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Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 11, 2006, 01:47:37 PM
I've noticed that this board tends to stay pretty impersonal.  There's some but not a whole lot of yakking back and forth between members.  So, let's try to get to know each other on these forums.  After all, we all already have one thing in common: We love the musings of Adam and Sam.

I would love to see these forums take off, so I'll start it off.

Nonsense and Personal Shtuff: I've been listening to the boys for about a year now.  I've been read by the boys about 4 times now, and in my own pathetic way, I feel like that makes me special.  I'm an architect.  I live in Dallas with my partner and two cats, and I'm 34.

Favorite Podcasts: Filmspotting, Coverville, Keith and the Girl, KCRW's The Business, Studio 360, The Night Nurse Show, and Gay Pimpin' with Jonny McGovern.

MySpace Page:  With Pics!!! For Extra-Super-Fangorious-Get-To-Know-Me-Action!!!! www.myspace.com/alexarchitect

Hope to see more of you guys and gals list some personal things: I'm peeking at you, winrit and Kilroy's Carnival.  You seem to post a lot.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on August 11, 2006, 03:49:35 PM
I'm quite shy, so I don't like these sort of things, but Alex pursuaded me, so I'll help him bring his nice idea to the forum. (And apologies to Alex for stealing his format, here):

I first head The 'Cast when iTunes picked it up, but since my musings on film rarely stretch beyond 'that film was awesome!' I don't really write in at all.

Like George Costanza, I like to pretend I'm an architect, but I'm actually still trying to find a nice fun job after college. Perhaps even academic /film-related, though I'm not sure how they view an art history degree.

I have a humble film blog which tries to deal with films that have been on UK TV that week (it's been a fallow period of late). It's at http://afilmaweek.blogspot.com if you enjoy badly written blogs.

Like Alex, I don't tend to post here so much because (he he eloquently puts it) there's 'not a whole lot of yakking back and forth between members'. That's quite true: it often just seems like a lot of people posting which films they like without the chitchat on the way.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 11, 2006, 05:02:29 PM
Quote from: "wowser"

I have a humble film blog which tries to deal with films that have been on UK TV that week (it's been a fallow period of late). It's at http://afilmaweek.blogspot.com if you enjoy badly written blogs.


You're too humble.  I quickly read the "Wonder Boys" post and it was well written.  I think this podcast attracts people that like discussing movies intelligently.

I met someone somewhere recently with an architectural degree.  After getting the degree, she realized it wasn't for her and went back to school for an art history degree.  Now she works at the DMA (Dallas Museum of Art) doing archiving.  She said she thinks she got the gig because of her architectural knowledge.  I'm sure I'm leaving something out here, but the point is it's very cool to have an art history degree.  Very cool.

Thanks for sharing. Winrit?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 11, 2006, 05:09:15 PM
Alex, leave it to you to bring personality to the place!   :D

Christopher Schneider is me, rather I am  Christopher Schneider.

I currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but will be moving to London next month.  (Any Brits please feel free to contact me.)

I've wanted to be a filmmaker since I was 7 and have completed a BFA in filmmaking with a concentration in Cinematography from the North Carolina School of the Arts.  I'm moving to London to get my MFA in filmmaking from the London Film School, and hopefully live out my dream as a "British" Filmmaker.

Obviously I like movies, but I also love literature, specifically the works of Jane Austen, Craig Thompson, Brian Micheal Bendis, and books like The Alchemist.

My heroes are Jim Henson, Adam Kimmel, and Troy Aikman to name a few.

Here is my myspace page for pics and other interests, http://www.myspace.com/csschneider , and I have a blog linked below.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on August 11, 2006, 05:29:47 PM
You'll be like Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, or Ridley Scott on reverse, Chris!

Thanks for the kind words, Alex.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 11, 2006, 05:42:52 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
You'll be like Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, or Ridley Scott on reverse, Chris!

Thanks for the kind words, Alex.


Terry Gilliam on reverse?  I love a good mind-f, but I'm not sure how I feel about a reverse mind-f.

Thanks Schnitz.  I added you on MySpace, but MySpace is so busted right now, I don't know if it will work.  I've tried to add some other people, and it's not working.  I'm trying to figure out your "Leave it to Alex" comment.  I guess I'll just take it as a compliment.  :wink:
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on August 12, 2006, 04:57:03 AM
I've been listening to the podcast for quite a while now -- I can't remember when I started -- but I should have been listening longer.  My partner listened way before me, and I used to just overhear his playing from the computer.  It took me a little while to get into the whole podcast thing, but now I love them.  I also listen to Sunday Night Safran (http://triplej.net.au/safran/), The Signal (http://signal.serenityfirefly.com/index.php), The Week in Whedon (http://malkith.org/wiw/), KnitWit - Rantings of a Rabid Knitter (http://autumnbreezedesigns.com/blog/), Firefly Talk (http://fireflytalk.libsyn.com/), Film Buff's Podcast (http://www.boxcutters.net/bcrss/), CraftyPod (http://craftypod.wordpress.com/), Crafty Chica (http://craftychicapodcast.blogspot.com/), Craft Borg (http://www.craftborg.com/), Cast-On (http://www.cast-on.com/) and Craft Sanity (http://www.craftsanity.com/).  My favourites by far are Filmspotting, Cast-On (a knitting podcast) and Sunday Night Safran (a podcast of an Australian radio show -- the tagline is "Religion, Politics and Hoochies", if that gives you any idea of what it's about...)

Anyway, I live in Melbourne, Australia, with my partner and two dogs.  I'm 27.  I studied advertising at uni straight out of high school, instead of doing a fine art degree (thought I should probably do something that would make me money).  I studied art direction and copywriting all through the course, and worked for three years as a copywriter when I finished uni.  It turns out I hate ads, so one retrenchment package and three or so years later, I'm back at uni studying what I really wanted to in the first place -- fine arts with a major in printmaking.  I also study a media arts subject called Hybrid Media, where we get to make fun little animations.  I'm currently working on my major project for the semester, which will be origami stop-motion.  Projects from my first semester can be seen here (http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=264), here (http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=265), here (http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=266) and here (http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=267).  I also have a lot of other work on my website (http://www.crumpart.net[/url), my blog (http://www.crumpart.net/blog) (this is where all the artwork has been shown recently -- it hasn't made it to the other part of the website yet), and my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65029273@N00/).  Oh, and I have a thoroughly neglected podcast about art called FreakPods (http://freakpods.com) -- I'm hoping to get another podcast up within the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, as you can probably tell from the podcast list up there, I love making stuff.  I'm a printmaker, but I also do lots of fibre arts (knitting, sewing, embroidery, spinning yarn), jewellery making, book making, and sculpture-esque, drawing and painting things.  I have a relatively mindless casual retail job to pay the rent and keep me sane (lesson one learned from my advertising career -- avoid "creative" jobs like the plague if you have any interest in doing anything creative on your own time).
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 12, 2006, 09:57:16 AM
Hey crumpet,

Very cute nephew, or is it your nephew's child?  I just took a moment to look at your blog and saw the cute little baby.

So, it's shaping up that there's a lot of creative types on these boards.  That's very cool.  I admire that in you guys.  I sometimes wish I had followed a creative career.

Crumpet, what's your retail job?  I worked at a clothing store as a second job about 8 years ago or so--J.Crew.  I loved it.  I sold dressy mens wear with a kind of youthful/casual slant to people.  At that tiem J.Crew had a healthy dressy selection and I was in that area of the store.  I loved every minute of it.  Now I'm addicted to Project Runway.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on August 12, 2006, 06:03:26 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Very cute nephew, or is it your nephew's child?  I just took a moment to look at your blog and saw the cute little baby.


It our friend's baby -- he was born a couple of weeks ago, and is adorable. :)

Quote from: "alexarch"
Crumpet, what's your retail job?


I work in a big Australian department store, in the homewares area.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 13, 2006, 10:13:24 AM
Crumpet,

I know this is total shite, but I'm not going to let that get in the way of spreading ridiculous rumor.

I heard from totally unreliable sources that there are so many gay men in the metropolitan parts of Australia, that the straight guys can be jerks to the women because there are so few to choose from.

How's that for a wild, completely unfounded, and ultimately inflammatory observation?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 13, 2006, 12:33:31 PM
I have to say I've thought about this thread a bit this weekend.  My first reaction was, I'm afraid, "Oh, let's not spoil this perfectly wonderful relationship by actually meeting." It's not that I'm a recluse or something, but I kind of *like* connecting with other people purely through what they've written about their relationship to film.  

I'm not even sure exactly why I feel that way, whether it's a natural reticence in me or the fact that the more intellectual connection around common interests is actually what I am missing more in my everyday life. Or the fact that I'm a bit older ("and I have more insurance").  The whole idea of a personal and intimate blog is foreign to me.

So, you kids enjoy -- but since I was 'called out' to participate here, just the plain facts: I'm 43, I live in Jacksonville, Florida at present, and I've been listening to Cinecast/Filmspotting for over a year. I think the first one I heard was for "Batman Begins" but I'm not sure. My favorite directors, ones for whom I'll go out of my way to see their latest, are folks like John Sayles, Mike Leigh, Hal Hartley, Noah Baumbach, Bill Forsyth, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Stephen Frears. Which in my sphere means I've seen most of their works on DVD or VHS.

Movies I've lent or shown other people which seem to "test" their tastes compared to mine include: Beautiful People, Sherman's March, The Unbelievable Truth, Jesus of Montreal, Lone Star, Comfort and Joy, Metropolitan, the Fortunes of War miniseries, Solomon and Gaenor, and After Hours.  The verdict: there's probably a reason I'm something of a loner. : )

The most recent actor I've 'latched onto' is Richard E. Grant (after seeing Withnail & I) and over the past year I've formed a new and profound admiration for the Powell and Pressburger films, at least those I've seen thus far.  I hope not to overstate this, but I feel Netflix has changed my life -- before I joined I would often have to scope around for documentaries and indies that the local stores wouldn't always have.  From Grey Gardens to The Tales of Hoffman to a selection to Iranian films and the WORST Shakespeare film I've ever seen, at least it's available.

So there -- more than I intended to post, and less well-written than I would have hoped.  Take that, Alex! :)  

Best regards,

Ann Carrigan
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 13, 2006, 01:36:36 PM
Taken.  Thanks.

Damn, girl.  You're wordy.  :wink: That's good.  The more the better...and you probably already know that, and I suspect that you're also proud of it.

Keep on posting.  Now that I know you a little bit better, I can use your personal information against you when I disagree with you.  That's just how I roll.   :wink:

My cat just farted, and it's smelling up the whole office.

Now if winrit would climb out of his/her little hole...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 13, 2006, 07:59:46 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Damn, girl.  You're wordy.  :wink: That's good.  The more the better...and you probably already know that, and I suspect that you're also proud of it.


Not really proud of it, no. You can imagine how hard it was to get my sound bite down to under 30 seconds to submit to Cinecast. It makes one really focus though. Had a flashback to my days in college radio.

Again, maybe it's an age thing. I still feel like, if I'm going to write, I might as well fill the "page."
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 13, 2006, 09:46:32 PM
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Not really proud of it, no. You can imagine how hard it was to get my sound bite down to under 30 seconds to submit to Cinecast. It makes one really focus though. Had a flashback to my days in college radio.


Which show is your soundbite on?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 13, 2006, 10:54:35 PM
Great idea Alex!

I've listened to the boys since itunes. I've been read three times on-air and was once referred to as a man, which I am not. I like to think I was read because of my fabulous wit rather than any particular film knowledge I possess.  

I live in Chicago, but I have never ran into Adam, Sam, or Joan Cusack. Most my friends were film majors in college so I guess that's how I got interested in it.  Those friends now work for studios in Chicago and I have the inside track on movies like Amityville Horror III and Raisin Bran commercials (P.A. to Cinematographer is tough road.)  

In my spare time, I compete in amateur ballroom dancing competitions and perform in showcases.  It's just a hobby though, so if your picturing me with abs of steel, don't. I'm also a big sports fan. Chicago has two baseball teams and soccer, hockey, etc., so I try to get to matches as often as I can. My life isn't quite "Fever Pitch" (the British version), but it's close. I have three cats: Claire, Rueben, and Joey (named after the late Joey Ramone.)

It is really interesting to see all the great things people are doing.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 13, 2006, 11:06:04 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I have a humble film blog which tries to deal with films that have been on UK TV that week (it's been a fallow period of late). It's at http://afilmaweek.blogspot.com if you enjoy badly written blogs.


I think your blog is great.  The last movie I watched on TV was Alfred Hitchcock's the The Paradine Case with Gregory Peck. After so many screwball comedies, it was nice to see a black-and-white film with a little seediness, people kissing on screen.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on August 14, 2006, 05:40:42 AM
Thanks, Winrit. I'm not sure what purpose it serves, but I enjoy doing it :)

I was a bit shocked to see Gregory Peck as a Nazi in The Boys From Brazil the other day. Bit jarring.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 14, 2006, 08:32:33 AM
Quote from: "winrit"

I've listened to the boys since itunes. I've been read three times on-air and was once referred to as a man, which I am not. I like to think I was read because of my fabulous wit rather than any particular film knowledge I possess.


I'm not going to say I'm better than you, having been read on the air 4 times because that would be childish...but I am...better than you...and I've had a quote in the dope sheet...Hey, but who's counting?

Quote from: "winrit"
Those friends now work for studios in Chicago and I have the inside track on movies like Amityville Horror III


What-what-WHAT?!  Are you serious?  Because if you are, I'm buying my advance tickets right now.  Are they making an Amityville II with Ryan Reynolds?

About Ryan Reynolds, why must he take off his shirt in every single movie he's in?  Does he have his agent put that in his contracts?  And if so, why aren't there more beautiful vain men like him?

Quote from: "winrit"
In my spare time, I compete in amateur ballroom dancing competitions and perform in showcases.


More artsy types.  These forums are full of talent.  Or as Bugs Bunny would say, "Monsters are such IN-teresting people."
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 14, 2006, 09:14:21 AM
To winrit and anyone else:

I hope that no one EVER takes what I say on these forums seriously.  It's very hard for me to be serious, and sometimes it comes out as a "Boo-yah!" or a slam.  My intention is to always add personality to any intellectual discussion; well really to bring down the tone of the discussion to its basist level.

That said, I still maintain that I'm better than Winrit.

BOO-YAH!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 14, 2006, 09:33:42 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
That said, I still maintain that I'm better than Winrit.
BOO-YAH!


Must be a Texan thing. :)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 14, 2006, 10:04:04 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Which show is your soundbite on?


Had to listen to three to find out...that would be Cinecast #97 at about 17 1/2 minutes in.  My first attempt at playing with Audacity, and you can tell I didn't quite know what I was doing with the fade. :)  Haven't quite felt so emboldened since, I guess.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 14, 2006, 10:48:24 AM
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Had to listen to three to find out...that would be Cinecast #97 at about 17 1/2 minutes in.  My first attempt at playing with Audacity, and you can tell I didn't quite know what I was doing with the fade. :)  Haven't quite felt so emboldened since, I guess.


Very sexy and sophisticimated.  You should be proud of your voice.  You sound a bit like Nasa Janet from Illinoise!

So here's who we're missing: 1)everyone else 2)I'm calling out the following people because they're the top posters...I stopped at J-Llo only because I like the name...very sexilicious of you to reference She-Of-The-Booty.

thevoid99
Ziggy_Monroe
gateway_gamer
alexander ("Pleased to meet you.  I hope you guessed my name.")
nougatmachine (Cool name for a band.)
mweston
wilson1290 (Dude or chick, you got called out on the show; you're a celebrity, people want to know about you.)
frankkramer
Impish (Again, cool name.)
bina007 (My best friend's name is Bina.  But I don' t think you're her, are you?)
J-Llo (Jenny from the B-b-b-block (See, because he or she repeats the first letter of the last part...so I did the same thing, and it sounds like a stutter;  I'm clever that way.))
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on August 14, 2006, 11:10:30 AM
pew... just missed that call and can continue to sit silent in the back of the class room...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 14, 2006, 11:22:59 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
pew... just missed that call and can continue to sit silent in the back of the class room...


Yeah, unfortunately Magnus, you just sassed the teacher, so you're next.  You're mentioned quite a bit on the show, and we want to hear what it feels like to be such a celebrity.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 14, 2006, 11:39:36 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
pew... just missed that call and can continue to sit silent in the back of the class room...


Yes, but I was about to mention you anyway, Magnus. You disappeared over the summer just as the guys were doing their best to impress you with their Herzog/Kinski insights. Worried you were carried off in a torrent of World Cup visitors wearing identical orange shirts.  You're not allowed to leave the class without a note!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 14, 2006, 12:54:41 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I was a bit shocked to see Gregory Peck as a Nazi in The Boys From Brazil the other day. Bit jarring.


Gregory Peck acts in one of the best films ever made and I still always forget about him until I see him.  Of course, then I remember what is so great about him.  I do think of him as the eternal lawyer so as a Nazi might be weird. I was trying to think if there is a Gregory Peck in today's acting community, but I couldn't think of anyone.  All I know is if I was a young girl in the 40s I would be all about Gregory Peck.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 14, 2006, 01:24:40 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
That said, I still maintain that I'm better than Winrit.
BOO-YAH!


All right tough guy, you can call me out if you want, but let me tell you a little something about "To the pain." "To the pain," means the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles, then your hands at the wrists, next your nose. The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by the right . . . Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish, every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out: "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what "to the pain" means. Just some friendly advice.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 14, 2006, 02:20:14 PM
Quote from: "winrit"

All right tough guy, you can call me out if you want, but let me tell you a little something about "To the pain." "To the pain," means the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles, then your hands at the wrists, next your nose. The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by the right . . . Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish, every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out: "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what "to the pain" means. Just some friendly advice.


Well played, madam.  I can't top that.  Point: Winrit.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on August 15, 2006, 12:43:10 PM
well ok,

hello my name is Magnus and I am living in Berlin Germany... (not much news thus far)
I'm 32 and a self employed media designer/web person of varying success (with emphasis on varying not on success)
I'm addicted to coffee, cigarettes and diet coke (wow, that does sounds like a supermodel diet ... i also do not have an eating disorder)
in my free time, do stuff like showing movies in abandon buildings (ideally so that the place and the movie coincide), i believe in english this kind of thing is called "guerilla cinema" or something stupid like that. This year i also started showing video mixtapes revolving around one subject (an idea that i got bytheway from this very forum), at the moment i am working on a 100 Food Scenes Compilation to show later this year at a local bar (with cinema in the back). I also sometimes read a book (amazing, i know) or listing to music... if you want to know more about my musical taste (for what reason whatsoever) this is my lastFM page (they also do have a Filmspotting-Group on LastFM):
http://www.last.fm/user/judas3000/

i been listening since podcast #2 (i think), because Adam & Sam started about that time i wanted to find out what this podcasting thing is... my first feedback can be heard back on cinecast #6, which shocked me so much that i exiled to Cuba for a week... my biggest achievements in Filmspottingland so far has been to get Adam & Sam to watch "Andrey Rublyov" (yes i know it's long)

on being a filmspotting celebrity (...i didn't even have a sextape scandal or anything of the sorts), let's just say it's strange because i have done everything in my power to avoid this, ripping on Sam's favorite films, admitting to having enjoyed "love story" and constantly reminding Adam the "The Life Aquatic" does indeed not suck...  but just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in (i agree wowser the godfather part III is not a catastrophe). And now people want to check out movies because I say they are gems (people who know me would just say "yeah man, whatever...") ... you know strange like that

finally on my summer absence, let's just say i had something of a personal meltdown which combined with a complete failure of most my hardware for about one and a half month... basically i turned into the character of Johnny from 'Junebug' to put in cinematic terms... so i stayed away for awhile... (why are you still reading this?)

all the best
Magnus from Berlin

i don't have a personal webpage i can point you to, except for http://www.xinema.de, but that hasn't been updated since the end of may (resaons see above)...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: wilson1290 on August 15, 2006, 01:08:01 PM
Sorry everyone I've been on vacation the past week so Im catching up on the posts (and by everyone, I mean alexarch  :wink: )
 
Alright, so my name's Omar Wilson (Screwed up name but thats what you get when your parents are Australian & Mexican) im 29 (At least last time I checked) and happily married to the love of my life and fellow film buff (buffy?) I teach in L.A. and watch movies in my free time.

Movies I like: Anything that gets me emotionally involved, some call it manipulative but if a movie can make me cry it deserves some recognition.

Directors I like: Ang Lee, Frank Capra, Ozu, Hitchcock, some Speilberg

Directors I dont like: Sorry but aside from Raging Bull, Scorcese is overrated.

Podcasts: This one

So thats me in a nutshell, great post idea by the way.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on August 15, 2006, 01:26:45 PM
You guys don't realize how crazy-cool this makes me feel that it's getting this kind of a response.  My ego is getting stroked all up and down and sideways.  Thanks Magnus; thanks wilson.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on August 16, 2006, 07:36:23 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Crumpet,

I know this is total shite, but I'm not going to let that get in the way of spreading ridiculous rumor.

I heard from totally unreliable sources that there are so many gay men in the metropolitan parts of Australia, that the straight guys can be jerks to the women because there are so few to choose from.

How's that for a wild, completely unfounded, and ultimately inflammatory observation?


Yep.  Total shite. ;)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: nougatmachine on August 16, 2006, 06:54:12 PM
I guess I considered myself in that grey zone between 'lurker' and 'regular' so I didn't think I was a big enough poster that this would be interesting. But, since I was specifically called out, why not?

So, I'm John Dagen, I've been read or had my voicemail played on the show a few times. I'm originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania but my family moved to Pensacola, Florida immediately after my high school graduation. There I went to the University of West Florida for the past four years of my life. I majored in TV and Film Production, or at least, that's what my degree says, but in reality UWF has no real film production department and all my training, other than academic/history/theory type classes, has been with TV and video. My dream is to one day be a filmmaker (I really dislike people who haven't really accomplished anything in film calling themselves 'filmmakers,' it seems pompous). I've written one screenplay in my life, which was my Honors Thesis at school. I'd like to write more but I'm having a hard time with that whole 'getting it started' part.

Ever since I graduated this May I've been looking for a job, and I just only recently was offered one --- I'll be a production assistant at ABC-7 WWSB in Sarasota, FL, fulfilling various crew duties on their live newscasts. No, it isn't film, but at this point in my life I'm feeling more pragmatic than adventurous, I guess. Having a much harder time finding a job than I expected was a big part of that, I think. And besides, live TV is fun.  Maybe it will be less fun once it becomes a part of my routine, but for now I'm simply stoked to have an actual job.

Despite my major, and the passion I have for movies, I'm still something a film novice, at least as far as appreciation and knowledge of history goes. I only really started to seriously become interested as film as something artistic as opposed to merely entertaining late in high school, and since then I've been a bit voracious. (My Netflix queue is currently around 495. I've also discovered that if you try to have more than 500 on at a time they won't let you!) For this reason, the marathons are one of my favorite features of Filmspotting. I have gaps just like Sam and Adam.

Well, that's about as long as I should yammer on about myself for now. Hopefully it was at least somewhat interesting!
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 16, 2006, 07:45:15 PM
Hey, John, I'm also originally from Pennsylvania, I also live in Florida, and
I work in TV (but the business side, I'm a research director, not the creative side).   Best of luck at WWSB! I'm sure you'll learn a lot.

--Ann
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Post by: winrit on August 16, 2006, 08:55:02 PM
Quote from: "nougatmachine"
I've written one screenplay in my life, which was my Honors Thesis at school. I'd like to write more but I'm having a hard time with that 'getting it started' part.


When I am having trouble getting started I do one of two things:

1. Write anything, whatever comes to mind.  If I get to a section and can't think of what to do I just write anything to fill the gap.  I'm always surprised with what comes out and sometimes it is actually good.

2.  Research; it counts as writing without writing.  

Good Luck or Break a Leg; whichever applies in television.
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Post by: alexarch on August 16, 2006, 10:02:36 PM
Quote from: "nougatmachine"
I guess I considered myself in that grey zone between 'lurker' and 'regular' so I didn't think I was a big enough poster that this would be interesting. But, since I was specifically called out, why not?

We're all interesting in our own little way.  You happen to be interesting in the way that you've chosen a screen name that makes you sound like a kick-ass 70s psychadelic rock band.
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My dream is to one day be a filmmaker (I really dislike people who haven't really accomplished anything in film calling themselves 'filmmakers,' it seems pompous).

Go ahead.  No one's watching.  If you say "filmmaker" in cocktail parties, people will be impressed.  You may be eating Ramen Noodles, but you will get cache at cocktail parties.
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I only really started to seriously become interested as film as something artistic as opposed to merely entertaining late in high school, and since then I've been a bit voracious.

Please stay innocent and dewey eyed toward movies.  The world doesn't need any more bitter critics.  I'm peeking at you Adam and Sam.

Thanks for all the writing.
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Post by: Katebo on August 17, 2006, 11:35:39 AM
Hey all, I'm Kate Kulzick (sn is pronounced Kate-bo. It's a long story.) I've been summoned to this thread by alexarch, and I think we all know what happens when you disobey (tyrant!). Looking at the previous posts in this thread, I appear to be the baby so far at 21 yrs old (just barely). I'm a senior at Univ. of IL, Urbana-Champaign studying violin performance. Yes, to answer your question, Alex, I suppose I am a professional musician, in that I've been getting paid to play gigs for 6 or 7 years now. I've been playing violin for 16 years and am looking forward with dread towards grad school auditions in December-February.

I'm a bit of an oddity in that I don't hang out with music majors, instead opting to be president of the sci-fi and gaming clubs on campus. (too much drama at the School of Music- it's like high school on crack) I also love to cook, I watch way too much tv, I'm a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan, and I'll play card games til my fingers fall off.

As far as podcasts go, my main ones are FilmSpotting, of course, and GeeksOn. I also follow Slice of Sci-Fi, Thing a Week, and PotterCast. I've tried branching out to other ones, but I often get frustrated at the quality, or lack thereof- Adam and Sam've spoiled me. I found Cinecast when Adam and Sam reviewed Serenity (I'm a huge Browncoat) and quickly caught up on back episodes and have been listening ever since.

*thinking* As far as movies go, (to continue to ramble) I love anything stylized or genre and I tend to follow certain filmmakers/actors. My love of musicals/opera has carried over to my DVD collection and most of my DVDs are tv shows (see TV thread) or musicals (My Fair Lady, West Side Story, the Hugh Jackman production of Oklahoma!, etc.). I've got a good sized (approx 125) VHS collection (mostly classics, westerns, and dramas) but I'm watching those less and less- it's hard to force myself to watch fullscreen, since DVD. My sentimental favorite movie of all time is The Princess Bride.

I don't have MySpace or a blog, but I did just get on Facebook. (that's probably not helpful to most of you, tho...)

I can't think of anything else right now, tho I may come back and edit to add even more useless information. I'm glad the forums are getting a bit more homey, tho alexarch being so nice/cool is really messing me up- how can I dismiss your (respected, but) completely wrong opinion about Sweeney Todd once I've gotten to know you (sort of)?
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Post by: alexarch on August 17, 2006, 12:01:12 PM
Quote from: "Katebo"
tho alexarch being so nice/cool is really messing me up- how can I dismiss your (respected, but) completely wrong opinion about Sweeney Todd once I've gotten to know you (sort of)?

I had this great friend with a really large, boistrous personality.  She passed away about 2 years ago.  She lived for movies and Hollywood gossip.  Her heart was full of more love and laughter than any one person could hope to have.  She was a dear, dear friend, and my world is a little smaller from her passing.

Anyway, she loved to argue and scream at me about my opinions in movies and music, and when I say scream I mean we would be driving down the freeway, and I would say, just to get a reaction, "Adaptation was stupid" (an opinion I don't hold, by the way)...she would literally scream at me, "AAAAAHHHHHH!!! GOD I HATE YOU!!!!," and I would start busting out laughing and swerving.  There were a couple of times that we almost got in a wrecks.

My favorite that I loved to taunt her with was my love for "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"  That always produced a nice scream.  In fact, I don't think I really love it so much as I loved her reaction to me saying I loved it.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 17, 2006, 03:24:11 PM
This place is getting A LOT more fun now that we're being communal.  I really enjoy finding out about everyone.  All different backgrounds but it seems that everyone here does some sort of art for a living or large hobby.

Katebo,
Having gone to an Art School I used to hang with a lot of the music students.  One of my closest friends married a Violinist from our school.  She, like yourself, hung out with us film geeks just as much if not more than her music classmates.  I loved art school and can't wait to be back at one.
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Post by: Wowser on August 17, 2006, 04:41:39 PM
Talking of which, I like this quote from CC's blog:

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Lensing films, sculpting in time through light and motion became my life's endevour, one I pursue with constant vigour to this day.
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Post by: alexarch on August 17, 2006, 06:09:37 PM
Quote from: "wilson1290"

Movies I like: Anything that gets me emotionally involved, some call it manipulative but if a movie can make me cry it deserves some recognition.

Thanks for saying that.  I thought I was the only one.  As I said in the World Trade Center thread, I go into movies with the intention of being manipulated.  And if a director picks a good composer that knows where to place a string-section swell to fell the tear welling at the bottom of my eye, then more power to him.  Or her.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 17, 2006, 07:59:13 PM
Wowser,
Thanks for the "quote".  
I just read "Superman:  For All Seasons".  In it 4 people try to determine Superman's motivations for being a hero.  Reading your quotation of my montra after reading that book made me realize that many of you don't know what that quote means to me in relation to my small body of work.  I've made over a dozen short films, and worked on several very bad and very low budget features.  I'm proud of my work, and proud of my job.  I do call myself a "filmmaker" and here is why.

Below is a link to my myspace page, but more specifically I posted a copy of my Cinematography Reel.  Its what I sent to the London Film School with my application.  Its non-specific, and just cut together to showcase my visual style and abilities.  There are a little more than half a dozen projects except in my reel, my best work.  The formats I shot on were 16mm, DVC-Pro, and Mini DV.  Its only 4:31 long and any feedback would be appreciated.  I figure this will give you a better idea of what I mean when I say I make movies (and if alexarch can inflate his ego, why can't I).

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&n=2&videoID=1060196838
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Post by: winrit on August 17, 2006, 10:30:53 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "wilson1290"

Movies I like: Anything that gets me emotionally involved, some call it manipulative but if a movie can make me cry it deserves some recognition.

Thanks for saying that.  I thought I was the only one.  As I said in the World Trade Center thread, I go into movies with the intention of being manipulated.  And if a director picks a good composer that knows where to place a string-section swell to fell the tear welling at the bottom of my eye, then more power to him.  Or her.


O.K. Let's say I'm watching a movie and I hate it; I look at my watch and I can't believe there is an hour left of this film.  Suddenly someone or something on screen is beaten, killed, or maimed (either emotional or physically), violins swell, and a tear surfaces.  Is the movie suddenly redeemed?  Shouldn't a film have to earn a tear with a little more than a few sappy violins?  Shouldn't great story-telling and great filmmaking be the only reasons you surrender your emotional guard?
If for some reason you are overtaken by the emotional swell of a bad movie, please let it be an angry tear.
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Post by: Wilson on August 18, 2006, 05:38:55 AM
Nice to see the board active and not filled with spam, well done whoever it was that sorted that out.

Now onto me, well first thing, my name is Stephen (and I bet you can't guess my surname :roll: ).  Speaking of which, having EVERYBODY shout Wilsoooon like Tom Hanks in Castaway got old really quickly.

I'm 21 years old, and a have just completed a Bachelors degree in Computing and I'm hoping to go on and gets an honours in Networking.  Which all sounds good, but I realised far too late (about 18 months ago) that I wanted to go to film school and be in the movie making process, but alas.  Maybe i'll fix that in a few years.  One good thing about being a student, is that I get time to watch 4-5 movies a week, which is always good.

I don't exactly know what to say here, so I'll just mention that my favourite film-makers are Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh, P.T. Anderson, Wes Anderson and, of course, Tarantino.

My filmspotting 'fame' is from the Oscar feedback, where I was one of many that was really annoyed at Crash winning and more recently, chastising Adam for the Lake House love.

Umm, I can't think of much more to say, so I'm just going to end it here.
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Post by: alexarch on August 18, 2006, 06:45:07 AM
Quote from: "winrit"

O.K. Let's say I'm watching a movie and I hate it; I look at my watch and I can't believe there is an hour left of this film.  Suddenly someone or something on screen is beaten, killed, or maimed (either emotional or physically), violins swell, and a tear surfaces.  Is the movie suddenly redeemed?  Shouldn't a film have to earn a tear with a little more than a few sappy violins?  Shouldn't great story-telling and great filmmaking be the only reasons you surrender your emotional guard?
If for some reason you are overtaken by the emotional swell of a bad movie, please let it be an angry tear.

I think it goes without saying that if I couldn't care less about a character, I'm not going to care less if he or she is maimed...unless he or she is a dog.  I'm a sucker for cute pups.

I'm probably much less likely to be bored in a movie.  I go into a movie with the intention of enjoying myself.

I'm not paid to be a movie critic and friends don't want to hear discussions about structure/tone/characterization/lighting/editing; so why I should I not try to enjoy myself at the movies?

Knowing where the violin swell goes IS good filmmaking.  Adam said yesterday that he feels music should be felt and not heard in a movie.  I disagree.  If I get choked up, ask why, and then realize it's the music, well that's good music.  And music is an integral part of filmmaking.
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Post by: winrit on August 18, 2006, 08:00:42 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Knowing where the violin swell goes IS good filmmaking.  
I think it's hackery.  When I cried during Whale Rider it was because I felt like I was sitting on the beach with them, I cried because the filmmaker gave me something genuine.  That feeling cannot be substituted by adding violins.  There is a  difference between crying because there are violins and crying because you believe in what is happening.  The former is what I hate about movies and the latter is what I love about them.

Was this thread about introducing yourself?

P.S. No offense to violin players, of which, I know we have one on these boards.
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Post by: Katebo on August 18, 2006, 09:40:35 AM
Quote from: "winrit"
P.S. No offense to violin players, of which, I know we have one on these boards.


No worries- your critique is of composers and directors, not the actual musicians. And besides, I agree with you (to an extent).

A film score should complement what's happening onscreen. A great movie is one where you can take out the score and still feel the same emotions. That doesn't mean that all movies with lush, orchestral scores are bad, or that the music in a scene making you cry is an example of "hackery", that just means that the best is when the emotion and the music are true. Do you fault Schindler's List, winrit, for having such a haunting and plaintive theme?

Also, there's a big difference from being affected by the music in a film and being manipulated by it. Good directors/composers know this line and tread it carefully. (As a musician, some of the more over the top scores are the most fun to play in concert- they don't require the film to make the audience relive the cinematic experience/emotion)

And back on topic- welcome, Stephen. Nice to find another student on here. Where are you from?
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Post by: Wilson on August 18, 2006, 09:57:49 AM
Thanks Katebo, I'm from Glasgow, Scotland.  Sadly nowhere exotic, unless you're a really big fan of rain.
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Post by: Katebo on August 18, 2006, 11:16:12 AM
Quote from: "Wilson"
Thanks Katebo, I'm from Glasgow, Scotland.  Sadly nowhere exotic, unless you're a really big fan of rain.


I live in the corn- Scotland is really exotic to me. And I happen to love the rain. (just got back from wandering around in it, actually- thank God for dryers)
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Post by: alexarch on August 18, 2006, 12:32:40 PM
Quote from: "Katebo"
A lot of very insightful things about music, movies, and Steven Spielberg.

Yeah; What she said.
 :P

That's a lame-ass emoticon.  It looks like I'm smiling with a blood-filled mouth instead of sticking my tongue out at you...which I am.
BOO-YAH!
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 18, 2006, 03:36:22 PM
Not really on topic, but to me the biggest abuse of a score infiltrating dialogue was Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.  Of course, it didn't help that I saw it with a bunch of (theater) people and we were viewing a particularly bad, worn print by the time it made it to Orlando, so the sound wasn't great to begin with. But it was sooooo predictable: cue soliloquy, cue swelling music. Bleccch.  There were elements I liked about it, but that wasn't one.
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Post by: wilson1290 on August 18, 2006, 10:50:06 PM
Quote from: "winrit"

O.K. Let's say I'm watching a movie and I hate it; I look at my watch and I can't believe there is an hour left of this film.  Suddenly someone or something on screen is beaten, killed, or maimed (either emotional or physically), violins swell, and a tear surfaces.  Is the movie suddenly redeemed?  Shouldn't a film have to earn a tear with a little more than a few sappy violins?  Shouldn't great story-telling and great filmmaking be the only reasons you surrender your emotional guard?
If for some reason you are overtaken by the emotional swell of a bad movie, please let it be an angry tear.


Youre right, if I dont care about a character in a film then I could care less what happens to them, Ive experianced this with Casablanca, a sappy ending does nothing to erase the fact that for 2 hours Ive been watching two completely unlikeable people in love. But there are certain films that take unnecessecery turns such as Million Dollar Baby, Brokeback Mountain, & The Deer Hunter that work for me because I truly feel a connection with these characters and that emotional investment is there. So no, just because a movie takes a serious turn it doesnt need to be respected but some films tell good stories that include gut-wrenching twists.

On a side note, alexarch are you my long-lost twin or something, you may be the only other person who thinks Romy & Michelle is as good as I do. Its freakin hilarious and definately overlooked. Lines like "I just get so happy when they finally let her shop." come on, thats pure gold
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Post by: Anonymous on August 19, 2006, 06:39:30 AM
Hey Everyone

I thought the change to the forums recently has been so great that I thought I would advertise the fact at crackspotting.com this week.

I pick on Alex but the point is to get new listeners to have a look at the forums.

See it now at http://crackspotting.com
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 19, 2006, 08:18:41 AM
That's lovely!
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Post by: alexarch on August 19, 2006, 09:34:53 AM
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m196/alexarch/sally.jpg)
"You like me...you really like me."
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Post by: Wowser on August 19, 2006, 09:44:08 AM
Is that from What About Bob?
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 19, 2006, 10:25:08 AM
Wowser, do you mean the line, "You like me, you really like me"?

It's how we tend to remember the oft-lampooned emotional speech Sally Field made when she won her second Academy Award in five years for her role in Places in the Heart.  According to a web search, this is what the former star of TV's "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun" really said:

"This means so much more to me this time, I don't know why. I think the first time I hardly felt it because it was all too new. But I want to say 'thank you' to you. I haven't had an orthodox career. And I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it. But this time I feel it. And I can't deny the fact that you like me... right now... you like me. Thank you."

In Hollywood, the removal of "right now" and the insertion of "really" just seems to be the textual equivalent of a nose-job.
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Post by: Wowser on August 19, 2006, 11:37:37 AM
I'm not even aware of who Sally Field is!  :(

(What About Bob is a lot of fun)
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Post by: alexarch on August 19, 2006, 01:18:31 PM
Quote from: "wilson1290"

On a side note, alexarch are you my long-lost twin or something, you may be the only other person who thinks Romy & Michelle is as good as I do. Its freakin hilarious and definately overlooked. Lines like "I just get so happy when they finally let her shop." come on, thats pure gold

Wilson...shhhhh...I think you might want to keep that under your hat.  Romy & Michelle in many circles is considered a <<gay>> movie.  Although, I don't know...maybe not.  I saw it on opening night in a packed theater, and the audience was roaring throughout.  Although I did see it at the theater closest to the Dallas gayborhood.
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Post by: nougatmachine on August 19, 2006, 03:41:21 PM
Is the man behind Crackspotting forever to be hidden in the shadows?
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Post by: nougatmachine on August 19, 2006, 03:43:13 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Please stay innocent and dewey eyed toward movies.  The world doesn't need any more bitter critics.  I'm peeking at you Adam and Sam.


Given that I started the "films everyone but you loves" thread, and am about to write one in the marathon board that I fear may also be contentious...it may be too late. :/
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Post by: Lynch on August 19, 2006, 04:50:30 PM
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Is the man behind Crackspotting forever to be hidden in the shadows?


Sorry,  I didn't mean to GUEST the post.

I had logged in but the cookie must have screwed up.  

Any comments (positive or negative) on Crackspotting fully appreciated! :)
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Post by: wilson1290 on August 20, 2006, 03:26:15 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "wilson1290"

On a side note, alexarch are you my long-lost twin or something, you may be the only other person who thinks Romy & Michelle is as good as I do. Its freakin hilarious and definately overlooked. Lines like "I just get so happy when they finally let her shop." come on, thats pure gold

Wilson...shhhhh...I think you might want to keep that under your hat.  Romy & Michelle in many circles is considered a <<gay>> movie.  Although, I don't know...maybe not.  I saw it on opening night in a packed theater, and the audience was roaring throughout.  Although I did see it at the theater closest to the Dallas gayborhood.


Haha, thats hilarious because my wife told me the same thing on our first date. I just like dumb humor, Romy & Michelle, Superstar, There's Something About Mary, they all give me quick pick me ups whenever I'm feeling down, can I help it if the gay population happens to have a kick-ass taste in films? But by the way, I think thats the least of my worries, I may be the only straight man who's not a film critic to admit to loving The Birdcage, Prisilla Queen of the Desert & Brokeback.
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Post by: alexarch on August 20, 2006, 03:59:10 PM
Quote from: "wilson1290"

Haha, thats hilarious because my wife told me the same thing on our first date. I just like dumb humor, Romy & Michelle, Superstar, There's Something About Mary, they all give me quick pick me ups whenever I'm feeling down, can I help it if the gay population happens to have a kick-ass taste in films? But by the way, I think thats the least of my worries, I may be the only straight man who's not a film critic to admit to loving The Birdcage, Prisilla Queen of the Desert & Brokeback.


Yes, we do indeed have excellent taste in all things artistic.  It's in our genes.  Remember that next time you choose to get into an argument with me, Winrit.  I will win, and you will lose.

Chris/Schnitz/CSSCHNEIDER asked that I give him a plug, so here it is: Go to page 3 of this thread, about midway down he posted a link to his personal reel that he used to get into film school.  It's very good, and the music is very cool.  Go check it out.

Now before you all go crazy asking for my celebrity endorsements (an endorsement that I'm sure you know is worth it's weight in gold...I'm that popular)  I would like to let you know that I asked something from him.  Also, until Wowser went post-crazy, Chris was Top Poster.  When you become and stay Top Poster as long as he has, you might try to get something from me.  Wowser, now that you're Top Poster, you get diddly...only because, well, I feel like giving you a hard time.

(BTW, when is someone besides Winrit going to call me on my BS?)...
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Post by: Wowser on August 20, 2006, 04:13:24 PM
Ouch. I will have to take all this on the chin. I've also realised that I have never heard of half the films talked about on the forum: Little Miss Sunshine, Southland Tales "etceteraaa, etceteraa and so forth".

I thought flying nuns were meant to be nicer!
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Post by: Katebo on August 20, 2006, 04:18:28 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I thought flying nuns were meant to be nicer!


That's what makes 'im so tricksey- no one sees it coming.

Alexarch's post made me curious, so I checked out the postcount totals- very disturbing. Fewer than 15 ppl with 50+ posts? Quoi? Clearly I'll have to start posting more, lead the charge (this forum's helped with that immensely, I must say).

(and btw, I am aware I'm one of those people-with-less-than-50-posts, but I plead lurkerness. it's like pleading the 5th, only quieter)
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Post by: Wowser on August 20, 2006, 04:22:18 PM
Here's to Katebo's forthcoming post explosion! You'll be wanting an avatar, I would have though.
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Post by: Lynch on August 20, 2006, 05:31:19 PM
All this talk of post counts is making me feel quite behind the cutting edge. I have to get up to 50 at least...

Does Wowser have a secret forum that he's posting to, a place where a giant mountain of posts are just sitting in the corner?
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Post by: alexarch on August 20, 2006, 05:49:27 PM
Quote from: "Lynch"
All this talk of post counts is making me feel quite behind the cutting edge. I have to get up to 50 at least...

Does Wowser have a secret forum that he's posting to, a place where a giant mountain of posts are just sitting in the corner?

All this talk of post-counts is very dangerous.  If gone unchecked it cold lead to whole threads of nothing more than people trying to get their post-counts up...Wowser.  If such a thing were to happen, the God Overlord AdamandSam may get angry and strike down the abusers.  And lo, even I, The Moderator, am not immune from the fearsome lightning bolts of the Great AdamandSam.
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Post by: winrit on August 20, 2006, 10:08:36 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Remember that next time you choose to get into an argument with me, Winrit.  I will win, and you will lose.


Really, a man needs to know his limitations.
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Post by: Katebo on August 20, 2006, 10:26:33 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
Here's to Katebo's forthcoming post explosion!


The only problem with this is that I haven't seen nearly enough movies- I just know about a lot of em. hmm... clearly I'll have to fix that. There are worse problems.
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Post by: winrit on August 20, 2006, 10:34:31 PM
Campers! Campers! The entertainment committee was quite disappointed in the really poor turnout at this morning's post explosion. I mean, where is all that old Camp Filmspotting spirit? I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I say that I - I can't think of anything to say.
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Post by: alexander on August 21, 2006, 06:46:54 AM
Hey! My name is Alexander and I live in Lafayette, Indiana but I lived in Philadelphia, PA for many years before that.  I am going back to school, today is my first day, in steps toward getting my Masters degree in Civil Engineering.  My undergrad was in biopsych-neuroscience, so I don't know how I willl do.  It's a new game.
I enjoy music as well.
I've been to almost everywhere intriguing for me in the US and western Canada except Milwaukee, Missoula, Maine, and North Dakota.  I never went anywhere else.
I don't like bad movies much.
I work in a mailroom at Purdue University and listen to about 60 different podcasts.  Filmspotting is one I try not to miss.
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Post by: alexarch on August 21, 2006, 07:11:28 AM
Quote from: "alexander"
I am going back to school, today is my first day, in steps toward getting my Masters degree in Civil Engineering.  My undergrad was in biopsych-neuroscience, so I don't know how I willl do.  It's a new game.

That's quite a mixed bag.  Are you going to have to make up a lot of credits for making to make such a drastic change?  And with all the podcasts you listen to, how do you find time to breathe?
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 21, 2006, 08:21:52 AM
Ditto.
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Post by: DrG on August 21, 2006, 03:06:11 PM
Hi everyone :waves:

My name is Emma and I'm based in Yorkshire.  A friend introduced me to the  Cinecast podcasts late last year and now I'm hooked.  Eventually found my way to the boards via the Filmspotting website.

Seems like a nice little community here ...  :D
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Post by: alexarch on August 21, 2006, 03:15:04 PM
Quote from: "DrG"
Hi everyone :waves:

My name is Emma and I'm based in Yorkshire.  A friend introduced me to the  Cinecast podcasts late last year and now I'm hooked.  Eventually found my way to the boards via the Filmspotting website.

Seems like a nice little community here ...  :D
Very cool, Emma.  Thanks for joining us.  I'm the overly friendly moderator/stalker that you may have read about.  We love new people, especially ones from Yorkshire.  It makes us think of pudding, and not the English kind, but the kind sold by Jello.  Since your avatar is so very cool, please post in the avatar contest thread.  Really that goes for anyone reading; we only have a few entries so far.

In summation: welcome; I'm a stalker: pudding is good; avatar contest.
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Post by: Wowser on August 21, 2006, 03:59:04 PM
Yeah, welcome DrG. Alex has made good of this place - he's put in a waffle iron, a vending machine and installed a free coffee machine.

I'm a Lancastrian, yay!
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 21, 2006, 04:25:11 PM
Hi, and welcome.

Hey, wait, a waffle iron is to be found???
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Post by: Wowser on August 21, 2006, 04:44:05 PM
It's just behind the bagels... right a bit.... just under tha- there: you got it!
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Post by: wilson1290 on August 21, 2006, 04:45:55 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
You guys don't realize how crazy-cool this makes me feel that it's getting this kind of a response.  My ego is getting stroked all up and down and sideways.  Thanks Magnus; thanks wilson.


By the way alexarch, thanks for mentioning my name and stroking in the same sentence, I think I just barfed a little.
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Post by: alexarch on August 21, 2006, 05:08:42 PM
Quote from: "wilson1290"

By the way alexarch, thanks for mentioning my name and stroking in the same sentence, I think I just barfed a little.
You cheeky-monkey.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 21, 2006, 05:46:13 PM
Huh.  Can't believe I missed it.
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Post by: saltine on August 21, 2006, 05:51:36 PM
Hi, I'm Saltine, older than most filmspotting listeners, but can I come out and play too?  I live in Perth WA half the year then travel to Texas for the other half, following the sun.  I'm in Texas now, but leaving in 5 weeks for the sunny south (of the equator).  Love reading the boards and love filmspotting.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 21, 2006, 08:34:00 PM
Quote from: "saltine"
Hi, I'm Saltine, older than most filmspotting listeners, but can I come out and play too?  


Hey, Saltine, if necessary we'll open the geriatric section (if you're over 40 as I am.)  Sounds like an adventure, traveling between Texas and Perth.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 21, 2006, 08:37:18 PM
Where in Texas do you hail from, if Dallas might you be a huge Cowboy fan like I am?  By-theBy, the Cowboys are kickin' the crap out of Reggie Bush and the N'orleans 'Aints.
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Post by: saltine on August 21, 2006, 08:51:25 PM
My life is the best adventure imaginable.  Great husband and family and to add to that I live in Perth on one of the best beaches in the world and in the Hill Country of Texas.  How old am I?  Here's a clue:  No love lost on Reggie Bush as I'm a UT alum; era? Earl Campbell!  So it's the Oilers over the Cowboys.  BTW, Rose Bowl 2006: definitely in the top 5 best 4th quarters in college football!
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Post by: Rufish on August 21, 2006, 10:39:22 PM
Hello everybody, I'm Matthew, 26 and have been listening since Adam & Sam's debut on iTunes. Theirs is the only podcast I've stayed dedicated to (aside from replays of NPR's "Wait, Wait . ."), and have been quoted on air once (Susperia feedback).
Recently I've moved from Portland, OR back to my home state of MN, where I currently work as a repair technician for a mobile phone company. My biggest hobby is digital video editing, which I've been tooling around with for about 7 years. I'm extremely excited because in a week I begin a program in Minneapolis for Film & Digital Video production, which I'm hoping at least expands my skills and passion for the medium and at most launches me towards a career in the field. Like most of you, I'm a huge movie nerd whose biggest joy is sharing my love of film with others.
Mostly I find I side with Sam Van Damme on reviews, and I think the dynamic between our two hosts is priceless. Favorite moment: the sound of Sam dying a little during The Lake House review when Adam says, "How are you and Carrie going to have a happy marriage..." (Sam laughing) "...when your hearts are the color of coal." Right then comes such a quick, quiet, you-shot-my-dog gasp that I nearly drove off the road I was laughing so hard.
Again, great call on this topic. I don't post much but I do read these posts often because there is some great insight all around. I'm glad to 'meet' you all! Cheers!
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Post by: alexarch on August 22, 2006, 09:11:21 AM
Welcome Rufish, you young whipper-snapper.  Have a look around.  Get comfortable.  Enjoy yourself.  Although, I think you've been here quite a while.  I recognize your handle.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on August 22, 2006, 09:38:45 AM
Quote from: "saltine"
My life is the best adventure imaginable.  


What a great first line for a movie or novel.  I would guess that your husband is Australian?
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Post by: alexarch on August 22, 2006, 02:31:42 PM
Quote from: "saltine"
BTW, Rose Bowl 2006: definitely in the top 5 best 4th quarters in college football!
Hey Saltine, A&M alum here, and I'm supposed to start garbage between us, calling you a t-sip and all that other nonsense.  The truth is if I had it to do over again, I would have gone to UT.  How very Hollywood glamorous of you to be trotting between Australia and Texas.  Why in the world though would you want to spend the hottest months here?  It seems like you have it backward.
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Post by: saltine on August 26, 2006, 07:47:54 PM
To tell you the truth, with the heat in the Texas Hill Country this summer, I'm wondering myself why in H... I'm here also!  However, since we live at the beach in Perth, it's the best way to enjoy our different homes.
Ahhhh, Austin in the 60's!  What a town!  I had a grand time at UT; sipping tea was only a very tiny part of the experience. You know when people tell you that your university experience will be the best years of your life and you don't believe them, well, believe them.  I have a great life now, but OMG, those were the days!
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Post by: saltine on August 26, 2006, 08:05:09 PM
Quote
I would guess that your husband is Australian?


Yes, he's 'strine. :D
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Post by: Mumford67 on August 27, 2006, 12:46:50 PM
A quick introduction:

My name is Stuart (200 Rubles) from Reisterstown, MD (15 miles outside of Baltimore).  Somehow my mistake of the ship in Jaws (absent-mindedly called it the Arizona) and my recent Dope Sheet e-mail seem to have driven me to infamy.  And though I sometimes give the guys a hard time, they are without a doubt, my favorite film critics since the early days of "Sneak Previews" with Siskel and Ebert.

My passions (outside of my wife and family) are films, SCTV, and most recently, geocaching.

I'm married with two boys, two cats (Allie and Skittle) , a bird (Marty DiBirdi), and  a fish imaginatively named Fish.

I work at the self-proclaimed bottom of the adminstrative ladder in a local law firm, but also love what I do and seem to be appreciated, so I'm quite content. Hence, my taking of the name Mumford, the All-Purpose Nothing (a semi-lift form the rarely seen animated movie "Twice Upon a time" - see avatar).

I've loved movies as far back as I remember, starting mostly with horror movies run on two local horror movie programs back in the 70's (Washington, D.C.'s "Creature Feature" with host Count Gore de Vol, and Baltimore's own "Ghost Host Theatre") and working my way up to just about anything (except Lifetime movies---shudder!!!!).


My three favorite movies are "Its A Wonderful Life," "Yellow Submarine," and "Plan Nine from Outer Space."  I esp. feel that Plan Nine is highly misunderstood, and a great example of passionate, risky film-making (even if it fails in most of its intentions).  It is far from the worst movie ever made, and for every fault it has, there is also something admirable about it.  Plus, it beats Godard's "Breathless" by one year in inventive use of the jump cut.  :)

 As for the worst movie ever made...undoubtedly "The Creeping Terror."

 Finally, a quick comment about my philosophy on film.  Years ago, a local film critic (Lou Cedrone) on a cheap public access cable program was reviewing "Smokey and the Bandit 3."  Probably the only critic I ever knew to give that film a positive review.  In reviewing it, he made a comment something like the following:

  Too many critics spend too much time finding what's bad about a film to ever take the time to see what's good about it.  Even if the film is an overall failure, there's at least one element of it (score, performance, cinematography, editing, etc.) that's worthy of praise, and a critic should take time to note the positive as well as the bad.

  I agree entirely.  Though I'm not sure if he ever saw "The Creeping Terror." :)
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Post by: Wowser on August 27, 2006, 12:56:15 PM
Smokey and the Bandit : every time that film's on tv, I can't stop watching it!

Interesting points about Plan 9... also. You've made me want to see it, now, so welcome to the forum!
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Post by: alexarch on August 27, 2006, 01:38:58 PM
Mumford
Thanks so much for the contribution.  With your philosophy on your job, your love of your family, and your view on movie criticism, it sounds like you've got a really great outlook on life.  You're going to fit in to the group really well.

With all these really great people on the boards, it makes me wish we all lived in the same city so we could have a fan meet-up/happy hour.

Have a look around; get to know everybody.  Please shower before you use the pool.
Alex
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Mumford67 on August 27, 2006, 09:20:35 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
Smokey and the Bandit : every time that film's on tv, I can't stop watching it!

Interesting points about Plan 9... also. You've made me want to see it, now, so welcome to the forum!


Bet you can't say the same about part 3, though I personally have a sort of masochistic love of the film.  Plus, you know what...I don't think Jerry Reed was ever given enough credit for his work in those movies.  To me, he is the highlight of the films, even moreso than Gleason.

Some things to keep in mind about Plan Nine.  First, the opening lighting is actually very nicely done, and an obvious lift from Wood of one of his favorite directors, Orson Welles.  Of course, having Criswell's hair in that lighting makes it absurd, but nicely done, nonetheless.  Second, the film, given the resources and inconsistent lighting, is actually pretty well edited.  Actors aren't lingered on for too long and it moves rather briskly.  Third, the film is a pretty daring anti-nuclear proliferation and anti-military aggression statement for its time.  Dudley Manlove's Eros is terribly, terribly over-acted, but perhaps its his over-acting which allowed Wood to slip in many of his points at film's end unscathed.  In an accomplished actors hands, some of that stuff (even with it runaround dailogue) could have buried the film and never let it see the light of day.

For a great discussion of the film, you should check out the review from Danny Pearry in his original "Cult Movies" book.
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Post by: mweston on August 29, 2006, 03:13:05 PM
I've been off the boards for a few weeks, so I missed when this post (and even this forum) got created. Since I was explicitly called out...

My name is Mike Weston. I'm a 45 year old software engineer, and live in Silicon Valley (California)  with my wife. I've liked movies for a long time, but only started watching them as more than an ocassional entertainment in 2001 when I went to my first film festival (Cinequest, in San Jose). On 9/11/2001 I was in Toronto at the film festival, where I saw 43 films and picked In the Bedroom as my favorite. Around then I also took a few film classes (film history, musicals, Chinese films, and one on Stanley Kubrick). But since I didn't watch that many films before 2001, and because I do have other things going on in my life, I have some huge gaps in my movie watching history. I recently saw The Godfather for the first time, and I haven't managed to see Part II yet. For example.

In 2002 I had the opportunity to invest in a theater, which I did as much to say I own part of a theater as anything else. Free admissions Sundays-Thursdays are nice too. If you're in Campbell, CA, please frequent the Camera 7.

My #1 movie of all time is 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I talked about briefly in another post. Some of my favorite films of the last few years include 21 Grams, American Splendor, Lost in Translation, Finding Neverland, Garden State, The Sea Inside, The Works (little festival film), The Squid and the Whale, and United 93.

