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Re: Thread for Regan To Be Embarrassed About Later (59 replies, posted in Off Topic)
A wide spectrum of problematic images has washed over me.
I just got "A Tale of Sand," for my birfday. Graphic novel based on a complete screenplay by Jim Henson/Jerry Juhl from their early experimental-film years. It's about a guy running through an allegorical desert while experiencing various post-modern film-trope episodes, while trying to get his last cigarette lit. I might prefer to read the actual screenplay, but I'm american-connotation-"quite" happy that I finally own this book.
Possibly related: is it worth returning to "Infinite Jest"? I got about halfway through while on vacation 2 or 3 years ago, and it has now risen to the "next" position in the literal pile on my nightstand.
This morning I had a shower reverie involving the references to Vera Lynne in Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Sting irrevocably besmirched the word "Synchronicity," but that's the word for what we have here, Jimmy.
Write it with analogous characters, save yourself the legal wrangling.
Make everyone guess/pontificate who it's "really" about.
Great thread, I'm super glad that you started it Squigs.
The vacuum of space is produced by gravity.
It may seem trivial at first blush, but I find it fairly profound that, e.g., the air-pressure gradient between Earth's surface and outer space is proportional to the local spacetime metric.
See? The real forum was in our hearts all along...
See what happens when you bump threads?
FotN is a largely forgotten cash-in after the ET craze in the mid-80's, I admit to having enjoyable memories of seeing this in theaters when I was 12-ish.
Would pair well with Explorers.
Topic: "Wild Card" ...screenplay by William Goldman? (0 replies, posted in Movie Stuff)
Wild Card is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Simon West, and starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci. The film is based on the 1985 novel Heat by William Goldman, and is a remake of the 1986 adaptation that starred Burt Reynolds. The film was released in the United States on January 30, 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand.
Wild Card was a "box office bomb", making only $6.7 million internationally against a $30 million budget.
I was originally just browsing in search of a film to help me develop my hooligan British accent, and would've passed on this if not for the spiritual 5th FIYH Goldman's name on it. This is apparently the second failed attempt at bringing this to the screen, both times as vanity projects produced by the lead actor. Burt Reynolds was the first to give it a go in "Heat"
Neither this nor the 1986 version focused (until the end) on the weak rich guy wanting to learn to be tough which was probably the nugget that Goldman was half-heartedly polishing in the novel.
The big sequence of Nick Wild's improbable run of luck at Blackjack, is followed predictably followed by the self-destructive total loss on the last hand. It's been done better in other films.
The fisticuffs are on-par, except so many frames are brutally excised from the film during the moments of contact that there must've been blood all over the editing suite.
Disappointingly, Tucci's blood pressure never rises above, "golfing for 9 holes," in any of his 3 short scenes.
On the upside, I've ceased to pronounce my 'atches, so mission accomplished.
Good stuff. I continue to watch this thread... ;-)
That's a fucking "Milky Way."
Ya' limey fruits got your planets and galaxies all inside-out.
Hello Michael, we look forward to your contributions.
What kind of compositing are you into these days?
Yep, you're one of my favorite, "I know a guy who..." stories for that one! ;-)
I remember doing the prison-establishing shots for that.
Where the hell's my money?
Re: "Radiopunk" // In Which Teague Uses This Forum As A Notebook (46 replies, posted in Creations)
Hey Teague, is the Radiopunk address accessible to members only?
Mind if I link Dale Daugherty to it?