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Old Mar 19th 2017, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Wow. Anne of Green Gables. 15 minutes in, and I am envying those of you in the East. Any BEers on PEI?
You realize it's set in the olden days dontcha?
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by DandNHill
You realize it's set in the olden days dontcha?
Yeah ok Mrs cynic. Surely the filming of the scenery is contemporary? I know you know the east is pretty.
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Oh well. I took the day off.
Many do here as well, it's just not a stat holiday.

Newfoundland does have the oddest stat holiday though, the first Wednesday in August - Regatta day. It's a holiday for the St John's rowing regatta - the oldest continually run sporting event in North America apparently. The rub is that if the regatta goes ahead, then it's a stat holiday. If it's too windy/rainy for rowing on Quidi Vidi lake then it's a case of everyone goes to work and we'll try again tomorrow.

The true party animals play regatta roulette as the Tuesday night is the end of the George St festival in St John's. So you can go to the concert, drink your head off and hope for a fine day so you can sleep off the effects over the stat hol. Or have to go to work with a really big hangover if it's too windy.
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Yeah ok Mrs cynic. Surely the filming of the scenery is contemporary? I know you know the east is pretty.
No they filmed it way back when. Then they colored the film with marker pens! 😜
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Originally Posted by DandNHill
No they filmed it way back when. Then they colored the film with marker pens! 😜
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by DandNHill
No they filmed it way back when. Then they colored the film with marker pens! 😜
I have a VHS tape of It's a Wonderful Life - colourised version.
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I have a VHS tape of It's a Wonderful Life - colourised version.
See tea lady! It happens!
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See tea lady! It happens!
Casablanca was also available in the dumbed down format. "I came here for the blue, blue, waters".
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Originally Posted by dbd33
Casablanca was also available in the dumbed down format.
The colour in IAWL was quite unreal. But given the fantasy nature of the movie, the unrealness of the colour didn't detract from it and in some ways it added a bit.
Easy enough to turn the colour off and watch in B&W of course.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
The colour in IAWL was quite unreal. But given the fantasy nature of the movie, the unrealness of the colour didn't detract from it and in some ways it added a bit.
Easy enough to turn the colour off and watch in B&W of course.
I have never seen IAWL (or Casablanca).
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
I have never seen IAWL (or Casablanca).
I'll raise your not having seen those with my not having seen GWTW or TWOO
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I'll raise your not having seen those with my not having seen GWTW or TWOO
I have seen both of those (gwtw was a waste of 3 hours), and I have seen Star Wars, but I think only the first one. I have never seen Rocky, Rambo, any Godfathers or anything by Quentin Tarantino. I have also never seen or read Warhorse, because I am a terrible blubber.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
I have seen both of those (gwtw was a waste of 3 hours), and I have seen Star Wars, but I think only the first one. I have never seen Rocky, Rambo, any Godfathers or anything by Quentin Tarantino. I have also never seen or read Warhorse, because I am a terrible blubber.
I don't even know what TWOO is.
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Originally Posted by dbd33
I don't even know what TWOO is.
He's at the end of the yellow brick road.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
He's at the end of the yellow brick road.
Oh! Nope.
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