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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Episode 226 - Body of Evidence: LIVE!

    Oh ya, that's mostly right. A DA definitely would not be at the crime scene or interrogation; generally the point of criminal trials is to answer "did the police do their job correctly?"; while the police answer "who did it?" Thus, the lawyer should and would let the police do their jobs in investigating and interrogating. A lawyer may advise at the station sometimes though (with donuts). "Can this go to trial yet?" may be something DAs and police discuss mutually. I never worked in criminal law, but I think that's in their arrangement. They're not entirely independent of each other.
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    Forrest Gump

    I think there is a conservative streak though, stepping back. Conservatism is basically the idea of staying the same, anti-progress, don't move forward. That's Forrest Gump. That's why Bob Dole was quoted in the episode, praising the film as some sort of ideal. As Paul said, the guy never takes any lesson or movement from anything. The status quo as a lovable guy who made something of himself. A better conservative symbol could not be found. The movie may not be specifically all that political, but I think that it has had an effect on politics.
  3. AlmostAGhost

    Episode 226 - Body of Evidence: LIVE!

    haha an "awooga" old timey horn would be perfect
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    Forrest Gump

    So earlier this year at one point in here, I mentioned how I'm definitely doing my best to come at every movie totally fresh, whether I'd seen it before or not. I also mentioned that there was one film on the list that this would be very difficult for me, because I think it's one star trash. Well, we finally got to it this week, because that movie is Forrest Gump. I still think I came at it fresh because it had been so long, but I still don't like it. My disdain for it is too strong. It is against everything I stand for and like in art. (I wrote a lot on Letterboxd about it, probably too much; I won't repeat myself too much here.)
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    Episode 44 - Neil Young

    Hey all, it's spelled "Matt Gourley".
  6. I did enjoy it enough though that I'm curious to go to one of these sometime! Remind me next year haha
  7. I hadn't seen it before. I kind of don't think I would enjoy a shadowcast thing at all, but really enjoyed it watching it myself. Especially for the first time, I want to pay attention to what's going on on screen.
  8. AlmostAGhost

    Upcoming Episodes

    11/7 Forrest Gump 11/14 The Best Years Of Our Lives 11/21 Annie Hall 11/28 Raging Bull
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    In this case, I do find that the book overwhelms the movie. But I've grown to love the movie a lot on its own. I still don't get why they had to make some changes (besides the rules of the code) to make the movie more happy or palatable; the book was hugely popular without those things. So why did the film have to be? *shrug* I was stoked Paul & Amy played all those songs -- I'm a huge Woody and Rage fan, and pretty ok with Bruce. Woody basically idolized Joad, and wanted to be him (and in some ways, he absolutely succeeded; he was a myth of the people in his own time). Bruce found it all sad on a human level. But Rage found the rage in Joad (and Bruce) and their interpretation is amazing and inspiring in much the way I think Steinbeck intended. I do kind of thing the pod focused slightly too much on unions. To me the story is a step back, on the forces and struggles and dreams of (forced) migration which lead to unionization being necessary. The Joad's story is a descent into an extreme situation, usually contrasted with the poetic beauty and promise of California. The film shifts focus a little bit, but I still think it's pretty successful and hard to deny.
  10. AlmostAGhost

    Upcoming Episodes

    11/7 Forrest Gump 11/14 The Best Years Of Our Lives 11/21 Annie Hall
  11. I probably prefer Pulp to Blur, but it's close and don't want to deny Blur their place. Their last album (The Magic Whip) was great, as is 13. Albarn's other projects go up and down for me, but yea they're always super interesting and worth checking out. And yea, Oasis is derivative and boring and I'm not a fan, though I've grown to somewhat appreciate Noel -- mainly for playing on the studio recording of "Free Love Freeway" haha. I tried to watch this week's movie, but the version on Youtube was of such low quality, I couldn't stick with it very far. The song I heard was pretty bad.
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    Joker (2019)

    It didn't subvert anything though. And I liked it
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    Upcoming Episodes

    10/17 The Godfather 10/24 The Godfather Part II 10/31 The Grapes Of Wrath 11/7 Forrest Gump
  14. AlmostAGhost

    Bonus Reel: Joker & Taxi Driver

    Both those points go to what I was saying in the other thread. It's like they just had to make him abused, had to make him a failed comic. And screw it if it doesn't make sense or quite fit. And those choices just aren't very creative or shocking or even arguably appropriate in turning a person evil. I really wish they had made this gritty, real movie, but he still somehow fell into a giant vat of acid and came out insane.