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    Goodbye America

    The Golden rule has always been nonsense. Good to see that law get struck down though.
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    Who is the Best Director of All-Time?

    No one else posted a question.
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    Iran tensions escalate

    It's in his business interests to do those things, not his supporters though.
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    Somewhat Off-Topic: What have you been reading lately?

    I really wouldn't consider Babbitt forgotten since that is one of Lewis' most famous books. The rest of the list looks very interesting though. So Big has had like three film adaptations, I haven't seen any though.
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    Who is the Best Director of All-Time?

    Neither Bogart nor Davis were directors...
  6. Come on, Cid. You really have to start something with him here too?
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    The 317th Platoon (1965) Pierre Schoendoerffer, France - 7/10 - In 1954 Vietnam, the war between the Cambodians and the French has just started. A young officer and a former German collaborator who was in the Wehrmacht lead the platoon to get their wounded men behind allied lines while the enemy is right on their tail. This is a violent and harrowing war film like no other and it predates Apocalypse Now by over a decade. Recommended.
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    R.I.P. Ric Ocasek

    Ric is spelled without a K in it btw.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Mysterious Object at Noon (2000) Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand - 3/10- a cameraman visits local people around the country and they tell a story of woman who runs away with her lover and some stolen children that gets reenacted by a group of performers. Each new local they meet adds on to the story. The cinematography is nice but this one really drags on. Avoid.
  10. They do that sometimes. I remember them showing the Great Dictator twice in a day.
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    Those kids are definitely going to have autism and a lot of major medical defects.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Well Donald Trump did attend Elton John's ""wedding"" (or "Union" is a more apt descriptor).
  13. What do you think happened to him? Did he escape to America? I bet he was probably killed in WWI.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) - 7/10 - Toshiro Mifune leads the Japanese navy against Russia during the Japanese-Russian War. An okay war film with effects by Eiji Tsuburaya of Godzilla fame. Many Wars Ago (1970)- 9/10- Gian Maria Volonte as an anti-war activist in the army who butts heads with Alain Cuny's proto-Fascist general who is hellbent on taking the Austrian hill during the height of WWI.This film is great and has shades of Paths of Glory with its anti-war message and pivotal scene that I won't spoil. Also included is a scene involving WWI era body armor- something that I don't think I have seen in any WWI or WWII film before. Highly recommended. The Cremator (1969) - 9/10 - In 1939 Sudetenland, Kopfrkingl is an ethnic German cremator obsessed with Buddhist philosophy and reincarnation who plans to murder his Jewish wife and kids so they may reincarnate as "pure Germans" like him. I thought this was a very funny horror-comedy film.
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    CASABLANCA is only the 24th most popular classic

    It's even worse than that. He got in trouble because Brenton Tarrant/ the NZ shooter said "subscribe to Pewdiepie" before the shooting so he got in trouble for that. For the record, I only know about him because of his videos on Plato, Kierkegaard and other philosophers. He gets quite a bit wrong but it is noble that he is at least attempting to get the younger generation into serious philosophy.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    Nowhere in Europe is Socialist nowadays, just like Liberalism the word is being misused. Honecker and Pol Pot are closer to what Socialism actually means than anything AOC or in Europe. I agree that Heng is conflating two different things to scaremonger but AOC should be aware of what words actually mean if she doesn't want this to happen against her.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    The Khmer Rouge was a Socialist/ Barracks Communism dictatorship. It certainly has nothing to do with aoc but she invites it by describing herself as such.
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    Somewhat Off-Topic: What have you been reading lately?

    Give me pragmatist William James over Henry James any day.
  19. Well if she was a "fifty foot schtootze babe" she could slap him around.
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    Somewhat Off-Topic: What have you been reading lately?

    Good story and I love the movie version with Deborah Kerr even more.
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    Jon Voight wikipedia page

    Weaker people are drawn to herd mentality. Obama is hardly the only person to be treated like that though. Trump is much worse with that.
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    The four watchable Bond movies.

    I like Live and Let Die. It's on the radio constantly so maybe that's why I like it.

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