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by fireflydances
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Spring 2020: Reading suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Spring 2020: Reading suggestions?

There is a tremendous amount of positive energy that exists around the sharing of thoughts on books, and positive thinking is something we all need right now, in abundance. It is one thing to read and enjoy a book in silence. It is another thing altogether to step forward and share one's thoughts on...
by fireflydances
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Spring 2020: Reading suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Spring 2020: Reading suggestions?

Yes, I have suggestions. Johnny, himself, owns the copyright to the Minimata book written by Eugene Smith which includes his photos. This one is currently out of most people's price range -- with an occasional used book running in the high $40+ and really good copies over $100. A nice alternative mi...
by fireflydances
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: MINAMATA Updates
Replies: 82
Views: 10355

MINAMATA Updates

Reading these truly wonderful reviews my attention was caught by the phrase "power of the small." I first heard about this concept when we were reading Damien Echols book Life After Death . The "Power of the Small" -- a Buddhist concept -- as described by Echols had to do with the power of little th...
by fireflydances
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: The Lawsuits Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 232641

The Lawsuits Thread

It is so wonderful to read or see people responding to that horrific audio between Amber and Johnny. I do believe that the tide is beginning to turn as more and more people have a chance to listen to Amber attempting to defend her need for violence against her intimate partners. I remember the days ...
by fireflydances
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: DeppChat & Pic Parties
Topic: Tim and Johnny in London
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Tim and Johnny in London

The black haired woman laughing with Johnny is Stephen Deuters' wife Gina. Gina has also done a lot of work with Tim Burton, as a visual effects coordinator (she often works under 'Gina Willis). Some of the movies she's worked on: Miss Peregrine's House, The Rum Diary, Pirates -- Stranger Tides, Pri...
by fireflydances
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: Pirates 6 with New Jack or No Jack?
Replies: 71
Views: 10938

Re: Pirates 6 with New Jack or No Jack?

:cloud9: I say CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow IS Pirates of the Caribbean. He created his fresh character all by his onesie and there is no such thing as a POTC movie WITHOUT Jack Sparrow. I am sure the cast, crew and even producers deep down know this to be true even if they are not saying it. I pray Disney...
by fireflydances
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Two decent reviews found over at Stephen Deuters Twitter account. Both are worth reading. Martyn Conterio at Cine-Vue, and then Electric Shadows gives the film a 4-star rating! Yes! People who know the book and who are discerning critics. Nice stuff. Thank you Stephen Deuters!! https://cine-vue.com/...
by fireflydances
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

Sorry for being away so long -- the school year always eventually grabs the center. It has given me some time to consider torture in a wider context. I guess I would maintain that Waiting for the Barbarians is very specifically about government torture. There are other situations where people, inclu...
by fireflydances
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

Both good and thoughtful responses! I think that the act of torturing another human being requires that one party ignore or disbelieve in the humanity of the other. From what I've read, torturing to obtain information is a flawed undertaking because most people in agony will say anything to make it ...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Here's an interview with Mark Rylance that I really like. Johnny is mentioned at the end of the article. I have to say I miss the chance of getting to listen to him talk deeply about a role, the sort of thing that happens when a film opens in the US or even London. Frustrating. I think he has a lot ...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

The Empire in Waiting for the Barbarians uses torture to control the population and secure information. I would like to look at torture from the present moment or at least the recent past. First, is torture something that must be regarded as a necessary tactic or should any act of torture be conside...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question #5: The Magistrate and the Barbarian Girl
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Waiting for the Barbarians Question #5: The Magistrate and the Barbarian Girl

Yes, I agree -- what the Magistrate was doing definitely seemed odd. In the beginning I don't think he saw the Barbarian girl as human like himself. She is something 'other.' In place of her features, he sees a blank. He can't even call up an image of her for days; he sees her in the hallway and doe...
by fireflydances
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians- Tidbit #11: Ciro Guerra - Director
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Waiting for the Barbarians- Tidbit #11: Ciro Guerra - Director

So glad you had a chance to watch one of Guerra's films. Yes, Embrace of the Serpent isn't anything like most films we see in the States. I think Guerra really likes to make his work as authentic as possible. First, very few people have made films in the Amazonian jungles, in part because of the env...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Okay, one more for the night. This is a short but extremely insightful review of the movie which compares it to David Lean's beautiful films of the late 1960s such as Lawrence of Arabia. If you are a certain age you will remember that film. Frankly I can still hear and see it. The article also menti...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11478

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

I found this little hopeful sliver over at The Playlist which also contains the first (and very short and limited) clip of Johnny and Marc. But first the sliver I mentioned: Currently, ‘Barbarians’ has no U.S. release date or distribution, but it smells like one of those artful indies that come out ...