No-one Was Injured, No-one Was Killed...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:01 PM

charlie hebdo

Breen was anti-Semitic and seemed to discourage production of movies that might offend Nazi Germany before the war. 

 

Also, there was a "gentlemans agreement" between Hollywood and the State Department that Hollywood wouldn't make any films critical of any nation the US had diplomatic relations with.

Then in 1939, Jack Warner (Of Warner Brothers) was handed a script that became "Confessions Of A Nazi Spy."  Warner thought the story was dynamite and should be made into a film, but that gentleman's agreement was in the way.

Warner was a lifelong Democrat, and had met President Roosevelt several times, and also sent prints of first-run Warners films to the White House. (FDR loved Errol Flynn swashbucklers, by the way.)  Anyway, Warner called the White House and was put through to the president.  He told FDR about the script and story and asked for the president's advice.

Roosevelt's reply?  "Go for it Jack!"  

Here's the trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBDW81R_xwg   

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:42 PM

54light15

    Germany was a big market for Hollywood films. I understand that riots broke out in Germany when Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" was shown and it was later banned. 

 

Interesting.  From what I've read "The Great Dictator" was banned from the outset in Nazi Germany and never made it into any theaters there.

But supposedly  Hitler was curious about it and got a print and watched it.  I kind of doubt the veracity of that but of course anything's possible.  At any rate if he did see it he didn't learn a damn thing from it.

Did you know it was Chaplin's first all-talking film?  That speech Chaplin gives at the end is a masterpiece!  When Chaplin decided to speak, wow!

One more thing about "The Great Dictator."  It was intended as a spoof of Hitler, but after the war Chaplin said if he'd known how truly evil Hitler was he would have never made the movie, at least not the way he did.

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:11 AM

    Germany was a big market for Hollywood films. I understand that riots broke out in Germany when Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" was shown and it was later banned. 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:16 AM

Breen was anti-Semitic and seemed to discourage production of movies that might offend Nazi Germany before the war. 

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Posted by 54light15 on Friday, November 29, 2019 3:16 PM

NKP Guy- Jews may have run the studios, but non-Jews, specifically an Irish Catholic decided what movies the public was allowed to see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Breen 

It might be why so many films from back then were pure Irish malarkey- "Going My Way," anyone? Great film by the way, Bing was never better! 

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Posted by NKP guy on Friday, November 29, 2019 2:08 PM

   Because Lady NKP (pace Firelock76) had been married previously, in order to make an honest woman of her and be wed in the Episcopal Church, we first had to have her RC marriage annulled, which my Episcopal bishop was pleased to grant...for free, I might add.

   One take-away:  Protestant churches are easier to deal with.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:55 PM

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CMStPnP
Was never the case as long as I can remember. 

They have to apply for an be given an annullment by the church (completely separate from the official legal process)

A twice civily divoreced lady I was dating for a while wanted to persue Annulment through the Church - with all the 'hoops' they wanted her to jump through as well as the cost of the proceedings she gave up on the idea.

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Posted by NKP guy on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:54 PM

    When it comes to the subject of Hollywood and religious stereotypes, someone in the 1930's noted that studios owned by Jews made movies that explained Catholicism to to a nation of Protestants.

 
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Posted by zugmann on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:19 PM

CMStPnP
Was never the case as long as I can remember.

They have to apply for an be given an annullment by the church (completely separate from the official legal process)

 The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or any other railroad, company, or person.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, November 29, 2019 12:43 AM

spsffan
And I thought that Catholics couldn't get divorced. 

Was never the case as long as I can remember.   Suicides do not automatically go to hell either, that was amended a while back as well.    Hollywood is responsible for proliferating the stereotypes though.

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Posted by zardoz on Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:24 PM

rdamon

The GPS said turn left ...

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:12 AM

I recall visiting the Hebron Yeshiva about 20 years ago, and after an important lecture went to the that Yeshiva's combination student dining hall and cafeteria.  While having lunch two young men, without head-coverings,  with one wearing a teeshirt with an Arabic slogan on it, entered, bought beer, and sat down at a long table already partly occupied by some of the students, and obviously enjoyed their drinks.  My friend, a student and teacher at the Yeshiva, told me they come nearly every day. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:45 AM

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She was drunk and by the name it would seem that she was Muslim.  I thought Muslims didn't drink?

Just because one proffesses to be of a particular religion does not mean that they adhere to all the facets of that particular religion. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:05 AM

runnerdude48

She was drunk and by the name it would seem that she was Muslim.  I thought Muslims didn't drink?

 

I'm by no means an expert on this, but I think whether Muslims can drink or not depends on the particular sect they belong to.

The other thing is, even though the young woman has a Middle-Eastern sounding name she may not be Muslim at all.  There's quite a few Christians in the Middle East, many of whom have left in the past few years with the rise of Islamic terrorism.

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Posted by ORNHOO on Friday, November 22, 2019 5:15 PM

A different event that fits the title of this topic: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/11/22/metrolink-train-collides-with-car-in-santa-fe-springs/ The "car" was a RV. and it caught fire.

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Posted by spsffan on Friday, November 22, 2019 3:03 PM

And I thought that Catholics couldn't get divorced. 

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Friday, November 22, 2019 1:17 PM

She was drunk and by the name it would seem that she was Muslim.  I thought Muslims didn't drink?

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:19 PM

"That will definitley hurt that cars resale value" said W.C. Fields in "The Bank Dick." 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:18 AM

Gramp

What about trauma to the driver of the train?

 

The Amtrak engineer is fine, although the locomotive was damaged.   As I said, no-one hurt, no-one killed.

An incident, not an accident, although it certainly could have been worse, in which case I never would have opened the topic.

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Posted by Gramp on Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:04 AM

What about trauma to the driver of the train?

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Posted by rdamon on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:35 PM

The GPS said turn left ...

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:33 PM

Flintlock76
So we can have a little fun with this!

https://www.nj.com/mercer/2019/11/amtrak-train-destroys-car-stuck-on-tracks-as-driver-cops-take-cover-crash-caught-on-police-dash-cam.html  

Title says it all. 

That police department needs to upgrade their dashcams, however.  A daguerreotype camera took better pictures! 

Two perfectly innocent automobiles were killed - One of them TWICE.  First by the cretin that drove it on the tracks and secondly by the train that used it as a cue ball to strike police car that was most likely destroyed by the carrom shot.

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No-one Was Injured, No-one Was Killed...
Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:12 PM

So we can have a little fun with this!

https://www.nj.com/mercer/2019/11/amtrak-train-destroys-car-stuck-on-tracks-as-driver-cops-take-cover-crash-caught-on-police-dash-cam.html  

Title says it all. 

That police department needs to upgrade their dashcams, however.  A daguerreotype camera took better pictures! 

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