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  • i'm probably gonna get season 2 soon
    after i finish season 1 on wii
  • I can't believe this to be an exclusive forum ... I mean, I've been excluded from diverse groups all my life. So if I am in here, this can't be exclusive.
  • Can't wait until Devil's Playground comes out. Now to replay season 1 and 2. :D
  • Iryon;271622 said:
    I can't believe this to be an exclusive forum ... I mean, I've been excluded from diverse groups all my life. So if I am in here, this can't be exclusive.
    welcome to the cloughb.

    I've never been part of an exclusive group before either, I feel special
  • Leifern;271575 said:
    I don't get it.. Why are people talking about Telltale making Broken Sword. Revolution is still around, and, just because they're working on a new IP doesn't mean they won't get around to Broken Sword 5.

    Have telltale been talking about bying the rights to the series?
    Well, Lucasarts are still around, and TTG made Tales.
    But in a recent survey on what future games people would like to see (sent out by Telltale), BrokenSword was listed as one of the non-LucasArts games.
  • Man, this is gonna take a loooong time to reply to. I appreciate the insight though; the more you know.

    Here also is a good link BTW on French stereotypes; it basically sums up a lot of other things Americans think the French are or about the French.
    Mokona24;271260 said:
    Just for the records : Switzerland have what you call a "french section" wich mean they speak french with a few differences. But don't call them french because they would take it as an offense ! It borders France and like with Belgium, you can drive there and shop and come back, there is no real controls at the border.
    Yeah to go to Canada here, you need a passport. I have one, but the only time I could have gone I didn't, because I was afraid I'd be mugged and the Canadians would steal my kidneys. I'm paranoid when it comes to foreign countries.
    sorry but I loled. In Europe, spanish women are more likely to be the "most beautiful women" but it always depend, you can't say one country has more than another.
    I've kind of heard a bit of that, but in popular culture here, as well as movies and books, there are more references to the women of France than any other European country. There's also a stereotype that the women of Sweden are all sluts. No offense to the Swedes; it's a stereotype.
    And there isn't lot of maid nowadays, that was in the 19th century !
    There is a HUGE stereotype in books and film here that maids tend to be from France if they're pretty, and they're also usually sleeping with someone. O_o Americans are closet perverts.
    avistew;271274 said:
    I didn't mention it because it's in English. Movies by Luc Besson (including "Leon The Professional" and The "Fifth Element") have American (Canadian, British...) actors and are in English, I assume many people wouldn't consider them to be "French movies". Plus, they're already well-known in the US and probably don't need me to advertise them :)

    Well, I like foreign movies done in English. That way I can understand them without having to go looking for subtitles. I know the Fifth Element, but didn't know it was a French movie. Bruce Willis in a French movie? Haha. Leon sounds awesome from what I read, so I'll definitely check it out.
    avistew;271162 said:

    Well, I can't pretend to know all French movies by a long shot, but I'll give you some that I liked.

    Amelie is actually famous outside of France. It's a romantic comedy that I really liked, it had something magical to it. To me, it's an example of how to use special effects properly: not for showing off, but for giving a whole atmosphere and moving along the story.

    By the same director, Delicatessen is about a post-apocalyptic France where people of a building kill and eat their building managers, and The City of Lost Children is about a man who can't dream and kidnaps children to steal their dreams. They're afraid of him, though, so they only have nightmares. I haven't seen that last one but heard great things about it.

    A comedy that I really liked was Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Based off the book but with some more modern jokes. Not all translate well but I'd say it's still entertaining in English/with English subtitles (the dubbed version is cut, though).

    I also like comedies by Francis Veber. I'd suggest The Dinner Game, about a man who invites a stupid man for a game (they all have to invite the most stupid guy they can) and gets stuck with him and The Closet, about a man who works for a condom factory and pretends to be gay so he won't be fired.
    My favourite by that director, "Tais-toi !" ("Shut up!"), doesn't seem to be available either dubbed or subtitled in English, unfortunately.

    ... That's off the top of my head and only reflects my personal tastes. If you're more interested in an artsy point of view I'm not the right person to ask though.
    I've heard of Amelie, but the rest are completely off my radar, which is great! I'll have to check them out, and I'll probably watch Tais-toi too if I ever get bored. Sometimes I can follow a movie without knowing what's being said; so I'll see.

    It's escargot, which means snail. We're not fussy about calling things what they are, the name of the animal is the name of the meat, too.
    As far as very French foods go, I can think of cassoulet, a dish of duck and white beans as tasty as it looks disgusting, and ratatouille, a casserole of tomatoes, eggplant and ******** made famous abroad by the movie of the same name. Both a peasant food and very traditional. There is also pot-au-feu, a French beef stew, and Boeuf Bourguignon, another beef stew but cooked in wine.
    Other childhood favourites include meat fondue (you put oil in the fondue dish and dip raw meat in it to cook it) and raclette, a winter meal revolving around cheese.
    Some other French foods are famous abroad, such as crêpes for instance. There are actually crêpe stands in France similar to hot dog/pretzel stands in the US.
    As a vegetarian (and now allergic to milk), I have to point out that France isn't vegetarian-friendly at all. It's seen as an insult to France's heritage and culture to refuse to eat some of its most traditional dishes.
    I've had escargot before; it was pretty good. The thing is the stereotype for French food is mainly escargot; whenever people think of the French they think of snails, or slightly related, being slapped by fish. And I know of ratatouille too, thanks to the movie. It's never seemed to me that French food has a lot of meat to it, it seems to be very thin. Maybe that's just me; I eat like a hog and I like my plate overflowing with food. Maybe when I hit 25 and have to start watching my weight I'll start dining at French restaurants.
    Well, it borders France. As a result people from the North of France have expressions also used in Belgium but not in the rest of France for instance. And it's pretty much a free border, you can drive there and shop and come back.
    It has many similarities with France, culturally and with the language, which of course is also the same, but it has differences too. I'd say it's pretty similar to the US vs Canada.
    Okay. I know someone from the Dutch side of Belgium, but he doesn't like to talk about the French side; he doesn't like French Belgies so I know absolutely nothing about the French side of Belgium.

