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Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
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Today is a good day. A fair amount of my days are spent battling inside my own head, but today feels lighter than it has in a while. I feel like myself, or at least how I’m supposed to feel. It’s refreshing.
 

BeardOfKnowledge

The Most Consistent Motherfucker You Know
Jul 22, 2015
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Today is a good day. A fair amount of my days are spent battling inside my own head, but today feels lighter than it has in a while. I feel like myself, or at least how I’m supposed to feel. It’s refreshing.
Believe it or not, I understand exactly what you're saying.
 

Speaker to Animals

encephalopathetic
May 16, 2021
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Remember that fellow at the start of the Rona who spent $10,000 on toilet paper... only to be told no returns when he tried to get his money back?

That gets funnier the further we get from the pandemic
 

Speaker to Animals

encephalopathetic
May 16, 2021
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Been watching The Godfather.

This film is so fucking good. No scene wasted, everything advances the story.
I just noticed for the first time that as Luca Brasi enters the bar where he's whacked, the camera shifts and we see him through a window that has decorative fish.

If you don't know the film, Brasi's tactical vest is sent to the Corleones with a fish in it.
"It's an old Sicilian message: Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
 

BeardOfKnowledge

The Most Consistent Motherfucker You Know
Jul 22, 2015
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Been watching The Godfather.

This film is so fucking good. No scene wasted, everything advances the story.
I just noticed for the first time that as Luca Brasi enters the bar where he's whacked, the camera shifts and we see him through a window that has decorative fish.

If you don't know the film, Brasi's tactical vest is sent to the Corleones with a fish in it.
"It's an old Sicilian message: Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
It really is a masterpiece.
 

Speaker to Animals

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May 16, 2021
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It really is a masterpiece.
Haven't seen in at least a decade, but know the story and beats well enough. Now I watch for cinematography, lighting, the way the scene is framed.
And I'm noticing little things.

When Michael finds out his father has been shot, he goes to a phone booth. As he shuts the door on Kay, he turns to the phone and family business.

That might be foreknowledge informing my viewing.

This film is indeed a masterpiece. Casting, acting, excellent. The screenplay is tight and compelling. The pacing keeps your attention.

I'll be watching part 2 soon, and that'll be more of a bummer to watch as Michael descends into evil.
 

FINGERS

Formerly 'pillow FINGERS'
Nov 14, 2019
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The amount of times Hugh grant batters his eye lids in 4 weddings and a funeral is extraordinary
 

Thuglife13

Roe Free Yee
Dec 15, 2018
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Been watching The Godfather.

This film is so fucking good. No scene wasted, everything advances the story.
I just noticed for the first time that as Luca Brasi enters the bar where he's whacked, the camera shifts and we see him through a window that has decorative fish.

If you don't know the film, Brasi's tactical vest is sent to the Corleones with a fish in it.
"It's an old Sicilian message: Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
It really is a masterpiece.
Growing up I always thought Goodfellas and Casino were the gold standard of mob movies until I finally watched The Godfather. You guys agree with the standard line that Godfather II is the best in the trilogy?
 

BeardOfKnowledge

The Most Consistent Motherfucker You Know
Jul 22, 2015
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Growing up I always thought Goodfellas and Casino were the gold standard of mob movies until I finally watched The Godfather. You guys agree with the standard line that Godfather II is the best in the trilogy?
Personally, my favorite mob movie is Goodfellas. But I'm able to recognize that it isn't in the same class of film making as The Godfather. I know a lot of people believe 2 to be the best, I don't agree. I prefer 1, although part of that is my bias that without 1 there would be no 2.

Hot take: 3 isn't nearly as bad as people say it is and if it were made as a stand alone movie rather than having to follow up after 1 and 2, people would think much more highly of it.
 

SongExotic2

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Jan 16, 2015
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My favourite mob flicks are goodfellas and casino. I like the Godfather I just prefer the other two.



If we are talking gang flicks in general the warriors beats them all!


 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
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A good loud sneeze is the best. I fucking love a big sneeze.
 
Oct 24, 2015
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Q @Qat I was walking down a street in Mexico last week with my wife when a street vendor yelled to me, "Sprechen sie Deutsch?"

It was undoubtedly the extent of his spoken German, but what an incredible compliment to Germany and what an incredible insult to me that he thought I was a fuckin kraut.

I yelled, "NEIN!" as we walked past.
 
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Qat

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Nov 3, 2015
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Q @Qat I was walking down a street in Mexico last week with my wife when a street vendor yelled to me, "Sprechen sie Deutsch?"

It was undoubtedly the extent of his spoken German, but what an incredible compliment to Germany and what an incredible insult to me that he thought I was a fuckin kraut.

I yelled, "NEIN!" as we walked past.
The Mexicans have some nerve to mistake a weak-bearded Celt for a proper German.

Best moment of your vacation no doubt!
 
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