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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2010, 05:03:01 PM »
As for not being invested in US politics, believe me, the way things are over here right now, you are quite lucky to be German.

Have you been following German politics? Not as volatile as Greece or Spain at the moment, but interesting enough.
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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2010, 05:40:54 PM »
for awhile I thought Brotherhood of the Wolf was one of the best films. I like the martial arts mix with modern things like muskets and  swords. Are there many non-asian martial arts films with guns n swords set before 1860? I'd like some examples... ps. I'm not including Magnificent Seven (i believe it's 1860's)

please enlighten me.


I'm not personally a fan of this particular adaptation, but I believe it meets said requirements:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuJlF0UpQoA

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2010, 06:39:07 PM »
Have you been following German politics? Not as volatile as Greece or Spain at the moment, but interesting enough.

What, the bit with Sarrazin?

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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2010, 07:58:36 PM »
One of the greatest villain's themes, ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rvtf1qlKrc&feature=related 

It's a shame there's not a midi version.   :-\

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« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2010, 12:34:36 AM »
I hope the new Green Lantern movie is as good as this:

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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2010, 08:17:30 AM »
Is that Harald Schmidt?

Yes, in his brief "hairy hermit"-phase.

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As for not being invested in US politics, believe me, the way things are over here right now, you are quite lucky to be German.

Well, we do have our share of weirdos here, but judging from some of the stuff I see on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, they can't hold a candle to the ones you have over there (yet).
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« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2010, 03:39:22 PM »
I hope the new Green Lantern movie is as good as this:
Sirena, Empress of Evil
 

The way Kiro(?) rode GL just had to have been an inspiration for The Ambiguously Gay Duo.  I really wonder what the artists at Filmation were thinking on that one...  Could they have possibly been as naive as the kids who watched that show (of which I was one)...?

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« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2010, 07:11:20 PM »
One of my favorite superheroes is the original Hourman.  This is probably the closest he'll ever get to his own major motion picture, however:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsrDtE8WZ0k

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« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2010, 09:31:41 PM »
I hope the new Green Lantern movie is as good as this:
Sirena, Empress of Evil
 

The way Kiro(?) rode GL just had to have been an inspiration for The Ambiguously Gay Duo.  I really wonder what the artists at Filmation were thinking on that one...  Could they have possibly been as naive as the kids who watched that show (of which I was one)...?

1967 was a simpler time...

They thought it was harmless to have a young lad wrap his arms around a 30-year-old man and ride him. They also thought it was harmless to make Kairo an Asian stereotype and have him call GL "Boss". They were also apparently unaware that GL's ring would be worthless against the YELLOW flying pterodactyl aliens and their YELLOW spaceships. And yet the Filmation cartoons have a certain charm after all these years.
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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2010, 11:25:06 PM »
1967 was a simpler time...
They thought it was harmless to have a young lad wrap his arms around a 30-year-old man and ride him.
 

If I were a more suspicious type, I might think that they'd named the young lad after the effeminate villain Joel Cairo from The Maltese Falcon, which would mean that maybe Filmation's writers and artists were in cahoots on slipping a little adult wink past the censors ("Take that, Dr. Fredric Wertham!"). 

Yet, even if I seem to split my time wincing and laughing at them, today (and perhaps this is pure nostalgia on my part), but I'd definately take the campy 60's action toons over the completely neutered 70's ones...(Well, at least until Challenge of the Super Friends gave us the Legion of Doom in 1978...)   :P
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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2010, 04:37:36 PM »
They thought it was harmless to have a young lad wrap his arms around a 30-year-old man and ride him.

This is just weird.  :o
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« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2010, 06:00:48 PM »
60's superhero cartoons (much as I loved them) were generally campy, simplistic, and poorly written. 

Cartoons of the same era spoofing superheroes, perhaps ironically, often contained much better ideas, dialog, and style. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rYHuWidSM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldsRkD-Bilc&feature=related 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1T8-hDy5I 

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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2010, 06:11:21 PM »
I always liked this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ait8WKjryGI

It was even created by Bob Kane.
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« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2010, 11:34:04 PM »
Yet, even if I seem to split my time wincing and laughing at them, today (and perhaps this is pure nostalgia on my part), but I'd definately take the campy 60's action toons over the completely neutered 70's ones...(Well, at least until Challenge of the Super Friends gave us the Legion of Doom in 1978...)   :P

The 70's gave us this little gem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqB36FsglEE
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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2010, 12:10:13 AM »
Nol, you're gonna make my twitch return!