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la mia piccola storia del cinema: dal 1925 al 1929

2020.10.31 13:12 ladaman la mia piccola storia del cinema: dal 1925 al 1929

Proseguo la carrellata nella mia personale selezione di film. Senza alcuna pretesa di esaustività e con gli occhi di un appassionato, non di un critico, stavolta affronto il periodo che va dal 1925 al 1929.
I periodi precedenti sono stati
- Dal 1920 al 1924, in cui Babilonia si è trasferita a Hollywood, mentre l’Italia è a secco di film
- Dal 1910 al 1919, in cui c’è una botola, tanti comici e un ballo seducente
- Dal 1874 al 1909, in cui si parte, ma non si arriva da nessuna parte
Tutto è iniziato in un post in cui si chiedeva quali fossero le nostre stranezze, e qualche giorno dopo sono stato menzionato in un altro post, così mi sono detto che valeva la pena di tentare e scrivere questi post.
1925
Di quest’anno ho visto 51 titoli intorno al 2011. Ogni tanto ci sono personaggi famosi nella loro epoca che sono poi completamente dimenticati, per vari motivi. Tra questi c’è Larry Semon, cioè Ridolini, oppure Harry Langdon, o Chester Conklin. Sono tutti comici assai popolari a metà anni ’20, ma nei loro corti non ci sono più tante risate, ma solo tanto cerone. Parlando di cerone, anche Rudolph Valentino veniva truccato a dovere, e i suoi capelli pettinati all’indietro si possono ammirare in “Cobra”, dove c’era anche la Valentino in gonnella, Nita Naldi.
Gli esiti italiani del cinema degli anni ’20 sono pochi. La produzione italiana subisce un inesorabile calo e a fine anni ’20 il numero di pellicole raggiunge il minimo storico. Resiste gloriosamente il personaggio di Maciste, che Bartolomeo Pagano conduce nell’oltretomba in “Maciste all’Inferno”.
Nel 1925 erano trascorsi già alcuni anni dalla rivoluzione di ottobre. I russi emigravano in massa in Francia, e Parigi era in questo decennio quello che Londra sarà negli anni ’60. La carica di innovazione nei film di autori russi di metà anni ’20 è altissima, e questo è l’anno della “corazzata Potemkin”. Non mi interessa cosa ne pensa Fantozzi, per me ha il voto 10. Quando vidi questo film il montaggio della prima parte sulla nave mi entusiasmò. Mi ritengo fortunato ad averlo visto con gli occhi di chi non vede altro che film muti da anni, perché davvero è qualcosa di nuovo e straordinario. C’è un’intensità prima di allora mai raggiunta. La scalinata e la carrozzina ce l’ho piantata nella mente. È un film che sono contento di aver visto senza pregiudizi.
La metà degli anni ’20 vede un cambiamento nella geografia del cinema, perché ormai l’impero austroungarico nemmeno esisteva più e pure il cinema inglese, come quello italiano, era piuttosto in calo. Chi invece non perde colpi è Dreyer, che quest’anno gira “l’angelo del focolare”. I film di Dreyer sono in apparenza molto semplici. Ma anche le tele dei ragni sembrano solo molto delicate. Molto bello anche “Varieté”, ambientato nel circo (ma il circo e gli anni ’20 sono una cosa sola) in cui Emil Jannings è opposto all’espressiva Lya de Putti.
Rapidamente altri titoli: nell’avventuroso “Don Q Son of Zorro”, l’equivalente Marvel dell’epoca, Douglas Fairbanks è alle prese con l’aristocratica Mary Astor e il mellifluo Donald Crisp. In “The lost World” vediamo i più impressionanti dinosauri ed effetti speciali del decennio; in “Lady of the Night” Norma Shaerer è nel classico ruolo della prostituta in cerca di rispettabilità, “La vedova allegra” vede il divo John Gilbert attratto dalla bocca a forma di cuore di Mae Murray, mentre Lon Chaney si trasfigura nel “Fantasma dell’opera”, in cui si vede in azione anche il top-villain del muto, Norman Kerry. In “Zingaresca”, il comico W.C. Fields ha un ruolo insolitamente serio, in quello che è uno degli ultimi successi di Griffith, mentre il bel Ramon Novarro è il primo indimenticabile “Ben-Hur”, in un film che si guarda volentieri anche se davanti agli occhi compare Charlton Heston. Infine, mi piace tantissimo “Lazybones”, un delicato film con una star del b-western, cioè Buck Jones, qui prestato al cinema più serio tra virgolette, e come spesso succede quando dai a un attore che è sempre typecast una parte più interessante su cui lavorare, non delude. Mi era piaciuto tanto questo film.
Paragrafo a parte per “La grande parata” e “La febbre dell’oro”, altri due 10 (insieme alla corazzata) di questo anno molto interessante. La grande parata dura un bel po’ ed è uno dei film più popolari sul tema dei reduci della prima guerra mondiale. Questo film schiera John Gilbert nel ruolo principale, mentre la sua innamorata è Renée Adoreée, e il ritorno del reduce è una scena romanticissima. John Gilbert è il divo più bello della seconda metà degli anni ’20, e appena fu sotto gli occhi di tutti lo opposero a Greta Garbo (che a proposito, in quest’anno ha il primo ruolo cult nella “Via senza gioia”) e tra i due nacque una storia d’amore. Come finisce ve lo dico più avanti.
La febbre dell’oro” è una raccolta indimenticabile di gag e trovate geniali di Chaplin. La maestria di questo autore stava nel bilanciare tragedia e commedia. A me viene in mente De Sica se devo trovare qualcuno bravo in questo come lui. Se non avete mai visto questo film dovete cercare almeno tutta la sequenza nella capanna in bilico sul burrone, perché così avrete qualcosa in comune con le centinaia di registi che hanno cercato ispirazione da questo film.
1926
Di quest’anno ho visto 61 titoli intorno al 2011. Partiamo con il film di animazione “Le avventure del principe Achmed”, che è diretto dalla tedesca Lotte Reiniger ed è un pezzo di bravura, dato che è una storia raccontata con una serie di silhouette. È un corto, ed è molto commovente, “Ménilmontant”, in cui c’è la scena del vecchietto che spezza il pane per darlo alla affamata protagonista su una squallida panchina che mi fa venire le lacrime agli occhi, e quando un film riesce a prendermi così velocemente io gli do 10.
C’è a fine muto una specie di revival per Lillian Gish, che in quest’anno è in una versione de “La Bohème” con Gilbert e poi ne “La lettera rossa” diretta da Sjostrom e opposta al bel Lars Hanson. Il genere che andava per la maggiore quest’anno era l’avventuroso in costume o come piace chiamarlo a me, i “film di parrucche”. C’è Douglas Fairbanks perso tra le gonne di Billie Dove in “Il pirata nero” o la classe di John Barrymore ancora non rovinato dall’alcol che si destreggia da bravo “Don Juan” tra le bellissime Mary Astor, Jane Winton, Myrna Loy ed Estelle Taylor.
La più bella di tutte era la Garbo, che quest’anno gira “La carne e il diavolo”, in cui il suo volto ipnotizza i due affascinanti Gilbert e ancora Lars Hanson e “La tentatrice”, dove è opposta ad Antonio Moreno dai baffoni impomatati. Il 1926 è l’anno in cui migliaia di fan furono distrutti dalla notizia della morte di Valentino. Invano i produttori cercarono di lanciare volti nuovi per soppiantare il divo nel cuore degli spettatori. A quell’epoca lo star system era all’apice, e i divi principali vivevano in una gabbia dorata. C’erano segretarie assunte appositamente per rispondere ai pacchi di lettere che ricevevano a centinaia ogni giorno (beh eccetto Joan Crawford, che rispondeva da sola). La morte di Valentino generò un culto così come lo sarà quella della Monroe anni dopo. L’ultimo film del divo è il “figlio dello sceicco”, in cui c’è anche una più o meno velata scena di stupro. Tra le prime star post-Valentino ci sono Charlie Farrell e George O’Brien, dei quali però parlo nel 1927, il loro anno d’oro, e il bel Lou Tellegen, oggi sconosciuto, all’epoca ammirato.
Dal 1926 al 1934 circa circolava un genere minore, quello dei film di montagna, di cui il principale autore era il regista Arnold Fanck. Questi film sono interessanti. In “La montagna dell’amore” recita Leni Riefensthal, che poi sarà nota per i suoi documentari di propaganda nazista.
Guardate almeno la scena del “Faust” di Murnau in cui il diavolo ricopre la città con una coltre nera per rabbrividire come si deve. Per compensare, c’è da godersi “Come vinsi la guerra”, il top del genio di Buster Keaton, ambientato su un treno all’epoca della guerra civile, che fa scompisciare. Questo film, con Safety Last e La febbre dell’oro è un trittico indispensabile per chiunque voglia capire la comicità del cinema muto.
1927
Di quest’anno ho visto 71 titoli intorno al 2011. C’è questo problema: il 1927 è un bellissimo anno di cinema, e se voglio sintetizzare, devo sacrificare qualche film o rinunciare a qualche piccolo pezzetto di trivia. Per cui, sospirando, inizio con il citare Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. I due avevano iniziato una decina di anni prima, da soli, in corti che non avevano avuto grande fortuna. A fine anni ’20 però mettono insieme la loro esperienza e fanno uscire una pellicola dopo l’altra, diventando i comici più popolari insieme ai fratelli Marx e Topolino. Un corto a caso di Stanlio & Ollio va bene, magari “I due galeotti”.
In pillole: Jean Renoir si fa le ossa nei film in cui dirige la compagna Catherine Hessling; G.W. Pabst porta il realismo sugli schermi da tempo graffiati dalle pellicole espressioniste; il movimento dada e l’astrattismo incidono nei film sperimentali tipo “Emak-Bakia”; prosegue il filone di Montagna con Riefenstahl e Trenker sulle Dolomiti in “Il grande salto”; ultimo successo per la vamp Pola Negri prima di un ritiro che durerà 40 anni, in “Hotel Imperial”; c’è un filone di film ambientati nel mondo dello sport che vede spesso protagonista William Haines e c’è un filone di film mystery, specialmente in castelli di fantasmi, tipo “Il fantasma del castello” di Browning con Lon Chaney.
Tra i grandi kolossal del muto tardivo c’è “Casanova” con il russo Ivan Mozzhukhin, di cui è memorabile una scena dall’alto in cui l’attore giace ai piedi del letto a baldacchino circondato da dozzine di amanti e “Napoleone” di Abel Gance, che dura oltre 5 ore. Tra l’altro l’età neoclassica dista dal 1927 quasi quanto il 1927 dista da noi, se ci si pensa mi viene il mal di testa. “Ottobre” di Eisenstein e “La fine di San Pietroburgo” di Pudovkin sono due film russi che spesso sono trascurati in favore della Corazzata Potemkin, e certo non hanno la stessa carica di innovazione però ci sono tante scene potenti al loro interno. La statua del cavallo che crolla per esempio. Altro kolossal è il “Re dei Re”: sempre DeMille, ma 30 anni prima della versione che è trasmessa ogni Pasqua.
Hitchcock! Si cominciano a vedere le prime opere di Hitchcock. Quest’anno c’è “il pensionante”, con Ivor Novello. Più avanti Laird Cregar e Jack Palance saranno a loro volta pensionanti, questo tipo di film va sempre a segno.
Quest’anno è quello di “Metropolis” di Fritz Lang. Questo regista estremamente versatile ha girato un sacco di film, dai crime al noir, ma il suo nome rimane legato a doppio filo con Metropolis. Ho visto Metropolis 3 volte per cercare di esserne stupito e per amarlo alla follia, ma non ci sono riuscito. Ci sono tante scene iconiche, e c’è un futuro distopico che è un modo per poter parlare dell’inquietudine del presente, ma non ho trovato un legame personale con questo film. Poco male.
Mi era piaciuto tanto, invece, un film russo di Abram Room che si chiama “Tretya meshchanskaya”, in cui c’è un menage a trois tra una giovane coppia e un amico che non ha un posto in cui vivere. Altro film poco noto che a me è piaciuto è “Hindle Wakes”, con lo squallore della vita degli operai di una città inglese e gli eventi che interrompono quei rari momenti di felicità che i personaggi si potevano permettere. Bellissima la scena del ballo vista dall’alto di una balaustra.
Il 1927 è l’anno in cui compare il sonoro. Sì, certo, c’erano stati già tentativi isolati nei due anni precedenti, ma ne “Il cantante di Jazz” c’è una scena tra il protagonista Al Jolson e la veterana Eugenie Besserer. I due si parlano e noi possiamo sentire il dialogo. Vi lascio immaginare la mia espressione dopo 2 anni trascorsi a vedere solo film muti. Quelle linee di dialogo mi sembrarono l’apparizione della stella cometa. Inevitabilmente, dopo aver assaggiato il sonoro, la tentazione di vedere gli early talkie era notevole. Ma avevo davanti a me ancora 2 annate di ottimi film muti.
Col finire degli anni ’20 si vedono i primi gangster movies (“Le notti di Chicago”), e si va verso la più gloriosa fase di attività di Lon Chaney (“Lo sconosciuto”) e Greta Garbo (“Anna Karenina”). Il primo premio oscar va invece al lungo melodramma di guerra “Ali”, in cui compare un giovanissimo Gary Cooper. La protagonista di Ali era l’attrice Clara Bow, tra i volti più indimenticabili dell’epoca del muto maturo. La Bow è nota per il suo film “It” (o “Cosetta”). In questo caso It non ha niente a che vedere con il clown di Stephen King ma sta ad indicare quel certo non so che, che la Bow possedeva e trasmetteva. Era magnetica e moderna, un volto del futuro che però non riuscì a sopravvivere alla transizione muto-sonoro.
Settimo cielo” è secondo me il miglior melodramma con la coppia Charles Farrell e Janet Gaynor, i quali saranno insieme in sette-otto film di questo periodo. Diretti da Frank Borzage, è la storia di una coppia di poveri cristi che si sostengono a vicenda e che abitano all’ultimo piano di un palazzo. C’è tantissimo romanticismo e sentimentalismo in questo film. Farrell era bello, ma non aveva una bella voce e con l’avvento del sonoro fu relegato ai b-movie. La Gaynor era ovunque nel muto, fa pochi film col sonoro.
Ultimo film di quest’anno è “Aurora” di Murnau, che è probabilmente il mio film muto preferito in assoluto, un 10 e lode. Siccome mi piace tanto rischio solo di scrivere una sequela di -issimo senza però fare niente di concreto per spiegare come mai è così bello. Le scene sembrano quadri dei pittori olandesi del ‘600. Il protagonista George O’Brien incarna un mix di virilità e vulnerabilità che ne fanno un personaggio seducente; alla protagonista Janet Gaynor vorresti non venisse torto un capello. La scena sul lago, con i tormenti di O’Brien e la realizzazione della Gaynor, è magnifica. Pochi secondi separano il momento più bello di una vita dal momento più brutto, così come pochi secondi di aurora separano la notte dal giorno. No, veramente, questo film va visto.
1928
Di quest’anno ho visto 78 titoli intorno al 2011 circa. Nel 1928 coesistevano film muti e film sonori, i cosiddetti early talkies. Mentre i talkies erano rudimentali e sinceramente alcuni inguardabili, i muti erano all’apice stilistico. Alcuni dei più bei film muti di sempre risalgono a quest’anno. Tuttavia, la gente aveva voglia di novità, e i sonori cominciarono a prendere piede.
In quest’anno compaiono i primi corti Disney col personaggio di Topolino. Per noi i cartoni animati Disney sono roba da bambini, ma all’epoca erano amati da persone di ogni età, che ridevano a crepapelle a ogni nuovo corto. “The gallopin’ gaucho”, “Steamboat Willie” risalgono a quest’anno.
Il romanticismo abbonda in “Beggars of life”, film di Wellman con il cattivo Wallace Beery che insegue i due innamorati Richard Arlen e Louise Brooks, i quali hanno un momento di tregua tenendosi per mano in un granaio sotto la luna e le stelle. Louise Brooks, icona della fine degli anni ’20, riesce a lasciare il segno con pochissimi film. La sua pettinatura e il suo stile sono il marchio dell’epoca. Parlando di romanticismo ci sono i melodrammi con Farrell-Gaynor. Quello di quest’anno è “L’angelo della strada”, e poi il raffinatissimo “Il vento” di Sjostrom, con Lillian Gish e Lars Hanson.
Dicevo poco fa che i talkie erano rudimentali ma alla gente piacevano. C’erano alcune star che ottennero grande popolarità nei primi talkie, e tra queste la maggiore fu probabilmente Joan Crawford. Ancora lontana anni luce dal taglio crudele del sorriso e dalle spalline esagerate, la Crawford era attiva nei primi musical, nei quali ballava il charleston ed esibiva le sue belle gambe. Era una presenza fresca e più popolare rispetto alla lontana e remota bellezza della Garbo. Si può vedere la prima Crawford in “Le nostre sorelle di danza”.
Con la fine del muto c’è un cambio di popolarità nella famiglia Barrymore. Il divo John inizia un lento declino e sua moglie Dolores Costello, la dea del muto, sparisce dalla circolazione, mentre il meno prestante Lionel si rivela più versatile e sarà tra le star assolute degli anni ’30. In “Tristana e la maschera” vediamo il Lionel “cattivo” opposto a Gloria Swanson al culmine della bellezza.
Ci sono molte commedie divertenti nel 1928: “Un cappello di paglia di Firenze” di René Clair ha la spassosa scena del matrimonio, che ricordo di aver rivisto in loop un sacco di volte; “Il circo” di Chaplin segna il ritorno del Vagabondo dopo 3 anni di assenza; “Speedy” di Harold Lloyd è una spericolatissima slapstick in automobile, nonché il canto del cigno dell’attore; “Mal di denti” è una delle più classiche comiche di Stanlio & Ollio; “Fascino biondo” o “The Patsy” è uno dei successi di King Vidor, a mani basse il regista simbolo di quest’anno. La protagonista è Marion Davies, attrice del muto di enorme popolarità che però è nota forse più per essere l’ispirazione per la storia di “Quarto Potere” di Welles. La Davies è accompagnata dalla veterana Marie Dressler, una delle più espressive e divertenti attrici di sempre. Ho caricato una scena di questo film qui su reddit.
Dicevo di King Vidor, che quest’anno gira anche altri 2 capolavori e cioè “Maschere di celluloide” e “La folla”. Il primo è una satira di Hollywood e presenta tanti cameo di attori del muto. La protagonista è sempre Marion Davies, insieme a William Haines. Le smorfie di Haines non mi piacciono, in compenso la Davies è spassosa. “La folla” invece è un drammone di quelli tosti, con Eleanor Boardman, grande bellezza degli anni ’20 e James Murray, tanto sfortunato nella vita privata quanto bravo sullo schermo, alle prese con un lutto familiare in una città che non lascia spazio alle loro speranze. È un film importante, ma ti fa venire la depressione.
Ho messo 10 anche a “Crepuscolo di gloria”, con Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent e William Powell. Jannings era abile in questi ruoli di uomini un tempo potenti o rispettabili costretti alle umiliazioni dovute ad eventi personali o allo scorrere del tempo. Qui è un ex generale che si ritrova a fare la comparsa per poter sbarcare il lunario.
Il film dell’anno per me è “La passione di Giovanna d’Arco” di Dreyer. Chiunque l’abbia visto non si sorprenderà di questa scelta. Si tratta di uno di quei film che puoi vedere una sola volta, perché è troppo pesante da sostenere, ma non in senso negativo, intendo dire che ti prende così tanto che ti fa quasi del male fisico. L’attrice Maria Falconetti recita solo qui. Era consapevole del fatto che non avrebbe mai potuto fare di meglio e disse addio al cinema. I suoi primi piani sofferti e consapevoli sono tra le cose più belle del cinema muto, vedere questo film non è come vedere un film, è come farsi un tatuaggio.
1929
Di quest’anno ho visto 89 titoli intorno al 2011. Si tratta dell’anno in cui convivono muti e talkies, ma è l’ultimo in cui questo accade, perché il sorpasso da parte dei talkies è avvenuto, e nel 1930 il muto resta solo in Chaplin, Murnau e nelle cinematografie come quelle giapponesi, in cui ancora non c’erano i mezzi tecnici necessari. Il problema è che i produttori ormai investivano soldi nei talkies, ma ancora non si era trovato il giusto linguaggio stilistico per affrontare i dialoghi, per incorporare la musica nelle scene, per usare i suoni e i rumori ambientali, ancora gli attori erano abituati a gesti ed espressività tipica del muto, sicché i film sonori memorabili dal mio punto di vista sono pochi, e i muti pure, sanno già di “vecchio stile”. C’è di buono che con l’avvento del sonoro il cinema italiano si riaffaccia all’orizzonte, con una nuova generazione di registi e di attori.
La transizione muto-sonoro non scalfiva affatto la popolarità di personaggi come Laurel & Hardy, Joan Crawford (“La canzone di Broadway”), Greta Garbo, Topolino, o di star emergenti come Gary Cooper, William Powell o Leila Hyams, tuttavia tanti, tantissimi divi del muto non riuscirono ad affermarsi nel sonoro. I loro volti erano identificati col passato, le loro voci non erano adeguate (“Cantando sotto la pioggia” parla proprio di questo periodo) o semplicemente avevano pesanti accenti per recitare in inglese. Mary Pickford vince l’oscar (praticamente un omaggio alla carriera) con “Coquette”, e poi sparisce dalla circolazione, Douglas Fairbanks compare in “La maschera di ferro”, ma poi lascia il testimone al figlio, stesso nome ma sorriso ancora più smagliante. Louise Brooks è presente in due titoli cult e cioè “Diario di una donna perduta” e “il Vaso di Pandora”, che è probabilmente il film più noto dell’anno, ma sono già, in pieno presente, parte del passato.
Da segnalare ancora il top del cinema di montagna e cioè “la tragedia di Pizzo Palù”, di Pabst, il suicidio del “Cammino di Mamma Krausens verso la felicità”, la modernità di Vertov e del suo “Uomo con la macchina da presa” e infine l’indimenticabile lametta che taglia l’occhio nel corto “Un cane andaluso” di Bunuel, del primo Bunuel, che è un regista che ho cominciato ad apprezzare grazie ai suoi film degli anni ’60.
E siccome il muto è finito, vi segnalo il sub silentmoviegifs.
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2020.10.31 09:00 Chap82 2020 Queensland Election Results

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SEATS

Party Allocations

49 - Australian Labor Party
29 - Liberal National Party of Queensland
2 - Queensland Greens
3 - Katter's Australian Party
1 - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
1 - Other

Greater Brisbane - Northern Districts


McConnel

Labor - Grace Grace

Cooper

Labor - Jonty Bush

Aspley

Labor - Bart Mellish

Bancroft

Labor - Chris Whiting

Everton

Liberal National - Tim Mander

Clayfield

Liberal National - Tim Nicholls

Nudge

Labor - Leanne Linard

Sandgate

Labor - Stirling Hinchliffe

Stafford

Labor - Jimmy Sullivan

Ferny Grove

Labor - Mark Furner

Kurwongbah

Labor - Shane King

Morayfield

Labor - Mark Ryan

Murrumba

Labor - Steven Miles

Pine Rivers

Labor - Nikki Boyd

Redcliffe

Labor - Yvette D'Ath

Glass House

Pumicestone

Labor - Ali King


Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts


South Brisbane

Greens - Amy MacMahon

Maiwar

Greens - Michael Berkman

Moggill

Liberal National - Christian Rowan

Bulimba

Labor - Di Farmer

Lytton

Labor - Joan Pease

Greenslopes

Labor - Joe Kelly

Chatsworth

Miller

Labor - Mark Bailey

Mansfield

Labor - Corinne McMillan

Toohey

Labor - Peter Russo

Algester

Labor - Leeanne Enoch

Mount Ommaney

Labor - Jess Pugh

Inala

Labor - Annastacia Palaszczuk

Stretton

Labor - Duncan Pegg

Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts


Redlands

Labor - Kim Richards

Capalaba

Labor - Don Brown

Oodgeroo

Liberal National - Mark Robinson

Logan

Labor - Linus Power

Springwood

Labor - Mick de Brenni

Woodridge

Labor - Cameron Dick

Waterford

Labor - Shannon Fentiman

Jordan

Labor - Charis Mullen

Ipswich

Labor - Jennifer Howard

Ipswich West

Labor - Jim Madden

Bundamba

Labor - Lance McCallum

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2020.10.30 18:37 CodyLionfish My Thoughts on Yesterday's Nice Terror Attacks. David's Interview with Douglas Murray Made Me Think of the Harm of the Propaganda He's been Putting Out

