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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

I want more videos, so I'm asking a question - haven't heard you talk about Werner Herzog much. Ohhh maybe you did, yeah. Well okay, I'm asking because I want more videos. I love the movie Stroszek - a perfect movie about the old America, wiht one of the best endings in cinema - and he's got several other good ones and also ... others. Or if you're exhausted on Herzog, there's Klaus Kinski. --- If I really need to dig deep, what's your opinion on Jan Švankmajer? Mind you I've never seen any of the latter's works - but it's a question!

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by David Cole

Dave looks like the killer in a Christmas slasher flick.

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The Slovenian woman´s name was Slavoj Zizek.

My grandpop was a great hero in the WAR OF SLOVENIA VS. SOUTH AUSTRIA, between 1919 and 1920. South Austria won, 3 to 1.

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Your Trump impression made me LOL, Dave! A million times more accurate than Alec "hair trigger" Baldwin's awful scrunched face SNL bit.

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Did you ever see that Aaron Sorkin movie about Lucile Ball? One of the most utterly pointless movies I've ever seen. You know how sometimes you are halfway through watching something and you feel absolutely nothing -- not that the film is bad -- it's just nothing. And you wonder why on Earth they thought this film needed to be made. Puzzling.

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Dave-o-philes might dig this relatively new addition to Trailers from Hell, a look at the 1981 film 'S.O.B.' I did not know that Robert Mulligan's character was a stand-in for director Blake Edwards, Robert Vaughn's character for Robert Evans, Shelley Winters' character for Sue Mengers, and Loretta Swit's character for Rona Barrett:

https://trailersfromhell.com/s-o-b/

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Dave: your fave Christmas dish? What do you usually eat for Xmas dinner?

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Norm MacDonald was a deeply closeted gay man, and he wasn’t afraid to admit it

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Conservative antisemites are fringe, leftist antisemites are MAINSTREAM. Happy Holidays Dave!

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Dave, that Slovenian chick Barbara is someone I remember about five years ago being one of the young female youtubers the right (or at least non-progressive left) admired, and she became popular. But when she realized her reputation for being anti identity politics and mocking leftist talking points was going to scupper her Hollywood career, she ditched all of that tried to reinvent herself as a non political travel influencer.

The only truly interesting video I ever watched of hers was one time when she said some girl in Brazil was plagiarizing her videos word-for-word, shot-for-shot, and doing them in the only language uglier than Slovenian, Portuguese. She did this kind of trouble confessional where she wasn't sure whether she should do it, she was worried about who this girl was -- was she a stalker? -- and so on. I thought this was legitimately fascinating and she ought to have investigated, gone to Brazil, do a fly on the wall documentary tracking this imposter down. But ... no, she just ... went on with her dull content until she felt the liberal backlash and pivoted.

Interesting that she reached out to you, though, for advice. That was a great start to this video, apart from the carol singing like a regular Bing Crosby over 'ere!

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by David Cole

I've been making a list of questions for the last month or so, please feel free to use or ignore at your will!

Were you a friend of Bruce Herschensohn? If so, was he a decent guy to have as a friend or acquaintance?

Have you read the works of Canadian horror film theorist Kier-La Janisse? If so, are they any good, or are thy academicized ether?

Any thoughts on 'Witchfinder General'/'Conqueror Worm' and its director Michael Reeves?

You said you don't like pretentious sci-fi films-- ixnay on Tarkovsky's flicks? And 'Zardoz' too?

Are there any movies that are widely considered to be bombs that you think are great, such as 'Ishtar', etc.? (I love the Neil Diamond vehicle 'The Jazz Singer' even though everyone else says it stinks-- Neil is great in it, Larry Olivier does an unforgettable Jewish accent, and Lucie Arnaz comes across as quite fetching.)

Do you have any fave books by famous directors?

Did you know Allan Carr? Why did the 1989 Oscars deal him such a mortal blow? He seemed to be a very resilient person up to that point. Was it maybe too much coke? Lover(s) dying of AIDS? Nationally enquiring minds want to know.

Have you had any dealings with gag writer Bruce Vilanch?

Thanks so much!

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

BTW Dave, I'm not one of those ungrateful bastards sucking up free content. I bought you 5 beers a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to send you a bottle of Glenlivet. There are liquor delivery outfits there but Taki's did not answer my email asking is they had a physical address in LA. Maybe they didn't believe my story and thought I was one of your Holocaust stalkers.

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

That’s my question

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

What ever happened to SABO the “street artist” in LA? I remember meeting him and he told me his real name and that he was originally from Texas. I remember seeing a lot of his billboards and now it’s like he vanished into the dry air of Los Angeles?

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by David Cole

Good analysis of the crime issue on Takimag. Heck, I might even buy you two beers.

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Great video Dave, a real laugh riot!

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