I started listening to Filmspotting when iTunes 4.9 was released, but I did go back and listen to all the earlier shows. My other favorite podcasts include Left Right and Center, The Treatment, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

I think I've been mentioned on the show twice, including once for a donation. I also met Adam at the San Francisco meet-up.

That's more than enough, and I should get back to work.
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Post by: Lynch on August 29, 2006, 04:35:57 PM
Quote from: "mweston"


In 2002 I had the opportunity to invest in a theater, which I did as much to say I own part of a theater as anything else.


Mike, that's very cool, I wish I had any connection to a theatre.  Free tickets for you, perhaps?
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Post by: alexarch on August 29, 2006, 05:02:48 PM
This post is just for Saltine.  Check it out!  I fixed it just for you!!!!  Love and kisses!!!  XX00
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Post by: saltine on August 29, 2006, 05:11:22 PM
Ok, if you're so clever, why didn't you think of Mies van der Rohe?
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Post by: alexarch on August 31, 2006, 02:31:29 PM
Quote from: "mweston"
I've been off the boards for a few weeks, so I missed when this post (and even this forum) got created. Since I was explicitly called out...

In 2002 I had the opportunity to invest in a theater, which I did as much to say I own part of a theater as anything else. Free admissions Sundays-Thursdays are nice too. If you're in Campbell, CA, please frequent the Camera 7.

That's more than enough, and I should get back to work.

Please do...and if you don't mind, please get my work done too.

Thanks mweston for responding.  I probably called you out way-back because you're one of the top posters.  I would love for a rivalry to develop between top 10 posters and everyone else.  I'm scared, though of getting whole threads of people just trying to get their post-count up.

On the subject of free movie-going, we had a friend in high school that was a projectionist.  We got into so many free movies in high school.  Now that I think about it though, that projectionist was pretty creepy...hanging out with high-school kids.
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Post by: frankkramer on September 02, 2006, 09:19:25 PM
Like Mike, I've been away from the forum for a bit - life gets in the way sometimes - and have just noticed this thread. I'm frankkramer, but my name is Keith and I'm an English instructor at Cal State Long Beach. FrankKramer? Well, the name I use here has been used in the past by Gianfranco Parolini, the Italian director of such great spaghetti westerns as Adios Sabata and If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death. I know, a little obscure but thats what a screen name is all about isn't it?I love all kinds of films - a La Belle Noiseuse or Tokyo Story sits comfortably in my collection next to a Forbidden Planet or a complete Fireball XL5.
I came on board here before i-tunes and really love the show. As a matter of fact, Filmspotting has helped me lose about 10 pounds because an hour of exercise whips by while listening. I don't agree with some of the reviews - come on Sam, Bubble?- but I don't need or want to. I think the discussions are always thoughtful and I will continue to listen to each show asap.
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Post by: alexarch on September 04, 2006, 02:27:10 PM
Quote from: "frankkramer"
FrankKramer? Well, the name I use here has been used in the past by Gianfranco Parolini, the Italian director of such great spaghetti westerns as Adios Sabata and If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death.

How very esoteric and film school of you.  I love that.  We on the filmspotting boards would be nothing without our high-minded ideals.
Quote from: "frankkramer"
I know, a little obscure but thats what a screen name is all about isn't it?

It says here in the Boards Etiquette and Rules Handbook, Second Edition that "Screen names should be obscure and highly personal."  So there you go.  You are perfectly justified in your screen name.
Quote from: "frankkramer"
I love all kinds of films - a La Belle Noiseuse or Tokyo Story sits comfortably in my collection next to a Forbidden Planet or a complete Fireball XL5.

Alls I can say is that I am completely out of my element on these boards.  You people are too smart for me.  I would say I need a "Filmspotting 101: Survey of Important Cinema of the Last 100 Years," but my anti-establishment nature would cause me to stand on my desk in the middle of class and instead of saying, "Captain, My Captain," I would say, "F this Shite!  Where's the popcorn, beer, and boobies?"
Quote from: "frankkramer"
I came on board here before i-tunes and really love the show. As a matter of fact, Filmspotting has helped me lose about 10 pounds because an hour of exercise whips by while listening.

That is so awesome.  Congratulations.  Maybe AdamandSam can work that into their next promo.
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 08, 2006, 05:06:55 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
... You're mentioned quite a bit on the show, and we want to hear what it feels like to be such a celebrity.


After hearing this weeks show... You tell me...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 08, 2006, 07:11:49 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
Quote from: "alexarch"
... You're mentioned quite a bit on the show, and we want to hear what it feels like to be such a celebrity.


After hearing this weeks show... You tell me...

I am very much a person that requires a great deal of attention and ego-stroking, so it feels great;  thank you for asking.

Although, me and Ann (Kilroy's Carnival) were discussing it and we still think that you've been mentioned more times than anyone.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 08, 2006, 12:44:29 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"

Although, me and Ann (Kilroy's Carnival) were discussing it and we still think that you've been mentioned more times than anyone.


That was before yesterday.
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Post by: lise on September 08, 2006, 06:53:46 PM
I figured I would have until at least 10 posts before I got called out to introduce myself.

So the basics of me...

Lise is short for Lisa although most people use my middle name Renee. I am 30 years old and live in San Diego although I only moved here last september. Before that I lived in New Orleans and I grew up in Maryland just outside DC.

Since the thread that got me to post (lurking is nice too) was about science movies you can probably figure out what I studied in school. I finally finished my degree last August/April with the date muddled because school didn't exist for a few months. Now I'm doing my post-doctoral work in california and trying to remember what it is like to have a life (ocean, no rain, and fun clubs... it's an aweful place to live)

We can't stream music at work, so I found podcasts are a good alternative to listening to my music library all day. Besides filmspotting I tend to listen to a random assortment of music (dance department, npr, nytimes), news (npr, bbc), and science (nature, naked sciece).

Thats about all I can think of right now... hope it serves its purpose.

ps- I'm a terrible speller, and I type like I talk, with lots of asides, so I hope I don't annoy anyone too much.
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Post by: Wowser on September 08, 2006, 06:56:28 PM
Quote from: "lise"
type like I talk, with lots of asides, so I hope I don't annoy anyone too much.


Me too! And I ramble when I talk and type, so I have to include lots of these > ; and : and -
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Post by: lise on September 08, 2006, 07:25:28 PM
I love to use ... and ()

btw- looking back at the post that sent me to this thread I forgot to answer a couple of questions.

favorite color? red

favorite backstreet boy? let's be serious, if I'm listening to pop music I go for Robbie Williams

what I want to be when I grow up? gainfully employed. That may sound like a weird goal, but I went straight into graduate school and a post-doc is a transition not a career. Of course I could always give up science and go to law school.  ;)

who do I have a crush on right now? Well that would be telling...
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Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 08:36:03 AM
Quote from: "ElectricCar or FlamingPickle...either/or; take your pick"
I figure I'm probably in the wrong place, but I didn't see where introductions should be made so I figured I'd post this in the general forum.

I just signed up here and wanted to say a hello, introduce myself a bit. My name is Scott, I'm a senior cinematography student at the North Carolina School of the Arts; originally from Buffalo, NY. I have an extremely varied taste in movies but I suppose if I had to pick a specialty it would be James Bond films. I really dig on action movies and small, character-driven pieces as well, though I'll watch anything.

I'm not quite sure what else to say other than hello and that I hope to get to know everyone. Hope to hear from you all soon!

I can split up threads, but I can't combine them, so this will have to do.  Pretend like this ElectricCar talking.
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Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 10:41:58 AM
Quote from: "wowser"

Me too! And I ramble when I talk and type, so I have to include lots of these > ; and : and -

You?  Ramble?  Never!
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Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 10:57:45 AM
Quote from: "lise"
I figured I would have until at least 10 posts before I got called out to introduce myself.

No such luck.  Plus, if you really didn't want to become part of this twisted group, you never would have posted.  It's like the serial killer that's getting toward the end of his career.  He (or she) starts to get sloppy with his work, inviting the cops to catch him.
Quote from: "lise"

Lise is short for Lisa although most people use my middle name Renee.

Here and I thought Lise was your real name and that you were an Eastern European Bond-girl-type vixen.
Quote from: "lise"
Now I'm doing my post-doctoral work in california and trying to remember what it is like to have a life (ocean, no rain, and fun clubs... it's an aweful place to live)

What part of California?  If ever I move back, I want to move to northern California.  I lived for a lot of my life in SoCal.  After visiting for my HS reunion and for a convention, I'm pretty sure I never want to live there again.  The beach was awesome, and I will always miss it, but the traffic and urban sprawl are unbearable.
Quote from: "lise"

ps- I'm a terrible speller, and I type like I talk, with lots of asides, so I hope I don't annoy anyone too much.

I'm going to start instituting a mandatory spell-check before posting.  If you fail to comply, I will be forced to edit your post myself.  And when my editing scissors start going, who knows what I may "accidently" cut or what "accidently" gets put in.  You may find that you wrote that you like to drown puppies, even though you don't remember writing it.

Jokes.  All jokes.  But with all these powers at my disposal...it would be a shame not to use them, right?

Welcome to the boards.  And a warning: Beware of Wowser.  He tends to babble a lot in a strange language.  We're not sure if he's altogether "there" if you know what I mean.
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Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 11:04:41 AM
Quote from: "ElectricCar"
I figure I'm probably in the wrong place, but I didn't see where introductions should be made so I figured I'd post this in the general forum.

No worries, mate!  It'll all get straightened out.
Quote from: "ElectricCar"

I just signed up here and wanted to say a hello, introduce myself a bit. My name is Scott, I'm a senior cinematography student at the North Carolina School of the Arts; originally from Buffalo, NY. I have an extremely varied taste in movies but I suppose if I had to pick a specialty it would be James Bond films. I really dig on action movies and small, character-driven pieces as well, though I'll watch anything.

Scott, please meet Chris-CSCHNEIDER and winrit, whose real name fails me right now...and I'm too lazy to go look it up.  They're also in the biz.  I know I'm leaving out a lot of others who have posted about their movie biz connections and aspirations.  Please forgive my incredible laziness.  I'm trying to get this written so I can do my real job.  I have a deadline.

I'm an architect...and a camp counselor apparently.
Quote from: "ElectricCar"

I'm not quite sure what else to say other than hello and that I hope to get to know everyone. Hope to hear from you all soon!

I want to know more about your screen name.  Very intriguing.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: saltine on September 09, 2006, 12:30:39 PM
Dear ElectricOtter,

Please excuse alexarch, our erstwhile moderator.  He evidently did one too many turns on the treadmill.  We know you're not ElectricCar.  Now convince alexarch.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 12:36:05 PM
Quote from: "saltine"
Dear ElectricOtter,

Please excuse alexarch, our erstwhile moderator.  He evidently did one too many turns on the treadmill.  We know you're not ElectricCar.  Now convince alexarch.

I get very confused.  I was reading a post the other night about "Who Killed the Electric Car?"  It seeped in.  Sorry ElectricOtter.  I'm still intrgued by the screen name.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 09, 2006, 12:58:40 PM
Quote from: "saltine"
Dear ElectricOtter,

Please excuse alexarch, our erstwhile moderator.  He evidently did one too many turns on the treadmill.  We know you're not ElectricCar.  Now convince alexarch.


Waitaminute..."erstwhile?"...as in "adjective 1. former; of times past: erstwhile friends. "  Do you know something I don't know?  Am I being booted from my job?  Someone please assure me this isn't so.
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Post by: ElectricOtter on September 09, 2006, 02:17:46 PM
It's funny you should mention CSSCHNEIDER- he's one of my absolute best friends and is the person who convinced me to check the place out. Great guy, him. He's good people.

The ElectricOtter name is actually something kind of new for me. Usually I go with FightingPickle7, in honor of NCSA's mascot (yes, we're the Fighting Pickles... for some reason). But I figured since I only have a year left at school there I should start experimenting with new online handles.

The Otter part is easy- it's a family nickname and they're my favorite animal. I actually have an otter tattoo on my right forearm. His name is Buddy. The Electric part- I've realized I prefer the electrics department over the grip department when I'm crewing cuz, well, lights are fun and flags are just... black.

So hence, ElectricOtter. I think it has a nice ring to it...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 10, 2006, 03:58:30 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Here and I thought Lise was your real name and that you were an Eastern European Bond-girl-type vixen.

See I knew there was a problem introducing myself. That description sounds like a whole lot more fun.
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What part of California?  If ever I move back, I want to move to northern California.  I lived for a lot of my life in SoCal.  After visiting for my HS reunion and for a convention, I'm pretty sure I never want to live there again.  The beach was awesome, and I will always miss it, but the traffic and urban sprawl are unbearable.

I'm in the middle of the sprawl. Ok it isn't so bad. I live on the Northern side of San Diego and work not far from home. That means my commute is easy and the beach is still close by. The thing I had the hardest time adjusting to was the weather. It's fine now, but it is a lot cooler here than New Orleans and when I first moved I was freezing all the time.
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I'm going to start instituting a mandatory spell-check before posting.  If you fail to comply, I will be forced to edit your post myself.  And when my editing scissors start going, who knows what I may "accidently" cut or what "accidently" gets put in.  You may find that you wrote that you like to drown puppies, even though you don't remember writing it.

Play rugby with puppies... drowning is less fun. But seriously, I try to reword entire paragraphs to avoid the word I am having difficulty spelling. The worst part is that I can spell long words, but I will use the wrong to/two/too.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: wilson1290 on September 10, 2006, 06:02:33 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"

What part of California?  If ever I move back, I want to move to northern California.  I lived for a lot of my life in SoCal.  After visiting for my HS reunion and for a convention, I'm pretty sure I never want to live there again.  The beach was awesome, and I will always miss it, but the traffic and urban sprawl are unbearable.


Hey dont knock the traffic, it gives us lazy bums an excuse for getting to work late. Actually once you get up north out of my lovely hell hole of a home-town, LA, the country in So Cal is beautiful. Plus there's an upside to all the sprawl, thanks to the fact that the bad air makes us age faster, I should be able to retire by like, next month.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 10, 2006, 06:15:32 PM
Quote from: "lise"
The thing I had the hardest time adjusting to was the weather. It's fine now, but it is a lot cooler here than New Orleans and when I first moved I was freezing all the time.

Again, I cannot stress how much I miss the beach and those cool, cool nights even in the midst of summer.
Quote from: "Eastern European Femme Fatal"

Play rugby with puppies... drowning is less fun.

Sicko.  You'll do just fine.
Quote from: "Kara Milovy...look it up on IMDB...my favorite Bond-girl"

But seriously, I try to reword entire paragraphs to avoid the word I am having difficulty spelling. The worst part is that I can spell long words, but I will use the wrong to/two/too.

www.dictionary.com.  The writer's best friend.  I consult it 3 or 4 times a post, and then still write '"definately" and "your"' instead of "you're."  Actually, you won't get any grief from me, but Saltine will send you angry emails threatening to come over to your house, staple your hands to a dictionary, and beat you over the head with a 2x4 while screaming, "I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C!!!"
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 10, 2006, 06:23:55 PM
Quote from: "wilson1290"

Hey dont knock the traffic, it gives us lazy bums an excuse for getting to work late.

When I was there in May, I seriously thought I was going to start killing people on the freeway.  From my hotel at Hollywood/Highland to the LA convention center it took at least 35 minutes when they're only 8 miles apart.  I had plans to go down to my old stomping grounds in Huntington Beach, check out the bronze skin on the beaches, have a cocktail on a patio.  I figured it would take me at least an hour or more, one way.

I totally understand the freeway shootings.  It's justifiable in SoCal.
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Post by: winrit on September 10, 2006, 07:09:33 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Scott, please meet Chris-CSCHNEIDER and winrit, whose real name fails me right now...and I'm too lazy to go look it up.  They're also in the biz.


I'm not in the biz, but if I were I would say things like "depth of field" and "dolly zoom." I think I'll leave that to Chris.  My name is Angela, which I don't think I mentioned before.  If you want to learn the actual truth about me, please see my original post.  Welcome, Scott.
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Post by: lise on September 10, 2006, 10:19:31 PM
i before e except after c unless the word is weird. I can remember that one, but it took me years to spell "those" correctly. For some reason I always spelled it thoughs. It's bad and I know it. Luckily typewriters went away a while ago and I am semi computer literate.
As for the traffic in SoCal I think part of what makes me not mind so much is that I learned how to drive in the DC area. Sitting in traffic in an art form in northern virginia. The other trick is that I don't have set hours at work so I don't commute during rush hour. It makes life much, much less stressful.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 11, 2006, 04:37:09 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Although, me and Ann (Kilroy's Carnival) were discussing it and we still think that you've been mentioned more times than anyone.

That might be because unlike me, you're not holding dear family members of Adam & Sam hostage, so they read on air my 20 page pamphlet on how "the life aquatic" is Wes Anderson best movie since "Bottle Rocket"...

Oh, and Sam you should be getting that toe in the mail soon...
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 12, 2006, 07:12:52 PM
Here goes -

  My name is (obviously) Marty - I live in Phoenix AZ - home to urban sprawl and heat...no beach here to take the edge off.
  I am originally a midwestern boy who grew up as an army brat. After dad got out, I grew up in Cleveland. When I was able to - I escaped to Chicago where I really fell in love with film.
  Movies have always been my escape but also I like film that challenges me and makes me think. I don't think I have any sort of set tastes but I do love films that are a visual feast - lots of color, lush sets and costumes.

  I am really glad I found this community, it seems to be taking off.
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Post by: winrit on September 12, 2006, 07:28:23 PM
I'm headed to Cleveland this weekend.  I'm trying to make a summer tradition of seeing baseball stadiums.  This year it's the Indians.  Welcome.
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Post by: alexarch on September 12, 2006, 07:42:57 PM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Here goes -

  My name is (obviously) Marty - I live in Phoenix AZ - home to urban sprawl and heat...no beach here to take the edge off.
  I am originally a midwestern boy who grew up as an army brat. After dad got out, I grew up in Cleveland. When I was able to - I escaped to Chicago where I really fell in love with film.
  Movies have always been my escape but also I like film that challenges me and makes me think. I don't think I have any sort of set tastes but I do love films that are a visual feast - lots of color, lush sets and costumes.

  I am really glad I found this community, it seems to be taking off.

Welcome Marty.  My brother and sister live in Phoenix.  Do you know them?  :wink:  My mom lives in Prescott.  I've been to Phoenix in early June.  I thought I was going to die.  We have bad summers in Dallas, but not to the point where chapsticks liquify in your car center consule.

I bought the soundtrack to the first Tomb Raider at the Tower Records there.

Go Coyotes!

-Alex
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Post by: sdedalus on September 13, 2006, 02:44:56 PM
My name's Sean, I'm a 30 year old movie-theatre manager with a wife two cats and a dog.  I manage one of the Landmark Theatres in Seattle.  I've a BA in cinema studies from the University of Washington which has proven entirely useless for my career thus far.

I've been listening to the show since iTunes, and got mentioned in #61, where I recommended LA Story as Steve Martin's Manhattan.

I've a infrequently updated and even less frequently read blog, linked below, where I mostly just write about movies I've seen, along with a project of ranking every movie I've seen per year.  So far I've got 2005-1960 written and posted.
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 03:24:57 PM
I remember that! Shop Girl review, right? With podcasts, I find they turn me into a walking "kennedy moment memory machine": I can, for example, remember exactly where I was walking when I was listening to that review, ditto many others.

Thinking about it, your feedback might have been from the following show.

My only mention was as a DopeSheet prize-winner, and due to my backward 'putting the files on a flash disk and getting round to listen to them a bit later' method, it was a few weeks later by I realised I'd won.

More...

If this forum is a party, Alex is the host, taking the coats (and hats) of the arriving guests, picking up on their patter: "You're from Tracy, California? My cat, too!".

Just an observation.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 04:07:48 PM
Quote from: "wowser"

If this forum is a party, Alex is the host, taking the coats (and hats) of the arriving guests, picking up on their patter: "You're from Tracy, California? My cat, too!".
I feel like it's my job.  I started the thread.  I feel like I have to make sure that each and every person that posts here feels welcome.  There's nothing in these boards that make you feel better than being quoted.

If we're casting party characters:

As I said before, because of your owl icon, I picture you as a diminutive guy with glasses - like about 5'-6" or shorter..."3 stone" or whatever weird measurement you guys use over there...not pudgy, just small and unassuming...fair skin, boyish face, reddish hair.  You're the guy at the party that all the other guys good-naturedly rib assuming that girls don't pay attention to you because you're so shy.  They rub on your head and give you pointers on how to pick up a girl with laughs barely hidden beneath their words, as if to say, "Yeah, like anything I say is going to help anyway.  Poor little guy.  Hopeless."

But really because of that modesty you're getting more tail than all of them combined because you've learned to milk that shy act.  Girls are practically walking toward you with their panties already around their ankles.

And as the camera pulls out from the scene, an iris closes on your face...and right before the iris closes you give a wink directly at the camera with a "ding."
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 04:19:53 PM
My goodness. I've never known an forum post to choke me up, but it was getting dusty in here for a moment. Although I hang round in less macho cirles than one you so touchingly write of, the description rings true, like a magic trick.

Just a look at my MySpace page would show how close you are. It's lacking the jovial gay-ness of your own, though it does faeture some owls.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 13, 2006, 04:30:45 PM
I can't find a link to your myspace, Wowser.
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Post by: winrit on September 13, 2006, 04:34:09 PM
Nor can I.
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 04:34:35 PM
Well, if you must  :D

Shamefully, I've had to use 'celebrity' users to bulk out the depressing lack of real-world friends.



http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=25810189
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 04:39:02 PM
Quote from: "wowser"

Just a look at my MySpace page would show how close you are. It's lacking the jovial gay-ness of your own, though it does faeture some owls.

Wow.  I was kind of dead-on-the-money wasn't I?  There's Ed looking cute-as-a-button, and right there is some hotty with her knickers down commenting that you look handsome.
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Post by: sdedalus on September 13, 2006, 04:44:08 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I remember that! Shop Girl review, right? With podcasts, I find they turn me into a walking "kennedy moment memory machine": I can, for example, remember exactly where I was walking when I was listening to that review, ditto many others.

Thinking about it, your feedback might have been from the following show.


Yup, it was the show after.

My memory's terrible.  I had to look up which episode it was on the blog, which was also how I found out what I got quoted saying.
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 04:48:54 PM
I'm pretty rubbish at writing about film, so I leave the letter writing to the experts. Like Magnus. Maggy, MFB, whatever you want to call him.

I'd like to see alex come up with his 'sketches' of other forum members. As he rightly boasts, he's on the money. Is the 'filmspottting' contact in your friend-list the real Adam, or someone with too much time on their hands, and a slightly creepy obsession?
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Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 04:57:17 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I'd like to see alex come up with his 'sketches' of other forum members. As he rightly boasts, he's on the money.

We'll see.  You might not like what I draw.  Plus I already know what Chris looks like.
Quote from: "wowser"
Is the 'filmspotting' contact in your friend-list the real Adam, or someone with too much time on their hands, and a slightly creepy obsession?

That's the real official Filmspotting MySpace page.  They announced it on the show one time.  They said that they don't really know how to use it yet.  I don't either.  I don't know what the heck I'm doing on MySpace besides trying to desperately collect friends, so that it doesn't look like I'm a walking advertisement for bands and podcasts.
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 05:12:25 PM
Yeah, but I just see those people with 673,2323,3232 friends and I think, why even bother?

I'll add myself on to the Filmspottaroo one. And... Alex's. If he allows me.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 13, 2006, 05:15:08 PM
I added you wowser.

As someone who has belonged to several forums over the years the addition of myspace is at once cool, because I can learn more about the people I'm posting with and reading, and creepy because I can learn more about the people I'm posting with and reading.

Its a brave new world.
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Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 05:16:07 PM
Quote from: "wowser"

I'll add myself on to the Filmspottaroo one. And... Alex's. If he allows me.

Of course I will.  My request is already in to you.

That goes for anyone here.  I'd be happy to add anyone from this board to my friends on myspace.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 13, 2006, 05:16:08 PM
Is anyone here on Livejournal?
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 13, 2006, 05:18:25 PM
I just noticed that there are 11 of us on at the same time.  While not a record that's the most I can remember being a part of.  Huzah!
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 05:23:31 PM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Is anyone here on Livejournal?


I'm not really a blogger. I tried... it didn't work so well.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 05:28:27 PM
Quote from: "CSSCHNEIDER"
I just noticed that there are 11 of us on at the same time.  While not a record that's the most I can remember being a part of.  Huzah!

I know, and it's getting very hard for me to keep up.  Poor sdedalus hasn't even been properly welcomed to the party.  Thank you for doing my job for me, wowser.

Some of my best wit is getting lost in the cacophany of so many voices talking at once.

Speaking of my job, I've got to get to the real one.  Have a deadline on Friday.
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Post by: lise on September 13, 2006, 05:29:56 PM
I hardly manage to keep up on my myspace, livejounal would eat my life.
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 05:33:26 PM
I'd like to see a lise avatar  8)
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Post by: lise on September 13, 2006, 05:41:40 PM
An avatar? Me? Don't worry I'll work on it. Maybe by tomorrow. ;)
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Post by: alexarch on September 13, 2006, 05:43:15 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I'd like to see a lise avatar  8)

Smooth, wowser.  Are you prepared to buy a cross-Atlantic ticket if she says yes?
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Post by: Wowser on September 13, 2006, 05:56:45 PM
I like San Diegans  :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 13, 2006, 06:41:06 PM
Ahh San Diego - which of course, in German, means a whale's vagina.
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Post by: lise on September 14, 2006, 01:57:00 AM
I thought san diego was water buffalo ass. shucks... time for a new translating program.
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Post by: smirnoff on September 14, 2006, 03:33:45 AM
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Post by: Wowser on September 14, 2006, 05:49:13 AM
What is a 'night trader'?
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 14, 2006, 07:35:39 AM
Quote from: "wowser"
I'm pretty rubbish at writing about film, so I leave the letter writing to the experts. Like Magnus. Maggy, MFB, whatever you want to call him.

What are you talking about Wowser, I couldn't write a movie review to save my life (but under those circumstances i might give it a shot)... On the "MfB", i personally would stay away from any abbreviation starting with the letters MF, but after all, you have to use it not me. 'M' would be even shorter, a very good movie that furthermore takes place in Berlin... but it would make me a childmurdering Peter Lorre... sorry that you have to re-draft the paper work, but that's just the Diva I am...

Quote from: "marty_m"
San Diego - which of course, in German, means a whale's vagina.

actually it's Walvagina or Walscheide and Wasserbüffelarsch (hey, i can use these without any CINECAST!'s showing up, have to remember that...)
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 14, 2006, 01:29:46 PM
Quote from: "smirnoff"
I loathe cottage cheese.


Crap. We could have been friends.
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Post by: Wowser on September 14, 2006, 03:52:39 PM
Ricotta is much nicer than cottage cheese.

I'd like to see a Fritz Lang marathon - I'm not at all familiar with his Hollywood stuff. In fact, nothing outside of Metropolis.
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Post by: kevlar_soul on September 15, 2006, 02:18:05 AM
ok - brief introduction . . .

started listening to the podcast around episode 45 or so, but obviously went back and caught the early ones ;-)

just moved to Seattle from Dallas (via NC-long story)

into slightly artier fare than normal, but wouldn't count a foreign film festival as a great way to spend a sunday.  

um . . . Favorite movie's High Fidelity.
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 15, 2006, 06:09:09 AM
Quote from: "wowser"
Ricotta is much nicer than cottage cheese.

I like all cheese, except munster (which i'm told tastes nice, but i could never get past the smell)...
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Post by: alexarch on September 15, 2006, 08:00:07 AM
kevlar, smirnoff,

Thank you for coming.  Please put your hats over there next to the Tiffany lamp...

Yes it is an original...

Oh well we just believe our things should be seen and not put away in some dusty old safe...

Would you like something to drink?  Chris here makes a mean Tom Collins...

Yes that camera around his neck is kind of intimidating isn't it...

This is Angela.  She has a bitter face, but she's got a heart of gold.  That person over there in the corner looking shifty-eyed?  Oh that's AdamandSam, he doesn't say much but for some reason he's invited to EVERY party.

This is Ann.  Don't let her get in a word.  If you do, she'll talk your ear off.  This one could have a conversation with a goal-post.

That little guy with all the girls surrounding him?  That's wowser.

The fella asleep in the second bedroom is Magnus.  He always comes to these half-asleep and then wakes up right as everyone else is leaving.  Then he chips in cleaning up.

I hear my canapes calling me, so I must be off.  Chris will show you around.  Make sure he shows you the Vasarely in the study.  We spent an afternoon haggling with a twisted mustachioed Frenchman over it.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 15, 2006, 08:28:32 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"

 Make sure he shows you the Vasarely in the study.  We spent an afternoon haggling with a twisted mustached Frenchman over it.


Alex, you gave up a rare opportunity to use the word "moustachioed."

And you should hear what your canapés say about you behind your back.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 15, 2006, 08:39:43 AM
WoW, I have Tom Collins Cred!

I also make a wicked strong martini, Bond Style, or a Vesper as it were.
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Post by: alexarch on September 15, 2006, 10:24:17 AM
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Alex, you gave up a rare opportunity to use the word "moustachioed."

And you should hear what your canapés say about you behind your back.

I didn't know such a word existed.  Notice I made the appropriate change.

How do you get the accent over your e?
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 15, 2006, 11:08:37 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Alex, you gave up a rare opportunity to use the word "moustachioed."

And you should hear what your canapés say about you behind your back.

I didn't know such a word existed.  Notice I made the appropriate change.

How do you get the accent over your e?


Aw, well then, you can delete my feedback. I love that word, it sounds so early Victorian.

The accent over the e:  I usually hold down the ALT key with my left hand, and on the number pad on the far right of my keyboard, I type 0233, then release the ALT key.  Should you and Chris or wowser get into fights about money, the symbol for the pound is ALT+0163, or ALT+156, (£).

I copied this little online chart of them, made it scrunch up small, printed it and taped it underneath my keyboard... for moments like these.
http://www.britfeld.com/aboutme/alt.htm

Now back to our usual repartée.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 15, 2006, 11:41:36 AM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Is anyone here on Livejournal?


Nominally. I kept it up for about a week and bored myself silly. I joined only in order to comment on my friend's blog.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 15, 2006, 12:15:18 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Please put your hats over there next to the Tiffany lamp...

New stuff, i still haven't found that coffee machine I keep hearing so much about...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 15, 2006, 01:45:35 PM
Nobody seems to like the fondue pot I brought.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 15, 2006, 01:55:36 PM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Nobody seems to like the fondue pot I brought.
My dear, when we ask that you bring a dish, we do not mean that literally.  One expects that one would fill the dish with something delicious for all to share.  It is a lovely pot though.  Such magnificent design.  Le Creuset makes such splendid little baubles.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 15, 2006, 01:56:47 PM
I kidnapped the coffee pot... I will give it back eventually...maybe...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 15, 2006, 02:10:10 PM
Quote from: "lise"
I kidnapped the coffee pot... I will give it back eventually...maybe...

Oh I almost forgot: kevlar, smirnoff,

That one running around with her top off and her bra on top of her head...that's Lisa...she's batCINECAST! insane.  The bubbles in the champagne combine with her medication and the next thing we know she's eating kibbles out of Fifi's dish.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 15, 2006, 02:15:10 PM
If we're not smart enough to at least put the European guy in charge of the coffee, I'm taking my salad tongs and going home.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on September 15, 2006, 03:51:28 PM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
Quote from: "wowser"
Ricotta is much nicer than cottage cheese.

I like all cheese, except munster (which i'm told tastes nice, but i could never get past the smell)...


I'll take your MUnster and raise you a Pecorino.

Put a European in charge of coffe, yes, but a German? I think the Americans know more than those guys about coffee. Now if we had some Italians, things would be different...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 16, 2006, 08:04:29 AM
Quote from: "wowser"
I'll take your MUnster and raise you a Pecorino.

Ann was talking to you wowser, even thou the people of Britain always act like it's not, Great Britian is part of the Euro-Zone. And we all know that British people are world famous for their coffee making skills.
What's wrong with Pecorino it's the perfect subtitude once you've run out of Parmesan...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 16, 2006, 09:38:47 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
Ann was talking to you wowser, even thou the people of Britain always act like it's not, Great Britian is part of the Euro-Zone. And we all know that British people are world famous for their coffee making skills.


This is getting dangerous.  :shock:  Perhaps we want a pitcher of sangria instead?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 16, 2006, 09:49:43 AM
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"
This is getting dangerous.  :shock:  Perhaps we want a pitcher of sangria instead?

I'm a bit on the edge... must be withdrawls, because someone borrowed the coffee machine...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 16, 2006, 10:38:28 AM
Have some fondue...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 16, 2006, 10:41:27 AM
Obviously this is what the world needs. More diplomacy, accented with hors d'oeuvres. The menu might be a little tricky...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 16, 2006, 01:58:49 PM
marty_m you must have the perfect avatar, there is nothing more sousing for the soul than Peter Sellers telling you to have some fondue...

so, i do retract all my previous statement about the nation of great Britain and their wonderful people (wowser, Wilson, DrG & everyone of whom i don't know)...

i do however not retract any of my previous statement on cheese may it be Munster, Ricotta, Cottage Cheese, Pecorino or Parmesan...

now, where did i put those painkillers ?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 18, 2006, 03:25:31 PM
I'll return the coffee machine...    :?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on September 18, 2006, 03:38:19 PM
Quote from: "lise"
I'll return the coffee machine...    :?


And what about my watch, will you be returning that too?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 18, 2006, 05:07:14 PM
watch?!? what watch?!?! .... its not my fault... I needed movie watching money and I thought I could pawn it.  :oops:
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on September 18, 2006, 05:17:46 PM
In that case, if you really needed it.  Just don't blow it all on twizzlers and Jackass Number Two.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 19, 2006, 04:14:46 PM
Jackass number 2.... I think not. If I am going to steal for movie money, the movie I go see has to be full of eye candy. I'm afraid the jackass movies come up short in that department.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 19, 2006, 04:16:20 PM
DOA is loaded with eye candy.  I'd go see that.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 19, 2006, 04:39:05 PM
based on the imdb page, that movie is much eye candy for guys centered than eye candy for girls centered. Of course, most of the movies out right now are that way (unless you find the rock or will farrell attractive). Maybe I'll just have to see haven. hmmmmm
Title: hope i'm still allowed to introduce myself here....
Post by: djp72 on September 21, 2006, 08:42:42 PM
Nonsense and Personal Shtuff:
i am 34 - photographer - www.djpphotography.com - husband of benita and father of 2 boys. AUSTRALIAN. living on the gold coast of oz.
hip-hop loving white boy.

Favorite Podcasts:
Filmspotting, The God Journey, bored again christian, ask a ninja, ricky gervais

MySpace Page:  
www.myspace.com/djp72
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 21, 2006, 09:14:42 PM
Welcome, DJP

Glad to have you on the boards.  Is Ricky still doing his "pay-to-download" thing, or did he go back to free 'casts.  I loved the original 8, but as soon as he started the pay season I dropped it.

The photography is awesome, and your kid is very cute.

Alex
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 21, 2006, 10:34:25 PM
Welcome to the camp, I'm sure you all know why we're here...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on September 22, 2006, 07:17:50 AM
Okay here it goes:

I'm John from Cleveland, or around there.  I am currently a student at CSU, studying film, although I have yet to take a film class.  I only listen to one podcast (bet you can't guess which one!) and I love to listen to, and play, music.

Let's see...what else do you want to know?  I have a dog.  It's black.  Its name is Sydney.

Alright, thanks for indulging me.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 22, 2006, 07:51:23 AM
Hey John - I grew up in Brook Park...out by the airport. Glad to hear that CSU has a film program.
  Welcome aboard...
Title: Shanghai'd in Shanghai
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 25, 2006, 10:35:38 PM
Good idea Magnus so here goes:

I am Klaus, German, from Hamburg, now living in Shanghai, 46, 3 kids (that's why I am an authority in films like BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, PRINCESS DIARIES etc, too - but don't let 11 and 13 year old girls watch A FISH CALLED WANDA!).

I've been living here since 2005  - movie-goers heaven, as long as you can accept bootleg copies. There have been days when I bought 10 movies directly out of Adam's and Sam's podcast. Shame on me, but what to do?

Before that I lived 3 years in, yes, Berlin, and since I try to watch original versions only I am sure to have met Magnus there.

I got to FILMSPOTTING with podcast #100something - painstakingly downloaded all the old ones and have been listening chronologically since (just finished #83, the one where they rant about CRASH having won the Oscar).

No English speaking radio station in combination with long (and many) traffic jams helps in getting along in China.

I'm quite relaxed when it comes to movies, my favourites are nothing to write home about and have been mentioned in the show many times. I also love contemporary German films, especially when they feature Berlin (HERR LEHMAN, GOODBYE LENIN, LOLA RENNT).

Let that be all for now - if you want to know more just ask!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on September 26, 2006, 01:52:55 AM
Welcome to the forum, and let's hope someobody starts work on a Chinese Cheese enzyme.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 26, 2006, 02:21:08 AM
The enzyme problems should be ok with non-cows milk cheeses... but if cheese isn't big than learning what cheeses are ok to eat isn't going to be a priority. The problem is also fairly prevalent in other regions which leads to the prevalence of lactose-free/lactase-treated milk.  

:D Sorry sometimes I have trouble not going into science girl mode
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 26, 2006, 05:13:51 AM
Isn't there some enzyme already developed that you can take if you are lactose-intolerant that breaks down the proteins for you? I do remember reading about this once. Is that correct lise? The rest is indeed cultural and spans over most of the asian continent, does anyone know if the lactose-intolerance goes for 'Paneer' as well...

Klaus I assume you'd talk about the Odeon, the Babylon and the Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz... I actually have some questions regarding Shanghai (visited Shanghai 12 years ago). #1 is it true that bicycle traffic has been banned in the inner city to make room for cars?  #2 Is it true that the last Harry Potter book was available as a bootleg in chinese the day after it's release?
Title: Re: Shanghai'd in Shanghai
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2006, 06:46:56 AM
Quote from: "Shanghai-Klaus"

I am Klaus, German, from Hamburg, now living in Shanghai, 46, 3 kids (that's why I am an authority in films like BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, PRINCESS DIARIES etc, too - but don't let 11 and 13 year old girls watch A FISH CALLED WANDA!).

Hopefully you'll let them watch it as they get older.  I'm kind of jealous of your girls; I haven't seen Princess Diaries yet, and I want to.

Quote from: "Shanghai-Klaus"

I've been living here since 2005  - movie-goers heaven, as long as you can accept bootleg copies. There have been days when I bought 10 movies directly out of Adam's and Sam's podcast. Shame on me, but what to do?
So you're the one that's causing all those starving Cosette-like Hollywood actors and actresses to produce PSAs at the beginnings of every single DVD I rent these days that tell me how bad piracy is.
Quote from: "Klaus"

I got to FILMSPOTTING with podcast #100something - painstakingly downloaded all the old ones and have been listening chronologically since (just finished #83, the one where they rant about CRASH having won the Oscar).
Good for you!  I admire your dedication.
Quote from: "Klaus"

Let that be all for now - if you want to know more just ask!
What's the average daily pollen count mid-Summer in Tanzania?  If Joe is rowing a boat against a stream that is going 35 mph, and he is rowing 55 mph, and he is rowing from his house on the river to the grocery store up stream 20 miles away, how long will it take for his wife to call Joe's best friend Eric to come over for illicit activities?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 26, 2006, 07:22:41 AM
Quote from: "lise"
The enzyme problems should be ok with non-cows milk cheeses... but if cheese isn't big than learning what cheeses are ok to eat isn't going to be a priority. The problem is also fairly prevalent in other regions which leads to the prevalence of lactose-free/lactase-treated milk.  

:D Sorry sometimes I have trouble not going into science girl mode


Right with the enzymes - same thing happens with alcohol - but that's getting us away from cheese. Same problems (with the cheese) apparently suffered by Indians (from India), however, it appears as though one can get used to it.

(regarding lactose/lactase: I always mix them up, same as concave and convex - the minute you tell me I mix it up again. or aerobe/anaerobe!)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 26, 2006, 07:26:43 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"


Klaus I assume you'd talk about the Odeon, the Babylon and the Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz... I actually have some questions regarding Shanghai (visited Shanghai 12 years ago). #1 is it true that bicycle traffic has been banned in the inner city to make room for cars?  #2 Is it true that the last Harry Potter book was available as a bootleg in chinese the day after it's release?


a) yes, and some others - the one in Kreuberg where they showed The Woodsman plus the Neue Kant.

#1: No, more than ever - what they banned, however, is lights on bicycles so as to not blind the zillions of cars (which all drive with high beam at night)

#2: I didn't check, but I can imagine. Will keep my eyes open with the next one and let you know.
Title: Feeling bad!
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 26, 2006, 07:43:49 AM
I don't like watching bootlegged films, and I am truly sorry about it and feel bad. Sometimes we see a film, and in the middle it switches to Russian? Or you think, wow, that's great quality, and then you see people getting up and/or hear them talking? Or you HAVE to watch English subtitles with an English language film and you HAVE to look at them because they seem to deal with another film? Or you only see the left 60 percent of the screen? (Hardship, folks, hardship!)

The kids DID watch A FISH CALLED WANDA and cried because of the little dogs (not because of the old lady). They asked what was so funny about the Italian and Russian bit and its influence on Wanda?

The pollen count in Tanzania is zero, but the dirt factor here is super, and the boat stuff is great, but here's what they REALLY asked European kids in an intelligence test thing: Joe lives 5 miles from school, Peter 3 miles, how far do they live apart from each other? (The actual question was with kilometres, but you get the whiff...)

Most of the DVDs we have we order at amazon.de and pay full prize PLUS postage - ebay works, too, sometimes, but censorshi... (whoops)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Emiliana on September 26, 2006, 08:03:21 AM
Ok then, here's my introduction:

My real name is Sonja, I'm 26 and from Munich, Germany. I'll gladly comment on all rumors and prejudices about Bavarians that may be out there ;)

I just graduated from university and am now looking for a job. I studied English Lit, Comparative Lit and Theatre Studies, so I was naturally delighted when I found Cinecast/Filmspotting during the week of "Pride and Prejudice" (#58, I believe), and heard two 30 year-old guys talk eloquently and enthusiastically about Jane Austen. I was instantly hooked, listened to all of their previous shows and even bought my first mp3-player only because of this podcast.

Assorted facts: I refuse to see a film in anything but its original language, I shamefully neglect German films in favour of British and American ones, I don't really like westerns, war movies, sports movies and horror movies, I don't find Will Ferrell funny, thanks to Adam and Sam my German-equivalent-of-Netflix-queue is endless, I love listening to the BBC online, and I love going to the theatre, opera, concerts, beergardens etc. etc.

That's all for now! XXX
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 26, 2006, 08:06:24 AM
Thank the Maker, another Jane Austen fan.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Katebo on September 26, 2006, 08:37:16 AM
Quote from: "CSSCHNEIDER"
Thank the Maker, another opera fan.


fixed. Though Jane Austen is fabulous as well.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2006, 09:06:46 AM
Welcome Emiliana from Germany.  Hope you enjoy the boards.  If you don't mind a long-distance thing, and you're single, and you're interested, there's another clever German on the boards...but I don't know if he's single, or interested.  Anyway, you should get together with Magnus and make sucky noises on each other's faces.  It would be ever-so-cool if we had a board romance to watch grow and blossom.

And yes I realize I'm being very presumptuous and forward, but that's what they pay me for.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 26, 2006, 09:08:24 AM
Quote from: "Emiliana"
Ok then, here's my introduction:
 I love listening to the BBC online


So do I and so does Magnus. And none of us pays the licence fee. :)

Welcome, Sonja!


--Ann
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 26, 2006, 10:43:42 AM
Alex, is that a taste of your new edgy hardcore persona?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2006, 11:10:28 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
Alex, is that a taste of your new edgy hardcore persona?
In this case think of me as a shark-like studio publicist who sees an opportunity to exploit the personal life of the star of a soon-to-be-released movie in order to boost the opening weekend.  You are the Tom Cruise-like celebrity, Emiliana is the fresh-faced ingenue with stars in her eyes just looking to get ahead in this rough-and-tumble world, and these boards are the movie that I'm trying to boost.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 26, 2006, 11:24:01 AM
i have to be Tom Cruise??? of all people... why can't i be Gael García Bernal? And besides didn't you read my tract on Prussians and Bavarians... oh i forgot, i posted that to the cheese boards...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2006, 11:33:11 AM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
i have to be Tom Cruise??? of all people... why can't i be Gael García Bernal? And besides didn't you read my tract on Prussians and Bavarians... oh i forgot, i posted that to the cheese boards...
For that analogy to work, you would have to be the person just coming to the boards and she would have to be a Julia Roberts or Gwyneth Paltrow, an established member of the boards.  Although Gael has an impressive resume globally, he's JUST breaking into Hollywood...he's the current IT boy.  And no I don't think the world of movies revolves around Hollywood, but for this analogy to work it has to.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on September 26, 2006, 11:43:01 AM
well, if your analogy needs me to be Tom Cruise-like to work, I must say i don't care much for it. But I do admit that i might be quite bias in this regard...
anyway, welcome Sonja...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 26, 2006, 12:26:20 PM
I like how diverse this place is getting.  We have so many people from great backgrounds, interests, and locales.  Its a lot of fun signing on and reading about new people and learning about "old friends".  Thanks to Alexarch we havae a real thriving community going here.

Its also ice that everyone seems very well spoken and even handed.  I like that we are starting to argue or disagree, bt it isn't attacks or flaming, rather discussions.  Its fun ranting or venting here.  

Hope everyone  is having a good day, by the way.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Wowser on September 26, 2006, 01:47:05 PM
Welcome Emiliana, it seems the Germans are coming, and it's quite fabulous.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Emiliana on September 26, 2006, 04:27:31 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

As for Alex' analogy, I'd take almost anyone over Tom Cruise. Can't Magnus be George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford or really anybody else of that calibre?
I probably shouldn't put too much thought into Alex' ramblings anyway, right ;) ?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2006, 04:37:21 PM
Quote from: "Emiliana"
Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

As for Alex' analogy, I'd take almost anyone over Tom Cruise. Can't Magnus be George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford or really anybody else of that calibre?
I probably shouldn't put too much thought into Alex' ramblings anyway, right ;) ?
Exactly.  As for Magnus being any of the hotties mentioned...whatever works for you.  We'll all just be here, voyeuristically cheering you on.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 26, 2006, 06:02:23 PM
Quote from: "MagnusFromBerlin"
Isn't there some enzyme already developed that you can take if you are lactose-intolerant that breaks down the proteins for you? I do remember reading about this once. Is that correct lise?


Lactose is the sugar in milk and lactase is the enzyme that breaks it down. Luckily it can be added to foods or taken seperately. That is how lactaid tablets work. Lactose intolerance is most common in groups that do not historically consume milk as adults. This pretty much means that unless you are decended from certain groups in africa and western europe you are likely to have problems.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on September 26, 2006, 06:07:21 PM
Yeah German Heritage!  I'm blessed with lactose tolerance!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on September 26, 2006, 07:37:45 PM
Quote from: "Emiliana"
I don't really like westerns, war movies, sports movies and horror movies


This means your next assignment is to start the marathon films, specifically westerns and horror.  It will feel like a marathon, but you will be more movie fit in the end.

As for lactose, you have the enzyme to break down lactose as a baby, but if you stop taking in lactose you lose the enzyme.  This applies specifically to my cat who can't wait to drink the left over milk from my cereal bowl and then promptly vomits on the bed.

Welcome!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: choatime on September 26, 2006, 10:33:26 PM
I guess I should get around to this thread at sooner or later.  I'm Eric.  I grew up in Nashville, TN, but then moved here to North Carolina for grad school in math a few years ago.  I'll finish in May, if everything goes according to plan.

My podcast habits are not too exciting.  In addition to Filmspotting, it's mainly NPR (All Songs Considered, On the Media), KCRW (The Treatment), KEXP, and the Onion Radio News.   My computer downloads a couple of those Firefly podcasts, but they rarely get listened to.

For lists of my favorite _____s, feel free to find me on MySpace here (http://www.myspace.com/choatime).  
Also, I maintain two blogs.  blog base eric (http://blog_eric.blogspot.com) is pot luck, while in College Football Shame Mask (http://collegefootballshamemask.blogspot.com) I follow the wake of that 34-game losing streak that the Northwestern Wildcats had from 1979-1982 as it continues to ripple through the NCAA.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 27, 2006, 12:22:45 PM
Quote from: "choatime"

For lists of my favorite _____s, feel free to find me on MySpace here (http://www.myspace.com/choatime).  
Also, I maintain two blogs.  blog base eric (http://blog_eric.blogspot.com) is pot luck, while in College Football Shame Mask (http://collegefootballshamemask.blogspot.com)

Hey Eric,

Just chedked out your MySpace page.  You have 4 distinct looks; you're like Madonna, an ever-shifting chameleon.  So what does a mathematician do for fun?  And did you listen to last week's Studio 360?  There was a great interview with Janna Levin, author of A Madman Dreams of Turin Machines.  I was listening to another recent NPR podcast about theoretical mathmaticians, but I can't remember what it was.  Good luck in grad school and welcome to the boards!
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: choatime on September 27, 2006, 01:33:45 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"

you're like Madonna, an ever-shifting chameleon.  


Isn't Madonna really more anti-chameleon, always changing to stand out against the background? I've never thought of her as one who wanted to blend in.  It's kind of a shame, though, because she's made some really great music, and it took me a long time to get past her image gimics and realize this.

Thank you for reminding me to subscribe to the podcast of Studio 360.  I really like that show but always forget about it.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 27, 2006, 02:03:20 PM
There is nothing wrong with mathmaticians... of course I'm partial... thats what my parents do/did (dad's retired now)  :D
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: SharkTrager on September 27, 2006, 04:50:11 PM
Hi there,

Have made a couple of posts and thought I better make it formal. I'm from London and have been listening to Cinecast / Filmspotting since it came to iTunes. I tend not to listen to episodes until after I've seen the films being reviewed (I'd hate anything to spoil the surprise).

I read in another post some loon slagging off the podcast because A and S didn't know enough about films but that's exactly what I love about them. Their reviews are incisive, good natured and well thought out but they are not pretentious film obsessives who know everything about everything. I think that's how it should be and long may they reign.

Despite  being a Brit, I'm a big fan of US TV and love Lost, West Wing etc. I've just seen the first episode of Studio 50 on the Sunset Strip which I was a little dubious about but it looks like it could be even better than West Wing. We don't do anything quite as well as (good) US TV over here.

My top 5 films (I think) are in no particular order:
Memento
Se7en
Fight Club
Oldboy
Twelve Monkeys

Glad to make your acquaintance.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on September 27, 2006, 05:28:07 PM
Quote from: "SharkTrager"

Glad to make your acquaintance.

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
Fremde, etranger, stranger.
Gluklich zu sehen, je suis enchante,
Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay.

Have you thought about Placenta for your kid's name?
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Post by: SharkTrager on September 27, 2006, 05:34:35 PM
Thanks.

And yes I have thought about Placenta for my child's name but it might get teased when it gets to medical school.
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Post by: Kalbiqueen on September 27, 2006, 05:58:57 PM
Hi.  I'm Jen.  

My husband and I used to do a dorky podcast about "Lost".  We live in Honolulu with our three kids.

I've been listening to Adam and Sam almost from the beginning.  I have a couple dozen left to listen to.
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Post by: lise on September 27, 2006, 06:01:56 PM
Wow... pretty soon we will have just about every time zone covered. :D Are you from hawaii originally?
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Post by: Wowser on September 27, 2006, 06:08:57 PM
Quote from: "Kalbiqueen"
Hi.  I'm Jen.  

My husband and I used to do a dorky podcast about "Lost".  We live in Honolulu with our three kids.



Nothing wrong with that 'brother'.

I mean, some here are considering doing a Cheese podcast. Both are great.

Welcome.
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Post by: winrit on September 27, 2006, 06:22:31 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I mean, some here are considering doing a Cheese podcast.


By "some here" you mean you right?
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Post by: Wowser on September 27, 2006, 06:41:08 PM
Well, I think we'd all want a cheese podcast. Even alex. His heart appears stone-like, but underneath it's campy and warm.
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Post by: lise on September 27, 2006, 06:47:25 PM
gooey and warm ... like warm pecan encrusted brie with a side of pepper jelly and a nice glass of red wine....
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Post by: alexarch on September 27, 2006, 06:49:14 PM
Quote from: "lise"
gooey and warm ... like warm pecan encrusted brie with a side of pepper jelly and a nice glass of red wine....
Yer all a buncha weirdos.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 27, 2006, 06:56:03 PM
Quote from: "lise"
gooey and warm ... like warm pecan encrusted brie with a side of pepper jelly and a nice glass of red wine....



Mmmm - a big hearty red zin - jammy at the front end with a long spicy finish.
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Post by: Wowser on September 27, 2006, 06:59:37 PM
Sam was saying he potters around the forum to 'hang out' and see how things are going with the listeners: I'd like to think he feels, "what kind of monster have we spawned?"
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Post by: lise on September 27, 2006, 07:00:39 PM
damn... now i'm hungry with a craving for good wine... and I'm not going home til after 10 tonight. eek.
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Post by: Lynch on September 27, 2006, 07:18:05 PM
What about Gruyere with a nice Australian  Cabernet Sauvignon (http://www.jacobscreek.com/australian-wine/australian-wine-varieties.phtml)
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Post by: Wowser on September 27, 2006, 07:19:57 PM
I'm finishing a Shiraz at the moment. I hate getting those rew wine-lips, though.

Does alex feel there's been a certain wowserfication of this thread?
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Post by: alexarch on September 27, 2006, 07:22:04 PM
Quote from: "wowser"
I'm finishing a Shiraz at the moment. I hate getting those rew wine-lips, though.

Does alex feel there's been a certain wowserfication of this thread?
You can't have too much wowser.
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Post by: Wowser on September 27, 2006, 07:25:20 PM
You see? There's that golden campy heart at work. It's a beautiful 'thang' (he is a Texan).
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Post by: Junior on September 27, 2006, 10:16:04 PM
Hi everybody. I just wanted to barge in on your group and say hello. Us Connecticutians kinda like to do that. I want to break into the ranks of the Filmspotting elite, and I figured this would be a good way to do it. You guys seem to have all the fun.

About me:
I am 18 years old and a freshman at the University of Connecticut. I don't know how to put this but it's kind of a big deal. Perhaps you heard of the basketball teams. A few years ago, both of them won. Anyways, I'm an engineering major, but my passion is movies. I am taking an intro to film class this semester, and I plan on taking a Hitchcock class next semester. My taste runs from the popular stuff (King Kong, Anchorman, Lord of the Rings, Fight Club, Kill Bill) to the more serious or obscure films (Psycho, Munich, Prarie Home Companion). The thing that pisses me off the most is when people don't know their movies. I constantly have to correct people who said they didn't like the 1976 "original" King Kong. I punched them in the face.

So thats me. I have been mentioned on Filmspotting twice before. You might remember my top 5 true stories list, the top of which was Anchorman. I seem to remember Sam and Adam laughing at me... or maybe at themselves for not thinking of it. Yeah, probably the first one.

Anyways, I hope you all welcome me into your hearts and minds, but I will turn down any invations to other places. Just a warning
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Post by: alexarch on September 27, 2006, 10:27:45 PM
Quote from: "sam_mf_jackson"

Anyways, I hope you all welcome me into your hearts and minds, but I will turn down any invations to other places. Just a warning
Oh to be 18 and sassy.  Welcome fresh Connecticutian.  We in the "Filmspotting Elite" have standards if you wish to "break into" our midst.  I will begin conferring with my fellow elitists forthwith to determine your eligibility.  I will be frank with you right now, though.  You've already made one of the bigger mistakes; you tried to be funnier than me, and as everyone on these boards knows no one is funnier nor more clever than me.  Those who attempt it are doomed to a life of humiliating grovelling at my golden toenailed feet.

Ann, my succulant mistress, what shall be his punishment?
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Post by: choatime on September 27, 2006, 10:46:46 PM
Welcome aboard!

Quote from: "sam_mf_jackson"
Us Connecticutians...


A couple of years ago, upon my first entry into Connecticut, we stopped at the Welcome Center on I-84 near Danbury, and I asked the guy at the info desk just what a resident of Connecticut was called, a la New Yorker, North Carolinian, Tennessean, etc.  The guy smiled and said, "Why, a Connecticut Yankee, of course."  He kept insisting that he was not joking, but I did not believe him.  I like Connecticutian.

Later on the same day, we stopped at the New Hampshire Welcome Center and asked them what a resident of New Hampshire was called and the two women behind the counter looked at each other and said, "Oh, dear, we don't actually know.  No one's ever asked us that before."  They pulled out a big three-ring binder and flipped through it, but they couldn't find the answer.
Title: Coming from Crete
Post by: Shanghai-Klaus on September 28, 2006, 12:56:54 AM
Quote from: "CSSCHNEIDER"


Its also ice that everyone seems very well spoken and even handed.  I like that we are starting to argue or disagree


I never disagree with anything!
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Post by: Junior on September 28, 2006, 03:45:53 PM
I know the guy who responded that we are called CT Yankees. I know everybody in CT. It's unavoidable. I have since educated him that even though parts of CT like the evil empire that is the NY Yankees, some of us prefer the Red Sox, and I told him to stop calling us that. Then I found 20 dollars, and I forgot about that conversation 'til today. I will have to tell Steve, the man with whom you spoke, this story. He will get a laugh out of it.
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Post by: Bucho on September 28, 2006, 06:49:35 PM
Here in NZ you can be hung for not liking Peter Jackson. Luckily, I think he's awesome. It's been a surreal and thrilling kind of privelege to sit in front of the big screen and see his LOTR and King Kong (imperfect triumphs all of them) when you've grown up with Bad Taste and Braindead. The balls on the guy ... The first Cinecasts I heard were in December last year and at present I've heard every episode except 126. It's my second favourite podcast after The Switched On Show and I also really dig KATG, Mark Kermode (BBC Movies), The Sound Of Young America, Movies You Should See, Channel Chaos and the Fabien Fanboy podcasts of 95bFM too. I ususally listen in my truck or if I'm alone at work I'll listen there too.

