History Awesome / BrowsHeldHigh

3rd Apr '17 3:24:14 AM NekoTroper
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* His recital of an ancient Japanese legend while reviewing ''Film/ThroneOfBloood'', starting with a slow, droning style before abruptly jumping into a loud and exciting reading of the climax, complete with quite vivid imagery and sound effects. The guy's really become a master storyteller in his own right.

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* His recital of an ancient Japanese legend while reviewing ''Film/ThroneOfBloood'', ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', starting with a slow, droning style before abruptly jumping into a loud and exciting reading of the climax, complete with quite vivid imagery and sound effects. The guy's really become a master storyteller in his own right.
4th Feb '17 11:06:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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4th Feb '17 11:06:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' review. Oancitizen. '''Rapping'''. While TheRapCritic facepalms in the background.

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* The ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' review. Oancitizen. '''Rapping'''. While TheRapCritic WebVideo/TheRapCritic facepalms in the background.



* The vlog on ''Anonymous'', taking the movie to task for its multiple violations of the chronology of when Shakespeare's plays were released, and just common sense.

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* The vlog on ''Anonymous'', ''Film/{{Anonymous}}'', taking the movie to task for its multiple violations of the chronology of when Shakespeare's plays were released, and just common sense.



* His ending monologue for ''Melancholia'':

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* His ending monologue for ''Melancholia'':''Film/{{Melancholia}}'':



* His quick and informative summation of the intricate plot threads within the novel ''Cloud Atlas'', editing in appropriate visual and musical cues to distinguish the shifts in tone and subject matter.
** His dissection of the film's use of yellowface, including rebutting the common argument from the film's defenders that the film also had plenty of whiteface. He even shares how he came up with a quite convincing argument for what the filmmakers were going for that justifies it...only for the whole thing to be invalidated when he found out Tykwer and the Wachowskis' first choice to play Sonmi-451 was the very white Natalie Portman.

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* His quick and informative summation of the intricate plot threads within the novel ''Cloud Atlas'', ''Film/CloudAtlas'', editing in appropriate visual and musical cues to distinguish the shifts in tone and subject matter.
** His dissection of the film's use of yellowface, including rebutting the common argument from the film's defenders that the film also had plenty of whiteface. He even shares how he came up with a quite convincing argument for what the filmmakers were going for that justifies it...only for the whole thing to be invalidated when he found out Tykwer and the Wachowskis' Creator/TheWachowskis' first choice to play Sonmi-451 was the very white Natalie Portman.Creator/NataliePortman.



* His horrified summary of the ending of ''Spring Breakers'', which comes off as very problematic in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, and how the film itself otherizes black culture in an almost crypto-racist way, before launching into a critique on the extensive use of MaleGaze and [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 "strong female characters"]] as a horny douche's conception of feminist empowerment.

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* His horrified summary of the ending of ''Spring Breakers'', ''Film/SpringBreakers'', which comes off as very problematic in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, and how the film itself otherizes black culture in an almost crypto-racist way, before launching into a critique on the extensive use of MaleGaze and [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 "strong female characters"]] as a horny douche's conception of feminist empowerment.



* His ''Between the Lines'' video on ''[[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]]'' [[http://www.rogerebert.com/thumbnails/thumbnails-4214 has been featured on Roger Ebert's website.]]

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* His ''Between the Lines'' video on ''[[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]]'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[http://www.rogerebert.com/thumbnails/thumbnails-4214 has been featured on Roger Ebert's Creator/RogerEbert's website.]]



* Kyle's recitation of Act 2, Scene 1, lines 155-169 of A Midsummer Night's Dream is absolutely ''beautiful''.
* To close out Shakespeare Month, Kyle, once more, covers ''Anonymous,'' and reduces it to ashes in piece-by-piece detail.
** Applying the same InsaneTrollLogic that an artist's work ''must'' reflect his own life to Roland Emmerich's own ''Film/IndependenceDay''.

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* Kyle's recitation of Act 2, Scene 1, lines 155-169 of A Midsummer Night's Dream ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' is absolutely ''beautiful''.
* To close out Shakespeare Month, Kyle, once more, covers ''Anonymous,'' ''Film/{{Anonymous}}'', and reduces it to ashes in piece-by-piece detail.
** Applying the same InsaneTrollLogic that an artist's work ''must'' reflect his own life to Roland Emmerich's Creator/RolandEmmerich's own ''Film/IndependenceDay''.



** Pointing out that although many are willing to invoke DeathOfTheAuthor for such luminaries as Edgar Degas (a venomously anti-Semitic, anti-Protestant bigot), John Lennon (a mercurial wife-beater), and Woody Allen (an incestuous pedophile), to accuse Shakespeare of plagiarism and fraud - simply because he was middle-class and somewhat uneducated - is ''monstrously'' elitist.

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** Pointing out that although many are willing to invoke DeathOfTheAuthor for such luminaries as Edgar Degas (a venomously anti-Semitic, anti-Protestant bigot), John Lennon Music/JohnLennon (a mercurial wife-beater), and Woody Allen Creator/WoodyAllen (an incestuous pedophile), to accuse Shakespeare of plagiarism and fraud - simply because he was middle-class and somewhat uneducated - is ''monstrously'' elitist.



