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Regarding the Chinese scenes in The Martian, it didn't help when I recognised the filming location: Budapest's ugly new Palace of Arts doubled as China's space centre. It says something of outdated American notions of China that they thought the 40-year-old East German trains running on the nearby suburban line are a fitting background, and that not even for the present (when China's metros are already the most modern in the world) but at least 15 years in the future.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 5th, 2015 at 03:47:03 PM EST

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