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post #16 of 139
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Originally Posted by Head Creep
Honestly, before this character was created, did anyone know that Kazakhstan existed?
Poor Kazakhs... Given the average westerner's shaky grasp of geography, many will actually believe the wildly inaccurate and demeaning portrayal of a country that did nothing to deserve as much. After all, how many countries do you know that had nuclear weapons (inherited from the Soviet Union, the Baikonur spaceport is in Kazakhstan) and actually decided to forgo them?
post #17 of 139
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Poor Kazakhs... Given the average westerner's shaky grasp of geography, many will actually believe the wildly inaccurate and demeaning portrayal of a country that did nothing to deserve as much.
Apparently they've hired a PR agency and have actually run ads in an attempt to counteract Borat's portrayal of them. I get the feeling they may not have the same sense of humour as some.
post #18 of 139
Borat is most likely the funniest movie I've ever seen.

And I'm so glad I live in Switzerland so I don't have to see the horribly dubbed versions.
post #19 of 139
Thread Starter 
so men like to touch each other's koram over there, i see.
post #20 of 139
Did'nt think much of it myself.I guess im happier watching Borat sketches here and there but a whole movie was just too much for me.I just found the gags a bit predictable after a while as he had used them in other sketches before.I heard there is bidding in from studios for a Bruno movie........dont think il be rushing out to see that one.
post #21 of 139
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Originally Posted by gevorg
You really think those people are for real?

Thanks God he picked on a relatively "calm" country, who knows what would be happening in the world if it was ... I'm not going to name them on Head-Fi.
Yeah, it really wouldn't be funny if it was an act. That is the a major part of SBC's Borat character, to be completely in character and elicit these type of responses from people. You don't think it's possible for a few drunk horny college boys to say that type of stuff? Or that old man running the rodeo? The whole thing that's funny about those situations is that SBC is playing a racist sexist character that lulls like-minded people to say some truly cringe-worthy stuff and actually mean it. Have you seen Borat on Da Ali G Show?
post #22 of 139
I'v been following Baron Cohen for years...When he did his old shows most people did not know who he was, you should get "Bling Bling" it was Borat at his best. Or Ali G is da Usa, very funny stuff. This movie was scripted, based off previous interviews...I didn't hear so many new gags in the movie which was a little upsetting, and it was a little anticlimatic...If you haven't seen much of Borat in the past then i most certainly recommend that you see this film.
post #23 of 139
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Originally Posted by juzmister
I'v been following Baron Cohen for years...When he did his old shows most people did not know who he was, you should get "Bling Bling" it was Borat at his best. Or Ali G is da Usa, very funny stuff. This movie was scripted, based off previous interviews...I didn't hear so many new gags in the movie which was a little upsetting, and it was a little anticlimatic...If you haven't seen much of Borat in the past then i most certainly recommend that you see this film.
I wouldn't say all of it was scripted:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/xp-16655
post #24 of 139
I saw Borat on the Colbert Report last night. It was reasonably funny, but a ripoff of Andy Kaufman (foreign man).
post #25 of 139
Love Cohen over Kaufman. (Don't hate me!)

Probably a generational thing.
post #26 of 139
No offense intended to Andy Kaufman, but Baron-Cohen is a level beyond. It's true that Baron-Cohen doesn't do the best in-character interviews (he also tends to repeat jokes), but when he's actually in character and doing his routine with an unsuspecting person, he's pure genius. For Kaufman it was always an act, whereas with Baron-Cohen there's a strong element of earnestness. Even on the verbal level, Kaufman's accents were always a little too silly (and often high-pitched) to be real, whereas both Ali G and Borat's accents are done on a careful level. The accent is not part of the joke with him; it has to be semi-realistic in order to lead people down the garden path.
post #27 of 139
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Originally Posted by MikeB06
Also, another interesting thing about the movie, is that in my hometown (NC) where I am this week, Borat was only playing in 2 theaters in the whole area. This is between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, about 20 miles apart, with a ton of movie theaters in the two cities and surrounding areas. It seems that this movie is a bit too controversial for this area, as the movie is the biggest release of the weekend and its only in 2 of about 10 major theaters in the area. I wouldn't doubt this situation is the same for many areas of the south.
Same here, there is only 1 theater playing it. It's the same theater that played Hotel Rwanda, and Fahrenheit 9/11, when none of the mainstream chain outlets would touch them.
What chickens!
Anyway, we're going to see it tomorrow
Can't wait.
TR
post #28 of 139
If only the bit with the bear and the kids were real, it would have been priceless.

Fantastic film, its nice to have a laugh
post #29 of 139
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Originally Posted by MikeB06
Also, another interesting thing about the movie, is that in my hometown (NC) where I am this week, Borat was only playing in 2 theaters in the whole area. This is between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, about 20 miles apart, with a ton of movie theaters in the two cities and surrounding areas. It seems that this movie is a bit too controversial for this area, as the movie is the biggest release of the weekend and its only in 2 of about 10 major theaters in the area. I wouldn't doubt this situation is the same for many areas of the south.
As weird as it sounds (I laughed out loud more during Borat than any film in years), supposedly it didn't test well and they actually pulled back from a full release and instead trying to create word of mouth. It went from a 2000+ theater release to something like 800. I live in San Francisco, where I think we're a little more open-minded than some parts of the country, and it is showing in only one theater. When I showed up at 7pm on Friday for the next screening it had already sold out till the midnight show. If the audience I saw it with is any indication this will do very very well and probably become a Blair Witch-like phenom. In several ways Borat is really something.
post #30 of 139
I saw it this evening, it was great!

Well worth the ticket price, if only for the fight scene!
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