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Old August 16 2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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I'm a bit confused as to who it is supposed to appeal to. Is this whole series created just to allow Christians to feel smug and get their jollies watching atheists and muslims slaughter each other?
Yes.

Doesn't sound very... Christian.
I guess you don't know many Christians.
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Old August 16 2013, 08:50 PM   #17
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It's true, Left Behind is basically fundie fanfic.
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Old August 16 2013, 09:08 PM   #18
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That's a good way to put it.
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Old August 16 2013, 09:15 PM   #19
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I'm a bit confused as to who it is supposed to appeal to. Is this whole series created just to allow Christians to feel smug and get their jollies watching atheists and muslims slaughter each other?

Doesn't sound very... Christian.
It's an "I told you so" thing, better known as a "You're going to Hell, and I was right! That's what you get for not listening to me, er, God! Yeah, God!" thing. The whole book series, and the movies, are both insufferably smug in every way.
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Old August 16 2013, 09:48 PM   #20
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So that's why Kirk Cameron was attracted to it!
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Old August 16 2013, 09:48 PM   #21
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I smell possible epic camp awesomeness.

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Old August 16 2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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J. Allen wrote: View Post
The whole book series, and the movies, are both insufferably smug in every way.
It would appear that there's enough smugness to go around...

(this is not against you personally, BTW)
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Old August 16 2013, 10:11 PM   #23
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Nicolas Cage is his generation's version of Michael Caine, who used to be everywhere doing some of the best and worst films ever seen (example: Oliver Stone's The Hand, which Caine did because he needed money for a new garage). Caine would often take a bad script because it allowed him to do something he hadn't done before, or shoot at a location he hadn't been before, so he could treat it as a working holiday.

Edit: I recommend Caine's book, Acting in Film, which apparently was based on some videos he did coaching some aspiring actors doing acting exercises.
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Old August 16 2013, 10:37 PM   #24
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michael caine on jaws the revenge:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
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Old August 16 2013, 10:59 PM   #25
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Nicolas Cage is his generation's version of Michael Caine, who used to be everywhere doing some of the best and worst films ever seen (example: Oliver Stone's The Hand, which Caine did because he needed money for a new garage). Caine would often take a bad script because it allowed him to do something he hadn't done before, or shoot at a location he hadn't been before, so he could treat it as a working holiday.
Patrick Stewart confessed to making Wild Geese II so he'd have money for home repairs.

Supposedly Christopher Walken has never turned down a role if his schedule allows for it.
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Old August 17 2013, 12:20 AM   #26
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Patrick Stewart only did TNG because he thought the show would be cancelled at the end of the first season, and he needed some quick money. Of course he grew to enjoy working on the series.
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Old August 17 2013, 12:27 AM   #27
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Patrick's also on record as saying he did the film Lifeforce in order to buy new windows for his house. And he gets his first on screen kiss*!




* With Steve Railsback.
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Old August 17 2013, 03:19 AM   #28
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I did not know that Nicolas Cage had financial problems. That explains his slew of bad movies choices in recent years.
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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The whole book series, and the movies, are both insufferably smug in every way.
It would appear that there's enough smugness to go around...

(this is not against you personally, BTW)
Well, I'll be honest, I don't like Kirk Cameron. I consider him to be a self righteous, ignorant jackanape.
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Old August 17 2013, 03:47 AM   #30
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I'm a bit confused as to who it is supposed to appeal to. Is this whole series created just to allow Christians to feel smug and get their jollies watching atheists and muslims slaughter each other?

Doesn't sound very... Christian.
It sadly seems VERY Chistian to me.

Not at all Jesus like though.
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