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View Full Version : Do you think Stephen King, or actors, singers,etc check out DVDTalk for our opinions?


Buttmunker
10-20-07, 03:09 PM
We all have so many opinions, good and bad, for a book we've read, or a movie we've seen, or a TV show we've watched...do you think an actor like Matt LeBlanc would check out the TV Forum for people's opinions on his performance as "Joey Tribiani" on Friends?

Would Stephen King visit our revered site for opinions on his new book? Either here or a website like Amazon?

I know I would. Its probably like suicide to put yourself through that kind of analyzation, but I think curiousity would get the best of me.

kvrdave
10-20-07, 03:23 PM
No. They pay people to infiltrate. I work for Phyllis Diller. Why she needs the feel the pulse of the net, I don't know, but $20 is $20.

7Keys
10-20-07, 03:27 PM
I was thinking about that the other day. I was wondering if, actually hoping, the "Heroes" writers read the weekly thread. So we can point out of the flaws in this season and they can fix them.

I doubt actors and singers would bother to check them out. But maybe producers, execs, writers, etc to get feedback.

MasterofDVD
10-20-07, 03:28 PM
I am sure that studios and publishers have people who look around online to see what we all think. I am fairly sure we used to have movie studio people on this forum. Stars and famous artists can't be bothered with such things.

DVD Polizei
10-20-07, 03:43 PM
No. They pay people to infiltrate. I work for Phyllis Diller. Why she needs the feel the pulse of the net, I don't know, but $20 is $20.

kvrdiller. I knew it.

TomOpus
10-20-07, 03:50 PM
There have people from the porn industry post in Adult. We've had a couple DVD Producers (David Prior being one) post in the regular forum. There was also a Paramount rep that use to post every now and then.

I'm sure a few actors and such might Google their name to see what pops up... so I'm sure a DVDTalk thread might show up. Now whether or not they would click to read it, who knows.

criptik28
10-20-07, 03:52 PM
No.

Same reason many artists/actors/authors/etc. don't read critics' reviews.

DVD Polizei
10-20-07, 04:39 PM
There have people from the porn industry post in Adult.

But that's different. 90% of their clientele is in that forum. :)

The Bus
10-20-07, 04:44 PM
A friend of mine is in a band that had a song on a soundtrack for one of the biggest movies of 2005. I sent him reviews that talked about his song. He had not read most of them.

Buttmunker
10-20-07, 05:17 PM
No.

Same reason many artists/actors/authors/etc. don't read critics' reviews.

"Critics'" who write "reviews" are pompous, miserable individuals who are forced to review an item in order to keep a job.

We are not "critics." We are just people who pick up a book for pleasure, who watch a movie for pleasure, etc, etc. There's no agenda behind what we see and criticize. We're honest with our accessments.

Therefore, if I suddenly went and wrote a book, and someone posted a thread about it on DVDTalk.Com, I would definitely read what people thought about it. Maybe that's just me. But I would be more interested in what "real" people thought of my work, as opposed to "critics."

dvd182
10-20-07, 05:31 PM
I was thinking about that the other day. I was wondering if, actually hoping, the "Heroes" writers read the weekly thread. So we can point out of the flaws in this season and they can fix them.

I'm not sure about DVDTalk, but I know some TV people check Television Without Pity and the Lost team usually is on some of the show-specific boards.

majorjoe23
10-20-07, 05:41 PM
If I were a celebrity, I would avoid seeking out message board opinions to avoid going insane. Who wants to see their name spelled with a dollar sign.

Rogue588
10-20-07, 05:41 PM
"Critics'" who write "reviews" are pompous, miserable individuals who are forced to review an item in order to keep a job.:wave: thanks guy!

As for your initial question...

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/5797/howitworksce5.jpg

duh.

NORML54601
10-20-07, 06:21 PM
Vince McMahon certainly doesn't, and why would Stephen king come here, it there some kind of "book forum"?

DthRdrX
10-20-07, 07:02 PM
Vince McMahon certainly doesn't, and why would Stephen king come here, it there some kind of "book forum"?

HAHA! Thats exactly What I was thinking as well. I believe many of us in the wrestling threads simply post our complaints hoping someone from WWE/TNA creative reads them!

NCMojo
10-20-07, 07:54 PM
"Critics'" who write "reviews" are pompous, miserable individuals who are forced to review an item in order to keep a job.

We are not "critics." We are just people who pick up a book for pleasure, who watch a movie for pleasure, etc, etc. There's no agenda behind what we see and criticize. We're honest with our accessments.

Therefore, if I suddenly went and wrote a book, and someone posted a thread about it on DVDTalk.Com, I would definitely read what people thought about it. Maybe that's just me. But I would be more interested in what "real" people thought of my work, as opposed to "critics."
People that post on message boards -- including you and me and this entire forum -- aren't "real people". We're anonymous assholes with broadband access, and we act accordingly. We're much more willing to trash someone than we are to post our honest reactions. (Look at any thread about Hollywood actresses -- half the comments are in the vein of "I wouldn't hit that with my mom's dick", as if any of them wouldn't jump at the chance to be with a girl one-quarter as attractive.)

Having said that... there is at least one poster here who is (supposedly) an actual Hollywood insider. But I've said too much already.

http://www.talkdisney.com/forums/images/smilies/ziplip.gif

Cardsfan111
10-20-07, 08:25 PM
Having said that... there is at least one poster here who is (supposedly) an actual Hollywood insider. But I've said too much already.

http://www.talkdisney.com/forums/images/smilies/ziplip.gif
I should have known you couldn't keep a secret, NCMojo! :grumble:

Buttmunker
10-20-07, 09:04 PM
Psst...I want a job writing in Hozzywood, buzzy-fuzzy, come on, hire me. I rite well

milo bloom
10-20-07, 11:33 PM
Ron Moore's wife participates in the BSG forum over at SciFi.com and will occasionally pass stuff back and forth between RDM and the members. Most of them are grade "A" psychopaths, but a few intelligent comments sneak in here and there. RDM has even done a "twenty-questions" thing with the forum in the past, and there's another list of questions he's been sitting on for a few months that he'll eventually answer fairly honestly.

It happens, but sometimes it doesn't go well, like the Paramount rep someone mentioned above, we scared the crap out of him and ran him off years ago.

Sonicflood
10-20-07, 11:35 PM
Having said that... there is at least one poster here who is (supposedly) an actual Hollywood insider. But I've said too much already.

http://www.talkdisney.com/forums/images/smilies/ziplip.gif

Well, it's no longer a secret I guess. Yes, I read most of the posts here.

DarkestPhoenix
10-21-07, 01:49 AM
I would be willing to bet that there are actual actors, actresses, producers, writers, et cetera who post here.

However, most people post anonymously and I think that would be even more of a priority for the people who read about themselves, though I do believe they may defend themselves. There's no excuse for anyone who thinks Danny DeVito doesn't ruin every movie he's in.

And, being an egoist, like most celebrities, I would totally read about myself.

DarthVong
10-21-07, 03:04 AM
Rob Zombie used to post/read comments on the Official Halloween board, until too many members pissed him off by giving him some "constructive criticism".

GIjon213
10-21-07, 05:22 AM
Well, you know that some do; an example:

In response to a discussion on movie site Ain't It Cool News about Die Hard 4's supposed PG-13 rating, Bruce Willis logged in and joined the chat under the name "Walter B." He went on to frankly address a bunch of topics, not the least of which was his experience making 'Armageddon.'

Linky (http://www.switched.com/2007/05/11/bruce-willis-knows-how-to-use-the-internet-s/) aslo has some quotes from this back-and-forth and the link to it.