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Old 12-19-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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Entertainment that Best Depicts American Life

There has been much talk on these thread about entertainment reflecting the culture of America, so I thought Id post some of the films and TV shows that most accurately portray our true lives.

So my first pick of movies is
Blade
Blade II
Blade Trinity

Absolutely the best portrait I have ever seen.

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Old 12-19-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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I seem to sense a trend in your entertainment preferences.

While we're on the subject of sequels, I'm still waiting to find out why they made Sigourney Weaver look like Michael Jackson in the last Alien episode. Any anwers?
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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This is more accurate
Terminator
St Valentines Day massacre
Terminator 11
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Terminator 3
Hang 'em high
The Godfather
Streets of San Francisco
The Godfather 11
Pale Rider
The Godfather 111
Custers last stand

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This is more accurate
Terminator
St Valentines Day massacre
Terminator 11
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Terminator 3
Hang 'em high
The Godfather
Streets of San Francisco
The Godfather 11
Pale Rider
The Godfather 111
Custers last stand
Have you seen the Blade trilogiy
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:58 AM   #5
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There has been much talk on these thread about entertainment reflecting the culture of America, so I thought I’d post some of the films and TV shows that most accurately portray our true lives.
Interesting JJ, you seem to think opposite to Kraj on this (summary below) - so I'll ask again - is there any US TV show or US film that shows actual American life?

If not, then we basically have no idea what goes on in the USA because everything put out worldwide depicts a false picture (ref Kraj) - this is otherwise known as propoganda isn't it?



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1) There is no TV show in the USA that reflects American life - so what we see on TV (via US programmes) is not American life

2) Reality USA police shows are not reality (scripted and edited) - so the US police TV reality shows are not reality.

3) We've already established ages ago your TV news is biased to only showing good things (not dead soldiers coffins coming back from Iraq)

Therefore, anything that comes from the USA on TV or film (fiction or reality) is nowhere near the truth. Hmmm . . . . . . interesting.

I can only say, what a sad society it must be in the USA knowing that all you see on TV is made-up, censored, untrue, biased TV programmes. Presumably the newspapers are the same.
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:16 AM   #6
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Rich, you have to see the metaphors in the Blade trilogy as being about leeches.
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:18 AM   #7
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Danish director, Lars von Trier, has made two movies, thus far, in his USA - Land of Opportunity trilogy. The first was Dogville; the second Manderley. The third, Wasington, won't be out for a few more years.

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Interesting JJ, you seem to think opposite to Kraj on this (summary below) - so I'll ask again - is there any US TV show or US film that shows actual American life?

If not, then we basically have no idea what goes on in the USA because everything put out worldwide depicts a false picture (ref Kraj) - this is otherwise known as propoganda isn't it?





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It was a joke Col
Its a movie about a vampire hunter.
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It was a joke Col
Its a movie about a vampire hunter.
You do know that repeating yourself is the first sign of madness, don't you?
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TV shows that come close to depicting real life in America:

Seventh Heaven (my wife watches it)

TV shows that refelect my own life:

Seinfeld
Real Men (movie)
Predator
Shawn of the Dead
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It was a joke Col
Its a movie about a vampire hunter.
er, yes I know my answer was meant to perpetuate the conversation but I suppose the subtleties of British humour got lost mid-Atlantic

So you don't have vampires in the USA?
you know, people slightly cross eyed, lusting after blood and power, sending people to their deaths so as to achieve world domination at any cost

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I would imagine TV shows dipicting life in the USA are about as good as Faulty Towers, Are You Being Served depicting life in the UK.
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I would imagine TV shows dipicting life in the USA are about as good as Faulty Towers, Are You Being Served depicting life in the UK.
"Fawlty Towers" is based on an actual hotel and owner where John Cleese etc stayed near Torquay.

"Are you being served" does show the fairly true behind-the-scenes workings of large department stores. My sister-in-law worked in one and said many of the episodes sketches were fairly true to life.

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"Fawlty Towers" is based on an actual hotel and owner where John Cleese etc stayed near Torquay.

"Are you being served" does show the fairly true behind-the-scenes workings of large department stores. My sister-in-law worked in one and said many of the episodes sketches were fairly true to life.

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So we can then extrapolate that the average UK resident is a comedic, bumbling moron most of the time?

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