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Christian Bale Passes On Noah
Next target? Michael Fassbender

30 November 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Christian Bale Passes On Noah

After a long time spent courting their number one choice, sending flowers and special boat-themed presents to Christian Bale, Darren Aronofsky and studio backers Paramount are heartbroken as he’s decided to pass on the lead in Biblical epic Noah. But never fear! For there is a new possibility in the frame! Give us an “F”! Give us an “A”! Give us an “S”… Look, it’ll take far too long to spell his name out that way: it’s Michael Fassbender.

Bale has apparently had to give up the chance to play the boat-building bloke because of his busy schedule, largely dominated by two new Terrence Malick films, Lawless and Knight Of Cups, plus any press he’ll need to do for The Dark Knight Rises.

And while you might think Fassbender would be even more in demand than Sir Good For You, he’s actually only got one active project on his radar right now – another playdate with best pal Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave. He had been looking at real-life spy drama Londongrad, but that has come to a grinding halt now Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt has dropped the project.

So while there’s not even a formal offer in place for Fassbender, he has apparently chatted to Aronofsky about taking on the film, which the director originally co-wrote with Ari Handel. With a freshly polished script in hand courtesy of Hugo's John Logan, Aronofsky hopes to sail the production seas this coming spring.


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Posted by Spaldron at 01:41 on 10 December 2011 | Report This Post

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The Englebert debate is being continued below. http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3263758&mpag e=1&key=&NID=0#3263762 This thread is now to get back on topic for discussion of the original news story. More

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Pleasure. It might also be worth copy and pasting some highlights from this thread there so people who have missed this thread can pick up and join the discussion. More

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thanks shool. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 15:22 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Yes I think it would probably bes to start a new thread in movie musings for the topic of Religious stories or ideals portrayed in film. Or something similar. Please feel free to start this thread there. More

Posted by shool at 15:19 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I've been advised by the moderators not to continue perpetuating this thread in this area. Could a moderator please confirm this consensus? I'd like to respond to a few things particularly Pencilton Phoenix, whose name by the way is really cool. But I want to make sure it's okay to continue here. Moderators please advise. More

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Posted by FoximusPrime at 14:13 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Pencilton Phoenix This is very interesting. I would say to you Englebert that there is nothing stopping you or any 'non-believers' from going out and making movies about what you or they do or don't believe in. Isn't that what all filmmakers do anyhow? The reality of the world you and I live in is that this religion is the most popular one. ens to be one that I believe in and as such I am glad that these stories are being adapted into movies so that more people can be touched, and ho More

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L: Englebertnightingale Nonetheless, I think research in mass-media or google searchespropriate for the topic at hand as I'm discussing popular culture and religious influence in western cinema. I'm not really concerned about what ideas are infiltrating academia or a discipline therein. Maybe you are. nd of research would you suggest?ote] The kind that doesn't involve cherry-picking. More

Posted by clownfoot at 23:04 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Pencilton Phoenix This is very interesting. I would say to you Englebert that there is nothing stopping you or any 'non-believers' from going out and making movies about what you or they do or don't believe in. Isn't that what all filmmakers do anyhow? The reality of the world you and I live in is that this religion is the most popular one.pens to be one that I believe in and as such I am glad that these stories are being adapted into movies so that more people can be touched, and More

Posted by Spaldron at 18:35 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Pencilton Phoenix It happens to be one that I believe in and as such I am glad that these stories are being adapted into movies so that more people can be touched, and hopefully coe to understand truth Uh oh. More

Posted by Timon at 15:54 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale anity has been present in movies since filmmaking began, either directly (The Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ etc) or to varying degrees of subtlety (Matrix, E.T. etc). I don't see why it should be a big deal now, and I don't perceive it as d of pernicious threatquote] I haven't made statements about this trend of religious films being a threat, only the Noahs Ark thread. As for varying degrees of subtlety, I recognise that a myriad of religion More

