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Hey everyone
Has anyone seen M. Night Shamalaanenalanannnanaaa's new flick The Village?

I've liked his previous work, but I don't want to spend $9 if it sucks. I know I am cheap...:rolleyes:

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Neil,

A friend of mine posted this earlier today.

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Monday, August 02, 2004

<b>A Genius Is Among Us </b>

First he gave us a story of spiritual affliction, a dark urban fantasy whose protagonists appeared to be doomed, until trust and resolve brought a brilliant light out of their despair.

Then he gave us a tale of yearning and madness, in which two deeply troubled men with complementary gifts found their purposes in living.

Then he gave us a story of a vocation lost to tragedy, by a man whose faith was renewed through great trial, endurance and the loving bonds of family.

Today he gives us a disturbing tableau, a hazily Utopian idyll from the days when men sought to perfect themselves in isolation from other men, and succumbed to their own hidden savagery more often than not.

His name is M. Night Shyamalan, and we are supremely fortunate to be alive in the days of his artifice.

Go see The Village. Don't read the reviews; every one of them is wrong from the first word to the last. Don't ask others who've already seen it "what it's about." I won't tell you any more about it here; to give you substantive information about it could not help but spoil one of more of its many pleasures.

Go and puzzle over the questionable sociopolitical premises, the delicate involutions of the script, and the ambiguities of setting and motif. Go and enjoy the fine performances by Cherry Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Joaquin Phoenix. Go and thrill to the Oscar-caliber depictions by the great William Hurt, and by newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard as his blind but fiercely courageous daughter.

Go, and ponder, and give thanks for the genius of M. Night Shyamalan.

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I had my doubts before. But this changed my mind, and I will go see it.
(It helps that being ancient let's me see it for $5.50 :) )
 

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village was good. I was slighty disappointed in that I had expected it to be really scary, which it wasn't. but it's definently worth 9 bucks.
 

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Little Bastard said:
I think he does opium! Does that count?
Nope. It's like comparing an Elise to a SUV.

A poppy is a annual, biennial, or perennial plant of the Family Papaveraceae, typically with showy flowers borne one per stem, native mainly to the Northern hemisphere and often grown for ornament, opium or food. 15-100 cm high, it yields a milky sap (latex) and bears large lobed or divided leaves and white, pink, orange, or red flowers, sometimes with a dark centre, with 4-6 petals around a whorl of stamens. The fruit is a capsule with pores through which the seeds are dispersed.

Cannabis is a genus of dioecious, annual herbs belonging to the family Cannabaceae, which was formerly placed with the nettles in the order Urticales, but is now in the order Rosales. There is phylogenetic controversy as to whether the cultivated varieties of the plant are of a single species (Cannabis sativa) or represent distinct species (such as those called Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis, or Cannabis americana).

Varieties of the plant grow in most climates. The tough fiber of the plant is known as hemp and has numerous textile uses. Its seeds, used in bird feed, are a valuable source of protein, energy, and long-chain fatty acids. Containing mildly hallucinogenic and other psychoactive and physiologically active chemicals known as cannabinoids, the buds and leaves of the plant are used recreationally and medicinally; such a preparation is often referred to as marijuana (archaic: marihuana; see street names below) and, today, is usually consumed orally or by inhalation in smoking or vaporization.
 

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TotallyGreen said:
village was good. I was slighty disappointed in that I had expected it to be really scary, which it wasn't. but it's definently worth 9 bucks.
I just got back from seeing it. Thanks to you I did not expect it to be scary -- so maybe that helped me appreciate its tension, which the amazingly haunting violin score greatly help build.

If anyone is looking for a thrill a minute, like power drifting your steed so you properly set up to slip through an arched turn, forget it.

Wait. Where am I writing this? Thrills a minute are what this forum's denizens are dying to start enjoying!

Nah, don't waste you time going to see this film. It's just not what elisetalkers would find a suitable change of pace.

Yes, it's got the kind of superb acting I've not seen for quite some time, and they do it without any special effects other than the music and effective camera angles. And the plot slowly lets you rediscover some of humanity's best assets that you may have nested inside of yourselves. Nope, I don't imagine the guys who would rather recommend those other films mentioned in <s>the hijacking of</s> this thread would find this film in any way worthy of their, er, uh, interests. ;)

I'm gonna hafta speak to my friend. Genius? Hah! That would never sell here.
 

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Gromit said:
Nope. It's like comparing an Elise to a SUV.

A poppy is a annual, biennial, or perennial plant of the Family Papaveraceae, typically with showy flowers borne one per stem, native mainly to the Northern hemisphere and often grown for ornament, opium or food. 15-100 cm high, it yields a milky sap (latex) and bears large lobed or divided leaves and white, pink, orange, or red flowers, sometimes with a dark centre, with 4-6 petals around a whorl of stamens. The fruit is a capsule with pores through which the seeds are dispersed.

Cannabis is a genus of dioecious, annual herbs belonging to the family Cannabaceae, which was formerly placed with the nettles in the order Urticales, but is now in the order Rosales. There is phylogenetic controversy as to whether the cultivated varieties of the plant are of a single species (Cannabis sativa) or represent distinct species (such as those called Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis, or Cannabis americana).

Varieties of the plant grow in most climates. The tough fiber of the plant is known as hemp and has numerous textile uses. Its seeds, used in bird feed, are a valuable source of protein, energy, and long-chain fatty acids. Containing mildly hallucinogenic and other psychoactive and physiologically active chemicals known as cannabinoids, the buds and leaves of the plant are used recreationally and medicinally; such a preparation is often referred to as marijuana (archaic: marihuana; see street names below) and, today, is usually consumed orally or by inhalation in smoking or vaporization.
YOU are such a GEEK!

Neil:D
 

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Little Bastard said:
YOU are such a GEEK!

Neil:D
lol :)

I just know how to use google to find stuff other than porn :)

P.S. Calling someone a geek on an internet forum is like the pot calling the grass green.
 

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Gromit said:
lol :)

I just know how to use google to find stuff other than porn :)

P.S. Calling someone a geek on an internet forum is like the pot calling the grass green.
Survey says YOU're still a GEEK!:D
 
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