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The All-Purpose Getting-To-Know-BBers Questions Thread
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Film: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, no question. The most entertaining film I've ever seen, and the kind I can watch no matter how I am feeling and enjoy it just as much. Plus the Twist And Shout parade scene is just amazing,

  

Apparently Paul liked the film but hated the addition of horns to that song, even if they were meant to be diegetic. That really bothered me, too...

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@Von Bontee, does @vonbontee agree with the above choices?

  

Ahhh Girl, would you ask Ringo Starr if his tastes in film/literature differed from those of Richard Starkey?? heart

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So Von Bontee either thinks he's Ringo or he is Ringo. Either way I would be calling for a medical evaluation- as you're either mentally unhinged, or an extreme narcissist. 

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So Von Bontee either thinks he's Ringo or he is Ringo. Either way I would be calling for a medical evaluation- as you're either mentally unhinged, or an extreme narcissist. 

  

...or was speaking metaphorically! And is definitely not Ringo, not even in my dreams. Traces of mental unhingement are definitely present, however.

Enough of this! stay-on-topic

Page-to-screen adaptation: It's accepted wisdom among some that great works of literature don't generally become good films, whereas a pulpy page-turner like "The Godfather" or "Jaws" can be made into a masterpiece that transcends its source if everything is done right. Whether or not I (or you) agree with that, I can't presently think of an adaptation I hated more than the 1984 film version of Steven King's "Firestarter".

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I don't watch a lot of book/movie adaptations because IMO books are better in every way. But one of the few i've seen, the Catch-22 movie, was great, but it would be have greater if so many unnecessary things weren't changed... why say Hungry Joe was chopped in half when it was Kid Sampson and neither make another appearance in the movie?

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I don't watch a lot of book/movie adaptations because IMO books are better in every way. 

  

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. heart

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@50yearslate said

Nice paul-mccartney-thumb_gif Ravenclaw's the best

(Just out of curiousity which test did you take?)  

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Film - It's a little embarrassing to admit that the original 1977 Star Wars is probably still the one I call favourite. It may have been made largely with a young audience in mind, but so what: I still think it's a technically stunning exhibit of sound, light, motion and story, aside from being fun and funny.
 

I almost said Star Wars - A New Hope myself. No shame there. john-lennon-salute_gif

I feel so out of the loop when people talk movies and TV, I almost never watch either a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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@50yearslate said

Nice paul-mccartney-thumb_gif Ravenclaw's the best

(Just out of curiousity which test did you take?)  

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Not Pottermore, then?

@Von Bontee said

Film - It's a little embarrassing to admit that the original 1977 Star Wars is probably still the one I call favourite. It may have been made largely with a young audience in mind, but so what: I still think it's a technically stunning exhibit of sound, light, motion and story, aside from being fun and funny.

 

I almost said Star Wars - A New Hope myself. No shame there. john-lennon-salute_gif

Agreed. Star Wars (especially the originals) is amazing.

I feel so out of the loop when people talk movies and TV, I almost never watch either a-hard-days-night-paul-7

  

Haha same!!! I hardly ever watch movies because my brother is incredibly picky about them and he doesn't like it when I watch stuff without him.

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Beatlebug sai

 

I almost said Star Wars - A New Hope myself. 

  

Haha, I stubbornly refuse to admit the existence of that title! It was "Star Wars" when I saw it in '77 and so it shall remain! (despite being officially given that updated, stunningly unimaginative new name in '81) 

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Sorry guv'nor, duly noted john-lennon-salute_gif

(It is, admittedly, stunningly unimaginative)

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Sometimes I wish they'd stopped after #6. The story was already all wrapped up, they really didn't need to add more movies. George Lucas doesn't even direct them anymore. As I said somewhere up there a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 sometimes you just have to know when to stop.

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A very good example of a meh book to a great film adaption is Forrest Gump. The book is a collection of almost short stories about idiot Gump getting up to wacky adventures like going to space with a chimp, and fighting tribes in the forest. He swears like a sailor and there's rather graphic details about what he does between the sheets- no-one wants to read that. It's ok, nothing incredibly remarkable about it.

The film is emotional, throws away the stupid stories (such as his space adventures), gives a nice beginning and end, and makes the characters feel real whereas book Gump is essentially a jester with very little development.

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^ such an occurrence is rare but I believe you.

Another exception is movie-to-book adaptations, though they are rare. For instance, the Star Wars movies are amazing, but the books that they wrote based off the movies? Pretty bleh. For the most part, whatever comes first is the best.

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Well after a good deal of derailment and three days of silence, I think it's time for a new question: which two colors go together the best?

I think orange and purple make a fine combination, but then again I'm biased john-lennon-salute_gif("George" is orange and "Harrison" is purple so... don't know what else to expect... 😉 )

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I've always been fond of green and pink. (Coincidentally, I always thought Pink Floyd was rather green, but it's got 'pink' in it so it turns out that my favourite {??!1&??%!?$!!#?!?} band's name is green and pink.)

Pink also looks splendid with purple and blue (which is why the bisexual pride flag is so nice-looking to me).

My favourite has to be green and brown, though.

Honourable mention goes to black and white and silver... I know they're not technically colours as such, but monochrome is so striking.

And, of course, I also really like black, grey, white, and purple......... ahdn_george_06

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@Beatlebug  said
I've always been fond of green and pink. (Coincidentally, I always thought Pink Floyd was rather green, but it's got 'pink' in it so it turns out that my favourite {??!1&??%!?$!!#?!?} band's name is green and pink.)

Well, that's not terrifying at all... seeing as Pink Floyd is pink and green for me as well...a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 (...favourite band? 🙁 )

(Actually, technically it's yellow and green, but I think of it as being pink and green because, well, it's Pink Floyd....)

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Honourable mention goes to black and white and silver... I know they're not technically colours as such, but monochrome is so striking.

  

White isn't just a colour-- it's all the colours. a-hard-days-night-john-1 a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Orange and blue. My high school colors. Also a beautiful sunset.

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@50yearslate said
Well, that's not terrifying at all... seeing as Pink Floyd is pink and green for me as well...a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

a-hard-days-night-john-6 ahdn_john_08_gifahdn_george_06a-hard-days-night-george-4

(...favourite band? 🙁 )
 

Yeah, we're married, so I have to say that. a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-10 You can't pick favourites among your family anyway......
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yes, you can, I love George (slightly) more than JP&R ahdn_george_08

Anyway, calling Pink Floyd my favourite band is pretty much arbitrary because all five of my favourite artists are my favourite band. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Beatlebug said

(...favourite band? 🙁 )

 

Yeah, we're married, so I have to say that. a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-10 You can't pick favourites among your family anyway......

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yes, you can, I love George (slightly) more than JP&R ahdn_george_08

Anyway, calling Pink Floyd my favourite band is pretty much arbitrary because all five of my favourite artists are my favourite band. a-hard-days-night-john-6

  

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Orange and green - the colour of autumn. 

Which in itself is probably a good question: what's your favourite season? (I'm not hijacking this thread from you Fiddy, I swear!) Mine is autumn

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1. Red and black–Don't know if black counts as a colour, but this is my favourite colour combination on clothes. Just classic.

2. Autumn. Mostly because the weather is pleasant. Plus, there are quite a few holidaysa-hard-days-night-george-9

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