13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by fedssocr1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:47 am

one of the British rescue divers is now missing in a Tennessee cave. So sad. They're not saying who it is at this point
https://abc7news.com/diver-who-helped-f ... e/5256366/

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by fedssocr1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am

good news! the British diver has been saved. The story linked has been updated

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by fountainhall » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:25 am

What a relief! If this illustrates anything, it is surely how complex and supremely difficult was the miracle of the rescue in Thailand.

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by Captain Swing » Wed May 01, 2019 1:10 pm

On Tuesday, the video streaming giant Netflix and the production house that made the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” SK Global Entertainment, announced the acquisition of the rights to the boys’ story. The project will be directed by Jon M. Chu, who directed “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first major Hollywood film with a majority Asian cast and crew since “The Joy Luck Club,” and Nattawut Poonpiriya, a Thai director known for his 2017 film “Bad Genius.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/arts ... escue.html

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by fountainhall » Wed May 01, 2019 1:54 pm

“We’re going to do our best to accurately represent what happened,” Mr. Penotti [John Penotti, the president and co-chief executive of SK Global] said in an interview, adding that the company plans to film in Thailand and to “cast appropriately.”
I only hope that was said sincerely. I can't help thinking back to the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" which rightly received many brickbats for casting three leading Chinese actresses as Japanese. As if Japan did not have a galazy of excellent actresses! If they are as good as their word, the movie should be gripping and as exciting as a whodunnit. I am relieved it will be Netflix producing. Other Hollywood studios would no doubt have a handful of slim, tall blondes somewhere in the depths of that cave.

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by Captain Swing » Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 am


Thai soccer team reunite with some of the Australian divers who helped save them from cave

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by fountainhall » Thu May 02, 2019 10:08 am

My admiration for those kids and their rescuers just grows even greater when i see news items like this.

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Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Post by Captain Swing » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:37 am

New (boring) video in which the thoroughly estimable Adul Sam-on is dragged halfway around the world to receive some bogus award from a mid-tier American college. He acquits himself well, of course, (he doesn't speak), but really, what's the point? I hope he had a good time, and, actually, I hope he got paid. If not, just please leave him alone.


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