Friday, June 06, 2008

Mamo #116: Sex and the Single Guy

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of women went to see Sex and the City and - there's no other way to describe it - geeked out. Do the girls need their Indy too? Is a core audience component being sorely underserved (again)? Does a movie have to be good if it already has great shoes?


Anonymous Sameer Vasta said...

So what you're saying is that in order to get a mention on the show, I need to stir some shit in the comments?

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

Hi guys,

I actually nearly did that thing where you think you might have been a bit harsh and then go back and say "Oh, I didn't mean that to be harsh". Then I realised that looks like you're not only being harsh but also don't have any conviction in your opinions or credit the people you're sharing an opinion with with any intelligence to take a strong opinion as possibly being weakly held.

So now I have your reaction and mostly it's on point but I feel I should clarify one point.

None of my comments were intended as personal attacks. The show is about how movies translate into popularity via the measuring medium of money. I was trying to explain why I think Speed Racer died because I actually loathed it enough to relay the intelligence back. I stood up for Indy because, actually, I didn't mind it but had already heard at least three UK reviewers say that fanboys were going to hate the movie and could already see the disappointment on the horizon. Strangely my acceptance of the movie is entirely because I have no great love of the franchise. There's a huge article on my website about my relationship to the Indiana Jones franchise so I won't go deeper into it here. I just wanted to relay some memos from the other side of the body of opinion to help balance your views and help with the analysis really.

This is why I don't comment when our opinions cross over because in those instances I have no contribution to make to further your analysis. That's the spirit in which I offer comments.

Anyway, I've sat out 116 Mamos at this point in my life and yours is always the first audio stream I check for content. Ever since you stopped sounding like you're talking from the dolphin tank in an overcrowded aquarium (show #4? show #5?) I have never thought Mamo needed any more or less than it has.

Dudes, you're doing an awesome job, never think that you don't have anything more to add. More on the whole "public persona" topic can be found on my website if you want to take a look.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Leo: As we said at the close of the show, we genuinely appreciate the back-and-forth and your continued dedication to the podcast, nothing personal was inferred. So we're all good. If there was a Mamo No-Prize, please know that you would be receiving one shortly. :)

Sameer: we will discuss you and your various foibles in the next podcast! :P

10:50 AM  
Blogger Uros said...

I'm not sure if it's better to comment under the last show or under the one that comment pertains to... Anyway I just went to see Speed Racer upon Father Mat's positive recommendation. I'd like to say that I wasn't planning seeing in the cinema, because of general bad reception and the fact that it only crossed my path, because I like Wachowsky's. Trailers didn't really grab me, so I decided to wait for the video. Well I'm very happy to report that I had absolutely no problems with the movie (the kid with the monkey had dangerous potential to be very annoying but it never happened) and I enjoyed it more than I ever expected, despite my cautious feelings about it on the first place. Story was solid and moving, visuals interesting and genuinely exciting (not at all color sugar overdose eye-candy). Even though it took me a bit of concentration I could follow almost all of the action scenes without suffering of "visual buffer overflow". I could not agree more, that more people should give it a chance and those who saw it and don't like it, simply didn't get it because it's not their cup of tea. I dare to say that even those people would like it if they were not overwhelmed with the visuals.
On final note: Speed Racer is for me one of extremely rare movies that could not exist without heavy use of vfx, but at the same time the vfx serves the story and never made me feel like they threw some vfx scene in just for the sake of vfx.

2:01 PM  
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The show was incredible, but I did not enjoy the movie.

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