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MyFamily

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2011, 12:47:20 PM »
I don't think it's rude. Tasteless maybe, but it happens all the time. Heck, nearly every episode of Law and Order SVU is ripped from real-life headlines, it seems.

To be fair, Law and Order rarely turns it into comedy.

Comedy or drama the purpose is the same - to entertain the audience. 
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LEMon

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2011, 11:06:42 PM »
I don't think it's rude. Tasteless maybe, but it happens all the time. Heck, nearly every episode of Law and Order SVU is ripped from real-life headlines, it seems.

To be fair, Law and Order rarely turns it into comedy.

Comedy or drama the purpose is the same - to entertain the audience.
Yeah, but if it were my family or friends that had been involved in something, I would much prefer it to be presented as a drama than a comedy.  One feels like the audience is invited to feel with me or to understand, while the other feels like an invitation to laugh at me and/or my situation.

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2011, 01:23:04 PM »
Right. At least L&O usually stresses "violent death is horrible and traumatic," not "HAHAHAHA! Look at the guy sweat, thinking he's going to be blown up!"

I wouldn't want to watch either version if it related to someone I loved, but at least the first would indicate that they took the death of my loved one seriously.
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Thyisa

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2011, 02:09:34 AM »
Were it a drama, I would feel it has less chance to be offensive, but a comedy? Err? I think using the idea of the bomb is suspect enough. There are rumors things are too close to the actual events, but its sorta murky in my opinion. (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/08/30-minutes-or-less-collar-bom/)

DuBois

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2011, 03:13:01 PM »


I would have more sympathy with the family of Brian Wells if he had not been an accomplice to the events, I think.

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2011, 07:23:27 PM »


I would have more sympathy with the family of Brian Wells if he had not been an accomplice to the events, I think.

What does his family have to do with that? They weren't accomplices.
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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2011, 07:16:15 PM »
Thelma and Louise came out shortly after I was robbed at knifepoint at a bookstore I was working at.  I wasn't exactly happy about people cheering on criminals, no matter how "grrrrrrlpower."

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2011, 07:51:48 PM »
I'll vote with my dollars and feet - I won't see it.
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DuBois

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2011, 05:13:57 AM »


I would have more sympathy with the family of Brian Wells if he had not been an accomplice to the events, I think.

What does his family have to do with that? They weren't accomplices.

I think that if you are the family of a criminal, you have to take the rough with the smooth.

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Re: Thirty Minutes or Less: Rude?
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2011, 04:03:41 PM »


I would have more sympathy with the family of Brian Wells if he had not been an accomplice to the events, I think.

What does his family have to do with that? They weren't accomplices.

I think that if you are the family of a criminal, you have to take the rough with the smooth.

Well, you do because everyone does, but it really really sucks to be the innocent family member of a criminal I'm sure.  You aren't responsible for their crimes but the world treats you as somehow complicit.