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My Big Fat Grssk Wedding

weather: was raining
outside: 7°C
mood: entertained
music: Bryn Terfel - Bugail Aberdyfi

Yes, I finally got to see this.

IT REALLY ANNOYED THE HOLY FRACKING SEMANTICULUUM OUT OF ME that they used the capital Sigma in the place of the letter 'E'!!!

The Sigma (Σ) is THE GREEK LETTER 'S'!!! HEL-FARKING-LO?!?!?!?!?!?!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*ahem*

*smooth hair*

*straighten lampshade*

But other than that, I really enjoyed this movie... as simplified, stereotyped and contrived as I'm sure it has made Greek culture look. I know because that's what they did to Chinese culture with Joy Luck Club; Eat, Drink, Man, Woman; and the rest of them.

"I have three testicles." =)

"You kidnap me, you bloody Turk!!!" =D

"He doesn't eat meat..." *blinketty-blink* "Okay, I make-a LAMB..." =) =) =)

"My people were writing philosophy while your people were still swinging from the trees." *znarf* BWAHAHAHA!! =D

Kimono. AAAHAHAHAHA!!! =D =D =D

It's so great to see Lainie Kazan, as well as Andrea Martin. They are absolutely fabulous actresses. I thought Lainie Kazan was great in The Big Hit =D

This really is an awesome movie. It's been playing since the summer and the theatre was still almost full when we went tonight. Husband Guy wasn't too sure about this at first, I guess he was thinking that it's a chick flick (which it was =). But he actually enjoyed it too. He picked the last few movies we went to, so this one was mine.

[All My Movies]


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badkarma_05
Nov. 17th, 2002 05:02 am (UTC)
Hey, I liked the Joy Luck Club. Furthermore, look what they did to "my" people in The Brother's McMillian and Waking Ned Devine.
bride
Nov. 17th, 2002 12:01 pm (UTC)
The Brother's McMillian and Waking Ned Devine

But those are not the only movies about everyday American life that everyone sees.

The only attempt at depiction of foreign culture we have, that has "made it to the big screen" here and that almost everyone has reliably seen, is Joy Luck Club, My Big Fat Grssk Wedding, etc.
yduras
Nov. 17th, 2002 03:42 pm (UTC)
Marketing people are not veyr clever about other alphabets
I generally referred to the falling blocks games as "tetyis" because the Russian character that resembles a backwards-R is a 'y' sound. The backwards-N isn't an 'n' sound either, folks.

I guess the figure nobody will notice.
bride
Nov. 17th, 2002 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Marketing people are not veyr clever about other alphabets
Wow, I didn't know that, but thanks =)
pne
Nov. 17th, 2002 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Marketing people are not veyr clever about other alphabets
the Russian character that resembles a backwards-R is a 'y' sound.

A "ya" sound. Я is the last letter of the alphabet; it also means "I" (first person singular pronoun). When I took Russian for a while, my teacher said that sometimes people say "Don't feel so important; after all, 'ya' is the last letter of the alphabet" when somebody acts up.

The backwards-N isn't an 'n' sound either, folks.

Yup; И is "ee" or "yee". And "МОСКВА" isn't pronounced "mock-bah", nor is "СССР" "see-see-see-pee" ;)
lemur_man
Nov. 19th, 2002 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Marketing people are not veyr clever about other alphabets
There's a bar (sorry, drink boutique) here called Red, except the lettering in the window says

ЯЭD

so I guess that's really ya-ed, with a Latin D.
ugly_boy
Nov. 18th, 2002 09:05 am (UTC)
Oooh, I see that sort of thing all the time! The Cyrillic "д" is often used as a capital /A/ but, if I remember correctly, I think it's actually a "d".
pne
Nov. 18th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
Yes; it's "d".
ugly_boy
Nov. 18th, 2002 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yay I'm glad I was right! I saw this advert for Russian vodka that had the word "Tд</big>LENT" in it. It was quite annoying.
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