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L: Spaldron L: JIm R L: Spaldron Why is this still happening? use someone on here is bat-shit crazy ore than just one person me thinks. ote]   well, let's say king of the bats is about.... More

Posted by JIm R at 16:30 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: JIm R L: Spaldron Why is this still happening? use someone on here is bat-shit crazy ore than just one person me thinks. More

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L: Spaldron Why is this still happening? sp; ...because someone on here is bat-shit crazy More

Posted by JIm R at 16:27 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Why is this still happening? More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:03 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale y King ks for providing a fresh perspective on my arguments. I really appreciate it.ot as much as how I appreciate this thread. And not at all, just don't get too drunk on stage. The rest of us enjoy this forum theatre, a small step away from full-on fisticuffs a la Punch and Judy. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 15:36 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Well, the discussion has finally went all "bell curve" on us for enjoyment of reading. More

Posted by Heisenberg at 15:10 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: superdan I'm sorry, you keep shifting the focus of the debate to suit yourself and it's hard to keep up. I'm not sure what the point you are trying to make is. hat's interesting. I never really saw this as a debate. More of a discussion. It certainly became a debate though for a while. At which point I defended and further clarified my perspective. Technically I guess, what this is, is a forum discussing a news item about a movie on Noahs Ark. shifting it to suit mysel More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:44 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale L: shool L: Englebertnightingale on is bad. films about religion are bad. think thats the gist of it. the gist of what? quote]your point. f it were that simple a point, I would have used the 8 words you so eloquently used just now, initially. I think many religions have great aspects, and I believe a lot of people do good and even great things in the name of religion. y concerned with the scientific claims that religions make and the co More

Posted by shool at 14:39 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: shool L: Englebertnightingale on is bad. films about religion are bad. think thats the gist of it. the gist of what? quote]your point. ] If it were that simple a point, I would have used the 8 words you so eloquently used just now, initially. I think many religions have great aspects, and I believe a lot of people do good and even great things in the name of religion. y concerned with the scientific claims that religions make and the consequences of those More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:34 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale n is bad. films about religion are bad. I think thats the gist of it. the gist of what? our point. More

Posted by shool at 14:25 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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would've exploded?:D] That's too funny! More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:25 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Unless the films are about Jebus - the second most important character in the Bible. Then they appear to be okay. More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 14:24 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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n is bad. films about religion are bad. I think thats the gist of it. the gist of what? More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:23 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Religion is bad. films about religion are bad. I think thats the gist of it. More

Posted by shool at 14:21 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm sorry, you keep shifting the focus of the debate to suit yourself and it's hard to keep up. I'm not sure what the point you are trying to make is. More

Posted by superdan at 14:20 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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anity has been present in movies since filmmaking began, either directly (The Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ etc) or to varying degrees of subtlety (Matrix, E.T. etc). I don't see why it should be a big deal now, and I don't perceive it as d of pernicious threatquote] I haven't made statements about this trend of religious films being a threat, only the Noahs Ark thread. As for varying degrees of subtlety, I recognise that a myriad of religions inform our history and popular More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:09 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale But, what I am discussing about the announced JC films is a different aspect. One concerned with a trend in movies relating to religion, specifically the worlds most popular religion. I'm interested in understanding why this might be happening and the implications of it. I think that's a pretty clear distinction? If you need any extra clarification, please let me know. hristianity has been present in movies since filmmaking began, either directly (The T More

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Sorry Superdan, I didn't read your post properly. In the case you make, no I don't believe it's a contradiction. Why? The first thread was all about the story of Noah's Ark which I have particular scientific causative concerns about. You can read all about that. As for JC, that's entirely different. I would argue the scientific claims of his story in the Bible, if it came to bear that they were to be part of a cinematic biopic on JC. However, it could be that these are merely his More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 13:50 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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this contradict your more hardline stance at the beginning of the thread? ell if you can make that argument or draw that conclusion go for it. I'm not however doing the research for you. That would be a bit like arguing against myself. What do think? Have I made a contradiction here? More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 13:39 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale Yes, but had you read carefully all 7 pages of this thread... ..his head would've exploded? More

