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Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Post Number: 650
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 1:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hmm. Intriguing. I saw the book described as "a darker Lord of the Flies" heh, heh.

Among the other things going for it, the cover of a recent edition features a Henry Darger artwork on the cover (YOW!! That's going TOO far!!) and BOB borrowed some lines from the movie long before he even read Yakuza. And pirates.

Crochety Old Bastard (Artemis)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anybody seen or read "A High Wind in Jamaica", book (Richard Hughes, 1929) or movie (1965)?

I've seen the movie. It gets three stars for nymphet content - the girl in it doesn't come into the five-star territory of Lizzie Maquire, or the raven-haired nymphet in "Pale Rider", but the sexual tension between her and her pirate captors (Anthony Quinn in particular) is interesting, especially for an American movie of that time. In today's save the children climate, it probably couldn't even be made. I even went to the trouble of looking up the young actress's name to see what else she had been in, but the answer was, nothing. There's a website about movie nymphets somewhere that has this sort of information.

Quinn gives his usual excellent performance, by the way, and James Coburn is in it too.

BTW, the young female star of Picnic at Hanging Rock was stalked for the rest of her life by movie viewers hot and bothered by her performance in that.
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Mrs. Head (Admin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh, Mmmmm.... Peter Weir.

"Picnic at Hanging Rock" Drinking Game anyone?
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Marc Chevalier (Chevalier)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 9:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The character of Jack Aubrey is strongly based on the Scottish Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dondonald (1775-1860), probably the greatest fighting sea captain England has ever produced. He was also the true, if unofficial, founder of the Chilean navy, and its first Commander-in-Chief (1819). Cochrane successfully drove the Spaniards off of Chile's coast during that country's war of independence. He went on to lead the fleets of Brazil and Greece in their own struggles for independence.

Cochrane's name graces Chile's Naval Academy, and his restored house in Valparaiso is now the Chilean Naval Museum.

Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 7:11 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anybody seen or read "A High Wind in Jamaica", book (Richard Hughes, 1929) or movie (1965)? I ran across a reference to it the other day and it's sounds interesting.
Pervert Euchre (Perruche_verte)
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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was concerned about the casting at first. I know and love O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels, and the main characters are not beautiful people. Jack Aubrey is sort of a big fat guy... a muscular, handsome fat guy, to be sure, but even if Russell Crowe beefed up a little bit for the part, I can't really see it. Time will tell. Stephen Maturin is a puny, wizened, balding, mostly unremarkable little man. Except for his cold pale eyes, which are rather disturbing in their intensity. Looking at the still photos of Paul Bettany, I suspect he might just pull it off.
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Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mssr. Arsénique Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
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Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Guess what we'll be seeing soon...


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