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> Absinthe spottings in movies..., XxX
W.Farrell
post Apr 22 2004, 09:03 AM
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So ... I was bored at 3am the other day and since Blockbuster was closed and I have a very small and well viewed movie selection myself, I delved into my roommates movies and found XxX in there which I haven't seen and thought it might be good for a laugh or two.

One of the first scene's in the movie takes you to the "bad guys" club in Prague and concludes the scene with the main villain lighting a glass of bright green (looks exactly like Czech strong) on fire.

While the rest of the movie was only worth watching for the digital stunts, if you are in to that sort of thing, I was impressed at how right on they got this small detail for an "un-artistic" action movie. Not only didn't they show the Czech flame method for the overly vibrant colored swill, but they had only the BAD GUYS drinking it! tongue.gif

Sad when XxX can get their facts right and a movie like Moulin Rouge, which was critically respected for the most part, screwed the details up so bad :(
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Hiram
post Apr 22 2004, 02:12 PM
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I'm not really understanding your point here. How is flaming wrong in Moulin Rouge but "right on" in the porno?

P.S. Most of us watch porno to masturbate to, rather than for laughs. You should try it; it's pretty fun.


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post Apr 22 2004, 02:23 PM
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Hiram: I assume that he meant XXX or Triple X the bad action flick! harhar.gif


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post Apr 22 2004, 02:33 PM
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Way to go Hiram! That's one bit of ignorance you can be proud of.

Wish I could say the same. That movie... poop.gif


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post Apr 22 2004, 02:37 PM
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WTF? I wan't to know how a flaming glass of green stuff is getting it right?


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post Apr 22 2004, 02:44 PM
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Way to go Hiram! That's one bit of ignorance you can be proud of.

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post Apr 22 2004, 02:52 PM
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QUOTE (Deluge @ Apr 22 2004, 07:37 AM)
WTF? I wan't to know how a flaming glass of green stuff is getting it right?

Well, Czechsinth is already wrong, in and of itself, so if the Czech flaming ritual is performed "correctly" in XXX, then I guess that's kind of like 2 wrongs making a right...sort of...maybe... blink.gif


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post Apr 22 2004, 03:44 PM
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I recently watched 2 movies that used absinthe as sub-themes, both of which were mentioned in Absinthe A Myth Always Green: Deceiver and Murder By Numbers. Both movies portray the ritual rather well (no flames, at least) but both contribute to what I call "Green Fairy madness." In Murder By Numbers a character says that thujone had the same effect as THC. (But then, no thanks to Barnaby Conrad, that passed as conventional wisdom.) But the worse offender was Deceiver in which Michael Rooker's character describes an artist who flays himself while being "high" on absinthe.

Has anyone seen The Last Samurai? Absinthe A Myth Always Green said that had an absinthe reference.


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post Apr 22 2004, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE (Deluge @ Apr 22 2004, 10:37 AM)
WTF? I wan't to know how a flaming glass of green stuff is getting it right?

Here's my take...

Moulin Rouge is set in fin de siecle France (I think so anyways, I've never actually seen it) where the flaming ritual has never existed.

XXX is set in modern Prague where flaming crappy absinth seems to be acceptable.

Since both movies use the flaming ritual, XXX would be the more accurate one in its portrayal.


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post Apr 22 2004, 04:54 PM
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That would be my take on it as well.

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post Apr 22 2004, 05:15 PM
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I should have been tipped off by the mention of a plot of any kind.

Perhaps if W.Farrel had cited the reference a little less vaguely I may have caught on. I do remember seeing trailers for xXx and thinking it would be well worth passing up. Maybe it was the inverted XxX instead of xXx that threw me.

Thank you LS for that perspective. It's amazing what a little communication skill can clear up.


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post Apr 22 2004, 07:04 PM
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Wow, I just totally laughed Mt. Dew out my nose at Hiram's post and the subsequent notion of absinthe in a porn flick..

"Oh, Professor Bootylayer (pr0n take on Baudelaire, natch) - I've been such a naughty french schoolgirl, I didn't complete my lesson!"

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"Perhaps you should be taught a REAL lesson.."

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*lighting a sugarcube 'aflame with the stub of his Malboro Light, Bootylayer raises a glass of glowing green liquid to his lips, chugs it back and tosses the glass into the fire dramatically.

*commence ravaging & gettin' bizzay*

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post Apr 22 2004, 07:21 PM
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"Professor Bootylayer"
That's AWESOME!!!


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post Apr 22 2004, 08:02 PM
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Has anything out of Hollywood besides the HBO series "Carnival" really "got it right?"



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post Apr 22 2004, 08:03 PM
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chickawow.gif Where do I put MY order!

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