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Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 1

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Given the story I hope that you didn't sneeze or cough or you might have been subjected to mob violence! At least at the pub alcohol might have protected people.smiley - biggrin


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 2

Awix

Well, you know, I'm dedicated to my work, and there's nothing very wrong with expecting other people to take one for the team, is there?

Oh, there is. Never mind. Well, only a couple of the people I was in the pub with have been sick this week, so it could have been much worse...


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor

smiley - rofl Filmgoing can be hazardous to your health.

The other night, we watched 'Black Death', with Sean Bean. I don't recommend it. Neither did the reviewer who posted, 'Avoid this movie like the plague...' smiley - run


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 4

Awix

Oh, wow - a friend asked me for a steer on that movie, which I haven't seen, but it looked to me like it had got some good reviews! Haven't heard from him since, which in the light of what you've said is slightly worrying.


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor

smiley - rofl It wasn't *that* bad. Just pointlessly violent and depressing.

Oh, and since it was about the bubonic plague, there were all these accidental Monty Python moments in it...smiley - whistle


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 6

Awix

Always a danger with the mediaeval epic nowadays.


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor

smiley - laugh A danger everywhere, now that some professor or other has everyone using the word 'reference' as a verb. smiley - whistle


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 8

Awix

I wish I could be sure I'd never done that. But I can't. It is fairly indefensible given 'refer to' is a perfectly acceptable, non-pretentious substitute...


Shame on you for exposing movie-goers to a contagion.

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor

smiley - rofl I know. I don't get hot under the collar about it when people say that about films. It just shows the influence of postmodern cinema studies and its entertaining rhetoric.

I mean, okay, I know what they mean when they say 'this scene is referencing the Shower Scene in 'Psycho', because...er, it takes place in a shower, and the girl is blonde, and there's a violin having a nervous breakdown in the non-diagenetic score...'

But a lot of lazy students are now using 'reference' for the world outside the cinema. As in, 'I don't get what you're talking about. What are you referencing here?' Or talking about footnotes. This makes my head hurt. smiley - headhurts


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