Critical Decision/Games Women Play

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angeleyez

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vince said:
Thought as much.These sort of errors in the plot of movies,although they mostly go unnoticed by the viewing public,have become way too common and they really need to be pointed out to help improve the quality of nolly scripts.No one makes such mistakes and expects to be taken seriously on the continental or world stage.That is why it is always necessary to do these scripts in as many drafts as possible,crosschecking the plot is one writes,to make sure that there are no loopholes and loose endes.

This is an habit they need to adobt but u also have to know most of them are in the business for money and don't care about the art itself. If u value the art and u'r really in lvoe with it, u will know to proof read your work before u produce. Someone ought to put these people out of business.
 

vince

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#62
angeleyez said:
This is an habit they need to adobt but u also have to know most of them are in the business for money and don't care about the art itself. If u value the art and u'r really in lvoe with it, u will know to proof read your work before u produce. Someone ought to put these people out of business.
Everyone and anyone who goes into anything commercial is in it for the money,but is not an excuse not to do a thoroughly professional job,afterall it is called "commercial art" and not "commercial junk".
It is all about being professional enough to maintain the high standard one sets for him/herself.
Emem Isong has definitely set herself a very high standard in scripting and she needs to work harder to maintain that level.I give props to her sha. :)
 
#63
vince said:
Thought as much.These sort of errors in the plot of movies,although they mostly go unnoticed by the viewing public,have become way too common and they really need to be pointed out to help improve the quality of nolly scripts.No one makes such mistakes and expects to be taken seriously on the continental or world stage.That is why it is always necessary to do these scripts in as many drafts as possible,crosschecking the plot is one writes,to make sure that there are no loopholes and loose endes.

I think you guys should be patient and appreciate the way Nollywood is developing gradually. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, and Nollywood is still reasonably young compared to Hollywood and Bollywood. Imagine the oscars award is over 70 years old and Hollywood has been making movies long before that. I've just finished watching the movie "Games women play" and I think it was a brilliant movie. Yes there are a few flaws as with most Nollywood movies, but it was okay considering the limited resources available to these people in making these movies.
 

zelifat

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#64
Meddeen250 said:
I think you guys should be patient and appreciate the way Nollywood is developing gradually. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, and Nolly is still reasonably young compared to Hollywood and Bollywood. Imagine the oscars award is over 70 years old and Hollywood has been making movies long before that. I've just finished watching the movie "Games women play" and I think it was a brilliant movie. Yes there are a few flaws as with most Nollywood movies, but it was okay considering the limited resources available to these people in making these movies.
I'm sorry but my patience with Nollywood is wearing thin. The flaws in most of the movies are nota as a result of lack of finances rather it displays the shoddiness and lack of finesse and attention to details by all the parties-poor script development, unengaging characters, poor directions, uncoordinated locations and a general attitude of slapping things together in a hurry. For instance, in Games women play(I still liked the movie), but a lot of things were done wrong. The different locations used for office sttings were just too tacky. Omotola and Zack Orji's office seemed to be the same room (What horrible curtains and office stuff!) Please, there are better offices than that. Genevieve's make-up was so poorly done,-all oily et all, the rooms seemed to be very hot and some scenes just dragged on forever. Emem Isong /Lancelot are trying but their work need to be classy and have a polished finish. They have the right ideas but extra attention must be paid to details. Check out movies like Owo blow, Violated, Keeping faith and you'll understand the finished polish I mean. I'm waiting for a naija movie to absolutely knock my socks off like these three and it hasn't happened yet this year. Amaka Igwe and Ego Boyo should pls make some more movies. I'm tired of all these "aje pako" movies. I need some good 'aje butter' flick. Signing off Naija movies for now!
 

vince

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zelifat said:
I'm sorry but my patience with Nollywood is wearing thin. The flaws in most of the movies are nota as a result of lack of finances rather it displays the shoddiness and lack of finesse and attention to details by all the parties-poor script development, unengaging characters, poor directions, uncoordinated locations and a general attitude of slapping things together in a hurry. For instance, in Games women play(I still liked the movie), but a lot of things were done wrong. The different locations used for office sttings were just too tacky. Omotola and Zack Orji's office seemed to be the same room (What horrible curtains and office stuff!) Please, there are better offices than that. Genevieve's make-up was so poorly done,-all oily et all, the rooms seemed to be very hot and some scenes just dragged on forever. Emem Isong /Lancelot are trying but their work need to be classy and have a polished finish. They have the right ideas but extra attention must be paid to details. Check out movies like Owo blow, Violated, Keeping faith and you'll understand the finished polish I mean. I'm waiting for a naija movie to absolutely knock my socks off like these three and it hasn't happened yet this year. Amaka Igwe and Ego Boyo should pls make some more movies. I'm tired of all these "aje pako" movies. I need some good 'aje butter' flick. Signing off Naija movies for now!
Which wan be ajebutter flick again o?
 

angeleyez

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#67
Meddeen250 said:
I think you guys should be patient and appreciate the way Nollywood is developing gradually. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, and Nollywood is still reasonably young compared to Hollywood and Bollywood. Imagine the oscars award is over 70 years old and Hollywood has been making movies long before that. I've just finished watching the movie "Games women play" and I think it was a brilliant movie. Yes there are a few flaws as with most Nollywood movies, but it was okay considering the limited resources available to these people in making these movies.

You are right but remember that 70yrs ago, hollywood did not have access to the kinda technology that is available now. The technology is available to us but as a true nigerian, we will rather go the cheap way instead of making quality movies.
 
#68
angeleyez said:
You are right but remember that 70yrs ago, hollywood did not have access to the kinda technology that is available now. The technology is available to us but as a true nigerian, we will rather go the cheap way instead of making quality movies.

