Babylon Berlin

Discussion in 'The Media' started by GeorgeJetStoned, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. GeorgeJetStoned

    GeorgeJetStoned Odd Member

    This has been a fascinating glimpse into Germany at the end of the roaring 20s and before the rise of the Nazis. The economy was still seriously depressed, but that didn't stop people of all classes from rubbing shoulders at various points of their daily lives.

    There are all kinds of surprises and a healthy dose of suspense throughout and the overall plot twists repeatedly. I am loathe to give away too much up front, but it's worth watching. And you'll have to pay attention because it's all in German with subtitles. The entire cast is fully believable and the story flows very naturally. In only 1 episode of the 16 do you see any actual Nazis and then only for a few minutes in a train station.

    Berlin is portrayed as a cosmopolitan city and the art deco embellishments are incredible. There's a lot of sex, drugs and Swing, as you'd expect.
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  2. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Member

    Just Google 'Weimar' to fill your boots with all things louche about Berlin - it's a well-known period and the dollar went a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way

    By the way - it's 'loath' pronounced 'loth' - and means reluctant as your context correctly suggests. the verb 'to loathe' is another kettle of fish entirely - it's a common error, but fatal on a resume
  3. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    ugh. Berlin.
    the worst.
  4. David0301

    David0301 Banned

    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: i love it how people start talking about "babylon" in this forum. I think I ignited this :blush:
  5. GeorgeJetStoned

    GeorgeJetStoned Odd Member

    I can't imagine expressing any form of loathing on a resume!
  6. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Member

    However, you might be loath to reveal your secret formula if you were applying for a job as a research chemist at Big Pharma
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  7. Avery Kelly

    Avery Kelly Avionics Specialist

    I think that I will watch the film. Swinging to JAZZ BANDS playing Duke Ellington or JellyRoll Morton through the thick air of smoke and blue haze in Berlin would have been proto-Nazi. Yet I have one question: DID THE GERMANS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BABYLON GUN? ..............perhaps an invention of Herman Oberth or Werner Von Braun.
  8. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    We didn't care about guns. We were into building big tanks and rail cannons of behemoth proportions. :p guns!? You don't win wars with guns. :p
  9. GeorgeJetStoned

    GeorgeJetStoned Odd Member

    The series is really deep. The end is off the chain.
  10. wooleeheron

    wooleeheron Brain Damaged Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Whenever I tell hard-nosed pragmatists and realists, that all of Babylon organizes along the same lines as a flock of chickens, they look at me as if I had never existed, and are left speechless. Any chicken flock will turn on their own whenever stressed by starvation or heavy predation, and the dramatic rise of Nazi Germany is merely proof that the lights are on, but nobody is home, in modern day Babylon. Money and the gun do all the talking worth listening to, the carrot and the stick, because everyone is largely going on memory and inertia. Which is why I tend to find most Babylonian novels and historical analysis boring. Its as if they the secrets to the universe, and nothing about their own humanity.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  11. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    No you didn't.
  12. Ged

    Ged Nuclear Frisson HipForums Supporter

    ting' n' ting'

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