Posted by horribleives at 13:32 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L:Englebertnightingale At the outset I just want to say, I'm not positioning myself as anti-movies about JC. I only mean to discuss what it means in out shared western culture, and on that note I have a small theory. It's not a well researched theory but perhaps someone knows more and could build upon itoesn't this contradict your more hardline stance at the beginning of the thread? religious propaganda. I hereby declare to never watch another Aronofsky film More

Posted by superdan at 13:31 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Yes, but had you read carefully all 7 pages of this thread, you would realise that that comment was an allusion to way back on page 1 when Pigeon Army wrote: Aronofsky's directing this Noah film. It's not going to be a Christian propaganda piece. End of. (I mean my god I found this interview with two seconds of fucking Googling) Could you enrich the discussion with your talent for research. a researcher... Nonetheless, I think research in mass-media or google searchespropr More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 13:24 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale Now that's quoting me out of context. o it isn't. It's exactly what you said. Apologies, but as a researcher (rather than a moderator - try taking those green blinkers off for just a second) it's in my best interests to highlight the flaw in your research design, as it impacts largely on the evaluative analysis that follows. The irony here is that Fox News and other exploitative media have actually reduced investigative journalism to the simple Google search, ra More

Posted by clownfoot at 13:12 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Now that's quoting me out of context. That's what s minutesploitative newspapers do. What I don't understand is why you bother contributing to this thread as apparently you're not really that interested. Why mock me? Or is that what moderators do? Does it come with the moderating gig? Note: If you decide to respond to this message, the least you can do is respond to the original one where I intended to establish a thoughtful discussion. More

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L: Englebertnightingale I did some research, a simple google search...sm=huh.gif] More

Posted by clownfoot at 12:27 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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imals of Farthing Woodow that's a piece of literature that should be given a cinematic realisation. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 12:16 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I just wanna thank ons thoughtful responses. Reading your posts was educational and made me quite excited to be hanging out in this forum as it is clear that you guys really know your movies, and not just Hollywood stuff. Thanks deviation, your rebuttals were way solid. I just want to respond to a few posts. n I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS THREAD UNTIL NOW!? It's been a facepalmingly incredible read. :D] If I might answer your question. There are those who have kept you from kn More

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true that. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 10:46 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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The Lone Ranger would surely have had it's budget reviewed no matter the economic climate - how a Western could cost $250m is baffling.Unless it involves the development of a flux capacitor to get that authentic "filmed in 3D in the actual old west" feel More

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Hi everyone. Well I thought I was well and truly done with this discussion, I thought I had reached the summit of Mt. Ararat and was heading down the other side, but that was before the announcement of two movies about the life of Jesus. I've already posted in that forum. At the outset I just want to say, I'm not positioning myself as anti-movies about JC. I only mean to discuss what it means in out shared western culture, and on that note I have a small theory. It's not a well resea More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 10:27 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

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No don't, if you and rtnightingale would be like Richard Harris and Peter O'Toole leaving the stage after having taking a swig of the 'strong stuff' (or S-stoff?). The king demands an encore! quote]ORIGINAL: superdan Technically correct of course, but to all intents and purposes we live in a representative democracy (supposedly, anyway). While supreme executive power rests with the monarch as Head of State, I can't see Queenie declaring war or sacking the PM anytime soon (and that's More

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wish...have a swig of lease do bugger . k, I did not expect a rhyme this good. I shall indeed bugger off. More

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L: Englebertnightingale e FUCK is all this shite erspectives on stuff. quote]ORIGINAL: DazDaMan Bullshit. The latter sound much more realistic More

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L: Emyr Thy King L: Englebertnightingale I can't believe we think we live in a democracy. We don't, we live in a constitutional monarchy. Just saying. Clarification, those of us who reside in the U.K that is. Don't want to be charged with being a neo-imperialist. echnically correct of course, but to all intents and purposes we live in a representative democracy (supposedly, anyway). While supreme executive power rests with the monarch as Head of State, I can't see Queenie declari More