    Nudity is definitely not a problem. It's not illegal to be naked in public, except if you're waiting in front of a school or something, and movies that have full frontal nudity can still get rated for everyone. France has a big difference between sexual and non-sexual nudity, a concept that seems lost in North America.
    Basically, where it seems nudity is always considered sexual in the US, in France it's only considered sexual in some circonstances, depending on position of the body and other things (for instance for a man it's pretty obvious what would be considered sexual nudity).
    I think you have to see it the other way around, "why is nudity a problem in the US", and that's linked to puritanism I think. We didn't have that in France.
    Think about all the naked sculptures and paintings. Obviously nudity wasn't a problem then. We still grow up going to museums that are full of naked people so it's really part of our culture I think.
    Yeah, here in American if you walk around naked in public you get publicly humiliated, and possibly even sent to a psychiatrist for mental therapy. You also get slapped with a fine and possibly prison time. We here in America don't seem to know what our views even ARE. We have the biggest pornography industry in the world, as far as I know, and yet we can't even make up our minds if pornography is legal or illegal. I personally don't have anything to do with it, but that's just me, and I know plenty of people who enjoy it, I guess. However, Americans are huge hypocrites. HUGE hypocrites. We lie through our teeth about our sexuality. Not everyone does, but a lot of us do. I know people who look down on France because of their "lack of modesty" as they call it, and that irritates me. So many Americans think everybody else has to act just like them, or they're immoral freaks, and that's retarded. I don't understand the big fuss. Maybe I'm a hypocrite to say that, in fact I probably am. I do definitely despise pornography, and prostitution.
    The French aren't generally very patriotic in the American sense. I don't think you'd see many French people say they love their country or something like that because it seems so abstract, you walk two steps and you're in another country. But things like culture, they get very attached to and proud of it. The government right now doesn't have that much support. Sarkozy is pretty right-wing for France, even if he'd probably be a Democrat by American standards. He's made some pretty big changes in the way things are done and isn't too fond of waiting for the people to give their opinion, or caring about their disagreeing. And the French do like disagreeing publicly, there are demonstrations all the time. I'd say the French generally don't like change very much. But it's nothing as bad as Bush was in the US for instance.
    I haven't heard of many governments in Europe right now that do have a lot of support. Everyone I know from other countries tend to be generally unhappy with the state of things. However, I do see love of ones culture, love of ones people, love of ones heritage, or love of ones rights as patriotism as well. Americans can't make up their minds what they want, because they're too diverse.
    Hum, I'm not sure about the "French view of the French", but my view of the French, if I was to generalise, would be people who are proud and don't want to be considered inferior, but can be very nice. What I mean is if you go to France and try to speak French a bit, even a few words, people will be nice and help you in English because they'll feel respected. If you only speak English however they'll feel like you assume they have to learn your language and might get upset. Apart from that, I'm not quite sure I've notice much difference with people from everywhere else... Mhh, good focus on entertainment in general. Food, sex, or just relaxing, it's considered more important to know how to enjoy life than to be a workaholic, I'd say French people are less stressed out about things like that. Maybe that's why we have a reputation to be lazy. On the other hand French people can get very attached to their privileges, and they'll complain a LOT if someone tries to take them away. This being said, it usually works, so...
    I like that better than the stereotype I had before. You make the French sound like they should be living on a tropical island instead, drinking coconut milk and listening to Bob Marley, while swinging back and forth in hammocks. :D
    EDIT: I almost forgot! Same old song is one of my favourite movies. It's mostly about everyday life stuff (although you know, stuff does happen) but the catch is that the characters suddenly break into song from time to time. They're actually just mouthing it and French songs are played with the original singer. Nobody takes notice of it.
    Probably of less interest to someone who isn't French but I really liked it.
    Plus I like stories that are just "everyday life" where there isn't a single main characters but several lives crossing each other's path.
    Thanks again!
  • The Highway;270158 said:
    Yeah! The Devil's Playhouse! We can't make our own threads though? Shame...
    You can make them here:

  • Greetings, fellow Dispatch denizens! I am here because Sam & Max is my One True Love amongst the various Telltale franchises. (Still love you long time, H*!) Which I hope means I'll actually, like, ask questions and stuff instead of the giddy yet nervous lurking I did in the Private Pirates Club.

  • I'm going to be giddy yet nervous anyways. but I will also ask questions
  • Not that big a fan of episodic so got season 1, 2 and ToMI once all episodes were released.
    But the forumgoers here convinced me of the good stuff happening between episodes/before launch, so ... here I am.

    Let the play begin!
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