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Re: Films

#101 Post by Alan H » February 11th, 2009, 1:22 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

I'm getting there! :D
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#102 Post by Alan C. » February 11th, 2009, 10:40 pm

We're way off topic now, but I blame A H so I'll continue.
I don't know what it is with me and the Times, but I can never seem to get a comment posted there, I am never abusive or even controversial, but for some reason they won't publish my comments :angry:
this is the letter from Paul Woolley.
Sir, It is strange that your correspondents (letters, Feb 10) think that faith in God is incompatible with Darwinism, given Charles Darwin’s own position on the subject. In 1879 Darwin wrote to John Fordyce: “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist & an evolutionist . . . In my most extreme fluctuations, I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God.”

Darwin died three years later, without changing his mind. “You have expressed my inward conviction,” he told the author William Graham in one of his last letters, “that the Universe is not the result of chance.”

Paul Woolley

Director, Theos.
All I said was.
Why has Mr wooley only quoted half of the paragraph from Darwins letter? Here is the other half (or words to that effect)
Darwin said.
I think that generally (& more and more so as I grow older) but not always, that an agnostic would be the most correct description of my state of mind.
Can anybody see why that comment should not be published?
I am so bloody outraged............................I'm going to bed :cross:
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#103 Post by Alan H » February 11th, 2009, 11:29 pm

I only occasionally get one published, but I suspect they just get tooooo many. Now whether they really do read them all, have a committee meeting to discuss the merits of each one and then take a vote, subject to Managerial approval, or just pick them at random, who knows?
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#104 Post by Alan C. » February 12th, 2009, 11:16 am

I only occasionally get one published, but I suspect they just get tooooo many
There are only 12 comments on that particular article, I don't know why they just don't allow comments to be posted without being scrutinised first, then only remove ones that are flagged offensive, the Guardian and the Scotsman do it.
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#105 Post by Alan H » February 12th, 2009, 1:01 pm

Alan C. wrote:I don't know why they just don't allow comments to be posted without being scrutinised first, then only remove ones that are flagged offensive, the Guardian and the Scotsman do it.
Quite, but it is The Times we're talking about here. They're the ones who send you a letter, through the postal service, if they are going to publish a letter you've submitted.
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#106 Post by lewist » February 19th, 2009, 9:59 pm

Is this where we talk about films, please? :)

I've just been to the Northern Lights Film Society again and they had yet another outstanding movie. It was Caramel, set in a beauty salon in Beirut, in Arabic with subtitles but the visuals were so good the subtitles were often fairly superfluous. It was gentle and really funny, and one of those films where you don't notice the passing of time and are disappointed when it's finished.
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#107 Post by Alan C. » February 19th, 2009, 10:13 pm

Lewis
Is this where we talk about films, please?
I think we've just been told off Alan :redface: Do try and stay on topic, or next thing you know we'll have admin after us :supershock:
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#108 Post by lewist » February 24th, 2009, 10:40 pm

Being in Glasgow I just went to the cinema with my son Rob to see Slumdog Millionaire. It deservs every award it has won. It was riveting. If you have the chance, go and see it!
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#109 Post by Alan H » February 24th, 2009, 10:48 pm

Alan C. wrote:
Lewis
Is this where we talk about films, please?
I think we've just been told off Alan :redface: Do try and stay on topic, or next thing you know we'll have admin after us :supershock:
Oops! :redface:
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#110 Post by lewist » March 7th, 2009, 11:01 pm

Alan C. wrote:
Lewis
Is this where we talk about films, please?
I think we've just been told off Alan :redface: Do try and stay on topic, or next thing you know we'll have admin after us :supershock:
No, No, not a bit of it, boys. I was just getting a bit confused, not unusual.

Went to Northern Lights Film Soc again on Thursday to see Brother Where Art Thou, neither new nor really memorable, but a good laugh anyway.
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#111 Post by Lifelinking » March 9th, 2009, 9:45 pm

Yup, I enjoyed 'Brother Where Art Thou' too
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#112 Post by Maria Mac » March 11th, 2009, 9:32 pm

Firebrand wrote:Anyone else see The LakeHouse on TV a couple of nights ago? I absolutely loved it.
I seems like every time I turn on the TV they are showing The Lakehouse. I am now watching it for the third time. It's turning in to one of my favourite films ever.

I agree with Lewis about Slumdog Millionaire, as I think I've already said in this thread.

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#113 Post by Maria Mac » April 2nd, 2009, 6:29 pm

I'm glad I caught a bit of Jonathon Ross's cinema programme the other day because it drew my attention to The Boat That Rocked which we've just returned from seeing. It's a comedy set in 1966 about a pirate radio station anchored in the North Sea. Tremendous fun and a great nostalgia trip for those of us who lived through the sixties (and remember them).

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#114 Post by Alan H » April 3rd, 2009, 11:28 am

The Scotsman reviewer didn't exactly like it.
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#115 Post by Maria Mac » April 4th, 2009, 7:55 pm

What a twat. :sad2:

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#116 Post by Bookrover » April 17th, 2009, 3:16 pm

Having watched it a while back, I got hold of a cheap copy of 'Gattacca' on DVD last month. It wasn't until I watched the extras that it really dawned on me how supportive of Roman Catholicism it is. Such a pity.
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#117 Post by Alan H » April 17th, 2009, 3:24 pm

Bookrover wrote:Having watched it a while back, I got hold of a cheap copy of 'Gattacca' on DVD last month. It wasn't until I watched the extras that it really dawned on me how supportive of Roman Catholicism it is. Such a pity.
I have to admit, I've never watched it, but what is it that makes supportive of Catholicism?
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#118 Post by Beki » April 28th, 2009, 1:49 pm

I must admit that I really liked Gattaca when I saw it and I didn't really get any overt Catholic inferences from it. Mind you, I was probably just gawping at Jude Law too much. mmmmmmmmm

I watched a film called "Einstein and Eddington" the other night which was quite good. Nothing amazing, but a nice wee story about how an English scientist (Eddington) set about setting up an experiment to prove Einstein's theories against of backdrop of anti-German feeling during WWI and the prevailing Newtonian way of thinking. David Tennant was Eddington and the guy that played Gollum in LOTR was Einstein. Worth a watch if you have a couple of hours to while a way......
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#119 Post by Maria Mac » May 10th, 2009, 1:14 am

Watched Religulous this evening.
The documentary RELIGULOUS follows political humorist and author Bill Maher (“Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Politically Incorrect”) as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey.
Very funny and highly recommended. Somehow Bill Maher manages to make religionists look really silly. I don't know how he does it.


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#120 Post by lukanator » May 10th, 2009, 5:42 am

I watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and really enjoyed it. I thought it was a story about life and the human experience, with the "aging in reverse" thing simply being a setting rather than the story. I found its examination of life's journey very enriching and poignant. Brad Pitt also pulled off a good New Orleans accent.

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#121 Post by Maria Mac » August 22nd, 2009, 10:42 am

Saw the newly released Time Traveller's Wife. IIRC, a few of us read the book and enjoyed it very much. I was anticipating being disappointed by the film but I wasn't. I think it did a good job of capturing the essence of the book and the usual box-office additions, which made it marginally happier than the book, were OK.

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