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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 30 September 2017 at 2:32pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Look at this:


I worry that we'll keep "subdividing" terminology and it'll all become unwieldy. 

Plus is TWIN PEAKS really an 18-hour film?

I worry that we'll just complicate things. Can't recall the film (PROMETHEUS, maybe?) but one reviewer described it as not a prequel, not a reboot...but something else. Well, what then? 

The more words and terminology we create for movies, the more complicated it'll be come (especially when you factor portmanteaus into it).
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 30 September 2017 at 3:38pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I say we call them all "corpses". Cinema is as dead as jazz.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 30 September 2017 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply


I just read a capsule review for BLADE RUNNER 2049 that referred to the film as a "legacyequel."

I'm sure they were trying to be cute, but you know someone else is bound to pick up on that one!



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John Popa
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Posted: 01 October 2017 at 8:53am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Just call it a movie and move on with your day.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 01 October 2017 at 9:08am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Some terminology is useful - if a prequel is out, it's useful for me to know it's a prequel - but we seem to forever be "sub-dividing" terminology or coming up with portmanteaus. 
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