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Maybe Sharon Stone's behaviour reflects the limited experience she got with Czech people after Prague became a permanent back-up studio for Hollywood.

As a contrast to what she did, I shall mention that the Queen's first concert in Hungary remains legendary not only because it was the first by a (then) international top act, but because Freddie Mercury learnt a whole Hungarian folk song and delivered it flawlessly.

As an example of something similarly worse: Someone got me a Franz Ferdinand DVD as Christmas present, on the DVD, there is what could be called a "concert tour documentary", and it includes takes at a band interview in MTV's New York studio. And they repeatedly got these ignorantly superiorist questions, to which they barely found the diplomatic words to reply - e.g. ask whether they'll start writing songs once the US tour is over (as if there'd be no concerts in the rest of the world), ask whether they came to the US to become famous (they just flew over from a raging-success Paris concert...) and so on...

As for the film: I didn't even watch the first, won't bother with the second.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 08:58:31 AM EST
That makes 2 of us.  I think I saw 3 minutes of the 1st one while wandering through a room where it was on the TV.  I will NOT be going to see the 2nd.

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by Sam on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 03:53:39 PM EST
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That makes 3 of us!
by Fran on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 04:15:07 PM EST
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Oh, but you two are women, I guess not the intended audience like me...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 04:51:37 PM EST
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I don't think B or M will be going to see it either...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 01:01:32 AM EST
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Since Prague is the capital of the Czech province of Hungary so I can understand the excitment in Budapest of Freddy Mercury learning a folk song.  

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by ATinNM on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 10:33:08 PM EST
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