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Wednesday 14 June 2006 11.11am
Read this one in yesterdays ES.
Odeon is an acronym for Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation.
Oscar Deutsch was a Hungarian Jew who started Odeon Cinemas.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

Things money can't buy:
A swan
Any freehold property in Grosvenor Square
An entry in Who's Who
The affection of a dog.

Great country and western titles:
'You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly' (Loretta Lynn)
'She Got The Goldmine (IGot The Shaft)' (Jerry Read)
'I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home' (David Frizzell)

Slogans seen outside churches:
Carpenter from Nazareth seeks joiners.
Come in for a faith-lift.
Come to Church in September and avoid the Christmas rush.
Come to Ch**ch. What's missing? (UR)

The first commercial broadcast on British TV.
Gibbs SR toothpaste (ITV, Thu 22 September 1955)

Last Lines of Classic Movies ( can you name them?)
'The horror, the horror'
'Madness, Madness'
'I used to hate the water- I can't imagine why.'
'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly'
'Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship'
Wednesday 14 June 2006 11.28am
I think the words "The horror, the horror" existed before the film did.

...if you press it, they will come.
Wednesday 14 June 2006 3.36pm
phoney wrote:
Great country and western titles:
I became a schizophrenic (so I could love you twice as much) - Tina C.
Wednesday 14 June 2006 3.38pm
'hang on lads. I've got a great idea!.... um.."
Thursday 15 June 2006 12.10pm
The horror the horror are Mr. Kurtz's last words in the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. They arent the last words of the novel and I dont know if they are the last words of "Apocalypse Now" which is based on Conrad's book. Unlikely.
Thursday 15 June 2006 1.01pm
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
Don't read this if you haven't seen Apocalypse Now

jackie rokotnitz wrote:
The horror the horror are Mr. Kurtz's last words in the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. They arent the last words of the novel and I dont know if they are the last words of "Apocalypse Now" which is based on Conrad's book. Unlikely.

Coppola's screenplay lacks the splendid descriptive writing of Conrads's framing scenes on the River Thames at the start and end of Heart of Darkness(which I fear in a Pseud's Cornerish moment I may have quoted on another forum of this thread at some point), but the film is certainly a taut bit of dramatic construction:

Apocalypse Now transcript wrote:
Kurtz sits in the temple :

KURTZ (dictates to tape)
"They train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders
won't allow them to write **** on their airplanes because it's obscene! "

Willard kills Kurtz with a machete, simultaneous the natives
sacrifice a water buffalo and kill it with their machetes .

Kurtz is dying, his final words :

KURTZ
"The horror. The horror..."

Willard find Kurtz' manuscript where he has written :

"Drop the bomb. Exterminate them all."

Willard leaves the temple while the natives bow down. He drops the
machete and so do the natives. Willards grabs Lance along and
they go to the patrol boat :

RADIO
"PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over.."

Willard switches off the radio. The journey back home starts...

"The horror. The horror..."

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