In the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in France, I have once again become disgusted w/the regurgitation of the same debunked Islamophobic, white nationalist & even toxically masculine talking points that frame the entirety of Muslims & people of color (black & brown people) as barbaric animals that deserve second class treatment in comparison to Christians, whites & east Asians. Not only that, these people pretend that events like what happened in Nice barely get any media coverage or that there isn’t any subconscious & conscious bias against Muslims & those of African, Middle Eastern & Latinx descent solely based on their skin color & religion. They even have the gall to shit on articles that try to approach the situation by addressing the ironically politically incorrect issue of racial & religious discrimination in France. They’re ignoring that this leads to crime, poverty & easy pickings for Islamic extremist groups. Given that white privilege is a fact in western society & even on global basis that even in majority non white nations, P.o.C are still judged by the standards of white western society. They also pretend that France’s past colonial heritage & overlooking of it has no role in Islamic extremism or racial bias in France. The minute you point out these facts to people, they accuse you of being an Islamic apologist, even when you condemn the terror attacks. Then when a terrorist attack or an attempted one is by a white person, especially on the far right, they have the audacity to play it down &/or explain away the problem which makes them just as guilty, if not more so of what they accuse Muslims & the left of doing. It’s disgusting. Hell, this isn’t even mention that the stabbing of two Muslim ladies by the Eiffel Tower last because the perpetrator was some racist woman week & on the same day as the Nice beheadings, a far right guy threatened to blow people away, after threatening a shop owner of North African descent.
The reality is that these people want to be able to voice their shitty opinions that further marginalize Muslims & P.o.C without having to be condemned for it. They want to be able to push for violence against Muslims & be applauded for it. They want to be able to call for an ethno-state which Poland & Hungary are trying to do, while sucking off the taxpayer money of western Europeans without having to be labelled as racist. Paradoxically, they ignore why Poland & Hungary barely have terrorist attacks; they’ve never been major nations on the global stage & weren’t a huge part of colonialism in Africa, the Middle East & Latin America. Thus, there was never any immigration to eastern Europe from these colonized regions of the world, like there was to western Europe. Not to mention that they’re not as powerful & they never have been. This is why terror attacks by Muslims don’t happen in these nations like they do in western Europe. It’s not anything special about them rejecting Muslims & P.o.C, although their governments ironically encourage hate crimes against these people in the name of “protecting civilization” which we all know means “protecting the white race.” It’s just like how they only bitch about “uncontrolled immigration” when it’s black & brown people & not when it’s people from Russia, Belarus & Ukraine; “Stopping uncontrolled immigration” is code for “kick all the darkies out & make our nation(s) white again,” just as “economic migrant” & “young military aged male” is code for “scary black or brown person.” Hell, no one has ever called for “uncontrolled immigration,” “being soft on terrorism,” “appeasing Islam,” or whatever other strawman accusation they make. They don’t even support them subtly or implicitly. Maybe a small minority of people, but European politicians have never called for any of these things or even hinted they wanted any of them.
I will say that I am deeply saddened & disgusted with the Nice terror attack & the beheading of Samuel Paty. In the case of Paty, the student in question could’ve easily left the classroom, but chose to behead him out of spite. Now, he’s facing the heat for his behavior. The Nice beheading perpetrator will also face the same heat. You know what? Good. Even with the Saudi backed propaganda for which young Muslim men likes these two pieces of garbage are susceptible too, they chose to kill people with a knife because of their terrible impulses. If you’re offended over the cartoons, you know what? Pressure the magazine not to publish the cartoon, let them know that mocking Muslims in a derogatory manner is unacceptable, just as we wouldn’t do so with Jews, black people, white people, east Asians & Christians. Acting on a poor impulse of violence will only worsen things & give Islamophobes & white nationalists more fuel for which they can further frustrate me in debunking their talking points. Educating people on how Islamophobia & white supremacy manifest in our everyday lives is a far more productive route than decapitating people based on fucking childish impulses.. Sure, it’ll take time. It’s hard. But, at least you’ll win over more respect.
In addition, to my fellow Muslims: Do not let Saudi Arabia or these Islamic extremists speak for you. The House of Saud should have absolutely no right to dictate the course of your faith. Unfortunately, because of western backing, big oil & decades of propaganda, they have been able to take control of your faith & even its own iconic monuments like the Hajj. Why should an ultra wealthy family in some far away nation be able to dictate where your religion goes? What business is it of theirs to demand that Muslims are to hate LGBTQIA+ folks, keep women subjugated, kill apostates & other hideous atrocities? It didn’t always used to be like that. In fact, the Islamic world was leaps & bounds ahead of Europe in acceptance of religious minorities (Jews & Christians, especially), science, promotion of science & living in harmony with one another. This is the Islam that largely existed until the 1980’s, when we in the west decided it was better to allow a bunch of wealthy oligarchs in a far away nation take over your faith with a propaganda campaign than risk you falling into the influence of a nation that was at the time led by a brushy eyebrowed petrol headed hunter who was the world’s most powerful leader. It’s very sad how many Muslims have fallen for this. They prey on the fear of Jews, LGBTQIA+ people, Christians & other culture war bullshit & meaninglessly trivial issues to keep power, make money & to continue to pick your pockets. These people should be your allies as they’re fighting against the same unjust hierarchal power structure that was created by western society hundreds of years ago & that was imposed on the world. The House of Saud is part of the straight white cisgender, wealthy, able bodied & neurotypical male backed power structure that was created by European colonial powers & the United States.
Now, despite them contributing massively to the problems that I laid out, I do agree with China & Russia as well as the Soviet Union, East Germany/the GDR & India on one thing. The west is unfortunately responsible for much of the chaos that hit these regions & the emergence of Islamic extremism. For decades, we were willing to turn a blind eye to the theocratic soft & hard power of Saudi Arabia due to Wahhabi Islam being seen as a counter against Soviet Union backed communism. The reality is that under Soviet ally ship, theocratic rule, whether it be from Christians or from Muslims was strongly discouraged. Even outright antisemitism was discouraged as well. Unfortunately, the west & Israel backed Saudi Araba which erased much of the progress that the Soviets have wanted to stay & continue, & we were willing to allow them into our own nations as we poached poorer immigrants from Africa & the Middle East in the building of special mosques & propaganda events. This has unfortunately created a huge problem for us, especially in Europe where effects of colonialism & disenfranchisement were felt in their P.o.C. In addition, western colonialism has severe effects there to this day with us redrawing maps for our own benefit, causing genocides against the natives, & even after we left, promoting Wahhabism with the help of Saudi Araba. Even the Hungarian & Polish governments agree with this, which is spot on. Many Islamophobes & white nationalists don’t even acknowledge this & chalk it up to “leftists blaming the west for our past mistakes/actions.”
This post of mine is a great example of walking & chewing gum at the same time. You can address the factors that lead to Islamic extremism, while still giving it the rightful condemnation it deserves. Hell, you can even empower ordinary Muslims to make a difference & not be afraid to breakaway from the Saudi backed hypnosis which the ultra wealthy House of Saud have every interest to maintain because ordinary Muslims challenging them would mean the loss of their precious power & money. This divide & conquer strategy that pits Muslims against Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, LGBTQIA+ people, women, feminists & liberalism has been taking place for far too long. At the same time, we must call out the Islamophobia & white supremacist propaganda that is fueled by the Saudi tentacles that push unfair, untrue & bigoted double standards by singling out an entire religion & entire races of people & blaming them for the actions of their individuals, while never applying the same standards to members of our own groups that hold the same views & commit the same crimes. In addition, these bigotries lead to dangerous lies, debunked conspiracy theories & even help incite violence against marginalized groups. Not only that, they also help to further propagate toxic masculinity which both white supremacists & Islamic supremacists thrive on. By portraying European societies as “feminine,” what they’re really saying is “white men aren’t as conservative & those evil women won’t get married make more white babies anymore!” They also have an effect in legitimizing human rights abuses, genocide, ethnic cleansing & violence against marginalized groups. Hell, they even have the harmful effects of hindering further European integration by spreading Eurosceptic & white genocide/Great Replacement conspiracy theories, as well as helping to embolden the Russo-Sino alliance. Other effects include hindering the economy, rise in hate crimes & even wars. Hate speech has consequences & it’s no coincidence that European nations have regulated it which is something that the US should do.
Link to Interview with Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGsLnny3OKg&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=DavidPakmanShow
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2020.10.30 18:28 CodyLionfish My thoughts on Yesterday's Nice Terror Attacks

In the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in France, I have once again become disgusted w/the regurgitation of the same debunked Islamophobic, white nationalist & even toxically masculine talking points that frame the entirety of Muslims & people of color (black & brown people) as barbaric animals that deserve second class treatment in comparison to Christians, whites & east Asians. Not only that, these people pretend that events like what happened in Nice barely get any media coverage or that there isn’t any subconscious & conscious bias against Muslims & those of African, Middle Eastern & Latinx descent solely based on their skin color & religion. They even have the gall to shit on articles that try to approach the situation by addressing the ironically politically incorrect issue of racial & religious discrimination in France. They’re ignoring that this leads to crime, poverty & easy pickings for Islamic extremist groups. Given that white privilege is a fact in western society & even on global basis that even in majority non white nations, P.o.C are still judged by the standards of white western society. They also pretend that France’s past colonial heritage & overlooking of it has no role in Islamic extremism or racial bias in France. The minute you point out these facts to people, they accuse you of being an Islamic apologist, even when you condemn the terror attacks. Then when a terrorist attack or an attempted one is by a white person, especially on the far right, they have the audacity to play it down &/or explain away the problem which makes them just as guilty, if not more so of what they accuse Muslims & the left of doing. It’s disgusting. Hell, this isn’t even mention that the stabbing of two Muslim ladies by the Eiffel Tower last because the perpetrator was some racist woman week & on the same day as the Nice beheadings, a far right guy threatened to blow people away, after threatening a shop owner of North African descent.
The reality is that these people want to be able to voice their shitty opinions that further marginalize Muslims & P.o.C without having to be condemned for it. They want to be able to push for violence against Muslims & be applauded for it. They want to be able to call for an ethno-state which Poland & Hungary are trying to do, while sucking off the taxpayer money of western Europeans without having to be labelled as racist. Paradoxically, they ignore why Poland & Hungary barely have terrorist attacks; they’ve never been major nations on the global stage & weren’t a huge part of colonialism in Africa, the Middle East & Latin America. Thus, there was never any immigration to eastern Europe from these colonized regions of the world, like there was to western Europe. Not to mention that they’re not as powerful & they never have been. This is why terror attacks by Muslims don’t happen in these nations like they do in western Europe. It’s not anything special about them rejecting Muslims & P.o.C, although their governments ironically encourage hate crimes against these people in the name of “protecting civilization” which we all know means “protecting the white race.” It’s just like how they only bitch about “uncontrolled immigration” when it’s black & brown people & not when it’s people from Russia, Belarus & Ukraine; “Stopping uncontrolled immigration” is code for “kick all the darkies out & make our nation(s) white again,” just as “economic migrant” & “young military aged male” is code for “scary black or brown person.” Hell, no one has ever called for “uncontrolled immigration,” “being soft on terrorism,” “appeasing Islam,” or whatever other strawman accusation they make. They don’t even support them subtly or implicitly. Maybe a small minority of people, but European politicians have never called for any of these things or even hinted they wanted any of them.
I will say that I am deeply saddened & disgusted with the Nice terror attack & the beheading of Samuel Paty. In the case of Paty, the student in question could’ve easily left the classroom, but chose to behead him out of spite. Now, he’s facing the heat for his behavior. The Nice beheading perpetrator will also face the same heat. You know what? Good. Even with the Saudi backed propaganda for which young Muslim men likes these two pieces of garbage are susceptible too, they chose to kill people with a knife because of their terrible impulses. If you’re offended over the cartoons, you know what? Pressure the magazine not to publish the cartoon, let them know that mocking Muslims in a derogatory manner is unacceptable, just as we wouldn’t do so with Jews, black people, white people, east Asians & Christians. Acting on a poor impulse of violence will only worsen things & give Islamophobes & white nationalists more fuel for which they can further frustrate me in debunking their talking points. Educating people on how Islamophobia & white supremacy manifest in our everyday lives is a far more productive route than decapitating people based on fucking childish impulses.. Sure, it’ll take time. It’s hard. But, at least you’ll win over more respect.
In addition, to my fellow Muslims: Do not let Saudi Arabia or these Islamic extremists speak for you. The House of Saud should have absolutely no right to dictate the course of your faith. Unfortunately, because of western backing, big oil & decades of propaganda, they have been able to take control of your faith & even its own iconic monuments like the Hajj. Why should an ultra wealthy family in some far away nation be able to dictate where your religion goes? What business is it of theirs to demand that Muslims are to hate LGBTQIA+ folks, keep women subjugated, kill apostates & other hideous atrocities? It didn’t always used to be like that. In fact, the Islamic world was leaps & bounds ahead of Europe in acceptance of religious minorities (Jews & Christians, especially), science, promotion of science & living in harmony with one another. This is the Islam that largely existed until the 1980’s, when we in the west decided it was better to allow a bunch of wealthy oligarchs in a far away nation take over your faith with a propaganda campaign than risk you falling into the influence of a nation that was at the time led by a brushy eyebrowed petrol headed hunter who was the world’s most powerful leader. It’s very sad how many Muslims have fallen for this. They prey on the fear of Jews, LGBTQIA+ people, Christians & other culture war bullshit & meaninglessly trivial issues to keep power, make money & to continue to pick your pockets. These people should be your allies as they’re fighting against the same unjust hierarchal power structure that was created by western society hundreds of years ago & that was imposed on the world. The House of Saud is part of the straight white cisgender, wealthy, able bodied & neurotypical male backed power structure that was created by European colonial powers & the United States.
Now, despite them contributing massively to the problems that I laid out, I do agree with China & Russia as well as the Soviet Union, East Germany/the GDR & India on one thing. The west is unfortunately responsible for much of the chaos that hit these regions & the emergence of Islamic extremism. For decades, we were willing to turn a blind eye to the theocratic soft & hard power of Saudi Arabia due to Wahhabi Islam being seen as a counter against Soviet Union backed communism. The reality is that under Soviet ally ship, theocratic rule, whether it be from Christians or from Muslims was strongly discouraged. Even outright antisemitism was discouraged as well. Unfortunately, the west & Israel backed Saudi Araba which erased much of the progress that the Soviets have wanted to stay & continue, & we were willing to allow them into our own nations as we poached poorer immigrants from Africa & the Middle East in the building of special mosques & propaganda events. This has unfortunately created a huge problem for us, especially in Europe where effects of colonialism & disenfranchisement were felt in their P.o.C. In addition, western colonialism has severe effects there to this day with us redrawing maps for our own benefit, causing genocides against the natives, & even after we left, promoting Wahhabism with the help of Saudi Araba. Even the Hungarian & Polish governments agree with this, which is spot on. Many Islamophobes & white nationalists don’t even acknowledge this & chalk it up to “leftists blaming the west for our past mistakes/actions.”
This post of mine is a great example of walking & chewing gum at the same time. You can address the factors that lead to Islamic extremism, while still giving it the rightful condemnation it deserves. Hell, you can even empower ordinary Muslims to make a difference & not be afraid to breakaway from the Saudi backed hypnosis which the ultra wealthy House of Saud have every interest to maintain because ordinary Muslims challenging them would mean the loss of their precious power & money. This divide & conquer strategy that pits Muslims against Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, LGBTQIA+ people, women, feminists & liberalism has been taking place for far too long. At the same time, we must call out the Islamophobia & white supremacist propaganda that is fueled by the Saudi tentacles that push unfair, untrue & bigoted double standards by singling out an entire religion & entire races of people & blaming them for the actions of their individuals, while never applying the same standards to members of our own groups that hold the same views & commit the same crimes. In addition, these bigotries lead to dangerous lies, debunked conspiracy theories & even help incite violence against marginalized groups. Not only that, they also help to further propagate toxic masculinity which both white supremacists & Islamic supremacists thrive on. By portraying European societies as “feminine,” what they’re really saying is “white men aren’t as conservative & those evil women won’t get married make more white babies anymore!” They also have an effect in legitimizing human rights abuses, genocide, ethnic cleansing & violence against marginalized groups. Hell, they even have the harmful effects of hindering further European integration by spreading Eurosceptic & white genocide/Great Replacement conspiracy theories, as well as helping to embolden the Russo-Sino alliance. Other effects include hindering the economy, rise in hate crimes & even wars. Hate speech has consequences & it’s no coincidence that European nations have regulated it which is something that the US should do.
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2020.10.30 11:26 ladaman la mia piccola storia del cinema: dal 1920 al 1924

Proseguo il tentativo di condividere la strana scelta che ho fatto di vedere i film in ordine cronologico per anno, una scelta che porto avanti da 12 anni, con la terza tappa della mia piccola storia del cinema, che riguarda gli anni dal 1920 al 1924.
Le precedenti tappe sono
- Dal 1910 al 1919, in cui metto insieme Mary Pickford con il primo porno
- Dal 1874 al 1909, in cui parlo di treni, trucchi e storie lacrimevoli
1920
Di quest’anno ho visto 58 titoli intorno al 2010. Per una volta comincio col titolo più brutto e cioè “Terror island” che è uno dei pochi film col grande illusionista Harry Houdini. Mi rendo conto che Houdini 100 anni fosse uno dei personaggi più amati, ma i suoi film non hanno niente di magico.
In questo periodo siamo in piena Hollywood Babilonia. Ad esempio, il comico Fatty Arbuckle fu accusato di aver stuprato una giovane attrice, Virginia Rappe, che morì dopo che le furono trovati cocci di bottiglia nella vagina. Fatty finì qui la sua carriera anche se cercò invano di rientrare con altri nomi e scagionarsi dalle accuse. In quest’anno esce uno dei suoi ultimi corti, “il garage”, prima dell’oblio. Visto che parliamo di dive e di flapper, c’è anche il film “The flapper”, con Olive Thomas, altra star morta giovanissima. Pure nei titoli negli anni ’20 non si facevano scrupoli affatto, ad esempio c’è il film “Sex”, del regista Niblo, che faceva soldi a palate, ed “Erotikon” che però è un film svedese di Mauritz Stiller, amicissimo di Greta Garbo. Di questo film è bellissima la sequenza aerea, una delle prime.
Ernst Lubitsch, il regista dal tocco inconfondibile, quest’anno gira alcuni dei suoi maggiori kolossal europei. Si tratta di film in costume, che a me non piacciono, ma questo non vuol dire niente. Di quest’anno è dunque “Anna Bolena” e anche “Sumurum”, ma vi confesso che non li ho finiti perché non è il mio genere.
Il periodo 1920-1926 è quello delle Tre Corone della comicità e cioè Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton e Harold Lloyd. Mentre Chaplin e Keaton li hanno sentiti nominare tutti, Lloyd no, ed è un peccato: i suoi corti del periodo in questione sono bellissimi! È al livello degli altri, solo che la sua comicità è invecchiata male. Tra i tanti corti magari si può vedere “High and Dizzy”. Invece per Buster Keaton (tradotto da noi come Salterello) c’è per esempio “One Week”.
Con pochissimi soldi e pochissimo seguito il regista Oscar Micheaux girava una delle prime storie con attori di colore, “Within our gates”.
Il 1920 è l’anno in cui prende piede l’espressionismo tedesco, che già aveva lasciato traccia in arte e letteratura. Gli autori tedeschi sono quindi all’avanguardia, e tra i vari film a me sono piaciuti “Il Golem” di Paul Wegener e ovviamente “il gabinetto del dottor Caligari”. Ora io non mi strappo i capelli per Caligari però ne riconosco la carica di innovazione incredibile. Le scenografie sghembe, i costumi, la scrivania alta 2 metri, le espressioni di Werner Krauss e Conrad Veidt e la bellezza di una delle attrici più nominate nei cruciverba di ogni tempo, Lil Dagover.
Altre segnalazioni: la sequenza notturna di “The last of the Mohicans” con Wallace Beery, una luna bianchissima e cattiva; la perfidia di Priscilla Dean, che ruba la scena al divo Lon Chaney nel film “Outside the law”, e le acrobazie di Douglas Fairbanks ne “Il segno di Zorro”, che di solito non mi esalta, ma Fairbanks ne sapeva una più del diavolo, è un film godibilissimo.
Il mio preferito dell’anno è un melodramma (la mia passione) e cioè "Agonia sui ghiacci", in cui Lillian Gish subisce di tutto e di più dal suo marito sciupafemmine e pur di liberarsi da quella schiavitù cammina su blocchi di ghiaccio.
1921
Di quest’anno ho visto 55 titoli intorno al 2010. Quanto piaceva agli spettatori dell’epoca il filone esotico! Non posso dire la stessa cosa per me, comunque siccome è genere tipico dell’epoca cito “L’atlantide” di Feyder oppure “Eldorado” di Marcel L’Herbier.
Negli anni ’20 c’era tantissima sperimentazione e sono diffusi i corti astratti. Durano poco, si può buttare un occhio su “Opus II” di Walter Ruttman oppure su “Rhythmus 21” di Hans Richter. Però i tedeschi si danno da fare molto anche nell’espressionismo. Titoli classici dell’anno sono “Hintertreppe” di Paul Leni o “Destino” di Fritz Lang. Di questo film si deve assolutamente vedere l’apparizione della Morte, che resta poi indelebile in memoria. Non è tedesco Sjostrom, ma il suo film “il carretto fantasma” ha i toni cupi e inquietanti lo stesso. Non è un film facile. Sjostrom è nella mia top ten del muto e forse per questo poi quando l’ho rivisto in veste di attore nel Posto delle fragole di Bergman mi è piaciuto ancora di più.
L’ho citata già nel 1910, Asta Nielsen. In quest’anno c’è il suo film più noto forse, l’Amleto. Lei non si faceva mica scrupoli a recitare nel ruolo di un uomo. Per associazione di idee mi viene in mente che c’è “Camille” con Rudolph Valentino e Alla Nazimova nella classica storia della Traviata. Non voglio nemmeno immaginare cosa succedeva nelle feste private di questi due. Il 1921 è l’anno in cui Valentino scala ogni classifica di popolarità. È rimasto memorabile il suo ruolo nello “Sceicco”, in cui fa sua Agnes Ayres senza se e senza ma.
Per la commedia sofisticata Cecil B. DeMille, ancora lontano anni luce dai kolossal degli anni ’50, dirige Gloria Swanson e il bel Wallace Reid in “The affairs of Anatol”, in cui c’è anche la ex baby star Bebe Daniels. Questi film muti sono per appassionati perché sono così intrinsecamente anni ’20 che ogni cosa nel nostro gusto di oggi spinge a non apprezzarli. Però così non è se ci si rifà una sorta di verginità cinematografica: dopo mesi e mesi passati a vedere solo film degli anni ’10 o precedenti, le commedie sofisticate di DeMille mi sono sembrate raffinatissime.
Altre segnalazioni: le acrobazie di Douglas Fairbanks nei “tre moschettieri” (nei primi anni ’20 andava tanto il cappa e spada, di cui Fairbanks è massimo interprete); la scena allo specchio di Max Linder in “Sette anni di guai”, questa davvero è un pezzo di bravura; poi un mio pallino è il furto del pollo nel melodramma “The Blot” e le lacrime versate da Lillian Gish nella rivoluzione francese, in “Le due orfanelle” di Griffith. Infine, lo sconforto profondo trasformato in vendetta da parte di Richard Barthelmess in “Tol’able David”, uno dei film più interessanti dell’anno.
Parentesi sulle Tre Corone della comicità per segnalare almeno “Never Weaken” con Harold Lloyd e “La casa incantata” o “la barca” con Buster Keaton, il quale era capace di trovare gag con qualsiasi oggetto gli venisse a portata di mano, era sensazionale. La terza corona è Chaplin, e qui ho messo 10 a “Il monello”, che è una tragicommedia imperdibile. Non importa che sia un film muto, le lacrime che si versano guardando questo film parlano da sole.
1922
Di quest’anno ho visto 56 titoli intorno al 2010 e forse già 2011, compreso un altro bruttissimo Houdini, ma lasciamolo perdere. Nel 1922 compare Walt Disney. I suoi primi corti risalgono a questo periodo ed ecco spiegato perché tutto il materiale fino al 1923 è di pubblico dominio mentre quello dopo no… sennò la Disney come fa? Comunque, in barba a Disney, il cartone animato dell’anno non è suo e si chiama “Felix saves the day
Questo per me è un anno di transizione, non privo di cose interessanti. Per esempio ci sono i documentari del russo Dziga Vertov, i “Kino-pravda”, oppure tanti corti delle Tre Corone (va vista “La casa elettrica” di Buster Keaton e certamente “Giorno di paga” di Chaplin ma non posso citarli tutti ogni anno), e ancora film espressionisti come “Il dottor Mabuse” di Fritz Lang, che però non mi ha esaltato. Risale a quest’anno “Sangue e arena” col divo Valentino, e poi ci sono i kolossal di Erich von Stroheim, il più perfezionista tra tutti i registi, che dilapidava i soldi dei produttori per i suoi film pieni di dettagli, come “Femmine folli”.
La stregoneria attraverso i secoli” è un docudrama di Benjiamin Christensen, che ho già nominato nel 1914 per una scena con la botola. Questo film è inquietante secondo me, per cui per cambiare completamente argomento cito le prime comiche delle simpatiche canaglie (Our Gang). Negli anni ’20 le star bambine erano molte e molto ricche. Curiosamente qualche anno fa è morta l’ultima star bambina, Baby Peggy, sicché praticamente non esistono più persone viventi che hanno recitato in film muti.
Uno dei film più strani di sempre dal punto di vista visivo è "Salomé", fortemente voluto dalla star Alla Nazimova. La Nazimova era nei primi anni ’20 sinonimo di eleganza e scandalo e in questo film ogni costume, acconciatura, scenografia è una istantanea di un gusto e di uno stile ben preciso. Si può guardare il film non tanto per il film, ma per tuffarsi negli anni ’20.
I due film cult dell’anno sono “Nanuk l’esquimese” e “Nosferatu il vampiro”. Il primo è un documentario. Quando ho iniziato a vedere quel film ricordo perfettamente di aver pensato: “sai che palle, un documentario muto su una famiglia di esquimesi”. E invece l’ho visto tutto da inizio a fine e dopo sono andato in giro a leggerne articoli che ne parlassero.
Nosferatu” di Murnau è una tappa importante della storia del cinema, ma non tanto la mia, credo in genere. Le apparizioni di Nosferatu te la fanno fare sotto, la nave piena di cadaveri, le ombre, c’è un sotterraneo senso di disagio per tutto il film. Dopo aver visto Nosferatu ti fai il pelo sullo stomaco. I critici sapranno ben dire quali significati nascosti ha.
1923
Di quest’anno ho visto 48 titoli intorno al 2010. Le cose cominciano a farsi interessanti, ci sono film tedeschi, russi, americani ma italiani? Proprio no. Gli anni ’20 sono il decennio peggiore della nostra cinematografia, ma per i francesi al contrario era ricco di titoli: “La rosa sulle rotaie” è un film di Abel Gance, e in ogni libro di storia del cinema questo autore ha tanti pollici su, ma non è nella mia top10, diciamo così, ma mi piacevano le scene iniziali. Mi è rimasto di più “La sorridente signora Beudet” della regista Germaine Dulac e soprattutto “Coeur fidele” di Jean Epstein. In questo film ho amato le scene sul luna park e quelle della donna con le stampelle, un gran personaggio.
La suora bianca” è un melodramma con Lillian Gish e Ronald Colman, star del muto, ambientato a Napoli, una delle città più amate dal cinema e lo segnalo per quello, mentre Chaplin dirige la sua partner d’epoca Edna Purviance nel dramma “A woman of Paris”, un rarissimo film di Chaplin in cui non c’è niente da ridere.
I due film migliori dell’anno secondo me sono “Il gobbo di Notre Dame” e “Safety last”. Nel primo c’è Lon Chaney. Quest’attore morì giovane nel 1930, per cui è una delle più tipiche star degli anni ’20. Era un trasformista, prendeva tutte le parti più difficili possibili, che lo obbligavano a tour de force fisici dai quali usciva sempre vincitore, in questo assecondato dal regista Tod Browning, un maestro dell’horror. Nel cinema degli anni ’20 Chaney è di importanza assoluta, c’è lui, Valentino, Greta Garbo e pochi altri allo stesso livello. Ricordo bene che guardavo i suoi film con grande ammirazione e il suo Gobbo non ha niente da invidiare ai successivi remake.
“Safety last” ha una delle sequenze più formidabili del cinema muto, cioè quella del grattacielo. Harold Lloyd scala una parete di un grattacielo ed è assolutamente incredibile quante gag sia riuscito a mettere in questo film. Nell’accoppiata suspance + comicità questo film è al numero 1. Se volete vedere solo 1 film di quest’anno, questo è il titolo giusto, per me un 10 senza esitazione.
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Di quest’anno ho visto 51 titoli intorno al 2011. Quelli che mi piace segnalare subito sono “il navigatore”, altro colpo di genio di Buster Keaton, “Entr’acte” che è un film puramente dada, di René Clair. Negli anni ’20 arte e cinema erano strettamente collegati. Sempre René Clair gira “Paris qui dort”, in cui invece si sposta nella fantascienza.
Poi c’è un triangolo con sfumature LGBT in “Michael” di Carl Theodore Dreyer, uno dei miei registi preferiti. Prosegue il filone espressionista con “le mani di Orlac”, con Conrad Veidt, quello di Caligari. Ci sono tanti melodrammi interessanti, ma per quest’anno ve li risparmio. Concentriamoci sui 4 film da non perdere, uno per volta.
Il ladro di Bagdad” di Raoul Walsh, il regista con la benda sull’occhio, mi aveva annoiato la prima volta che l’avevo visto. Ma era colpa mia, ero distratto, e Douglas Fairbanks già mi aveva stufato dopo una dozzina di suoi film visti. Però sentivo di non rendere giustizia al film, così mi sono fatto coraggio e l’ho rivisto attentamente e mi è piaciuto un sacco! Fairbanks ha il sorriso stampato perennemente sul volto, sembra lo chef Burak, ma è un acrobata nato. Le scenografie del film sono sontuose, e Anna May Wong, l’esotica protagonista, bellissima.
Rapacità” di Erich von Stroheim e un lunghissimo film che costò così tanto che ogni libro che ne parla ha tanti aneddoti su come sia costato tanto. Von Stroheim voleva fare un film che durava 4 ore e non riusciva a tagliuzzare niente. Ad ogni modo, i protagonisti sono Gibson Gowland, la versatile Zasu Pitts e Jean Hersholt, uno dei personaggi più stimati di Hollywood. Non sono tanti quelli che vogliono mettersi un pomeriggio intero alle prese con “Greed”, però ci sono le scene con la Pitts che conta le monete, quelle in pochi minuti si possono vedere.
L’uomo che prende gli schiaffi” è uno dei ruoli più tragici di Lon Chaney. È ambientato nel mondo del circo, che negli anni ’20 era un’attrazione amatissima. Ci sono molti film con scene di circo in questi anni. Qui sono da guardare le scene col leone in gabbia. Questo film mi era piaciuto a parte per la commovente recitazione di Chaney per la presenza dei divi John Gilbert e Norma Shaerer, entrambi giovanissimi, guardando i quali mi sentivo già vicino ad assistere a un modo più moderno di recitare.
L’ultima risata” è un film con Emil Jannings, in cui l’attore tedesco interpreta un portiere di albergo che viene licenziato e per questo è costretto a subire la vergogna e lo scherno da parte di chi gli sta intorno. Murnau faceva film pieni di significati. Che grande regista. Jannings non è un attore di cui fa figo dire che si è fan, però che fosse bravo è indubbio e lo si capisce guardando questo film. A parte la prova d’attore, tutto in questo film grida “espressionismo tedesco”, una versione più soft e matura certamente rispetto ai titoli degli anni precedenti, ma forse per questo di maggior tenuta alla distanza. Ho visto questo film 10 anni fa e ricordo bene che mi era piaciuto tanto, spiccava sul resto.
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2020.10.30 06:26 RedtheGamer100 Should the Russo Brothers have added a Blood Splatter Effect when Thor hits Thanos in the Beginning of Infinity War?

