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Old August 6th, 2004, 02:16 PM   #16
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<<-- At the soul of it, it's a show about the unmasking of hypocrisy, and that is always funny.-->>

Robert well said, this sums it up very well...
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Old August 6th, 2004, 08:49 PM   #17
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Old August 7th, 2004, 02:48 PM   #18
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This Friday, Channel 4 are doing a special Borat show, think it might be a series? Its said to be pretty good... I'll be tuning in !

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Old August 7th, 2004, 04:07 PM   #19
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Thom, I checked out Westwood's show. Enjoyable, particularly the artful way he enhances the rap music he plays with sound effects of explosions and breaking glass every four seconds.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 09:21 AM   #20
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I think 'The Office' should be required viewing for every B-School in the world.
As far as coupling, I love the show and bought the first 3 seasons on DVD,
But this season is not very good. I doubt if I get the DVDs.

Without the character Jeff (played by Richard Coyle), all we have is a bunch of whiney inept, boring, 30 somethings. He was/is the glue that kept the show together and moving on. Possibly one of the truely funniest characters ever done (at least for American Audiences). Just about every great scene (though not all) invloved him, or evolved around him. I mean who can forget 'The Giggleloop', or 'The Sock Gap' or the dreaded 'Mr Melty'.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #21
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Borat movie

I heard--could be purely rumor--that Cohen had the cops called on him over 50 times in the making of this film.

Also, I can't believe his arrest for the Pamela Anderson stunt--if he was indeed arrested--didn't make the press, as his rodeo anthem did back in January 2005 (posted to another thread on this forum, but link has since gone dead).

Some portions are obviously staged (kids with bear); with others it is less obvious (reaction of hotel clerk to Borat unpacking in elevator?). If anyone who has seen this film can dissect the "real" parts from the "staged" ones based on camera angles, etc., I'd love to hear some commentary.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #22
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The interesting thing about him is that he's not just a mindless idiot he has a degree in history from cambridge., he's a smart man.

I used to watch his show years ago before he got taken off air and i'm glad he seems to have made it back cause he's comedic genius.

The interview with Buzz aldrin was one of the funniest things i've seen, he kept calling him Buzz lightyear and introduced him as the first guy to walk on the sun.

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Old November 5th, 2006, 12:37 PM   #23
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Interesting Borat review as part of Mark Kermode's regular British radio show:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/entert.../kermode.shtml

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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #24
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"If anyone who has seen this film can dissect the "real" parts from the "staged" ones based on camera angles, etc., I'd love to hear some commentary."

Yeah, I agree. If someone can point to an article or something explaining what was real and what was staged I'd really appreciate. It's very seamless!
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #25
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From what I have collected:
The Perry Hall driving instructor did not know borat was an actor--he is actually right here in maryland, not in ny as the movie has him. He signed a release form but didn't read it, and assumed he was a foreign visitor as they had him believe. He was paid $500 after he got out of the car.

Cohen and Pamela are good friends, that scene was scripted but adlibbed.

The car dealership was the same situation as the driving instructor. As was the encounter with the black people on MLK blvd. The kids running away was scripted.

This is all I know so far, I think. Most of it was unscripted.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #26
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I'm most curious to know whether the frat boys in the RV were scripted. I thought the driving instructor came off pretty well. He's one of the few likeable people in the movie. And why in the heck did the horse trip at the rodeo? That definitely looked real.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #27
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What's amazing about this comedian (in his role of Borat, Ali G, or Bruno) is that he's not only hilarious funny, his humour also reflects on some peoples narrow mindness, and the thing I admire the most about him is, that he always stays in his role. Anyone who has seen his show or bits of it, knows that, because of some guests he interviews, it should be extremely difficult to always keep into the role, and keep serious.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #28
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"If anyone who has seen this film can dissect the "real" parts from the "staged" ones based on camera angles, etc., I'd love to hear some commentary."

Just what I was looking for.

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/200...rat/index.html
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