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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:32 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:But, I updated my sig line for a little excitement!

Man, Time Bandits is such a good movie ... I've picked up on something new with each viewing. It's truly all-ages, too: some of the stuff that didn't seem that great to me as a little sprout is pretty damn funny now.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:12 pm 
 

Agreed.  I just wathced it again the other night, for the first time in years, and it was far funnier than I had remembered.  A real masterpiece.  I loved the Robin Hood scene.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:03 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I loved the Robin Hood scene.   :lol:

That's actually the one I was thinking of the most — not so funny as a kid, hysterical as an adult.  :)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:58 pm 
 

I just wathced it again the other night, for the first time in years, and it was far funnier than I had remembered.


That was one of the scariest movies I ever saw as a kid. Even now I still find it kind of creepy.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:03 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:
That was one of the scariest movies I ever saw as a kid. Even now I still find it kind of creepy.


Figures  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:52 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
Figures  :roll:


i always used to think Time Bandits was hilarious.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:38 am 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:
That was one of the scariest movies I ever saw as a kid. Even now I still find it kind of creepy.


Some good lines in Time Bandits...and some funny situations.  Overall, it falls a bit flat.  One has the feeling that it could have been just...a...bit...more...funny, but they cut the funny parts out.

It is ironic, more than funny.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:42 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
i always used to think Time Bandits was hilarious.

Al


It was that  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:52 am 
 

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One of my favorite lines of the movie.   :D   This one was the best:

Evil: If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!

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And while were on the topic of movies...I watched The Prestige the other day.  Damn that is a good movie!  Christopher Nolan has a twisted mind when it comes to movie making.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:20 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Evil: If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!

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Yes, that's freakin' hilarious.  It used to be my sig line a ways back . . .


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:44 pm 
 

"Don't touch it!  It's EVIL!!!!!"


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:50 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:"Don't touch it!  It's EVIL!!!!!"

As evil as . . . the "Godless Dollar"?

Opening paragraphs from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/ ... 3498.shtml :

"(AP) An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including "In God We Trust," and are fetching around $50 apiece online.

The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of the nation's first president, are inscribed along the edge with "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" and the year and mint mark. They made it past inspectors and went into circulation Feb. 15."

Hey, bclarkie, can you pick up some of these for us?  You're near the Philadelphia mint . . .

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:31 pm 
 

New Topic:  Anybody else here participate in the SCA or medieval reenactment?

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:34 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:New Topic:  Anybody else here participate in the SCA or medieval reenactment?

SCA member since 86.

No, but I have gone to Ren Faires in the past.  You SCA guys are crazy.   :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:39 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:As evil as . . . the "Godless Dollar"?

Opening paragraphs from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/ ... 3498.shtml :

"(AP) An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including "In God We Trust," and are fetching around $50 apiece online.

The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of the nation's first president, are inscribed along the edge with "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" and the year and mint mark. They made it past inspectors and went into circulation Feb. 15."



Now THERE's a collectable.  

I like that made it past inspectors bit, too.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:40 pm 
 

Back in the early 1980's I was the first senechal of the shire of Riverbend based in my home city. It was inspired by Seashire which was still a shire at that point but became a Barony shortly after.

After about a year I wrote to the corporate office in Milpetas California and the East Kindom officers asking for Riverbend to be disolved. It seems that we had acquired some individuals who were disruptive and also fairly heavy drug users. I did not want our shire, or any of our events tainted by a drug bust.   :x

Apparently another shire started a number of years later, but I was not moving in "those circles" at that point and never became involved.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:34 am 
 

I got involved for a very short time with "Cu Glas" the crazy celtic battle re-enactors
who starred in such films as Braveheart, Gladiator, Highlander and various
other period tv stuff.I knew one of the original members because we were
initially in a bike gang together in our twenties.Monk was his name and he could certaintly swing a sword or spear around.They consisted of about 20
hard core members who actually dressed like celtic warriors mostly all of
the time.Covered in tats and body hair they certaintly looked the part.
A boating club from Clontarf in Dublin (Ireland) commissioned the building
of a full size replica of a Viking Longship complete with oars, sails and
even a hidden propeller and engine for long journeys.The entire Celtic
battle reenactors group dressed up as Vikings and along with various
experienced sailors from the Clontarf club sailed the Longship to the Isle
of Man in the Irish Sea(about a 100 mile round trip).For a special festival.
Man it looked great seeing them rowing that Longship out of Dublin bay.
Unfortunately injuries were high scarcely a week would not go by without
someone getting injured because the fights were very real.They used blunt Aluminium swords and weapons when fighting a large battle scene
but they would still hurt if things went wrong.For a major battle scene
they just keep the cameras rolling so if you are injured you just have to
remain where you were.The teams would devide up and half would be on
each side dressed accordingly.Then they would take up the front ranks of
the opposing troops...and when they came together well you just have to watch those movies.Only the beginning battle in Gladiator used re-enactors the other scenes just used stuntmen.The opening battlescene in
Germania was actually filmed in England (Kent).The woods were being removed so that is why they were allowed to burn them.
I could waffle on but you get the general picture.I ended up moving permanantly to the UK.One of the members nearly lost an eye and i had
had enough bashings to last me a lifetime.However it was great fun and i
would recommend it to all...but make/buy a decent helmet to protect your
head/face and gloves to protect your hands/fingers.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:48 am 
 

ATOM wrote:Only the beginning battle in Gladiator used re-enactors the other scenes just used stuntmen.The opening battlescene in
Germania was actually filmed in England (Kent).The woods were being removed so that is why they were allowed to burn them.

I get the feeling you guys would have done it anyway . . .   :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:56 am 
 

Too right.It was funny really the part where the Amazonian warrior women
fought from the chariots required slim looking stuntmen to dress up as
women...he he! They just cut from the semi distant action shots of stuntmen in womens outfits to the real women in the close ups.In
all fairness im sure there is a lack of Amazonian stunt women who specialise in riding/crashing chariots....so ol Ridley Scott had to make do as best he could.

Also a lot of the battle advisers for the initial Germania scene(and a lot of the extras) were not entirely happy the way he shot the battle scene.
Ridley Scott is not really the type of man to take much advice on board,
he had his own ideas of how it should pan out.I personally thought it was
good but quite a lot of people did not like the way it panned out into a sort
of disjointed dream sequence...but he is a brilliant Movie Director for a
reason and everyone else was just the hired help.So in retrospect he did
a bloomin good job of it....and poor ol Russell Crowe nearly got skewered by a fibreglass Javelin.

And R.I.P Oliver Reed, a true old school bad boy if ever there was one.
Died doing what he loved best...Drinking and Acting!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:45 pm 
 

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Now THERE's a collectable.  

I like that made it past inspectors bit, too.   :lol:

Yeah, that line would make more sense in the first paragraph, but I doubt AP was deliberately trying to be sarcastic.  (You'd hope the properly struck ones made it past inspectors, anyway.)

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