To me, the best thing I can say about Infinity War is that it was the best Thor film. No seriously, they gave the God of Thunder an arc that begin with a tragedy and would've ended with an astounding victory were a sequel not necessary. He got moments of drama and humor, and some of the most epic scenes in superhero history.
As a result, one thing I've always felt the Russos should've added in the beginning of the film was a small effect showcasing his strength. When the Hulk assault fails, Thor takes some piece of metal and whacks Thanos across the face to no effect.
Personally, given Thor's strength, I felt some blood splatter or tooth effect should've been incorporated. It would've highlighted Thor's strength, plus made Thanos even more bad-ass, being capable of shrugging off a powerful blow.
What do you all think?
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2020.10.28 13:24 daprice82 Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Oct. 21, 2002

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
PREVIOUSLY:
1-7-2002 1-14-2002 1-21-2002 1-28-2002
2-4-2002 2-11-2002 2-18-2002 2-25-2002
3-4-2002 3-11-2002 3-18-2002 3-25-2002
4-1-2002 4-8-2002 4-15-2002 4-22-2002
4-29-2002 5-6-2002 5-13-2002 5-20-2002
5-27-2002 6-3-2002 6-10-2002 6-17-2002
6-24-2002 7-1-2002 7-8-2002 7-15-2002
7-22-2002 7-29-2002 8-5-2002 8-12-2002
8-26-2002 9-2-2002 9-9-2002 9-16-2002
9-23-2002 9-30-2002 10-07-2002 10-14-2002
  • The top story this week is the staggering loss of WWE's over-30 audience. When wrestling peaked in late-1998, there were almost 6 million viewers over 30 watching Monday nights. That number is now less than 2 million. WCW always had an older audience, and when WCW folded, many of those fans simply went away. WWE's over-30 audience didn't really noticeably increase. Those fans just vanished and probably won't ever return. And over the past year, WWE has seen its over-30 audience continue to plummet, along with teenage viewers who are leaving at an even faster rate because wrestling is no longer viewed as "cool" the way it was just a couple of years ago. Anyway, the whole point of this story is that last year, Dave conducted a survey of readers over 30 who were losing interest in wrestling or who had stopped watching WWE to try to determine why (yeah that's in one of the 2001 Rewinds somewhere, I remember that). So now, a year later, with the over-30 audience continuing to vanish, we're revisiting the study to see how things have changed.
  • Last year, the overwhelming reason given by lapsed fans over 30 for losing interest in WWE was the botched Invasion angle, which ran people off in droves. Dave says it will probably go down as the biggest bungled storyline in the history of modern wrestling (yup). The second biggest reason given was too much of the McMahon kids. Well, a year later, Shane is virtually gone from TV and Stephanie is in a much more reduced babyface role on Smackdown, so that's good. The next biggest reason given was the lack of big WCW stars making the move to WWE. In the year since, Flair, Hogan, Nash, and Hall all made the jump and business kept getting worse. Goldberg still may never happen because he refuses to work the schedule. Other reasons given: lack of competition (well, they tried to make their own competition, but it's been a flop). Lack of emphasis on titles (they've spent the last few months unifying various titles and trying to make them matter again but time will tell). Too much T&A (they dialed it back for awhile, but with the HLA storyline stuff, it appears to be making a comeback). Bad writing (continues to be a problem). Stale product with the same people on top (that one is worse now than it was last year). This goes on and on. Basically just Dave criticizing how much WWE sucks right now and given the collapse of business, he's clearly not the only one who feels that way.
  • NJPW's latest Tokyo Dome show is in the books and ended up being a success for only one reason: Bob Sapp. Coming off a huge K-1 victory over Ernesto Hoost a couple weeks ago, he filmed an angle with Nakanishi immediately afterward. Then, 5 nights later, they did a second angle where Sapp was doing commentary for a boxing event and Nakanishi presented the winner with the belt. Afterwards, as Nakanishi was walking back, Sapp threw a water bottle at him and they had a big pull-apart. Thus the match was made and that was all it took. About 38,000 fans were in the building (announced as 50,000) and most of them were there to see Sapp. While 38,000 is a big crowd, it's still the smallest crowd NJPW has ever drawn in the Tokyo Dome but considering the way business has been, it's still a success. Bob Sapp's involvement in the show itself was kind of a last minute thing. The original match was Nakanishi v. Yoshihiro Takayama, but 3 weeks before the show, Takayama got injured in a NOAH match with Misawa and had to pull out. K-1 promoter Kazuyoshi Ishii (more on him in a moment) saw his chance and offered Sapp (who he has under K-1 contract) and the rest is history. The match was insanely heated and Sapp dominated it before getting a count-out victory. The crowd was okay with it though because it was decisive. Sapp super-stiff dropkicked Nakanishi out of the ring it made Sapp look like a beast. The IWGP title match that followed was anti-climatic and everyone realized in retrospect that Sapp should have main evented. Right now, Bob Sapp is unquestionably the biggest combat sports star in Japan. Kickboxing, MMA, pro wrestling, all of it. He's a mega-star (here's the match. If nothing else, watch Sapp's post-match comments. He's hilarious).
WATCH: Bob Sapp vs. Manabu Nakanishi - NJPW: The Spiral 2002
  • Other notes from the Tokyo Dome show: FOX was there filming Chyna for a feature on her "success" wrestling in Japan. Dave figures it'll be on "Best Damn Sports Show Period" since she and Inoki were on there a few months back promoting her Japanese wrestling. The opening match was a 6-man match only notable because one team had Jushin Liger and Tiger Mask and the other had Rocky Romero....and American Dragon. So there's a fun fact if you ever wanted one: Daniel Bryan has wrestled Jushin Liger in the Tokyo Dome. MMA fighter Tsuyoshi Kosaka advanced to the finals to crown a new NWF champion (it's the belt that was the precursor to the IWGP title, the top belt in NJPW during the 70s. Inoki is bringing it back and making it a "shooters" title). Kosaka is coming off several MMA losses and made another NJPW wrestler submit in just 2 minutes, which once again makes pro wrestling look inferior to MMA, on a pro wrestling show in the Tokyo Dome. It's one of the big reasons NJPW's business is struggling. Anyway, Kosaka will now face Yoshihiro Takayama on Jan. 4th at the Dome. An MMA fighter vs. a NOAH guy to crown a "shooters" champion on a NJPW show. Antonio Inoki in a nutshell, ladies and gentlemen. In fact, a lot of the matches on this show were NJPW wrestlers vs. Inoki's group of shooters. They had a 10-round "European rules" match with Bas Rutten that went 30 minutes and killed the crowd. The fake Great Muta got an "endorsement" by Great Kabuki showing up to try to help get him over. Didn't work. And then there's Masahiro Chono vs. Chyna. They both had big ring entrances. Thankfully, Chono won but it was a competitive match and he sold and bumped for her throughout. Afterwards, Chyna got her heat back by beating up the TV interviewer like she was Minoru Suzuki or something. Afterwards, Chono was asked if he would give her a rematch and responded, "Only if she gets a sex change." And Yuji Nagata retained the IWGP title to close the show (here's the Chyna/Chono match, but most of this show can be found by searching "NJPW The Spiral 2002" on Google and scrolling through videos).
WATCH: Chyna vs. Masahiro Chono - NJPW: The Spiral 2002
  • So Kazuyoshi Ishii....he's the promoter of K-1 but a lot of people are calling him the Japanese Vince McMahon. He's been quietly taking over the entire combat sports world. With the two biggest draws (Bob Sapp and Mirko Cro Cop) under contract, he has a lot of leverage. He runs K-1 and has working relationships with PRIDE, AJPW, and NJPW, all of whom need him (and his stars) more than he needs them. NJPW in particular is realizing that they're kinda boned right now because they want to keep using Sapp, but he's not contracted to them and his star-power overshadows everyone else in the company. AJPW is trying to use Sapp as well. Oh yeah, wanna use Bill Goldberg? Gotta go through Ishii there as well, he's acting as Goldberg's agent for his Japan bookings. He's not a name that the average fan will know, but when it comes to MMA or professional wrestling in Japan right now, when it comes to big money moves, Ishii is the one usually pulling the strings.
  • WWE's quarterly business statement is out and shows the company's first projected losing quarter since 1997. To be fair though, that's misleading. It would have been a $3 million profit this quarter. But does anyone remember a couple years ago when the William Morris talent agency sued WWE for breach of contract? No? Well they did. Anyway, it got settled out of court with WWE agreeing to pay the agency $13 million. Of that amount, $6 million is being paid this quarter, which is why a $3 million profit is now a $3 million loss. The additional $7 million will presumably be paid next quarter. So if you discount that as an anomaly, they're still profitable. But even that's tenuous. Attendance, PPV buyrates, and TV ratings are all down significantly, but Summerslam was a big success and the Australia show they did in August was a much-needed big money show. If not for those 2 events, this quarter might have been iffy even without the lawsuit settlement.
  • Multiple media outlets, stemming from a story in a UK tabloid, are reporting that a deal has been struck for Brock Lesnar to face Lennox Lewis in a shoot wrestler vs. boxer match next year. This story is not true (yet) but it does have a grain of truth in there. WWE has had discussions about the idea and Vince McMahon has had two meetings with Lewis' people. But that's as far as it's gone. Contrary to the news outlets claiming Lewis would be making $7.5 million for the match, the 2 sides actually haven't had any serious money talks yet. Nor has Lewis or Lesnar for that matter even agreed to do it. Lewis vs. Tyson recently drew the biggest buyrate in PPV history, but the reality is, that was all Tyson. Lewis on his own against anyone else has never proven to be any kind of serious draw at that level, especially not so much of one that WWE would shell out $7.5 mil. Dave recaps the history of boxewrestler matches, most famously the Inoki/Ali match in 1976 which was planned to be a worked match until a last minute disagreement over Ali agreeing to do the job led to it turning into a legit shoot that went to a draw. In a shoot between Lesnar and Lewis, it would depend on the rules. If it's a straight boxing match, Lewis would destroy him. If Lesnar could wrestle, he would shoot for the legs, get Lewis down, and eat him alive in seconds. Lewis would always have a puncher's chance, but in any kind of mixed-rules situation, the odds would greatly favor Lesnar.
  • The problem here is, just like the Ali/Inoki match, there would probably be huge disagreements on both sides about what the rules would be. So that begs the question of whether it would actually be a shoot. No one is going to believe a match promoted by Vince McMahon would be legit. We recap the Brawl For All tournament, which was McMahon's first and last attempt at promoting a shoot fight and that was a disaster that he has sworn to never put his wrestlers in that kind of situation again. It's a much bigger risk for Lewis though, since the general public views wrestling as hokey fake shit and boxers as the real tough guys. Getting embarrassed by Lesnar would be devastating to Lewis' persona and would make Lesnar a megastar in wrestling overnight. Dave touches on all the other examples of this stuff, especially in Japan where pro wrestlers vs. legit fighters has been all the rage for a year or two now, with Mirko Cro Cop earning the nickname "Pro Wrestler Hunter." Anyway, this is a no-brainer for WWE if they can make it happen. The thing that catapulted Steve Austin to mainstream stardom was an angle with Mike Tyson. Now imagine how much bigger he'd be if Austin had actually beaten Tyson in a shoot instead of just doing a wrestling angle. Lewis obviously isn't the star that Tyson is, but it's the same concept, against boxing's world champion. Lesnar would be a made man and instantly become one of the biggest mainstream stars WWE ever created. But as of now, despite reports, none of this has made it past early discussions so don't get your hopes up.
  • WWC did a big angle on a Puerto Rican talk show called Club Sunshine that got over big. Carlos and Carly Colon were being interviewed when Konnan and Chicky Starr showed up and attacked them. They even attacked the host, who sold the beating by not returning for the rest of the show and having someone else fill in. It got a lot of publicity as it came on the highest rated segment of the show which was the highest rated show in all of Puerto Rico that night.
  • Speaking of WWC, they're still not doing great, but they're doing better than they were. The Carly Colon vs. Konnan feud is getting over and Chicky Starr recently jumped ship from IWA and that helped. The war between the 2 companies is so out of control that even ring announcers are jumping ship. IWA's announcer left after he was asked to take a paycut (from $200 per week to $150) and now he's WWC's new announcer.
  • Keiji Muto has made his first moves to modernize AJPW. Future Budokan Hall shows will now have big video screens for fans and will also feature some WWE-style backstage angles. In a little bit of a controversial decision, Satoshi Kojima will defend the MLW title he recently won at an upcoming AJPW show. In the past, Giant Baba always made a point of only recognizing championships from major promotions, in order to maintain the prestige of championship matches. So for Kojima to be defending the title of some tiny U.S. indie company that's only ever held 2 shows and hasn't drawn over 1000 fans combined raised some eyebrows. Needless to say, there's probably not a single fan in Japan who has even heard of MLW at this point.
  • Dave has seen the video of the Mitsuhara Misawa/Yoshihiro Takayama match for NOAH's GHC title and says if they're going to wrestle like this, they might as well just shoot instead. This was all elbow strikes, kicks, and knees. The match was incredibly dangerous, with both men hitting each other as hard as they could and Takayama in particular coming out of it with multiple injuries that led to him being hospitalized afterward and he's gonna be out of action for awhile. Dave doesn't seem to be a fan of how stiff this was, but says you gotta see it to believe it. So here ya go. And yeah, even by Japanese wrestling standards, this one is brutal. Takayama's out for 3 months afterward with all sorts of different injuries.
WATCH: Mitsuhara Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama - NOAH 2002
  • Dave recaps the latest NJPW TV episodes, which aired prior to the Tokyo Dome show. It featured Chyna cutting a promo on Chono saying she would touch him in places he hasn't been touched in a long time but it won't feel good. Then two horrible matches, one of which features Jushin Liger and still gets negative 1-star and a Nagata match that gets a DUD. Then Chyna came out and gave Chono a lariat that he sold like Stan Hansen. Then she took off her top and attacked him, so Chono was on his back getting his ass beat by a women in a mini-skirt and a bra. She handcuffed Chono to the ropes and she and other heels beat him down. Dave doesn't understand how this company has strayed so far from what made them so successful (I can't find any of this footage. I really wish NJPW would add more old stuff. In comparison to WWE, the library of archived shows on NJPW World isn't great. I wanna go back and watch all this old, bad Inoki-ism era stuff. I would love to be able to go back and just rewatch the entire 90s and 00s in order from show to show, while following along with the Observers. But so much of it doesn't seem to exist anywhere. However, if someone knows where I could acquire any of that stuff by, say, less than reputable means, I'm listening...)
  • Good news is that Superstar Billy Graham doesn't have liver cancer but they did find an infection to go along with all his other liver problems. As a result, he's been moved up the priority list for a liver transplant, which is good because that hopefully means he can get one sooner. But it's bad because, well, getting moved up the list means his situation is more dire than ever. If he doesn't get a transplant soon, he won't last much longer.
  • Almost none of you may remember a story from a couple years ago about DirecTV possibly being bought up by satellite company Echostar. If this merger had gone through, it would have turned DirecTV into the biggest powerhouse in the satellite dish market and given them huge leverage. Both UFC and WWE have had issues with both Echostar and DirecTV over money. If those companies combined, WWE would have been almost powerless in money negotiations. Well good news for WWE: the FCC blocked the merger, so it's not happening.
  • TNA drew its biggest crowd yet to the Nashville Fairgrounds arena. Not to see TNA though. Turns out Chris Rock is filming a movie where he becomes the first black President ("Head of State") and they chose TNA to film a scene where Rock's character gets attacked by some wrestlers at an event. So the crowd mostly came for the chance to be in a movie (here's a clip of a brief promo Chris Rock did on TNA's show, pandering to the crowd. And then the actual scene from "Head of State").
WATCH: Chris Rock cuts promo in TNA
Head of State scene filmed at TNA show
  • Reportedly a lot of tension in TNA between Vince Russo and Jerry Jarrett. In particular, there was a lot of heat over the racial scripts that Russo wrote for recent Ron Killings and Syxx-Pac (who I will be referring to as Syxx from here on out because c'mon) segments. Almost everyone, including Killings and Syxx, were uncomfortable with how it was originally written and insisted on the content being toned down. There was also a part scripted where Syxx basically buried Low-Ki as not being a talented wrestler. If you saw the show, there was another part later where they showed Syxx apologizing to Low-Ki for that comment. Syxx insisted on doing the apology part as well because he (rightfully) didn't think it made sense to be burying a talented young star that TNA can build around like that, especially right before he's challenging for the NWA title. Anyway, those who have been around Russo know that he doesn't take kindly to being second-guessed or told to tone his stuff down and he's not happy because Jarrett has been overruling so much of the stuff he's been writing. Meanwhile, Jeff Jarrett is said to be stuck in the middle.
  • Notes from TNA Weekly PPV: Curt Hennig debuted, replacing Scott Hall on just 2 days notice. Hall was never mentioned on the show, so looking like he may have burned another bridge. Hennig was out of shape and asked to have a few weeks, but they needed him ASAP so he came in bigger and noticeably slower but hey, he's in his mid-40s and wasn't expecting to wrestle anytime soon. A 15 minute Ironman match ended with a botched finish. Syxx won the X-Division title in a crazy ladder match full of dangerous bumps. And that's about it..
[WATCH: Curt Hennig debuts in TNA]https://www.facebook.com/ImpactWrestling/videos/2264510047153999)
  • WWE's latest soap opera direction (Kane murdered Katie Vick, Undertaker cheated on his pregnant wife, Trish's secret past, etc.) is reportedly something Kevin Dunn sold Vince on, believing a focus on storytelling with those kinds of stories will turn things around. Anyway, as of this week, Kane isn't a murderer, but they said they found his semen inside Katie Vick, so he's either a rapist or a necrophiliac, depending on when it was left there. Guess we'll find out next week. Dave half-jokes that WWE is apparently making a storyline based on Jimmy Snuka allegedly murdering his girlfriend in the 80s. Anyway, this angle is stupid beyond words (just wait Dave!) and the Undertaker storyline accusing him of cheating on his pregnant wife isn't much better. But at least it's a plausible story you can tell. Kane murdering and/or raping a dead body is just preposterous. Anyway, if you're curious, Undertaker's alleged "mistress" is being played by Tracy Dali, a B-movie actress and Playboy model.
  • The upcoming No Mercy PPV this weekend has only sold 4,000 tickets at press time, in an arena that holds 18,000. They have since scaled the arena down to only hold 12,500 but they're probably not gonna get anywhere close to that either.
  • Notes from Raw: well, it was in Montreal and even though it's been 5 years, they still made constant Bret Hart references. Actually, Vince McMahon wanted to get Bret to appear on the show but it didn't happen. Ever since Bret's stroke, after Vince reached out to check on him, the two of them have gotten back on speaking terms so they're trying to rebuild the bridge. Turns out the big Trish Stratus secret from her past is Victoria accused her of holding her back when they were fitness models trying to get into wrestling and claimed Trish slept her way to the top. Riveting stuff here. Dave says Jeff Hardy is the "most stale and burned out character" on the roster looks to be about one step away from complete collapse. It's kinda awful that they kept putting him on TV in retrospect. Jeff was looking like late-2013 CM Punk at this point, even Stevie Wonder could see the dude needed time off. Kane cut a big dumb promo about how he didn't murder Katie Vick, it was an accident, after his first match 10 years ago, she and Kane went out to a party and he drove home in the rain and wrecked the car. Let's not even waste time focusing on the fact that this story completely contradicts Kane's entire origin story about being badly burned by the Undertaker as a child and locked away his entire life. Then Triple H accused Kane of driving drunk and killing her and the autopsy showed his semen inside her and accused him of raping her or doing it after she was dead. 3 Minute Warning (Dave still doesn't call them that but I'm tired of saying Island Boyz and WWE hasn't officially given them a name at this point) attacked 64-year-old Pat Patterson and he suffered a legit separated shoulder. This is by no means the first person these dudes have injured. Pretty much everyone involved in one of these 3 Minute Warning segments comes out injured, week after week, and Dave's ready to send them back to OVW. They played Bret Hart's music as part of a commercial for a new WWE music CD. This didn't air on TV but reportedly the live crowd went absolutely batshit when they heard it, believing Bret was coming out. Nope. That led to the crowd booing heavily and they spent the rest of the show with constant Bret Hart chants. Randy Orton is out with a shoulder injury they aired a purposely over the top babyface video designed to make the crowd hate him and it worked. They booed the shit outta Orton. Big Show vs. Booker T falls count anywhere ended up in the women's dressing room, in what was a not-so-subtle jab at Nicole Bass' lawsuit now that they won.
  • Speaking of Nicole Bass and that lawsuit, she's getting dragged through the mud everywhere in the media. Jurors outright said in interviews that they felt she was lying and there were too many discrepancies between her testimony and her deposition. One of the jurors also said he was freaking out with all the wrestlers there and wanted to ask for autographs and managed to get one from Steve Lombardi after the trial. Dave wonders how this guy ever made it onto the jury. Another juror said Bass seemed nice, but her husband seemed greedy and came off even less believable. Former WWF diva Tori testified and said Bass was nowhere near Lombardi on that flight. Howard Stern ripped into Bass on his show also, basically calling her a liar. And if we have any other questions about Bass' honesty, in an interview after the trial with the New York Post, she claimed her body was all natural. She said she only used steroids once, for a few weeks in 1988 under a doctor's supervision, but otherwise, she's built her physique with nothing but hard work.
  • There was another rah-rah, everyone needs to work harder pep rally speech backstage at Smackdown and once again, Triple H spoke and pretty much insinuated that business is down because so many of the guys don't know how to work properly. You probably don't need to guess how this was received by his peers.
  • Chris Jericho was interviewed on some show and his give-a-fuck meter seems to be in the negatives lately. When asked about the Katie Vick angle, he called it the "drizzling craps" and said he's just paid to work matches, not do storylines so he can't help when it sucks. Said he doesn't go on the internet because it's too negative. Said the angle with Triple H and Stephanie's dog in the build up to Wrestlemania wasn't great and said he wouldn't do that kind of storyline again. When asked about Larry Zbyszko (who is suing Jericho and WWE over them calling him "Living Legend"), Jericho said Zbyszko sucked as a wrestler, was shit as an announcer, and he doesn't have any respect for him.
  • Various WWE news & notes: Randy Orton out 3-4 months with shoulder surgery. Bob Holly out at least a year after neck surgery. Bubba Ray Dudley out with a serious concussion from the TLC match. Mysterio's knees are giving him trouble, try to hide your surprise. Little Guido and Spanky (Brian Kendrick) signed deals and will be going straight to Smackdown for the cruiserweight division.
  • Tough Enough season 3, currently in production, has a stalker! Apparently there was a contestant named Lisa who decided she couldn't do it and quit. But she still stayed overnight in the house they're filming in. Anyway, the next morning, she changed her mind. But producers told her, too late, you already quit. You gotta leave. So she went home. Then she flew back and tried to come back again and they said no again. At that point, she began stalking the company, showing up at several WWE shows and even getting backstage at Smackdown. Anyway, depending on how much they've already filmed, she may end up being edited out before the show airs (turns out it was way more than that. Not sure if Dave ever covers it again, but here's the story from Wikipedia):
In the cover story from the October 5, 2002 issue of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter, it was revealed that contestant "Lisa" was removed from the show after what was referred to as a "psychotic breakdown." After being left at the house while the other contestants went out to dinner, she began throwing herself against the walls of the house, eventually breaking into the hidden MTV control room and working her way onto the roof. After being talked down by producers, she was committed to a hospital facility to receive psychiatric treatment. Her parents flew in from New Mexico to pick her up, but she physically attacked them, claiming she did not know them. She then escaped custody inside LAX, shutting down a wing of the airport until she was located. Again, she was hospitalized, but she was able to check herself out shortly after. She then contacted Tough Enough producers, claiming she was ready to return to the show. Producers informed her she had been removed from the competition due to her actions. The other contestants (and, subsequently, the audience) were initially told that Lisa simply decided wrestling "wasn't the right career for her." Lisa then reemerged in Louisville, Kentucky at the Ohio Valley Wrestling training center, claiming that trainer Al Snow and producer John "Big" Gaburick had sent her for additional training, both in the ring and to learn further about the structure of the developmental territory system. At a series of shows in California in September 2002, she managed to talk her way backstage and was even allowed to assist with the pyrotechnics for the wrestlers' entrances at a TV taping. One source claimed that she had a face-to-face conversation with Vince McMahon, who was apparently unaware of her status with the Tough Enough program. Soon after, her photograph was circulated to security personnel, and she was barred from any backstage areas.
  • At the latest Smackdown tapings, 16-year-old Harry Smith (son of Davey Boy Smith) worked a dark match against his cousin Teddy Hart. Word is a lot of the dressing room came out to watch this match on the monitors and afterwards, Benoit and Dean Malenko took Harry aside and spoke with him after to kinda critique him on what he did right and wrong. Word is Smith and Hart showed up to the arena just on the off chance they could talk the company into letting them work a match and it actually worked. Teddy Hart has flamed out of WWE opportunities twice before because of a perceived bad attitude. Many other Hart family members (the ones that were always on Vince's side) were there at the show also. Stu Hart was brought as well and was said to be thrilled at meeting Lesnar because he's a huge fan. Yeah, I could see Stu loving Lesnar.
  • And finally, someone writes a long letter about how it's bullshit that Shawn Michaels isn't in the Observer Hall of Fame yet and the fact that he's not threatens the credibility of the whole thing. The only reason he isn't inducted is because of his reputation and being disliked by people personally, but that has no bearing on his HOF qualifications and this dude is sick of it. Dave doesn't go that far, but he agrees and says he has voted for Shawn every year he's been eligible. But he also argues that Shawn's reputation for being unprofessional behavior is relevant because it's not "off the field" behavior. Shawn has repeatedly done unprofessional things that directly impacted the product he's a part of and if enough voters feel that's reason enough not to include him, Dave can't really argue it, though he personally disagrees and thinks Shawn should be in (he eventually makes it, fear not).
NEXT WEDNESDAY: Katie Vick corpse fucking, more on LesnaLennox Lewis, WWE No Mercy fallout, Martha Hart releases Owen Hart book, Stephanie McMahon appears on Howard Stern show, and more...
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2020.10.24 01:18 MavetheGreat Just watched Punisher Season Two -- Discussion

