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PostSubject: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   1/3/2013, 23:15


Just watched the opening battle scene in "Gladiator" again.
Usual stuff, depraved nobility speak with "English" accents, tough guys with Yank.
I love the way a war chant from "Zulu" was grafted onto the Teutonic horde's opening number.
Funny how the Roman footsloggers are wearing Parliamentarian "lobster tail" helmets, as per the English Civil War.

Hollywood don't bother much with reality, do they ?

I notice a remake of "The Dambusters" is being made. Gibson's dog is to be renamed "Digger", I bet they never consulted the dog !
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   2/3/2013, 19:53

brum when i was a lad in secondary school we used to have to sit and sing sea shanties in the music lesson . one shanty we all used to sing with gusto went like this , i never knew the like since i was born , a big buck nigger with his sea boots on johnny go down to hi,low poor old man , now that was an official song in an official song book . i have not heard it sung for years now , perhaps they changed that to digger , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   2/3/2013, 21:02


To paraphrase, (am I right there ? ), "Blazing Saddles", Hey, folks ! ,Guy Gibson's got a new dog, it's called "Ni" !

Gingerjim, you don't reveal your age or location, (typical !) but we had that song when I was a mere stripling too, 'twas not considered offensive, in days of yore.
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   2/3/2013, 23:21

Lot's of things have changed, look how close Enid Blyton was, in her early Noddy books it was always the Gollywogs causing trouble (or maybe it was just the people that Noddy hung around with)

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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   3/3/2013, 07:49

I had an old Great Aunt wot lived in Portrush, she had a cat that shared a name with Guy Gibsons' dog. It was a joy to behold when she opened the door at Tea time and called the cats' name 3 times! Embarassed



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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   3/3/2013, 19:19

brum i am 77 this year , living in broadstairs kent , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   3/3/2013, 20:11


Roger,

duly noted,

out.
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   4/3/2013, 09:42

brum wrote:

Roger,

duly noted,

out.

It wasn't Roger, it was Gingerjim...........

But in the same vein, I am irritated by the less fortunate, the black lads ( with whom I've no gripe compared with some), other incomers and those with malajusted habits who get so much favourable publicity that it seems that the "normal" are out of line, and all the rest who determine and dictate which terminology we must use when referring to their persons. There are several more offensive terms we could use in we wished to be malicious.

Dammit, it's OUR language, we've used it for yonks. Just wait until the Young Pretender north of the border gets his way and "Jocks" becomes forbidden. To say, Paddies, Taffies, Frogs, Krauts, etc., etc. will be unacceptable.

It's a queer way of going on.......... Sorry, can't say that. Delete "queer" insert "odd".
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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   4/3/2013, 17:22

Pommie, Limey, Brit, Anglo etc, etc etc.
Call me what they like as long as its not late for dinner.

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PostSubject: Re: Hollywood eh ? (tut !).   4/3/2013, 19:23

Brum may have meant ROGER. Smile
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