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Postby Jonathan » Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:35 pm

that is big! at 275lb i still dont think that i would be as big as that!

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Postby stateofflux » Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:56 am

Saw Red Dust last night, a film about one case, which formed part of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commissions' attempt to heal apartheid wounds in South Africa. It deals with retribution, guilt and victimhood post-apartheid SA. It's based on Gillian Slovo's book of the same name.

synopsis from a reviewer (I couldn't describe it more clearly)

'This is a powerful story, simply told. In post-apartheid South Africa, the Truth Commission comes to the small town of Smitsrivier. An elderly couple's determination to find the body of their murdered son, sets in motion a sequence of painful events, digging up the past for all those involved. An ex-policemen applies for amnesty and a tortured ANC member is put in the position of having to face his torturer once again. A white South African lawyer, now a resident of New York, is summoned back to her home-town by her elderly radical mentor to take charge of proceedings and help the elderly couple uncover the whereabouts of their son's body.'

For once, most of the cast is actually South African, although I have no idea why they found it so impossible to find local actors for the main roles, enfin, I guess they have to sell the film, which deal with some uncomfortable subject matter, more widely and needed a big name or two. So no awful pseudo-afrikaans accents this time like so many past films made about SA, outside SA with no South Africans of any race in them.

Anyway, I didn't think I'd enjoy this too much, and while I do think it lacked some depth, I ended up liking it very much. So if you have any interest in South Africa's history, or indeed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, then you should see this movie or at least read the book.
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Postby runner » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:41 pm

planta 4a

pretty heavy movie, but also with lots off humor...

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Postby JO » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:50 pm

... "Grizzly Man"

Gosh, interesting on a bunch of levels. A must-see... Probably deserves a thread of its own ~
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Postby stateofflux » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:03 pm

Looks interesting, Jo. Is it this one?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427312/
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Postby J » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:37 am

Oh I like Herzog a lot. Haven't heard of that one though.

I saw March of Penguins. Really crazy what they do; balancing their eggs on their feet for months on end. Drop them and baby dies within a minute.
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Postby JO » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:35 pm

[quote="Rochelle"]Looks interesting, Jo. Is it this one?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427312/


Aye, that's the one.
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Postby JO » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:38 pm

[quote="J"]Oh I like Herzog a lot. Haven't heard of that one though.

I saw March of Penguins. Really crazy what they do; balancing their eggs on their feet for months on end. Drop them and baby dies within a minute.


I think you'll like "Grizzly Man", J. "March of Penguins" is still playing in Chicago. Will check it out nxt wknd.
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Postby Jonathan » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:01 pm

we watched the chorus last night. truly a brilliant film.

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Postby runner » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:21 am

Lola rent

watched this german movie in spanish
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watched it in german (but that's the original language from the movie)..
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:49 am

I don't understand it when some countries dub (correct word?) movies, it's so weird. I thought Holland was one of the few countries that used subtitles instead...

mtw, Lola rent is a good movie :)
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Postby runner » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:58 am

yes that's true, but i got it on dvd from a spanish friend.

spanish is not our language.. so on dutch tv you can see all with the exception off some childrens programms in original version...
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Postby tal » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:15 am

last night i saw the ring

fantastic movie, the bit where samara teleports towards and then out of the tv set is brilliant. i'm going to see the ring 2 over the weekend

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Postby Quizeen » Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:06 pm

Yeah, dubbing blows, I can't watch a movie if it's been dubbed. I skipped 1900 because of that, even though it came highly recommended by someone whose opinion I trust.

As a fun movie I recommend Serenity. I went to appease my husband, but found it to be really entertaining in spite of myself.

For all of the Dickens fans out there, you might want to pass up Roman Polanski's "interpretation" of Oliver Twist. Rather bland, and the boy they got to play Oliver had about as much emotion as a piece of dry toast.[/i]
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Postby soniczip » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:17 pm

the last 5 movies i've seen:

wes anderson - the life aquatic with steve zissou (cinema)
steven spielberg - war of the worlds (cinema)
garth jennings - hitchhikers guide to galaxy (cinema)
woody allen - deconstructing harry (dvd)
akira kurosawa - ran (dvd)
i'm focusing on some kind of stuff
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