I just posted this on the Punisher sub, but I'm not sure how active it is. I thought this sub might be better.

I just finished Punisher season two.
I know there has been debates on this before, but I wanted to share a few of my thoughts.
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
  1. Billy Russo is a great villain. He's scary, he's crazy, the actor did a great job. The scene where he is dying, he really crushed. However, he's not Jigsaw. I needed to see his face a lot more scarred up than that.
  2. Karen Page didn't need to be in the season. I have no idea why she was there. Was it just to get Madani into the morgue? Madani already didn't really believe Castle was at fault for the girls dying, it seems like it would've been easy to get there anther way. And Karen was confusing and distracting. She comes into the hospital on lies and is sitting there next to Frank as he wakes up and just says "Hey, it's me" or something like that. WTF?!? Frank couldn't have seen her for months right? Meanwhile he has all these other women close to him, that was just normal? It seemed forced. Am I forgetting they had some kind of romantic relationship?
  3. No possible way Krista goes out a 3rd story window from a push from Madani from 10 feet away. That scene was not believable at all. The fall was very distracting too, special effects were bad. By the end of the season Madani has done so many things that should easily have cost her her job, it was also very distracting.
  4. Final Epilogue scene - Now I get they wanted a final action shot of the Punisher. But what is this? It appeared a bunch of high schoolers are fighting in an empty warehouse and he comes in when they all already have guns drawn and appears to be about to mow them down. What? Reluctantly putting aside the fact that they all looked like kids, since when does the Punisher stake out a situation and appear to know exactly what's about to go down, only to go in, stand in the center of the room, announce himself and then start the fire-fight? Hopefully none of those kids shot him in the head!
I found this punisher to be much different from the comics in that the comic Punisher was much more tactical. He would've probably detonated something on the far end of that warehouse and sniped those kids as they fled out the front. Something that would've put him in far less danger. That's my feeling anyway.
5) This leads into my main problem. This season was filmed and came out just before our country dove into a very confusing time of when it is and isn't ok to kill someone you think is bad. It's kind of weird to watch the characters justify killing with today's political extreme violence happening. It's definitely fitting for it to be in a Punisher series, since that's his thing, but I would've like to see a little more wrestling with it, personally, or at least make the random thugs that are constantly getting killed more clearly evil.
6) Why didn't Frank go back to his gal from the beginning once he wrapped things up?
Quick Positives:
Billy, Curtis, Amy, John Pilgrim, even the Schultz bastards were excellent. Madani and Frank were great, but maybe not quite as good as those others.
Storyline was good (mostly), intriguing, compelling, well executed.
It was a better season than I appear to be saying, I just tend to focus on the negative.
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2020.10.24 01:09 MavetheGreat Just watched Punisher Season Two -- Discussion

I just finished Punisher season two.
I know there has been debates on this before, but I wanted to share a few of my thoughts.
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
1) Billy Russo is a great villain. He's scary, he's crazy, the actor did a great job. The scene where he is dying, he really crushed. However, he's not Jigsaw. I needed to see his face a lot more scarred up than that.
2) Karen Page didn't need to be in the season. I have no idea why she was there. Was it just to get Madani into the morgue? Madani already didn't really believe Castle was at fault for the girls dying, it seems like it would've been easy to get there anther way. And Karen was confusing and distracting. She comes into the hospital on lies and is sitting there next to Frank as he wakes up and just says "Hey, it's me" or something like that. WTF?!? Frank couldn't have seen her for months right? Meanwhile he has all these other women close to him, that was just normal? It seemed forced. Am I forgetting they had some kind of romantic relationship?
3) No possible way Krista goes out a 3rd story window from a push from Madani from 10 feet away. That scene was not believable at all. The fall was very distracting too, special effects were bad. By the end of the season Madani has done so many things that should easily have cost her her job, it was also very distracting.
4) Final Epilogue scene - Now I get they wanted a final action shot of the Punisher. But what is this? It appeared a bunch of high schoolers are fighting in an empty warehouse and he comes in when they all already have guns drawn and appears to be about to mow them down. What? Reluctantly putting aside the fact that they all looked like kids, since when does the Punisher stake out a situation and appear to know exactly what's about to go down, only to go in, stand in the center of the room, announce himself and then start the fire-fight? Hopefully none of those kids shot him in the head!
I found this punisher to be much different from the comics in that the comic Punisher was much more tactical. He would've probably detonated something on the far end of that warehouse and sniped those kids as they fled out the front. Something that would've put him in far less danger. That's my feeling anyway.
5) This leads into my main problem. This season was filmed and came out just before our country dove into a very confusing time of when it is and isn't ok to kill someone you think is bad. It's kind of weird to watch the characters justify killing with today's political extreme violence happening. It's definitely fitting for it to be in a Punisher series, since that's his thing, but I would've like to see a little more wrestling with it, personally, or at least make the random thugs that are constantly getting killed more clearly evil.
6) Why didn't Frank go back to his gal from the beginning once he wrapped things up?

Quick Positives:
Billy, Curtis, Amy, John Pilgrim, even the Schultz bastards were excellent. Madani and Frank were great, but maybe not quite as good as those others.
Storyline was good (mostly), intriguing, compelling, well executed.

It was a better season than I appear to be saying, I just tend to focus on the negative.
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2020.10.23 23:20 pm_me_heals 29 [M4F] SwEurope/NA - LF my player two, pocket healer, and cuddle companion

Hello there, I tend to enjoy longer chats or at least a chat partner who enjoys actually responding. Not long ago I separated from my best friend and fiancé of 3 years, and having lost friends over time due to drifting apart, I am now seeking one or two people to connect with. As an introvert I prefer smaller groups or just duo, but have no issues actually chatting and can spam you with a lot of texts if we hit it off well. So if you're clingy or just enjoy something long term that's real, let's have a chat shall we? Oh and if you're stuck up, narc tendencies, time waster, 1 word responder, ghoster, or something along those lines please spare us both the time and don't bother, it's unfortunately common here on reddit.

Me

Hmm... where do we begin? The start's probably not interesting as it involves my parents procreating, yuck! I think I already described the latest events just above, so I'll go with the usual first. I'm 29 years old, dreading 30 especially when alone, born and raised in Sweden (Stockholm to be more precise) however am of Russo-Bengal ethnicity courtesy of my parents, super happy they decided to move to Sweden tbh though apart from everything being overpriced I'm having trouble connecting to locals compared to how many people I used to chat with online and even meet cross-country. 176cm in height, a bit of a bear, very cuddly and caring, dark chocolate brown eyes and black hair that works decently with my short beard. Long term goals have been in shambles after my break-up, I have this apartment and it's pretty darn lonely ngl. I lost my guildies in WoW as I left and let her have some friends and a guild as she never had it easy making friends. So for now, I'm looking to improve on myself (lose some weight after getting corona sloppy and recovering for 2 years from being bed ridden), carry on with my work and continue full-time again as a coder, and hopefully make some friends or more along the way. Maybe you're in a similar spot or maybe you know what you want in life, I'd say I kinda half-do but need to rethink what to do in my 30s. Who knows, maybe you'll have a big positive impact when it comes to that
As a person I believe in treating people decently, the more I live the more I feel I'm a humanist, not that I'm super altruistic, but I feel the world would be a better place if we all just helped each other instead of tried killing or opressing one another ya know. Politically I'd guess I'm on the left, unfortunately not talking to an IRL friend since he made his whole personality be an alt right libertarian and closet racist, guess he couldn't recover from his own break up. Definitely dreading about global warming and the future, but haven't given up my comforts either, it's easier to have opinions than doing them haha. Also very down to earth, used to have a lot of dark humor so I guess I need to practice the art of humor since I'm rusty. I try not to judge people and if you're my friend I will always have big respect for you.
My interests are very geeky, I've been a homebody over the years, especially after getting sick (or I'd be saving up for a trip to Aruba right about now, if COVID-19 didn't exist and all I mean). I've played WoW for 24 hours straight in my younger days, some tournaments, etc. Also listen to a lotta music, and I mean a lot. The last three years of my Spotify stats all had over 100k minutes listened per year. Just not into pop and general popular music these days, but I could go from 60s to Joy Division to french electro to trance, and to death metal and so on. Would love to know some more alternative music or just stuff in style of Grimes so if you're a heavy listener I think we'll have enough to talk about =) When I'm not procrastrinating gaming, I procrastrinate watch shows (sci-fi, action, adventure, anything good really from Mad Men to Battlestar Galactica), movies (similar here, with a touch of David Lynch and American Psycho), anime (Code Geass, but tbh a lotta things, last being 7 deadly sins), smoke weed but I'm having a few clean months just so I can focus on getting in shape, go on walks though sadly this is still new to me, and I want to get back into reading as well as code more. Definitely want to pick up a new hobby for 2021 and eventually start gymming (first just losing weight by counting cals and establishing good eating habits, one step at a time though I have lifted weights a few years back), maybe you can introduce me to something or we start something together?

What/Who I'm looking for

So whether it's platonic friends, a long term (hopefully soulmate) partner, just a gamer duo, or whatever happens happens when we click, I want something real. A person I'd enjoy texting daily and maybe eventually get to wish good morning/night to, someone who feel safe venting to me and vice versa, let's get interested in each other's lives. The reason I put F is because even platonically, right now I want someone of the opposite gender, I get along better these days with that and a few years of bad experiences with my guy friends kinda put me off, and if romantically then I'm purely straight (but have nothing against people who aren't, I just don't swing any other way). The nicekindewarmer you are the easier it is for me to respect you, even if we weren't to get along, kind people are always a blessing in this world! But as long as we have respect for eachother feel free to hate on the world or what not, it can be a cruel place and people aren't always nice.
For friends it doesn't matter if you have a partner, aren't my kind of attractive, or what not, I just wish that you have enough time to dedicate for a friendship. Though I'm not too picky on looks when it comes to romance (as personality is BIG for me), I still have my preferences and I can't help that. Preferably only slightly chub to average, slim is fine but I like a bit of curves and just cuddly traits. Cuteness beats hotness, so if you're into cute personality stuff or just have a charming trait to you you'll melt my heart much easier. Oh and I'm a romantic and idealist but you don't have to be, as long as you're fine with cuddling and having quality time, and I like to sometimes just be vulnerable when cuddling, so if you wanna be the big spoon every now and then (I switch and ofc circumstances like mood can affect everyone's needs) but still have a cuddly bear that'll care for you, we'll be having a lot of quality time. With that being said it should be no surprise that I'm fine with clingy people, I might be a bit so myself but it depends on the person too, but I definitely try to be an active and available partner. If you're shy that's alright, same with insecure or have had a tough life and deal with depression and what not, I'll try my best to be there for you in times of need, just ask that you actively try to work with me whether it's chatting or going through a tough moment (I know how shitty life can be).
Hopefully you'll have some geeky interests and are a PC gamer. The ideal would be having someone who enjoys playing a support/healer type character to match well with my DPS-style of play. I love just killing stuff, so if you keep me alive while I do that, I'll make sure there's noone out there that can kill you. Definitely good if you enjoy adventures whether it's us cuddling (or on Discord if platonic) watching a really great show and getting immersed, or just finding cool areas in an MMORPG and make our own adventures. Every now and then I wouldn't mind going out for a nice dinner or having some beers at the pub, but my clubbing days are over and I'm not the kind to hike or camp so hopefully you aren't either. Maybe you enjoy a nice hot cup of your favorite drink while being cozy inside on a rainy autumn day, looking out the window pondering about some random life question or delved deep into some book, rather than going out all the time.

Closing

So that's it, I'll probably expand this post or edit things over time, so those who hesitate might end up seeing my post again in the future. My only social medias are Discord and iMessage, so hopefully you have Discord too. I intentionally left out topics such as sex and kinks as I feel that is something better suited for if we get flirty, though let's say I'm more into something real over one night stands, and if we're being platonic none of this matters anyway. Thank you for reading and feel free to reach out with a bit of an intro and what you're after. I've had success on r4r before but I'm hoping I won't have to get back here, at least anytime soon. Cheers and have a lovely evening or whatever it is for you. I'm fine with meeting people from NA but EU is easiest due to time zones, regions in games, and ease of travel should we get along romantically or you just wanna see Sweden despite me being a shit tour guide.
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2020.10.22 18:56 dla26 What countries have really interesting histories that most people don't know about?

Years ago when I was living in Japan, I was taking with a friend about how well known some of the key figures from Japanese history like Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga, etc. are in the west. I told him they weren't particularly well known outside Japan by non-historians and likened it to his lack of knowledge about the history of Thailand. After reflecting on it, however, I suspect that more lay people in the west have at least encountered those names through pop culture (the Shogun: Total War and Nobunaga's Ambition games, samurai movies, etc.) then they have about, say, Thailand or Vietnam, or even Korea.
It occurred to me that one reason we in the west know so much about Japanese history (even if just the broad strokes like the samurai class and the warring states period) and culture may be because of its emergence as a world power to be reckoned with after its successes in the Qing-Japan war and later the Russo-Japanese war soon after the Meiji Restoration. If Japan has lost those wars, there's a reasonable chance it would have become a vassal state to China and not given as much thought. The average person might have the same knowledge of the samurai class as of the Hwarang, which is to say almost none at all. That would have been a shame.
So that thought process made me curious about what other cultures' histories are underrated that most people miss out on.
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2020.10.22 13:33 tommyblizzard 2020/21 Italian Superlega - match week 6 recap

SUMMARY
Big match time! The undefeated Perugia went to Trento, a team built to win but which has struggled a lot in those early games. The hosts had all starters on roster, while the guests saw the return of Atanasijevic, albeit from the bench, and Heynen preferring Ricci over Russo. After an initial balance (7-7), Trento took command of the 1st set block after block and pretty much trashed Perugia (25-17, 1-0). Horrible offensive performance by the guests: 29 spikes, 6 kills, 5 errors, 4 blocked ones. Russo went in for Ricci in the 2nd and the set was much more balanced (16-16), until former Trento player Solé took charge and evened the game (22-25, 1-1). Both teams finished over 70% team kills in the set. Perugia avenged that 1st set by overturning the score in the 3rd (17-25, 1-2). In the 4th, Trento seemed to be back on track (18-13), then Perugia launched an airstrike from the line and the set was tied (21-21). Perugia got the first match ball after a kill by Plotnytskyi (23-24), but Kooy turned the situation around (25-24). Giannelli was called for a net fault (25-26) and the Ukrainain OH’s ace sealed it (25-27, 1-3). Perugia kept both their undefeated record and full points on the standings, showing once more that their strength is in their depth. Atanasijevic has still to touch the court, but Ter Horst (14 points, 54% kills) is doing great in his place. In the 4th set, Perugia had 37% team kills against Trento’s 52% and 36% positive reception against Trento’s 48%. Nevertheless, they managed to win it by scoring 4 aces and 5 blocks, thanks to the usual Leòn (17 points, 50% kills, 4 aces, 1 block) and to Russo (9 points, 60% kills, 1 ace, 5 blocks), who replaced Ricci and proved his worth. The exact opposite could be said about Trento. With another sloppy game by Lucarelli (5 points, 21% kills with 0% efficiency, 62% positive reception but 5 errors and 6% efficiency, 1 ace, 1 block) and Michieletto still out because he got COVID-19 during the U20 ECH, Lorenzetti was out of reliable options and was forced to keep him on the court. Therefore, Giannelli had to ride Abdel-Aziz on high ball once again and, while he delivered (24 points, 55% kills, 1 ace, 1 block), Perugia started covering him (3 errors, 4 blocked spikes). It’s not like Kooy (16 points, 57% kills, 63% positive reception with 50% perfect, 2 aces, 1 block) or the middles (22 points, 78% kills, 4 blocks combined) weren’t helpful, it’s just that Perugia was better in the clutch moments of the 2nd and 4th set. Also, the guests limited their errors to 21 in 4 sets, while Trento made 32 (16 serving, 11 spiking, 5 faults).
With this apparently unstoppable Perugia, Lube had to win their home match against Padova to keep their pace. With all due respect, this didn’t prove to be exactly a tough job (3-0, 75-45), with the guests being able to put up somewhat of a challenge only in the 2nd set (25-20). De Giorgi was without Kovar, but in the 3rd set he started with 19 years old Cuban OH Marlon Yant Herrera and boy was he impressive (8 points, 100% kills, 2 aces and 0 errors on 4 serves, 1 block). Other than that, there was the usual master distribution by De Cecco (all starting wings in double digits plus 14 points equally divided between the middles), who fully deserved the MVP trophy. An afternoon to forget for Padova, with only Vitelli (9 points, 56% kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks) earning a passing grade, but this Lube was by all means outside their reach.
Milano hosted Verona with the intentions of consolidating their 3rd place in the standings. Both coaches had to deal with one starter (Maar and Boyer respectively) out, as they’ve been placed in temporary isolation because they had close contacts with someone who turned out to be infected by COVID-19. Basic and Kimerov took their place. Verona dominated the 1st (15-25, 0-1), but Milano avenged it immediately (25-19, 1-1). Milano tried to take the pivotal 3rd set as well (14-10), but Kaziyski’s serving turn generated a 0-6 break (14-16). Another ace by a Bulgarian OH (Asparuhov) gave Verona a nice lead (17-20), but Milano scored a 3-0 break and obtained the first set ball (24-23). Fourth time's the charm and a roll by Patry closed it (27-25, 2-1). Verona tried to send the game to tie break in the 4th (9-13), but Milano slowly got back (20-20), overtook (22-21) and Ishikawa ended the game on the first match ball (25-22, 3-1). A convincing win for Milano, which redeemed themselves for that awful 1st set (30% team kills, 54% afterwards) and consolidated their 3rd place in the standings. Every player (except Weber) who set foot on court scored at least a block (11 total), and Sbertoli deserved the MVP, as he did a nice job in managing his wings (19 points, 46% kills, 1 ace, 1 block for Patry; 16 points, 59% kills, 71% positive reception, 2 aces, 1 block for Ishikawa; 15 points, 43% kills, 5 reception errors, 2 blocks for Basic). On Verona’s side, Kaziyski tried to carry the team on his back (25 points, 46% kills, 80% positive reception, 48% perfect, 6 aces, 1 block), but both Asparuhov (17 points, 38% kills, 0% reception efficiency, 3 aces) and Kimerov (10 points, 38% kills, 5 spiking errors) were pretty imprecise.
Vibo went to Ravenna in order to hold on to their 4th place in the standings. Bonitta had to deal with Recine’s absence (flu) and started Zonca in his place, while Baldovin had a full roster. The guests started better (10-15), but the hosts quickly tied it (18-18). The balance lasted until 23-23, when a serving error by Dirlic and a spike out by Defalco gave Ravenna the 1st (25-23, 1-0). The 2nd set was a rubber band, with Ravenna gaining the lead and Vibo tying it multiple times. The set reached 23-23 again, but this time it was Vibo who scored the winning break with a kill by Defalco (23-25, 1-1). The guests rode the momentum in the 3rd (12-20), and won it neatly despite the hosts’ late comeback attempt (21-25, 1-2). Ravenna didn’t want to surrender, though, and a fierce reaction in the 4th (with Batak in place of Redwiz) sent the game to tie break (25-19, 2-2). Vibo started the 5th with Dirlic in for Abouba. Ravenna was in front the whole time and, on 14-10, the set was over. Or was it? The Croatian OPP went to the line, tilted Ravenna’s reception, cancelled 4 match balls and gave Vibo one (14-15). He then missed a serve (15-15), but a quick by Cester and a counter attack by Rossard finalized Vibo’s incredible comeback (15-17, 2-3). What a tight match! With an aggregate score of 109-109, the game was extremely tight, and it was ultimately decided by a great individual effort that completely changed the momentum at the end of the game. Once again, it was Rossard (25 points, 50% kills, 55% positive reception, 1 block) who led Ravenna, but, with an unusually sloppy Abouba, he was well assisted by Defalco (15 points, 43% kills) and the middles (19 points, 65% kills, 6 blocks combined). Ravenna’s 13 blocks (5 by Grozdanov) in the end were not enough, and neither was Loeppky’s exceptional performance (22 points, 49% kills, 2 aces, 1 block), as he was named MVP despite playing for the losing team. Also, despite his 39% kills, with his 20 points (2 aces, 2 blocks) Pinali is now Superlega’s top scorer. Not bad for a guy who is playing starter for the first time in his career.
A very interesting match was on schedule in Modena, where both the home team and Piacenza were looking for points to move up in the standings. On a personal note, this was my first time in a volleyball arena since February. Giani had to deal with Lavia’s last minute muscular injury, so he was forced to insist on Vettori to comply with the Italians rule, while Grozer was forced to forfeit as well and Bernardi chose to keep faith on Antonov. Most importantly, with Baranowicz’s transfer blocked by Vibo, “Mr. Century” opted to start with Izzo as a setter. Modena had a good start in the 1st (8-3), Piacenza reacted (9-8), but the hosts were really focused (62% team kills) and 2 straight aces by Karlitzek closed it (25-16, 1-0). Modena won the 1st set in an official game for the first time this season. The guests had a better start in the 2nd (5-9), but Modena compensated a worsened offense (42% kills) with blocks (5) and aces (5), taking back the lead (17-14). Bernardi sent in Shaw for Antonov, but to no avail (25-17, 2-0). The 3rd set was much more balanced, with Botto being the 3rd guy to play OPP for Piacenza in this game only (17-17). A controversial reaching fault allowed Modena to keep their +2 lead (23-21) and to gain 2 match balls (24-22). An apparently harmless serve by Clevenot turned into an ace and it was overtime (24-24). A very short one, to be honest, as Stankovic celebrated his 35th birthday with the game winning ace (26-24, 3-0). A very convincing win for Modena, pushing hard from the line (10 aces), limiting errors (only 2 non-serving ones) and with Christenson sending 4 men in double digits. Karlitzek (12 points, 36% kills) compensated his inaccuracy on high ball with deadly precision on serving (4 aces), while the offense was carried by “prodigal sons” Petric (16 points, 58% kills, 1 ace, 1 block) and Vettori (13 points, 61% kills, 1 ace, 1 block). Bad game by Piacenza, with all players under 45% kills and an aggregate 5% reception efficiency. We’ll see how they’ll do with Grozer back and Baranowicz playing. Also, since the Italian setter will replace a foreign one (Hierrezuelo), there are rumors about Piacenza pursuing a foreign middle (LeRoux? Mousavi?).
Finally, both Cisterna and Monza were trying to improve their underpar (or disastrous, for the hosts) season with a win. Kovac insisted with Szwarc as OPP, while Soli preferred Lanza over Sedlacek. On 23-23, Cisterna got the 1st thanks to the Canadian MB/OPP, who scored an ace immediately after a kill (25-23, 1-0). In the 2nd set, it happened pretty much the same. 23-23, then kill+block by Tillie and the hosts doubled down (25-23, 2-0). Soli took off Orduna for Calligaro, who insisted a lot on Lanza and, in the end, turned out he was right (21-25, 2-1). The 4th set was very tight, with Cisterna leading all the time but Monza coming back every time they went -3. The home team gained 2 match balls (24-22), the guests cancelled one but then Lagumdzija missed the serve and it was game over (25-23, 3-1). Cisterna finally moved the chain, but remained at the bottom of the standings. Seganov had a good distribution, sending 4 men in double digits, but ultimately it was Szwarc who took the stage (20 points, 56% kills, 1 ace, 1 block) and the MVP. Finally some convincing games by both Randazzo (14 points, 48% kills, 3 aces, 1 block) and Krick (12 points, 75% kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks). Monza is proving to be quite dependent on Lagumdzija and when the Turkish/Bosnian OPP isn’t at his best (13 points, 35% kills, 2 blocks) they are lacking alternatives, despite a really good game by Lanza (21 points, 64% kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks). This defeat cost Soli the bench, as he was sacked on Monday and replaced (temporarily or permanently?) by his assistant Massimo Eccheli.

