Flight Attendants Boycott Jodie Foster film

Sep 29th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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OK, who is NOT joining the boycott - our next get-together at the Loews?
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Sep 29th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Haven't seen the movie and have been lucky enough to encounter mostly helpful and pleasant flight attendants in my travels, but just last week I was stunned to see an attendant ask a man who was sitting in the window seat of a full plane (e.g. two other people between him and the aisle) to get up and rotate his carry on suitcase so the wheels went in first. She didn't even try to adjust it so the door would close like I've seen many other attendants do in an effort to fit everyone's things in, she just said you'll have to move this and kept walking! Luckily the aisle seat passenger offered to do it for the man so he didn't have to climb out and disturb everyone. This was on US Air and I thought it was terribly unhelpful of her - hopefully not a sign of things to come.
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Sep 29th, 2005, 08:13 PM
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flIghT PlAn was oKay, but muCh betteR was "Suzhou River"

This thriller borrows an idea from Hitchcock's "Vertigo," yet still manages to be a totally accomplished original. A mAn becomes obsessed with a womAn and kidnaps her. ShE manages to escape, but disappears, leading the man to be charged and convicted of her murder. Soon after his release from prison, he sees a woman who looks identical to the former object of his obsession, and the obsession is reborn.
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Sep 29th, 2005, 09:14 PM
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Sep 29th, 2005, 09:15 PM
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Well, I did not get to see this film yet, I have no problem with breaking the boycott but we got too busy to see a movie today.
Tomorrow I will be seeing A History of Violence..which I am sure shows many rude and unhelpful people lol.
Thank you Gretchen, I got over it. I hope you did too.
I think many groups get prickly when a movie comes out and shows them in a bad light, I just wish they would remember it is only a movie..if it were not, we would all have our own planes and there would be no flight attendants..and the Yankee would be Sky Captain and I would be Polly Perkins.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 12:27 AM
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My thought exactly!
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Sep 30th, 2005, 01:05 AM
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OMG! Rude airline staffers? I don't need to see this movie--I've already been on it. The San Francisco to Maui segment on United! The most coveted flight segment by flight attendents which usually get awarded to the most tenured employees that really should retired already.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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The reviews really haven't been that bad......even two thumbs up from Ebert and Roepert.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 07:38 AM
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For the record- I have always found flight staff to be helpful, professional, and polite

Same goes for gate, reservations and lost luggage agents

It is amazing how people will treat you when you are polite to them first-

I have seen more than a few people abuse airline employees who then act suprized when the people respond in a similar fashion

You reap what you sow
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Sep 30th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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In most cases you are absolutely right Green, but for quite a few years I had the worst luck with FAs. They were always mean to me even thought I was always polite at the onset. One of them SHOUTED at me to sit down because I politely informed her that she missed giving me my meal on Delta. One of AA stews was practically sitting on my boyfriend's lap but totally ignored taking my drinks order. When she managed to tear herself away from him and walked away, my BF had to remind her to come back and take my order. Her exact words to me were "What do you want?" with a very hateful look on her face. The last few years they've been nice to me, though. Not sure why, but I'm glad for it.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 10:52 AM
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The world can be divided into two groups: those who've had jobs that entail contact with the general public, and those who have not. And after a number of years one inevitably winds up like David Spade's SNL character.. "What part DIDN'T you understand, the Buh or the Bye?!".
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Scarlett, please let me know how "A History of Violence" turns out. I'm very interested in seeing that one!

So if flight attendants boycott movies that portray them poorly, should stock brokers have boycotted "Wall Street" back in 1987? What about nurses boycotting "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" back in the 1970s? That Nurse Ratched did nothing for the mental health profession.

Geez Louise, it's a movie...
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I thought about seeing "A History of Violence," but I don't care to see that much of Viggo Mortensen or his co-star. The story sounds intriguing, though.

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And my parents were born in Italy, I guess I should boycott all films with mafia references to us. And maybe all Irish are related to the IRA?
All Arabs are terrorists? Please !!!!

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Sep 30th, 2005, 05:52 PM
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I saw the movie this week. I wouldn't consider it a "must buy when it goes to video" movie, but I did enjoy it.

Just Like Heaven is a "must buy" in my opinion.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Almost all movies or books/literature offend someone. Always have- both Balzac and Mark Twain were banned.

That's why I don't believe in any censorship. Sounds like the FA's have bought into the way, way too sensitive package- which does not do anything but make the complainee weaker and more needy in the process- a self-fufilled prophecy. Psych says this is true for both group psychology and individual psychology.

Wow, what should I say about Tony Soprano!
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Sep 30th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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"Society of Little People boycotts Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

"Animal Rights group boycotts The Pink Panther".

"AARP boycotts Cacoon".

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Sep 30th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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I'm not too sure on who'd be offended by White Chicks. Is it white chicks? or the guys behind them?
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I wonder if those 80,000 flight attendants know that they are actually advertising the movie. There was a movie about Christ back in the 80's which suggested that he was gay. Church leaders around the country told people not to see the movie. Because of that people wanted to see the movie which became a financial success and it didn't spend a dime for advertising. I think it was called The Last Temptation of Christ.
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You said it
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