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Discussion Board Troubleshooting / Session length
« on: December 04, 2002, 10:53:45 AM »
Cal -

I noticed the default for session length when logging in is 60 minutes. Does this mean if we go over the 60 minutes we get logged out automatically? Just curious, because that seemed to happen to me earlier when I tried to post a message. When I finished it, and went to post it, I got "moofed." When I attempted to go back, I lost the message and had to start over.

Questions & Answers / Re:Clint's sister
« on: December 04, 2002, 10:43:04 AM »
Never mind Clint's sister....about that icon your using -  is that your sister?  ;D
- kidding

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Unforgiven (Doug's thread)
« on: December 04, 2002, 10:33:49 AM »
WELL – I just spent a bunch of time typing a reply, and when I went to post it, I was suddenly “logged out.” I guess it’s better to stay logged in all the time!  I’ll try to repeat what I tried to convey earlier - but the caffeine buzz is gone  ;D, and the spontaneity of the original message probably won’t be there:  :-\

I’ll try and make this make sense. I think Josey and Unforgiven are two films which more or less reflect the period in which they were made. Eastwood’s films of the 70s, including Josey, are “fun” and less complicated to watch. No message to try and digest, and you just kick back and enjoy the story & the action - and that’s about it. Of course people will always have their own interpretations of what they feel those movies were attempting to project, whether the films had those intentions or not (i.e., Dirty Harry and the "political" interpretations of it by certain critics).

Unforgiven is somewhat more disturbing than say, Josey, and as was mentioned previously, shows the consequences of violence, the complications and problems one deals with when seeking vengeance, etc. Not your typical movie that gives you the satisfaction of blowing away your enemies and riding off in the sunset.  The persons (characters within the film) sort of “die” inside as a result of their actions, and this uneasy feeling flows over into the audience. Makes it not so “fun” to watch. Kind of carries a message of responsibility with it (although entertaining as well), but has a much stronger and more complicated story than say, Josey Wales, or the other Eastwood films from the 70s/80s.  A modern western, indeed.

For entertainment value and “fun,” I prefer Josey. You don’t have to reflect back and think – just soak it in and go for the ride. Unforgiven kind of slaps you in the face somewhat – sort of a 3-D film (psychologically and morally), which, depending on the mood you’re in, may not “make your day.” I actually found it kind of boring the first time I watched it - mainly because I kept getting interrupted. I think it would’ve been different had there been no one to distract me.

Well hope that made sense. The original message was better.  :)

Web Site Announcements / Hey this site rocks!
« on: December 03, 2002, 09:03:20 PM »
Sweet site - great job, Cal!

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