What genre of movies do you prefer to watch? (POLL - choose ALL that apply)

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What genre of movies do you prefer to watch?

  • Action

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • Drama

    Votes: 6 66.7%
  • Romance

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Comedy

    Votes: 7 77.8%
  • War/Military

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Romantic-comedy

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Superheroes

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Horror

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Documentary

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 4 44.4%

  • Total voters
    9

zeroturbulence

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What genre of movies do you prefer to watch? (Choose all that apply)
 

Mel85

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I like movies that are based on true stories, like Shindlars List. Also like movies like Shawshank Redemption, Freedom Writers, Dangerous Minds.

I like some Musicals as well - why don’t you have that genre? :p
 
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LaVieEnRose

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I enjoy watching Musicals and old Disney movies like The Parent Trap (Hayley Mills version) for Other.

The only genre I HATE is action fims. They pretty much have no plot and the dialogue goes something like this:

Hero: Let’s show these turkeys who is boss!

Team: Yeah!, Way to Go!

Villain: It will take more than your pesky weapons to get rid of me.

Team gets on some sort of souped up transportation and blows something up.

Villain: I knew I should have taken out the spark plugs when I had a chance.

Team: That’s another bad guy who won’t menace truth, justice, and the American way!

Female Team Member and Head Guy embrace.
 

zeroturbulence

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I like movies that are based on true stories, like Shindlars List. Also like movies like Shawshank Redemption, Freedom Writers, Dangerous Minds.

I like some Musicals as well - why don’t you have that genre? :p
I'm not a fan of musicals....plus the new site limits poll answers to 10 max.
(that means no more mega-polls from Seoulsearch with 50+ choices for answers - No offense, K. ;))
 

Rachel20

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I enjoy superheros/action/comedy movies.

I enjoy watching them with friends and you get to whoop and laugh at what's going on. I really liked Wonder Woman. I had a lot of fun with Avengers 3 though the ending left me... (ok no spoilers).

I am not a fan of horror movies but I did find Get Out funny.
 

zeroturbulence

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I enjoy watching Musicals and old Disney movies like The Parent Trap (Hayley Mills version) for Other.

The only genre I HATE is action fims. They pretty much have no plot and the dialogue goes something like this:

Hero: Let’s show these turkeys who is boss!

Team: Yeah!, Way to Go!

Villain: It will take more than your pesky weapons to get rid of me.

Team gets on some sort of souped up transportation and blows something up.

Villain: I knew I should have taken out the spark plugs when I had a chance.

Team: That’s another bad guy who won’t menace truth, justice, and the American way!

Female Team Member and Head Guy embrace.
Actually its more like this:

Hero: My fighting days are over, Im just gonna chill and enjoy life... OR... I'm just a regular guy with a boring life and I get little respect from people

Villian: I'm going to take over/destroy the city/world!! And I'm going to use some secret superpower/superweapon to do it!

Hero: I can't ignore this threat - But I can't do it alone.... I need a team

Team: Our skills/superpowers might not be enough but we have no choice!

Cut to part where it looks like the hero and his team face a completely inescapable and painful end.... And then someone they left behind or didn't count on suddenly swoops in and saves the day for everyone!

THE END


I can do the same for romantic movies, but nobody got time fo dat! (IDK, maybe later... :whistle:)
 
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LaVieEnRose

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Actually its more like this:

Hero: My fighting days are over, Im just gonna chill and enjoy life... OR... I'm just a regular guy with a boring life and I get little respect from people

Villian: I'm going to take over/destroy the city/world!! And I'm going to use some secret superpower/superweapon to do it!

Hero: I can't ignore this threat - But I can't do it alone.... I need a team

Team: Our skills/superpowers might not be enough but we have no choice!

Cut to part where it looks like the hero and his team face a completely inescapable and painful end.... And then someone they left behind or didn't count on suddenly swoops in and saves the day for everyone!

THE END


I can do the same for romantic movies, but nobody got time fo dat! (IDK, maybe later... :whistle:)
Alright, do one for Random Harvest, then.

Action movies are actually asinine on purpose. Hollywood caters to the Chinese market. It is waaaay to difficult to translate the subtelties of a Mankiewicz or Hecht, so movies today are light on dialogue and character development and heavy on explosions.

It’s very easy to translate Boom!
 
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Tinuviel

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For "Other" I like a lot of old films. Probably mostly drama, though. I guess. And old real action Disney.
 
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LaVieEnRose

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For "Other" I like a lot of old films. Probably mostly drama, though. I guess. And old real action Disney.
I mostly watch movies from the Golden Era, 1930s-1960s. I’m watching Stagecoach right now (1939). I’m not really into Westerns, but this one has a pilgrim structure- a disparate group of people going to the same destination. That sort of structure always appeals to me.
 

Angela53510

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My choice wasn't an option. I pretty much only watch Sci-Fi. Unless my husband wants me to watch something with him. He is careful to pick good historical movies, so I can talk through it explaining the historical details and background that do not come out in the movie script.

Probably Sci-Fi is a better choice! Not much to talk about! LOL. Well, I am sure he appreciates my added "colour" for each and every movie!
 

zeroturbulence

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Ok so here is most romantic dramas in a nutshell....



Woman: I love my current man but he doesn't truly appreciate me... OR.... I don't need a man, I'm doing just fine on my own

Cut to part where woman meets good-looking man who she initially does NOT like... OR.... who she DOES like, but cannot have due to extenuating circumstances (her family wouldn't approve, she already has a man in her life, etc...)

