Why is it that the use of symbolism is only ever criticised for being 'obvious'?

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  1. Teqzi||a

    Teqzi||a yellow-bellied coward

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    because if a movie actually succeeds in effectively communicating its message to the audience then 'enlightened' individuals cannot smugly pontificate on the films true meaning. Fuck brahman
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  2. D. MonEy25

    D. MonEy25 Gifted With The Words

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    so what's this about?
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  3. x - calibur

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    i didnt see what brahman said, but for alot of critics thier ego comes first. it affects almost all reviews
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  4. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    i didn't say a thing



    anyway, symbolism has been criticized plenty of times for being too arcane

    "weird for weird's sake" is a commonly used phrase to describe this
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  5. Riz

    Riz Well-Known Member

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    Pretentiousness is still pretentuousnes whether you're using some obscure French film or the newest Van Damme movie to look down on people.
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  7. Macabre

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    lol@ the last part.
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  8. Teqzi||a

    Teqzi||a yellow-bellied coward

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    no you didnt say it but you implied it by continuing to live. You like david lynch and youre gay. The only time someone such as yourself will say something is 'weird for weirds sake' is if you feel a director or film is in danger of becoming too popular and therfore losing its elitist appeal. I hate you.
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  9. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    david lynch is a superb filmmaker regardless if his plots are sometimes muddled and make little sense. even if everything can't be followed it's easy to identify his overall theme, which is the main point.

    if i were to defend his films i wouldn't accuse people of not being able to "get his symbolism", because a lot of it is beyond me as well. i would accuse them of not recognizing a director who's adept at creating mood, rich imagery, and drawing inspired performances from his actors.
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  10. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    angelo badalamenti's music is sick too
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