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  1. This might be a fun and quite engaging thread. My favourite is the Donald claiming that he could see thousands of Muslims taking to the streets in New Jersey from his office tower on 9/11 to celebrate the World Trade Center attack. He never completely walked that one back. It sort of became metaphorically speaking at some point. Personally, I think this alone should have disqualified him from running for President of the United States. It was so hateful and inflammatory and so not true.
  2. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Huey Long may have gone about things the wrong way but he was to the left of FDR and had plenty of enemies because of that. Trump is a faux champion of the working class. It is a con.
  3. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    She spent just enough time at work when in Canada to leave an impression, believe me.
  4. A pundit on the BBC described Newt Gingrich as a has-been, Rudy Guliani as a looney-toon and Kris Kristie as a criminally challenged individual.
  5. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Promote the incompetent.
  6. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And I think there are probably a couple of supporters right here who won't have a problem with what he is saying and will be blind to the hypocrisy,
  7. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Isn't he the maroon behind trickle-down-economics? If so, you can see why he is getting a medal from Trump. He has made billionaires richer and the poor poorer.
  8. The 2004 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was … Blood and Bones (2004) Yoishi Sai, Japan The 2005 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was … Break Through! (2004) Kazayuki Izutsu, Japan
  9. Your Top Foreign Language Films Hello everyone. I enjoyed posting the ’Your Favourite Performances of…’ each week so I thought this might be an interesting carry-on. The main purpose of this and the performances thread was to gather lists of recommended films. For this thread you are simply to consider the overall film. Hopefully there will be some discussion about them too. The format for listing the films should be like this …. 1. Day for Night (1973) Francois Truffaut, France. Lots of films are co-produced by many countries. I usually just try to pick one representative. The predominant language or the nationality of the director may be the best judge. I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have changed the year of the thread before posting your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was released in North America or nominated for an Oscar. The imdb and wikipedia are pretty good sources for these initial release dates. Film festivals and most premieres count as release dates. I have my own rule of thumb when it comes to films that have been banned from public release for many years. The Soviet block countries had a habit of doing this. In these instances I use the date the film was completed. Films simply shot in a foreign country do not qualify. Orson Welles made a lot of films in Europe but they were in the English language. Similarly, Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson is an English language film. I would think that films like The Longest Day or Tora Tora Tora or Last Tango In Paris which have big segments in a foreign language would not qualify as they are primarily English language films. Sergio Leone’s westerns with Eastwood would be English language films as the main cast performed the film in English. And The Artist (2011) is too cute to qualify. If you are like me, you probably try to avoid dubbed versions of foreign films but in some instances they are the only ones available to us. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to include them but you might mention if the versions you screened were dubbed. There really isn’t a limit to the number of films one can list but remember they are supposed to be “favourites.” That can mean different things to different people. Excellent films are usually my favourites. Please list them in your preference, i.e., number 1 through 10 and runner-ups. As in the performance thread at the end of each decade I will do a recap of the number one choices and then call for choices of the best foreign language film of the decade. We generally try to avoid short subjects or television movies. But, as in the case of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage many foreign tv movies have also had theatrical releases or played in film festivals. Those films are fair game. A film should be at least 40 minutes in length to qualify as a feature film in this thread. This time I am going to start with films prior to 1920 for a week then after that films from the 1920’s for three weeks. After that we will go year-by-year doing one year per week. Saturdays will usually be the turn over day for new posts. For the silent films, and countries like Japan which were still making them in the early thirties, qualifying films should come from non-English speaking countries. It may take a little while for this thread to gain some steam. Personally, I have not seen very many foreign films in the 1930’s. But in prepping some of this I have noticed that when going year-by-year one gets a greater appreciation of the careers of some of the directors and a greater focus on their films. I plan on mentioning films that have won major awards in foreign countries or film festivals. But as you are no doubt aware they often win these awards years after their initial release dates in their own countries. This could get very messy. I will endeavour to mention the awards a 1967 film has won while we are on 1967, etc. You don’t have to have seen many to participate. Just have a favourite.
  10. The 2004 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was … Nobody Knows (2004) Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan The 2005 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was … Break Through! (2004) Kazayuki Izutsu, Japan
  11. Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 2004/05 Best Picture winners included … The Keys to the House (2004) Gianni Amellio, Italy Bad Education (2004) Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  12. The 2004 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to … King’s Game (2004) Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark The 2004 Danish Bodil Award for Best Non-American Picture went to … Look at Me (2004) Agnes Jaoui, France The 2005 Danish Bodil Award for Best Non-American Picture went to … Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany
  13. The 2004 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … Roma (2004) Adolfo Aristarain, Argentina The 2004 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award went to … Maria Full of Grace (2004) Joshua Marston, Columbia The 2005 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award went to … The Sea Inside (2004) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain
  14. The 2004 Broadcast Critics Best Foreign Film …. The Sea Inside (2004) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain **** The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Walter Salles, Argentina A Very Long Engagement (2004) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France Maria Full of Grace (2004) Joshua Marston, Columbia House of Flying Daggers (2004) Zhang Yimou The 2005 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film included …. Kung Fu Hustle (2004) Stephen Chow, Hong Kong **** 2046 (2004) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  15. Thursday, June 20/21 4:45 a.m. Eight Iron Men (1952). Commando film that co-stars Lee Marvin.
  16. I would be hard pressed to pick anything tomorrow! But perhaps this thread can include anyone and everyone's idea as to what might be worthwhile to catch the next day.
  17. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Yes, it seems that is so. The bizarro universe where facts don't matter and logic is turned on its head. You now hear this all the time from Republicans on the Hill.
  18. That might be it thanks. I did say it may be on the imdb under a different title. I think there are a few films that have the same director and cast from that year. They were pumping them out. The imdb lists them as 'videos' but according to wikipedia The Mayors definitely won the African film award.
  19. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Why not. He announces everything else. The dotard cannot keep quiet.
  20. The winner of the 2004 London Critics Circle Foreign Language Film Award was …. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Walter Salles, Argentina The winner of the 2005 London Critics Circle Foreign Language Film Award was …. Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany
  21. Winner of the 2005 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award … The World (2004) Jia Zhangke, China
  22. The 2005 Belgium Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … 3 Iron (2004) Kim Kiduk, South Korea
  23. The winner of the 2004 Lumiere Best Picture Award was … The Chorus (2004) Christophe Barratier, France The winner of the 2004 Lumiere Best Foreign Film Award was … Tomorrow We Move (2004) Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium
  24. The winner of the 2004 Prix Jean Vigo was … When I’m a Star (2004) Patrick Mimouni, France
  25. The winners of the 2004 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture were … When the Sea Rises (2004) Yoland Moreau, Gilles Porte, France Kings and Queen (2004) Arnaud Desplechin, France

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