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Forum: The Movies 06-04-2019, 09:14 PM
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I like Colm Meany a lot too (also from the Alan...

I like Colm Meany a lot too (also from the Alan Parker films)- but Fr. Francis wasn't Irish, he was born Welsh and raised in Spain.
Forum: The Movies 05-29-2019, 01:51 PM
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Cavalry has remained useful in certain niche...

Cavalry has remained useful in certain niche roles, right down to the war in Afghanistan. Horse was used widely in WWI on the Eastern Front and in Palestine with wide-open spaces to maneuver in. ...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2019, 07:29 PM
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Catholicism was basically omitted entirely. I'm...

Catholicism was basically omitted entirely. I'm not entirely sure if it even pointed out that Fr Francis was RC and not Anglican. As to Tolkien's stance on 'dramatisation' - well, the film ends in...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2019, 03:56 PM
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Well, I've seen it. It's a pretty thing, but very...

Well, I've seen it. It's a pretty thing, but very slight. Lovely sets and costumes, competently acted (except by Jacobi, who phoned it in)... but really pretty empty. Most significant, I think, isn't...
Forum: The Movies 05-03-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
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I really can't blame Christopher for not wanting...

I really can't blame Christopher for not wanting to give his seal of approval to a fictionalized biopic of his own parents, one which almost certainly is going to get almost everything from their...
Forum: The Movies 04-22-2019, 02:36 PM
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He could function simply as the ogre who kept...

He could function simply as the ogre who kept Ronald and Edith apart
Forum: The Movies 04-18-2019, 12:30 PM
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Oh, sorry: you said WW2. Yes, there were some...

Oh, sorry: you said WW2. Yes, there were some cavalry that had a niche role. The US 26th Cavalry carried out a successful rearguard action vs the Japanese in the Philippines, covering the retreat...
Forum: The Movies 04-18-2019, 12:27 PM
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Well, I wouldn't say "shortage of tech" so much...

Well, I wouldn't say "shortage of tech" so much as "nonexistence of tech." Automotive technology was at the Model T stage; while there were armored cars they were basically confined to roads and...
Forum: The Movies 04-18-2019, 10:10 AM
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Although, actually, the British maintained a...

Although, actually, the British maintained a sizable cavalry force right through the Somme, where it was held in reserve to exploit the infantry breakthrough that, in the event, never happened.
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Forum: The Movies 04-18-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
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I was afraid of this

Writers who don't know their subject except on the surface, and are faking it:



First off, as most will know, Celeborn and his city didn't exist in 1915 and wouldn't until the next world war...
Forum: The Movies 03-14-2019, 05:31 PM
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Tolkien wouldn't have worn very much in terms of...

Tolkien wouldn't have worn very much in terms of gear: far less than a ranker. His khaki wool service uniform - with necktie(!) and a peaked cap: steel helmets wouldn't be authorized for officers for...
Forum: The Movies 03-13-2019, 12:36 PM
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Couple of points re: the second trailer Why...

Couple of points re: the second trailer

Why cast an actor who looks nothing whatsoever like Tolkien? Christ, they could at least have dyed his hair blonde.

Why cast an American as Edith? And...
Forum: The Movies 03-09-2019, 12:21 PM
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Or to portray Father Francis as a bigoted,...

Or to portray Father Francis as a bigoted, tyrannical ogre. And probably a pedophile.
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
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Guarantee: they will de-emphasize his intense...

Guarantee: they will de-emphasize his intense religious belief to the vanishing point.

Good odds that they'll have the TCBS all serving in the same unit on the Somme, and one will die in...
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