Can somebody help me define "arthouse cinema"?
@slightlyflightyone I think in its simplest form, it kind of stands in opposition to "blockbuster cinema" or "mainstream cinema," which is to say cheaper, character-driven, less beholden to popular forms, more elliptical
@derek I described it as “film that’s prentious and makes no money”.
Sounds like we hit similar notes?
@derek For context, the reason it came up was because someone asked me my favorite kinds of movies.
“Easily arthouse cinema”
@slightlyflightyone That covers a hell of a lot of ground, could be anything from Eraserhead to Moonlight
@derek Yup yup. c:
@slightlyflightyone That's kind of the idea, yeah, but there are arthouse "hits," it's just a matter of scale. And a lot of them are pretentious too. Thoughtful, arty, there's a bunch of ways to describe them.
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