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Posted 09/13/11 - 1:12 PM:
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Which genre you prefer most when going to watch a movie?

This question might seem absurd to some of us.

I prefer mystery over film-noir over thriller over horror over Science-Fiction action over fantasy over drama over romance/history/biography/war.

What are your preferences, if any?
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Posted 09/14/11 - 3:56 PM:

some of my favorite genres are action/suspense/thriller, romantic comedy, 3D animation. dramas occasionally, also documentaries.
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Posted 10/10/11 - 11:53 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
some of my favorite genres are action/suspense/thriller, romantic comedy, 3D animation. dramas occasionally, also documentaries.



Hmm; but you never told me about your favorite action movies sisyphus! Or you did? [ Snatch, for example!]

'The Others' is your favorite movie but it's a horror-suspense-thriller.


Owing to your aversion to 'black and white' I cannot recommend you Seven Samurais sticking out tongue ; best Asian action movie in my opinion and perhaps the best Japanese movie ever made. Akira Kurosawa is not happy!


Moreover, westerns have a lot of action, but I think you do not have any penchant for them either! Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone are not happy!

Hitchcock is not happy because you do not watch his suspense thrillers, in spite of being a fan of the movies of genre. shaking head
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Posted 10/10/11 - 12:38 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Hmm; but you never told me about your favorite action movies sisyphus! Or you did? [ Snatch, for example!]

most favorite action films that come to mind at the moment:
point break
aliens
crouching tiger hidden dragon
the matrix (trilogy)
terminator 2
serenity

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Owing to your aversion to 'black and white' I cannot recommend you Seven Samurais sticking out tongue ; best Asian action movie in my opinion and perhaps the best Japanese movie ever made. Akira Kurosawa is not happy!

just because B&W is not my favorite format doesn't mean i refuse to watch B&W films! in fact, "coffee & cigarettes" is one of my favorite films, and this one is in B&W. seven samurais has been recommended to me many times. i think i would probably enjoy it.

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Moreover, westerns have a lot of action, but I think you do not have any penchant for them either! Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone are not happy!

hmm yes i am most definitely not keen on watching westerns. i may make exceptions for jim jarmusch (who directed "coffee and cigarettes", also "dead man" which i think is a western but i haven't seen it yet. probably because it's a western. sisyphus also, it's B&W, haha. but i do want to, because it's jim jarmusch. also (speaking of samurais), i recommend his film "ghost dog: the way of the samurai" which i think you would enjoy if you haven't seen it. it is a modern story about a man who believes in the way of the samurai.

Hitchcock is not happy because you do not watch his suspense thrillers, in spite of being a fan of the movies of genre. shaking head

lol, not enough time in a day. patience my dear. zen
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Posted 10/10/11 - 12:56 PM:

Hahaha. The post made you to make many good recommendations! "Coffee & Cigarettes" first and then that Samurai movie! Thanks lib!
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Posted 10/10/11 - 1:20 PM:

i think you'll probably like "ghost dog" a lot more than "coffee & cigarettes". unless you are fan of drinking coffee & smoking cigarettes! as an ex-smoker, C&C makes me want to have some coffee & a smoke!
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Posted 10/10/11 - 1:33 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
i think you'll probably like "ghost dog" a lot more than "coffee & cigarettes". unless you are fan of drinking coffee & smoking cigarettes! as an ex-smoker, C&C makes me want to have some coffee & a smoke!



I don't smoke but consume a lot of caffeine on a regular basis. I am impressed by smokers( on and off-screen) making puffs of smoke, without getting tempted to try it!


Interestingly: Since I have been an ardent observer of breathing patterns --i not only observed but also read that there is a good enough possibility of smoking being so addictive because it helps people breath in certain patterns![ The corroborative assertion being that the same amounts of nicotine( supposedly the cause of addiction) supplied to persons would not satiate them!]

What do you think about this conjecture lib?
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Posted 11/15/11 - 12:58 PM:

posted my answer here:

www.thecouchforum.com/comme...5&findpost=21417#post21417
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Posted 11/15/11 - 2:28 PM:

I'm a coffee and cigarette addict...not a caffeine and nicotine addict.

That is: my addiction is to 'coffee' (the smell, the taste, as well as the chemical), and to 'cigarette' (the smell, the taste, the ritual, the inhalation, as well as the chemical).

