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Stardust1138

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#1408533
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The Criterion Collection Thread
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Added The Red Shoes by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger!

I am glad to see you watched and had such an experience with Solaris, LeparMessiah117. I’ll be curious to see how it goes on your second viewing.

I don’t have a subscription to the Criterion Channel but I know there’s some great films on offer. Recently they added Bertrand Tavernier who I’d really like to get into as their trailer looked very intriguing and lovely. I’m not sure I recall your opinion on The Last Jedi but there’s also an interview on there where Rian Johnson talks about his favourite films in the Collection with Alicia Malone.

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#1408524
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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oojason said:

Good result for your boys last night, Stardust1138 👍

Tuchel seems a very marmite type of manager with fans (though most of us fans are quick to judge and quite fickle! 😃)
 

Man City up for my lot on Sunday, hopefully should be easier to play against than some of the organised and resolute low-block teams we’ve struggled to break down of late…
 

Thank you kindly, oojason! It was great to see. Hopefully soon the goals will start coming.

Hahaha, we are and that’s a great metaphor! I’m starting to like him more. He’ll never be on the levels of Frank for me but I do like him more and more. Winning helps but I think hearing Frank sent him a text the day after the Wolves game really spoke volumes to me. It really helped me to accept what is a little better.

Hope you pull it off! 🙂 Man City will be tough but anything can happen in the Premier League. We play Sheffield next. They’ve always played us tough and despite their record I think Chris Wilder is a great manager and would excel at a bigger club.

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#1406078
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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oojason said:

Not enough time for Lampard there - and hard to see why Chelsea went for Tuchel to replace him… time will tell, I suppose.

Given the money spent on new players at Chelsea of late it’ll be interesting to see if Tuchel has been given immediate funds to to bring in a few of his own players as well - or if he will have to ‘sell to buy’ (in the summer).

How do you think Tuchel will fare, Stardust1138?
 

Chelsea vs Wolves, in a few minutes should be a decent game.
 

I completely agree with you.

It’s hard to say as it all depends on if he’s given enough time to implement his style of play in the squad.

It could be interesting to see what players he’d bring in as I know he wanted Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho at PSG.

I just hope Mason Mount gets a fair chance as he’s by far our best youngster as he showed today coming off the bench.

Best Case Scenario: He builds on what Frank started and wins the league next year. The talent is there. Gets fired after inevitable drama.

Worse Case Scenario: He’s out after eighteen months like Frank but has helped Timo and Kai develop into quality Premier League players. As well as the rest of the squad inches closer to their potential for the next manager.

I also don’t think tonight’s game against Wolves gave us a full picture of what he’ll do yet as I think he was probably testing to see where the problems lay and will hopefully go about correcting them. I’m at least willing to give him a chance as he seems likable but I’m certainly missing Frank. He was always my favourite Chelsea player and having him as manager was like old times.

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#1405513
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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Welp! Well this is so fucking stupid and hurtful. I honestly can’t believe Frank has been sacked.

This team needed time and patience to gel together. The board is truly forgetting how young this side is and how there was no pre-season. I really think were close to a breakthrough.

I do appreciate the classy statement from Roman at least but only winning will truly heal the uneasiness I feel.

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#1404452
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The Phantom Menace - anyone want to chat about TPM?
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Knight of Kalee said:

Stardust1138 said:

To sort of play devil’s advocate we could say that Greedo could be seen as a stereotype as he speaks a rare African language.

Greedo’s dialogue was based on Quechua, a South American indigenous language. It was Nien Nunb who spoke in an African dialect.

That’s right. Thanks for the reminder.

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#1404447
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The Phantom Menace - anyone want to chat about TPM?
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To sort of play devil’s advocate we could say that Greedo could be seen as a stereotype as he speaks a rare African language. We could even say the Tusken Raiders draw heavily on Indigenous American tribes and that the Imperial Officers were “British” to draw on the American Revolution. Irvin Kershner said as much. Star Wars has always been this way. The difference really is that times change and things that might be socially accepted at the time can come in and out of fashion if you will. I don’t think there was any ill intent. It was only to make it a lived in story to show the grandeur of the different cultures within the galaxy to give the audience something to hold onto subconsciously. For the record even General Grievous was designed to have a Russian ascent according to Matt Wood and Ahmed Best has stated how Jar Jar was a fun voice he did for little ones in his family.

Rather or not it’s right or wrong is up for debate but to say Star Wars hasn’t always been this way just isn’t so. It’s been the case longer than that.

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#1404139
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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jedi_bendu said:

Stardust1138 said:

I’ll add another unpopular opinion.

Despite how I feel about The Rise of Skywalker I think the more I come to the conclusion if Rey had stayed “Rey Random” then declared herself a Skywalker I might be a bit more forgiving and able to accept the film more.

Honestly, I’d prefer she accepted herself as “just Rey” - that’s powerful - although finding an ‘adoptive family’ of sorts after discovering that your biological parents abandoned you is a good message to send too.

Yes, exactly. That’s how I see it in it a way. I think I just needed to see her biological family to let go of her being a Skywalker/Solowalker as George intended. As once we saw the vision of her parents I was ready to accept and let go.

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#1403404
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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fmalover said:

I, on the other hand, don’t understand why everyone loves that final confrontation between Maul and Kenobi. Maul obsessed with picking a fight with Kenobi was such a waste of a story arc.

Star Wars Rebels is probably the worst of the Disney era.

I think a lot of it has to do with the underlying subtle nuances of their fight. Maul tries to kill Obi-Wan with the same move he used on Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan grew and rose above by catching on but Maul stayed the same. There’s a lot of mirroring and poetry within their fight and the aftermath.