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  • I’d like some more proof of Proteus’s claim. But certainly, I think that people have a right to wear clothing with religious content on them to school, just as they have a right to wear shirts to school with a picture of President Bush and the words “International Terrorist.” In a 1969 case, the Supreme Court said that students’ rights “don’t end…[Read more]

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • Trust me, Tim–even sentences with “of course” in them can be sarcastic. :)

    I’m glad we agree on the outrageousness of this Bush campaign claim, though.

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • Platypus replied to the topic Joke Thread in the forum Community 10 years, 10 months ago

    Q: What do you get when a grenade explodes in a French kitchen?

    A: Linoleum Blownaparte.

    10 years, 10 months ago
  • Platypus replied to the topic Joke Thread in the forum Community 10 years, 10 months ago

    A neutron walks into a bar.

    “Can I get you a drink?” asks the bartender.

    “Sure,” says the neutron. “How much will it cost me?”

    The bartender replies, “No charge.”

    10 years, 10 months ago
  • I don’t think anyone’s mentioned Twelve Bucks, by Rob Weychert; an “oldie but a goodie,” as they say. Egoless’s films are worth watching; Ninja Thief, for example. For that matter, so are Thomas Foote’s, such as the Jake series. I also liked Hali’s recent Hit and Run. There are others.

    There have been several attempts to organize an…[Read more]

    10 years, 10 months ago
  • I like Tintin in Tibet and The Seven Crystal Balls; they’re nicely strange and surreal. Herge really created a great frightening/mysterious atmosphere in the second.
    I’ve never seen Tintin in the Land of the Soviets or Tintin in Congo, the first two. Both of them were (are?) out of print for a long time, mostly due to the first being somewhat…[Read more]

    11 years, 2 months ago
  • Platypus replied to the topic Lego on Mars in the forum Community 11 years, 3 months ago

    What people have against Bush regarding Iraq is the way he misled the American people in order to go to war there. It’s not a question of whether the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power, or whether democracy can exist in the Arab world, as the administration has constantly been framing the issue lately. It’s that Bush used 9/11 and…[Read more]

    11 years, 3 months ago
  • I find it interesting that no-one has yet mentioned “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (although Lowweek did mention Ed Wood). However, I’m afraid that in my experience, nothing has matched the pure horror of viewing “Manos: The Hands of Fate.” Like Zirk, I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of it, but the commentary barely alleviated the…[Read more]

    11 years, 5 months ago
  • (Reply to Idiotless post from first page)
    There actually are black people in Middle Earth in the Tolkien books. Unfortunately, they’re on the wrong side, along with most of the other non-white humans. The black people are those from Far Harad, in the south. The people from Near Harad are perhaps Arab, and the Easterlings depicted in the Tolkien…[Read more]

    11 years, 6 months ago
  • I’m not sure if I’ll go trick-or-treating this year, or if I’ll have time. I haven’t thought of a costume yet either. Last year I was a giant squid, and the year before that a filing cabinet with opening drawer.

    11 years, 6 months ago
  • Another minor note: In the Directory, Joel Batterman is listed as the director of “Salt Lake Spaceport.” It was actually Kelly Jeffery who directed this film.

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Welcome! Good luck on your project. I suggest that you make some shorter films first, to gain experience and perfect your tecnique, before embarking on it. The Brickfilms.com Words of Wisdom contest (see the Contests and Film Festivals forum) might be a good place to start…

    Incidentally, Dandenmark, I’m not sure, but I think unfoldingmetal…[Read more]

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Hm, I think there’s a fairly good chance I might enter, although I’d have to think about it some more…I like the 1-minute limit, it might prevent me from running over the deadline, as I’ve done in the past… :wink

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Platypus replied to the topic Name change! in the forum Community 11 years, 8 months ago

    Heh, good book, that.

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Additional fairly minor note: I noticed that for many films in the directory, especially older ones, the “date added” reads January 1st, 2001, when I know this is not the case (I had not even begun to make my film Xarkun 8 then…or discovered Brickfilms.com, for that matter).

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • I think I’ll highlight some earlier films (some already named…oh well):
    “Twelve Bucks” by Rob Weychert (Bredstik Studios)
    “All of the Dead” and “ONE: A Space Odyssey” by Spite Your Face (Tim Drage and Tony Mines)
    The “Jake” series, “Thus Thwacked Zarathrustra” and “The Big Match” by Thomas Foote (not sure if these available right now)
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    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Site looks great! A minor note: I believe that the screenshot provided for the film “Der Reiche Kornbauer” is in fact a shot from Jason’s “The Fencers.”

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Incidentally, it’s “medieval; there are several spellings, I believe,but “medevil” isn’t one of them.
    Set looks fairly nice. I assume it’s some sort of arena? Where did you get the grey lion head, or is it customized?

    11 years, 8 months ago
  • Platypus replied to the topic Harry Potter vol.5 in the forum Community 11 years, 9 months ago

    (Spoiler)

    Dandenmark: The “arch thing” is apparently a sort of gateway to the world of the dead — whoever passes through the veil exits the world of the living, and, well, dies. While it isn’t discussed in the book, I got the idea, from the rows of benches and Dumbledore’s reference to the room as the “Death Chamber,” that the gateway was…[Read more]

    11 years, 9 months ago
  • Great film! Most “newbie” films have at least some areas that need considerable improvement, but this one was good all around. The “story-establishing” scene at the beginning added a lot to what could have been just a straightforward battle. The voices were quite good, and amusing at times — I couldn’t detect much of an accent at all. Animation…[Read more]

    11 years, 9 months ago
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