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Old December 16 2008, 07:04 PM   #16
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Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama

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How many terroists did GWB associate with again?
He's pretty friendly with those Saudis.
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Old December 16 2008, 07:56 PM   #17
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Which colleague of GWB damn's America?
And I think the administration as a whole have done/are doing a great job of damning America.
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Old December 16 2008, 08:01 PM   #18
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Can we keep the sophomoric political debates to TNZ were they belong! This forum is reserved for sophomoric debates on Sci Fi and Fantasy!
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Old December 16 2008, 08:08 PM   #19
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How many terroists did GWB associate with again?
He's pretty friendly with those Saudis.
Your about to find out its US policy, stated or otherwise, to be friendly with them. Your going to be dissapointed if you think an Obama administration gets harsh with the Royals.


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Which colleague of GWB damn's America?
And I think the administration as a whole have done/are doing a great job of damning America.
Opinion. Nothing factual. Wait till the Trillion Dollar New Deal II Bailout happens. Now that'll be some damning.


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Can we keep the sophomoric political debates to TNZ were they belong! This forum is reserved for sophomoric debates on Sci Fi and Fantasy!
Sure. I think the LITW quote is vague for a reason. In 10 years it could apply to someone else equally as "accurate".
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Old December 16 2008, 08:28 PM   #20
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I saw Lady in the Water again last night. I hadn't seen it since 2006, so this time something said in the movie got my attention in a way it didn't before. It was when Story was telling Vick about what kind of influence his book would have in the future. It went something like this...

"A boy in the Midwest of this land will grow up in a home where your book will be on the shelf and spoken of often. He will grow up with these ideas in his head. He will grow into a great orator. He will speak and his words will be heard throughout this land and throughout the world. This boy will become leader of this country and begin a movement of great change. He will speak of you and your words. Your book will be the seeds of many of his great thoughts. It will be the seeds of change..."

When I heard it, I immediately thought of Barack Obama.

I just thought I'd put this out there.
When I heard it, I immediately thought that M. Night Shawhatever's narcissism had grown bigger than a Dyson Sphere. It's not enough he sticks himself into ever larger cameo roles in his movies, but in LITW, he plays a writer who will apparently change the world.
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Old December 16 2008, 08:36 PM   #21
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I was a fan of M Night's from the Sixth Sense, Unbreakable( my favorite) and Signs. But the Village killed off any interest I had in his movies. He would have to do something really special for me to watch one of his films again.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:19 PM   #22
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Just wanted to say that I heart this film.

Carry on.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:36 PM   #23
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I was a fan of M Night's from the Sixth Sense, Unbreakable( my favorite) and Signs. But the Village killed off any interest I had in his movies. He would have to do something really special for me to watch one of his films again.
Pretty much.

Unbreakable is one of my favourite movies but Shyamalan's stuff is getting more self-indulgent and hard to watch as the years go by. I haven't seen The Happening yet but I hear it's garbage on par with Lady in the Water.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:44 PM   #24
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Can we keep the sophomoric political debates to TNZ were they belong! This forum is reserved for sophomoric debates on Sci Fi and Fantasy!
I was about to issue a thread-wide admonishment to the mud-wrestlers, but that sums it up nicely.
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Old December 16 2008, 10:00 PM   #25
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Just wanted to say that I heart this film.
As do I. I thought it was cute. Usually I don't like cute things, but this one had the right balance (I love the sequence where the movie critic tries to deconstruct his own death scene). I readily understand why most didn't like it, but I was smiling and laughing (good-naturedly) throughout. I guess it just has to be approached with a certain mindset. The setting is modern, but the story is really a self-reflective fairy tale, and operates on the logic (or lack thereof) of that genre.

On the other hand, I hated Signs. An even more thorough insult to the viewers' intelligence than The Village, in my opinion.

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Old December 16 2008, 10:02 PM   #26
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Obama this, Obama that......

He's not even in office yet, and I'm already sick of him.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:40 PM   #27
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Obama this, Obama that......

He's not even in office yet, and I'm already sick of him.
You must have missed this earlier.


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Can we keep the sophomoric political debates to TNZ were they belong! This forum is reserved for sophomoric debates on Sci Fi and Fantasy!
I was about to issue a thread-wide admonishment to the mud-wrestlers, but that sums it up nicely.

Now please... let's leave the political commentary for their appropriate forum(s).
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Old December 17 2008, 12:43 AM   #28
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^It wasn't meant as a political commentary, just an observation.
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