Ben's my real name but one day one of my best mates started calling me Bucho. He's a movie dork too (his mum worked in a video store) and has a habit of nicknaming his friends after characters he likes. As a result I played in a band with him, as well as Dirk Diggler and Chewbacca. He's also 200lbs of fierce maori muscle so you don't fight it when he decides you'll be known by the handle of a greasy mexican villain.

At 32 years old I'm a builder, mostly running renovations, rough around the edges to look at but a craftsman in my trade. I've played and written songs since about 22 and I grew into a movie lover from just a regular fan in my early 20s when I realised how awesome Jaws is, beyond just the fun of the plot, on my 4th viewing. I always felt the magic in movies but it was the dolly zoom on Brody on the beach that grabbed me by the stubbly throat one day, so showy but so effective, that finally beat it into my buzzcut head that there was real art in making these things. Since then the magic has been accompanied by an appreciation for the separate but interwoven elements that make that magic happen. I usually see at least two films a week if time lets me.

Jaws is still my favourite.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 28, 2006, 10:07:22 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"

You've already made one of the bigger mistakes; you tried to be funnier than me, and as everyone on these boards knows no one is funnier nor more clever than me.  Those who attempt it are doomed to a life of humiliating grovelling at my golden toenailed feet.

Ann, my succulant mistress, what shall be his punishment?


Um...I seem to have found myself on a Rocky Horror fan club board by mistake. Alex?
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Post by: Junior on September 28, 2006, 10:13:07 PM
This is gonna get confusing, as my name is also Alex. I have a solution though. I propose that we call me Athomp. It's what my friends call me. Or you can make up some degrading name for me. I'm kinda used to it.
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Post by: alexarch on September 28, 2006, 10:44:09 PM
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Um...I seem to have found myself on a Rocky Horror fan club board by mistake. Alex?
 Ok, sorry. I thought about "succulent concubine."  So be grateful I didn't throw that out.  I was going toward something with that post...dunno what, but it obviously illuded me; what I wrote went over like a fart in church.  Let me get some sleep, and I'll have some better material in the morning.
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Post by: Kilroy'sCarnival on September 29, 2006, 08:56:50 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "Kilroy'sCarnival"

Um...I seem to have found myself on a Rocky Horror fan club board by mistake. Alex?
 Ok, sorry. I thought about "succulent concubine."  So be grateful I didn't throw that out.  I was going toward something with that post...dunno what, but it obviously illuded me; what I wrote went over like a fart in church.  Let me get some sleep, and I'll have some better material in the morning.


Alex, MY bad. I thought I was being funny.
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Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2006, 11:23:32 AM
Hey Bucho,
Sorry your introduction got caught in the mad ramblings of sam jackson, ann, and myself.  You haven't been officially welcomed to the thread yet.  Thank you for posting.  I think you may be the person with the most "grit"-cred on the boards.  I feel like Dirty Harry or Mad Max just walked in to our gay little too-polite party and put his mud-covered boots on the coffee table.  This is a good thing.  We need more grit around here to keep us honest.

However, if you're going to spit, please use the spitoon...unless mad Lisa ran away with that too.
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Post by: Bucho on September 29, 2006, 03:00:58 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Hey Bucho,
Sorry your introduction got caught in the mad ramblings of sam jackson, ann, and myself.  You haven't been officially welcomed to the thread yet.  Thank you for posting.  I think you may be the person with the most "grit"-cred on the boards.  I feel like Dirty Harry or Mad Max just walked in to our gay little too-polite party and put his mud-covered boots on the coffee table.  This is a good thing.  We need more grit around here to keep us honest.

However, if you're going to spit, please use the spitoon...unless mad Lisa ran away with that too.


Haha, gotcha Alex. I'm just happy to be a part of a branch of all this Filmspotting goodness, I've already learnt a bunch of stuff which may or may not be true, but at least is entertaining. I wouldn't dole out too much grit-cred yet though, I've been known to enjoy an episode or two of The Gilmore Girls and I liked 10 Things I Hate About You.
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Post by: lise on September 29, 2006, 03:14:17 PM
I draw the line at running off with a spit bucket... If it doesn't involve caffeine it's probably safe.  :D
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Post by: Junior on September 29, 2006, 03:17:25 PM
What is all this about me being nice and all. That is pure doody. Pardon my language. I'm a surly man. I don't even shower. That could be because of my lack of funding. I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, but any money that could be donated would be appreciamacated.  :D
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Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2006, 09:37:32 PM
Sam, it looks like you may be competing with wowser for the most rapid-fire posts perpetrated by one person...and I have the feeling that like him if I ever met you I'd wanna rub on your little head, take you home and put you on a shelf with my other curios.
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Post by: Junior on September 29, 2006, 10:01:46 PM
If you rub my head in your sleep, you better wake up and apologize.
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Post by: Wowser on September 30, 2006, 06:41:58 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Sam, it looks like you may be competing with wowser for the most rapid-fire posts perpetrated by one person...and I have the feeling that like him if I ever met you I'd wanna rub on your little head, take you home and put you on a shelf with my other curios.


LOL. I hope that's in an affectionate way, rather than an Ed Gein way.

Sam, I think even the surly should shower  :wink:
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Post by: Junior on September 30, 2006, 09:44:41 AM
Don't worry, I try to shower at least once a year. But even then I don't have soap. Oh well, at least I have my dignity...
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 30, 2006, 09:50:11 AM
It's really all about the fact that you try.

  If you use some Old Spice now and then, people won't even know that you aren't showering.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 30, 2006, 09:50:39 AM
Oh boy that was my 100th post!!!!!!!!
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Post by: winrit on September 30, 2006, 03:55:02 PM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Oh boy that was my 100th post!!!!!!!!


And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died.
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Post by: alexarch on October 01, 2006, 08:55:20 AM
Quote from: "winrit"

And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died.
There are many tones in which to read that comment.  I choose to read it in a tone that casts you as a very bitter, caustic, black-fingernail-polish-wearing goth.
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Post by: winrit on October 01, 2006, 12:07:59 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "winrit"

And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died.
There are many tones in which to read that comment.  I choose to read it in a tone that casts you as a very bitter, caustic, black-fingernail-polish-wearing goth.


This phrase is always rolling around in my head and I can never think of a good place to use it.
Title: gee, i'm a dork
Post by: bettyrizzo on October 02, 2006, 10:28:57 PM
I didn't see this thread!  I'm a dork!  ok, now that we have that established I'll tell y'all some about myself...I'm 35 and I do love movies although I wouldn't say I've seen every important movie ever made.  I try to learn as much as I can about stories and characterizations by reading and watching as much as I can.  I haven't listened to the podcasts, although I probably should before I post.  I just like to see if anyone agrees/disagrees with my opinion...all in the name of education.

I am from Texas, born and bred.  I'm pretty open-minded.  Kind of liberal, if you wanna know the truth.  

In my younger days I was always the one who knew all about movies.  One of my favorite memories is of me and my boyfriend and my best friend and her boyfriend watching movies like "The Bad Leuitenant", "Romper Stomper" and "Freaks". The guys would ask us "how do you know about these movies?"  We told them "Duh!  We read about them!"  Mostly in magazines like "Vogue", "Spin", etc.   Anyway, we watched some freaky movies back in the day ("Liquid Sky" anyone?). That's on top of all the normal fair, like "Nightmare on Elm Street, Part infinity".

So, forgive me for going "gang busters".  Since I've discovered Netflix I'm back into seeing as many meaningful movies as possible.  Much better selection than Hasting's, but I don't feel the urgency to "hurry up and watch" them.   Right now I really need to watch "Donnie Darko" which I've Netflixed for the second time, had for a month, and still haven't watched!

Wanna know more?  Ask me!
Title: Re: gee, i'm a dork
Post by: Bucho on October 03, 2006, 01:50:31 AM
Quote from: "bettyrizzo"
... Ask me!


I salute your magnificent enthusiasm Betty Rizzo but why? Why haven't you listened to this magnificent podcast show?
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Post by: sodajerk on October 03, 2006, 12:51:27 PM
hey, everyone. i've really enjoyed reading up on you all. if i'd known everyone here was so witty and articulate i'm sure i wouldn't have registered (i'm a part-time introvert). but the movie game looked sort of fun, so here i am.

i generally don't do forums or IM - and i'm that friend of yours that held out and didn't get a cell phone until last year. i've been listening to filmspotting since itunes, but aside from the occasional glance never really read the boards until now. but i'm a bit of a late bloomer, so this seems appropriate.

sodajerk explained: who doesn't like a refreshing carbonated beverage served by a specialist with a smile?

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3641/sodajerk1fq0.jpg)

not really, i'm just totally unoriginal so i went to imdb to look for some obscure character reference. i almost went with Pulp Fiction's "coffee shop" but instead went with Kill Bill vol. 2's "soda jerk"

i just moved to chicago so that i could be closer to the source of our favorite podcast, and while i'm here i figured i'd get into some more student loan debt. i write music and play music (hey katebo, good luck on your preparations for grad school. where are you auditioning?) i decided to go ahead and add my website to my profile since everyone else is being so forthcoming with their identities. it's basically just an interactive resume.
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on October 03, 2006, 05:11:36 PM
Quote from: "sodajerk"
i generally don't do forums or IM - and i'm that friend of yours that held out and didn't get a cell phone until last year.

me neither, the cell phone someone gave to me, i haven't charged it up for a half year now... i didn't even have a TV until half a year ago... don't ask, you don't want to know...
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 03, 2006, 05:50:58 PM
Well now I just have to ask.......

What kind of T.V is it?
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Post by: alexarch on October 03, 2006, 06:00:16 PM
Welcome bettyrizzo and sodajerk; you wrote a lot of words and my eyes hurt right this moment from writing a lot of words over the last hour and a half, so I can't properly acknowledge your wonderful contributions to this thread.  Just know that you are loved and dear to all our hearts.

"We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us."
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Post by: Bucho on October 03, 2006, 11:59:58 PM
Quote from: "sodajerk"
... but instead went with Kill Bill vol. 2's "soda jerk" ...


I had you pegged as a Buffalo Tom fan ... I guess I can be wrong once a year. Anyway rock on SJ, rock on.
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on October 04, 2006, 03:08:42 AM
Quote from: "karlwinslow"
What kind of T.V is it?

There are differnet kinds? It's blue
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 04, 2006, 06:45:42 AM
Wow.  A blue t.v.?  I don't think I've ever seen one that isn't black or silver.
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Post by: MagnusFromBerlin on October 04, 2006, 07:14:39 AM
yes, i know, i'm special... i have a blue tv. when i was a child i had a red tv...
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Post by: Natalia on October 04, 2006, 11:26:19 PM
Hello. My name is Natalia, I'm 19 years old and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I came across the podcast on iTunes last week and I really enjoy listening to it. I really love movies and I've loved them since I was very young. My favourite movie of all-time is Singin' in the Rain (1952). Besides film I really like reading, music, fashion and history. I'm a second year arts/law student at university and by the end of the month I'll have finished my exams! Anyway, I hope to get to know more of you on the forum. :)
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Post by: alexarch on October 05, 2006, 06:58:47 AM
Quote from: "Natalia"
Hello. My name is Natalia, I'm 19 years old and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I came across the podcast on iTunes last week and I really enjoy listening to it. I really love movies and I've loved them since I was very young. My favourite movie of all-time is Singin' in the Rain (1952). Besides film I really like reading, music, fashion and history. I'm a second year arts/law student at university and by the end of the month I'll have finished my exams! Anyway, I hope to get to know more of you on the forum. :)
We're glad to have ye, Natalia.  We in the states can hear your lovely accent from all the way over here.  Check out the "favorite dance dequences" thread.  You might have something to say with your love of Singin' in the Rain.
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 06, 2006, 05:45:36 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
We're glad to have ye, Natalia.  We in the states can hear your lovely accent from all the way over here.  Check out the "favorite dance dequences" thread.  You might have something to say with your love of Singin' in the Rain.


"dance dequences".  What exactly is a "dequence"?  Just curious what the hell your're talking about, that's all.

subnote- I am now at 100 posts!  Am I one of the big kids now?
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Post by: alexarch on October 06, 2006, 10:03:45 PM
Quote from: "karlwinslow"

"dance dequences".  What exactly is a "dequence"?  Just curious what the hell your're talking about, that's all.

subnote- I am now at 100 posts!  Am I one of the big kids now?
Possibly maybe.
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 08, 2006, 11:46:25 PM
Well it feels good...
Sort of...... Actually I feel kind've sick.

Anyways Welcome Natalia!
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Post by: Natalia on October 13, 2006, 04:37:19 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome.  :D
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Post by: KitKat on October 30, 2006, 09:15:57 PM
"Ah! But therein lies your opportunity. If one such as yourself were to restart that thread, than you would be considered a MAVERICK, a REVOLUTIONARY."

Called out by Alexarch after just a couple posts in the photo thread!

My name is Kirsten and I am a spa manager and massage therapist in Chicago. (No comments from the peanut gallery-strictly professional and respectable establishment!)

I live with my three boys (of the feline variety-Barney, Max and Riley-3 is the limit, more and you are in danger of entering "crazy cat lady" territory) on the northside- not too far from Winrit-yes the stalking has begun.  :lol:  The 10 minute walk to Lake Michigan makes living in the big city bearable, though I would rather live on a mountain or in the woods somewhere.

I have a degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  Never used it, never will.  It does come with the amusing anecdote of having once had my arm up to the armpit in a cow's arse.  (Yes, it was gloved!)  Spent my junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland which was amazing.

I am just about stupid when it comes to computers, hence no avatar, no photos, and why I didn't discover Filmspotting until about #102 or so.  I have been read once- in response to The Lake House review-still the funniest episode yet.  The level of professionalism, quality, and just pure entertainment sets Filmspotting above any of the other podcasts I have checked out.

Favorites movies include:
Pride and Prejudice (BBC-Colin Firth version)
Secretary
Out of Sight (really, most things Soderbergh)
Local Hero
Say Anything (really, most things Crowe-but not Elizabethtown!)
On Golden Pond
Songcatcher-love love love this movie.

Favorite tv shows:
Sports Night
Six Feet Under
Buffy/Angel
Freaks and Geeks
Wonderfalls
Arrested Development-see the theme?  All no longer on the air-but through the wonder of DVD....

Music:
All time fave-Patty Griffin
New faves-Aberdeen City(thanks SamandAdam!) and Snow Patrol.

I am impressed by the level of discussion in these forums-unfortunately the extent of my criticism will mostly run along the lines of "Liked it", "Loved it" or "That was stupid".

Bored now....who's next?
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Post by: Junior on October 30, 2006, 09:32:25 PM
Welcome, O new one. Let me recommend some things to you:

1) Watch out for the Cheese topic - don't post there if you want to continue(?) to be sane.
2) Do not upset the mighty Alexarch - he has power and kinda scares me to be honest. But don't tell him, he might come after me...
3) The best way to earn some respect (the only currency here, besides the behind the scenes cheese and opera market) is to get a movie right in the movie contest. It can be kinda hard, so just wait until something that isn't entirely out of left field is put on the table.

Well, that's it for me. Next comes Alexarch to tell you that all the stuff I just said is wrong.
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Post by: alexarch on October 30, 2006, 09:41:48 PM
Quote from: "KitKat"
Quote from: "alexarch, The best moderator this side of the Pecos"
Ah! But therein lies your opportunity. If one such as yourself were to restart that thread, than you would be considered a MAVERICK, a REVOLUTIONARY.
My name is Kirsten and I am a spa manager and massage therapist in Chicago. (No comments from the peanut gallery-strictly professional and respectable establishment!)
I'm sure.  We keep things mostly above board here.  I would love for things to get all dirty and pervy here, but no...people are too mature.  Being the lurker/stalker you are, you are aware of that.

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on the northside- not too far from Winrit-yes the stalking has begun.
Stalker.  Whenever I stalk AdamandSam, Carrie, or Angela, I like take a jog around Lake Michigan also.  I pretend like I'm Jennifer Aniston with my iPod on.  I'll stop briefly, think about something Vince Vaughn said to me earlier, and start crying.

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The level of professionalism, quality, and just pure entertainment sets Filmspotting above any of the other podcasts I have checked out.
Yeah, I am pretty great, aren't I?
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Bored now....who's next?
Dunno.  Who's next?

As always, thank you KitKat and welcome.  We look forward to hearing more from you, even if it's a "liked."
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Katebo on October 30, 2006, 10:26:50 PM
Quote from: "KitKat"
Bored now...


Wait a sec- I know that one. Are you feeling particularly evil at the moment?
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Post by: karlwinslow on October 30, 2006, 10:53:14 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
I would love for things to get all dirty and pervy here, but no...people are too mature.


Okay... You're a butthole.  Is that dirty enough?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: KitKat on October 31, 2006, 08:44:33 AM
Quote from: "Katebo"
Quote from: "KitKat"
Bored now...


Wait a sec- I know that one. Are you feeling particularly evil at the moment?


Very good-we are very much on the same wavelength my fellow Illini.  If I could be evil Willow every day I would.
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Post by: Katebo on October 31, 2006, 02:08:57 PM
That's not happy news for the rest of us. *note to self, warn Alexarch* Though it is Halloween, and if there ever was a time to be EvilVampWillow...
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Post by: winrit on October 31, 2006, 03:26:37 PM
Welcome KitKat, it is good to have a fellow Chicagoan.  If we ever have a Filmspotting meet-up can I stand with you?  I also have three cats.  Sometimes I imagine a world without cat hair and vomit, but then I remember how much I like my cats.  

The best way to win the moviegame is to check it late at night.  People tend to put up a picture and head off to bed.  This gives you plenty of time to research your answer or to get your answer in before anyone else.

And don't listen to any nonsense about the cheese thread, it is a respite for the high-minded like you and I.

Happy Hunting!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 31, 2006, 03:46:56 PM
Welcome kitkat - as an ex-chicagoan I wave to you from sunny Phoenix. 8)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: KitKat on October 31, 2006, 06:00:05 PM
Quote from: "winrit"
Welcome KitKat, it is good to have a fellow Chicagoan.  If we ever have a Filmspotting meet-up can I stand with you?  I also have three cats.  Sometimes I imagine a world without cat hair and vomit, but then I remember how much I like my cats.  



Yes Winrit we can stand together, provided you agree to mock Alexarch with me.

Kitty litter tracked into bed is another downside-but pros definitely
outweigh the cons in cat ownership.


Marty-I can't help but notice Katebo has caught up in post count-better
get busy!

Thanks for the welcomes!
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Post by: Katebo on October 31, 2006, 10:11:45 PM
Quote from: "KitKat"
Marty-I can't help but notice Katebo has caught up in post count-better get busy!


ixnay on the prompting marty to ost-pay
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 01, 2006, 09:34:50 AM
Oh my - do I pass you on this post katebo?  :twisted:

  Why yesssssssssss....my precious...
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Post by: Katebo on November 01, 2006, 11:00:46 AM
Yes, you did, however briefly. Was it nice while it lasted?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 01, 2006, 11:43:11 AM
Not as nice
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 01, 2006, 11:43:59 AM
...as pulling ahead yet again... :x

  Now put down your keyboard...slowly...slowly...
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 01, 2006, 12:44:47 PM
If ever there was a whore poster.....
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 01, 2006, 12:45:02 PM
It would be Marty.


You see what I just did there?  8)
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Post by: winrit on November 01, 2006, 07:12:17 PM
You all want to be me, I know it (see humongous post count.)
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 01, 2006, 08:37:10 PM
Oh, I'm in your rear view mirror.  And I'm coming...
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 01, 2006, 08:37:25 PM
fast.
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Post by: winrit on November 01, 2006, 10:17:16 PM
All right, folks, you’ve seen enough. Move along, please. Come on, clear the sidewalk.  We better move this discussion to the official post whoring thread. SEE YOU THERE!!! :twisted:
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Post by: kevdo on November 05, 2006, 10:29:33 PM
Hi guys, introducing myself here.

Kevin Crossman, age 39, Fremont, CA. Big movie fan and podcast fan so Filmspotting is a natural fit!

I host the Frat Pack Tribute website and podcast, devoted to Hollywood's Comedy Clique (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, et. al.)

Favorite movies: Citizen Kane, Bridge on the River Kwai, Zoolander, Old School, The Terminator, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Die Hard, Conan the Barbarian, Wedding Crashers, That Thing You Do!, Pulp Fiction, Basic Instinct, The Getaway (1994), Star Trek II: Khaaaaaan.

I'm also known as Captain Bullseye...  :wink:
(http://www.the-frat-pack.com/podcast/images/capt-bullseye.jpg)
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on November 06, 2006, 07:23:27 AM
Quote from: "kevdo"
Conan the Barbarian


nice.  stickin with the classics.  8)
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Post by: alexarch on November 06, 2006, 11:07:08 AM
Hey kevdo, I was was wondering if you guys were going to make more of a presence on the boards.  Yours is the "friends of the podcast" that I'm most curious about from the main page.

Regarding the pic...just "wow" is all I can say.  That's some brave self-exposure there.

And katebo, marty_m, karlwinslow, please keep your strangeness confined.  We in this thread, wish to not be infected.  And winrit, stop encouraging them.   :wink:
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Post by: Katebo on November 06, 2006, 11:37:43 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
And katebo, marty_m, karlwinslow, please keep your strangeness confined.


I'll try, but I can't promise anything. Welcome, kevdo!
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Post by: karlwinslow on November 06, 2006, 12:30:15 PM
I resent that.  I'm not strange....Am I?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Katebo on November 06, 2006, 12:56:03 PM
I hope so- it's so much more fun.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2006, 12:57:52 PM
*tap, tap, tap*

  Uh...I am not strange, I am eccentric.
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Post by: Katebo on November 06, 2006, 06:57:19 PM
Wait- you're rich? Why didn't you tell us that in the first place? Cause clearly you have to be old and rich to be "eccentric", though the age thing is negotiable.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2006, 08:53:28 PM
Ok - that makes me strange then....sigh.. :cry:
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: kevdo on November 07, 2006, 09:28:01 AM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Hey kevdo, I was was wondering if you guys were going to make more of a presence on the boards.  Yours is the "friends of the podcast" that I'm most curious about from the main page.

Regarding the pic...just "wow" is all I can say.  That's some brave self-exposure there.

Honestly, I had not noticed that we were linked (we similarly link to the Filmspotting site from our podcast page).  I might be hanging out here more often.

As for the self-exposure thing... we captains are definitely fearless.
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Post by: winrit on November 07, 2006, 10:36:06 PM
I seem to remember you hanging around these parts in the early days, was that you?
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Post by: MrTBC on November 16, 2006, 11:09:03 AM
New member from Britain saying hello.

Hello!
:D
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Post by: alexarch on November 16, 2006, 11:17:51 AM
A tad brief, but it'll do in a pinch.  We want to know ALL your dirty little secrets.  Spill.
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Post by: lise on November 16, 2006, 11:20:03 AM
Hello!
In an effort to be nosey... what part of Britain?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: h on November 16, 2006, 11:15:14 PM
Hi all.

I'm from Chicago, IL.

some of my favorite movies are wonderboys, eternal sunshine, annie hall, 400 blows, hiroshima mon amour, the bbc version of pride and prejudice (with elizabeth garvie and david rintoul), a river runs through it.

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Post by: MrTBC on November 17, 2006, 03:28:56 AM
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Hello!  In an effort to be nosey... what part of Britain?


London.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on November 17, 2006, 05:38:11 AM
Welcome MRTBC!

I'm a new member of the London population having moved here to study for the next three years.

Good to have you, and its good to see you posting a lot.  The forum needs a bit of a shot in the arm at the moment.

Welcome to ha77.  The water club sounds awesome, I once did a similar stunt to get free cookies from a pizza joint in Winston-Salem.  The waiter was a real dick and kept complaining about having to refill my beverage of water when our order was taking super long, so he brought me a full pitcher and bet me I couldn't consume it.  he bet me free cookies for my whole table, so of course I drank it, and then to make him mad, asked for a refill, which I also drank.  I didn't sleep that night, I spent most of hit in pain in the bathroom.
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Post by: alexarch on November 17, 2006, 09:31:37 AM
MrTBC, as far as introductions go, no one could ever accuse you of being long-winded.

ha77 thanks for sharing.

Both of you, welcome to the forums.  I see you both are already very much into the swing of things on the boards.  Like Chris said, sometimes we need some new blood.

For both of you, explain your screen names, and do you have real names?

Also, we expect you both to have avatars by the end the week.
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on November 17, 2006, 09:38:19 AM
There is also a book report due on The Great Gatsby.  You can take it in any direction you want.  Get creative!   :lol:
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Post by: MrTBC on November 17, 2006, 10:27:12 AM
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MrTBC, as far as introductions go, no one could ever accuse you of being long-winded.


Hahaha yeah, that's true. :D

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For both of you, explain your screen names, and do you have real names?


MrTBC = TBC is my initials, which I kind of like as it could also stand for To Be Confirmed.

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I'm a new member of the London population having moved here to study for the next three years.


OK, so you're an American (Werewolf) in London? :D

Cool, I think you'll have a great time over here. Let me give you some film related things to do...

Have you seen Closer? You could visit Postman's Park (used in the film). It's only small but it's a very interesting little place. :D
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on November 20, 2006, 05:02:39 AM
LOVE Closer, and have been wanting to go there.  I'm near Marylebone which has a rich cinematic history in itself and want to go find some of the locales from The Long Good Friday.
Title: Hello Hello
Post by: OldWest on November 21, 2006, 10:25:10 PM
Hello, I just signed up here, I have been listening to Filmspotting for quite a few weeks now and really enjoy the program.  It goes without saying that I like movies.  I look forward to maybe learning a thing or two as well as share my opinions on these boards.
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Post by: winrit on November 21, 2006, 10:25:54 PM
Go on, go on...
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: OldWest on November 21, 2006, 10:42:00 PM
What?  Do you want to here my favorite films, directors, music an all that?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on November 21, 2006, 10:57:58 PM
Name, Location, Age, Sexual Orientation, Income, Social Security #.

Then post a picture of yourself in the other thread.  Then your house, any kids you might have, etc.
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Post by: winrit on November 22, 2006, 12:02:47 AM
Cats, dogs, other, or none of the above?  What pronoun best describes you: he, she, it, or they (I don't really think it is one of the last two, but I thought I would throw out all the third-person pronouns I know)?  Were you born before or after the original Superman movie? Favorite food? Dessert?

My answers would be cats, she, before, macaroni and cheese, and brownies.
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Post by: lise on November 22, 2006, 12:30:31 AM
ooooh this is a fun game to play

Cats, dogs, other, or none of the above? The cat that lives in the house thinks he's a dog. (begs, plays dead, greets you at the door, licks... it is all very disturbing)
What pronoun best describes you: She... although there have been a few people in my life who would probably use less fun descriptions
Were you born before or after the original Superman movie? not long before
Favorite food? Steamed crabs... or sushi...
Dessert? Profiteroles with Chocolate Syrup
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Post by: sdedalus on November 22, 2006, 01:18:58 AM
-Two cats and a dog

-He

-A couple years before

-I order whatever has the most different varieties of meat in it, especially when one of the meats is bacon

-Coffee, black
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Post by: OldWest on November 22, 2006, 02:10:11 AM
I live in Chicago.
I am a student.
I study film.
If I had to choose a favorite movie right now it would be Solaris, the original.
I don't have a favorite director.
I have a pet jaguar.

One the facts above is a lie.  Do you know which one?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: sdedalus on November 22, 2006, 03:07:02 AM
Solaris.

No one can truly love that film.
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Post by: Katebo on November 22, 2006, 08:42:02 AM
Yeah, gotta be Solaris.

- None
- She
- After
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- chocolate anything
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 22, 2006, 09:07:32 AM
Quote from: "winrit"
Cats, dogs, other, or none of the above?  What pronoun best describes you: he, she, it, or they (I don't really think it is one of the last two, but I thought I would throw out all the third-person pronouns I know)?  Were you born before or after the original Superman movie? Favorite food? Dessert?

My answers would be cats, she, before, macaroni and cheese, and brownies.


Dogs
HIM
waaaay before
Persian (think Reza's Chicagoans)
german chocalate cake
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Post by: Junior on November 22, 2006, 09:23:23 AM
Two cats
He
Roughly 10 years after
Chocolate
Chocolate
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Post by: alexarch on November 22, 2006, 09:33:08 AM
2 cats, a ferret, a hedgehog, 3 giraffe, a mongoose, and a hobbit

They

During

Human brains

Ground chuck
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on November 22, 2006, 11:22:41 AM
did chuck struggle when he was being ground?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 22, 2006, 11:35:48 AM
It was just to avoid being electrocuted...
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Post by: Katebo on November 22, 2006, 11:05:40 PM
At least, that's what Alex told him...
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Post by: crumpet on November 23, 2006, 05:48:26 AM
Dogs
She
After
Indian
Yes please
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on November 23, 2006, 05:50:40 AM
Quote from: "OldWest"
I live in Chicago.
I am a student.
I study film.
If I had to choose a favorite movie right now it would be Solaris, the original.
I don't have a favorite director.
I have a pet jaguar.

One the facts above is a lie.  Do you know which one?


Where do you study, if you don't mind me asking?
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Post by: Kid A on December 01, 2006, 11:01:24 PM
Hi, I'm 16, want to be a director someday, and live in a suburb near Boston.  I've been listening to the guys since they had Rian Johnson on the show.  I've been extremely obsessed with Brick since I saw it last April (I've seen it 15 times), and i count it among my favorite movies.  Some of my other favorites are Kill Bill (anything that Tarantino does, really), Fight Club, Dead Man, Get Carter (the original), and Taxi Driver.

When I'm not watching movies or doing homework, I play tennis, listen to music and read.  My favorite bands are Radiohead (obviously), Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie, and Spoon.  My favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, Charlie Huston, and Ian Fleming.

And I'm a sneaker freak, too.

I think that this will be a good place to talk movies, and I already feel welcome here.
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Post by: Junior on December 01, 2006, 11:15:13 PM
Which suburb, if you don't mind me asking. My family just moved up to Holliston from CT, and thats pretty much the only part of Mass that I know. Figures that they move the second I go to college, right? Now I can't go home til the holidays. And they don't even send me money. Now I'm just spiraling into self-loathing. I probably don't mean much of what I say. I'm tired. This is ridiculous. RAMBLE.
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Post by: Kid A on December 01, 2006, 11:29:14 PM
I'm in Wellesley.  It's right between Needham and Newton, and about 15 minutes away from Boston.  I just moved here last April.  I was in California, behind the Orange Curtain, before that.
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Post by: Junior on December 01, 2006, 11:30:36 PM
I see. I have absolutely no idea where that is. Thanks for trying though. Now go to bed. I'm tired.
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Post by: Kid A on December 01, 2006, 11:32:36 PM
I'm on my way to sleep as I write this.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 02, 2006, 03:39:14 AM
Welcome, always good to have new blood.  Keep up the posting!
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Post by: alexarch on December 02, 2006, 08:20:23 AM
Quote from: "Kid A"
I was in California, behind the Orange Curtain, before that.
I assume you mean you lived in Orange County.  Wheres abouts?  I grew up in Huntington Beach, and I get a little excited when I hear someone is from my old stomping grounds.
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Post by: Kid A on December 02, 2006, 10:00:11 AM
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I assume you mean you lived in Orange County. Wheres abouts? I grew up in Huntington Beach, and I get a little excited when I hear someone is from my old stomping grounds.


I lived in Laguna Niguel for two years.  I liked it, but, probably due to the fact that I lived in Canton (another MA suburb) for the rest of my life before that, I'm really an east-coast guy at heart.
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Post by: Rollo Tomasi on December 02, 2006, 12:22:40 PM
You know, I got so caught up in the film talk, I skipped over this section entirely.

Okay, here's the quick version:

I'm, 33, live in Ottawa, Canada, and I work in advertising (on the digital side).

I have a BA in Film Theory. Although I don't work in the industry, I stay involved as best i can. I work with a small production company called Odessa Filmworks here in Ottawa. I'm currently editing a feature-length documentary (in fact, I have Final Cut Pro open right now).

I got turned onto the podcast by a friend this past summer, and look forward to every episode.
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Post by: alexarch on December 02, 2006, 06:30:05 PM
Welcome Rollo!  Only if you want to share: Real name?  Age?  Favorite Britney Spears song?  Who would be your dream date, and what would you do?  Ketchup packets a la McDonald's or Ketchup cups a la Wendy's?
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 02, 2006, 08:35:21 PM
My Wendy's dispenses ketchup into those little cups. I like that the best, perfect for dumping a fry.

My dream date would be Norah Jones.  We would have dinner and then she would serenade me with song.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 03, 2006, 01:26:44 PM
Dude - I would NEVER let my girlfriend go out you, much less serenade you with a song...

  Put those Norah thoughts right out of your head. :wink:

  I haven't been hiding in her bushes for months now just to lose her to you. :shock:
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Post by: OldWest on December 03, 2006, 02:38:37 PM
Welcome Rollo.  Thoguh I go to school in Chicago, I am originally from upstate New York.  I have spent a little time in Ottawa, a nice place.  Did you study film in Canada?
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Rollo Tomasi on December 03, 2006, 02:50:06 PM
Quote from: "OldWest"
Welcome Rollo.  Thoguh I go to school in Chicago, I am originally from upstate New York.  I have spent a little time in Ottawa, a nice place.  Did you study film in Canada?


Thanks, OldWest!

I did, indeed study in Canada. I went to Carleton University, which has a pretty decent Film Theory program. Did you study film, as well?
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Post by: OldWest on December 03, 2006, 02:55:33 PM
I do, in Chicago, but I have been considering transferring and was thinking about Canada.  Know anything about Toronto?
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 04, 2006, 08:07:46 AM
Quote from: "marty_m"
Dude - I would NEVER let my girlfriend go out you, much less serenade you with a song...

  Put those Norah thoughts right out of your head. :wink:

  I haven't been hiding in her bushes for months now just to lose her to you. :shock:


Once she gets a look at my huge post count, and your miniscule one, she'll be with me in a heartbeat.  :wink:
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Post by: Katebo on December 04, 2006, 06:20:40 PM
Not worried about a desire for quality over quantity?
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 04, 2006, 07:40:52 PM
Quote from: "Katebo"
Not worried about a desire for quality over quantity?


Oh ho ho.  With me you get both baby.   :wink:
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Post by: Katebo on December 04, 2006, 07:57:28 PM
... *awkward silence* yeah, about that...
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 05, 2006, 07:14:08 AM
Oh no she di'nt... :shock:
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 05, 2006, 07:15:02 AM
Hey - when did you pass me katebo? :?

Must get to work...
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Post by: Katebo on December 05, 2006, 08:30:45 AM
I kid 'cause I love. And, marty_m, how 'bout that. :D
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Post by: lippy on December 12, 2006, 03:41:48 PM
Hi all.  I've been a listener for a couple of months and a lurker for a week or two, so I thought now was as good a time as any to introduce myself.

My name is Tony, and I'm over here in sunny Sydney, where I've lived pretty much all my life.  I'm 35, married, and have three cats: Daisy, Meadow and AJ.

I was a lawyer for 10 years, but have tossed that in and am currently on career hiatus - curently unemployed with a view to taking a few months off to decide what the hell it is I really want to do with the rest of my life. Kinda like a mid life crisis but without the Harley and the busty secretary.

I've been a "serious" movie fan since about the age of 16 when an early mentor introduced me and some friends to the delights of good movies, good music and literature - in that period I "discovered" Woody, Scorsese and Coppola, so I have a bit of a soft spot for those three, but in recent times I'd say my faves were PT Anderson, Todd Solondz, and  Spike Jonze / Michael Gondry and David Fincher.

Consequently my favourite films are something like   The Godfather/s, Goodfellas, Magnolia and Eternal Sunshine.

Aside from being a film snob, I also like to think of myself as a music snob, and a literature snob. After seeing Sideways recently I think I'd like to be a wine snob, but I love a beer a little too much.

I play soccer most of the year round to keep off the paunch, and of late have enjoyed a good poker game with the boys from soccer.

Aside form that, you'll have to find out the hard way.
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Post by: lise on December 12, 2006, 04:10:04 PM
welcome to the craziness!
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Post by: Wilson on December 12, 2006, 05:51:35 PM
Purely going the names of the cats, I'm guessing you like the sopranos, in which case, welcome 8)
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Post by: alexarch on December 12, 2006, 06:06:27 PM
Quote from: "lippy"
Aside form that, you'll have to find out the hard way.
What's the hard way?  Bucho kidnaps you, ties you up wearing only your socks and donkey punches you in the gut until you talk?  I think he would appreciate the opportunity.

Welcome to the boards, and I can see you're already living up to your nick.

Also, I need some legal advice.  I have this friend who really likes to threaten total strangers across the globe with bodily hard if they don't do his bidding.  Can my friend get sued for that?
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Post by: JoshuaOst on December 12, 2006, 06:07:19 PM
So I've been on these forums for a while now but since Alex requested it I guess I'll introduce myself.
My name is Josh, I live on Long Island, and I am 16 (17 in March).  As you can tell from the poetry thread I write a lot.  I also direct a series called Son of a Billionaire which I posted a few weeks ago.  It's pretty bad mainly because I have no budget but I've sort of grown to celebrity status at my school.  I kind of regret it though now because everyone is always asking me if they can be in my video.  So that's really all I do; write, direct, and watch movies.  Yeah, I have no life.
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Post by: alexarch on December 12, 2006, 06:11:16 PM
Josh, if you have the chance go over to www.thislife.org and listen to the episode called "Home Movies."  There's a story in there about a kid that filmed his friends and siblings and how he grew up to be a director.  It's a great story.  You can download it at Audible or stream it on the This American Life website.

And welcome to the boards.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 12, 2006, 06:24:43 PM
Welcome Josh.  Good thet you're already delving into video production, if I can be of any help, ask me anything.
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Post by: JoshuaOst on December 12, 2006, 07:06:03 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Josh, if you have the chance go over to www.thislife.org and listen to the episode called "Home Movies."  There's a story in there about a kid that filmed his friends and siblings and how he grew up to be a director.  It's a great story.  You can download it at Audible or stream it on the This American Life website.

That's actually a really good podcast.  You've got me hooked.
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Post by: zero1113 on December 12, 2006, 07:23:15 PM
Hello everyone:

I just registered yesterday. Been a devoted listener of Cinecast/Filmspotting since episode 30-something and thought it was about time I became a member of the board community.

I'm a 25 year old male journalist working in a local newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My expertise is mostly used on the paper's website where I write film reviews among other things.

I've been an avid film fan as far back as I remember. Probably since I watched Return of the Jedi when I was only 3 years old. This benign obsession with the big screen can bee seen in the 1000+ DVD collection I currently own.

I'm really into foreign film, particularly Japanese cinema, and for years I've been a huge follower of the anime medium.

Lately I've been digging into movies from the big foreign directors like Bergman, Fellini and Truffaut.

While I can speak English fluently, my main language is Spanish. So please, forgive me if my grammar/spelling sucks from time to time.

So I'm glad to be here. I love to chat about film and I'm looking forward to debate with you guys.

 

Adios!
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Post by: alexarch on December 12, 2006, 07:37:29 PM
Welcome Zero.  Your English is better than Chris's, so I think you're doing really well.

I'm jealous of your profession.  Sounds very cool.  Glad you posted.
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 12, 2006, 07:44:42 PM
Burn.
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Post by: winrit on December 12, 2006, 08:09:47 PM
But how do you feel about cheese?
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 12, 2006, 08:20:02 PM
Nah, it's true.  I can't spell, or anything.
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Post by: lise on December 13, 2006, 02:14:22 PM
Hey spelling isn't everything. It wasn't until I was in high school that I started using their/there/they're properly. There is no proper way to spell this sentence ... "there are 3 twos in the english language". It doesn't matter which to/too/two you put in it will always be wrong. ;)

I thought I was going into a field where spelling wouldn't really matter, but since I am procrastinating on writing a paper I guess I was wrong. :(
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 15, 2006, 06:23:41 PM
Hey all, new to this place and wanted to say Hello to everyone! :D
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Post by: lise on December 15, 2006, 06:29:44 PM
and.....! where ya from? Can you use y'all in a sentence? Whats your favorite movie?
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 15, 2006, 06:48:55 PM
Well ya'll sure are pretty pleasant and prompt!  How's that? I'm from Cali. but stuck in AZ.... Blahhh. Favourite movie......hmmmmm. there are so many.. I would say for right now, Young Frankenstein.
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Post by: KitKat on December 15, 2006, 06:57:45 PM
Yeah....we're gonna need a little more.
Favorite cheese, song, filmspotting host, age (approx is fine :wink: ) what led you to filmspotting and why you think vegetable puns are awesome.
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 15, 2006, 07:11:35 PM
Blue (goes with anything), The Goofy Goober song, I'm not sure yet about the host but I will let you know  :wink: , 23, a friend was talking about it so I looked ya'll up, and every girl can appreciate vegetable puns.... hehe
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 15, 2006, 07:15:56 PM
I'm not too savvy with message boards, can anyone help figure out what I'm doing?
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Post by: lise on December 15, 2006, 08:15:58 PM
What do you need?
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Post by: KitKat on December 16, 2006, 12:45:59 AM
Quote from: "Antici...PAtion"

and every girl can appreciate vegetable puns.... hehe


Saucy! You'll fit in well.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 16, 2006, 09:28:16 AM
Welcome - I too am stuck in AZ (the valley of the sun).

  Glad you like the veggie puns although sometimes we use cheese and fruit as well. So you cheddar get used to it. I don't want you to brie suprised. :wink:
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 16, 2006, 11:41:29 AM
I would never brie suprised, if you don't have cheese puns I'll wine and brie upset and quite possibly craker up. :lol:
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Post by: Antici...PAtion on December 16, 2006, 11:52:39 AM
Quote from: "lise"
What do you need?


having trouble finding where I was and whats going on
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Post by: lise on December 16, 2006, 03:32:46 PM
When in doubt randomly post to a variety of threads. :) You already fit right in with the cheese puns!
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Post by: Neil Denham on December 29, 2006, 11:44:14 AM
At Alexs request I am going to introduce myself.

I am Neil, from exeter in the UK. Exeter is a small town with 3 cinemas (one arty and independent, the bar there is my second home), good views and a large university. I was born there and after 28 years have no intention of leaving, it is part of me.

Music, and radio is my first love, I present occasional programmes on local radio - although usually the radio stations close down shortly after I join them, not sure if there is a connevtion...

My real jobs are working in a call centre 2 days a week, and a bookshop the rest of the time.

I will admit that until about 2 years ago I was not thyat into film, just watching stuff on TV and going to the cinema occasionally, then suddenly, almost overnight I gained a thirst for watching anything and everything cinematic.

I found this podcast by accident, and have worked through all the old shows!

Is that enough Alex?
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Post by: alexarch on December 29, 2006, 12:57:57 PM
Quote from: "Neil Denham"
Is that enough Alex?
That's fine.  Are you sure you're not Ed (Wowser) dressed in new clothing?  He worked at a call center also, and he's from England.  Given that I know zilch about British geography, Exeter could be on the other end of the island from where Ed is, but I thought maybe you could be friends...you know exchange recipes and call center stories.
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Post by: Katebo on December 29, 2006, 02:28:49 PM
Welcome to the party, Neil!
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on December 29, 2006, 02:41:00 PM
Welcome Neil!  I'm currently enjoying your country, and will be sharing the soil for a few years.  Love it here and don't know how or if I'll be able to tear myself from its shores.
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Post by: Neil Denham on December 29, 2006, 02:41:08 PM
Quote from: "alexarch"
Quote from: "Neil Denham"
Is that enough Alex?
That's fine.  Are you sure you're not Ed (Wowser) dressed in new clothing?  He worked at a call center also, and he's from England.  Given that I know zilch about British geography, Exeter could be on the other end of the island from where Ed is, but I thought maybe you could be friends...you know exchange recipes and call center stories.


Well you know, everyone in England pretty much knows each other, and swapping recipies, thats what we do. ;)
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Post by: Steijer on January 01, 2007, 06:56:25 PM
Hello all. My name is Martin, I live in Stockholm, Sweden and Paris. Editor of the most visited Swedish website about movies, and hmmm, discovered Filmspotting a couple of months ago. Hi.
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Post by: Katebo on January 01, 2007, 07:43:25 PM
Hey Martin! Welcome to the boards. A few more questions- Are you in Stockholm or Paris now? Favorite movie? Do you agree with Adam or Sam more? Favorite type of cheese? Opera- yes or no? Lastly, how do you feel about puns?
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Post by: karlwinslow on January 01, 2007, 10:29:49 PM
Alright! Ja, jag vill leva, jag vill dö i Norden!


(http://i10.tinypic.com/4i3n2hf.jpg)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 02, 2007, 09:18:08 PM
Hey Martin - my name is Martin too but I go by Marty (that way we'll never get confused) :wink:
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Post by: Steijer on January 03, 2007, 12:05:24 PM
Quote from: "Katebo"
Hey Martin! Welcome to the boards. A few more questions- Are you in Stockholm or Paris now? Favorite movie? Do you agree with Adam or Sam more? Favorite type of cheese? Opera- yes or no? Lastly, how do you feel about puns?

- Stockholm for the moment, Paris the two last years. Next year, I don’t know, maybe I'll get over to you guys.
- Favorite movie is "The Royal Tenenbaums".
- Adam or Sam, hmm, I guess I haven't listened long enough to really pick a favorite yet, they both to have good points.
- Cheese? Well, that was hell of a French questions. I guess I will have to answer Camembert and Rochefort.
- Opera? Sure, it's fine.
- How do I feel about puns? Some are funny, others are just stupid.

Did I pass the test?

karlwinslow, another Swede I suppose?
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Post by: Katebo on January 03, 2007, 12:14:34 PM
Quote from: "Steijer"
Did I pass the test?


Verdict is out. Though it's pointing towards yes.
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Post by: karlwinslow on January 03, 2007, 12:50:39 PM
Quote from: "Steijer"
karlwinslow, another Swede I suppose?


To some extent.

Quote from: "Steijer"
Did I pass the test?


You like Wes Anderson, That's good enough for me.
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Post by: Steijer on January 03, 2007, 04:12:14 PM
Quote from: "karlwinslow"
Quote from: "Steijer"
karlwinslow, another Swede I suppose?

To some extent.

What does that mean more exatly?

Quote from: "karlwinslow"
Quote from: "Steijer"
Did I pass the test?

You like Wes Anderson, That's good enough for me.

He is my hero... and should be everyones hero.
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Post by: karlwinslow on January 03, 2007, 04:13:28 PM
It means that my great grandma was from Sweden.  I've never actually been but I intend on going at some point.

Wes Anderson should be everybody's hero.  Agreed.
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Post by: Junior on January 03, 2007, 04:14:44 PM
Better get your butts into chat and make it a Chat Law if you want it to be a law...
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Post by: Steijer on January 03, 2007, 04:16:17 PM
That was fast.

Your great grandma, that's something. It's a cold, and dark country, which I honestly don't like that much. But to visit, sure, get your ass over here and I'll show you the cool spots, we'll get done in a couple of hours or so...
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Post by: karlwinslow on January 03, 2007, 04:18:47 PM
I'm also a fan of Peter Forsberg.  He's great.
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on January 03, 2007, 06:43:05 PM
Welcome!  Go forth an post losts!  You need to up that post count!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 03, 2007, 08:07:34 PM
I need to raise mine (as I shamelessly exploit yet another opportunity to whore some posts)...
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Post by: grendel on January 05, 2007, 07:58:24 AM
Hello Everyone. I am a total newbie to the forum as well as the podcast. Now that I've listened to the show I am totally hooked. Hopefullly, I will be able to give some intelligent feedback as life goes on.

Personal: I live in Canton, GA which is about 15-20 miles from Atlanta, GA. I've always had a passion for watching and discussing movies. But until recently, I've been mostly an introvert on the subject. I am now ready to shout into the ethereal.

I am an architect of sorts. I serve as an IT architect. So basically, I write papers and advise my company on practical application of the latest technology trends. Outside of work, I blog (http://billchristian.typepad.com) and run my own movie news aggregator: critical-acclaim!info (http://www.critical-acclaim.info/).

Well, that's skimming the top. Happy posting.
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Post by: Junior on January 05, 2007, 10:52:54 AM
Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games.

Wow. Thats not overused...
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Post by: alexarch on January 08, 2007, 04:55:16 PM
Hey Steijer & Grendel!  Welcome to the boards.  It's always nice to see some Rushmore-love.  And Grendel, welcome to the wide-world of cinemania.  To one extent or another, we all suffer from a little too much obsession over movies.  I've always loved movies, but have only really gotten obsessive about them since listening to the show.  I'm probably doing major damage to my psyche as I now filter everything I hear/see/do through either a particular movie, a director, an actor/actress, gossip surrounding an actor/actress, gossip and rumor about the industry or a particular studio, or AdamandSam.  It all goes down hill from here.  Welcome!
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Post by: Bucho on January 08, 2007, 06:34:16 PM
Aaaay Grendel. I always envy new listeners, knowing they have all that back catalogue to listen to. I miss the times when I could listen to two new Adam&Sam shows a day. It meant a far shorter cliffhanger for the Massacre Theatres I didn't get and hearing fan feedback was always real fresh. What Alex said is true for me too, I mean I've loved getting deep into the whys and hows of film for a while now but I've gotten new insights into my own understanding of how I watch films from hearing the boys break things down in their own ways.
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Post by: Nunis on January 17, 2007, 03:53:57 PM
Hello boarders!

Figured it was finally time I introduced myself.

My name is Hanna, and I'm 26 years old. I'm originally from Gothenburg in Sweden, but now live in Stockholm (also Sweden, of course). I got my Bachelor's at the University of Limerick in Ireland, where I lived for four years, leaving me with nothing but a useless degree in IT, a belly full of Guinness, and the worst Irish accent you've ever heard. After Ireland, I made my way back home by way of London, where I lived for two years. Quite glad to be back in Sweden, to tell you the truth. I'm unemployed right now (moving countries does that), but hey, I'm in no rush to find a new job.

This most recent move happened over the last few weeks, which is why I haven't been around much. I did register at the boards last July, but I'm a bit obsessive compulsive, so I want to read before I post. I've listened to Filmspotting since, oh, late summer 2005, so I'm an oldie -- dunno why it took me so long to register here. My Filmspotting claims to fame are: had an email read on the air about characters I'd like to be (#131), and got a mention in Dopesheet #25 for sending in the Grindhouse trailer. Yeah, pretty lame overall. I hope to be truly famous one day. Oh, but I won $10 in Alex's avatar contest earlier, so woohoo for that.

As for personal stuff, well there isn't much. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy (he's Swedish, tall, blonde, blue-eyed and awesome), who works in finance (don't ask me what, I don't understand it). I used to think I knew about movies, but after Filmspotting... man, who knew? My favourite movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but really, I'd watch anything with Paul Newman. You'll also find out, I'm sure, that I have numerous celebrity crushes, most of them old and pasty. Don't hold it against me.

I also like to design web sites, play golf, do yoga, or read. Some of my favourite authors are Jeffery Deaver, Neil Gaiman, Philip K Dick, Chuck Palahniuk. Oh, and I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, but don't tell anyone. The only other Podcast I listen to is PotterCast, in fact.

As for music, I'll listen to most everything, but rock 'n roll is where it's truly at. The last CD I bought was Tom Waits's Orphans - a true masterpiece. I also watch far too much television, my favourites being 24, Battlestar Galactica, CSI, House, and others.

Far too much of my spare time is spent online. Mainly I banter with my friends on another forum called FilmWise (http://www.filmwise.com). You might know their weekly Invisibles quizzes; I run the forum and spend entirely far too many hours there.

I also have a movie blog, where I review movies as I tick them off from various lists (IMDb, AFI, etc). If you're extremely bored, check it out: Shoot the Glass (http://shoottheglass.net). If you're even more bored, check out my movie quizzes.

Anyway, I'd rather not bore you; I do tend to rant on. I look forward to spending some more time on the forums and hope to get to know all your weirdos.

Toodles.

Oh, here's a picture.

(http://nunis.net/photos/nunis_4_small.jpg)
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Post by: winrit on January 17, 2007, 04:03:04 PM
I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, but don't tell anyone. The only other Podcast I listen to is PotterCast, in fact.

As for music, I'll listen to most everything, but rock 'n roll is where it's truly at. The last CD I bought was Tom Waits's Orphans - a true masterpiece. I also watch far too much television, my favourites being 24, Battlestar Galactica, CSI, House, and others.

Oh, I think you'll fit right in.
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Post by: karlwinslow on January 17, 2007, 04:05:00 PM
Another Swede?  We should start a biker gang or something; although I don't actually live there.
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Post by: Nunis on January 17, 2007, 04:11:13 PM
Another Swede?  We should start a biker gang or something; although I don't actually live there.

Bikers? I don't think I'm ready to wear leather and get a tattoo just yet.
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Post by: alexarch on January 17, 2007, 04:21:03 PM
Hey Hanna, I know I promised I wouldn't make you feel uncomfortable, but I lie.  You're awful cute, miss.  Any chance you'd hook up with one of our dashing eligible bachelors?...Namely karlwinslow?

As an aside to eveyone else:

[Perry White]
YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO ME PEOPLE!  I NEED SOME GOSSIP, SOME SCANDAL, SOME SMOOCHING IN THE AISLES OF THIS BOARD!  SEX SELLS, PEOPLE!  AND THAT'S THE ONE THING MISSING FROM THESE BOARDS!  SO GET TO SMOOCHIN'!

I'm making an offer right now.  The first person to send me an email with incontrovertible proof (pictures required, please nothing explicit) that they had a Filmspotting Boards hook-up and allows that email to be put on the boards gets a free DVD. [/Perry White]

-Edit-

Unless you're a weirdo.  Please ignore everything I just said if you're a stalker-serial-killer-type.  If you're one of those, please just, um...you know, just...um...go...do something...over there.  We won't bug you...promise.

-Edit 2-

Oops.  Sorry, Hanna, you're engaged.  Didn't catch that.
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Post by: Junior on January 17, 2007, 05:59:12 PM
I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, but don't tell anyone. The only other Podcast I listen to is PotterCast, in fact.

As for music, I'll listen to most everything, but rock 'n roll is where it's truly at. The last CD I bought was Tom Waits's Orphans - a true masterpiece. I also watch far too much television, my favourites being 24, Battlestar Galactica, CSI, House, and others.

Oh, I think you'll fit right in.

Another 24 fan is awesome, and House is the only other guy that could give Jack a run for his money.

Alex: WTC? You just wanna get somebody married so you can go to their wedding and be the best man and all that jazz. Why don't you start a steamy romance?
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Post by: Nunis on January 18, 2007, 01:31:10 AM
Another 24 fan is awesome, and House is the only other guy that could give Jack a run for his money.

Alex: WTC? You just wanna get somebody married so you can go to their wedding and be the best man and all that jazz. Why don't you start a steamy romance?

What would House do? Hit Jack over the head with his cane?

Also, maybe I can get my boyfriend to register here, and then we can let Alex pretend that it all started here. A steamy board romance.
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Post by: Junior on January 18, 2007, 06:33:40 AM
The only thing House could do is verbally assault Jack, which would hurt his feelings :'(
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Post by: KitKat on January 18, 2007, 11:10:08 AM
Quote from: Nunis
As for personal stuff, well there isn't much. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy (he's Swedish, tall, blonde, blue-eyed and awesome)
Ooh-does he have a brother or cousin who wants to relocate to Chicago? ;)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: darbi on January 18, 2007, 12:29:16 PM
OK...I'll bite.  I've been lurking long enuf, I imagine.

Nonsense and Personal Shtuff: I've been listening to Filmspotting for a while.  Not sure how long, but well over a year.  Since way before it was Filmspotting and I do remember the original "Durdens" episode....

Favorite Podcasts: Filmspotting, Ebert and Roper, NPR (geek alert), Meet the Press, Barack's podcast and, of course, Everything Acting Podcast.

Webpage/MySpace:  www.darbiworley.com www.everythingactingpodcast.com www.myspace.com/darbiworley

I'm a no-name actress/voice-over artist who lives with her boyfriend in the West Village in NYC. 

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 18, 2007, 12:50:39 PM
Yay!  New people infusing new and different ideas into the boards.  Darbi we expect great things from you, especially if you're listening to NPR.  What are your thought on Terry Gross?  Obnoxious buttinski or insightful prober?  (I loves me some Terry, but sometimes she crosses the line)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: darbi on January 18, 2007, 01:29:36 PM
Ha!  I love everything about Terry Gross except the way she says her name.  She, er, relishes it a little too much!

Great to be here.   
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on January 18, 2007, 04:49:49 PM
Ha!  I love everything about Terry Gross except the way she says her name.  She, er, relishes it a little too much!

Great to be here.   

Since I finished graduate school, this is the only seemingly academic thing I do.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexander on January 18, 2007, 10:15:03 PM
Hey! I never read this thread before!!! =)!)!) :'( :-*
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 19, 2007, 07:07:08 AM
Well, now's your chance, alexander.  Get to introducing yourself.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on January 19, 2007, 04:21:12 PM
Just wanted to have three Alexs (Alli?) post in a row. :-\
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Katebo on January 24, 2007, 08:51:01 AM
Great handle, Christopher. Welcome to the party. :) I'm off to check  out Snowmen Hunters...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 25, 2007, 09:10:45 AM
Alright Christopher, you're going to have to be a lot more giving than that...a lot more.  What do you do for fun?  What do you want to do in retirement?  How do you rate the digital performances in Target commercials?  Would you consider withholding physical intimacy with your partner in order to get your way in an argument?  What's your view on Lindsay Lohan's rehab boomeranging?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Roryism on January 30, 2007, 04:42:42 AM
I am Rory Carson; a man-child crying out for love, an innocent orphan in the post-modern world. I'm a parasite, a social miscreant and seek only to gratify my basest and most immediate urges. My struggle is man's struggle. I transcend space and time...

