Movie club: In the loop (2009)

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00:12:17 Teacher Lee: In the Loop (2009)
00:12:26 Teacher Lee: Political satire
00:12:32 Teacher Lee: UK and USA
00:12:36 Teacher Lee: Communications
00:12:49 Teacher Lee: A movie of mostly dialog
00:12:52 Teacher Lee: Small budget
00:13:26 Teacher Lee: Malcom
00:13:29 Teacher Lee: Malcolm
00:13:41 Teacher Lee: Simon Foster
00:13:44 Teacher Lee: Judy
00:13:45 Teacher Lee: Toby
00:13:55 Teacher Lee: Simon is the Minister
00:14:06 Teacher Lee: Toby is newly appointed new aid?
00:14:45 Teacher Lee: Foster – internal development
00:14:47 Teacher Lee: not smart
00:14:52 Teacher Lee: talks too much
00:15:01 Teacher Lee: Judy is his assistant
00:15:06 Teacher Lee: Toby is a new assistant
00:15:19 Teacher Lee: Clark is a woman
00:15:29 Teacher Lee: Lisa is her assistant
00:15:41 Teacher Lee: General
00:15:45 Teacher Lee: against a war
00:16:00 Teacher Lee: Miller
00:16:32 Teacher Lee: How did it start?
00:16:52 Teacher Lee: Sergey – hard to understand — all words
00:16:55 Teacher Lee: no action
00:17:18 Teacher Lee: politics (PAH luh ticks)
00:17:25 Ivan Korzhavin: easy peasy limon squeeze
00:18:34 Teacher Lee: Malcolm – crazy man
00:18:41 Teacher Lee: paraded around everywhere
00:18:58 Teacher Lee: Chief of Communications, works for PM
00:20:23 Teacher Lee: Meat and hat
00:20:34 Teacher Lee: head
00:21:18 Teacher Lee: The reporters locked in on the word “war”.
00:21:37 Teacher Lee: Hawks
00:21:46 Teacher Lee: Doves
00:21:58 Teacher Lee: Hawks want war.
00:22:04 Teacher Lee: Doves want peace.
00:22:09 Teacher Lee: Both like Simon Foster.
00:22:38 Teacher Lee: They can manipulate Foster.
00:22:55 Teacher Lee: Who wants war?
00:23:09 Teacher Lee: Barrick?
00:23:09 Ivan Korzhavin: Linton Barwick
00:23:21 Teacher Lee: from Wash, DC.
00:23:34 Teacher Lee: committee (kuh MITT ee)
00:23:48 Teacher Lee: Future Planning Committee
00:24:16 Teacher Lee: climb the mountain of conflict
00:24:39 Teacher Lee: News take his comments out of context.
00:25:08 Teacher Lee: Self-contradictory
00:25:33 Teacher Lee: Barwick and Clark headed two opposing parties in Wash, DC.
00:25:36 Ivan Korzhavin: Post-War Planning, Parameters, Implications and Possibilities” (PWPPIP)

00:26:00 Teacher Lee: war in the Middle East
00:26:28 Teacher Lee: Like a board game with inanimate pieces
00:26:47 Teacher Lee: Favorite scene
00:27:29 Teacher Lee: Vlad – Lisa’s scenes
00:27:39 Teacher Lee: kryptonite
00:27:55 Teacher Lee: a deadly rock that can kill Superman
00:28:08 Teacher Lee: internal conflict
00:28:24 Teacher Lee: trying to one-up each other
00:28:45 Teacher Lee: Sergey – Miller and Clark meet in kid’s room
00:29:31 Teacher Lee: Gerard – went to war committee with a young guy
00:29:39 Teacher Lee: who was clueless
00:30:08 Teacher Lee: Vasanth – fax machine scene
00:30:31 Teacher Lee: Abused the fax machine
00:30:47 Teacher Lee: Document leaks…
00:31:21 Teacher Lee: PWPPIP was leaked to get reactions
00:31:51 Teacher Lee: Ivan – romantic part, took phone and saw some sex
00:32:16 Teacher Lee: Questions on the Padlet
00:32:23 Teacher Lee: Basic plot
00:32:44 Teacher Lee: Two countries who want to start a war in the ME.
