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I haven't had a TV for years. Last one I had, I picked it up and threw it on the ground.
But, yes, I've been surprised. For instance, I didn't know that V for Vendetta or Sin City, were based upon comics when I saw them.
Did you actually go to all of the trouble of carrying it out the door or did you just chuck it out the window?
@ jesterville: I do enjoy reading this thread as well
@ Lisa: I'm relieved to see you too! Rehab sounds like a reality TV Show
@bigpoison: I picked up the TV, walked outside, and dropped it on the sidewalk.
I love this thread
I miss Rehab
I found on the sidewalk this tv set
We went to see Roger Waters in concert last night performing The Wall. Isaac is obsessed with Pink Floyd. We watched The Wall (1982) the night before the concert.
When someone close to you is really into a movie, it is hard to judge it objectively. I find it to be a compelling story, especially the way Pink reacts to the loss of his father. There are a few parts I don't quite get, though.
I found the concert pretty compelling, too. Early on, photos of people killed in war (soldiers, civilians, activists) started being displayed along with a few facts such as DOB, date the person died, where they were from, where they died, etc. I felt the concert was a much stronger statement about the horrors of war than the movie was.
Very interesting. I don't know much about Pink Floyd
Here's a song from The Wall:
And here is the movie in case you feel like watching it:
Thanks for the movie link, corrijean!
The Power Principle(2012)
Another outstanding documentary from Scott Noble! I've watched it twice in the last week. It reviews some of the history of U.S. imperialism, supporting dictators and fascism, and destroying democracies all over the world, while feeding that world a concatenation of lies. It's a superb film worthy of anyone's time. I have the highest praise for Scott Noble documentaries, and this may be his best!
If you wish to view it, it is split into three parts in the link below: "Empire", "Propaganda", and "Apocalypse".
This is a free, fair-use film
Saw Solaris (1972), the Russian version, last week. Been meaning to for years. I mean, *years.* It was like that seemingly long wait to lose your virginity, and then one night you have the opportunity, and even if you want to be hanging out with your friends, you say, dammit, tonight I'm going to do it, and after you lose your virginity, you lose it with some more people, and your friends accept that you're not the most available friend any more, and you apologize and try to make it up to them, but Baskin & Robbins is a poor substitute for physical and emotional absence, so you slow down and hang out with your friends, but now you're a slut and they look at you differently, especially the ones who are saving themselves for that special person, and you look at them like they're crazy, but to keep harmony within the group of friends, nobody really talks about it except behind each others' backs, so everybody fakes liking each other at parties, and finally you have enough of the unspoken crap, and you say, let's go to a fucking movie.
Or something like that.
Anyway, Solaris is a psychological film--it's Russian, what else. :) Great movie. Funny thing is that the Polish author of the novel hated the movie, the Russian director (Tarkovsky) thought it was his worst film, yet it was one of the few movies the Soviet Union released to the West.
I leave it to Salman Rushdie to summarize his thoughts on the film...and the then upcoming American version of it. lol
Salman Rushdie calls Solaris "a sci-fi masterpiece", and has urged that "This exploration of the unreliability of reality and the power of the human unconscious, this great examination of the limits of rationalism and the perverse power of even the most ill-fated love, needs to be seen as widely as possible before it's transformed by Steven Soderbergh and James Cameron into what they ludicrously threaten will be '2001 meets Last Tango in Paris.' What, sex in space with floating butter? Tarkovsky must be turning over in his grave."
"Lisav"...I feel like we now know so much more about you ...LOL
...so I finally made it to see "The Avengers"...true story...we paid for the 3D movie (of course)...sat down...put on our 3D glasses and...what the hell...this is not 3...this is only 2D. So I went to the Manager to complain...she refunded us our money...and we also got free passes...which I used the next day to see The Avengers 3D.
For those who love a superhero movie...this was fab...
Sunshine (2007) started out to be a pretty original looking sci fi. Initially I enjoyed it. Then the plot line started to get a little too complicated and the characters started to die in ways that were a little too spectacular. I'd give it about a C.
@Lisa: Goodness you're funny! I saw both versions of Solaris. Tarkovsky's is better
@jesterville: I'm glad you finally got to see your movie
@corrijean: I was very disappointed with "Sunshine". It started off so well, then unexplainably turned into a slasher film.
Nice piece of writing, Lisa. I love your candor and humor and your willingness to share those moments from your youth. Earlier youth; you're still young!
...and then there was college. lol
Sense of entitlement in what way?
Excellent film, gretagarbo
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