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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2010, 02:45:02 PM »
From what I remember, SC didn't hate TIF at all, I recall him saying TIF was the best thing that happened to AA. I do remember SC treating Seven like shit though, several times, so he probably made some shit up about TIF.

Yeah, that's what I think as well.  Probably to validate his position of being anti-Seven.  I miss The Doc.  Where is that son of a bitch?
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2010, 08:12:46 PM »
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You have a very romanticized view of AA.
Ah, the joys of being 14.

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How the **** was I supposed to know she was from an ero game? I hunted for stocks everywhere on the tubes and that was the best one i could find! Plus, titties. Sweet delicious titties
Hilarious. Hilarious then, hilarious today. Good times.

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Last I spoke to you, you were at NYU or something. How's that going?
Film school is good. Releasing a short in the festival circuit next month. Writing a lot. Trying to get my name out there. Same ol' same ol'.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2010, 09:55:01 PM »
You'd think after 5 years your view would have changed some...regardless, I'm happy to hear you're doing well in film school. Good luck getting your name out there and all. Worst case scenario you're a porn director ;)
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010, 04:55:47 PM »
And he says I'm pretentious. Film school.
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 07:45:11 PM »
Ivy League DEFINES pretentious.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010, 08:18:01 PM »
True, but only when you're a trust fund baby, someone who wears J-Crew or Vineyard Vines exclusively, or have a name with roman numerals in it.
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2010, 08:23:39 PM »
Or if you go to an Ivy League school.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2010, 09:30:29 PM »
Sure.
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2010, 09:57:46 PM »
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2010, 10:29:48 PM »
1. full of pretense or pretension.
2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
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I'd like to dispel any notion of film school being pretentious. Art schools always get lobbed with that label, and sometimes rightfully so. It can be unbearable riding the elevator with the school's acting or cinema studies students. But film school, one where a student attends to work as a writer, director (usually), cinematographer, or producer, is very far from pretentious. The group of kids that I know, and the students I encounter in class and mingle with outside of, have their heads deep in production. Constantly. The focus is always making the movie, and as such most of their works turn out to be trite, very inane, and even artless. This is at an institution supposedly at the top of the hierarchy. But these are charming down-to-earth kids, all of them with a lot of ambition, and almost none of them full of shit. I always found them to be the friendliest.

It's just a different story at the College of Arts and Science. I'm not talking with my ass, because I transferred from that school to Tisch after freshman year. Still, even in the film department, you've got to take classes at the CAS, and in those classes you'll also bump into students from the business school. Most of the kids in these classes are asshats. They will not sit next to each other in a crowded lecture hall, and they are the most selfish pricks I've ever met. You can't make friends with most of these people because they're robots and they're naturally exclusive. You almost gotta feel bad for them because they're all Ivy League rejects. Okay, I'm exaggerating. But it's hard not to feel that way whenever I'm in line at a printing hotspot. Everyone gives the person trying to print the evil eye, like their own paper weighs a few sacks of gold.

As for me, I've always thought others thought of me as part of the pretentious few of the film school bunch. But this is judging me based on the films I make, not in how I act or what I say. However, I do see my films as an extension of me, and in reflecting on it, maybe they're not so pretentious. When a film is an honest search for answers, of both the world and oneself, there are no airs. In fact, I could go as far as saying that filmmaking and screenwriting does not lend itself to pretentiousness easily, like painting would. Experimental film may be another issue, but narrative filmmaking requires an incredible investment--in research, time, and money. Stanley Kubrick is especially famous for his extensive research before writing a word of his scripts. And that is the norm of working screenwriters. Firstly, the film industry is obsessed with realism, and there's almost no workaround to that than significant research. Screenwriters are often paid to conduct "in-field" research. Secondly, how can you write about something you don't know? You just don't. The best spend years living as their characters, interviewing many subjects, and endlessly reading books. Filmmaking can sometimes take years. After being tied to a project for months, it's hard for a director to not find a sense of reason and purpose in what he shows to the world. You've got to find locations, you've got to get actors and rehearse them, you've got to think about how you're going to build the set or how you're going to shoot and light the scenes, and then you've got to think about how to edit it, what about the music? And how's this going to make it back onto several reels of 35mm film and into theater projectors? What about funding and money, where's that coming from? It's no wonder directors take years to make even one piece of work, while poets can just scribble anything that pops into their head and call it brilliant.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2010, 06:35:54 AM »
Someone takes personal offense at being called pretentious.

Which is fine with me, because I know full well that film school is far from pretentious. Schools are not inherently pretentious; the people that attend an institution make it so. Last semester, I had a friend of mine film a short production in my dorm, and believe me, judging from his frantic behavior and spells of deep thought on the set, I could tell that he cared deeply about his work, and tried his damnedest to make his vision a reality. There is much worth in such an endeavor, and I respect those who pursue their passion.

I know the business school sort. 90% of the economics majors here are like that. They're not interested in the subject, don't care about class, and only want the degree because they think it will help them succeed in landing a job at the Royal Bank of Scotland or something equally asinine and ludicrous. The tragedy of the situation is that they will never get those jobs. Their asshattery will prevent them from doing so.

But this is getting too serious.
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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2010, 11:46:04 AM »
I knew what you said was a joke, but it was a really good opportunity to further my own agenda, which is to deconstruct false notions about filmmaking that I encounter frequently elsewhere ( :) ). I hate to defend "film school" because it really isn't what many people (positively) believe it to be, but it's hard to entirely chew off the hand that feeds you. Regardless, that is a different story.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2010, 12:35:49 PM »
The tragedy of the situation is that they will never get those jobs. Their asshattery will prevent them from doing so.
You'd be surprised. Most of the asshats that I knew from my business classes in undergrad managed to get jobs in banking and consulting.  A shame, but that's how it is.

Not surprisingly, the biggest asshats that I've had to deal with at work are either i-bankers or lawyers.

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2010, 02:44:42 PM »
I think pretentious is one of those words that's become sort of overused and watered down.  I'm not accusing anyone here of doing this in particular, but a lot of the time I see it used to just outright dismiss "elitist" or "intellectual" ideas.  It's got a bit of a populist flair to it now, so I avoid using it.  Sort of like the way "epic" is now used to describe someone going out to a bar and spending $100 getting really shit faced rather than, say, Argonauts and war and the like.  Or how some people use "nihilism" to describe any work that has any sort of unconventional moral implication.  And this isn't new, but "irony" is probably misused more than it is used properly.

Also, I know a lot of people in Ivy League schools, and they're definitely not all "pretentious."  I think you do yourself a disservice by dismissing them as a whole like that.  Of course, there are some exceptions (example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_club).

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Re: I'm bored
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2010, 03:21:02 PM »
DrIdiot: I am in an Ivy League school.

zzeroparticle: Yes, but it's never what they expect it to be.
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