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  1. Also on March 24 at 2 AM as part of the TCM Import is Melvilles' Les Enfants Terribles. I own the original Cocteau novella of this. It's short and a good work.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1993

    1. Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski, France 2. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Takao Okawara, Japan 3. Stalingrad (1993) Joseph Vilsmaler, Germany 4. The Extras, Nabil Maleh, Syria From the foreign editions- Lefteris Dimakopoulos, Periklis Hoursoglou, Greek edition
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    Painfully inappropriate casting.

    Don't forget Chu Chin Chow (one of the really underrated versions of Ali Baba). Tyrone Power Sr. had a main part in the original stage version of this one.
  4. "Selfish and unloving" He has no obligation to anyone to be nice to Trump.
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    News Broadcasting

    Unfortunately, the government isn't like in Plato's Republic where the "Philosopher King" rules over all. Now that would be the perfect world. Though of course, that is a real pipe dream to expect for a government with a truly wise and knowledgeable ruler and one who isn't self-serving, crude and maybe a tad less "Twitter-prone" shall we say.
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    Steele Dossier Now Admitted to have been Faked

    What I meant is that RT has a very noticeable pro-Russia slant whereas CNN has a very noticeable pro-US neoliberal class slant to it. I know RT is not un-biased and I don't pretend otherwise but it's recommended by Chomsky and Jeremy Corbyn so I read it from time to time.
  7. https://www.rt.com/usa/454066-steele-dossier-cnn-ireport-trump/ Donald Trump has once again lashed out at his political opponents after the ex-spy responsible for the infamous ‘Steele dossier’ admitted that he used an unverified internet post as a source while compiling the dubious document. Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who fueled Russiagate hysteria with his DNC-commissioned opposition research on Donald Trump, admitted during a lawsuit deposition that he relied on unverified information contained in a report publishedby CNN iReport – a now-defunct “user-generated” news site. Stories featured on iReport were submitted by citizen journalists and were not edited, fact-checked, or screened before being published. Steele acknowledged under questioning that he had used a July 28, 2009 report published on iReport to substantiate claims he made about internet hosting company Webzilla and its alleged Kremlin ties. However, the former British intel officer insisted that he thought iReport boasted the same thorough journalistic standards as CNN. When asked if he understood that content on the site was not generated by CNN reporters, he said, “I do not.” He was then asked: “Do you understand that they have no connection to any CNN reporters?” Steele replied, “I do not.” He was pressed further: “Do you understand that CNN iReports are or were nothing more than any random individuals’ assertions on the Internet?” Steele replied: “No, I, obviously, presume that if it is on a CNN site that it has some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site.” Webzilla is among the list of plaintiffs suing Buzzfeed for defamation, after the media outlet published Steele’s findings in full in January 2017, with a disclaimer that they hadn’t verified it. The president, who has long denied the salacious allegations contained in Steele’s report, mocked the former MI6 spy and his Democratic sponsors in a tweet.“Report: Christopher Steele backed up his Democrat & Crooked Hillary paid for Fake & Unverified Dossier with information he got from ‘send in watchers’ of low ratings CNN. This is the info that got us the Witch Hunt!” Trump wrote. While devout Russiagate disciples insist that the revelation changes nothing, many on social media expressed disbelief that anything in Steele’s dossier could still be taken seriously. “Turns out Master Spy Christopher Steele was every bit as careful, conscientious, and meticulous as we thought he was,”Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, joked. Steele’s admission comes amid growing skepticism over the dossier’s key allegations. In December, Michael Isikoff, one of the first journalists to report on the document, conceded that Steele’s central claims were “likely false.” Coincidentally, Isikoff’s explosive report on alleged Trump-Russia links was cited extensively by the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page.
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    News Broadcasting

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    Steele Dossier Now Admitted to have been Faked

    CNN also reported on it too if you want a more "pro-US" view on the events. https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/16/politics/steele-information-dossier/index.html Both articles agree on one thing at least that "the most salacious claims in the dossier are still unverified." It should be telling that an "intelligence officer" decided to use a completely unsourced website. Also the original RT article includes the actual quotes too so it's not as if it isn't directly sourcing Steele himself. Also yes, of course everything is biased. Every last thing has a bias that upholds its power structure like Foucault said. "Power is everywhere because it comes from everywhere."
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    2020 Election

    I saw this article on the candidate Andrew Yang. https://observer.com/2019/03/andrew-yang-universal-income-white-nationalist-fans/ Andrew Yang Claims Universal Income Can Curb the Racism of His White Nationalist Fans So $1,000 is all it takes to destroy racism then?
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    Double Feature

    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Next: The Star (2002)
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    2020 Election

    I catch it from time to time too. It can pretty much be called the "whine about Trump" show because they rarely cover anything else.
  13. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47642327?ocid A UN court has rejected an appeal by Bosnian Serb former leader Radovan Karadzic and increased his sentence to life in prison. The tribunal on Wednesday ruled that his initial sentence was too light. In 2016 Karadzic, 73, was found guilty of genocide and war crimes by a UN tribunal in The Hague and given a 40-year prison sentence. He planned the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995 - the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two. Karadzic had said his conviction was based on "rumours". He launched an appeal against his sentence last year, telling judges that the expulsion of Muslims and Croats in the 1990s had been "myths". Karadzic, a former psychiatrist, was president of the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War in the 1990s. But the tribunal rejected the majority of Karadzic's appeal, instead ruling the sentence was too lenient. The former leader cannot appeal the tribunal's decision. He sat in the chamber on Wednesday and did not react to the ruling. Correspondents say the ruling is likely to be one of the last remaining hearings stemming from the bloody break-up of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In its original verdict, the UN tribunal ruled that Karadzic and other leaders were responsible for the "organised and systematic pattern of crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats". At Srebrenica, Bosnian Serb soldiers slaughtered nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys in a "safe area" protected by Dutch peacekeeping forces for the UN. Judges also held Karadzic responsible for the siege of Sarajevo, a campaign of shelling and sniping which lasted more than three years and led to the deaths of an estimated 10,000 civilians. After the war, Karadzic hid for years masquerading as an expert in alternative medicine before his eventual arrest in Serbia in 2008. Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life in prison on similar charges of war crimes and genocide in November 2017.
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    Do you give silent films your own soundtrack?

    Chaplin composed music for many of his films and his are probably my favorite themes/ soundtracks from the silent era. I never watch them with any public domain score and I don't even like the Gold Rush re-release with a jazz score.
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    Where’s Ben?

    Yeah, I think his hair is pretty nice too. I don't mind it. Also I think he looks a lot like the Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky.
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    Do you give silent films your own soundtrack?

    I listen to whatever soundtrack comes with the film. These movies were usually done with accompaniment and that is the way I watch them. It does annoy me however when composers add completely different music that does not flow with the film. Sometimes the soundtrack used for the film shown on TCM will be too much and I mute it. I prefer when the soundtrack is something soothing and calm like Grieg, Bizet or other romantic era composers that are often selected from.
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    RIP 20th Century Fox

    The old logo looks pretty futuristic for its day.
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    Nicht Schummeln, Liebling Next: Palestine
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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    Name the Western

    The Texas Rangers Next: Bob Hope

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