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post #1501 of 1523 Old 05-27-2015, 03:27 PM
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Skanky? That seems a bit harsh, do you know either of them personally to substantiate that description?

Are you being serious? Not being snarky, just asking.
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Are you being serious? Not being snarky, just asking.
I just think it's a dated and derogatory term used to stereotype a group of people based on what they do for a living. It denotes that there's something dirty or undesirable about them, it's just not a term I would use.
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They can probably shoot in more than one location at a time, depending upon the budget.
Yes, no doubt, but what I was getting at is if there're too many locations it will reduce the time spent in those locations and reduce the value and or possible interaction of the location in the overall story itself. Would the first series of TD have been anywhere near as good if it was located in say, New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey? I loved the fact the environment played a substantial part in the story and I'm hoping that dynamic is not reduced to just boucing around a bunch of different locations in California diluting the effect and atmosphere of the locations they do use. In other words, use too many locations and the locations themselves end up adding nothing to the story, they could be Anywhere, USA and it would have zero influence or importance to the story.

I'm still going to watch every episode though!
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Yes, no doubt, but what I was getting at is if there're too many locations it will reduce the time spent in those locations and reduce the value and or possible interaction of the location in the overall story itself. Would the first series of TD have been anywhere near as good if it was located in say, New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey? I loved the fact the environment played a substantial part in the story and I'm hoping that dynamic is not reduced to just boucing around a bunch of different locations in California diluting the effect and atmosphere of the locations they do use. In other words, use too many locations and the locations themselves end up adding nothing to the story, they could be Anywhere, USA and it would have zero influence or importance to the story.

I'm still going to watch every episode though!
Gotcha. I misunderstood what you were saying. Personally, I love California and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the locations, particularly Big Sur. I love that place. I hope they do a lot of the filming there.

I watched the show for the first time a few weeks ago over a few days. I thought it was very well done and atmospheric.
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I just think it's a dated and derogatory term used to stereotype a group of people based on what they do for a living. It denotes that there's something dirty or undesirable about them, it's just not a term I would use.

Jeez, I cant argue with you if you are going to be that nice. I had a modified American Psycho line ready to go too.
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Jeez, I cant argue with you if you are going to be that nice. I had a modified American Psycho line ready to go too.
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Hmmm....
I totally agree Daddario>>>porn starts

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I totally agree Daddario>>>porn starts

http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jiha...-moments-video
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OK, now I am TOTALLY convinced.

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Really nothing new here. Game of Thrones did the same thing last year. Too many 'real' actresses balked at the nudity in the show so they hired a bunch of porn stars to fill the brothel...
It's ironic how many people talk about the lack of morality, etc today. Back in the day, many A-listers did nude scenes. I think Helen Mirren was nude the entire 70's.

Even Betty White and Pearl Bailey have stuff out there.

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It's ironic how many people talk about the lack of morality, etc today. Back in the day, many A-listers did nude scenes.
Very true.


For reasons I don't completely understand, our society has become more uptight about nudity.
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For reasons I don't completely understand, our society has become more uptight about nudity.
Not just nudity-a movie like Blazing Saddles would never be released today, and that came out over 40 years ago.
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Not just nudity-a movie like Blazing Saddles would never be released today, and that came out over 40 years ago.
Yeah, kinda odd, isn't it?

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Not just nudity-a movie like Blazing Saddles would never be released today, and that came out over 40 years ago.
Yup.
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Yeah, kinda odd, isn't it?
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Not just nudity-a movie like Blazing Saddles would never be released today, and that came out over 40 years ago.
Even some of the stuff that aired on TV decades ago, like The Smothers Brothers, Laugh-In, Carol Burnett, etc. Some of that content would never make it on the air today. Or early SNL...
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Equality is a real bummer.
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Equality?
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Even some of the stuff that aired on TV decades ago, like The Smothers Brothers, Laugh-In, Carol Burnett, etc. Some of that content would never make it on the air today. Or early SNL...
I agree. The real mind**** is thinking about airing South Park or Family Guy back in those days would have landed someone in jail. WTF.
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I agree. The real mind**** is thinking about airing South Park or Family Guy back in those days would have landed someone in jail. WTF.
Yup.


The odd thing is modern societies (for example, Europe) have become more progressive socially, while the U.S. has become more conservative.
NOT something that would have been predicted in the 70s.

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The odd thing is modern societies (for example, Europe) have become more progressive socially, while the U.S. has become more conservative.
NOT something that would have been predicted in the 70s.
Modern societies spend what's needed to prevent their societies from becoming ignorant. That and they understand that religion is something that should be kept completely away from the governing of that society, there are far too many believers in fantasy in far too many powerful government positions in this country.
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Modern societies spend what's needed to prevent their societies from becoming ignorant. That and they understand that religion is something that should be kept completely away from the governing of that society, there are far too many believers in fantasy in far too many powerful government positions in this country.
Sad, but true.

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so many people complaining about the slow pace...have you guys watched any other HBO drama?...none of them are fast paced, action shows...they are almost always slow burn, slow build ups...from Deadwood to Sopranos, Rome, The Wire, Game of Thrones etc...maybe the one exception was the prison drama, Oz
Yeah that is kind of HBO style. Boardwalk Empire goes the same direction.
For me that is a good way because every good series lives from his characters. And they need time to develop.
I also heard a lot of complaints about the first season of Breaking Bad (not HBO I know) for the pace. For it was awesome from the very beginning
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Even some of the stuff that aired on TV decades ago, like The Smothers Brothers, Laugh-In, Carol Burnett, etc. Some of that content would never make it on the air today. Or early SNL...

How about "All in the Family" could you imagine that airing in this day in age?? BTW, that show is still one of my very favorites

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