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« on: May 14, 2004, 09:12:21 pm »
a true discordian saint. i have not read the book, but the movie i saw (w/ john lithgow) was really good. the end was a classic example of order triumphing over disorder, evil over good, when quixote was convinced that he was not a knight. i almost cried.

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 09:18:09 pm »
I thought the story to be very tragic somehow. All that idealism and strength, all just for nothing, while rotting away in medieval armor while going senile. You just feel sorry for the man from La Mancha.

btw wich movie adaption did you see? the musical with peter o´toole or the television-serie with john lithgow?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 09:25:32 pm »
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but the movie i saw (w/ john lithgow)

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 09:28:11 pm »
Don Quixote rules!

Did you know that Miguel Cervantes (the author of Don Quixote) died on the same date as William Shakespeare (April 23 (!), 1616)?

Not the same exact day, mind, since Spain at that time used the Gregorian calendar while England used the Julian- but according to their respective calendars, it was the same date.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 09:28:24 pm »
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but the movie i saw (w/ john lithgow)


sorry (think my eyes are getting bad)
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 11:40:36 pm »
john lithgow did an incredible acting job in that movie.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2004, 12:51:27 am »
Great book.
And the movie also rocks. So did the musical version. I think this story is more bittersweet than sad because the don rides out for a glorious adventure before he dies. So much better to go out following a dream than to fade away.

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2004, 05:00:37 am »
Discordian saint through and through.....
Slarti your random attention creator is in double fine overdrive... knock down any windmills.

Anyone seen 'Lost in La Mancha' documentary about Terry Gilliams doomed attempt at adapting it (man it wouldve been sooo good)

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2004, 05:05:51 am »
I never heard of that documentary.
Guess I should go look for it....it sounds worth watching.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2004, 12:05:38 pm »
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Great book.
And the movie also rocks. So did the musical version. I think this story is more bittersweet than sad because the don rides out for a glorious adventure before he dies. So much better to go out following a dream than to fade away.


I guess you´re right, going off with a bang is better than just have the lights going out.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2004, 03:07:59 pm »
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Slarti your random attention creator is in double fine overdrive...


you referring to the fact that i keep making threads? yea, i guess did.

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2004, 03:24:24 am »
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Slarti your random attention creator is in double fine overdrive...


you referring to the fact that i keep making threads? yea, i guess did.


It's alright, though... most of the threads we create on this site would be deleted post-haste by the Mods on any other forum on the net. So it's good that we exercise our Right to Randomness here.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2004, 05:29:42 pm »
Lost in la Mancha is brilliant - it has the same feeling at the end that the book does. I think that much of the book is happy - he manages to live a little before he dies, but he dies repenting the fact he ever lived. Alas.