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Monday 31 May, 02004

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:25 pm

LiT has a scene with 4:20 shown on a clock ahehe.

I recommend Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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  1. dan says:

    hehe – i seen you changed to a new scene.

  2. david says:

    what’s so funny about 4:20?

  3. richface says:

    dave; in case you are serious this might help:
    http://www.snopes.com/language/stories/420.htm

  4. david says:

    thanks. I don’t know much about drugs. I heard they are for girls.

  5. You’ll notice that quite a few of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set at 4:20 too. I think.

    And as for Strangelove? WOOOOO! I’m so glad someone else I know who is under 40 has seen and appreciated this masterpiece! The ending is possibly my second most favourite ever.

  6. dan says:

    thats peter sellers, isn’t it?

  7. Matthew says:

    Yeah. Plays three parts. Very well.

  8. John says:

    You neglect to mention that the best thing Stanley Kubrick ever did was 2001: Space Odyssey. And that is only good because it paved the way for the bit in Zoolander where Derek and Hansel are trying to turn on Ballstein’s computer to get information about Mugatu. Now that is classic cinema.

    Second best thing is Dr Strangelove, and that only because it paved the way for the Simpsons parody with Homer riding the bomb. Now that is culture.

  9. Matthew says:

    ha. I’d seen cowboys irding bombs lots of times, didn’t realise it was always a ‘reference’. As soon as he went down to check the doors I knew it was coming though.

  10. Kathleen says:

    Thankyou! I’ve had the subtitle stuck in my head for weeks and couldn’t recall the “Dr Strangelove”. Have had it inflicted upon me by my father, but am almost at the stage where I would like to watch and consider it on my own terms.

  11. aaron says:

    matt – no. Perhaps I need to watch it again and appreciate it as a cult piece. But I thought it was dumb.

    4/10.

    Though I did appreciate Peter Sellers.

  12. Matthew says:

    I didn’t have any ideas of ‘cult piece’ in my head. I liked it for making me think about the military mindset, precariousness of global situation (at the time at least), obscene H-bombs (the H is for hubris).

  13. richface says:

    i really have to see that movie. matt likes it and aaron dislikes it — there are few higher recommendations

  14. richface says:

    joking only, aaron

    :)

  15. Ange says:

    i take credit for encouraging these young men to view films a little outside the box

    and another peter sellers film Being there

    as for stanly krubeck i like Lolita (also starring Sellers)

    and a film i want to see The Mouse that Roared

    Well it looks like there my be a peter sellers tribute evening going down shortly in the Holtslag Sunnyside mansion

    [edited ever-so-slightly by Matthew – the poor holtslags don’t have a working ‘v’ key anymore]

  16. John says:

    One should not look past “The Party” as Peter Seller’s premier performance.

    Ahhh. The hegemony of alternative culture – the illusion that one is thinking for oneself when one is really a slave to the dictates of a smaller group of the self-pronounced elite. Which one of us does not fall into that particular trap at one time or another?

  17. Matthew says:

    I prove how alternative I am by liking mainstream stuff as well like SUGABABES and AVRIL!!!

  18. John says:

    Which one of us can truly say that they have not sung along with the Sugababes and Avril at one time or another? (and maybe even tapped their feet to the infectious beat)

  19. david says:

    woe are we. For we are ‘v’less. I feel less of a man without a ‘v’ at home.

    it’s like life is not worth living.

    sigh.

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