Bogie56

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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.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Where have you been? Trump doesn't kick he's licks.
  3. 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.
  4. The 2001 winner of Belgium’s Joseph Plateau Best Picture Award was … Pauline & Paulette (2001) Lieven Debrauwer, Belgium
  5. 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.
  6. Denmark’s 2001 Robert Best Picture Award went to … Kira’s Reason: A Love Story (2001) Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark Denmark’s 2002 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to … Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
  7. The 2001 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was … As White as In Snow (2001) Jan Troell, Sweden The 2001 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge Foreign Film Award was … Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
  8. The 2001 German Film Awards Best Picture was … Das Experiment (2001) Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany The 2002 German Film Awards Best Picture was … Nowhere In Africa (2001) Caroline Link, Germany The 2002 German Film Awards Best Foreign Film was … The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke, France
  9. The 2001 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award … Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Get a load of this Shinzo.
  11. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Cheney's Haliburton body bag business has been in a slump.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Couldn't he have presented a bigger cup? What a maroon.
  13. The winner of the 2001 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was … No Man’s Land (2001) Danis Tanovic, Bosnia
  14. Nominated for the 2000/01 British Independent Best Picture Award … The Warrior (2001) Asif Kapadia, India The 2001/02 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included … Monsoon Wedding (2001) Mira Nair, India **** Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico Nominated for the 2002/03 British Independent Best Picture Award … Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  15. Winner of the 2001 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award … Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France The 2002 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award … Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico **** Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001) Zacharias Kunuk, Canada The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke, France Time Out (2001) Laurent Cantet, France
  16. The winner of the 2001 European Film Awards Best Picture was … Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
  17. The 2001 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees …. Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France Behind the Sun (2001) Walter Salles, Brazil The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke, France Monsoon Wedding (2001) Mira Nair, India The 2002 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees …. The Warrior (2001) Asif Kapadia, India Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico The 2003 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included this nominee …. Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  18. The 2001 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film … No Man’s Land (2001) Danis Tanovic, Bosnia **** Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France Elling (2001) Petter Naess, Norway Lagaan: Once Upon a Time In India (2001) Ashutosh Gowariker, India Son of the Bride (2001) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina The 2002 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included … Nowhere In Africa (2001) Caroline Link, Germany **** Zus & Zo (2001) Paula van der Oest
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Don Jr. on Fox news characterized the 2020 election as a battle between Communism and the American Way. A portion is on youtube at Trump's Dumbest Son On Verge Of Crying During Frantic Fox Interview.
  20. Monday, May 27 11 a.m. The Young Lions (1958). With Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin and Maximilian Schell. I didn’t really like this much when I saw it as a teen but it is pretty well regarded so I should give it another shot.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Imagine Obama laughing off North Korean missiles as he tries to save face after being played for a fool.
  22. Bogie56

    Trump & the Saudis?

    Add scumbag war criminal to the list of Trump's "accomplishments." Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Share: ● Sign up ● Read online Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won’t say. The Post asked all 92 members of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees in both chambers if they had read the full Mueller report. Here's what they said. By Scott Clement, Emily Guskin and Kevin Uhrmacher ● Read more »
  24. Don't feel obligated to write something about each and every one.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Now I miss the objectivity of James Woods. Kids in cages was a triumphant and correct move, Buck?

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