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Any thoughts. I liked Idi Amin
insstead of Cursive. Gillian Anderson can fuck off. She's the new Andi McDowell
but I want to see where this is going.
is short for Idiot Amin
I thought. Though how much artistic license they took was questionable. It raised many issues about moral relitavism though, which I found quite interesting
won best actor at the Oscars though. Fully deserved
but someone must have an opinion
The anonymous kind of killing of 300,000 people or the personal kind of sleeping with someone's wife and letting them die through a backstreet abortion?
WHAT IS WORSE?
I vote option A.
so far for me and I've seen The Departed! I saw Black Book too, the German film. It wasn't saying anything new.
LKOS was really engaging but as it's fictionalised I don't view it as a biopic or historical piece.
to imply that, which is what I thought they were doing. How much was fictionalised by the way?
so it makes it hard to knwo how to read the film. The little factual bit at the credits made it confusing so people thought they were watching events that really passed. In fact I'm not even sure that anyone who knew Amin was involved in this film's research process. I hear Amin's son was not happy about the film because they didn't consult him on it. I hardly think that Amin would employ some graduate from Scotland to be his personal physician and then said graduate would have access to his wife. I think it was all imagined although I believe he did give himself the title of the film.
I thought at least that bit may be true?
I thought that Whitaker's performance of Amin carried the film in much the same way as Seymour Hoffman's did in an otherwise disappointing Capote.
Capote was so boring and slow but then In Cold Blood is no quick page turner either. I think McAvoy deserves some credit for his brilliant performance but eys Whitaker was clearly the best thing about the film but it seemed written around him didn't it. I also though David Oweyelo (sp?) was good even though that plot debvice at the end to get Nicholas out ruined the film a little and was really far fetched.
I wholeheartedly agree. Up to that point though the idea that a recently graduated Scottish doctor could become Amin's closest advisor was in itself fantastical it made sense in the context of the film. That last bit was way too far-fetched.
And to return to the point, why give the film some kind of historic weight at the end and not include what happened to "Dr Garrigan"? It would have been better to leave it and if people were interested they could go and read about Amin.
It's what I intend to do
on newsnight review for presenting itself as fact.
See I, to my detriment, know little or nothing about Amin. Did that flight hijacking happen? If so how much of a part did Amin play? It seemed unclear in the film what his exact role was. Like the film as a whole it seemed to give mixed messages.
Having said that, it was a cracking film and it fizzled and popped. As I said earlier it raised some very interesting moral questions. I had to question the fact that I came away feeling more sympathy for Amin than I did for Garrigan.