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Stealing

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:19 am
by Casualnotice
When you steal a speach, it's plagiarism. When you steal a joke, it's an homage.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:56 am
by Dutch!
When you steal from one source, it's plagiarism.

When you steal from more than one, it's research.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:55 pm
by Anywherebuthere
When you steel from Woody Allen, you get sued....

Thought I should cover my bum.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:21 pm
by Casualnotice
anywherebuthere wrote:When you steel from Woody Allen, you get sued....

Thought I should cover my bum.

Why? Were you planning on marrying an over-rated film actress and have a hinky affair with her adopted teen-age daughter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:43 pm
by Dutch!
When you steal from Woody Allen you're scraping the bottom of the barrel and should have gotten in line earlier...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:24 am
by Anywherebuthere
OUCH

Come on guys, I consider Anny Hall required viewing during my movie nights.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:10 am
by Salad Hayes
Because you have stolen from Mr.Soze, Mr Siebels. That you did not know you stole from him is the only reason you are still alive, but he feels you owe him. You will repay your debt.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:21 am
by Dutch!
Dunno who Anny Hall is...but for movie nights you can't go past Die Hard, or if you're in for an Australian flavour...Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior! :)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:24 am
by Casualnotice
Heh...I kinda like the original MM, the American version with the badly-overdubbed "American" accents.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:47 am
by Anywherebuthere
Geeze people....don't make me make a "required viewing list" along with the "required Listening list"

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:12 am
by Casualnotice
anywherebuthere wrote:Geeze people....don't make me make a "required viewing list" along with the "required Listening list"

Pfft...I saw most of Allen's original work while it was still in theaters and he was still something vaguely resembling good. Annie Hall had its moments, but Allen is really at his best when he's challenging the forms of film media and shaping them to his comedy ("Zelig", "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex...", "Purple Rose of Cairo"); his social commentary films generally end up whiny and narcissistic.

Now what would really be cool would be a version of Annie Hall where all the voices were badly over-dubbed to have Australian accents. :P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:50 am
by Dutch!
They dubbed Mad Max???

BASTARDS!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:56 am
by Casualnotice
yeah, unfortunately Mad Max came out before the big "Aussies are so Kewl" fad in the 80's and the American Studio that picked up US distribution felt that they would reach a larger audience if <wildly exaggerated midwest accent> Ev-errrry Perrrsonnn Ssooowwwnnnddded Amerrricannn</wema>.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:50 am
by Cadete
casualnotice wrote:
anywherebuthere wrote:Geeze people....don't make me make a "required viewing list" along with the "required Listening list"

Pfft...I saw most of Allen's original work while it was still in theaters and he was still something vaguely resembling good. Annie Hall had its moments, but Allen is really at his best when he's challenging the forms of film media and shaping them to his comedy ("Zelig", "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex...", "Purple Rose of Cairo"); his social commentary films generally end up whiny and narcissistic.

Now what would really be cool would be a version of Annie Hall where all the voices were badly over-dubbed to have Australian accents. :P


I can't say much about the majority of Allen's work, as I haven't seen it, just bits from films that I find on TV from time to time and his prose books.
I did see his last film, "Match Point", and although it is not a comedy in his usual style it is an amazing film, really got me interested in the characters and plot. I recommend it highly to anyone who manages to catch it on a theather.