RESULTS AND SCORE SHEETS
Trentino Volley 1–3 Sir Volley Perugia (25-17, 22-25, 17-25, 25-27)
Trento: Giannelli 1, Lucarelli 5, Lisinac 11, Abdel-Aziz 24, Kooy 16, Podrascanin 11, Rossini (L), De Angelis (L), Sosa Sierra.
Perugia: Travica 2, Leòn 18, Ricci 2, Ter Horst 13, Plotnytskyi 12, Solé 7, Colaci (L), Vernon-Evans, Russo 8, Zimmermann.
MVP: Wilfredo Leòn (Perugia)

Lube Civitanova 3–0 Pallavolo Padova (25-11, 25-20, 25-14)
Civitanova: De Cecco, Juantorena 14, Anzani 7, Rychlicki 10, Leal 12, Simon 7, Marchisio (L), Balaso (L), Hadrava 1, Yant Herrera 8.
Padova: Shoji 3, Wlodarczyk 5, Vitelli 9, Stern 8, Bottolo 3, Volpato 2, Danani La Fuente (L), Canella, Milan 1, Merlo, Casaro.
MVP: Luciano De Cecco (Civitanova)

Modena Volley 3–0 YouEnergy Piacenza (25-16, 25-17, 26-24)
Modena: Christenson 4, Karlitzek 12, Stankovic 10, Vettori 13, Petric 16, Mazzone 4, Grebennikov (L), Porro 1.
Piacenza: Izzo 2, Clevenot 11, Polo 3, Antonov 7, Russell 14, Candellaro 2, Shaw 1, Fanuli (L), Scanferla (L), Botto 1.
MVP: Nemanja Petric (Modena)

Power Volley Milano 3–1 Nuova Blu Volley Verona (15-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-22)
Milano: Sbertoli 1, Ishikawa 16, Kozamernik 6, Patry 19, Basic 15, Piano 8, Daldello, Weber 2, Pesaresi (L), Mosca, Staforini.
Verona: Spirito 2, Kaziyski 25, Zanotti 3, Kimerov 10, Asparuhov 17, Aguenier 10,Bonami (L), Jaeschke, Magalini 1, Peslac.
MVP: Riccardo Sbertoli (Milano)

Porto Robur Costa Ravenna 2–3 Callipo Vibo Valentia (25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-17)
Ravenna: Redwitz 1, Loeppky 22, Grozdanov 12, Pinali 20, Zonca 12, Mengozzi 7, Batak 2, Kovacic (L), Koppers 1, Pirazzoli.
Vibo: Saitta 2, Rossard 25, Chinenyeze 11, Aboubacar Neto 12, Defalco 15, Cester 8, Rizzo (L), Dirlic 3, Chakravorti, Corrado.
MVP: Eric Loeppky (Ravenna)

Top Volley Cisterna 3–1 Vero Volley Monza (25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23)
Cisterna: Seganov 1, Tillie 13, Krick 12, Szwarc 20, Randazzo 14, Rossi 5, Cavuto, Cavaccini (L), Sottile.
Monza: Orduna, Dzavoronok 13, Galassi 4, Lagumdzija 14, Lanza 21, Holt 11, Ramirez Pita, Sedlacek 2, Beretta, Calligaro.
MVP: Arthur Szwarc (Cisterna)

STANDINGS
Perugia - 18
Civitanova - 17
Milano - 14
Vibo - 10
Modena* - 9
Verona - 7
Trento*, Piacenza, Ravenna - 6
Monza - 5
Padova - 4
Cisterna - 3
*one game less

STATISTICAL LEADERS – PLAYERS
Points (match day): Matey Kaziyski (Verona), Thibault Rossard (Vibo) - 25
Points (Superlega): Giulio Pinali (Ravenna) - 117
Points per set: Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Trento) – 6.44
Aces (match day): Matey Kaziyski (Verona) - 6
Aces (Superlega): Wilfredo Leòn (Perugia) – 22
Aces per set: Wilfredo Leòn (Perugia) – 1.10
Blocks (match day): Aleks Grozdanov (Ravenna), Roberto Russo (Perugia) - 5
Blocks (Superlega): Simone Anzani (Civitanova), Aleks Grozdanov (Ravenna) - 19
Blocks per set: Roberto Russo (Perugia) - 1.00
Most times MVP: Wilfredo Leòn (Perugia) - 4

STATISTICAL LEADERS – TEAMS
Kill % (match day): Civitanova - 58 %
Kill % (Superlega): Civitanova - 55.9 %
Aces (match day): Civitanova, Modena, Verona - 10
Total aces: Civitanova - 48
Aces/set: Civitanova - 2.29
Blocks (match day): Ravenna - 13
Total blocks: Ravenna - 65
Blocks/set: Monza - 2.54

NEXT ROUND (October 25th, 6 pm CET):
Civitanova - Milano
Perugia - Ravenna
Padova - Modena
Verona - Cisterna (RaiSport)
Monza - Trento
Vibo - Piacenza (October 24th, RaiSport)
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2020.10.21 20:19 ferengiprophet "Aside for" or "Asides for". Which one is correct?

Example:
Aside from Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso is the only person who can defeat John Kreese
Or
Asides from Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso is the only person who can defeat John Kreese
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2020.10.18 20:57 BlackCobra08 Miguel Diaz health.

In the season 3 trailer, they showed Miguel opening his eyes. Does this mean he'll comeback 100% healthy, paralyzed or barely able to walk. Personally, I think they wouldn't make the main character paralyzed because that would make viewers mad and give the show a bad rating. Let me know what you think is going to happen with Miguel, Sensei Lawrence, Sensei LaRusso and if Miguel and Sam are going to be together again.
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2020.10.16 18:35 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ May 9, 1988

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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  • WCCW has finally announced the card for their May 8 David and Mike Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions. Credit to the company, they’ve not put much effort into pushing the Von Erich part of the name this year and seem to have kept that part out of deference to Fritz. The headliners are two triple tower of doom matches. Dave’s understanding is that there will be three rings built atop one another with a firefighter’s pole through the center to allow ring to ring transitions. You can also move from level to level by climbing the cage from the inside. They’re also having an 18-man Royal Rumble style battle royal called a Texas Roundup inside the three rings, with the winner being the wrestler who gets to the third ring, climbs the cage, and grabs the envelope with the “money” for the winner and five prizes for fans. I’m astonished TNA in the Jarrett/Russo days never did this. Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy will have a Bad Street match, Kerry Von Erich challenges King Parsons for the title, and Kevin Von Erich teams with Bruiser Brody vs. Buddy Roberts and a mystery partner. Roberts was originally meant to partner with Kamala or Abdullah the Butcher, but they’re both booked. There will be other matches as well, but eh.
  • Over in Oregon the battle of May 7 is coming. Don Owen’s show in Portland will feature Hennig vs. Tom Zenk along with his regular crew, while Billy Jack Haynes’ Oregon-Washington Wrestling Federation debuts twenty miles away in Oregon City. No cards, partial or complete, have been announced, but Haynes has 16 guys including Tom Magee (yes, the one who only Bret Hart knew how to make look good), Steve Gatorwolf (fuck Steve Gatorwolf), Chavo Guerrero, Corporal Kirchner (due to be promoted to Colonel when WWF turns their eyes this way), Brian Adams, Fred Ottman (Memphis’s Big Bubba, whom you’ll come to love as Typhoon in a couple years), himself, and a bunch of other guys who I can’t make any interesting comments about.
  • Memphis’s Monday show after those will surely be the most talked about show of the weekend, though. Hennig defends the AWA Title against Jerry Lawler in a match where Lawler will retire if he doesn’t become champion. Most of the undercard is still unknown, but that match alone carries the interest.
  • Crockett has made a major retreat and given up the New York market. Nassau Coliseum accepted WWF’s ultimatum, and will now refuse to allow Crockett to run shows. Over Crockett’s four show run at the arena since November, it’s been rocky. They had a successful first show in November, but the second show was the Bunkhouse Stampede in January, which drew a gate of $80,000 (actually above WWF’s average there). But that show was so poorly received it killed them. The third show drew poorly, and they managed to improve a bit to $48,000, around WWF’s typical non-Hogan card there, for the fourth show. But with the ultimatum and the fact that gates have dropped to basically equivalent to a WWF card, they’re out. They’ve also lost their time slot in New York, leaving them without local tv access in New York and LA. Crockett may have pulled the plug on New York tv themselves. They were paying a rumored $6,000 weekly for access, and that just does not make sense to do when you can’t run local shows anymore. It will hurt their ad revenue, so it’s a mixed bag.
  • WWF taped Saturday Night’s Main Event on April 22 to air April 30. Dave mentioned the results last week, but upon airing some changes had been made. They didn’t air Andre/Roberts and instead put on a Rick Rude vs. Koko B. Ware match. Randy Savage is obviously the face of the company right now - they didn’t even mention Hogan on the episode. And it’s a big improvement to the wrestling quality having Savage as the main event over Hogan. Duggan’s work has significantly regressed. Bulldogs vs. Demolition was garbage and they were not working together at all. Rude vs. Ware was fairly good and the only match that didn’t involve a total carry job by one guy.
  • Joe Pedicino is collaborating with WATL-TV in Atlanta to do a 30 hour wrestling telethon on June 17-18. They’re even going to have over six hours of wrestling live in studio. As part of the telethon, they’ll have a bunch of syndicated wrestling shows as well as the Henry Winkler movie The One and Only (Dave’s favorite wrestling movie of all time) and the Alex Karras movie Mad Bull (not as good, but some good in it). They’re also going to do a segment on the history of pro wrestling in Atlanta. Proceeds will go to the Atlanta police department so they can buy bullet proof vests. Dave even has word that two WWF wrestlers will appear.
  • Dave’s regular typewriter is in the shop, so he’s using a different one that kind of sucks. He apologizes for any issues, and has gone with a smaller font to give more content as a make-good. Yay, more stuff for me to type about.
  • [All Japan] John Tenta accidentally broke Jimmy Snuka’s ribs on April 21 with a powerslam. Not much else of interest out of All Japan this week.
  • [New Japan] Antonio Inoki has a broken foot and is out of action. That’s gonna hurt New Japan at the gate. Riki Choshu vs. Vader has been made to replace Vader vs. Inoki for May 7. It’ll be an interesting test of Choshu’s remaining drawing power.
  • New Japan went really weird with a locker room scene on the April 22 tv show. The main event had Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami beating Vader and Masahiro Saito by dq, and the locker room scene had Inoki and Fujinami arguing. Fujinami then got scissors and started cutting his own hair until Inoki hit him and told him to wrestle Vader in Osaka on April 27 (at which show Fujinami declared he’d retire if he lost).
  • The major hype in Memphis still surrounds the LawleHennig match set for May 9. They’re claiming Larry Hennig is leading the voting for referee over Jackie Fargo, but that’s obviously to drum up more support for Lalwer.
  • Meanwhile, Memphis is bringing in guys from WCCW for three matches on May 2. Dave’s heard conflicting stories. They’re there for just the one show, or they’ll be in again multiple times. Just have to wait and see, Dave supposes. Even with Lawler vs. Eddie Gilbert with Missy’s hair at stake, they’re billing Iceman King Parsons vs. Kerry Von Erich for the WCCW Title as the main event, and Dave doesn’t get the point in bringing in another world champion when you’re spending so much effort and time on hyping up the AWA title match for the next week. This is the beginning of the Memphis/WCCW alliance and eventual merger.
  • A funny story from Southern Championship Wrestling. They’ve got this local country western DJ on color commentary and he goes by Rhubarb Jones. For a few weeks, they did a bit where Paul E. Dangerously constantly called him “Rub Hard Jones” and Jones would correct him. Then the blowoff was Dangerously asking “How come whenever I call you Rub Hard you say it’s Rhubarb, but when Missy Hyatt calls you Rhubarb, you say Rub Hard?” This made it on the air. And honestly, it sounds like a fucking funny bit.
  • Stampede’s crowds have dipped a bit. It’s probably a bit of annual drop off as summer comes along, but also according to local fans it’s because the show has become so much less family oriented with all the blood and excessive violence lately. Kids have been the biggest demographic to drop, so that makes some sense.
  • Les Thornton is not content to start up a competing wrestling school to Stampede, but is now planning to start a competing promotion. He may get started as soon as May, and he’s planning to run Calgary too.
  • World Class is negotiating to get their syndicated package added to the All-Star Wrestling Network ad package. That’s the same one that has the AWA.
  • Big John Studd has sent out a country music demo to some record companies. He’s apparently trying to cash in on his fame as a wrestler as a selling point for how well his record would sell. One person in the music industry told Dave that Studd wrestles better than he sings, and Dave says if it does ever release not to buy it if there are any cats who live in your neighborhood.
  • UWF announced its May 12 Korauken Hall card. There will be three matches: Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shigeo Miyato, Tetsuo Nakano vs. Yoji Anjo, and Akira Maeda vs. Kazuo Yamazaki. That’s the entire stable of wrestlers they have so far. Since they sold out so quick without announcing the card at all, it’s a good thing they’ve saved the best main event they have (Maeda vs. Takada) for June. Since there are only three matches, each match will likely be in the 30 minute range.
  • Dave hears word that Iron Sheik will be back in WWF if he can clean up his act. No more cocaine for Sheiky baby.
  • AWA has an interesting card for their May 14 tapings in Las Vegas. Tanaka and Diamond defend the tag titles against Chavo and Mando Guerrero, Greg Gagne defends the International TV title against Brian Knobbs, the Midnight Rockers take on Riki Choshu and Masahiro Saito, and Curt Hennig vs. Jerry Lawler for the AWA Word Title.
  • In addition to Memphis and the AWA, Continental now recognizes the AWA Title as a world title. The AWA title is quickly becoming the world title of the remaining independent territories. Related, in a recent interview Curt Hennig said that he’s the real world champion among himself, Ric Flair, and Randy Savage because they only defend their titles in one company while Hennig defends his in all companies.
  • The Fantastics beat the Midnight Express on April 26 in Chattanooga to win the NWA US Tag Titles in a 40+ minute match. They teased referee stoppage and Bobby Eaton, who was the illegal man, wound up pinning Robert Fulton. Cornette did a promo saying he was planning a party for this coming weekend because of course Jim Crockett would return the belts, but obviously that’s not going to happen, Dave says.
  • Ric Flair missed some shows this past week (April 25 in Nashville and Chattanooga, April 27, and April 28. Dave’s heard two stories - either a severe fever or a staph infection. Due to his absence, the NWA offered refunds for those who wanted them. He was supposed to wrestle Road Warrior Hawk in Nashville, and that show drew around 2,500 people.
  • Dave thinks it’ll be interesting to see if WWF tries counterprogramming the next NWA ppv. It’s set to air on July 10 with Flair vs. Luger and a triple tower of doom match (they should be glad that WCCW is using it first, it means they can see how it actually works in practice and figure out the bugs before doing it themselves). Correction time: the triple tower of doom WCCW has concocted wasn’t a Dusty Rhodes original. It was a Kevin Sullivan idea, which makes way more sense when I remember the doomsday cage match he came up with. Anyway, Dave thinks it would be smart if both stopped this game of countering each other’s big shows. It’s just costing both sides a lot of money and neither side has really benefited.
  • The 1988 NWA Great American Bash tour will run June 26-August 7 and have some 40 or 41 shows. A lot of those shows will have War Games matches. After the Bash tour, Crockett’s wrestlers are going to be getting a week off to make up for working 6 weeks straight.
  • NWA got the time slot WCCW used to have in Jackson, Mississippi and their first tape they sent had no commentary track. They had promos, but not one word of commentary.
  • Word is that a 6’7” masked wrestler called “The Texan” is coming to NWA to feud with Dusty Rhodes. Dave thinks they’re bringing in Dick Murdoch, who once wore a mask and attacked Rhodes, but 6’7”? Maybe if he had stilts.
  • WWF is instituting a new policy where managers aren’t being booked for house shows anymore, only tv tapings. The only exceptions are where they’re booked to actually get in the ring and wrestle a match. Elizabeth is a unique case, and Dave’s not sure where they’re landing on her yet, but she’s so integral to Randy Savage’s act that you can’t take her out without upsetting fans. The last Dave’s heard is they’re likely to have her only appear in certain markets and not regularly anymore.
  • Additionally, WWF has made significant cuts to the number of dates. Last year at this point they were running between 20-25 shows a week, and they’ve cut it down to 10, 12 on tv taping weeks. The new schedule has three shows on Saturdays and Sundays, two on Mondays and Fridays, and Tuesday-Thursday as days off (again, except on tv weeks). Well, that’s the schedule for the big names. The rest will work when they get work, with the third string guys working twice a week at most. With this severe a cutback, you can expect probably more guys to be let go. On the other hand, this new scheduling will give the wrestlers more chance to rest, and seems to be having positive effects on performance (though DiBiase/Savage and Hart/Badnews working together might also be a factor). DiBiase/Savage is the only major drawing match they have, so cutting dates means avoiding overexposing the match, too, so that’s a possible factor. This is evidence that pro wrestling as an arena spectator sport is in the worst place it has been in a long time and even WWF is tightening their belt, which only means that everyone else is probably feeling it a lot more.
  • One of the letters this week is about how fans smart to how the business works should act at shows. Not said in the letter is that they should shower, almost as if that’s a given. Anyway, the writer conjures up the image of the fan who goes to the show and calls the wrestlers by their government names and screams at Wahoo McDaniel to “blade!” when he gets posted and goes prone on the floor and how irritating those people are. Smart fans, our writer argues, should try to keep the heat up for the match. Cheer the faces, boo the heels, help encourage the marks around you to do the same. The writer is friends with a mid-level heel from a promotion not to be specified to protect the source, and the writer tries to make a point of going to that heel’s tv tapings. Some of the wrestler’s colleagues know our writer is an Observer subscriber and considers Dave a friend, but even so, after the last taping the writer went to and played it off like they were a total mark, one of the managers came over and thanked the writer for keeping the heat up and asked for thoughts on the angles and how they were getting over. You don’t get asked questions like that from the workers if you’re the kind of irritating, insufferable smart fan who has to show off how smart you are. Honestly, I really enjoyed this letter, because it definitely jives with my feelings about how to act at a show. Respect and engage with the performance you are presented. I remember going to a RISE show last year where I had a fantastic conversation with AQA, one of the women there who was coming from Booker T’s school, and she was asking me about how her elimination looked from my vantage, if I thought she hit her spots well, and that sort of stuff. I’ve had a lot of great conversations like that at RISE and SHIMMER shows and I’m really glad I got to have that conversation with AQA. By the way, she’s fantastic and is definitely on her way to having a big future once she hits the point of signing with Impact/WWE/AEW.
  • Another writer notes that he has a friend who now works part time for the Rhode Island State Athletic Commission. Said friend knows nothing about wrestling and can’t even answer questions about whether blading is allowed in Rhode Island because he doesn’t know what the question means. So yeah, that’s what you’re dealing with in athletic commissions.
  • Our most interesting letter of the week concerns the origins of the term “working.” A lot of people think it originates with the advent of tv and working for the benefit of the camera, but the term originates back in the early part of the 20th century. Wrestlers began using what they called the “working” system rather than shooting, which allowed them to turn wrestling into a traveling act. Wrestlers at that point still had to be capable shooters, of course, just in case someone didn’t want to go along with the script. And there were wrestlers like Jack Sherry who couldn’t adapt to working rather than shooting, and so they were on the outs with the major promoters of the era. Also, the writer found a membership list for the NWA from 1968. Just 20 years ago the NWA boasted 23 different member promotions in the U.S. and Canada. How much things have changed.
  • There’s a big letter from a couple guys in Maine that goes off on Dave for his “anti-WWF” bias and it’s a big enough deal that Dave actually responds. In brief, the letter says “we are disturbed by your continuing, and, we believe, unwarranted criticism of Titan Sports and Vince McMahon in particular. This anti-Titan attitude, while understandable, and in some cases laudable, has been of concern to us for some time, and we had intended to write soon, but your recent post-Wrestlemania newsletter moved up our timetable.” Fucking hell, that’s most of the opening paragraph and I am rolling laughing (literally, I am high as balls as I do this part). Their criticisms of Dave’s takes on Wrestlemania seem to be saying Ventura was great on commentary and Uecker was funny. And since Dave’s writing basically the newsletter of record on wrestling, he’s being derelict in his responsibilities. One good thing they suggest is that Dave try to keep commentary and news separate. Basically, they usually find themselves agreeing with Dave and are very confused and concerned that his opinions on Clash and Wrestlemania were opposite of theirs. The part that really ticks Dave off is that, “at risk of insulting” Dave, they conclude that his commentaries are tailored to satisfy certain constituencies of his readership rather than reflecting his own opinions. Dave even says that the one thing they got right was that he felt insulted by their letter, and not because they disagree with him. Dave even says “anyone who agrees with all my opinions is obviously letting me do their thinking for him.” There you go. He then gives a complete takedown of every point they made, pointing out where they ignored the context of his statements, pointed out how it wasn’t just him who felt how he did, points out his takes on Starrcade and Survivor Series to kill dead the idea that he has an anti-WWF or pro-Crockett bias, etc. As for biases, Dave does admit to a bias toward Crockett’s in-ring style compared to WWF’s, but it’s also hardly his favorite style (New Japan juniors, there’s his favorite style at this point), and he also admits to a bias toward how WWF handles publicity, its company, and its rotating talent in and out of the spotlight to keep things fresh.
  • So, Dave transcribed the first hour of Bruno Sammartino’s radio interview from 6 weeks back. A couple highlights, then I’ll just put a link to read the transcript yourself. He felt like the lone voice defending the old way of wrestling and nobody would listen. He says some wrestlers today, he might call them athletes, but Bam Bam Bigelow? He’s too fat to be an athlete. He calls Andre and Hogan sad because of Andre’s condition, and even worse because making it out like the match of the century is practically obscene to him. He doesn’t consider either of them to be wrestlers. Basically, he’s going to old man yell at the cloud of modern wrestling for a while and he said Vince doesn’t want commentary to refer to it as wrestling anymore. He tries to maintain some kayfabe about the legitimacy of wrestling in his day, but tries to claim it mostly was. There’s stuff about his son I’m going to be honest about not reading, I’m just not sober enough to care about David. He also says he never once saw a bladejob or blood capsule in his life and points to his scars above his eye “that came from being hit”. He is vague about Jimmy Snuka, but he says Snuka’s got serious drug problems and seriously messed himself up.
Read: Bruno radio interview transcript
  • There’s also a long letter about Bruno, so you can read that along with the transcript So click that link too. Smash that like button. Subscribe to my twitch channel. Words.
Read: end of transcript and letter
  • Dave also gives comments of his own on the transcript, letter, and Sammartino’s issues with McMahon. In short, the business of wrestling has changed a lot, especially lately, and change isn’t inherently bad. Some changes made wrestling more mainstream acceptable. Some caused the decline of regional territories, but were always inevitable. Some brought unheard of amounts of money to the business. Wrestling isn’t shooting, but entertainment isn’t a dirty word and things like wrestlers booking to suit their egos dates back to the 20s. Dave says the wrestlers who have learned to do today’s craft and not an outdated style that won’t connect, should be commended and respected. If you know how to work for your audience, can maintain conditioning, and work hard to get yourself over, you’re the kind of wrestler Dave respects. If you don’t respect the paying customers and think steroids can substitute for knowing your shit, Dave thinks less of you for it. Using steroids doesn’t disqualify you from respect - a lot of great workers are well conditioned and use the stuff to maintain the size that pleases the promoters. He just dead refutes the idea that wrestling was legit in Bruno’s day or that he never bladed. He also talks about Vince and that Vince has on the one hand had a very negative influence on ring style, but he’s opened wrestling up to the larger media landscape and that’s a good thing.
  • Dave rates Savage vs. DiBiase from the April 25 Madison Square Garden show 4 stars. A rare high mark for a WWF match at this point.
Watch: DiBiase vs. Savage at MSG
  • Harley Race will be out for several months. He ruptured his intestine and had to have 18 inches of it removed.
  • Big Bubba’s coming next week with a prison guard gimmick and will likely be built up for Hogan’s return.
  • Owen Hart is now apparently 50-50 on coming to WWF.
  • Ricky Steamboat has apparently quit WWF. He was scheduled for the MSG show against Greg Valentine, but wasn’t there and wasn’t on tv. It could just be a hiatus, but Dave reckons he’s gone.
  • Dave wants us to confirm, but does Matilda look different than she used to?
NEXT WEEK: Midnight Rider unmasked, Jerry Lawler becomes AWA World Champion, Roddy Piper comes to Oregon, Clash II announced for June 8, and more!
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2020.10.14 14:21 daprice82 Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Oct. 7, 2002

