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Stanley Kubrick was asked by the Beatles to direct them in a film adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.

Kubrick refused because he thought the book was unfilmable.

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Lt. Gruber in 'Allo! 'Allo! drives a Sd KFZ 222 4-Rad. Not a tank but an armored car.
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Finally found a Dutch nonsense law: it's illegal to apply any colouring to the public road - this includes sidewalk chalk. It's largely a dead letter left over from WW2 when chalking texts would be used for protesting.

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BBP wrote:
Stanley Kubrick was asked by the Beatles to direct them in a film adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.

Kubrick refused because he thought the book was unfilmable.


He was right and I don't think the Beatles were quite in Jack Nicolson's, Malcom McDowell's or even Ryan O'Neill's class as regards acting...

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Caputh wrote:
BBP wrote:
Stanley Kubrick was asked by the Beatles to direct them in a film adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.

Kubrick refused because he thought the book was unfilmable.


He was right and I don't think the Beatles were quite in Jack Nicolson's, Malcom McDowell's or even Ryan O'Neill's class as regards acting...


From what I have gleaned it was more a case of what he saw as a book that wouldn't translate to the screen well which at that time was a fair estimation...rather the limitations of The Beatles acting chops.


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I still don't think it translates well to screen...

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BBP wrote:
Stanley Kubrick was asked by the Beatles to direct them in a film adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.

Kubrick refused because he thought the book was unfilmable.


He was right and I don't think the Beatles were quite in Jack Nicolson's, Malcom McDowell's or even Ryan O'Neill's class as regards acting...


From what I have gleaned it was more a case of what he saw as a book that wouldn't translate to the screen well which at that time was a fair estimation...rather the limitations of The Beatles acting chops.

I guess that he simply didn't want to reveal that he actually was filming the lunar landing. So of course it was a fake - that the book was unfilmable ;-)

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BBP wrote:
I still don't think it translates well to screen...


No argument here.


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It doesn't even translate well from Tolkien's brain to book, imo. All those fucking elvish battles.

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Stanley Kubrick was asked by the Beatles to direct them in a film adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.

Kubrick refused because he thought the book was unfilmable.
Lynch could've pulled it off!

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Finally found a Dutch nonsense law: it's illegal to apply any colouring to the public road - this includes sidewalk chalk. It's largely a dead letter left over from WW2 when chalking texts would be used for protesting.
Thats a shame, the old "Masters" would likely get their Dutch-up and roll over in their graves.

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Cheech Marin auditioned to sing for Frank Zappa in 1967, but he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in September to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. (his wiki page)

No sir, I did not know that. :) I wonder if he almost made the cut.

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Cheech Marin auditioned to sing for Frank Zappa in 1967, but he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in September to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. (his wiki page)

No sir, I did not know that. :) I wonder if he almost made the cut.


Cheech would have had the pachuco stuff down.....Whenever I sing ( :oops: ) Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder I automatically affect a Cheech type voice, always gets a laugh

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Over 10 years ago I bought "Along the Red Ledge" (Hall and Oates) because Robert Fripp plays guitar on a song.
A couple of minutes ago, I read that George Harrison is on there, too.
Did not know that.
Now I can't decide whether to keep it in the Fripp section, or move it to the Harrison section...

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Buy an extra copy!

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Buy an extra copy!



Ha ha!

I was just about to suggest the same thing, get two, one for George and one for Fripp :mrgreen:

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Over 10 years ago I bought "Along the Red Ledge" (Hall and Oates) because Robert Fripp plays guitar on a song.
A couple of minutes ago, I read that George Harrison is on there, too.
Did not know that.
Now I can't decide whether to keep it in the Fripp section, or move it to the Harrison section...
file it under Garcia...right in the middle! :wink: next

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De Hovenring brought on a lot of controversy. It was expensive, a major stretch of road had to be closed down for a long time causing traffic trouble on other roads in the neighborhood, it was delayed: work had to continue during the night, which the neighbors didn't enjoy much; the opening had to be delayed another time because the cables snapped, then it opened, then it had to close down again because wind caused it to sway too much. It was closed for five more months.
A few days after it was opened again, it had to close again because of a build error, after that was fixed it finally was opened officially. And then they had to close it again because the asphalt was tearing and breaking off.



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Mike Patton has been working on a film score for a Netflix movie called 1922 based on a Stephen King novella ("It's more haunting and Hitchcock-y than you might thing," he says), and has been collaborating with onetime Serge Gainsbourg collaborator, composer and arranger Jean-Claude Vannier, on an album of orchestral ballads. "It's very, very lush," he says. "I'm doing a lot of crooning in different languages, and the instrumentation is all over the map." And will it contain Gainsbourg's famous dirty lyrics? "There are plenty of those, don't worry," he says. "They just don't sound so sexy in English."


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^So it's a kids movie?

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Youtube has a Loop setting: press RMB on the screen and enjoy everlasting encore presentations of your favourite music!

(plays Spider Pig on a loop)

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A lot of bugs can get into dates, as in the fruit. After they're picked in the factory, they're sent into a cryogenic bath, which kills the adults but not the juveniles, also the eggs and feces can stay in. Insects are picked out off some dates, but nowhere near all of them.

By US law there are allowed to be 5 insects per 100 grams of dates. A typical dates dish with wooden skewer weighs in at 200 grams.




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Oh No! I eat them by the handful :P

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