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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1696 on: October 24, 2018, 06:48:22 PM »
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1697 on: October 26, 2018, 10:16:31 AM »
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Filmstruck....on Nov 29  :(
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1698 on: October 26, 2018, 10:36:44 AM »
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fuck, man. for 10 bucks a month that was a pretty sweet deal. i actually watch at least a movie or two a week on that. and their adventures in moviegoing series is really fun.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1699 on: October 26, 2018, 11:17:18 AM »
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First Moviepass hangs itself, now this. 2018, you best unfuck yourself or I will definitely fuck you up.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1700 on: November 11, 2018, 08:11:23 PM »
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Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in "2001".
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1701 on: November 12, 2018, 07:41:41 AM »
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Daisy, Daisy
Give me your answer do...
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1702 on: November 12, 2018, 11:56:43 AM »
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I actually cried at HAL's death scene a few months ago during the 50th Anniversary screening.  Probably my 40th viewing of the film over all these years--but it moved more this time than any of the previous times I've seen it.  I guess HAL felt like a much older friend after all this time.  Mortality is a bitch.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1703 on: November 12, 2018, 12:15:11 PM »
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Same! He does not strike me as even remotely villainous these days. I found him wholly sympathetic.

The IMAX 70 screening I attended this past summer was by far the most profound experience I have ever had with this film. And I've seen it many many times, on practically every format. It's beyond cinema; simply one of the great works of art of the modern age. Not sure anything else even comes close.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1704 on: November 12, 2018, 12:53:54 PM »
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I saw the film first-run in Cinerama as a tender, science-NASA nerd--all of 15 years old. Grew up watching Carpenter, Glenn, et al launch LIVE--without knowing what was going to happen at each launch.   

I'm not exaggerating when I say watching 2001 that first time was one of my first religious experiences.  (The other would have been my first planetarium show at the age of 9 or 10.)   I think I went 3 more times while it was still in it's reserved-seating engagement.  One of the things I'm proudest of regarding my viewings of this film is that I've never seen it on a small screen.  Every single one of my 40-ish viewings has been in a theatrical setting.   Anything else would feel....disrespectful, somehow.   
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1705 on: November 12, 2018, 01:07:20 PM »
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Stan Lee died, so get ready for every Marvel movie to have a CGI version of him show up.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1706 on: November 12, 2018, 02:50:43 PM »
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He has a cameo in Teen Titans Go To The Movies (which is actually a great film btw). Even though it's a DC film. Just shows what a huge figure he was in the industry.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1707 on: November 16, 2018, 12:57:41 PM »
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William Goldman

Ouch.


[edit]  Cool story related by Jonathan Demme about Goldman and "Silence of the Lambs".
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1708 on: November 16, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
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Tonight we just so happened to be screening “The Princess Bride” at the theater where I work. No, we did not plan to show it on the day that he died, things just worked out that way. Wouldn’t it be cool if we had that power though? It was a real honor to be showing one of his most beloved films today, even though the crowd was small it just really felt like we were doing him a solid.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1709 on: November 17, 2018, 01:33:07 AM »
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Show Rush Hour next.
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