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2014-02-16 08:36:35 AM
Very interesting.
 
2014-02-16 09:16:19 AM
Quite an interesting film really.
 
2014-02-16 09:19:21 AM
Came to say interesting but that's been handled.
 
2014-02-16 09:29:21 AM
is it part of a larger documentary?

would love to see  more.
 
2014-02-16 09:31:43 AM
The second time in the last couple weeks I've discussed 1890s Palestine. After the Coke commercial outrage, I pointed out to some frothing wingnuts that the song was originally written about a Muslim city in the Middle East. This went over pretty much how you would expect.
 
2014-02-16 09:33:23 AM
cool subby
thanks
 
2014-02-16 09:41:40 AM
Interesting yes. Controversial? Hardly unless you have a zero knowledge of modern history.
 
2014-02-16 09:44:07 AM
And...
 
2014-02-16 09:45:17 AM
really, i don't see the controversy. i would, however, have liked to have seen better resolution!
 
2014-02-16 09:51:17 AM
I see a bunch of 10th century goat herders dressed up playing "Western Civilization."

Could have been taken yesterday.
 
2014-02-16 10:42:04 AM
I see a whole region enslaved by their bronze-aged religions wondering if their god loves them or not.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:30 AM
Lot of people wearing fezzes. Fezzes were cool.
 
2014-02-16 10:55:03 AM

Doc Batarang: Lot of people wearing fezzes. Fezzes were cool.


That was about all I garnered from the film. So I guess the Inidiana Jones movies were accurate?

www.theraider.net
 
2014-02-16 10:59:32 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: I see a whole region enslaved by their bronze-aged religions wondering if their god loves them or not.


At least in the video, they seemed to be getting along in general. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.
 
2014-02-16 11:08:01 AM
I think the only controversy is they had "talkies" in 1896.

Probably some post 1920's trickery to sync up the original narration that was on a separate medium.
 
2014-02-16 11:19:17 AM

dennysgod: I think the only controversy is they had "talkies" in 1896.


Hmm. I didn't take that as an attempt at a talkie--but rather an obvious soundtrack for the narration, which is obviously post-1896 since it talks about the situation in the past tense.
 
2014-02-16 11:19:55 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-16 11:38:26 AM

dugitman: The second time in the last couple weeks I've discussed 1890s Palestine. After the Coke commercial outrage, I pointed out to some frothing wingnuts that the song was originally written about a Muslim city in the Middle East. This went over pretty much how you would expect.


Like a turd in the punch bowl?
 
2014-02-16 11:40:25 AM

Doc Batarang: Lot of people wearing fezzes. Fezzes were cool.


Are. Fezzes are cool.
 
2014-02-16 11:58:13 AM

tzzhc4: Doc Batarang: Lot of people wearing fezzes. Fezzes were cool.

That was about all I garnered from the film. So I guess the Inidiana Jones movies were accurate?


Yes. As an archaeologist, cook, I will tell you that there is nothing in that movie which was inaccurate.
 
2014-02-16 11:58:27 AM
Besides the likely silly attempt at adding in the background sounds, a neat video.

My parents were amused and not surprised that all the Christian holy sites are now administered by Muslims, mostly be cause the Christians wouldn't stop fighting amongst themselves over minutiae about the sites.
 
2014-02-16 12:08:22 PM
Just finished "Lawrence in Arabia" so am getting a kick...  timely (for me), though.
 
2014-02-16 12:16:25 PM

bigbadideasinaction: My parents were amused and not surprised that all the Christian holy sites are now administered by Muslims, mostly be cause the Christians wouldn't stop fighting amongst themselves over minutiae about the sites.


farm1.staticflickr.com
But the ladder is sacred! Right? Isn't that why it's been on that ledge since the 18th Century?
 
2014-02-16 12:26:39 PM

Somacandra: PC LOAD LETTER: I see a whole region enslaved by their bronze-aged religions wondering if their god loves them or not.

At least in the video, they seemed to be getting along in general. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.


Well, it was before the Nazis and the Saudis spent a lot of time (well, money and resources) in the region convincing people their mild dislike needed to be more of an intense hatred for anybody who wasn't part of your religion.
 
2014-02-16 01:12:53 PM

Paris1127: bigbadideasinaction: My parents were amused and not surprised that all the Christian holy sites are now administered by Muslims, mostly be cause the Christians wouldn't stop fighting amongst themselves over minutiae about the sites.

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 375x500]
But the ladder is sacred! Right? Isn't that why it's been on that ledge since the 18th Century?


It beats monks coming in and changing the locks when nobody's looking.
 
2014-02-16 02:42:35 PM

dugitman: The second time in the last couple weeks I've discussed 1890s Palestine. After the Coke commercial outrage, I pointed out to some frothing wingnuts that the song was originally written about a Muslim city in the Middle East. This went over pretty much how you would expect.


I always conflate that song with You Are My Sunshine.

This land is your land this land is my land, from California, to a New York island, you'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away...
 
2014-02-16 03:01:29 PM
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2014-02-16 03:07:13 PM

Tyrosine: Interesting yes. Controversial? Hardly unless you have a zero knowledge of modern history.


This, although to be fair having a Palestinian girlfriend in the '80s got me past the Powerpoint version of how the place evolved.

/also, Alex Kingston...yum for reasons I cannot fully explain.
 
2014-02-16 03:09:33 PM

FlashHarry: really, i don't see the controversy. i would, however, have liked to have seen better resolution!


