"What's past is prologue………."

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"What's past is prologue………."

Postby nmblum88 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-7j4WVTgWc

Her, in its entirety, is what remains after half a century, one of the greatest political, cinematically eloquent, even heart stopping films of all times: "the Battle of Algiers," by the passionate (frankly Leftist,anti -colonialist) Gillo Pontecorvo.
This is NOT a documentary, but a work of art based on the verifiable history of the lingering last days of the French occupation of Algeria..
(For those who prefer subtitles, it is necessary to click on the "setting" icon in the lower right hand corner of the film,and check "British English.")

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(Alert: No zombies, ghouls, aliens or even common ordinary genus homo ax murderers were utilized in the making of this remarkable film. But… still..as with most fact or fiction that have to do with man's inhumanity to man, there is a full measure of the sorrow of violence.)

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Postby Poodle » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:22 pm

Axe, Norma.

AXE.

I know you appreciate the ever so humble correction.

Luvnkisses ...

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Postby nmblum88 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:12 pm

Poodle wrote:Axe, Norma.

AXE.

I know you appreciate the ever so humble correction.

Luvnkisses …


Not only appreciate, but demand…. including from those who accurately assess their humility.
And even more so from anyone whose sense of proportion is so daunting.
I am especial flattered that you chose me as the beneficiary of your eagle eye and infallible use of language,
However, and not to suggest that your research is ..well… how about "fusty " rather than "faulty?"… but:
ax |aks|(also axe )
noun
1 a tool typically used for chopping wood, usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle.
ax 1
• a measure intended to reduce costs drastically, esp. one that involves elimination of staff: thirty workers are facing the ax in the assembly department.
2 informal a musical instrument, esp. one played by a jazz or rock musician.
verb [ with obj. ]
1 end, cancel, or dismiss suddenly and ruthlessly: the company is axing 125 jobs | 2,500 staff were axed as part of the realignment.
• reduce (costs or services) drastically: the candidates all promised to ax government spending.
2 cut or strike with an ax, esp. violently or destructively: the door had been axed by the firefighters.
PHRASES
have an ax to grind have a self-serving reason for doing or being involved in something: she joined the board because she had an ax to grind with the school system.
ORIGIN Old English æx, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aaks and German Axt .


But never you mind, Poodle: kisses are kisses are kisses.
Ditto professions of love.
Even from one who COULD be an heir to Richard III.
Or William Chester Minor.

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Postby Lausten » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:00 pm

And, welcome back Norma. Hope you are doing well.
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Postby Poodle » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:08 pm

What the OED does with ax ...

"Dialect and West Indian form of ask.
I’m axing plenty question
I axed her once if she would want pipes and t’ings put into her body"

So unless you've become an extremely hip rappy kind of shiksa (used in its non-disparaging mode), get that e put back into a perfectly good English word please!!!

And I'm so pleased to see you back.

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Postby Gord » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:38 pm

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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Postby Austin Harper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:15 pm

I dislike "ax" in the same way that I dislike "thru".
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Postby Poodle » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:44 pm

Gord wrote:http://grammarist.com/spelling/ax-axe/


Some of the comments are well worth reading.

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Postby Flash » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:09 am

Norma, nice to see you. :clap:
I've seen that movie but it was such a long time ago I hardly remember it.
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Postby nmblum88 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:17 pm

Flash wrote:Norma, nice to see you. :clap:
I've seen that movie but it was such a long time ago I hardly remember it.

Nice to see you too, Flash…
The movie? Yep, it is old.
Older than "Zombies Take Over the Internet," but not quite as old a "the Chickens Come Home To Roost… in Paris."
About the same age as "As Ye Reap, Thus Shall Ye Sow…" (in French, with English subtitles),
Norma
P.S. HAve you seen the latest Disney cartoon?
" Wretched of the Earth Kitchen Workers Spit in the Soup?"
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Postby Flash » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:39 am

Norma wrote:
P.S. HAve you seen the latest Disney cartoon?
" Wretched of the Earth Kitchen Workers Spit in the Soup?"

This must be a new art film. I am drawn to art film like a bear to honey. Toronto is the place where somebody somewhere will show that thing.

But I saw the famous mystical realism masterpiece Bambi and Godzilla.
It's not a long but a very poignant movie. You see Bambi playing in the grass and then all of the sudden, out of the blue, when one would least expect it, shockingly not to mention sadly a big reptilian foot comes from the top of the screen and crushes Bambi into a pancake. End of the film. :cray:
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Postby Gord » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:44 pm

Shirley you mean Bambi Meets Godzilla?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXCUBVS4kfQ

Yes, a true cinema classique.
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Postby Flash » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:48 pm

Oh, you are good Gord. That's it, Bambi Meets Godzilla. A reflection on life and death of innocence. Quickly now, a new box of tissues... :cry2:
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Postby Gord » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:11 am

Yeah, I always cry when his mother doesn't get shot in this one.
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Postby nmblum88 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:38 pm

Gord wrote:Yeah, I always cry when his mother doesn't get shot in this one.


Little wonder that you are notable for your heightened sensibilities.
But cheer up… there are other terrible wounds than those inflicted by the gun.
..
Odd though that someone with such mother issues hasn't managed to move at least a few blocks away (or gone into a witness protection program).
But then, to be human is to be conflicted.
And ah!! …. those apron strings !!
"The mysterious ties that bind… oft made of steel."

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Postby Gord » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:05 pm

:befuddled: Why would I want to move a few blocks away from Bambi's mother?
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 pm

Gord wrote::befuddled: Why would I want to move a few blocks away from Bambi's mother?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBEN4jtzh-4

( I noticed that "Bambi" does a sexy gymnastic cartwheel in this 1971 movie, that is directly copied by Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner in 1982. I just thought that was an interesting film reference.)
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Postby Poodle » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:05 pm

Seen Canary. What can anyone say? Just the way it is. Simples.

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Postby Flash » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:26 pm

Sean Connery was the best Bond ever, eh.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:51 pm

Flash wrote:Sean Connery was the best Bond ever, eh.
I liked Sean Connery. At least he wore his Royal Navy uniform occasionally. James Bond wasn't a SIS field officer. He was a seconded to the intelligence service because he had weapons training in the military. He did "wet jobs". The little old ladies, ex-priests, rent boys, mathematicians, foreign traitors and Whitehall bureaucrats who make up the SIS generally don't train in unarmed combat. :D

If the UK SIS want's to knock someone off, they get experienced officers, probably from a SAS regiment to do it.

I like the John Le Carre novels because they acknowledge this distinction. The SIS generally provides intelligence product for users, but also supplies normal evidence for the police to lay charges, as they have no power to arrest people, themselves. The most realistic show on the SIS knocking off people was "Callan", where he was an ex-sargent, based in a head-hunter team in an East end, junk yard.
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