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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1-7-2002 1-14-2002 1-21-2002 1-28-2002
2-4-2002 2-11-2002 2-18-2002 2-25-2002
3-4-2002 3-11-2002 3-18-2002 3-25-2002
4-1-2002 4-8-2002 4-15-2002 4-22-2002
4-29-2002 5-6-2002 5-13-2002 5-20-2002
5-27-2002 6-3-2002 6-10-2002 6-17-2002
6-24-2002 7-1-2002 7-8-2002 7-15-2002
7-22-2002 7-29-2002 8-5-2002 8-12-2002
8-26-2002 9-2-2002 9-9-2002 9-16-2002
9-23-2002 9-30-2002
  • Keiju Muto was officially named president of All Japan Pro Wrestling this week at the company's 30th Anniversary party with Motoko Baba stepping down and handing over the reins of the promotion. It marks the end of the Giant Baba era of AJPW and the beginning of the company entering the modern world of professional wrestling. This was demonstrated with AJPW's new TV show, which as expected, was announced as Muto's first new act as president. It was similar to a K-1 hype show, with highlights and interviews and a more realistic, shoot-style approach (oh god, just what Japan needs more of). Muto is working with K-1 promoter Kazuyoshi Ishii and Ishii has suggested AJPW needs to step up the entertainment aspect of its shows. The in-ring is good, but he believes they're lacking things like elaborate ring entrances and big video screens to make it more viewer-friendly. It's true that K-1 pretty much pioneered the big production presentation that both WCW Nitro and WWF's Raw later copied. Anyway, this show was all building up to a big card in November which will feature AJPW wrestlers along with K-1 and PRIDE fighters. Are we sure this new AJPW president isn't just Inoki in Muta face paint?
  • Anyway, Muto also announced plans to run the Tokyo Dome next year and possibly run shows in the U.S. as well. Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Mori gave a speech at the party, which is the equivalent of Bill Clinton showing up to give a speech at a WWE event. Mori is close politically with Hiroshi Hase, who wrestles for AJPW when not serving in government, so it's believed Hase pulled the strings to get Mori to speak. Motoko Baba will still have a financial stake in AJPW but has no title and will not be working in any official capacity. Even though Muto is technically in charge, Ishii has gained significant power throughout the industry and he has his fingers not just in AJPW but in K-1 and PRIDE as well, and there's a lot of feeling that Ishii is the one who is truly steering the ship. In fact, AJPW's new TV deal was mostly done as a favor to Ishii by the network. Dave finds it interesting that AJPW is evidently planning to follow NJPW's lead in mixing wrestling with MMA. That direction was a significant part of the reason Muto left NJPW to begin with, after having disagreements with Inoki about mixing the two. But MMA is the hottest thing in the world in Japan right now and that's where the big, record-setting money is, so it appears Muto is going along with Ishii's plan.
  • Another interesting note is regarding the way AJPW is owned. Way back in the day, Giant Baba split the company into multiple subsidiary companies that own various parts of the overall thing. All Japan Pro Wrestling Inc. is the company that Muto is taking over. However there's also Giant Service Inc. which Motoko Baba still owns and is not giving up. That company owns all of the trademarks, copyrights, and merchandising rights for AJPW talent. Then there's Baba & Jumbo Inc., which is owned by longtime AJPW referee Kyohei Wada. That company owns the physical rings and stage equipment, the trucks that move the equipment from town to town, etc. Muto doesn't own that either.
  • Vince McMahon made an off-hand remark about ECW at the latest stockholder's meeting that got some people talking about the possibility of ECW being revived under the WWE umbrella. Vince was asked about the possibility of bringing it back and said he'd like to, and give it a late-night time slot to let it run as its own separate entity. He also talked about wanting to purchase the ECW video library in bankruptcy court and talked about possibly making ECW a third brand in the future. Dave says that there's no way to make ECW viable as a brand right now. Dave thinks ECW as a brand wouldn't work. For starters, it would need to have Paul Heyman in charge because he's the only one who understands how to make "ECW" work for that cult audience. And they would also need wrestlers to carry it and right now, WWE is struggling to make people care about 2 brands without the problems adding a 3rd would bring. And would it be a touring brand? A small cult brand on a late night show doing its own tours would be a money-losing disaster. They could do it as its own TV show, but that would likely mean just filming it before Raw or Smackdown, at which point it's basically the same thing as Velocity, just with a different name. And what if it's a success? If someone gets over on late-night ECW, then you can bet your ass Vince is just gonna move them to Raw or SD so he can make money with them in prime time and tour them in big arenas. They could rename OVW and give Heyman control of that and put that on TV if they wanted, but then it's just developmental under a new name. And the reality is, ECW was a cult favorite because it wasn't WWF or WCW. The second you give Vince McMahon control of it and it becomes ECW under the WWE banner, it loses that underdog, outsider feel that made it so popular to begin with. All in all, Dave just doesn't think this can feasibly work. However, he does think there might be some big money in "one or two nostalgia PPVs." (Literally 3 years before One Night Stand and 4 years before the TV revival of ECW and Dave called every bit of it).
  • Other notes from the stockholder's call: WWE has recently shut down its planned record label, Smackdown Records. Vince admitted it was a mistake. He talked about the new movie production studio and talked about releasing low-budget straight-to-video movies with WWE wrestlers (4 years later, we'd get the first one: See No Evil, starring Kane, which actually was in theaters). He talked about their restaurant in Times Square and said it was horribly mismanaged. Vince also talked about creating some sort of service allowing fans to view their old video library, which would be a way to make some money off the vast video library they own, which includes WCW. And, if Vince has his way, the ECW library as well (12 years later, we'd finally get the WWE Network).
  • The next two big stories are recapping the latest UFC show (where Ricco Rodriguez beat Randy Couture to win the vacant UFC heavyweight title) and the latest PRIDE show which featured nothing notable other than Ryan Gracie breaking Shungo Oyama's arm in the main event. So on to the next...
  • Sports Illustrated wrote a story on WWE's decline over the past year. Before going into it, Dave wants to make clear that WWE is fine. Even if things were dire, they have enough cash reserves to last a long time. And even if Smackdown ratings decline, they're still the #1 show on UPN by a wide margin. And their TV contract with TNN is guaranteed for at least 3 more years. So have no fear, all the outrage over the gay wedding angle and the lesbians notwithstanding, WWE isn't on death's door. Of course, in a few years, if ratings continue to decline and the TV landscape keeps changing, who knows what kind of TV deal they'll be able to strike next. Then it might be time to worry. But for now, they're fine. The SI story claimed the wrestling business has never been in worse shape, which is not true. Even though WWE's revenue has declined by more than $30 million this year, it's still one of the most profitable years ever. Prior to 1998, WWE had never had anywhere close to a year like that. The 80s, which many considered the boom period of wrestling, wasn't even making 1/5 of that much revenue. And yet, in other ways, the story is correct. The wrestling business is in bad shape right now, with one company holding a monopoly in the U.S. which hurts everybody. Wrestling as a whole is absolutely declining in popularity at a staggering rate. Vince McMahon was asked for comment for the piece and his only response was, "Why is a sports magazine interested in an entertainment story?" Dave thinks that's pretty funny because a huge Sports Illustrated cover story on Hulk Hogan in 1985 is partially what put Hogan on the map as a mainstream star. (If you've never seen it before, here's the full Sports Illustrated story on Hulk Hogan from 1985. And yes, if you're curious, it does indeed feature several quotes from a 24-year-old wrestling journalist named Dave Meltzer).
READ: Sports Illustrated 1985 cover story on Hulk Hogan and WWF
  • The trial of Nicole Bass vs. WWE continued this week and has become a major headache for WWE since it's getting a lot of media publicity, especially in New York. Surprisingly, the biggest national news outlet to take Bass seriously was Fox News, which ran a big segment on the case and was one of the few not to mock Bass' appearance, saying that scripting sexual things for characters is fine but said WWE has no right to allow the exploitation and harassment to continue after the show is over. Anyway, as the trial continued, Vince McMahon continued to testify. Linda McMahon and Jim Ross were also both on call to testify, forcing both to sit in New York and miss company business. The biggest testimony this week came from Sable, who claimed that Vince promised to portray her on TV as a classy intellectual woman but instead turned her into, well....Sable. She said she left the company after she was asked to expose her breasts on television and participate in a lesbian storyline, both of which she refused to do. WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt tore into Bass on the stand and reduced her to tears at one point, berating her about inconsistencies in her story and getting her to admit that her demand for $120 million in damages was excessive. Bass claimed that Shawn Michaels called her "mister" on Raw and she was horrified and embarrassed, but the other side argued that Bass' entire gimmick on Howard Stern's radio show (where she initially became famous) was based on the idea that they thought she was really a man. So that's where it stands now, the trial is still ongoing.
  • OVW's big Fall Brawl show took place a few weeks ago, featuring all the top WWE developmental names and OVW alums like Lesnar, Cena, Orton, Rico, and more working matches or appearing. Dave has seen the tape and decides it's a good time to give his opinion on WWE's current crop of developmental stars. Let's make these quick:
  • Charlie Haas - good athlete and does good moves, but not ready yet
  • Damaja - can talk, good size, but never seems to get WWE's interest
  • Lance Cade - looks like a young Barry Windham, young and can move but nothing about him that really grabs your attention otherwise
  • Kevin Fertig - just another big guy who's not very good right now
  • Travis Tomko - has an impressive look but also kinda looks like a low-rent version of Leviathan. Not good in the ring yet
  • Matt Morgan - from Tough Enough 2, very little experience, but great look and can move well. May have star potential but it'll be awhile
  • Sean O'Haire & Mark Jindrak - former WCW tag team champions, worse than ever. They've been taught a totally different style than what they were taught in WCW and neither of them is picking up on the WWE style at all.
  • Rob Conway - decent worker but doesn't stand out
  • Nick Dinsmore - also a good worker but doesn't have a look that will fit in with the WWE system
  • Shelton Benjamin - great athlete and picked up the basics almost as fast as Kurt Angle and has a lot of potential. Slowed by injuries and hasn't shown much growth in recent months. Will probably be on the main roster sooner than later
  • Jackie Gayda - has the star look WWE wants far more than anyone else in OVW (in other words, she's hot and stands out in a crowd). Hasn't wrestled since that match but Dave expects her to be back on TV sooner than later because of how she looks
  • Nova - people who remember his flashy matches from ECW would think he's gotten worse, but really he's just trying to learn the WWE style and he's just kinda average when it comes to that. He's also smaller than WWE usually likes
  • Doug Basham - good talker, good wrestler, probably the most well-rounded guy in OVW, but fairly generic look. Dave figures if they bring him up, he'll probably get lost in the shuffle
  • Bob Sapp will be making his wrestling debut for NJPW at the Tokyo Dome next week in a match against Manabu Nakanishi. Dave says it better be a quick squash win for Sapp (nope but it turned out okay).
  • Yuji Nagata got married this week, which is not the fun part of this story. NJPW actually filmed an angle at the wedding in which Masahiro Chono goaded him on in front of the guests, resulting in Nagata agreeing to put the IWGP title up against Kazuyuki Fujita at the Tokyo Dome.
  • The hype for this NJPW Tokyo Dome show is still mostly built around Chyna on TV. She did multiple promos and a match on their show this week. She's still using the pedigree as her finisher and pinned El Samurai with it in a tag match. She then did a promo vowing to beat up Hiroshi Tanahashi later in the show and called him too green to be in the ring with her. Then said at the Tokyo Dome, she's going to show her shoot fighting skills and break Chono's arm and then she beat up the interviewer. In another 6-person tag match, she did indeed do some mat wrestling with Tanahashi and it was actually good. Later in the match, they did some more high-flying stuff which was mistimed, but for the most part, Tanahashi was the only person in NJPW Dave has seen that was able to get anything halfway watchable out of working with Chyna. But all in all, this is a mess and Dave can't understand what NJPW is thinking.
  • Word is that Inoki's recent UFO-branded MMA/wrestling show at the Tokyo Dome was possibly the single biggest money losing show in history. If you recall, the crowd for that show was only about 5,000 paid, in a stadium that holds 55,000+. Dave has heard upwards of several millions of dollars were lost on this event.
  • Riki Choshu did an interview shitting on his former employer, NJPW. Choshu said he'd watched their recent TV shows and didn't like it. Said he didn't like Chyna wrestling with Tanahashi. He said he might could look past it if she was a good wrestler, but she's not, so he hates it and doesn't like the idea of men and women wrestling each other anyway. He also predicted the upcoming NJPW Tokyo Dome show would flop.
  • Pancrase legend Minoru Suzuki was scheduled to face NJPW star Kensuke Sasaki in a shoot fight at their upcoming event. But Sasaki isn't quite going to be healed up yet from a foot injury he's had, so instead, NJPW sent Jushin Liger to issue the challenge instead. The event is in November and will be Suzuki vs. Liger in what will be Liger's first ever shoot. Dave thinks this isn't going to go well for Liger (it does not. But it does come back around 18 years later and played a big role in Liger's last major feud).
  • Major League Wrestling's 2nd ever show took place in New York at the Manhattan Center, the old home of Raw. It featured Chris Candido vs. Terry Funk in a match where the crowd was brutal towards Tammy Sytch at ringside and she was said to be upset at how the fans treated her. And the main event of Satoshi Kojima winning the vacant MLW title over Jerry Lynn. This is actually on YouTube, enjoy!
WATCH: MLW's 2nd show - 2002
  • Regarding the big influx of money and company purchasing ownership in TNA, the deal still isn't finalized. But most in the company seem optimistic that it will be soon. If they don't close the deal soon, TNA's future doesn't look promising (yeah, this Panda Energy deal saved them. They weren't gonna survive 2002 if this hadn't worked out but it did, and now, 18 years later, they're still hanging on somehow).
  • The marketing firm TNA sued a few weeks back has filed a countersuit against TNA, claiming slander, libel, breach of contract, and more. Another graphic design company also sued TNA for $56,000 claiming they haven't been paid for designing company logos and other artwork. TNA and getting sued by people they owe money to, name a more iconic duo.
  • Notes from Raw: they spent half the episode taking shots at Monday Night Football, which came off pathetic. Trish vs. Victoria was not only the best WWE women's match in a long time, but really one of the best matches on Raw overall in quite some time. Kane beat Jericho for the IC title in a match that was pretty much a one-man show with Jericho single-handedly making this watchable. Pretty much that's it for notable stuff from this show.
  • Notes from Smackdown: probably the best WWE TV show of the year. Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero ladder match was incredible and one of the best matches of the year, with Eddie (the heel) even getting a standing ovation when it was over. Dave gives it 4.5 stars. And then there was Benoit vs. Mysterio vs. Angle in a triple threat that gets 4 stars. Dave really hopes one of these guys will break through the glass ceiling one of these days and start being treated on par with main eventers like Undertaker and Triple H.
  • Despite Hulk Hogan's recent claims on Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show that he has a handshake agreement only with WWE, that is, of course, not true. He does have a contract and it expires in February of 2003. Hogan only signed for one year, while Nash and Hall (who came in with him as the NWO) each signed 2-year deals. Most people expect Hogan back on TV around November since that's when his book comes out (that was the plan, but it doesn't happen that way. We'll get there). Anyway, Hogan could always go elsewhere and do other things when his deal expires, but realistically, there's nowhere else in wrestling where he can make the kind of money he demands other than WWE. The obvious way to bring him back is a feud with Lesnar, since that's who put him out. But they can't have Lesnar losing to Hogan and Hogan probably isn't gonna wanna come back just to get destroyed by Lesnar again, so they may just move on from that entirely (yup).
  • The movie "Helldorado" that Rock is filming in Hawaii is going to have a name change. No word on the new name yet, but the script isn't changing. Just the name. Rock plays a bounty hunter who is doing one last job. One might say he's running down someone...
  • Mike Awesome, Shawn Stasiak, and Horace Hogan were all released. They were unhappy with Awesome, feeling like he returned out of shape after being out with a knee injury. And Stasiak had been given a million chances but they finally decided he just doesn't have it. Horace Hogan never impressed in developmental. Dave thinks the writing is on the wall for David Flair soon too (yup).
  • WWE has had talks with Ultimo Dragon about him coming to WWE. Dragon is 36 and fresh off coming out of retirement. Dave saw his recent comeback match and he was better than most, but was still clearly limited. There's also the issue of his Toryumon promotion in Japan because if he signs with WWE, he'd be in America full time and it's kinda hard to run a Japanese promotion that way (yeah, he ends up turning control of the company over to someone else while he's gone and it eventually morphs into Dragon Gate).
  • Spanky (Brian Kendrick) will be getting a tryout at some upcoming WWE shows. Spanky has already verbally accepted a 3-year deal with Zero-One in Japan, but hadn't officially signed anything yet when WWE came calling. He was in their developmental system for years and WWE management never seemed to know he existed, but then he started making a name for himself on the indies and in Japan and now they're interested again. Dave assumes it would have to be a main roster offer because he's not going to turn down a 3-year deal in Japan to accept a $25k-per-year gig in OVW.
  • Dave off-handedly mentions that Bob Holly is out of action for now after getting dropped on his head by Lesnar on Smackdown. Yeah, turns out this was an extremely serious injury and broke Holly's neck. He was out for over a year. I'm sure Dave will have more details on it in coming issues, but yeah, it was nasty.
WATCH: Brock Lesnar breaks Bob Holly's neck
  • Terry Taylor has been trying to get back in WWE since WCW folded, but couldn't get a call back. He still has a lot of heat from his previous tenure in WWE. Refresher: after Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara left without notice and jumped ship to WCW, McMahon tried to get all the key backstage people to sign contracts that had non-competes that would prevent them from working for WCW if they were let go. Taylor refused to sign it and eventually left the company over it and went to WCW. Anyway, this week, John Laurinaitis went to bat for Taylor and finally he got a tryout to come in as an agent. He laid out the Rikishi vs. Chavo match on Smackdown but it went poorly and Vince ended up yelling at Taylor over a spot in the match he didn't like. So no word where things stand, but Taylor is not re-hired as of yet.
NEXT WEEK: examining the failure of the brand split, a look at the meteoric rise of Bob Sapp, Nicole Bass loses WWE lawsuit, and more...
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2020.10.14 10:48 Chap82 2020 Queensland Election Megathread Candidate List - Southern Brisbane, Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts.

Our 2020 State election megathread has gone beyond the 40,000 characters long a post can be with all the links to candidates so will be splitting it up and adding them to 2020 State election megathread collection of posts... This will be heavily updated over the next hrs.

For resources on how and where to vote plus links to news feeds, Candidates AMAs, Party information and policies.

Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts

South Brisbane
Labor - Jackie Trad MP
Independent - John Meyer
Clive Palmer's UAP - Marcus Thorne
Greens - Amy MacMahon
PHON - Rosalie Taxis
Liberal National - Clem Grehan
Independent - John Jiggens

Maiwar
Greens - Michael Berkman MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jacob Rush
Labor - Palani Thevar
Independent - Michael Andrew Johnson
PHON - Boyd Shannon
Liberal National - Lauren Day

Moggill
Labor - Roberta Albrecht
Motorists Party - Amy Rayward
Liberal National - Christian Rowan MP
PHON - Bruce Mitchell
Greens - Lawson McCane

Bulimba
Liberal National - Anthony Bishop
Greens - Rolf Kuelsen
Independent - Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit
PHON - Doug Conway
Labor - Di Farmer MP

Lytton
IMOP - Georgia Phillips
Liberal National - Gordon-Walters
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jonathan Spaits
Labor - Joan Pease MP
PHON - Debra Smith
Greens - Ken Austin

Greenslopes
PHON - John Booker
Labor - Joe Kelly MP
Greens - Victor Huml
Liberal National - Andrew Newbold
IMOP - Jasmine Melhop

Chatsworth
PHON - Aaron Clarke
IMOP - Madonna Guy
Labor - Lisa O’Donnell
Liberal National - Steve Minnikin MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Andrew Crook
Greens - Kathryn Fry

Miller
Cannabis - Josip Zirdum
Labor - Mark Bailey MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian Julius
Greens - Patsy O'Brien
Independent - Edward Carroll
PHON - Maria Packer
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian John Julius

Mansfield
Liberal National - Janet Wishart
Labor - Corinne McMillan MP
Greens - Rob Walter
Independent - Jarrod John Wirth
Clive Palmer's UAP - Maria Todorova
Cannabis - Brendan Taylor
PHON - Christopher O'Callaghan

Toohey
Liberal National - Warren Craze
PHON - Claudia Roel
Greens - Claire Garton
Cannabis - Nikolas Peterson
Labor - Peter Russo MP

Algester
Liberal National - Nerissa Aitken
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Greens - Josie Mira
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Labor - Leeanne Enoch MP

Mount Ommaney
Cannabis - Clive Brazier
PHON - Michael Powell
Independent - Ian Eugarde
Greens - Asha Worsteling
Liberal National - Roger Hooper
Labor - Jess Pugh MP

Inala
PHON - Scott Reid
Greens - Peter Murphy
Labor - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Cannabis - Nigel Quinlan
Independent - Terry Jones
Motorists Party - Michael Vidal
Liberal National - Miljenka Perovic

Stretton
PHON - Alexey Chekhunov
Liberal National - Peter Zhuang
Labor - Duncan Pegg MP
Greens - Andrea Wildin

Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts

Redlands
Greens - Carmen McNaught
Liberal National - Henry Pike
IMOP - Michelle Maher
SSF - Andrew Pope
Labor - Kim Richards MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Craig Gunnis
Cannabis - Frank Brady

Capalaba
Labor - Don Brown MP
Greens - Michael Metzen
IMOP - Marilyn Winters
PHON - Neal Gilmore
Motorists Party - Peter Callil
Liberal National - Bev Walters
Independent - Paul Branagan

Oodgeroo
Liberal National - Mark Robinson MP
Labor - Irene Henley
PHON - Douglas Chapman
IMOP - Kirstyn Marriott
Greens - Ian Mazlin
Independent - Claire Richardson

Logan
PHON - Peter Weber
Clive Palmer's UAP - Sam Iskander
Greens - Liam Jenkinson
Liberal National - Clinton Pattison
Labor - Linus Power

Springwood
Labor - Mick de Brenni MP
Greens - Janina Leo
Animal Justice - Judy Rush
Liberal National - Kirrily Boulton
PHON - Glen Cookson
Clive Palmer's UAP - Gueorgui Sokolov
Motorists Party - Ian Sganzerla

Woodridge
Labor - Cameron Dick MP
Liberal National - Russell Bauer
Greens - Valerie Bennett
PHON- Lann Valentine

Waterford
Liberal National - Andrew Caswell
Greens - Lachlan Smart
Labor - Shannon Fentiman MP
PHON - Kim Miller
Motorists Party - Ben Olsen
Independent - Lanai Carter

Jordan
Greens - Navdeep Singh
PHON - Neil Symes
Labor - Charis Mullen MP
Liberal National - Andrew Mooney

Ipswich
PHON - Suzie Holmes
Greens - Pat Walsh
Liberal National - Scott O'Connell
Cannabis - Shelly Morton
Labor - Jennifer Howard MP

Ipswich West
Motorists Party - Clem Grieger
Greens - Raven Wolf
Independent - Karakan Karoly Kochardy
Liberal National - Chris Green
PHON - Gary Duffy
Cannabis - Anthony Hopkins
Labor - Jim Madden MP

Bundamba
Labor - Lance McCallum MP
PHON - Sharon Bell
Animal Justice - Angela Lowery
Greens - Danielle Mutton
Liberal National - Rob Shearman
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2020.10.13 16:00 SerpentineLogic 2020 Queensland Election discussion thread - October 14, 2020

NEWS

Brisbane Times Election Coverage
ABC Election Coverage
Tallyroom.com.au

Resources

Enrol to vote
Check your enrolment
Update your details
Find Your Electorate
How to Vote
Silent Elector (to register as a silent elector if you feel that having your address shown on the electoral roll could endanger the personal safety of you or your family )
Early voting centres ( early voting centres will be open from Monday, 19 October to Friday, 30 October 2020 during the following hours: - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm - Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 9pm - Saturday 24 October 9am to 5pm )
Polling Booths
Telephone voting
Postal Vote registration (postal-vote applications will be open from September 14 until October 16)
Donor Location Map
Democracysausage.org

Parties

Australian Labor Party (Labor)
Policy Platform

Liberal National Party of Queensland (Liberal National)
Policy Platform

Queensland Greens (Greens)
Policy Platform

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party (Clive Palmer's UAP)
Policy Platform

Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP)
Policy Platform

Animal Justice Party (Animal Justice)
Policy Platform

Legalise Cannabis Qld (Cannabis)
Policy Platform

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (SSF)
Policy Platform

Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON)
Policy Platform

Civil Liberties and Motorists Party (Motorists Party)
Policy Platform

Districts

Greater Brisbane - Northern Districts

McConnel
Greens - Kirsten Lovejoy AMA - 5PM, 1st of October
Independent - Miranda Bertram
Independent - John Dobinson
Liberal National - Pinky Singh
Clive Palmer's UAP - Malcolm Wood
Labor - Grace Grace MP
Cannabis - Paul Swan
PHON - Anne Perry
IMOP - Alan Hamilton

Cooper
Labor - Kate Jones MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Independent - Robert Wiltshire
PHON - Susan Ventnor
Greens - Katinka Winston-Allom
Liberal National - Trent Wiseman
Labor - Jonty Bush

Aspley
PHON - Walter Hardy
Motorists Party - Neil Skilbeck
Greens - James Hansen
Clive Palmer's UAP - Joshua Morrison
Labor - Bart Mellish MP
Liberal National - Amanda Cooper

Bancroft
Labor - Chris Whiting MP
Independent - Barry Grant
Greens - Ell-Leigh Ackerman
Liberal National - Phil Carlson
PHON - Nik Aai Reddy

Everton
PHON - Mal Johnson
Cannabis - Frank Jordan
IMOP - Joanne Dissanayake
Liberal National - Tim Mander MP
Labor - Danielle Shankey
Independent - Jabez Wells
Greens - Helen Rath
Clive Palmer's UAP - Paul Crangle

Clayfield
Liberal National - Tim Nicholls MP
Greens - Andrew Bartlett
Labor - Philip Anthony
Motorists Party - Kathy Moloney
Independent - Robert King
PHON - Abby Douglas

Nudgee
IMOP - Dane Pritchard
PHON - Carrol Halliwell
Greens - Jim Davies
Labor - Leanne Linard MP
Liberal National - Ryan Shaw