Just kidding - I'm just one of those kids who make model airplanes and jerk off all the time.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Rene A. Moncivais on January 30, 2007, 03:30:13 PM
I am Rene Moncivais.  I have trying to make films for the last couple of years.  Tough stuff to try and break into.  I haven't submitted to any festivals but maybe soon.  I like music a lot and enjoy reading a book every now and then.  But I mainly like film.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: JoshuaOst on January 30, 2007, 09:21:54 PM
Just kidding - I'm just one of those kids who make model airplanes and jerk off all the time.
Hey, me too!  Except I don't make model airplanes.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 31, 2007, 10:02:46 AM
Welcome Rory and Rene.  The same thing applies to you two as applies to Christopher.  We need more info.  I see that Rory has already posted his pics, so that's a lot.  We want to know what makes you tick...your secret crushes, "your most intimate of intimates...and from where I'm standing 'intimate' is this stud-muffin's middle name...so tell me, my man, were you nervous in the service?'

(Name that movie quote.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 31, 2007, 08:06:53 PM
Quote from: Roryism
Just kidding - I'm just one of those kids who make model airplanes and jerk off all the time.

  Do you have a hidden canister of "ice-nine" somewhere?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: newby99 on February 01, 2007, 10:52:13 AM
Hi new poster but listener from the beginging.  Im Doug and I live in Wichita, Ks.  Filmspotting is great but we don't have a new episode until the 7th  :(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on February 01, 2007, 12:57:51 PM
Hi all,

    I'm Vicki and I've been listening to the podcast for a few months now.  I'm 24 years old, born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, birthplace of Frank Sinatra, baseball, and Joey "Pants" Pantaliano (we're particularly proud of Joey Pants).  Right now, I'm attending a local university and someday I may even graduate, although I would probably have to stop changing my major for that to happen (right now, it's Writing).  Anyway, I look forward to having some fun discussing the podcast and everything else with all of you, but right now, I have to stop procrastinating and actually go to class.

Vicki :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2007, 01:06:40 PM
Welcome to the madhouse. Why would you be going to class? It doesn't make any sense. Learn in school? Thats dum.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 01, 2007, 04:37:31 PM
ahhh you are against learning in school.... that explains your lab questions in the question and answer thread ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on February 01, 2007, 05:06:26 PM
Do you have a hidden canister of "ice-nine" somewhere?
Is that from Cat's Cradle?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 01, 2007, 05:20:02 PM
i can answer that... ice-nine evil cat's cradle thingy...

ice-five is a more fun alias invention (but an obvious steal of the previous idea without the whole end of the world connotations.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 01, 2007, 08:31:15 PM
Do you have a hidden canister of "ice-nine" somewhere?
Is that from Cat's Cradle?

  Yeah - Vonnegut wrote that Frank Hoennikker was a kid who played with model airplanes and jerked off all the time...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: tommy d on February 01, 2007, 09:05:10 PM
Hello, my name is Paul, I'm 43 years old, a father of three and I live near London in the uk.
I've been listening through iTunes since February last year, before Sam was a Van, and I have gone back to Cinecast 1 and heard all the shows.
I go to the cinema a lot, my partner and I are big film fans and yet we are hopeless at Massacre Theatre, one of our favourite parts of the show. Since I got into Filmspotting I've acquired a bigger TV, a multi-region dvd player and shares in Amazon.com! The guys have encouraged and expanded my viewing experience to great effect and I now own most of the works of John Sayles, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. They introduced me to Werner Herzog. A couple of great filmspotting inspired experiences have been Matewan and Gates of Heaven.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Roryism on February 01, 2007, 10:17:53 PM
Welcome Rory and Rene.  The same thing applies to you two as applies to Christopher.  We need more info.  I see that Rory has already posted his pics, so that's a lot.  We want to know what makes you tick...your secret crushes, "your most intimate of intimates...and from where I'm standing 'intimate' is this stud-muffin's middle name...so tell me, my man, were you nervous in the service?'

(Name that movie quote.)

Well as you could probably tell from my previous post, I'm a big fan of both Seinfeld and Vonnegut. I guess it goes without saying that I'm into film. Entered a few film festivals back in highschool. I'm enjoy asian "shock" cinema(Takashi Miike, Park Chan-Wook, etc), but my favorite director would have to be David Lynch. Other interests include philosophy, gaming, and reading.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Rene A. Moncivais on February 02, 2007, 12:11:48 PM
Okay here is a little more about myself.  I have a degree in Radio and Television yet I am working for a company called Cybertrader and I am a file clerk.  I like playing my XBOX 360 on Live (Gamertag: Loapan).  I also like playing the Nintendo Wii that I own.  I just recently got engaged and we will be married next Spring.  I am currently writing short films and trying to turn it into a full length film.  I write for 2 websites 1. www.amherstlane.com and 2. www.goblinhaus.com  I am 31 years if age and am still trying to get my life straight.  I live in Austin, TX.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on February 03, 2007, 04:18:35 PM
Vikki, Doug, and Tom,

Sorry I've been remiss in my duties.  Welcome to the boards.  I know Tom and Vikki have already shown some of themselves on the boards; Tommy is mixing it up over at The Departed thread, and Vikki, I dig your avatar.  Doug, we probably want to get more information out of you.  Anything, really.  Wags of the finger...tips of the hat?  Anything you want to rant about or praise?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on February 03, 2007, 10:40:46 PM
Thanks very much...  Turbo, Ozone, and Special K absolutely ROCK!!! (and Electric Boogaloo also happens to be the 1st movie I ever saw in a theater, or so my mother tells me)

Fight on!  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: angieb on February 07, 2007, 10:53:18 PM
Hiya. I'm Angie. I'm from Portland and just started listening to FilmSpotting a couple of months ago (though am rapidly catching up). I am now completely obsessed.

I'm a Wes Anderson/Sofia Coppola fan (or, well, Bill Murray fan). I'm easily irritated by overbearing music in film and am stupidly swayed by proper application. I watch a lot of foreign films (I love Wong Kar-Wai and Almodovar) and documentaries.

I've taken a year of film studies, interned with a film distribution company (which means I've seen a lot of pretty good films that have gone direct to video currently). I took a Spanish class in Barcelona. Spanish directors have a lot to work with when it comes to their culture.

Unfortunately, I can't review films. I find it tedious and difficult. I've thought, for a short time, that that's what I'd wanted to do for a living, but I was grossly incorrect.

I'm 28 and childfree. My boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year. I like Radiohead and Bjork and Tom Waits and soundtracks (28 Days Later, Pride & Prejudice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc.)

I liked The Illusionist more than The Prestige. I loved Little Miss Sunshine. I could watch Pride & Prejudice every day of the week (if I had the time). I like Lost in Translation, Brick, Adaptation, Leon and City of God.

Apparently, I can talk about myself a lot. Eesh.

Well, that's me. Tah-Dah!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on February 07, 2007, 11:30:09 PM
I love Leon so much -- I could watch that film every day of the week too. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Lynch on February 07, 2007, 11:54:29 PM
Welcome Angie!  I think on these boards it's a refreshing to have someone who doesn't like reviewing films.  We're all wannabe film reviewers round here.  Finally someone who just likes to watch.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on February 08, 2007, 06:43:28 AM
Yay Angie!  Thanks for the self-introduction.  And welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: angieb on February 08, 2007, 02:38:30 PM
Thanks, Everyone!! I'm stoked to find a forum. I haven't used a message board in, like, five years or something.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 08, 2007, 09:57:14 PM
Watch out you become addicted again in a hurry.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on February 08, 2007, 10:01:28 PM
What do you mean addicted? It takes at least five minutes without looking before my eyes bug out and I start itching.  :o
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 08, 2007, 10:16:36 PM
Ahhh... but how long before you break out in a cold sweat?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on February 08, 2007, 10:17:44 PM
I don't know. There are no smilies for that one, but there is one for crying, which is probably part of the detox process.  :'(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on February 09, 2007, 11:28:54 AM
Hiya. I'm Angie. I'm from Portland and just started listening to FilmSpotting a couple of months ago (though am rapidly catching up). I am now completely obsessed.

I'm a Wes Anderson/Sofia Coppola fan (or, well, Bill Murray fan). I'm easily irritated by overbearing music in film and am stupidly swayed by proper application. I watch a lot of foreign films (I love Wong Kar-Wai and Almodovar) and documentaries.

I've taken a year of film studies, interned with a film distribution company (which means I've seen a lot of pretty good films that have gone direct to video currently). I took a Spanish class in Barcelona. Spanish directors have a lot to work with when it comes to their culture.

Unfortunately, I can't review films. I find it tedious and difficult. I've thought, for a short time, that that's what I'd wanted to do for a living, but I was grossly incorrect.

I'm 28 and childfree. My boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year. I like Radiohead and Bjork and Tom Waits and soundtracks (28 Days Later, Pride & Prejudice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc.)

I liked The Illusionist more than The Prestige. I loved Little Miss Sunshine. I could watch Pride & Prejudice every day of the week (if I had the time). I like Lost in Translation, Brick, Adaptation, Leon and City of God.

Apparently, I can talk about myself a lot. Eesh.

Well, that's me. Tah-Dah!!


Oh no, another angieb.  I think I'm secure enough to handle it.  We have two Alexs, why not two Angies? Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2007, 11:33:56 AM
Um, we have at least 3 Alexs. We win the prize! What is it? A soda? Five and a half dollars?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on February 09, 2007, 11:56:38 AM
Everyone knows that two angies is better than 50 Alexs.  Sorry, you lose.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2007, 11:59:45 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on February 09, 2007, 12:02:34 PM
Hiya. I'm Angie. I'm from Portland and just started listening to FilmSpotting a couple of months ago (though am rapidly catching up). I am now completely obsessed.

I'm a Wes Anderson/Sofia Coppola fan (or, well, Bill Murray fan). I'm easily irritated by overbearing music in film and am stupidly swayed by proper application. I watch a lot of foreign films (I love Wong Kar-Wai and Almodovar) and documentaries.

I've taken a year of film studies, interned with a film distribution company (which means I've seen a lot of pretty good films that have gone direct to video currently). I took a Spanish class in Barcelona. Spanish directors have a lot to work with when it comes to their culture.

Unfortunately, I can't review films. I find it tedious and difficult. I've thought, for a short time, that that's what I'd wanted to do for a living, but I was grossly incorrect.

I'm 28 and childfree. My boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year. I like Radiohead and Bjork and Tom Waits and soundtracks (28 Days Later, Pride & Prejudice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc.)

I liked The Illusionist more than The Prestige. I loved Little Miss Sunshine. I could watch Pride & Prejudice every day of the week (if I had the time). I like Lost in Translation, Brick, Adaptation, Leon and City of God.

Apparently, I can talk about myself a lot. Eesh.

Well, that's me. Tah-Dah!!


Gotta love Wes Anderson and Bill Murray.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: dheaton on February 09, 2007, 02:02:00 PM
Hey Filmspotting listeners. 

My name is Dan Heaton and I've been a big fan of Cinecast/Filmspotting since the very early days. However, I've only recently discovered these boards.  Somehow I visited the website and never took the time to check out the boards.

I'm a huge movie fan and have written a lot of online reviews for a wide array of websites. I live in St. Louis, just turned 31 years old, and am getting married in April.

The best film of 2006 was Half Nelson. Other great films include Pan's Labryinth, United 93, Children of Men, The Departed, and Casino Royale. Babel is extremely overrated, but I think it's going to win Best Picture.  Little Miss Sunshine was entertaining, but I think it's also praised too much.  The worst films of 2006 (that I saw) were The Davinci Code and Pirates: Dead Man's Chest.  Long, dull and uninteresting.

In terms of all-time movies, there's too many to mention them all, but some of my favorites include L.A. Story, Kicking and Screaming, Metropolitan, City Lights, Goodfellas, Casablanca, Malcolm X, The Princess and the Warrior, Stagecoach, and numerous other obvious choices.  I've recently been watching a lot of old movies and foreign films that I've been meaning to see forever and have never caught.

I'm looking forward to talking about movies and getting involved in lots of interesting discussions.

Cheers!

Dan
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 09, 2007, 02:10:35 PM
Welcome to the insanity! Do you have an opinion on pizza?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on February 09, 2007, 02:44:30 PM
I love your handle.  How do you feel about cheese?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on February 09, 2007, 04:19:24 PM
stop it. your scaring him away.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: dheaton on February 09, 2007, 04:23:17 PM
Ouch, thanks, and ouch.  I'll play along, though. 

Pizza = great
Cheese = usually no, with some exceptions

- Dan
 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on February 09, 2007, 04:26:30 PM
you should head over to the movie game thread.  based on the movies you listed, i think you can get it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Lynch on February 09, 2007, 11:25:19 PM
Ouch, thanks, and ouch.  I'll play along, though. 

Pizza = great
Cheese = usually no, with some exceptions

- Dan
 

Dan, you're entirely welcome here but I think that maybe we need to re-educate you in regards to those answers.  But don't worry, in time you will be assimilated into the cheese and pizza collective.

(what's weird is that I'm not a trekkie.  Why am I quoting that? :o)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Scytale on February 11, 2007, 05:36:15 PM
Hi folks.  I'm John and I live in Omaha, Nebraska.  Not too glorious but at least I've got filmspotting to listen to on my ipod.  Outside of movies... I'm interested in photography, Battlestar Galactica, and (quite by accident) - I'm a member of the 501st legion --  you know those guys who dress up like stormtroopers.  I was in the 2007 Rose Parade...lol.  So, let the teasing begin. 

I'm a long time listener - and despite what I've said about myself in the introduction..... I'm NOT a total sci-fi geek.  I just play one on T.V.   :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on February 11, 2007, 05:59:40 PM
welcome to the greatest place on earth.


just curious how you by accident join a stormtrooper group.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Scytale on February 11, 2007, 06:11:44 PM
Well, my friend is a HUGE sci-fi type....... and he was in the 501st legion.  Lucasfilm requested their local groups (garrisons) to make videos of them marching in formation.  He asked me to help out and dressed me up in one of his many costumes. 

After the videos were reviewed by Lucasfilm...... they told everybody it was for marching in the roseparade and they were selecting 200 out of the 700+ troopers to go to Pasadena.  My friend wasn't picked, but I was.    So, it was quite unintentional on my part.  I thought he'd lend me his SPARE armor.  Nope.  Had to build my own..... no big deal, I was an art major many years ago.... and I'm good with my hands. 

So, now I'm officially a stormtrooper  ' TK - 8118 ' .  If you can believe that.  My wife still laughs at the full size stormtrooper  standing in our house.  She's right.... there's no way I can say 'No, I'm really not a dork.' anymore.  LOL.

Well, I did get a free trip and got to bump into George Lucas a few times.  (Although I'd still like to punch him for Episodes  I - III ).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Lynch on February 11, 2007, 07:57:35 PM
  (Although I'd still like to punch him for Episodes  I - III )

Welcome, welcome, welcome...you'll fit right in. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: aliaimee on February 11, 2007, 08:14:39 PM
Greetings Cinephiles!

Yesterday I ventured into these hallowed halls with my first vaguely coherent response to the Marie Antoinette thread, before realising this was the place to start.
I'm an old school Filmspotting fan - loved the Cinecast days and still have a few of Adam and Sam's vodcasts on my laptop (!). I gracefully accepted the show's name change but had more than a few giggles at the beginning of the Van Sam Era.
I've written to the boys a few times and most recently was one of those annoying internationals who had a go at them for their pronounciation of 'Babel' - I even sought recourse in the Oxford English Dictionary (and we're right, it is a homophone of 'fable'...and no, I'm not really that anally rentitive).
Beyond the show I'm a film and history major, a frustrated wannabe screenwriter who will probably end up a lawyer in order to fund this pipedream. 2007 finds me writing a historiographical thesis on time in film - so I'm hoping to steal a lot of your ideas on my maligned path to academic glory....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on February 11, 2007, 10:33:15 PM
Welcome aboard, Aliaimee! Your thesis intrigues me- when you say time in film, exactly what do you mean? Are you referring to it's implementation as a thematic device, how the idea of time is discussed in film, how it's commonly distorted/played with as a narrative crutch...? What kinds of movies/directors are you citing?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on February 11, 2007, 10:34:26 PM
Oh, and PS- as a fellow film student, I find your avatar quietly hilarious. That's essentially my life in one little doodle.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: aliaimee on February 11, 2007, 11:51:09 PM
Ta muchly, ElectricOtter. Unfortunately I can't claim credit for the cartoon - a design friend of mine drew it for me....she knows me too well!! Glad to hear it rings true for others as well...

As far as my thesis goes - it's still in the very early stages. Basically I read a lot of Deleuze last year and became fascinated by time image cinema. That, coupled with a lot of Antonioni and I was hooked on 'dead time'. Then, I've always been interested in historical films (how they represent/butcher history) - so I think be looking at time as a thematic device.
This afternoon I've been watching Malick's The New World, because I love his pacing in that and indeed all his other films. I've also written about Haneke's 'Hidden' and Kassovitz's 'La Haine' because they've really done some interesting things with time in their treatments of history (Haneke particuarly - those long takes are insane). I'm also keen to check out Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Taiwan trilogy, because I hear he's also a fan of the long take.
I'm reading Mary Anne Doane's 'The Emergence of Cinematic Time' at the moment so I hope to have a lot more theoretical weight to add to these nebulous ideas...still percolating really but as I said above I look forward to picking all the cinephile brains in this forum!

What has the film student life led you to research?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Osprey on February 12, 2007, 12:02:32 AM
Didn't realize this was here.  I'm an internal medicine physician in warm and wonderful New Haven, CT. I finished residency in 2005 and have been working a fairly relaxed job, mostly shift work, which has given me a lot more time for travel and  movies and such than in the past.  I've been listening to Cinec...Filmspotting since a few weeks before Itunes added podcasts-  I still haven't listened to all of the shows though, and I am currently 12 shows behind :(   

I left a voice mail months ago about a top 3 list of movies that are better than the source material-  I had 1. Get Shorty, 2. The Godfather, 3. High Fidelity.... The show is clearly the best movie review program I've ever seen or heard, it's intellectual and entertaining and has really turned me on to a lot of movies I would never have seen without it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on February 12, 2007, 12:15:10 AM
Oddly, I haven't ever really fixated on any one particular thing. Recently I've been taking a lot of classes in early silent cinema and getting a lot out of them. One was on the history of production technology, i.e. the evolution of camera blocking and movement, lighting technologies, film stocks, lenses, processing techniques, etc. The one I'm in now is a lot broader and focuses mostly on the history of motion picture exhibition and preservation, but also touches on the origins of film as an entertainment industry. I find them incredibly fascinating- filmmakers back then were way ahead of where they're perceived to have been. Also, I find it a noble and romantic endeavor to take my life in cinema seriously enough to really study and understand its roots.

Aside from that, I'm an enormous James Bond fan. I also study a lot of cinematographers, given that it's my major. I try to be as well rounded as I can with film.

Have you seen Un Chien Andalou? It does a lot of interesting things with spacio/temporal distortion through flashbacks and dream sequences and might give you some new paths to take with your thesis. It's Bunuel and Dali doing experimental Dadaism so it's kind of out there, but might be worth checking out. For some reason it just stuck in my mind when I read what you were writing about.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on February 12, 2007, 02:02:36 AM
oooo so many new people so little time! :D Welcome to the fun. Osprey are you a native of new england or did you choose the cold?
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Post by: aliaimee on February 12, 2007, 02:21:43 AM
Ta for the welcome, Lise.

E.O. sure have seen Un Chien Andalou....acutely recall being very disturbed by the razorblade-meets-eyeball shot...those surrealists hey....whoa.... Speaking of which have you seen Viridiana?! The Last Supper 'appropriation' is wack (yes I believe 'wack' is the technical term).
And a cinematography major hey - I've belatedly discovered Wong Kar Wai and his partner in crime, Chris Doyle (for shame seeing as Doyle is an Aussie)....glad to hear you're digging film history as well.
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Post by: Osprey on February 12, 2007, 04:44:05 AM
Ha, no I chose New Haven, so I am the only one to blame...  I actually find it quite nice for a city of its size; there's quite a bit to do, and restaurants are good. 
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Post by: Junior on February 12, 2007, 10:19:40 AM
Sweet! Another Connecticutioner! I am from Windsor, by Bradley Airport. Nice to know that I'm not the only Nutmeger here.
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Post by: Osprey on February 12, 2007, 05:04:25 PM
I've driven by you many times.   :D
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Post by: denmmurray on February 14, 2007, 08:37:42 AM
Hi...I'm somewhat new...I actually discovered the podcast after I recently got an Ipod for christmas. I listened to the Pan's Labyrinth/Children of Men episode and was immediately hooked. I then went back and downloaded every single episode from 1 all the way to the current cast...
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Post by: alexarch on February 14, 2007, 05:08:08 PM
I feel like I don't need to welcome you, as you've already made a splash on the boards, what with the demonic/naked people avatar and the imagining of AdamandSam doing a vodcast in front of a porn-playing-tele.

But welcome nonetheless.

Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 15, 2007, 12:44:21 PM
Welcome to the Borg... :P
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Post by: NYCsassy gal on February 16, 2007, 07:07:38 PM
Hey folks,
I'm a long-time listener and sporadic board lurker. I surf and read when I get a few moments here and there.
 
Mostly, I'm a fan who eagerly awaits a new 'cast so I can listen, nod and giggle to myself on the subway on the way to work.  I work in textbook publishing and, until oooh a week ago, I was marketing communication texts, English composition books and a few introduction to film texts. (I talk to college profs about using our books; I do not write the texts myself.)

Anywhoo, that's me... oh yea, I am also a tour guide at the American Museum of Natural History and yes, the museum now has open-to-the-public sleep-overs.  Fortunately, Robin Williams does not appear during the evening as TR.   Unfortunately, that terrible movie does not do the museum justice.
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Post by: alexarch on February 21, 2007, 10:17:20 AM
Wow.  It's been a whole week and no one has officially welcomed you.  So very sorry about that.  We're falling down on are duties of grace.

You make your job sound both boring and interesting.  Part of me would love to be surrounded by books all day, but another part of me would cringe at being surround by textbooks.  It's that same ambivalence I go through when I think about going back to school.  I remember how much I loved talking architecture theory, but also how much I couldn't wait to get out of school away from hippies and into the real world.
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Post by: lise on February 21, 2007, 11:47:13 AM
oops! I can't believe we missed this!!! Welcome to the boards ny gal. Did you make it to the meet-up?
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Post by: NYCsassy gal on February 26, 2007, 09:47:16 PM
Hey Sorry for my delay!   I hit the boards when I have a few moments and I just started the new job today, so those moments were few this past week.

JOB:  it's cool and exciting (in a geeky and college-y kind of way)  Personally, books still make me giddy. I get a rush everytime I walk into a Barnes and Noble. It's a sickness.

I did attend the meet-up. Although Adam is mad at me now.  My stealth settling of the bill... not so much.  But I did eat most of the chicken fingers (see! There was a reason!!!)

Thanks for the welcome.  :)

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Post by: sodajerk on February 26, 2007, 09:51:39 PM
I did attend the meet-up. Although Adam is mad at me now.  My stealth settling of the bill... not so much.  But I did eat most of the chicken fingers (see! There was a reason!!!)

That was you? You really are sassy  ;) Welcome to the boards!
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Post by: VmSoze on February 27, 2007, 08:38:34 AM
Hey Sorry for my delay!   I hit the boards when I have a few moments and I just started the new job today, so those moments were few this past week.

JOB:  it's cool and exciting (in a geeky and college-y kind of way)  Personally, books still make me giddy. I get a rush everytime I walk into a Barnes and Noble. It's a sickness.

I did attend the meet-up. Although Adam is mad at me now.  My stealth settling of the bill... not so much.  But I did eat most of the chicken fingers (see! There was a reason!!!)

Thanks for the welcome.  :)

totally get the Barnes and Nobles thing... I always dreamed of "accidentally" getting locked in one overnight, how great would that be?

p.s. - if ever we're out and about together, feel free to stealthily settle any and all bills, really, I don't mind at all...  ;)
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Post by: lise on February 27, 2007, 01:07:59 PM
I volunteered in a library when I was a kid... not to beef up my resume or anything like that, but because that way I could be around books all the time!!! Oh those were the days.....
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Post by: aliaimee on February 27, 2007, 04:12:53 PM
I'll fourth the bookstore fetish! I worked at Borders part time when I was first at uni and loved it there. Actually it was fairly ridiculous- they got all their money back from me and more! I was constantly buying books and dvds, and my family and friends kept up a constant stream of orders too. The fact that I don't work there anymore doesn't stop me dropping by often - only now there's no staff discount :(
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Post by: lise on February 27, 2007, 06:04:51 PM
That was me and the shoe store I worked in... I eventually had to quit the job I was losing too much money.



mmmmmm shoooeeeessss
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Post by: winrit on February 27, 2007, 11:19:34 PM
I worked in a library for two years and it was my favorite job.  I know with the internet/google/wiki, you have information at your fingertips, but there was something about being in a place where for any subject you cared to think about that day you could go and get a book about it.  Many bets were settled over the books in that library.  I miss it. 



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Post by: Junior on February 27, 2007, 11:28:07 PM
I go to the university library when I want to read. A novel idea, I know, but in my defense, I could easily do it in my room and I wouldn't have to walk. I just like the idea of being in a place surrounded by information and stories. I think it is perhaps the best place ever to read.

Pun fully intended, but not until after the fact
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Post by: PulpAffliction on February 28, 2007, 10:06:10 PM
I've been listening to the show since the day iTunes gained the ability to subscribe to podcasts... if anyone wants to wikipedia that date, they can, I'm just too lazy!

Anyhow:
"Hi everyone!"
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Post by: karlwinslow on February 28, 2007, 11:06:35 PM
we're going to need more.  we're needy people. most of us live out deranged fantasies through other people on the boards...*cough* alex *cough*

tell us everything you are willing to disclose.
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 10:04:23 AM
Everything I'm Willing to Divulge:

-My name is Nick (feel free to call me that)
-I am 17.
-I'm a senior in High School, and will be attending either KU or CU @ Boulder to study film production next year.
-I'm gay.
-My film tastes run the gamut (everything from Goddard to Wong-Kar-Wai to Tarantino to Disney)
-I'm a complete cinecrack addict.
-If you can't tell from my picture, I'm completely obsessed with music, especially Radiohead.
-I love to read?
-Do you need more for your elaborate fantasy lives? *cough* alex? *cough*

Oh, and if someone could explain this running "alex" joke to me that'd be fantastic, I've noticed it in several threads that I've posted in so far...
Thanks!
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 10:08:16 AM
Alex is our crazy person. He is like Uncle George who is kinda (really) off and everybody makes fun of him behind his back. It's good times. Join in if you want. This description doesn't really do him justice. Just wait 'til he responds and you will see what I am talking about.
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Post by: lise on March 01, 2007, 12:30:26 PM
also known as junior is an alex... alexarch is an alex... and there are several other alex's running around the boards, but those two are the nutty-ist. :P


Oh and welcome to the boards. We are a slightly disturbed lot, but in that fun crazy way that isn't scary.
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 12:44:56 PM
Nick, about Alex...for one thing there are many of us.  I am but one.  Junior is the other one and got his nick from me to avoid confusion, and for whatever reason I feel internet-big-brotherly toward him.  There are a couple of reasons why I've been labeled "weird", which I prefer to "crumdgeony", the other adjective I'm most associated with.

1) I tend to de-rail a conversation, purposefully, by going off on tangents.
2) I tend to examine the bootyliciousness of any particular male lead.
3) I disagree a lot of time just to disagree, and I agree with Sam (of AdamandSam) a lot of the time.  The kid's got moxie.
4) I've been gunning for a board romance because I think that will lead to higher ratings, and I'm all about making the boards more popular and high school-like.

So, if you see Alex in any post, they could be talking about me or Junior.  Alexander is the other person on here, but he just pops his head in, says something, then pops his head back out.  I think there are other Alexes out there, but these are the three that I can think of now.  I'm not sure if we have any female Alexes.  Any female Alexes out there?  Yo!  Raise your hand!  Make yourself counted!

And thank you for indroducing yourself.  You should know, however, that we're all secretly planning elaborate pranks to pull on you.  I would suggest you check your sheets carefully before you get into bed. 

After Junior posted in this thread, it was all over.  We haven't been able to get him to shut up ever since.
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Post by: lise on March 01, 2007, 12:53:45 PM
2) I tend to examine the bootyliciousness of any particular male lead.

See that doesn't make you crazy... it makes you are very useful resource. :) I wouldn't have known about superman otherwise... though I'm still not sure about that movie. :)
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 12:56:57 PM
What do you mean you couldn't get me to shut up? I don't talk a lot, do I? I chatter a bit, but I do not have verbal diarrhea, do I? I need validation and whatnot. I am pretty sure I never ramble, but then again, you never know. Know what else you never know? How do you tell a dead snail from a live one? They are so slow. I saw a show once where Jeff Corwin was in some forest and there was a sloth and they saw it on the ground (which is rare). Then Jeff asked the local guy what the sloth was doing and the local guy said the sloth was going to the bathroom. Jeff was all excited because that only happens like once a month. So. That is my opinion on snow.
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 01:42:28 PM
I wouldn't have known about superman otherwise... though I'm still not sure about that movie. :)
You don't have to like it.  I love it enough for both of us combined.  For all you Superman Returns haters out there: your derision only makes my love and resolve stronger.  Now if only I could get Lynch to make me a fancy-dancy Electra Woman and Dyna Girl button.   ::)
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 01:58:42 PM
Oh.  And also, in the immortal words of the late great Phil Hartman channeling the delusional Charlton Heston:

SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!  IT'S PEOPLE!!!
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 01:59:41 PM
Umm. Yeah. It is. Who would have thought?
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 04:08:08 PM
You know, I think I get it now. A page of responses to a simple one sentance question :P Anyhow I've been reading the various boards and I've particularly enjoyed Junior and Alexarch's comments... I also believe I'm in a Facebook group with Junior? Maybe?
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 04:22:05 PM
You flatter me too much. I happen to be in two facebook Filmspotting groups. So yeah, you probably are in one with me...

If I can brighten one person's day, that makes me a happy dude. That or punching somebody in the face. Or any occasion to watch Keira Knightly. Or Rachel McAdams. But I digress.

To everybody else: HA HA! THE NEW GUY LIKES ME BETTER!  :P
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 04:34:49 PM
To everybody else: HA HA! THE NEW GUY LIKES ME BETTER!  :P
Congratulations.  A Facebook-er likes you.  That's like saying a half-blind, starving, emotionally-stilted, LOL-ing, legless puppy likes you.  Not you, Nick; I'm sure you're a delight.  I'm talking about everyone else.

By the way, speaking of legless puppies, did anyone pay attention to this past weekend's CNN report on the dog that walked around on his hind legs because he didn't have any front ones?  The same video of him running around the airport was on heavy rotation.  I didn't hear the report because I was listening to music, but I saw it on the gym's tv.  Is it sick that I so enjoyed watching that little guy running around like a little person?
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 04:39:33 PM
You know, I think I get it now. A page of responses to a simple one sentance question :P Anyhow I've been reading the various boards and I've particularly enjoyed Junior and Alexarch's comments... I also believe I'm in a Facebook group with Junior? Maybe?

Dumb Alex. This is what I was responding to ^. Therefore you insulted yourself. BURN!
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Post by: lise on March 01, 2007, 04:43:56 PM
I lol all the time... does that mean you hate me?!?!!! Granted I actually do laugh an insane amount and cry at anything remotely smaltzy.... but I am fond of ogling the appropriate actors so that makes me ok... right? right? right?!?!
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 04:45:55 PM
Dumb Alex. This is what I was responding to ^. Therefore you insulted yourself. BURN!
No!  No more "burn!"s!  I forbid it!  Say something else...like, "Crazy 8s!" or "Skittle-fry plasticine!" or "Jamba-jamba-mo-shoo-sakatchuwan!"
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 04:48:04 PM
I lol all the time... does that mean you hate me?!?!!! Granted I actually do laugh an insane amount and cry at anything remotely smaltzy.... but I am fond of ogling the appropriate actors so that makes me ok... right? right? right?!?!
Oh, Lise.  I could never hate you.  Just as I don't REALLY hate facebook-ers.  I just wish death on them.

BOO-YA!!!!

And I'm on a roll, ladies and gentlemen.
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Post by: lise on March 01, 2007, 05:07:59 PM
is it a fast death... or a slow painful one? If it's slow and painful can I watch?
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 06:47:14 PM
Facebookers are cool. Its Mynerds you should hate. Oh. Wait. You are one... BLAM-O!
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 06:57:14 PM
By the way, speaking of legless puppies, did anyone pay attention to this past weekend's CNN report on the dog that walked around on his hind legs because he didn't have any front ones?  The same video of him running around the airport was on heavy rotation.  I didn't hear the report because I was listening to music, but I saw it on the gym's tv.  Is it sick that I so enjoyed watching that little guy running around like a little person?

I would argue that you, kind sir, are the true legless puppy on this board. :P And I don't run around "lolerskating" my way through life; I prefer full sentences, capitalization, proper grammar and correct spelling (though I'm not always fantastic at that last aspect.) So stop making fun of me. I'm new? LOLZZZ'D IM JK'ING!!!!! LoLoLoLoLo uR sO cUtE!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 07:00:13 PM
I love the fact that there isn't even really a new member to be greeting, yet everyone seems to be congregating around this particular board. Perhaps it's indicitive of how EMOTIONALLY old you are? Hmmm? Alex??? What do you say to that?
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2007, 07:04:34 PM
SHHHHHHHHAAAAABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM! New kid got you there.
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 07:07:14 PM
Completely OT:
I've been thinking about starting up a Last.fm account for a while, thing is: I share a computer with my little sisters and I don't exactly want "Ashlee Simpson - I'm Really Deep! Listen To Me SING!" popping up in my siggy... Is there any way to make the client require a sign in?
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Post by: alexarch on March 01, 2007, 07:50:09 PM
SHHHHHHHHAAAAABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM! New kid got you there.
Not so much.  Did you miss the post above it where he called me cute? (OMG!  im tOTALLY cRuShInG!!!!!!111111111!!!!!!)  And I have no idea how to remedy your last.fm thing.  But I have to ask, Why the Ashlee Simpson hate?  She r0x0rz.
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 01, 2007, 08:51:36 PM
Well, I guess I'll just have to wait until college to join last.fm. For now I'm sure I'm involved in enough useless e-communities.

PS) LOLOMG'D! aShLeE sImPsOn is lyke SOOOOOO much more deeper then her sis! i mean just l00k @ her lirics! puhleeeeeez!
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Post by: crumpet on March 02, 2007, 03:21:01 AM
What is this... facebook...?
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Post by: Katebo on March 02, 2007, 08:52:46 AM
I don't know, crumpet. I was about to welcome Nick when I read the last couple posts. The board seems to have gone crazy- it's importing lines of text from middle school chat rooms. Bizarro.
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 02, 2007, 03:49:11 PM
Ouch, Katebo, that hurts!
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Post by: Katebo on March 02, 2007, 05:09:06 PM
Though I should say y'all still have a few points left for not busting out the leet speak yet.
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Post by: crumpet on March 03, 2007, 03:21:21 AM
Maybe if I phrase it this way, someone will be able to answer me...?

??? wH?7'5 f?C3b0oK?  ???  ???  ???
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Post by: Katebo on March 03, 2007, 09:28:35 AM
Go to www.facebook.com to check it out- it's like MySpace, but a bit less creepy (in my opinion). And yes, it does make me weep on the inside that I could read what you posted.
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Post by: alexarch on March 03, 2007, 09:37:36 AM
But it's only for college students.  To keep out trolls (don't know here we'd find any of those around here  ::)) that like to ogle college kids.
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Post by: Katebo on March 03, 2007, 10:18:51 AM
Actually, anyone can use it now. It recently opened up.
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Post by: Aaron M on March 03, 2007, 08:28:56 PM
Hello, all.  I subscribed to the show since around episode #100, and went back and listened to a bunch of the old episodes as well.  I'm a linux/bsd system administrator in Missouri, and not nearly enough of a film geek to be taken seriously around here.  I love movies, but it seems I hardly ever actually see them anymore -- I think the last thing I saw in the cinema was Superman Returns, which is frankly an embarassing thing to be my most recent movie.  sigh.

Come to think of it, I spend way more time listening to podcasts about movies (Filmspotting, Movies You Should See, Mark Kermode) than I actually do watching movies.

But at least I've seen Sixteen Candles and The Seven Samurai. ;)
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Post by: winrit on March 03, 2007, 08:34:43 PM
Welcome. This place has a way of inspiring trips to the theatre so it may be just what you need. Good to have a fellow midwesterner on board.  Do you have any pets?  What was your favorite movie as a kid?  What do you like better: pizza, macaroni and cheese, or brownies? 
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Post by: Aaron M on March 03, 2007, 08:42:38 PM
One elderly cat I've owned since he was born; his name is Bump, and he lives up to it.

Favorite movie as a kid: The Great Escape.  I had a two-tape VHS copy of it that I must've watched at least a hundred times.  Conversely, I also watched Teen Wolf repeatedly.  I think the combination was a formative experience, though I'm not sure what it says about me.

As for your last question: pie.  Any pie.

Mmmmmmm, pie.
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Post by: alexarch on March 03, 2007, 11:30:06 PM
Welcome Aaron M.  I see you've already made yourself comfortable...fluffed a few pillows and such.  Good.  Kick off  your shoes.  Put a record on the turntable and chill.  We're just mellow right now...or at least I am.  Spent all day with the fam.  My eyes hurt.
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Post by: lise on March 04, 2007, 02:46:02 AM
All day with the fam seems like a nice change. I went to a 2 year olds birthday party, which as a non-parent, non-married, definitely not settled down person was scary in many many ways.  :-[

Oh and welcome Aaron. I understand not getting to movies much... that is what netflix is for!
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Post by: crumpet on March 04, 2007, 04:31:00 AM
I spent all day with my friends, getting presents and having birds of prey fly extremely close to my head.  Good times. :D
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Post by: sodajerk on March 04, 2007, 04:53:49 AM
I went to a Chuck E Cheese party last month for my nephew who turned 6. Skeeball rulz!
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Post by: PulpAffliction on March 04, 2007, 09:29:04 AM
I went to Work! Oh, wait, that sucks...
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Post by: Andy787 on March 04, 2007, 06:05:41 PM
First post here, though I've been listening since the beginning, and am a long-time fan. :) I've been registered on the boards for a while as well, but just decided it's as good a time as any to finally participate. So.. how goes it, fellow Cinecrack-addicts? :)
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Post by: winrit on March 04, 2007, 06:15:00 PM
Hello!  Good to have you around.  What kind of movies do you like?  Do you live in a house or in a flat/apartment?  Do live in a climate where it is warm or cold right now?  What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it? Welcome!
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Post by: Andy787 on March 04, 2007, 07:01:46 PM
I love all kinds of movies, though lately I've been really enjoying digging into the classics, and I have a penchant for film noir. My all time favorite movie is, as you might've guessed, 2001: A Space Odyssey. :) Some of my other all time favorites: Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Lost in Translation, Annie Hall, and many from my favorite directors. Favorite directors: Kubrick, Scorsese, Leone. Favorite actors: Bogart, De Niro, Nicholson, Murray.

Of course, I love listening to Filmspotting, and listening to Adam and Sam talk about both the current interesting movies, and classics/important films during their marathons has very much broadened my interests.

I'm living in an apartment down in Florida right now, so of course it's generally very warm over here. Luckily it hasn't been terribly humid lately, so it's just a pleasant heat, and not the constant sweat-inducing kind. The last movie I saw was Chinatown, and like I mentioned in the "last movie" thread, I loved it! Wonderful acting by a great cast, classic film noir with its own interesting take, and an ending that brings the film to another level.
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Post by: winrit on March 04, 2007, 07:18:23 PM
If you like film noir you will probably want to check out this thread.

http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=455.0
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Post by: ElectricOtter on March 06, 2007, 03:56:54 AM
Welcome aboard, Andy!
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Post by: mweston on March 06, 2007, 03:58:03 PM
My all time favorite movie is, as you might've guessed, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Yeah! Welcome to the rather small club (based on how many people say they've never seen it or gave up partway through).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron M on March 06, 2007, 03:59:14 PM
My all time favorite movie is, as you might've guessed, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Yeah! Welcome to the rather small club (based on how many people say they've never seen it or gave up partway through).
I loved it right up until the special-effects masturbation sequence.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: OskarS on March 06, 2007, 04:17:04 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Oskar Sigvardsson, and I've been listening to Filmspotting/Cinecast for a while now. I think the first review I heard was Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, so that would be Cinecast #10. I've pretty much been listening constantly since. I've gotten my emails read two or three times I think and on the last show they actually played a voicemail from me (how sad is it that that was the best thing to happen to me that week ;). I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and I love movies, all kinds really. My brother calls me an old softie because I get all mushy inside from romantic comedies. However, I am also completely soul-less in that I never cry or get scared from any movie at all anymore. The last one that actually produced tears was a TV-movie starring Emma Thompson called Wit (http://imdb.com/title/tt0243664/) (based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play). That was six years ago now. I mean, I get deeply moved by many movies even if I don't cry, Mulholland Drive crushes my inside and Grave of the Fireflies made me a hollow shell of a man, a solid ghost walking upright. The reason I don't get scared is that Event Horizon simply scared me so much many years ago that I simply have no scare in me left. A cheesy 90s sci-fi horror movie took it all.

If I were to select my favorite of all time it would probably be the aforementioned Mulholland Drive, although that thing is impossible to say really. I am completely indiscriminate in movie genres, I enjoy anything projected that moves. If I were to pick a favorite, I guess I would go with crime-thrillers and neo-noirs (think LA Confidential and The Usual Suspects). What else... oh, my avatar is a graphic novel character called Corto Maltese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corto_Maltese), quite possibly the coolest fictional character of all time. I'm currently studying mathematics at the university. I enjoy books and graphic novels. I have a dog named Feigenbaum. I have an insane addiction to green tea and diet coke, I drink literally liters of them combined every day. I collect decks of cards, even though I rarely play anything. I have virtually no interest in sports.

Hmm... can't think of anything else. Well, that's basically me :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 06, 2007, 04:39:15 PM
Welcome Andy!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on March 06, 2007, 04:53:42 PM
I enjoy anything projected that moves.

Nice to have you here, but I don't entirely believe your above statement. If you added in an "almost", then I would understand and even agree with you, but I have to say that Hope Floats is a large piece of crap.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 06, 2007, 04:58:55 PM
Welcome Oskar!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: OskarS on March 06, 2007, 05:00:15 PM
I enjoy anything projected that moves.

Nice to have you here, but I don't entirely believe your above statement. If you added in an "almost", then I would understand and even agree with you, but I have to say that Hope Floats is a large piece of crap.

All right, I'll give you Hope Floats and Awakenings, the rest I enjoy :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 06, 2007, 06:18:40 PM
Welcome to you both.  This thread is becoming more popular since Frank installed that little news thing.  We love new people.  Honest.  We're also judging you.  At least I am.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 06, 2007, 06:51:14 PM
Is the judging scale similar to a kindergarten report card using the scale:

M   Meets or exceeds expectations at this time.
D   Developing
N   Needs strengthening
X   Does not apply at this time

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Filmspotter:
is self confident
is desirably independent
understands & follows directions
reads attentively
interacts cooperatively
accepts responsibility for own behavior
follows board rules

LANGUAGE ARTS
Filmspotter:
takes part in group discussion
expresses ideas well
speaks in sentences  - I lose points here
uses visual discrimination skills - See the movie game

MATH
Child:
recognizes and extends patterns ie director Z's last 3 films were crap... Z's next film will be too
understands number value 1-10 or 1-5 in our case

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES
Filmspotter:
participates in activities -registration for fantasy baseball is still open
shows understanding of concepts

CREATIVE ARTS
Filmspotter:
participates actively in music - Music Thread

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Filmspotter: ok none of these really apply beyond knowing you can type
demonstrates large motor skills
i.e., jumping, skipping, galloping, hopping,
balancing, and ball handling
demonstrates small-motor skills
i.e., use of crayons, scissors, glue, and pencil.



...and yes I did go and find a kindergarten report card... I was procrastinating  :-*
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on March 06, 2007, 09:24:42 PM
I enjoy books and graphic novels. I have a dog named Feigenbaum. I have an insane addiction to green tea and diet coke, I drink literally liters of them combined every day. I collect decks of cards, even though I rarely play anything. I have virtually no interest in sports.

Hmm... can't think of anything else. Well, that's basically me :)

I have two remarks:

1) do you actually combine the green tea and diet soda?  'cause that would be rock star...
2) I just wanted to let you know that Sports have virtually no interest in you either... so there!

*and yes, I do speak for "sports", and they're very upset with YOU! :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: PulpAffliction on March 06, 2007, 11:25:37 PM
Quote
*and yes, I do speak for "sports", and they're very upset with YOU! :)

Wow, you sounded just like Ryan North there for a second!www.qwantz.com (http://www.qwantz.com)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on March 08, 2007, 10:23:06 AM
I've been avoiding this for reasons of lack of self-interest.

My name is Michael Grace. I currently live in North Jersey, but I'm from the Philly area and graduate from Rutgers University. I'm working an unspeakably bad job while I make films on the side, write scripts, try to get work as an editor/videographer and prepare for grad school (phd in film studies). I've been listening since #100 or so and back tracked pretty far previous to that. My favorite film is Last Year in Marienbad and as an ex-radio dj, I am mostly incapable of picking a favorite band (but the fiery furnaces are my fiancee's fav so I hear that more than anything). I hate these things and I'm sure it shows. I listen to entirely too much NPR and I very badly want to see Killer of Sheep when it starts playing the IFC center at the end of the month. I'll set up a public list of my voting and whatnot and post it when I get around to it. I don't always go for the obscure films like Marienbad and Jeanne Dielman, but I often do (same way with music, my co-host once called me an "avant-gardist" leading to on-air pen throwing and a game of 20 questions). I don't know if there are any others out there, but I am a vegan and would love to have a discussion about veganism relating to film.

Thanks for reading. I'm going back into the shadows now to listen to The Microphones and eat my tofu pop.
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Post by: VmSoze on March 08, 2007, 10:31:27 AM
I've been avoiding this for reasons of lack of self-interest.

My name is Michael Grace. I currently live in North Jersey, but I'm from the Philly area and graduate from Rutgers University. I'm working an unspeakably bad job while I make films on the side, write scripts, try to get work as an editor/videographer and prepare for grad school (phd in film studies). I've been listening since #100 or so and back tracked pretty far previous to that. My favorite film is Last Year in Marienbad and as an ex-radio dj, I am mostly incapable of picking a favorite band (but the fiery furnaces are my fiancee's fav so I hear that more than anything). I hate these things and I'm sure it shows. I listen to entirely too much NPR and I very badly want to see Killer of Sheep when it starts playing the IFC center at the end of the month. I'll set up a public list of my voting and whatnot and post it when I get around to it. I don't always go for the obscure films like Marienbad and Jeanne Dielman, but I often do (same way with music, my co-host once called me an "avant-gardist" leading to on-air pen throwing and a game of 20 questions). I don't know if there are any others out there, but I am a vegan and would love to have a discussion about veganism relating to film.

Thanks for reading. I'm going back into the shadows now to listen to The Microphones and eat my tofu pop.

North Jersey!  you have very good taste then... Where abouts are you?  anywhere near Jersey City/Hoboken?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on March 08, 2007, 10:36:04 AM
I've been avoiding this for reasons of lack of self-interest.

My name is Michael Grace. I currently live in North Jersey, but I'm from the Philly area and graduate from Rutgers University. I'm working an unspeakably bad job while I make films on the side, write scripts, try to get work as an editor/videographer and prepare for grad school (phd in film studies). I've been listening since #100 or so and back tracked pretty far previous to that. My favorite film is Last Year in Marienbad and as an ex-radio dj, I am mostly incapable of picking a favorite band (but the fiery furnaces are my fiancee's fav so I hear that more than anything). I hate these things and I'm sure it shows. I listen to entirely too much NPR and I very badly want to see Killer of Sheep when it starts playing the IFC center at the end of the month. I'll set up a public list of my voting and whatnot and post it when I get around to it. I don't always go for the obscure films like Marienbad and Jeanne Dielman, but I often do (same way with music, my co-host once called me an "avant-gardist" leading to on-air pen throwing and a game of 20 questions). I don't know if there are any others out there, but I am a vegan and would love to have a discussion about veganism relating to film.

Thanks for reading. I'm going back into the shadows now to listen to The Microphones and eat my tofu pop.

North Jersey!  you have very good taste then... Where abouts are you?  anywhere near Jersey City/Hoboken?


Half hour. Near Morristown and Parsippany. I have friends that live in Jersey City.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 08, 2007, 11:24:49 AM
Michael, thanks for posting.  I believe Crumpet is a vegetarian, but I'm not sure about her being a vegan.  You can ask her.  As far as veganism in filmmaking?  Wow.  That's a tough call.  Chris and ElectricOtter are our resident filmmakers...or at least the two most vocal.  The others don't frequent this board as much, so I don't know them as well.  Maybe they know a thing or two about veganism in filmmaking.

Again, welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on March 08, 2007, 11:30:22 AM
Thanks.

Just to be clear, vegans get into a lot of discussions about morality within veganism. So the kind of discussion of film that occurs is whether it's okay to support films like Las Hurdes or Apocalypse Now considering they killed animals for the film.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on March 08, 2007, 02:57:14 PM
I'm somewhere between vegetarian and vegan.  I was vegan for a while, but then I took up knitting, and like to knit with natural fibres (I knit with plant based fibres too, but I knit most with wool) over synthetics.  I also eat eggs sometimes, free range and usually from my friend's chickens.  And I eat cheese that has no animal rennet.

What are your views on film being made with gelatin?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on March 08, 2007, 04:38:01 PM
Honestly, I just dont know what to think about that. I mean, for me personally, I work entirely digitally, so it's not an issue. As for watching stock made from animal gelatin, I am accepting it as a necessary evil (like how there's no such thing as vegan tires) that I just don't have the time and energy to get around. Obviously, it all comes down to how much you are willing to do, personally.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 09, 2007, 05:00:24 PM
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Filmspotter: ok none of these really apply beyond knowing you can type
demonstrates large motor skills
i.e., jumping, skipping, galloping, hopping,
balancing, and ball handling
demonstrates small-motor skills
i.e., use of crayons, scissors, glue, and pencil.



...and yes I did go and find a kindergarten report card... I was procrastinating  :-*

Lise, these are all the skills I'm looking for in a good filmspotter.  If you're not a good galloper, I have no use for you.  In fact, in order to enter the next contest entrants must demonstrate excellence in all the above skill sets.

We're calling it The First Annual Filmspotting Jumping, Skipping, Galloping, Hopping, Balancing, Ball Handling (tee-hee), Crayon-using, Scissoring, Glueing, and Penciling Race for the Cure!  We're still working out the details, and we don't know what we're trying to cure yet.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 09, 2007, 06:35:42 PM
A contest of that nature could be fun... it's like making tape sculpture, juvenile but fun!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on March 09, 2007, 08:07:50 PM
well, I guess I'm out then... my Glueing skills have never been up to snuff :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on March 10, 2007, 05:46:59 AM
I'm quite good with crayon-ing, scissoring, glueing and pencilling.  Especially glueing.  I like to think I'm good at ball handling (tee-hee).  Count me in. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on March 10, 2007, 09:10:09 AM
Can we try to cure GVH? It's gross, and I don't want to see it anymore.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on March 11, 2007, 05:03:22 PM
Hey everyone!  Imagine my joy when I heard Adam (or was it Sam?) mention there were message boards for filmspotting on the last podcast.  Actually, I've been listening for about 6 months now, but I've listened to pretty much all the archives. 
I had two emails read on FS: 141 "The Pursuit of Happyness."  I think Sam dubbed my intro email as 'one of the greatest emails ever.' :lol:  I was so happy, I ran out to tell all my friends, but none of them are listeners, so I just got very depressed at how lame my friends were. 
Anyway, hello everyone!  I'll try and add intelligent discussion, but I might just be a fanboy. :lol:
Maybe I should say some of my favorites movies... hmm..

The Bourne Identity
Chicago
Dark Water
Dreamgirls
The Empire Strikes Back
Freaky Friday
Ghost
The Grudge
It's a Wonderful Life
Jaws
Million Dollar Baby
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
A Prairie Home Companion
Rear Window
The Ring
Scary Movie 4
Serenity
Snakes on a Plane
Star Wars
United 93

and my all time favorite, which is a guilty pleasure...
Freaky Friday (2003), I sort of have an irrational fondness to this movie, but oh well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on March 11, 2007, 05:19:21 PM
I love your avatar J5er. :)

I think I need to go and graffiti some stop signs now.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crashd on March 14, 2007, 12:08:46 PM
Hi all! Ive been listening to the boys for about 6 or 7 months now, I gradudated in Film+Literature from a University over here in the UK and now im working in the film post industry in the lovely, clean London  ::)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 14, 2007, 12:40:32 PM
I think we are being taken over by film types residing in the UK! run for you lives!!!!!!!!!

welcome aboard. Favorite film, musical, geological era, type of pudding?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 14, 2007, 12:58:54 PM
Welcome J5er and crashd.  There's something serendipitous about you guys posting so close together, what with your cryptic names.

I'm going to guess that J5er is the name of an as-yet-to-be-released energy drink product that will "Take it to the maximum!"  You chose the name because you work in the marketing department of said drink, and you designed the font used in the small type disclaimer at the bottom of the magazine print campaign.  This disclaimer warns that those who drink J5er will experience rapid hair grown in a 1" x 1" area precisely 33 degress to the right and down of the drinker's left nipple.

crashd, I'm going to guess that you feel that the e missing between the h and the d is extraneous and should be removed from all words ending in -ed.  You were one of the people that conducted a study to determine how many extra minutes a day the average person could save by not typing that e.  The number in minutes, 24.2, is coincidentally the same number of ingredients in J5er - "The Energy Drink that Will Make You Clean Your House Rapidly (But Not Thoroughly, Exactly)."
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on March 14, 2007, 01:03:23 PM
Sometimes I wonder what planet Alex is from. Then I realize that he isn't actually one person, but is more like the South Park interpretation of the Family Guy writers.

Anywho. Welcome crashd and J5er.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 14, 2007, 01:15:38 PM
Sometimes I wonder what planet Alex is from. Then I realize that he isn't actually one person, but is more like the South Park interpretation of the Family Guy writers.
I need a YouTube.  Please supply it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on March 14, 2007, 01:24:51 PM
Not youtube, but it was all I could get. How the Family Guy jokes are made (http://www.razoric.com/games/South-Park-How-Family-Guy-episodes-get-made)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Badgerfan on March 14, 2007, 01:27:05 PM
Hey Filmspotting Boarders...

My name is Kris Zimmerman, I live in Madison, WI and have been listening since about show #120-125??  I am currently in the 90's catching up on old episodes...

I've only recently begun posting, but really like the community here and am excited to be able to share my passion for film, talking about film, and whatever else.  I've got a science background, but have had some film classes and was a theatre major for a while....my tastes are pretty broad, and I really have trouble picking a favorite anything...the genre I grew up on and is probably my favorite if you had to pin me down is horror, but I will watch just about anything...almost...which gives me a broad list of things I've seen, but nothing exhaustive, leaving big holes in my "should have seen" list, but I'm working on it.

I won't bore with more details on my first get to know you post...but I look forward to hanging around here.

Favorite pudding - butterscotch

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on March 14, 2007, 01:34:33 PM
I love butterscotch.  I don't eat enough pudding.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crashd on March 14, 2007, 02:20:12 PM
Alexarch: I contend you have <b>wayyyy</b> to much time on your hands : )

Lise: We're actually secretly floating the Isles towards the USA, and when close enough, are planning to mount a D-Day style invasion. It'll fail, of course, but it might one day make a cool film.

I guess my favourite pudding is something traditionally british like treacle pudding or bread&butter pudding (heart attack alert!), I do have a soft spot for creme brulee though : )
My favourite geological era is the Neoarchean, it really doesn't get enough love in popular culture!

Favourite music and film are a bit more difficult, but I do have a soft spot for what you americans call "math" rock. Filmwise im mostly influenced by my chubby childhood upbringing of sci-fi and action and my film school education in the "classics".


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 14, 2007, 02:42:51 PM
I've got a science background, but have had some film classes and was a theatre major for a while....my tastes are pretty broad, and I really have trouble picking a favorite anything..


Woo hoo another science person! It all goes towards my plot to take over the world.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Badgerfan on March 14, 2007, 04:48:27 PM
Woo hoo another science person! It all goes towards my plot to take over the world.

