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What Have You Watched Recently? [OFFICIAL THREAD]

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8 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

You're likely to hear about this and given the subject matter its not obvious it would have problematic content. If you watch the first couple of episodes it all seems ok. 

  1. As a drama it is absolutely amazing
  2. In terms of showing how an organisation works and malfunctions it's amazing
  3. The acting, sets etc. are amazing
  4. It's very immersive viewing.
  5. In nearly all the episodes there is nothing objectionable

BUT

In one of the episodes about the miners there is full frontal male nudity. It's a sub-plot to the overall story and you won't miss anything by skipping over that material. It's in episode 3 from about 36:46 to 38:46.

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Thank you very much for the heads up, I’ve also heard this is brilliant and will watch it at some point.

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@Haji 2003 & @Heavenly_Silk

This is why l miss Blockbuster Video. You could rent a movie like this, while Red Box is has few things l want to see.

I do not pay for cable or satellite because it is not worth the money.

 

EDIT: l forgot to mention l watched dw.com 's "Close-Up" on Qatar. Some politics, some their economy and some cultural (Qatar has more camels than people.)

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This is currently on the BBC, but I am giving the IMDB link for those of you who are blocked by their 'paywall'

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10911538/

It's a documentary series (3 parts) called, 'Rise of the Nazis'. Usually these are quite predictable, but this one actually adds value. It's a fairly detailed account of the political machinations that preceded the Nazi takeover.

Just shows how many miscalculations there were on the part of anti/non Nazis for them to seize power.

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20 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

This is currently on the BBC, but I am giving the IMDB link for those of you who are blocked by their 'paywall'

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10911538/

It's a documentary series (3 parts) called, 'Rise of the Nazis'. Usually these are quite predictable, but this one actually adds value. It's a fairly detailed account of the political machinations that preceded the Nazi takeover.

Just shows how many miscalculations there were on the part of anti/non Nazis for them to seize power.

Does the film make clear that it was the Army that groomed and put him in power? And that Hitler worked as a domestic intelligence agent?

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5 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

Does the film make clear that it was the Army that groomed and put him in power? And that Hitler worked as a domestic intelligence agent?

Yes. There's quite a bit on the role played by Kurt von Schleicher and there's also quite a bit on the role played by Franz von Papen and there's a long shadow cast by Hindenburg.  But there is nothing about Hitler and whether he worked as a domestic intelligence agent. There is quite a bit on the demise of the SA.

 

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47 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

There is quite a bit on the demise of the SA.

Yes, even the Army started to worry about them.

During Hitler's imprisonment, is there anything on Gen. Haushofer and his student-aide/liason Hess' visits and assistance on writing Mein Kampf ?

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8 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

During Hitler's imprisonment, is there anything on Gen. Haushofer and his student-aide/liason Hess' visits and assistance on writing Mein Kampf ?

It does not go back that far. It starts around the time that the Nazis are becoming a political force and on Schleicher's radar as a possible counterweight to the communists etc. The German establishment/aristcocracy saw them as a tool that could be used. And clearly Hitler played them very well.

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6 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

as a tool

This was more "Germany's hope". That is why he got oratory lessons; was 'taught' how to dress by one of the Wagner women and she helped him learn how to socialize (this is before she understood what was happening and she sent her daughters to live in Chicago); and so on. Von Pappen and friends realized they "lost control" three weeks after Hitler became Chancellor. 

Schleicher l had to read on. His alliance with Rohm doomed them both by both the Army leadership and Hitler.

 

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Paddington 2 - watched with children. A story with morals surprisingly. Cartoon with real actors.

The Terror (TV) - 10 episodes. A serial about two 17th century navy ships, English, charged by the Admiralty to search for a passage to China by traveling the frozen northern sea above Canada. Good acting. I was searching for something to watch, read description, watched the first ep and got hooked. Amazing till the end.

No nudity of any kind If I recall correctly.

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.l have been watching my annual Hallow'een classic:

The Conqueror Worm

a.k.a. The Witchfinder General  

A real hang 'em, burn 'em  or drown 'em.

:ko: Stoat, an ermine coat of white fur is a sign of shaytan?

Definitely, not a 'chick flick'.

A classic misogynous smear:

"Strange, isn't it, how much iniquity the lord vested in the female?" [lord, here = GeeZeus]

Burning Elizabeth Clarke, and so on.

:egg:On his new method of execution:  "lt's a fitting end for the foul ungodliness in womankind."

lt is estimate that 3/5ths of all 'witches" executed in the 16th century were done by Hopkins.

Matthew Hopkins, a real person, was a sick-in-th-head.

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@Mohammed-Mehdi

When l grew up there was a saying even used in cartoons: "Whoever controls the weather rules the World." From the 19th Century l guess and reflects an agricultural undercurrent in the thinking.

But now, it is "Whomever controls the oil(and gas) controls the World"

Also, to go with a sentence in the video, 1] https://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-11/04/c_138527674.htm 

and https://www.dw.com/en/china-invests-heavily-in-the-greek-port-of-piraeus/av-51115047 

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1 hour ago, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

@hasanhh

 

What do you think about Clint Eastwood movies? Like 'm? Other movies you are now reminded of (classics/...) ?

 

Some are fun to watch, but that artificial macho cwap gets to be irritating after a while.

Same with John Wayne.

There are "classics" l do like: The Conqueror Worm, How to Murder Your Wife :clap:"justifiable homicide", Night of the Grizzley, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Shaneand such. Some documentaries l re-watch every few years.

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1 hour ago, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

@hasanhh Interesting, will look into it INsha'Allah

The Bad The good The Ugly, contains some problems if I remember correctly, but it was very good to watch as well. What do you think?

Besides being famous for its music, l thought the gunslinging was hokey.

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The Command (1954)

As best as l can reckon, l saw this fifty-five years ago.

A classic cavalry-kill-Indian film, which has the famous howitzer-in-a-wagon scene grape-shoting the lndians following behind. This scene is used in several movies as stock footage and sometimes news reporting on lndian Affairs.

Oh the glory in gunning down a stoneage culture  :ko:

:sorry:"l hope the readers understand satirical comments."

The film has James Whitmore (Miricle Grow commercials in the 80s and 90s), opera singer Joan Weldon (still alive at 89) but is in this 'horse opera' as a complication, and Guy Madison in the lead who gets/manhandles all the complications the film offers.

The bio-war by infecting the natives with chicken pox --by accident.

The gunnery was kinda hokey as the cavalry used 1873 Trapdoor  carbines (.45-50-405), but in the movie they are using levers.

The stunts are good. Although when the howitzer grapeshots the lndians, it somehow misses all the horses.

lt must be a good movie for kids because l remembered  a lot of it. Or maybe because l am getting into my second childhood.

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Just Finished Watching the 20Nov Demoncratic Debate.

:cry: "2 1/4 hours of my Life for: "

:blabla: , "together", "unite", "chance", "fight", "inspire" "l will", "represent", :respect:"for everyone and everything"

:mod: "What am l supposed to make out of all this pretencious rhetoric?"

:fever: "My ears hurt."

My Summation:  :censored: <---He wants to stay on S.C. -the Sensible Channel (most of the time)

 

 

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