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Antony Moxey

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The film thread that has seemingly descended into an old farts’ conversation about what actors did in the war.
 

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I've just read the BBC have suspended a football pundit, one Steve Thompson, for describing an onfield scuffle as "handbags".

Where is it going to end ?
 

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I've just read the BBC have suspended a football pundit, one Steve Thompson, for describing an onfield scuffle as "handbags".

Where is it going to end ?
Or three "sexist" comments in twenty minutes following a previous written warning about his language.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sportbible.com/football/football-news-bbc-pundit-suspended-for-labelling-player-tussle-as-handbags-20201128.amp.html

I know the "handbags" description is a bit weak as it has been long used as a description and plenty will disagree with the other misdemeanours being that worth the bother but there you go.

Acceptable language and its use has always been forever evolving in both directions. You didn't get the amount of swearing or blasphemy being used in media as you do now and other phrases are now frowned on.
 

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The film thread that has seemingly descended into an old farts’ conversation about what actors did in the war.
I suppose I'm the guilty one because I believe there are some among us who admired film stars who dropped everything to serve their country and in many cases won recognition for bravery as did Basil Rathbone on being awarded the Military Cross in WW1. Incidentally, I understand that Rathbone's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is still considered the finest. And as for his fencing prowess - he was twice British Army Champion and went on to coach Errol Flynn in their swashbuckling movies.

As for the super-duper modern heroes in modern films.. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/nov/19/news1
 

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I suppose I'm the guilty one because I believe there are some among us who admired film stars who dropped everything to serve their country and in many cases won recognition for bravery as did Basil Rathbone on being awarded the Military Cross in WW1. Incidentally, I understand that Rathbone's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is still considered the finest. And as for his fencing prowess - he was twice British Army Champion and went on to coach Errol Flynn in their swashbuckling movies.

As for the super-duper modern heroes in modern films.. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/nov/19/news1
TBF Just as guilty myself Stuffy, Plus it's interesting to see what they did during that time. (Rathbone and Bruce, Best Holmes and Watson ever 👍)
 
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Yes, but it's little to do with a review of a film you've seen recently. Just start a new thread called 'what actors did in the war' or something like that.
 
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