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Post by 3eyes » February 21st, 2013, 8:03 am

Film night

I couldn't watch the movie,
the Hungarian was so badly dubbed.
So what if the only Hungarian I know
is Frig hangsor, "Phrygian mode"?
I still know bad dubbing when I see it.
How do I know if the subtitle writers
were listening or lip-reading or just
making it up? One of the characters
is probably a ventriloquist.
I bet they're telling each other
hoary jokes out of the book
that came with my brother's dummy--
he'd saved his pennies for months
against the day when he could regale us
with "I was born in Chicago." "Before
the fire?" "No, behind the sofa."
Meanwhile in a lonely castle
in the Transylvanian mountains
a door creaks, and the hero
screws up his courage to look inside
and shrieks-- "It's a friggin' hamster!"
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » February 22nd, 2013, 3:00 am

Was that the first entry in a film log or a bit of blank verse?

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Post by 3eyes » February 22nd, 2013, 6:17 am

I'm not sure what the movie was - It may have been Werckmeister Harmonies. But it was a reaction.
So the answer is yes (i.e. both - I think). (It's free verse, not blank.)
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Post by Knaldskalle » February 22nd, 2013, 6:47 am

Hamsters, why'd it have to be hamsters?
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Post by 3eyes » February 22nd, 2013, 4:43 pm

Frig hangsor.
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Post by 3eyes » March 2nd, 2013, 6:40 am

The Shoes of the Fisherman
are missing the third shoe.
It is easy enough for a pope
to pledge the Church's wealth
to alleviate world hunger,
just as it was easy enough
for a president to announce
the closing of Gitmo.
As the film's Chinese leader says,
Words are cheap.
What I want to know is,
what happened next?

The question is not whether
but how.
Did Anthony Quinn
die of mysterious causes?
Did they crank up
the other Holy See
at Avignon?
Can a pope be impeached
or tried on trumped-up charges
of choirboy abuse?

But why indulge
in fruitless speculation?
Let's dissolve the government
and hand the world's problems over
to Hollywood.
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