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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 May 2012, 12:03pm

Heston wrote:Any love for the 1983 movie? I loved it as a kid.
Liked it as a kid, but I haven't seen it in some time, so I don't know how well it would hold up for me.
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Post by tepista » 09 May 2012, 12:09pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
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Post by tepista » 09 May 2012, 12:14pm

some personal faves of mine that haven't been mentioned are the Shelter, Steel, the Grave, Obsolete Man, Nick of Time, just off the top of my head
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Post by tepista » 09 May 2012, 12:18pm

Monsters are Due, Rip Van Winkle, and Two are great, so is Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:Any love for the 1983 movie? I loved it as a kid.
Liked it as a kid, but I haven't seen it in some time, so I don't know how well it would hold up for me.
Not well.
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Post by tepista » 09 May 2012, 12:22pm

What You Need.

Twenty-Two isn't wasn't the one of the best best, but he way the chick delivers the line "Room for one more, Honey" is classic.

I like Midnight Sun. The one where the asshole sells the old Mexican man magic dust, I can't think of that title.

A Most Unusual Camera is fun.

The one where the antique dealers find a genie.

The Fever and Prime Mover are very good
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Post by Silent Majority » 09 May 2012, 12:25pm

tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
I really would have expected Doc to have loved that episode for the same reason I do: it's hilariously bleak. It's one of the most nihilistically black comedies of the century. All that poor bastard needed to do was divorce his shrew bitch of a wife and pick up a sexy little librarian, and join the burgeoning bohemian movement. Bang!
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Silent Majority wrote:
tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
I really would have expected Doc to have loved that episode for the same reason I do: it's hilariously bleak. It's one of the most nihilistically black comedies of the century. All that poor bastard needed to do was divorce his shrew bitch of a wife and pick up a sexy little librarian, and join the burgeoning bohemian movement. Bang!
Seriously, what on earth could happened once upon a time that those two would get married?
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Post by matedog » 09 May 2012, 12:32pm

tepista wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
I really would have expected Doc to have loved that episode for the same reason I do: it's hilariously bleak. It's one of the most nihilistically black comedies of the century. All that poor bastard needed to do was divorce his shrew bitch of a wife and pick up a sexy little librarian, and join the burgeoning bohemian movement. Bang!
Seriously, what on earth could happened once upon a time that those two would get married?
Same thing for the Willoughby train episode. He has a 100% unlikeable wretch of a wife.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 May 2012, 12:40pm

Silent Majority wrote:
tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
I really would have expected Doc to have loved that episode for the same reason I do: it's hilariously bleak. It's one of the most nihilistically black comedies of the century. All that poor bastard needed to do was divorce his shrew bitch of a wife and pick up a sexy little librarian, and join the burgeoning bohemian movement. Bang!
No, I don't like stories where the little guy keeps getting kicked, especially in the context of TZ, which is all about somehow setting the universe right.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 May 2012, 12:41pm

tepista wrote:Twenty-Two isn't wasn't the one of the best best, but he way the chick delivers the line "Room for one more, Honey" is classic.
Excellent story, but being shot on video tape just ruins it for me. B&W video tape is without a doubt the most unwatchable format.
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Post by Silent Majority » 09 May 2012, 12:50pm

matedog wrote:
tepista wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but I really don't like "Time Enough At Last." It's a wholly mean-spirited, unjust story. Burgess Meredith is a decent guy, whose chief failing is that he loves to read. More than anything else. He's surrounded by assholes who pick on him because of this. Then, huzzah, the world is wiped out and he can read all he wants. And his glasses break. What did he do to deserve that? A frequent theme of TZ is that assholes get their comeuppance in the end. But BM wasn't a bad guy, yet even when he gets a chance to live his life free from assholes, he gets fucked over. One can appreciate the twist, I guess, but it's still really fucking cruel.
I hear ya, but in real life good/ordinary people get fucked over every day.
I really would have expected Doc to have loved that episode for the same reason I do: it's hilariously bleak. It's one of the most nihilistically black comedies of the century. All that poor bastard needed to do was divorce his shrew bitch of a wife and pick up a sexy little librarian, and join the burgeoning bohemian movement. Bang!
Seriously, what on earth could happened once upon a time that those two would get married?
Same thing for the Willoughby train episode. He has a 100% unlikeable wretch of a wife.
It's fair enough that his boss wouldn't let him read at the bank - you're here to work, Hollis! - but the wife was just awful.
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Post by BR16ADE_R055E » 09 May 2012, 2:14pm

Heston wrote:Any love for the 1983 movie? I loved it as a kid.
It's OK. I remember watching the news that Vic Morrow and 2 kids were killed during filming.

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Post by Heston » 09 May 2012, 2:30pm

BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
Heston wrote:Any love for the 1983 movie? I loved it as a kid.
It's OK. I remember watching the news that Vic Morrow and 2 kids were killed during filming.
That was terrible. I read up on it a few years back.
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Post by sidisaproblem » 09 May 2012, 2:59pm

The one with Talky Tina, I don't remember the name of the episode though.

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