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Old November 16 2011, 03:53 PM   #46
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

What is it with guys name Miller? First Dennis Miller, then this knucklehead. I guess if your name is Miller you get real fraidy scared of the big bad muslim menace.
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Old November 16 2011, 03:53 PM   #47
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

I don't think two guys really makes a trend.
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Old November 16 2011, 03:55 PM   #48
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I don't think two guys really makes a trend.
Sarcasm, sir, pointed at the 2 individuals named. No generalization intended.
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Old November 16 2011, 04:16 PM   #49
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

I guess one of the dangers of being a sci-fi writer like Brin is that you can no longer distinguish between reality and fantasy. Something obviously neccesary to sell your books while also ensuring that they're any good.
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Old November 16 2011, 04:18 PM   #50
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I guess one of the dangers of being a sci-fi writer like Brin is that you can no longer distinguish between reality and fantasy.
In what way?
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Old November 16 2011, 05:13 PM   #51
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He's equating the 300 with an historical documentary when it is a work of fiction. Hence believing things like Salieri killed Mozart and things like that when they're not true.
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Old November 16 2011, 11:00 PM   #52
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He's equating the 300 with an historical documentary when it is a work of fiction.
No he is not. He is criticizing it for being a historically inaccurate work of fiction that selectively uses its inaccuracies in order to advocate a philosophy that is anti-democratic.
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Old November 17 2011, 12:03 AM   #53
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Re: The "Occupy" fad: They don't make Hippies like they used to.

Re: Frank Miller: Poor sap went batshit crazy a long time ago.
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Old November 17 2011, 12:05 AM   #54
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Re: Frank Miller: Poor sap went batshit crazy a long time ago.
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Old November 17 2011, 01:38 AM   #55
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He's equating the 300 with an historical documentary when it is a work of fiction.
No he is not. He is criticizing it for being a historically inaccurate work of fiction that selectively uses its inaccuracies in order to advocate a philosophy that is anti-democratic.

The man is being delusional. Noone should equate or confuse a work of fiction with reality and real history.
The violence didn't bother him at all though.
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Old November 17 2011, 02:27 AM   #56
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He's equating the 300 with an historical documentary when it is a work of fiction.
No he is not. He is criticizing it for being a historically inaccurate work of fiction that selectively uses its inaccuracies in order to advocate a philosophy that is anti-democratic.
The man is being delusional. Noone should equate or confuse a work of fiction with reality and real history.
He is not confusing or equating a work of fiction with reality and real history. He is criticizing a work of historical fiction for both being inaccurate and for using specific inaccuracies to advance an anti-democratic philosopy.
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Old November 17 2011, 03:11 AM   #57
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Art transcends political inclinations. Well maybe not his, but I thought the 300 was good art and didn't care if Unitus was a republican or not along with 99.99 percent of other people too. It's just insane to think otherwise.
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Old November 17 2011, 03:23 AM   #58
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300 was an interesting comic in how it used two page spreads exclusively to tell the story.

But it certainly isn't art in any ways.

And I thought Batman and the Outsiders Special did a much more effective job with the use of two page spreads and integrating writing with art.
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Old November 17 2011, 03:50 AM   #59
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Art transcends political inclinations. Well maybe not his, but I thought the 300 was good art and didn't care if Unitus was a republican or not along with 99.99 percent of other people too. It's just insane to think otherwise.
None of that is relevant to the argument that a work of historic fiction should not portray history dishonestly in order to advance an anti-democratic philosophy.

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300 was an interesting comic in how it used two page spreads exclusively to tell the story.

But it certainly isn't art in any ways.
Of course it was art. It just wasn't good art.
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Old November 17 2011, 04:50 AM   #60
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Did you see the part where the guy got his head choped off? That guy must have been a democrate.
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