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 Post subject: Re: Memorable Scenes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Kubrick was an absolute genius. Seems like the Coen's are pretty damn smart/creative too.

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Now for something completely different. Memorable for me at least. My kids and I remember this still. And can usually riff to its lines.

Give it a chance...and guess the "talent"

(I never even knew about the 9:30 dude)

I see a 300 walking down the drones thing

"that's not something you see every day" entered my vocabulary thusly.

And a West Side Story snappin' thing...cool


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Damn look at the size of that fucking car! Its like a freighter!


And only 2 doors.

I owned a '73 Ford Galaxy 500. 17'4"

My buddy owned a Lincoln Continental. Seem to recall it was several inches longer. :oops:

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Not a youtube but plz watch anyway. One of my favorite movies.


When I was a kid I just loved the Leatherstocking Tales. And I just love the movie.

But I have been told that the language of James Fenimore Cooper is too difficult of for the current day Anglosphere to understand. Luckily I was reading a Finnish translation; no comprehension problems at all.

A book from the same era, the same area, a book that I can recommend.

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Very easy to read. ;)

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I rest my case.

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11Bravo wrote:
Not a youtube but plz watch anyway. One of my favorite movies.


When I was a kid I just loved the Leatherstocking Tales. And I just love the movie.

But I have been told that the language of James Fenimore Cooper is too difficult of for the current day Anglosphere to understand. Luckily I was reading a Finnish translation; no comprehension problems at all.

A book from the same era, the same area, a book that I can recommend.

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Very easy to read. ;)


Hi Nero,

Your analysis is excellent as usual.

My love of this story began with the movie, then I tackled the original book by Cooper. Probably the hardest I have ever read. Probably said this before, but I had the pleasure of living there. Made a point of visiting all the areas of the book. Used to make jokes about trading beaver for silver. I will look into your book. If I read it I will get back to you. Thanks for the recommendation.

While I lived there I read a book about the Revo War called Saratoga.

I think this is the book: https://www.amazon.com/Saratoga-Turning ... 0805061231

Anyhoo, they mentioned a tribe coming from the west that would carry out all the dirty deeds of the English. The tribe came from my current home in Michigan. The young men would commit appalling atrocities for the British against the future Trump supporters in the East and then return home to Michigan where there mothers would swear they were good boys who never did anything wrong. I work with one of the descendants of that tribe. He makes more from the tribal casino take then his yearly salary from my employer.

What an interesting world we live in. :D

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My love of this story began with the movie, then I tackled the original book by Cooper. Probably the hardest I have ever read. Probably said this before, but I had the pleasure of living there. Made a point of visiting all the areas of the book. Used to make jokes about trading beaver for silver. I will look into your book. If I read it I will get back to you. Thanks for the recommendation.
,,,

Another book that I can recommend, the same area, but 60 years later.

ROLF IN THE WOODS By Ernest Thompson Seton.
Click to open.

Now I can see that the book made an impression on my father, but the book made a strong impression on me too. ;)

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The 'Noble Savage' wasn't so noble after all. Remember a movie where two Indian student's were discussing the way white vs indian battles are handled in history, one indian sez to the other 'Why do the books call a white win a victory, while an indian victory is a massacre?' When I first heard that it sounded profound, showed the white bias. After some thought it lost it's profoundness, why? because of the different reasons the Indians fought vs the whites. The indians fought to drive the white settlers off their hunting grounds, without the hunting grounds they starve, they don't want to just win a battle, they wanted the whites/other indian tribes gone and they tried to do that with take no prisoners tactics. While we whites wanted to control/subdue them.

James Fennimore Cooper died 1851, most modern Americans have a hard time understanding his writing style, IIRC there was a change of styles starting about Hemingway's time. You have no problem reading his works in Finish because the translator modernized it.

Like one of my favourite author's is Dickens, and don't enjoy his books, enjoy his tales when all the long descriptions, ect are removed in movies, but those descriptions were needed by the common folk of the day who hadn't been anywhere or seen anything but a couple of blocks around the neighbourhood. How much description do modern readers need?

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I just read the 1st chapter of Last of the Mohicans. The style is a bit stilted and the sentences are long but the outdated phrase construction you can easily make out from context.

Not anywhere near as challenging as The Canterbury Tales or Beowulf

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Jack London's To Build a Fire

Great short story

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