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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (28 of 36)
Location: London, England
Birthday: Oct. 5
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Roger & Me <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Moore
Roger & Me DVD ~ Michael Moore
Flint was a paradise: their GM factory was the most modern and efficient of them all, its workforce the best trained and motivated. Then, out of the blue - GM announces that they are closing the factory and moving to Mexico. Flint is destroyed. It now looks more like an Eastern European ghost city, its factory closed, houses borded up, empty dirty streets. One of those who lost their jobs was Michael Moore's father. Michael sets out to tell his father's story to the head of GM, Roger. The film is partly a bout Flint. All the failed attempts to bring new business to the town, and the various ways the inhabitants try to cope. The stupidity of the Town Council is amazing. Moore does not give… Read more
Eurotrip <b>DVD</b> ~ Scott Mechlowicz
Eurotrip DVD ~ Scott Mechlowicz
This film surprised me. I thought it was a remake of Harvard Lampoon's European Vacation (which was awful). I might read in to much, but I thought it was reasonably clever and funny. Four stereotype Americans go to Europe to find the the German girl one of them is in love with. Over there they run in to English soccer hooligans (Vinnie Jones in good form), Italian bisexuals, and so on. The Europeans are stereotyped, but not in a too insulting way (I am European myself by the way). Some jokes are spot-on, like the Dutch bakery, the German truck driver, or the effects of absinthe. Other things are just stupid, like the portrayal of Bratislava.
If I understand correctly, which I hope, the… Read more
Journey To The End Of The Night by Louis Celine
If you want to know how the survivors of the first world war felt and thought, this is the book to read. It is possible to follow the thought processes that led many of these young men to later embraces the totalitarian ideologies.
The anti-hero of the book survives the war, but bitter and cynical. He thought he had fought to save civilization, but everything is chaos and dissolution when he returns. Idiots rule. Everywhere he turns corruption and stupidity are rife.
He tries to go to colonial Africa as a doctor.
Celine has a unique writing style; a sentence (the length of a breath) followed by three dots. It is a difficult way to write, but he carries it off. Celine is truly… Read more