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.......Movie cult classics:
1) Rocky Horror Picture Show......
Time for some discussion about a top 3. (That is allowed and encouraged folks!:p )

'Splain this one to me. I know things are relative so I won't disparage it being in your top 3, but I admit, I have watched this a bunch of times and I just don't get it. What am I missing that makes this one such a beloved cult classic?


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Time for some discussion about a top 3. (That is allowed and encouraged folks!:p )

'Splain this one to me. I know things are relative so I won't disparage it being in your top 3, but I admit, I have watched this a bunch of times and I just don't get it. What am I missing that makes this one such a beloved cult classic?
Have you seen it live? If not, that could be part of it. If I just watched the movie without ever having been to a live show I don't think I'd get it. But there is nothing more magical in person.
 

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Time for some discussion about a top 3. (That is allowed and encouraged folks!:p )

'Splain this one to me. I know things are relative so I won't disparage it being in your top 3, but I admit, I have watched this a bunch of times and I just don't get it. What am I missing that makes this one such a beloved cult classic?
It's the only musical I actually like. My sisters use to watch it all the time while I was growing up and they would take me every Saturday night at midnight for the live show at the local theater. Lillie hit the nail on the head, seeing it as a live show is an amazing experience everybody should see at least once in their life. It's not just your average musical live show, they actually incorporate you into it. Which in the end, makes you enjoy it a whole lot more.
 

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Have you seen it live? If not, that could be part of it. If I just watched the movie without ever having been to a live show I don't think I'd get it. But there is nothing more magical in person.
Agreed. I saw RHPS live for the first time in the early 80's during it's midnight movie heyday. The movie is kind of a bomb, but the floor show and the audience interaction are what draws you in. I've since watched a video of the movie at home, just my husband and I, and was very disappointed.
 

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Have you seen it live? If not, that could be part of it. If I just watched the movie without ever having been to a live show I don't think I'd get it. But there is nothing more magical in person.
It's the only musical I actually like. My sisters use to watch it all the time while I was growing up and they would take me every Saturday night at midnight for the live show at the local theater. Lillie hit the nail on the head, seeing it as a live show is an amazing experience everybody should see at least once in their life. It's not just your average musical live show, they actually incorporate you into it. Which in the end, makes you enjoy it a whole lot more.
Agreed. I saw RHPS live for the first time in the early 80's during it's midnight movie heyday. The movie is kind of a bomb, but the floor show and the audience interaction are what draws you in. I've since watched a video of the movie at home, just my husband and I, and was very disappointed.

My 'neck friends say the same thing to me about 'Neckcar, that I'd actually dig it if I went to a race.

I have not seen it live. Maybe it would make a difference, maybe not. I just know that when I have been somewhere it was on, usually it had me leaving after just a few minutes.
 

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My 'neck friends say the same thing to me about 'Neckcar, that I'd actually dig it if I went to a race.

I have not seen it live. Maybe it would make a difference, maybe not. I just know that when I have been somewhere it was on, usually it had me leaving after just a few minutes.
I can't do NASCAR. Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing makes me want to go see a bunch of cars turn left for hours. I can see going to the local track and watching the Drag races, Monster truck ralleys, destruction derby, etc etc. At least with those there is some entertainment, but watching a group of cars turning left all day? I don't understand...
 

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My 'neck friends say the same thing to me about 'Neckcar, that I'd actually dig it if I went to a race.

I have not seen it live. Maybe it would make a difference, maybe not. I just know that when I have been somewhere it was on, usually it had me leaving after just a few minutes.
I've been to a couple Nascar events and I am still not a fan. It was disgustingly hot, crowded, loud and it smelled of stale beer and exhaust fumes. I was bored to tears. My husband and his friends are all huge fans...they'll watch it on TV or live, however they can get it. I have resigned myself to just not "get it."
 

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Musicals (not in order because it's too hard to choose)
1. Rocky Horror
2. RENT
3. Phantom of the Opera
 

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Agreed. I saw RHPS live for the first time in the early 80's during it's midnight movie heyday. The movie is kind of a bomb, but the floor show and the audience interaction are what draws you in. I've since watched a video of the movie at home, just my husband and I, and was very disappointed.
I've never been to a screening but the playhouse near where I used to live would do a live performance and it was amazing. You weren't allowed to throw things but everyone would shout out lines and jokes, the cast would be running through the audience and crawling over people's laps, one time the narrator was hand feeding the audience cupcakes, everyone gets up to dance the Time Warp, there's a costume contest, and if you're a Rocky virgin they put a big V on your forehead in lipstick. It's amazing and I love it.
 

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"...The movie is kind of a bomb, but the floor show and the audience interaction are what draws you in. I've since watched a video of the movie at home, just my husband and I, and was very disappointed."
"My 'neck friends say the same thing to me about 'Neckcar, that I'd actually dig it if I went to a race.

I have not seen it live. Maybe it would make a difference, maybe not. I just know that when I have been somewhere it was on, usually it had me leaving after just a few minutes.
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I think those are two very different things in that one, I speculate, is supposed to be taken through somewhat of an ironical type of lens. Like MST3K. Whereas the other is largely intended to be appreciated free of any sense of irony.
 

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re: Rocky Horror. I wrote a long post, re-read it, realized I was doing way too much pop-psychologizing, and deleted it.

So instead I’ll just offer this question: if you blanked out all the names, and just read the boards on Dimensions without participating, how good would it really be? In other words, how much of the value of the site is the community that visits it, versus the actual content? I think a lot of the appeal of Rocky Horror screenings was the community that it attracted. And the catchy music, of course.

In the same general category I’d include fishing, baseball games, and comic book conventions. I think that for most people the supposed reason for being there is less important than the simply being there and enjoying the ambiance.
 

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re: Rocky Horror. I wrote a long post, re-read it, realized I was doing way too much pop-psychologizing, and deleted it.

So instead I’ll just offer this question: if you blanked out all the names, and just read the boards on Dimensions without participating, how good would it really be? In other words, how much of the value of the site is the community that visits it, versus the actual content? I think a lot of the appeal of Rocky Horror screenings was the community that it attracted. And the catchy music, of course.

In the same general category I’d include fishing, baseball games, and comic book conventions. I think that for most people the supposed reason for being there is less important than the simply being there and enjoying the ambiance.
I LOVE RHPS!!!!!!!!!!
 

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