Breathing -- in enjoying both coffee and cigarette -- is part of the addiction...good observation, Thinker!
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Posted 11/15/11 - 3:22 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
I'm a coffee and cigarette addict...not a caffeine and nicotine addict.

That is: my addiction is to 'coffee' (the smell, the taste, as well as the chemical), and to 'cigarette' (the smell, the taste, the ritual, the inhalation, as well as the chemical).

Breathing -- in enjoying both coffee and cigarette -- is part of the addiction...good observation, Thinker!



Thanks Henry!smiling face
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Posted 11/15/11 - 4:32 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
I'm a coffee and cigarette addict...not a caffeine and nicotine addict.

That is: my addiction is to 'coffee' (the smell, the taste, as well as the chemical), and to 'cigarette' (the smell, the taste, the ritual, the inhalation, as well as the chemical).


i used to relish those things as well; the smell of coffee, the taste, the heat, and of course everything about smoking a cigarette, the smell, the taste, the ritual, and so on. oh, the ritual. my fellow smokers and i, back in the day, used to comment on how there's also a certain escapism about it, being able to excuse yourself from an unpleasant (or boring) social situation and go outside for a smoke. smokers are outsiders, in the figurative as well as literal sense.

i would propose, though, that the chemical addiction participates in making all other aspects of the process seem so very special and appealing. in other words, i doubt we would relish the ritual, smell and taste, etc, quite as much if we didn't have such a strong chemical compulsion to do so.

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Posted 11/15/11 - 4:56 PM:

While I don't know for sure I think that addiction is a bit selective, in that some people can become addicted and others do not. With addictions there is supposed to be withdrawl if a person quits or tries to. I have stopped drinking alcohol and coffee at different times and had no withdrawl at all. I am again drinking coffee and drinking wine but for particular reasons. After I stopped drinking coffee I noticed that I was having more and more problems with constipation, I started again but only a few cups in the morning and things got back to normal. At one time I drank coffee all day right up to bedtime, no problems sleeping. I stopped drinking alcoholic drinks and after some time I noticed I was taking more and more antacids each day, when I was chewing up 4 or more Tums a day I started to think about it, I started drinking a glass or 2 of wine each evening and haven't had a Tums in years. I think there is a succeptability to addiction just as there is a suceptability to certain diseases. My son had Lymphoma from handeling chemical pesticides used to spray plants, (the medical professionals deny the link), but other people handel the same chemicals and do not get the disease, some people handle the chemicals and do get the disease. If addiction were universal anyone who drank coffee, wine, or smoked would be hooked, but this is not the case. It is possable that some people are succeptable to a particular substance and not others, while some people are not succeptable to any.
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Posted 11/15/11 - 6:52 PM:

it's true that some people are not easily addicted.

a very good friend of mine is a neuroscientist who studies addiction, and one of the things he discovered is that there is a chemical in the brain which predisposes one to addictions. if that chemical is lacking, the individual becomes narcoleptic. on the other hand, an abundance of that chemical causes highly addictive tendencies. because of this, narcoleptics are able to use highly addictive substances, such as meth, without becoming addicted.
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Posted 11/16/11 - 3:02 AM:

libertygrl wrote:


i used to relish those things as well; the smell of coffee, the taste, the heat, and of course everything about smoking a cigarette, the smell, the taste, the ritual, and so on. oh, the ritual. my fellow smokers and i, back in the day, used to comment on how there's also a certain escapism about it, being able to excuse yourself from an unpleasant (or boring) social situation and go outside for a smoke. smokers are outsiders, in the figurative as well as literal sense.


This 'outsider' sense does work in amplifying the totality of gratification taken from the process. However this has not necessarily been found to correlate with degree of introversion(extroversion) in my experience. Generally introverts or extreme personality types are 'outsiders', but not necessarily in case of smoking or other drug addictions. Even drinkers have this 'outsider' complex and they make a cohort. There has been a great deal of compelling force from my colleagues in various stages of my life, to make me smoke or drink; not necessarily for making me feel the 'joy' they were having( of which I was deprived..in their opinion); not necessarily as a scheme but perhaps because they found me an alien in their faction at times.



i would propose, though, that the chemical addiction participates in making all other aspects of the process seem so very special and appealing. in other words, i doubt we would relish the ritual, smell and taste, etc, quite as much if we didn't have such a strong chemical compulsion to do so.




