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  1. pinball1970

    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    We probably did not pick up on because we were teenagers. I watched every carry on film with my mum from the 70s and thought every one was fantastic. Every double entendre went over my head. Back to classics - Sparticus - Brilliant. The Richard Burton Tony Curtis scene also went over my head...
  2. pinball1970

    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    What I meant was....(you know what I meant...)
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    B What is the black that we see in the night sky?

    Black in a scene snap shot forms an image in your mind so it is a "thing" in this sense. Black tells us something about a scene and is important from an evolutionary point of view. An astronomer will conclude, black hole nothing there or I need a more powerful telescope .
  4. pinball1970

    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Never seen any Star Wars! Brilliant, I hated it! This is a physics forum and I admit I hated that film. Mum fell asleep in the cinema (which was packed) I saw some of the end scene on Blue Peter (UK) before I saw it in the cinema and it was just as silly on the big screen. Contrast that with...
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Very interesting, I don't think any of his films made an impact on me but I was a teenager when I saw them all. The latent/subverted homosexuality element of 'Cat on a hot tin Roof'completely escaped me but I think the play is a lot different to the film (which was brilliant)
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    We live in a small world: our mentors are awesome!

    Not that slim? Cool post.
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    I cannot remember the plot of that or the wild ones which means I drifted.
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    The best series ever, made completely by Hugh Laurie's character. Genius acting
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    I think it's either season 6 or 7 Here is the scene so care if you want to watch from scratch. SPOILER!
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    What does a good memory mean about the brain?

    That also explains the origin of the universe? That will be cool as hell, I just I have read enough pop Science to understand the answer when it comes... On topic though, the best description of the brain I have read is this. (Para) 'the human brain is the universe acquiring consciousness.' I...
  11. pinball1970

    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Peters friends 1992, pretentious, unfunny, rambling and plotless.
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    I was somewhat distracted both times but yes I got lost
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    Worm Hole light years away and look at Earth through a giant telescope

    Being wrong and finding out about it is extremely important, it means you have ruled something out that was incorrect, embrace it. Lawrence Krauss summed it up in this way, (paraphrase)' I come to work every single day and I am wrong about things. This is important, it's called learning.'
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Brilliant, however. I am getting conscious this is starting to get a little Casablancacentric so.. I am going through various lists to see if there are any other major disappointing ones
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    What does a good memory mean about the brain?

    I think memory is a good indicator myself but its only one parameter. Regarding actual mass/neurons, there is an interesting story regarding Einstein’s brain. From memory Einstein had an average sized brain when he died (full link below)...
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    I watched the big sleep twice and got bored/lost twice, it is 39 on rotten tomatoes. The only thing I remember was how far apart Lauren Bacall ‘s eyes were, I could not decide whether she was unusually striking or just unusual.
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    There are some great lines and scenes. Ilsa: I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met was... Rick: La Belle Aurore. Ilsa: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris. Rick: Not an easy day to forget. Ilsa: No. Rick: I remember...
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Remains of the day, passage to India and Gandhi did not floor me. Perhaps I need to rewatch. Biko if you have not seen it is amazing. Great performance from Denzel Washington and John Thaw
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Another film not to watch drunk and blue, it is the epitome of romance and personal sacrifices for love. Apparently he does not say, 'play it again Sam!' I think he says, 'play it!' And 'if if she can hear it so can i.' In my top 20
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    Worm Hole light years away and look at Earth through a giant telescope

    It was a typo I promise! Perhaps I should have stuck to very big but very far away.
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    Worm Hole light years away and look at Earth through a giant telescope

    For a real comparison, if you look at Hubble images of galaxies you can see the sort of resolution you get when the distances are large. These are galaxies remember, some a hundred (EDIT thousand) light years across, you can make out shape, colour and size but that’s about it. The JWST will...
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    People who think it was great and claim they read and understood the book did not get the book.
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    We did not need more females in the film, we needed the key characters from the book. Arwen was a side story that really did not matter till it was all over. Galadriel and Eowyn were key women. Too long! Heathen.
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    Announcement Contest to rename "PF Lounge" category!

    Yeah ok read that before. Its very clever
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    Announcement Contest to rename "PF Lounge" category!

    I'll see your Ergodic Lounge and raise you a Pentation Parlour
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    Announcement Contest to rename "PF Lounge" category!

    Great track but not very STEM fresh
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    Yes it's a good film as a stand alone without the book but what upset me the most (and I was upset, I had been waiting for this since 1981) was it lacked the feel of the book. Jackson and the film makers should have trusted his discerning audience, we did not need action, soap opera (Arwen and...
  28. pinball1970

    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    The Warriors 1978 is a great film so I read the book after. I was disappointed. Sol Yuri I thought Jaws was rubbish too, amazing film though. Peter Benchley. The book that matched the film the best for me was the Omen amazing film. Funny thing is after checking on wiki (just now) as I...
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    Movie Classics that totally escape me

    I went to see LOTR when it came out, we booked tickets to get decent seats read the guardian reviews (very close to the book apparently) and the release date was on my b/day I hated it. Looking at it now as a film its great (acting casting effects) but nothing like the book in terms of...
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