Even if they make quality and expensive movies, the producers will still end up being loosers because it's only the video club owners that will benefit from the hard work of the producers. As you well know, piracy is hindering the industry from moving forward. Who would want to make a very expensive movie and then end up loosing a lot of money to pirates?
 

vince

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#69
Meddeen250 said:
Even if they make quality and expensive movies, the producers will still end up being loosers because it's only the video club owners that will benefit from the hard work of the producers. As you well know, piracy is hindering the industry from moving forward. Who would want to make a very expensive movie and then end up loosing a lot of money to pirates?
The reason why the public is turning to video club owners is simply because the vast majority of these movies are not worth buying for keeps.The YMG public for example will save money to buy any Mainframe production at any price,because they know what quality is coming at them.
Raining mediocrity down on the public year in year out has it's consequences and that is VIDEOCLUBBING!!
 
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vince said:
The reason why the public is turning to video club owners is simply because the vast majority of these movies are not worth buying for keeps.The YMG public for example will save money to buy any Mainframe production at any price,because they know what quality is coming at them.
Raining mediocrity down on the public year in year out has it's consequences and that is VIDEOCLUBBING!!
I thnk the reason why pple rent movies is bcos its cheap. Why spend 350 naira (is that the selling price?) wen u can spend 30 or 50 naira? God have mercy on the producesr and marketers!
 

Sola

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#71
Videoclubbing exists because:
1 - Nigerians are cheap, always looking for things free. It is not only movies.
2 - Many Nigerians cannot think up original businesses of their own, and so simply follow the crowd wherever they are abroad or at home. And since videoclubbing allows them to steal and reap from where they did not sow, it goes.
Mainframe productions are rented just like any other. So where did you get your "will buy at any price" from? You get mediocrity because Nigeria itself is currently mediocrity. When you grow as a nation and people to ask for more, and you make sure Peter can eat from the work of his hands, you will get quality. Continue videoclubbing and continue getting junk as you pass money that can be used to improve the industry to 3rd parties. I'm out of here.
vince said:
The reason why the public is turning to video club owners is simply because the vast majority of these movies are not worth buying for keeps.The YMG public for example will save money to buy any Mainframe production at any price,because they know what quality is coming at them.
Raining mediocrity down on the public year in year out has it's consequences and that is VIDEOCLUBBING!!
 

vince

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#72
Sola said:
Videoclubbing exists because:
1 - Nigerians are cheap, always looking for things free. It is not only movies.
2 - Many Nigerians cannot think up original businesses of their own, and so simply follow the crowd wherever they are abroad or at home. And since videoclubbing allows them to steal and reap from where they did not sow, it goes.
Mainframe productions are rented just like any other. So where did you get your "will buy at any price" from? You get mediocrity because Nigeria itself is currently mediocrity. When you grow as a nation and people to ask for more, and you make sure Peter can eat from the work of his hands, you will get quality. Continue videoclubbing and continue getting junk as you pass money that can be used to improve the industry to 3rd parties. I'm out of here.
Ofcourse Mainframe movies get rented like any other flick,but people will buy them more readily than any other movie from other production houses.That was what i meant.Not everyone will buy movies.Not even in the west does such a thing happens,but making memorable movies that people will like to buy for keeps(despite the fact that naija peeps are a bunch of el cheapos)will help convince the public to buy.
I guess mediocrity begets mediocrity.Call it the neverending circle of mediocrity.
 

zelifat

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#73
peculiar said:
abi o lol :roll @zelifat!Ajepako vs ajebutter!!!!??You're something else! :biggrinsa
Peculiar, you sabi as e be now. When I was growing up, all those ajebutter babes semmed to have such perfect everything- clean socks, neatly braided hair, matching ribbons, well packed luch boxes,... dem dey say "yes please", "Thank you, ma'am" every two seconds ...All the details just dey correct. We, the ajepakos on the other hand na "chere were"-anything goes-mismatch socks, wrinkled uniforms, lunch box ke?-na akara inside platic bag jare. So, our movies need to be more detail oriented like the ajebutters.
No get me wrong o, you need the ajepako sense for the business end of things too!
LOL! My friend is reading my post over my shoulder and she's laughing her head off (by the way, she be the ajebutter category, so she concurs with what I'm saying).
 

Ladi

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#74
zelifat said:
Peculiar, you sabi as e be now. When I was growing up, all those ajebutter babes semmed to have such perfect everything- clean socks, neatly braided hair, matching ribbons, well packed luch boxes,... dem dey say "yes please", "Thank you, ma'am" every two seconds ...All the details just dey correct. We, the ajepakos on the other hand na "chere were"-anything goes-mismatch socks, wrinkled uniforms, lunch box ke?-na akara inside platic bag jare. So, our movies need to be more detail oriented like the ajebutters.
No get me wrong o, you need the ajepako sense for the business end of things too!
LOL! My friend is reading my post over my shoulder and she's laughing her head off (by the way, she be the ajebutter category, so she concurs with what I'm saying).

chei, u go kill me wit laffter. AKARA inside plastic...GAWDD...lol :roll
 
#75
Genevieve acted really fake in that scene her Fiance told her best friend that he loved her. The way she was crying and talking was so fake! She really spoilt that part. All the same, the movie was good. And why was she saying "leave my BOYFRIEND alone" everytime. I thought he was supposed to be her Fiance?
 

vince

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#76
nextdoorgirl said:
Genevieve acted really fake in that scene her Fiance told her best friend that he loved her. The way she was crying and talking was so fake! She really spoilt that part. All the same, the movie was good. And why was she saying "leave my BOYFRIEND alone" everytime. I thought he was supposed to be her Fiance?
Well i guess boyfriends and fiances are one and the same thing. :biggrinsa
 
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