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On MySpace, comments provide a channel for feedback and not surprisingly, teens relish comments. Of course, getting a comment is not such a haphazard affair. Friends are _expected_ to comment as a sign of their affection.
Furthermore, a comment to a friend's profile or photo is intended to be reciprocated. It is also not uncommon to hear teens request comments from each other in other social settings or on the bulletin boards. In MySpace, comments are a form of cultural currency.
boyd, danah. 2006. "Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace." American Association for the Advancement of Science, St. Louis, MO. February 19. [Link]
Some of the worst movies one can watch are in the imdb top 250. Here's a few I have suffered:5. Casablanca
Was this the most cliched movie ever, or did the cliches evolve from this movie's popularity. Doesn't matter now. It's an hour of over acting and cliched misery.12. One who flew over the cuckoo's nest
This movie could well be the prequel to The Shining. Jack N is not crazy but happens to be in a lunatic asylum and gets some women and booze in for the other inmates... one of which kills himself. Yawn.19. Dr Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Long title for the movie which is supposed to be the funniest movie of all times (By Americans). It's not funny. Peter Sellers is overextending himself by playing three roles.. and the sentence "Gentlemen you cant fight in here, this is the war room" is humorous, but NOT good enough to make it the funniest movie ever. And I know critics would be shaking their heads right now and saying I missed the subtleties of the cold war humor and multi layered sarcasm etc etc. Fuck all that, if I am not laughing during/after the movie then it aint funny.21. Citizen Kane
It's at 21 here, but supposedly this is the best movie EVER. PERIOD. I'd say its the worst example of American propaganda. EVER. PERIOD. Citizen Kane is the worst movie! The soviets and Chinese used to have propaganda movies of soldiers and the youth of the country marching etc etc but Americans produce one-man's-struggle-against-the-rest-fucked-up-sagas. This is right up there with Atlas Shrugged, another piece of literature I hate.64. The Shining
It's not a bad movie. Just that the novel was actually scary. Still I wouldn't say it's bad, just that it aint AS good.103. Donnie Darko
Damn it's a dark movie. Weird, depressing dark.108. The Great Dictator
Is it just me or do others also find Charlie Chaplin unfunny. Ok ok fine, look he's dressed as Hitler and playing football with a globe, yes yes very nice metaphor.....127. Monty Python: Life of Brian
Supposedly the funniest movie ever made (according to the English). The monty python series were brilliant, genius and totally absurdly funny. Their movies are totally unfunny and just sad to watch all that talent being wasted.And the good movies:
An excellent movie. A more than excellent movie. I wouldn't say the best movie ever, but the most PERFECT MOVIE. That's different from the best.... it's just perfect.
Not a bad movie, again the novel was better and if you have read the novel than that kills the suspense anyway. But still the movie manages to be interesting, even if you know the story. That's why its a good movie.
(3 and 1/2 stars)
Umm.... it's also good. At least since the third part sucked so much.
All three LOTR were kick ass and can be watched over and over again. And I would've been watching them over and over again, but one mean bastard took my Director's Extended Edition 9 DVD set and hasn't returned yet.
Good movie... although Holocaust themes have started to be overused by now. But the way the movie is shot is brilliant. And it's black and white.
If Godfather is the perfect movie, the pulp fiction is the PERFECT WIERD MOVIE. It's been called the best movie ever too. Probably NOT by the same group who called Citizen Kane the best movie. This is a great movie.
Same as 4.
Other great movies below 15:
37 Apocalypse Now *****
45 American History X *****
63 Reservoir Dogs ****
65 Saving Private Ryan ****
66 Sin City *****
93 Kill Bill Vol 1 *****
100 Full Metal Jackets ****
105 Crash ****
106 Fargo ***
113 Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) - Anime ***
178 Trainspotting ****
193 The Big Lebowski *****
228 Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels ****
So, do people actually like watching movies like Citizen Kane, The Fountainhead and Three Colors ???? Or is it just cinematic snobbery to appear elite?