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"The Last King Of Scotland"  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4024 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3376 times:

I saw a blurb on the net in regards the new movie, "The Last King Of Scotland". In a nutshell the film which stars Forrest Whitaker as Idi Amin, follows the life of Idi Amin's personal physician. I have not seen a release date for Australia but that is probably moot as I'll be heading home to the states in a few weeks. However even in the states from what I hear, only LA and NY will see this movie as there appears to be no plans for a national distribution of the film (I find this very odd to say the least). Has anyone else stateside seen this film outside LA or NY? If so what did you think.?

Thomas


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3371 times:

I'm heading off to see the movie tonight, will post (without spoilers!) when I get back.

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3355 times:

Wasn't that James VI?

 Wink



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3348 times:

Idi Amin was a Ugandan, who stole power in a coupe d'etat, then proclaimed himself to be:

"His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, King of Scotland, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."

What a strange man, although you cant blame him for proclaiming to be King of "the best small nation in the world" (tm)



That'll teach you
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
What a strange man, although you cant blame him for proclaiming to be King of "the best small nation in the world" (tm)

But was never the king of Norway...  Confused

Thom@s  Wink



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

He was also a mass murdering despot.

Racist too, he threw out all the Ugandan Asians, a long established community.
Most came to the UK, most with nothing, now they are seen as the most successful immigrant group in terms of wealth creation, of the post war era.

After the expulsion, Uganda's economy tanked.

Things like this make me cringe when you saw hatchet faced, finger wagging harridan's like Miss Dynamite blame all of Africa's ills on the British, from the Live8 stage.
Her last album flopped, she was recently counted as having 98 'friends' on her Myspace site.


User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
What a strange man, although you cant blame him for proclaiming to be King of "the best small nation in the world" (tm)

Yeah I agree! But I think he got that name when he was in Scotland training for the RAF, or so I was told.
Actually Idi Amin was the first black officer in the british army (entire empire).

Personally I think the actor they got to play Idi Amin doesn't look like enough of an ape, when compared to Idi Amin.


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
In a nutshell the film which stars Forrest Whitaker as Idi Amin,

There is talk of him getting an Oscar Nomination for this role. I'd love to see him get it. I have always enjoyed his work, and I have met him before and he is a great guy to be around.



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 6):
But I think he got that name when he was in Scotland training for the RAF

He declared himself King of Scotland in the 70s, during his reign of terror in Uganda.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Hey Guys,

I was not able to make it to the movie last night, and ended up seeing 'The Departed', the new Scorsese movie with De Caprio, Nicholson and Damon.

'King' was showing on the West Side of town, and to those of us that live on the East Side of Manhattan, it might as well be Swaziland. After hearing the usual jokes about "West Side? I think my visa's expired.." I gave up.

I hope I can see it in the next couple of days, and if so, will be glad to post a summary.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
"The Last King Of Scotland"

Wait, Scotland had kings? Wow! I thought you were ruled by England and just got too pissed up one night, made a flag, bought some sheep and set yourself up as a country.  duck   Wink



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Wow! I thought you were ruled by England

Suggested deletion of your racist remark.
I declare a jihad agaist you!
 Wink



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Suggested deletion of your racist remark.
I declare a jihad agaist you!

Great, suicide bagpipeplayers roaming the streets in Britain...  grumpy 

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Great, suicide bagpipeplayers roaming the streets in Britain... grumpy

Wheesht Mortiis, did you miss me?  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
did you miss me?

You've been gone?  Wow!  duck 

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Wait, Scotland had kings? Wow! I thought you were ruled by England and just got too pissed up one night, made a flag, bought some sheep and set yourself up as a country

As one of the descendants of the last king of scotland i'm offended by the likeness, and the comment.  Wink

Quoting David L (Reply 8):
He declared himself King of Scotland in the 70s, during his reign of terror in Uganda.

My father misinformed me.


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 15):
Quoting David L (Reply 8):
He declared himself King of Scotland in the 70s, during his reign of terror in Uganda.

Nah, IAH777 is the last king of Scotland. Just ask his dad...  wink 



It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Great, suicide bagpipeplayers roaming the streets in Britain...

Ooh, is that possible? Please?  Wink

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 2):
Wasn't that James VI?

Would have been George VI. Think about it.  Wink



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
Would have been George VI. Think about it.

Ooh, we're sharp this morning aren't we. Must have been the right weekend! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
Think about it.

No, still don't get it. Big grin



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 19):
No, still don't get it.

Why are you still allowed to vote?  grumpy   Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 20):
Why are you still allowed to vote?

What do you mean still? I've only voted once, I'm no  grumpy   old  git!



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

What he means, spotty youth, is that King George VI was the last king of Britain, which still includes Scotland, despite what they think. Get a grip, you are letting your age group down - you could almost be a chav!  stirthepot 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 22):
What he means, spotty youth, is that King George VI was the last king of Britain, which still includes Scotland,

Oh that's just gay. I meant just Scotland as a country, that's not remotely funny.  grumpy 

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 22):
Get a grip, you are letting your age group down - you could almost be a chav!

For that you are sentenced to spend the rest of your natural life on a desolate rock surrounded by sea....... oh wait..  Wink



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 23):
For that you are sentenced to spend the rest of your natural life on a desolate rock surrounded by sea....... oh wait..

Obviously still suffering from the squits - it's just coming out of a different orifice now Big grin

Andy  old 



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