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Old 02-22-03, 01:31 AM
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Do you "dress up" when you go to see certain movies?

I can understand dressing up for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or other "geek" type movies (even though I don't condone it). But today after I went to see Old School I saw someone walking out of Gods and Generals dressed up in a full Confederate uniform holding a small confederate flag. Now this guy was old (in his late fourties, early fifties), but I highly doubt that he fought in the Civil War. His wife seemed somewhat embarassed to be around him. I'm just wondering if he had a family member who fought in the war and this is his way of honoring them, or if he's just someone who truly believes that the "South will rise again" (I live in Georgia, if anyone is curious).
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I can understand someone dressed up for Gods and generals.. and the following movies:

Rocky horror picture show
Star wars
Lord of the Rings
anime films

and a few others.

Why Gods and Generals. You have to understand were you are located at Shilex... Ga.. I mean, don't Civil War Reinactments happen every weekend? They have a lot of following to them. I hear for the film they hired like 1000 extra's that take part of the reinactments.

I've been in Ga. and I have seen those bumper stickers. A strange sight indeed. though, not as strange as the "KKK BBQ" flyer I saw on the way down to florida.

Always funny to see the futurama episode "Deep South"

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Old 02-22-03, 01:38 AM
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Old 02-22-03, 02:48 AM
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I'd much rather see people dress up to a war movie and honoring those who fought or ancestors that fought then a bunch of nerds pretending their Jedi or Hobbits.
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....wonder what he wore to FULL FRONTAL.....
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Old 02-22-03, 03:56 PM
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No, but for The Matrix Reloaded I play on doing a little somethin' somethin'. BTW Shilex, where in Georgia did you see that? I'm in Marietta, havn't seen anything that wierd. . .in a while.
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Re: Do you "dress up" when you go to see certain movies?

Originally posted by Shilex
I can understand dressing up for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or other "geek" type movies
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Re: Do you "dress up" when you go to see certain movies?

Originally posted by Shilex
But today after I went to see Old School I saw someone walking out of Gods and Generals dressed up in a full Confederate uniform holding a small confederate flag. Now this guy was old (in his late fourties, early fifties), but I highly doubt that he fought in the Civil War. His wife seemed somewhat embarassed to be around him. I'm just wondering if he had a family member who fought in the war and this is his way of honoring them, or if he's just someone who truly believes that the "South will rise again" (I live in Georgia, if anyone is curious).
Try that around here and
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Old 02-22-03, 04:19 PM
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The way I see it, there are three levels of geekness: There are geeks - people who love those types of movies and enjoy talking about them with friends. This is perfectly fine. Then there are super geeks - people like us who love the movies AND post about them to strangers on message boards. Also perfectly acceptable. But then there is the level of geek-dom that is off limits to me: the uber geeks - those people who dress up when they go to the theater, enjoy acting out their favorite scenes, and collect the card games - UNACCEPTABLE! I will not cross this line! (Until RoTK comes out)
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Originally posted by caiman
the uber geeks - those people who dress up when they go to the theater, enjoy acting out their favorite scenes, and collect the card games - UNACCEPTABLE!
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I don't wear underwear when I go to strip clubs.
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I don't wear underwear when I go to strip clubs.
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When I went to see the first Harry Potter some guy dressed up like a Sorcerer. I thought he looked like an a$$ clown, as did my friend.
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Old 02-22-03, 05:52 PM
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Do you "dress up" when you go to see certain movies?
Of course.

Usually a sweater or a nice shirt w/ a collar. I mean, I'm going to be in public so I'm not going to be wearing what I normally wear to mow the lawn in.
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Old 02-22-03, 05:55 PM
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I don't care what movie...if anyone gets dressed up in my neighborhood....well they asked for it!
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Dressing up for any movie is not 'normal'.... Think of what you're doing....dressing up as a stormtrooper...errrrr riiiiiiiight.
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Old 02-22-03, 06:10 PM
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Who wouldn't want to dress up for the movies. For instance, for Daredevil, I went as a 55 gallon drum of toxic waste.
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When I watched Ghostbusters back in 1984, I wore a cap with marshmallows glued to it...of course I was 8 years old at the time. Other than that, no I can't say that I have - nor do I have the desire too.
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Old 02-22-03, 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by theneobez
BTW Shilex, where in Georgia did you see that? I'm in Marietta, havn't seen anything that wierd. . .in a while.
I'm in Augusta, Georgia. Not a usual thing around here, that's why I was surprised to see it. And to reply to the question about the Civil War re-enactments, we actually don't have many. I think South Carolina has a couple, but they only occur like once or twice a year. What the guy was wearing was kinda like a cheesy costume shop Civil War outfit. I'm guessing that he also drove a big jacked-up 4X4 truck with mud trimmings and a long antenna with a ping pong at the end.
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Old 02-22-03, 11:19 PM
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No, but I must have seen 50 people dressed as civil war soldiers at the sneak premeire ons "Gods and Generals". I also remember seeing people dressed as "Batman" during its initial screening.
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