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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    So Victor, can you recommend any good Australian movies that we could rent from Netflicks?
    Coming up here quite soon is the Russian Film Festival and the Italian Film Festival.

    I went to the last Russian festival but I found the movies to be very good as movies, but unbearably sad. So I was pleased we were offered vodka fruit cocktails before the movie and afterwards, because we needed it.

    And it helped me understand why Russians always seem to be better after two drinks.

    I have noticed this because I live just across the road from the Russian Embassy and we drink in the same pub.

    Russian history is truly unbearably sad and you need two drinks to bear it - particularly vodka fruit cocktails - what a punch! And they know how to make movies.

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    What titles would you recommend from what you saw? Sans vodka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    What titles would you recommend from what you saw? Sans vodka.
    I find it very hard to recommend titles. I like Australian films because I recognise the terrain but it would mean nothing to you.

    And I don't remember the Russian titles - it was a year ago.

    Also for me movies are kind of white hot. I am fully immersed in a movie - I become the movie or a character.

    So I prefer to go to the movies with someone and hold their hand during the movie and debrief over coffee after the movie.

    I particularly like film festivals here because they are usually opened by the embassador and his wife, or very occasionally by a woman embassador. And sometimes they will have a foreign movie star along.

    Canberra is a rather small place so even film festivals are intimate affairs. But rather fun.

    I like going out to the movies because it is a social event. I might have something to eat first and a chat with someone there.

    I saw a, "Body of Lies", the other night, about the CIA and Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

    It was a well made film - a good action film. But I couldn't help feeling the CIA weren't very professional in the movie. I hope they do a better job in real life.

    But I just like going to the movies - and even a bad movie is a good movie - and I love holding hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I find it very hard to recommend titles. I like Australian films because I recognise the terrain but it would mean nothing to you.
    I've seen some. My geographic disability didn't hamper my ability to enjoy them.

    I have zero desire to see Body of Lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I've seen some. My geographic disability didn't hamper my ability to enjoy them.

    I have zero desire to see Body of Lies.
    It was actually quite enjoyable. The head of the Jordanian secret service was particularly good.

    And like almost all American movies, it ended on an upbeat note. Much better than the serious Russian movies that leave you devastated and in need of not one but two vodka fruit cocktails.

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    I'm still trying to make all the way through "Kingdom of Heaven" but I have no concentration for movies lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I'm still trying to make all the way through "Kingdom of Heaven" but I have no concentration for movies lately.
    I'm not surprised - the movie was shockingly bad, not even gratuitous shots of Orlando "girly-boy" Bloom, could salvage it from the tyranny of tedium.

    Some good movies from "Down Under"

    The Piano (a fav - you'd like this too heart)
    An Angel at my Table
    In my Father's Den
    Whale Rider
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    Shine
    Tim

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    Has anyone seen The Piano?


    Palme d'Or, Oscar: Best Actress, Oscar: Best Writing (adapted/original), ALFS Award Winner

    It sounds near perfect.

    Ti Ne Fi Ni

    -How beautiful, this pale Endymion hour.
    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post
    Has anyone seen
    It sounds near perfect.
    Colmena - check the timestamps - you freeek me out.

    It's in my top 5 of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I'm not surprised - the movie was shockingly bad, not even gratuitous shots of Orlando "girly-boy" Bloom, could salvage it from the tyranny of tedium.
    Oh geez! And one would think they could count on a crusade movie to come through with the girly man stuff at least.

    Some good movies from "Down Under"

    The Piano (a fav - you'd like this too heart)
    An Angel at my Table
    In my Father's Den
    Whale Rider
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    Shine
    Tim

    Tim is a all time favorite of mine but the book is far, far better. I saw the Piano too, husband is never going to get over it, affected him profoundly. (He's girly man at heart) And we saw Shine.

    I remember one, "Next Wave" or something like that. Very mystical.

    I will check out those others you have kindly suggested.

    I've seen other movies from down under when I was younger and we had cable but I cannot remember all the titles.

    I know that within the last year we saw the one ...now I got a mental block my brain ain't working like it should...it had Finnes in it, they had this glass house that sailed on the river.

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