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Old 02-07-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Well since all you did was read the synopsis, why donít you watch the movie to see why I think Jordan Peel ripped off his idea from it.
Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.
Thatís definitely how it goes in Hollywood.


I wonder if Get Out will actually have a chance at winning best picture at the academy awards. I may not have liked the movie, but what a great thing for horror if it wins.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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Well since all you did was read the synopsis, why donít you watch the movie to see why I think Jordan Peel ripped off his idea from it.
Because I didn't particularly enjoy Get Out enough to want to watch a movie that you claim it's ripped off from.

To be honest, I wouldn't have watched GO if it weren't nominated for Best Picture.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Fluid, we acknowledge your opinion. That doesn't mean that everyone else has to agree. I can't remember the last time that I saw ANY film that was unique. All films borrow on the past. There are only so many unique stories out there, so the interest in a film are the variations on how one gets from point A to point B.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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Loved it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Fluid, we acknowledge your opinion. That doesn't mean that everyone else has to agree. I can't remember the last time that I saw ANY film that was unique. All films borrow on the past. There are only so many unique stories out there, so the interest in a film are the variations on how one gets from point A to point B.
Right, and from Peele's perspective he wasn't just making a horror film, he was making social commentary using horror tropes as the backbone. He'd be the first to admit to borrowing ideas from other films to make his point.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Right, and from Peele's perspective he wasn't just making a horror film, he was making social commentary using horror tropes as the backbone.
Which is exactly what the best horror movies do --- Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, ALIEN, Psycho.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Well since all you did was read the synopsis, why donít you watch the movie to see why I think Jordan Peel ripped off his idea from it.
Inasmuch as Peele has already acknowledged influences such as George Romero and The Stepford Wives, he'd have no particular reason to deny influence by Skeleton Key, if in fact that happened.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Which is exactly what the best horror movies do --- Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, ALIEN, Psycho.
Very true, but I'm sure we've all seen plenty of horror/thrillers with no redeeming qualities whatsoever--they're in a different category.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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Fluid, we acknowledge your opinion. That doesn't mean that everyone else has to agree. I can't remember the last time that I saw ANY film that was unique. All films borrow on the past. There are only so many unique stories out there, so the interest in a film are the variations on how one gets from point A to point B.
I didn’t think you werent acknowledging my opinion, I was just saying watch the movie since a few here seem to think there was nothing similar about the movies based on just the synopsis alone. The Skeleton Key is actually a really good movie.
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