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Old June 26 2013, 12:39 AM   #649
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

M'Sharak wrote: View Post
Silversmok3 wrote: View Post
The "Bechdel" test is pointless.
Not so. It has a point. What it was never intended to be was a catch-all litmus test.

Indeed, the comic which marks the first appearance of what would become known as the Bechdel Test didn't call it a test at all. It was simply "The Rule" - essentially a thought exercise which functioned as a kind of sorting process.
But we must now ask what the point of this sorting exercise is?

Plenty of weak movies pass ,and many strong movies fail.I'd rather judge the worth of a movie in its entirety instead of an arbitrary scene with two female characters.Its like judging a computer by the color of the keyboard.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven:A time to heal, A time to break down, and a time to build up.
-Ecclesiastes 3:3
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