November 19, 2012

To another customer who complained loudly that the TOTAL RECALL remake "was probably made just so people could make money"...


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  1. Heh. a customer with a brain.

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  2. Hear, hear!

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  3. Well sure, but some things are more made to earn money than others. The idea someone in China Town selling bootlegs and a young artist selling their first commission have no functional difference is silly. This isn't to defend the shouting of the person this is is a reply to. However I am tired of the "everything is a business" line getting thrown around and on top of that applauded.

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    1. What do either of those examples have to do with Total Recall?

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    2. Not everything is a business, but all money-making endeavors are.

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    3. You mean that the movie business, the entertainment business, and show business, aren't there to make money? If not, they sure picked funny names to call themselves.

      I'm sure the makers of the first Total Recall were all saying, "Let's make this movie for the sake of art. First we'll need a bunch of investors who are more interested in art than money, and oh, let's hire that immensely talented unknown actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in it. We probably won't make dollar one, so let's be sure to use LOTS of state of the art special effects."

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    4. Just like to point out it's called the "entertainment industry", not just a business.

      And once you understand it's an industry, just like the auto industry, the defense industry, and so on, a lot of what hollywood does makes more sense. Not good, just understandable.

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    5. "You mean that the movie business, the entertainment business, and show business, aren't there to make money?"

      He doesn't mean that at all, and nothing he said gave you the impression that he thinks that.

      But don't let at little thing like facts stop you; by all means continue to lie about what people say because you know you're too stupid to refute their arguments.

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    6. You factually know what he meant?

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  4. I'm giving this customer 3 points.

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  5. Unfortunately for the remake, it didn't get any of my business.

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  6. After reading many of these, that feature indignant speakers chastising others in the store, I wonder if maybe you should instal some sort of battle ring or thunder dome. Let 'em have it out! (could add foot traffic to the store)

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  7. That's certainly true but there is a difference between putting some work into making a product so that the consumer gets a little extra for what they paid for and just putting in as little effort as possible to make the product that meet the very minimum requirements needed to be put on the market.

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  8. Making a movie - be in an arthouse flick, or a popcorn blockbuster - takes a huge amount of work and effort, even for the money guys (producers, accountants) ... they do it to make money, but they do it because they like movies too. Hollywood studios actually have really low profit margins, and even corporate wages, compared to other companies of similar size/expenditure. The two ides `for love' or `for money' aren't actually mutually exclusive.

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  9. Even though they ARE both made to make money- there is STILL a huge difference between a "Hollywood Movie" and a "Cash Grab"...

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  10. After seeing the overwhelming support for remakes here, I've decided to rewrite the Harry Potter novels.

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    1. Add a monkeys. Monkeys improve everything.

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    2. Why not? JK Rowling already re-wrote Gaiman's Books of Magic ;)

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  11. "He doesn't mean that at all, and nothing he said gave you the impression that he thinks that."

    Uh...I'd say THIS would give one that impression:
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    To another customer who complained loudly that the TOTAL RECALL remake "was probably made just so people could make money"...
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    "But don't let at little thing like facts stop you; by all means continue to lie about what people say because you know you're too stupid to refute their arguments."

    Quid Pro Quo, Agent Starling. Wipe Miggs' jizz off your cheek and go away.

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  12. "You DORK" is the cherry on a great big cake of awesome.

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  13. Yeah, you can make money by making a GOOD movie too. The original Total Recall did that fairly well.

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