Nice to meet another movie geek, (used in a friendly way). We've got loads of horror in our house. My wife is obsessed with horror. All kinds, but is really into away from the mainstream horror. Which pretty much leaves obscure, funny, cheesy, horror. Anyway, once again, enjoy slither. It is one of my favorites.
Yes, always have been fascinated with astronomy since I was a young boy. I used to dream of colorful spaceships against the dark evening sky and at one time found myself gazing at the Andromeda Galaxy rising and moving beyond in the horizon. Awesome stuff. :)
Yeah it's neat to be able to look back and wax nostalgic about movies that marked us :)
Back in the 80s, one of my friends and I shared all our movie reviews and indexed them on paper. I have another friend, a biology prof, who indexes (on cards) all the books he reads. It's amazing after 40 years of doing so, he can reference any past read within 24 hours! If only... I am often left without references in arguments because I don't index my own reads, and I really dislike relying on the internet for information, so it's frustrating when people use the line: "show me references", I just answer, go to school, find them yourself!
If IMDB died, I'd die too! IMDB's may main 'home' on the internet, even tho recently A|N has been taking a fare chunk of it's own :)
Just thinking over your last paragraph in your intro and how it reminded me of a lesson learned very young from a Billy Joel song: They will tell you can't sleep alone in strange place, then they tell you you can't sleep with somebody else, ah but sooner or later you'll sleep in your own space, either way it's ok you wake up with yourself! It's my life :)
Or this one: "wherever I lay my hat is my home". sigh, he was a pretty good songwriter in his hayday :)
IMDB was my starting point on the internet back in 1992! Movies have always played a huge role in how I assess life, love, happiness and politics. It's my own imaginarium, and I oft like it more than the real world, which is not a good thing, but we all have our own forms of escapism yea?
In the beginning, IMDB had no visuals, I used to log in from my university's Unix ? system (mom and I used to "ntalk", split screen 'chatting', before it was invented!), patching through the UK version cuz a US version was not really up and running yet, before Yahoo! and Google, I used to find it via Webrawler. Sweet memories :)
So that's 17 years of logging in and registering my feelings about my favourite movies, and those I most despised, hopefully sidestepping a lot of just plain boring drab. A pretty long time :)
If you care to , you can check out Tracy's IMDB voting history. And if you have loads of free time in your life, I invite you to participate, and catch up to your viewing history, it's a fun tool. The message boards are interesting and nearly advert free. The crowd are a bit young, but it's a cool way of influencing today's youth :)
He is getting up there. He's used sparingly in SI, you could almost say he was wasted in it ... except that it's all part of the legerdemain of the movie ... and you do know that magic is the art of misdirection, right?
Re: Shutter Island, that's what I had initially thought. Not what's going on here ... and what is going on is a pretty effective (or it was for me) mind-fuck ... and while I think about it, a really well-SHOT film as well. Not sure I've ever seen Robert Richardson's work before, but doubtless he worked with Scorsese to create some amazing shots and tableaux.
Thanks for the message from Adriana. Due to time and other issues, I usually stick to Nexus for my online socializing (such as it is) - I just forget about other means. Nexus gives a format for discussions that email does not, it's sort of like being at a family gathering. I miss having her here, maybe she'll sign back on again some time.
Hey DG, I apologize for the slow response. I've been inundated with work and have been doing much of my networking on facebook.
Actually, Im not just promoting Carvaka. That will be Trance's domain. I am working with a gorup of Indians to actually form the first management-oriented nationwide organization to promote freethought in India. I am the founder of nirmukta.com, a website that has become one of the most prominent outlets for Indian freethinkers, especially activists and academics. We are now in the process of making this into a full-fledged organization. The carvaka group is one aspect of our multi-pronged strategy. Do look us up when you have the chance.
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