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by Sabin
Fri May 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Birch Bayh
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: R.I.P. Birch Bayh

Starting to realize why this guy never got anywhere in presidential politics...
by Sabin
Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote Roger Ebert in his 2003 four-star review of the film had this to say in conclusion: "As slavery is the great sin of America, so "The Birth of a Nation" is Griffith's sin, for which he tried to atone all the rest of his life. So instinctive were the prejudices he was...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

OscarGuy wrote Griffith was a great figure in cinema history. Intolerance was his apology for Birth of a Nation. While perhaps naming things after him isn't the best option, he shouldn't be forbidden from being seen or discussed. Yes, this is literally my point. I'm not talking about erasing him. I...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote The film needs to be taken in context. When it was made, the KKK was a thing of the past. It flourished in the 1860s, was extinguished in 1871. Putting it in the film was controversial but considered at the time it was made no more threatening than depictions of Nazis in films aft...
by Sabin
Sun May 12, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Big Magilla wrote
Sabin - If you don't have access or time to watch the movie at least read the excellent Wikipedia synopsis of the film and its historical context before jumping to conclusions.

I’ve seen the film. What conclusions am i jumping to?
by Sabin
Sat May 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Reza wrote Yes. Things were done and said with a lot of people believing it was right - sadly a lot of people in your country even today don't think there is anything wrong with what was depicted in Griffith's film. But banning books and films today because we dont like what was said and done is ab...
by Sabin
Sat May 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Reza wrote So the trustees of some asinine Ohio University board have taken it upon themselves to act like true saviours of the "black cause" - and that too by way of a 100 year old film. Don't these morons know the meaning of "context?" Can you explain what you mean by "Do...
by Sabin
Sat May 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Alvin Sargent
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: R.I.P. Alvin Sargent

Great writer.

He also survived his wife, Laura Ziszkin by eight years. They were married for one year.
by Sabin
Fri May 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2134
Views: 92285

Re: New Developments III

So... Roe v. Wade is done, right?

BUT HER EMAILS.
by Sabin
Sat May 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2134
Views: 92285

Re: New Developments III

Trump will not appear on the California primary ballot unless he releases his taxes. So, that's one state that Bill Weld can win.
by Sabin
Fri May 03, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1283

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

Captain Marvel is similar to Bohemian Rhapsody in that for the first twenty minutes, I said out loud "This is TERRIBLE" about ten minutes. And then after an hour I said, "Aw, crap. Do I like this?" It's not a good movie. I don't recommend it. I didn't have an awful time, and I th...
by Sabin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Birch Bayh
Replies: 2
Views: 92

R.I.P. Birch Bayh

No idea. Just seeing this now. Seemed like the kind of person we'd like in our Presidents. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/03/14/birch-bayh-indiana-senate-239688 Former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh dies at 91 The three-term Indiana senator authored two constitutional amendmen...
by Sabin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

As with every passing, John Singleton's career reads differently today than it did last week. Last week, it read a talented, competent director who directed one great film (or at least one perceived to be great) and then never get close to topping it. Sometimes it looked like he was trying (Poetic J...
by Sabin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1283

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

A few words on Endgame (and Infinity War)... This is television. In retrospect Infinity War and Endgame have a combined running time of 5 hours and 40 minutes. It's massively-budgeted, scaled, and promoted television but to watch Avengers: Endgame is to watch a season (not series, don't be fooled) f...
by Sabin
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 1156

Re: Campaign 2020

criddic3 wrote
We'll have to see how compatible they are in terms of policy.

They don’t have any, so it’s a match made in heaven.

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