...so am I slated to be an active participant, or an unwitting pawn?   Unwitting pawn doesn't seem like much fun....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 14, 2007, 08:18:50 PM
definite participant! I mean what fun is taking over the world <or is universe a better goal> if you don't have co-conspirators!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on March 14, 2007, 08:58:18 PM
I don't eat enough pudding.

no one does.  :'(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on March 14, 2007, 10:58:04 PM
Favourite music and film are a bit more difficult, but I do have a soft spot for what you americans call "math" rock. Filmwise im mostly influenced by my chubby childhood upbringing of sci-fi and action and my film school education in the "classics".

ummm, my "American" card may get revoked for asking this question, but what pray tell is "math" rock? :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: stephsmith on March 17, 2007, 09:57:36 PM
Hi, I'm Stephanie, Adam and Sam admirer and film-snob wanna-be. Favorite actors are Robert Duvall and Cate Blanchet. Favorite movie of all-time is Star Wars. Other passions/obsessions are Lost, BSG, and Heroes. Other podcast I love Coverville, Ask A Ninja, Cute With Chris, Watching the Directors, Girls on Film. Podcast suggestions are greatly appreciated. Can't wait to get to know all you guys. Oh, no. No spellcheck?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 18, 2007, 03:54:34 AM
Welcome!  And Don't worry about the spelling. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on March 18, 2007, 12:18:57 PM
Welcome.  My browser checks my spelling as I type, but maybe safari is just a superior being of some sort.   :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on March 18, 2007, 12:21:13 PM
Welcome.  My browser checks my spelling as I type, but maybe safari is just a superior being of some sort.   :)

Firefox does that too. And it's not dumb. Two points for Firefox.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 18, 2007, 05:30:45 PM
Choose Firefox, live longer.

Choose Firefox, it fights crime.

Choose Firefox, it's part of a balanced breakfast.

Choose Firefox, it's like petting a puppy.

Safari-Melts in your hand, not in your mouth.

Safari - Kills kittens, no really, it does.

IE - It hates you.

IE - When the end comes, you'll know who to blame...

IE - It once punched my grandma in the FACE!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on March 18, 2007, 06:02:33 PM
I <3 Safari.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 18, 2007, 06:10:47 PM
It's better than IE.  So I can't blame you there.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Brian Z on March 18, 2007, 06:58:45 PM
Hey peoples, new to the boards, though I have been listening to the show for about a year. Um, that is the core of it I suppose.

Throwing out some of my all time favorite films.

Lord of the Rings Films (Never read the books, for whatever that means)
Moulin Rouge
12 Angry Men
A Streetcar Named Desire
Before Sunrise and Sunset
Almost Famous
The Big Lebowski
Memento
Raging Bull
The Bicycle Thieves
Spirited Away
My Neighbor Totoro
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on March 18, 2007, 08:44:59 PM
thanks everyone for the welcomes.  ;D
Welcome J5er and crashd.  There's something serendipitous about you guys posting so close together, what with your cryptic names.

I'm going to guess that J5er is the name of an as-yet-to-be-released energy drink product that will "Take it to the maximum!"  You chose the name because you work in the marketing department of said drink, and you designed the font used in the small type disclaimer at the bottom of the magazine print campaign.  This disclaimer warns that those who drink J5er will experience rapid hair grown in a 1" x 1" area precisely 33 degress to the right and down of the drinker's left nipple.
:lol: Oh yeah, expect that energy drink soon.  Just be wary, there is a secret ingrediant.  I fill up ipod shuffles with Flimspotting episodes, than stick the shuffle in the processer with the other ingrediants, that way when people drink it, they become addicted, forever insuring the sucsess and continued sales of the J5er drink.  :lol:

Actually, J5er is my online alias everywhere, and I don't think I'll disclose its orgins now, somethings have to be a mystery....  ???

Oh, and btw, I don't mind Nelly Furtado music, I actually find her new album to be quite mindlessly entertaining.   :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Mal on March 18, 2007, 11:39:52 PM
Hello everyone.

I'm a new member here on the forum, but I've listened to the podcast for around half a year now.

I think I found out about it when I was browsing the forum of another podcast, and the subject of "What other podcasts do you listen to?" came up.  Someone mentioned this one, and for one reason or another (I can't remember), I gave it a shot and have enjoyed it!

I'm hardly a film buff, I just enjoy what I enjoy (99% of it would make any self-respecting film snob roll over in their grave ;) ).

My taste in movies isn't what it used to be.  Even a couple years ago I'd have told you I loved LOTR to death, but lately my passion for everything has waned.  I should see someone about that lol but that's not my point.

I like a lot of SciFi/Fantasy, along with Action and Drama.

I don't really see a lot of the "classics" or independent films, or even very old legendary films.

But gradually I think I will get around to checking out more films that I haven't really pursued before.

Much like my taste in music, I like what I like, regardless of what it's "supposed" to be.  Case in point:  Some of my favorite movies include Kill Bill, Glory, X2, and Titanic.  :)

My favorite thing about the podcast is the fact that Adam and Sam don't "rate" their films.  They simply talk about what they liked and didn't like, and what they thought worked or didn't work.  That's how it should be with all art IMO. 

Keep up the good work, guys!  I'm going to try to lurk here for now and join in when I feel I can, and over time I want to become a little bit of a film buff.  Listening to the podcast helps me consider movies I normally never would have.

See you around,

Mal
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Post by: winrit on March 19, 2007, 12:32:35 AM
Next thing you know you'll be sitting through all 3 hours and 7 minutes of Birth of a Nation.  ;) Welcome.
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Post by: lise on March 19, 2007, 01:50:15 PM
If everyone on here were film snobs are conversations would either be very boring or ... nope just boring! :) Enjoy and join on in... the natives don't usually bite, but you might want to look out for the alexs. 
Title: Yes, I'm new.
Post by: Marina on March 19, 2007, 06:57:25 PM
Hello to everyone out there in Board Land.

I've been listening to the show for some time now and finally decided to check out the boards. I'm not the best with BB simply because I forget to check them but what the heck, I'll give it a shot.

Student, employee, movie lover. Never enough time to get it all done but I try to squeeze them all in and sometimes they all just fall apart. Looking forward to interesting film discussions!
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Post by: crumpet on March 19, 2007, 08:00:57 PM
We need more information!  More!
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on March 20, 2007, 12:34:53 PM
Welcome All!!!

Sorry I didin't do it individually, but we've got a lot of new recruits.  Your fist mission is to watch the film Beautiful Girls!  DO IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
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Post by: Graabein on March 21, 2007, 12:53:12 PM
Greetings filmspotters.

I'm a middleaged movie lover from Norway and I too happen to like Adam & Sam's podcasts. Great entertainment on my way to & from work.

See a lot of new movies but the past months I've tried to catch up, going through my pile of "not-yet-watched"-dvds. Classics and not-so-old stuff.

Last movies seen:
Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man
Andreij Tarkovsky: Mirror
Alfred Hitchcock: Strangers on a Train
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on March 21, 2007, 01:01:07 PM
welcome to the club ;) At this point I usually ask something pithy, but today I'll ask.... do you have a favorite genre? Do you take cream in your coffee? Do you have a favorite modern director? (feel free to ignore me... it isn't unusual...)
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Post by: Junior on March 21, 2007, 01:08:05 PM
It's not unusual to be loved by anyone!
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Post by: lise on March 21, 2007, 01:10:21 PM
no fair... now i'm going to have tom jones going through my head all day!!!
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Post by: Graabein on March 21, 2007, 01:18:23 PM
Hi lise:
No favorite genre. No cream, no sugar - unless it's espresso-based in which case I take both. In generous amounts.

Modern directors.. well, Scorsese, Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Jarmusch, Spanish director Julio Medem (who will be introducing one of his films in my hometown next week)
Just to name a few.

How about your preferences?
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Post by: Marina on March 21, 2007, 02:06:42 PM
We need more information!  More!

WAHHH! OK. What else?

I live in beautiful and always rainy Vancouver. I've been working on an English degree for what seems like 10 years but has really only been 2. I'm compulsive (an sometimes obsessive). Discovered movies late (blame it on living in rural Europe while growing up. The first movie I remember seeing in theaters was "Gone with the Wind" though I slept through most of it and I didn't see another one until I was 11. FX: The Movie. No, I didn't pick it.

That enough?  :D
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Post by: lise on March 21, 2007, 03:48:45 PM
hmmm my preferences on coffee are... if it is regular coffee I take it with non-fat milk and sugar (I just don't like whole milk or cream... I know I'm weird), after dinner however I usually take my coffee straight no cream no sugar.

genre's of movies... I like thrillers but not horror, and comedies with plots. I like drama's only if there is an element of laughter involved (I don't tend to like movies that take themselves too seriously). Oh and I am a sucker for a spy/crime/caper movie of any type.

directors... I don't actually have a preference. Everytime I think I like one they come out with a movie I hate, so I go in with an open mind and try to have fun. Thats what movies are about right?!?!?!
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Post by: ElectricOtter on March 24, 2007, 12:47:43 PM
FX: The Movie. No, I didn't pick it.

You dissin' on FX?
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Post by: lise on March 25, 2007, 12:00:07 AM
I had my first ever date to fx 2... i have a warm spot in my heart for all those movies. :)
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Post by: ElectricOtter on March 25, 2007, 04:47:10 PM
Mine was to The Time Machine. Needless to say we decided to pay no attention to it after about 20 minutes.
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Post by: mweston on March 25, 2007, 08:44:23 PM
This seems to have morphed into a new thread. My first ever date was to see Close Encounters.
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Post by: Brian Z on March 25, 2007, 08:51:31 PM
Mine was to, ugh, High School High with John Lovitz, haha.
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Post by: ElectricOtter on March 25, 2007, 11:49:12 PM
Let me see if I can't get this back on track....

Hey, new people!
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Post by: Marina on March 27, 2007, 06:22:17 PM
FX: The Movie. No, I didn't pick it.

You dissin' on FX?

No. I actually really liked it. Considering that I was 14.
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Post by: alexarch on March 27, 2007, 06:27:27 PM
Mal, Marina, Graabein,

Your new names are Manny, Moe, and Jack...'cuz I had to look back at the spelling of Graabein 3 times.  Welcome to all three of you, and sorry for my tardiness.  If you haven't figured out yet already, this board, amongst all the other boards, rarely stays on target.  (Ooh - a Porkins reference.)  The boards are getting out of control at the moment, and if you never see this very personal and heart-felt message to you three, I understand.  There's just so much activity right now.

I really can't say what my first date movie was because in HS, I had a really strange relationship with girls.  I was their friend, and though I went with them to a movie as a boy and girl would go "on a date," I never thought of them romantically.  I remember seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with a really good friend (girl) when it came out.  I didn't "date" a girl until college, and I went out with probably one girl for every year there.  I think my first official "date" with a guy where we saw a movie was The Brady Movie.  And I've already said how my first movie with Jerry was Minority Report in which I jumped out of my seat and yelped like a girl at the part where Samantha Morton wakes up and springs out of the water.
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Post by: Marina on March 27, 2007, 06:37:14 PM
Mal, Marina, Graabein, Your new names are Manny, Moe, and Jack...'cuz I had to look back at the spelling of Graabein 3 times.  Welcome to all three of you, and sorry for my tardiness.  If you haven't figured out yet already, this board, amongst all the other boards, rarely stays on target.  (Ooh - a Porkins reference.)  The boards are getting out of control at the moment, and if you never see this very personal and heart-felt message to you three, I understand.  There's just so much activity right now.


HEHEHE! I've never been renamed before!

Thanks for the nice welcome! I'm still figuring out the whole message board 'thing' but so far so good!   ;D
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Post by: lise on March 27, 2007, 06:47:19 PM
There are very few things that can't be learned by just jumping in... the odder ones are that there are threads dedicated to self-whoring aka bragging/showing off something cool you did, and cool video clips! Oh and as alex said we are very easily distracted and will go off on tangents a lot.
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Post by: Junior on March 27, 2007, 06:54:17 PM
Your mom is a tangent... BURN!

See, this is the kind of stuff that you won't see on this board. That's for IMDB.
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Post by: lise on March 27, 2007, 07:05:24 PM
Yeah... we don't tend to do the imdb style messaging... except in dedicated threads. I like the "I don't care if the movie is bad I'll still see it 'cause the actor is ___" thread... but even that one is more like a confessional. :)
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Post by: saltine on April 03, 2007, 03:38:12 PM
Welcome, worm@work.  I know you play the Movie Game and have had some tough screenshots up.

Tell me, would the food be Indian?  Curries?  Prawns Bombay?  Tiki Chicken? Naan?  Papadums?  God, I'm starving for that!  We get great Indian in Perth, but now that I'm back in Texas, no curries.  Of course, the barbeque and TexMex are great too.

(I'm starting a diet on Tuesday, so I'm all about the food right now!)
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Post by: VmSoze on April 03, 2007, 05:17:56 PM
Gee, thanks for making my tummy go "GRRRR."  It is now planning a full-fledged assault if I don't get it some yummy Curry. ;)
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Post by: alexarch on April 04, 2007, 07:07:18 AM
Welcome, worm.  Play nice with the other kids.  Don't get dirt on your new pants.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: rie on April 04, 2007, 05:57:29 PM
howdy from (way too hot too early) sunny tucson!

i'm rie -- been a cinecrack addict for a long time now... and i've spent too much time just lurking in here -- figured it was time to face this part of my addiction and introduce myself.

i live in tucson, love it to death, and can't wait for when samandadam come visit (someday?  maybe?) so i can take them to our independent theater, the loft, where we can drink beer and eat pizza (gotta' love that).  i've been into stories all my life, so it was easy to become obsessed with movies -- the stories they tell and the stories about how they get made.  i'm a writer, and hope to add being able to write halfway decent movie reviews to my list of things i write and share with the 2.3 readers of my blog.   ::)

i'm looking forward to joining in the discussions and learning from y'all!

peace- rie
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Post by: lise on April 04, 2007, 06:19:35 PM
welcome... do you have a favorite genre? type of music? sporting event? species of cactus?
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Post by: crumpet on April 04, 2007, 08:02:48 PM
I don't think I could really cope living in a place without Indian food options.  I have a hard enough time in this suburb, where there are no Indian restaurants in easy walking distance.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on April 04, 2007, 09:08:23 PM
Welcome rie.  We're glad you stepped in here.  Take a look around at other people's websites; you'll see that a lot of us are writers in one way or another.  Do you do anything else besides movies and writing?  Professional eyebrow waxing perhaps? Cuddly street urchin-ing?

Also, if you're looking to learn something from us, you will be sorely disappointed.  There's a hell of a lot of opining and grandstanding on these boards, but not a whole lot of teaching.
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Post by: rie on April 05, 2007, 11:39:16 AM
welcome... do you have a favorite genre? type of music? sporting event? species of cactus?

fav genre... hmm.  i can tell you what kinds of movies i DON'T gravitate towards -- musicals and westerns (yes, still, despite the boys' really great marathons).  music?  all over the place -- i like exploring.  right now, i'm into the tiger lillies, and any danny elfman score will always make me happy.  sporting event -- does eating count?   ;D

and i'm partial to night-blooming cereus.
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Post by: rie on April 05, 2007, 11:52:49 AM
Do you do anything else besides movies and writing?  Professional eyebrow waxing perhaps? Cuddly street urchin-ing?

Also, if you're looking to learn something from us, you will be sorely disappointed.  There's a hell of a lot of opining and grandstanding on these boards, but not a whole lot of teaching.

professional eyebrow waxing -- now there's a career!  i think it's time to ditch my university writing teacher gig and try that -- bet i'd make more money... 

i hike.  i camp.  i cook.  i putz about in my yard trying to make things grow. i travel about with my partner the photographer (nature abstracts) and try to get people to buy his stuff.

opining and grandstanding, eh?  well, there's a lot to be learned form listening to people do that, i do believe.   ;)
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Post by: HumorMe on April 07, 2007, 07:18:53 AM
Hello!  I'm new here, although I've been listening to Adam and Sam for a long time now.  I used to come into the boards occasionally before the format changed, but I was never a regular lurker.

I'm a professional web developer and designer (ASP.NET, mostly, although like any developer, I can do most anything).  I don't have a web site of my own, despite being paid to build them for others, so don't ask.  I have many grand plans, but I can't bring myself to work more in my free time.  I own several domains, and have for many years now.     

I once dreamed of writing novels, and even have a degree in English Lit, but alas, the power of technology compelled me.  Well, that and my total inability to construct a proper plot.  Even so, I often enjoy hearing myself talk (in writing), and will sometimes go on well past the point of stopping.

For fun, I enjoy photography, reading, and video games (360 right now).  I enjoy films too, of course, but I'm not a film expert by any means.  I'm more of a casual film buff. 

It's nice to meet you all. 
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Post by: crumpet on April 07, 2007, 07:54:19 AM
It's nice to meet you, too, :)
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on April 08, 2007, 04:18:48 AM
Welcome all newbies.
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Post by: sodajerk on April 08, 2007, 09:28:22 AM
howdy from (way too hot too early) sunny tucson!

i'm rie -- been a cinecrack addict for a long time now... and i've spent too much time just lurking in here -- figured it was time to face this part of my addiction and introduce myself.

i live in tucson, love it to death, and can't wait for when samandadam come visit (someday?  maybe?) so i can take them to our independent theater, the loft, where we can drink beer and eat pizza (gotta' love that).  i've been into stories all my life, so it was easy to become obsessed with movies -- the stories they tell and the stories about how they get made.  i'm a writer, and hope to add being able to write halfway decent movie reviews to my list of things i write and share with the 2.3 readers of my blog.   ::)

i'm looking forward to joining in the discussions and learning from y'all!

peace- rie

Ah, The Loft. I miss that place. I used to live in Tucson - I went to grad school at U of A. And I miss the monsoons.
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Post by: rie on April 08, 2007, 01:24:31 PM
Ah, The Loft. I miss that place. I used to live in Tucson - I went to grad school at U of A. And I miss the monsoons.

when were you in tucson?  both my husband and i were in grad school at the ua -- he in hydrology, me in english and cultural studies.  wonder if we ever crossed paths.

and yeah, the monsoons are incredible.  when we get them anymore.  stupid drought.
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Post by: sodajerk on April 08, 2007, 04:26:53 PM
I lived there for 4 years doing a masters and some credit towards a doctorate in percussion performance. I doubt I would have seen you on campus, unless you came to any concerts at the music building. But I'll bet we attended some of the same events at the Loft. I'm from the Midwest, so when I moved to the desert I thought I'd never get used to it. But I really do miss it - the weather and the culture.

By the way, welcome to the boards, rie.
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Post by: andyg on April 09, 2007, 10:50:38 AM
Hm, guess I missed this thread till just now so allow me to introduce myself.

Name's Andy as you can see and that is me in my avatar over at Universal Studios while working on a top secret project for the future (hopefully!).

I am British but live in Los Angeles for a great animation studio called Blur. Were not a household name but pretty big in the animation business. Were prepping a number of feature films so hopefully we will be out there for everyone to see in a year or two.

Ive been mentioned once or twice on filmspotting, and have the nickname Guide to the Fantastic!

Nice to meet you all!
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Post by: lise on April 09, 2007, 11:39:41 AM
woo hoo! more people in southern california. <I have an evil plan to take over... don't tell the alexs>

What part of the UK are you from originally?
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Post by: andyg on April 09, 2007, 11:54:01 AM
I am from Chester, near Liverpool. Then I studied art and animation in Bournemouth and then I moved to London to work then later to Brighton. Then here to LA!

You a brit too? Whereabouts are you?
(uh, guess id better read thru this whole thread!)

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Post by: lise on April 09, 2007, 12:52:58 PM
I'm not a brit, but there are a lot of them around, so I figured I would as the question. I have a few friends spread around england and scotland, but while my brother was born in cheltenham my parents moved back to the states long before my birth.

The other inevitable questions are: do you have a favorite director? A favorite book? A guilty pleasure movie-wise? How do you feel about cheese/opera/pizza (not at the same time obviously!)
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Post by: andyg on April 09, 2007, 01:23:01 PM
Wow, its like an interview... hm, lets see...

Favourite director... Hitchcock springs to mind (also love PT. Anderson for a more recent name)
Favourite book... hm, I dunno, too many to choose... maybe To Kill a Mockingbird
Guilty movie pleasure... Mean Girls! It made me laugh a lot and it reminded me of the John Hughes films me and my sister watched when we were kids. And I have very sombre movie tastes normally :)

Im not a cheese person but I am a pizza person! You Americans love your cheese!
Opera? I am too ignorant on the subject to have an opinion. The man downstairs from me used to listen to it very loudly and I have to say I quite like it... didnt like hearing him have sex though!


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Post by: saltine on April 09, 2007, 04:16:56 PM
Welcome to the US and the  boards, andyg

I looked at your site and your animation is wonderful. 

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Post by: andyg on April 09, 2007, 05:56:47 PM
Wow! Thanks!  ;D

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Post by: rie on April 09, 2007, 09:14:56 PM
I lived there for 4 years doing a masters and some credit towards a doctorate in percussion performance. I doubt I would have seen you on campus, unless you came to any concerts at the music building. But I'll bet we attended some of the same events at the Loft. I'm from the Midwest, so when I moved to the desert I thought I'd never get used to it. But I really do miss it - the weather and the culture.

By the way, welcome to the boards, rie.

thanks for the welcome.  y'all seem like a fun group.   ;D

i'm amazed at how many people i see at the loft at one point or another.  i guess i shouldn't be -- it's one a very few places here where folks serious about movies can gather...  so i wouldn't be surprised of we passed in the lobby at one point or another!

so did you go elsewhere to finish that doctorate? in my years in academe, i've found an interesting (and distressing) resistance to the idea of people getting doctorates in the fine arts -- it's as if no one can imagine what a musician, say, would need/want one for...

peace- rie
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Post by: sodajerk on April 10, 2007, 06:30:45 PM
so did you go elsewhere to finish that doctorate? in my years in academe, i've found an interesting (and distressing) resistance to the idea of people getting doctorates in the fine arts -- it's as if no one can imagine what a musician, say, would need/want one for...

I'm doing another masters, this time in film music composition. At the time my plan was to teach percussion at a university. I still love teaching, and I may still finish that doctorate one day, but for now I'm hoping to make a career of film scoring. It is interesting - most of my profs at the U of A didn't have doctorates (because they were hired years and years ago, then stayed and got tenure) but most university teaching gigs require one these days. You can get a gig with a professional orchestra without one of course, but you'll usually still need to teach to support yourself. But I know what you mean, rie. I'm an academic and it had never occurred to me that I wouldn't get my doctorate. I'd probably get a doctorate in film scoring if there were any place that offered it - (there isn't).
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Post by: rie on April 10, 2007, 09:26:09 PM
film scoring.  very cool.  i have gotten waaaay into paying attention to film composers and their composing.  unfortunately, i am also waaaay limited in how far into it can get, as a non-musician.  the entire process fascinates me -- i read all i can about it.  i pick up terms like sound-mapping, aural design, sonic palette - and i find parallels between that and writing poetry.  makes me happy on some crazy, primal level.

creativity fascinates me.  composing processes fascinate me.  i've been reading eisenstein recently, and getting even more into thinking, as a poet, about the pairing of sound and image as a composing milieu...

i'm going nowhere with this, really -- just exuding enthusiasm for what you're doing.  film composing, both in praxis and in theory = cool stuff.

thanks for letting me exude at you, sodajerk!   ::)
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Post by: sodajerk on April 10, 2007, 10:00:34 PM
Cool, thanks for being interested. I feel the same way. Something magical happens when you combine music with moving images. Even if the music doesn't seem to fit, you get something out of the incongruity. And when it does fit it can be transcendent. Music also plays a big part in the suspension of disbelief when watching a film. Oddly enough, an edit of a film without music can seem very fake and contrived at times, but when you add music, you're able to accept it as reality (within the world of the film).

By the way, I did some settings of e.e. cummings poetry - you can listen to them here. (http://web.mac.com/caucci/iWeb/Beth%20Caucci/Podcast/Podcast.html) (scroll down to 1/22/07 labeled 1.-4.)
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Post by: lise on April 11, 2007, 12:43:10 AM
So rie... who are your favorite poets? Poetry was a habit of mine in college (aka I took a lot of classes and loved every second).
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Post by: HumorMe on April 11, 2007, 08:55:19 AM
So rie... who are your favorite poets? Poetry was a habit of mine in college (aka I took a lot of classes and loved every second).

Have you kicked that nasty habit?  ;-)  (Just kidding - I have an English degree.  I love poetry and literature.  Possibly more than I love movies - blasphemy, I know.)
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Post by: sodajerk on April 11, 2007, 10:09:02 AM
Perhaps it's time for another poetry contest?
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Post by: HumorMe on April 11, 2007, 01:24:14 PM
We could, though I'm not much of a writer of poetry, just a reader.
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Post by: lise on April 11, 2007, 03:48:10 PM
Most of my exposure was to contemporary irish poets like Heaney, Mahon, Muldoon, Carson, and Ni Dhomhnaill because that was what the most interesting poetry class at univ. covered. I said I had a habit, but while I still love their work I lost my collection in the storm. I had a lot of signed copies, from when the poets came to donate their papers to school, and I just haven't had the heart or money to replace them.

I will share a rather disturbing image associated with Michael Longley... so here is this guy who looks a bit like santa sitting talking about his work and discussing how one of his poems is about when he got older and a certain oomf went out of his sex life (he went into a bit more detail). After that I realized that sometimes the poems should not be explained. :D
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Post by: HumorMe on April 11, 2007, 06:56:25 PM
Most of my exposure was to contemporary irish poets like Heaney, Mahon, Muldoon, Carson, and Ni Dhomhnaill because that was what the most interesting poetry class at univ. covered. I said I had a habit, but while I still love their work I lost my collection in the storm. I had a lot of signed copies, from when the poets came to donate their papers to school, and I just haven't had the heart or money to replace them.

I will share a rather disturbing image associated with Michael Longley... so here is this guy who looks a bit like santa sitting talking about his work and discussing how one of his poems is about when he got older and a certain oomf went out of his sex life (he went into a bit more detail). After that I realized that sometimes the poems should not be explained. :D

lol - that is a disturbing image. 

Honestly, I enjoy poetry, but it's more of a recent thing.  There are a few poems that have stuck with me for years, but other than that, I don't have a head for names, so I'm really bad at identifying authors.  I remember the words of poems before I remember who wrote them, or what they're called.

I didn't study any poetry in college.  I mean, a little, but I didn't take poetry courses.  In college, I preferred fiction.  My degree is in English Lit with a concentration in 20th Century Literature.  That's only because I had this one teacher that I loved, and I took whatever she was teaching. 

My favorite poem of all time is The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and that was before it was bastardized in a commercial. 
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Post by: lise on April 11, 2007, 07:15:11 PM
My favorite poem is requiem for the croppies by seamus heaney, especially in the context in which it was written and the sad applicability to today. (all about the blood of previous wars feeding the seeds of future conflicts... in pretty language of course ;) ). I was the odd person in my major, I took senior level english classes while doing a degree in chemistry. No one from either department understood what I was doing. Oh and I loved poetry from early on, I credit a grammer school teacher who taught us to write in cursive by having us copy a poem every day. In college I was more interested in literature and how it fit within a certain social/political context.

I love Heaney's quote

I can't think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people's understanding of what's going on in the world.


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Post by: VmSoze on April 11, 2007, 11:29:03 PM
hmmm, poetry.  The only poem I really know by heart is from French III in high school...
(although I did have to look it up for spelling purposes - I wasn't that good of a student) It's by Verlaine.

Il pleure dans mon coeur
Comme il pleut sur la ville ;
Quelle est cette langueur
Qui pntre mon coeur ?

bruit doux de la pluie
Par terre et sur les toits !
Pour un coeur qui s'ennuie,
le chant de la pluie !

Il pleure sans raison
Dans ce coeur qui s'coeure.
Quoi ! nulle trahison ?...
Ce deuil est sans raison.

C'est bien la pire peine
De ne savoir pourquoi
Sans amour et sans haine
Mon coeur a tant de peine !
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Post by: lise on April 12, 2007, 12:54:22 AM
Nice memory, I remember passages from camus l'estranger in french, but not the poetry

My earliest exposure to poetry was shel silverstein

grandma sent the hammock
the good lord sent the breeze
now I'm here to do the swinging
who's going to move the trees?
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Post by: VmSoze on April 12, 2007, 08:28:42 AM
Nice memory, I remember passages from camus l'estranger in french, but not the poetry

Thanks, but since I've now exhausted my knowledge of poetry, I shall withdraw from the conversation... Carry on, everyone!   ;D
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Post by: rie on April 12, 2007, 12:01:58 PM
So rie... who are your favorite poets? Poetry was a habit of mine in college (aka I took a lot of classes and loved every second).

oddly enough, i avoided poetry while in college -- never took a class, not even in grad school.  but it was in grad school that i began reading it on my own, and then writing free verse...

langston hughes, lucy tapahonso, leslie marmon silko, joy harjo, simon ortiz, gary snyder, mary oliver, nia francisco (i only rad _blue horses for navajo women_), forrest gander's _science and steepleflower_, allison deming....
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Post by: rie on April 12, 2007, 12:03:43 PM
By the way, I did some settings of e.e. cummings poetry - you can listen to them here. (http://web.mac.com/caucci/iWeb/Beth%20Caucci/Podcast/Podcast.html) (scroll down to 1/22/07 labeled 1.-4.)

awesome stuff!!!  great choices of poems to work with -- and i love the atmosphere your music brings out/adds to them.  what made you choose to write for poems like that?

thanks for sharing!!
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Post by: sodajerk on April 12, 2007, 02:23:17 PM
Thanks, rie. I'm glad you like them. My friend, a fellow percussionist, asked me to write something for him in which he could both sing and play the marimba. I chose the poetry. I knew I wanted to do e.e. cummings because I love his style. I poured through tons of his stuff, and picked 4 that just "sang" to me. Bjork also did a setting of "i will wade out" called "Sun in my Mouth" that's terrific. The funny thing is, I had listened to Vespertine tons of times, but I didn't realize she had used e.e. cummings for that song until after I'd written my setting. The words sounded so Bjorkish I assumed they were hers. It wasn't until I became intimate with the poem that I noticed it. Perhaps that's why I was drawn to it in the first place. Bjorkishness.
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Post by: grumm on April 12, 2007, 03:52:31 PM
Hello all! My name is John Andresen, and I'm from Birmingham, AL. I've been listening to the show since episode (let me check...) 21, with the wonderful Fantastic 4 movie. I've been read on the show 3 times I think, and I always feel honored.

I was an English major, and now I'm almost done with grad school in Library and Information Sciences, hoping to live in Nashville.

Instead of telling my favorite movies, I'll just say what I've seen in the past couple weeks. Blood Diamond, Last King of Scotland, Blades of Glory, Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, and The Notorious Betty Page.

Other favorite podcasts are This American Life, Fresh Air, and All Songs Considered, but Filmspotting is at the top of my list.

I suppose that's all for now.
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Post by: winrit on April 12, 2007, 08:48:11 PM
I love library people! I worked in one for two years and it was the best job I ever had.  I still have day dreams about being back there.
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Post by: karlwinslow on April 12, 2007, 10:43:05 PM
i only know one poem by heart......... i can't repeat it here.
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Post by: sodajerk on April 12, 2007, 11:40:22 PM
Does it have a rhyme for CINECAST?
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Post by: mandarkzilla on April 15, 2007, 10:11:56 PM
New to the forum. Liked the podcast, so I decided to join the community. And, I'm trying to watch more and more movies, because I feel like there are movies that I have to see.
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Post by: winrit on April 15, 2007, 10:59:58 PM
New to the forum. Liked the podcast, so I decided to join the community. And, I'm trying to watch more and more movies, because I feel like there are movies that I have to see.

Welcome, we'll need more information... Harry Potter yeah or nah? Pizza or Hamburgers? DVD or Movie Theater? Rain Storm or Snow Storm? And anything else you care to divulge.  :)
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Post by: g33z3r on April 16, 2007, 10:31:04 AM
This thread didn't exist when I first joined the board. But, I've only posted once in the last year, so better late than never:

Bruce Carlson, Arizona. Retired.

The last time I went to a movie theater, it was to see "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King".  So, it'll probably be a year before I see whatever flick got you so excited this last weekend, (if I live that long.)

I watch movies to be entertained, not preached to, illuminated, or bored. I lean toward SciFi/fantasy, westerns, musicals, animation and anime. I'd rather re-watch Star Wars than Solaris, Singing in the Rain rather than Cabaret, Rooster Cogburn rather than Brokeback MountainAnnie Hall rather than Match Point, and Beauty and the Beast rather than The Departed, The Lion in Winter rather than Marie Antoinette, and Groundhog Day, Lord of the Rings, or anything by Hayao Miyazaki anytime.

I do enjoy listening to Mr. Kempenaar and Mr. Van Hallgren discuss the "old movies" in their marathons. It's like listening to grandchildren discovering Elvis.

I'll try to get another post up next year.

  - Bruce
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Post by: alexarch on April 16, 2007, 12:31:07 PM
Welcome.  Welcome.  There's something both refreshing and suspicious about a self-proclaimed older person using l33t-speak in his board-name.
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Post by: chesterfilms on April 16, 2007, 01:26:54 PM
Hi,
I'm Michael. I'm new to the boards but not to the show.
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Post by: sodajerk on April 16, 2007, 07:55:43 PM
Hey, Michael. I just checked out your reel on your myspace page. Very cool stuff.
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Post by: chesterfilms on April 16, 2007, 08:02:19 PM
Thank you! :)
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Post by: saltine on April 16, 2007, 08:07:54 PM
Have ya'll noticed this guy chesterfilms is all over the boards and all we know about him:

his name is Michael
he has an "impressive beard"
he knows a lot of foreign film titles
he may or may not be clumsy
and evidently there's a "very cool" reel on his myspace page

I think anyone with a record number of one day posts should have to pony up with a little more personal info.
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Post by: karlwinslow on April 16, 2007, 08:10:01 PM
22 posts in a day?  is this the record?  has he beaten junior?


congrats mike.
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Post by: saltine on April 16, 2007, 08:13:22 PM
22 posts in a day?  is this the record?  has he beaten junior?


congrats mike.

No one beats our Junior.  So maybe it's not a record, but darn good for a newbie to the boards.
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Post by: chesterfilms on April 16, 2007, 08:14:06 PM
Thank you. Thank you. I owe it all to Adam & Sam.
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Post by: Junior on April 16, 2007, 09:35:25 PM
I only have 6 or so posts per day, but that is because I was a lurker for about 4 months before becoming the mad poster I am now. I blame Alex.
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Post by: saltine on April 16, 2007, 09:37:13 PM
I only have 6 or so posts per day, but that is because I was a lurker for about 4 months before becoming the mad poster I am now. I blame Alex.

I blame Alex for everything.
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Post by: alexarch on April 16, 2007, 10:00:36 PM
I only have 6 or so posts per day, but that is because I was a lurker for about 4 months before becoming the mad poster I am now. I blame Alex.

I blame Alex for everything.
What have I done to you two?  How did I get your pantyhose in a twist?
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Post by: saltine on April 16, 2007, 10:08:28 PM
I only have 6 or so posts per day, but that is because I was a lurker for about 4 months before becoming the mad poster I am now. I blame Alex.

I blame Alex for everything.
What have I done to you two?  How did I get your pantyhose in a twist?

Just joking, Alex.

BTW, I know you'd have no way of knowing this but women don't wear pantyhose anymore.
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Post by: sodajerk on April 16, 2007, 10:09:34 PM
Have ya'll noticed this guy chesterfilms is all over the boards and all we know about him:

his name is Michael
he has an "impressive beard"
he knows a lot of foreign film titles
he may or may not be clumsy
and evidently there's a "very cool" reel on his myspace page

I think anyone with a record number of one day posts should have to pony up with a little more personal info.

I like that I was quoted twice in your post.  ;)

Michael, you've made quite a splash today. At this rate you'll be a senior member in a few weeks.
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Post by: saltine on April 16, 2007, 10:14:24 PM
Have ya'll noticed this guy chesterfilms is all over the boards and all we know about him:

his name is Michael
he has an "impressive beard"
he knows a lot of foreign film titles
he may or may not be clumsy
and evidently there's a "very cool" reel on his myspace page

I think anyone with a record number of one day posts should have to pony up with a little more personal info.

I always read your posts, sodajerk! and pay attention too.



I like that I was quoted twice in your post.  ;)

Michael, you've made quite a splash today. At this rate you'll be a senior member in a few weeks.


I always read your posts, sodajerk! and pay attention too.

Michael certainly has been saving up for a posting blitz today. 
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Post by: sodajerk on April 16, 2007, 10:33:46 PM
I always read your posts, sodajerk! and pay attention too.

Aww, thanks, salty. Likewise.
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Post by: Junior on April 16, 2007, 11:12:07 PM
I figured out my real posts per day is more around 10, taking in to account the 5 months that I was a lurker. So that's quite a bit more. Then there was that one day where Alex and I had a music fight. That was fun. Good times.
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Post by: saltine on April 17, 2007, 10:14:57 AM
I figured out my real posts per day is more around 10, taking in to account the 5 months that I was a lurker. So that's quite a bit more. Then there was that one day where Alex and I had a music fight. That was fun. Good times.

Wasn't there an Alex/junior posting orgy on April 1st?
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Post by: lise on April 17, 2007, 12:48:27 PM
I seem to remember that a posting parade when by that day. It was to scary to join in though ;)
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Post by: Rishi on April 23, 2007, 01:06:36 PM
Hey folks. I've been listening to Filmspotting for about three months now but just got around to posting on the boards.

A little bit about myself... I am 32 and currently live in Indianapolis. (However, I will be moving to Arlington, VA in about a month.) I have more degrees than I know what to do with... BA in English, MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) and I am going to be graduating with a JD in just about three weeks. After my move, my job description will be amended from "Student" to "Unemployed." But if I pass this Bar Exam thing in July, I can further amend my job description to "Unemployed Attorney." Cool.

Anyway, I enjoy talking about movies a heck of a lot more than I enjoy talking about the law. I have a soft spot for big-budget fantasy/sci-fi/super hero blockbusters and dumb comedies, but I mostly consider myself an indie/arthouse guy. Though I think I can enjoy films in practically any genre as long as it's good.

I hope it's not uncouth to plug my movie blog at http://commentarytrack.com/ which I work on with a couple other film buffs from Indianapolis. We're actually looking for a new writer, so if you ever fancied yourself an amateur critic, let me know.

Looking forward to being part of this community...

Rishi,
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Post by: VmSoze on April 23, 2007, 01:16:34 PM
Welcome aboard the crazy train, Rishi.  I went to the site and it's very nice... I also noticed that your "from" New Jersey.  What's up with the quotes?  Be proud, my friend, be very proud (if you couldn't tell, I'm born and raised in Jersey).  What part of the Garden State are you from anyway? :)
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Post by: lise on April 23, 2007, 03:15:40 PM
I was going to ask why arlington?!?! ... and to say there is a great tapas place off the gallery place/china town metro stop call jaleo and you should try it when you move to the dc area. :)
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Post by: Rishi on April 24, 2007, 10:41:01 AM
Thanks for the welcome, guys.

I put from in quotes to emphasize that I don't know if I can still claim I'm from there. I wasn't born in New Jersey and have not lived there since 1998, though I spent most of my formative years there. Still, even many years later, when someone asks me where I'm from, I still say New Jersey. I am proud of being from NJ. My parents live in North Brunswick. So, where are you from, VmSoze?

I picked Arlington because I wanted to be in Virginia but close to DC. I'm taking the Virginia Bar and I have ties to Virginia since I went to college there. I also have a lot of family in the area. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out when I move.
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Post by: VmSoze on April 24, 2007, 12:30:32 PM
I'm originally from Hoboken, but I live in Jersey City now.  I went to Rutgers in New Brinswick for a bit.  Anyway, you can of course claim to be from Jersey (without the quotes if you like), we're very friendly that way. ;)
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Post by: alexarch on April 24, 2007, 12:40:08 PM
Hey Rishi, thanks for checking in here.  You make me feel stupid with all your degrees, and because of that I have to hate you.  But don't worry; I'll only make fun of you behind your back so you won't get hurt.

Love and kisses,
Alex
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Post by: lise on April 24, 2007, 01:03:16 PM
alex you are such a softy ...


as for Jaleo... they recently expanded to Crystal City (VA) and Bethesda (MD), but I have only ever been to the one in DC. The reason I sugested it was that it along with its sister restuarant Zaytinya (located a few blocks away) are the restaurants I bring my friends to when they're/I'm in town.

Oh yeah... and the head chef at both places (along with cafe atlantico... maybe he is spread a little thin)... beat Flay on Iron Chef.
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Post by: Rishi on April 24, 2007, 04:10:25 PM
Lise - I actually will be living in Crystal City, so it definitely sounds like something I should check out.

Hey, VmSoze - I actually worked at the Rutgers Bookstore one semester (the one in the Ferren Mall). It'd be crazy if we actually "met" before. It's a small world after all. My brother went to Rutgers and my dad teaches there part-time. If it wasn't literally a few miles from my house, I would have been more inclined to go there myself. Go Knights.

Alex - You can hate me to my face if you want. It's more honest that way. All the degrees don't add up to much, really. It's the classic case of drifting through my 20s not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I still really don't. This lawyer thing seems semi-okay for now, but I'd really like to be a rock star. Now, I don't play any instruments or sing and I'm not in a band currently, but you gotta dream, right?
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Post by: VmSoze on April 24, 2007, 04:24:22 PM
I doubt we met only because the more accurate description of "went" to Rutgers would be "I was in the vacinity of classes occuring on the Rutgers campus which I did not attend whilst making a very generous donation to the school in the exact amount of tuition" ;) hence my not having any degrees (yet).
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Post by: facedad on April 24, 2007, 04:38:45 PM
Hey, VmSoze - I actually worked at the Rutgers Bookstore one semester (the one in the Ferren Mall). It'd be crazy if we actually "met" before. It's a small world after all. My brother went to Rutgers and my dad teaches there part-time. If it wasn't literally a few miles from my house, I would have been more inclined to go there myself. Go Knights.

Hey, I went to Rutgers from '02 to '06. You may have stumbled across me if you were there. Also, what does your dad teach?
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Post by: Rishi on April 24, 2007, 04:42:08 PM
Hey, I went to Rutgers from '02 to '06. You may have stumbled across me if you were there. Also, what does your dad teach?

I was there much earlier than that. I think I worked at the bookstore 1997 or so. My dad teaches in the business school... mostly Management courses.
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Post by: facedad on April 24, 2007, 04:47:34 PM
No chance for me. Maybe friends had him.
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Post by: Odd_Bloke on April 25, 2007, 06:46:32 AM
I may have already introduced myself at some point in the past, as I discovered I already had a user account on here.  :D

I'm a first year Computer Science undergrad at the University of Warwick (in the UK).

I've been listening to Filmspotting on and off since... actually looking at the archives it's hard to tell, as I went back and listened to some episodes that were before my time... I'd guess late 40s, early 50s.  I've recently been failing to listen to it, so I'm currently in catch up mode, going to listen to #147 when the chance next presents itself.

I love film but don't get the chance to go to the cinema or even buy DVDs that often, so my knowledge is somewhat lacking.  Still, I love listening to the show to try and make up for this. :P
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Post by: Graabein on April 25, 2007, 09:10:38 AM
Mal, Marina, Graabein,
Your new names are Manny, Moe, and Jack 

No way, Jos!

...'cuz I had to look back at the spelling of Graabein 3 times. 

... keeps those little grey cells in shape, doesn't it?  ;D
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Post by: pogostick on April 25, 2007, 04:28:19 PM
Newbie to the boards, but been listening to the podcast since ep. 85 or so. Almost caught up with all the old ones and still listen to the new ones.

What to say? Um, currently work and reside in the far western suburbs of Chicago by way of Wisconsin. Mid 30's, married, father of one. Don't get to the cinema as much as I'd like. Thank God for Netflix, etc.

Like foreign and indie. Trying to catch up on many of the classics.

I don't have a favorite movie, because I have problems with superlatives like "best" or "favorite" or "top 5" (Sorry, Sam/Adam).  Some good ones: Blow-Up, Dog Day Afternoon, 400 Blows, The Graduate, The Great Escape, Local Hero, Nashville, Rushmore.

To pick up an earlier topic on these boards, my first movie "date" was to see the utterly forgettable The Best of Times starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. Thankfully I didn't watch too much of the movie.
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Post by: VmSoze on April 25, 2007, 04:44:22 PM
To pick up an earlier topic on these boards, my first movie "date" was to see the utterly forgettable The Best of Times starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. Thankfully I didn't watch too much of the movie.

tisk tisk, you dirty boy, pogostick ;D

but, it's good that you enjoyed yourself...
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Post by: OskarS on April 25, 2007, 05:47:33 PM
Newbie to the boards, but been listening to the podcast since ep. 85 or so. Almost caught up with all the old ones and still listen to the new ones.

What to say? Um, currently work and reside in the far western suburbs of Chicago by way of Wisconsin. Mid 30's, married, father of one. Don't get to the cinema as much as I'd like. Thank God for Netflix, etc.

Like foreign and indie. Trying to catch up on many of the classics.

I don't have a favorite movie, because I have problems with superlatives like "best" or "favorite" or "top 5" (Sorry, Sam/Adam).  Some good ones: Blow-Up, Dog Day Afternoon, 400 Blows, The Graduate, The Great Escape, Local Hero, Nashville, Rushmore.

To pick up an earlier topic on these boards, my first movie "date" was to see the utterly forgettable The Best of Times starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. Thankfully I didn't watch too much of the movie.

That Blow-Up avatar you've got is awesome :)
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Post by: pogostick on April 25, 2007, 08:18:56 PM
To pick up an earlier topic on these boards, my first movie "date" was to see the utterly forgettable The Best of Times starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. Thankfully I didn't watch too much of the movie.

tisk tisk, you dirty boy, pogostick ;D

but, it's good that you enjoyed yourself...


Not sure if I was in love, or needed some better entertainment...


That Blow-Up avatar you've got is awesome :)

Thanks. I chose it from among thousands.  ;)
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Post by: alexarch on April 26, 2007, 02:02:14 PM
Hi, I'm Stephanie, Adam and Sam admirer and film-snob wanna-be. Favorite actors are Robert Duvall and Cate Blanchet. Favorite movie of all-time is Star Wars. Other passions/obsessions are Lost, BSG, and Heroes. Other podcast I love Coverville, Ask A Ninja, Cute With Chris, Watching the Directors, Girls on Film. Podcast suggestions are greatly appreciated. Can't wait to get to know all you guys. Oh, no. No spellcheck?
Thanks to lovely Stephsmith, my cat is a star.  It's through her post that I'm into Cute with Chris, and, thereby, it's her that made my cat an unstoppable internet phenomenon.  Weep, you underlings.  Shiver at my cat's superiority. (http://www.baldingangrily.com/2007/04/26/whats-your-pet-done/)
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Post by: Micki on April 30, 2007, 09:35:02 AM
Hi Folks, I'm Micki.  I've been listening to the podcast for a very long time and just recently realized that talking to my ipod when I agree or disagree with Sam and/or Adam wasn't working so well so I decided to seek out the forum.  I look forward to the many conversations we will have on here and can't wait to jump on in. 
Cheers. 
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Post by: lise on May 01, 2007, 02:34:26 PM
...just recently realized that talking to my ipod when I agree or disagree with Sam and/or Adam wasn't working so well so I decided to seek out the forum. 

Welcome to the deep end we have enough lifeguards/moderators around to keep us out of too much trouble... so any moments in particular you wanted to yell at sam/adam? I always like to live vicariously through other peoples film going experiences.
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Post by: roner on May 01, 2007, 10:15:39 PM
Howdy everyone!

My name is Ty and I'm from Joliet, Illinois.  I've been listening to the filmspotting podcast for a couple of months now but am just getting around to joining the forums.  I write movie reviews for a blog my friends and I do (www.viewfromthecheapseatsonline.com) as well as record a podcast.  We discuss various pop culture stuff (movies, comics, music, etc...)  I look forward to some good film discussion with all of you and maybe attending some screenings. 

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Post by: alexarch on May 02, 2007, 07:00:23 AM
Your avatar hurts me at 7am in the morning; I'm distracted by his ding-dong holding.  Welcome nonetheless, you and your avatar.  Where's Katebo?  The last time I saw an animated gif avatar was hers.  She up and disappeared.
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Post by: VmSoze on May 02, 2007, 08:17:23 AM
Your avatar hurts me at 7am in the morning; I'm distracted by his ding-dong holding.  Welcome nonetheless, you and your avatar.  Where's Katebo?  The last time I saw an animated gif avatar was hers.  She up and disappeared.

I worry that waiting for BSG to come back has had a terrible effect on her... that, or she's just got a more exciting life than the rest of us?!  ;)
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Post by: roner on May 02, 2007, 09:31:49 PM
Your avatar hurts me at 7am in the morning; I'm distracted by his ding-dong holding.  Welcome nonetheless, you and your avatar.  Where's Katebo?  The last time I saw an animated gif avatar was hers.  She up and disappeared.

Thanks for the greeting and I hope the Imperial Ding Dong doesn't hurt you too much!  ;D

I worry that waiting for BSG to come back has had a terrible effect on her... that, or she's just got a more exciting life than the rest of us?!  ;)

Life?  What is that?

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Post by: lise on May 03, 2007, 03:04:48 AM
life is something i've heard rumors about... I think it might be fictional though, 'cause I haven't met anyone who says they have one...
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Post by: sodajerk on May 03, 2007, 03:37:17 AM
Howdy everyone!

My name is Ty and I'm from Joliet, Illinois.  I've been listening to the filmspotting podcast for a couple of months now but am just getting around to joining the forums.  I write movie reviews for a blog my friends and I do (www.viewfromthecheapseatsonline.com) as well as record a podcast.  We discuss various pop culture stuff (movies, comics, music, etc...)  I look forward to some good film discussion with all of you and maybe attending some screenings. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/JGNN/8936172_l.gif)

Coolest. Avatar. Ever.


Welcome to the boards!
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Post by: wombat on May 06, 2007, 01:34:19 AM
Hey everybody, I'm Brian and I am a grad student at the University of Texas Austin. I have been listening to the podcast since the Inland Empire episode and can't get enough. Up to this point, I have never found the need to join any message board; however, after only a few months of Adam and Sam in my ear, I feel I need an outlet for my own film related opinions. With that said:

1) Actors that need a career reboot: Roy Scheider
2) Top 5 action movies: I nominate Team America. Although much more of a straight parody and political commentary than Hot Fuzz, it can certainly be seen in the same vein. Plus puppet sex.
3) Did the most recent post claim Batman Begins was disappointing?

All right, sorry to break the no movie talk rule, but I needed to get that off my chest. Especially the bit about Roy Scheider. Wombat, out.
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Post by: saltine on May 06, 2007, 08:15:53 AM
Hey everybody, I'm Brian and I am a grad student at the University of Texas Austin. I have been listening to the podcast since the Inland Empire episode and can't get enough. Up to this point, I have never found the need to join any message board; however, after only a few months of Adam and Sam in my ear, I feel I need an outlet for my own film related opinions. With that said:

1) Actors that need a career reboot: Roy Scheider
2) Top 5 action movies: I nominate Team America. Although much more of a straight parody and political commentary than Hot Fuzz, it can certainly be seen in the same vein. Plus puppet sex.
3) Did the most recent post claim Batman Begins was disappointing?

All right, sorry to break the no movie talk rule, but I needed to get that off my chest. Especially the bit about Roy Scheider. Wombat, out.

Are you Australian?  If so, you have several fellow Aussies on the board.  If not, why the wombat?  And Hook 'em Horns!
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Post by: wombat on May 06, 2007, 10:33:40 AM
Are you Australian?  If so, you have several fellow Aussies on the board.  If not, why the wombat?  And Hook 'em Horns!

Sadly, I'm not Australian. Wombat is just a nickname that I was given as an undergraduate.

Are you a college football fan? I graduated from Notre Dame and went to every home football game for 4 years. I went to a couple of Texas games this year and plan on getting season tickets for the upcoming season. For me, there is nothing like a college football Saturday.

Hook 'em and Go Irish!
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Post by: saltine on May 06, 2007, 01:44:05 PM
Are you Australian?  If so, you have several fellow Aussies on the board.  If not, why the wombat?  And Hook 'em Horns!

Sadly, I'm not Australian. Wombat is just a nickname that I was given as an undergraduate.

Are you a college football fan? I graduated from Notre Dame and went to every home football game for 4 years. I went to a couple of Texas games this year and plan on getting season tickets for the upcoming season. For me, there is nothing like a college football Saturday.

Hook 'em and Go Irish!

I'm a UT grad, Class of Last Millenium.  Enjoy grad school, UT and Austin. Welcome to the forum!
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Post by: OskarS on May 06, 2007, 05:51:37 PM
1) Actors that need a career reboot: Roy Scheider

Seriously? You don't think he just needs to go hide under a stone in shame and stay there?

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2) Top 5 action movies: I nominate Team America. Although much more of a straight parody and political commentary than Hot Fuzz, it can certainly be seen in the same vein. Plus puppet sex.

Now, that's brilliant! I can't believe I didn't think of that. Team America is an awesome action movie. Certainly fits the criteria :) Welcome to the boards!
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Post by: Rishi on May 06, 2007, 10:36:28 PM
Hey everybody, I'm Brian and I am a grad student at the University of Texas Austin. I have been listening to the podcast since the Inland Empire episode and can't get enough. Up to this point, I have never found the need to join any message board; however, after only a few months of Adam and Sam in my ear, I feel I need an outlet for my own film related opinions.

Hey Brian. Welcome from another relative newbie. One of my best friends in law school is a Notre Dame grad. What years were you there? Also.. what are you a grad student in?
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Post by: VmSoze on May 07, 2007, 12:29:57 AM
Are you Australian?  If so, you have several fellow Aussies on the board.  If not, why the wombat?  And Hook 'em Horns!

Sadly, I'm not Australian. Wombat is just a nickname that I was given as an undergraduate.

Are you a college football fan? I graduated from Notre Dame and went to every home football game for 4 years. I went to a couple of Texas games this year and plan on getting season tickets for the upcoming season. For me, there is nothing like a college football Saturday.

Hook 'em and Go Irish!

Grrrr Arghhh, as a one-time USC student, you have just affiliated yourself with two of my greatest enemies - DAMN YOU, VINCE YOUNG!!!  Now we must do battle... (not really, one of my best friends is graduating for ND Law School in a few weeks - www.brendanloy.com)

But, you're 1000% right about college football Sat., there is no greater thing than watching College GameDay, grabbing some friends and watching your team play (unless you're lucky enough to be able to go to the game.  God, I miss the Coliseum.  Oh well, welcome aboard.  Hopefully, you'll fare better on the boards than Brady Quinn did on Draft Day ;) (ok, that was mean... but hey, he still got drafted before Dwayne Jarret - this is of particular shame to me since Dwayne is a Trojan and a fellow New Jerseyian - AND Steve Smith, right?)

Fight On!
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Post by: chesterfilms on May 07, 2007, 02:55:12 AM
.........lurk
              lurk
                   lurk
                        lurk..............
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Post by: wombat on May 07, 2007, 10:38:46 AM
Hey again everybody.

Rishi - I went to ND from Fall 2002 and just graduated last May. I am a grad student in Electrical Engineering, specifically in the area of Communications, Networks and Systems. Notre Dame is pretty small so if your friend was there during those years, there is a good chance I might know him.

VmSoze - You and your Trojans have been the biggest buzzkills (or more accurately buzzsaws) to every Irish loving fan accross the country over the past five years. I understand where you are coming from with Vince Young in the Rose Bowl last year, but seriously, that was just one game compared to five seasons worth of misery. Just look at the 2005 game: 4th and long, game on the line, the stadium is about to explode and Leinheart completes a 60 yard pass to Jarrett to get a first and goal. Forget about the "Bush push", I was already whimpering like a school girl in the stands.

Anyways, I loves me some good trash talk so hopefully you'll be ready to bring it in the fall.
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Post by: karlwinslow on May 07, 2007, 10:41:35 AM
my cleveland browns drafted your irish boy Brady Quinn.


it remains to be seen how well he'll do though
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Post by: VmSoze on May 07, 2007, 12:14:33 PM
VmSoze - You and your Trojans have been the biggest buzzkills (or more accurately buzzsaws) to every Irish loving fan accross the country over the past five years. I understand where you are coming from with Vince Young in the Rose Bowl last year, but seriously, that was just one game compared to five seasons worth of misery. Just look at the 2005 game: 4th and long, game on the line, the stadium is about to explode and Leinheart completes a 60 yard pass to Jarrett to get a first and goal. Forget about the "Bush push", I was already whimpering like a school girl in the stands.

Anyways, I loves me some good trash talk so hopefully you'll be ready to bring it in the fall.

Yeah, buzzkills we are, sorry (actually, I'm not, but hey, you're new and nice - for a Domer - so I'll be good)... 2005 is interesting though because I actually didn't see the infamous 4th and Long.  I watched the entire game, but when that 4th and Long came up, I was so upset that I literally hid behind my couch... I just couldn't bear to watch.  (and you better believe I was quivering behind my couch during all of the Longhorns (or should I say the "Young"horns, since apparently he's a 1 man team who must have a magical jersey which makes him immune to being tackled by ALL defensive players... sorry, I hate that game) final drive in the Rose Bowl, when it was all over, I actually cried - but I'm a girl AND a sore loser so that was to be expected).  Anyway, that's just me, big sore loser who cries over football... but don't let that fool you.  I will be more than ready for a trash talk assault come Football season, maybe we can even talk about the absurdity of letting the grass on your field grow or wearing green jerseys and still getting destroyed ;)

Fight On! ...and just for good measure, fUCLA. :)

ps - I will say that Rudy is one of the greatest sports movies ever, so you have that going for you...although the idea of "Touchdown Jesus" kind of cancels it out... Oh, this is going to be fun, eh?
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Post by: Rishi on May 07, 2007, 12:57:22 PM
Rishi - I went to ND from Fall 2002 and just graduated last May. I am a grad student in Electrical Engineering, specifically in the area of Communications, Networks and Systems. Notre Dame is pretty small so if your friend was there during those years, there is a good chance I might know him.

My friend's name is Lucas Sayre. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Poly Sci.

