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Title: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 05, 2019, 04:52:39 pm
Looks good, going on the first episode. An interesting concept.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20191025-why-his-dark-materials-is-the-fantasy-epic-for-our-times
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: The15thMember on November 05, 2019, 07:03:54 pm
I thought this looked good too.  I'm a big fan of Dafne Keen after her fabulous performance in Logan a couple of years ago.  I don't have time for any more books/shows in my life right now, but definitely something I'll check out in the future.   
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: jvalentour on November 05, 2019, 11:38:02 pm
David Jesudason's review indicates it is an anti-Christian anti-populist story.
Not my words, his.  Just saying.
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 06, 2019, 09:32:41 am
So you're "Just saying" as a warning that it may offend their beliefs? Get a life, its a story! As are other books of fiction.
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: CoolBees on November 06, 2019, 01:16:16 pm
David Jesudason's review indicates it is an anti-Christian anti-populist story.
Not my words, his.  Just saying.

That was my take on it also - anti-Christian, anti-moral, anti-Freedom - written with the intent of further undermining the basic tenants of modern civilization (family, community, trust, respect, self-reliance, personal responsibility, etc), intended to confuse people minds at the subliminal level and thus facilitate the chaos needed to bring in the darkness of socialism - by city, by country, and eventually to the entire globe.

... i.e. a work of leftist propaganda.
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: seanconnery on November 06, 2019, 01:35:50 pm
....a cigar is just a cigar..
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: Kathyp on November 06, 2019, 02:05:32 pm
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a cigar is just a cigar

unless you are under the desk with an intern   :wink:

"Entertainment" has long been used to sway society in one direction or another.  Sometimes that's been good.  More often it is not.  I was having a conversation with a leftist about something and they said "Have you watched the Handmaids Tale?  That's what you guys want.".  Really?  A TV show is what you use to form a political opinion?  Amazon has Carnival Row and it pushes open immigration.   It's a fantasy series, but the message can't be missed.

So yes, we need to be aware that very often a cigar is not just a cigar.

Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 06, 2019, 07:15:43 pm
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a cigar is just a cigar
unless you are under the desk with an intern   :wink:

"Entertainment" has long been used to sway society in one direction or another.  Sometimes that's been good.  More often it is not.  I was having a conversation with a leftist about something and they said "Have you watched the Handmaids Tale?  That's what you guys want.".  Really?  A TV show is what you use to form a political opinion?  Amazon has Carnival Row and it pushes open immigration.   It's a fantasy series, but the message can't be missed.

So yes, we need to be aware that very often a cigar is not just a cigar.

So you believe this show will convert people? See the bold text, you can't have it both ways. :rolleyes: It's a story! Next, you will be saying the people will be taking up swords, bows and arrows etc a la G of T.
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: Kathyp on November 06, 2019, 09:05:39 pm
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It's a story! Next, you will be saying the people will be taking up swords, bows and arrows etc a la G of T.

It is a story, but stories influence people and their views.  Guess Who's Coming To DinnerTo Kill A Mockingbird  The Birth of A Nation...For better or worse, entertainment can influence.  It is often designed to influence. 

If I looked to a movie series to encourage the taking up of bows and arrows it would be The Hunger Games.   :wink:
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 11, 2019, 02:24:57 pm
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It's a story! Next, you will be saying the people will be taking up swords, bows and arrows etc a la G of T.

It is a story, but stories influence people and their views.  Guess Who's Coming To DinnerTo Kill A Mockingbird  The Birth of A Nation...For better or worse, entertainment can influence.  It is often designed to influence. 

If I looked to a movie series to encourage the taking up of bows and arrows it would be The Hunger Games.   :wink:

As do the Bible, Koran and Vedas etc. Shouldn't people be warned of the messages contained therein? 
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: Kathyp on November 11, 2019, 05:58:20 pm
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As do the Bible, Koran and Vedas etc. Shouldn't people be warned of the messages contained therein?

