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Movie Reference in PS?

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 10:22:15 AM »
glad so see someone watched that movie.

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Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 12:35:54 PM »
glad so see someone watched that movie.

I hereby nominate Dwight Schrute for the Make Entirely Useless Posts in Every Single Thread, Yet Never Really Contribute Anything Valuable Award.  Seriously, if you are not an alt someone made as a joke, you are really sort of pitiful.

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 12:39:51 PM »
glad so see someone watched that movie.

I hereby nominate Dwight Schrute for the Make Entirely Useless Posts in Every Single Thread, Yet Never Really Contribute Anything Valuable Award.  Seriously, if you are not an alt someone made as a joke, you are really sort of pitiful.

Wow that was pretty cut-throat.

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 09:16:33 PM »
glad so see someone watched that movie.

I hereby nominate Dwight Schrute for the Make Entirely Useless Posts in Every Single Thread, Yet Never Really Contribute Anything Valuable Award.  Seriously, if you are not an alt someone made as a joke, you are really sort of pitiful.

Wow that was pretty cut-throat.

Cut-throat, or awesome? Everyone was thinking it anyway.

To stay on topic, I think the reference is fine as well as long as you're sure it makes sense in the larger context of your statement.

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Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 10:02:36 PM »
^^ I agree. In the clip you posted it seems like kind of a throw away line that just takes up space. Unless it fits in the larger context of your statement, take it out. It's kind of a joke, but not everyone has seen the movie (I haven't, for example) and I can only guess what you mean from the rest of the sentence. In other words, it makes me work harder for something that is already apparent.

Also, remember that the dead poet's society is cult film among a certain group of people. Be sure before you use this that you WANT the adcomms to lump you in with them. REGARDLESS of whether it is true or not.

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Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2008, 09:25:30 AM »
Don't make jokes or try to be cute in your PS.  Don't reference pop culture.  Don't even reference classic literature (nobody gives a crap if you're a loyal reader of T.S. Elliot).

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2008, 07:18:25 PM »
I don't know; I think it's humanizing. Agree that the syntax/diction are a bit wonky, tho. Needs a rephrase.

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Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2008, 08:56:43 PM »
I watched it as part of a class on leadership- as an example of the carnage a charismatic and ego-driven leader can create.

Just so you know that that reading is out there, and the person who reads your essay may have that view.

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 08:27:15 AM »
I watched it as part of a class on leadership- as an example of the carnage a charismatic and ego-driven leader can create.

Heh.

Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2008, 12:03:28 PM »
try quoting the ben stiller classic, "Heavyweights" - that would be awesome.