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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 05:12 PM
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How about watching a movie and not liking it because you don't know the background and therefore you can't understand it?
I watched The Boxer(1997) when I was a kid and thought it was terrible. Why? Because knew nothing about the Irish conflict. Now that I know a lot about it, I watched it again and I think it's very good.
Initial interest is extremely important, but people who don't wanna go deeper, beyond the initial interest when viewing art are shallow IMO.Especially if there is something to be seen there.

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When something comes off as all hype, contrived or w/e, I do try to give it a fair shake in case there's something I missed the first time around that might merit further examination. Sometimes this increases my appreciation, unfortunately much of the time, I'm not imbressed.


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How about watching a movie and not liking it because you don't know the background and therefore you can't understand it?
I watched The Boxer(1997) when I was a kid and thought it was terrible. Why? Because knew nothing about the Irish conflict. Now that I know a lot about it, I watched it again and I think it's very good.
Initial interest is extremely important, but people who don't wanna go deeper, beyond the initial interest when viewing art are shallow IMO.Especially if there is something to be seen there.
That is very true. But when it comes to art, we have to realize that sometimes "being hard to understand" is not the same thing as "Superb", which seems to be a lot of people's takes on modern art.

I, for one, like Salvador Dali. His art is like nightmarish dreams, and I likez it!

Also, MC Escher is cool.

But I can't really say I know anything about art, other than that very shallow interest.

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I've personally only started enjoying abstract art recently, although my mother's an artist and she used to drag me to all these abstract art galleries as a kid and tried her best to explain it to me. However, so-called paintings with a black circle on a white canvas, to me, are not art. Art should be something that nobody else can repeat with perfection, because you created it. Lately though, I've been into Art Nouveau and Brian Froud a whole lot..

In litterature, I absolutely despise poor writing skills. I hate possibly good storylines being botched because the author writes like a 15 year old. Pretensiousness is sometimes fun, like Jane Austen novels. They're mostly so shallow and written so importantly that it makes them an amusing read before bedtime.
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To my mind, when it comes to movies - it either has to be really inteligent - or really stupid, there's nothing more annoying than stuff that is half way between, sort of stupid but thinks it's smart.

For example the new Halloween movie - totally stupid, but really good because of it.

Or the movie Joshua - pretty damn smart, so pretty good.

But a movie like Hard Candy, isn't as smart as it thinks it is, but not nearly stupid enough for it's own good either, I didn't like it.
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