#247, or #506 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2020's "Druk," which in English is called "Another Round."
It's a movie about excessive alcohol consumption, which I don't typically care for, and I probably wouldn't just put it on at home without a reason? But if it's playing at the cinema...
#255, or #514, it's back to the other list with 1937 Best Picture nominee, "In Old Chicago," which I think is another one about a disaster?
🏖️ "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), maybe i'm talking outta my ass
I've been vague, cuz this is a bit out of my lane and all, but I'm in 1998 with the list, so 9/11 is a shadow on the horizon, and it's hard not to think, what does a movie like this -- relatively uncritical, worshipping the hell of war as something Good and Glorious, WW2 as America's self-decided new genesis -- contribute to how America feels about the idea of war in late 2001? Nothing good.
@Alexis A film that is just Taylor Swift visiting private detectives telling them that clearly their client is trouble.
@kurt The central conflict of the picture is she can't seem to stop writing songs about these people.
@The_T It probably would-a been in history class, mind, but this does seem awful brutal for when I reckon it would-a been, early high school.
@Alexis yeah, i can't think of anything like that from my high school...
ah wait no, in middle school an English teacher tried to show that one film version of Romeo and Juliet and tried to fast forward through the nudity but did a piss poor job of it.
@The_T World War 2 /is/ one part of history where Europe generally doesn't fuck around in teaching it, if I'm misremembering and we didn't watch this, we definitely had all this really brutal stuff described in detail, also.
@Alexis yeah, World War-related history was... always treated really lightly over here. How important America was to winning, bullshit like that.
@The_T Like I couldn't name more than one Minister-President from before I was born, but they made sure we knew war was hell.
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