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Off Topic The Arts Thread (Paintings, Music etc)

Discussion in 'Horse Racing' started by Cyclonic, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Bustino74

    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Sorry to hear that, Ron. My thoughts are with you
     
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    My sincere condolences, Ron. What you said is so very true.
     
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  3. SwanHills

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    I thought the second series of the Norwegian drama "State of Happiness", which finished yesterday, was just superb. Watched recordings I made of the final two episodes a couple of times already. Just cannot fault this drama, it had everything. Just don't know how on earth they did the disaster scenes on the semi-submersible drilling rig (which was acting as a crew accommodation unit in this case) and the adjacent fixed production platform. Incredible. Well done Norway and everyone involved in the making of this TV film. <applause>

    (A final word, I must admit that the final scene had me all choked-up. Very sad, but beautifully done)
     
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  4. Bustino74

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    Bugger, I thought it was a rerun of the 1st series. So skipped it: more to watch on i-Player when I get back from France.
     
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    I am sure you will enjoy Series 2. i-Player is unavailable, unfortunately, outside the UK (unsure about Ireland, but I would imagine one can get it there too?). i-Player certainly is the BBC's 'Crown Jewel'. However, no complaints; I am thankful I can get UK channels on my Filmon facility, which does a darn good job, with an excellent recording system. "State of Happiness and "Shetland" are the best two dramas I've seen on BBC TV for a long long time.
     
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  6. Chaninbar

    Chaninbar The Crafty Cockney

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    RIP Robbie Coltrane. Talented chap. I loved the Cracker series and my lad loved him in Harry Potter <rose>
     
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    Loved him in Cracker. Also a very early appearance in one of the Comic Strip Presents episodes called Summer School <laugh>

    RIP <rose>
     
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    Yes indeed, a fine actor who was brilliant in many of the roles he undertook. He will be sadly missed.

    RIP Robbie <rose>
     
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  9. Ron

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    This brightened up my day

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    Last night I was privileged to watch Netflix’s latest movie offering, the German film, Im Westen Nichts Neues (All Quiet On The Western Front), based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque.
    I shall not attempt to review the film, save to say it tells the experiences in the trenches of a young German in the First World War.
    This film is not for the squeamish. The brilliant cinematography depicts the horrors, suffering, and futility of war in a way that will sadden you to the core. I shall never forget it.
    Yet everyone should see it, if only as a shining example of an anti-war movie.
    I’ve always thought that another German movie, Das Boot, was the finest war film I have ever seen, closely followed by a much older film, Paths of Glory. This is right up there with those two.
    I’d certainly be interested to know what any other member thinks of it.
     
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    Thanks Tam - I saw the Netflix release and it is on my “to watch” list. Need to finish Dahmer first.

    Best war film for me would have to be Full Metal Jacket closely followed by Kajaki (also known as Kilo Two Bravo).
     
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    Yes, the former is excellent. I’ve not seen Kajaki, but I shall watch it on Kodi.
     
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  13. Ron

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    Note the Suggested for you. Somebody knows me only too well <laugh>

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    Not so hot now Ron
     

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    Agree with Tamerlo that Das Boot is the finest war film I've seen.
     
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    Is Jerry Lee Lewis dead or alive?
     
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    Did you have to Chan? <laugh>
     
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    Yes, that was a bit harsh of Chan. The remedy, of course, is that many of us should look in the mirror at regular intervals, compare the image with a handy shot of one in our 20's, and there you go. It certainly is a chastening experience, if nothing else. <whistle> :( :bandit:
     
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    <laugh>Not such a good idea Swanny. We can't do anything about it
     
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    Both images could appeal, first for me but Wayne Rooney might not agree.
     
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