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« Reply #4095 on: Mar 13th, 2016, 03:30am »

on Mar 12th, 2016, 4:52pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
I think this is a special Bowie thing though, or it accounts for him more than other artists. I can't even count how many friends of mine have said to me within the last couple weeks: "I never could get into his music but he was a great artist by any means". Bowie's music seems to have been difficult for lots of people when at the same time hardly anybody seriously doubted it had huge merit as art.


I am one of those people. As I said in another thread, I was introduced to Bowie`s music in my teenage years, and didn`t like it particularly. Nevertheless, I appreciated, that he was a very talented and extraordinary musician and songwriter. It took me around two or three years, until I really started to love his style. I had made a similar experience with Yes. I didn`t like them at all for many years until one day I happened to listen to Close To The Edge thoroughly and it made click. I have become an ardent Yes fan in the time following....
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« Reply #4096 on: Mar 17th, 2016, 4:34pm »

The older I get, the less I relate to Harry Potter and the more I relate to Vernon Dursley.
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« Reply #4097 on: Mar 17th, 2016, 6:38pm »

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« Reply #4098 on: Mar 18th, 2016, 08:04am »

For Dust's collection of Boy George CD's:



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« Reply #4099 on: Mar 18th, 2016, 10:02am »

on Mar 18th, 2016, 08:04am, foxfeeder wrote:
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« Reply #4100 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 2:42pm »

This Easter Sunday, a lot of parents got understandably angry when, for some reason (either due to staff incompetence or for a really sick joke) Channel 5 decided to air Watership Down on afternoon television for the youngsters to watch while tucking into chocolate eggs. If you're not familiar with the movie, it's about rabbits. Which die. A lot. There's blood. Tons of blood. But it has rabbits! So it's for kids! rolleyes

To be fair, though the people running Channel 5 should have been aware that Watership Down is a dark and gruesome animated movie with a lot of visible blood (unless it really was just a nasty joke), the BBFC should have by now changed the rating from U to a very hard PG, maybe even a 12. Is it a film for kids? I don't think so. This ain't no Finding Nemo. When I think of a U film, I think a film which is mostly very gentle and only occasionally dark. Watership Down involves rabbits being slaughtered. How they can possibly still call it U at this point? rolleyes
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« Reply #4101 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 2:57pm »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 2:42pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This Easter Sunday, a lot of parents got understandably angry when, for some reason (either due to staff incompetence or for a really sick joke) Channel 5 decided to air Watership Down on afternoon television for the youngsters to watch while tucking into chocolate eggs. If you're not familiar with the movie, it's about rabbits. Which die. A lot. There's blood. Tons of blood. But it has rabbits! So it's for kids! rolleyes

To be fair, though the people running Channel 5 should have been aware that Watership Down is a dark and gruesome animated movie with a lot of visible blood (unless it really was just a nasty joke), the BBFC should have by now changed the rating from U to a very hard PG, maybe even a 12. Is it a film for kids? I don't think so. This ain't no Finding Nemo. When I think of a U film, I think a film which is mostly very gentle and only occasionally dark. Watership Down involves rabbits being slaughtered. How they can possibly still call it U at this point? rolleyes

cheesy Lol! I love Watership Down, but you are correct. It's not a film for the little kiddies.
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« Reply #4102 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 3:32pm »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 2:57pm, Dust wrote:
cheesy Lol! I love Watership Down, but you are correct. It's not a film for the little kiddies.


I didn't know that! Isn't that the film with the saddest song ever 'Bright eyes' by Art Garfunkel?
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« Reply #4103 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 3:47pm »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 3:32pm, Lily wrote:
I didn't know that! Isn't that the film with the saddest song ever 'Bright eyes' by Art Garfunkel?

Yep. A beautiful song, too.
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« Reply #4104 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 4:28pm »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 2:42pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This Easter Sunday, a lot of parents got understandably angry when, for some reason (either due to staff incompetence or for a really sick joke) Channel 5 decided to air Watership Down on afternoon television for the youngsters to watch while tucking into chocolate eggs. If you're not familiar with the movie, it's about rabbits. Which die. A lot. There's blood. Tons of blood. But it has rabbits! So it's for kids! rolleyes

To be fair, though the people running Channel 5 should have been aware that Watership Down is a dark and gruesome animated movie with a lot of visible blood (unless it really was just a nasty joke), the BBFC should have by now changed the rating from U to a very hard PG, maybe even a 12. Is it a film for kids? I don't think so. This ain't no Finding Nemo. When I think of a U film, I think a film which is mostly very gentle and only occasionally dark. Watership Down involves rabbits being slaughtered. How they can possibly still call it U at this point? rolleyes

Anyone who read Watership Down as a child will know the book is a lot more disturbing than the film. The present outcry made me wonder if in 30 years there’ll be a fuss when a TV channel shows one of the darker, & by then half-forgotten, Harry Potter movies in a teatime slot & people think that a film about magic must be for kids?

Perhaps Channel 5 should show Night of the Lepus in that slot instead. It’s a horror movie about rabbits that’s so hilariously bad it wouldn’t even frighten a 5-year old. cheesy
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« Reply #4105 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 5:59pm »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 4:28pm, boredatwork wrote:
The present outcry made me wonder if in 30 years there’ll be a fuss when a TV channel shows one of the darker, & by then half-forgotten, Harry Potter movies in a teatime slot & people think that a film about magic must be for kids?

At least the Harry Potter flicks are rated correctly. 1-3 are PG, 4-7 Part 2 are all 12s.

I just found out that, if Watership Down were released today, it would either be rated 12, or a strong PG with a warning for parents, as I suggested.
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« Reply #4106 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 6:46pm »

I preferred The Goodies version with Big Bunny...
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« Reply #4107 on: Mar 29th, 2016, 05:37am »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 5:59pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
At least the Harry Potter flicks are rated correctly. 1-3 are PG, 4-7 Part 2 are all 12s.

I just found out that, if Watership Down were released today, it would either be rated 12, or a strong PG with a warning for parents, as I suggested.

That’s probably about right now, but we were tougher than today’s kids! wink
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« Reply #4108 on: Mar 29th, 2016, 05:40am »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 6:46pm, Yild4Genesis wrote:
I preferred The Goodies version with Big Bunny...
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Big Bunny was scarier than any of the cast of Night of the Lepus. grin

The Goodies was the best kids’ programme of my youth, & my kids enjoyed those few episodes you can get on DVD, especially Kitten Kong & Ecky-Thump.

My favourite Goodies episode was the plague of Rolf Harrises. Sadly they’d never show it now! sad
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« Reply #4109 on: Mar 29th, 2016, 09:36am »

on Mar 28th, 2016, 3:47pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Yep. A beautiful song, too.


Written, arranged and produced by Mike "Wombles" Batt, a massively underrated musician.

Did you know: Art has had 2 UK no. 1's, both have the word "eyes" in the title! wink
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