Sandgate
PHON - Rodney Miles
Liberal National - Clark Siemsen
Independent - Todd Milham
Labor - Stirling Hinchliffe MP
Greens - Miree Le Roy AMA - 4:30PM, 29th of September

Stafford
Labor - Anthony Lynham MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Motorists Party - Jeffrey Hodges
Greens - Stephen Bates
Liberal National - Ed Sangjitphun
Independent - Anthony Conciatore
Labor - Jimmy Sullivan

Ferny Grove
IMOP - Susan Pini
Clive Palmer's UAP - John McCabe
Independent - Mark Scofield
Labor - Mark Furner MP
PHON - Elton Williams
Greens - Joel Colls
Liberal National - Chris Lehmann

Kurwongbah
Greens - Earl Snijders
Independent - Thor Prohaska
Liberal National - Kerry Petrus
Animal Justice - Heather Dwane
PHON - Kim Attrill
Labor - Shane King MP

Morayfield
Greens - Amy Smith
Liberal National - Theresa Craig
PHON - Rodney Hansen
Motorists Party - Grant Matthews
Independent - Jason Snow
Labor - Mark Ryan MP

Murrumba
Labor - Steven Miles MP
Liberal National - Yvonne Barlow
Greens - Jason Kennedy
PHON - Karen Haddock

Pine Rivers
PHON - Christopher Leech
Greens - Tara Seiffert-Smith
Labor - Nikki Boyd MP
Independent - Bruce Vaschina
Liberal National - Kara Thomas
Clive Palmer's UAP - Stephen Austin
Animal Justice - Maureen Brohman
IMOP - Alissa Pattrick

Redcliffe
Labor - Yvette D'Ath MP
Independent - Carolyn Kerr
PHON - Virginia Davy
Greens - Will Simon
Independent - Ian Philp
Liberal National - Kerri-Anne Dooley
Clive Palmer's UAP - Robert Blohberger

Glass House
PHON - Graeme Campbel
Clive Palmer's UAP - James McDonald
Labor - Brent Hampstead
Greens - Andrew McLean
Liberal National - Andrew Powell MP
IMOP - Laressa McCoy

Pumicestone
Liberal National - Simone Wilson MP - announced retirement 27 September 2019
Cannabis - Ryan Dryden
Labor - Ali King
Clive Palmer's UAP - Steven Newbery
Liberal Nationa - Fiona Gaske
Greens - Richard Ogden
PHON - Ross Konowalenko

Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts

South Brisbane
Labor - Jackie Trad MP
Independent - John Meyer
Clive Palmer's UAP - Marcus Thorne
Greens - Amy MacMahon
PHON - Rosalie Taxis
Liberal National - Clem Grehan
Independent - John Jiggens

Maiwar
Greens - Michael Berkman MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jacob Rush
Labor - Palani Thevar
Independent - Michael Andrew Johnson
PHON - Boyd Shannon
Liberal National - Lauren Day

Moggill
Labor - Roberta Albrecht
Motorists Party - Amy Rayward
Liberal National - Christian Rowan MP
PHON - Bruce Mitchell
Greens - Lawson McCane

Bulimba
Liberal National - Anthony Bishop
Greens - Rolf Kuelsen
Independent - Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit
PHON - Doug Conway
Labor - Di Farmer MP

Lytton
IMOP - Georgia Phillips
Liberal National - Gordon-Walters
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jonathan Spaits
Labor - Joan Pease MP
PHON - Debra Smith
Greens - Ken Austin

Greenslopes
PHON - John Booker
Labor - Joe Kelly MP
Greens - Victor Huml
Liberal National - Andrew Newbold
IMOP - Jasmine Melhop

Chatsworth
PHON - Aaron Clarke
IMOP - Madonna Guy
Labor - Lisa O’Donnell
Liberal National - Steve Minnikin MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Andrew Crook
Greens - Kathryn Fry

Miller
Cannabis - Josip Zirdum
Labor - Mark Bailey MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian Julius
Greens - Patsy O'Brien
Independent - Edward Carroll
PHON - Maria Packer
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian John Julius

Mansfield
Liberal National - Janet Wishart
Labor - Corinne McMillan MP
Greens - Rob Walter
Independent - Jarrod John Wirth
Clive Palmer's UAP - Maria Todorova
Cannabis - Brendan Taylor
PHON - Christopher O'Callaghan

Toohey
Liberal National - Warren Craze
PHON - Claudia Roel
Greens - Claire Garton
Cannabis - Nikolas Peterson
Labor - Peter Russo MP

Algester
Liberal National - Nerissa Aitken
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Greens - Josie Mira
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Labor - Leeanne Enoch MP

Mount Ommaney
Cannabis - Clive Brazier
PHON - Michael Powell
Independent - Ian Eugarde
Greens - Asha Worsteling
Liberal National - Roger Hooper
Labor - Jess Pugh MP

Inala
PHON - Scott Reid
Greens - Peter Murphy
Labor - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Cannabis - Nigel Quinlan
Independent - Terry Jones
Motorists Party - Michael Vidal
Liberal National - Miljenka Perovic

Stretton
PHON - Alexey Chekhunov
Liberal National - Peter Zhuang
Labor - Duncan Pegg MP
Greens - Andrea Wildin

Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts

Redlands
Greens - Carmen McNaught
Liberal National - Henry Pike
IMOP - Michelle Maher
SSF - Andrew Pope
Labor - Kim Richards MP
Clive Palmer's UAP - Craig Gunnis
Cannabis - Frank Brady

Capalaba
Labor - Don Brown MP
Greens - Michael Metzen
IMOP - Marilyn Winters
PHON - Neal Gilmore
Motorists Party - Peter Callil
Liberal National - Bev Walters
Independent - Paul Branagan

Oodgeroo
Liberal National - Mark Robinson MP
Labor - Irene Henley
PHON - Douglas Chapman
IMOP - Kirstyn Marriott
Greens - Ian Mazlin
Independent - Claire Richardson

Logan
PHON - Peter Weber
Clive Palmer's UAP - Sam Iskander
Greens - Liam Jenkinson
Liberal National - Clinton Pattison
Labor - Linus Power

Springwood
Labor - Mick de Brenni MP
Greens - Janina Leo
Animal Justice - Judy Rush
Liberal National - Kirrily Boulton
PHON - Glen Cookson
Clive Palmer's UAP - Gueorgui Sokolov
Motorists Party - Ian Sganzerla

Woodridge
Labor - Cameron Dick MP
Liberal National - Russell Bauer
Greens - Valerie Bennett
PHON- Lann Valentine

Waterford
Liberal National - Andrew Caswell
Greens - Lachlan Smart
Labor - Shannon Fentiman MP
PHON - Kim Miller
Motorists Party - Ben Olsen
Independent - Lanai Carter

Jordan
Greens - Navdeep Singh
PHON - Neil Symes
Labor - Charis Mullen MP
Liberal National - Charis Mullen

Ipswich
PHON - Suzie Holmes
Greens - Pat Walsh
Liberal National - Scott O'Connell
Cannabis - Shelly Morton
Labor - Jennifer Howard MP

Ipswich West
Motorists Party - Clem Grieger
Greens - Raven Wolf
Independent - Karakan Karoly Kochardy
Liberal National - Chris Green
PHON - Gary Duffy
Cannabis - Anthony Hopkins
Labor - Jim Madden MP

Bundamba
Labor - Lance McCallum MP
PHON - Sharon Bell
Animal Justice - Angela Lowery
Greens - Danielle Mutton
Liberal National - Rob Shearman
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2020.10.12 20:42 jonisantucho Oscar Watch - Post Venice/TIFF/NYFF Edition

Several months ago, right after the last Academy Awards, I posted a long, long, long list of possible contenders that had prospects to fight for the next Oscars. It was a time of hope, of looking forward, and of positivity.
Then, COVID-19 happened.
And now, we find ourselves in a year that may change the movie industry forever, with the lack of safety of theaters in times of a pandemic accelerating the switch of mainstream audiences to streaming and VOD. These are times where some people are beginning to wonder, even after they pushed the eligibility date for two more months, why the Academy doesn’t cancel next year’s Oscars. And in this rocky terrain, we lost many contenders. Fire up the Hunger Games cannons, because these are some casualties of the season (so far).
Launched to 2021: Annette, Benedetta, Deep Water, Dune, In the Heights, King Richard, Last Night in Soho, Memoria, Nightmare Alley, Passing, Red, White and Water, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Last Duel, The Power of the Dog, Tick, Tick… Boom!, West Side Story.
Unknown status / missing in action: After Yang, Blonde, Breaking News in Yuba County, C’mon C’mon, Next Goal Wins, Stillwater, The French Dispatch, The Humans, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Those Who Wish Me Dead.
But even if this year isn’t as loaded with clear awards candidates, there are plenty of movies that are already drawing buzz for an Oscar season that started brewing a month ago, with the kickoff of the Venice Film Festival, and will go on for six and a half more months, when the Academy Awards take place on April 25, 2021. It’s gonna be a long, weird and rocky season, which is gonna be great to see in terms of the narratives that are coming up.
-Ammonite (trailer): When people were betting on the likelier contenders of this year, many people pointed in the direction of Francis Lee’s period drama, with previous Best Actress winner Kate Winslet and constant nominee Saoirse Ronan. Going into the premiere at Toronto, people had their eyes set in this queer romance between a paleontologist and a young wife in the coasts of England during the 19th century. But then, some things happened. First, Winslet started her promotion of the movie by talking about her regret for working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski that sounded unconvincing to the ominous Film Twitter. Then, another queer period drama, Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come, started to take the attention away at Venice. And finally, the movie premiered. The reaction? Cold. Critics came out mixed with the movie, with many of them comparing it negatively to last year’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and saying that it’s too dull and alienating. Does that mean that all is lost? Not exactly. While the movie (which, considering the genre, really needs critics' support to get into the Best Picture category) has been dismissed, the acting by Winslet and Ronan has been received positively. Now that so many other contenders have been dropping out of the year, they might get some room to campaign from a (social) distance.
-Another Round (trailer): Speaking of TIFF premieres, a film that had a better time at the Canadian festival was the reunion between director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen, who reunited years after making the stirring drama The Hunt (not the one with Betty Gilpin carrying a bad political satire, the one about a Danish teacher wrongly accused of sexual abuse). This time, the material is lighter, being a dramedy about four teachers who decide to test out a theory about how people can live and work a little better if they increase the level of alcohol in their blood. Critics really liked the way the movie dealt with alcoholism, and Toronto audiences made it a runner up for the People’s Choice Award of the festival. In a year without so much exposure from other festivals, this Cannes 2020 selection could make a candidate for the Best International Film category.
-Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (trailer): Surprise, new Borat film! While Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines several times this year because of stunts that people assumed were about a second season of Who is America?, the Internet was shocked when, in early September, it was confirmed that it was actually a very niiiiice return from the journalist character that made him famous, shot during quarantine. In a matter of weeks after the reveal, the sequel got sold to Amazon Prime and got a release date for October 23. Why so soon? Well, apparently the movie, which got him in trouble with Rudy Giuliani and other people, is about Borat taking his daughter on a road trip to give her as a bride to VP Mike Pence. Even if this movie doesn’t manage to achieve the feats of the 2006 movie (which got a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, let’s remember), it will help Baron Cohen’s image a lot, because it will come a week after his big Oscar play.
-Cherry: While everybody knows them mostly because of their contributions to the MCU, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and actor Tom Holland are trying to branch out together. Now Apple has bought into their efforts, paying more than 40 million dollars to acquire their new crime drama, about the life of former Army medic Nico Walker, who started robbing banks after his days in Iraq left him with PTSD and a pill addiction. Will Holland manage this time to escape from the shadow of “oh, jeez, Mr. Stark” Spider-Man before Chaos Walking or the Uncharted movie come out? That’s a question for another day.
-Da 5 Bloods (trailer): Talk about timing. Merely days after the country was mobilized by the police brutality that continues to divide the United States, Spike Lee premiered his new war drama on Netflix. In a vibrant, disjointed but passionate portrait of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their fallen leader and some treasure, Lee struck gold yet again with his usual fans, even though the moving of the Oscar ceremony threatened to make it harder to remind Academy voters about this movie. However, with an astounding performance from Delroy Lindo (who is confirmed to be campaigned in the Best Actor category) and a supporting turn from Chadwick Boseman which got reframed with the news of his bravery in life and death, this has what it takes to fight for a spot in the Best Picture lineup.
-Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (trailer): When it became clear that quarantine wasn’t gonna be a breeze, the first movie in consideration wise enough to move a little further ahead in the calendar was this adaptation of the hit West End production about a gay British teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen and get his family and schoolmates to accept his sexuality. With a release date on February 26, 20th Century Studios (man, it’s weird to not use Fox in that name) hopes to strike gold, with a cast that mixes young unknowns, familiar names (Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and my boy Ralph Ineson) and the previously nominated legend that is Richard E. Grant (who is playing a former drag queen named Loco Chanelle), now taking advantage of the move of other musicals like Annette, In The Heights and West Side Story. I mean, this has at the very least some Golden Globes nods in the bag.
-French Exit: Before its premiere as the closing film of the NYFF, many pundits were expecting this surreal comedy to be somewhat of a comeback for past Best Actress nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, who here plays a close to penniless widow who moves to Paris with her son (Lucas Hedges) and cat, who also happens to be her reincarnated husband (Tracy Letts). However, the first reactions for the film adaptation of the Patrick deWitt novel were all over the place, with some people feeling cold by the execution of the weirdness and others being won over. Still, everybody had good things to say about Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance, but after the mixed reception to the rest of Azazel Jacobs’ film she really would need a lot of critics support to get anywhere near the Best Actress category. With a release date on February 12, it seems that Sony Pictures Classics is skipping the critics awards, and the distributor has a couple of big competitors above this one.
-Good Joe Bell: Every year, there are movies with big stars that go to festivals full of hope for praises and awards. Some of them work and go on, others don’t and get forgotten about. Mark Wahlberg tried to remind people that he occasionally is a good actor with a true life drama where he plays a father who decides to walk across America to raise awareness about bullying after his son, tormented for being gay, commits suicide. The film by Reinaldo Marcus Green premiered at TIFF, and the reaction was… not great. Some critics defended it, but most saw it as a flawed, baity product starring a man with a history of hate. Still, it got bought by a distributor: Solstice Studios, a new player in the game which just released its first movie, Unhinged (yup, the one about Russell Crowe road raging). While they paid 20 million dollars for Good Joe Bell, it’s clear that this won’t get near the Oscar telecast.
-Hillbilly Elegy: While many movies this year have some level of anticipation, Film Twitter is bracing for this movie in the “is this gonna be the next Green Book?” way. Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir about his low income life in a poor rural community in Ohio has many fearing about the overuse of tropes involving what’s called white trash porn, but rarely, Netflix has kept silent about this release. Even though it has Oscar bridesmaids Glenn Close (7 nominations) and Amy Adams (6 nominations), the streamer has not even released a photo of the movie, which supposedly will come out in November. And if you want another bad omen, take a look at the lower levels of this list by a familiar voice.
-I’m Thinking of Ending Things (trailer): Speaking of Netflix, did you know that there is a new Charlie Kaufman there, right now? While his adaptation of the dark novel by Iain Reid, seemingly about a woman (Jessie Buckley) who is taken by her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis), got the usual reception of confusion and praise that follows his movies, the release was followed for what befalls most of the Netflix original movies: a couple of days in the Top 10, and then it fell into the void. While Buckley and Plemons deliver great work in this demented, melancholic story, it’s hard to see this movie getting anything else than a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie. And that’s a long shot.
-I’m Your Woman: Following the little seen but critically acclaimed Miss Stevens and Fast Color, Julia Hart started 2020 with a Disney+ adaptation of the YA book Stargirl, and now she follows it with a drama for Amazon that will have its world premiere as the opening film of the AFI fest on October 15. In this movie, Rachel Brosnahan hopes to translate her TV success with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the big screen, playing a woman in the ‘70s that has to go on the run with her kid due to her husband’s crimes.
-Judas and the Black Messiah (trailer): Even if this doesn’t end up winning any awards, it has a real shot at being the best trailer of 2020. Formerly titled Jesus Was My Homeboy, this biographical drama by Shaka King tells the tale of two men: Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), an activist and Black Panther leader, and William O’Neal (Stanfield), the FBI agent sent to infiltrate the party and arrest him. While the trailer for this movie promised a release “only in theaters”, we shall see if Warner Bros backs down from that fight.
-Let Them All Talk: While we’re on the subject of Warner Bros, we have to mention what’s happening with HBO Max. While the start of the streaming service hasn’t been good (I mean, there are still people confused about that name) and it lead to some people assume will cause many firings, it has begun to make some buzzed titles on TV, like Close Enough, Raised by Wolves and the remains of the DC Universe failed streaming service. Now, to make a mark in the movie business, the streamer has a new Steven Soderbergh movie, a comedy that stars Meryl Streep as a celebrated author that takes her friends (Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges) in a cruise to find fun and come to terms with the past, while he flirts with a literary agent (Gemma Chan). While it doesn’t have a date yet, it’s confirmed to release in 2020, and at least we know that it can’t be worse than The Laundromat.
-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: While the expectations for the next film adaptation of an August Wilson acclaimed play were already high, the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman made this Netflix release one of the most anticipated movies of the season, considering this is his final movie. While past Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis takes the lead playing blues singer Ma Rainey in this tale of a heated recording session with her bandmates, her agent and her producer in 1927, Chadwick Boseman has a turn as the trumpeter Levee that was already being considered for awards, and now has even more people waiting to see. The thing is that one of the biggest competitions for Boseman this year will be Boseman himself, for his already acclaimed supporting turn on Da 5 Bloods, also released by Netflix. While the streamer will have to decide which of Chadwick’s performances will get the bigger campaign, this film by director George C. Wolfe has a cushy date set for December 18, and Viola is gunning hard for this movie to win.
-Mank (trailer): As you may have noticed by now, Netflix has a lot of plates spinning around this season, and this is the big one. After befriending the service with House of Cards and Mindhunter, David Fincher is going black and white to tackle a script by his late father Jack, about the making of the classic of classics, Citizen Kane. More specifically, the making of the script, with previous Oscar winner Gary Oldman playing the lead role of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, while accompanied by Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Charles Dance and Tom Burke. After watching the first trailer of his satire of 1930’s Hollywood (that will release on streaming on December 4), it’s clear that this is gonna be catnip to old Academy voters, and it would be really hard for this to miss the Best Picture line up. Unless it’s a complete cinematic disaster, Mank is bank.
-Minari (trailer): While the last edition of Sundance took place in January, quarantine makes you feel like it took place two years ago. This year, the big winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition was a dramedy by Lee Isaac Chung, about a Korean family in the ‘80s who suddenly gets moved by their father (Steven Yeun) to Arkansas, to start a farm. Even though the reviews have been great, distributor A24 hasn’t really had a big, Oscar nominated hit for the last couple of years, and the COVID-19 crisis made them delay all their releases. But when we were ready to write this off, a new trailer for the movie came out, confirming that it’s in the game of this awards season. Maybe the pandemic will be of help to A24, considering that one of the reasons they haven’t had success is that they divided their attention into too many releases, and ended up getting not much. This time, they are betting all on Lee who, even if this doesn’t go anywhere, also has a new gig coming up as the director of the live action remake of Your Name.
-News of the World (sneak peek): So much of this year has felt like a game of chicken between a virus and movie studios. While many movies chose to skip this year altogether, Universal remains firm (for now) with its plans to open a wide movie on Christmas Day, with a Western that reunites Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks in an enticing premise. In this drama based on Paulette Jiles’ novel, Hanks plays a traveling newsreader in the aftermath of the American Civil War, who is tasked with reuniting an orphaned girl with her living relatives. While the first sneak peek of the movie looks promising, the future is still in the air.
-Nomadland (trailer): While the world burns around Hollywood, Searchlight is betting big on Chloe Zhao’s new film. Using the strategy of taking the spotlight while the rest of the contenders is uncertain about how or when to be released, the indie drama began its journey at Venice, with critics raving about the story of a woman (two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand) who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. At the end of the fest, the movie won the coveted Golden Lion. To put that into perspective, the last three winners of the award were past Best Picture nominees The Shape of Water, Roma and Joker, with The Shape of Water (also distributed by Searchlight) also winning the big prize. After drawing critical acclaim following its virtual showing on TIFF and NYFF, Nomadland seems like the first lock in the Best Picture line up. Still, there are obstacles ahead. Will Zhao break the disappointment of the last few years, when deserving candidates for Best Director got blocked by the likes of Adam McKay and Todd Phillips? And will McDormand manage to get near a third Oscar, following a recent win for Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri? Time will tell.
-On the Rocks (trailer): While she hasn’t been near the Oscars for a while, Sofia Coppola is still a name that draws attention. This time, she opened the NYFF with a dramedy about a young mother (Rashida Jones) who reunites with her playboy father (Bill Murray, also reuniting with Sofia after Lost in Translation) on an adventure through New York to find out if her husband (Marlon Wayans) is cheating on her. The consensus seems to be that, while light and not near her best work, it’s still a fun and breezy movie, with a very good turn by Murray. While many would assume that this A24 production will disappear into the abyss when it releases on Apple TV+ on October 23, the dropping out of many candidates gives the movie a chance to, at least, fight for some Golden Globes.
-One Night in Miami (sneak peek): Following her recent Oscar and Emmy wins for If Beale Street Could Talk and Watchmen, Regina King is still striking hard, and this time, she’s doing it as a director. For her big screen debut as a filmmaker, she chose to adapt Kemp Powers’ play that dramatizes a real meeting on February 25, 1964, when Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) followed an iconic win with a hangout session with Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Opening at Venice, the film received glowing reviews, with many praising King (even though some said that the movie doesn’t fully translate the play to the film medium) and the actors’ performances, especially Ben-Adir and Odom Jr. (who, it should be said, also wrote an original song for the end credits of the movie, which could help his Oscar chances). Amazon Prime is hoping that this is their big contender this year, with plans of a theatrical release on Christmas and a streaming release on January 15. Judging by the praise this got at festival season, it has a chance to go a long way.
-Over the Moon (trailer): In a year with not that many contenders for Best Animated Feature, Netflix is betting on a musical adventure directed by the legendary Glen Keane, a classic Disney animator who recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short for co-directing Dear Basketball. While our expectations were lowered by the first trailer for the movie, centered around a Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the Moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Goddess, it’s still safe to assume that it has a shot at being nominated for something. Netflix also hopes that you like its big candidate for Best Original Song, which really, really sounds like a Disney ballad.
-Pieces of a Woman: While this year doesn’t have the amount of surprise contenders that a regular Oscar season usually has, we still have some movies that sneaked through festival season. The first one was the new, somber drama by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó, known for the doggy uprising pic White God, and the not-so-well-received sci-fi Jupiter’s Moon. This time, we follow a woman (Vanessa Kirby) whose life is torn apart after a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife (Molly Parker) ends in tragedy, and then leads to a court battle that also makes her confront her husband (Shia LaBeouf) and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn). While the movie had mixed reactions, Kirby had plenty of raves in her direction, particularly concerning her performance during a 25-minute birth sequence that is said to be brutal. That brutality paid off, though, because Kirby ended up winning Best Actress at Venice, and Netflix bought the movie, which also has Martin Scorsese as an executive producer. If the Academy wants to crown a new face in the scene, Kirby is the one who will be targeted, following her acclaimed turn in The Crown and her supporting roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible: Fallout and Hobbs & Shaw.
-Promising Young Woman (trailer): When theaters started to close because of the pandemic, Universal started the push of their movies going straight to VOD, with titles including Trolls World Tour and Never Rarely Sometimes Always. However, there was a title that was supposed to premiere in April, and then suddenly disappeared from existence. It was the directorial debut of actress Emerald Fennell, who wrote a black comedy with touches of a thriller, centered on a woman in her thirties (Carey Mulligan) whose bright future was derailed by a traumatic event, and who’s now looking for revenge. While the reaction to its premiere at Sundance wasn’t enough to consider a Best Picture run, the twisted performance by Mulligan earned her the best praise since the last time she was nominated for an Oscar, a decade ago for An Education. Now, Focus Features is planning to open the movie at Christmas, and are positioning Carey for a run at Best Actress.
-Rebecca (trailer): When the news came out saying that Ben Wheatley would adapt Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller novel for Netflix, many were shocked. Some people considered the chance that this was an awards play by the cult director, who is doing the same work that earned Alfred Hitchcock his only Best Picture win. But seeing the trailer for this new version, with Lily James playing the newly married young woman who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife Rebecca, we have to wonder if there’s a point to the existence of this remake. We will find out if there’s any awards chances for this movie on October 21, when it releases on streaming. Let’s hope that Kristin Scott Thomas has something to play with as Mrs. Danvers.
-Respect (trailer): Every year, there’s one or two actors who announce to the world “I want an Oscar” and campaign like their lives depended on it. Last time, it was Taron Egerton (accompanied by Elton John, who actually ended up winning another Oscar). This year, it is the turn of Jennifer Hudson, who is playing Aretha Franklin in a biopic directed by first timer Liesl Tommy, and who’s hoping that this attempt at awards ends up more like Dreamgirls than like Cats. She has been doing announcement trailers (a year in advance), quarantine tributes, award show tributes, and every possible thing to get the industry to notice that she’s playing Aretha. Hey, Rami Malek and Renee Zellweger did it in the last few years, why can’t she. With a release date of January 15, Hudson wants that gold.
-Soul (trailer): Disney may be the studio that suffered the biggest hit because of the pandemic. Their parks are a loss, most of their big productions had to stop because of quarantine, and theaters in many parts of the world are closed. After the failure of Tenet for Warner Bros. and the experiment of the mouse house of charging people 30 dollars to see Mulan (which didn’t work at all), many wondered if Disney was gonna delay the new production by Pixar, written and directed by Pete Docter, who brought Oscar gold to his home with Up and Inside Out. The movie, which centers on a teacher (Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician and, just as he’s about to get his big break, ends up getting into an accident that separates his soul from his body, had a lot of promise, but the speculation of lost money was also a concern. Finally, Disney decided to release the movie on Christmas, but only on Disney Plus, causing another failure for theaters, but assuring that Disney at least can get more subscribers to its streaming service. And the movie? Well, it just premiered at the London Film Festival, and the critics are saying it’s Pixar at its best, with praises going from the look, to the script by co-director Kemp Powers (who also wrote the play of One Night in Miami, so he has many chances for a nod), to the score by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste. That means that it’s already a top contender to win Best Animated Feature, and this may not be the only category in which the movie is gonna get nominated.
-Supernova (trailer): If there’s a theme this year in terms of Oscar contenders, it might be dementia. One of the examples of this is a small road movie directed by Hairy Macqueen, which premiered to good reviews at the San Sebastian festival. This drama centers on a trip taken by Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners for 20 years, who travel across England reuniting with friends and family, because Tusker was diagnosed with early onset dementia. While usually the big awards role is usually the one of the person who suffers the illnesses, some reviewers are calling Firth’s work as the supporting companion some of the best of his career. With Bleecker Street buying the rights for a US release, this is a little film that could still make some moves.
-Tenet (trailer): For the first five months of quarantine, the big narrative in the world of film was “Christopher Nolan is gonna save cinemas”. But after postponing the release of the mind bending actioner for months on end, creating big demands and expectations to theater owners, and finally releasing as the sacrificial lamb of Hollywood, Warner Bros ended up seeing the opposite effect. Even though Tom Cruise loved to be back at the movies, critics didn’t share enough excitement to make a spy movie that goes backwards worth the possibility of dying of coronavirus. The audiences didn’t show up as much, and those who did attend, mostly complained about the sound mixing and the plot. After all the sacrifice, it’s highly unlikely that Tenet goes beyond technical awards. Let’s start the “Travis Scott for Best Original Song” campaign now, before it’s too late.
-The Boys in the Band (trailer): The Ryan Murphy blank check for Netflix has been interesting to follow. On the one hand, we have his new TV shows, which go from not existing (The Politician), to alternate movie history that doesn’t know how alternate history works (Hollywood), to a challenge of how much TV will you stomach if Sarah Paulson and other middle aged actresses are campy in it (Ratched). And now, we are seeing his producing hand over the movie side, which starts with the new film adaptation of the cult play from 1968, which was already a movie in 1970 and recently jumped to Broadway in 2018. The cast from the recent Broadway production (which includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells) stars in Joe Mantello’s movie, telling the story of a group of gay friends in pre-Stonewall New York who reunite for a birthday party and end up revealing a lot of open wounds. While this movie got good reviews from critics, it kinda disappeared without a sound after beginning to stream on Netflix at the end of September. Unless the service wants to campaign for Golden Globes, this film is lost in the algorithm.
-The Devil All the Time (trailer): Another September release on Netflix was the new psychological thriller by Antonio Campos (Simon Killer, Christine) who didn’t manage to continue his streak of intense and terrifying character dramas with his messy adaptation of the dark novel by Donald Ray Pollock. Wasting a cast that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Bill Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough, this twisted period piece managed to stay for a while in the Top 10, but the reactions from critics were mixed, and audiences were busy asking what was happening with Pattinson’s Southern accent (which with The King makes two years in a row, baby). The many prognosticators who had hopes for an awards play moved on a while ago.
-The Father (trailer): It’s safe to say at this point that Anthony Hopkins is a lock for a Best Actor nomination at the next Oscars. After its premiere in Sundance, every prognosticator pointed in his direction, and for the next few months he swept praise for his harrowing portrayal of an old man grappling with his age as he develops dementia, causing pain to his beleaguered daughter (recent winner Olivia Colman, who also got praised). Sony Pictures Classics will make Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his acclaimed play its big contender of the season, using Hopkins (who this year got a nom for The Two Popes) as a starter to also get Colman, Zeller and the movie nominated.
-The Human Voice (trailer): And speaking of Sony Pictures Classics, it’s almost safe to say that they have another Oscar in the bag this year. That’s because they just bought Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, his English-speaking debut that is an adaptation of the play by Jean Cocteau. In his version (that was acclaimed by critics after premiering in Venice), Tilda Swinton plays the woman waiting at the end of a phone, expecting to hear from his ex-lover who abandoned her. Considering how the competition for Best Live Action Short Film has become somewhat lacking in the last few years (I mean, have you seen Skin), this should be an easy award to win, especially considering how beloved Almodóvar is in the Academy, which nominated him this year for the great Pain and Glory.
-The Life Ahead: While we’re talking about legends, it’s time to talk about Sophia Loren. 16 years after her last leading role in a movie, the Italian icon returns with a drama that was bought by Netflix, who plans to campaign for her as Best Actress and for the movie in the Best International Film category. Directed by Edoardo Ponti (who is also Sophia’s son), this movie centers on a Holocaust survivor who takes in a 12-year-old boy who recently robbed her, in a contemporary adaptation of Romain Gary’s novel The Life Before Us. Netflix has set a date for November 13 to release this movie, and the campaign seems to be about the narrative of seeing Loren winning another Oscar 60 years after she won her first one for Two Women, by Vittorio De Sica.
-The Midnight Sky: Based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight, this collaboration between George Clooney and Netflix is once again making us ask one thing. Are we gonna get the director Clooney of Good Night and Good Luck, or are we gonna get the director Clooney of Leatherheads, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon? Let’s hope he breaks his streak of blandness with this sci-fi story, which makes us think a little bit of Gravity: A lonely scientist in the Arctic (Clooney) races to stop a group of astronauts led by Felicity Jones from returning to a devastated Earth. With a release set for December, we have to hope that this is more than some Top 10 filler that will evaporate from existence in a week’s time.
-The Prom: In probably the biggest blank check of the Ryan Murphy deal with Netflix, this musical he’ll direct is based on the Tony-nominated show about a group of Broadway losers (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and James “boo” Corden) who try to find a viral story to get back in the spotlight, and end up going to a town in Indiana to help a lesbian high school student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. While it’s clear that this December 11 release is gonna sweep the Golden Globes, the emptiness of this year compared to others could clear the way for some Oscar nominations, including Meryl and the obligatory original song added to a preexisting musical for easy clout.
-The Trial of the Chicago 7 (trailer): When it was announced that Paramount was selling Aaron Sorkin’s new movie to Netflix, some people saw it as a studio dumping a failed awards vehicle to be forgotten. However, the excuse that Sorkin wanted to release this movie before the US presidential elections seems to be true, because critics really enjoyed his old school courtroom drama, centered around the trial on counter cultural activists in the late ‘60s. Everybody praised uniformly the huge cast, that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance, which guarantees a SAG awards nomination (but makes it difficult to decide which actors will actually get nominated for Oscars). With a reaction that brings to mind the days of A Few Good Men and is the best reception he got since his Oscar winning script for The Social Network, the film faces a couple of hurdles. First of all, it got positioned as the frontrunner in the Best Picture race by some people, which instantly puts a target on its back. Then, we have to consider that the movie releases on Netflix this Friday, October 16, which makes it the first big contender this year to face the world, and which in these times of lockdown will probably make the reception to Marriage Story and The Irishman from last year look like a walk in the park. I mean, there are some people who aren’t swayed by Sorkin, and for good reason.
-The United States vs. Billie Holiday: While Paramount was quick to hand The Trial of the Chicago 7 to Netflix, there’s another movie that the studio kept to play in the upcoming awards season. This biographical drama follows the life of another famous musician, Billie Holiday (Andra Day), and we see the journey of her career in jazz as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom she had a tumultuous affair. While the movie counts with a screenplay credit by Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks, the big question mark is the film’s director, Lee Daniels, who hit it big with Precious and then had results that were disastrous (The Paperboy) or financially successful, but not awards-wise (Lee Daniels’ The Butler). However, Paramount trusts in this movie, and with a release date on February 12, they want to make a splash.
-Wolfwalkers (trailer): While the attempts by Apple TV+ to establish themselves as a player in the TV world go from trainwrecks (See) to forgettable (The Morning Show) to eventually great (see Ted Lasso, everybody, this is not a joke), their plans to make a name in the film business have something to do with this year’s Oscars. While Cherry can come or go, they have a solid contender for the Best Feature Documentary with Boys State, but their big dog this year is the new movie by Cartoon Saloon, an Irish studio responsible for the acclaimed The Secret of Kells, The Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Feature. This time, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart direct a story about a young apprentice hunter who journeys with her father to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. After getting critically acclaimed following its premiere at TIFF, this is a surefire contender for this year’s Best Animated Feature category, and Apple is gonna parade it before its streaming release on December 11. Also, while you watch that, you could watch a couple of episodes of Ted Lasso, too. It’s a really good show, it’s all I’m saying.
Anyways, that’s all the news from the last few months of festivals. No matter what happens next, this is gonna be a long, long, long race.
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2020.10.12 16:00 SerpentineLogic 2020 Queensland Election discussion thread - October 13, 2020

