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Yeah, he was the only one I could (sort of) think of. I dunno why...maybe I'm just too much of an optimist, but I usually need someone in a story who I can side with or at least relate to on some level. When there are few redeeming qualities to be found in the characters, I usually have trouble finding them in the film, too.

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Yeah, he was the only one I could (sort of) think of. I dunno why...maybe I'm just too much of an optimist, but I usually need someone in a story who I can side with or at least relate to on some level. When there are few redeeming qualities to be found in the characters, I usually have trouble finding them in the film, too.

There are aspects of Daniel Plainview's character that I could identify with- like his misanthropic outlook. Not saying this us an admirable quality but I can understand it. Plus I like how the film portrayed organized religion but won't elaborate due to forum rules.

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I don't find anything inherently wrong with a film that has slower pacing. It just needs to have an interesting story that really draws me in. For whatever reason, this film failed to do that.

Ohh, I found it a 5 star film. A wonderful exploration of capitalism and ambition. And generally symbolic of society as a whole, with the direction the oil industry is going to take, and it's affect on us (we may end up in a Mad Max like world after it all, who knows).

For this, I consider it one of the best films of the decade.

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Characters don't have to be nice or sympathetic. They have to be interesting or intriguing.

Not every character has to be nice or sympathetic, no. (Again with the all-or-nothing attitudes in this thread! :P) I'm just saying that I tend to be put off by films that have none in them. I need someone to be okay.

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Disney films? Some of 'em, sure. Depends on the film. I also enjoy Dexter, in which the protagonist is a serial killer whose actions are frequently gruesome and deplorable, yet who manages to be...a sympathetic character.

EDIT: Alex, are you really going to tell me your tastes aren't "limited" to certain types of films as well? :P The only difference is that you react to somewhat different criteria, which isn't my fault - I don't choose what I enjoy.

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In the end J.R. Ewing (from Dallas) was a bad, bad, bad person and yet I felt a certain sympathy for him.

EDIT: Alex, are you really going to tell me your tastes aren't "limited" to certain types of films as well?

That's exactly what I'm saying, Datameister. Like you, I love characters that get to you on an emotional level (Rocky, Shawshank Redemption, E.T., Midnight Cowboy, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Tootsie, etc.) but I also enjoy characters on an intellectual level (Citizen Kane, Raging Bull, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fight Club, Lost Highway, Barry Lyndon, There Will Be Blood, etc.).

Alex

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