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Old 11-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #631
Alexei Belyakov
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Default Re: News & Discussion Thread - Part 1

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First of all, don't make promises you can't keep.
Trust me, I know you'd love to see me go.

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Secondly, you just don't get it. This is not about your age or the fact that you are a teacher.
Oh, yes it is. You're so used to moderating children that when you encounter an adult you feel compelled to lecture him endlessly on how he is not an adult here but rather just another child to moderate. This is why you have such a problem with my posts.

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The problem you have is that whenever someone dares to not like what you think, you have to start going off on their moviewatching habits or telling them to watch better movies.
Not true. I've had dozens of discussions on here that don't lead to arguments. And again, there's nothing wrong with suggesting one broadens his cinematic horizons. I found out about Refn's PUSHER trilogy on a message board 6 years ago. These places are filled with knowledgeable individuals. Silencing them in favor of the "Black Swan is porn LOL!!!" crowd makes no sense at all & prolongues that misguided view of adult themes & sexuality in film that's so common in message boards about CBMs.

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This is not your classroom. It's a message board with rules that even the teachers here must abide by. Those rules include showing respect towards the opinions of others, even those you disagree with.
I didn't disrespect anyone. I suggested he stepped outside the box with his film choices. Again, to agree with the soft porn mentality is apathy. Its one thing to say you're against lesbianism & the thought of it is disgusting to you. Its another to dismiss the material as "soft porn" because you're so used to watching safe popcorn movies that the notion of women fornicating on a train in a film immediately means pornography to you.

I remember when I was younger having no interest at all in foreign films. The thought of subtitles just seemed annoying to me. My grandfather would always watch French and Spaniard films & would drag me to see them. Long story short, I actually prefer foreign films now. The choices that were being made in Europe were bolder. I started questioning why American studio pictures were so generic. Grandpa ruined Van Damme & Seagal for me. He made me trade Stallone for Almodovar. Sometimes you just need someone to suggest something new.

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