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Post by brokenface » March 7th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Aren't they composite pictures made up of many images, I assumed that was the case from the weird blurriness.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » March 7th, 2013, 8:20 pm

brokenface on Mar 7 2013, 01:14:20 PM wrote:Aren't they composite pictures made up of many images, I assumed that was the case from the weird blurriness.
Composite or not, they're clearly meant as representatives of entire ethnicities, so saying yay to one and nay to another can be confused with accepting and rejecting entire peoples.
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Post by brokenface » March 7th, 2013, 8:30 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Mar 7 2013, 01:20:16 PM wrote:
brokenface on Mar 7 2013, 01:14:20 PM wrote:Aren't they composite pictures made up of many images, I assumed that was the case from the weird blurriness.
Composite or not, they're clearly meant as representatives of entire ethnicities, so saying yay to one and nay to another can be confused with accepting and rejecting entire peoples.
Maybe it can be confused but I don't think it should be confused.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 7th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Kasparius on Mar 7 2013, 12:56:53 PM wrote:Is this the Chantal Akerman?
Maybe, could also be like https://twitter.com/Michael_Haneke

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » March 7th, 2013, 10:08 pm

brokenface on Mar 7 2013, 01:30:50 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Mar 7 2013, 01:20:16 PM wrote:
brokenface on Mar 7 2013, 01:14:20 PM wrote:Aren't they composite pictures made up of many images, I assumed that was the case from the weird blurriness.
Composite or not, they're clearly meant as representatives of entire ethnicities, so saying yay to one and nay to another can be confused with accepting and rejecting entire peoples.
Maybe it can be confused but I don't think it should be confused.
Well, I did defend mightysparks' initial comments and I expressed my personal preference. But, on the other hand, I also think such a little game is fraught with potential pitfalls. If you approach it with an awareness of its very limited meaning, then I see no problem. But all it would take to stray from this would be one comment like "What? You like the French woman?! I think French women are ugly!" ...
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Post by mightysparks » March 8th, 2013, 2:10 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Mar 7 2013, 03:08:51 PM wrote:
brokenface on Mar 7 2013, 01:30:50 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Mar 7 2013, 01:20:16 PM wrote:Composite or not, they're clearly meant as representatives of entire ethnicities, so saying yay to one and nay to another can be confused with accepting and rejecting entire peoples.
Maybe it can be confused but I don't think it should be confused.
Well, I did defend mightysparks' initial comments and I expressed my personal preference. But, on the other hand, I also think such a little game is fraught with potential pitfalls. If you approach it with an awareness of its very limited meaning, then I see no problem. But all it would take to stray from this would be one comment like "What? You like the French woman?! I think French women are ugly!" ...
Yeah, I was just picking from the pictures available, not from the race as a whole :lol:
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Post by Kasparius » March 8th, 2013, 2:15 am

Good to know. Americans can't be averaged because you can't really tell if a person is beautiful when they have three chins.
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Post by joachimt » March 29th, 2013, 8:53 pm

I wanted to post this in the "name that movie" thread, but it's against the rules, 'cause it's an unofficial check.

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No, it's not one of the trees in The Lord of the Rings. This movie has only three checks.
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Post by funkybusiness » March 29th, 2013, 9:06 pm

Evil Dead: The Disney version?

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » March 29th, 2013, 10:57 pm

A Russian fairy tale, like the ones by Ptushko or Rou?

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Post by joachimt » March 30th, 2013, 7:16 am

No-one will guess what it is, unless you look at the picture-link. It's The four seasons of the law. Not an animation. The tree is a real tree and somebody just gave him a face. Had nothing to do with the story. I'm going to upload a rip of this movie today or tomorrow on KG (if I'll get upgrade-approval). It's in the Greek version of 1001 movies you must see before you die. I'm halfway, nice movie so far.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » April 20th, 2013, 1:56 am

Might as well bump this thread. Here's some cool photos I came across of either random and/or awesome group photos.

Frederick Wiseman and Werner Herzog

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Ol' Dirty Bastard and Harmony Korine

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Death Grips and Robert Pattinson

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Michelangelo Antonioni, Akira Kurosawa, and Satyajit Ray

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, and Wim Wenders

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Post by St. Gloede » April 20th, 2013, 2:53 am

^^Loving the two last ones.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » April 21st, 2013, 6:58 pm

This is a so-called piglet squid. They live deep under water. This photo is not doctored, and this is not one freakish specimen; this is what the species generally looks like.

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Post by Cippenham » April 21st, 2013, 7:15 pm



Hitchcock meets Truffaut (sound interview and picture)
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Post by mightysparks » June 24th, 2013, 8:40 am

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OH GOD TOO MUCH CUTE.
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Post by themagician » August 18th, 2013, 2:51 am

Mugshots from 1920s: http://imgur.com/a/J07EZ

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Post by mightysparks » September 15th, 2013, 10:53 pm

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Haha, I feel sorry for the ugly Jaqen guy.
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Post by mightysparks » October 10th, 2013, 12:04 pm

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Post by CMT » October 10th, 2013, 12:23 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Apr 21 2013, 12:58:59 PM wrote:This is a so-called piglet squid. They live deep under water. This photo is not doctored, and this is not one freakish specimen; this is what the species generally looks like.

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tehe Looks like a combination of Gonzo and a balloon.

