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    "It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?"

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  1. “Jerry, Jerry, will you take my advice? Forget about the whole thing, will ya? Just keep telling yourself: you're a boy, you're a boy.” “I'm a boy.” “That's the boy.” “I'm a boy. I'm a boy. I wish I were dead. I'm a boy. Boy, oh boy, am I a boy. Now, what am I gonna do about my engagement present?” “What engagement present?” “Osgood gave me a bracelet.” “Hey, these are real diamonds!” “Of course they're real! What do you think? My fiance is a bum?”
  2. Underrated in the sense that it’s not talked about nearly as much as e.g. Star Trek:TMP or The Mummy.
  3. “Um, um, would you like a glass of wine?” “Uh, no, no thanks. I never drink when I fly.“
  4. “It's over Johnny. It's over!” “NOTHING IS OVER! Nothing! You just don't turn it off!“
  5. BASIC INSTINCT is such an underrated score.
  6. “What's the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils? Huh? Had enough?“
  7. I haven’t heard this in a long time and what a pleasant surprise.
  8. I look at it very positively: I don’t care if it flopped, it’s a fricking classic. Just like 2001. I think it’s adjusted for inflation. But here is what Wikipedia says: “By June 1974, the film had rentals from the United States and Canada of $20.3 million (gross of $58 million).” It was first re-released in 1971 and it made the film profitable.
  9. “In its first nine weeks from 22 locations, it grossed $2 million in the United States and Canada. The film earned $8.5 million in theatrical gross rentals from roadshow engagements throughout 1968, contributing to North American rentals of $16.4 million and worldwide rentals of $21.9 million during its original release. The film's high costs, of approximately $10.5 million, meant that the initial returns from the 1968 release left it $800,000 in the red.” – Wikipedia Funny, because it’s you who is being negative, since I initially brought up 2001 and BR as POSITIVE examples for films like All Is True, that although flopped during their theatrical release, are actually great.
  10. I just wrote it down. It is a success objectively, compared to other films that year, but not financially, if said film can’t make its money back and can’t make a profit. So in a way I get your point, and it can be viewed more than one way, but ultimately for a studio what matters is if their film can make its money back, and 2001:ASO didn’t in 1968.
  11. Again, why is pointing out the truth being negative? I adore 2001 and I never felt that Chen was negative when he reassured my statement that in its initial run it flopped. That doesn’t make the film any worse whatsoever, nor does it make anyone who says the truth negative. That does make sense, because a film isn’t considered a success compared to other films, but based on how much money it brings back compared to its budget. And if it can’t make its budget back and isn’t profitable, then it’s considered a financial failure. Like Avatar 2 needed to make at least a billion dollars in order to break even, but earning nearly 1 billion would have made it one of that year’s biggest successes, but that wouldn’t have mattered. Since movie theaters get half of what a film makes at the box office, a film has to earn twice its budget in order to just break even. And there’s also promotional costs. So if a film has a budget of $100 million, plus $25 million marketing, it has to make $250 million in order to just break even, then it still hasn’t made any profit yet. And it doesn’t matter that by making $250 million it’s one of the highest grossing films that year, all that matters for a film to be considered a financial success is to make a profit. But that has absolutely nothing to do with the film being good or bad.
  12. Yeah, he wrote all that mediocre dull, energyless scores later like Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman: The Movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Return of the Jedi, Temple of Doom, Empire of the Sun, The Last Crusade, Home Alone, Hook, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List. PS: Oh, it was a “joke”. God I hope so. It’s Sunday, I’m still half asleep.
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