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28/03/2020 2:59 pm  

The Quiet Earth, Ex Machina and Gattaca.

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28/03/2020 4:52 pm  
Posted by: @dom

Since the virus-crisis war and lockdown has taken full effect what sci-fi movie do you think are you in?

Well as far as deserted London scenes go, especially the Danny Boyle "28" films of course, and also the old (William Hartnell) Dr. Who & The Daleks story from back in the '60s...

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28/03/2020 5:09 pm  

Night of the living dead original and remake,  Assault on precint 13. 

 

If anyone says The Shining I'm phoning social services lol. 


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04/04/2020 2:31 am  

Horrors.

Masque of the Red Death (1964). Roger Corman film. Vincent Price with a performance of diabolical perfection as Prospero. Great cast. Wonderful costumes, sets and dialogue. Rich symbolism and compelling narrative.

Sic transit gloria mundi

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04/04/2020 11:26 pm  

The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time (Terence McKenna Movie)

https://youtu.be/aAlaRdrcQcY


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06/04/2020 5:03 am  

The Psychopath & The Sociopath: A Masterclass with Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Antisocial Personality Disorder:

Psychopaths, Sociopaths & How to Spot Them

 

Educational video with the length of a movie 2 hours 23 minutes.

Some of what Dr. Ramani covers....

- What causes antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) - nature or nurture?

- What goes on in the brain of a psychopath or sociopath

- can feel remorse or empathy

- A deep-dive of the signs and symptoms of a psychopath and a sociopath

- How to tell if your friend, coworker, or even your spouse is a psychopath or sociopath

- The latest findings and research on ASPD, psychopaths, and sociopaths

- How to handle a child who is showing signs of ASPD

- How to cope with a parent, co-worker, boss, sibling, or family member who has psychopathic or sociopathic traits

- Whether someone with antisocial personality disorder can recover / be cured

Released February 2020. Well worth the time to watch and it goes by quickly. The deep-dive into the signs and symptoms was enlightening covering a lot of ground not listed in the brief overview above. Histrionics, superficial charm, narcissism, impulsiveness and much more. Not only how to recognize these patterns of behaviour, but how to carefully document when seeking help or in conflict with one, insulate/protect oneself, and how to keep from enabling.

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06/04/2020 7:26 pm  

My Favorite Films,  off the top of my head, in no order:

Watchmen Ultimate/Director's Cut

A Cure for Wellness 

The Void

Fight Club

Star Wars 1 and 3

Fellowship of the Ring EE

Black Mountain Side 

As Above So Below 

Man of Steel and BvS 

"The other images group around me to support me: let all be worshipped, for they shall cluster to exalt me… There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son."

Set = I, Was = Aiwass


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07/04/2020 6:28 pm  

@Set-Tetu-Ra

Black Mountain Side was really good, and timely with the pandemic. Be mindful of those one is in isolation with! Thanks for the recommendation.

It's quite an 'unpopular opinion' to like BvS, or even Snyder movies in general. Maybe that curse that may be afflicting is lifting. 🧿⚕️

The combat scene with Faora in Man of Steel is amazing.

Sucker Punch is one of my faves of Snyder's.

The opening narration brings to mind the HGA and sets narrative interpretation:

Everyone has an angel.
A guardian who watches over us.
We can't know what form they'll take.
One day, old man.
Next day, little girl.
But don't let appearances fool you.
They can be as fierce as any dragon.
Yet, they're not here to Fight our battles,
but to whisper from our heart
Reminding that it's us,
it's every one of us who holds
the power over the worlds we create.

We can deny our angels exist
Convince ourselves they can't be real.
But they show up anyway.
At strange places.
And at strange times.
They can speak through any character
we can imagine.
They'll shout through demons
if they have to,
daring us
challenging us to Fight.

MMV

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07/04/2020 9:58 pm  

@xon

 

Yeah I don't even technically like superhero movies, just Snyder movies. I'm sad DC gave into the whining of the Marvel crowd and changed the DCEU. 

"The other images group around me to support me: let all be worshipped, for they shall cluster to exalt me… There is a splendour in my name hidden and glorious, as the sun of midnight is ever the son."

