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mr_B
26-02-2009, 12:16:01
Sad film but always a happy ending

Provost Harrison
26-02-2009, 12:25:28
Yep, a happy ending. The Scottish barbarian got killed in an agonising manner :D

Funko
26-02-2009, 12:29:09
A classic PHd from the master.

mr_B
26-02-2009, 12:59:00
:lol: thanks PH

King_Ghidra
26-02-2009, 14:07:31
:lol:

MOBIUS
26-02-2009, 14:23:15
:lol:

MoSe
26-02-2009, 17:24:30
almost a questionless 100-0

:lol:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
26-02-2009, 18:50:55
I saw the film for free at a review screening and still wanted my money back.



Ian McKellen's 'Richard III' shows how to do a history film well.

Mel Gibson in this (and 'The Patriot'- even worse, incredibly) shows how to serve up gilded turds on silver plate platters to a stupid witless public (obligatory film snob's oblique reference to Pasolini's 'Salo').

mr_B
26-02-2009, 22:29:00
was was

MoSe
27-02-2009, 08:43:56
btw, belated genethliacal celebrations, F&TBC

MoSe
27-02-2009, 08:46:01
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
(obligatory film snob's oblique reference to Pasolini's 'Salo').

I thought the good food (cornmeal? potato mash?) stuffed with needles was worse tho

Funko
27-02-2009, 08:56:15
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
Mel Gibson in this (and 'The Patriot'- even worse, incredibly) shows how to serve up gilded turds on silver plate platters to a stupid witless public (obligatory film snob's oblique reference to Pasolini's 'Salo').

Consistent with his anti-English agenda though.

I was just surprised that the bad guys in The Passion weren't English... although I say that, I haven't actually seen it, maybe they were.

King_Ghidra
27-02-2009, 09:19:28
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car

Ian McKellen's 'Richard III' shows how to do a history film well.


amen to that.

although shakespearean history rather than history history, of course

no doubt you've seen it, but the guardian has a weekly feature where a historian takes hollywood history flicks to task

Oerdin
27-02-2009, 11:09:56
Originally posted by Funko
Consistent with his anti-English agenda though.

I was just surprised that the bad guys in The Passion weren't English... although I say that, I haven't actually seen it, maybe they were.

Sorry man but everyone else has special interest groups which threaten to sue so English people are the only safe bad guys these days. I mean even the Russians and Germans start whining when they're the bad guys in a movie and you can just forget ever seeing a nonwhite person as the villain. The charges of racism start flying and hurt ticket sales.

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 11:14:46
Originally posted by Funko
A classic PHd from the master.

Well I do hate to disappoint...and I do try to keep the art form alive too ;)

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 11:16:43
Yeah, there were a few of those films which are completely revisionist in terms of history. The Patriot and that U-*insert the three-digit number here whatever it was* which completely rewrote things and definitely tried to denigrate the English...

Funko
27-02-2009, 11:18:33
Originally posted by Oerdin
Sorry man but everyone else has special interest groups which threaten to sue so English people are the only safe bad guys these days. I mean even the Russians and Germans start whining when they're the bad guys in a movie and you can just forget ever seeing a nonwhite person as the villain. The charges of racism start flying and hurt ticket sales.

WRONG!

It's 'cause we have the best actors.

Oerdin
27-02-2009, 11:18:43
The U movie was dumb and didn't have any English people in it (not even bad actors pretending to be English) so it is hard to say it was anti-English.

Funko
27-02-2009, 11:22:57
Other than everyone in it should have been English.

King_Ghidra
27-02-2009, 11:26:16
and funnily enough it was this week the subject of the column i referred to above

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/feb/25/u-571-reel-history

Funko
27-02-2009, 11:29:50
This line (and the follow ups) had me laughing out loud when I read it.

Or, as Lieutenant Bon Jovi might put it, "We've got to hold on to what we've got. It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. Whoa, oh, living on a prayer."

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 11:37:46
A far more entertaining response would have been for Britain to fund a big-budget revenge epic, in which a small platoon of foppish yet plucky Brits swans over to Vietnam in 1968, defeats the Viet Cong, and wins the war.

I like this idea :D

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-02-2009, 11:48:50
Alex von Tunzelmann :lol:

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 12:23:22
You said that name and I thought it sounded familiar...she was in my college at uni, same year, doing history...hehe!

MoSe
27-02-2009, 13:01:23
doing who?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-02-2009, 13:40:58
his tory. maybe iain.

MoSe
27-02-2009, 13:59:30
:D
that's what I thought too

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 14:01:50
You thought? Don't lie :p

MoSe
27-02-2009, 14:17:51
OK, I admit I just conjured up these images in my mind



http://images.tomshardware.com/2007/08/30/the_technology_of_porn/debbie.jpg

http://images.tomshardware.com/2007/08/30/the_technology_of_porn/debbie.jpg

http://images.tomshardware.com/2007/08/30/the_technology_of_porn/debbie2.jpg

http://images.tomshardware.com/2007/08/30/the_technology_of_porn/debbie2.jpg

links in case they don't show

Oh, and don't be afraid to click: despite the word "porn" in the url, they're absolutely worksafe

Provost Harrison
27-02-2009, 14:46:56
*clicks*

*clicks again*

Damn :(

Then again, I don't think I'd want to see any images from MoSe's mind...my brain would be instantly scrambled.

King_Ghidra
27-02-2009, 16:20:02
At a guess, Mose's mental images generally resemble excel spreadsheets

MoSe
27-02-2009, 16:21:40
these are movie posters

MoSe
27-02-2009, 16:22:35
I DO have often dreamt of Excel Spreadsheets tho!

:cool:

MDA
27-02-2009, 16:27:25
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I like this idea :D

Good idea, get as many of the Monty Python crew into it as possible.

Lurker
27-02-2009, 16:28:46
Thread has taken an unfortunate detour.