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Old Mar 16th 2012, 9:59 am
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1159926/

Caught this last night (missed the first 20 mins or so) on local TV. Was pretty good.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1159926/

Caught this last night (missed the first 20 mins or so) on local TV. Was pretty good.
Thought it was a really good film . It captures Dubai pretty well and although there's sterotypes the director does a rather sterling job portraying them.
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If a bit dull.........
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I really liked it - but it's just a bit too long for me.

I just don't understand why films have to be more than 90mins these days.
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I thought it was excellent. Sailed close enough to the wind (and reality) to make it a brave film to produce too...
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I really liked it - but it's just a bit too long for me.

I just don't understand why films have to be more than 90mins these days.
For the same reason why songs should be past the 3 minute mark and not composed entirely in 4/4. Mind some films should be 0 minutes in length, like American History X..the stupidest film ever made in my humble opinion.
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What pop songs aren't in 4/4, out of interest? I've got a vague memory of a Queen song in 3/4 but that's about it.
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I've got it on DVD if you want to borrow BB?

Don't think there is a lot you'll have missed mind.

I quite enjoyed it, very Mann in the way it's quite first person and lots of background / ambient noise rather than just soundtrack non stop.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1159926/
Caught this last night (missed the first 20 mins or so) on local TV. Was pretty good.
But this movie has been showing on OSN for months. How come you haven't watched it sooner? You really need to watch the first 20 minutes to thoroughly appreciate the story. It reminded me a little of Crash, where the characters all come together at the end.
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But this movie has been showing on OSN for months. How come you haven't watched it sooner? You really need to watch the first 20 minutes to thoroughly appreciate the story. It reminded me a little of Crash, where the characters all come together at the end.
Mentalist is right - the first 20 minutes has the bit with the Roman style orgy where the main Emirati character and his mates are snorting charlie off a hookers nipple.

Crucial.

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Mentalist is right - the first 20 minutes has the bit with the Roman style orgy where the main Emirati character and his mates are snorting charlie of hookers nipples.

Crucial.
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What pop songs aren't in 4/4, out of interest? I've got a vague memory of a Queen song in 3/4 but that's about it.
Pop is not really my field, at least contemporary pop music bores me to tears...manufactured, over produced, and soulless. The band Meshuggah (a metal band with very progressive and jazz like tendencies) tend to play dual rythms like 4/4 and 23/16 on hi-hate/ride and snare/bass drum respectively, whilst guitars might play in odd meters such as 5/16 or 17/16. It has an exceptional groove and crushingly heavy sound with their custom built 8 string guitars. A number of other metal bands dabble in polyrythms as well. I find this genre to be quite fascinating when it comes to musicianship and ability to evolve and include new influences, though I appreciate its not quite socially accepted to be into.

Other more famous people like Frank Zappa experimented heavily with strange and atypical rhythms like 7/8, 11/8, or 13/8. Most prog bands including Radiohead (5/4, 7/8) probably fall in to said category as well..The Beatles also did some ventures into this area, but not listened to them in ages so couldn't give you any specifics.

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The band Meshuggah (a metal band with very progressive and jazz like tendencies) tend to play dual rythms like 4/4 and 23/16 on hi-hate/ride and snare/bass drum respectively, whilst guitars might play in odd meters such as 5/16 or 17/16. It has an exceptional groove and crushingly heavy sound with their custom built 8 string guitars. A number of other metal bands dabble in polyrythms as well. I find this genre to be quite fascinating when it comes to musicianship and ability to evolve and include new influences, though I appreciate its not quite socially accepted to be into.
Anything involving Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Bass Communion, Blackfield) falls into a similar, although less metalesque genre. Amazing stuff, especially the 5.1 recordings. Amazing music.
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Anything involving Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Bass Communion, Blackfield) falls into a similar, although less metalesque genre. Amazing stuff, especially the 5.1 recordings. Amazing music.
Big fan of Steven's work..he's in recent times become quite involved with the band Opeth who's last record sounds straight out of the 70's, just awesome prog.
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Brilliant 'change of topic skills' shown in this thread...........
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