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 CTRLvector
Joined: 9/21/2014
Msg: 141
NORMALPage 7 of 7    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

NORMAL is like NOTHING


Like an extra medium t-shirt
 InnerGorilla
Joined: 4/1/2014
Msg: 142
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Posted: 1/30/2015 7:48:52 PM

coincidentally, the working title of tarantino's next project, which is also a James Bond film.


That is amazing...that we talked about both here, without trying to connect the two.
 norwegianguy123
Joined: 10/27/2014
Msg: 143
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Posted: 1/31/2015 2:48:30 PM

As a big fan of the Coen brothers, I did enjoy "Fargo" (hilarious)

So that body in the chipper-shredder didn't give you nightmares? Where's the photographic memory on that scene?! :)

The only movies I'll like usually only end up liking that are "violent, shoot-'em-up" would be war movies with a good story, that don't reside on such scenes, but do that as part of the realistic story. I think if something's Truly defined as a "violent, shoot-em-up" -- it's just riding off action/violence and no real story.

But if someone likes those movies while the other person doesn't, that shouldn't be a factor in a relationship, platonic or non-platonic. I could see someone being sensitive to violence -- ok. But if they can handle the body thru the chipper-shredder in Fargo, they won't be running away from every rated R movie. :)
 petula1908
Joined: 8/9/2014
Msg: 144
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Posted: 1/31/2015 3:21:21 PM
Literate hiker

Like you I dont get why so many people like violence and other horror stories. I loathe it, it makes me physically ill and I avoid anything like that, like the plague. Wont watch the news now either, all too graphic and in your face. Perhaps other people are desensitised or it all keys into their basic primitive natures. I dont know.
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 145
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Posted: 1/31/2015 3:58:59 PM
I had a conversation with my kids about horror movies. They noticed that I had seen a lot of the old ones but not the newer movies. I told them that I liked horror movies when it was more about suspense. Now. TMI. Too much gore.
 basilisk123
Joined: 12/17/2011
Msg: 146
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Posted: 2/1/2015 4:05:54 AM
Horror movies have definately taken a down turn with the emergence of gore-porn genre. The old style horror movies are still around but they get lost in the shuffle of gore ones most times.
 BLonde^j^AngeL
Joined: 1/2/2015
Msg: 147
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Posted: 2/1/2015 4:26:38 AM
I prefer psychological thrillers- the human mind is the scariest thing...

look at some of the socks on the forums, for instance...

"Silence of the Hands" (Silence of The Lambs)

"Typo" (Psycho)

"Halloweenies" (Halloween)
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 148
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Posted: 2/1/2015 4:45:24 PM
The Night of the Hunter always gets me, the slow pace hunting those children, the sight of Shelley Winters floating in the car underwater, he hair waving along, that deep voice of Robert Mitchum, that was scary when I was a kid because it seems like something real that could happen. Sure The Thing, The Creature from the Black Lagoon or The Tingler scared me too but you could at least tell yourself they were real they were made up things.

Things that are gory can be too much, like I said I hide my eyes a lot, but I do get into things like The Walking Dead because I do like that idea of killing them off, the evil. Most old movies have a scene where the good guys kill the bad guys and you feel victory is at hand even in the worst of situations.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 149
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Posted: 2/1/2015 8:34:17 PM
why do some people prefer some forms of violent entertainment and not others? Like all other entertainment, we like what releases certain chemicals in our brain. Some like thrillers b/c its like riding a physical roller coaster.

I have to say, I don't like when "normal behavior" means average behavior. Last night I went to dinner, and got a waiter who was not just intelligent, but able to get into the heads of his customers and consider their needs before they had to ask. Most normal/average people are too self absorbed or not enough curious about what goes on outside their heads. They can follow rules, but they might not be able to think independantly for individual situations.

For general situations, tho, that's not bad.
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
Msg: 150
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Posted: 2/1/2015 8:34:22 PM

The Night of the Hunter always gets me, the slow pace hunting those children, the sight of Shelley Winters floating in the car underwater...

Anyone who likes thriller movies should watch Night of the Hunter. So what if it's a black-and-white from a lifetime ago - it's still great even by today's standards. No video game body parts flying or blood anywhere - just a good ol' fashioned freaky scary.
 CTRLvector
Joined: 9/21/2014
Msg: 151
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Posted: 2/2/2015 3:50:57 PM
You want to know whats worse than horror movies? If you've got PTSD and they run you through the combat lifesaver course. I'm just glad I didn't have to qualify again - I went through that before deployment, the dummies had ripped off legs and we had to apply tourniquet. Get bodies to cover, When you have to apply trauma wound dressings, nasal flanges, saline locks, the whole nine - try that and you're slipping in fake blood with bomb noises, mist or fake smoke whatever it was, and shots in the background.

I mean F that noise, I don't know who's idea that was, but I hope they got rid of or revised the training course - you couldn't pay me to go back in that ****. That was a horror house and a half. It was supposed to be realistic, but I always thought that was kind of a bad idea to do to people returning from deployment.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 152
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Posted: 2/2/2015 4:36:42 PM
PTSD

when I see those words, Jacob's Ladder comes to mind
I dont remember the movie but I do remember the feeling left from watching it
Just the ... ahh... nevermind
Its a bit of a mind trip *eyes widen*
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 153
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Posted: 2/2/2015 7:53:15 PM
THAT was an awesome movie, since it had some intelligent thought to it. Like that Bruce Willis movie where "I see dead people." My boss had a still from the movie up on the wall where the little boy said, "I see dumb people. and they don't know they're dumb."
:)
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 154
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Posted: 7/7/2015 5:46:57 PM
Blond j Angel- If you look it up, there is a definition of "normal".
And yet, I am fond of saying "define normal".
Who decides?
I've always been a bit of a rebel, by nature.
I'm not normal and I don't care to be, yet we are friends. :)
I tend to embrace people BECAUSE they are different.
Anyway, it is difficult, when you get older (uh-oh, did I just say that?).
ESPECIALLY when you find yourself single and older and so many people are paired up.
It changes things.
Now I know how my single friends felt when I was married, it isn't always ideal.
Then there's the fact that I get along with men better than I do most women (obvious exceptions with you and my other female friends here on POF, you know who you are).
The cattiness of some women makes me really impatient, I just can't deal with it.
"Did you SEE her? Can you believe she WORE that? God, is Sarah getting fat and did you hear that she went out with Julie's ex's cousin Derek, the 'itch", WHO does she think she is?".
I would rather watch paint dry than listen to that.
So yeah, making new friends isn't easy for me, and why I treasure the ones I have.
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