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 Post subject: Re: Are all walkouts created equal?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:20 pm 
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I think we're ALL blind to it when it happens to us - that's how insidious it is! I remember watching Camelot as a teen, and feeling SOOOO sympathetic toward Lancelot & Guinevere! Now - I look back and think "I fell for the whole - adultery-can-be-a-virtue - line of reasoning!"

When I went to see Born on the 4th of July decades ago - I was very moved by the man being knocked over in his wheelchair in the demonstration scene - only to find out that it (and several other scenes) had been added to this "based on a true story" move - simply for the angering emotional effect. I'm pretty sure that's the LAST Oliver Stone movie I ever watched. I saw it as simply dishonest - even if it was "just a movie."

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 Post subject: Re: Are all walkouts created equal?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:34 pm 
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Anna1111 wrote:
I think we're ALL blind to it when it happens to us - that's how insidious it is! I remember watching Camelot as a teen, and feeling SOOOO sympathetic toward Lancelot & Guinevere! Now - I look back and think "I fell for the whole - adultery-can-be-a-virtue - line of reasoning!"

When I went to see Born on the 4th of July decades ago - I was very moved by the man being knocked over in his wheelchair in the demonstration scene - only to find out that it (and several other scenes) had been added to this "based on a true story" move - simply for the angering emotional effect. I'm pretty sure that's the LAST Oliver Stone movie I ever watched. I saw it as simply dishonest - even if it was "just a movie."


I used to enjoy "magazine" shows. After not having tv for a long time i sat down to watch a magazine show hosted by Marie Osmond. I enjoyed the content but the roller coaster ride of emotions wore me out! My mom has the tv on a lot and i get snippets of many shows - mostly magazine format or cooking shows, and the Golden Girls. :roll: They rush thru EVERYthing - talking fast, moving on to other totally unrelated subjects, and sensationalizing everything from wall paint to hygiene! :lol: And the Golden Girls? Good grief! I'm embarrassed to sit there while it's on so i leave.

As far as dishonesty goes, the ones that gall me the most are the "Christian" ones. I didn't go see The Shack but i read half the book. The preface stated that this was related to the author by someone and he wrote it down. (That's how i remember it, anyway.) It was all part of the set-up for the story. I felt lied to and it was definitely dishonest.

I've not seen either of the ones you mentioned. I'm sure i've had a similar thing happen because when i've gone back to watch a "wonderful movie" i am appalled that i ever tho't it was good at all!


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