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  • #16
    Originally posted by Janos
    "Who's in charge around here?"
    "You mean you ain't?"
    From the redux. After Willard has stolen a surfboard and Kurtz is trying to find him. Blaring over the helicopter loud speakers.
    Willard, Return the surfboard. I promise no harm will come to you!
    The a pause.
    Come on Willard. You know how hard it is to find a surfboard in this God damned country?!
    Or something like that anyhow.

    Actually I think I'll watch it tonight. And tomorrow.... Thin Red Line just to annoy Janos.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Duncan
      And tomorrow.... Thin Red Line just to annoy Janos.
      Actually, I haven't seen enough of that one to hate it. I turned it off too quick ... I did like this movie review though: "The Thin Red Line has no real hero and no real plot"

      Enjoy it!
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Janos
        Actually, I haven't seen enough of that one to hate it. I turned it off too quick ... I did like this movie review though: "The Thin Red Line has no real hero and no real plot"

        Enjoy it!
        Ah... you need my lecture on how Thin Red Line is not a war movie but a discussion on enlightenment.

        Pvt Witt - Preparing for death by becoming enlightened. Freeing himself from want and desire through the action of helping others die. Perhaps his final want is to live. And only by freeing himself from this can he become enlightened. Being with others when they die gives him a route for introspection on, and freedom from this last want. And finally to be enlightened he must die without perceptual or emotional interpretation of the experience.

        Cpt Staros - A pretan consumed by his concern for the well being of his men. An unenlightened spirit. His concern for others doesn't allow him to accurately interpret experience. In fact, to become enlightened one must stop interpreting all together. As Witt is learning.

        LtC Tall - A pretan consumed by his anger at those who have blocked his career. Another unenlightened spirit. His anger and frustration narrows his perception and censors, by exclusion, experiential living.

        And so on.
        Last edited by Duncan; 16 Apr 06, 21:25.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Duncan
          Ah... you need my lecture on enlightenment (freedom from want/desire as a preparation for death), pretans (a spirit consumed by want/desire), and how Thin Red Line is not a war movie but a discussion on enlightenment.
          Do I have to do it tonight?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Janos
            Do I have to do it tonight?
            Oooh, we haven't even gotten into Cpt Willard's escape from complicit ideology. or the French plantation viewed from a standpoint of poststructural hybridity.

            Or how about them thar Guadal Canal Diaries? eh? eh? Keeping in mind the time it was produced it seems little more than the ruling class' use of media to re-enforce hegemony.

            And Saving Private Ryan? Bunch of hyperreal simulacra if you ask me. Total lack of semiotics there. Where's the fun in that? eh? eh?

            Darn, don't get to use those words too much.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Duncan
              Darn, don't get to use those words too much.
              Because people run away when you do?
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              • #22
                It is one of the key films about the Vietnam War in my oppinion.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Duncan
                  Oooh, we haven't even gotten into Cpt Willard's escape from complicit ideology. or the French plantation viewed from a standpoint of poststructural hybridity.

                  Or how about them thar Guadal Canal Diaries? eh? eh? Keeping in mind the time it was produced it seems little more than the ruling class' use of media to re-enforce hegemony.

                  And Saving Private Ryan? Bunch of hyperreal simulacra if you ask me. Total lack of semiotics there. Where's the fun in that? eh? eh?

                  Darn, don't get to use those words too much.


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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Duncan
                    Oooh, we haven't even gotten into Cpt Willard's escape from complicit ideology. or the French plantation viewed from a standpoint of poststructural hybridity.

                    Or how about them thar Guadal Canal Diaries? eh? eh? Keeping in mind the time it was produced it seems little more than the ruling class' use of media to re-enforce hegemony.

                    And Saving Private Ryan? Bunch of hyperreal simulacra if you ask me. Total lack of semiotics there. Where's the fun in that? eh? eh?

                    Darn, don't get to use those words too much.
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                    • #25
                      I wouldnt bother,Janos. The main character stumbles through the PTO playing philos. major,I'm surprised a jap sniper didnt waste him right away.

                      Funny how many films pay homage to Apocolypse Now. Die hard 2 ripped off the Tai Chi scene and Major Payne's version of the hotel room scene was hilarious. (look for a spoof of the rat-eating scene from Will in the same part. )
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