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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. 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.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Chris Cuomo had a guest on tonight that claims that Rudy Guiliani's two indicted Ukranians have been funnelling Russian oligarch money to Trump Enterprises in a money laundering scheme for years, Trump claimed he did not know the two "gentlemen."
  4. 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.
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    Rudy and the Beast

    I thought Rudy deserved his own thread and to kick it off here is his tribute by Randy Rainbow ...
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Yes, but he made good on giving billionaires a big tax break.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    VP Pence holds a Press Conference in Turkey announcing that through the genius of Donald Trump, Turkey has agreed to a cease fire of 120 hours. He soft-peddled that this is contingent on the Kurds getting out of their own lands so that Turkey can safely occupy newly stolen territory along the border. Little wonder Turkey agreed! Trump bellows that this is an amazing outcome and that the "Kurds are very happy."
  8. 2008 2. Fallen Angels (2008) Morten Tyldum, Norway Another well-made Scandanavian murder mystery. It’s star, Trond Espen Seim won the Amanda Award for Best Actor.
  9. Friday, October 18 4:30 p.m. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934). Sounds corny but it has Walter Huston in it.
  10. 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.
  11. Any relation to Nipkowdisc?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    True to form, Trump is now openly criticizing the Kurds.
  13. 9. Inside (2007) Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, France Thanks for the tip to watch this one. Was that you, Lawrence? A really well done thriller about a pregnant woman who must fend off a very intent home invader.
  14. Thursday, October 17 noon. You Can’t Take It With You (1938). Not bad but hard to believe today that it won the Best Picture Oscar.
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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

    The revenge of John Bolton? Analysis ● By Aaron Blake ● Read more » John Bolton’s eruption shows that Trump’s defenses are collapsing Opinion ● By Greg Sargent ● Read more »
  17. And Eddie Axberg had the distinction of being the location sound recordist for these two films as well. I'm not sure I could name another actor who does that sort of double duty outside of student or very low budget films.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Liz Cheney has blamed the Democrats for Turkey's invasion of Syria because their impeachment inquiry has weakened the President and the Turks took advantage of it.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    ‘Vile and horrific’: Fake video of Trump massacring media shown at his Miami resort draws backlash By Allyson Chiu ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Are you happy now, Trump supporters? Opinion ● By Max Boot ● Read more »
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Well if you feel that way you must wish to condemn Donald Trump for turning a blind eye to American resident, Jamal Khashoggi's murder for the sake of his arms deal with Saudi Arabia which fuels the genocide in Yemen. If you feel that way you must want America to stop selling billions and billions of dollars of arms around the world. Right?
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    yes, climate change is a fact

    Science is revised? Blow me. And I thought the world was still flat.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Tump on the WH lawn on Thursday ..."We have no troops in Syria." Later the WH announces the withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Northern Syria. This guy doesn't even know what is going on.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I hope that Trump dies sue Schiff. This would allow Schiff to depose Trump in discovery. Like his other threatened law suits, this will never happen.

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