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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Saw the movie a couple weekends ago. Went to the early ($6) matinee.

Some good action scenes.

Wasn't nearly as concerned with it's historical accuracy as Sven seems to be.

It was still leaps and bounds more believable than Affleck's Pearl Harbor.

I enjoyed it.

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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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sven wrote:
sven<-----Anglo-Tueton with a dash of Lakota

lemme correct that typo....Teuton
Teuton is modern anglo spelling of ancient germanic word "tiutisc" or thereabouts. It meant "us" or "where we are" or "where we live" sort of. i'm guessing you get it.


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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:38 pm 
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chijohnaok wrote:
Saw the movie a couple weekends ago. Went to the early ($6) matinee.

Some good action scenes.

Wasn't nearly as concerned with it's historical accuracy as Sven seems to be.

It was still leaps and bounds more believable than Affleck's Pearl Harbor.

I enjoyed it.


Realizing it's Hollywood beforehand would make it easier to tolerate. And some good 'ole ancient ass-kickin' is nice as opposed to the typical evil CIA/Corporation conspiracy crap that usually BMs out of Hollywood's ass, splashing water back up your butthole with the usual unpleasantness.

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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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Finally saw it today, very happy with it.

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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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Watched it a while ago, thought it was pretty good. Nothing special but pretty good.

Andy should try Season of the Witch. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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sven wrote:
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Why go see it ... why go see Fort Apache which was loosely based on Custer and Fetterman?



no, no wasn't slagging you for posting it Andy...sorry if that came across....I just I dunno for me to go see a film in a theatre it has to be kick-ass and not have much "meh" factor at all....

the ahistorical nature of it leads me more to wait and get the blu-ray....

sorry.



Why do people buy all sorts of watered down alcoholic drinks? Why don't they just drink 95% apothecary-grade stuff? It works at a much faster rate and sufficient amount requires very little space, unlike beer, for example.

And all of them cowboy movies? People shooting coins from 100+ yards distance with revolvers etc. and overall giving the impression that colonies suffered around 15% mortality rates annually from gun related murders and that all the women were prostitutes.
Oh, and all of the good folks always help out the slaves and no one ever hates slaves (afr.am.)!

Etc etc.

And why do those bullets always cast sparks in movies?

Why are infantry squads in movies always packed up within 2 meter diameter? They should have 5 meter gaps if at all possible, spreading their squad to ~50 meter wide line. Usually we see platoon sized units within a diameter of 5-15 meters.
And they never take cover and they constantly raise their heads and keep looking at the enemy lines.

They fire covering fire at the wrong time.

They fire away all of their ammunition in about 2-3 minutes.
...

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 Post subject: Re: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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Kameolontti wrote:
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Why are infantry squads in movies always packed up within 2 meter diameter? They should have 5 meter gaps if at all possible, spreading their squad to ~50 meter wide line. Usually we see platoon sized units within a diameter of 5-15 meters.
And they never take cover and they constantly raise their heads and keep looking at the enemy lines.
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Hey there, be careful not reveal our secrets to foreigners. ;)

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And all of them cowboy movies?

Because they're fun to watch, pilgrim.

Now, I wouldn't go sayin' what you just said too often ... and once more'll be too often ... or we'll have to bury ya and read over ya in the mornin'.

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And all of them cowboy movies?

Because they're fun to watch, pilgrim.

Now, I wouldn't go sayin' what you just said too often ... and once more'll be too often ... or we'll have to bury ya and read over ya in the mornin'.


:lol:

I like to watch them, I watch a lot of movies, several per week. They are stories, that's what they are. Stories often don't make sense and sometimes their 'message' is crappy as well. But a good movie is a good story (that doesn't necessarily make a whole lot of sense) that also has sort of a message that you subjectively can agree with.

Probably why males have a tendency of disliking many horror movies in which the core message appears to be "don't put out or you'll be the first one to die" :lol: that's actually against the core values of most men!

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Kameolontti wrote:
Why do people buy all sorts of watered down alcoholic drinks? Why don't they just drink 95% apothecary-grade stuff? It works at a much faster rate and sufficient amount requires very little space, unlike beer, for example.

And all of them cowboy movies? People shooting coins from 100+ yards distance with revolvers etc. and overall giving the impression that colonies suffered around 15% mortality rates annually from gun related murders and that all the women were prostitutes.
Oh, and all of the good folks always help out the slaves and no one ever hates slaves (afr.am.)!

Etc etc.

And why do those bullets always cast sparks in movies?

Why are infantry squads in movies always packed up within 2 meter diameter? They should have 5 meter gaps if at all possible, spreading their squad to ~50 meter wide line. Usually we see platoon sized units within a diameter of 5-15 meters.
And they never take cover and they constantly raise their heads and keep looking at the enemy lines.

They fire covering fire at the wrong time.

They fire away all of their ammunition in about 2-3 minutes.
...


This is why I prefer shooters. If I'm gonna be engrossed in unrealistic dramatization of violence, I want it to be me interacting on a screen with it.

Thanks for posting about The Eagle Abrad. Sounds like something I'll want to check out once it gets to Netflix.

Much like Sven, I only go to the cinema if I can be 95% certain that I'm not gonna feel like a schmuck for wasting my time and money on it. Even then I'm wrong and dissatisfied about 40% of the time. Take "Inception" for instance: yeah, entertaining movie, but it contradicted itself too much. All this focus on the technical details of the dream within dream crap, but I was halfway through it sick of how it repeatedly contradicted itself and was just passing it by the viewer as sleight of hand.

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