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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2010 9:08 a.m. PST

Now, THIS looks like an interesting movie.

Based on this book:

I have always thought that people in OUR hobby were nuts, but then so were people in other hobbies as well.
Perhaps there is a script floating around for "Achtung, Schweinhund!" also? grin We can only hope.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Mar 2010 12:05 p.m. PST

Perhaps there is a script floating around for "Achtung, Schweinhund!" also? We can only hope

Probably not. Just the title "might offend someone"

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2010 2:30 p.m. PST

Aw, come on. Everything offends someone!

And if you go uber-PC, you offend people's intelligence.


Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

I just read up on this, because my wife and I just watched the DVD last night. I liked it. Especially after watching "Love Comes Softly", directed by Michael Landon Jr, the night before. One is in your face drama with zero surprises, i.e. a boring, predictable plot. The other is comedy, about geeks, spun convincingly as high adventure, with big name comic actors, yet is subtle and keeps you wondering exactly what kind of film you are watching. David Frankel is a more subtle director, I must suppose. (I liked The Devil Wears Prada, too.) So perhaps this is a comparison of directors more than anything else. (Although the budgetary restraints on "Love Comes Softly" are obvious, and "Big Year" had a good budget of c. $41 USD million.)

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member03 May 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

They lost $35 USD-million on the film. Just imagine how many baby birds could have been fed with all that money.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 May 2017 9:19 p.m. PST

Bird Watching

I will pass.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

It's about characters, Mithy. The bird watching is just a vehicle. And a very well presented vehicle it is too. I've never been into birds. But nonetheless the bird stuff is interesting. Presented by John Cleese, how could it be otherwise?………..

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