00:32:51 Teacher Lee: The parties disagree.
00:33:02 Teacher Lee: Each is trying to cover their butt.
00:33:10 Teacher Lee: A scapegoat is chosen.
00:33:18 Teacher Lee: Satire
00:33:30 Teacher Lee: Politicians are as stupid as any other humans.
00:33:38 Vasanth: t
00:33:40 Teacher Lee: They have base instincts too.
00:34:24 Teacher Lee: Saying: Things you NEVER want to see made: sausage, laws
00:35:08 Ivan Korzhavin: Is swearing a part of your culture/sub-culture?
00:35:25 Teacher Lee: Americans love swearing.
00:35:59 Teacher Lee: Censorship
00:36:01 Ivan Korzhavin: bleeping ?
00:36:06 Teacher Lee: Bleep out the words.
00:36:42 Teacher Lee: In US, military love to swear.
00:36:50 Teacher Lee: hard to stop it when you get out
00:37:40 Teacher Lee: blue-color workers (low level)
00:37:49 Teacher Lee: white collar (management)
00:39:03 Teacher Lee: insult, offend
00:39:53 Teacher Lee: wouldn’t swear in the presence of women in the old days
00:40:22 Teacher Lee: Watch your language. Ladies are present!
00:42:40 Teacher Lee: “If you think men swear a lot, go to a women’s locker room…”
00:44:28 Ivan Korzhavin: 2. Tell us about your country’s minister role. Are they powerless?
00:44:33 Teacher Lee: We’ve opened Pandora’s Box on swear words.
00:45:01 Teacher Lee: US doesn’t have ministers. We have cabinet members.
00:45:20 Teacher Lee: They don’t seem to be powerful.
00:45:26 Teacher Lee: Omsbudman
00:46:05 Teacher Lee: Ombudsman
00:46:13 Teacher Lee: : a government official (as in Sweden or New Zealand) appointed to receive and investigate complaints made by individuals against abuses or capricious acts of public officials The town’s ombudsman said he would look into charges of corruption.
2 : one that investigates, reports on, and helps settle complaints
00:46:47 Teacher Lee: They “police” political corruption.
00:47:03 Teacher Lee: Internal Affairs (in a police department)
00:47:22 Teacher Lee: Ombudsman was borrowed from Swedish, where it means “representative,” and ultimately derives from the Old Norse words umboth (“commission”) and mathr (“man”).
00:47:56 Teacher Lee: Depends on the power of the leader
00:48:30 Teacher Lee: Vacant positions and no one notices
00:48:47 Teacher Lee: India – somewhat powerful
00:48:57 Teacher Lee: Parasites around them
00:49:04 Teacher Lee: brown-nosers?
00:49:09 Teacher Lee: Yes men
00:49:20 Teacher Lee: fawning underlings
00:50:59 Ivan Korzhavin: 5. How often a resignation would happen in your country’s politics?
00:51:14 Teacher Lee: Almost never in the USA. No shame here.
00:51:23 Teacher Lee: resign
00:51:31 Teacher Lee: ruh ZINE
00:51:45 Teacher Lee: Japan is good about “taking full responsibility”
00:52:18 Teacher Lee: In China, you are accused of corruption and put in prison.
00:52:29 Teacher Lee: President NIXON!
00:52:51 Teacher Lee: Voluntary resignation
00:53:22 Teacher Lee: “State of the Union”
00:53:26 Teacher Lee: Yeltsin
00:53:31 Teacher Lee: resigned
00:53:53 Teacher Lee: t
00:55:01 Ivan Korzhavin: Watergate
00:56:25 Teacher Lee: Chief is told to “resign”
00:56:30 Teacher Lee: Watergate Scandal
00:57:06 Teacher Lee: the goose that lays a golden egg – a government job
00:57:28 Teacher Lee: asked (ask /t/)
00:57:48 Teacher Lee: Is resigning a capitulation, giving up.
00:57:54 Teacher Lee: brave or not?
00:59:39 Ivan Korzhavin: What is white stripes (there are only two white stripes in the room)

00:59:54 Teacher Lee: white stripes?
01:00:03 Teacher Lee: British?
01:00:25 Teacher Lee: Stripes on their clothes
01:00:45 Ivan Korzhavin: What says “I went to private a school” ?