As for college football, with my alma mater (Univ. of Virginia), I really have no business ever trash-talking anyone because, well, we suck. We shouldn't suck, but we do.
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Post by: lise on May 07, 2007, 02:11:59 PM
Rishi - I went to ND from Fall 2002 and just graduated last May. I am a grad student in Electrical Engineering, specifically in the area of Communications, Networks and Systems. Notre Dame is pretty small so if your friend was there during those years, there is a good chance I might know him.

My friend's name is Lucas Sayre. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Poly Sci.

As for college football, with my alma mater (Univ. of Virginia), I really have no business ever trash-talking anyone because, well, we suck. We shouldn't suck, but we do.

See I think my roommate graduated from nd in '04 too... but he was in chemistry.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: clownation on May 07, 2007, 09:49:00 PM
Hi, folks.

I'm Clown and I'm 57 years old.  I'm in Pittsburgh, PA.  I've been listening to Filmspotting podcasts for several months now; reading the forums only recently.

It looks like a very nice community here: smart, knowledgeable, interesting and civilized.  I certainly can't see or like everything, but by knowing and listening to the right people I shouldn't have to watch as many crap movies to find those that satisfy me.  This looks like a useful place.

I was a projectionist off and on for many years.  I first learned projection on carbon-arc, manual changeover machines in a repertory/art house, and got to see a lot of classics on the big screen.

During the beta/VHS wars (late '80s early '90s) I was video buyer at an independent video store.

I'd like to think that my tastes are eclectic.  I look for films that reward repeat viewings with something more than nostalgia for the first viewing.  I look for films that demonstrate the ability of the filmmakers to get all that they need from the materials at hand, through efficiency and attention to detail; films that anticipate and guide the shift and flow of my attention throughout the presentation; films that repay my suspension of disbelief with something that I can believe or accept; that allow me those magical moments of experiencing the filmmakers' presented reality as my own perceived reality, and maybe even show me wonders through their different eyes.

A few films, off the top of my head, that I could watch twice in a row, right now:

1.The Wild Bunch (69)
2.Performance (70)
3.Memento (00)
4.Miller's Crossing (90)
5.Brazil (85)
6.The Conversation (74)

And ... I believe that anyone who catches all of the film references in The Simpsons should consider themselves well-viewed.

All for now.  I'll chime in when I've something to say.
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Post by: karlwinslow on May 07, 2007, 10:20:41 PM
It looks like a very nice community here: smart, knowledgeable, interesting and civilized....

yeah you are new here  :D
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Post by: chesterfilms on May 07, 2007, 10:47:31 PM
Survival Of The Fittest!
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Post by: roner on May 07, 2007, 10:48:45 PM
Hi, folks.

I'm Clown and I'm 57 years old.  I'm in Pittsburgh, PA.  I've been listening to Filmspotting podcasts for several months now; reading the forums only recently.

I was a projectionist off and on for many years.  I first learned projection on carbon-arc, manual changeover machines in a repertory/art house, and got to see a lot of classics on the big screen.

During the beta/VHS wars (late '80s early '90s) I was video buyer at an independent video store.

A few films, off the top of my head, that I could watch twice in a row, right now:

1.The Wild Bunch (69)
2.Performance (70)
3.Memento (00)
4.Miller's Crossing (90)
5.Brazil (85)
6.The Conversation (74)

And ... I believe that anyone who catches all of the film references in The Simpsons should consider themselves well-viewed.

All for now.  I'll chime in when I've something to say.

Hi Clown,

I'm a newbie here as well.  Welcome to the boards.  First of all that is a nice list you have there.  I've never seen The Wild Bunch but it's sitting on my Tivo right now just waiting to be watched. 

If you don't mind me asking could you talk a litte about being a projectionist?  I always thought it would be a fun job.  From what I understand there isn't much money though.  Owning my own theater is one of my "things I would do if I won the lottery" fantasys, so I'm always interested in learning more about it. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: clownation on May 08, 2007, 05:04:56 PM
If you don't mind me asking could you talk a litte about being a projectionist?  I always thought it would be a fun job.  From what I understand there isn't much money though.  Owning my own theater is one of my "things I would do if I won the lottery" fantasys, so I'm always interested in learning more about it. 

What in particular would you like to know?  I love the technology (see my avatar) and enjoy talking about it.  We're in the last few years of analog film projection.  Within 10 years it will all be digital, from camera to screen, and 35mm film will be something only known from the movies, like rotary dial telephones ("Daddy, why do we call pushing phone buttons 'dialing'?")

Thanks for the welcome,
clown

And please let me know what you think of The Wild Bunch.
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Post by: skjerva on May 12, 2007, 03:41:29 PM
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We're in the last few years of analog film projection.

they've been saying that for about ten years now, i still don't sense a coming shift, though i've been out of exhibition for a couple years now.

and hi, i'm also new to the boards.

i heard filmspotting a couple months ago on chicago public radio, thought it was great, but immediately forgot about it; was reminded of it about a month ago - now i'm hooked.  i love the variety of aspects of the show, and of course, the intelligent film criticism from adam, sam, and the audience-participants.  i especially like that a&s are so positive with one another and most film criticism.

my earliest film moments are going to the theatre as a kid and waiting in these massive lines for Star Wars and ET, then begging my parents to do it over and over again.  my first exhibition job was the summer after my first year in college, working for UA.  the following fall i was off to birmingham for school and volunteered at a tiny independent theatre - the triangle - where i would rip tickets and then sit in on the films - i saw Lawrence of Arabia four weeks straight, Do the Right Thing, among many others.

i finished my BA in philosophy and political science, having no idea what would become of me aside from some empty plan i had to move west upon graduation.  by senior year i had grown tired of the mental masturbation of philosophy and thus wasn't going to continue with schooling (at that point) as i had once planned.  so, for 2+ years i had told everyone that i would move west when i graduated, and once i graduated i loaded up my car and drove to portland (that i had decided upon just  a month or so before.  knowing nobody there, having no place to live (i lived out of my car for about a month), and no job, i soon enough started my trip back to the minneapolis area.  on the drive back i wondered what the hell i was going to do with my life. 'movies', i thought, i like movies.  i'll get a job at a movie theatre.  got back home, called a few theatres and started scooping popcorn at a General Cinema, in a few months i was an assistant manager.  as an assistant manager, i had access to info about exhibitor screenings that i started to attend as often as possible - oh what a life!  after a couple years at GC, Landmark opened a multiplex in town, i started working as an assistant to open the Lagoon, and soon enough was the house manager for the Lagoon and Uptown.  after a couple years of putting way too many hours in, and weekend and night heavy (opposite my partner), i settled into a 9-5, paid holiday gig, and after a couple years of that i start working part time in exhibition again.  soon enough i was back in it full time, though then with Cineplex Odeon.  i moved to chicago, transferring jobs, and somewhat quickly quit the gig after getting held up at gunpoint (and getting the cash from the sale of my house in minneapolis).  now i am itching, itching, itching to work in theatres again and in the verge of a job search - so, if anyone ha any chicago exhibition connections, send 'em my way:-)

all that said, i am currently a phd student in education, about to hit the dissertation stage.  currently having a topic crisis...

my favorite films for the past couple years have been Umberto D, Au Hasard Balthazar, and Casablanca.  the movies i tend to watch most often are Before Sunrise and Before Sunset - probably 6-10 times a year.  my favorite directors tend to be jarmusch, campion, breillat, wong kar-wai, and linklater.

my favorite films of 2006 were Shortbus, L'Enfant, and maybe even Talledega NightsHalf-Nelson was the most over-rated film of the year -UGH!  (on the violent ugh-reaction, there is my favorite movie to hate, the morally bankrupt Garden State - feel free to get me started on that.)

in the last year i have also consumed the entire whedonverse, and continue to enjoy it immensely.
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Post by: saltine on May 14, 2007, 06:06:41 PM
Welcome to the forum, skjerva!

Your life story reads like a film script.  Ever thought of writing one?

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Post by: lise on May 14, 2007, 06:17:27 PM
The ease in picking a topic for your dissertation in the sciences is something I've always been grateful for... it goes something like this

Student : I want to work for you. Do I have to teach?
Adviser: I have money to put you on an RA if you work on this project
Student: OK I can do my dissertation on that.

Of course you do know what field prospective advisers work in, so it isn't like you end up in an area you hate :)


Good luck with the more arduous task of picking one on your own. ;D
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Post by: roner on May 15, 2007, 08:49:48 PM
If you don't mind me asking could you talk a litte about being a projectionist?  I always thought it would be a fun job.  From what I understand there isn't much money though.  Owning my own theater is one of my "things I would do if I won the lottery" fantasys, so I'm always interested in learning more about it. 

What in particular would you like to know?  I love the technology (see my avatar) and enjoy talking about it.  We're in the last few years of analog film projection.  Within 10 years it will all be digital, from camera to screen, and 35mm film will be something only known from the movies, like rotary dial telephones ("Daddy, why do we call pushing phone buttons 'dialing'?")

Thanks for the welcome,
clown

And please let me know what you think of The Wild Bunch.

Are there any real projectionist jobs left or are they all done by the high school kids who mop the floors?  Any advice for someone who may be interested in the business?  Other than that maybe just a story or two?

Your post reminds me, I have a box that my old black and white tv came in.  I use it to store an old eight-track player, some old eight-track tapes, and a few albums.  I call it my "Dead Media Storage" box.  Always thought that would make a great band name....
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Post by: sdedalus on May 15, 2007, 08:55:16 PM
At Landmark Theatres we still use union projectionists.  At least in Seattle and San Francisco, I'm not sure about our other cities.

It's your AMCs and Regals that use kids, but why would anyone go to one of those theatres anyway?

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on May 15, 2007, 10:56:20 PM
lise, the research assistant gig I have seems similar.  the five doc students it employs rallied three of them to use project data for their dissertations.  I knew going in I wouldn't want to go that way, but I had no clue there would be so much pressure to act as if that were the case, or at least put much more time in than the contract requires.

To roner and sdedalus, I started to write about my projectionist memories from fourish years back, but started getting more curious so am going to start a thread elsewhere...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on May 16, 2007, 02:11:56 PM
Lise, Saltine, VmSoze, winrit and anyone else..thank you so much for taking up my slack by personally welcoming new people that post here.  I really like that every new person is getting something nice said about them.

To all the people that I've missed:  You are loved.  I hold my arms open to you for a warm embrace.
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Post by: lise on May 16, 2007, 04:06:28 PM
That's cool alex, we are always plotting to overthrow... oops... I mean we are always willing to say nice things when called for. ;D

In chemistry you really don't have a choice about what area your project is in, that is why you have to do your research when picking a school and an adviser. You need access to lab equipment/chemicals and that takes a lot of money... the money comes from grants which are fairly specific. :) As for the time commitment my first ph.d. adviser expected you to only take 4 days off a year and work 60-80 hours a week. I actually went to the lab on christmas, my second adviser was a lot more reasonable. From the advisers point of view, they need your research to get grants and tenure, if the work doesn't get done they can lose their job... ok this is making me depressed... why do I want to go into academia again?!?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on May 20, 2007, 01:05:16 PM
Reading through old threads, felt a bit of sadness that I didn't get this prompt as a newbie a couple weeks back:

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As you can see, I tend to ask people to post in one particular thread - the "Introduce Yourself" thread.  We want to get to know you and your specific and individual quirks and habits.  Have you ever had a pedicure?  When you blow your nose, do you look into your hankerchief or tissue as if jewels might have fallen out of your nose?  What's your daily facial regimen?  What's your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's?  When getting into the pool for the first time of the season, are you a plunger or a tentative stepper?

pedicure: no (manicure, yes)
blow: yes, though i don't think i do it to check for fallen jewels
facial: no comment
b&j: phish food or chubby hubby
pool: plunger

i feel much better now, and just a bit more known
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on May 21, 2007, 01:29:58 PM
All very comprehensive answers to the questions we usually ask... so now we have to come up with new questions for you...hmmmmmm

What is your favorite fruit juice?
Do you agree or disagree with the statement that chocolate should be its own food group?
Which is more fun massage, manicure, or pedicure?
Do you type fast or slow?
How is your spelling/grammar (aka will you make fun of me when I destroy the english language)?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Scalzo on May 27, 2007, 08:17:22 PM
Hello!
My name is Chris Piedescalzo.  My friends call me 'Scalzo'.
I live in Windsor Locks, CT in the US.  I've been listening for a long time (since the teens), but have been more a lurker on the boards.

I work as a trainer for Hartford Life, it's a fairly large insurance company here in CT. 

My interests include film (shocking!), music, and baseball.

My favorite film is Casablanca.  My fav. films for last year were Casino Royale (big Bond fan), Pan's Labyrinth, and Children of Men.
My favorite musician's are David Bowie and Frank Black/Black Francis.

I have an embarrassing amount of dvd's and cd's. 

I do my best to get friends on board and spread the Cinecrack around.  "First one's on me...absolutely free!"

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Post by: winrit on May 27, 2007, 08:26:40 PM
Welcome. We have a few other CT people around here. Too bad you missed the chance to kick our butts in the Filmspotting fantasy baseball league... maybe we'll catch you for fantasy football? Wowser, one of our resident Brits is a big Bowie fan too (correct me if I'm wrong). What's your opinion on cheese? Who is your favorite baseball team? I'm a St. Louis fan myself... I forgot World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals (sorry couldn't help myself). Happy to have you here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Scalzo on May 27, 2007, 10:27:43 PM
Welcome. We have a few other CT people around here. Too bad you missed the chance to kick our butts in the Filmspotting fantasy baseball league... maybe we'll catch you for fantasy football? Wowser, one of our resident Brits is a big Bowie fan too (correct me if I'm wrong). What's your opinion on cheese? Who is your favorite baseball team? I'm a St. Louis fan myself... I forgot World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals (sorry couldn't help myself). Happy to have you here.

I am a not panicked quite yet Yankee fan.  I enjoy a fine assortment of cheeses, thank you for asking.

Thanks for the welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on May 27, 2007, 11:47:55 PM
Woohoo, another Yankee fan!  God, you have no idea how happy that makes me... but, seriously, I think the time to panic has come, the team's just not looking good this year.

So, when you say "an embarrassing amount of dvd's and cd's", how many do you mean?  are we talking in the 1000's?  'cause that would be awesome, and not at all embarrasing. :)
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Post by: Scalzo on May 28, 2007, 07:59:19 AM
Whew!  DVD's and CD's combine I have over 1000.  Probably about 500+ dvd's. 

I have most of them in binders with a slot for a title on the spine.  I then have them alphabetical in each binder seperated by genre.  I also have another cabinet to house all my special packing dvd's.
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Post by: karlwinslow on May 28, 2007, 11:27:28 AM
I have most of them in binders with a slot for a title on the spine.  I then have them alphabetical in each binder seperated by genre.  I also have another cabinet to house all my special packing dvd's.

nice  :)
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Post by: Scalzo on May 28, 2007, 01:56:41 PM
Ha!  Thanks.  It was born out of necessity.  I used to be engaged, and when I moved in with her she said there was no way I could take all those dvd's with me, so I we came up with the binder idea. 

Now I love it.
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Post by: MrBTY on May 28, 2007, 02:52:54 PM
Found the site through the podcasts and decided tog ive the boards a shot. Here are random movie facts about myself...

- I love 80s/early 90s action flicks. For example Point Break, Commando, and Predator. I <3 things that explode, essentially.

- The only time I ever got mad at a movie was Dark Water. The fact that I paid my money to the theatre already solidified that I wasn't going to leave. Sitting through it waiting an hour for something to happen made me lose it. Essentially if you can't entertain an inebriated teenager, you really f'd up in the entertainment department.

- After the original Star Wars trilogy ended, I like to believe George Lucas lost his mind. The minute he stepped foot on Return of the Jedis red carpet something in his brain snapped.

- Other movies I like are all Kevin Smith films (yes I enjoyed Jersey Girl to an extent), Grindhouse, Vanishing Point, Freeway, Devils Rejects, Mr. Nanny, Ichi The Killer, Battle Royal, See No Evil (seriously), Spiderman trilogy, X-men trilogy, and Daredevil.
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Post by: roner on May 28, 2007, 08:40:34 PM
Found the site through the podcasts and decided tog ive the boards a shot. Here are random movie facts about myself...

- I love 80s/early 90s action flicks. For example Point Break, Commando, and Predator. I <3 things that explode, essentially.

- The only time I ever got mad at a movie was Dark Water. The fact that I paid my money to the theatre already solidified that I wasn't going to leave. Sitting through it waiting an hour for something to happen made me lose it. Essentially if you can't entertain an inebriated teenager, you really f'd up in the entertainment department.

- After the original Star Wars trilogy ended, I like to believe George Lucas lost his mind. The minute he stepped foot on Return of the Jedis red carpet something in his brain snapped.

- Other movies I like are all Kevin Smith films (yes I enjoyed Jersey Girl to an extent), Grindhouse, Vanishing Point, Freeway, Devils Rejects, Mr. Nanny, Ichi The Killer, Battle Royal, See No Evil (seriously), Spiderman trilogy, X-men trilogy, and Daredevil.

I like this guy!  Point Break is such an underrated flick.  I loved that it was featured in Hot Fuzz, and yes Jersey Girl isn't a horrible movie.  Welcome aboard dude!

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Post by: MrBTY on May 29, 2007, 08:22:04 PM
Found the site through the podcasts and decided tog ive the boards a shot. Here are random movie facts about myself...

- I love 80s/early 90s action flicks. For example Point Break, Commando, and Predator. I <3 things that explode, essentially.

- The only time I ever got mad at a movie was Dark Water. The fact that I paid my money to the theatre already solidified that I wasn't going to leave. Sitting through it waiting an hour for something to happen made me lose it. Essentially if you can't entertain an inebriated teenager, you really f'd up in the entertainment department.

- After the original Star Wars trilogy ended, I like to believe George Lucas lost his mind. The minute he stepped foot on Return of the Jedis red carpet something in his brain snapped.

- Other movies I like are all Kevin Smith films (yes I enjoyed Jersey Girl to an extent), Grindhouse, Vanishing Point, Freeway, Devils Rejects, Mr. Nanny, Ichi The Killer, Battle Royal, See No Evil (seriously), Spiderman trilogy, X-men trilogy, and Daredevil.

I like this guy!  Point Break is such an underrated flick.  I loved that it was featured in Hot Fuzz, and yes Jersey Girl isn't a horrible movie.  Welcome aboard dude!



I have a crazy ass story about Hot Fuzz and Point Break. Back in 4th grade I saw Point Break for the first time on TBS, never being able to finish it. I ended after the most awesome chase ever thinking it was Keanu's girlfriend under the mask. Flash to seeing Hot Fuzz and realizing "Holy crap! That's surfing Keanu???!!!!" So I rent the movie and my dad mentions it's Swayze and Reagan and despite watching it I go "Really???" Good times, good times.
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Post by: alexarch on May 31, 2007, 10:08:07 AM
hey mrbty and scalzo,  welcome and many happy returns.

Scalzo: I have a question.  Is your avatar a screenshot from Sups 3?  I swear it looks just like Chris Reeve, but I can't be sure.

On an aside, there's a scene in Sups Returns that bugs me - when Clark drinks.  In the first movie, Sups tell Lois he doesn't drink.  I know Singer knew about this line because he was so damn worshipful of the original movie.  (Aside: if that is a screenshot from Sups 3, I totally get that "bad" Superman would drink.)

Anyway, that scene in Sups Returns is awkward, not just for the drinking but because of the odd behavior by Clark & Jimmy.  It's like he and Jimmy are drunk, like that scene was cut down from a place where they were explicitly drunk to a place where it might be possible that they are drunk.  It's just an odd scene.
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Post by: Scalzo on May 31, 2007, 11:57:04 AM
hey mrbty and scalzo,  welcome and many happy returns.

Scalzo: I have a question.  Is your avatar a screenshot from Sups 3?  I swear it looks just like Chris Reeve, but I can't be sure.

On an aside, there's a scene in Sups Returns that bugs me - when Clark drinks.  In the first movie, Sups tell Lois he doesn't drink.  I know Singer knew about this line because he was so damn worshipful of the original movie.  (Aside: if that is a screenshot from Sups 3, I totally get that "bad" Superman would drink.)

Anyway, that scene in Sups Returns is awkward, not just for the drinking but because of the odd behavior by Clark & Jimmy.  It's like he and Jimmy are drunk, like that scene was cut down from a place where they were explicitly drunk to a place where it might be possible that they are drunk.  It's just an odd scene.
Yeah, it's from Superman 3 before he flicks the peanuts at the bar mirror.  Always cracked me up.

I never thought about the SR bar scene that way.  I just took it as Clark being goofy Clark.  I'll have to check it out again.

By the way AlexArch, you're a PSB fan?  I'm a big fan too.  I get made fun of endlessly, but they still make some incredible dance/pop music.

George Michael too.  That's right, I said it!!!  I love the Pet Shop Boys and Geporge Michael!  Us straight white folk can like dance music!
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Post by: alexarch on May 31, 2007, 04:56:08 PM
Yeah, I'm a pretty big PSB fan.  George Michael is real hit-or-miss for me.  When he goes dance-y, I love it.  When he gets mellow and croony, I can't get into it.
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Post by: Scalzo on May 31, 2007, 09:24:48 PM
Do you have all the deluxe editions of the PSB albums?  They're fantastic!  There is a TON of great extra tracks on them!
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Post by: alexarch on June 01, 2007, 07:11:07 AM
Do you have all the deluxe editions of the PSB albums?  They're fantastic!  There is a TON of great extra tracks on them!
Not all of them.  I have a few: Nightlife, Release, Fundamental, Bilingual.  I'm not THAT into them that I would re-buy the albums I already have.  Plus a lot of the b-sides on the older albums are on Alternative which I have.
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Post by: danielle on June 19, 2007, 06:19:21 PM
My story is a little sad, I must admit. I grew up rather movie deprived...

My parents were fairly picky about what I watched growing up, and I was a very busy kid so I never had much time for movies. But now, as sophomore in college, I've completely fallen in love with film. I will credit Adam and Sam as a huge contributor to that inspiration, since stumbling across their podcast was one of the best things that's happened to me. =)

Like I said, I'm in college (studying English and Art) and I've lived in Wisconsin for a few years now (grew up in lovely Northern California). My hobbies include a variety of things, from reading and sketching to rugby and soccer. I always make time to watch the Office, and have a soft spot for X-Files, Arrested Development, and Wishbone (yeah, the one with the little dog on PBS).

Recently I've been trying to catch up on classic moments that I should have enjoyed as a kid... such as bawling my eyes out in ET. =)
Favorite films include...
I Am Sam, Master and Commander, The Painted Veil, The Fellowship of the Ring, Empire Strikes Back, Memento, ET, Robin Hood (Disney), Science of Sleep, Pride & Prejudice (yeah, I can sit for 6 hours), etc...

I'm honored to meet so many others that appreciate movies!
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Post by: winrit on June 19, 2007, 06:43:30 PM
So do you find yourself identifying with Sam a lot? I'm just curious because you both experienced a brand of cinematic deprivation. I was left to unsupervised cable television as a child so I'm well versed in the Risky Business type movies. I still have all those movies that came out before I was born to catch up on. If you liked Science of Sleep you're O.K. with me.
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Post by: danielle on June 19, 2007, 08:01:46 PM
So do you find yourself identifying with Sam a lot? I'm just curious because you both experienced a brand cinematic deprivation. I was left to unsupervised cable television as a child so I'm well versed in the Risky Business type movies. I still have all those movies that came out before I was born to catch up on. If you liked Science of Sleep you're O.K. with me.

Yeah, I can definitely identify to some of his deprivation. I was pretty sheltered regarding movies (watched my first R movie when I was 17) and grew up on musicals, Disney cartoons, animal movies like Free Willy, and Jane Austen adaptations. =) I still have never watched many of those oh so popular and/or quoted movies from my grade school and high school years (Titanic, Orange County, Anchorman, Zoolander, Indiana Jones, etc...). There are many movies I missed that I want to go back and watch, not necessarily because I think they'll be good, but because everyone else has seen them.

So having confessed all that, I'm open to any suggestions! What are the essential 90s movies that I missed out on? Or from any other time period, I guess...
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Post by: danielle on June 19, 2007, 08:03:51 PM
If you liked Science of Sleep you're O.K. with me.

Oh, and yeah, I was completely enchanted by Science of Sleep, as well as Eternal Sunshine... It's discouraging that so few of my peers have even heard of Science of Sleep. But then again, a part of me wants it to stay that way since I think there are many people that would not be patient enough to appreciate it.
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Post by: karlwinslow on June 19, 2007, 08:22:00 PM
is your avatar from the Robin Hood Disney movie?  Where animals play all the parts?  I totally loved that movie when I was a wee lad.
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Post by: danielle on June 19, 2007, 08:24:35 PM
Of course. That movie is priceless. I loved Robin Hood as a kid and am still in love with it now. Classic.

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Post by: winrit on June 19, 2007, 08:52:30 PM
If I could recommend a few movies: Say Anything for John Cusack goodness, City of God for something serious, To Kill a Mockingbird for knock-your-socks-off good, The Thin Man because I love it, Notorious for Hitchcock glory, and anything from the Filmspotting musicals marathon. It's a mixed bag, but I love them. Did you see Life Aquatic? You might like that if you liked Science of Sleep.
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Post by: karlwinslow on June 19, 2007, 09:24:58 PM
Did you see Life Aquatic? You might like that if you liked Science of Sleep.

Really any Wes Anderson because he is the best.
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Post by: KitKat on June 19, 2007, 10:05:18 PM

 Pride & Prejudice (yeah, I can sit for 6 hours), etc...

If Colin Firth is your favorite Mr Darcy, then you're ok in my book.  I've seen that whole damn miniseries at least a dozen times.  Welcome.

(But we usually like more pertinent information like your favorite cheese, Spring or Fall, jam or jelly, etc-have you learned nothing from the previous posts?)
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 12:29:27 AM
If I could recommend a few movies: Say Anything for John Cusack goodness, City of God for something serious, To Kill a Mockingbird for knock-your-socks-off good, The Thin Man because I love it, Notorious for Hitchcock glory, and anything from the Filmspotting musicals marathon. It's a mixed bag, but I love them. Did you see Life Aquatic? You might like that if you liked Science of Sleep.

I can't wait. I'm so ashamed to admit I've never seen a Hitchcock, or Wes Anderson film... or any of those movies except Say Anything (just saw recently and thoroughly enjoyed it). I will take all of your suggestions to heart and watch them as soon as I can. I have an ongoing list scribbled on my wall that gets longer with every episode of Filmspotting I listen to or every post that I read. =) Thank you!
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 12:43:54 AM

 Pride & Prejudice (yeah, I can sit for 6 hours), etc...

If Colin Firth is your favorite Mr Darcy, then you're ok in my book.  I've seen that whole damn miniseries at least a dozen times.  Welcome.

(But we usually like more pertinent information like your favorite cheese, Spring or Fall, jam or jelly, etc-have you learned nothing from the previous posts?)


Oh, how silly of me. =) heh, well, if you must have the most important facts about me, here you go... I prefer my raspberry jam to have seeds in it, I've always been scared of slides because I hate static, I will always chose adidas over nike, I am addicted to Extra polar ice gum, I'm secretly in love with any man with a British or similar accent, and I once almost threw up after eating cheese flavored jell-o that a friend and I concocted. That's really all you need to know about me. If you need to know anything else (can't imagine what--those were all the key facts about me) just ask. =)
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Post by: alexarch on June 20, 2007, 08:19:37 AM
I'm secretly in love with any man with a British or similar accent
There's plenty of those 'round these parts.  There's one shortish fella named wowser that might suit you.  He doesn't type in an English accent though...at least as far as I can tell.  He's keen on women, so you probably have a shot.

Welcome.  I like your taste in movies.  Very innocent and kind-hearted.
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Post by: crumpet on June 20, 2007, 08:42:26 AM
Doesn't everybody type in an English accent?
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Post by: crumpet on June 20, 2007, 08:47:44 AM
Also, I may or may not have shared this here before.

I was film deprived as a child as well.  We didn't get a VCR until 1992.  Prior to that we could only watch whatever movies showed on one of the two television stations that aired until around the same time.  I grew up with five siblings, so family trips to the cinema were out.  We sometimes saw films with our friends in the holidays.  And my parents are very, very Catholic.

Yet I still somehow managed to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Romper Stomper and Revenge of the Nerds when I was 15.  My friends' parents weren't nearly so Catholic as my own...
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 11:53:32 AM
Hah, I still remember watching the Last Unicorn cartoon at my grandma's house when I was a little kid and then getting in trouble later when my mom found out (I think it was rated PG... how scandalous!). I guess my little sister had gotten scared from it, and of course I was to blame. So yeah, being the older sister didn't really help since the movies our family watched together had to be acceptable for her too.
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 11:55:10 AM
Doesn't everybody type in an English accent?

I like to think that I do... heh
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Post by: mweston on June 20, 2007, 02:47:08 PM
(grew up in lovely Northern California)

You got that right.

Wishbone (yeah, the one with the little dog on PBS).

I only watched about 1 episode, but I happen to be wearing a Jack Russell Terrier shirt today. Unfortunately ours died last year, a few months shy of 15 years old. It's almost time to get a new one.

Movies with Jack Russells is a pretty diverse category. Besides the obvious (My Dog Skip), there's The Mask and Crimson Tide.
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 02:52:58 PM
(grew up in lovely Northern California)

You got that right.


You from around there? I lived in Milpitas by San Jose and Fremont in the Bay Area... and I miss it every single day of winter and many days of summer as well.
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Post by: mweston on June 20, 2007, 03:08:58 PM
(grew up in lovely Northern California)
You got that right.
You from around there? I lived in Milpitas by San Jose and Fremont in the Bay Area... and I miss it every single day of winter and many days of summer as well.

Yep. My profile says Silicon Valley, but I live up on top of the coastal hills on the penisula, next to an open space preserve and with a view of the Bay. On the downside, if you need to run to the grocery store, it's a 45 minute round trip.
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Post by: danielle on June 20, 2007, 03:20:00 PM
Oh, those coastal hills are quite gorgeous... but my heart will always belong to those dry and treeless foothills on the other side of the valley. My house was right at the bottom of them. Most of my childhood dreams involved running away into those hills, living in an oak tree, and befriending a cougar and perhaps a red tailed hawk... I think I just read My Side of the Mountain and Hatchet one too many times. Heh.
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Post by: skjerva on June 20, 2007, 04:30:53 PM

Yep. My profile says Silicon Valley, but I live up on top of the coastal hills on the penisula, next to an open space preserve and with a view of the Bay. On the downside, if you need to run to the grocery store, it's a 45 minute round trip.

Hmm, one of my best friends lives in Portola Valley - you close to that?
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Post by: mweston on June 21, 2007, 10:43:23 AM

Yep. My profile says Silicon Valley, but I live up on top of the coastal hills on the penisula, next to an open space preserve and with a view of the Bay. On the downside, if you need to run to the grocery store, it's a 45 minute round trip.

Hmm, one of my best friends lives in Portola Valley - you close to that?

Pretty close. I could probably hike to there in an hour or less. Have them sign up for my movie nights (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1882.0) (the next one is 6/30 and is probably going to be Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima).
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Post by: alexarch on June 30, 2007, 08:37:51 AM
You mean business?  Does that mean you're going to take us all out if we cross a line?
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Post by: roner on June 30, 2007, 11:02:47 AM
I think it means he'll be buying and selling stocks....  Welcome to the boards.

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Post by: mattybgame on July 05, 2007, 10:23:32 AM
My name is Matty Ballgame. I'm an actor, teacher, and socialist in New York City, New York. I attended Kenyon College with a one Sam (No Van) Hallgren and lived with said rascal in Chicago for three years during which time we attended the same film school, 1910 W Ainslie. Namely, we were so poor, our only entertainment consisted of a shared Netflix account and the hundreds upon hundreds of movies it delivered to our door and then going out to bars and talking about them. Eventually I returned to school, graduating with a Master's in Fine Arts from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island last May. I live above a terrific Greek diner in Astoria, New York, with no cats, a 1983 Bang & Olufsen turntable and receiver, and a bed from IKEA. I have a penchant for baseball, coffee and the morning paper, raw oysters, and girl-next-door women.
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Post by: alexarch on July 05, 2007, 10:31:01 AM
Awwwww.  So fresh-faced and dimpled.  Aren't you just too precious?

Did you know that you were a character in a little-known, hastily-written, and ultimately bad piece of fan fiction?  Now you do.
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Post by: Spectre8 on July 11, 2007, 07:40:33 AM
Hey there peoples!

Yes, I'm new and fresh here, and read a nice little suggestion about this thread, so here I am for my first post at the Filmspotting boards!

I only found this podcast a few weeks back, and am VERY disappointed I didn't know about this a long time ago.  I've been into movies my whole life, and love chewing the fat with friends and loved ones about the latest obsession in cinema land.  I'm hardly what you'd call a "film buff" but certainly a fan.

I live here in Melbourne, Australia, with my lovely girlfriend and her two neurotic cats.  Today was cold, but sunny, there's snow up on the hills, but here I sit...  waiting to strap on the skis!

By day I'm a tradesperson, painting anything that doesn't move, but specialising in Church restoration and conservation of painted finishes.  As I'm sure you'll readily imagine, it's utterly compelling, and is so much of a good conversation piece, that I'll spare any audience the pain, and prefer to critique a classic film instead! :p

I guess that'll do for my initial post here, so I'll shoot off and have a look around and see what the lay of the land is like here.

Cheers!
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Post by: lise on July 11, 2007, 12:40:09 PM
welcome to the madness! I don't know about your work not being compelling, there was a time I was really interested in art restoration... but I got distracted and before I knew it I was doing something else. Oh well!

So on to the questions...

What is your favorite classic film to criticize?
What is your favorite type of slope to ski? (or are you one of those crazies who likes that cross country thing?)
Why is the sky blue?

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Post by: Spectre8 on July 12, 2007, 02:38:19 AM
Hmmm, the questions!

Fav "classic" film would have to be Blade Runner.  Yes, I'm sure it's been done a million times before, but hell, I'm a sci-fi guy, and it's the pinnacle of the genre for me.  I was a terrible student at school, and loathed many of the assignments given, but I'm sure I'd have shocked my teachers if they knew how deeply and thoroughly I studied this film!  Only a few years later, Blade Runner was being used as part of the curriculum!  What a shame!!  :D  However...  love it, flaws and all!

Favourite slope would have to be a carving up a nicely groomed, but freshly snowed on, expert LONG run...  unfortunately, there are only about two of those in this entire country, so I'll stick with slushing through the soup wherever I can find it!  I spent some time in Canada, and have been spoiled from it ever since! 

Sky blue??  Here in Aus, it's more of a mauve/black colour.  The hole in the ozone layer allows the clouds to escape, and they take a lot of the blues with them.  Or...  I could give you some rubbish dialogue about light refraction and moisture particles, but it's the escaping clouds I tells you! :p

One last thing:  If this is a "get to know you" thread, I cannot in all good conscience not speak out about my *other* favourite film to critique....  Drum roll....  Starship Troopers!!!  Yep, I'm absolutely serious.  I LOVE this film in more ways that I truly know!  I wont go into it now, but I think one of the main things I enjoy, is trying to convince people that they missed the point of it all!  It makes peoples most hated films often enough, so its a good one to fire people up on.  It's a shame the wider cinema going audience doesn't seem to have a collective sense of irony.  If they did...  this would be one of the best of its kind.  Doogie Howser as a Nazi!  So much to say!! :)

But that'll do me for now! 
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Post by: lise on July 12, 2007, 03:04:28 AM
I think there may be more closet enjoyment out there for starship troopers than you imagine... i have problems with bugs... but the underlying statements were fun and the camp was fantastic over the top. (if it weren't for the bugs!!!) --- you should check out the movies you loved that others hated thread over in the top 5 thread
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Post by: alexarch on July 13, 2007, 12:54:10 PM
Hey, Lise.  I think you've become the official greeter in this thread.

How do you like the job so far?  One time my stepmom made me the greeter for a party.  I stood by the door and took peoples purses and hats.  I actually liked it because I'm usually so awkward at parties.

I'm not sure we have a place for hats and wine bags though.

Spectre, you need to get in touch with Bucho.  He's around here somewhere.  He brawny and does things with saws.  He builds things I think.  I think he's in New Zealand though.  Anyway, from here it looks like you could just walk over there and have some tea with him.  Well, with him it would probably be more like a beer or freshly ripped-off goat-head, but whatever.

Welcome anyway.  Wipe your feet before you come in.
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Post by: lise on July 13, 2007, 01:34:00 PM
i'm fine with official greeter... it is like when you throw a party and someone has to make sure that the drinks stay stocked and no one is sitting in a corner... oh and of course making sure no one gets nekid and runs around with a lamp shade on their head.




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nekid --- to be naked AND up to no good
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Post by: alexarch on July 13, 2007, 01:56:07 PM
nekid --- to be naked AND up to no good
I'm sure that would be you anyway.
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Post by: lise on July 13, 2007, 05:39:43 PM
nekid --- to be naked AND up to no good
I'm sure that would be you anyway.

quite possibly... that is why I'm at the door trying to stay out of trouble!
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Post by: VmSoze on July 17, 2007, 12:24:24 PM
nekid --- to be naked AND up to no good
I'm sure that would be you anyway.

quite possibly... that is why I'm at the door trying to stay out of trouble!

how did we get to naked = trouble?  I'm more of a naked = great stories for next party (as long as I'm not the one in the buff)
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Post by: VmSoze on July 17, 2007, 12:28:43 PM
One last thing:  If this is a "get to know you" thread, I cannot in all good conscience not speak out about my *other* favourite film to critique....  Drum roll....  Starship Troopers!!!  Yep, I'm absolutely serious.  I LOVE this film in more ways that I truly know!  I wont go into it now, but I think one of the main things I enjoy, is trying to convince people that they missed the point of it all!  It makes peoples most hated films often enough, so its a good one to fire people up on.  It's a shame the wider cinema going audience doesn't seem to have a collective sense of irony.  If they did...  this would be one of the best of its kind.  Doogie Howser as a Nazi!  So much to say!! :)

But that'll do me for now! 

I apologize for being late to the party here, but, if you want to talk Starship Troopers, let me know.  I'm always down for discussing the most awesomest movie ever. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MovieMaven on July 27, 2007, 01:10:33 AM
So my names Nate King. I've been listening to the podcast for a good year now and I'm obviously a fan. I like alot of stuff though, so who knows how this ranks.

I was an Architecture major in Boston - took a year off and attended Mass Art, now who knows what I'll do next. Let's hope it's something good. Currently I work at a liquore store and hate my job. If you can offer me another reason to quit (there's already a plethora) I'll go do it right now and you'll be my hero for a good couple of years.

I'm a sucker for Superman and I'm a softy when it comes to good will towards men. Been a fan of film and self proclaimed film historian for quite a few years now. I'm here to learn anything I can.

Oh... and I love snowboarding, golf, reading, baseball, drawing, running, history, and Mike Rowe. I also do impressionist paintings of my favorite film scenes. I know, I know... pretty awesome right? Plus I'm German. Now that you have my life story feel free to chat anytime. Well... that about does 'er.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on July 27, 2007, 01:13:13 AM
Currently I work at a liquore store and hate my job. If you can offer me another reason to quit (there's already a plethora) I'll go do it right now and you'll be my hero for a good couple of years.

Every person I've met that worked in a liquor store experienced a gun-related crime. Go work somewhere else with a cash register.

Oh, and welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MovieMaven on July 27, 2007, 01:19:18 AM
Currently I work at a liquore store and hate my job. If you can offer me another reason to quit (there's already a plethora) I'll go do it right now and you'll be my hero for a good couple of years.

Every person I've met that worked in a liquor store experienced a gun-related crime. Go work somewhere else with a cash register.

Oh, and welcome!

There ya go. Took less than 5 minutes for me to find another reason. You might just be my new hero.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on July 27, 2007, 01:55:58 AM
Currently I work at a liquore store and hate my job. If you can offer me another reason to quit (there's already a plethora) I'll go do it right now and you'll be my hero for a good couple of years.

Every person I've met that worked in a liquor store experienced a gun-related crime. Go work somewhere else with a cash register.

Oh, and welcome!

There ya go. Took less than 5 minutes for me to find another reason. You might just be my new hero.

Then you can say a vegan saved you. I'm always up for good word o' mouth.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on July 27, 2007, 06:37:24 AM
Hey Nate.  Welcome.  I'm not going to say you made a mistake getting out of architecture.  I'm also not going to say you made the right decision.  There are some people that are meant for it; they have architecture in their blood.  There are some people that aren't.  While I can do a pretty good job at it, I don't think it's my calling.  Though I'm struggling with that question and maybe will be for the rest of my working life.  Dunno.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on July 27, 2007, 08:03:22 AM
Wilkommen, Nate!

You have a Road to Perdition avatar, I likes you already. As far as the liquor store job, they probably don't offer an employee discount either- so quit the hell out of that place.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MovieMaven on July 27, 2007, 05:40:18 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys.

Road to Perdition is one of my favorite films of the decade... may be one of my favorite films all in all. Thanks for the message Alex, I appreciate the info.
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Post by: ElectricOtter on July 29, 2007, 12:22:33 AM
I think it's a wonderfully achieved film. I love Mendes' work and Tom Hanks and Paul Newman are fantastic in it. Not to mention that it's certainly in my top five for well-shot movies- the cinematography is just stunning.
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Post by: MovieMaven on July 29, 2007, 01:18:36 AM
Most definately. I'm a huge fan of all the main players. It was my first introduction to Daniel Craig as well... wonderful villian. I love the score too, bought it in fact. Between the Shawshank Redemption and Road to Perdition I can't get enough of Thomas Newman.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: chesterfilms on July 29, 2007, 08:55:54 PM
Road to Perdition is also one of my favorite films from the past few years.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on July 30, 2007, 09:48:42 AM
I love the score too, bought it in fact. Between the Shawshank Redemption and Road to Perdition I can't get enough of Thomas Newman.

I went through a big Thomas Newman phase after American Beauty, which I think is one of the best applications of his often percussion-heavy sound. His work for Finding Nemo was also amazing and, in my opinion, one of the biggest reasons that movie works so well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on August 19, 2007, 12:14:57 PM
Hola,
I want to introduce myself to the boards.

My name is Aaron McAbee and I have been born and raised in Seattle WA.  I am 37 years old and I currently working in childcare with a mixed group of Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers.
I have horrible spelling and grammar so please try to be nice to me in responding to my post.

I love a good zombie film, along with Japanese trash from the 70's (Lone Wolf and Cub, Female Scorpion). 

I am a vegitarian/vegan, left handed and never have owned a car.  My right eye is domminate, I have in my life broked both arms (not at the same time) had my leg fall into the spokes of a three wheel bike (don't ask) and broke my collar bone just recently (which provided me with lots of time to watch films while under painpills).

Overall I give people the benifit of the doubt.  I make eye contact with every car driver before I procede and love to bring in the ocassional bag of coffee for people at work. I would not say I gush human kindness, but I am really not the person to ask.

I love Austin Tx and have been there many times to visit and to attended films through The mighty Alamo Drafthouse.  I've attended 4 24 hour film festivals (Butt-Numb-a-thon's they call them) watched films drive in style at a old insane assylum, watched Once upon a time in the West in Monument Valley and went to a week long film festival of sci-fi/horror films at Fantastic Fest.  No one comes close to the joy that the alamo drafthouse has given me when it comes to film presentations.

I share the same birthday as Rutger Hauer and Sonny Chiba and love rice crispie treats (which I make now with a rice marshmellow substitute to avoid animal product). 

I am torn between Blue Ray and HD-DVD but know that once the price of the disc themselves lower down then I will side blue ray.

I am bald but miss coloring my hair a great deal.  I always wanted hair the same color as Lola's.

I have a huge collection of films and have just recently given up on collecting games, although I still play the ocassional game on my 360.

Nice to meet everyone ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on August 19, 2007, 12:27:09 PM
Hey!  (howdy)  I'm 37, love a good zombie film, and contrary to the vibe I often push on the boards, also love to give people the benefit of the doubt (I think that is my equally present button pushing kicking in).  Good to have you more present.

I once worked daycare and am reminded of a story.  I worked with toddlers, but on this day I was in the kindergarten-age room reading a story.  One of the kids, Jamie, was picking his nose and another kid shouted out "Jamie is picking his nose!"  I responded with "That's okay, it's cool to pick your nose"  The room exploded with laughter and smiles.  The next day the father of Jamie complained to the manager/boss-person about this because they had been trying to get him to stop - sure, that's legit (though open for critique)...Thing is, this funny little daddy came in to drop of his kid always picking his own nose.  Oh, parents.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on August 19, 2007, 12:34:50 PM
I am a vegitarian/vegan,

Does that mean that you waffle between the two or that you were avoiding explaining vegan if no one knew what it is?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on August 19, 2007, 02:22:04 PM
OK,
  Vegan.  I have made steps in my life to avoid as much eggs, milk and cheese but sometimes you can not avoid it (roadtrips, most resteraunts, certain products).  I've been a vegan more than a year and a vegitarian for more than 13 years...
and I hate explaining it to people ("Where do you get your protein?")

Some parents are so paranoid beyond the realms of reason.  Most are great but some really do not want there child to be interacting with life. I love my work but parents do need a bit of handholding usually when the child is a infant and right before they go to kindergarden.  To avoid some of this handholding I usually choose toddlers to work with.

Got a joke : What is the difference between vegtables and boogers?  Kids won't eat vegtables.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on August 19, 2007, 07:20:28 PM
I just wanted to ask, cause as far as I knew, I was the only vegan on the boards. Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 19, 2007, 08:04:48 PM
I just wanted to ask, cause as far as I knew, I was the only vegan on the boards. Welcome.

What about Crumpet?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on August 19, 2007, 10:01:53 PM
I don't know, I called out for others when I announced that I was and nobody responded.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on August 19, 2007, 10:28:03 PM
I'm somewhere between vegetarian and vegan.  I was vegan for a while, but then I took up knitting, and like to knit with natural fibres (I knit with plant based fibres too, but I knit most with wool) over synthetics.  I also eat eggs sometimes, free range and usually from my friend's chickens.  And I eat cheese that has no animal rennet.

I thought I remembered that crump was somewhere in the vegetarian world. This post was a response to you and was responded to by you. Short memory Face?  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on August 20, 2007, 12:18:00 AM
I'm somewhere between vegetarian and vegan.  I was vegan for a while, but then I took up knitting, and like to knit with natural fibres (I knit with plant based fibres too, but I knit most with wool) over synthetics.  I also eat eggs sometimes, free range and usually from my friend's chickens.  And I eat cheese that has no animal rennet.

I thought I remembered that crump was somewhere in the vegetarian world. This post was a response to you and was responded to by you. Short memory Face?  ;)

Completely and utterly. Thanks  :)

And crumpet, excuse my neglect. I believe it was explained above.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on August 20, 2007, 12:24:29 AM
Nice to meet another vegan like me.

I'm glad to hear I am not alone.  Go to the Post Punk Kitchen for some good recipe ideas (but don't go into the boards.  I find it very....not worth my time)

This is the board for me!

(and I love tofu pups!)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on August 20, 2007, 12:28:27 AM
Nice to meet another vegan like me.

I'm glad to hear I am not alone.  Go to the Post Punk Kitchen for some good recipe ideas (but don't go into the boards.  I find it very....not worth my time)

This is the board for me!

(and I love tofu pups!)

If you're ever in Philly, come to the restaurant I work at. http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/
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Post by: skjerva on August 20, 2007, 01:00:53 AM
If you're ever in Philly, come to the restaurant I work at. http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/
Dang, I wish I new about this a couple days earlier.  My partner is in Philly this weekend, leaving Tuesday, and it appears your restaurant isn't open Monday's.  I reckon she'd love it - it looks great.  Is it?
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Post by: facedad on August 20, 2007, 01:05:00 AM
Oh, it's fantastic. I don't drink, but other than the food, I hear we have particularly good sangria. I've never tasted anything I didn't like there.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 22, 2007, 03:37:26 PM
Where all the new peeps at? Come out of the woodwork, everyone!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on August 24, 2007, 03:36:04 PM
In honor of my 100th post, I suppose I'll finally introduce myself. Before now, I couldn't be sure I would spend much time on the boards.

The name's Alex. I live in Hudson, Ohio, and I'm a senior in high school. I'm applying to USC, NYU, Florida State, and Chapman in the fall - obviously I want to study film. 

I've been listening since early this year, and have since gone back to listen to some older episodes. I mostly agree with Sam (especially in my unapologetic praise for Steven Soderbergh), so I am very sad to see him go. 

A few of my favorite films are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Rear Window, Seven Samurai, and, if I had to pick one Soderbergh film, The Limey.  Obviously I haven't seen as many films as most of you, but I'm still young, right?

Alrighty, that's me 'coming out of the woodwork'.

And since we're on the subject, I'm a carnivore.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on August 24, 2007, 03:39:28 PM
ahhhh.... another alex!!!!

Well welcome to the madness. You've already made yourself at home, but now it's official!

How do you feel about cheese? pizza? sushi?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on August 24, 2007, 03:46:51 PM
How do you feel about cheese? pizza? sushi?

Can't get enough. Love it when it's good, hate it when it's bad. Overrated.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on August 26, 2007, 08:00:51 AM
A whole discussion about me!  I need to check the boards more often, obviously. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on August 27, 2007, 10:17:26 AM
I'll say an official hello, Alex! Nice avatar, by the way- I've always loved that shot.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MrVengeance81 on September 16, 2007, 11:03:44 AM
Hello All....

My name is Anthony Albarran. I live in North Venice, FL. I grew up in Boardman, OH and went to school at The Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. After getting a degree in New Media Design and Imaging, I moved down to FL with the 'rents. Job hunting was pretty unsuccessful for a good two years. I slaved in the local Barnes & Noble's receiving department for a while. I still work there 2 days a week, the discount is just too good. Then the Realtor who sold my parents our home, turned out to be the weekend weatherperson at the local ABC affiliate, WWSB. She got me in touch with the chief editor at the station and a few months later, the weekend editing job opened up. I took the job without hesitation.

When did I first start looking at film as an art form? Probably, middle way through high school when my dad told me to sit my ass down and he put in an old, heavily used, surprisingly letterboxed, VHS copy of 'Lawrence of Arabia'. It was definitely one of those life-changing moments. The story, characters, and settings were so compelling, I felt as though I was crossing the sun-scorched desert with Lawrence and crew. More and more I would discover the classics we had on video and find myself in front of TV more often. 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Seven Samurai, The Sting, and Psycho were very heavily watched in my High School years. Yet, I could still watch and enjoy mindless entertainment movies.

Then DVDs hit. I haven't been the same person since. As my collection grew so did my appreciation for foreign, exploitation, and genre films.
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Post by: skjerva on September 16, 2007, 11:17:48 AM
Welcome MrVengeance81, what is the 81 about?  YOB?  What is it you want(ed) to do, or specialized in your New Media program?  How is the editing gig?  Congrats on that.  Find or start some threads to comment on your foreign, exploitation and genre film thoughts. 
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Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2007, 12:27:53 PM
Nice to hear from you Vengeance!  Sounds like you skipped over laserdisc.  You are a brave, brave person to take the punishment of B and N.  Tell me the truth, all they have in the back room are old copies of The Client and Maddonna's Sex book.  Right? 

What are some of your favorite films? Least favorite type of film? First film you watched stoned?  (Mine was Stop Making Sense)

In fact, that is going to be a new topic on the boards...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: MrVengeance81 on September 16, 2007, 01:25:35 PM
skjerva
Yes, 81 is the year i was born. During school, I was very much into SIMPLE 3D modeling and animation. I took a very basic DV class and enjoyed editing out projects. So, I see TV editing as a good stepping stone.

Aaron
Ah yes, laserdiscs. These were out right when I was getting into film, and had little technical knowledge, so at the time they just seemed overly expensive. Yet, here I am now a HD DVD and Blu-Ray owner.
You would be very surprised at the product turnaround at B&N, but we are the second busiest store in our district. The only thing actually sitting in our receiving room right now are about 10 boxes of Harry Potter 7. That whats left of our original shipment of 300 boxes.
That favorite movie question is dangerous. Probably my all time favorite movies are Once Upon A Time In The West and Lawrence of Arabia.
I tend to steer clear of cookie cutter light romantic comedies dished out for the masses. Other than that, I'm game. There has only been one movie I have walked out of the theater, and that was Snake Eyes. The only movie that made me feel physically ill was Cannibal Holocaust. Watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas after smokin up one night.....was interesting.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on September 18, 2007, 02:09:39 AM
hmmm... the movie that made you feel ill question... I haven't thought about that one in a while! (mine was hannibal... all I need to say is brains... ugh!!!)

I'm always interested in people with animation/modeling experience. It's what my brother does, but he does it from the other side (aka creation of hardware etc).

Anyhoo... welcome to the madness!

BTW - there is nothing wrong with mindless entertainment, as long as you add a little art occasionally. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on September 24, 2007, 06:15:01 PM
In honor of my 100th post, I suppose I'll finally introduce myself. Before now, I couldn't be sure I would spend much time on the boards.

The name's Alex. I live in Hudson, Ohio, and I'm a senior in high school. I'm applying to USC, NYU, Florida State, and Chapman in the fall - obviously I want to study film. 

I went to USC for a bit.  I think everyone should go there so if you have any questions, let me know.  I can't say enough good things about 'SC.  Fight on! :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on September 24, 2007, 06:39:59 PM
I went to USC for a bit.  I think everyone should go there so if you have any questions, let me know.  I can't say enough good things about 'SC.  Fight on! :)

Film school? If so, how'd you get in? Either way actually.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on September 24, 2007, 06:58:30 PM
I went to USC for a bit.  I think everyone should go there so if you have any questions, let me know.  I can't say enough good things about 'SC.  Fight on! :)

Film school? If so, how'd you get in? Either way actually.

no, I was in the process of applying for a Cinema/Television major when I decided to move back east, but I went there as a Computer Science major.

As far as how I got in... I scored well on my PSATs and got a letter from USC about a program they run called RHP (Resident Honors Program).  Basically, if you are accepted into the program you go to SC after your junior year of high school.  I took my SATs that weekend and applied (I was pretty sure I wasn't going to get in), but to my surprise I did...  It was and is the only school I've ever applied to so I don't know how they're process differs from anyplace else, but everyone I've ever dealt with at the university has been very helpful and really eager to welcome prospective Trojans.  I would suggest finding the Alumni group near you and seeing if they are having any get togethers for applicants or recent acceptees that you could go to.  You'll get a good sense of the Trojan family.  Also, once you get in (the power of positive thinking tells me that you will), be sure to go the the preview weekend with whichever parent is less sure about sending you out to California.  The staff puts on amazing event after amazing event and I know that it was because of that weekend that my mother finally agreed to let me move 3,000 miles away.  Also, if you go definitely spend the night with a host student in the dorms, you'll meet a lot of your future classmates (should you decide to enroll there) and you'll get a good idea of what dorm life will be like.  I was in the honors dorm, so we were just slightly less debaucherous than the other dorms, but not by much. 

Sorry for the long post, I just get very excited when people tell me they're looking at 'SC.  :)
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Post by: Basil on September 24, 2007, 07:20:27 PM
No I really appreciate it. I went out there to visit this past spring break, so I already have some idea of what it's like.  Right now it's a matter of being in the best 5% those admission reps see.  They've been really evasive in talking about what they look for, and some of the essays and things they require for film applicants are ridiculous. Time will tell...
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Post by: VmSoze on September 24, 2007, 07:40:54 PM
Good Luck. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on October 02, 2007, 01:21:54 PM
Hey!  I'm pretty sure I intorduced myself a while ago (probably 6 months ago) but I haven't been on here since then.

Anyway, I've been a huge longtime Filmspotting person, and I love ths show so much.  The reason I've decided to try and post regularly on the boards now (which I'll hopefully do) is because last night I saw Almost Famous for the first time, and it really had an impact on me... but the lame part is that I have nobody to talk about it with!  None of my friends have heard of it, let alone seen it.  (They pretty much are of the "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Ocean's 13" are the best films in the history of mankind)

So hello everybody, and I look forward to jumping in the discussion! ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on October 02, 2007, 03:11:29 PM
I love the evil voldie avatar. :) Welcome ... so how do you feel about sports? sports in movies? cheese? greatest evil characters in the history of movies?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on October 02, 2007, 04:46:33 PM
(They pretty much are of the "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Ocean's 13" are the best films in the history of mankind)

I don't understand. Ocean's Thirteen is the best film in the history of mankind.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on October 02, 2007, 05:56:20 PM
Ocean's 11 consistently hovers a spot or two outside of my all time top ten, and I've considered letting it in.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on October 03, 2007, 02:17:55 AM
I'm not so much of a film nerd to not have ocean's 11 in my dvd collection... is it the best film in the world, well no... but it is lots and lots of fun. But it is like a lot of plays where the plays that are interesting academically I wouldn't want to see again (ie I appreciate Beckett's Breath and Handke's Offending the Audience, but I wouldn't want to see them twice).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on October 03, 2007, 09:59:08 PM
Well I love Ocean's 11 as much as the next guy, but "12" and "13" not so much. I mean they are fun, of course, but to consider them ("12", and "13") 'great films?'  I do understand "11" as a potential top 10 movie, its certainly charming.

And besides, none of my friends have seen any pantheon films, not even The Godfather!  :o

I love the evil voldie avatar. :) Welcome ... so how do you feel about sports? sports in movies? cheese? greatest evil characters in the history of movies?
I don't care for sports, just not my thing. Sports movies... well I like... gee I can't think of one I absolutely love, although I've seen alot.  I do sort of have a weak spot for A League Of Their Own tho.  Is that considered a 'bad movie?'  I've grown up watching it, but haven't really heard any critical response to it.  Either way, I think its fun.