Queensland Election is to be held on Saturday 31st of October and I thought a Megathread (news, greater Brisbane electorates, party policies... etc) would help people make an informed decision.
This will be updated heavily through the lead-up and please keep the comments civil.

NEWS

Brisbane Times Election Coverage
ABC Election Coverage
Tallyroom.com.au

AMAs

We will be inviting candidates and MPs across all parties to participate in AMAs, not all will be able to take the time to but will link each AMA below.
Previous AMA's of Candidates in this year's election
Amy MacMahon the Greens representative for South Brisbane. AMA - 9th of November 2017
Jonty Bush The ALP Candidate for Enoggera Ward. AMA - 19th of March 2020
Jim Davies the Greens Candidate for Northgate Ward. AMA - 18 of March 2020
This election AMA's
I am Miree Le Roy the Greens representative for Sandgate. AMA - 4:30PM, 29th of September
I am Kirsten Lovejoy the Greens representative for McConnel. AMA - 5PM, 1st of October

Resources

Enrol to vote
Check your enrolment
Update your details
Find Your Electorate
How to Vote
Silent Elector (to register as a silent elector if you feel that having your address shown on the electoral roll could endanger the personal safety of you or your family )
Early voting centres ( early voting centres will be open from Monday, 19 October to Friday, 30 October 2020 during the following hours: - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm - Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 9pm - Saturday 24 October 9am to 5pm )
Polling Booths
Telephone voting
Postal Vote registration (postal-vote applications will be open from September 14 until October 16)
Donor Location Map
Democracysausage.org

Parties

Australian Labor Party (Labor)
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Policy Platform
Liberal National Party of Queensland (Liberal National)
Deb Frecklington
Policy Platform
Queensland Greens (Greens)
N/A
Policy Platform
Clive Palmer's United Australia Party (Clive Palmer's UAP)
Clive Palmer
Policy Platform
Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP)
Michael O'Neill
Policy Platform
Animal Justice Party (Animal Justice)
Bruce Poon
Policy Platform
Legalise Cannabis Qld (Cannabis)
N/A
Policy Platform
Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON)
Pauline Hanson
Policy Platform
Civil Liberties and Motorists Party (Motorists Party)
Jeffrey Hodges
Policy Platform

Districts

Greater Brisbane - Northern Districts

McConnel
Labor - Grace Grace MP
Liberal National - Pinky Singh
Greens - Kirsten Lovejoy AMA - 5PM, 1st of October
Clive Palmer's UAP - Malcolm Wood
IMOP - Alan Hamilton

Cooper
Labor - Kate Jones MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Labor - Jonty Bush
Liberal National - Trent Wiseman
Greens - Katinka Winston-Allom

Aspley
Labor - Bart Mellish MP
Liberal National - Amanda Cooper
Greens - James Hansen
Clive Palmer's UAP - Joshua Morrison
Motorists Party - Neil Skilbeck

Bancroft
Labor - Chris Whiting MP
Liberal National - Phil Carlson
PHON - Nik Aai Reddy

Everton
Liberal National - Tim Mander MP
Labor - Danielle Shankey
Greens - Helen Rath
IMOP - Joanne Dissanayake
Cannabis - Frank Jordan
Clive Palmer's UAP - Paul Crangle

Clayfield
Liberal National - Tim Nicholls MP
Labor - Philip Anthony
Greens - Andrew Bartlett
Clive Palmer's UAP - Leonne Mcleod

Nudgee
Labor - Leanne Linard MP
Liberal National - Ryan Shaw
Greens - Jim Davies
IMOP - Dane Pritchard

Sandgate
Labor - Stirling Hinchliffe MP
Liberal National - Clark Siemsen
Greens - Miree Le Roy AMA - 4:30PM, 29th of September

Stafford
Labor - Anthony Lynham MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Labor - Jimmy Sullivan
Liberal National - Ed Sangjitphun
Greens - Stephen Bates
Motorists Party - Jeffrey Hodges

Ferny Grove
Labor - Mark Furner MP
Liberal National - Chris Lehmann
Greens - Joel Colls
PHON - Elton Williams
IMOP - Susan Pini
Clive Palmer's UAP - John McCabe

Kurwongbah
Labor - Shane King MP
Liberal National - Kerry Petrus
Greens - Earl Snijders
PHON - Kim Attrill

Morayfield
Labor - Mark Ryan MP
Greens - Amy Smith
PHON - Rodney Hansen

Murrumba
Labor - Steven Miles MP
Liberal National - Yvonne Barlow
Greens - Jason Kennedy
PHON - Karen Haddock

Pine Rivers
Labor - Nikki Boyd MP
Liberal National - Kara Thomas
IMOP - Alissa Pattrick
Clive Palmer's UAP - Stephen Austin
Greens - Tara Seiffert-Smith

Redcliffe
Labor - Yvette D'Ath MP
Liberal National - Kerri-Anne Dooley
Independent - Ian Philp
Greens - Will Simon
Clive Palmer's UAP - Robert Blohberger

Glass House
Liberal National - Andrew Powell MP
Labor - Brent Hampstead
Greens - Andrew McLean
PHON - Graeme Campbel
Clive Palmer's UAP - James McDonald
IMOP - Laressa McCoy

Pumicestone
Liberal National - Simone Wilson MP - announced retirement 27 September 2019
Liberal Nationa - Fiona Gaske
Labor - Ali King
Greens - Richard Ogden
PHON - Ross Konowalenko
Clive Palmer's UAP - Steven Newbery

Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts

South Brisbane
Labor - Jackie Trad MP
Liberal National - Clem Grehan
Greens - Amy MacMahon

Maiwar
Greens - Michael Berkman MP
Liberal National - Lauren Day
Labor - Palani Thevar
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jacob Rush

Moggill
Liberal National - Christian Rowan MP
Greens - Lawson McCane
Labor - Roberta Albrecht
Motorists Party - Amy Rayward

Bulimba
Labor - Di Farmer MP
Liberal National - Anthony Bishop
Greens - Rolf Kuelsen
Independent - Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit

Lytton
Labor - Joan Pease MP
Liberal National - Gordon-Walters
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jonathan Spaits
Motorists Party - Georgia Phillips

Greenslopes
Labor - Joe Kelly MP
Liberal National - Andrew Newbold
Greens - Victor Huml
IMOP - Jasmine Melhop

Chatsworth
Liberal National - Steve Minnikin MP
Labor - Lisa O’Donnell

Miller
Labor - Mark Bailey MP
Greens - Patsy O'Brien
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian Julius

Mansfield
Labor - Corinne McMillan MP
Liberal National - Janet Wishart
Greens - Rob Walter
Cannabis - Brendan Taylor

Toohey
Labor - Peter Russo MP
Liberal National - Warren Craze
Greens - Claire Garton

Algester
Labor - Leeanne Enoch MP
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Greens - Josie Mira
PHON - Wayne Stacey

Mount Ommaney
Labor - Jess Pugh MP
Liberal National - Roger Hooper
Greens - Asha Worsteling
Cannabis - Clive Brazier

Inala
Labor - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Greens - Peter Murphy
Cannabis - Nigel Quinlan
Motorists Party - Michael Vidal

Stretton
Labor - Duncan Pegg MP
Liberal National - Peter Zhuang
Greens - Andrea Wildin

Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts

Redlands
Labor - Kim Richards MP
Liberal National - Henry Pike
Greens - Carmen McNaught
Cannabis - Frank Brady
IMOP - Michelle Maher
Cannabis - Frank Brady
Clive Palmer's UAP - Craig Gunnis

Capalaba
Labor - Don Brown MP
Liberal National - Bev Walters
Greens - Michael Metzen
IMOP - Marilyn Winters
Independent - Paul Branagan
Motorists Party - Peter Callil

Oodgeroo
Liberal National - Mark Robinson MP
Labor - Irene Henley
Greens - Ian Mazlin
IMOP - Kirstyn Marriott
Independent - Claire Richardson

Logan
Labor - Linus Power
Liberal National - Clinton Pattison
Greens - Liam Jenkinson

Springwood
Labor - Mick de Brenni MP
Liberal National - Kirrily Boulton
Greens - Janina Leo
PHON - Glen Cookson
Animal Justice - Judy Rush
Clive Palmer's UAP - Gueorgui Sokolov

Woodridge
Labor - Cameron Dick MP

Waterford
Labor - Shannon Fentiman MP
Liberal National - Andrew Caswell
PHON - Kim Miller
Cannabis - Gay Sharkey

Jordan
Labor - Charis Mullen MP
PHON - Neil Symes
Greens - Navdeep Singh

Ipswich
Labor - Jennifer Howard MP
Greens - Pat Walsh
Cannabis - Shelly Morton
PHON - Suzie Holmes

Ipswich West
Labor - Jim Madden MP
Greens - Raven Wolf
PHON - Gary Duffy
Cannabis - Anthony Hopkins
Motorists Party - Clem Grieger

Bundamba
Labor - Lance McCallum MP
PHON - Sharon Bell
Greens - Danielle Mutton
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2020.10.11 16:00 SerpentineLogic 2020 Queensland Election discussion thread - October 12, 2020

Queensland Election is to be held on Saturday 31st of October and I thought a Megathread (news, greater Brisbane electorates, party policies... etc) would help people make an informed decision.
This will be updated heavily through the lead-up and please keep the comments civil.

NEWS

Brisbane Times Election Coverage
ABC Election Coverage
Tallyroom.com.au

AMAs

We will be inviting candidates and MPs across all parties to participate in AMAs, not all will be able to take the time to but will link each AMA below.
Previous AMA's of Candidates in this year's election
Amy MacMahon the Greens representative for South Brisbane. AMA - 9th of November 2017
Jonty Bush The ALP Candidate for Enoggera Ward. AMA - 19th of March 2020
Jim Davies the Greens Candidate for Northgate Ward. AMA - 18 of March 2020
This election AMA's
I am Miree Le Roy the Greens representative for Sandgate. AMA - 4:30PM, 29th of September
I am Kirsten Lovejoy the Greens representative for McConnel. AMA - 5PM, 1st of October

Resources

Enrol to vote
Check your enrolment
Update your details
Find Your Electorate
How to Vote
Silent Elector (to register as a silent elector if you feel that having your address shown on the electoral roll could endanger the personal safety of you or your family )
Early voting centres ( early voting centres will be open from Monday, 19 October to Friday, 30 October 2020 during the following hours: - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm - Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 9pm - Saturday 24 October 9am to 5pm )
Polling Booths
Telephone voting
Postal Vote registration (postal-vote applications will be open from September 14 until October 16)
Donor Location Map
Democracysausage.org

Parties

Australian Labor Party (Labor)
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Policy Platform
Liberal National Party of Queensland (Liberal National)
Deb Frecklington
Policy Platform
Queensland Greens (Greens)
N/A
Policy Platform
Clive Palmer's United Australia Party (Clive Palmer's UAP)
Clive Palmer
Policy Platform
Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP)
Michael O'Neill
Policy Platform
Animal Justice Party (Animal Justice)
Bruce Poon
Policy Platform
Legalise Cannabis Qld (Cannabis)
N/A
Policy Platform
Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON)
Pauline Hanson
Policy Platform
Civil Liberties and Motorists Party (Motorists Party)
Jeffrey Hodges
Policy Platform

Districts

Greater Brisbane - Northern Districts

McConnel
Labor - Grace Grace MP
Liberal National - Pinky Singh
Greens - Kirsten Lovejoy AMA - 5PM, 1st of October
Clive Palmer's UAP - Malcolm Wood
IMOP - Alan Hamilton

Cooper
Labor - Kate Jones MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Labor - Jonty Bush
Liberal National - Trent Wiseman
Greens - Katinka Winston-Allom

Aspley
Labor - Bart Mellish MP
Liberal National - Amanda Cooper
Greens - James Hansen
Clive Palmer's UAP - Joshua Morrison
Motorists Party - Neil Skilbeck

Bancroft
Labor - Chris Whiting MP
Liberal National - Phil Carlson
PHON - Nik Aai Reddy

Everton
Liberal National - Tim Mander MP
Labor - Danielle Shankey
Greens - Helen Rath
IMOP - Joanne Dissanayake
Cannabis - Frank Jordan
Clive Palmer's UAP - Paul Crangle

Clayfield
Liberal National - Tim Nicholls MP
Labor - Philip Anthony
Greens - Andrew Bartlett
Clive Palmer's UAP - Leonne Mcleod

Nudgee
Labor - Leanne Linard MP
Liberal National - Ryan Shaw
Greens - Jim Davies
IMOP - Dane Pritchard

Sandgate
Labor - Stirling Hinchliffe MP
Liberal National - Clark Siemsen
Greens - Miree Le Roy AMA - 4:30PM, 29th of September

Stafford
Labor - Anthony Lynham MP announced retirement 10 September 2020
Labor - Jimmy Sullivan
Liberal National - Ed Sangjitphun
Greens - Stephen Bates
Motorists Party - Jeffrey Hodges

Ferny Grove
Labor - Mark Furner MP
Liberal National - Chris Lehmann
Greens - Joel Colls
PHON - Elton Williams
IMOP - Susan Pini
Clive Palmer's UAP - John McCabe

Kurwongbah
Labor - Shane King MP
Liberal National - Kerry Petrus
Greens - Earl Snijders
PHON - Kim Attrill

Morayfield
Labor - Mark Ryan MP
Greens - Amy Smith
PHON - Rodney Hansen

Murrumba
Labor - Steven Miles MP
Liberal National - Yvonne Barlow
Greens - Jason Kennedy
PHON - Karen Haddock

Pine Rivers
Labor - Nikki Boyd MP
Liberal National - Kara Thomas
IMOP - Alissa Pattrick
Clive Palmer's UAP - Stephen Austin
Greens - Tara Seiffert-Smith

Redcliffe
Labor - Yvette D'Ath MP
Liberal National - Kerri-Anne Dooley
Independent - Ian Philp
Greens - Will Simon
Clive Palmer's UAP - Robert Blohberger

Glass House
Liberal National - Andrew Powell MP
Labor - Brent Hampstead
Greens - Andrew McLean
PHON - Graeme Campbel
Clive Palmer's UAP - James McDonald
IMOP - Laressa McCoy

Pumicestone
Liberal National - Simone Wilson MP - announced retirement 27 September 2019
Liberal Nationa - Fiona Gaske
Labor - Ali King
Greens - Richard Ogden
PHON - Ross Konowalenko
Clive Palmer's UAP - Steven Newbery

Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts

South Brisbane
Labor - Jackie Trad MP
Liberal National - Clem Grehan
Greens - Amy MacMahon

Maiwar
Greens - Michael Berkman MP
Liberal National - Lauren Day
Labor - Palani Thevar
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jacob Rush

Moggill
Liberal National - Christian Rowan MP
Greens - Lawson McCane
Labor - Roberta Albrecht
Motorists Party - Amy Rayward

Bulimba
Labor - Di Farmer MP
Liberal National - Anthony Bishop
Greens - Rolf Kuelsen
Independent - Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit

Lytton
Labor - Joan Pease MP
Liberal National - Gordon-Walters
Clive Palmer's UAP - Jonathan Spaits
Motorists Party - Georgia Phillips

Greenslopes
Labor - Joe Kelly MP
Liberal National - Andrew Newbold
Greens - Victor Huml
IMOP - Jasmine Melhop

Chatsworth
Liberal National - Steve Minnikin MP
Labor - Lisa O’Donnell

Miller
Labor - Mark Bailey MP
Greens - Patsy O'Brien
Clive Palmer's UAP - Christian Julius

Mansfield
Labor - Corinne McMillan MP
Liberal National - Janet Wishart
Greens - Rob Walter
Cannabis - Brendan Taylor

Toohey
Labor - Peter Russo MP
Liberal National - Warren Craze
Greens - Claire Garton

Algester
Labor - Leeanne Enoch MP
PHON - Wayne Stacey
Greens - Josie Mira
PHON - Wayne Stacey

Mount Ommaney
Labor - Jess Pugh MP
Liberal National - Roger Hooper
Greens - Asha Worsteling
Cannabis - Clive Brazier

Inala
Labor - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Greens - Peter Murphy
Cannabis - Nigel Quinlan
Motorists Party - Michael Vidal

Stretton
Labor - Duncan Pegg MP
Liberal National - Peter Zhuang
Greens - Andrea Wildin

Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich Districts

Redlands
Labor - Kim Richards MP
Liberal National - Henry Pike
Greens - Carmen McNaught
Cannabis - Frank Brady
IMOP - Michelle Maher
Cannabis - Frank Brady
Clive Palmer's UAP - Craig Gunnis

Capalaba
Labor - Don Brown MP
Liberal National - Bev Walters
Greens - Michael Metzen
IMOP - Marilyn Winters
Independent - Paul Branagan
Motorists Party - Peter Callil

Oodgeroo
Liberal National - Mark Robinson MP
Labor - Irene Henley
Greens - Ian Mazlin
IMOP - Kirstyn Marriott
Independent - Claire Richardson

Logan
Labor - Linus Power
Liberal National - Clinton Pattison
Greens - Liam Jenkinson

Springwood
Labor - Mick de Brenni MP
Liberal National - Kirrily Boulton
Greens - Janina Leo
PHON - Glen Cookson
Animal Justice - Judy Rush
Clive Palmer's UAP - Gueorgui Sokolov

Woodridge
Labor - Cameron Dick MP

Waterford
Labor - Shannon Fentiman MP
Liberal National - Andrew Caswell
PHON - Kim Miller
Cannabis - Gay Sharkey

Jordan
Labor - Charis Mullen MP
PHON - Neil Symes
Greens - Navdeep Singh

Ipswich
Labor - Jennifer Howard MP
Greens - Pat Walsh
Cannabis - Shelly Morton
PHON - Suzie Holmes

Ipswich West
Labor - Jim Madden MP
Greens - Raven Wolf
PHON - Gary Duffy
Cannabis - Anthony Hopkins
Motorists Party - Clem Grieger

Bundamba
Labor - Lance McCallum MP
PHON - Sharon Bell
Greens - Danielle Mutton
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