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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Ride With The Devil Reply with quote

I love this movie, even though it was a flop at the box office... I just read a review from a guy at DVDTown.com in reference to the release of the directors cut of the film and can't wait to get it.

A thought that I have had for quite some years was the cause of the Civil War (yes, I know this has been debated here ad nauseum - not looking for that, just stating my belief). And I thought his opening remarks in his review of the DVD mirrored my own personal belief:


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While taking his citizenship test, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon learned how to think like an American:

Proctor: "What was the cause of the Civil War?"

Apu: "Actually, there were numerous causes. Aside from the obvious schism between the abolitionists and the anti-abolitionists, there were economic factors, both domestic and inter–"

Proctor: "Wait wait… just say slavery."

Apu: "Slavery it is, sir!"

It has perhaps become too trendy today to say that the American Civil War wasn´t about slavery. It certainly was, but as Apu notes there were a host of other motivations. "Ride with the Devil" (1999) adds one more reason to the standard list: sheer malice.


Spot on...

http://www.dvdtown.com/review/ride-with-the-devil-the-criterion-collection/dvd/8018
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notch,

Those quotes you posted sound an awful lot like a scene from the Simpsons.

Isn't there an Apu in that cartoon?
The last name is just crazy enough to be made up too.

I think the reviewer probably should have given credit where credit was due.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

corydon wrote:
Notch,

Those quotes you posted sound an awful lot like a scene from the Simpsons.

Isn't there an Apu in that cartoon?
The last name is just crazy enough to be made up too.

I think the reviewer probably should have given credit where credit was due.


Very well could be the case... I believe however that even if it is satire, it isn't too far off base...

That being said I cannot wait to get this DVD and see what additions it includes!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not trying to take away from anything, but I thought I could at least set the record straight.

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

I saw this film once. I might take time to see this director's cut.
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