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Post by mightysparks » October 13th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Seen this before, but is it just me or does is this just extremely pleasing to look at:

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Post by Gershwin » October 13th, 2013, 8:47 pm

It's not just you. It's every list completist's wet dream. Love it. :happy:
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Post by mightysparks » November 6th, 2013, 3:31 pm

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 6th, 2013, 3:39 pm

Gonna make me go on a mini rant lol. That's kind of why I hate the "I need sympathetic characters" bullshit people give when criticizing a film, even if this is a slightly different case. I even see people demanding it in the GTA games. Yea I know that this person goes on crime waves, even kills hookers after fucking them, but I wanna feel bad for him. I wanna relate with him.
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Post by mightysparks » November 6th, 2013, 3:41 pm

Wait, are you saying you hate people who say 'I need sympathetic characters', but you want characters that you want to relate to/feel bad for, ie 'sympathetic characters'? :/ or was that latter bit what 'they' say? I don't need sympathetic characters, but I want characters that feel like real people.

Actually, I mostly found that post funny because I thought Tate was great and kinda had a thing for him :ermm:
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 6th, 2013, 3:45 pm

mightysparks on Nov 6 2013, 08:41:35 AM wrote:Wait, are you saying you hate people who say 'I need sympathetic characters', but you want characters that you want to relate to/feel bad for, ie 'sympathetic characters'? :/

Actually, I mostly found that post funny because I thought Tate was great and kinda had a thing for him :ermm:
Obviously you had a thing for him. And no that GTA thing was what I think people are saying when they say they need sympathetic characters in a GTA game.
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Post by mightysparks » November 6th, 2013, 3:48 pm

ArthurYanthar on Nov 6 2013, 08:45:10 AM wrote:
mightysparks on Nov 6 2013, 08:41:35 AM wrote:Wait, are you saying you hate people who say 'I need sympathetic characters', but you want characters that you want to relate to/feel bad for, ie 'sympathetic characters'? :/

Actually, I mostly found that post funny because I thought Tate was great and kinda had a thing for him :ermm:
Obviously you had a thing for him. And no that GTA thing was what I think people are saying when they say they need sympathetic characters in a GTA game.
Mean :( :D

I edited my post above but just in case no-one sees:

"I don't need sympathetic characters, but I want characters that feel like real people. "

If you can't relate to a character some way, then that is not a well-written character, tbh. If they've been written as a real person and are 3D then you should be able to find a way of relating to them (obviously it depends on you as well). I like interesting characters. Like Joffrey in Game of Thrones, I hate that fecking guy, but you're supposed to and that's why he's such a great character. I can't imagine anything greater than seeing him die, but he is great.

I loved Mikhail in GTA IV and love Trevor in GTA V, so no idea what these people are complaining about :P
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 6th, 2013, 3:53 pm

I dunno if I'd call it relating in some way, but I'd much rather go for interesting characters. Actually one of my favorite characters is Vincent Gallo's character in Buffalo '66. Probably the biggest asshole ever, but what an entertaining asshole.

Some characters should be sympathetic in certain films, but it feels way out of place if they're there all the time like in Monsieur Verdoux.
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Post by Kasparius » November 6th, 2013, 4:14 pm

The point of Verdoux is that he is an extremely charming sociopath.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 7th, 2013, 3:59 am

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Post by Kasparius » November 7th, 2013, 4:13 am

A recent pic of me since my newfound beer obsession:

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Post by burneyfan » November 7th, 2013, 4:55 am

Kasparius on Nov 6 2013, 09:13:40 PM wrote:A recent pic of me since my newfound beer obsession:
That makes me feel less pregnant, somehow. (And jealous that you have a built-in shelf; that could come in handy sometimes.)
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Post by Kasparius » November 7th, 2013, 5:01 am

burneyfan on Nov 6 2013, 09:55:35 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Nov 6 2013, 09:13:40 PM wrote:A recent pic of me since my newfound beer obsession:
That makes me feel less pregnant, somehow. (And jealous that you have a built-in shelf; that could come in handy sometimes.)
I originally tried storing a big bottle of Chimay, but it fell and broke and I spent five minutes lapping it up so as not to waste a drop of that Belgian nectar of the gods (literally, it's made by monks); so I had to settle for a smaller bottle. I feel that if I keep up this pace though, within a few months I will be able to hold a couple of Chimay bottles on my belly.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » November 8th, 2013, 3:14 am

:lol: Gotta love Harmony.

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Post by mightysparks » November 9th, 2013, 12:32 am

Hai doggy.

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Post by mightysparks » November 9th, 2013, 1:19 am

Saw pics of a game on imgur the other day and played it a bit and forgot. You could add your face to the characters and you did an expression for neutral, happy and angry. Just came across the pics I took on my phone and laughed:

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Post by mightysparks » November 11th, 2013, 3:20 am

Ok I was just really bored and made this up. Now I'm tempted to do my own versions of all the smileys. I hate getting bored :'(

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Post by SeanMX12 » November 11th, 2013, 3:55 am

Kasparius on Nov 6 2013, 09:13:40 PM wrote:A recent pic of me since my newfound beer obsession:

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Is that Artie Lange?

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Post by Kasparius » November 11th, 2013, 4:07 am

SeanMX12 on Nov 10 2013, 08:55:40 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Nov 6 2013, 09:13:40 PM wrote:A recent pic of me since my newfound beer obsession:

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Is that Artie Lange?
Funny, I thought so too for a second. But I don't think so. I actually saw him in the subway about a year ago, I suddenly heard a super familiar voice and I turn my head and it's Artie talking to Doug Goodstein. He was actually talking about Howard. My mind was blown.

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