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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. 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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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Perfect. Peace and quiet to write a tell all million dollar best seller just in time for the next election. If he can do so within the client attorney privileges.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Agreed. It will walk with the braindead which appears to somewhere about 38 or 39 % of America's voting population.
  5. The Glass Cell (1978) Hans Geissendorfer, Germany is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel. Helmut Griem plays a man who was falsely imprisoned for ten years for fraud. When he gets out he questions if his wife (Brigitte Fossey) has been having an affair with his lawyer.
  6. 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.
  7. Isabelle Huppert, Stephane Audran and Jean Carmet are all terrific in Claude Chabrol's Violette Noziere (1978). Huppert plays the bored daughter who is always sneaking away at night to lead a secret life as a prostitute. Audran was my number two choice for Best Supporting Actress this year just behind Geraldine Page in Interiors.
  8. Bruno Ganz plays the victim of a policeman's bullet in Reinhard Huff's Knife In the Head (1978). The injury leaves him partially paralyzed and with memory loss. The police claim it was self defence as he was mixed up with radicals. The radicals cite police brutality and claim him as a martyr. Will the truth be revealed when Ganz recovers his memory?
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    Lock Them Up!

    The Donald J. Trump Presidential Library in Sing Sing
  10. The winners of the 1976 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award were … Shadows of a Hot Summer (1978) Frantisek Vlacil, Czechoslovakia White Bim, Black Ear (1977) Stanislav Rostotskiy, Russia
  11. This film won the very first Grand Prize at the 1978 Montreal World Film Festival … Ligabue (1978) Salvatore Nocita, Italy. The imdb lists this as a 1977 TVM with a theatrical release of 1978. I am not as sticky as some that would disqualify a movie that premiered on television. If it has a subsequent theatrical or festival release in fairly short order it should qualify as feature film too. The only question is which date to use as its release. This film won the Jury Prize at the 1978 Montreal World Film Festival … Don’t Lean Out the Window (1978) Janos Zsombolyai, Hungary
  12. The 1978 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winner was … The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978) Nikos Panayotoplous, Greece The 1979 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winner was … The Herd (1978) Zeki Okten, Turkey
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    There may be a no confidence vote on Teresa May's government later this week which means she could be out toot sweet. A much better system than the American one where a lunatic rules. And safer too.
  14. The Winner of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival was this foreign language film … The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Ermano Olmi, Italy
  15. The Winner of the 1978 Berlin International Film Festival was this foreign language film … The Trout (1978) Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Spain
  16. Thursday, December 13 10 p.m. Flirtation Walk (1934). Frank Borzage picture with Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler that was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
  17. Hi everyone. This thread is a follow-up of sorts to LawrenceA’s Top Ten Films thread in that is meant to develop lists of films that are recommended to see, this time because of the performances in them. We can all probably think of a few mediocre films that are worth seeing because of some good performances. I am going to start again with 1930 then after a one week’s time I will change the name of the thread to 1931 and so on. IF THERE IS INTEREST, THAT IS! I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have posted the list of Oscar nominated performances for the given year before clocking in with your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was nominated for an Oscar. In other words, Casablanca would compete in 1942, not 1943 for our purposes. Third, is to try to group your performances into 5 categories: Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Juvenile. Again, I would ignore what the Oscars did in terms of categories and put the actor in the category you think most appropriate. For example, I would put Rooney Mara from Carol (2015) in the lead actress category. Foreign language performances are most welcome too. Juvenile performances can be listed in the four acting categories as well if you think they are the best. You can post your lists all at once or bit by bit over the coarse of the week. eg, Supporting Actress for 1930 one day and Best Actor another. You can list just one performance or make like you are determining the nominations or an even longer short list. If you can, listing character names will help too especially with performers who are not as well known to us all, like … HARRY C. MYERS ("An Eccentric Millionaire"), City Lights Feel free to discuss choices but let’s not get too mean. Everyone has an opinion. If someone wishes to add what the Golden Globes or SAG nominees and winners were that would be good too. I’ll try to dig up the Cannes and New York Film Critics Winners and post them too. If you are like me and like to second guess the Oscars this might be a fun thread you will enjoy. Hopefully we will get some recommendations for films we have not seen based on some good performances. My pre-code viewing is on the thin side so the first few years are difficult for me.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Energy and Environment The Arctic is in even worse shape than you realize The Arctic ocean has lost 75 percent of its ice by volume. The thickest ice is also the oldest, so the Arctic is rapidly becoming young. By Chris Mooney • Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    That was awkward — at world’s biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels Laughter and protests greeted the United States’ embrace of continued fossil fuel production as global temperatures continue to rise. By Griff Witte, Brady Dennis • Read more »
  20. 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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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    And that's why Adam Schiff said an indictment may be waiting for Trump the day he ceases to be president. If politicians are happy with a criminal in the oval office then so be it I suppose. Let everyone cheat to steal an election in the future.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    As hard as it is to fathom 38% of Americans don't appear to be normal thinking, sane, relatively intelligent people.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    In Trump's case there are two key witnesses who have been granted immunity AND documentary evidence according to the NY Attorney General that show that this was not a case of hide the indiscretion from the wife but a bonafide ploy to keep this from voters. And as much as he may want to sink Trump it is unlikely that Cohen pleaded guilty and was willing to go to jail just for retribution's sake.
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    Films of 2018

    Amy Adams should be in the Best Actress category for Vice. This is just another ploy to enhance her chances at an award by putting her in the supporting category.

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