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Watched this film the other night, and I was impressed. The author is obviously a master of the direct, simple approach. No messing around here, straight to the point ! The direction was also very stripped down and lean almost to the point of the film being like one of those stripped down racing buggies with all the body work taken off - something the reviewers might have mistaken for "lack of content". The director did Master and Commander as well I think it was.

It's the classic initiation legend. Jeremy Irons is brilliant as the angry/cynical/pessimistic hurt warrior licking his wounds at the start of the film - until Eragon turns up. The Symbolism is one of George & the Dragon as evil dragon slayer. Slaying the Dragon that protects the land and the people - while keeping a Dragon for the King and Royalty - as shown in the Heraldic symbols here in Britain.

Of course it's all just a fantasy film, right ? Paolini, bought out concepts that I've known and used myself (shhhh!). There's a scene with the Irons character where he does an amazing job of explaining how the ancient word is a thing and can be used to create - something many creatives have tried to say in fiction and film which often comes off as sounding a bit silly. Here though, with Jeremy's acting and Paolini's style we have it really working.

Here in GB we have the Dragon line running SW diagonally down along the south of the country, so the concepts in the film meant a lot to me.

Recommended !
Seen it, thought it seemed more for children or early teens.
That's right. You get to 15 and they take your Dragon out into the town square and publicly torture and execute it. Then you can enter the world of Adult Sophistication where everyone can be really nasty to one another - in the latest nuanced fashionable way of course. Evil is the new good, and how stupid of me to think that anyone would hold idealistic values beyond the age of about 15. I must be a retard and brain damaged to have such naive ideas. Time for me to grow up now and throw away childish things. Then I can join the real people who are eradicating and destroying everything good on this planet. Pity those poor natives with their quaint mystical ideas - it's off to the machine now ! Pack away those Peace Pipes and Dream Catchers ! Time for the real stuff now ! You know you've bee dying to start up that investment portfolio ! Finally you can join the REAL people, just sip that Latte and show off those labels to everyone else. Now you've been accepted .. and now you are dead, but still breathing. Hello little meat machines.
Quote:That's right. You get to 15 and they take your Dragon out into the town square and publicly torture and execute it. Then you can enter the world of Adult Sophistication where everyone can be really nasty to one another - in the latest nuanced fashionable way of course. Evil is the new good, and how stupid of me to think that anyone would hold idealistic values beyond the age of about 15. I must be a retard and brain damaged to have such naive ideas. Time for me to grow up now and throw away childish things. Then I can join the real people who are eradicating and destroying everything good on this planet. Pity those poor natives with their quaint mystical ideas - it's off to the machine now ! Pack away those Peace Pipes and Dream Catchers ! Time for the real stuff now ! You know you've bee dying to start up that investment portfolio ! Finally you can join the REAL people, just sip that Latte and show off those labels to everyone else. Now you've been accepted .. and now you are dead, but still breathing. Hello little meat machines.

Read what I thought of it, not of you. Mabe its just because it seemed a little predictable or something.
I knew you were talking about it.
To continue ... Lancaster where I live, is well known for it's role in the sham trial and brutal hanging of totally innocent women, some of them being village healers. Killed for daring to give access to traditional healing and spirituality in the face of a corrupt Church - throw in a healthy dose of madness as well. Men accusing women of sending their beer sour, marks on bodies, and all the general hallmarks of rye mould poisoning as well as good old Hypocrisy.

"He claimed to remember that Nutter had accused Chattox of turning his beer sour ... "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witches

What a mixture !

Three years earlier John Dee had died ...

"John Dee (13 July 1527–1608 or 1609) was a noted mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist,[4] and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy."

What a load of arse wipes ! And this still continues to this day. Magick for the Queen and poncy rich. Torture and death for the poor. Woe betide the good man who bringeth the good riches to the people - healing that works, spirit and good cheer.

Kill the Dragons for the people - keep Dragons for the rich and tell the rest of the world that they don't exist.

Hardly a tale for children - and yet there are a thousand Dragon Masters out there. Young minds unpoisoned by avarice and hate that the rest of us have been blinded to.

Watch out for the fire ... it's coming.
So you like dragons!

Dragons are for any age, and they're always on the wrong
side of whatever "religion". Perhaps among the stars is the best place
for them.

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That's right. I paint little plastic models of them late into the night. The Dragons will rule again !

HM. Duh.
Quote:Seen it, thought it seemed more for children or early teens.

Sounds like a movie I would like LOL.
Yes, or "adults" ( = "a-dolts") who have not "lost their innocence" beyond the age of about 30. I'm increasingly realising that these "sophisticated adult types" who "know how the world really works"... ARE the innocents because they can never appreciate the horrors and breakdowns going on around them. Bring that up and it's always dismissed as "just a conspiracy theory". Now isn't THAT innocence ? The same attitude which seems to spew a load of pessimistic venom at films like this - or anything that approaches life from an open and genuinely optimistic angle for that matter ? I don't know, there is always this kind of thing I suppose but there seems to be an awful lot of it sometimes.
oooohhh...Dragons...

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I'll try again ...

"The AIDS War
by John Lauritsen
The subtitle: "Propaganda, Profiteering and Genocide from the Medical-Industrial Complex" says it all. John Lauritsen, a Harvard-educated survey research analyst by profession who has been investigating AIDS its beginnings in the early 80s, is exceptionally well qualified to expose the shoddy numbers-games and statistical manipulations that the generally accepted beliefs are based on. He also provides a devastating indictment of the flawed testing that resulted in AZT, a failed cancer chemotherapy from the 1960s, being rushed around the normal FDA procedures as the treatment of choice to become one of the most profitable pharmaceuticals ever marketed.

I found the dedication moving. It is to John's "many fine teachers," and particularly to the memory of the lady who taught him Latin and journalism. When Latin ceased being offered in the public school criteria, she was approached by students who still desired a classical education and taught them gratis. The particular recollection that he chooses to cite in connection with a book of this nature is a lecture that she gave on the meaning of Probitas -- moral integrity and honesty. Too bad that the modern world no longer sees fit to teach it in the schools."

The Dragon represents honour, courage and moral integrity. THE WORD is the spell casting that activates ... Probitas !

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Why don't you all fight these bastards that have taken over our society ? I mean REALLY fight them ? They have mangled our language. They have made so any REALLY STUPID with their evil spells made up of monoistic word usage that conjures up the worst kind of genocidal evil. Fight them dammit !

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What you say ?