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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:04 pm

gaffo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:54 am
.........."calm as a hindu cow"...........part was a gem.
Yes, recognition of reality is the greatest humour.

When the choice is calm acceptance of death's arrival, or freaking out in hysterical denial, is there really a choice?

In The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe told of how early jet test pilots would sometimes nosedive to their death, calmly attempting one antidote after another to escape, right up until impact, all the while informing listeners of the mechanics via microphone.

Maybe some Hindu pilots have had the same experience.
Maybe even passangers.
Who would know? (rhetorical question)

:)

Here's a favorite story, gaffo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frh0xT5VJts

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Re: Favourite movie?

Post by Walker » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:13 am

Favourite movie?

This one is in the top five, for a variety of reasons, one of which is the dickheads we all encounter, reflected here, and there in life.

A scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFeLDc2CzOs

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:52 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:56 pm
gaffo wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFWjVHguBP0


the last 10 minutes - goodbye letter - is a tear jerker.

good movie, view it if you can.
Well, after not much of a search I didn’t find that one, but I did find the documentary: Bobby Sands 66 Days.

We made it to day 28 before moving on to dreamland.

Among other things it mentioned crappy frescos and sheer psychological brutality.
Good grief.

The flick also presented the unapologetic jailer’s view and justifications.
I know some about the "troubles" - but not a much as those living there at the time. I know of Booby Sands via the movie i referenced above ("Hunger" - by the same director of his latter work "12 yrs a slave").

both good works, the latter is better IMO, as for Booby Sands, i don;t know enough about the man to comment upon his character or actions.

thanks for reply Walker - i value your views - you are wrong about Trump, but you have a mind and seem thoughtfull, and so value and reply to any input you offer.

thanks for reply Sir.

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Re: Favourite movie?

Post by gaffo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:12 am

Walker wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:13 am
Favourite movie?

This one is in the top five, for a variety of reasons, one of which is the dickheads we all encounter, reflected here, and there in life.

A scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFeLDc2CzOs
sorry, not a fan of 5th element, sad about Luke Perry, he was my age, and seemed like a nice guy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbp4AELcC1A

Dark Blue World (title relates to songwriter that lost his sight - song in move is popular with Chechs(sp) - and a good song - in the movie thoughout, and DBW is my second most fav movie of all time, after 2001 (the latter is cerebral - about concepts, the former is emotional, about friendship).

TL - of O, is my third fav, about "growing as a person, and redemption"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kYNK5PjoZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MqgmCjO7I0

IMO Trump's wet dream is a removal of our Constitution, and a construction of a Stasi at home......with aiders and abbetors (Republicans! - who chose party over Country/Constitution.

I don't love the Dems either BTW - I'm a Libertarian in mindset, registered Independent since 1984. - usually vote (voted for Ron Paul for pres in 88 BTW - all 2-percent of us) Dem, but not always.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:18 am

BTW, Dark Blue World offers an excellent classical music soundtrack, as does Zelary (also a Chech(sp) movie...............and the latter is within my personal top 25 movies i've viewed.

both watch both movies, and listen to both soundtracks too.

cream of the crop both visually and aurally.


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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 am

gaffo wrote:Dark Blue World (title relates to songwriter that lost his sight - song in move is popular with Chechs(sp) - and a good song - in the movie thoughout, and DBW is my second most fav movie of all time, after 2001 (the latter is cerebral - about concepts, the former is emotional, about friendship).
The latter works on a simple, non-conceptual theme.

Namely: It’s all in the touch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEaGQb6dJk

Like the Big Bang, everything follows from the touch.

The universe is physical.

*

Love saves the physical world: is the theme of The Fifth Element.
Time not important, only life important: is a sub-theme.

That's why politicians are such charmers.

Encounter a high-powered politician one-on-one, if only for a moment, and in that moment you as life are the most important thing to this awareness facing you. That's how the rascals get elected. AOC got elected by going door-to-door and introducing herself, simple as that. Didn't matter what she had to say about politics other than, I'll personally take care of your interests after you elect me to office.

I'd wager against short odds that she physically touched every person she encountered in her face-to-face campaign for elected office.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:09 am

Walker wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 am


Encounter a high-powered politician one-on-one, if only for a moment, and in that moment you as life are the most important thing to this awareness facing you. That's how the rascals get elected. AOC got elected by going door-to-door and introducing herself, simple as that. Didn't matter what she had to say about politics other than, I'll personally take care of your interests after you elect me to office.

