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#376 2020-12-17 02:04:19

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#377 2020-12-17 19:29:21

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^  oops, there's quite a few full-length films I haven't seen yet.


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#378 2020-12-18 16:30:57

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Re: What are you watching right now?

eight.bit.al wrote:
glittersloth wrote:

[snip]I'll flip a coin tomorrow to see which to watch first. [snip]

Let us know what you think of these movies. TIA

8bit

You meant series' not movies, right? Unless there's film versions somewhere?

Anyhooz, just finished Queens Gambit. I'm no connoisseur, but overall I loved it. A couple of scenes tried a bit too hard, but overall - acting, characters, lighting, composition, pacing, architecture - I loved it. Also liked that the soundtrack featured songs from Kim Weston + Marvin Gaye (which I still have in slightly warped LP form back in mum's house) and Martha & The Vandellas.

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#379 2020-12-18 16:53:32

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Re: What are you watching right now?

glittersloth wrote:

You meant series' not movies, right? Unless there's film versions somewhere?

Series, yes. My bad. +1 on the soundtrack. And those eyes...

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#380 2020-12-23 02:47:12

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Re: What are you watching right now?

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - A housewife in 1958 decides to become a stand-up comic.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who did Gilmore Girls. Has that same clever, fast paced, and witty style of dialog. The dialog makes the show plus points for the period setting. Interesting period soundtrack. Lots of recognizable actors; the only thing with Tony Shalhoub I have ever been able to watch. Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak, Jane Lynch. Lead charactor Miriam 'Midge' Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) pulls it all together.
Eight episodes into the first season.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_m … mrs_maisel

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5788792/fu … cl_sm#cast

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#381 2020-12-23 22:30:40

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Re: What are you watching right now?

art school confidential

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#382 2020-12-24 11:23:49

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Re: What are you watching right now?

eight.bit.al wrote:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - A housewife in 1958 decides to become a stand-up comic.

Thank you for this tip.
Binge-watched well into Season 1 last night.
It's colorful, in pastel shades like they only had in the late 50s. Pink. Nostalgia.
But it also has a biting wit that is very much 3rd millenium.
I like the depiction of near-psychotic people in rigid family structures. Reminds me once again why I prefer to not see my family on christmas (and this year has an easy excuse anyhow).
So it's kinda christmasy.
And very New-York-y - everybody seems to be talking at 1.5x speed all the time.

I like the choices Midge Maisel makes and how she comments on the men in her life.
It seems like Tony Shaloub (always liked him) actually created the role for himself; the role of the compulsive, agressive, patriarchal/authoritarian in the worst way, and yet still somehow very loving and soft father.

The characters are caricatures of course, but the story is still solid.
For example, it sticks with the ex-husband and follows him around. This is an obvious TV series choice (we will need him if we want to contnue the story for more than a few episodes), but still, well done: side characters aren't just colourful decals. Not so the kids, unfortunately, which is something I hate in many shows. They are brought in when a certain point is to be made, and then disappear again.

Here's a small outtake of a scene with a nameless comedian from Montana. ROFL.
So, a captivating story in great colors, middle class rebellion and witty 3rd-millenium humour in a 1950s New York setting => perfect christmas binge.


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#383 2020-12-24 21:20:55

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ Excellent review. Glad you liked it.

You didn't mention the soundtrack; so let me. As a child of the fifties, it's the soundtrack of my boyhood.
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Barbra Streisand - Peggy Lee
Connie Francis - Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra - Perry Como

Classics like:
Julie London -Cry Me a River
Blossom Dearie - Tea for Two (originally from~1925)

To contemporary (for the time):
The Chordettes - Pink Shoelaces

And then play music for the credits like Siouxsie & the Banshees - Cities in Dust

4+4bit

Bonus song: The Chordettes -Mr. Sandman

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#384 2020-12-24 21:25:57

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Jennifer Aniston called (Tom Segura tells Bert Kreischer a wild story about Jennifer Aniston.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51LKSK3yV4A

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#385 2020-12-24 21:28:58

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Merrry Chrrrristmas everrryone!
Like "Dinner for One" belongs to a proper New Year's Eve, so does Loriot's Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts belong to a proper German Christmas Eve!
What a genius piece of satire. If for some reason you should not know it yet, please don't let the Nazi Grandpa deter you.
Rarely was there a female comedian (at least back then) who understood that not smiling can be much funnier than smiling.