Cheese? omg, awesome!  ;)

The greatest evil characters in the history of film...  I'll give my top 5

5) Doctor Octopus (Spider-man 2)
4) Norman Bates (Psycho)
3) O-Ren Ishii (Kill Bill: Volume 1)
2) Magneto (X-Men 2)
1) Bill (Kill Bill: Volume 2)

That's off the top of my head, don't hold me to it.  As you can tell I adore the Kill Bill movies.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on October 04, 2007, 09:35:14 AM
A League of Their Own is not only a fantastic movie about baseball, it's also one of my favorite pieces of Americana nostalgia. I've seen that movie more times than I can count. Most people I know love it as well, so I think it's safe to say that it's a very warmly received movie on all accounts.

You should check out Bull Durham sometime. It dukes it out with Slapshot for my favorite sports movie of all time.

As far as evil characters go:

Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest wins. That's the most I have ever hated a character in a movie in my life, and Louise Fletcher totally planned it that way. It's an amazing performance.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on October 04, 2007, 04:51:52 PM
Hey J5er. I remember you from before. You popped your head in with another person that didn't stay long. Thanks for giving us another shot...and posting in the picture thread. Keep on posting. You are judged mostly on your post count. It's a hard reality that you should just accept.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on October 04, 2007, 08:09:03 PM
You are judged mostly on your post count. It's a hard reality that you should just accept.

Which is why I am the king here. Because I am the man/have no life.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on October 05, 2007, 11:27:07 PM
Hey J5er. I remember you from before. You popped your head in with another person that didn't stay long. Thanks for giving us another shot...and posting in the picture thread. Keep on posting. You are judged mostly on your post count. It's a hard reality that you should just accept.

Well I didn't stop cause I didn't like it here, I just got busy, I love this board and Filmspotting.  I hope I don't drop out again, just gotta get in the habit of coming here.  I'm actually a member of alot of other forums, and on one of them I'm the post leader (2,000 posts in like 6 months, so I have no life either!  Well that was before college started, so I'm a little better now). So I knwo post counts rule all (followed by a badass avatar!)

But yeah, I can't believe someone remembers me!  I feel so memorable. :D

And since I've heard every episode of Filmspotting/Cinecast, I imgane I've heard alot of your guys' thoughts on the show. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on October 08, 2007, 06:28:24 PM
I feel so memorable. :D

That'll wear off... and beware of the Alex-es.  They're a tricky bunch.  :o
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on October 10, 2007, 08:21:13 PM
They'll steal your soul, they will. I've seen it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on October 10, 2007, 08:57:38 PM
They'll steal your soul, they will. I've seen it.

EXPETO PATRONUM!!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Tom the Drunk on October 11, 2007, 01:09:04 PM
Hello , new guy, been listening to the podcast about a year.   It's a great show, makes my commute enjoyable and has turned me onto a few movies I might have not thought about seeing.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on October 11, 2007, 02:59:38 PM
Hello , new guy, been listening to the podcast about a year.   It's a great show, makes my commute enjoyable and has turned me onto a few movies I might have not thought about seeing.
That's probably the best part of Filmspotting (aside from the pure entertainment value, of course) is that they turn you onto so many new movies. I'll be in the library and be like "I'd never heard of this movie, but Adam seems to like it," and then I'll rent it and see something awesome I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

Oh, and I'm new too, but I can still say "Welcome," right?  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on October 11, 2007, 06:21:47 PM
Once you introduce yourself to the masses you can do anything you want.... except feed the alexes... they are a scary bunch!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on October 11, 2007, 07:32:39 PM
They eat souls, I tells ya!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on October 15, 2007, 09:32:11 AM
They eat souls, I tells ya!!

I'm less concerned about my soul than I am about my fingers... the alexes have sharp teeth.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 06, 2007, 10:36:36 PM

I'm tired of being anonymous and maybe you are tired of my being so too, so hi! I'm Melissa, and I love Filmspotting!

I've been listening to Filmspotting ever since I got my iPod about 6 months ago but have only been lurking on the boards for a couple of weeks. I love films and film talk more than just about anything - so thanks for the great stuff on these boards.  :)
 
I teach college composition courses part-time here in WA state and I love that fact a broader definition of "texts" these days means that I can assign films along with readings - the students seem pretty happy about it, too. I may be asking for your help/advice sometime soon about films you think would work well for my classes.

I get the feeling you all have seen a good deal more films than I have (a lot of you seem to be in film school or have been in film school - is that right?) - and I love hearing about "new" films. Like Sam, I sort of missed out on a lot of the 80's films because I grew up in a conservative household (I have one squirm-worthily embarrassing memory of a junior high slumber party in which my dad insisted on watching Goonies with me and my friends - he shut it off about 20 minutes into the film - I was never so mortified in my life).

Still, because we weren't allowed to watch anything over a PG rating, my brother and I grew to love the older films and film stars my parents loved - Marx brothers stuff, Cary Grant, the Hepburns, Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Barbara Stanwyk, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, and so on. And our favorite nights were when my mom would bring home those old reel-to-reel library film projectors and we'd get to watch Laurel and Hardies, Charlie Chaplin and others. (Though I do remember being traumatized by the French short film, The Red Balloon - the balloon dies- it was so terribly tragic a thing in my young life!) I'm grateful in a way for my conservative upbringing - I was watching films my friends had never heard of - but I have a lot of catching up to do now!

Looking forward to this next phase of my education from you all!  :)

Cheers,
Melissa

P.S. Lise, I hope things have settled down for you in CA - we lived in North San Diego County for 4 years and had to evacuate our home in the October 2003 fires - no damage but very scary, so I can sympathize!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on November 07, 2007, 12:25:48 AM
Thanks! Things have definitely settled down, but I'm now getting a lot of ribbing from my friends and family about being a target for natural disasters. I have ruled out taking jobs in tornado alley or near dormant or active volcanoes... I think that might be pushing my luck a little. :)

Welcome to the boards. There are a lot of film geeks here, but the rest of us keep them honest. Where are you from originally? Did you ever get a chance to experience all of Goonies? How do you feel about cheese?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on November 07, 2007, 07:06:44 AM
Welcome Melissa.  We're kinda guy-heavy here lately, so I'm glad you introduced yourself.  I loved reading about your childhood with older movies.  It actually made me kind of jealous; it sounds like a wonderful way to be introduced to movies.

Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on November 07, 2007, 08:32:56 AM
Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.
Prostitutes don't do it for free.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: choatime on November 07, 2007, 09:08:42 AM
Do you mean this in the sense of people who do that which comes after this thing we call prostitution?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on November 07, 2007, 09:36:52 AM
That is one of the most bewildering sentances I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 07, 2007, 10:02:07 AM
Thanks for the welcomes! It's great to be here.

Welcome to the boards. There are a lot of film geeks here, but the rest of us keep them honest. Where are you from originally? Did you ever get a chance to experience all of Goonies? How do you feel about cheese?

I'm originally from Bellingham, WA and now am back in the Pacific NW, but I've lived in Iowa for college, briefly and gloriously in London for 1/2 a year, and in California. I still need to get out to the east coast and the south sometime for more than a visit.

You know, I don't know if I ever have watching Goonies since that fateful day. Should I? For pop culture value at least? And mmmmmmmmmmm, I love cheese! Living in London for a bit and visiting a friend in France, I realized we are really cheese-deprived over here in the States - we just don't have enough of it.  :)


Welcome Melissa.  We're kinda guy-heavy here lately, so I'm glad you introduced yourself.  I loved reading about your childhood with older movies.  It actually made me kind of jealous; it sounds like a wonderful way to be introduced to movies.

Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.

Thanks, Alex, I've heard we're supposed to watch out for "the Alexes" - but you seem friendly enough.  :) And yes, I am really grateful for my childhood, too, and all the older movies - it's still my favorite kind of night - to cuddle up on the couch with an old black-and-white and those gorgeous stars of the silver screen. Unfortunately, I don't get to as often as I'd like - my husband thinks they "shout" on older movies and it really gets to him for some reason.  :-\

I'll try to ignore the prostitutes, but that may be difficult as I've already engaged in a little of that night-life myself in order to get my post-count up to a "respectable" number!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 07, 2007, 10:11:57 AM
Hi, I'm also an Alex. We mostly get a bad rap from people who want to be like us.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 07, 2007, 10:13:39 AM
Hi, I'm also an Alex. We mostly get a bad rap from people who want to be like us.

no, they mostly get a bad wrap because they're evil... trust me, you cannot let your guard down with an alex.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: karlwinslow on November 07, 2007, 10:34:55 AM
Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.

I'm wondering what would happen if you deleted the entire obvious post whoring thread.  Probably even things out around here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: chesterfilms on November 07, 2007, 11:39:52 AM
Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.

I'm wondering what would happen if you deleted the entire obvious post whoring thread.  Probably even things out around here.

I think we should.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 07, 2007, 11:41:35 AM
Have a look around.  Pull up a chair.  Ignore the post-prostitutes.  They've gone overboard lately.

I'm wondering what would happen if you deleted the entire obvious post whoring thread.  Probably even things out around here.

I think we should.

I think we shouldn't
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on November 07, 2007, 01:58:28 PM
I'm also an Alex, but I don't associate with the other ones. I also say stay away from them.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 07, 2007, 02:48:42 PM
I'm also an Alex, but I don't associate with the other ones. I also say stay away from them.

Good grief - how many of you are there, and how do I know which are the goodies and which are the badies?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on November 07, 2007, 02:50:48 PM
The goodies are the ones whose avatars are a beloved mouse from an under-appreciated Disney classic.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 07, 2007, 03:15:40 PM
Good grief - how many of you are there

too many ;)

how do I know which are the goodies and which are the badies?

you'll learn... but I would advise caution when dealing with anyone who claims to be a harmless kitten...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 07, 2007, 03:21:59 PM
you'll learn... but I would advise caution when dealing with anyone who claims to be a harmless kitten...

Hmmmm. I'm not sure how much I should trust Counts offering me presents from under their cloaks either. My mother very clearly told me not to accept candy from strangers - presents under cloaks seem to fall into that category.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on November 07, 2007, 04:54:35 PM
you'll learn... but I would advise caution when dealing with anyone who claims to be a harmless kitten...

Hmmmm. I'm not sure how much I should trust Counts offering me presents from under their cloaks either. My mother very clearly told me not to accept candy from strangers - presents under cloaks seem to fall into that category.
Seriously, Vicky.  That Count has bothered me ever since you put it up.  I wondered why, and I thought it was that it The Count had been bastardized for commercial purposes.  But Melissa just hit the real why on the head.  It's that The Count looks like a swishing dandy handing out presents, all molester-like.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 07, 2007, 05:17:39 PM
The goodies are the ones whose avatars are a beloved mouse from an under-appreciated Disney classic.

Also ones with hilarious robits.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 07, 2007, 05:49:41 PM
you'll learn... but I would advise caution when dealing with anyone who claims to be a harmless kitten...

Hmmmm. I'm not sure how much I should trust Counts offering me presents from under their cloaks either. My mother very clearly told me not to accept candy from strangers - presents under cloaks seem to fall into that category.
Seriously, Vicky.  That Count has bothered me ever since you put it up.  I wondered why, and I thought it was that it The Count had been bastardized for commercial purposes.  But Melissa just hit the real why on the head.  It's that The Count looks like a swishing dandy handing out presents, all molester-like.

ok, so you're saying The Count is a molester?  That's just wrong... oh well I guess I will have to yet again change my avatar to please you people.  By the way, it's Vicki , not Vicky if you please.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 07, 2007, 05:49:58 PM
The goodies are the ones whose avatars are a beloved mouse from an under-appreciated Disney classic.

Also ones with hilarious robits.

yeah, not so much
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: scooterb23 on November 13, 2007, 09:59:32 PM
Hi everyone!

So, I'm Scott, 32, single, living at home (yeah, still...I'm a paper route awway from being Chris Elliott in "Get A Life") and I live in a podunk town 30 miles south of Columbus, Ohio.  I work at a science center ( www.cosi.org how's that for a cheap plug?).   

 I've been listening to Filmspotting since...right around Grindhouse, that's when I decided to take more interest in movies.  I've always gone to movies, sure, but generally only 1-2 a year, but this year I decided to change that somewhat.  I believe I have been to 11 films so far this year.  I admit I'm not a real "film geek", just a guy who likes the occasional movie.

Favorite podcasts (besides Filmspotting): Scene Unseen, Inside the Magic, The Spiel, Coverville, The Daily Giz Wiz and about 15 others I subscribe to.

I don't have a Myspace or anything like that...but I do have a dark, dark secret.

I'm a huge fan of disaster movies.  That is probably my favorite genre to watch on a regular basis.  From the Poseidon Adventure, to Deep Impact, to The Day After Tomorrow, even the made for TV movies like 10.5.  I eat that stuff up all day long.

That, and on the most recent AFI Top 100 movies of all time list, I had seen 18 of them :D

Well, I hope I won't get too much hate mail for those last lines :P  Look forward to seeing you all out on the forums...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: chesterfilms on November 13, 2007, 10:00:41 PM
WELCOME!!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on November 13, 2007, 10:00:49 PM
Poseidon Adventure is great, assuming you mean the original. Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on November 13, 2007, 10:48:55 PM
^ditto. I was going to say.

WELCOME!!! (so long as you don't like the remake, Posiedon.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 13, 2007, 10:50:28 PM
Welcome. Pull up a chair!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on November 13, 2007, 10:52:04 PM
ooh the volcano and atomic twister type movies are good sick fun!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 13, 2007, 10:53:35 PM
Welcome, Scott.  :)  And don't worry, you wont get any hate mail for a while...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: graeme_mcgrath on November 14, 2007, 01:15:26 AM
Hi guys, just responding to the invite.  I seem to be one of the very few British listeners, but happy to join in whatever is going on around the Filmspotting site.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: saltine on November 14, 2007, 02:26:05 AM
Hi guys, just responding to the invite.  I seem to be one of the very few British listeners, but happy to join in whatever is going on around the Filmspotting site.

You're bloody welcome here, mate!

Find a thread and join in quick!  Your post count needs a boost!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on November 14, 2007, 08:13:25 AM
Hi everyone!

So, I'm Scott, 32, single, living at home (yeah, still...I'm a paper route awway from being Chris Elliott in "Get A Life") and I live in a podunk town 30 miles south of Columbus, Ohio.  I work at a science center ( www.cosi.org how's that for a cheap plug?).   

 I've been listening to Filmspotting since...right around Grindhouse, that's when I decided to take more interest in movies.  I've always gone to movies, sure, but generally only 1-2 a year, but this year I decided to change that somewhat.  I believe I have been to 11 films so far this year.  I admit I'm not a real "film geek", just a guy who likes the occasional movie.

Favorite podcasts (besides Filmspotting): Scene Unseen, Inside the Magic, The Spiel, Coverville, The Daily Giz Wiz and about 15 others I subscribe to.

I don't have a Myspace or anything like that...but I do have a dark, dark secret.

I'm a huge fan of disaster movies.  That is probably my favorite genre to watch on a regular basis.  From the Poseidon Adventure, to Deep Impact, to The Day After Tomorrow, even the made for TV movies like 10.5.  I eat that stuff up all day long.

That, and on the most recent AFI Top 100 movies of all time list, I had seen 18 of them :D

Well, I hope I won't get too much hate mail for those last lines :P  Look forward to seeing you all out on the forums...

Woo hoo! Another Scott on the boards! Look out, Alex's- here we come!!

Welcome aboard, Scooter. Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on November 14, 2007, 08:13:56 AM
And welcome, Graeme, as well!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 14, 2007, 10:14:59 AM
Hi everyone!

So, I'm Scott, 32, single, living at home (yeah, still...I'm a paper route awway from being Chris Elliott in "Get A Life") and I live in a podunk town 30 miles south of Columbus, Ohio.  I work at a science center ( www.cosi.org how's that for a cheap plug?).   

 I've been listening to Filmspotting since...right around Grindhouse, that's when I decided to take more interest in movies.  I've always gone to movies, sure, but generally only 1-2 a year, but this year I decided to change that somewhat.  I believe I have been to 11 films so far this year.  I admit I'm not a real "film geek", just a guy who likes the occasional movie.

Favorite podcasts (besides Filmspotting): Scene Unseen, Inside the Magic, The Spiel, Coverville, The Daily Giz Wiz and about 15 others I subscribe to.

I don't have a Myspace or anything like that...but I do have a dark, dark secret.

I'm a huge fan of disaster movies.  That is probably my favorite genre to watch on a regular basis.  From the Poseidon Adventure, to Deep Impact, to The Day After Tomorrow, even the made for TV movies like 10.5.  I eat that stuff up all day long.

That, and on the most recent AFI Top 100 movies of all time list, I had seen 18 of them :D

Well, I hope I won't get too much hate mail for those last lines :P  Look forward to seeing you all out on the forums...

Woo hoo! Another Scott on the boards! Look out, Alex's- here we come!!

Welcome aboard, Scooter. Enjoy your stay!

I'm an Alex and a Scott. Wooo?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 14, 2007, 11:52:57 AM
Welcome, Graeme!

Welcome, Scott!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 14, 2007, 02:13:41 PM
Hi, Graeme... nice to have you joining us.  Tell me, are we automatically classed up now that we've added a new Brit to the roster? ;)

Also, how do you feel about cheese?  (Trust me, somebody was going to ask you, I'm just beating them to the punch.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on November 14, 2007, 02:40:51 PM
Hi guys, just responding to the invite.  I seem to be one of the very few British listeners, but happy to join in whatever is going on around the Filmspotting site.

Welcome! :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on November 14, 2007, 04:24:37 PM
the cheese question is always important!!! Which reminds me that I haven't posted in the cheese thread recently... hmmmm

:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: scooterb23 on November 14, 2007, 06:33:18 PM
Poseidon Adventure is great, assuming you mean the original. Welcome!

I own the original, Poseidon, and the 2005 made for TV remake starring the mighty mighty Steve Gutenberg on DVD.  By far my favorite is the original. but I enjoy the others as well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on November 16, 2007, 11:42:01 AM
That version also has Adam Baldwin, who is much cooler than Steve Guttenberg.

I'm an Alex and a Scott. Wooo?

Is your name Alex Scott? Otherwise I'm confused.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 16, 2007, 11:42:54 AM
First name Alex, second name Scott. Though I misspell it Scoot a lot.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on November 16, 2007, 12:02:20 PM
I'm wondering if either of you get a secret thrill when someone says, "Great Scott!" in a movie.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 16, 2007, 12:04:17 PM
I don't. I often forget that my middle name is Scott until somebody brings it up. But Alexander The Great is fun. Sucks for all of you plain "Alex"s.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on November 16, 2007, 12:06:09 PM
I now realize that that question may not have been directed at me. I still answered it for you, though. You are welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on November 16, 2007, 12:18:50 PM
I don't. I often forget that my middle name is Scott until somebody brings it up. But Alexander The Great is fun. Sucks for all of you plain "Alex"s.
What can I say?  My father's a moron.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Think_Long on November 23, 2007, 07:47:50 AM
Hi everybody, my name's Tom. I've been listening for about a year and a half, and I'd call myself a casual film watcher (I keep up with the new releases, but can never afford to go to many).  I've been studying in Central Europe for the past two months, and I've started going through Netflix withdrawal.  I've been holed up in a flat in Bratislava for two weeks with nothing but an internet connection, and I've been catching up on all of the Filmspotting that I have missed.  I'm finally joining the forum because, well, I don't speak Slovak so there aren't a whole lot of people to talk to in the physical world, so I'm delving into the virtual.

My other favorite podcasts are: The Naked Scientists, This American Life, Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me, and The Bugle.

I guess that's it
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on November 23, 2007, 11:26:40 AM
Welcome, Tom... we'll be glad to keep you company.  Now, for the important stuff... how do you feel about cheese?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on November 23, 2007, 11:27:40 AM
Welcome, Tom!  What you studying?  Where else have you traveled?  Any favorite spots?  How much longer will you be over there?  Have you visited local cinemas during your travels?  If so, noteworthy observations?  Then the more obvious questions about favorite films and whatnot for all the other threads, including describing your screen name (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2698.0).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 23, 2007, 12:14:00 PM
Hi, Tom,
Welcome to the boards! I feel for you without your Netflix - I think I'd go through some serious separation anxiety without it. Can you watch anything via Netflix online?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Think_Long on November 23, 2007, 12:35:55 PM
first off: I love cheese. The Czechs have a way of preparing it, essentially just deep frying it and serving it with fried potatoes.  excellent stuff

I'm an anthropology student from the University of Minnesota (also my state/city of origin).  Right now I'm working on a project about Roma (gypsy) settlements in Slovakia, but I'll be returning to Prague where my program is based next week.  I plan on returning home to the great US of A before Christmas.

oneaprilday- I feel ignorant, but I have no idea what netflix online is.  I'll have to look into that
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on November 23, 2007, 12:43:24 PM
If you have a high-speed internet connection, you should be able to do it. Click on the "Watch Now" tab on the Netflix site. The movie selection is limited, but it's better than nothing!  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on November 23, 2007, 02:59:44 PM
first off: I love cheese. The Czechs have a way of preparing it, essentially just deep frying it and serving it with fried potatoes.  excellent stuff

I'm an anthropology student from the University of Minnesota (also my state/city of origin).  Right now I'm working on a project about Roma (gypsy) settlements in Slovakia, but I'll be returning to Prague where my program is based next week.  I plan on returning home to the great US of A before Christmas.

the cheese sounds yummy, as do the potatoes.

I moved to Chicago from Minneapolis about five years ago, where I lived most of my life (growing up in Chaska).  Sometimes I miss Mpls.: Al's breakfast, Oak Street Cinema and Lagoon and Uptown theatres, my old house on Portland Ave.

Have fun for the rest of your stay in Prague.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Think_Long on November 24, 2007, 01:55:09 AM
great to hear some love for the Twin Cities. Al's was unfortunately closed for repairs last time I checked, which was a while ago. I'm sure it's reopened by now, a place like that could never be gone for long
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Post by: zander18 on November 24, 2007, 09:20:09 PM
I don't. I often forget that my middle name is Scott until somebody brings it up. But Alexander The Great is fun. Sucks for all of you plain "Alex"s.

How very interresting my name is also Alexander (or alex as some people call me) and my parents decided on this great (get it) name after rejecting Scott as my first name...so yeah. Also most people call me zander (hence this username) due to a speech restricted child not being able to pronounce may name correctly when i was about 5, and it stuck. So um i guess thats a roundabout introduction that you probably don't care about but i'll say it anyway.

Oh just to add i'm from England, mostly Liverpool but i do study film technology in a little place about an hour away from there in staffordshire.
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Post by: lise on November 24, 2007, 09:41:30 PM
oooh another alex! Welcome to the boards. :) The inevitable questions... favorite film genre? favorite director? how do you feel about cheese?
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Post by: Junior on November 24, 2007, 10:00:16 PM
Don't care about you? As leader of the Alexes, I welcome you with open arms to this community of fun-loving weirdos. Good luck.
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Post by: VmSoze on November 25, 2007, 01:26:02 AM
Can we make a rule about how many Alexes are allowed here? ??? 





Just kidding, welcome Alex #5000001... here's hoping you're cooler than the rest! ;)
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Post by: crumpet on November 25, 2007, 06:03:37 AM
Anybody with the same name as a Buffy character is automatically cool. :)
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Post by: pixote on November 25, 2007, 06:07:10 AM
Usually I'd say X is cooler than Z, but I'm really feeling Zander over Xander.  Not sure why.

pizote
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Post by: zander18 on November 25, 2007, 08:33:57 AM
Anybody with the same name as a Buffy character is automatically cool. :)

funny that cos in my school it was more of a running joke than an automatic trip into coolnes. Yeah spelling my name with a Z i think makes it more peculiar than with an X. X has had its day as the cool letter in the alphabet and Z is taking over, although look out for Y, thats an up and comer that could challenge for supremacy.

Um, favourite film....hmmm don't think i have one but if i was given 2 films to watch for the rest of my days(i know nobody asked me that but still...), i would probably choose two anime titles in Akira and Ghost in the Shell.

My most favourite driector has to be Danny Boyle, i mean Trainspotting, 28 days later and Sunshine, a disaster movie on about 8 million, he is cool. Oh an shallow grave.
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Post by: VmSoze on November 26, 2007, 10:45:55 AM
Zander, you are clearly a man of good taste... Shallow Grave kicks ass.  Me loves Christopher Eccleston :)
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Post by: lise on November 26, 2007, 01:47:56 PM
oooh Shallow Grave is one of those movies that I somehow never manage to turn off once it comes on. It is like a quick antidote to my channel surfing problem. :)
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Post by: VmSoze on November 26, 2007, 03:45:51 PM
oooh Shallow Grave is one of those movies that I somehow never manage to turn off once it comes on. It is like a quick antidote to my channel surfing problem. :)

yes... oh yes.



(not) pixote
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Post by: JAGII on December 03, 2007, 10:46:36 AM
Hi everybody,

I'm committing a faux pas by introducing myself on my 4th post (I haven't said anything cruel/controversial yet, so hopefully I'm cool).

My name's Joe and I'm just finishing my fist semester towards a PhD in English Lit.  I also adjunct at a local community college (for the money, of course) and I occasionally try to spend time with my wife and two kids.

I've been listening for approx. 6 months, shortly before the Sam/Matty switch.  I also listen to Watching the Directors, Mark Kermode's Film Reviews, and a smattering of NPR news/politics shows, with Kevin Smith's Smodcast being a guilty, dirty pleasure.

While I spend quite a bit of time watching movies, I'm more of a music Nazi than a movie Nazi.  Here's hoping I can become the latter on this board.
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2007, 10:56:19 AM
Hi everybody,

I'm committing a faux pas by introducing myself on my 4th post (I haven't said anything cruel/controversial yet, so hopefully I'm cool).

My name's Joe and I'm just finishing my fist semester towards a PhD in English Lit.  I also adjunct at a local community college (for the money, of course) and I occasionally try to spend time with my wife and two kids.

I've been listening for approx. 6 months, shortly before the Sam/Matty switch.  I also listen to Watching the Directors, Mark Kermode's Film Reviews, and a smattering of NPR news/politics shows, with Kevin Smith's Smodcast being a guilty, dirty pleasure.

While I spend quite a bit of time watching movies, I'm more of a music Nazi than a movie Nazi.  Here's hoping I can become the latter on this board.

Hi! Welcome, Joe. I don't think you've made any kind of faux pas - everyone's pretty cool around here, at least so I've seen in my month or so on the boards.

Nice to see another English lit person around! I have a Masters in English lit and am teaching part time at a local community college as well - also for money  :)

Like your taste in podcasts - there are a number of Kermode listeners here, too - myself included.

What's your lit speciality/interest? Dissertation focus?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: JAGII on December 03, 2007, 11:23:30 AM
There are other Kermode fans here! Good! I've always had this fear that maybe he was the British equivalent of Joel Siegel over there and that I've just been fooled by the accent (There's an Arrested Development reference in there somewhere).

My focus is 20th Century Lit-- both American and British-- and I tend to take a Reader-Response/Narratological approach.  In fact, I'm currently screwing around on this board while ignoring the Eliot, Joyce, and Heaney papers I need to be writing.

Are you full-time at your Community College?  Do you like it?  I love it, myself, and have considered forgoing the PhD and just teaching at the CC level.

Thanks for the welcome, by the way!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on December 03, 2007, 11:46:47 AM
Hey Joe,

Thanks for posting.  I was hoping you would.  That way I can ask you about your avatar without seeming too forward.  Of the many avatars, yours really strikes a chord with me.  It is my belief that one's choice in avatar says a lot about the person, and if that is true, we are going to get along like gangbusters.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on December 03, 2007, 11:47:58 AM
You're a Freaks & Geeks fan, alexarch?  Or you just like the look of the avatar?

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on December 03, 2007, 11:51:56 AM
You're a Freaks & Geeks fan, alexarch?  Or you just like the look of the avatar?
The look.  It disturbs me at a core level, but also delights me with how incredibly pointed, accurate, and of a moment it is.

Plus, you didn't note the similarity in poses?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 03, 2007, 11:57:03 AM
Hey Joe!  I'm a Smodcast fan myself, so don't feel too dirty about it ;)  I guess I'll have to watch my grammar around you, eh? Welcome to the boards, can't wait for you to say something controversial. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on December 03, 2007, 11:57:14 AM
I'm committing a faux pas by introducing myself on my 4th post...

4th post is a lot better than some people...  ;)

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 03, 2007, 12:02:40 PM
I'm committing a faux pas by introducing myself on my 4th post...

4th post is a lot better than some people...  ;)

pixote

yeah, it sure is...


oh and Joe, if you have some free time and want a break from your required reading, consider joining our Book Club (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2768.0)...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2007, 12:21:00 PM
There are other Kermode fans here! Good! I've always had this fear that maybe he was the British equivalent of Joel Siegel over there and that I've just been fooled by the accent.

I've actually had the same feeling, but I'm kind of - well, not just kind of - an Anglophile, so I don't care much - I just love to listen to Kermode! I do actually find that I agree with a lot of his reviews though, and I love to listen to him rant.

My focus is 20th Century Lit-- both American and British-- and I tend to take a Reader-Response/Narratological approach.  In fact, I'm currently screwing around on this board while ignoring the Eliot, Joyce, and Heaney papers I need to be writing.

Sounds cool! And I'm partial to those approaches myself - narrative and narrative structure is especially fascinating. Wish I could get back to that kind of study - the nature of my comp courses is such that I've had to assign a lot of non-narrative non-fiction to my students.

These boards are a great place to screw around - a little too great - it's easy to become obsessive.  ;)

Are you full-time at your Community College?  Do you like it?  I love it, myself, and have considered forgoing the PhD and just teaching at the CC level.

I'm just part-time right now - with a 4 year old at home still and my husband working full-time, that's about all I can manage. I do love it - especially because it gives me another outlet for new kinds of thought and conversation. My one quarrel with CC teaching is that I have not been able to teach lit, which is my first love, since there are very few lit courses at the CC level and those instructors with most seniority get those classes, generally speaking. I'm very happy teaching comp, especially the higher levels, but I'd love to dig back into fiction and poetry. Getting a PhD will give you more leverage if you do want to teach literature.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: JAGII on December 03, 2007, 12:45:54 PM
Hey Joe,

Thanks for posting.  I was hoping you would.  That way I can ask you about your avatar without seeming too forward.  Of the many avatars, yours really strikes a chord with me.  It is my belief that one's choice in avatar says a lot about the person, and if that is true, we are going to get along like gangbusters.

Choosing an avatar is tricky thing, isn't it?  It's like trying to put out a cliff note's version of your personality.

I choose mine for a few reasons:

1) I adore Freaks and Geeks.  By far my favorite television program, and it does my heart good to see those actors still working (even if it is on stuff like ER).

2) My avatar is from an episode where the 13-year-old protagonist, Sam, makes his plunge towards popularity by buying that powder-blue disco suit and feathering his hair (the series is based in Michigan in 1980, so he was trying to be genuinely cool- not ironically retro).  After a great opening where Sam struts down his school hallway to the tune of a BeeGees song, he is inevitably met with derision and spends the rest of the episode trapped in the very thing that he though would make him cool. 

I have had similar false-starts and pretensions towards coolness throughout my life, and I completely relate to his failure.

3) There is something apropos about using a picture of a nerd trying to make himself look cool as your avatar.  I fear that it will both backfire on me-- "Isn't that the kid from that show with Geena Davis?  You suck!"-- and that I will be stuck with it forever.

4) My other choice of avatar-- a panel from Dave Mazzucchelli's graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass-- wouldn't size right.

So, I don't know if we're still gangbusters-- a nerd trying to be cool isn't far from a hero trying to be Pooh, is it?

BTW- If you don't know Freaks and Geeks, I (obviously) highly recommend it.  Even if you didn't like Knocked Up or Superbad (which has a lot of the people), and especially if you didn't like Unaccompanied Minors or I Am David (movies directed by the show's creator, Paul Fieg), you should still check it out.  It's very different in tone from any of those.

And thanks for the book club invite, VmSoze.  I just perused it and it looks like fun stuff.  I'll definitely check it out; if I ever get caught up, that is.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2007, 01:05:07 PM
I adore Freaks and Geeks.  By far my favorite television program.

I think Freaks and Geeks has got to be my favorite American TV show, too - missed it when it was airing, but just devoured the show when it came out on DVD.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: JAGII on December 03, 2007, 03:03:17 PM
I adore Freaks and Geeks.  By far my favorite television program.

I think Freaks and Geeks has got to be my favorite American TV show, too - missed it when it was airing, but just devoured the show when it came out on DVD.

I was luck enough to catch most of it when it first aired on NBC-- at least from the second pilot on out.  I also happened to catch several episodes on Fox Family and videotape them.  My tape had pretty much worn out by the time the series made it to DVD, so I was dying for them.  I am glad they took the time to put out a decent package, with all the music and commentaries.  It's been a good rewatcher for me.

Your qualifier "favorite American TV show" and your admission to Anglophilia leads me to assume you prefer British television.  Which ones?  I know Extras and Doctor Who and that's about it.
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Post by: alexarch on December 03, 2007, 03:22:03 PM
So, I don't know if we're still gangbusters-- a nerd trying to be cool isn't far from a hero trying to be Pooh, is it?
You went way farther into that than I ever would.  I like the way you stated it, but I was more thinking, "That's extra-retarded-in-a-good-way."  I appreciate a thought-out costume, or at least an extra-retarded costume.  My tastes run to the extra-retarded.

You probably would have gotten the same reaction out of me if you would have filled each pixel with all of the following: baby blue, pink, rainbows, unicorns, Richard Simmons, sequins, leg warmers, rolled headbands, a glitter ball, killer pandas, camouflage hot-pants, a cross-your-heart bra, feathered hair (you got that one), and a Summer's Eve commercial.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2007, 03:30:07 PM
Your qualifier "favorite American TV show" and your admission to Anglophilia leads me to assume you prefer British television.  Which ones?  I know Extras and Doctor Who and that's about it.

Off the top of my head, Fawlty Towers, The Office, Extras, Vicar of Dibley, Rumpole of the Bailey, Are You Being Served, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, also, Ballykissangel (season 1), the Midsomer Murders series and Prime Suspect series - there are others, but these are ones to which I keep returning, especially the comedies -the murder mysteries not so much because they're not as fun the second time around.
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Post by: facedad on December 03, 2007, 03:36:27 PM
Your qualifier "favorite American TV show" and your admission to Anglophilia leads me to assume you prefer British television.  Which ones?  I know Extras and Doctor Who and that's about it.

Off the top of my head, Fawlty Towers, The Office, Extras, Vicar of Dibley, Rumpole of the Bailey, Are You Being Served, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, also, Ballykissangel (season 1), the Midsomer Murders series and Prime Suspect series - there are others, but these are ones to which I keep returning, especially the comedies -the murder mysteries not so much because they're not as fun the second time around.
I'd have pegged you for Father Ted.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on December 03, 2007, 04:16:57 PM
Vicar of Dibly is one of my favorites! Father Ted is fun, but it's no Vicar. :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2007, 04:20:38 PM
I'd have pegged you for Father Ted.

I would probably like it - I just have never seen it. I keep meaning to get it but haven't. Thanks for reminding me  :) Putting it in my queue . . . . . . now!

Vicar of Dibly is one of my favorites!

I always knew you had good taste, lise!  :)
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Post by: lise on December 03, 2007, 04:30:45 PM
ditto!

btw- father ted is fun and it has Ardal O'Hanlon (George on My Hero) as Father Dougal. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on December 03, 2007, 05:51:08 PM
Welcome!  I also listen to "Watch the Directors."  While it is NOWHERE near the level of Filmspotting, I like the tone of it, and they have some good discussions.  I love their Taranino episode!
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Post by: chesterfilms on December 04, 2007, 05:54:10 PM
Welcome!  I also listen to "Watch the Directors."  While it is NOWHERE near the level of Filmspotting, I like the tone of it, and they have some good discussions.  I love their Taranino episode!

i like it also
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Post by: Basil on December 04, 2007, 06:00:16 PM
I listen occasionally but won't become a regular until they do a Soderbergh episode.
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Post by: Aaron on December 06, 2007, 12:06:35 PM
I love Hollywood Saloon quite a bit and the podcast last for hours!

It is also very well produced (the Bond shows are some of the best).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Think_Long on December 09, 2007, 04:51:33 PM

Off the top of my head, Fawlty Towers, The Office, Extras, Vicar of Dibley, Rumpole of the Bailey, Are You Being Served, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, also, Ballykissangel (season 1), the Midsomer Murders series and Prime Suspect series - there are others, but these are ones to which I keep returning, especially the comedies -the murder mysteries not so much because they're not as fun the second time around.

let's not forget Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 09, 2007, 10:19:11 PM

Off the top of my head, Fawlty Towers, The Office, Extras, Vicar of Dibley, Rumpole of the Bailey, Are You Being Served, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, also, Ballykissangel (season 1), the Midsomer Murders series and Prime Suspect series - there are others, but these are ones to which I keep returning, especially the comedies -the murder mysteries not so much because they're not as fun the second time around.

let's not forget Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister!

Ah, yes! You're right - that's another one I keep meaning to add to my queue.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Tom the Drunk on December 11, 2007, 03:57:07 PM
Extras Finale this Sunday on HBO!

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The scene with Ian McKellen in season 2 is CINECAST!ing CLASSIC!
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Post by: saltine on December 11, 2007, 05:08:51 PM
Extras Finale this Sunday on HBO!

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The scene with Ian McKellen in season 2 is CINECAST!ing CLASSIC!

You right about Extras!  I can't wait to see what Gervais and his team come up with next. 
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 11, 2007, 05:34:07 PM

The scene with Ian McKellen in season 2 is CINECAST!ing CLASSIC!

You right about Extras!  I can't wait to see what Gervais and his team come up with next. 

Hear, hear!!
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Post by: Tom the Drunk on December 12, 2007, 11:52:16 AM
If anyone has HBO on demand, you might have all the episodes from both seasons available now.  I watched Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart last night.  Funny as hell...
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 12, 2007, 11:55:48 AM
If anyone has HBO on demand, you might have all the episodes from both seasons available now.  I watched Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart last night.  Funny as hell...

If only I did. I'm just going to have to buy the DVD set.

I love the McKellen and Stewart ones!!
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Post by: indieabby88 on December 13, 2007, 09:35:11 AM
Hey, all! I thought, as I'm new, I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself.

Name: Abby
How I got here: I'm a fairly active member of Spout, and got turned onto the podcast from there (in addition to Spout's own excellent podcast, "film couch"). I've only listened to a handful of episodes so far, but I've really been enjoying what I've heard.

Other podcasts I listen to: Film Couch, This American Life, All Songs Considered, KCRW's Top Tune, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, The Sound of Young America.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 09:38:04 AM
Welcome, Abby. 

Tell us, where are you from?  What movies do you love? What movies do you hate? How do you feel about cheese?

:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 13, 2007, 11:06:53 AM
Hi Abby!
Welcome to the boards.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 11:10:49 AM
welcome, even though you have listed some suspect films that you'll never watch on that other thread;)  We'll wear you down and build you back up; before you know it you'll be enjoying the fine cultural critique of gems such as Sal and Cannibal Holocaust
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 13, 2007, 11:12:30 AM
Don't let skjerva scare you off - he likes to be subversive.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:24:51 AM
welcome, even though you have listed some suspect films that you'll never watch on that other thread;)  We'll wear you down and build you back up; before you know it you'll be enjoying the fine cultural critique of gems such as Sal and Cannibal Holocaust

oh god, you're frightening!  If you can give me one good reason to watch Cannibal Holocaust I will watch Sweet Movie on a loop for a week... and then I'll watch Salo... and then I'll kill myself. :P
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on December 13, 2007, 11:26:24 AM
oh god, you're frightening!  If you can give me one good reason to watch Cannibal Holocaust I will watch Sweet Movie on a loop for a week... and then I'll watch Salo... and then I'll kill myself. :P

Please call me beforehand so I can make a brutal, skjerva-approved documentary of your death spiral.

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:27:12 AM
oh god, you're frightening!  If you can give me one good reason to watch Cannibal Holocaust I will watch Sweet Movie on a loop for a week... and then I'll watch Salo... and then I'll kill myself. :P

Please call me beforehand so I can make a brutal, skjerva-approved documentary of your death spiral.

pixote

He has to give me a GOOD reason first.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 11:28:22 AM
Now who's scaring abby?

(Cannibal Holocaust is a critique of colonialism (ask Think_long about his field's history, if you don't know it already) - i could get more into it, but i'd prolly have to watch it again)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:30:06 AM
Now who's scaring abby?

(Cannibal Holocaust is a critique of colonialism (ask Think_long about his field's history, if you don't know it already) - i could get more into it, but i'd prolly have to watch it again)

no, no no, no no no no. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 11:36:46 AM
Now who's scaring abby?

(Cannibal Holocaust is a critique of colonialism (ask Think_long about his field's history, if you don't know it already) - i could get more into it, but i'd prolly have to watch it again)

no, no no, no no no no. 

To what?  Because you know it is about colonialism, thus I have a good argument and you are now committed to watching Sweet Movie on a loop?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:38:00 AM
and what I mean by that is NO.  It's just an intensely disturbing movie that I could never even contemplate showing someone.  I wish I could wipe it from my mind.  

If there is a critique of colonialism in there I must have missed it... was that before or after they cut the woman in half?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:39:33 AM
Now who's scaring abby?

(Cannibal Holocaust is a critique of colonialism (ask Think_long about his field's history, if you don't know it already) - i could get more into it, but i'd prolly have to watch it again)

no, no no, no no no no. 

To what?  Because you know it is about colonialism, thus I have a good argument and you are now committed to watching Sweet Movie on a loop?

I'm sorry, but that's not a GOOD reason.  All movies (ok, almost all movies) are about/critiquing something, that itself doesn't make them worth watching.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 11:42:14 AM
Now who's scaring abby?

(Cannibal Holocaust is a critique of colonialism (ask Think_long about his field's history, if you don't know it already) - i could get more into it, but i'd prolly have to watch it again)

no, no no, no no no no. 

To what?  Because you know it is about colonialism, thus I have a good argument and you are now committed to watching Sweet Movie on a loop?

I'm sorry, but that's not a GOOD reason.  All movies (ok, almost all movies) are about/critiquing something, that itself doesn't make them worth watching.

True.  Then I guess we get into ideas of self and other, what kind of challenges/border-crossings you want to remain open to.  A more difficult argument, this could take a while for me to tease it out of you :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:43:02 AM
:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on December 13, 2007, 11:53:15 AM
I think we did scare Abby off.  :-\
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Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 11:55:02 AM
I think we did scare Abby off.  :-\

I'm sorry, Abby.  Don't leave, I swear I'll be better!!!
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Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 11:58:14 AM
I think we did scare Abby off.  :-\

I'm sorry, Abby.  Don't leave, I swear I'll be better!!!

You are allways better!
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Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 12:02:29 PM
:)
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Post by: Aaron on December 13, 2007, 12:07:54 PM
Abby, you do have a huge hole to climb out of with that Cannibal Holocaust arguement.  Watching dog shit dry is better than that seeing that film ever again in my life.  I wish I could take that section of my brain and erase it.
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Post by: VmSoze on December 13, 2007, 12:11:10 PM
Abby, you do have a huge hole to climb out of with that Cannibal Holocaust arguement.  Watching dog shit dry is better than that seeing that film ever again in my life.  I wish I could take that section of my brain and erase it.

That's the single most truthful and brilliant thing any human being has ever said (typed). :)
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Post by: J5er on December 13, 2007, 01:25:29 PM
I saw the poster for Cannibal Holocaust, and thought it was one of those $1 DVD ripoffs of a regular movie.  Is there a reason you all watched it?
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Post by: Aaron on December 13, 2007, 02:06:14 PM
Abby, you do have a huge hole to climb out of with that Cannibal Holocaust arguement.  Watching dog shit dry is better than that seeing that film ever again in my life.  I wish I could take that section of my brain and erase it.

That's the single most truthful and brilliant thing any human being has ever said (typed). :)
Made my day :)

It was all from the heart, too!
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Post by: skjerva on December 13, 2007, 02:14:12 PM
I saw the poster for Cannibal Holocaust, and thought it was one of those $1 DVD ripoffs of a regular movie.  Is there a reason you all watched it?

It is classic.  Check it out!
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Post by: Conductor71 on December 14, 2007, 10:19:17 PM
Hey everyone  :D

My name's Julie, I'm 25 and I live in Scotland.

Fairly new devotee to this most fantastic show, introduced a while back by the boyfriend and listened casually for a bit but now I feel I can say I have my own sense of attachment - so here I am!

You all seem a lovely, interesting bunch so I'm sure it will be my pleasure sharing Adam/Matt/general movie related opinions/chat ramblings! (in my case!!) ;)

Warm greetings to all! x
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 14, 2007, 10:31:08 PM
Welcome, Julie!! Glad you introduced yourself - I was hoping you would.  :)

Are you from Scotland or do you just live there now and whereabouts do you live? I spent a lovely couple of days in Edinburgh a number of years ago.
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Post by: Conductor71 on December 14, 2007, 10:37:04 PM
Hello :)

Yeah, I am from Scotland originally although I lived in England for about 7 years so my accent is a very very odd combo!
I stay nearest to Glasgow, but Edinburgh is a brilliant city too!!
Wish we could have the film festival in Glasgow but alas..
Did you manage to take in all the sights whilst you were here? I went on a really creepy and brilliant Ghost Tour at Halloween this year in the Edinburgh vaults.
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Post by: Junior on December 14, 2007, 10:43:13 PM
Welcome strange lady from across the sea!  ;D
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Post by: Conductor71 on December 14, 2007, 10:45:21 PM
heehee, thank ye  :D
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 15, 2007, 02:03:28 AM
Yeah, I am from Scotland originally although I lived in England for about 7 years so my accent is a very very odd combo!
I stay nearest to Glasgow, but Edinburgh is a brilliant city too!!
Wish we could have the film festival in Glasgow but alas..
Did you manage to take in all the sights whilst you were here? I went on a really creepy and brilliant Ghost Tour at Halloween this year in the Edinburgh vaults.

I lived in London for about 4 months and just took a weekend trip (by overnight bus!) up to Edinburgh. I wanted to stay longer because I feel like I saw very little - mostly just wandered around the streets and into churches and along a path along the river for a while. Being a poor student, I couldn't spend anything on all the fun tourist stuff, but I loved the look of the city - just lovely. I would love to go back for a longer visit. Everyone was so friendly, too - rather a nice change from the Londoners.  ;)
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Post by: lise on December 15, 2007, 07:11:09 PM
my old roommate lives in dundee... and talks raves about all of scotland, but then she's scottish so it's a requirement. The one thing she never liked about the states of the poor access to good chocolate.

:)

welcome aboard.
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Post by: J5er on December 16, 2007, 12:13:15 AM
Hey Julie! Welcome!    ;D
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Post by: VmSoze on December 16, 2007, 11:14:18 AM
Welcome!  Scottish accents are hot... :)
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Post by: skjerva on December 16, 2007, 11:16:47 AM
Soze, welcome!  How has your post-finals chill been?
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Post by: VmSoze on December 16, 2007, 11:20:02 AM
pretty un-chill actually.  My brother wound up coming home from Missouri on Friday and he (and his doggie) is staying with us.  It's been a little hectic. :) 
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Post by: skjerva on December 16, 2007, 11:32:03 AM
Missouri, I'm sorry  ;)  What's on tap for today?
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Post by: VmSoze on December 16, 2007, 11:48:04 AM
Missouri, I'm sorry  ;)  What's on tap for today?

And he chose to be in Missouri... shocking, eh?  Today, I'm going to try getting to the movies, but the weather is pretty bad, so it may just be a DVD day.  Also, I've got a few episodes of Doctor Who on the DVR that I might watch.  I wanted to start a new book, but my (other) brother took it with him to his girlfriend's place.  What are you doing today?  How has your weekend been so far?
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Post by: skjerva on December 16, 2007, 11:58:52 AM
I'm going to watch the Packers, probably while sitting on the boards:)  Chilling at a friend's house tonight.  Yesterday my dog chewed up my library copy of Out  :-\
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Post by: indieabby88 on December 16, 2007, 10:39:13 PM
I think we did scare Abby off.  :-\

Ha! Sorry for the delayed reply, guys. I've been away from the boards for a couple of days taking care of finals studying. You didn't scare me off, I was just unavoidably detained!

Favorite films: Time Bandits, Brazil, Layer Cake, Evil Dead Trilogy, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Slither, 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead (old and new) Life Aquatic, the Royal Tenenbaums, Pulp Fiction, Henry Fool, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Much Ado About Nothing, Gosford Park, Bright Young Things...There are loads more, but those are the ones that spring immediately to mind. In general, I've got a lot of love for Terry Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Edgar Wright and Danny Boyle.

I haven't seen "Cannibal Holocaust," and I can't say I'm terribly interested in watching it, either. I love zombie movies, but I do have a limit when it comes to gore.
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Post by: skjerva on December 17, 2007, 02:19:55 AM
ZOMBIES!  Which are your favorite zombie films?  I've recently started watching them, too.
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Post by: indieabby88 on December 17, 2007, 07:52:55 AM
I guess one could argue that the creatures in "28 Days Later" aren't really zombies, but I consider them to be such, so "28 Days Later" ranks as my favorite zombie movie, followed closely by "Dawn of the Dead." If I could get through "Dead Alive" without feeling queasy, it'd be up there, too, but it's a little too extreme for me to enjoy watching. Like I said, I have limts.  :)
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Post by: skjerva on December 17, 2007, 11:59:52 AM
I guess one could argue that the creatures in "28 Days Later" aren't really zombies, but I consider them to be such, so "28 Days Later" ranks as my favorite zombie movie, followed closely by "Dawn of the Dead." If I could get through "Dead Alive" without feeling queasy, it'd be up there, too, but it's a little too extreme for me to enjoy watching. Like I said, I have limts.  :)

We'll stretch those limits:)  I also like to think of zombie movies more broadly, including the 28s, but also all the Body Snatchers films, and the early Cronenberg films Shivers and Rabid - Shivers is probably my fave.  Of course, there are the Romero films, essential.  AND if you want an excellent zombie meets valley girl film check out Night of the Comet. I could go on  :P
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Post by: VmSoze on December 17, 2007, 12:34:52 PM
I thought the creatures in 28 Days/Weeks Later were zombies until Mark Kermode told me they were not... he made a good arguement about zombies having to be dead and come back to life whereas the Rage infected people are never dead.  Still, I'd call them zombie movies.

What part of Dead Alive made you queasy?  Certainly not the "I kick ass for the Lord" part, 'cause that's just awesome. :)
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Post by: Junior on December 17, 2007, 12:38:28 PM
I thought the creatures in 28 Days/Weeks Later were zombies until Mark Kermode told me they were not... he made a good arguement about zombies having to be dead and come back to life whereas the Rage infected people are never dead.  Still, I'd call them zombie movies.

They aren't technically zombies, but they don't really think and they want to eat you, so it counts for me.
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Post by: skjerva on December 17, 2007, 12:49:37 PM
I thought the creatures in 28 Days/Weeks Later were zombies until Mark Kermode told me they were not... he made a good arguement about zombies having to be dead and come back to life whereas the Rage infected people are never dead.  Still, I'd call them zombie movies.

What part of Dead Alive made you queasy?  Certainly not the "I kick ass for the Lord" part, 'cause that's just awesome. :)

People totally don't have to die to become zombies, that is crazytalk!  Not in Romero, among many others, at least.
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Post by: indieabby88 on December 17, 2007, 01:15:45 PM
What part of Dead Alive made you queasy?  Certainly not the "I kick ass for the Lord" part, 'cause that's just awesome. :)

No no, I love that bit. The lawnmower scene is really funny, but always puts me a little on edge, but the porridge scene is really what does it for me. Even thinking about it...bleh.
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Post by: VmSoze on December 17, 2007, 01:27:54 PM
yeah, I understand.  :)
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Post by: roujin on December 21, 2007, 07:17:52 PM
My friends and I are probably going to watch Dead Alive soon. Right after we watch Army of Darkness.
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Post by: VmSoze on December 21, 2007, 10:06:50 PM
My friends and I are probably going to watch Dead Alive soon. Right after we watch Army of Darkness.

Hurrah! Enjoy it! :)
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Post by: cinechic on December 28, 2007, 11:47:49 AM
Hi guys, I'm Taylor. 20 years old, college student, been listening to Filmspotting since episode 11 - Wow.

Er, about me...I've worked at LUSH cosmetics for two years, but I just left because I got an internship with the DC Film Alliance - color me excited! I'll be helping with all of the events and promotions, as well as helping coordinating - or getting coffee for those coordinating - the DC Short Film Festival. WOW!

I'm getting my degree in Media Studies, with my little "specialty" being Cinema Studies. I just finished a paper on audience theory and reception in Kubrick film - yay film theory. I hope to eventually get my Ph.D in Cinema Studies and teach.

I'm...a virgo? Eh, I don't know. The last movie I saw was I'm Not There and I really enjoyed it, and I'm not much of an abstract type of gal! I just downloaded the soundtrack and I might be developing a Dylan obsession - I'll let you know how it goes.

 8)
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Post by: ryanwtyler on December 28, 2007, 12:01:33 PM
ryan tyler, 30, atlanta

i love movies.  big fan of coen bros., scorsese, pta, fincher, almodovar, de niro.  i think raging bull is the best performance ever on screen.   i cannot wait one more second for "there will be blood"   i used to like woody allen but not so much anymore.   i still like his earlier stuff, though not as much.  i am very much interested in film acting, despise theater acting in film.  my latest pet peeve is people just gushing about chiwetel ejifor.  i think he lacks the subtelty required of film acting.  and his american accent isn't near as good as most people say it is, elvis mitchell in particular.  i'm just ramblin here.  my biggest wish is for de niro to get back his mojo by acting in another scorsese movie.  cheers
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Post by: ryanwtyler on December 28, 2007, 12:05:01 PM
my queue

Priority Move to Top Movie Title Star Rating MPAA Genre Availability Remove
 
  Nil by Mouth
 R Drama Now 
 
  The Proposition
 R Drama Now 
 
  Paris, Je T'aime
 R Foreign Now 
 
  Inland Empire
 R Independent Now 
 
  Metropolitan
 PG-13 Comedy Now 
 
  Interview
 R Independent Now 
 
  Interview with the Assassin
 R Drama Now 
 
  The Killing
 UR Classics Now 
 
  Following
 NR Thrillers Now 
 
 
  Le Cercle Rouge
 UR Foreign Now 
 
  Peeping Tom
 UR Horror Now 
 
  The Tenant
 R Thrillers Now 
 
  Dot the I
 R Thrillers Now 
 
  The Postman Always Rings Twice
 R Thrillers Now 
 
  Blind Beast
 NR Foreign Now 
 
  Cat People
 R Horror Now 
 
  42 Up
 NR Documentary Now 
 
  49 Up
 NR Documentary Now 
 
  The TV Set
 R Comedy Now 
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Post by: karlwinslow on December 28, 2007, 12:20:35 PM
I take it from your avatar that you are a runner.  Now are you the one with your hands up in celebration or the one with your hands on your head about to have an aneurysm?


and welcome taylor.  and yes, yay film theory.  I just finished a film theory class last semester as well.
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Post by: ryanwtyler on December 28, 2007, 12:27:51 PM
I take it from your avatar that you are a runner.  Now are you the one with your hands up in celebration or the one with your hands on your head about to have an aneurysm?


and welcome taylor.  and yes, yay film theory.  I just finished a film theory class last semester as well.

ha!  hands up.  thats me.  that was the inaugural ing georgia marathon.  very dificult to say the least.  no more marathons for this guy
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Post by: J5er on December 28, 2007, 12:38:30 PM
Hey, welcome both of you!  ;D

Taylor, I think I'm developing a Dylan obsession as well.  I'm very late in discovering Dylan.  I'm 18 now, and up until a couple of months ago, I didn't own a single Dylan album.   :-[  But that's all corrected now!  ;D
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 28, 2007, 12:50:11 PM
Welcome, Taylor and Ryan! Way to go getting that internship, Taylor - sounds so great!

And a marathon, Ryan?! Nice!!
Do you not like Ejifor in anything or just when he does an American accent? I thought he was brilliant in Dirty Pretty Things.
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Post by: ryanwtyler on December 28, 2007, 01:02:50 PM
Welcome, Taylor and Ryan! Way to go getting that internship, Taylor - sounds so great!

And a marathon, Ryan?! Nice!!
Do you not like Ejifor in anything or just when he does an American accent? I thought he was brilliant in Dirty Pretty Things.

i dont like him when he acts as if hes in a theater production, with a lack of subtelty.  sometimes he is great.  and in some situations that type of acting is called for, though not often.  maybe i am overstating this as this is a real pet peeve of mine and i probably notice it more acutely when i think that someone is doing it.
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Post by: facedad on December 28, 2007, 02:31:14 PM
I'm getting my degree in Media Studies, with my little "specialty" being Cinema Studies. I just finished a paper on audience theory and reception in Kubrick film - yay film theory. I hope to eventually get my Ph.D in Cinema Studies and teach.
Any aspirations for your grad school destination?
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Post by: cinechic on December 28, 2007, 08:10:28 PM
I'm getting my degree in Media Studies, with my little "specialty" being Cinema Studies. I just finished a paper on audience theory and reception in Kubrick film - yay film theory. I hope to eventually get my Ph.D in Cinema Studies and teach.
Any aspirations for your grad school destination?

