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Post by CluedoKid » Sun May 02, 2010 3:43 pm

Jane Poirot wrote:If not now, there probably will be eventually.

Undoubtedly. According to the Toronto Star, this is going to be a catastrophe on the scale of Katrina. The oil is devastating the Louisiana marshlands, an already fragile ecosystem. Without that marshland, the Louisiana coastline is kaput. This also could have been avoided had there been money invested in a valve control, which was deemed too expensive. Like usual, it was a matter profit before protection.

But yes Jane, if the public is going start caring about this serious matter, now's the time. This is a devastating disaster that is happening right now. People seemed to care plenty about the volcanic eruption because it inconvenienced them.

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Post by CluedoKid » Thu May 06, 2010 3:58 am

DEAD LINK

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Post by Adam106 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:45 am

Election day for us. Should be interesting.

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Post by Black » Thu May 06, 2010 5:47 am

I'm voting for the monster raving looney party (NOT)

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Post by Jane Poirot » Thu May 06, 2010 5:55 pm

Know what bugs me? When promos for TV shows preview the up-coming "sweeps" episode with the claim that "nothing will ever be the same"...and then everything goes back to normal with little to no change within two or three episodes.
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Post by Black » Thu May 06, 2010 5:58 pm

I know, they even talked about it on the WWE.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Thu May 06, 2010 7:46 pm

Because I know Hamlet too well in my English class, my teacher gave me a copy of the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (which I am allowed to keep- great news!) It is delightfully witty, a true intellectual tennis match between audience and actors, with some delightfully funny lines, as you see the events of Hamlet unfold through the eyes of Hamlet's ill-fated friends, who see themselves as far more important in the story than they really are.

The movie, although also very funny, is no match for the play.

I've been forced to revise some of my thoughts on Shakespeare in Love (after having to see it another time). I still dislike it, but I notice now that its main flaws are in direction and acting- Paltrow is horrid, Fiennes is bland, Judi Dench isn't on for long enough, and Geoffrey Rush can't carry the whole thing himself. But I now realize that the script is actually far more clever than I've given it credit for in the past- but the way it is eventually pulled off by the actors and director comes across as more silly than anything. But did we have to suffer through the endless 'romance' scenes between Fiennes and Paltrow? I don't think so.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Thu May 06, 2010 9:34 pm

Well, the movie is called Shakespeare in Love, so the romance scenes seem like they would be important. I haven't actually seen the movie all the way through, but what I saw I wasn't in love with.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Thu May 06, 2010 10:15 pm

I mean 'romance' as in them in bed, with Paltrow's bre@sts conveniently showing, rehearsing the script. How lazy is that?
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Post by CluedoKid » Fri May 07, 2010 12:40 am

Whats wrong with a pair of knockers? I don't see whats so lazy about that.

(FYI: I've never seen the movie myself.)

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri May 07, 2010 5:07 pm

I don't like it, that's all. Surely there must've been some better way to show the growing romance.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:13 pm

Having not seen the scene you are referencing, I can offer some suggestions that may be completely off, but since it's the internet, I can say whatever I want anyway.

The first thing that comes to mind is that the 70s version of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's bre@sts are shown in bed. What play are they rehearsing? Romeo and Juliet? Perhaps an homage? Perhaps that's a bit too reaching.

Showing Paltrow nude does actually show romantic escalation. If her bre@sts are exposed, there is a comfort level there, a level of intimacy not reached when one covers oneself up. If she were shown with the blanket over her, it might point to some deeper issues. Perhaps she has difficulty really being herself around people. Maybe she hates her body, and wants to cover it post coitus. But if she's more uninhibited, it fits more with the character, who as I recall is a bit more free spirited than the women of the day.

Also, nudity is art. While not everyone may agree with this, the fact is that artists have been depicting nude women for centuries. Why should the film medium be any different? While at times it is not artful, showing a nude woman in bed with her lover is hardly pornographic. It's not bre@sts for the sake of *beep* to get 13 year old boys in the movie.

Also, frankly, , they're just boobs. Women have them. They aren't scary. Well, they aren't all scary. I certainly can't say I would mind seeing Gwyneth Paltrow's.

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Post by Jane Poirot » Fri May 07, 2010 8:25 pm

For someone who has not seen the film, Niteshade, you actually do make pretty good points that are spot-on. Yes they are "rehearsing" (it's a bit complicated) R&J. Paltrow's character is pretty free-spirited for a woman of that day (she did dress up as a guy just to get into the play after all). I would also agree that nudity does not always equal "pornography" and can be put to beautiful use. And yes, they are just bre@sts, something that is perfectly normal for women.
And if I may add another point: Showing a woman in bed with the blankets just below her bre@sts is at least realistic, unlike the conveniently-shaped L-covers you usually see in a movie or TV show post-coitus (you know the ones I mean--the ones where the blankets come up to just below the girl's shoulders but conveniently expose the man's chest for female eye candy :roll: ).
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat May 08, 2010 6:54 am

I guess it ends up being a matter of personal taste. I just didn't like it, and think there could've been a better way to show growing romance than perpetual bed scenes.
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Post by Black » Sat May 08, 2010 10:20 am

I'm really starting to get ****** off with my new playstation.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat May 08, 2010 4:16 pm

I accepted my acceptance offer into Honours Science from the University of Waterloo.
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Post by Adam106 » Sat May 08, 2010 4:25 pm

Congrats! :)

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Post by fendue » Sun May 09, 2010 4:52 pm

Hey guys, I'm back from Florida. had a nice time.

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Post by Adam106 » Sun May 09, 2010 4:57 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun May 09, 2010 5:07 pm

What did you do?

Also, fun fact, don't think I've shared it on here, but I moved from main entrance operations to attractions! I working icon attractions at Hollywood Studios! Whoo!!!

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