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Old 09-16-2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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It was nice to read an article from a critic who isn't into the genre talk about it without being denigrating. I stopped watching a lot of arthouse a few years back because I thought it had lost its ability to "push" and I thought it had turned too self indulgent. Honestly, now that I'm thinking about it horror and what is constituted art house accomplish a lot of the same goals to me- in art house a character generally suffers internally through a transformative event to become changed while in a horror film a character suffers an external event for transformation. That's why I thought "Midnight in Paris" was such a great film- it had been the first art house film I had seen in years where the main character has a transformation and it isn't borne in tragedy.
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