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"The Last King Of Scotland"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:15 pm

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.?

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:23 pm

I'm heading off to see the movie tonight, will post (without spoilers!) when I get back.
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:00 pm

Wasn't that James VI?

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:10 pm

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)
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:30 pm

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

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:26 am

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.
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:42 am

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.
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:14 am

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.
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:36 am

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.
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:32 pm

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.
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:37 pm

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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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:07 am

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

Suggested deletion of your racist remark.
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:48 am

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 

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:54 am

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

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:03 am

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

You've been gone?  Wow!  duck 

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:42 am

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.
 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:34 pm

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 
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:18 pm

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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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:27 pm

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

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:43 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
Think about it.

No, still don't get it. Big grin
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:46 pm

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

Why are you still allowed to vote?  grumpy   Wink
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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:48 pm

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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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:53 pm

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 

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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:03 pm

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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RE: "The Last King Of Scotland"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:55 pm

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

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