01:00:52 Teacher Lee: UK guy listening to classical music
01:01:05 Teacher Lee: taste, quality, high level, refined society
01:01:15 Teacher Lee: euphoric
01:01:20 Teacher Lee: mood-lifter
01:01:29 Teacher Lee: upper class
01:01:39 Ivan Korzhavin: What is an intel?

01:01:59 Teacher Lee: intel = intelligence = good data on an enemy
01:02:15 Teacher Lee: espionage gathers intel on the enemy
01:02:28 Teacher Lee: “dirt” on someone
01:02:36 Gerard: t
01:02:47 Teacher Lee: parallelism
01:03:01 Teacher Lee: war in a fake region
01:03:07 Teacher Lee: Iceman
01:03:17 Teacher Lee: anonymous source
01:03:24 Ivan Korzhavin: Tell us about your country’s news media. Do they provoke celebrities to talk controversy?

01:03:26 Teacher Lee: reliable source
01:03:45 Teacher Lee: We don’t provoke. They volunteer.
01:04:31 Teacher Lee: Reporters like to trap you into saying something controversial.
01:04:38 Teacher Lee: To make their news “spicy”.
01:04:47 Teacher Lee: FAKE news….
01:04:50 Ivan Korzhavin: post-truth world
01:04:59 Teacher Lee: Take words out of context
01:05:42 Teacher Lee: give an interview
01:06:16 Teacher Lee: No comment
01:06:17 Vasanth: t
01:06:55 Teacher Lee: Yes or no, but they talk for 20 minutes and never says yes or no
01:07:18 Teacher Lee: blood-thirsty
01:07:53 Teacher Lee: all are biased in Spain
01:08:12 Teacher Lee: In Mexico, journalists get murdered
01:08:31 Teacher Lee: Fox vs CNN
01:08:44 Teacher Lee: Infinity symbol
01:08:59 Teacher Lee: In the loop (of communications)
01:09:03 Gerard: Sorry guys, I must run. I have to go to my hometown to vote.
01:09:05 Teacher Lee: kept informed or up to date
01:09:47 Teacher Lee: See you, Gerard.
01:10:05 Teacher Lee: Initials?
01:10:23 Teacher Lee: Crown
01:10:38 Teacher Lee: file cabinets
01:10:49 Teacher Lee: ash tray
01:10:54 Teacher Lee: letter tray
01:11:03 Teacher Lee: briefcase
01:11:21 Teacher Lee: clutter on his desk
01:11:40 Teacher Lee: desk lamps
01:11:47 Teacher Lee: two troll dolls
01:12:16 Teacher Lee: VCR player in the upper left corner.
01:12:24 Teacher Lee: Old CRT monitor
01:12:54 Teacher Lee: cubicle walls at the bottom
01:12:55 Teacher Lee: cozy
01:13:05 Teacher Lee: fax machine
01:13:23 Vasanth: CRT monitors
01:14:21 Teacher Lee: maroon-colored tablecloth
01:14:29 Teacher Lee: bob haircut on the woman
01:14:36 Teacher Lee: general with a should braid
01:14:41 Teacher Lee: medals
01:14:43 Teacher Lee: ribbons
01:14:52 Teacher Lee: microphones
01:15:06 Teacher Lee: lanyards around their necks
01:15:10 Teacher Lee: UK
01:15:14 Vasanth: The bob cut reminds me of the tailor from The Incredibles!
01:15:17 Teacher Lee: name tents
01:15:20 Teacher Lee: cookies
01:15:46 Teacher Lee: insignia
01:17:39 Teacher Lee: glass vase
01:17:50 Teacher Lee: cookies
01:17:59 Teacher Lee: crumpets
01:18:10 Teacher Lee: tea and crumpets
01:18:35 Teacher Lee: commenting to the reports
01:18:53 Teacher Lee: fur cover on a microphone
01:19:02 Teacher Lee: filters out ambient noises
01:19:09 Teacher Lee: balcony rails
01:19:30 Teacher Lee: hand-held audio recorder
01:20:20 Teacher Lee: two cannons – decorations
01:20:32 Teacher Lee: Hawk or predator bird
01:20:41 Teacher Lee: cabinet
01:20:52 Teacher Lee: ash tray, phones
01:21:59 Teacher Lee: Carries a hand grenade
01:22:09 Teacher Lee: War Committee
01:22:32 Teacher Lee: expanding folders
01:22:41 Teacher Lee: old-style chairs
01:23:11 Teacher Lee: large and ornate
01:24:15 Teacher Lee: restaurant on the left
01:24:17 Teacher Lee: airport
01:24:50 Teacher Lee: shiny marble floor
01:25:04 Teacher Lee: Information desk, ATMs
01:25:22 Teacher Lee: Lot of natural light
01:25:30 Teacher Lee: arched ceiling
01:25:55 Teacher Lee: Dollhouse!
