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lady wakasa
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:02 pm Reply with quote
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chillywilly wrote:
I learned something about Metropolis. The orginal movie was about 90 mins long.... the new restored version is 153 mins. An extra hour added on. Makes me that much more curious.


I believe the original running time was long, and it got hacked very early on. Sigh... I know what the story is, and I can't remember.

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syd...

NO...and see the uncut original (not the colorised version).


Yeah - NO.
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Nancy
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:15 pm Reply with quote
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syd...

NO...and see the uncut original (not the colorised version).


I don't suppose seeing Young Frankenstein again would be acceptable either.


Absolutely not. (I hope this isn't like your reluctance to see Gone With the Wind just because you're a damnyankee.)

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Nancy
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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Joe Vitus wrote:

Has anyone ever tracked down the novel by Lang's Nazi-sympathizing wife? (He dumped her and fled Germany.) I think the movie is based on it, but it might be the other way around. Or even, like Love Story, been an entwined creation.


I think I read it years ago (or at least some novel she wrote). Don't really remember much about it, except that it was available in papaerback at that time. Maybe a used bookseller would have it, if anyone's interested.

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Nancy
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:21 pm Reply with quote
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So, I'm offline for a few days (due to phone line problems) and a forum on SF flix pops up. I'm glad to see it. Is the idea to see the films on the list posted above and then discuss them, or is it about SF films generally? Don't know how much time I will have for viewing/posting for the next few weeks (I'm about to get really busy for a while), but I'll try to dip into this forum when I can.

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Marilyn
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:26 pm Reply with quote
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Nancy - The films listed are the official, must-views around which general discussion about scifi and scifi films will revolve. The list was put up a few days before the discussion will kick off to give people time to source and watch the movies.

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Nancy
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Thanks, Marilyn! Sounds like an interesting project.

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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:41 pm Reply with quote
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Is there an order? People keep saying "all three" and I have no idea what they're referring to. Great Googly Moogly, the first day and I'm already confused!
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Syd
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:45 pm Reply with quote
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It's too bad we didn't know Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 was coming out this weekend; we could all have gone to see it and discussed it.

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Nancy
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:00 pm Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:
It's too bad we didn't know Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 was coming out this weekend; we could all have gone to see it and discussed it.


Well, Syd, you could see and discuss it for the rest of us, then we won't have to. While you're at it, see Anacondas for us also.

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Joe Vitus
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:41 pm Reply with quote
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Nancy,

I've been looking for that thing forever. Never tracked it down.
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Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:18 am Reply with quote
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People keep saying "all three"

I saw that too and mentioned it because I asumed they meant we are going to take the films in the groups as listed 1-11 is it ? Let us know Marilyn OK.

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Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:27 am Reply with quote
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Marilyn's list groups the films into similarly themed bundles. Sci-Fi covers a broad spectrum of stories, and her idea is to watch two or three films at a time with a specific perspective, say aliens, and contrast and compare them.

It's a subtle way to guide discussion from point to point even while we discuss everything else under the sun.
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Marilyn
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:54 am Reply with quote
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I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, Lshap. The spaces in between the numbered films were my way of grouping the films (1,2,3 are one group; 4 and 5 are another group, etc.).

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Nancy
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:55 am Reply with quote
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Joe Vitus wrote:
Nancy,

I've been looking for that thing forever. Never tracked it down.


Joe,

It's been years since I've seen a copy, but if I do run across one, I'll let you know. That's reminded me of something. Slightly off-topic, but have you ever read a book called (if I remember correctly) Two Planets by Kurd Lasswitz (if I have that right)? It's very early 20-th century science fiction, and is a book Werner von Braun read (and was influenced by) when he was young. I read it once, and it was interesting. Similar to Jules Verne in some ways, particularly in predicting advances that came along later. (I really should have posted this in the book forum, I guess, but I've been afraid to go in there -- I might not come out again!)

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Joe Vitus
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:30 am Reply with quote
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No, I've never heard of it. I enjoy reading science fiction, but my literacy in the genre is spotty, and seems almost entirely based on movies I liked enough to find the book they are based on. For instance, I've never finished Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, but I've read The Body Snatchers (more than once; I really dig Jack Finney), and The Day of the Triffids.
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