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L: Rgirvan44 Why are some forumites so desperate to stop people having debates? ot quite "eratenot at all, I found rtnightingalequite entertaining and I look forward to his/her (most likely to be his) cutting reposte! L: Deviation Only if you say it nicely and while using rhymes. As you wish...have a swig of C-Stoff, and please do bugger off. No one would have believed  in the first years of the 21st century that this thread was being watched and keenly posted on by i More

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The thread that would not die. More

Posted by Spaldron at 18:32 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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please do. nly if you say it nicely and while using rhymes. More

Posted by Deviation at 17:16 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Why are some forumites so desperate to stop people having debates? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 16:52 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Funkyrae I know, how anybody could think of me as being male is really quite extraordinary. nfortunately some people can't tell the difference between their males and females: e (click) L: Deviation Ok, I'll stop now... Yeah, please do. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 16:13 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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What's going on in this threa....HHHHHS IN MY EYES! MY EYES!!! More

Posted by Gazz at 15:30 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I know, how anybody could think of me as being male is really quite extraordinary. More

Posted by Funkyrae at 13:57 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS THREAD UNTIL NOW!? t's been a facepalmingly incredible read. More

Posted by superdan at 13:54 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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It could be cool, it could be religious propaganda ld also be complete shit, that carries no message whatsoever. Which would make this debate, if that's what even is, even more pointless. We know nothing about this film, what it is or what it could be. As with any film In production I'll just remain optimistic that it will be a film worth watching. More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 13:29 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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James Dyer may, or may not, be as real as Noah. None of us are quite sure.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:11 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale I'm kind of exhausted with this debate at present. I'm also a little bit disappointed with some of the bullying from some of the moderators. f you're unhappy with the conduct of the moderators then please take it up with the Forum administrator, James Dyer. More

Posted by clownfoot at 13:07 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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LOL he return of Timon. I had a feeling you'd be back. You just can;t resist this discussion, it's so addictive. I recall, perhaps on page 4 you announced that you would take your leave yet here you are again. Weekend was okay, not enough sleep. Working in Japan, I feel like I never sleep. No-one does. People fall asleep at their desks here all the time. I'm kind of exhausted with this debate at present. I'm also a little bit disappointed with some of the bullyin More

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Hey Engelbert, how you doing? Good weekend? Anyway... ou are an non-theist you might recognise that the perpetuation of this ridiculous story serves only to block our collective understanding of evolution, animal migration and humanity's place in ecology, and our ecological responsibilities in the century ahead. No it doesn't. In the way that the Animals of Farthing Wood and/or Wind in the Willows prevents me from knowing how the Natural World works. More

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Bullshit. More

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e FUCK is all this shite erspectives on stuff. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 11:56 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Now I like religious propaganda, but then I also like evolution, but which is better? There's only one way one to find out..... More

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What the FUCK is all this shite More

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I can see the Ban Hammer being unleashed. More

Posted by Spaldron at 19:58 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Ok, I'll stop now... It's been fun. More

Posted by Deviation at 15:37 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Oh this is so entertaining....I missed this sort of arguing, it reminds me of EP. BUT WAIT GUYS HE HAS A POINT IN SOME AREAS as one thread of the tapestry that has been my argument. It leaves out the validation of the social and religious groups beliefs and worldviews. This point is more important, and one that I don't believe you have the compassion to understand. I might be wrong, but it comes up a few times in your rebuttals so lets press on and see. don't have the compassion More