Loriot wrote:

Es blaut die Nacht, die Sternlein blinken
Schneeflöcklein leis' herniedersinken.
Auf Edeltännleins grünem Wipfel
häuft sich ein kleiner, weißer Zipfel.
Und dort, vom Fenster her, durchbricht
den tunklen Tann ein warmes Licht.

Im Forsthaus kniet bei Kerzenschimmer
die Försterin im Herrenzimmer.
In dieser wunderschönen Nacht
hat sie den Förster umgebracht.
Er war ihr bei des Heimes Pflege
seit langer Zeit schon sehr im Wege.
Drum kam sie mit sich überein:
Am Niklasabend muß es sein.

Und als das Rehlein ging zur Ruh'
das Häslein tat die Augen zu,
erlegte sie - direkt von vorn -
den Gatten über Kimm' und Korn.
Vom Knall geweckt rümpft nur der Hase
zwei, drei, viermal die Schnuppernase
und ruhet weiter süß im Dunkeln
derweil die Sterne traulich funkeln.

Und in der guten Stube drinnen,
da läuft des Försters Blut von hinnen.
Nun muß die Försterin sich eilen,
den Gatten sauber zu zerteilen.
Schnell hat sie ihn bis auf die Knochen
nach Waidmannssitte aufgebrochen.
Voll Sorgfalt legt sie Glied auf Glied,
was der Gemahl bisher vermied,
behält ein Teil Filet zurück
als festtägliches Bratenstück
und packt darauf - es geht auf vier -
die Reste in Geschenkpapier.

Da tönt's von fern wie Silberschellen,
im Dorfe hört man Hunde bellen.
Wer ist's, der in so später Nacht
im Schnee noch seine Runden macht?
Knecht Ruprecht kommt mit goldnem Schlitten
auf einem Hirsch herangeritten.
"He, gute Frau, habt Ihr noch Sachen,
die armen Menschen Freude machen?"

Des Försters Haus ist tief verschneit,
doch seine Frau ist schon bereit:
"Die sechs Pakete, heilger Mann,
's ist alles, was ich geben kann."

Die Silberschellen klingen leise,
Knecht Ruprecht macht sich auf die Reise.
Im Försterhaus die Kerze brennt,
ein Sternlein blinkt - es ist Advent!


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#386 2020-12-24 21:36:18

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Re: What are you watching right now?

eight.bit.al wrote:

You didn't mention the soundtrack; so let me. As a child of the fifties, it's the soundtrack of my boyhood.

It's all part of the New York 50s vibe, no?
Anyhow, I noticed that some versions are contemporary remakes, I think?
Also, the end credits music is not always from the era. I always enjoy when they comment on the story with some piece of music, like David Bowie's Rebel Rebel etc.


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#387 2020-12-24 22:00:34

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:

Also, the end credits music is not always from the era.

I almost included Rebel Rebel in my post. Great minds think alike.

8bit

Edit: https://www.tunefind.com/show/the-marvelous-mrs-maisel

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#388 2020-12-28 17:45:32

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:

Like "Dinner for One" belongs to a proper New Year's Eve, so does Loriot's Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts belong to a proper German Christmas Eve!

I just found out that Dinner for One is apparently unknown in the English speaking world, although it is English, spoken & created. Only the filming was done in Germany, before a live audience.
In 1995, that film "was the most frequently repeated television programme in Germany ever". It still is an integral part of New Year's Eve TV programme.

I also found out that much more Loriot material is now available, and "Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts" is good but definitely not the best.
Loriot picks up Monty Python's Flying Circus' type of humour but puts a very unique German spin on it. Monty Python taking the piss out of stiff Englishmen is funny, Loriot taking the piss out of stiffer Germans is funnier. The first minute of this should be accessible even if you don't know German, I hope. Just like this sketch (5 min into the show)!


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#389 2020-12-28 23:09:36

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:

Merrry Chrrrristmas everrryone!
Like "Dinner for One" belongs to a proper New Year's Eve, so does Loriot's Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts belong to a proper German Christmas Eve!
What a genius piece of satire. If for some reason you should not know it yet, please don't let the Nazi Grandpa deter you.
Rarely was there a female comedian (at least back then) who understood that not smiling can be much funnier than smiling.