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07/04/2020 10:08 pm  

Superhero movies suck.  Minus Batman because hes not really a superhero at all.  More of a rich guy with too much time on his hands and some problems that need 'auditing' 😉


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07/04/2020 10:13 pm  
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Batman because hes not really a superhero at all.  More of a rich guy with too much time on his hands 

Technically speaking though, that'd be 'billionaire' Bruce Wayne (with or without "The Boy Wonder")...

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07/04/2020 10:16 pm  

oh Robin.. 😉

image

 

 


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11/04/2020 3:12 am  
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Yeah I don't even technically like superhero movies, just Snyder movies. I'm sad DC gave into the whining of the Marvel crowd and changed the DCEU. 

There's many of those movies that I like for various reasons, including how they represent modern mythology.

Snyder has a skill for putting spectacular set pieces together with deeper psychological/spiritual/religious narrative. Even the Marvel films have that in their own manner. Both appeal for different reasons. I agree it would have been better for the DCEU if they kept with Snyder's vision. Even if he hits the beats a bit hard sometimes.

My favourite superhero movie is still The Crow.

 

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oh Robin.. 😉

III:22. Robin of the Forest and the Snow Queen on her Icy throne  - Liber 77 from The Book of Perfection.

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25/04/2020 2:25 am  

BlacKkKlansman

It was especially funny when David Duke claimed he could tell someone is white by the way they talk. So many racists have this belief.

Great movie with many serious moments and message.

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25/04/2020 4:42 am  

@xon

A screenplay idea for a tragi-comedy: The Lonely Duck who's Internet Friend Abandoned Him

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25/04/2020 4:55 am  
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A screenplay idea for a tragi-comedy: The Lonely Duck who's Internet Friend Abandoned Him

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A subplot for Black Swan meets The Brave Little Toaster, since it needs to be a musical, too.

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30/04/2020 11:06 pm  

In these locked-down times, I found something interesting for everyone to enjoy. Somebody has re-mastered the Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd PULSE gig at Earls Court in 1994. I was there, it was special. Many thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hokGXqEsCXk

If you listen to it with headphones, its in stereo


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30/04/2020 11:33 pm  

And this one too - One of These Days, remastered in HD and stereo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-11zoVnHSQ

 


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01/05/2020 8:32 pm  

It is not a sur-preez that there is a lot of love for Fight Club on this forum, as it is a very Thelemic and of course, Discordian film. 

If you trace the roots of the Discordian movement, of course it seems to come originally from a fictional account by Robert Anton Wilson, but in fact has it's root in his understanding of Thelema, as well as older works.   

This is fascinating 

'One of the most influential of all Discordian works, the Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson purportedly between 1969 and 1971.[30] In a 1980 interview given to the science fiction magazine Starship, Wilson suggested the novel was an attempt to build a myth around Discordianism.'

(I can't figure out how to type under that quote box)

 

I have read the novels and they are indeed extremely chaotic.  In fact it makes me wonder now if they used the Burroughs and older method of cut-up.  I have a lot of respect for the DaDaists and the chaos people, but I also respect fascists even if I am not one.  So I am a strange bird.  That said, 

Well,

Dialectics is about order versus chaos in it's most base form is it not?

Sorry I am on my lunch break at work and I felt the need to talk to someone.  I have been home alone for almost 2 months. 

 

Speaking of films the wife and I were talking about this one:

 

Annhilation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation_(film)

 

It was a box office bomb.  But all the great ones are?

 

The idea of an alien dimension, or even world, infringing upon our world through either technology or space time rifts is fascinating.

 

They did it extremely well , and it was of course very Lovecraftian but in a smart way. 

We felt the Discordian Society needed some opposition, because the whole idea of it is based on conflict and dialectics. So, we created an opposition within the Discordian Society, which we called the Bavarian Illuminati [...] So, we built up this myth about the warfare between the Discordian Society and the Illuminati for quite a while, until one day Bob Shea said to me, "You know, we could write a novel about this!"[31]


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01/05/2020 11:28 pm  
Posted by: @christibrany

but I also respect fascists even if I am not one.

