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The Artist
Topic Started: Jan 26 2012, 11:13 PM (1,857 Views)
rumbaba
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Be careful of any pirate copies of "The Artist" going about. I got one: rubbish quality, it's black and white, couldn't hear the dialogue
Edited by rumbaba, Jan 27 2012, 10:27 AM.
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Mobson
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Tut, Tut, Rum! I can't say I'm sorry - piracy is one the main banes of the film industry! ....I went to film convention at the Empire Cinema, L Sq last year where independent film makers were discussing piracy and the effect it has on their businesses. Nick Moran (Actor in Smoking Barrels) went near ballistic telling the story of how much money he lost when his pet project that he directed called The Kid was pirated out of existence... As for the Artist - try to see it on a big screen - it's worth it!
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It was a joke Mobs. It's a silent film, in black and white <doh>

I didn't really have a pirate copy <laugh>
Edited by rumbaba, Jan 27 2012, 10:27 AM.
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Mobson
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<eh??> ....Bad Joke! <smashyourcomputer>
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rumbaba
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Sorry Mobs. I think Danny Baker made this joke on Radio, I picked it up on facebook.

It's a black and white, silent film, a tad unusual for a hit movie in the 21st century. There are various versions of this joke e.g. entire audiences in Liverpool demanding their money back because they couldn't hear the dialogue and there was a problem with the colour. :)
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Jan 27 2012, 10:49 AM
Sorry Mobs. I think Danny Baker made this joke on Radio, I picked it up on facebook.

It's a black and white, silent film, a tad unusual for a hit movie in the 21st century. There are various versions of this joke e.g. entire audiences in Liverpool demanding their money back because they couldn't hear the dialogue and there was a problem with the colour. :)
S'ok Rum! When you have friends in the industry and you know what a demon piracy is and how it affects the 'workers' - not the fat cats....well.

The Artist is a pretty good film - I saw it (a bit reluctantly) last week and had it not been for all the hype (& the fact that it's bound to score high at the forthcoming Oscars at the end of Feb) I think I would have waited for the dvd. I am an avid fan of film and this is surprisingly entertaining....and yes, the dog, who's been on more promotional rounds than his human counterparts, should get an Oscar! <ok>

<K9> >>>>>>>a smiley dog wagging tail please!
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rumbaba
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Simon Cowell wants to hire the dog, or so I read. <erm>

Caissier is a 'cat man', not sure you'll get a dog :)
Edited by rumbaba, Jan 27 2012, 11:34 AM.
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Jan 27 2012, 11:33 AM
Simon Cowell wants to hire the dog, or so I read. <erm>

Caissier is a 'cat man', not sure you'll get a dog :)
Well Simon knows a sure thing when he sees it - can't believe he'd entertain any animal though - they're too messy!

Caissier is a 'cat man' but for the sake of parity.....anyway my request was half-hearted :wub:
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May-Cee

I got your gag straightaway, Rum; surprised to see the usually alert Mobs asleep at the wheel!

The mass walk-outs were, of course, nothing of the sort. A Liverpool cinema manager was on Five Live saying that a hadfull of eejits (not his word) asked for their money back.
What surprised me is that they have such a money-back policy if you leave within ten minutes of the start.
When I think of the time and money I've wasted on some stinkers...

Grandpa Simpson:

"The sound was too loud and the romantic sub-plot was unconvincing; I want my money back."
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surprised to see the usually alert Mobs asleep at the wheel!


...Lost my favourite aunt last week May-cee, on the same day I aged a year! :'(
Edited by Mobson, Jan 31 2012, 03:38 PM.
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I remember someone saying to me they felt cheated by the Woody Allen film Manhatten being in black and white.

(Also, overheard on a bus, at Shepherds Bush, 78ish, a preciously sensitive girl saying to her friend, about One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest , "Oh, I liked it but I was sorry that it was about mental health".)
Edited by caissier, Feb 1 2012, 02:16 AM.
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May-Cee

Sorry to hear about your loss, Mobs.
And, of course, belated birthday greetings.

(You do know I was just joshing with ya?!)
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Thanks May-Cee!

Of course I know you were 'joshing' and you should know that I have a very wicked sense of humour and am not easily offended - therefore when I write things I do try to demonstrate that they are not meant to sound grumpy or angry - only rarely have I had to let off steam!!!

HEY! I can't get the smileys on this post - somethings amiss.... :-(
Edited by Mobson, Feb 2 2012, 08:00 PM.
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rumbaba
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My friend Steve went to see it and didn't fall asleep (he nearly always falls asleep in the cinema).
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I enjoyed this but didn't think it lived up to the hype surrounding it on it's release..a rather sweet if somewhat lightweight film.
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