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theclaud

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But don't you need a TV the size of your wall to watch films properly? I enjoy the cinema but television mostly just irritates me.

My pals have a mahoosive TV :smile:! Mine is a lot smaller, but then I have a small room and am not very far away from it.
 

Ian H

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I've since discovered it was on 'limited release' early December. I presume there's a technical or financial reason for that. I wonder if my daughter has Netflix.
 

mudsticks

Legendary Member
Crikey, the responsibility! Well, I can't guarantee how it will make you feel, but it is very funny indeed, and it is largely focalized through characters I envisage you would identify with - specialists who are modestly plugging away at their area of expertise and find themselves having to act what governments and the media won't. And despite the way the film channels and distills the absurdity of popular denialism and media distraction, it doesn't need to do any preaching or persuading because, as the director Adam McKay has said, any idiocy they could dream up was 'out-crazied by reality' at every turn.

For me the best moment in the film, if you discount the closing Bronteroc gag with its deliciously obvious build-up, is...

... when the Jennifer Lawrence character (a PhD student who spotted and photographed the comet) has become a reluctant media figure and, having come close to getting the government to act decisively, is foiled by an insanely exploitative comet-mining plan implemented by the tech billionaire and has turned to grassroots campaigning to try and raise awareness. She goes home to visit her parents, perhaps for the last time. They reject her from behind a storm door with the words 'Your dad and I are for the jobs the comet will provide.'

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it makes hilariously short work of what divides us, and whilst it can't really afford to be an optimistic film, it is replete with possibilities from idealism to realpolitik, and it faces catastrophe by affirming what matters. There's a We Are Many, They Are Few vibe running through it, and no sense of invincibility or inevitably about the absurd forces propelling us toward disaster. Dunno if any of that helps.

Well you know what they say Claud "With great power, comes even greater responsibility..."

- If, with such a reputation for discernment - you set yourself up as a film critic - expect to be consulted .

Maybe I'll give it a whirl, and prepare to be raucously entertained, if its still available .

" You're dad and i are for the jobs the comet will provide " - Ah yes - just like the olive groves of Edale which we are all looking forward to :becool:
 

matticus

Senior Member
You'll be telling us that you use these
'New fangled social media'
like twotter, tiktak, instagroin and farcebook next :rolleyes:
Why? Now that i've found the delights of anti-social media right here??
 

mudsticks

Legendary Member
I don't have Netflix, or for that matter a TV... but @Hill Wimp does....
tsssk

Nepotism abounds..

At the end of the day it always boils down to 'who you know' doesn't it.??

Why? Now that i've found the delights of anti-social media right here??

True enough, Tbh that's why I drop in here now and again :whistle:

It's a nice counterpoint to the relentless bonhomie to be found everywhere else.:rolleyes:
 

Cirrus

Active Member
Marc Almond is one of the few famous types from my Alma Mater...
Quite like Marc, seen him a few times both headlining and as support to Jules Holland. He's an artist who's gotten better as they have matured, I believe he did quite a lot of voice coaching to improve his vocals.
 
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