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How we made Starship Troopers
« on: January 23, 2018, 00:29:31 »
How we made Starship Troopers
 
‘I borrowed from the films of Leni Riefenstahl to show that these US soldiers were like something out of Nazi propaganda. I even put one in an SS uniform. But no one noticed’

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jan/22/how-we-made-starship-troopers-paul-verhoeven-nazis-leni-riefenstahl
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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 10:00:00 »
I remember reading this article a while ago and thinking "gee, you think?". 

Paul Verhoeven reminds me of the kind of  guy that makes a pun then feels the need to say 'no pun intended' assuming he's  the only one smart enough to pick up on it.   I really dig the civilian/citizen concept.

To suggest no one realizes theb Nazi imagery in Neil Patrick Harris's uniform is pretty dumb IMO.
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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 10:13:02 »
We all noticed and commented on it, just his "cool friends" didn't

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 16:14:39 »
Good book; dumb movie.

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 19:33:13 »
Concur.  Just re-read the book last month (found a free PDF version online because I cannot find my hard copy.)

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 19:45:28 »
Concur.  Just re-read the book last month (found a free PDF version online because I cannot find my hard copy.)

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 20:23:26 »
Mind sharing the link?

Be careful, he may decide to name a price :)

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 21:12:17 »
If you can get past the terribly inappropriate picture on Page 1 (it's not even Denise Richards...sigh) the rest of it's all there...



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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 21:42:29 »
If you can get past the terribly inappropriate picture on Page 1 (it's not even Denise Richards...sigh) the rest of it's all there...

What is terribly inappropriate is the unauthorized dissemination of copyrighted works.

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Re: How we made Starship Troopers
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 09:20:00 »
I actually enjoy the movie, it's not a cinema masterpiece but it's entertaining enough. To suggest nobody got the Nazi references is idiotic, and arrogant. I was a kid and instantly recognized the uniform as SS, and the heavy handed attempt to make anything military look fascist.

The book was awesome, I have to hunt down my copy and read it again.