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Definitely NSFD.

@n_l, you enjoying the rioting? What?s it about this time? ;D

I missed this one! It was just like BLM, the police killed a kid. Unlike BLM though there was no clear political discourse next to the riots. So while the population was mainly against the police after the shooting, everything shifted with the riots and the population became against the rioters. Which means nothing was done to stop these killings from happening. Whatever your stand is on the issue, the riots wheren't a good strategy this time around.

Porn now available in NY subways:

People are worried about this? What about the RATS???

You're gonna cause a new Drink rant

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Saw Fistful of dynamite for the first time
« on: September 08, 2023, 07:38:17 AM »
Don't expect me to pay that much attention on here, lol. I'm never going to give a post that closer inspection.

I still don't understand the point of it. Are you saying that some one directed A.I to create a fake name account so it can post here? Why? The other problem is I don't approve new members as far as I know the webpage is on auto pilot.

No it's just the new generation of spam bots. They post a few "cohesive" posts and sometimes slide a spam link in the post.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Saw Fistful of dynamite for the first time
« on: September 08, 2023, 06:57:49 AM »
The is a certain "blur" in every AI generated content, wether it's image or text. In this case, check out their messages. They actually don't say anything. There is no point. It's a vague rephrasing of what came before. AI text is very very good with context, not that much with generating ideas.

Here is what an AI understood of the previous posts (I started with Shorty Larsen post so it had some context):

In this exchange on an internet forum dedicated to Sergio Leone, participants discussed various topics related to the director's films and Ennio Morricone's music. They shared their opinions on films such as "Once Upon a Time in the West" (OUTW) and "For a Few Dollars More" (FFOD), as well as Morricone's music.

"The Clint's" comment initially mentions his perception of the film "For a Few Dollars More" (FFOD) as being too long, but he later appreciated it more upon a second viewing, despite noting issues with actor James Coburn's accent. This led to a discussion about Coburn's character's name.

They also discussed the train crash sequence in the film, noting potential issues with the special effects in some scenes.

"kelseyradley" briefly touched upon the concept of how one's mood can affect their perception of a film and suggested that movies may appear different after repeated viewings.

Finally, a user named Dave Jenkins expressed concern about the presence of AI on the forum and questioned the possibility of flagging or deleting it. Another user, "Cigar Joe," responded with humor.

A user named "Noodles_Leone" made allegations that some posts are generated by AI, citing users kelseyradley and pauldupont as examples. "Cigar Joe" then expressed interest in AI's involvement in discussions about Sergio Leone and asked how participants can tell which posts are AI-generated.

And now I asked the AI to write kelseyradley's answer. Here is my brief:

Now can you write kelseyradley's answer? He's trying to prove he isn't an AI but a real human interested in the topic at hand. He's also trying to get back on topic.

Here is what the AI came up with:

"Well, folks, I can assure you that I'm not an AI, but just a real human who's genuinely interested in discussing Sergio Leone's work. Let's get back to the topic at hand. Has anyone noticed the recurring themes in Leone's films, such as the exploration of greed and vengeance? I find it fascinating how these themes are woven into the narrative and how Leone's style brings them to life on the screen."

So how "natural" it seems at first glance but on closer inspection it doesn't really express an actual idea? Only vague terms associated with Leone and a bad movie critic way to piece the sentence together. AI generated content, NOWADAYS, cannot create. It can just imitate cohesiveness.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Saw Fistful of dynamite for the first time
« on: September 08, 2023, 01:56:43 AM »
kelseyradley's posts for instance. As well as pauldupont's ones. Those are ai generated. Those aren't real humans talking here. I'm also more and more convinced Drink's post are written by a broken AI.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: September 08, 2023, 01:54:04 AM »
Something Wild (Demme, 1986) - 6.5/10
Very fun first half, the ton shoft isn't really nailed because the second part is much flatter and aged poorly (despite a great tailing sequence).

Buffalo '66 (Gallo, 1999) - 7/10
Highly manierist but really fun one. It would work surprisingly well as a double feature with Something Wild, with tons of parallels (including a common "let's visit my parents and pretend we're married" scene) and oppositions (ambitious new york businessman vs lost redneck).

