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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Bwana-no I saw Out of Africa many times. I was referring to "Nowhere In Africa"
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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:50 AM
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"Nowhere in Africa": I think I've seen it. A Jewish family in Kenya during the war?

Great film; I loved it.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Sorry, Dennis, my mistake.
Is the US version of "Nowhere in Africa" English-spoken, or only sub-titled?
 
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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Leely - I think you should do as I may do....some day...a week or so with the chimps and a week with the gorillas. Why limit yourself?

And thanks for the advice. I'm really just messing around. I love planning trips - I've just never planned one that is this expensive. Nor have I ever planned a trip where I needed to rely on "operators." I've always been my own "operator." Much simpler that way.

Onward and upward...
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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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mitch -

Saw "Nowhere in Africa" when it first hit the theatre in the US about 2-years ago. It's in German with English subtitles, though towards the very end (maybe last 15-20/minutes) the film it is in English.

I immediately noticed the window frames which are definitely old Kenyan... and the black/white floor in the restaurant at The Norfolk Hotel - filmed on site - no stage sets.

Excellent movie.
 
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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, funny that they did it in Kenya - but this gives the movie a very special authenticity. This last scene, where the woman is selling fruits at the train - it looks so real. I'm not sure if this was a planned shot...

Sadly, most film producers regard Kenya as too dangerous. I remember 'I Dreamed of Africa' and 'The Ghost and the Darkness' were mainly filmed in South Africa.

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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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... and Redford and Streep refused to sleep out in the bush, returning to NBO every evening after a days shooting! Shame on them. The movie has since lost some of it's charm! Except for the music and the scenery and.............. Hey, it's Kenya, so I guess I'll watch it again and again!
 
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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The Sundance Kid wouldn't sleep out in the bush?! ;-)

I wondered about the filming of "I dreamed of Africa." From what I'd seen in photographs it could have been Kenya, until the flyover scene and all of those beautiful red dunes...!!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 02:30 PM
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cooncat -

Nope, the Kid didn't sleep out in the bush for "Out of Africa"

In "I Dream of Africa" - the ex-Mrs. Baldwin was a pain in the butt and afraid to be in Africa with her child. Guess the pay was worth it for her, but most of the filming was in which she appeared was done in South Africa.

Red dunes, sounds more like Namibia. Hey, it's the movies - one has to wonder where the "continuity" person is when they film.
 
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Sep 12th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Well, that's true. Because they had me believing it was Kenya until the plane flew over the coastline and then the dunes. I thought to myself, well, that was some dumb editing or filming - anyone could see they were in Namibia. I can do the whole suspension of disbelief thing, but when it's a true story "sort of" filmed on location...well, it's a head scratcher! ;-)
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Sep 12th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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Well, they have some dunes there in Kenya:
http://www.tanadelta.org/tana-dune-views7.html

But these look a little different than in the movie.

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Sep 12th, 2005, 06:05 PM
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Mitch - Are you up drinking again?
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Sep 12th, 2005, 06:39 PM
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Hhmmm... don't know why you're asking... :-"

But that's a good idea - great time for an Amarula!

I've just made 'Plan B' training.

This afternoon my sister called me and told me some terrible news about the carry-on checks at our nice small province airport we have in town. Actually it's the first time I'm using this airport, and she told me that the staff is so bored there that they check every piece of luggage extremely well.

Now my safari vest weights about 6 kgs more, and my photo backpack is only slightly about the limit. That's 'Plan B'.

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Sep 12th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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uh-oh...another "Rocco" story about overweight photo equipment! can you get amarula in the U.S? thought I would practice before I go! Since this is my first thread that passed the 30 reply mark, do I get a prize?
(just had to do it!)
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Sep 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Mitch - I'm only asking because it's late where you are and you're still awake! Last time, you told me you were up drinking beer and had run out... anyway it was just a silly joke!

Dennis -I'm really not trying to step on your toes in the records department! Mitch may hold that record for the thread he started about my affordable dream safari. (Which I greatly appreciated, by the way!)
Off to slumberland..happy planing everyone!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 09:32 PM
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Dennis,
Don't know if Amarula is available on Hawaii, but thank God, it's available in Germany - even at my local supermarket.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 09:43 PM
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TA-TA-TA-TAAAAAAAAAAA....

Dennis' thread has passed the 30 mark!

Hereby we declare him A VERY VALUABLE FODORITE!


 
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Sep 13th, 2005, 08:08 AM
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THANKS BWANA!
WHAT AN HONOR!
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Not to brag BUT this thread made the front page!!
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