shelter for every nation, every man, woman and child on the planet very, very esily and very, very quickly without the confinement of affordability and profitability.

    Sorry about the long post. I never intended to go on, it just takes a while to explain 'socialism > capitalism'

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