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  1. There's been worse bitching, yes.

    It's communism to politely request some quiet so everyone can hear the interludes?

    It's a bad thing to promote a film? Being asked to refrain from applause until the end of the piece is telling everyone how to behave?

    Moaning about the price of a ticket when a large popcorn costs twelve dollars?



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  2. I'm not "pretentious"  enough to have attended more than two classical concerts in my life, but no one applauded between movements at either one.

    I believe it's considered poor etiquette to clap between movements.

    I don't think it's pretentious.

    As far as this film goes, I'm a lover of the part of the desert where much of the interludes were shot and I'm looking forward to enjoying them and hearing what Bruce has to say about an album that's touched me profoundly. I don't want to not hear it because some people don't have the sense to realize they're applauding a recording.

    Will I clap? I might. When it's over.

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  3. It's my guess that if the request were added to the usual onscreen announcements at the start of the picture, no one would have a second thought about it, but since those announcements are pre-recorded and not specific to each individual film, Bruce posted a little note.

    Big fucking deal.

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  4. Every single movie isn't a concert film where people might applaud after each scene

    Asking people not to clap over the spoken interludes is no different than asking people to turn off their phones and generally be quiet during any other film.

    The only thing different about it is the tizzies people are having around here.

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  5. 10 minutes ago, Jertucky said:

    If the production is right then they shouldn’t need to tell people how to behave at their movie.

    Why does every single movie I go to present a set of rules and etiquette before each film begins?

    I think I'll have a few cigarettes at the Western Stars showing and blame it on the poor production when they try to toss me out.

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  6. If people are clapping after each song in your concert film, I'd say you did a great job with the production and it feels like a live experience and some people (the Brooooocers, the clappers, the talkers) unfortunately do need to be reminded how to behave.

    Telling your kid not to talk with their mouth full and not to put their elbows on the table doesn't mean you fucked up dinner.

    Do you really want some loudmouth guy yelling "Brooooooooooooce" and applauding to wake you from your nap?


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  7. You see, folks, pretentiousness is when you apply a greater importance or significance to something than it actually holds. The note doesn't do that. Asking for quiet so others can hear the spoken parts doesn't attach any more importance to it than what you've all attached in your mind.

    I bet you're all just usually rowdy and noisy at the movies, clapping after every scene you enjoy? No, I didn't think so.

    You'd expect those around you to be quiet enough for you to enjoy and hear any film you went to. Why should this be any different?



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  8. 28 minutes ago, judyg said:

    Reminds me of the insane written rules handed out at the beginning of every Devils and Dust show.  My feeling is performers should not discourage applause - they will miss it when it’s gone.  

    At the D&D show in Trenton, there was a group of guys in my row shouting, Broooooooooocing, acting like loudmouth fools throughout the first set.

    I don't think there was anything in the D&D handout that said don't applaud. Clapping along to a quiet song isn't applauding. There was an honest attempt on that tour to create a theater atmosphere. They announce the rules at the beginning of theater performances all the time.

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  9. 7 minutes ago, Eileen said:

    You've reminded me of going to see the Cowboys when I was a nipper. When the cavalry made a timely appearance we'd all cheer and stamp our feet on the floor.

    Hey, now that's an idea ...

    Yeah, well, you're not preventing people from hearing the film at a silent movie, Miss Manners.

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  10. Even in a huge arena show, people are too stupid and self-absorbed to know when to shut the fuck up. Listen to the performance of Highway Patrolman from the first USA Tour archive release and the annoying, distracting, lousy attempt at a clap-along. That's an arena show and Bruce doesn't say anything. Put those same can't-keep-the-beat-clapping-for-no-reason dolts in a small theater for an acoustic performance of songs that are intentionally quiet and I think the people here claiming to be so wounded by a request for quiet would either be clapping along, too, or bitching about it.

    Go to a Broadway show and they don't even sell concessions after the show starts until the intermission.

    It's more troubling to me that adults have to be reminded how to behave during a performance than the performer reminding them. It's also troubling that among the complainers here who are so dismayed that they've been reminded how to behave is someone who has no trouble telling people on an internet forum how to behave.

    I'd rather be reminded before the performance than by a fellow attendee during it, so if any of you are seeing WS in the same theater I am, kindly shut the fuck up and pay attention to the film.

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    Bruce Springsteen returned to his hometown of Freehold, New Jersey to offer a surprise introduction to the first public multiplex viewing of his concert/documentary film, “Western Stars.”

    Dressed simply in a brown jacket, Springsteen took a moment to say a few words at the AMC Freehold 14 movie theater on Saturday night.

    “We knew we weren’t going to tour, so I tried to figure out a way to get the music to you,” the 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told the audience.

    After making a few brief remarks about filming the movie at his barn in Colts Neck, and in Joshua Tree National Park, Springsteen asked a small favor.

    “If you have applause, I would save it for the end of the film,” he said. “Because the editing and the pacing of the film has its own message.”

    “Thanks for coming out,” he continued. “Thanks for supporting me all these years, and enjoy ‘Western Stars.'”

    Demand for the movie at home was so great it screened in two theaters, 4 and 9, with Springsteen popping into both, said attendee Pete Maimone, who posted video of one of the appearances.

    This was the second time in a month Springsteen returned to Freehold. In September, he came in for the opening of the exhibit “Springsteen: His Hometown,” performing one song with Joe Grushecky at the grand opening. The exhibit is currently on display at the Monmouth County Historical Association on Court Street in Freehold.

    “Western Stars,” which Springsteen co-directed with longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, opens nationwide Oct. 25, after two nights of public sneak previews in select theaters, held Saturday night and again this coming Wednesday.

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