Loriot wrote:

Es blaut die Nacht, die Sternlein blinken
Schneeflöcklein leis' herniedersinken.
Auf Edeltännleins grünem Wipfel
häuft sich ein kleiner, weißer Zipfel.
Und dort, vom Fenster her, durchbricht
den tunklen Tann ein warmes Licht.

Im Forsthaus kniet bei Kerzenschimmer
die Försterin im Herrenzimmer.
In dieser wunderschönen Nacht
hat sie den Förster umgebracht.
Er war ihr bei des Heimes Pflege
seit langer Zeit schon sehr im Wege.
Drum kam sie mit sich überein:
Am Niklasabend muß es sein.

Und als das Rehlein ging zur Ruh'
das Häslein tat die Augen zu,
erlegte sie - direkt von vorn -
den Gatten über Kimm' und Korn.
Vom Knall geweckt rümpft nur der Hase
zwei, drei, viermal die Schnuppernase
und ruhet weiter süß im Dunkeln
derweil die Sterne traulich funkeln.

Und in der guten Stube drinnen,
da läuft des Försters Blut von hinnen.
Nun muß die Försterin sich eilen,
den Gatten sauber zu zerteilen.
Schnell hat sie ihn bis auf die Knochen
nach Waidmannssitte aufgebrochen.
Voll Sorgfalt legt sie Glied auf Glied,
was der Gemahl bisher vermied,
behält ein Teil Filet zurück
als festtägliches Bratenstück
und packt darauf - es geht auf vier -
die Reste in Geschenkpapier.

Da tönt's von fern wie Silberschellen,
im Dorfe hört man Hunde bellen.
Wer ist's, der in so später Nacht
im Schnee noch seine Runden macht?
Knecht Ruprecht kommt mit goldnem Schlitten
auf einem Hirsch herangeritten.
"He, gute Frau, habt Ihr noch Sachen,
die armen Menschen Freude machen?"

Des Försters Haus ist tief verschneit,
doch seine Frau ist schon bereit:
"Die sechs Pakete, heilger Mann,
's ist alles, was ich geben kann."

Die Silberschellen klingen leise,
Knecht Ruprecht macht sich auf die Reise.
Im Försterhaus die Kerze brennt,
ein Sternlein blinkt - es ist Advent!

What the hell? Satire? Germans are a serious people with a highly repressed romantic soul (*cough* England, a land of former Germans, same thing). Pay that some respect! Brahms Lieder...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ45pJwyO9o

Example...

Tritt auf den Riegel von der Tür,
Wie gern käm ich herein,
Um dich zu küssen.
"Ich laß dich nicht herein.
Schleich immer heim ganz sacht
Auf deinen Füssen."

Wohl kann ich schleichen sacht
Wie Mondenschein,
Steh nur auf, laß mich ein:
Das will ich von dir haben.
O Mägdlein, dein'n Knaben
Laß ein!

Pull the bolt back from the door -
how gladly I would come in
to kiss you.
"I won't let you in.
Creep away home,
treading ever so softly."

I can creep as softly
as moonlight;
but stand up and let me in -
this I do ask of you.
O maiden, let your
lad come in!

It's too bad the Germans messed up their relationship with England, we could have had more heartbreaking love songs but we got Pink Floyd - The Wall instead. The concert that happened in Berlin because the wall finally fell.

England,  Germans were a major population and influence. Der Angles (Ængle, Engle), angle land, hook land. The land of constriction. Anger, anguish, angst.

Angler. Hook the fish and drag it ashore where it chokes to death.



Thank you for attending my TED talk.

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#390 2020-12-29 12:28:32

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:
eight.bit.al wrote:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - A housewife in 1958 decides to become a stand-up comic.

Binge-watched well into Season 1 last night.
It's colorful, in pastel shades like they only had in the late 50s. Pink. Nostalgia.
But it also has a biting wit that is very much 3rd millenium.
I like the depiction of near-psychotic people in rigid family structures. Reminds me once again why I prefer to not see my family on christmas (and this year has an easy excuse anyhow).
(...)
Here's a small outtake of a scene with a nameless comedian from Montana. ROFL.

I made the jump into season 2. There wasn't a cliffhanger as such at the end of season 1, but the story simply hasn't been told yet.

It's the sort of show that tries to cater to every possible entertainment craving, and IMO they're doing quite well.