01:26:04 Teacher Lee: stuffed animals
01:26:42 Teacher Lee: one dog/wolf has a suit?
01:26:59 Teacher Lee: tuxedo
01:27:08 Teacher Lee: puzzle pieces?
01:27:16 Teacher Lee: purple stuffed alien
01:27:28 Teacher Lee: Dollhouse opens up so you can see the inside.
01:27:42 Teacher Lee: bed
01:27:53 Teacher Lee: bedframe at the foot of the bed
01:28:11 Teacher Lee: Social event
01:28:21 Teacher Lee: went into a kid’s room
01:28:23 Teacher Lee: to talk
01:28:32 Teacher Lee: bedspread on the bed
01:29:10 Teacher Lee: 12,000 casualties
01:29:35 Teacher Lee: Drapes
01:29:49 Teacher Lee: Mosquito net
01:30:02 Teacher Lee: Motorcycle policeman
01:30:15 Teacher Lee: Double-decker bus (UK)
01:30:23 Teacher Lee: limousine
01:30:29 Teacher Lee: escort
01:30:43 Teacher Lee: Wow! We are traveling in style!
01:30:52 Teacher Lee: Police escort, limousine
01:31:00 Teacher Lee: yellow taxi?
01:31:50 Teacher Lee: Hop on/hop off
01:31:59 Teacher Lee: nice open roads
01:32:03 Teacher Lee: one-way traffic
01:32:12 Teacher Lee: Some trees
01:32:53 Teacher Lee: Fireplace with mantle (shelf)
01:33:03 Teacher Lee: flag on a stand
01:33:09 Teacher Lee: tray of coffee
01:33:17 Teacher Lee: flower setting on the table
01:33:38 Teacher Lee: Two figurines on the mantle
01:33:53 Teacher Lee: mantle
01:34:24 Teacher Lee: Portrait
01:34:27 Teacher Lee: of the ocean
01:34:36 Teacher Lee: stormy seas
01:34:43 Teacher Lee: rough traveling
01:35:22 Teacher Lee: Crane on the left
01:35:30 Teacher Lee: Big Ben in the background
01:35:37 Teacher Lee: Buckingham Palace?
01:35:42 Teacher Lee: Thames (tims)
01:36:27 Teacher Lee: Barge or tour ship — can’t tell
01:36:35 Teacher Lee: piers
01:36:51 Teacher Lee: Bridge supports
01:37:19 Teacher Lee: ferris wheel
01:37:29 Teacher Lee: amusement park on the bank?
01:37:34 Teacher Lee: backpack
01:37:52 Teacher Lee: the know-it-all
01:38:10 Teacher Lee: modern sculpture lamps
01:38:15 Teacher Lee: in their underwear
01:38:23 Teacher Lee: tray on the bed
01:38:32 Teacher Lee: box of tissues on the right
01:38:40 Teacher Lee: in their socks
01:38:47 Teacher Lee: Odd couple
01:39:00 Teacher Lee: French fries
01:39:04 Teacher Lee: end tables
01:39:29 Teacher Lee: Ethernet connections?
01:39:34 Teacher Lee: buttons?
01:39:58 Teacher Lee: Ugly wall painting
01:40:03 Teacher Lee: king bed
01:40:24 Teacher Lee: watching TV
01:40:30 Teacher Lee: documentary on sharks
01:40:49 Teacher Lee: leaning back against pillows
01:40:55 Teacher Lee: headboard
01:41:01 Teacher Lee: hot?
01:41:16 Teacher Lee: trim
01:41:31 Teacher Lee: on the edges

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