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Posted: 3/8/2010 3:15:41 PM EST
despite the obvious racial and misogynistic overtones, I really love this movie

meryl streep and robert redford are fantastic
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 3:26:42 PM EST
Great.

So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?

Not being a racist here, just talking about the underlying issues that have kept this continent in the stone age(ish) with the corrupt and inept governments and a population that won't do anything about it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 3:30:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By ftldrben:
Great.

So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?

Not being a racist here, just talking about the underlying issues that have kept this continent in the stone age(ish) with the corrupt and inept governments and a population that won't do anything about it.


well, I wasn't hoping for a political discussion here, but I do agree with you.

its still a classic movie though
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 3:37:13 PM EST

I swear I fell asleep three times in that movie.  I thought I was going to die before it ended.

It never occurred to me there were positive aspects to it...
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 3:38:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By ARdvark:
despite the obvious racial and misogynistic overtones, I really love this movie

meryl streep and robert redford are fantastic


Yeah, one of my favorites too! Just an all around epic film - won bunch of Oscars for a reason.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:10:13 PM EST
Semi chick flick but still very well made.  She is the best actress of her day. Not a "hottie" but just so classy, I would do her. Wait, is that statement "ironic". WJ
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:19:22 PM EST
[Meryl Streep doing excellent dutch accent]
I had a farm in Africa...


My husband gave me siphilis...


I fell in love with a handsome adventurer...


He died....


I feel bad for the natives....


I lose everything....


the end.

[/Meryl Streep doing excellent Dutch accent]







roy d....oh crap, how do you do that spoiler thing again? Hope I didn't ruin it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:26:21 PM EST
It had a few good parts. Saw it with a liberal friend (back when I had such things), and he was upset they shot the lions in self defense ("it is their home!").

Mostly, boring.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:27:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By ftldrben:
Great.

So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?

Not being a racist here, just talking about the underlying issues that have kept this continent in the stone age(ish) with the corrupt and inept governments and a population that won't do anything about it.



Pyramids? I guess they haven't moved.


Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:29:42 PM EST
I thought it was incredibly boring and could barely get through part of it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:43:12 PM EST
I've got the book, too, a very good read.  She lead a life that very few people get a chance to, let alone actually do it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 6:31:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By DonS:
Originally Posted By ftldrben:
Great.

So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?

Not being a racist here, just talking about the underlying issues that have kept this continent in the stone age(ish) with the corrupt and inept governments and a population that won't do anything about it.



Pyramids? I guess they haven't moved.




Its a stack of freakin blocks...a three year old could do it (scale).

Link Posted: 3/8/2010 7:18:03 PM EST
I thought this was an Obama thread...






Link Posted: 3/8/2010 7:27:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/8/2010 7:27:43 PM EST by raven]





Originally Posted By ftldrben:



Great.





So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?







The human race





 
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 7:58:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By ftldrben:
Great.

So... What else has come Out of Africa? Any cars? Any manufactured product? Any inventions? Anything useful aside from natural resources?


The human race
 


That explains everything.
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