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Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 402
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
I did enjoy it! It was a good, if low-paying,...

I did enjoy it! It was a good, if low-paying, entry-level job in publishing, and my first full-time job in NYC. I was never a big SF fan, though (I'm more into classical literature), so apart from...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 402
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
I worked at the magazine (and for its sister...

I worked at the magazine (and for its sister publication, Analog Science Fiction and Fact) for about a year in the '90s. This was after Asimov's death, so I never met him, though I did exchange...
Replies: 516
Whats the weather like today where you live?
Posted By kgaard
Weirdly dark and cool for about three minutes...

Weirdly dark and cool for about three minutes this afternoon
Replies: 30
Baltimore Bridge Total Collapse, Francis Scott Key bridge
Posted By kgaard
I heard an interesting story about this. My wife...

I heard an interesting story about this. My wife has a college friend whose father was the ... I want to say pilot master? ... anyway, he was basically in charge of managing boat traffic through this...
Replies: 10
How Many Sports Stadiums Have You Been To?
Posted By kgaard
Re: How Many Sports Stadiums Have You Been To?

Hm, let's see. Growing up in Dallas, I went to

Texas Stadium: Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Tornado (NASL) (I also saw U2 and Pink Floyd-post Waters here)
Arlington Stadium (original): Texas Rangers...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 15
Post-credits scenes
Posted By kgaard
The earliest one I remember is from The Muppet...

The earliest one I remember is from The Muppet Movie, which was a fun one, of course (though more a continuation of the scene behind the credits than a true post-credits scene).
....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
Certainly for cinematic history it's a good that...

Certainly for cinematic history it's a good that she was unsuccessful in fully destroying all copies of the film. The romantic history is fascinating: of course you must remember that Wilde went to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 29
I saw that in a movie, so I had to do it too
Posted By kgaard
Depends how you kill 'em

Depends how you kill 'em
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
So, somewhat related: it was Bram Stoker's wife,...

So, somewhat related: it was Bram Stoker's wife, Florence Balcombe, who learned of Nosferatu's existence and took legal steps to have it destroyed (Stoker had died in 1912). She wasn't entirely...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-09-24
Replies: 402
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
Cary Elwes is related to the (in)famous British...

Cary Elwes is related to the (in)famous British miser John Elwes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elwes_(politician)#In_literature), who was likely in part the inspiration for the character...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-12-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
Maybe! But there are variables at play other than...

Maybe! But there are variables at play other than the mercenary thinking of studio bosses (or, at least, let's say their mercenary thinking has some rationale behind it). For starters, there are...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-12-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice....

To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice. Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin!) destroyed a film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Woman_of_the_Sea) he had produced for tax write-off purposes...
Replies: 151
No-Spend February - Finance thread
Posted By kgaard
Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with...

Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with my Krusty the Clown Lifestyle Plan.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-KhLmd4E-Fg/hqdefault.jpg
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-11-24
Replies: 7,507
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons...

Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons that (I'm guessing) the dad thinks (https://www.tor.com/2019/01/14/highway-to-the-danger-zone-the-heterosexual-tragedy-of-top-gun/).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 81,503
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
So here's what I think I is going on for that...

So here's what I think I is going on for that last hour:

The emotional "peak" of the movie comes at the end of the long story within a story (within, IIRC, another story) when "Beau" finally finds...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 81,503
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023) When I...

Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023)

When I watched Midsommar, there were certainly moments in the movie where it seemed that Aster was, more or less, taking the piss, moments where the film becomes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-01-24
Replies: 96
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
Re: 2024 Film Challenge

Here are some recs:

Fallen Leaves (2023)
Hive (2021)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
All Is Lost (2013)
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)
Ponyo (2008)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 96
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
I expect I will do this again, most likely the...

I expect I will do this again, most likely the main challenge and just part of nightmare mode. Hoping 2024 is as good as 2023 was for the movies!


A. The Human Condition
[watch a film that...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to...

Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to meet up with a friend. We had a leisurely dinner and discussed the state of live theater (not great) and the state of film (optimistic after 2023)....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-21-23
Replies: 81,503
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out...

Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Harvey and Joyce when they would come down to the Dallas Fantasy Fair in the mid-'80s. They were very kind and always interesting to talk to. The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-05-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Re: How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?

Seven times, which actually feels pretty good! Even bad movies are better in a theater. Here's what I saw:

Aftersun
Ponyo
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Star...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-01-23
Replies: 0
The World's Most Prolific Extra
Posted By kgaard
The World's Most Prolific Extra

‘I was told not to make eye contact with Tom Cruise’: meet the world’s most prolific film extra (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/dec/01/jill-uncredited-worlds-most-prolific-extra)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-29-23
Replies: 3,102
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By kgaard
I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, and I've...

I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, and I've never seen Bonfire of the Vanities, but this was fascinating: https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/season-two/episode-guide/

The contemporaneous recordings...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-16-23
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-23
Replies: 8
Actors and film-makers that don't watch their own art
Posted By kgaard
Almost forgot, John Williams has never watched...

Almost forgot, John Williams has never watched any of the Star Wars movies (as of 2016, anyway)....