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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2012 edited
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    @ Greasemonkey :

    tracked down the movie form which that chocolate bath scene is taken : Sweet Movie (1974) with Carole Laure

    One narrative follows Miss Monde 1984/Miss Canada (Carole Laure), who wins a contest of the "most virgin"; her prize is the marriage to a milk industry tycoon (John Vernon). However, following his degrading puritanical introduction to intercourse, she vents her intention to leave to her mother-in-law who, at that point, nearly has her killed. The family bodyguard (bodybuilder Roy Callender) takes her away, further humiliates her, and finally packs her in a trunk bound for Paris. She finds herself on the Eiffel Tower, where she absently meets and has intercourse with a Latin singer, El Macho (Sami Frey). The sexual act is interrupted by touring nuns who frighten the lovers into penis captivus. In her post-coital shocked state, she is adopted into an artist community led by Otto Muehl, where she finds affectionate care. The commune practices some liberating sessions, where a member, with the assistance of the others, goes through a (re)birth experience, cries, urinates and defecates like a baby, while the others are cleaning and pampering him. Later she is seen acting for an obscene advertisement, in which she is naked, covered in liquid chocolate.

    The second narrative involves a woman, Anna Planeta (Anna Prucnal) piloting a candy-filled boat down a river, with a large papier-mache head of Karl Marx on the prow. She picks up the hitchhiking sailor Potemkin (Pierre Clémenti), though she warns him that if he falls in love, she will kill him. He ignores her many suggestions for him to leave and their relationship evolves. Eventually, in the state of love making, she stabs him to death in their nidus of sugar. She also seduces children into her world of sweets and revolution. She is eventually apprehended and arrested by the police who lay down plastic sacks containing the children's bodies on the riverside, implying they too have been killed by Planeta. The film ends with the children, unseen by the others, being reborn from their plastic cocoons.


    Welp, those were the 70's...

    ETA : you can apparently find the whole movie on Youtube or Vimeo, if, y'know, that's your kind of thing...
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    So hey, NPH and Batman, right?

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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2012 edited
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    @twentythoughts: Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a surprisingly awesome show. Old-school slapstick Adam West-style Batman. Mayhem of the Music Meister (the NPH episode) is one of the best in the series. They created the Music Meister as a villain specifically so they could get NPH to play him.

    Another gem: Aquaman's Song of Heroism
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    @Morac: Ahahaha. "You don't look roused!"

    I knew that "Brave and the bold" was supposed to be a good show, but if it's on this level, I might just have to look it up.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2012
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    @twentythoughts: Don't get me wrong, it's not on the level of Batman: The Animated Series, or any of the Nolan films or anything, but the series as a whole is just pure fun. Plus, they managed to make Aquaman a) hilarious, b) relevant, and c) voiced by Bender. That kinda blows my mind.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012
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    Also key to Brave and the Bold: the meta-commentary in the Paul Dini-written Batmite episodes is vicious and hilarious.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012
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    Childish, I know, but it made me giggle...
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012
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    @Alan Tyson

    Oh please. Everybody knows that Tom Bombadil is the Witch King of Angmar.
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    Beat me to it, Purple Wyrm.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
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    @ Purple and David

    Nah, I much prefer the take on it from Alan's link. The Witch-king theory sort of ignores the question of why didn't the Witch-king just kill the hobbits or let them die and then take the Ring. Plus, if Bombadil is the Witch-king, there's no new story space because the Witch-king is gone by the end of the trilogy. On the other hand, if Old Tom is some other potent evil, you have the potential for future stories during the Age of Men.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
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    @JohnJones - But you see, the Witch King wanted to die! Bombadil was the suppressed, decent side of his personality who hated what he'd become, and so not only didn't kill the hobbits, but helped them obtain the very weapons that would be used to strip his invulnerability on the Pelennor Field!

    (It's times like this I get nostalgic for Uncle Warren's reign of terror. By now he would have stormed in yelling about "fucking elf stories" and threatening us all with the arse eels :)
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
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    @The Mighty Foamhead - I can't help but wonder if the chance cards include things like "Arrested for sexual orientation, proceed directly to jail" and "Forced onto farcical hormone treatment"
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012
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    @ Purple Wyrm

    Okay. That's fine. It's at least as valid an interpretation as the other one. Ultimately, this argument has no relevance because neither of us own the character. This is really about personal preference. My preference is forward. It's next. It's "what happened after that?" As far as I can tell, everything published by Christopher Tolkien focuses exclusively on the past of the Middle-Earth. The War of the Ring is like World War II for American History classes ("Then Japan surrendered. The End. Everything after that is current events. Go read a newspaper.") So, yes, the idea that Tom Bombadil is a future story-generating threat to Middle Earth is a cool thing to me.