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.
  2. The 2000 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was … Face (2000) Junji Sakamoto, Japan
  3. 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.
  4. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Congress has already passed a bipartisan bill (twice now I believe) to strengthen protections for the 2020 election but McConnell refuses to bring it to a vote. While he points to democrats as being obstructionists Mitch does it times 100.
  5. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Kim Jong Un has come out against Joe Biden. Why? I guess he is perfectly happy with his dotard in the WH just as Putin favoured Trump over Clinton. Why is this so hard to understand for Trump supporters?
  6. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Smerconish may have this right. Trump has changed the news cycle from Iran, China, farmers, his taxes, Don McGhan etc. to his being tough with the Democrats which his braindead followers think it is all about.
  7. 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.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Nobody makes deals like Donald Trump ... says .... Donald Trump. Lindsay Graham tries to placate the President by saying that though the Democrats are nasty you must try to work with them. Translation: Don't throw your toys out of the pram, Mr. President.
  9. The 2000 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was … Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku, Japan The 2001 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Foreign Film Award was … Joint Security Area (2001) Chan-wook Park, South Korea
  10. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump abruptly ends meeting with Democratic leaders on infrastructure, saying there won't be a deal unless they stop investigations By John Wagner, Rachael Bade and Mike DeBonis ● Read more » The Trump administration struggles to confront the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history By Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Shelby Hanssen ● Read more » Millennials could push American politics to the left — or totally upend them Opinion ● By David Byler ● Read more » Confidential draft IRS memo says Trump’s tax returns must be given to Congress unless he invokes executive privilege By Jeff Stein and Josh Dawsey ● Read more »
  11. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    He could help get the "phoney" investigations over with by complying and fast tracking disclosure requests.
  12. Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 1999/00 Best Picture winners included … Bread and Tulips (2000) Silvio Soldini, Italy
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Share: ● Sign up ● Read online (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post) Leonard Leo’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts Few people outside government have more influence over judicial appointments than Leonard Leo, an unofficial adviser to President Trump who has helped conservative nonprofits raise $250 million from mostly undisclosed donors to promote conservative judges and causes. By Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg ● Read more » Judge rules against Trump in fight over president’s financial records By Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu, Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey ● Read more »
  14. The 2000 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to … The Bench (2000) Per Fly, Denmark The 2000 Danish Bodil Award for Best Non-American Picture went to … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2001 Danish Bodil Award for Best Non-American Picture went to … Songs From the Second Floor (2000) Roy Andersson, Sweden
  15. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The flip side of this argument is that impeachment hearings are just that ... hearings. They don't necessarily lead to an impeachment vote but one thing they do do is give Congress a legitimate legal case for their subpoenas.
  16. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    What a colossal idiot. This picture tops tossing out paper towels to flood victims ... eh, maybe not.
  17. The 2000 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … Nine Queens (2000) Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina The 2000 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award went to … Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico The 2001 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award went to … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  18. The 2000 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film winner …. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2001 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film included this nominee …. In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  19. The winner of the 2000 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Picture Award … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China
  20. The winner of the 2000 London Critics Circle Foreign Language Film Award was …. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China
  21. Thursday, May 23 Only in the U.S. …. 7:15 p.m. Screen Directors Playhouse: Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog (1955). With Robert Ryan as Lincoln. I guess they won’t be remaking this about Donald Trump. The above is replaced in Canada with two short films. The second starting at 7:40 is a good trivia question. Name the film co-starring Jay Silverheels and Humphrey Bogart … 7:40 p.m. I Am an American (1944). 1:45 a.m. Tonight and Every Night (1945). With Rita Hayworth.
  22. 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.
  23. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And another from the archives
  24. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    To celebrate, or bemoan 2500 pages of whoppers here is one from the archives.

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