Should people be aware of what is in them?  One would hope that if they are following any of them they would be aware of what is in them.  I am not sure how they compare to what is billed as entertainment and is designed to influence.  Religious writings ARE designed to influence.  Pretty sure everyone knows that. 
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: jvalentour on November 11, 2019, 10:18:13 pm
So you're "Just saying" as a warning that it may offend their beliefs? Get a life, its a story! As are other books of fiction.

Posted by: cidersabuzzin
? on: November 06, 2019, 09:32:41 am ?

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You're showing your intolerance, sadly.
Perhaps you should hold yourself to the standards you hold others....
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 12, 2019, 05:34:45 am
So you're "Just saying" as a warning that it may offend their beliefs? Get a life, its a story! As are other books of fiction.

Posted by: cidersabuzzin
? on: November 06, 2019, 09:32:41 am ?

    Insert Quote

You're showing your intolerance, sadly.
Perhaps you should hold yourself to the standards you hold others....

Are you sure you haven't mixed me up with 'CoolBees'? Now there's a rant with bells on. :rolleyes:
He will be saying shortly that Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc should be banned......oh wait a minute hasn't some do-gooder already tried to get them removed from Libraries! Probably think they are 'leftist propaganda' Laughable. :rolleyes:

I think some other Rightist Nutters tried burning books and look at what happened later. I know, NS but you get the gist.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=26&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjaxN7XjOXlAhVJfMAKHQMmDB4QFjAZegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.cam.ac.uk%2Fcollections%2Fdepartments%2Fgermanic-collections%2Fabout-collections%2Fspotlight-archive%2Fburning-books&usg=AOvVaw3hJWDyVm4idjs6swhjfSXz
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on November 12, 2019, 01:07:26 pm
So you're "Just saying" as a warning that it may offend their beliefs? Get a life, its a story! As are other books of fiction.

Posted by: cidersabuzzin
? on: November 06, 2019, 09:32:41 am ?

    Insert Quote

You're showing your intolerance, sadly.
Perhaps you should hold yourself to the standards you hold others....

Are you sure you haven't mixed me up with 'CoolBees'? Now there's a rant with bells on. :rolleyes:
He will be saying shortly that Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc should be banned......oh wait a minute hasn't some do-gooder already tried to get them removed from Libraries! Probably think they are 'leftist propaganda' Laughable. :rolleyes:

I think some other Rightist Nutters tried burning books and look at what happened later. I know, NS but you get the gist.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=26&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjaxN7XjOXlAhVJfMAKHQMmDB4QFjAZegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.cam.ac.uk%2Fcollections%2Fdepartments%2Fgermanic-collections%2Fabout-collections%2Fspotlight-archive%2Fburning-books&usg=AOvVaw3hJWDyVm4idjs6swhjfSXz
Second episode just aired, still in the process of painting characters but looking good. :smile:
Title: Re: His Dark Materials new series BBC/HBO
Post by: cidersabuzzin on December 25, 2019, 05:54:21 pm
So you're "Just saying" as a warning that it may offend their beliefs? Get a life, its a story! As are other books of fiction.

Posted by: cidersabuzzin
? on: November 06, 2019, 09:32:41 am ?

    Insert Quote

You're showing your intolerance, sadly.
Perhaps you should hold yourself to the standards you hold others....

Are you sure you haven't mixed me up with 'CoolBees'? Now there's a rant with bells on. :rolleyes:
He will be saying shortly that Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc should be banned......oh wait a minute hasn't some do-gooder already tried to get them removed from Libraries! Probably think they are 'leftist propaganda' Laughable. :rolleyes:

I think some other Rightist Nutters tried burning books and look at what happened later. I know, NS but you get the gist.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=26&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjaxN7XjOXlAhVJfMAKHQMmDB4QFjAZegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.cam.ac.uk%2Fcollections%2Fdepartments%2Fgermanic-collections%2Fabout-collections%2Fspotlight-archive%2Fburning-books&usg=AOvVaw3hJWDyVm4idjs6swhjfSXz
Second episode just aired, still in the process of painting characters but looking good. :smile:
Last episode of first series just aired, good pointer to next series. Will be worth waiting for.