Man: This woman is amazing but she doesn't notice me or like me. I will do everything to show her how wonderful I can be

Woman: I think I misjudged this man. I think I'm starting to have feelings for him, but it will never work due to extenuating circumstances

Other man or authority in woman's life: i suspect something might be going on between those two

Man: Confesses - I love you. Let me prove myself by showing you I am worthy and/or better than the other man... and I don't care if its wrong. We were meant to be!

Woman: I love you too and let's sneak around and try not to get caught, while at the same time trying to get away from the other man or authority (extenuating circumstance)

Other man or someone with authority catches on to their relationship and tries to somehow sabatoge the man she loves

Woman comes in at the exact right moment and catches him/them trying to hurt, kill or trick the one she loves and confesses to them who her real love is and breaks it off with other man or authority

Man and woman leave together and live happily ever after... OR.... man and woman make a suicide pact because they know they cannot get away from the other man or authority (extenuating circumstances) (as in romeo and juliet)
 
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LaVieEnRose

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Ok so here is romantic dramas....



Woman: I love my current man but he doesn't truly appreciate me... OR.... I don't need a man, I'm doing just fine on my own

Cut to part where woman meets good-looking man who she initially does NOT like... OR.... who she DOES like, but cannot have due to extenuating circumstances (her family wouldn't approve, she already has a man in her life, etc...)

Man: This woman is amazing but she doesn't notice me or like me. I will do everything to show her how wonderful I can be

Woman: I think I misjudged this man. I think I'm starting to have feelings for him, but it will never work due to extenuating circumstances

Other man or authority in woman's life: i suspect something might be going on between those two

Man: Confesses - I love you. Let me prove myself by showing you I am worthy and/or better than the other man... and I don't care if its wrong. We were meant to be!

Woman: I love you too and let's sneak around and try not to get caught, while at the same time trying to get away from the other man or authority (extenuating circumstance)

Other man or someone with authority catches on to their relationship and tries to somehow sabatoge the man she loves

Woman comes in at the exact right moment and catches him/them trying to hurt, kill or trick the one she loves and confesses to them who her real love is and breaks it off with other man or authority

Man and woman leave together and live happily ever after... OR.... man and woman make a suicide pact because they know they cannot get away from the other man or extenuating circumstance (as in romeo and juliet)
Nice try, but not all of the plots are that way. Check out Random Harvest. It’s pretty good. Really good, in my opinion. I like it so much, my mother ordered the book for me off the internet as a present. I haven’t read the book, yet.
 

zeroturbulence

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Nice try, but not all of the plots are that way. Check out Random Harvest. It’s pretty good. Really good, in my opinion. I like it so much, my mother ordered the book for me off the internet as a present. I haven’t read the book, yet.
I can't read, but if its a movie I'll check it out.
 

zeroturbulence

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Nice try, but not all of the plots are that way. Check out Random Harvest. It’s pretty good. Really good, in my opinion. I like it so much, my mother ordered the book for me off the internet as a present. I haven’t read the book, yet.
Ok... I read the synopsis. It's a very original and unique story. I suspect its a very good book and movie too. I think that back then, writers relied more on talent than big name stars to bring in the money.
 
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Tinuviel

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Oh, and I've tapped into German fairy tales recently. Some of those make it into my top ten favorites :)
 
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LaVieEnRose

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Ok... I read the synopsis. It's a very original and unique story. I suspect its a very good book and movie too. I think that back then, writers relied more on talent than big name stars to bring in the money.
Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman were BIG names! They used big names, then too. In A Streetcar Named Desire, the entire Broadway cast was used in the film, EXCEPT Jessica Tandy. The studio wanted a “name” so they hired Vivien Leigh, instead. Tandy was reportedly extremely good as Blanche and won a Tony.

Julie Andrews performed as Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, but she was not a “name”, so they hired Audrey Hepburn who could NOT sing and had to be dubbed in by Marni Nixon!

Hilton is a pretty good writer. I have read some of his books, some are very good and some are meh. I think Random Harvest will be a good read.
 

Angela53510

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Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman were BIG names! They used big names, then too. In A Streetcar Named Desire, the entire Broadway cast was used in the film, EXCEPT Jessica Tandy. The studio wanted a “name” so they hired Vivien Leigh, instead. Tandy was reportedly extremely good as Blanche and won a Tony.

Julie Andrews performed as Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, but she was not a “name”, so they hired Audrey Hepburn who could NOT sing and had to be dubbed in by Marni Nixon!

Hilton is a pretty good writer. I have read some of his books, some are very good and some are meh. I think Random Harvest will be a good read.
Yes, but Julie Andrews did win the casting for Sound of Music and then the Oscar for best actress. While Audrey Hepburn was never even nominated for an Oscar in My Fair Lady. I remember my mom being so shocked. In truth, Julie Andrews was a huge Broadway Star. Makes you wonder if her life would have been different, if she had been cast for Eliza Doolittle instead of Hepburn.
 
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LaVieEnRose

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Yes, but Julie Andrews did win the casting for Sound of Music and then the Oscar for best actress. While Audrey Hepburn was never even nominated for an Oscar in My Fair Lady. I remember my mom being so shocked. In truth, Julie Andrews was a huge Broadway Star. Makes you wonder if her life would have been different, if she had been cast for Eliza Doolittle instead of Hepburn.
In her Academy Award speech, she thanked Warner for not casting her in My Fair Lady, lol.
 
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LaVieEnRose

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Now that is one thing I do not remember. Serves me right for being 11 or 12 at the time! LOL
I’m an old movie nerd, so I’m full of random bits of information like that. Apparently, Hollywood was kind of irked at Warner, so that is part of the reason she won the award. Many people felt she was done wrong by not being cast in My Fair Lady.