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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Books 'n' films 'n' shit.  Reply with quote

Seems a little quieter around here at present, and I wondered whether a 'cultural' sticky might not be a bad idea, perhaps wait and see whether it attracts sufficient attention. Clearly we watch a lot of films and read a lot of books...

In a similar way to the Vietnam vein running through our films a few months ago, it struck me that (quite by chance) it's been WWll and the Holocaust of late:



http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/606435/Downfall/Product.html#

Discussed on several occasions here, and a cracking film.





http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/1821/The-Great-Escape/Product.html

Lost count of how many times I've seen this, and a film that I'll replace with a Blu-ray copy when it becomes available. Nuff said.





http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4...iary-of-a-Young-Girl/Product.html

Never read this before, and it's interesting. Stupid not to have thought about it, but it's clearly more about the difficulties of living together under such conditions (and of her struggles in growing up under such odd circumstances) than the Holocaust itself. But how could it be any other way? I don't think I'm taking too much away in saying I consider it to have its prominence because of its historical significance rather than pure literary merit, but still worth a read.





http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/10164809/The-Pianist/Product.html#

Unsurprisingly, a difficult film. Well worth two-and-a-half hours of anyone's time though. As an aside, I had no idea that the Russians kept prisoners of war for many years after WWll ended.



And the item I think I've learned most from:



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denying-H...TF8&qid=1282214266&sr=1-1

It examines the development of Holocaust denial, and the methods by which it attempts to establish credibility; chiefly, fabrication, misinterpretation, quoting out of context, exaggeration, the complete disregard of the wealth of evidence to the contrary, repeating the same old (and legally discredited) arguments, using utterly unqualified (and deeply biased) people as experts, I could go on...

Suffice to say, it made me very angry indeed. But in a good way, if you get my drift.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one of those i have seen is Downfall, which i really enjoyed.  As much as you can enjoy that type of film anyway.  I watched the first half of saving private ryan on sunday when it was on channel 4 and its such a great (american) film.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen The Pianist, fantastic film.

I might add Downfall to my Love Film list.

*edit* just added it.
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You wouldn't regret it, I suspect. Bruno Ganz is mightily unsettling as Hilter.

My kids reckon I look life Donald Pleasance with a goatee, so snigger whenever he appears in The Great Escape.

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"Downfall" and "The Pianist" are both very good and compelling and I've been interested in Anne Frank for as long as I can remember and have read the book several times and whenever I do the tragedy, waste and inhumanity always make me feel frustrated, depressed and angry. Although not as compelling I'd recommend "Edith's Book, the story of how one young girl survived the war" by Edith Velmans.

I'd also recommend...

"Destiny, The war letters of captain Jack Oughtred" by Jack Oughtred which is just utterly fantastic, extremely touching and a wonderful true story.

"Private words, letters and diaries from the second world war" by Ronald Blyth, which I found very touching.

After such serious and emotional viewing and reading you could move on to...

"Mimi and Toutou go forth, the bizarre battle of lake Tanganyika" by Giles Foden. I've only read this once but I must revisit it. Parts of this true story are laugh out loud funny but the driving force behind the main character through the different phases of the operation and his life are touching.

Back to DVD's...I watched "Carve her name with pride" recently and then spent some time Googling the various characters. "Days of glory" is also good and is about French colonial troops. One of the most powerful and emotionally difficult films to watch for me is Schindler's list. And finally on the war, I'm still thinking of treating myself to a box set of The World at War.

Other stuff, can I convince anyone to watch an Italian film called "The tree of wooden clogs"? It's three hours long but I could have watched 30 hours of this. It's utterly fantastic and completely engrossing and I didn't want it to end.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The World at War is every bit as tragic and compelling as it was when first watched.

Schindler's List is a great film. Mrs 12th has just finished reading this, which is the autobiography of the girl in the...well, you understand:



http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4...html?ptsl=1&ob=Price&fb=0

It was only realising that I couldn't face reading anything else on the subject at present that made me realise quite how focussed my reading and viewing had been of late.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was made to watch The Pianist as part of my degree. No idea why but I thought it was quite interesting.
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For some reason, we watched Schindler's List as part of my BTEC.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Book is another good film about living through German occupation in WW II
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-At-...dvd&qid=1282220374&sr=8-3

I have never seen this and will purchase this once the price comes down a bit.
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Having seen it all two or three times, it's one thing where I wonder whether the source material is of sufficient quality that plain 'ol DVD isn't good enough?
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It says it has been scanned frame by frame and remastered but i suspect you may be right.  The dvd due out has also been remastered and may suffice.
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this intrigues me about holocaust denial,the germans readily admit it happened and they kept records of it (typical germans) yet some people say it didn't happen,it's frankly beyond my comprehension .
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Their motives are also explored.  It ain't pretty.
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Well books and films have been covered so far, here is shi....

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can't get enough of this at the minute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTqJjwJxlm0
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Books 'n' films 'n' shit. Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
it's been WWll and the Holocaust of late.


Coincidently same for me. I've just read 'Zoo Station' by David Downing and I'm now half way through 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. Both brilliant.
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Currently having a night in. We watched two episodes of "The Sopranos." I've seen it before and have the box set but I'm happy to watch again.
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I hope these people have trained their pets to use the loo, because that lot is inhuman.

Oh, forgot:



Interesting enough, but I think Tarantino has passed his best.  Some great dialogue though, particularly in the scenes with Colonel Landa.
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The opening scene with the conversation is excellent. I saw Downfall a while back and liked it a lot. The relentless descent of Hitler into insanity keeps the tension.
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I borrowed Inglorious from my Dad months ago but still haven't seen it, he says it's fantastic.
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It is fantastic and you should watch it, not just for the smoking hot babe cinema owner...I promise...
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I watched Inglorious a while back and found it entertaining, which was a surprise because I think Tarantino is one of the most overrated people on the planet.

