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The French Flock to a Feel-Good Movie "Untouchables"
The New York Times ^ | December 10 2011 | MAĻA DE LA BAUME

Posted on 12/11/2011 6:54:59 PM PST by Cincinna

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White liberal guilt strikes again! The movie has been a huge flop with Americal audiences.

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1 posted on 12/11/2011 6:55:07 PM PST by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

They also considered “Le Jerry” to be a genius.


2 posted on 12/11/2011 6:58:12 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Miss Didi; Think free or die; ...

French cinema goes PC. I found it interesting to notice that the left wing mouthpiece for the Socialist Party drooled over this trash, while more right wing papers were critical.

The French “Driving Miss Daisy”, a few decades later?

This is a patronizing movie that assuages white liberal guilt, which the French left is submerged in.


3 posted on 12/11/2011 7:02:41 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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Just look at Rwanda, if you want to know the real French attitude about blacks.


4 posted on 12/11/2011 7:04:01 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, then he must learn under the worst of times.)
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The best movies ever made before world war 2 were French with few exceptions.

The Nazis under Goebbels took propaganda on cellulose to great heights.

They made awful flicks and they made up for it by making lots of people dead. You cannot honestly say the same about the French.

Quentin Tarentino demonstrated this to the acclaim of almost nobody via his amazing work “Inglorious Basterds.”

Want to watch a movie?

Cinema Francais s’il vous plait.

5 posted on 12/11/2011 7:07:57 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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They should've showed The Untouchables, that would've gotten their knickers and berets in an uproar. (This movie is from a time when Kevin Costner could still pick roles and act competently. Not a bad flick even though Robert Stack was MUCH better as Elliot Ness.)


6 posted on 12/11/2011 7:09:24 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Cincinna

What’s the unemployment rate in France?


7 posted on 12/11/2011 7:11:35 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Cincinna

“Driving Miss Daisy” was what occurred to me, too. That was a movie I skipped, but couldn’t help hearing about from all sorts of breathless commentaries.


8 posted on 12/11/2011 7:18:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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>>>”The French Flock to a Feel-Good Movie “Untouchables””<<<

Given the state of economy in La France, I guess they wanted to take a break from Les Misérables.


9 posted on 12/11/2011 7:38:26 PM PST by odds
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Ironically though, most of the best movies I’ve seen over the past few years, have been German movies: Goodbye, Lenin!, Sophie Scholl-The Final Days, to name a few.


10 posted on 12/11/2011 7:42:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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Sometimes a story with a yin-yan characteristic just passes right over American heads ~ now you do that with a boy and a dog and a horse, we get the point but that just makes the French hungry.

Here's how you do a story with universal appeal. First, destroy the world. Render it uninhabitable and everybody is miserable. Then, bring it back, or stop the destruction. That's a comedy (happy ending). Or, everybody is happy and bad things happen, and at the end everyone is worse off than their wildest fears. That's a tragedy (sad ending).

I think I'll watch this movie. A healthy man helps a horribly wounded man and they achieve spiritual victory. What's not to like.

11 posted on 12/11/2011 7:48:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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In France, even cinema is an entitlement! The unemployed & students get in free or half price. What an incentive to look fir a job!


12 posted on 12/11/2011 8:01:09 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) (2006)
13 posted on 12/11/2011 8:03:21 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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Current rate (September 2011) is 9.9%


14 posted on 12/11/2011 8:04:18 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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Yes, I mean to mention that one as well.


15 posted on 12/11/2011 8:11:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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One of my favorite moves EVAR..!!!


16 posted on 12/11/2011 8:11:25 PM PST by gaijin
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>>>”Cinema Francais s’il vous plait.”<<<

Oui, bien sûr.

French Cinema is one of the best. The French don’t make good “action” movies (compared to Americans). However, they are good at high quality, innovative movies, together with some of the classics. La Mome (La Vie en Rose) about Edith Piaf, La Belle et la bête, Les Diaboliques (Diabolique), and Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, are a few that immediately come to mind.


17 posted on 12/11/2011 8:11:38 PM PST by odds
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Don’t think the unemployed here in Australia can, but students (I think) can get a discount here too. Though I believe it may only apply to limited movie theatres.


18 posted on 12/11/2011 8:17:51 PM PST by odds
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Early French cinema us amazing, new movies, not so much.
Some of the best:
Which ones have you all seen?

400 Blows
Shoot the Piano Player
Grand Illusion
Les Enfants du Paradis
La Reine Margot
Diabolique
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Jules and Jim
Story of Adele H
Camille Claudel
Les Visiteurs
Breathless
Jean de Florette
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Babette’s Feast


19 posted on 12/11/2011 10:15:12 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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From your list: Diabolique, La Rein Margot, Camille Claudel, and Les Enfant du Paradis. In addition to the ones mentioned in #17. I agree, older ones are more amazing.

In Australia we have a tv station called SBS. It often shows foreign movies (with subtitles) which helps me keep up my linguistic interests in European languages (French, German & Spanish). Since, unlike living in Europe or the UK, one isn’t easily exposed to & doesn’t get the chance to practice a different language, unless it is an Asian one.

We also have a number of cinemas here which mostly show foreign movies (w/ subtitles), particularly French ones. Naturally, actors/actresses such as Juliette Binoche, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, and Jean Reno are some of the more popular & well-known ones in an English speaking country like Australia.

In the late 1970s when I was a kid I do remember thinking Alain Delon was really handsome. Louis de Funes was incredibly funny, in the same decade. But, I wasn’t living in Australia then.


20 posted on 12/11/2011 11:00:01 PM PST by odds
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