Posted by MMMMarcia on July 17, 2000 at 14:43:40:
In Reply to: Re: The Verdict Is In On The DVD ... ?? posted by Rich on July 17, 2000 at 12:18:27:
: Weellllllllllllllllllllllll .... I just KNEW there'd be no need to provide the commentary ... just the facts. Thanks, MMMM, for providing the color ... OFF AS IT WAS!!! :)
>>Oh, surely you don't mean *I*, MMMM. was off-color??? I'm assuming it's just my OPINION you consider 'off', right?? In which case, I can only say: another resounding *PPPPPSSSFFFFFFFFFFFLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!* (Bigger and louder than the first one!)
: Now, remember, I am among the 64%. I saw it that way then, I see it ... well, you know how that goes ...
>>Poor, poor deluded MentorMan! I always thought it was the MEMORY that went first...now I see it's one's sense of taste & discrimination!! (*slaps self alongside head!* Stop it, Marcia! Yer crackin' yerownself up, here!! )
: BUT, if I WERE to analyze these stats, knowing full well one could stretch them to prove anything they wanted ... (ie: was the American Civil War about States Rights or Slavery? Yep. You CAN prove either point of view with these stats. Try it! Or, was Custer a Hero or Buffoon ... or something else inbetween? You CAN prove it with these MP stats! Or, more to the subject, who is a bigger hunk, Hawkeye, Uncas, or ... or ... ANYONE? ... You CAN prove it with these stats!) ...
>>*grudgingly, mumbling* True, true.
: Still, one way to look at this would be: Even though the majority (I could use the adjective "overwhelming," but then I'm SURE I'd have to answer to one Miss Katie! Will leave it simply "majority.") received the new version positively, it could be argued that 64% is a pretty small number when one considers that a Director's Cut is usually geared for a targeted audience. One already pre-disposed to liking the film. (Now ... is that a correct assumption? Kate? Marcia? Anyone?)
>>Since you asked (thought you NEVER would!), I agree with that point. Mann undoubtedly would have preferred to see WAY more pitifully deluded folks saying they liked they DVD.
:Given that, one might think that the percentage would be larger in favor of the film ... Of course, too, the figures are probably skewed a bit downward when you factor in a few "prank" negatives. Why in the world did we put the choice "Wish it were never made" in there, anyway?
: I would have to think, though, that based on these figures ALONE, 64% would be a rather disappointing number to Michael Mann. And that is MY color on the facts!
>>I'd say you're colorin' within the lines there, Ponytail. At any rate, it's interesting to see the results. Thanks. BTW, I'm keeping a list of Good Mohicans (those who belong somewhere in the 31% range) and Bad Mohicans (those silly, silly people in the 64% range). Don't know what I'm going to do with it just yet, but be assured you 64 percenters, I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER!! *wicked laugh, here*
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