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akimori makoto said:
Riddikulus said:
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Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.
Team Edward?
Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)
I will admit he has a sexy voice.
Lovely English voice. And he's the proto bad-boy vamp!  :laugh:
 

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You all make me sick.

This > than all things else vampirage:



Cutting edge TV. One of the best non-cable TV series ever. Broke many rules on TV which other shows just merely toy with.


 

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^^ Someone's completely missed the point of vampiric immortality.  :laugh:

Watched the Eagle the other night. Wasn't bad. Was up at Hadrian's Wall a few weeks ago. Fabulously interesting!

Pirates of the Carribean #4. Why did they bother? Was kind of excited to see that the scene with King George was actually filmed at Hampton Court Palace! After that I lost interest completely.
 

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akimori makoto said:
Riddikulus said:
akimori makoto said:
Riddikulus said:
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.
Team Edward?
Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)
I will admit he has a sexy voice.
C'mon, you are from Oz, he has nothing on you!  ::)
 

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orthonorm said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
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So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam
I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.

The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam
You are good at framing debate where no one was talking.

Not fair enough.

You have your emotional and idiosyncratic axes to grind.

That is fine. Just don't go looking for them in hands where they ain't.

And really given your recent list of thinkers you hold in esteem and taste in film, I'll pass on your aesthetic judgement.

Yeah, the Bible: incestual, homosexual rape? But hey it is the truth. And I knew what I was reading when I was kid when I read it.

The Bible would be rated NC-17 if it were filmed true to form.

Gosh my friend, whose got the axe to grind here? Why all the venom in your comments to me? We can have an amicable discussion even in disagreement can't we?  ???


Selam
You should hear how I talk to my friends. It is much worse. And I ain't the one throwing insults. That would you telling me about my ivory tower.

This is called internetz polemics.

This ain't venom, this is lightweight.

You aren't used to being called out on your poor use of rhetoric. Put "Selam" after you misconstrue what someone says and toss in a personal jab and all is OK? Fine by me. But show me where I am wrong.

You are a moving target. You argue with someone about something they have said.

And for some reason OC.net hasn't saved any of my drafts this morning. I had some real zingers about MLK.
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En Ganske Snill Mann - A Somewhat Gentle Man starring Stellan Skarsgård (aka Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor/The Avengers)

 

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Volnutt said:
orthonorm said:
Volnutt said:
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Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.
What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.
That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .
I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.
Noah did have sex with his son.
He was drunk and Ham started it. He was also pretty angry afterward.



Verboten vulgarity replaced with something more acceptable  - PtA
Just as a note, that is a very unsubstantial interpretation.

Origen seemed to believe that Ham simply mocked his father for being drunk and naked and that was a sacrilege.
Modern interpretations point to some passages in the OT where the phrase used in that passage is used euphemistically to refer to having sex to a man's wife, thus Ham would have commited incest with his mother and not with Noah.

I'm with Origen on this. The text does not lend itself to such perversions without *large* leaps of interpretation and I really don't like the tabloid  interpretations many scholars use for the Bible, always looking for the most perverted scandal they could imagine based on the faintest evidence.
 

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I'm watching 9th Company again.  Right now the Muj are overrunning the base.  Great film.  Russian Full Metal Jacket.  Down to boot camp.
 

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Based on a conversation from another thread I want to see Woodie Allen's "The Front" again. It's about the Red Scare in the 1950's. Zero Mostel is in it and gives the best performance of his career I think.

Several of the people who appear in the film, including Mostel were hauled in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in real life and were blacklisted ( they couldn't work in Hollywood for many years).

Here's a clip.. Warning.. He drops the F bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE5rvXn9Wkc


The Movie is a little bit of pay back.
 

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Last night Cecil B Demilles' "King of Kings" from 1927.


Tonight "Rasputin" with Alan Rickman.
 
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