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Old 05-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #421
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I'm not very old, 34, but I don't follow mainstream movies at all. Example: I've never heard of Blade Runner.

I study a lot... I work on cars, airplanes, motorcycles, my house, and writing better code, but I don't go to the movies like most folks.
I don't go to the movies anymore either. Almost every time, there's some fat smelly guy sitting somewhere nearby, or some punks and their hos doing all sorts of ..., or some dork with a laser pen who thinks its funny ... screw the theater, I got a wide-screen monitor and a MU account, that's all I need
 
Old 05-14-2010, 10:41 AM   #422
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I don't go to the movies anymore either. Almost every time, there's some fat smelly guy sitting somewhere nearby, or some punks and their hos doing all sorts of ..., or some dork with a laser pen who thinks its funny ... screw the theater, I got a wide-screen monitor and a MU account, that's all I need
So I really haven't missed much. Good. I feel better already.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #423
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Blade Runner is one of the best sci-fi films ever made imo. Worth a watch (if you're into sci-fi).
 
Old 05-14-2010, 12:17 PM   #424
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Blade Runner is one of the best sci-fi films ever made imo. Worth a watch (if you're into sci-fi).
Duly noted. I like Sci-Fi if it contains believable science. I have studied 2 engineering degrees and my basic nature does allow me watch stuff that isn't even *possible*. If the science fiction doesn't violate the laws of the universe, I'm sure I'd enjoy it.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 12:27 PM   #425
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Blade Runner is one of the best sci-fi films ever made imo. Worth a watch (if you're into sci-fi).
Yes, I thought that was Rachael.

But which version? I didn't mind the voice-over on the original version, though a lot of folks I know don't care for that one. I do prefer the shorter ending of the directors cut though. Taking those last few seconds out really make a difference IMO. I've not seen the latest "Final Cut" version so I can't comment on that.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #426
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I've seen Blade Runner, but I would have preferred a higher action/talking ratio, you know. Same reason why I can't watch Star Trek, I always fall asleep at some point.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:02 PM   #427
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Yes, I thought that was Rachael.

But which version?
I think that was just a publicity shot, not actually from a scene, but it appears to be the room where she was 'tested'.

The final director's cut is similar to the original director's cut except they got in one of the original actresses to graft her head electronically on her body during the scene where she is being chased and runs/falls through the glass shop fronts (not that I really noticed much difference).

They also got Harrison Ford's son involved and grafted his mouth onto his dad's to fix some lip sync in one scene.

Now the scene near the end where the dove flies up has a more fitting skyline instead of that blue sky that didn't really fit.

It still contains the unicorn dream which really helps the ending make much more sense. I didn't like the original voiceover much and think it works much better without it. Apparently Ford hated the idea of doing it and deliberately made it sound as bad/corny as he could.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:12 PM   #428
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Duly noted. I like Sci-Fi if it contains believable science. I have studied 2 engineering degrees and my basic nature does allow me watch stuff that isn't even *possible*. If the science fiction doesn't violate the laws of the universe, I'm sure I'd enjoy it.
I guess the most unbelievable things are the flying cars. Other than that are the 'replicants' (androids created for space exploration/work etc).
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:12 PM   #429
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It's always been one of my favourite films. I've seen all 3 versions, and the voice-over was a mistake.
Remember, it's science-fiction. It doesn't have to comply with the laws of physics. Ever heard the phrase: suspension of disbelief?

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:16 PM   #430
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Another must see film is Dark Star by John Carpenter. I'm not a Carpenter fan but this is pretty damn funny. It was I believe his first film and is pretty low budget shot in 16mm. You may have problems finding a copy these days since it was made in the 70's but you can probably find it if you look hard enough.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:42 PM   #431
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I dunno but I prefer Tron over all of the above, it's cooler.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #432
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Tron rocks!
I saw Tron in AMC movie theater when it first came out in '82
I was 10yrs old!

sorry to be offtopic
 
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Yeah we should probably not hijack the thread with movie stuff.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:02 PM   #434
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OK, your right dive
heres my nFlux current fluxbox desktop
http://multidistro.com/distros/slack...ux3/nflux3.png
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:28 PM   #435
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I was playing with embossing difference clouds in Gimp and came up with this:

http://www.dawoodfall.net/sshots/5018060228.png

Yes I still like monochrome.
 
  


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