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post #45391 of 57168
Is it just me? With big flat screen and quality series like The Killing, Bergen or is it Borgen, Breaking Bad, Treme, True detective etc, I find the cinema and films decidedly lacking in quality, depth and interest. Add to that ticket prices and I can't be bothered.
post #45392 of 57168
I think old age has something to do with it fxh
post #45393 of 57168
No blah. I used to love a good film. But more and more they disappoint me. The big screen can be fantastic. But I can't remember the last great new film I've seen that's had an impact.

Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place.

I thought Snowtown possible my last good film.
post #45394 of 57168
And I suspect that decent big flat screens provide a very close experience to the "live" cinema. But I do think a group experience is something, however the stuff I enjoy often has only 5 or 6 in theatre. So that's no crowd.
post #45395 of 57168
All the stuff that only get show at places like dendy and Nova? I guess the Cinema experience now days are all about special effects and explosions.
post #45396 of 57168
I don't think its really TV getting better unless you watch a lot of it and judge by the mid / low points.

We had say Six Feet Under, Oz, The Sopranos and The Wire all airing at once about 10 years ago. With Deadwood following the year after. The Corner / Band of Brothers / Angels in America were circa this time too.

I'd agree with Blahman that much of the good cinema these days is pushed to specialist cinemas. I also try to watch a reasonable amount of live theater too although that gets somewhat more expensive.
post #45397 of 57168
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Speaking of P Johnston - I picked mine up today. Many thanks to Porter, Rob and Nick.

 

Yeah yeah, I took the picture without fixing my cuff.

 

 

A closer image of the fabric.

 


Very nice look...and very nice regimental...compliments

post #45398 of 57168
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Scots are basically asian as far as I'm concerned, in terms of mannerisms and odd customs. They keep money around the house, hidden (then they forget where they hid it), don't trust banks, brush things under the carpet.

Don't think this has anything to do with race but with age and upbringing. When an Aunt of mine died, she was 88, they found $10 grand stashed all around the house.
post #45399 of 57168
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I don't think its really TV getting better unless you watch a lot of it and judge by the mid / low points.

We had say Six Feet Under, Oz, The Sopranos and The Wire all airing at once about 10 years ago. With Deadwood following the year after. The Corner / Band of Brothers / Angels in America were circa this time too.

I'd agree with Blahman that much of the good cinema these days is pushed to specialist cinemas. I also try to watch a reasonable amount of live theater too although that gets somewhat more expensive.

Cinema which plays in the megaplexes is simply a machine for making money. CGI dominates at the expense of narrative, but that's entertainment.

Television in particular HBO has delivered, and continues too, some excellent drama in the past. The BBC consistently provides and so does the ABC (commissioning only these days) Foxsmell has provided some good Australian product. And so they should considering the quality of talent in this country. Interesting that House of Cards is a remake of a British drama series.

I attend a lot of theatre and have seen some brilliant productions over the years, find it a more emotionally rewarding investment/experience . Mind you could I get STC tickets for Macbeth? No frown.gif
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 2/12/14 at 12:35pm
post #45400 of 57168
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No blah. I used to love a good film. But more and more they disappoint me. The big screen can be fantastic. But I can't remember the last great new film I've seen that's had an impact.

Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place.

I thought Snowtown possible my last good film.

Seen Blue Jasmine? I usually am a bit hesitant on that sort of thing but I loved it.

post #45401 of 57168
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Cinema which plays in the megaplexes is simply a machine for making money. CGI dominates at the expense of narrative, but that's entertainment.

Television in particular HBO has delivered, and continues too, some excellent drama in the past. The BBC consistently provides and so does the ABC (commissioning only these days) Foxsmell has provided some good Australian product. And so they should considering the quality of talent in this country. Interesting that House of Cards is a remake of a British drama series.

I attend a lot of theatre and have seen some brilliant productions over the years, find it a more emotionally rewarding investment/experience . Mind you could I get STC tickets for Macbeth? No frown.gif

I find a lot of the HBO series far more interesting than a 2 hour movie. More character development, story etc. House of Cards is probably my favourite show at the moment, Season 2 is just around the corner! 

 

Opera & theatre are great if you can get the tickets, I struggled to find reasonable seats at La bohème for less then $200 a pop.

post #45402 of 57168
Bell Shakespeare is usually cheap.

Decided I'd start wearing a blazer, chinos and an OCBD when stuck in the office. Tried to wear a pocket square but mum said it made me look like a wanker (or more of one frown.gif )
post #45403 of 57168
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Bell Shakespeare is usually cheap.

Decided I'd start wearing a blazer, chinos and an OCBD when stuck in the office. Tried to wear a pocket square but mum said it made me look like a wanker (or more of one frown.gif )

Bell Shakespeare is always great.

 

Must be a mum thing, I get it from mine every time I wear one too. Prefer not to take any guidance from a woman who has terrible taste though.

 

On Supergas, what do they fit like? I've not tried a pair on but usually wear an 8.5 dress shoe normal width. They seem to only carry size 8 and 9 no half sizes.

post #45404 of 57168
Thanks for the photos, lender, and the great night.

Fxh, I'm finding most forms of entertainment lacking these days. I struggle to, even find a decent video game to play. I'm thankful that I've startes reading again. I finished The Fault in our Stars the other night, that was pretty good, but it was to predictable. I ordered ZAMM last night so I should have that Friday or Monday.

Looks good JH,what's your lapel size, and out of curiosity, how tall are you?
post #45405 of 57168
Did checky behave?
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