Bogie56

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    Elizabeth Warren Pres. Candidacy.....

    Who is "WE"? She has details and those details may benefit you without cost. I doan buy nipkow's let's not offend Massa Billionaire cause we may not get any gruel tonight argument.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    I think Nicholson is too much of an old determined stuck up pro to contemplate suicide.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    Well I think it is foreshadowing death. He loses his stick which symbolizes his command, career, life. But it is also his moment to let down his guard and be human. When he turns and sees Sato he snaps out of it. They are not allowed to be friends, to be human.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    No kidding but impersonating an officer left him with no choice. He had to go "with or without a parachute."
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    Elizabeth Warren Pres. Candidacy.....

    My goodness. Keep on drinking that GOP Kool Aid. The working class in America will never get off its knees. Sanders is trying to do what every other country in the world already does and you say that the wealthiest country in the world cannot afford to even try to emulate that. Boy rich billionaires really love you. If they love the 50's so much why don't they return to those tax days when the rich paid taxes at the level Sanders and Warren are proposing. This is not some plan from communist China you know. But why waste my breath.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    Jack Hawkins' Major Warden is a big picture soldier who leads the commando raid on the bridge. He sees Nicholson's effort to save the bridge as treason. But when he levels his motor at his own men to try to save the mission even the Siamese girls back away from him. He has lost some level of humanity in fighting this war.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    William Holden's Shears is another kettle of fish. He is the American who has survival at all costs on his mind. He views the others as men who like to play at being soldiers while losing sight of the fact that life is meant to be lived. But when the "big mission" is threatened with failure duty calls and Shears answers.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    Colonel Sato actually encounters the same dichotomy but almost in reverse. He gets his bridge built which will please his superiors but loses the personal contest he has going with Nicholson. He prepares for hara-kiri when the bridge in completed. But does he come up with a different solution? Note the shot of Sato putting his hand on the hilt of his scabbard when he and Nicholson are alone on the bridge, the men having been marched on ahead. Is he planning on killing Nicholson and dumping his body over the edge? He is interrupted when Nicholson spots the signs of sabotage. Fate takes over.
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    Was Colonel Nicholson justified or not?

    The great thing about Kwai is that Lean poses the question in the title of your thread but gives us more than one answer. Nicholson and his men had not only been captured by the Japanese but bit by bit were becoming living corpses. Nicholson managed to rally his men by showing the Japanese that they were superior engineers and left to their own devices could make a better job of it as men rather than as indentured slaves. Moral helped keep them alive and to survive. The trick here is that Nicholson goes a little potty and loses sight of the fact that elsewhere a bigger war is still going on. So while he personally battles with Sato he has lost the bigger picture and is in fact helping their war effort. His "what have I done" is a moment of redemption. He moves toward the plunger to make amends only to have a motor shell fatally wound him. On the big screen when Nicholson gets up and leans down to pick up his cap like a good English gentleman you can see the gore on the back of his head. Fate takes over a that point.
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    Elizabeth Warren Pres. Candidacy.....

    Gee I wonder how little Canada manages to do it. That said I believe that when Warren says she has a plan for that it means that she has details if anyone cares to look at them.
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    Lock Them Up!

    Hundreds of text messages between Paul Manafort and Sean Hannity unsealed By Rachel Weiner, Spencer Hsu and Matt Zapotosky ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Iran’s foreign minister tweets images he says leave 'no doubt’ U.S. drone was over Iranian airspace By Erin Cunningham ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    (Eva Deitch for The Washington Post) Magazine columnist accuses Trump of sexual assault more than two decades ago, an allegation he denies E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer, said Trump attacked her in a dressing room of an upscale department store. The president called her account “fake news.” By Beth Reinhard and Colby Itkowitz ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    But the serial sexual abuser in the White House does? Give me a break.
  15. Sunday, June 23/24 2 a.m. Pitfall (1962). By Hiroshi Teshigahara.
  16. My top FF films of 2005 of the 15 that I have seen are …. 1. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) Cristi Puiu, Romania 2. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) Jean-Marc Vallee, Canada 3. Vers le Sud (2005) Laurent Cantent, France 4. Election (2005) Johnnie To, Hong Kong 5. Joyeux Noel (2005) Christian Carlon, France 6. 13 Tzameti (2005) Gela Babluani, France 7. Cache/Hidden (2005) Michael Haneke, France 8. Tsotsi (2005) Gavin Hood, South Africa 9. Le Couperet/The Axe (2005) Costa-Gavras, France 10. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) Jacques Audiard, France Seven Swords (2005) Tsui Hark, Hong Kong The Myth (2005) Stanley Tong, Hong Kong and I’ve also seen … The Promise (2005) Chen Kaige, China Lemming (2005) Dominik Moll, France Water (2005) Deepa Mehta, India
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    Great One-Liners

    I thought maybe a thread devoted to people's favourite, or even favorite one-liners in films might be fun. Sometimes a real zinger can cut right to the chase and tell you a lot about the film and its characters. So perhaps we can give the quote followed by the actor or character and a little context. Who the line is spoken to, or what the context is. "God was wrong" - James Mason, suffering from psychotic delusions as the result of cortisone is about to kill his own son. He responds to his wife who had tried to reason that God spared Abraham's son. In Nicolas Ray's Bigger Than Life (1956).
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Breaking News on CNN: Paul Manafort sent Sean Hannity a text stating that he never would give up Trump. Hmm ... Why say that unless you COULD give up Trump?
  19. 36 Quai Des Orfevres or 36th Precinct (2004) Olivier Marchal, France. Two cops vie to become the next chief of police by cracking a big case. The competition begins to spin out of control. It is by no means a great film and at times seems a bit incredible but it does feature two great actors: Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump was on television saying something to the effect that the mission was on when he asked the generals to tell him what the casualties would be. They said they would get back to him on that and when they did with a figure of 150 Trump pulled the plug with ten minutes to spare. What a crock!!!! When he was presented with the details of the mission at the get-go Trump would have been informed of the targets AND of the casualties. They didn't all go running for their slide rules with ten minutes to go to try to figure out the potential casualties. Trump started the mission knowing everything then called it off. Frankly, I'm glad that he did. But it is as if he enjoyed playing general. And he is a Miss Universe organizer for crying out loud.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    ‘I don’t know how we’re going to survive this.’ Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump. By Annie Gowen ● Read more »
  22. The 2004 International Film Festival of India Best Picture winner was … Beautiful City (2004) Asghar Farhadi, Iran
  23. The winner of the 2004 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Whiskey (2004) Pablo Stoll, Juan Pablo Rebella, Uruguay
  24. The Best Picture winner of the 2004 Golden Horse Film Festival was … Mountain Patrol (2004) Lu Chuan, China The Best Picture winner of the 2005 Golden Horse Film Festival was … Kung Fu Hustle (2005) Stephen Chow, Hong Kong

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