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Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
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Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/10/martin...202178747/

It comes off as a bit elitist, but I have to say I tend to agree. It's more comics made palatable for the masses than art. Eh, to each their own I suppose.
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
In a broad sense, I think Mr. Scorsese makes a fair point.  It isn't 'cinema' in the same way that burlesque isn't 'theatre'.

Still and all, it's a bit of fun, innit?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
Nothing wrong with comic book movies if we remember they are comic book movies. I've encountered people who have threatened my life for calling them "comic book movies". That level of insanity is refreshingly honest.
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
(October 10, 2019 at 6:43 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Nothing wrong with comic book movies if we remember they are comic book movies. I've encountered people who have threatened my life for calling them "comic book movies". That level of insanity is refreshingly honest.

So, these people say that movies based on comic books shouldn't be called 'comic book movies'?  What else should we call them - electric toasters?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
(October 10, 2019 at 6:50 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(October 10, 2019 at 6:43 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Nothing wrong with comic book movies if we remember they are comic book movies. I've encountered people who have threatened my life for calling them "comic book movies". That level of insanity is refreshingly honest.

So, these people say that movies based on comic books shouldn't be called 'comic book movies'?  What else should we call them - electric toasters?

Boru

I think the hate came from my suggestion that they weren't high art. :yawn:
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
(October 10, 2019 at 6:51 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(October 10, 2019 at 6:50 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: So, these people say that movies based on comic books shouldn't be called 'comic book movies'?  What else should we call them - electric toasters?

Boru

I think the hate came from my suggestion that they weren't high art. :yawn:

*shrug*  Art is whatever floats your boat.  People pay scandalous prices for Jackson Pollock paintings, even though they look as though they were created by a nearsighted, epileptic baboon.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
(October 10, 2019 at 7:09 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(October 10, 2019 at 6:51 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I think the hate came from my suggestion that they weren't high art. :yawn:

*shrug*  Art is whatever floats your boat.  People pay scandalous prices for Jackson Pollock paintings, even though they look as though they were created by a nearsighted, epileptic baboon.

Boru

LOL, the exact comparison I made. Hilarious
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
They might not be high art - but that sorta depends on how high you are.

I dropped acid before seeing Alien in the theater.


Ain't been the same since.


Big Grin
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
When I was thirteen I discovered scifi. Never picked up another comic book, except for the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
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RE: Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are "not cinema"
(October 10, 2019 at 9:49 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: When I was thirteen I discovered scifi. Never picked up another comic book, except for the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
No Zippy the Pinhead?
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