Unpossible. The fact it even exists is astounding, given the nature of early film stocks. You'll note that the only way film worked at first was in full, noontime sun. The first studios had sliding roofs because the electric lights, they did (next to) nothing. The need for steady sunlight and the cheap price of L.A. land in 1910 is what bulit Hollywood. It wasn't because L.A. was a nice place to live.
 
2014-02-16 03:10:44 PM

Somacandra: PC LOAD LETTER: I see a whole region enslaved by their bronze-aged religions wondering if their god loves them or not.

At least in the video, they seemed to be getting along in general. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.


Only because their internecine hatreds were confined by the fear of the Turk's scimitar.
 
2014-02-16 03:17:48 PM
media.chick.com
 
2014-02-16 03:18:13 PM
I want to be outraged and complain about how controversial the film is, but I must be missing something.  Somebody smart want to clue me in on what's so terrible and appalling about the oldtimey footage?
 
2014-02-16 03:24:00 PM
Neat.
 
2014-02-16 03:27:48 PM

GilRuiz1: I want to be outraged and complain about how controversial the film is, but I must be missing something.  Somebody smart want to clue me in on what's so terrible and appalling about the oldtimey footage?


They wore pantaloons back then. Meatwad.
 
2014-02-16 03:38:54 PM
Am I missing something? Why did the filmmaker erase all the Palestinians?

I heard mention of Arabs, Jews, Turks, Christians, but seemingly very carefully, the filmmaker erased all existence of Palestinians.

He forgot the Palestinians.
 
2014-02-16 04:00:13 PM

RoyBatty: Am I missing something? Why did the filmmaker erase all the Palestinians?

I heard mention of Arabs, Jews, Turks, Christians, but seemingly very carefully, the filmmaker erased all existence of Palestinians.

He forgot the Palestinians.


Maybe that's because they were all Palestinians.  Kinda like all the Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Pastafarians in New York are all New Yorkers.

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2014-02-16 04:22:41 PM
And then the British came in and made it all nice and safe again.

/WWI, the war that keeps on giving
 
2014-02-16 04:29:44 PM

grouser: cool subby
thanks


You are welcome. :)
/subby

Tyrosine: Interesting yes. Controversial? Hardly unless you have a zero knowledge of modern history.


Well, that's the thing... I have quite a good knowledge of history, and I knew that Hebrew wasn't a spoken language then, (until it was revived in like the 1940s), but I didn't know that Jews would have spoke Arabic then. I figured it would be Yiddish, or whatever. Also, I didn't know that the Jewish population of Jerusalem was  like 50%, but the Jewish population of Palestine was only 5%.

This is why I thought it would cause controversy.

GilRuiz1: I want to be outraged and complain about how controversial the film is, but I must be missing something.  Somebody smart want to clue me in on what's so terrible and appalling about the oldtimey footage?


See above paragraph.  Also, Jews and Arabs will fight over anything. But basically the narration in this reiterates the fact that there was such a small Jewish population of Palestine back then, so Palestinians could use this film as more evidence that Israel does not belong to the Jews, etc, etc.

/subby
 
2014-02-16 04:36:50 PM

danielscissorhands: Also, Jews and Arabs will fight over anything.


media.chick.com

It is written...both sad and cartoonish.
 
2014-02-16 05:31:59 PM
I've always suspected Jack Chick was a fifth-columnist for atheism. He uses the most repulsive parts of the Bible as if they were features or persuasive come-on. "NOW WITH 30% MORE BABY SMITING! AND BONUS PENIS CUTTING!"

Sort of like Windows 8.
 
2014-02-16 06:09:25 PM

Valiente: I've always suspected Jack Chick was a fifth-columnist for atheism. He uses the most repulsive parts of the Bible as if they were features or persuasive come-on. "NOW WITH 30% MORE BABY SMITING! AND BONUS PENIS CUTTING!"

Sort of like Windows 8.


Hey, the penis cutting in Windows 8 is optional if you pledge your soul to Sata .. er Bill.
 
2014-02-16 06:30:21 PM
At least it all worked out really well in the end.
 
2014-02-16 07:03:33 PM

doyner: GilRuiz1: I want to be outraged and complain about how controversial the film is, but I must be missing something.  Somebody smart want to clue me in on what's so terrible and appalling about the oldtimey footage?

They wore pantaloons back then. Meatwad.


farm3.staticflickr.com

danielscissorhands: See above paragraph.


Ah, gotcha.  Thanks.
/Oh hey, this is appropriate!
 
2014-02-16 07:18:20 PM
Don't forget Poland.
 
2014-02-16 09:29:11 PM
Move all of Israel to Nevada--let them be an independant nation protected by our location and military largesse.

Obliterate Jerusalem there's nothing to fight over.

Problem solved--and save money in the long run.
 
2014-02-16 09:36:34 PM

doyner: [media.chick.com image 458x236]


You got it all wrong.

www.fredvanlente.com www.fredvanlente.com
 
2014-02-16 09:57:32 PM

AlanSmithee: Don't forget Poland.


I love your movies!
 
2014-02-17 01:26:40 AM

doyner: danielscissorhands: Also, Jews and Arabs will fight over anything.

[media.chick.com image 451x232]

It is written...both sad and cartoonish.


Is that a Chick tract?  I know that the Muslims believe that they're descendants of Ishmael, but I thought that the general Christian consensus on this was that Christians here Agreed with Muslims.

/Never been a christian, so I'm probably wrong
 
2014-02-17 01:57:03 AM
Wow.

Jerusalem looks like a Magic Carpet Golf 'n Games amusement park.
 
2014-02-17 02:39:26 AM

SJKebab: Is that a Chick tract?


Of course it is. That's how they roll.
 
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