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#1 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:53 PM

As I mentioned elsewhere, I've toyed with the thought of collecting every absinthe scene I can get my hands on (possibly doing an anthology at some point).

We all know the current Unholy Trinity (sorry Mrs. Hiram, nothing personal):

Moulin Rouge
Bram Stoker's Dracula (misnomer; should be Francis Coppola's Dracula)
From Hell

There's also:
Deceiver
Eurotrip
The Perfect Drug video from NIN.
Total Eclipse
Pretty Baby
Salome's Last Dance
Wilde (about Oscar)

and apparently a W.C. Fields movie, but I don't know which.

Any others you guys can come up with?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:41 PM

I think the WC movie was "The Bank Dick."

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:14 PM

Yep.

It's a good movie. The Absinthe scene is real short though.

Guess who is tending bar?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:16 PM

Is that the one with Shemp?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:17 PM

My Guess would be ...

ME/Moe!

But I figure it was actually my bruddah, Shemp...

Do I win something? :hyper:

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:17 PM

:punk:

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:19 PM

Yep. I thought I remembered a thread about it over at FeeVerte.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:19 PM

:hyper:

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:48 PM

Van Helsing :P

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:57 PM

Oh yeah!

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:29 PM

Hey Guys, what about HBO Carnavale....I can't remember his name, but he was a blind psychic,seer..who imbibed of the green fairy frequently. Now I guess it is a serial and not a movie, but TV is sort of related. Dawn.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:00 PM

Some Nazis drink Pernod at the end of "The Great Escape". Does that count?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:47 AM

xXx with dickwhad Vin Petrol... No Diesel, sorry.

In a club there's one of the "bad guys" - a czech or other form of easter euro-pee-on Boris guy - shooting absinth.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:20 AM

:worshippy: Hey there is a lot of discussion at the unofficial hbo Carivale fan site about absinthe... some tryers and some speculators, maybe you know all this already...I'll try to add a link...http://www.carnivale...topic.php?t=193

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:24 AM

Wasn't Absinthe in Isadora, the story of Isadora Duncan played by Vanessa Redgrave?

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:08 AM

Thanks for the link (and the films), Dawn. We all read many threads like that in other forums. Alas, few of us have the energy to go into each one and straighten them out (there are alway members who resist any new information). But it looks like a few people on there know their stuff.

If you post in the forum, feel free to point them to our FAQ.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:40 AM

Thanks, Hiram I will point them, if not unlike the others, I can find time! Your society is the only forum I have ever joined. It is worthy.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:45 AM

I also highly recommend FeeVerte.net. Most of us are members there as well and it's a much bigger forum with many, many more members. It may take a while to get used to the sarcasm and mutual abuse, but it's a lot of fun. It's also international. You may wind up bumping into someone from TX.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:50 AM

Murder by the Numbers has it, so I have heard.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:10 PM

I have been to the FeeVerte site but did not join. Should I join?

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:14 PM

By all means, do!

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 01:32 PM

Well, I'd lurk for a while and read a lot of the threads over there. Keep up with them on a daily basis to get a sense of the atmosphere. It's a bit more rowdy there but it's a lot of fun. Newbies tend to get hazed as a matter of reflex, so don't take it personally if some jackass flames you for no apparent reason. Although that has settled down a bit recently.

Definitely read their FAQ before posting or asking questions. The biggest taboo there (here too, for that matter) is asking a question that has been clearly answered in the FAQ. I hope we see you over there!

And you'll need a smaller icon:

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 03:02 PM

And you'll need a smaller icon.

That's NOT what she said!

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 04:11 PM

For you, it doesn't get any smaller.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:36 PM

On topic for a sec...
All of the following reviews are from LaFeeAbsinthe.com:

Lust For Life with Kirk Douglas as Van Gough and Anthony Quinn as Gaugin contain many scenes of absinthe drinking, and many of the locations used for filming were the actual locations Vincent Van Gogh visited in his life.

New 'Alfie' film features absinthe sex scene
Alfie is a calculating womaniser - among his conquests are the best friend's girlfriend, various married clients and a sexually voracious older woman (Susan Sarandon), who introduces him to absinthe and heartache in quick succession.

Bright Young Things
This movie - set in glamorous 1930s London - follows a group of socialites whose lives consist of drinking absinthe, snorting drugs and creating slanderous fodder for the gossip columns.

Carry on...

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:10 PM

Dawn mentioned Carnival above. In this HBO series about a traveling circus in the 1930s, there is a blind absinthe-drinking character named Lodes who is a mentalist - one of those performers that handles objects such a watches, jewellry, peices of clothing, etc, and starts picking up personal information about the owner.

It's a rather dark story with fascinating characters who have some sort of mystical relationship with eath other that hasn't yet been clearly explained in the series. My opinion is that the sort of people who tend to be attracted to absinthe are also the people who would enjoy this series.

Carnival is currently being rerun on HBO and a 2nd season starts in March. Unfortunately, the best absinthe shots (water poured over a sugar cube on a spoon set over the glass, next to a bottle clearly labled "Absinthe") are in the first few episodes, and they are currently showing the later episodes.

I'll watch my TiVo schedule for the early episodes, and if they show up again I'll give you all a heads up on this board.
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 03:14 PM

There was also an episode of Nip/Tuck where Julia is drinking apple martini's at a bar. She tells a guy that she just likes green drinks. He tells her that she'd really like absinthe. She asks about it, and all he tells her that it is illegal in the states and makes you horny as hell.
-"My story: I was cutting through Ringer Park in Allston, a bunch of punks were having a party with a bonfire and my Absinthe buzz was just starting to kick in. So I mingled, then ever so slightly everyone started morphing into native americans (I mean Injins). I had this feeling we were on an ancient sacred Indian site and they were invading our souls (but in a friendly way). This was the only time I ever hallucinated on the stuff, it was fun and scary. "

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:47 PM

Don't forget that Episode of CSI!
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