Yes, there's nothing like the prospect of a jackboot in the face ("forever") to engender some... respect, is there?!

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Dialectics is about order versus chaos in it's most base form is it not?

It is not.  But then again...

Posted by: @christibrany

Sorry I am on my lunch break at work and I felt the need to talk to someone.  I have been home alone for almost 2 months. 

Speaking of films the wife and I were talking 

Re. your domestic/ working arrangements, chris (seeing as you brought them up), you are presumably working "at home" by the clock, with your good wife ensconced somewhere else?

Nosily yours,

N Joy


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02/05/2020 1:30 am  

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None of your business, you god-damned fascist. 

 

 


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02/05/2020 2:02 am  

Well, "I only arsked"... If you don't want to invite further questions, may I suggest you don't provide the relevant information in the first place!  This is a forum, isn't it?

N Joy


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02/05/2020 9:38 pm  

Here (and it's on youtube) is a movie where Kirk (Douglas) plays himself; 

Ulysses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPJZlc36JRc


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03/05/2020 12:32 am  

@jamiejbarter

 

That was a joke actually. 

 

I am extremely dry with my humour 'm'seiur' Jamie? 


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03/05/2020 1:35 am  

@dom

 

Danke schoen Don Dom but it said

 

Video unavailable

This video contains content from Lionsgate, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

 

Je suis Americain et n'est pas voir c'est film . 

 


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03/05/2020 1:37 am  

@xon

 

 

Ex Machina was fricking crazy

 

It went extremely well with the 'smart' programmer alone in his house.

 

Then we see that his project - took----

 

 

Bill Gates

 


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03/05/2020 2:03 am  
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@dom

 

Danke schoen Don Dom but it said

 

Video unavailable

This video contains content from Lionsgate, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

 

Je suis Americain et n'est pas voir c'est film . 

 

Maybe search on youtube for it, someone else may've loaded a copy you could see.  


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03/05/2020 10:01 pm  

@christibrany

 

Alex Garland movies are great.

Annihilation was fun to interpret as a take on expanding consciousness.

He made another project about tech. Check out Devs is you haven't. Miniseries. Like his other stuff it pushes the horizon of mind.

 

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03/05/2020 11:42 pm  
Posted by: @christibrany

That was a joke actually. 

I am extremely dry with my humour 'm'seiur' Jamie? 

Oui, I knew you couldn't seriously be calling me a fascist, in your right mind, and made due allowance for the fact.  Your lack of "scare" or exclamation marks and/or emoticons/emojis (that is if one must) did not immediately suggest humour, however (and even if your remarks were not intended to be taken straight, you nevertheless still didn't get round to providing the information requested).  I, on the other hand, did actually indicate extreme dry humour to you with a "!" after my "... in the first place".

Informatively and drily yours!

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04/05/2020 12:37 am  

@xon

(the duck is going to have to give you a like and a reply, whatever you may make of it)

Yes, just finished watching Devs, I agree. Very relevant to my "interests", never seen his other stuff though I will now. Reminded me of Kubrick's 2001, not directly but in how it has an effect on the mind. It takes a while for the story to unfold, it starts to make sense and becomes almost profound in the last couple of episodes.

Quantum computing can be almost "spiritual" if you look at it the right way. I know Shiva (whatever you may make of him) mentions the "8th circuit" from Leary/RAW sometimes, I believe this is the brain's quantum computing ability that we usually do not have access to, though I'm sure a lot of us have had glimpses of it in the half asleep/half awake state.


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04/05/2020 7:40 pm  

@duck

Kubrick's 2001 is exactly the comparison I would make for Annihilation as well.

Prefer Cabala to neurocircuity model. Neurocircuitry correspondences can be included in the Cabalistic model without simplifying but not the other way around.

Given your appreciation for Devs it sounds like you'll enjoy Annihilation and Ex Machina.

As for likes I like the ratio like it's shown on your profile's Given/Received likes. It's the kind that shows that one can not only find the like button, but that they also appreciate the thoughts of others.

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