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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Zohar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:32 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

I'm pretty sure people spoke much more slowly in Black Panther compared to other Marvel movies because of this reason.
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Angua » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:46 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

I'm pretty sure people spoke much more slowly in Black Panther compared to other Marvel movies because of this reason.

Yeah, I remember thinking that at the time too. I think because I get more engrossed in a movie and you can't post while watching one it didn't stick with me because there was so much else to process.
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Raidri » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

Someone created a thread for Luke Cage, why not post there? :mrgreen:

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:52 pm UTC

Because the conversation could easily shift to a broader discussion (not long enough to warrant it's own thread) about accents in Film and Television when shot outside their native areas and how they are adjusted so the audience for which the media is presumably being aimed at (or at least the collective group the people making the thing belong to) and how it changes things like how quickly a person speaks, how strong an accent is, and if the actual dialect is preserved or abandoned or some combination thereof.

See also - I'm too lazy to look - the Forum Rule about reporting shit instead of addressing it in thread, specifically Do not post in the thread to tell someone they've broken a rule without reporting it, and preferably, don't post in the thread to tell someone they've broken the rule at all.

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Raidri » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 am UTC

I didn't mean to report a broken rule or something, it was just an observation (made more funny for me because Angua started the Luke Cage thread ... but it may have been only me).

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Grop » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:35 pm UTC

I am watching Peaky Blinders. Whenever the characters speak of ww1, they say "France" when "the war" would be as explicit (and more straightforward). I don't think that is strange when talking about people who died in France, or things that happened in France, but sentences like "How was he before France?" are a bit weird to me.

I guess I am not used to France being the name of a war or traumatic event.

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:49 pm UTC

Grop wrote:I am watching Peaky Blinders. Whenever the characters speak of ww1, they say "France" when "the war" would be as explicit (and more straightforward). I don't think that is strange when talking about people who died in France, or things that happened in France, but sentences like "How was he before France?" are a bit weird to me.

I guess I am not used to France being the name of a war or traumatic event.

Well, aside from "World War I" obviously being not really available, until speculation about WW2 came to the fore, it was a war with many fronts around the world and "France" (The Western Front of the European theatre, give or take) was the place that many such men experienced it, who would not have experienced that locale (France) in a civilian context.

People involved in some other part of the war (e.g. at sea) would have had a different frame of reference, but with the Pals Regiments system and very little other option for these people we saw who went over there (and came back) it probably boiled quite nicely down as "the fields of France" (or the muddy quagmires).

And, aside from gradually picking up the 'feeling' of "the war" through repeated use of the euphemism, it's perhaps a softer term to use when discussing all that goes with having through the kind of conditions that caused (for example) Danny "Whizz-Bang"'s problems.


I can't speak for the reliability of the language used, it seems to be trying to be true to the area/era (and a quick look for complaints about that revealed "despite the usual accuracy, this thing in series 4 stands out as somewhat wrong" remarks). I'm also not local (nor quite ancient) enough to have first-hand experience of that particular setting, and work out for myself which liberties are being taken on behalf of the modern audience (or just plain messed up).

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Grop » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm UTC

In fact, they also happen to say the war sometimes, so I suppose this is also in order to avoid repetitions.

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Angua » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:42 pm UTC

Angua wrote:
Zohar wrote:
Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

I'm pretty sure people spoke much more slowly in Black Panther compared to other Marvel movies because of this reason.

Yeah, I remember thinking that at the time too. I think because I get more engrossed in a movie and you can't post while watching one it didn't stick with me because there was so much else to process.

So, I decided to watch an episode with subtitles on. The subtitles are in English, not Jamaican dialect which is a total shame. They should have just let me filter it, would have been closer than what they've got.
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:02 am UTC

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(I've also worn out shoes made for 2015, but I doubt I could sell them for that much…)

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby natraj » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:03 pm UTC

why do you have this weird fetish for posting links without actually letting anyone know what you're posting ABOUT?

"Back to the Future shoe sells for nearly $100k" is soupspoon's link above.
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Weeks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm UTC

natraj wrote:why do you have this weird fetish for posting links without actually letting anyone know what you're posting ABOUT?
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby natraj » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:40 am UTC

oh nooo i didn't quote it and then st helpful-edited but trust me it was originally SUPER unhelpful
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 pm UTC

It was something like "Old shoes sell at auction" and the other one was... something like "And then there's this (Which doesn't...."
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Zohar » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:37 pm UTC

A series of fleeting thoughts about recent movies/TV shows I've been watching:

  • Insecure is a fantastic show by Issa Rae, she plays a somewhat screwed-up young person in LA trying to deal with being the only black person at her work (and NGO that provides education support to young kids of color) and with her own complicated long-term relationship. This show is great,
    but it's hard for me to watch more than one episode at a time because they're usually a bit heavy. It's also very funny, which you would not necessarily expect. It's on HBO, contains lots of nudity, and season 3 starts in August.
  • Jane the Virgin continues to me an amazing and intricate show about complicated people trying to find a place for themselves. Season 5 (possibly the last one) starts next fall I think.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - I just love this show. It is so set on destroying notions of traditional romance, its characters are all so flawed and (mostly)
    well-meaning, it has amazing songs and excellent portrayals of people with mental health issues. Season 4 (the final one) starts in October I believe.
  • Ocean's 8 - I just wanted to see a fun, light, heist movie and I got exactly what I wanted. I loved it. I don't remember Ocean's 11 much at all so I don't know how it compares, but this was just a delight to watch, on a night where I needed some extra delight.
  • Pose is Ryan Murphy's (Glee, American Horror Story) new show about the 80s ball scene and the AIDS crisis in New York. It is really excellent,
    but also a bit heavy. You should definitely watch Paris is Burning, the excellent documentary about the same time, I believe it's available on Netflix.
    This show is on Amazon and season 1 is ongoing.
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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby Tyndmyr » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:29 pm UTC

Moviepass basically has become a dumpster fire. Not sure how much it's going to impact theater goers and what kind of films ultimately get made, but the experiment was fun while it lasted.

After running out of money and cards being declined everywhere, they announced that some films, days, etc no showings will be available without warning. Also, they're cutting their customer service, so good luck getting anything fixed.

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Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Postby JudeMorrigan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:44 pm UTC

The voice actor who does Pooh in the Christopher Robin movie also voiced Minsc in the Baldur's Gate game. Pooh as miniature giant space bear is now part of my headcannon. Go for the eyes, Pooh! Go for the eyes!


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