Movies In The Genre...

Postby Kevin Wolf on Thu Oct 25, 2001 10:41 am

At the risk of getting busted by the Thread Cops, I've got to ask something completely off-topic here...<P>Am I the only person who hasn't been able to access the General Discussion boards in several days (more like two weeks)? It's always been slow, but lately I can't even connect. Now, I can reply to active G.D. topics, but I cannot access the main board to post my own topics.<P>Frustrating.<P>By the way, "His Girl Friday"...awesome movie. Cary Grant is the man. Anybody ever see that atrocious remake with Kathleen Turner and Burt Reynolds? (yes, I know that "His Girl Friday" was itself a remake to begin with...)<P>On another off-topic (and completely self-serving) note, I'd just like to say that my comic today is good stuff. The art's as good as it's ever going to get, and the humor's slowly getting to the level of absurdity that I'm comfortable with.<P>Okay, okay, Officer...I'll go quietly.<P>--Cue "Thread Police" theme song...<P>Kevin Wolf
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Postby Cornflake on Sun Oct 28, 2001 7:29 am

Hey Jimbo,<P> Comic looks great, nice job, I hate you and I hope rabid weasels come for you in your sleep.
On a related note, a good coming of age film with a feamle protagonist would be 'New Waterford Girl'. It's about a young teenage woman who's trying to escape her way-the-hell-and-gone hometown in the boonies of Nova Scotia. (That's in Canada kids.) Give it a look see if you can stand quirky and inexplicably grim-ish canadian films.
I'll do you one worse and suggest 'Anne of Green Gables'. Now I hate myself.
Rats.<P>G.
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Postby Zubkavich on Sun Oct 28, 2001 8:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kevin Wolf:
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Am I the only person who hasn't been able to access the General Discussion boards in several days (more like two weeks)?
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No... I noticed too. Keenspace was being really wonky on Thursday and Friday. It cut into my traffic quite a bit, as people weren't able to check out Page 21.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
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On another off-topic (and completely self-serving) note, I'd just like to say that my comic today is good stuff. The art's as good as it's ever going to get, and the humor's slowly getting to the level of absurdity that I'm comfortable with.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I agree! You're hitting a good stride with Mythocorp. Keep at it! I read through the archives and had a good chuckle.
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Postby Zubkavich on Sun Oct 28, 2001 8:43 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cornflake:
<B>Comic looks great, nice job, I hate you and I hope rabid weasels come for you in your sleep.
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Postby Chickstyle on Sun Oct 28, 2001 11:52 am

Benny and Joon was very good. I couldn't stand Anne of green gables.<P>Hello Cornflakeily-doo!
we would like to say, how do you do.
Now you've made Jimmy-joo
start plotting against you. (for the weasels).
Yep it's late and I have another ohhhh 7 hours to go before I can leave work. D'ya know who this is yet? Do ya.
You should come visit dammit. (Jim forced me to say this. He just wants the kidney.)
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Postby Cornflake on Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:54 am

Oh, I can guess. You better believe I can guess. Just watch me guess....
Trust me, I'm guessing as we speak you roomate-of-that-freak-you.
Back on topic: I have no great love for Anne of Green Gables either. I actually did layouts for the Anne of Green Gables cartoon that I'm never gonna get my soul back for. Ah, the life of a mercenary artist....
And Jim, forget the kidney, I'll give you my liver. You'll probably need that worse.
Billy Elliot is also a great coming of age movie. Insincere apologies to anyone who already mentioned it. Honest.<P>G.
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Postby McGee on Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:13 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spartacus:
<B>Best romantic comedy ever? That's easy, it has to be "His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It has, bar none, some of the best dialogue in a movie ever, and puts modern movies of the genre to shame. Don't let the fact that it was made in 1940 fool you, it's as damn good, and near perfect a movie can get.<P>
Along the same lines, "Adam's Rib" is also good.<P>"Wings of Desire" is a beautiful German movie about an angel that gives up his calling to love a women. It was remade into a horrible pile of shit by Hollywood with Meg Ryan and Nick Cage. It's not a comedy, but it is good.<P>
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>my god, i thought no one else had seen all these movies<P>my favorites are Youve got mail, when harry met sally, and the tenchi muyo series
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:48 am

As far as anime goes...<P>It may not be apparent in the drawings, but story-wise... Makeshift Miracle dabbles quite a bit in romantic-comedy anime type storytelling.<P>When I was in high school, my brother brought home a bunch of anime tapes from the university. Mised in with a bunch of cyberpunk stuff was Kimagure Orange Road. It was cheesy, but really opened up the idea in my head that you could tell a romance story and make it interesting.<P>Later on, I watched (and read) Video Girl Ai by Masakazu Katsura. It really affected me and I think The Makeshift Miracle is heavily influenced by that.<P>I don't want to rip off Orange Road or Video Girl Ai, but I would like my readers ideally to feel as strongly about my characters as I did about the ones in those stories.
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Postby Cornflake on Mon Nov 05, 2001 3:36 am

Hey Jim,<P>Saw the site, love the comic. <P>My favorite part about 'Orange Road' was how nobody could decide how many bloody steps there were to that giant staircase. That or the motorcycle riding girl with the purple hair that kicked guys asses all the time. 'When Harry Met Sally' ripped both these premisces off which is why it's such a successful film.
'Video Girl Ai' on the other hand is a terrible film. I hate it as much as I hate Subway. Grr.<P>G.
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Postby Zubkavich on Mon Nov 05, 2001 4:35 am

