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#1 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

http://www.bbc.com/t...ve-van-gogh-mad



#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

Not too terrible. But man, they sure were under watering some of those absinthes!
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#3 Alan Moss

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

This is a BBC Worldwide programme that I cannot see in the UK. I cannot even see the page that Louchey Monster linked to.

Could someone copy and paste the text here?

I asked the film director about the sensationalist and misleading headline, but didn't really get a good answer about that, except to say that he was highlighting the myths, and then correcting them.
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:29 PM

... he was highlighting the myths, and then correcting them.

 

Yeah... in a style like he couldn't decide which story he wanted to hang his hat on, or that he wanted to have it both ways.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:59 AM

^ ^ ^

Precisely. It starts out with the usual BS, skull figures and all, but ends up on a reasonably accurate note. But like everything today it's quick cuts and sound bites so I'm not sure that the average viewer would get the real point. With all the "hallucinogenic" build-up that aspect is likely to stick in a viewer's mind more than the "nostalgic social drink" part. Not to mention, they left out the key point: it tastes wonderful.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

I enjoyed it. Thanks.
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