I just watched this for the first time. Does this still happen? What would have happened to Karen Silkwood if she was really internally contaminated? Are we all contaminated? I'm scared.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/03/2013|
THELMA IS COOKED!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/24/2013|
Datalounge management has assured us that the levels of stupidity, hate, effeminacy and ignorance we are exposed to on a regular basis are entirely safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/24/2013|
I love it when people are like, "God, I need to go home and take a Silkwood shower after that."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/24/2013|
Kurt Russell was so hot in this film.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/24/2013|
This must still happen. We still make plutonium right?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/24/2013|
R5, there's a very high rate of lung and other cancers among uranium miners. The problems only begin there. Some Indian tribes have fought to keep the uranium industry off tribal lands because of the human destruction involved.
People who make the most money off the nuclear industry would like for us to believe it's the cleanest form of energy available. That's absolutely untrue. Their attitude seems to be so a few Indians die. Who cares? We want our nuclear power plants.
Ironically, New Mexico is known for both uranium and sunshine but there's less profit to be made in either solar or wind energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/24/2013|
I loved this movie. Sad, but really nice acting from Meryl and Cher.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/24/2013|
Google "Rocky Flats" in Colorado. It's still "hot" there regardless of what the politicos say.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/24/2013|
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE'S THE MERYL LOON??????
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/24/2013|
How do they decontaminate plutonium? Isn't it essentially there forever?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/24/2013|
Chelation therapy, which is helpful for removing heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury from the body, also works to some extent for plutonium, R10.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/24/2013|
Norma Rae > Silkwood > Ellen Brockovich > North Country
Actually Silkwood probably is best but I just loved Sally. I love youtubing the shower scene which is always fun, but now I can imagine the stanky Goop being made to have one.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/24/2013|
"They're making my daughter die next to a colored person!" - the racist character played by Miss Sudie Bond, who also co-starred with Cher on Broadway and in the movie "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean." "Silkwood" is a co-write by Nora Ephron. Meryl sings a soulful "Amazing Grace" at the end. She & Cher really bonded during this film, they went to the local multiplex daily and saw a movie together.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/24/2013|
Russell was some kind of eye candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/24/2013|
Pauline Kael remarked that she thought Debra Winger would've been better as Karen, using the scene where she strides cockily into the lunchroom, snags a co-workers sandwich and brazenly bites into it. According to Kael: "Winger would have made you feel Karen's hunger."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2013|
I think she deliberately ingested the plutonium.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/24/2013|
Pauline Kael was a moron with horrible taste in movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/24/2013|
[quote]they went to the local multiplex daily and saw a movie together.
Uh, wouldn't you quickly run out of movies to see at a multiplex in 1980s Oklahoma or wherever they filmed?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/24/2013|
Pauline Kael was an old contrarian cunt, who would say things just to stir up shit.
She lived for Lesbian Drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/24/2013|
Ingesting a small amount of plutonium will not kill you.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/24/2013|
Every part of America, it's government and it's corporations are corrupt. In fact, there are so many ignorant and stupid people making decisions...I'm surprised our country can run it's self at all. It is being run into the ground by Republicans, we can be sure of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/24/2013|
I love the scene of Cher and Meryl on the porch swing.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/24/2013|
Did this movie make Chaz gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/24/2013|
I love the threesome scene with Kurt, Meryl and Cher. Hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/24/2013|
Pauline Kael liked the jews.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/24/2013|
[quote]character played by Miss Sudie Bond
My favorite line of hers is "This here is my bag wig. It ain't human hair 'er nuthin'!"
My best friend and I still greet each other with a line from the movie and have for nearly 30 years. It's Diana Scarwid's first line, "Well HI there!".
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/25/2013|
Whenever I see the janitor lady at work I think here comes Dolly Trashbags.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/25/2013|
Craig T Nelson was so wonderfully creepy in this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/11/2013|
Its the perfect eSSENTial!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/03/2013|
Cher wasn't allowed to wear any make-up on film.
Gee I wonder why?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/03/2013|
btw Meryl stole the part from Jane Fonda.
The thanks Fonda gets for giving Meryl her first movie role, and Meryl stabs Jane in the back by stealing Silkwood from her.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/03/2013|
actually "Stardust Memories" was her first film
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/03/2013|
Is Meryl laughing at that dirty joke the hammiest scene in the history of the movies?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/03/2013|
Great movie; great cast!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/03/2013|
Fonda had just starred in The China Syndrome. It would have been ridiculous of cast her in Silkwood.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/03/2013|
Chaz admitted to having an earlier lesbian crush on Meryl during the filming of this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/03/2013|
How true to the real story was the film?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/03/2013|
Meryl is not in "Stardust Memories" which was made years after "Julia" in any case.
Of course, I doubt Fonda did the casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/03/2013|