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    zeppy Guest

    barn raising scene in witness / big time

    what's the meaning of the underlines ? thanks in advance !

    Paul: No, I'm telling you last night was like umm, all my birthdays, both graduations, plus the barn raising scene in Witness.

    Monica: We'll talk later.

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    Monica: I know, he's just so, so... Do you remember you and Tony DeMarco?

    Rachel: Oh, yeah.

    Monica: Well, it's like that. With feelings.

    Rachel: Oh wow. Are you in trouble.

    Monica: Big time!

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    Big time = a lot

    The barn raising secne is, I presume, the sex scene in the film that took place in a barn.

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    Barn raising

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Big time = a lot

    The barn raising secne is, I presume, the sex scene in the film that took place in a barn.
    The film Witness starred Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. It was a suspense thriller set in the Amish community of America.

    The love scene was really the "Don't know much about history" scene.

    The barn raising scene was just that. All the neighbours and friends turned up to help a young couple (newly wed I think) literally raise a barn. The scene was significant as it showed the close relationship between the Amish people. The only sound was the hammering of nails and rousing background music.

    Barn Raising itself is a community event for the Amish people. The number of people helping make up for the lack of modern equipment and tools. Men and boys in the community help. The bulk of the work is completed in one day. While the men work the women prepare food for the men.


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    There I was thinking evil thoughts. Ooops

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    There I was thinking evil thoughts. Ooops
    Maybe you were thinking about hell-raising. It's somewhat of a different concept, I think.

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    I was thinking of hair-raising and made the association with the love scene. ;-(

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