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Old 01-06-2013, 03:50 PM
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Did you see him in that modernized version of Hamlet? It was somewhat strange.

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I would imagine! Gertrude would have been what, 80?

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:09 PM
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Oh, wait! Murray played Polonius! I can see that. Polonius is often played as a boorish self-important fool. Murray definitely could do that.

As for the rest, Ethan Hawke is the right physical type for Hamlet but......

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Yeah, I still want to see that one, but, I still just can't picture Murray as FDR. FDR was a party hound and had a great sense of humor, (Ever heard the story about Churchill and the Washington monument?)
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Do tell, I'm sure it references phalli.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:30 PM
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Baltimore's Washington Monument.



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Old 01-07-2013, 07:28 AM
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Do tell, I'm sure it references phalli.
You guessed it.

You know Churchill was a pilot, right?

I believe it was late 1943 and the Prime Minister decided to visit FDR at the Whitehouse. With Churchill in the pilots seat, the aircraft made it's approach towards the airport when the Washington Monument came into view. Churchill contacted ATC to announce their intent to land, then commented to his co-pilot, "Dear God, look at that thing. It looks like a giant penis." Unbeknownst to the Prime Minister, the ATC overheard the comment and passed the message to his supervisor, who relayed it to the Whitehouse.

In the Newsreel, you see Churchill approach the President and shake his hand. Roosevelt draws near and whispers in his ear, and both men crack up.

But, you can't hear what was said.

What did FDR say?

"I can only imagine the headline; British Prime Minister crashes into Americas pecker."

From A&Es Biography of Winston Churchill.

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I love Bill Murray but it is indeed hard to get past his real persona and to believe he is the character he is supposed to be playing. That said my one of my favorite movies he did was an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge. If you like movies about the lost generation of post World War I you need to read Maugham. I love his books.
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That's a great story Dave!

Anyone have Netflix? 'Kimjongilia' is an excellent look at the last of the great murderer systems.

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Planned to see "Not Fade Away" today, but it appears that it only stayed in town for a couple of weeks. Saw "Silver Linings Playbook" instead. Pretty light fare, but some fun. I would definitely pick "Lincoln" over it for Best Picture. I liked Robert Deniro's performance in a supporting role, but no way he beats Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens.

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Watching 'Bullitt' on Turner Classic Movies today. Just finished watching Hirchcock's Daliesque flick, 'Spellbound' with Ingred Bergman & Gregory Peck. Cool movies and uncut with no commercials.
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Finally got my subwoofer project up and running. Once it's broken in and dialed in, I'll let you know how it came out.

Watched "Coriolanus" with Ralph Fiennes today. Kind of an odd flick taken from Shakespeare. Romans-speaking old English with English accents-in modern times.

Then I caught "FlyBoys" a movie about the Lafayette Esqaudrille. Good flick, with nice dogfight sequences.

The new sub really brings the bomb blasts to life...............

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