Discussion in 'Art, Culture, and Literature' started by Uncle Damfee, Jun 26, 2009.
Across The Universe
Seriously hipsters eat that shit up
Easily the most relevant to this thread. How the hell did I forget this one?
I've racked my brain to try and figure out why so many people would dislike movies of such excellent quality, and I can only conclude that it's because they are simply unwilling to challenge themselves the slightest bit.
Seriously. Lost in Translation is just, the fucking thing. Great movie. Can't see anything it has to do with hipster, either.
Elmo why are you so concerned with documenting the things that are well liked by subcultures you don't like? You seem to find great satisfaction and amusement in telling us what you think certain vaguely described groups of people like and do not like.
Because it makes people like you post stuff like this?
I didn't present an opinion, so get off that high horse, cowgirl. It was just a question.
The Usual Suspects
How has David Lynch not been mentioned yet, by the way. Poor form, 5/8.
I wouldn't really consider his films to be "hipster" films.
Really? Every hipster kid I know gushes over his work. I'm talking hipster on the level of seriously enjoying bands like Xiu Xiu. Also, this thread is for movies that are praised by hipsters, not hipster movies. Elmo did clarify that.
All of the movies that don't really have a deep meaning behind them, but the hipsters swear that there is some kind of meaning, but they refuse to say it because we're not deep enough to understand.
that's hardcore hipsters though. ala tyke.
Yeah, that's what I was getting at.
No Country For Old Men
Confessions of A Dangerous Mind
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Dazed And Confused
Studio Ghibli films
Only because you watch them.
Only because I'm right. My opinion of the films is irrelevant.
What the hell do you guys mean by "hipsters"? I've never heard of anyone worshiping any of the movies in this thread. I barely hear anything about these movies at all.
This isn't really what Elmo was talking about. He meant like pseudo-indie movies (movies that aren't necessarily indie, but go for the over-the-top quirkiness and "feel-good" atmosphere that all movies of this type have) , almost all of which suck.
On a more serious note Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist was the most hipster movie ever. It wasn't the "biggest" but it was definitely the one most obviously pandering to that crowd.
Oh no. I like David Lynch...and Xiu Xiu. AUGHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO
I never saw that because it looked exactly like what you said.
The big problem with it was that it was just so obvious. The filmmakers went out of their way to do things like put Dinosaur Jr. posters in Michael Cera's room, have the characters look through each others iPods, name dropping hip bands that broke up before they were born, etc. I was shocked that there wasn't a mention of Captain Beefhart.
also Jim Jarmusch
Yeah, sounds almost as awful as Juno.
hey guys a movie with playlist in it's title where one of the main characters is a musician talks about music holy shit that is so shocking
It actually did suck though.
Haha, yeah the name dropping was pretty bad. They did give a shout out to Starsailor though, I dug that.
Okay, I was shooting for inexplicable-underground-cult-following sort of movies, let me give it another try then:
Running With Scissors
I'm Not There
Well I enjoy all of the following movies:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Usual Suspects
David Lynch Movies
about half of the movies Deimos posted
I guess I need to go out and buy a backpack, get my hair cut, get a new wardrobe, start rolling my jeans, and whatever else is stereotype of hipsters since based on my taste in movies I must be one. mirite?
The Big Lebowski is seriously one of the unfunniest films I've ever seen. It doesn't apply to this thread though, it's mostly pseudo-intellectuals (of all types) that worship the movie.
I'm glad someone else actually agrees with me on this.
I used to think this for a really long time, but then watched it a couple more times and realized it's actually really funny.
I've only seen one of his movies (Ghost Dog), but that wasn't a hipster movie even though it was influenced by a French hipster movie.
Relax Nancy, I was just speculating, not saying.
Yeah I'm normally against all the bullshit, watching movies a few times because I didn't understand it or whatever, but the first two times I watched The Big Lebowski, I didn't think it was good at all, and now I love it.
I think we're just shouting out random movies at this point.
4 pages and no one has mentioned Waking Life yet?
All that I've gathered from this thread is that hipsters like movies.
Honey We Shrunk Ourselves
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