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Day of the Jackal - Killing melons

IronRock

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Freaking awesome cut on these trousers... And that cravat! Edward Fox is a true legend.

 

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An excellent and under-rated film too. Edward Fox, Michael Londsdale; the whole cast, excellent.
Those pants remind me of old style schoolboy or boarding school and I agree, are fantastic.
Who's making this look today I wonder.
 

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Originally Posted by IronRock
Freaking awesome cut on these trousers... And that cravat! Edward Fox is a true legend.


Do you know Melons ia actually a racial slur towards Arabs in France...

When I saw the thread's title ,I got scared for a minute....
 

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Originally Posted by lasbar
Do you know Melons ia actually a racial slur towards Arabs in France...

How does that work? I'm curious....
 

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By the way, I thought that scene was ridiculous. He sights in the gun with a different kind of ammo than he's going to use for the shot--what the heck?
 

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Originally Posted by TRINI
How does that work? I'm curious....

Term used by the Colonialists running farms to describe bone idle Arab workers...
 

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Originally Posted by Ataturk
By the way, I thought that scene was ridiculous. He sights in the gun with a different kind of ammo than he's going to use for the shot--what the heck?

When you get semi-bespoke rifles and ammo from Italian gunsmiths with British accents, of course, they make sure the ballistics are the same.

Besides, Italian union regulations restrict them from giving out more than 6 'explosive' rounds, so you have to economize. That's why you only get one watermelon, otherwise the OAS has to rob more banks...
 

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Originally Posted by Ataturk
By the way, I thought that scene was ridiculous. He sights in the gun with a different kind of ammo than he's going to use for the shot--what the heck?

As long as the inert rounds and explosive rounds weighed the same and were the same size/shape (unlikely, I admit), shouldn't it be possible to sight the rifle with the former and then hit the target accurately with the latter?

And to stay on topic to the original post, I'll have to show this clip to my wife, who thinks that I wear my pants too high.
 

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Originally Posted by Redwoood
When you get semi-bespoke rifles and ammo from Italian gunsmiths with British accents, of course, they make sure the ballistics are the same.

Besides, Italian union regulations restrict them from giving out more than 6 'explosive' rounds, so you have to economize. That's why you only get one watermelon, otherwise the OAS has to rob more banks...


God bless Bastien-Thiry...
 

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
An excellent and under-rated film too. Edward Fox, Michael Londsdale; the whole cast, excellent.
Those pants remind me of old style schoolboy or boarding school and I agree, are fantastic.
Who's making this look today I wonder.


Yes. Perfect pace in that film.
 

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Just watched this a couple nights ago. Really enjoyed it. Fox's commitment to the cravat was impressive. When he wrecked his car and had to change his shirt, I thought, "If he comes out wearing a different cravat, I'm going to be really impressed." Sure enough, he did.
 

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