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#41 Matthew Buick

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 01:20 PM

I haven't, I hate drinking, it's bad for you, and everyone who drinks is a stupid wino.
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#42 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:38 PM

Why so mad? Do your parents drink?

Drinkin ain't so bad! I love it. Can't go to work without it, can't go to sleep without it!

Wait. You're 15, right? Yea, you may want to wait a year or so.... :)

ps-I'm kidding, of course.
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#43 Hal Smith

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:24 PM

I haven't, I hate drinking, it's bad for you, and everyone who drinks is a stupid wino.

No, drinking isn't bad for those who are constitutionally able to handle it emotionally. But there is a huge pile of souls somewhere whose lives were ruined by it. Bottom line? If one finds they have a need to drink, an obsession, then they're probably on thin ice from the beginning of their drinking career.

I was.

Herein endeth the lesson.
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#44 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:27 AM

I drink in self defense.
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#45 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:42 PM

If the catering person has to accomodate vegetarians, I can certainly accomodate a right-wing Republican on the crew as long as they are not obnoxious.

I've worked with a couple of right-wing actors who have been vocally pro Iraq War in the media, and they have been fine to work with on the set.


---I was told by an instructor at San Fransisco Stat who had studied with Kuleshov at the Soviet film Instute that Raoul Coutard is a right wing "reactionary". yet he is able to work with Godard.
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#46 Matthew Buick

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

No, drinking isn't bad for those who are constitutionally able to handle it emotionally. But there is a huge pile of souls somewhere whose lives were ruined by it. Bottom line? If one finds they have a need to drink, an obsession, then they're probably on thin ice from the beginning of their drinking career.

I was.

Herein endeth the lesson.


THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN !!!!!

Good man, Hal.
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#47 Danny

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:26 PM

I don't think it's bad.. I for one love beer. I only despise those mongs who think they are Lenny Mclean after two pints.

(You see them round the back of the pub after kicking out time chucking up.. big tough men..)

Today I saw a drunken mug push in line in Maccy D's, guy behind said there was a que, the drunken idiot elbowed the guy straight in the face and knocked him clean off his feet. This was a normal guy just in buying food, protesting someone pushing in front of everyone. Damn chavys.

Edited by Danny, 21 August 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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#48 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:38 PM

I AM still hoping for a job as eather Brad Grimmett"s or Evan Winter's AC.

OK. Send me a resume and let me know when you live in Los Angeles and I'll consider recommending you.
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#49 Matthew Buick

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

One pint a Night is OK, tis just those people who stagger around, Smirnoff in hand, cursing at everyone, and then leave Piss and Throw-up all over for people to walk in.
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#50 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

OK. Send me a resume and let me know when you live in Los Angeles and I'll consider recommending you.


Why Brad, You DO love me after all! I'm all a flutter, I don't know what to say. :D
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#51 Paul Wizikowski

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:53 AM

And before this thread gets to cold...

I promise to do my job and do it better every time. My opinions are mine and will stay with me unless the situation warrents them. As a conservative republican I'm sure others who label themselves differently may think they have me all summed up but when it comes to work, I have nothing but focus and passion for the job at hand. I respect the job and the position from call till wrap even if that includes seeing the sun come up a second time. So to anyone who would not use me because of my personal beliefs all I can say is, how unfortunate...for both of us.
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#52 Richard Boddington

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

And before this thread gets to cold...

As a conservative republican


Ok well you may have gone too far there, admitting that you're a Republican on a film industry related site.

I mean people may actually think that you voted for George Bush, I know that's crazy.

You didn't did you?
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#53 Paul Wizikowski

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

that's crazy.


Needless to say, I am not exactly like you and don't think as you do.

However, I fail to see how that makes me any less professional and any less eligible for a job. Surely there is enough common ground for us to be able to work together.
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#54 Richard Boddington

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:50 PM

Needless to say, I am not exactly like you and don't think as you do.

