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The Sunset Limited
February 26, 2011
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Just finished watching a terrific HBO special that I highly recommend watching, called The Sunset Limited. It stars Tommy Lee Jones, and Samual L. Jackson, all played out in a one room scene, with them the only 2 characters. If they don't both get Emmy's for this I would be surprized, it was captivating to watch.

Without telling anything about it, it is something everyone will be glued to, but especially any of us who have been in heated debated over belief and non belief, or the all proofs posts. I highly recommend if you get HBO that we all watch it. Excellent portrayals of 2 totally different men, with totally different beliefs. Its a must see, that goes right along with our ongoing debates, from both sides.

February 27, 2011
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Hey, anybody who gets a "television/movie education" are incapable of having intelligence. Laugh

Anybody who watches TV will be fooled into thinking it's real life. Laugh

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I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

February 27, 2011
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Hey Greeney..
I have it Tivo'd will get back to once I watch it
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Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

February 27, 2011
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Thats great Bionic, can't wait to hear your opinion about it. we just won't reviel what its about so it doesn't spoil the story, but you can at least tell Mr. knucklehead, its an excellent story, that is well worth him watching. Laugh

February 27, 2011
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first of all..E.V, you would love it..you hate tv..but try to remember much stuff is created from literature first. So..you hate literature? (burn books?)

secondly..
Dang!!!
Wow!!!
That knocked my breath out.
I swear, whoever wrote that has been in this section of this site..it was like this section of this site playing out..some stuff said felt like direct quotes.
Also (at1..you should see this) it really reminded me of PNG (Mask, BlackMask, and whatever other aliases)
I am practically convinced he is a writer and wrote this.
That or the kind of angst the professor was dealing with is more common than I realized. (the existential kind)

for my own part..I've lived (and continue to struggle) with both sides of that coin.
yikes

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

February 27, 2011
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Life is being on the edge of the coin Bionic, the two sides are only separated by a thin edge, and all the major events of life probably occur on the middle of the coins edge.

If you ever have gone to a live playhouse this show reminded me of that, with the entire story being played out on one set, and with limited characters, in this case only 2. What a acting challenge to only be able to play on each other with only dialect, feelings, and emotions to use. No special effects, music, no props, no elaborate wardrobe, fancy makeup.

We couldn;t stop watching, you would think you would say, "this is boring", but it was anything but that.

I really do hope EH watches, as I would also like to hear that Humphreys, Frrostedman, Qmark, Orangetom, At1, anyone who has been in our "debates", shouldn't miss it. Everyone should know, nobody is going to be set up of blindsided--would you agree with that Bionic? No I Gotch ya's, or I told you so's, no tricks to anyone.

February 27, 2011
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What ever that means??? Watch the show, you may enjoy it.

February 27, 2011
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Ooops, I deleted the post before you responded. I just edited my other post instead. I was having problems with one of my image hosting sites and had to use my other one.

"greeney2" wrote:
I really do hope EH watches, as I would also like to hear that Humphreys, Frrostedman, Qmark, Orangetom, At1, anyone who has been in our "debates", shouldn't miss it. Everyone should know, nobody is going to be set up of blindsided--would you agree with that Bionic? No I Gotch ya's, or I told you so's, no tricks to anyone.

I don't have cable. Sounds like an interesting show though. I'd like to see it sometime.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

February 28, 2011
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Its seriously very good, i really hope you find a way to see it.

March 1, 2011
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Thanks greeney.just watched it per your recommendation.Great flick.

I did find it earily deja vu.It WAS the experienced I lived.I spoke a bit in another post of a suicidal soul very close to me.That I tried to talk back.I just sat in awe.The friend who does very "odd" things i speak of watched it with me.They WERE the tommy lee character.The dark,suicide a fantasy.Called it "like sleep and I'm soo tired'.Tired cause life is harder than its worth and I just want to not feel anything."Not exist anymore" a fantasy.Living seen as a curse on her.The Light character even said things that I had said word for word.We both just laughed in disbelief.

Only differences between this and my experience were...Mine took 3 years and dark was not so intelligent.Easy to get it into logical knots.Dark had those it loved.And Dark didn't..well we'll say the end is different so not to spoil it,I''ll just say "did the oppposite" of darks choice at end.

She said the movie even helped her abit.To see,to know it wasn't just her.That it wasn't a crazy deam as it must feel inside it once out.She was very glad to see it to help her.So thank you alot,we take all the help we can get.

Ours even took place in one room too.2 people,two views of life and a 3 year 24/7 debate on this issue.16 hrs a day basically.About cracked my lid a few times.

I can't help but shake my head and laugh,"I lived that,how amazing!"So anyway,thank for the mindscrew,it was awesome.!

If anyone doesn't have hbo,look around and you can find it on the net.Thats how I got it.

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