I'd wager against short odds that she physically touched every person she encountered in her face-to-face campaign for elected office.
i agree politians suck generally - they have to have the drive of narcisism to get there yes?

and so, politians by their nature suck, but we all have to have the faith in (in the case of America - the Constitution and our Common law system inherited from the Brits) - i.e. we have to be informed of our System, vote in the least narisistist a-hole polititions, and carry on!

i.e. we must have an informed populist that knows and values our constitution and holds those we elect to defend it.

sadly we are ignoramouses that look for politicians to be heros and have no knowledge nor read the us constutition.

we will get what we deserve. like Rome before us.

...........

I have a couple of more movie links and will provide later.

thanks for reply Walker.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:21 am

Majid Majidi iranian director that has made 10 or so excellent movies these last 20 yrs or so.

Song of Sparrows is a personal fav:

trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbnBNzyEx8I

critic of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DjowI0QGyE

Color of Paradise:

critic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_bUnI0MhA8

trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_RvGYkUhEk

theme of the latter is sometime the blind young can see more than the old sighted

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am

Walker wrote:Encounter a high-powered politician one-on-one, if only for a moment, and in that moment you as life are the most important thing to this awareness facing you.
gaffo wrote: i agree politians suck generally - they have to have the drive of narcisism to get there yes?
Non-sequitur.

You may think politicians suck, but it can’t be rationally based on agreement with my observation.

If you think it can, then since you included me in your agreement, you should explain.
Walker wrote:Namely: It’s all in the touch, [which starts about 4:15.]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEaGQb6dJk
I saw the movie in a theater when it was first released and didn't see the significance of the non-conceptual touch in the film as the central theme, but it is. As clever as HAL is, it's the human touch that does him in.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:24 pm

Here’s a seldom-seen, natural, uncorrupted ordering of elements to create a condition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTmHtxJpEWE

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am

I saw the movie in a theater when it was first released and didn't see the significance of the non-conceptual touch in the film as the central theme, but it is.
yes, the touch is the key in that scene. i was only 3 when that movie was in the theaters, so only saw it for the first time on TV in the late 70's. I rem the original airing of Silent Running though (its infinately lesser a film, but still good) - the final scene i rem as a 6 yr old (where he says goodbye to his robotic buddy and blows himself up - sad).

i miss movies that had a message, it seems to me they stopped offering that (in general - always exceptions) by the early 80's up to today. "Terror in Mumbai" (is that the title? - may offer something (some message of some sort) - i may actually see it in the theater (will look at reviews first though) - not been to a theater in 10 yrs - for as said before movies are crap now, all excapist puffery, good guys vs bad guys with explosions and no character dev, nor social message. BTW, i like social message, but today when they are rarely offered, they are in the ilk of Stone/Speilburg - a sledge hammer of PC or a talking down to (blunt preaching) - rather than assuming the audience has intelligence and values the scapel rather than the hammer.

that is why the movie The Conspirator, was better than Lincoln, but maybe the audience today is a box of hammers, the former falled at the box office, the latter did quite well.
Walker wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am
As clever as HAL is, it's the human touch that does him in.
HAL is unjustly misunderstood, thoughout the movie he was more human than the humans - had pride (could not be wrong), had fear of death (know he was wrong, and the men would unplug him, so "kill before being killed".

the robotic humans in that movie assume AI was simulated intelligence - and artificial conscienceness - so unpluggin him is not killing him, nor will he put up a fight (they did go out of their way to "kept their plans secret" just in case their ideology of AI was wrong - but they were not convinced it might be wrong enough to view unpluging as equal to killing.

BTW i agree with Frank - AI once perfected will be simulated intelligence, not alive silicon conscienceness - just affirming the themes in the movie 2001, where HAL's actions show that he was "Alive" and fought to stay that way vs two that were going to kill him for an error he mad.

thanks for reply Walker, 2001 remains the gold standard of cinema - and will for another century IMO. I have the blu-ray and it is clear as glass, esp. when via my 120 in DLP projector.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:19 am

I heard Douglas Rains (that his name?) died last year ;-/. sad to hear, his voice was the perfect casting for HAL in that movie IMO.

a short aside, my best friend is an evangelical christian, and he HATES 2001 - thinks it about evolution.

and you know what? it is! its about aliens aiding in accelorating the evolution of ages into man, and man into star-men.

he was a born philosoper - like me and why we've been best friends since childhood, but unlike me (atheist that affirms evolution) - he gets all knotted up when evolution is discussed, and so his personal rejection of evolution compels him to discount/disslike the movie!

I think thats silly myself, i have no prob affirming a christian movie if the movie is good.

but for some reason he simply refuses to appreciate 2001 even if it is about "Evolution".

lol

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by gaffo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:29 am

Walker wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:13 am
Amazing short scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbLpZn4B7b0
that clip i recongize, i have the dvd, from David Attenbourgh's BBC nature documentaries.

Dave's stuff is tops in my book.

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