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Old 01-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #136
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Normally an "s", fwiw. The Princess Bride sells well throughout the English-speaking world, but yes, most popular in the US.

However, I didn't say that everyone anywhere should be familiar with US cultural icons (and I think I covered that when I said that the FA should have explained to the "concerned" that it was a film quote -- and if she did not know initially, she would probably have discovered it after speaking with the passenger wearing the shirt.) What I said was that this film is a touchstone in my culture, and that I feel that it is important to be able to recognize those, even if I don't happen to be fond of them.

By extension, that generalisation would apply to whatever culture one happens to live in. (For example, most Frenchmen have at least a passing acquaintance with Tintin, and a Frenchman who did not recognize the character would be a bit unusual.)


As for the "homework" assignment, that was tongue-in-cheek, of course, and aimed at the mostly-American demographic of this board. Still, TPB *is* generally considered by American film critics to be one of our funniest films, so I have no regrets about recommending checking it out.
I've never heard of the film despite having been employed by a US company for forty years and working here frequently and now here, after retirement, seasonally.
I guess that makes me an out of the loop fuddy duddy.
By the way, Tintin is Belgian. But as it is not your culture I wouldn't expect you to know that.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #137
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I saw Napoleon Dynamite and was completely underwhelmed. I think I went into it expecting too much.
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hah oh, of course.

I like

"Mer... MAN!!!!", "*cough cough* I think I have the black lung", "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!!!"... oh, so many...
I always do that cough and say I have the black lung. The tiny cell phone always kills me. What about~
"What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?"
"The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!"
(yes, I cut some out lol)

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I will watch the movie. Maybe not this weekend,d but I will try, tonight in fact. If it doesn't work out, I will catch it next weekend.
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I've never heard of the film despite having been employed by a US company for forty years and working here frequently and now here, after retirement, seasonally.
I guess that makes me an out of the loop fuddy duddy.
By the way, Tintin is Belgian. But as it is not your culture I wouldn't expect you to know that.

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You've been employed for a US company for 40 years and you've never heard of The Princess Bride? Even my friend who hasn't seen it knows that quotes. Maybe someday you'll watch it and enjoy it.

Here's another favorite scene....but really, the whole movie is my favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6dgtBU6Gs

Oh, or this one......"only slightly less well known......" LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_eZmEiyTo0

Oh......wait for it.....LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP5-qJSzDUg

I could do this all day but......lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #138
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I always do that cough and say I have the black lung. The tiny cell phone always kills me. What about~
"What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?"
"The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!"
(yes, I cut some out lol)

I see that and raise you one ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hold the freak gasoline fight)
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #139
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when inigo montoya and his famous quote becomes a threat to passengers on an airplane, the terrorists have won.
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I can't imagine being concerned about what someone's tshirt said. People need to mind their own business.

I like the shirt and ought one for my son last year.
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Well I watched the few clips that were posted. I have to say, that if the rest of the movie isn't any better, I won't be wasting another hour and 45 minutes watching it. I wasn't entertained at all. OH well, different strokes for different folks.
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Well I watched the few clips that were posted. I have to say, that if the rest of the movie isn't any better, I won't be wasting another hour and 45 minutes watching it. I wasn't entertained at all. OH well, different strokes for different folks.
So true. I hate lots of movies other people love. I was young when I first saw princess bride and it is dear to my heart. It is a bit quirky though.
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I've never heard of the film despite having been employed by a US company for forty years and working here frequently and now here, after retirement, seasonally.
I guess that makes me an out of the loop fuddy duddy.
Not a film buff, huh?

FWIW, the vast majority of my extended family is in the UK, and I'm there frequently. One of my same-generation UK cousins uses Princess Buttercup as her Facebook avatar. (Based on your self-stated work history, I'd say you must be about 10-15 years older than I am.)

FTR, the film was released in both the US and the UK in the fall of 1987, and was not a big box-office hit in either country at the time. However, it has since become a cult film.

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I know it is Belgian, but the popularity of it in France is great enough that most Frenchmen would recognize the character. I never said that Tintin was French, only that a Frenchman who didn't recognize it would be unusual. I used it as an example because it is a popular culture title that might be perceived as aimed at children, but is really fun for all ages, which can also be said of The Princess Bride.
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Well I watched the few clips that were posted. I have to say, that if the rest of the movie isn't any better, I won't be wasting another hour and 45 minutes watching it. I wasn't entertained at all. OH well, different strokes for different folks.
You can't really go by the clips without knowing the context behind them.
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So true. I hate lots of movies other people love. I was young when I first saw princess bride and it is dear to my heart. It is a bit quirky though.
I do like quirky. I have a feeling my DH would love it. I think we will have a movie night and check out the whole thing, give it a fair chance.
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I do like quirky. I have a feeling my DH would love it. I think we will have a movie night and check out the whole thing, give it a fair chance.
I wasn't meaning to say yog were boring or anything. . It is a sweet couple movie with true live as the basis. So popcorn and a cozy husband might make it fun for you.
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I wasn't meaning to say yog were boring or anything. . It is a sweet couple movie with true live as the basis. So popcorn and a cozy husband might make it fun for you.
Oh I know you didn't I just meant that I usually do like quirky, funny movies. So I should give this a full run before I decide. I like to watch movies and TV to be totally entertained and to forget about all the ick in the world.
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Oh I know you didn't I just meant that I usually do like quirky, funny movies. So I should give this a full run before I decide. I like to watch movies and TV to be totally entertained and to forget about all the ick in the world.
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