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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 1:36 pm

Ma'aleh Hachamisha (its been 35 years so my memory might be off on the spelling. Its a few miles away from Jerusalem, near the 1967 border with Jordan)

<edit> Wow - is the Kibbutz gone? I just googled out of curiousity and the only thing I found was a resort where the Kibbutz was! WTF?
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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 2:51 pm

"Ash" wrote:Ma'aleh Hachamisha (its been 35 years so my memory might be off on the spelling. Its a few miles away from Jerusalem, near the 1967 border with Jordan)

<edit> Wow - is the Kibbutz gone? I just googled out of curiousity and the only thing I found was a resort where the Kibbutz was! WTF?


There is a very nice guesthouse, well hotel of sorts, there. I've stayed there. I was under the impression it was still a working kibbutz of sorts.

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 3:53 pm

Still there. Spelling is fine! The kibutz system however has been dead for some years.

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 11:53 pm

I remember the resort, but it wasn't that big back then. I got to work there, coz they needed people who were willing to get up at 4 in the morning. What, get out of the peach orchards? Yes, sign me up. I was done at noon and spent my afternoons exploring Jerusalem.

Yeah, I haven't heard much about kibbutzim for a while, so I wondered what happened to it. What do you think was the reason for its demise? Personally I loved it, but I was a very idealistic teenager and just couldn't imagine such a utopia not working. I do have many wonderful memories of the place and the people. There was a family from Michigan who had moved there several years before who took me under their wing. They certainly were a big influence on how I looked at the world. I was in touch with them for a very long time.

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Tue February 24th, 2009, 8:02 am

Kibbutzniks got very cynical and worldly. Thats the short answer.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed February 25th, 2009, 11:43 am

More like what films have I still to see....just seen in the TV listings that ITV3 is screening "The Lion in Winter" this Saturday...yayy, they're also showing the Olivier versin of "Rebecca" which I haven't seen for ages, will try to record both if poss.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Fri February 27th, 2009, 5:43 am

Just finished watching "The Visitor" Richard Jenkins, I was so impressed....
A must see! ....

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Fri February 27th, 2009, 6:21 pm

The Blaumilch Canal, an old Israeli comedy about a man who escapes from an insane asylum, steals a jackhammer and starts digging up the main street of Tel-Aviv. It is assumed by the police that he is from the city and they help him. As a result of internal power struggles, the city decides to send in everything they've got to work on the roads and they end up building a canal. A bit like the Emperor's New Clothes.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri February 27th, 2009, 8:33 pm

Wives and Daughters Wonderful! I highly recommend it. Of course I love Gaskell.

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat February 28th, 2009, 2:10 am

I was very disappointed that the lead in Visitor did not receive an Oscar. His performance in that was just brillant.


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