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Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:02 PM Reply

...for movie makers to depict teenage and college age kids accurately?

I went with some friends to see "Project X" and it was the typical high school party movie. Every possible thing that could have been exaggerated was exaggerated. I know that it wasn't exactly a serious movie but come on, they could at least get our slang right. Just find some ordinary high school age kids and ask them.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

probably because real life is notably less exciting


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:06 PM Reply

Because a movie about lazy teenagers talking about how baked they got at a party last week wouldn't be very interesting.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:09 PM Reply

At 1 minute ago, SKHM wrote: probably because real life is notably less exciting

This.

Remember that the purpose of the movie is to gain $$$, so they have to entertain the masses with unrealistic situations and exaggerated acting. Don't expect a documentary or something.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:10 PM Reply

ITT: Highschoolers don't exaggerate or have different cliques that act differently, and all teenagers use the exact same slang


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:19 PM Reply

Old fart movie writers and producers who don't know anything about people under age 30.

You youngins and your gamestationbox 580s and your intercomputernets don't know what a good moving picture is! Why in my day (insert 2 hour story here).

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:19 PM Reply

At 6 minutes ago, RacistBassist wrote: ITT: Highschoolers don't exaggerate or have different cliques that act differently, and all teenagers use the exact same slang

Acutally ITT: realistic plots are inherently boring.

A lot of slang in America is pretty much universal. Some movies are so far off it sounds like the writers just choose slang that was common when they were in high school, not taking into account how stupid it would sound to a new generation.

I'm not just talking about "party" movies either. The depiction of young people in general, even if they're not the main characters in the movie, frequently misses it's mark.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:22 PM Reply

At 1 minute ago, bgraybr wrote: Acutally ITT: realistic plots are inherently boring.

That's actually pretty true given the type of movie it is. People have shenanigans in mind, not boring shit.

A lot of slang in America is pretty much universal. Some movies are so far off it sounds like the writers just choose slang that was common when they were in high school, not taking into account how stupid it would sound to a new generation.

Not really. Colloquialisms end up making some people not knowing what the fuck the person is saying. They have to appeal to a broader base so they have to really hold back on slang, or else some people will not understand, which takes away from the movie.

I'm not just talking about "party" movies either. The depiction of young people in general, even if they're not the main characters in the movie, frequently misses it's mark.

That happens with all sorts of characters. You can only go into so much depth. Zooey Deschanel and other people in her "quirky" movies don't accurately depict adults, but people almost never complain. It is way too hard to try to accurately capture an entire age group, given the huge differences between them.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:28 PM Reply

Worst movie I've seen in my life.

They couldn't get anything about that movie right, even down to the comedic sidekick who turned out to just be an annoying jew.

And it was exaggerated to keep interest. Would you seriously watch a movie with kids that use the same lingo as you, having a big party in their back yard where nothing over the top happens? Probably not, and you'd certainly not pay $12 to see it.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:35 PM Reply

Why isn't anyone talking about that flamethrower robot part? Is it important or something?


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:36 PM Reply

At 3 minutes ago, Travis wrote: I am thinking about doing a documentary during my 4 years and then trying to compile it into a party night type of movie.

Not sure yet though.

Me an some friends were thinking about how this would work out. Just take all the crazy shit that's happened to us over the years and then put it all in a blender and have it all be one night.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:36 PM Reply

At 44 seconds ago, majormelthesackboy wrote: Why isn't anyone talking about that flamethrower robot part? Is it important or something?
flamethrower robot part
flamethrower robot
robot

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:39 PM Reply

At 2 minutes ago, bgraybr wrote:
At 44 seconds ago, majormelthesackboy wrote: Why isn't anyone talking about that flamethrower robot part? Is it important or something?
flamethrower robot part
flamethrower robot
robot
That was a man.

I don't care. Just tell me.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:43 PM Reply

At 3 minutes ago, majormelthesackboy wrote: I don't care. Just tell me.

But that would be a spoiler.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:46 PM Reply

At 3 minutes ago, bgraybr wrote:
At 3 minutes ago, majormelthesackboy wrote: I don't care. Just tell me.
But that would be a spoiler.

I still don't care, just tell me in a PM.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 8th, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

At 7 minutes ago, majormelthesackboy wrote: I still don't care, just tell me in a PM.

Geez I was joking.

While at a drug dealer's house getting some weed the idiot friend steals a gnome to use as the party's "mascot". The drug dealer is a crazy Vietnam veteran. They break the gnome open later with a baseball bat, and it's filled with ecstasy. The dealer comes back at the end of the movie with a flamethrower and lights the entire neighborhood on fire. Chaos ensues.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:42 AM Reply

At 3 hours ago, bgraybr wrote: ...Just find some ordinary high school age kids and ask them.

Regional differences.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:48 AM Reply

At 3 hours ago, SKHM wrote: probably because real life is notably less exciting

Wow, someone who actually gets it. Anyways, why would someone put that kind of money into a "typical teenage movie". It just wouldn't be interesting.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:51 AM Reply

At 3 hours ago, bgraybr wrote: ...for movie makers to depict teenage and college age kids accurately?

I went with some friends to see "Project X"

I wanted to go see that movie but ended up seeing Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (or Revenge, I don't fucking know, I zoned out throughout the whole damn movie) with my friends, and the kid in it was supposed to be like 12 or something, but they used a 20 year old actor, and the whole time he was talking like an eight year old, it was sad.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 11:31 AM Reply

At 13 hours ago, SKHM wrote: probably because real life is notably less exciting

exactly


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 11:47 AM Reply

At 13 hours ago, bgraybr wrote:

Well for the mostpart they do get it down but with differrant types and as time passes it doesnt allways comeout to be exact and such

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 11:53 AM Reply

Because a movie about normal people would be boring.

it's like bitching that Superman is boring because in real life people can't lift cars.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 12:10 PM Reply

Because of sensitive American and British parents.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 12:49 PM Reply

because the people who write these movies and TV shows are normally middle-aged men who have forgotten what it's like to actually be a teenager.

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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:22 PM Reply

The movies I watch have every boy fucking each other and the teachers joining in. That's normal when I was in school.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:27 PM Reply

At 4 minutes ago, Ragnarokia wrote: The movies I watch have every boy fucking each other and the teachers joining in. That's normal when I was in school.

You went to a Catholic school, right?


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:51 PM Reply

At 15 hours ago, bgraybr wrote: ...for movie makers to depict teenage and college age kids accurately?

because drama takes real life and sets a curve ball in motion tht you have never seen before obviously..
i was there.. drama.. is.. hmm.. there is no real description other then a moster, it can within a few hours change a entire school if placed or started in the right place..

drama is a ever changing monster, and it can really alter everything..
the reason that noone can depict it, is that.. thats like trying to depict all humans in a alien movie.. its impossible.. there are to many things


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 01:52 PM Reply

At 24 minutes ago, Rapacity wrote:
At 4 minutes ago, Ragnarokia wrote: The movies I watch have every boy fucking each other and the teachers joining in. That's normal when I was in school.
You went to a Catholic school, right?

Yep. Good to know it wasn't as religious as people made it out to be, in fact I'm pretty sure it had a lot against the teachings.


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 03:28 PM Reply

being accurate is called documentarys :P


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Response to Why is it so hard... Mar. 9th, 2012 @ 03:32 PM Reply

Probably because a consensus wasn't formed properly with a right age group, and the whole thing tanked and then some hot shot said, Ya know? I dont care. It's just a movie.

That's what happened I think


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