I just watched UP IN THE AIR. I know just the feeling of being discovered alone by yourself. Not lonely, just flying auto pilot.
This writing observation of what happens to our souls when we as a society become to involved in the machine and less in one another is so evident. Bravo.
I was specially pleased with the moment of realization that Jason's family sees him as non-existent as a simple result of his survival in a world of competition took him away from them as a soldier to a battlefield in which he found himself accomodated by escape after the heavy actions of life.
Okay, I get it. If you like movies you're a stupid and annoying 'hipster'. Thanks for the tip, Scene.
You make every single one of these movies sound like a piece of shit and not interesting whatsoever.
-Hipster Douche, KA POW!!!
new moon, not full moon.
I live right next to the old park. Whenever I walk down to the
beach area or town park I pass by one of the old roller coasters behind
some summer houses. It takes a moment to find it but it is plain as day to see. Plus there's a pavilion. But to think it won't be there for me to see it anymore,
just breaks my heart. It's like seeing an old friend whenever I go down to swim, or
play. It just won't be the same anymore.
by Kayla T.
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Hah, what's the deal with masculinity. Congrats to her I suppose.
Oh dear. I made the mistake of seeking out the trailer and haven't been the same since.
Is this what I've become? Someone who can't even handle a lousy film trailer? Why, I braved the original "Wizard of Gore" back when it was a midnight movie at Westlake Mall. Yeah, yeah ...
It will be great to watch A Chorus Line,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.
Review was spoiler-free. Significant differences between film & book. Both great. Book superior.
Hot tub time machine was fun but only some parts, i think the story was a little weak but i still had fun watching it, i love the cast
you can watch the movie online
Isn't revealing Red Mist's father rather a big-ole stinkin' evil spoiler? I HATE SPOILERS! They plague modern film criticism. Of course, while I read the book as it was released, I have not seem the film yet. So we will see if my Ignizio-centric anger is righteous or not. While it didn't spoil anything for me, I worry about my fellow man.
-Jeremy, formerly of Que Tal
I would like to thank Ms. Ross for her response and also the reply by Paul Bogdanor, one with which I agree. I can add one further point, Ms. Ross suggests that I consider what is said about Kasztner by Yad Vashem. May I suggest the following article published by Yad Vashem:
Randolph L. Braham,"Rescue Operations in Hungary: Myths and Realities," Yad Vashem Studies XXXII (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2004)p.27n5. This article is currently available free on line at the following location:
What can clearly be seen is that the claim in her film made by Shlomo Aronson, that Kasztner can be credited with saving thousands of Jews sent to Austria, is a myth, it is not reality. In fact, he does not even make that claim in his book which deals with this subject: "Hitler, the Allies and the Jews."
The case of Kasztner is certainly an interesting one and Ms. Ross should be credited with her interesting twist of getting together Kasztner's killer with Kasztner's daughter. That is an aside from my general point. This is the following - the Holocaust was a terrible time in Jewish history but any documentary film that deals with this subject should present a true and fair account of the historical events. Sadly Ms. Ross's documentary does not do this.
The sources listed by Gaylen Ross are not as impressive as she would have us believe.
- Whatever their personal views, Dina Porat and Ronald Zweig have published nothing in support of Kasztner, which makes me wonder if Gaylen Ross actually read their books.
- Shlomo Aronson is interviewed by Gaylen Ross in her film. There he credits Kasztner with the rescue of "18,000" Hungarian Jews sent to Strasshof in Vienna, where "all" of them survived. It was established at the Nuremberg Trials, the Kasztner Trial and the Eichmann Trial that these Jews were sent to Strasshof for slavery and eventual extermination. Moreover, 1/4 of these Jews were in fact killed.
- Although Dov Dinur and Yechiam Weitz are pro-Kasztner polemicists and not historians, I urge Gaylen Ross to read one of the documents uncovered by Dinur. In that document - the transcript of a meeting between Kasztner and Becher dated July 15, 1944 - Kasztner explicitly admits that he withheld his information about the Holocaust of Hungary's Jews from the outside world. Kasztner also admits that the victims "went into the wagons like cattle" because he "failed to tell them about the terrible fate awaiting them" in Auschwitz.
- As for Yehuda Bauer: in his book "Jews For Sale?" he claims that in this transcript Kasztner threatens Becher with an armed uprising if the "Kasztner Train" hostages are not released from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The transcript contains nothing of the kind.
With all due respect and civility, I would like to ask Gaylen Ross how she could produce a 2-hour documentary about this issue without interviewing a single Hungarian Auschwitz survivor.
This movie also sounds like a valentine to fan boys/girls. Nice to see a grounded action movie hit the big screen. Great review!
In response to Mr. Ezra, I would only add please read the volumes of writing about Kasztner from Dr. Ronald Zweig, Yehuda Bauer, Dina Porat, Shlomo Aronson, Dov Dinur, Yechiam Weitz, and what is now said about Kasztner at the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem. Everyone is entitled to an essay, but the years of work of scholars and historians are what I have considered most valuable. They are not writing fiction. And while Mr. Ezra and I may disagree about conclusions, i would hope we may do so with respect and civility.
Gaylen Ross claims "The reality is that Kasztner saved thousands of lives that would not have existed if he had not done the negotiation." This is of course pure fiction. She has no evidence for this but seems bent on trying to rehabilitate a Nazi collaborator, which is what the latest scholarly research shows that Kasztner actually was.
For those interested in a more accurate picture of Kastzner, I suggest Dr. Eli Reichenthal's essay, "The Kasztner Affair Revisted," contained in Randolph L. Braham (ed.) "The Holocaust: Essays and Documents," (Columbia University Press, 2009) pp. 99-136. For anybody that reads Hebrew, Dr. Reichenthal has elaborated on this in his book that has been published this week by Ben Gurion University Press: "Was he indeed murdered twice? The Kasztner affair and the Holocaust in Hungary" (Hebrew).
Anna is absolutely right. I also admire Jen's courage and strength.
No matter what scandals the media wants to make about her, people like her! We are not film snobs, the majority of people just want to go out and have fun watching an interesting, light hearted movie rather than dwell on heavy and dramatic subjects, life is hard enough to on top of that go to a movie and watch violence, drama, negativity, whatever. Jennifer is fun and humble and people tap into her spirit and enjoy her roles no matter what the media is trying to do they will not succeed and it will make Jennifer even MORE famous. Take that!
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