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  • Lang Spoon
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    Haven't seen platoon in years, but really don't like the second half of FMJ.

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  • elguapo4
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    Apocalypse Now is out on it's own among Vietnam films, but me and my friends have had a Blur/ Oasis thing for years about whether Platoon or Fulll Metal Jacket is the better film.

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  • Cal Alamein
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    Originally posted by jwdd27 View Post
    Watched Apocalypse Now - The Final Cut on TV tonight. This film gets better every time I watch, an absolute masterpiece.
    Have you seen Hearts of Darkness? I'd heard a lot about it for years and finally saw it a few weeks ago - it's amazing his masterpiece ever got made.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/

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  • jwdd27
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    Watched Apocalypse Now - The Final Cut on TV tonight. This film gets better every time I watch, an absolute masterpiece.

    Coppola sensibly cut a fair bit of flab from the "Redux", thankfully including cutting the Playboy bunnies sex/rape scene. The spectacular sound is crisper and the wonderful photography seems cleaner.

    Thinking about it, it probably gets better every time because I'm watching it on a bigger screen, with better sound, and I'm older and not under the influence of any alcohol or narcotics.

    Goodfellas, The Exorcist, Apocalypse Now. Those are the three greatest ever movies.

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  • Levin
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    I'm watching Fort Salem, the military witches series (exec producer Will Ferrell).

    I'm not sure if the system the hero's are part of is meant to be so obviously the baddies or if it's just me.

    ​​​​​But the emotional stuff is good.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    I've been watching The Trade on the Sky Documentaries channel, heroin production in Guerrero, Mexico and the end-users in Ohio and Atlanta.

    It's a few years old now - has it been discussed on here in the past?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    A new season of How To Buy Drugs Online. The dialogue is so fast, it would be hard to follow in English. But it’s in German, so I can only watch a bit at a time.

    Now checking out Fear City, a Netflix doc about the New York mob in the 1970s.
    Last edited by Hot Pepsi; 26-07-2020, 19:12.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    I can't remember if The Painter and the Thief has been mentioned. It's riveting mainly because I have a difficult time comprehending it's a doc rather than fiction. It's hard to believe the director was there for so many key moments in the relationship between four people. I guess it's largely a benefit of digital imaging. If you put in the time you'll get the footage you'd never have been able to with film. Anyway it's a very particular kind of love story which isn't fully revealed until, literally, the last frame.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    I finally watched Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and thought it absolutely brilliant. Actually, that's a bit too extravagant. I thought it was very funny with some wonderful performances, though the cruelty and brutality was tough to watch on occasion.
    Last edited by Nocturnal Submission; 25-07-2020, 21:41.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    It was on BBC2 last night. The music is just excellent.

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  • Levin
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    Watching A Few Dollars More and it's fantastic so far. The music especially but I keep getting 187 Lockdown earworm as they sampled Morricone a lot.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    There's a thread on it somewhere IIRC

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  • Cal Alamein
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    I enjoyed the book immensely the first go around (in college). Tried re-reading it a few years back and couldn't get past the first few pages.

    We are enjoying 11-22-63 on Hulu. Two more episodes to go. I thought it was a new series, but it came out in 2016.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Huxley is a bloody terrible writer. Sci-Fi clumsy allegory for folk who want Literary Futurology cos sci-fi is simply ghastly.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I just get the vibe that it’s going to be heavy handed social commentary.

    I never actually read the book.

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  • Femme Folle
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    Hot Pepsi I agree.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Femme Folle View Post
    I've watched the first two episodes of Brave New World. It so far feels about as underwhelming as I remember reading the book did (a million years ago). I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books in my youth and it was definitely not in my top five. I will, however, continue watching it to see if it gets better. But maybe just one more episode. Or maybe not.
    I watched a little of that. I don’t know if I’ll persist. It just seemed a bit dull.

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  • Sits
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    I re-watched the Coens’ remake of True Grit last night. I found it a lot more enjoyable for a second viewing, after a few years’ gap. In fact I can imagine I will want to watch it again before too long.

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  • Femme Folle
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    I've watched the first two episodes of Brave New World. It so far feels about as underwhelming as I remember reading the book did (a million years ago). I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books in my youth and it was definitely not in my top five. I will, however, continue watching it to see if it gets better. But maybe just one more episode. Or maybe not.

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  • ursus arctos
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    The second syllable of the French pronunciation is closer to that, but the word is also spelled "Wallon"

    The Dutch/Flemish is Walen

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    In English?

    Wah-loon
    Wondered if it had a Germanesque 'V' and longer 'o' rather than 'oo'. Vah-lohn sort of thing.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Wouter D View Post

    Tell that to a random person from Flanders and you may be treated very rudely indeed.

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  • ursus arctos
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    In English?

    Wah-loon

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  • WOM
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    How is Walloon pronounced?

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post
    Yes. But, perhaps I'm wrong, it seems to include more English expressions than Dutch.
    Generally, that would surprise me. In Belgium, the language battle still lives pretty strongly in the minds of the people. As a consequence, both the Flemish and the Walloon community are quite protective of their language (as opposed to the other), and hence tend to import fewer loanwords.

    Flemish may still include quite a few English expressions, but I would expect even more of those in Dutch. Your mileage in a specific series may vary, of course.

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