Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
"snobbery" is what people with no discriminatory taste assign to those who do
I am a music snob, and an art snob, and will readily tell you quantified, personal reasons for all my opinions.
no, snobbery is different from selectivity in taste.
snobbery is an affectation of superiority, and it started with the bourgeois emulating the aristocracy after the french revolution, buying titles, etc.
in matters of film taste then, a proper snob would be someone who pretends to like antonioni so he can then claim to be part of the intelligentsia.
someone who just likes antonioni or whatever thing is "better" isn't by definition a snob.
in other words, what evollove was saying is that liking antonioni isn't something he does because "it's the cool thing to do".
the perfect example of a snob would be the hotel owner in "the visitors", if you've ever seen that movie-- it's fucking hilarious. another snob would be basil fawlty, who kisses the culo of aristocrats and looks down on his customers as "riff raff," and pretends to be educated when he's not.
the snob is, at heart, a social imposter.