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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Not in 'murican, damnit!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:12 pm 
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rapta wrote:
domino harvey wrote:
It is so weird that that's what you call zucchinis over there


It is so weird what you call aubergines and swedes over there...

Before I looked it up, I had no idea that rutabaga was just a synonym for swede.

Or that neeps were the same thing.

Anyway, the best thing to some out of all this is my discovery of Wikipaedia, the free encyclopaedia that awbody can eedit - the Scottish Wikipedia. Here is its opening paragraph on 'Neep':

"A neep or tumshie is the ruit crap brassica rapa var. rapa that's aft growen in maumie climates athort the warld for its white, bulbous tapruit. Smaw, neshy kynds is growen for human consumption, while lairger kynds is growen as feed for stock. Neeps is weel-likit in Europe, parteecular in caulder airts, sith they growe weel in cauld climates an can be keepit for mony months efter the hairst."


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:21 pm 
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Of course the main thing to remember is to never ask for a rubber in America when what you really want is an eraser!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:39 pm 
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rapta wrote:
PS: don't wanna be 'that guy' but isn't zucchini the plural form? I.e. no need to add an 's' :-#

You definitely don't want to be that guy walking around foisting the word 'zucchino' on unsuspecting citizens.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:39 am 
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zedz wrote:
rapta wrote:
domino harvey wrote:
It is so weird that that's what you call zucchinis over there


It is so weird what you call aubergines and swedes over there...

Before I looked it up, I had no idea that rutabaga was just a synonym for swede.

Or that neeps were the same thing.

Anyway, the best thing to some out of all this is my discovery of Wikipaedia, the free encyclopaedia that awbody can eedit - the Scottish Wikipedia. Here is its opening paragraph on 'Neep':

"A neep or tumshie is the ruit crap brassica rapa var. rapa that's aft growen in maumie climates athort the warld for its white, bulbous tapruit. Smaw, neshy kynds is growen for human consumption, while lairger kynds is growen as feed for stock. Neeps is weel-likit in Europe, parteecular in caulder airts, sith they growe weel in cauld climates an can be keepit for mony months efter the hairst."


Yeah, "neeps and tatties".

Didn't know there was a Scottish Wikipedia though, amazing. Almost worth highjacking the thread for that alone!

colinr0380 wrote:
Of course the main thing to remember is to never ask for a rubber in America when what you really want is an eraser!


Can't wait to see the confusion on a shopkeeper's face when I ask for a pack of fags.

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rapta wrote:
PS: don't wanna be 'that guy' but isn't zucchini the plural form? I.e. no need to add an 's' :-#

You definitely don't want to be that guy walking around foisting the word 'zucchino' on unsuspecting citizens.


Haha don't worry, I'll keep schtum. I don't look or sound Italian enough to get away with it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:55 am 
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Slack Bay is getting a Blu Ray release in the UK so that is the way to go for me.

I received and watched my Blu Ray of A Quiet Passion. Had seen it at the cinema last November and was blown away by it. Second viewing: same response. Outstanding job for Soda with A Quiet Passion and it's extras.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:41 am 
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Thank you very much Aunt Peg, lovely to hear. Just to clarify in case anyone gets the wrong idea from your post, Slack Bay is being released over here by New Wave, not us.

Having just signed it off, here's the extras for My Life As A Courgette:
- Both the original French and dubbed English versions, with audio description and HOH subtitle options for the latter
- Introduction by Peter Lord (Aardman Films) (4 mins)
- The Making Of My Life As A Courgette (18 mins)
- Courgette "Audition" footage (pilot for the film, 2 mins)
- Courgette, You're A Star (courtesy of the Gan Foundation for Cinema, 5 mins)
- Festival d'Annecy (courtesy of the Gan Foundation for Cinema, 2 mins)
- Into Film Animation Workshop (4 mins)
- Theatrical trailers (2 mins each)
- Also available on DVD from Thunderbird Releasing (trailer reel of other recent family titles)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:02 pm 
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JamesF wrote:
Having just signed it off, here's the extras for My Life As A Courgette

I just watched the R1 GKIDS DVD, which included one of Barras's charming early shorts as an extra. It looks like he's made a number of them actually, so it's a shame if none can be represented here, in what otherwise appears to be a great release.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:38 am 
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swo17 wrote:
JamesF wrote:
Having just signed it off, here's the extras for My Life As A Courgette

I just watched the R1 GKIDS DVD, which included one of Barras's charming early shorts as an extra. It looks like he's made a number of them actually, so it's a shame if none can be represented here, in what otherwise appears to be a great release.


Believe me, I tried and we very nearly got to include that short (Genie In A Tin Of Ravioli). We started talking to the producer/licensor, who then promptly disappeared without trace to work as an animator on Isle Of Dogs and didn't get back to us again until a month after I signed off the master. So very little we could do about that, alas. Barras' other shorts are wonderful but contain some macabre imagery that could have jeopardised our PG certificate, which we wanted to keep.

On a related note, I can happily confirm that our upcoming Blu-Ray of Hannes Holm's Oscar-nominated A Man Called Ove will contain all the extras from the Music Box release, so local audiences won't miss out.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Interesting about the rating considering the feature is the equivalent of 12 here, presumably on account of all the talk of sex and murdered parents.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:41 am 
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Sex and murdered parents is fine in British PG films, provided nobody swears.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:52 am 
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I can tell you from firsthand experience that the BBFC were very happy to be able to give it a PG due to its sensitive and discreet handling of the issues involved - prior to their viewing it though, we were very worried they'd follow the MPAA's example!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:55 am 
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Sex and murdered parents is fine in British PG films, provided nobody swears.

Or unbutton their waistcoats.


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