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617 - The Sword and the Dragon - over 3 years ago
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Call me a total nerd, but I noticed the main character of the movie is Ilya Muromets.... Ilya Muromets was the name of one of the first and most successful aircraft Igor Sikorsky designed and built, long before he moved to the US and got into helicopters. In fact it was one of the first luxury "airliners".


617 - The Sword and the Dragon - over 3 years ago
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And this film is a Russian/Soviet film, not Finnish! Same with Jack Frost. Where did they get they idea they were Finnish movies? The Soviets and Finns did not exactly get along


617 - The Sword and the Dragon - over 6 years ago
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A movie like this, with a good/evil moral code set against clearly racialized civilizations, sets off alarms in my head. The Mongols did conquer great parts of Russia, so that context does account for the malice in their representation of East Asia, but that doesn't make this film any more comfortable... Of course, if this were a well-written, fair-balanced film then we probably wouldn't be watching it... Curse you, the Mads! Curse you for making me question my morality for enjoying riffing terrible movies so much that I'm almost glad they were so bad in the first place!


617 - The Sword and the Dragon - over 5 years ago
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Aaaugh, it's so Russian and all the jokes are about it being Finnish! They probably got confused because the Soviet government didn't allow feelings into the film.


514 - Teenage Strangler - over 5 years ago
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One of the weirdest parts of this movie is that there's a serial killer on the loose, targeting teenage girls (except for that one that didn't fit in with the pattern...inexplicably), and no one seems to think that there's any danger. Parents are gone until all hours of the nights, leaving their teenage daughter completely alone. A friend of the teenage girl was killed and yet she doesn't lock any doors when she goes home and is ALL ALONE in the house. Her boyfriend spends no time mourning...neither does anyone else.

It's like the murders are occurring in a parallel universe or something.


514 - Teenage Strangler - over 5 years ago
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I love this goofy movie. How can you not? Total amateur production, with lots of local color. I had a friend who attended Huntington HS, and she would wax nostalgic when we watched it. Until "We Are Marshall" came out, I imagine "Strangler" was the most (in)famous movie ever set in Huntington WV.


life wasn't meant to be a union pacific rr short
623 - The Amazing Transparent Man - about 6 years ago
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Wow, what was the point of that short? Why remind us that none of it matters? The work we do, the things we say, write, build, it doesn't matter. We spend our lives fighting each other; working for someone else's agenda; being treated as a commodity, only useful as far as you can make someone else money; kept under control through debt, fear, and if all else fails, through force; and none of it matters. We are just a growth on a rock in space, probably one of many. We are given such a wonderful, brief time of life. A short flash of light in eternal darkness, and what do we do with it? What have we ALWAYS done with it? We SQUANDER IT!!! We fritter it away in vain pursuits of material wealth, we hurt others in many ways to get what WE want. We succumb to fear and let others rule us. We have the mental capacity to recognize these faults in ourselves and fix them, but do we? Sure many people do, but largely, no we don't. We are worse than any virus or insect that mindlessly lays waste to it's environment. No. We do what we do knowingly, and that is a whole new breed of evil. The worst part for me personally? I'm just as f***ing guilty as everyone else is, and it hurts me more deeply than I know how to express.


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