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  • I love the Shining , it’s subjective but it’s a master class in tension building and horror and  a total onion too , so many layers to it... but I get it , not for everyone 
  • Would kill to see this, I managed to get my hands on an original screenplay with notes once’s, and early versions were much more inline with the book. its the 50th anniversary, I tried asking about it on a lunch a couple of times , to hear Jim and …
  • @Hatorian Sorry for the delayed response, I was worried with the Old Breed might just sit on a shelf, but I started it this week and flying through it! What a book and I've not been able to put it down, will definitely give the Pacific a watch after…
  • @Hatorian I've ordered With the Old Breed, so looking forward to diving into it, honestly I've not ready anywhere near enough from the Pacific Theatre  I've got Inferno but not read it yet, liked Overlord, just finished  The Rise and Fall of the T…
  • @Hatorian My Brother has been reccomending 'With the Old Breed' for awhile now, think it would make a good companion piece! Let me know what you think of Retribution, I usually enjoy Max Hasting stuff
  • New Hardcore History out "Supernova in the East" Japan in WW2 - This is going to be good! https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-62-supernova-in-the-east-i/ I
  • So, recently came across a new recorded interview with the Maestro himself, i've read the Rolling Stone piece before, but nothing like hearing it in the mans own words.
  • @emnofseattle I've not actually done his Bolivar series, saving that one for a rainy day. I think Mike Duncan is best at giving you that overall narrative, which lets you go deeper where you want, i've read a couple of books since about the 1789-17…
  • @OldGriswold I know, every episode ends feeling like everyone has more to say. I like that the podcast gets more time, but it would be great if they could do a few short series of IOT like 10 episodes on the War of the Roses, the Margret of Anjou ep…
  • Hey would agree with most of the above , Revolutions and Hardcore History are amazing @alexander.klassen  Agree I think his French Revolution series was his finest work so far. An amazing BBC podcast, that get for 4 academic experts on something i…
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  • I loved isle of dogs, amazing how emotional a claymation dog could make me. I know it wasn't J&A's fault, but I was pretty disappointed when it got replaced with pacific rim
  • Thought i'd share this article, now it seems like this little beauty of movie is getting a US release... you may also be able to find it streaming online https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-death-of-stalin-captures-the-terrifying-absu…
  • Amazing aren't they, the ultra-parodied ending of Good, bad & ugly is fucking powerfull when it's had the two hour epic build up to it, love the whole trilogy.
  • Really enjoyed the cast... and I do happen to be in London from time to time it's not too far from my hometown and make the Kubrick Archives (and the British Museum) a must visit most times i'm there, i'd recommend everyone doing the same if they're…
  • @dochielomn Hey, it's not available online legally or illegally at the moment, it's still in it's cinema release phase, so i've seen it a couple of times now and would say it's worth the ticket price if it's showing anywhere near you.
  • So I keep a running reading list, thought i'd share, see if anyone else felt like doing the same or had any highlights from 2017. Think my list shows i'm a total history and politics geek, so I don't expect it to be everyone's cup of tea. December …
  • Loved the episode,  very good use of the metaphor of deletion for death/suicide.  I'm not sure ,but the kid seemed like a figment of Eliot's imagination? They maybe set that up in the first scene with young Elliot talking to the empty chair in the c…
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  • @emnofseattle I'd not thought of Vancouver, but would love to see Seattle Portland  etc, all the way down route 101 really. I think the Canadians probably avoid a few crazy US laws being north of the border , but that's really good to know thanks @…
  • @Dee I'm a pretty glitzy and shallow person so i'll fit right in. While it could be for the long term, this isn't necessary for the rest of my life so fun for a year or two could be good and I'll be checking my shoes in no time. @davemcb Yeh the di…
  • @CretanBull You're selling me on it in big a way, the cycling friendly stuff and leisure/culture aspect really sounds very much like my kind of city.  And there's that Trudeau! A little bit more confidence inspiring than the quagmire that is domesti…
  • Weather-wise I prefer hot to cold, but I like that England has 4 distinct seasons which is more Canada than Australia , so either is fine really.
  • @CretanBull That's a really comprehensive answer, thankyou! Ey up You're a Yorkshireman originally then, that's great! I've only got one foot in Leeds now sadly, 90% I live in Barcelona but i've spent the last 10 years In Leeds, it's a great city a…
  • @Hatorian Thanks man that's really useful, from what I hear the lifestlye and general attitude is pretty awesome there, the cost thing shouldn't hit me too badly, don't smoke or drink coke but I get you. It sounds like Toronto is equally painfully e…
  • Totally agree @akritenbrink is right, there was an original 'Jim' who went by a more Italian moniker, but I always figured it was a Dr Ford/ Bernard situation.  Aron removed the original 'Jim' replaced him with the good old Jim Jones we know and lov…
  • Just got back from a service at the Cenotaph a good couple of thousand people there, with barely a dry eye around when the last post played. Had a great grandad who served in WW1 and died later from the injuries, my Grandad was a paratrooper and fo…