Posted by Deviation at 15:25 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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ld be seen as making offensive remarks towards those who do have a religious tendency on this forum, if it was so chosen to interpret it in that manner.hat's very ambiguous, I only question the validity of claims. How about offensive remarks to someone of a non religious view? If it was so chosen to interpret it in that manner, could I report it to a moderator? Ironically, after all this discussion about marginalization of minority groups in society, within this very forum, I am possibly More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 15:14 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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The rules are there in your inbox. L: Englebertnightingale Drop what exactly Funkyrae? every right to express my views on a film in this forum.f you are making a claim that I am breaching some kind of code, and you are asserting yourself as a moderator as you are so labelled, then please enlighten me by explaining what forum conductt be breaching. ou have the right to express your views on a film yes. However you're not, you could be seen as making offensive remarks towards More

Posted by Funkyrae at 14:40 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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What do you mean? can you elaborate? What are the rules for this forum. Where are they? Or is it at the subjective opinion of the moderators? More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:33 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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You could say that the mods have produced an executive decision.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 14:31 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I've seen it. It doesn't answer my question. Could you so kindly direct me to perhaps a written source of this information or explain it yourself. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:27 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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See Elab's post above. More

Posted by Funkyrae at 14:23 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Drop what exactly Funkyrae? every right to express my views on a film in this forum.f you are making a claim that I am breaching some kind of code, and you are asserting yourself as a moderator as you are so labelled, then please enlighten me by explaining what forum conductt be breaching. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 14:22 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I think certainly at the end there you've missed the point on sarcasm. I still fail to see why this qualifies as significantly different from any other work of fiction - those who believe will continue to believe, those who don't will continue not to. A film by Aranofsky is simply not going to change that. Get to crap like Braveheart and I might start listening - that seems to play into all manner of dodgy belief systems. s an aside though - a troll, among other things, could easily be de More

Posted by elab49 at 14:22 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm sure you're not that new to this whole internet thing and can work out exactly what we mean by troll. So, how's this for stating the obvious; drop this or find yourself on your first official warning. Three strikes and you're out. More

Posted by Funkyrae at 14:18 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Hi everyone. I hope you slept well. I tend to disappear and reemerge due to the time difference. So I hope nobody else besides Funkrae interprets this as me ng the whole thing'en picking it up again. This is what I am doing but simply for the reason that I need sleep in between. I'm still profoundly thrilled to be a part of this debate and forum with such a diversity of different thinkers, and certainly some very comedic ones. On a few occassions now I have been called a new to this movie More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 13:55 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale Well it follows that Jesus probably didn't part the water but just parted his hair one day by the water. o, it was Moses who did that. More

Posted by Rebenectomy at 13:03 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Well unless what's been going into the water has only been going in through the timeline of somebody he knows then it's acceptable. Engel, you're getting silly now. Twice you've dropped the whole thing only to come back in and pick an argument again. OK fine, you have your opinions and no matter how idiotic and moronic they are, considering you refuse to argue with any evidence or fact, you are entitled to them. However, you are not entitled to keep poking the crocodile with a stick More

Posted by Funkyrae at 22:09 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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The Nomura's jellyfish.  More

Posted by Deviation at 22:05 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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This thread is officially incredible. Englebert will surely go down in Empire history as one of the finest and most insane trolls we've ever seen, the man's a machine. What do they put in the water in Japan? More

Posted by Spaldron at 21:53 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm having visions of a farmer. Field of Dreams, "if you build it THEY will come" type vibe ! Could be cool ! More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 20:34 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale L: Deviation And speaking of Pasolini, a homosexual, communist and atheist who made one of the most acclaimed and respected films about the life of Jesus Christ, The Gospel According St. Matthews. acclaimed and respected by who? possibly not the homosexual-communist-atheist crowd.... he public which saw it when it was released, the critics, the Oscars and other awards, the Vatican itself, a great deal of filmmakers and yes, some elements of the More

Posted by Deviation at 20:10 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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rry I can't simplify it for you dude. I tried. I really did. ll I got was "THIS FILM SHOWS A BIBLICAL STORY IT'S PROPAGANDA", which is nonsense. o this is a finite number of countries. This is more realistic. have no idea what you mean, yes, only a finite number of countries actually tries to cater for every minority (maybe add Germany and the UK to that list, I kinda forgot them while I was posting). sounds like you're making a case here for the Anu people. I'm arguing on behalf o More

