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Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 12:21:56 AM »
It's strange but also kinda nice to think you're the only ones who get to see most of these thoughts I share. This side of myself would otherwise be almost completely silenced.

that's like a valentine card. it's a really good one.

oh right so Just Withnail met the guy i co-directed Gooses with and that was like years ago and i'd always meant to ask one of them how the introduction went and i ended up asking Just Withnail when i irl saw him and it turned out he'd mentioned Xixax and i was like oh, you know i mean i was like "oh," because that was when i learned that. i actually haven't seen that co-director in a long while but that's literally an outside story.
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Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by BB on Yesterday at 11:53:55 PM »
This is the only place I really post on the whole internet, and the only message board I've ever visited with any regularity. Doesn't bother me when things are slow. Great just to know y'all are out there.

sometimes i wonder if people i irl know stop through here and wonder about this side of me unseen to them.

Thought the same thing a few times. Few people with whom I'm close are super into movies, but there are friends of friends of friends who I suspect must have stumbled on here at some point. It's too big and too good to miss, especially for cinephiles of a certain age group. As interacting with strangers on the internet has become more socially acceptable, I've become more comfortable with participating and even making the odd reference to seeing something on here in conversation, but it's still not something I'd flat out ask an acquaintance about.

It's strange but also kinda nice to think you're the only ones who get to see most of these thoughts I share. This side of myself would otherwise be almost completely silenced.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Old Man And The Gun
« Last post by tpfkabi on Yesterday at 04:45:11 PM »
Looks like 1 theater pretty close will get the movie on Oct 26th. None of the chains have this film in the Upcoming Attractions on Fandango, but this is a smaller local chain that has film festivals and will sometimes show stuff like Wes Anderson movies, etc, that don't get wide distribution.

I was thinking about how a lot of this board was really hyped on David Gordon Green with his early arthouse leaning films, and how weird it was that he directed Halloween in 2018 and it may keep Old Man out of some of the multi-screen theaters because it has multiple showings.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Romanoffs
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 09:30:05 AM »
The first three episodes are all kind of weak. They're too long: not really movies nor episodes. And I'm not sure Weiner is good at dropping new characters every week—but I've never liked that format, anyway. But I must say that, as a whole, I find it quite interesting—in the sense that I like the image it creates in my mind, all those random people kind of connected by a common imagination. I don't hate or deeply dislike any episodes yet, since there's always something in them that I love—but it feels like fishing, and I'd like to swim. (And if you don't care about Weiner at all I'd get that you'd easily throw that show into oblivion.)

I'm worried that nobody gives a shit about this show. Who talks about it? Not critics. Not fans of Mad Men on the net—I looked for the people who were obsessed about MM, and they...don't watch The Romanoffs? or don't care enough to write about it. If it were absolutely hated maybe it would kind of exist.

50 millions for a show that creates no digital wave at all is...a lot.

By the way, I don't think that the allegations against Weiner participated in creating this atmosphere of amnesia—it's been reviewed fairly, mostly, it had a premiere in London, etc. It's just an underwhelming show for a small audience of benevolent fans.

The next one is written by Semi Chellas, though, and I'm fairly excited (again). 
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This Year In Film / Re: Bayou Caviar
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 02:00:22 AM »
lol hey you at least gotta see it first, like i’m dying to hear what you say about it now. this cannot be hard to like! i think it’s great you worked for it but i’m biased toward the obscure. cgj director and thirteenth floor dp, i mean imo that’s great conversational material. you did start the thread but i still feel like you’re being casual about a cool thing—hey i just looked at the full list of visual effects artists and it’s just you, mention that in a bar fight
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The Art Gallery / Re: i'll be sharing
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 12:16:43 AM »


it's not done but it's getting there. it's the one i've put the most time into. and i don't mean in terms of having the idea for it, but in terms of writing it. in terms of further developing my craft. Larry Angeles is autofiction and then i went on a string of deep personal, this is the closet i've gone into fiction. it's about me if i hadn't left Ohio. in the book i'm exactly the same as i am here but i make it there, so it's all made up and still sounds exactly like me. the nature of the art of writing continues to grow in me, and there are thrills within that growth for sure.
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This Year In Film / Re: Bayou Caviar
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on October 19, 2018, 06:58:01 PM »
This is definitely a Dreyfuss I have not seen before.
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This Year In Film / Bayou Caviar
« Last post by polkablues on October 19, 2018, 06:16:33 PM »


