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Old 10-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #18001 (permalink)
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It's based off a book and a true story. The book is titled that.
Ya, and it's really not about the fact he did survive but instead is about the incredible events that had to happen in order for him to survive.

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Although not exclusive, the following principles form the major components of Pashtunwali. They are headed with the words of the Pashto language that signify individual or collective Pashtun tribal functions.

Melmastia (hospitality) - Showing hospitality and profound respect to all visitors, regardless of race, religion, national affiliation or economic status and doing so without any hope of remuneration or favour. Pashtuns will go to great lengths to show their hospitality.

Nanawatai (forgiveness or asylum) - Derived from the verb meaning to go in, this refers to the protection given to a person against his enemies. People are protected at all costs; even those running from the law must be given refuge until the situation can be clarified. Nanawatai can also be used when the vanquished party in a dispute is prepared to go in to the house of the victors and ask for their forgiveness: this is a peculiar form of "chivalrous" surrender, in which an enemy seeks "sanctuary" at the house of their foe. A notable example is that of Navy Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a US Navy SEAL team ambushed by Taliban fighters. Wounded, he evaded the enemy and was aided by members of the Sabray tribe who took him to their village. The tribal chief protected him, fending off attacking tribes until word was sent to nearby US forces.
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:53 PM   #18002 (permalink)
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Horror of Dracula (1958)




Obviously I've heard of Hammer horror movies, and obviously I've heard of Christopher Lee's Hammer Dracula movies, but this was my first experience with either. With what I'd gleaned over the years I was expecting something not quite B-rate but still cheesy and over-the-top, but instead what I got was something that was obviously a product of its budget and presumably short filming schedule, while also being taken too seriously for its own good.

Most of the problem was probably in its acting which, rather than being hammy and fun, was in fact the opposite: rigid, overly polite, and unemotional. This was not due however to just plain ****ty acting, but because it seems that nobody told the all-British cast to stop being British at each other for five whole minutes. I'm honestly surprised that the words "goodness", "gracious", and "me" were not uttered in that exact order at any point during the movie.

That being said, even though the fact that this movie is nearly sixty-years-old has dated its horror and violence, there are a few scenes that were legitimately cool, most especially Dracula's death; and prim and proper though the cast may have been the rest of the movie had a surprising amount of grit to it. Just too bad it was at odds with the acting.
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:09 PM   #18003 (permalink)
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Funny, I watching a bit of Abbott & Costello vs. Frankenstein. Kinda sad seeing Bela Lugosi and Lon Cheney well past their prime.
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Moon: Easily one of my favorite sci-fi movies. Original, intelligent, thought provoking, sublimely funny at times, and emotionally gut wrenching at other times.

Perfect soundtrack and it is easily Sam Rockwell's best work imo. If the movie had done better at the box office he would have been a shoe in for an Oscar nod.

I'd post the trailer but it gives away too much. Better to go in 100% cold if you've never seen it.
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Your Sicario avatar looks too much like the one Bat had of that YouTuber, and now every time you post I think it's him.


And Moon rules.
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Your Sicario avatar looks too much like the one Bat had of that YouTuber, and now every time you post I think it's him.


And Moon rules.
Same here, although I didn't know why that happened until you pointed it out.
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I should switch back just to be a dick. Think I will actually.
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