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21. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Hollywood is there for pure fantasy, from the normal? movies to their WWII propaganda movies (The Seebees).
Braveheart was total bollocks but a good bit of violence, nothing more, and being of the Scottish persuasion, I enjoyed it anyway.
The motive is profit, not historical fact.
Saw 'Hot Fuzz' on Tuesday night (bit better then The MidSummer Murder TV show nonsense where every English village harbours murderers by the bushel) and it was pretty good, but I would expect iit s not a true representation of genteel life.
Also saw the trailer of 300 which is a comic book version of Thermpoplyae and look AWESOME
No basis on fact but lots ot abs(solution).
My wife wants to see 300 for sure!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 23, 2007, at 6:25 AM by wotthefiqh ]

22. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Saw 300 on opening night here in Perth and it is a visual treat.
The graphics, special effects and comic coreography should make it one of the movies of 2007.
I was certainly right about the lack of historical fact but what the hell, a rollicking ride was had by all.

23. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Saw 300 on opening night here in Perth and it is a visual treat.
The graphics, special effects and comic coreography should make it one of the movies of 2007.
I was certainly right about the lack of historical fact but what the hell, a rollicking ride was had by all.

Seriously, who would not like that movie? It's was pretty sweet I must say. Nowadays, more and more movies are being made without consideration of historical facts despite having references to actual events. I'm tired of hearing critics bash a movie for not being fact based but even they should know that's not really how it works nowadays

24. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

Odd topic.

Films like anything else in life give back what you put in (Figurative speech here). 300 for example:

A film adaptation of a graphic novel, the graphic novel a dramatization of a culture from the past, with some factual context. The Spartans did train their boys from a very young age to be soldiers. From their 20's to 30's you had to serve in the Spartan Army. They did leave ill-formed babies to die on the mountain side.

Rough estimates of Xerxes army place it around One million to Two Million. The Spartans held them off for three days with 300 Spartan Soldiers and 700 Greeks. They were betrayed and Xerxes did surround them in the mountain pass.

No there probably were not elephants that were 8-stories tall, nor 9 foot tall mutant Persian Soldiers. But that is just it... it's a story, a legend, a tale of adventure and courage. Think back 500 years... a group of villagers sitting around a fire telling stories to each other. Everyone makes their stories sound more exciting, more dangerous. They want to draw the crowd in...

...It is the same thing today, except we use screens and popcorn. We tell each other stories, to lift us up, to make us cry, to make us feel emotions we hold back in our own lives. It doesn't matter if it's factual... no History is completely factual. History is written by the victors. History is subject to the same embellishments.

Sit back, enjoy the show. And turn off your damn cell phone.

/diatribe

25. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Has anyone seen the NZ movie 'Black Sheep'?
40 million sheep in NZ and they are pissed-off!!!
Have seen the trailer and it looks like a great schlock-horror.

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Although I wanted to see Grindhouse, Neal won out and we went to see Blades of Glory. Expecting a cross between Anchorman and Napoleon Dynamite (stupid/funny + entertaining), what we got was 2 chuckles and a whole lot of eye rolling. Awful stuff! Plus bits were filmed in Montreal and they cut and spliced scenes until buildings that are a good 30 minutes apart were suddenly across the street, seperated by a non-existent canal. I hate that.

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Has anyone seen the NZ movie 'Black Sheep'?
40 million sheep in NZ and they are pissed-off!!!
Have seen the trailer and it looks like a great schlock-horror.

Haven't seen the movie - yet. The trailer is pretty disgusting but it's my kind of movie - cheap, trashy horror!! You knew mint sauce would come in handy one day...

28. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

Saw the preview, looks like the shizat!

EDIT: I mean that in a good way

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 15, 2007, at 11:07 AM by Brendan ]

29. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Although I wanted to see Grindhouse, Neal won out and we went to see Blades of Glory. Expecting a cross between Anchorman and Napoleon Dynamite (stupid/funny + entertaining), what we got was 2 chuckles and a whole lot of eye rolling. Awful stuff! Plus bits were filmed in Montreal and they cut and spliced scenes until buildings that are a good 30 minutes apart were suddenly across the street, seperated by a non-existent canal. I hate that.

I saw the trailer for Grindhouse when I went to see 300, and emma's photo (http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/stream/size/L/photoID/88524/users/emma1979/)reminded me of the stripper Cherry who has a fake limb that doubles as a gun and rocket launcher.
Only emma's right leg seems to double as a bagged tent.
I wonder if she could sue Tarantino for plagiarism, or would that be intellectual copyright?

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