Politics US Election 2020

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Wij, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I was put off by the trailer actually. Looked ridiculous.

    Yarrrr! Set sail! :)
     
  2. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    It looks like a really good movie..but...we need more non english films to win, quickly followed by non english film winning.

    Its easy to roll your eyes and thats all that is.
    Iys just a dig at the luvvies and not 'racist orange man bad'.

    This is why he's winning.
     
  3. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

  4. Ormorof

    Ormorof FH is my second home

    Would have been better in korean
     
  5. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    It is.
     
  6. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I've never seen this before.

    I've seen stuff about Black people not being represented, but nothing about foreign films not winning anything.

    I think you're mixing up your prejudices.
     
  7. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Its all a bit of a contrived cockup actually.

    Bong Joon Ho’s crossover hit, Parasite, received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Production on Monday, but not Best Foreign Language Film. It wasn’t a snub, but rather an Academy title change that many casual Oscar watchers may have missed: Parasite will compete for Best International Feature Film, the category formerly known as Best Foreign Language Film. That reclassification was announced last year.

    “We have noted that the reference to ‘Foreign’ is outdated within the global filmmaking community,” International Feature Film Committee co-chairs, Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann, said in a joint statement released by the Academy in April 2019. “We believe that International Feature Film better represents this category, and promotes a positive and inclusive view of filmmaking, and the art of film as a universal experience.”

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    Yet despite the stated push for inclusion, shifting the category’s name was something literally done in name only: the rules for Best International Feature Film match those established for Best Foreign Language Film, meaning the film’s language is key in determining its eligibility for a nomination, not its country of origin. As a result, international films predominantly in English are disqualified from the category — a previously established way to keep English-language movies produced by England or Canada or Australia from competing for a foreign-language Oscar.

    This wouldn’t have been a problem except for the fact that it obviously was: In November, the Nigerian film Lionheart was barred from competing for the Best International Feature Film Oscar because its characters speak English, which happens to be the official language of Nigeria. (As Lionheart director Genevieve Nnaji wrote on Twitter at the time, “We did not choose who colonized us. As ever, this film and many like it, is proudly Nigerian.”)
     
  8. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    Trump's got plenty of previous for racism and he regularly whips up his malleable fans into a frenzy at his rallies. Are you *seriously* suggesting he was trying to make a thought-provoking point about the quality of international film-making? Or was it more along the lines of "prestigious American awards show gives the top honour to a non-American film. SAD."?

    Ffs. How desperate are you to leap to his defence?
     
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  9. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    No he was playing to the crowd.

    This has served him well, because everytime time he gets shit for it, another wavering Trump supporter digs in.
     
  10. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

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  11. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I disagree.

    These are the kind of people that will pick small s socialism over the Liberal Elite or Donald Trump I think.

    People don't want the perfectly rehearsed political class of the likes of Biden.
     
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  12. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Sanders is too much for the majority of America.
     
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  13. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  14. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Everyone is, it's all the fault of the tech companies like Apple that that handed them the technology for a relatively short term gains on production costs. They created their competition. They also knew it was coming as the contracts back then were about technology transfers. The west has been doing this in China for last 30 years. they started out in learn mode and now they directly compete. The Wests answer is to tout privacy and security concerns. We will lose that battle eventually as we need their skills to roll out tech like 5G quickly.

    The UK's approach is fine, restricted China's input to the non connected elements, 5G Antenna Arrays etc. Don't get the fuss tbh.
     
  15. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Because they're China and they're super evil in comparison to the angels of private business like Google, they sell our data to the Chinese anyway so what's the difference?
     
  16. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  17. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  18. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

  19. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    The Chinese could remind us that they bought entire digital telephone networks off us in the 80s.
     
  20. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    No Florida means 4 more years of trump.
     
  21. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Sanders wouldnt last 4 years anyway.
     
  22. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Trump hardly looks a picture of health tbh
     
  23. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Yeah but if you smack loads of makeup onto something you can fool stupid people.

    ...
     
  24. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

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  25. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Mayor Pete and Amy K should probably both endorse Biden now as the best chance to stop Trump. They are both young enough to run another year.

    But Biden should chose someone with a better brain than him as running mate because he’s old. Kamala Harris would be ideal.
     

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