* He tops his Man Who Fell to Earth review with another musical review, which examines Jean Cocteau's "La Belle et La Bete." Guest starring WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera, shot on location primarily at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] (with additional scenes at Universal Studios and Magfest), and featuring reviewer cameos (from Channel Awesome and beyond) who provide a lot of humor and snark. Complete with musical numbers parodying the more well-known adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

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* He tops his Man Who Fell to Earth review with another musical review, which examines Jean Cocteau's "La Belle et La Bete." Guest starring WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera, shot on location primarily at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] (with additional scenes at Universal Studios and Magfest), and featuring reviewer cameos (from Channel Awesome and beyond) who provide a lot of humor and snark. Complete with musical numbers parodying the more well-known adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.



* His recital of an ancient Japanese legend while reviewing ''Throne of Blood'', starting with a slow, droning style before abruptly jumping into a loud and exciting reading of the climax, complete with quite vivid imagery and sound effects. The guy's really become a master storyteller in his own right.

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* His recital of an ancient Japanese legend while reviewing ''Throne of Blood'', ''Film/ThroneOfBloood'', starting with a slow, droning style before abruptly jumping into a loud and exciting reading of the climax, complete with quite vivid imagery and sound effects. The guy's really become a master storyteller in his own right.
2nd Dec '16 2:44:13 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* "From Caligari to Hitler", where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndFysO2JunE "From Caligari to Hitler", Hitler"]], where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to at least broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.
2nd Dec '16 2:37:17 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c Star Wars Minus Star Wars]]" might be his greatest work of editing yet: an epic 15-minute condensation and re-telling of the original 1977 movie, using no sound, music or images from any ''Star Wars'' media whatsoever, to illustrate both the many sources that it drew from and the countless others it inspired.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c Star Wars Minus Star Wars]]" might be his greatest work of editing yet: an epic 15-minute condensation and re-telling of the original 1977 movie, using no sound, music or images from any ''Star Wars'' media whatsoever, to illustrate both the many sources that it drew from and the countless others it inspired.inspired.
* "From Caligari to Hitler", where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.
25th Nov '16 11:07:12 PM UrthWyrm
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-->The sideshow is not gone, but it's unlikely to make a huge comeback, mostly due to a disposition called "political correctness", which is a florid way of saying ''basic human f**king decency.''

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-->The sideshow is not gone, but it's unlikely to make a huge comeback, mostly due to a disposition called "political correctness", which is a florid way of saying ''basic human f**king decency.'''''''[[SuddenlyShouting BASIC HUMAN]] [[PrecisionFStrike F**KING]] [[SuddenlyShouting DECENCY]].'''''
6th May '16 4:43:58 PM ThatBitterTase
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* His overview of the {{VideoGame/Fallout}} franchise, particularly the point that [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Dad's]] [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} water purification project]] will probably kill the local Mirelurk population, the least radiated source of meat in the Capitol Wasteland.
4th May '16 8:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* The entirety of his ''[[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high/bhh-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-mpg-5370618 The Man Who Fell to Earth]]'' review. [[MusicalEpisode The whole thing is]] [[InTheStyleOf sung as different]] DavidBowie songs. Put best by [[http://twitter.com/#!/therealcoldguy/status/90987629650259969 Coldguy]]:

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* The entirety of his ''[[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high/bhh-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-mpg-5370618 The Man Who Fell to Earth]]'' review. [[MusicalEpisode The whole thing is]] [[InTheStyleOf sung as different]] DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie songs. Put best by [[http://twitter.com/#!/therealcoldguy/status/90987629650259969 Coldguy]]:
2nd Apr '16 7:58:08 AM Adept
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** Another meta moment comes at the end with the NATO head, deconstructing OanCitizen's (and by extension the audience's) rage by pointing out that he lost his mind after watching a horror movie... that actually horrified him.

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** Another meta moment comes at the end with the NATO head, deconstructing OanCitizen's Oancitizen's (and by extension the audience's) rage by pointing out that he lost his mind after watching a horror movie... that actually horrified him.
12th Jan '16 7:10:50 PM nombretomado
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--> Everyone read [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/44695996579/life-goes-on this]]. This [[MoralEventHorizon behaviour]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedtoBeDropped is not acceptable in any civilised society]]. [[ObscurusLupa Allison]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming has been nothing but a dear friend to me since I started this series]]. Seeing [[SeriousBusiness this]] [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings kind of]] [[MoralEventHorizon abuse]] going on [[TearJerker is heartbreaking]]. If you're a patron of BHH and you have in any way contributed to this harassment, [[PapaWolf please, find someone else to follow]]. I [[BerserkButton will not tolerate]] the cruelty that [[TheSpoonyExperiment Mr. Antwiler's]] [[FanDumb fans]] have [[HateDumb unfairly heaped]] [[XPacHeat upon her]]. Nor should any sane person.

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--> Everyone read [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/44695996579/life-goes-on this]]. This [[MoralEventHorizon behaviour]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedtoBeDropped is not acceptable in any civilised society]]. [[ObscurusLupa [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Allison]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming has been nothing but a dear friend to me since I started this series]]. Seeing [[SeriousBusiness this]] [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings kind of]] [[MoralEventHorizon abuse]] going on [[TearJerker is heartbreaking]]. If you're a patron of BHH and you have in any way contributed to this harassment, [[PapaWolf please, find someone else to follow]]. I [[BerserkButton will not tolerate]] the cruelty that [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Mr. Antwiler's]] [[FanDumb fans]] have [[HateDumb unfairly heaped]] [[XPacHeat upon her]]. Nor should any sane person.
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