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Frank Longo
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Fri Mar-29-13 02:47 PM

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Any time a member of the general population doesn't like a film, it's usually "it was so stupid. would never happen. doesn't make sense." And they're almost always described as "plot holes."

The piece's big central two points are:
1: most people misuse the term plot hole in a big way.
2: no film would likely ever satisfy the purely logical mind, so if you're focusing your response to a film on perceived logic problems, either (a) you didn't like the film but you can't express what you didn't like adequately, so you settle for decrying these mislabeled "plot holes," or (b) for smug wannabe-intellectuals who use this to feel above a film and its alleged stupidity, you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how cinema works.

And everyone's done it. Everyone's left a film, going "ugh, that part did not make sense to me." But since so many amazing movies could easily be nitpicked that way, it's important to look at why we may focus on that.

Since I'm spending every day writing movies now, and wrestling hardcore with how to make my films make sense yet also give them those inherently cinematic images and moments that make a film stick in your mind forever, this piece spoke to me, LOL.

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The Trouble With Bickering About "Plot Holes" (long swipe) [View all] , Frank Longo, Fri Mar-29-13 01:31 PM
 
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I don't give a fuck what he's saying as long as his caps lock is on.
Mar 29th 2013
1
lol, yeah, it's pretty annoying as far as stylistic choices go.
Mar 29th 2013
2
I'm not gonna read this, but just from vaguely skimming
Mar 29th 2013
3
      okay... I don't think this is even true.
Mar 29th 2013
7
           No. See, this is why I shouldn't have tried to summarize, lol.
Mar 30th 2013
9
                No you didn't
Mar 30th 2013
11
Fuck this guy and whatever he's got to say.
Mar 29th 2013
5
I made the whole thing lowercase since that asshole wouldn't.
Mar 29th 2013
6
this seems like an insanely long-winded way of denying Looper sucked
Mar 29th 2013
8
The problem is stupid solutions to plot holes
Mar 30th 2013
10
TL;DR version: Film Critic Hulk should be retired.
Apr 01st 2013
12
I stay on longread.org but there is no reason why this should be
Apr 01st 2013
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