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Question about movies

I wanted to start a thread about a question that I have regarding one of my favourite movies. I however was thinking, that it would be a little selfish of me to hog cyberspace like that and therefore I decided to start this thread where people can ask questions pertaining to movies.

My question is: In the movie Chinatown with Jack Nicholson, they referred to summer colds a few times....meaning, that there were some characters who had a cold and then (usually Jack) would say "Yeah, summer colds are supposedly the worst..". I never really under stood this repeated mentioning of a summmer cold. Now, were summer colds a real issue back then? Was it bad screen writing? Or was there a secret meaning behind that?

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Old 24.01.2011, 13:49
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Re: Question about movies

Pure baloney as far as I know. Anyone can get a cold at any time. The seriousness depends on the particular virus and the individual themselves ie whether they are particularly susceptible to a particular bug, or respiratory infections in general.

Edit: with regard to some kind of movie in-joke secret meaning, I haven't got a bastard clue, sorry.
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Old 24.01.2011, 13:49
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Re: Question about movies

http://humansandviruses.blogspot.com...are-worst.html
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Re: Question about movies

Isn't it just hay fever?
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Re: Question about movies

It's absolute ages since I've seen this movie ( and Tequila Sunrise ) and so I don't remember if there was a drug sub-plot in the movie but...
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I used to joke with a friend about all of his summer colds... poor guy was sniffing all the time ( he was a coke dealer / coke head himself )
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I doubt it. I've summer colds before....but having it mentioned on various occasion made me somewhat suspicious.
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I used to joke with a friend about all of his summer colds... poor guy was sniffing all the time ( he was a coke dealer / coke head himself )
...that explains a lot. <-sarcastic smiley
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...that explains a lot. <-sarcastic smiley
I^ll explain it all to you when you're older son.
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I^ll explain it all to you when you're older son.
Gee, thanks a lot. I am just waiting to get enlightened by you Grynch.
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Re: Question about movies

My question is regarding all Jennifer Aniston movies:

Why?
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My question is regarding all Jennifer Aniston movies:

Why?
Why what?
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Why at all??
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Why at all??
..you mean you can't stand her?
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Why at all??

so you can see just how bad botox / surgery can be
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Old 24.01.2011, 15:32
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My question is regarding all Jennifer Aniston movies:

Why?
I feel as an actress she's right up there in the standing with the likes of J.Lo
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Re: Question about movies

I can't stand her as an actress. It seems, that they tried made an ugly woman look good on screen. Which to me, ultimately failed.
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Re: Question about movies

Alright folks new question.

Movie: Point Break
Question: Why is Patrick Swayze waking up so early all the time? Was he an early bird..were his crew a bunch of early birds too?
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Early bird catches the waves dude!!
I figured..but he rang Keanu's doorbell twice and it wasn't 5am as yet.
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I figured..but he rang Keanu's doorbell twice and it wasn't 5am as yet.
He wouldn't do that round our house if my wife was home in bed. Well he might do it once and then he'd have difficulty doing anything for a while! That's a sacred time....
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