I've just finished reading 'Boldness Be My Friend' about a bomber navigator who got shot down then captured and escaped 3 times.

He admits that by the time of his successful 'escape' he had changed his view of the majority of Germans to one of pity as he could see the end coming and they were realising fully that they'd been carried along on a wave of lies, etc.
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Enjoying this at the moment:



Dated, but enjoyable nonetheless.  No Christopher Lloyd, but a wonderfully evocative opening sequence for those of a certain age:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9QscGB9LV4
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I switched Antichrist on the other day (it was on Sky HD Anytime) and switched it off pretty quickly.  
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Is that one where she mashes his balls to a pulp and then wanks buckets of blood out of him ?

I'm fairly sure he snips her flaps off too.

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Is that one where she mashes his balls to a pulp and then wanks buckets of blood out of him ?

I'm fairly sure he snips her flaps off too.

One for the kiddies and Granny - obviously


I thought it was a bit strange when it started - there was no mention of the pornography aspect and when I looked it up and the climax (excuse the pun) was as you described it got turned off.
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I watched Piranha 3D yesterday and was amused.  Probably the most gory thing i have ever seen, included a guy getting his cock bitten off, and a girl who gets her skin pulled off her face when her hair gets tangled in a propellor.  Enjoyable throwback to Jaws overall.

I also watched Salt but found myself struggling to keep my eyes open for much of it.
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Congratulations on sitting through both of those. I don't think that I could.

Piranha looks like it's trashy and gory and I can see the appeal of that but I can't see anything positive at all in the trailers or plot of "Salt." It just looks God damn awful, the sort of stuff that the US churns out far too much of these days.

I watched "L change the world" yesterday and thought that it was quite good, there was some bad acting and poor effects but they didn't detract too much. All in all it was a good end to "Death Note."


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Piranha looks like utter shit, and it has Kelly Brook in it. Whilst she is renowned for her norks, her acting talent is lacking.

The only film I want to see right now is The Expendables. I don't know why, I just do. Looks like proper brain off, balls out fun.
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Expendables wasn't as good as it could of been but was still great.  The bit with the Albatross seaplane attack was one of the most bizarre things ive ever seen on the big screen, so surreal.
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You would have to watch it to appreciate how ridiculous it is.  Suffice it to say, they have got a 1950's era Albatross seaplane and use it to attack a port.
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Enjoyed this again earlier in the week:



I know Kim Basinger looked just a little beyond a spring chicken in it, but it turns out that she was 42 when it was filmed.  Without being too crass, the booty said otherwise...


Watched with the kids yesterday.  Not up there with Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys etc but still a wonderfully Gilliamesque take:



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Anyone else seen this?



Lent to us, and I have to say it's one of the worst films I've seen. Crappy acting, wooden hero, director's delight with special effects above everything else, etc etc.

However, it's not without redeeming features. I can only assume that Argos as a shop does not exist in America, because it weaves itself into so many lines that have an unintended amusement value. Best among them being:

Argos needs a new ruler.

To which the obvious retort is that it needs a new pencil and eraser set too.

Oh, and one of the producers has a name that is so close to being Basil iWank that it's almost impossible to read it any other way. I bet his schooldays were happy ones...
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I was really annoyed how bad The Kraken was.  Mythical sea monster, hypes it up all the way through..... dead in 30 seconds.
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Saw it at the pictures in 3D when released.

Not a great film....but includes another 'soft spot' I have:


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I recently read the book 'Band of Brothers' which I thought was an excellent read. I'm watching the series again to get a better idea of it.

Watched 'Wall Street' for the first time last week. Very 80's indeed.
Still haven't seen inglorious but it's on my dvr so may get around to it.
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Not a great film....but includes another 'soft spot' I have:




Saw her in a schoolgirl outfit in St.Trinians. I wasn't the same for weeks.
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Not a great film....but includes another 'soft spot' I have:




no comment i just need to see this photo repeated again. Bloody hell i'm off to find somewhere cold...
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Say Downfall last  week when Tina was out, what a fantastic film, you really got a sense of Hitlers desperation in his last days, the 2.5 hours just flew by.
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I watched "The Green Mile" in the plane (in-fligh movies)  on the way back from holiday last month. No idea how long ago it was made, but I enjoyed it very much
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen "Clash of the Titans," twice. It isn't a great film but I thought that it was ok although no where near as good as a good Ray Harryhausen epic.

I saw "The last exorcism"last night and thought that it was ok but spoilt by a poor ending.
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It would be remiss not to say that this has dated, and that it features the odd 'eccentric' performance (Nicol Williamson as Merlin in particular), but it's still a great story, and very well-told.  The kids didn't talk through it either, which says good things.  And on 3 delivered at Play.com...

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/5002/Excalibur/Product.html
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark wrote:
Saw it at the pictures in 3D when released.

Not a great film....but includes another 'soft spot' I have:





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving on from the pretty lady, who is very tasty but I have no idea who she is, I thought I'd expand the books and films and shit to include music. Does anyone else think thus year has been really poor for new music? I have hardly bought any CDs so far this year and can't think of any really that stand out. Any one got any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lissie's Catching a Tiger is pretty good. Great voice and simple tunes done well.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Moving on from the pretty lady, who is very tasty but I have no idea who she is, ........

Unless I'm mistaken, it's Gemma Arterton.

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