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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14

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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
You're an asshole, you know? Why stop with calling the piece anti-Semitic? Why don't you talk about how it doesn't accurately represent Kwanzaa by Americanizing it? While you're at it, you could also mention the lack of diversity in the chorale. You could also talk about how--since this is the group from Indiana University--as professionally trained musicians they disrespected every song in their medley by not performing the entire song in a reverential manner.



And you say that I'm a bad filmmaker because I don't watch every blockbuster or don't appreciated your popcorn comedies. It's because of ambulatory meat like you that art stays on the bottom and pop-culture rises to the top.



So since you've invalidated everything you've ever said about being a connoisseur of music and film, you might as well admit the only reason that you don't participate in Christmas is that you want attention and are a cheap bastard, most likely the result of brainwashing from some cult.



You are shit just like the next human being. Thanks for playing.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
WTF? I had no idea you were a film maker! This is so exciting, seriously do tell what films have you made?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
You excited over anything I've done? I think not. Ergo, it would be foolish for me to post my resume here.

You might want to check with ehowton on the use of the term filmmaker as he has applied it to me numerous times.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
Well, let me surprise you again because I am going to agree with you once more. That ehowton is an asshole for saying you are a bad film maker based on your taste in movies genres. I would never judge a man for that and respect that you are a unique individual with your own style.

I am a man who respects fellow craftsman in the media arts, and I think you are a bad film maker not for who you are but rather for that fact that you are NOT ONE!


BTW I think the third image is your personal best work. ;-)

http://ehowton.livejournal.com/162385.html
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 22:51 (UTC) (Link)
BTW I think the third image is your personal best work. ;-)
A thespian who stays in character till the bitter end, doth show he's ability to stay true to the art.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
True enough.

And on a completely different subject I am off to New York tomorrow, so if I don't get the chance to say it later...

May the force be with you. But please tell Lady "L" I said Merry Christmas.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
I am pleasantly surprised on our agreement here, ergo, I will post my rather brief resume for you.

Firstly, it might behoove us to define the term "filmmaker" and decide whether that applies strictly to celluloid or not.

I did a 7 minute edit for a DVD that didn't make the cut. One of the things that aggravated me the most about the edit was that we were having issues with Premier and halfway through the project I had to break my timeline in the middle; ergo, I have always felt that the final result failed because my tools failed. This isn't a slam against Premier as much as it is a slam against Windows.

Nevertheless, I think I still have the product on my hardrive and would upload it if you wanted to take a look. I will caution you that I did not capture any of the elements myself and ran out of time at the end of the cycle and thus the tail end of the assembly shows.

I also helped shoot a music video on location at The Princess Theater in Decatur, AL. After the location work, there was supposed to be a set built at a community college on their sound-stage for additional filming (digital capture) but alas, the co-director and "manger" of the rapper failed to uphold his end of the deal. I did not get a copy of any of that footage though I know that the director still has it somewhere.

Then of course, there was the infamous Medieval Tragedy trailers that I crewed and later built my own assembly. I still have that footage somewhere too.

But I suppose the short answer your looking for is no, I have not professionally worked in the industry.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
And when I call you a 'filmmaker' of course I mean any of the following:

Budding
Potential
Future
Trainee
Life's Gaol

Because each and every one us has to be vigilant and keep our eye on the prize!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 22:49 (UTC) (Link)

It is true, I've been accused of being an asshole before, and your calling me an asshole will likely not be the last time. The difference here, I believe, is that though I can be, at times, an asshole, its not what I'm known for. Furthermore, were in a different mood, for example, your reaction to me would be quite different I think we can agree; ergo the term as you apply it, appears highly subjective.

Why stop with calling the piece antisemitic? Because as I pointed out on your site, that's the only item they're outwardly mocking. They're not overtly poking fun at any of those other things. A budding filmmaker should know the difference to be effective, don't you think?

Speaking of, please stop telling people I think you're bad a filmmaker because you don't watch every blockbuster. In context, sir, its the reasons behind you not watching them I find harmful to your future career. "Because its stupid" is not an objective answer, nor will that attitude I think propel you in the direction you wish to go.

It's because of ambulatory meat like you...
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Tell me sir, where do you get your inspiration?

And on the contrary sir, I've never invalidated anything I've said, though I do understand how your different misrepresentations of my multifacetedness might appear that way. As always, I appreciate your not jumping to any conclusions and hearing me out fully. To not do so would just be foolish, don't you think?

I'm sorry you're having a bad day. Tis the season, I'm afraid. Each of us handles the stress of the holiday's in different ways. I appreciate you attacking mine. Though, out of the two of us, I do appear the calm on, do I not?

May the Force be with you.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
The difference here, I believe, is that though I can be, at times, an asshole, its not what I'm known for.
Are you implying that I'm known for being an asshole?

Because as I pointed out on your site, that's the only item they're outwardly mocking.
I don't see it as mockery. I see it as the song-changing had gotten out of hand and this was a humors way to move into the grand finale.

Furthermore, if the group is doing anything outwardly that would have to be broadcasting the fact that they are not commuted to diversity. One African American in a sea of racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic does not a diverse group make.

A budding filmmaker should know the difference to be effective, don't you think?
Yes, a budding filmmaker should, but as a budding filmmaker I don't see it. To this point, the only thing of substance that you have said on my site is that it is a mockery and therefore anti-Semitic but you haven't explained or defended your position. Rather, you've simply played with words.

In context, sir, its the reasons behind you not watching them I find harmful to your future career. "Because its stupid" is not an objective answer, nor will that attitude I think propel you in the direction you wish to go.
I agree. But I shouldn't have to write a thesis on every film to explain exactly what I don't like about it or what I've learned from the film and will thus attempt to avoid doing in the future. That having been said, I think that the writing in all three of the recent Spiderman movies has been extremely weak at best and downright repulsive at worst.

I get the fact that the comics were produced during a time when people still had morales. It was enough to have the "bad guys" become "not bad guys". But that just doesn't sell today, nor is that entertaining. Having the bad guy repenting before his death once is ok, but not three times in a row. Furthermore, if the filmmakers wanted to show the tension between Parker's landlord's daughter vs. Mary Jane, why didn't they go all the way instead of saying "oh hey, think about this, but we're not going there."

The special effects were lack-luster in several places. And what the hell was up with emo Parker? Just because he had a comb-over and was a little bit sassy he got girls? WTF?

The attempt to rebuild the franchise was poorly executed. I think the four-fold reason that Spiderman 3 made so much money is that a) the nostalgia of parents b) lack of objectionable material c) kids being introduced to Spiderman for the first time d) the marketing of expensive computer graphics. Not one of the reasons just mentioned has anything to do with substance but rather amusement (the prefix "a" meaning not and the root "muse" meaning to think, thus literally not think) In short, this is the cattle effect you so glibly mention whenever the occasion presents itself.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 00:40 (UTC) (Link)
This reply is about...the Spiderman trilogy? I have yet to see the third film, but I lined it up to watch this week with Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Maybe I'll read your reply then.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 00:42 (UTC) (Link)
Spiderman was, after all, the big blockuster of the year.

Yes, I saw all three movies. Yes, I regret wasting my time.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
One African American in a sea of racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic does not a diverse group make.

On the contrary, by definition it surely does.
irulan_amy at 2007-12-24 21:01 (UTC) (Link)
I just saw the words "Spiderman 3" - I was so utterly disappointed in that movie. Words can't express it. :(
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 21:07 (UTC) (Link)
Words can't express it.

Hallelujah!!! Someone understands exactly how I feel!
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