The film that defines this era
It has to be the Dark Knight. For those who disagree, name one film that beats this one. Bet you couldn't.
It's defines this era, the mood, the atmosphere. The concept that all not bad guys are hideous beasts are also introduced.
I watch, rewatch parts of this film. It is truly astounding. Especially the performance by Heath Ledger. He was legendary.
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Even though it's set in the future, V for Vendetta.
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Stop it. No, he wasn't OP
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Les Miserables. When people look back thirty years from now, that will be the film that defines us as we are today. The perfect film.
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only a gayling would use some hyperbole like "defines an era" in a fey attempt to sound improtant and erudite and have everyone laugh behind his back at how randomly inappropriate and transparent his community college education is.
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This Heath Ledger troll has to be stopped somehow. FF it I think. Sick of HL threads.
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Are you the same guy who's obsessed with Heath Ledger and the Joker?
Look, if you won't get help, at least find a Batman forum to post on. Or have the courtesey to use serial threads, instead of posting new ones every day.
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If Dark Knight defines this era, then we're in heap big trouble. Christopher Nolan has to be a psychopath to inflict something that tedious, violent, and ugly on the public.
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I don't know about defining, but I think "Zodiac" was the movie I enjoyed the most of the last 10 years.
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What era, OP? It's from 2008. That was in a different decade than the one we're in now.
I still want to what this era shit is about.
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Well R6, at least he didn't say it was "iconic."
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I agree, R11.
Though my favorite Fincher film (and the one that defined the mid 90s for me) is "The Game."
Can't think of a movie that similarly defines the era now.
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It is so embarrassing when comic book dorks try to convince everyone else that their little hobby is culturally superior to anything at all.
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Margaret is supposed to be really good. I still need to see it.
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There is a poster obsessed with Heath Ledger.
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Are we considering all films from the post-9/11 era or does OP's era go back to include the last century?
I think I'll have to go with "Grease" or "Days of Thunder."
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Wouldn't know. Never saw "Dark Knight". Ledger was a mediocre actor.
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Highlander 2: The Quickening. It has everything: Global warming, The Earth-like planet, Zeist; and evil corporations
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Ultimate flyover thread. I pray the moron who called Les Miz "perfect" was joking.
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Zoolander defined this era about 10 years before it happened.
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Nothing is better than Dead Poets Society. I mean THAT was legendary.
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Would've been better with Meg Ryan, R30.
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r17, I'm not a Fincher fan, but I think Fight Club was his best work as far as capturing the zeitgeist.
I was disappointed in Zodiac, but I am also a true crime buff. I could see how someone not aware of the case would appreciate it more than me.
(I did think the casting/acting sucked regardless, though.)
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None. None this past decade. There has never been a film that encapsulates the era of the Bush Presidency. It was a dark decade and I can't think of one film that captures all the hell this country went through.
In the '70s, at least the people got MASH and Network to define an era wrought by war, corruption, and financial meltdown.
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'Up In The Air' and 'Margin Call' would make an informative double-bill.
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Inclined to agree with the poster who mentioned "Margaret". Then again, it only provides a slice of a certain privileged set of people, for the most part. But the self-dramatizing thing that is more popular now is fully evident in Margaret.
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[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
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You're not the only one. TDK trilogies made me fall asleep. Took itself way too seriously. Boring.
But Inception was good. It mirrors what is happening in social media now. What is real and what is an illusion.
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Another vote for the social network.
Truly defines this internet generation we are currently living in.
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Yes to "The Social Network"
Bigelow's last two movies are also strong contenders for the title.
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Another Heath Ledger thread? ENOUGH
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I'd go with The Devil Wears Prada, for its depiction of how phony and shallow we tend to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/27/2013|
[quote] The film that defines this era. It has to be the Dark Knight.
So you're saying that this era is highly overrated?
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Dark Knight may define this era. It's a terrible movie. But it is also a terrible era.
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It's a personal choice between a movie that resonates with the here and now and with which one has a personal connection. And it helps if it's at least a decent movie.
For me, it's Melancholia. I'm sure it doesn't define the era for a great many people. But it does for me.
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Who is this sad sack Heath Ledger troll? And how can we be rid of him?
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I don't see why anyone is demonizing the Heath Ledger troll. He's no worse than the people who keep bumping the same Matt Bomer, Harry Styles, and Keanu Reeves threads.
As for The Dark Knight, that's a pretty good answer. And even though Sex and the City 2 was suggested as a joke, it's actually not that bad a choice. It's all about obnoxious Americans, refusal to age gracefully, and obsessive materialism.
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I think "The Help" was spot on in how it portrayed America in 2012, even though it was set in the 1960s. It perfectly represented the entire 2012 election cycle of White Republican America vs. everyone else. Ann Romney reminded me of all the entitled white women in the movie.
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We have all had our "Crash" moments.
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I am not even going to look at the other posts - but I am assuming you means " defines an era in America" coz we are not feeling it out here!
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