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Old Nov 8th 2009, 10:06 pm
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Probably not, all I could remember in 30 seconds Peace Arch Entertainment are a Canadian company that produced the Tudors amongst others.
ahem...
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Old Nov 8th 2009, 10:08 pm
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I'm not loving this season of the Tudors.
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If you really want to know what the best thing the UK gives to the world is, it's us brits.
No, it was Maggie Thatcher!
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No, it was Maggie Thatcher!
I'll see your maggie thatcher and raise you one benny hill and a mr bean.
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I'll see your maggie thatcher and raise you one benny hill and a mr bean.
Rowan Atkinson, Tommy Cooper & Spike Milligan

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Rowan Atkinson, Tommy Cooper & Spike Milligan
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Old Nov 8th 2009, 10:36 pm
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Default Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

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The problem with Canadian films are that they're boring.
Some yes, but there have been some good ones - one week - is one of my favorite, recent films.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RstmPmzgLEo

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Some yes, but there have been some good ones - one week - is one of my favorite, recent films.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RstmPmzgLEo
I think Oinks description fits that quite nicely. Cancer victim with months to live, but somehow able to ride across Canada with no real health issues - yeah, right... yawn.
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
Oh come on AC. You are being churlish here and you know it. You asked for an example of what the UK gives to the world and you got one.

If you really want to know what the best thing the UK gives to the world is, it's us brits.
If I recall, and I may be wrong, the poster stated that Britain had massively contributed to the world. I asked him/her in what way and s/he didn't reply. You then gave art as an example. I don't particularly want to get into the whole "is art worth a penny" argument. What I was trying to get across in my previous post is that, whether England or Canada has the better art industry is likely to be irrelevant to anyone living outside of the "West". I would not suggest that art massively contributes to anything except for the bank balances of those that can afford to pay for painting, the cost of which is likely to exceed the cost of a hospital wing, to quote a great Scottish band.
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I think Oinks description fits that quite nicely. Cancer victim with months to live, but somehow able to ride across Canada with no real health issues - yeah, right... yawn.
Happen you should watch it. I loved it for the locations and the great Canadian music score.

Who cares where the movies are from - Canada or Mongolia.
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If I recall, and I may be wrong, the poster stated that Britain had massively contributed to the world. I asked him/her in what way and s/he didn't reply. You then gave art as an example. I don't particularly want to get into the whole "is art worth a penny" argument. What I was trying to get across in my previous post is that, whether England or Canada has the better art industry is likely to be irrelevant to anyone living outside of the "West". I would not suggest that art massively contributes to anything except for the bank balances of those that can afford to pay for painting, the cost of which is likely to exceed the cost of a hospital wing, to quote a great Scottish band.
Your focus on paintings and high art is a typical lawyerly obfuscation. UK cultural output has enriched the lives of millions, all the way from the beatles to benny hill. The world also plays our sports and a large part of the world follows and gets enjoyment from the premier league. Our culture is everywhere, and so I would say that this does count as a 'massive contribution' to the world.

I really didn't want this to turn into a pissing contest about whether or not the UK contributes more than Canada or not, but the assertion that the UK is shite; breeds nothing but chavs; no longer makes anything of value and does not contribute anything to the world is just wrong on every level.
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Old Nov 8th 2009, 11:42 pm
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Happen you should watch it. I loved it for the locations and the great Canadian music score.

Who cares where the movies are from - Canada or Mongolia.
Yes - agree. It's not something I focus on really. See second para of above rant
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The problem with Canadian films are that they're boring.
'Away From Her' and 'A History of Violence' are both excellent... with the former based on an Alice Munro short story (one of Canada's - nay, the world's - finest writers).
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....he was just a jumped up socialist troublemaker with a bad hair cut - that said, Brush and Scargill, bang on.
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....he was just a jumped up socialist troublemaker with a bad hair cut
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