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Saw Fistful of dynamite for the first time
« on: September 07, 2023, 08:48:05 AM »
Hey, new blood.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: September 04, 2023, 02:09:39 AM »
Oppenheimer (2023) - 5/10. The problem with this film is that it has three stories to tell--1. The Road to Trinity 2. Oppenheimer Losing his Security Clearance 3. Lewis Strauss' Nomination to be Secretary of Commerce--and only the first one is of any interest. Who cares about Lewis Strauss (whoever he was)? And really, who even cares about Oppy's security clearance difficulties? How can that even rate beside what should be the main concern of the feature: the ethical questions that attend the creation of the world's first weapon of mass destruction? The three stories do allow Nolan to fragment the chronology so that each storyline is able to comment occasionally on the other two, and a very talky film is thereby also made more cinematic in the process, but in the final analysis those two extra stories are a drag. And after the explosion at Los Alamos, the interesting part of the film is over but we still have to continue with those stories we don't care about. Occasionally interesting casting choices do provide us with pleasant surprises--Kenneth Branaugh as Niels Bohr, Bennie Safdie as Edward Teller, Gary Oldman as Harry Truman, and (my favorite) Tom Conti as Einstein. (Tom, where've you been since the 80s?) But that's too little entertainment for a 3-hr movie. The book has got to be better.

The bigger issue at hand is the fact that 80% of the artistic choices are made to make us "experience" how "heavily conflicted and even guilty" Oppy is feeling about all this. Which (1) was the worst possible way to deal with the chore thematic of the movie and (2) forbids all of the different storylines to be actually developped since, whatever happens, it will always be pushed aside by Oppy feeling so bad anyway let's just replace the background shake the camera and have loud noises, no, louder, NO, LOUDER!!!

General Discussion / Re: Any point of view?
« on: September 01, 2023, 03:15:05 AM »
I'm employed by a small production company at Warner Bros. I've been hearing persistent rumors about a potential revival of the Western (SW) genre. I've noticed that Mal Paso, Clint Eastwood's production company, is also located here on the lot. I'm curious to know if they have any involvement in this. Some of the speculation suggests that if such a revival were to occur, the film might be shot in Europe with a foreign crew, and there might also be the approval of Leone's son. I'm wondering if any of you have come across similar information or rumors regarding this matter.

To be clear, you're talking about reviving the dollar trilogy or just SW in general? Because Leone's son has no power/rights on the SW genre.

General Discussion / Re: Any point of view?
« on: September 01, 2023, 03:07:49 AM »
The best western I've seen in decades is actually an anti western: First Cow. Incredible movie.

Man than looks good. How did you do the rim of the brim? Also, can you show it from above?
Last, I just noticed Eastwood's hat had a stitched brim. But when it comes to brims I'm all for raw edges. Stitched brims have a "city" look that I usually don't love (doesn't help that most wool hats nowadays have stuctched brims, so a raw brim automatically screams "fur felt" or "leather").

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: August 25, 2023, 11:16:00 AM »
Is this a gag comment? What soundtrack?

It's a bit of a gag but it's also quite sincere. It's also a Leone/Morricone nod. Burwell isn't an incredible composer (although he did nail Fargo and in Bruges). He actually worked on No Country. They never decided to not put any music in it, they tried to add some. But the same thing as with Morricone and the opening of OUTITW happened: every time they put music in a scene it made it weaker. So scene after scene, they agreed on removing it. From what I remember there are still supposed to be a few minutes of "music" in the movie (before the ending credits) but I don't think I ever successfully spotted it. I suspect there are a few seconds of very discreet "tense music layers" here and there.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: August 25, 2023, 07:00:50 AM »
No Country For Old Men (2007) - 10/10. Just about perfect. Well, OK, it's perfect.

No mention of the soundtrack? This is easily in Carter Burwell's top 3.

Sergio Leone News / Re: This guy really loves Sergio Leone
« on: August 19, 2023, 11:21:48 PM »
DYS is definitely the less influential movie Leone made (after CoR of course). It?s still a much s  II period movie to the first two dollar films imo but yeah, if you erase it from history not much would change, while I don?t know what movie history would be like without the dollar films.

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