Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3958 posts, RR: 22 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3267 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.?
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3239 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)
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13210 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3201 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.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
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.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3014 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!