The Montana guy (small outtake above) makes a 2nd short appearance on Mrs Maisel's son's birthday party, and following short conversation unfolds between her (M) and her friend Imogene (I) who has a daughter of the same age:

I (seeing Montana guy perform): Do you want to traumatize our children?
M: Yes. Then when they grow up they can fall in love with each other and get married, because they understand each other's neuroses. Isn't that great?
I: Oh, you think of everything!

Other plot twists involve Paris, an all-Jewish family summer holiday camp in the Catskills (borders on the surreal IMO), and more hilarious quotes from Abe Weissman (Tony Shaloub)!

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#391 2020-12-29 13:14:06

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ The link is mal-formed.
http://"https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=zfrgYpmdZ-0 should be:
https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=zfrgYpmdZ-0

I really liked this show; thoroughly entertaining, visually stunning, jokes within jokes, and non stop dialog demanding one's attention with a cleverly understated soundtrack. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. She perfected that hard hitting style of dialog with Gilmore Girls. When she left GG after season 6, season 7 was just not the same, and the end of the series.

From the Wiki page:
Sherman-Palladino has received six Primetime Emmy Awards for her work, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Music Supervision, all for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

I made the jump into season 2. There wasn't a cliffhanger as such at the end of season 1, but the story simply hasn't been told yet.

Much the same, and more so for the end of season 3. Season 4 starts filming in a couple of weeks. Can't arrive soon enough.

8bit

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#392 2020-12-30 16:13:10

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Ah thanks, I fxed the link.
Of course one can also use YT: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zfrgYpmdZ-0


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#393 2020-12-31 01:22:53

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Tony Schwartz: The Truth About Trump | Oxford Union Q&A
Fascinating. A little prophetic also (he presages how DT will behave when he loses the election).
BTW, I only today heard about the Philadelphia Four Seasons debacle.
And at least 3 professional comedians bitterly complained about it: Trump & Giuliani are doing it all by themselves, there's no comedian work left to do anymore, and anyhow, if they'd come up with a story like that their editors would have thrown it out for being way too ridiculous.


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#394 2020-12-31 02:22:52

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:

BTW, I only today heard about the Philadelphia Four Seasons debacle.

You mean that landscaping company parking lot press conference thing, right?
I heard that the company suddenly got a lot of orders for their T-shirts around that time. No idea if that's true. Why would a landscaping company be selling T-shirts anyway?

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#395 2020-12-31 13:05:33

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ When you're a lemon, sell lemon-aid.

Merch bearing the Four Seasons Total Landscaping name started to pop up everywhere ― including on the landscaping company’s own website (a brilliant marketing move), with profits going directly to the business.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/four-sea … 3259b34ddf

https://www.rollingstone.com/product-re … h-1088828/

Make America rake again.

Lawn and Order


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#396 2021-01-03 20:08:45

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Looking on the Swedish documentary about Greta: https://www.svtplay.se/video/29352520/greta

A good start of the new year to remind us about the what is to do and that even one small human makes great difference.

Good continuation of the new year to all of us.


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#397 2021-01-03 20:30:50

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^
website: Programmet kan bara ses i Sverige
ytdl_hook ERROR: this video is only available in Sweden.

Youtube has 2 documentaries called "I am Greta", not sure they're the same though.


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#398 2021-01-03 21:43:51

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Re: What are you watching right now?

ohnonot wrote:

this video is only available in Sweden.

I was looking on the broadcast, just fetch the link without looking closer. It's a pity it could not be exported abroad.

Youtube has 2 documentaries called "I am Greta", not sure they're the same though.

I searched for ´"I am Greta" "Nathan Grossman"'and got quite a catch. Many clips, trailers and documentaries about the documentary...

Looks like the only place for you to see it, outside Sweden, is on paid streamingservice like https://www.hulu.com/movie/i-am-greta-6 … 33ddc2f90a (free trial avalable).
More info about the film here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bj1 … 1T9n--uGbk

Edit: and of course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Greta

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#399 2021-01-04 09:33:37

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^ She's weirdly pretty, I'll give you that. The kind of girl I might've developed a crush on 2 decades ago.


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#400 2021-01-05 07:56:26

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Apocalypse now.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/

If only Robert Duvall was running things.

A subset of us would just be surfing.

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