Indeed. What goes against this 'breathing patterns' theory is: Observation that drunkards do not have advantages of these patterns for soothing themselves, still, they drink.

OTOH though, smoking might act as a quick sedative, releasing stress(involving the breathing-patterns hypothesis), without creating much hubbub(when compared to drinking!). I mean, apart from complaints about bad smell of breath from your colleagues, you are not thought to be unable to carry out your responsibilities.


I have had discussions with many of my friends who are heavy drinkers and many of them have consistently maintained that they abhor smoking! They consider smoking much detestable than drinking to my astonishment!


I have also observed that some of my friends enjoy smoke immensely when it's accompanied with a drink, a coffee or a tea!


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Posted 11/16/11 - 3:19 AM:

thedoc wrote:
While I don't know for sure I think that addiction is a bit selective, in that some people can become addicted and others do not. With addictions there is supposed to be withdrawl if a person quits or tries to. I have stopped drinking alcohol and coffee at different times and had no withdrawl at all.


I concur. Speaking for myself, I have been in company of smokers and drinkers and yet never got addicted.Lowering the amount of caffeine intake when 'required' works for me. smiling face

The addiction which has never left me for most of my life seems to be 'chronic argumentation'.laughing

I maintain silence for enough long but then-again, I am provoked to jump-in into the discussions and I start arguing-to the detriment of most of my relations.disapproval


I do best with this addiction only if I switch-off completely. If I do not hear people speaking--I rest in peace-but as soon as I hear them talking about something I have given thought to; I start getting upsurge of vehement addiction of blabbering.


Well, I hope as I grow-up, I will get rid of it. sticking out tongue



I am again drinking coffee and drinking wine but for particular reasons. After I stopped drinking coffee I noticed that I was having more and more problems with constipation, I started again but only a few cups in the morning and things got back to normal. At one time I drank coffee all day right up to bedtime, no problems sleeping. I stopped drinking alcoholic drinks and after some time I noticed I was taking more and more antacids each day, when I was chewing up 4 or more Tums a day I started to think about it, I started drinking a glass or 2 of wine each evening and haven't had a Tums in years. I think there is a succeptability to addiction just as there is a suceptability to certain diseases.


My suggestion is: The technique of forced exhalations (Kapaal Bhaati) works dramatically well for constipation and you can get complete rid of it without any drugs.




My son had Lymphoma from handeling chemical pesticides used to spray plants, (the medical professionals deny the link), but other people handel the same chemicals and do not get the disease, some people handle the chemicals and do get the disease. If addiction were universal anyone who drank coffee, wine, or smoked would be hooked, but this is not the case. It is possable that some people are succeptable to a particular substance and not others, while some people are not succeptable to any.



To a T.

Modern medical science has not yet found cause of allergies!

Immune system, OTOH can be improved with exercise, Yoga, selected-exposure and will power!


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Posted 11/17/11 - 9:26 AM:

I'm pretty sure: I died several years back...all that animates me is coffee and cigarettes.

I iz chemically-induced revenant (wherez brainz? i can haz brainz?)
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Posted 11/17/11 - 9:39 AM:

henry quirk wrote:
I'm pretty sure: I died several years back...all that animates me is coffee and cigarettes.

I iz chemically-induced revenant (wherez brainz? i can haz brainz?)



Revenant is such a nice word. I hope that you're not revenant as pet-cemetery's zombied animals, but rather reincarnated. sticking out tongue
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Posted 11/17/11 - 10:27 AM:

"reincarnated"

Oh, hell no!

The very idea of reincarantion makes me shudder.

Riding the Karmic MerryGoRound, coming back again and again and again to learn what? Kindness and sweetness and whatnot?

PFFFTT!

Nope: give me zombiehood (brainz!), or give me oblivion (zzzzz...).
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Posted 11/17/11 - 2:17 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
"reincarnated"

Oh, hell no!

The very idea of reincarantion makes me shudder.

Riding the Karmic MerryGoRound, coming back again and again and again to learn what? Kindness and sweetness and whatnot?

PFFFTT!

Nope: give me zombiehood (brainz!), or give me oblivion (zzzzz...).



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Posted 11/17/11 - 6:17 PM:

Late in life George Burns was commenting on health foods and organic foods and said "Hell no, at my age I need all the preservatives I can get".
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