Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

"There are 550 million guns in the world"

That's one gun for every twelve people on earth.
The question is...
How do we arm the other 11?

Thus started "Lord of War" - great movie so far.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 19th, 2006
Yep, it's good. Then again it was written by the same guy as Gattaca and The Truman Show.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 19th, 2006
i enjoyed it.

kind of a gun runner's "Blow".
Permalink Kenny 
January 19th, 2006
Yeah, I liked it. More of a milieu movie than a plot-driven film, but very, very good.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 19th, 2006
A lot less sentimental than Blow, which bordered on tear-jerking.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 19th, 2006
speak for yourself...

i teared up when i saw the rows and rows of AKs...
Permalink Kenny 
January 19th, 2006
> Thus started "Lord of War" - great movie so far.

What's your favorite form of opening? The action scene? The startling statement? The beauty shot? Or something else?
Permalink son of parnas 
January 19th, 2006
and here's the poster girl ...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5854686068870249151

buddy deserves a major fucking smack up side the head IMO.

... moron.
Permalink PNII 
January 19th, 2006
"What's your favorite form of opening? The action scene? The startling statement? The beauty shot? Or something else?"

Something that frames the movie well.
- "The Fifth Element" with the truly freaky aliens in the pyramid
- The Indiana Jones movies with their flat-out action scenes
- "Wisdom"'s bookends
- "Sin City"'s bookends
- The opening scene of Star Wars was great at the time, but IMHO became orders of magnitude better with the completion of Revenge of the Sith, which framed the idea of Vader confronting his daughter, a rebel spy.

Generally I like endings more than openings, especially when they truly cap off the movie (the extra scenes in Wild Things which make it into a different movie, the song "Sin City" in Snake Eyes which echo the mournful loneliness of the protagonist, the plaintive cry of "Let me have one dance with you" which closes out The Zero Effect...)

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 19th, 2006
Actually, I suspect there are rather more than 550 million. There are over 200 million guns in private hands in the US alone.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
January 19th, 2006
> Something that frames the movie well.

Well said.
Permalink son of parnas 
January 20th, 2006
"There are over 200 million guns in private hands in the US alone."

Meaning for all intents and purposes everyone in America has one?
Permalink Flasher T 
January 20th, 2006
60 million registered users with around 200 million guns.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
January 20th, 2006

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