However, I fail to see how that makes me any less professional and any less eligible for a job. Surely there is enough common ground for us to be able to work together.


Between you and I alone, there would be a lot of common ground. I'm a conservative as well. It's just that in Canada conservative has quite a different meaning that what it does in the USA.

I know on my upcoming shoot I have people of all stripes on the cast and crew.

I won't start mocking the liberals and socialists on set until the rap party, then it will be too late for them to quit :D
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#55 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 03:37 AM

I'm not-anti conservative or anti-liberal, I'm anti-idiot I'm against anyone who follows dogma at the expense of common sence. I don't believe in gun control. I do believe in stem cell research. I believe that morality has less to do with sex and more to do with ethics. I do believe that America is a Regan put it The city on the hill but just not the way he meant it, I believe that with that position come a great resposibilty to lead the world by example and not by force. I believe that burning the American flag is a despicable act but anyone who advocates an ammedment to criminalize the burning of the flag hasn't got the vaguist idea of what that flag stands for. I personally have great respect for men of honor and think the problem today is there are far to few on them in government. The stanch conservatives want to bring back the American way, family values and spead democracy throughout the world no matter how many laws they have to break in order to do it. Ultra liberals want to regulate everythimg to the point that there is no freedom. I might not hire someone because I don't like them but I don't think politics would ever enter into that decision. I like to work with people who are positive, talented, intellegent and easy to get along with. I'm sure I;m the only one in the world who does :D
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#56 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 03:48 AM

Ok well you may have gone too far there, admitting that you're a Republican on a film industry related site.

I mean people may actually think that you voted for George Bush, I know that's crazy.

You didn't did you?


And now a rhetorical question...

Why do these threads so often de-evolve into 5-plus pages of political nonsense...?

Edited by Bill DiPietra, 26 August 2006 - 03:49 AM.

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#57 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:15 AM

Ultra liberals want to regulate everythimg to the point that there is no freedom.


I'm glad you're an independent thinker.. but that last bit (above) is not particularly accurate view considering that convervatives are more likely to want to regulate things like deceny on the airwaves or a woman's access to an abortion, the recent "morning-after" pill, or make flag burning illegal, etc. And Bush's "No Child Left Behind program is a fairly large expansion of federal control over the typically state and local-run institutions of education.

I'm not saying that it is not a tendency of liberals to see the use of government to regulate, just conservatives often fall into the same sorts of legislative behavior, but just in favor of their own causes. And for all their talk about the evils of big government, it doesn't get any smaller when they are in charge.

Also, in the big picture, captalism often thrives under a certain amount of governmental regulation; as one economist put it, the market is like the Super Bowl game -- with that much at stake, there is always someone who will cheat to win, hence why you have referees at a game. You need laws to ensure a free market where competition can thrive, people feel confident about the safety of products they buy, businesses can safely transport and sell their products, deal with each other using legal contracts that will be enforced, corruption will be prosecuted, etc. It's not some sort of either/or situation: either you get a free market and a free society or you get government control. Even in the Middle Ages, captalism thrived when city-states were the strongest to ensure safe roads and a certain amount of public works & welfare existed (like hospitals, sanitation), etc. It's always been a partnership, between the market and the government.
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#58 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 12:20 PM

Both sides can get so looney that they actually meet each other on the dark side of the moon...

Radicalism sucks, no matter your politics. :)
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#59 Richard Boddington

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 01:08 PM

And now a rhetorical question...

Why do these threads so often de-evolve into 5-plus pages of political nonsense...?



Because film "techie-stuff" is ultimately a very boring subject. Useful yes, but boring.

Miss Manners says never discuss religion and politics, but those are the two best things to talk about.
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#60 Dan Goulder

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 01:34 PM

Why do these threads so often de-evolve into 5-plus pages of political nonsense...?

Do you refer to all political talk on or off this forum as nonsense, or do you just find it nonsensical because this is a cinematography forum?
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