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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3180 on: March 08, 2021, 05:19:44 PM »
Watched A Hidden Life. The cinematography was marvelous. Were those the Austrian Alps ? Seemed like everything was either uphill or downhill.
When I was a younger man I would have admired what he did without any reservation. But I couldn't help but feel he left his wife without a husband and his children without a father. The image of his wife and her sister reduced to dragging the cultivator by the strength of their own backs was telling. And when his priest tried to change his mind. I thought it was intellectually sly. You can say what you want because God knows what is really in your heart. And the mayor tipping his hat to the wife seemed to show him acknowledging her and Kurt's sacrifice when he had been the most vocal opponent was a nice touch. Loved seeing them pray in the fields when the Angelus rang.

The Alpine locations really are marvelous.  His stand is admirable to a degree, but I agree.  They offered him some kind of conscientious service.  He should have taken it after spending time in prison.  The point was made.

No. He offered to serve as a medic but would not take the Hitler Oath and his offer to serve as a medic instead was ignored.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3181 on: March 08, 2021, 08:56:53 PM »
Watched A Hidden Life. The cinematography was marvelous. Were those the Austrian Alps ? Seemed like everything was either uphill or downhill.
When I was a younger man I would have admired what he did without any reservation. But I couldn't help but feel he left his wife without a husband and his children without a father. The image of his wife and her sister reduced to dragging the cultivator by the strength of their own backs was telling. And when his priest tried to change his mind. I thought it was intellectually sly. You can say what you want because God knows what is really in your heart. And the mayor tipping his hat to the wife seemed to show him acknowledging her and Kurt's sacrifice when he had been the most vocal opponent was a nice touch. Loved seeing them pray in the fields when the Angelus rang.

The Alpine locations really are marvelous.  His stand is admirable to a degree, but I agree.  They offered him some kind of conscientious service.  He should have taken it after spending time in prison.  The point was made.

No. He offered to serve as a medic but would not take the Hitler Oath and his offer to serve as a medic instead was ignored.

I remember, yeah.  I was thinking though, spend time in prison to take a stand and then submit for the good of his family.  I think they did offer him later on the chance to serve as a medic or something if he would take the oath.  Would that be bending too far?  Is it all or nothing?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3182 on: March 08, 2021, 10:27:22 PM »
Watched A Hidden Life. The cinematography was marvelous. Were those the Austrian Alps ? Seemed like everything was either uphill or downhill.
When I was a younger man I would have admired what he did without any reservation. But I couldn't help but feel he left his wife without a husband and his children without a father. The image of his wife and her sister reduced to dragging the cultivator by the strength of their own backs was telling. And when his priest tried to change his mind. I thought it was intellectually sly. You can say what you want because God knows what is really in your heart. And the mayor tipping his hat to the wife seemed to show him acknowledging her and Kurt's sacrifice when he had been the most vocal opponent was a nice touch. Loved seeing them pray in the fields when the Angelus rang.

The Alpine locations really are marvelous.  His stand is admirable to a degree, but I agree.  They offered him some kind of conscientious service.  He should have taken it after spending time in prison.  The point was made.

No. He offered to serve as a medic but would not take the Hitler Oath and his offer to serve as a medic instead was ignored.

I remember, yeah.  I was thinking though, spend time in prison to take a stand and then submit for the good of his family.  I think they did offer him later on the chance to serve as a medic or something if he would take the oath.  Would that be bending too far?  Is it all or nothing?

What good is a man to his family who bends like a reed shaken in the wind, supposedly for their sake? Who could look his wife and children in the eye after such a display of cowardice? He stood strong with the grace given him and became a martyr: instant heaven, instant appeal to God for his family in all needs, instantly never being tested again.

Again, HE offered to serve as a medic but THEY refused. He additionally refused to take the idolatrous oath to Hitler which promised unconditional obedience and placed Hitler essentially on the same level as God.

God forbid any man acquiesce to such a situation for the temporary and only apparent good of his family, and in doing so risk the damnation of his soul.
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destroy us. Nor can we tolerate it. We must attempt to destroy it as being the fully equipped and ardent enemy of the Truth by which men live. The duel is to the death.” - Hilaire Belloc, The Great Heresies
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3183 on: March 09, 2021, 12:00:04 AM »
Sundays and Cybele

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Sundays and Cybele is a 1962 French film in Franscope, directed by Serge Bourguignon. Its original French title is Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray (Sundays in Ville d'Avray), referring to the Ville-d'Avray suburb of Paris. The film tells the tragic story of a young girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War. The film is based on a novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux [fr], who collaborated on the screenplay.

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The Battle of Algiers

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The Battle of Algiers (Italian: La battaglia di Algeri; Arabic: معركة الجزائر‎, romanized: Maʿrakat al-Jazāʾir) is a 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. It is based on events by rebels during the Algerian War (1954–1962) against the French government in North Africa; the most prominent being the titular Battle of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It was shot on location and the film's score was composed by Ennio Morricone. The film was shot in a Roberto Rossellini-inspired newsreel style: in black and white with documentary-type editing to add to its sense of historical authenticity, with mostly non-professional actors who had lived through the real battle. It is often associated with Italian neorealist cinema.[2]

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3184 on: March 09, 2021, 03:36:22 PM »
The Prince of Egypt.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3185 on: April 27, 2021, 08:11:58 PM »
I watched Black Death [2010] starring Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne. It was decent, but very bleak and grim. It is centered around a novice monk who is being drawn away from his vows after a girl during the outbreak of the Black Death across Europe. He volunteers to lead a party of mercenaries charged by the local Bishop to look into a town that is supposed to be untouched by the plague and is claimed to be harboring a necromancer.

I liked the zeal of the lead character Ulric (Sean Bean) and his dedication to extinguishing the threat of witchcraft from the village. There's also some very gripping scenes when the protagonists are faced with renouncing their faith or becoming martyrs, so it had me engaged at this point. I overall liked the film.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3186 on: April 27, 2021, 09:03:08 PM »
Land of Mine/Unter dem Sand. Brutal, engaging, tense. 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3187 on: April 27, 2021, 11:02:14 PM »
Land of Mine/Unter dem Sand. Brutal, engaging, tense. 

That looks great, I'll have to check it out
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3188 on: April 27, 2021, 11:34:21 PM »
Bad non-comedies made into comedies. 

 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3189 on: May 04, 2021, 01:21:21 PM »
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
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