Cornflake,<P>You're an awful liar... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>Orange Road has some very, very cheesy moments, I know, I know.<P>You like Video Girl Ai and Subway and you know it :P<P>Maybe if you come visit me we should have an Orange Road marathon. That would teach you the error of your ways. LOL
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Postby Chickstyle on Mon Nov 05, 2001 7:05 am

But what would prolly REALLY happen is poor cornflake would lose various important bits of himself (liver, speen, left kneecap) to Jim's insatiable need for bodyparts. Still you should come visit, honest what's a few bodyparts between friends after all.
*looks innocent*
Don't give in flake! Fight the evil that is AI and orange road!<P>"Maybe if you come visit me we should have an Orange Road marathon. That would teach you the error of your ways. LOL"
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Postby Cornflake on Tue Nov 06, 2001 4:22 am

Bah, I've survived enough bad anime not to fear the likes of an Orange Road marathon. Of course, I've survived enough bad anime not to *want* to watch an Orange Road marathon. Maybe I wouldn't loathe it so much if it wasn't done in that horrible 80's-esque tv anime style. No, I probably would anyway....
But you better watch it Zubkavich: Threatening me with bad movies isn't condusive to luring me into your Calgarian Cowboy Clutches(tm).
Silence Chickstyle, you'll foil my evil plot! How can I take Jim's place if you prevent me from slowly substituting myself for him? Evil. Fiendishly evil. <P>G.<p>[This message has been edited by Cornflake (edited 11-06-2001).]
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Postby Chickstyle on Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:45 am

Lol Jim tried to make me watch that hideously (no offense and all Jim) over 80'd thing. Needless to say I didn't get very far into it before my eyes bled 80's hairstyles and my dreams were plagued (plagued I tell you!) with pastels and bad drawings.<P>Neener neener I foiled your plot. I can not allow you to continue any further with this villiany! I call you out mister cornflake! you, me and two pieces of wilted lettuce at high noon! <P>
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Postby Chickstyle on Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:25 am

Chickstyle scanned the vast (ok so it was a little bit tinier than that) message BORED that was the makeshift world and wondered what had caused such silence. Perhaps, even now Cornflake and Zubkavich and a host of the other regulars (can we have regulars yet? Are we old enough) were plotting some fiendish plan to wrest control of keenspace and send it spinning into the void. "Good god!" she thought "Where have all the people gone?! Civ3 isn't THAT good!"<p>[This message has been edited by Chickstyle (edited 11-07-2001).]
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Postby Cornflake on Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:27 am

Gosh-darn-you-to-heck Chickstyle! You've foiled one evil plot after another! How are we supposed to get any evil done with you gummin' up the works all the time? Man....
Also: It's not nice to refer to my ol' buddy Jim as a couple of pieces of wilted lettuce. He's at least a whole head unto himself. Iceberg lettuce, mind you, but still a whole head.
Hey Jim. Read the comic, loved it. Nice phone booth. In all seriousness, it's probably the nicest phonebooth I've seen drawn. No, I'm not being mean this time. Good job. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>G.
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Postby Chickstyle on Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:25 am

;P
I think he's being mean. Evil world plotters usually are. And calling you lettuce like that! Well it's just rude. How much more of your nefarious ner-do-well must I foil evil Cornflake! You, you, bad person you! <P>Edited cuz half sentences are wrong!<P>
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Postby Pskettios on Sat Nov 10, 2001 4:49 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cornflake:
<B> - Calgarian Cowboy Clutches(tm) - </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's the first time I've ever heard a jibe at Calgary turned into alliteration, I don't know whether to be impressed or defensive... I guess I'll just laugh. And trademarked, no less! <P>As for the original topic starter: "Coming of age film", The Labyrinth for sure. Although, Stand By Me would be really high up in the runnings, like you said, Jim. What an awesome film that was! I still haven't decided whether it worked better in its original written format, though. Still pretty good.
As for the 'romantic comedy' one... Probably "As Good As It Gets". I know, it's not all 'classic' like the ones everyone else has been naming, but I still loved it. :D
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Postby Cornflake on Sun Nov 11, 2001 6:04 am

Fear not, Pskettios: I love Calgary just fine. Anyplace my parents met and got married in can't be all that bad, eh? After all, they made *me*. No, my little poke at Calgary was a more poignant jibe at my friend Jim: A true despiser of Calgary and all it stands for. Why, just yesterday he was telling me how he'd like to pick his teeth with the Calgary Tower. I, myself think this is indicative of how difficult Jim has found it to find a local dentist to help him with that giant gap in his teeth. Regardless, it's easy to see why he's so bitter.
The lesson here is kids is to love Calgary, laugh at Jim and trademark anything worthwhile you might say in case it ends up on a t-shirt somewhere. There's money to be made out there folks: Go and sellout today!<P>Love,<P>G.
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Postby Psiogen on Mon Nov 12, 2001 5:02 am

Well, my favorite coming of age movie is "Life of Brian". <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif">
If you want a "real" one, then there's always "The 400 Blows", an old qusi-autobiographical French film.<P>As for romantic comedies, I believe I have managed to go my entire life without ever seeing one from beginning to end.<P>------------------
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Postby Chickstyle on Mon Nov 12, 2001 8:30 am

"pskettios" That's a wicked handle. I didn't think anyone else remembered that anymore.<P>
Edited cause sometimes the internet just sucks!<p>[This message has been edited by Chickstyle (edited 11-12-2001).]
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