Cuba Gooding Jr.'s directorial debut, costarring Famke Janssen and Richard Dreyfuss. Available now on various streaming platforms. I haven't seen it yet, so I can't speak to its quality, but my friends were co-producers and I did some VFX work on it. I don't make any additional money from you paying to watch it, but my friends might, so do it for them.
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The Small Screen / Re: Doctor Who
« Last post by WorldForgot on October 19, 2018, 06:00:07 PM »
From the RT Davies series 1 reboot - to series 7 I was hooked. Its revival came at the perfect time, grade school-age sinking my teeth into asimov and YA sci-fi, and then the swap with Moffat, erm, well, then I was HS-awk, as awkward as that Amy Pond/River Song arc, and my little brother joins me in tripping out to weeping angels and time loops -- then, Series 7 specials, love em, early netflix app days on the Wii.

After that I couldn't keep up or didn't have the will. Didn't have the proper attitude for it? The show is still dear to my heart and last year on Halloween a highlight of the night was Screwdriver Flashlight cleanin'. Just haven't tuned back into the show, yet picking up on it everywhere.

Quote from: J.M.R. HIGGS -- KLF CHAOS MAGIC MUSIC MONEY, minuz hyperlinkz

'Doctor Who began way back in 1963. Its first episode was broadcast on the Discordian holy day of November 23rd, a date the Discordians honor because it is also Harpo Marx's birthday. The day before, November 22nd 1963, brought the assassination of JFK and the deaths of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley (...) When it returned for its 23rd series, it was distinctively unimproved. The programme had had, in essence, its final warning. Michael Grade ordered that Colin Baker be replaced.

It is here that our Discordian threads return to the show. A number of actors were auditioned to replace Baker, but it very quickly came down to a choice between two: our good friend Ken Campbell (who had put on Illuminatus! a nine-hour cycle based on the writing of Robert Shea and Bob Anton Wilson), and Sylvester McCoy (whose first job in showbiz involved sticking ferrets down his trousers as part of the Ken Campbell Road Show.) Campbell auditioned by performing a speech about the nature of time modelled on Alan Moore's Dr. Manhattan character, wearing a long coat, sleeveless cartoon t-shirt and wide brimmed hat (...)

As McCoy remembers, "the executive producer of BBC Series and Serials wanted Ken, but the producer of Doctor Who wanted me, and his argument was that he thought Ken would frighten the children, and I think he was right. The producer in fact threatened to resign if Ken got the job. So I got it."

With the money they made from their Doctor Who record Drummond and Cauty made a film called The White Room. There was one major role in the film that required a 'name' actor, and for this role they cast PaulMcGann (...)

When Russell T Davies brought the series back to television he reinvigorated the character by using the narrative device of surviving a great "Time War." The "Time War" idea originally came from Alan Moore, who wrote a number of Doctor Who comic scripts in 1981 about a "4D  War" which had two time-travelling armies attacking each other at increasingly earlier points in time so that neither side had any idea what the war was about or who started it.' (...) The growth of the story, compared to any other fiction from the same period, is deeply unusual. Indeed, it has become arguably the most expansive and complex non-religious fiction ever created.

According to Moore's model of Ideaspace, this fiction may be complicated enough to act like a living thing. Note that this is not to say that Doctor Who is a living thing, for that would sound crazy. It is to say that it behaves as if it were a living thing, which is a much more reasonable observation. Of course, if you then go on to try and define the difference between something that is living and something that behaves like it is living, you will be a brave soul indeed.
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