Posted by Deviation at 20:01 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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ecisely what you said and what you kept arguing with funky with. do argue with funky. That's my style. My friends say to me: 'yo fool you is one funky arguer' or 'damn son, you argue wit so much of dat funky stuff.' ly, what are you saying? What are you saying that people here haven't rebutted or isn't totally asinine.'m sorry I can't simplify it for you dude. I tried. I really did. untries whose films I tend to watch and countries who tend to cater for some minorites (in the ca More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 19:20 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: MonsterCat Isn't anyone going to laugh at my Genesis joke? : ( I did laugh at it. It was really good. I was so busy battling against my detractors that I forgot to get around to it. apologies. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 18:46 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Deviation And speaking of Pasolini, a homosexual, communist and atheist who made one of the most acclaimed and respected films about the life of Jesus Christ, The Gospel According St. Matthews. acclaimed and respected by who? possibly not the homosexual-communist-atheist crowd.... More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 18:44 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Isn't anyone going to laugh at my Genesis joke? : ( More

Posted by MonsterCat at 18:40 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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And speaking of Pasolini, a homosexual, communist and atheist who made one of the most acclaimed and respected films about the life of Jesus Christ, The Gospel According St. Matthews. More

Posted by Deviation at 18:17 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I knew it was you EP. someones got baggage. that was on page 2 or 3 wasn't it? And thank you for telling me that I don't know anything. Knowing that I don't know anything means that I now know something, right? t's precisely what you said and what you kept arguing with funky with. Yes of course, didn't you read that I said that before? Oh sorry, no you didn't. because I didn't say that before. But like many people in this forum, you are both misunderstanding my points and att More

Posted by Deviation at 18:05 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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ould stay out of it. He doesn't fight unless he has to. Not forgetting that he's a fictional character. Like Noah, really. ctually, I'm a Rambologist. We believe he is real we predicted his second coming, and it came to pass. It was called Rambo 2. Subsequently he returned a few more times after that. He's always looking out for us Rambo is, well, as long as we're stranded in a Jungle with some nasty machine-gun-wielding-smugglers nearby. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 17:48 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale Well of course you would say that. I just made a mockery of your avatar and possibly your role model. If Rambo were in this debate, he'd take my side. Standing by the minority group and sticking it to the man. ambo would stay out of it. He doesn't fight unless he has to. Not forgetting that he's a fictional character. Like Noah, really. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 17:41 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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This has been a great thread, and if you are who I think you are, well played.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 17:16 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Well of course you would say that. I just made a mockery of your avatar and possibly your role model. If Rambo were in this debate, he'd take my side. Standing by the minority group and sticking it to the man. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 17:14 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Englebertnightingale L: DazDaMan L: jobloffski Good luck in your future endeavours. You have qualified as a troll. uckin' A. te]Fuckin' A.ambo's gay. and by gay i mean the original meaning earted and carefree'uote] Worst. Comeback. Ever. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 17:07 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: DazDaMan L: jobloffski Good luck in your future endeavours. You have qualified as a troll. uckin' A. In da house. Ohhhh yeah, one more time. Bring it. s my attempt to get in with the in-group. Speak their language and perhaps it will show them that I am affable. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 17:05 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: jobloffski Good luck in your future endeavours. You have qualified as a troll. No, it appears I am a n training you are a lder More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 17:01 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: jobloffski Good luck in your future endeavours. You have qualified as a troll. uckin' A. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 16:56 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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Good luck in your future endeavours. You have qualified as a troll. More

Posted by jobloffski at 16:43 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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L: jobloffski A wiser man than me once said 'The number of words a person says is largely irrelevant, but you can usually surmise that the greater the number of words used, the less a person has to say, because the value of words (particularly the words of other people) is often lost on those who appear to believe the way to win an argument is to be last person still talking after everybody else has left the room' Actually, just made that up, cos, I'm like cool, and stuff. o. Y More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 15:44 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

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