Wathcya watchin'?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby David Silver » Tue May 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Dickiness???
We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.

-- George Bernard Shaw

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby robochrist » Tue May 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Is this what it ALL really has to come down to? Are we so small, so low, and so juvenile...that we have to get dicked-out?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue May 20, 2014 9:24 pm

I thought narration in BLADE RUNNER was for shit. But who knows.

This from PKD's facebook page:

"Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original..."

As ludicrous as the most offbeat moments of any PKD novel.

Ideas for a better title than BLADE RUNNER 2 or BLADE RUNNERS? Anyone?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby robochrist » Tue May 20, 2014 9:41 pm

I was outright thumbs down UNTIL the narration was removed from that studio cut. Liked the movie much more afterwards.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby David Silver » Tue May 20, 2014 9:41 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:
Ideas for a better title than BLADE RUNNER 2 or BLADE RUNNERS? Anyone?



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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue May 20, 2014 9:49 pm

What can I say? "Dickiness" scanned better than "Dickness".

It was that, or

Dickhood

Dickship

Dickitude

Dickity

Dickicity

Dickosity

Mark's the writer. Make the call.


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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby robochrist » Tue May 20, 2014 10:05 pm

Ahhhh, let us soar dickward! EVER dickward into the great black void!!

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed May 21, 2014 6:47 am

Rick Keeney wrote:Ideas for a better title than BLADE RUNNER 2 or BLADE RUNNERS? Anyone?



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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Wed May 21, 2014 6:55 am

Actually, all Dick ever saw of BLADE RUNNER was a 20 minute effects reel that Ridley Scott had assembled for Dick's visit to Doug Trumbull's EEG effects shop in December, 1981. He was impressed by it; but he died on March 2, 1982, before post-production was done and three days before the first sneak preview of the work-print in Denver.

Paul Sammon relates an interesting bit of history in his Making Of: Dick was offered the opportunity to write the novelization of the Blade Runner screenplay, and stood to make $400k in the deal - the caveat being that his original novel would be suppressed in favor of the novelization. Dick said no. Only realized about $12,500 from re-releasing his novel, but happily kept his novel and his integrity.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 21, 2014 3:35 pm

I like Signs, woo woo.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed May 21, 2014 5:01 pm

FrankChurch wrote:I like Signs, woo woo.


Hated, despised, and detested Signs. Absolute piece of coincidence-dependent drivel. Only thing good about it was it had some of the creepiest aliens ever, but it was a bonehead stupid movie. I haven't seen one Shamyalan's since. I really liked Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, too.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 21, 2014 6:50 pm

But I cannot say anything bad about YES. :roll: :) Don't forget, you don't like horror.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed May 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Loved SIGNS.


Watching ARROW on NETFLIX.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed May 21, 2014 8:26 pm

FrankChurch wrote:But I cannot say anything bad about YES. :roll: :) Don't forget, you don't like horror.


I singled out one movie from M. Night Shamyalin. I said I liked his previous two. If you say you don't like a particular song by YES, I'm cool with it. You went beyond that, though, not even making it a personal dislike, but that "no one takes YES seriously." Or something to that effect.

It wasn't the horror in Signs that bothered me. It was the whole destiny schtick---everything that happens leads to this one singular purpose, etc, and the universe cooperates yadayadayada. Bullshit.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 22, 2014 8:56 am

To be fair, Back To The Future has a similar theme, albeit as a comedy.

I like your pick of Pleasantville, very good anti-racism themes there. Me and my ladyfriend were blown away by it.


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