Oh, I have a big list, but I'm alway open for suggestions and help. My dream schools are USC, Columbia, and NYU, but I'm dreaming big. I've  got Iowa, Kansas, UCSB, Boston U, Miami, Emory, New School or MIT (for Media), UW Madison or Maryland or Indiana (for Comp Lit). Yikes! I have no clue where to begin!
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Post by: facedad on December 28, 2007, 08:27:30 PM
I'm applying to a number of those right now. I myself dropped Columbia because it wasn't really focused on Cinema Studies as much as it was an MFA program. It does have a criticism program, but I don't find it very impressive. I also nixed all the UCs because I didn't want to go to California (I considered Berkeley but it didn't really fit my interests). I really really like Emory and Iowa. I also applied to NYU because I felt obligated by their quality and it is the closest geographic choice (I was really underwhelmed by New School). I applied to Indiana but it is pretty far down on my list. They don't seem to be that supportive and I fear that they may be the kind of program that exploits it's grad students as cheap comp 101 labor preventing them from completing their dissertation. I never looked into Kansas, or MIT that much and Maryland didn't impress. I thought about BU for awhile, but my other choices seemed better. Miami also didn't really fit with my interests. I would endorse Iowa, Emory and Madison, as I'm happily applying to each of them. Concordia, Indiana and Ohio are my safety schools. Depending on your interests, you may really like Rochester, especially as they are up and coming. My top school is Brown, but I have a particular interest in Cultural Studies. I would also suggest U of Chicago. They didn't really fit in for me and are competitive as hell, but they sport some of the best minds.

I would really suggest working with a lot of factors. For instance, you should really consider the research interests of the Profs and the grad students when you're researching a school. Also, figure out what else is important to you. Do you want to move far? I myself had to consider how easy or hard it would be for me to live as a vegan in the city I'd be in. It's not just school, it's the way you'll be spending the next 2 to 7 years of your life.

If you're interested in leaving the country, there are a number of canadian programs and tons of programs in Great Britain.
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Post by: cinechic on December 28, 2007, 09:04:45 PM
Wow, thanks! I'll definitely look into all those - I'm still in undergrad so I have no clue how to go about it, how to research all of those things.
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Post by: facedad on December 28, 2007, 09:23:23 PM
Hopefully I'll be enrolled by April and matriculated by September, so then I'll be more help.
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Post by: KRiTiC on December 29, 2007, 09:58:24 AM
Hey everybody!

I was told to come and say hi here, so here we go  ::)

Im not a new listener, but only just registered on the boards (bit late eh)

Im Scottish (not Canadian: "eh") and film is my passion.

I have not seen No Country For Old Men (yet) because I live in UK.......JANUARY  :'(

So there is a little intro  :-[

Rob
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Post by: saltine on December 29, 2007, 10:01:29 AM
Welcome, Rob,

Loved Scotland and plan to return for a Highlands tour soon.

Find a thread you're interested in, post and stick around.  We're all film crazy around here.

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Post by: KRiTiC on December 29, 2007, 10:11:38 AM
is there a thread where i can discuss my rage on I Am Legend?

 ::)

Rob
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Post by: skjerva on December 29, 2007, 10:33:01 AM
is there a thread where i can discuss my rage on I Am Legend?

 ::)

Rob

Yes, there is (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2877.msg68532#msg68532).  Have fun :)
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Post by: Aaron on December 31, 2007, 07:52:26 PM
Hey everybody!

I was told to come and say hi here, so here we go  ::)

Im not a new listener, but only just registered on the boards (bit late eh)

Im Scottish (not Canadian: "eh") and film is my passion.

I have not seen No Country For Old Men (yet) because I live in UK.......JANUARY  :'(

So there is a little intro  :-[

Rob
Hola, Rob
Where do you rent DVD's?
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Post by: KRiTiC on January 02, 2008, 09:34:05 AM
I dont rent dvd's i tend to just buy them.
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Post by: VivaMagritte on January 02, 2008, 03:44:47 PM
Hello Everyone,

I've been listening to this awesome show for a long time now and always have bemoaned the lack of a good place on the internet to talk about movies with people similarly obsessed. So I finally wise up and remember to visit the show's site and I find this great community.

I live in Southern California (Orange County, but moving up to LA proper in a few short months). I have a BA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona with a focus on film theory and media criticism. It has absolutely nothing to do with my job - I work in an editorial position for a website and a magazine- but I plan on finding a good school and entering their masters program with the ambition of one day teaching film classes at a college level.

I'm also really in to modern art and comedy (sketch comedy, stand-up, improv, whatever) but I'm pretty single-minded when it comes to my passion for watching/debating/dissecting movies.

Favorite filmmakers: Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michel Gondry, Brad Bird
Favorite Films: Rushmore, Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut, Boogie Nights, Adaptation, Ratatouille
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Post by: skjerva on January 02, 2008, 03:49:04 PM
Hello Everyone,

I've been listening to this awesome show for a long time now and always have bemoaned the lack of a good place on the internet to talk about movies with people similarly obsessed. So I finally wise up and remember to visit the show's site and I find this great community.

I live in Southern California (Orange County, but moving up to LA proper in a few short months). I have a BA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona with a focus on film theory and media criticism. It has absolutely nothing to do with my job - I work in an editorial position for a website and a magazine- but I plan on finding a good school and entering their masters program with the ambition of one day teaching film classes at a college level.

I'm also really in to modern art and comedy (sketch comedy, stand-up, improv, whatever) but I'm pretty single-minded when it comes to my passion for watching/debating/dissecting movies.

Favorite filmmakers: Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michel Gondry, Brad Bird
Favorite Films: Rushmore, Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut, Boogie Nights, Adaptation, Ratatouille

Welcome!  I look forward to watching/debating/dissecting movies with you.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 02, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
Hi! Welcome, VivaMagritte (intriguing screen name  :) Magritte as in the painter?) and to Rob, too, to whom I haven't said hello yet. Looking forward to hearing more from both of you!!
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Post by: facedad on January 02, 2008, 04:30:55 PM
Woohoo, someone else foolish enough to go to grad school for cinema studies. Welcome!
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Post by: roujin on January 02, 2008, 04:34:49 PM
We are all foolish.
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Post by: facedad on January 02, 2008, 04:37:21 PM
Each in our own way.
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Post by: Aaron on January 02, 2008, 05:10:42 PM
We are all foolish.
I did not go.  Should I leave?
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Post by: facedad on January 02, 2008, 05:13:09 PM
We are all foolish.
I did not go.  Should I leave?
??
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: roujin on January 02, 2008, 05:22:27 PM
We are all foolish.
I did not go.  Should I leave?
Face finished it for me. I did not go either.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on January 02, 2008, 05:45:26 PM
We are all foolish.
I did not go.  Should I leave?
Face finished it for me. I did not go either.
Now I'm confused and being attributed things. HELP!
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Post by: roujin on January 02, 2008, 05:46:33 PM
I split my thoughts in half.
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Post by: facedad on January 02, 2008, 05:47:50 PM
Maybe I should just back away. I suddenly feel like everyone's speaking in Russian.
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Post by: J5er on January 02, 2008, 06:01:29 PM
Hello Everyone,

Welcome!  You should weigh in on the Adaptation debate, since its one of your favorites... http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2539.0 (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2539.0)

Some people really love it... while others, such as myself... well... don't really appriciate it.

Either way, welcome!
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Post by: irma vep on January 03, 2008, 02:09:47 AM
Hi Everyone,

So, I'm not that great with introductions.  I'm a pretty new listener to the show, but I enjoy it immensely.  Rather than yelling at the podcast (which in spite of my best efforts has yet to respond to me) I decided to come here for some genuine interaction. 

Interesting fact: my partner is the (in)famous faceboy.  I hope this doesn't reflect too poorly on me or my judgment.

Favorite Directors: Kubrick, Herzog, Bergman
Favorite Movies: Amelie, Black Girl, Aguirre: Wrath of God, Cries and Whispers, The Shining, Holy Mountain

...and much much more!!

I'm studying English Lit at Temple as a grad student.  I just finished a course in early cinema (as in pre-1910), thus the Les Vampires obsession. And, I'm always up for in depth conversation about all kinds of cinema (and even books and music). Glad to be a part of such a dedicated community and looking forward to talking to everyone.

signed -Irma (or Cait)
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Post by: facedad on January 03, 2008, 02:16:22 AM
Hi Irma!
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Post by: skjerva on January 03, 2008, 02:58:42 AM
howdy irma, welcome :)  as you might guess, your partneredness with face is an all access pass in these parts.  Black Girl is also one of my faves:)
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Post by: roujin on January 03, 2008, 03:14:11 AM
Welcome, Irma Vep :)

You know, now that I think about it I never introduced myself.
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Post by: saltine on January 03, 2008, 03:58:30 AM
Welcome, Irma Vep :)

You know, now that I think about it I never introduced myself.

So...who art thou?
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 03, 2008, 08:30:24 AM
Hi Everyone,

So, I'm not that great with introductions.  I'm a pretty new listener to the show, but I enjoy it immensely.  Rather than yelling at the podcast (which in spite of my best efforts has yet to respond to me) I decided to come here for some genuine interaction. 

Interesting fact: my partner is the (in)famous faceboy.  I hope this doesn't reflect too poorly on me or my judgment.

Favorite Directors: Kubrick, Herzog, Bergman
Favorite Movies: Amelie, Black Girl, Aguirre: Wrath of God, Cries and Whispers, The Shining, Holy Mountain

...and much much more!!

I'm studying English Lit at Temple as a grad student.  I just finished a course in early cinema (as in pre-1910), thus the Les Vampires obsession. And, I'm always up for in depth conversation about all kinds of cinema (and even books and music). Glad to be a part of such a dedicated community and looking forward to talking to everyone.

signed -Irma (or Cait)

i'm sorry if this is a stupid question but what do you mean by partner?
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Post by: skjerva on January 03, 2008, 09:33:00 AM
Hi Everyone,

So, I'm not that great with introductions.  I'm a pretty new listener to the show, but I enjoy it immensely.  Rather than yelling at the podcast (which in spite of my best efforts has yet to respond to me) I decided to come here for some genuine interaction. 

Interesting fact: my partner is the (in)famous faceboy.  I hope this doesn't reflect too poorly on me or my judgment.

Favorite Directors: Kubrick, Herzog, Bergman
Favorite Movies: Amelie, Black Girl, Aguirre: Wrath of God, Cries and Whispers, The Shining, Holy Mountain

...and much much more!!

I'm studying English Lit at Temple as a grad student.  I just finished a course in early cinema (as in pre-1910), thus the Les Vampires obsession. And, I'm always up for in depth conversation about all kinds of cinema (and even books and music). Glad to be a part of such a dedicated community and looking forward to talking to everyone.

signed -Irma (or Cait)

i'm sorry if this is a stupid question but what do you mean by partner?

they run the internet, among other things, together
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2008, 11:56:48 AM
Hi, Irma! Always nice to have another English lit person around here (my English lit grad program didn't have any cinema studies courses  :( - lucky you!), and of course, any friend of face's is extra nice.  :)

roujin, you're teasing us . . . come on!  :)
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Post by: Junior on January 03, 2008, 11:59:47 AM
Vicki and possibly me (bad english to the rescue) are also English majors.
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Post by: Tom the Drunk on January 03, 2008, 12:40:32 PM
Welcome, and I does speak good english
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2008, 01:09:41 PM
Vicki and possibly me (bad english to the rescue) are also English majors.

Yay!!  :)
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Post by: cinechic on January 03, 2008, 01:41:24 PM
I dont rent dvd's i tend to just buy them.

Me too. It's a horrible addiction, isn't it? How many do you have?
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Post by: irma vep on January 03, 2008, 02:06:18 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!!

Yay for English!!

And partner....well in crime usually but it also means we're in a relationship. And yes, we do run the Internet (little known fact)
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 03, 2008, 02:26:12 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!!

Yay for English!!

And partner....well in crime usually but it also means we're in a relationship. And yes, we do run the Internet (little known fact)

sorry ive just never heard the term "partner" used in that context and was curious if it had a different meaning i was too stupid to recognize.  welcome!!!!
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Post by: skjerva on January 03, 2008, 09:26:32 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!!

Yay for English!!

And partner....well in crime usually but it also means we're in a relationship. And yes, we do run the Internet (little known fact)

sorry ive just never heard the term "partner" used in that context and was curious if it had a different meaning i was too stupid to recognize.  welcome!!!!

Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)
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Post by: facedad on January 03, 2008, 09:40:57 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!!

Yay for English!!

And partner....well in crime usually but it also means we're in a relationship. And yes, we do run the Internet (little known fact)

sorry ive just never heard the term "partner" used in that context and was curious if it had a different meaning i was too stupid to recognize.  welcome!!!!

Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)
I feel much the same way. Now that she more thoroughly exists for all of you, you'll see the name "Cait" bandied about quite often.
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Post by: irma vep on January 03, 2008, 09:42:38 PM
Preferably Irma...Vampire!!!
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2008, 10:29:52 PM
Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)

It's a little strange though when speaking with someone who doesn't know you or the person you are connected to by a significant relationship, to refer to that person by name. Yesterday, when I was introducing myself to my English comp class, I mentioned "my husband." It would have been strange if I'd just said "Uri." I question whether "my" always has to mean possession - don't you think it can be just indicative of a significant, often loving relationship? I don't own my children, but is "my children" offensive? "The children" sounds pretty cold. How would you briefly refer to Lara when speaking to someone who doesn't really know you or her?
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Post by: choatime on January 03, 2008, 10:44:45 PM
As mathematician, I tend to slap subscripts onto things that generally get the same label to remove confusion.  So how about partnerr to indicate a romantic partner and partnerb to indicate a business partner?

Would "partner of mine" be better?  Or maybe "the other half of my partnership?"  A single person can't really own a partnership, right?  Although this would run into problems if the number of partners excedes two.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2008, 10:47:59 PM
As mathematician, I tend to slap subscripts onto things that generally get the same label to remove confusion.  So how about partnerr to indicate a romantic partner and partnerb to indicate a business partner?

I like the subscript ideas, choatime.  :)
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Post by: facedad on January 03, 2008, 11:02:56 PM
To be fair, I was only partially serious. Because of the goals involved in using the word partner, it mostly just gives me a slightly icky feeling when using my as a possessive. It is realistically untenable and unnecessary to be practical to avoid my. Love the subscript though, but why not superscript?
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2008, 11:06:12 PM
Because of the goals involved in using the word partner, it mostly just gives me a slightly icky feeling when using my as a possessive.

Hmm, yes, I can see that.
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Post by: facedad on January 03, 2008, 11:35:35 PM
Mostly, I'm squeamish.
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Post by: skjerva on January 03, 2008, 11:56:55 PM
Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)

It's a little strange though when speaking with someone who doesn't know you or the person you are connected to by a significant relationship, to refer to that person by name. Yesterday, when I was introducing myself to my English comp class, I mentioned "my husband." It would have been strange if I'd just said "Uri." I question whether "my" always has to mean possession - don't you think it can be just indicative of a significant, often loving relationship? I don't own my children, but is "my children" offensive? "The children" sounds pretty cold. How would you briefly refer to Lara when speaking to someone who doesn't really know you or her?

classes started already?  so wrong!

part of using partner, instead of wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend is an issue of queerness.  i think that being able to introduce yourself, especially on a first day, and mention your husband speaks to the comfort of seemingly normal relationships (in this case, i'll call it hetero).  while many queer folk are comfortable enough to mention their queer relationship(s) on the first day of class, i'd expect there to be some wondering about how students accept such sharing.  for other queer folks, concerns about job security, student resistance, or community reprisals make "coming out" something unlikely and/or undesired.

avoiding the use of possessives with relationships is difficult.  i am hardly consistent in avoiding using them, and it is something that i struggle with even if i am trying to be mindful to avoid them.

with the example of "my children" versus "the children", i think "my children" clearly sounds less cold, but i would also submit that "adam and stevie" sounds even less cold than "my children". 

of course "my" doesn't always signify possession to the listener/reader but it does impart meaning - it seems pretty safe to claim that the meaning is possessive.  if you are at a park with some other people, your kids are playing with your neighbor's kids - you point out "your kids" differentiating them against "their kids" - that is possessive.  is that wrong?  no.  but does it say something about how families are understood, communities defined?  obviously yes.  tapping into the noble ideal illustrated in Griffith's The Country Doctor, doctor harcourt is running between his home with his own sick child and his neighbor's home [note the possessiveness of land ownership:] with their sick child, harcourt ends up saving the neighbor's child and his own dies, seemingly telling us something about a greater ideal of care and community, shared "parenting".  does this possessive use go toward solving that problem?  i wouldn't say it did, but i don't think it hurts:)

as far as referring to lara, i sometimes say lara and sometimes my partner or a partner, and i have called her my wife.  when i have called her my wife it is in a situation where it feels necessary for personal safety or to gain confidence or comfort of whoever is being interacted with, and i always feel gross when doing it. 

while i do take this stuff seriously, i reckon it is coming off as much less light-hearted than i live it (as with other exchanges on the boards:)

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Post by: facedad on January 04, 2008, 12:01:31 AM
Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)

It's a little strange though when speaking with someone who doesn't know you or the person you are connected to by a significant relationship, to refer to that person by name. Yesterday, when I was introducing myself to my English comp class, I mentioned "my husband." It would have been strange if I'd just said "Uri." I question whether "my" always has to mean possession - don't you think it can be just indicative of a significant, often loving relationship? I don't own my children, but is "my children" offensive? "The children" sounds pretty cold. How would you briefly refer to Lara when speaking to someone who doesn't really know you or her?

classes started already?  so wrong!

part of using partner, instead of wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend is an issue of queerness.  i think that being able to introduce yourself, especially on a first day, and mention your husband speaks to the comfort of seemingly normal relationships (in this case, i'll call it hetero).  while many queer folk are comfortable enough to mention their queer relationship(s) on the first day of class, i'd expect there to be some wondering about how students accept such sharing.  for other queer folks, concerns about job security, student resistance, or community reprisals make "coming out" something unlikely and/or undesired.

avoiding the use of possessives with relationships is difficult.  i am hardly consistent in avoiding using them, and it is something that i struggle with even if i am trying to be mindful to avoid them.

with the example of "my children" versus "the children", i think "my children" clearly sounds less cold, but i would also submit that "adam and stevie" sounds even less cold than "my children". 

of course "my" doesn't always signify possession to the listener/reader but it does impart meaning - it seems pretty safe to claim that the meaning is possessive.  if you are at a park with some other people, your kids are playing with your neighbor's kids - you point out "your kids" differentiating them against "their kids" - that is possessive.  is that wrong?  no.  but does it say something about how families are understood, communities defined?  obviously yes.  tapping into the noble ideal illustrated in Griffith's The Country Doctor, doctor harcourt is running between his home with his own sick child and his neighbor's home [note the possessiveness of land ownership:] with their sick child, harcourt ends up saving the neighbor's child and his own dies, seemingly telling us something about a greater ideal of care and community, shared "parenting".  does this possessive use go toward solving that problem?  i wouldn't say it did, but i don't think it hurts:)

as far as referring to lara, i sometimes say lara and sometimes my partner or a partner, and i have called her my wife.  when i have called her my wife it is in a situation where it feels necessary for personal safety or to gain confidence or comfort of whoever is being interacted with, and i always feel gross when doing it. 

while i do take this stuff seriously, i reckon it is coming off as much less light-hearted than i live it (as with other exchanges on the boards:)


I assumed as much.
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Post by: skjerva on January 04, 2008, 12:18:20 AM
 :)
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Post by: choatime on January 04, 2008, 12:22:44 AM
Love the subscript though, but why not superscript?

partnerr=(partner)(partner)...(partner) r times (assuming r is a positive integer).  Subscripts are just for labeling purposes.

However a preceding superscript, borrowing the usage of isotope notation, could be useful.  4partnershipr would represent the Hendersons from Big Love, a romantic partnership involving four people, and 3partnershipb would describe the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.
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Post by: facedad on January 04, 2008, 12:25:04 AM
That's more awesome than I could've imagined.
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Post by: irma vep on January 04, 2008, 12:38:03 AM
Love the subscript though, but why not superscript?

partnerr=(partner)(partner)...(partner) r times (assuming r is a positive integer).  Subscripts are just for labeling purposes.

However a preceding superscript, borrowing the usage of isotope notation, could be useful.  4partnershipr would represent the Hendersons from Big Love, a romantic partnership involving four people, and 3partnershipb would describe the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.

Math makes my brain hurt...
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Post by: skjerva on January 04, 2008, 01:10:45 AM
Love the subscript though, but why not superscript?

partnerr=(partner)(partner)...(partner) r times (assuming r is a positive integer).  Subscripts are just for labeling purposes.

However a preceding superscript, borrowing the usage of isotope notation, could be useful.  4partnershipr would represent the Hendersons from Big Love, a romantic partnership involving four people, and 3partnershipb would describe the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.

That is awesome.  And being in the middle of watching Season 2 of Big Love, I am wondering if this means Bill pursues his fourth wife or if Bill is the fourth partner.
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 04, 2008, 07:37:54 AM
As mathematician, I tend to slap subscripts onto things that generally get the same label to remove confusion.  So how about partnerr to indicate a romantic partner and partnerb to indicate a business partner?

Would "partner of mine" be better?  Or maybe "the other half of my partnership?"  A single person can't really own a partnership, right?  Although this would run into problems if the number of partners excedes two.

as a mathematician, are you a mathematical realist?  do you think math was discovered or invented?  thanks
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 04, 2008, 07:39:58 AM
Ryan, I use the term partner in the same way.  I actually tend to prefer to use the person's name, as the idea of someone being my partner still smacks of a possessiveness that I am uncomfortable with - they certainly are not mine - not to mention the awkwardness of having to say "one of my partners" when the good fortune of multiple partners is going on  :)

It's a little strange though when speaking with someone who doesn't know you or the person you are connected to by a significant relationship, to refer to that person by name. Yesterday, when I was introducing myself to my English comp class, I mentioned "my husband." It would have been strange if I'd just said "Uri." I question whether "my" always has to mean possession - don't you think it can be just indicative of a significant, often loving relationship? I don't own my children, but is "my children" offensive? "The children" sounds pretty cold. How would you briefly refer to Lara when speaking to someone who doesn't really know you or her?

classes started already?  so wrong!

part of using partner, instead of wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend is an issue of queerness.  i think that being able to introduce yourself, especially on a first day, and mention your husband speaks to the comfort of seemingly normal relationships (in this case, i'll call it hetero).  while many queer folk are comfortable enough to mention their queer relationship(s) on the first day of class, i'd expect there to be some wondering about how students accept such sharing.  for other queer folks, concerns about job security, student resistance, or community reprisals make "coming out" something unlikely and/or undesired.

avoiding the use of possessives with relationships is difficult.  i am hardly consistent in avoiding using them, and it is something that i struggle with even if i am trying to be mindful to avoid them.

with the example of "my children" versus "the children", i think "my children" clearly sounds less cold, but i would also submit that "adam and stevie" sounds even less cold than "my children". 

of course "my" doesn't always signify possession to the listener/reader but it does impart meaning - it seems pretty safe to claim that the meaning is possessive.  if you are at a park with some other people, your kids are playing with your neighbor's kids - you point out "your kids" differentiating them against "their kids" - that is possessive.  is that wrong?  no.  but does it say something about how families are understood, communities defined?  obviously yes.  tapping into the noble ideal illustrated in Griffith's The Country Doctor, doctor harcourt is running between his home with his own sick child and his neighbor's home [note the possessiveness of land ownership:] with their sick child, harcourt ends up saving the neighbor's child and his own dies, seemingly telling us something about a greater ideal of care and community, shared "parenting".  does this possessive use go toward solving that problem?  i wouldn't say it did, but i don't think it hurts:)

as far as referring to lara, i sometimes say lara and sometimes my partner or a partner, and i have called her my wife.  when i have called her my wife it is in a situation where it feels necessary for personal safety or to gain confidence or comfort of whoever is being interacted with, and i always feel gross when doing it. 

while i do take this stuff seriously, i reckon it is coming off as much less light-hearted than i live it (as with other exchanges on the boards:)



folks, folks, folks,  when people say "my girlfriend" or boyfriend or child, nobody and i mean nobody takes it to mean that you own them.  and (at least i think) it is quite a leap to feel awkward using a possessive in this context.
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Post by: choatime on January 04, 2008, 11:52:40 AM
as a mathematician, are you a mathematical realist?  do you think math was discovered or invented?  thanks

Well, I'm an applied mathematician, and so generally I don't really care so much.  One important idea of proving that something possesses a certain quality is to assume it does not have this quality and then show that this implies something that cannot be true given everything else we assume to be true.  If mathematical entities are truly "discovered" in the sense that they exist apart from a human's ability to describe them, then what about the concept of the odd number 4?   I can prove that 4 is not odd by assuming is odd and then showing that as an odd number 4=2k+1, where k is an integer.  However, this implies k=3/2, which is not an integer, and therefore 4 cannot satisfy the definition of an odd number.  Not the most elegant of proofs, but important to it is the notion of the odd number 4.  Can this thing exist?  Well, I'm talking about it, and so I suppose it does.  However, can it be "discovered"?  I don't really think so.  It was something I had to construct in order to probe the qualities possessed by the even number 4.

I guess I'd say I have a modified version of "God made the integers, but all else is the work of man" idea, but without the intent of besmirching things like irrational numbers or infinity.  There are certain concepts, like what the symbol 2 represents, that, well, they're so fundamental I don't think they really are even "discovered."  Maybe even like how Chomsky says there's something innate about language in a child's brain.  I hadn't really thought of it before, but if math is the language of science, then this has some credence.  However, if you look at something like the Cantor set, it seems pretty clear to me that it was invented.  Or maybe constructed is a better word.  This in no way diminishes its importance or beauty, though.

An equation that I try to solve represents an idealization of physical phenomenon; it came to me because certain simplifying assumptions were made about the shape of the molecules, and certain forces where included whereas others were excluded, and then I chose to apply these specific boundary conditions.  Did this equation exist before I wrote it down?  I suppose one could argue that it did, and indeed very different physical phenomena are often modeled by the same equations.  However, the context that led me to meet this equation is connected to it.  Furthermore, just because I can write down the solution to an equation does necessarily mean that I have a good understanding of its behavior.  This is something that is definitely discovered through experimentation.  And perhaps I will discover that for some parameter values, its prediction doesn't match the physical phenomenon at all, indicating that one of those forces I ignored turned out to be pretty significant after all.   
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Post by: alexarch on January 04, 2008, 12:02:25 PM
Choa, if you haven't already, please read A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin.  The concept behind the original question is in there.
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 04, 2008, 12:08:29 PM
Also read "new directions in the philosophy of mathematics"
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Post by: choatime on January 04, 2008, 12:35:47 PM
Ah yes, I heard an interview with Janna Levin about that book, but then I forgot about it.  Thanks for the reminder, Alex.

Ryan, are your interests more mathematical or philosophical?  What your feelings about mathematical realism?
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Post by: ryanwtyler on January 04, 2008, 12:42:12 PM
I dont have enough expertise in either.  I just find the subject interesting. I think I agree with hilary putnam who is a realist
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 04, 2008, 06:48:54 PM
classes started already?  so wrong!

I know - I've been thoroughly depressed as of the day after Christmas when I had to start cramming for my next quarter. Grrrrr. Have been trying to paste on a smile for the students and my attitude is slowly catching up with my classroom face. It'll take another week or two though until I'm thoroughly reconciled to having started class on January 2.

part of using partner, instead of wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend is an issue of queerness.  i think that being able to introduce yourself, especially on a first day, and mention your husband speaks to the comfort of seemingly normal relationships (in this case, i'll call it hetero).  while many queer folk are comfortable enough to mention their queer relationship(s) on the first day of class, i'd expect there to be some wondering about how students accept such sharing.  for other queer folks, concerns about job security, student resistance, or community reprisals make "coming out" something unlikely and/or undesired.

Yes, I suppose you're right - I admit I don't always associate "partner" with queerness anymore, and so I assume my students don't either. Perhaps because I live in such a liberal-minded state or perhaps because there are several gay, long-time faculty members where I teach whose orientation is not ever an issue with the students or anyone else as far as I can tell, I'm not as aware of the kinds of issues that might face other college faculties. I take the openness here for granted. Thanks for reminding me that my world can get pretty small without my realizing it.  :)

with the example of "my children" versus "the children", i think "my children" clearly sounds less cold, but i would also submit that "adam and stevie" sounds even less cold than "my children". 

But I can't just use their names with no introduction. "The children I have given birth to, (insert names), . . . " and then always refer to them henceforth by their names?  :)

of course "my" doesn't always signify possession to the listener/reader but it does impart meaning - it seems pretty safe to claim that the meaning is possessive.  if you are at a park with some other people, your kids are playing with your neighbor's kids - you point out "your kids" differentiating them against "their kids" - that is possessive.  is that wrong?  no.  but does it say something about how families are understood, communities defined?  obviously yes.  tapping into the noble ideal illustrated in Griffith's The Country Doctor, doctor harcourt is running between his home with his own sick child and his neighbor's home [note the possessiveness of land ownership:] with their sick child, harcourt ends up saving the neighbor's child and his own dies, seemingly telling us something about a greater ideal of care and community, shared "parenting".  does this possessive use go toward solving that problem?  i wouldn't say it did, but i don't think it hurts:)

If only we could gain back some of that community-spiritedness in which I trust other people to help and protect and teach "my" children.

while i do take this stuff seriously, i reckon it is coming off as much less light-hearted than i live it (as with other exchanges on the boards:)

I know, me, too - love ya for it.   ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 04, 2008, 09:46:31 PM
thanks, you too  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: roujin on January 04, 2008, 10:25:38 PM
So...who art thou?

That's a very good question.

roujin, you're teasing us . . . come on!  :)

Yes, I am.

Even though I've been on the forums for a while now I figure I should introduce myself properly.

My name is [insert text here] and I have been alive for more than 19 years. I live in Dallas, Texas and commute to the University of North Texas where I am studying many, many things. I plan to major in English though I've no idea what I could do with a degree in it. Although I do love writing, my primary love will always be the movies and all that they have to offer.

If there's anything else that you for some reason want to know about me, simply ask.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 04, 2008, 11:10:22 PM
welcome, roujin!  i feel i've seen you around somewhere :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: roujin on January 05, 2008, 12:45:22 AM
Yes, skjerva, I feel as if we've met before. I can't quite place when though.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on January 05, 2008, 01:53:20 AM
I plan to major in English though I've no idea what I could do with a degree in it. Although I do love writing, my primary love will always be the movies and all that they have to offer.

I majored in English and had no idea what I was going to do with it either. I rather like where I ended up.

Maybe you should pair writing and films?  :) Guess you already are in a way here . . .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: cinechic on January 06, 2008, 06:41:05 PM
Comparative lit?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 06, 2008, 06:45:33 PM
Comparative lit?

just like it sounds - comparing literatures.  usually considered as national literatures, if i'm not mistaken, though i think it can refer to any two or more conceptions of literature.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 06, 2008, 07:11:34 PM
Even though I've been on the forums for a while now I figure I should introduce myself properly.

Traitor!

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 06, 2008, 07:31:21 PM
A single person can't really own a partnership, right?

Brilliance.

So how about partnerr to indicate a romantic partner and partnerb to indicate a business partner?

Brilliance squared.  Though I assumed partnerb referred to bridge partners.

I'm glad the nature of the partnership between faceboy and irma vep has been clarified.  I had previously assumed (again) that face was an active bridge player (since his grad school path made a pre-IPO entrepreneurship less likely).  That being said, isn't there a less depressing (i.e., sonically ugly) word than "partner" that could be used to describe such a personal relationship.  I can only hear it as shorthand for "life partner" and that makes me cringe.  (This might say more about me than the word itself.)

skjerva, I applaud your paranoid fear the paranoid fear of the genitive case you feel in regard to the genitive case (without regard for whether the use is subjective or objective, or even possessive).  Please join me in abandoning that entire pernicious grammatical category in favor of the dative.  The partner to me and I have been doing this for years, and we believe the world is a better place for it.

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 06, 2008, 07:36:44 PM
A single person can't really own a partnership, right?

Brilliance.

So how about partnerr to indicate a romantic partner and partnerb to indicate a business partner?

Brilliance squared.  Though I assumed partnerb referred to bridge partners.

I'm glad the nature of the partnership between faceboy and irma vep has been clarified.  I had previously assumed (again) that face was an active bridge player (since his grad school path made a pre-IPO entrepreneurship less likely).  That being said, isn't there a less depressing (i.e., sonically ugly) word than "partner" that could be used to describe such a personal relationship.  I can only hear it as shorthand for "life partner" and that makes me cringe.  (This might say more about me than the word itself.)

skjerva, I applaud your paranoid fear the paranoid fear of the genitive case you feel in regard to the genitive case (without regard for whether the use is subjective or objective, or even possessive).  Please join me in abandoning that entire pernicious grammatical category in favor of the dative.  The partner to me and I have been doing this for years, and we believe the world is a better place for it.

pixote

since you are just being a smart ass, i can play - the dative still implies possession.  try again
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 06, 2008, 07:41:13 PM
since you are just being a smart ass, i can play - the dative still implies possession.  try again

Well, not always (or even most commonly).  But while that particular use (above) is called the dative of possession, for most listeners it softens the actual connotations of ownership.

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 06, 2008, 07:45:50 PM
since you are just being a smart ass, i can play - the dative still implies possession.  try again

Well, not always (or even most commonly).  But while that particular use (above) is called the dative of possession, for most listeners it softens the actual connotations of ownership.

pixote

while i agree with what you write above, it didn't seem that your comment was earnest, instead trying to be clever - not only by using obscure grammatical terms, but by typing striked text.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 06, 2008, 07:50:11 PM
trying to be clever

Ouch.  So this is how Joel and Ethan feel...

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 06, 2008, 09:29:09 PM
trying to be clever

Ouch.  So this is how Joel and Ethan feel...

pixote

oops, sorry.  you were being clever  :)   anyway, i still think you are way better than the coens :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on January 06, 2008, 10:07:16 PM
Should I have had a part in this conversation?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 07, 2008, 12:39:58 AM
of course
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 09, 2008, 05:30:33 PM
Hello all.  My name is Dennis and I currently reside in Mountain View, CA.  I graduated from KU and plan attend a post grad film school (maybe USC) in the distant future.  I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you.

(That last paragraph was entirely not my voice, most people don't think I'm a robot)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on January 09, 2008, 05:50:54 PM
Hello all.  My name is Dennis and I currently reside in Mountain View, CA.  I graduated from KU and plan attend a post grad film school (maybe USC) in the distant future.  I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you.

(That last paragraph was entirely not my voice, most people don't think I'm a robot)

Hey, Dennis, welcome! (It's about time someone got this thread back on track - nice move.  :) )

Favorite films and/or directors? And how long've you been tuning into Filmspotting?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: winrit on January 09, 2008, 06:00:11 PM
and do you like cheese?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 09, 2008, 06:02:08 PM
Hello there, and yes, glad to be of service.
some of my favorite directors are p.t. anderson, stanley kubrick, todd solondz, wong kar wai, michel gondry, wes anderson, coen brothers.

I think I've first tuned into Filmspotting about two months ago, when I just began my job and needed some podcasts to listen to while working.  The defining reason I immediately stuck to Filmspotting is because I just saw The Darjeeling Limited at the time with my sister (who liked it), and had to explain to her why I was really disappointed.  I saw all the ads on t.v with the critics raving about it and didn't get what people were thinking.  The first filmspotting show I heard was their review of it and it was almost the exact same criticisms I relayed to my sister.  I've been a filmspotter ever since, and I'm almost caught up on the archives.

and I only like cheese when its melted. why? you got some?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 09, 2008, 06:56:18 PM

and I only like cheese when its melted. why? you got some?

welcome!  as part of your getting-to-know-me process, i also used to only like cheese when melted. 

go KY!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 09, 2008, 07:19:52 PM
go KY!
You said, "KY."
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: J5er on January 09, 2008, 08:10:49 PM
Welcome Dennis! woot!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 09, 2008, 08:59:13 PM
go KY!
You said, "KY."
Probably a Freudian slip on his/her part.  I've never used KY myself, Seth Rogan explains pretty well in Superbad why.
Although the 4 inch thing isn't half true.
Nice to meet you all, and lets forget I brought up the 4 inch thing.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on January 09, 2008, 09:38:40 PM
awww.... but that was a good sign that you had the sense of humor to deal with the hooligans around here
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 09, 2008, 09:53:19 PM
Lady, I believe you just brought up my 4 inch thing.

(that was a setup, you didn't go for it so I had to.  I had no other options, please forgive me)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ses on January 09, 2008, 09:56:14 PM
Lady, I believe you just brought up my 4 inch thing.

(that was a setup, you didn't go for it so I had to.  I had no other options, please forgive me)

Seems like you will fit in (no pun intended, well maybe) just fine around here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 10, 2008, 08:31:32 AM
Welcome Dennis - please forgive the over abundance of double entendres around here...the pure and wholesome corner is over here next to me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on January 10, 2008, 11:44:56 AM
Welcome Dennis - please forgive the over abundance of double entendres around here...the pure and wholesome corner is over here next to me.
You're so cute when you lie.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 10, 2008, 11:55:07 AM
I know - I blush... :-[
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ElectricOtter on January 10, 2008, 12:34:26 PM
Marty, I imagine you've got the 'aw, shucks' thing down pretty well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 10, 2008, 12:38:24 PM
I can be quite charming when I need to.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on January 10, 2008, 01:20:35 PM
and you can still blush???
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 10, 2008, 03:32:52 PM
 I am bashful - what can I say?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 10, 2008, 05:03:48 PM
and you can still blush???

i think i blush too often, though i kinda like it
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on January 10, 2008, 05:07:25 PM
I am bashful - what can I say?

I have to look up the definition of that word since it obviously doesn't mean what I thought it did ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 10, 2008, 05:24:20 PM
Dark men like me don't blush.
Are any of you going to Sundance?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 10, 2008, 05:28:51 PM
Dark men like you?

Dark man as in Liam Neeson?  Dark man as in Ian McDiarmid? Or dark man as in I can't complete this series of three and give the punch line for fear that I will be labeled a racist?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: choatime on January 10, 2008, 05:47:22 PM
He's a male relative of Jeanne d'Arc.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: DennisLu on January 10, 2008, 05:56:02 PM
The fact that you're worried about being a racist makes you a racist, and the fact that I made that comment just made me a racist for the rest of the day.  Anybody who just read this became a borderline racist.
And Dark like Bernie Mac.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 10, 2008, 08:23:12 PM
Glad that's cleared up. 'Cuz I was thinking that you were a decapitated, female, lime-green guitar player.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 13, 2008, 05:38:53 PM
Yo Yo Yo,
So skjerva asked me to intro myself and welcome myself to the "neighborhood".

I started listening to Filmspotting when Adam and Matty went to the Toronto film festival. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this podcast until then. I actually had to find out from a friend in (read like the Pace picante sauce ad) NEW YORK CITY! I love the podcast, and the guys have actually read two of my lists on the air (thanks!).

I live in Chicago (which I love!) and try to watch a movie a day, if not two. I don't know if my girlfriend and work enjoy that, so I make do.

Fave films: Fight Club, Good Will Hunting, Godfather

Worst films: Mystic River, I Heart Huckabees

I love reading the boards and finally decided to join in. Nice to meet everyone.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on January 13, 2008, 07:09:32 PM
Welcome. Do you have a first name?

Your concern for grammar as exhibited in the editing of your post impresses me. Glad to have you around.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 13, 2008, 07:24:50 PM
Welcome. Do you have a first name?


First name?  Is this about pix?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Basil on January 13, 2008, 07:29:26 PM
Did I miss something? SCW didn't give a name...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 13, 2008, 08:02:01 PM
Did I miss something? SCW didn't give a name...

i know, either did pix :)  or lots of other people :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ses on January 13, 2008, 08:04:44 PM
Welcome secondcitywolverine!  Glad to have another Chicagoan around.  Are you a Michigan fan (wolverine)?  If you are, I won't hold that against you.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on January 13, 2008, 09:42:39 PM
Hey, there, secondcity, welcome!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 13, 2008, 11:04:31 PM
Did I miss something? SCW didn't give a name...

It's Eric, but I like this SCW thing

Welcome secondcitywolverine!  Glad to have another Chicagoan around.  Are you a Michigan fan (wolverine)?  If you are, I won't hold that against you.  :)

Yes, I do root Maize and Blue and don't worry, not everyone could get accepted  ;) Zing!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ses on January 13, 2008, 11:07:06 PM
Did I miss something? SCW didn't give a name...

It's Eric, but I like this SCW thing

Welcome secondcitywolverine!  Glad to have another Chicagoan around.  Are you a Michigan fan (wolverine)?  If you are, I won't hold that against you.  :)

Yes, I do root Maize and Blue and don't worry, not everyone could get accepted  ;) Zing!

I'm originally from Ohio, so there is no way I even wanted to apply, my family would have disowned me.  ;)  Welcome to the boards!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ryanwtyler on January 14, 2008, 04:26:04 AM
georgia is going to win the 2008 national championship by the way.  go dawgs!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on January 14, 2008, 02:23:26 PM
Yo Yo Yo,
So skjerva asked me to intro myself and welcome myself to the "neighborhood".

I started listening to Filmspotting when Adam and Matty went to the Toronto film festival. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this podcast until then. I actually had to find out from a friend in (read like the Pace picante sauce ad) NEW YORK CITY! I love the podcast, and the guys have actually read two of my lists on the air (thanks!).

I live in Chicago (which I love!) and try to watch a movie a day, if not two. I don't know if my girlfriend and work enjoy that, so I make do.

Fave films: Fight Club, Good Will Hunting, Godfather

Worst films: Mystic River, I Heart Huckabees

I love reading the boards and finally decided to join in. Nice to meet everyone.
Welcome.
I'm jelious you got your list read twice.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 14, 2008, 02:36:44 PM
Yo Yo Yo,
So skjerva asked me to intro myself and welcome myself to the "neighborhood".

I started listening to Filmspotting when Adam and Matty went to the Toronto film festival. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this podcast until then. I actually had to find out from a friend in (read like the Pace picante sauce ad) NEW YORK CITY! I love the podcast, and the guys have actually read two of my lists on the air (thanks!).

I live in Chicago (which I love!) and try to watch a movie a day, if not two. I don't know if my girlfriend and work enjoy that, so I make do.

Fave films: Fight Club, Good Will Hunting, Godfather

Worst films: Mystic River, I Heart Huckabees

I love reading the boards and finally decided to join in. Nice to meet everyone.
Welcome.
I'm jelious you got your list read twice.

Every email I send a photo of Naomi Watts and Jeff Bridges. For some reason that seems to work  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on January 15, 2008, 05:05:21 PM
Ahhhhhh.

Now I know his weakness
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: TornConflict on January 17, 2008, 08:45:26 PM
I just discovered Filmspotting this week and I am hooked. It speeds me though my day at work. I live in Portland Maine where nothing happens and there is nothing to do but watch movies. Unfortunatly unless its main stream or is michael bay film no one but a select few ever know what I am talking about. I tend to watch too much horror and I appologize up front my taste in cheese B-Films. My local Blockbuster hates me for my movie pass, the manager think I cost him too much money and only rent crap.

Favorite Films: American Psycho, Life Aquadic, Grose Point Blank, and Battle Royale.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ses on January 17, 2008, 08:54:25 PM
Welcome to the boards TornConflict!! :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Junior on January 17, 2008, 08:55:08 PM
Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 17, 2008, 09:10:43 PM
Question for gateway (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?action=profile;u=103):  Have you given up gaming?  Did your loved ones stage a WoW intervention or something?

Also, welcome to the boards, TornConfilict.  Please forgive me if I ever call you TornCurtain (http://imdb.com/title/tt0061107/) by mistake.

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on January 17, 2008, 09:20:39 PM
Hi, TornConflict, welcome the the boards!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: facedad on January 17, 2008, 09:25:42 PM
Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
Bathroom's that way.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 18, 2008, 07:41:25 AM
Welcome Torn. Are Stephen King movies also huge out there?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: lise on January 18, 2008, 01:01:16 PM
oooh! I love gross point blank... it's one of my all time favorites!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Colleen on January 19, 2008, 09:27:23 AM
I never posted to this thread even though I have read the boards a lot and occasionally posted.  I'm female, 41, live just outside Atlanta and work in law enforcement.  I've been a Filmspotting fan since way back (I think the Sin City dustup was one of my first episodes) and had a letter read on the air once when I talked about how much I enjoyed listening to the boys during slow times on morning watch, trying to stay awake in my patrol car.

Thankfully I work in investigations on day watch now so life is more sane schedule-wise, but I have less time and usually catch up to episodes in big gulps. I almost never get to play along with Massacre Theatre anymore!

I love,love,love the show and the guys are one of a handful of go-to critics I use to decide if I am going to see a movie or not when I'm on the fence about it, and I always want to hear their take on the few movies I manage to get out and see in the theater.  I was a big Sam fan but have also become a big Matty fan.

In the rest of my life, I like the TV shows Moonlight and Doctor Who and that's pretty much it these days; I mostly catch up on TV in Netflix otherwise.  I read tons of books and like to make papercrafts and collage stuff.  I got a sewing machine for Christmas and have been entertaining myself by making things like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58679393@N00/2131224415/

Gingerbread zombies!  (xmas presents for zombie-fan friends)

I have a partner of going on 13 years who tolerates my ever-changing panoply of geeky obsessions.  She's teh awesome.  Also 3 dogs and frequent foster rescue dogs.  No kids. 

So that's me.  Movie-wise I like a little of everything and don't get to watch nearly enough of them.  My Netflix queue is always overflowing.

Colleen
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 19, 2008, 09:31:55 AM
Those cookies are the awesome! (I also like sticking "the" in places it usually isn't.)  I have a rescue Great Dane and that is as close to kids as I plan on getting.

Nice intro.  Those cookies!!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Colleen on January 19, 2008, 10:05:10 AM
Actually they are made of felt.  My mad skillz don't extend to artistic baking...but thanks!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: ses on January 19, 2008, 10:12:09 AM
Hi Colleen!  Welcome to the boards.   :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: alexarch on January 19, 2008, 10:24:20 AM
Hey Colleen. Welcome! Crumpet's gonna love you with your love of craft. She's an artist that qorks in a lot of mediums, but she loves crafts. Great intro.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: oneaprilday on January 19, 2008, 12:22:53 PM
Hi Colleen! Welcome to the boards - nice to get the chance to "meet" another Filmspotter.
Loved your intro and those zombie gingerbreads - thanks for making me laugh.  :)
And I can relate to your Netflix queue problem - wish I could actually watch as many as I add to that thing.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: skjerva on January 19, 2008, 01:21:35 PM
Actually they are made of felt.  My mad skillz don't extend to artistic baking...but thanks!

I am zombie-slow.  I will make them as cookies!!!  Awesome felty fake-cookies! :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 19, 2008, 01:43:41 PM
Hello Colleen!

I think I have more films in my Netflix queue than the stock at my local Blockbuster. I should catch up by the time I'm 98.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 19, 2008, 02:36:06 PM
She's an artist that qorks in a lot of mediums, but she loves crafts.

...and "qorks" takes the early lead for neologism of the year.  What a great word.  Don't you dare tell me it was a typo.  I refuse to think that little of you.

Also, welcome to the boards, Colleen!

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: crumpet on January 19, 2008, 03:07:11 PM
In the rest of my life, I like the TV shows Moonlight and Doctor Who and that's pretty much it these days; I mostly catch up on TV in Netflix otherwise.  I read tons of books and like to make papercrafts and collage stuff.  I got a sewing machine for Christmas and have been entertaining myself by making things like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58679393@N00/2131224415/

Gingerbread zombies!  (xmas presents for zombie-fan friends)

Those are so awesome.  (Also, Alex was spot on.)  I used to spend a lot of time on Craftster I really should head back there someday.

Have you seen knitted Shaun of the Dead (http://www.flickr.com/photos/electricbiscuit/sets/1232669/)?  I always wanted to embroider a particular scene from that film.
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Post by: crumpet on January 19, 2008, 03:08:18 PM
She's an artist that qorks in a lot of mediums, but she loves crafts.

...and "qorks" takes the early lead for neologism of the year.  What a great word.  Don't you dare tell me it was a typo.  I refuse to think that little of you.

It's such a perfect description. :)
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Post by: Colleen on January 19, 2008, 07:51:59 PM
Hadn't seen the knitted before but have been coveting this one on etsy.com:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8366447

Which I found while coveting this:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7072192

Which has, alas, been sold.  Oh well.  It's not like I could afford $40 for that anyway.

Nice to meet you all, thanks for the warm welcome!

Colleen  (oh and our etsy store is lifeattherancho.etsy.com for the record...)

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Post by: skjerva on January 19, 2008, 08:11:55 PM
Hadn't seen the knitted before but have been coveting this one on etsy.com:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8366447

Which I found while coveting this:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7072192

Which has, alas, been sold.  Oh well.  It's not like I could afford $40 for that anyway.

Nice to meet you all, thanks for the warm welcome!

Colleen  (oh and our etsy store is lifeattherancho.etsy.com for the record...)



the rancho sounds awesome!  reminds me of Big Love's backyard.  chosen family is the best :)

and, the cards look great
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Post by: McD on January 20, 2008, 07:55:45 AM
Hello my friends and neighbours.

I joined these boards a while back but a combination of laziness, forgetfulness and Eliot Ness saw me shamefully drift away. Every week I listen to FS and scold myself that I must spend a bit of time in this place, so here is my attempt to do the right thing.

I'm 26, I live in Dundee, Scotland, with my wife and six month old son and work currently as a sub-editor for the local evening newspaper here. I used to be an occasional film critic for the paper, but it's been difficult to fit that in recently what with parenthood and all that that crazy state entails.

That's the boring stuff out of the way so I shall depart with what I'd consider my Desert Island Movies - Mulholland Drive, His Girl Friday, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Morvern Callar, Ninotchka, Red River, Paris Texas, Vertigo, Videodrome, Uzak, The Passenger, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lilya 4-ever, The Blood of a Poet, If......, Escape From New York, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Black Narcissus, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Marie Antoinette, Pickpocket, Tokyo Story etc etc etc
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2008, 08:04:13 AM
That's the boring stuff out of the way so I shall depart with what I'd consider my Desert Island Movies - Mulholland Drive, His Girl Friday, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Morvern Callar, Ninotchka, Red River, Paris Texas, Vertigo, Videodrome, Uzak, The Passenger, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lilya 4-ever, The Blood of a Poet, If......, Escape From New York, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Black Narcissus, Pickpocket, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Marie Antoinette, Pickpocket, Tokyo Story etc etc etc

Welcome back, McD.  Wow, what a great list.  I just added Lovers of the Arctic Circle and Uzak to my queue, based solely on the company they're keeping on your list.

One quesiton: Movern Callar over Ratcatcher?

edit: Okay, two questions.  The second: How does Uzak compare to Climates?

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: McD on January 20, 2008, 08:38:45 AM
That's the boring stuff out of the way so I shall depart with what I'd consider my Desert Island Movies - Mulholland Drive, His Girl Friday, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Morvern Callar, Ninotchka, Red River, Paris Texas, Vertigo, Videodrome, Uzak, The Passenger, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lilya 4-ever, The Blood of a Poet, If......, Escape From New York, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Black Narcissus, Pickpocket, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Marie Antoinette, Pickpocket, Tokyo Story etc etc etc

Welcome back, McD.  Wow, what a great list.  I just added Lovers of the Arctic Circle and Uzak to my queue, based solely on the company they're keeping on your list.

One quesiton: Movern Callar over Ratcatcher?

edit: Okay, two questions.  The second: How does Uzak compare to Climates?

pixote

I would certainly put Morvern Callar as a step on from Ratcatcher, yes, it's a visual and aural delight, richer and stronger in tone. It also has the benefits of Samantha Morton's presence. Hopefully Lynne Ramsay makes another movie soon.

Uzak has alot of the same stylistic and thematic qualities to Climates, those spare, serene compositions, that angry urban loneliness, but Uzak has a keener sense of black humour that I think gives it the slight edge. Still, both beautiful, bleak films.
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Post by: pixote on January 20, 2008, 03:24:48 PM
Also: Nice new avatar.

pixote
Title: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Rorsky on January 21, 2008, 01:51:27 AM
I'm Rory. I finally got my first Ipod this Christmas, and have been obsessed with the whole podcast thing. I had heard a little bit about Filmspotting from my friends at Stoneface Productions, who are apparently doing some on-camera stuff with those guys. My mother's clock-radio woke her up one Saturday morning at 4am, and told me there was this show just like SOUND OPINIONS only about movies. I eagerly downloaded all available podcasts, and have been a big fan ever since (which means for about two weeks.  :D)

I am a Chicago native, and still a Chicago resident. I am getting my MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute. Like everyone else here I'm sure, I'm an insane movie buff. I see about four or five a week in theaters (though this week has been slow because of the cold. I had to consecutive days of sold out movies, easily the first time that's happened since the mid-90's. PERSEPOLIS was sold out Friday and Note by Note, a CINECAST!ing video documentary about making a steinway piano, was sold out on Saturday. ARRRGH!). I am a writer and host on the show DVD GEEKS which will hopefully be on the air soon. I do a weekly movie sendup on a morning radio show out of Ocean City, MD of all places. I am currently interning at the AV Club. I am also an actor and aspiring playwright/screenwriter. I recently performed a solo show I wrote about Daniel Johnston and Emily Dickinson.

I've been doing an annual Top Ten Movies list since I was 12, but I guess you all do that.

Since this is such a list centric group, here is my extremely fickle Top 5 Favorite Films:

1. ANNIE HALL
2. CRIMES AND MISDAMEANORS
3. DUCK SOUP
4. BLOOD OF A POET
5. BREWSTER MCCLOUD

My very sparse non-movie interests include: boggle, scrabble, cryptograms, watching political debates, swimming, the NBA, collecting factoids (ala, "Youngest US Governor Ever"), biking, french fries

Myspace: myspace.com/whereshorace
Facebook: http://artic.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785175310
e-mail: rougepissmire@juno.com

Glad to be part of it all! Ciao!
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Post by: skjerva on January 21, 2008, 01:57:44 AM
welcome rory, nice intro.   a couple of us chicagee folk are meeting at River East on tuesday for the 6:00 Cloverfield (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3012.0), PM me if you are interested in joining us, there is also a pretty good chance i'll go to siskel tomorrow night for American Zombie.  i'm glad i didn't head up for persepolis friday night, i had it in the back of my mind :)
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Post by: roujin on January 21, 2008, 02:04:42 AM
You should definitely try and see it. It's very good. Persepolis, that is.
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Post by: skjerva on January 21, 2008, 02:05:56 AM
i'm sure i'll see it in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Aaron on January 21, 2008, 03:10:50 AM
Hello my friends and neighbours.

I joined these boards a while back but a combination of laziness, forgetfulness and Eliot Ness saw me shamefully drift away. Every week I listen to FS and scold myself that I must spend a bit of time in this place, so here is my attempt to do the right thing.

I'm 26, I live in Dundee, Scotland, with my wife and six month old son and work currently as a sub-editor for the local evening newspaper here. I used to be an occasional film critic for the paper, but it's been difficult to fit that in recently what with parenthood and all that that crazy state entails.

That's the boring stuff out of the way so I shall depart with what I'd consider my Desert Island Movies - Mulholland Drive, His Girl Friday, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Morvern Callar, Ninotchka, Red River, Paris Texas, Vertigo, Videodrome, Uzak, The Passenger, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lilya 4-ever, The Blood of a Poet, If......, Escape From New York, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Black Narcissus, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Marie Antoinette, Pickpocket, Tokyo Story etc etc etc
Hola,
Are you sure that If has 7 dots?
Nice to have your here.  Grab a chair and catch some rays.
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Post by: McD on January 21, 2008, 09:09:08 AM
Aha, you must be thinking of its predecessor If 4 dots. I was of course referring to the sequel If 7 dots: Mission to Moscow where Malcolm McDowell and his hapless band of public school malcontents head off to the Russian capital. Hilarity and high-jinks ensue.

Thanks for the welcome.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 21, 2008, 12:21:21 PM
Welcome, McD and Rory,
Glad to have you both aboard the boards! Loved both of your movie lists.
I'm interested in your solo show, Rory, about Johnston and Dickinson - will you say more about that?
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Post by: With fronds like these... on January 23, 2008, 04:47:08 AM
Hello everyone - as a quick intro to me and my foibles...

I'm Chris, 38 years old, live in Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK with my wife and 2 daughters. Have had 2 emails read out on FS, most recently my praise for Amy Adams and Enchanted (BTW - where was she in the Oscar nominations?!). I work in a marketing agency and play (probably too much) Backgammon online at Dailygammon. With a young family it's tricky to get out to the cinema very often, although I am definitely keen to see NCFOM and TWBB, as I'm a big fan of Cormac McCarthy, Tommy Lee Jones, the Coens, PT Anderson and Daniel-Day Lewis...

In the meantime, I also listen to many podcasts - notably FS, Mark Kermode and The Film Programme (BBC) for all things cinema, and for the US listeners, I massively recommend the BBC World Service documentaries - they are almost all brilliant, well-informed and insightful, offering views of the world that mainstream media rarely covers.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 23, 2008, 03:32:04 PM
Hi Chris, welcome to the boards! I can sympathize with not being able to get to cinema - my husband and I have two daughters as well - cinema-going is in good shape if we make it once a month - makes an Oscar season like this frustrating!
I listen to Mark Kermode, too, (as do others around here), and I only just listened to my first Film Programme today - it was great! - the show I listened to was about No Country and featured a wonderful mix of interviews with the Coen bros, critic Kenneth Turan, and Javier Bardem.
Nice plug for BBC documentaries.  :) I'm a huge BBC fan - and one of my biggests sorrows about not having a TV is I don't get to see BBC America. Glad so much is on dvd now though.
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Post by: With fronds like these... on January 24, 2008, 09:12:53 AM
That No Country Film Programme was excellent - the main reason I recommended it. It's sometimes fun when they have an interview with a star or director about their new film, but then afterwards the presenter says something like "Tom Hanks' stars in Charlie Wilson's War, out this week, and while it is a sharp and enjoyable satire, it does leave somewhat an empty feeling of unfinished business" - ie a blatant presenter bias AGAINST the film the star was promoting...
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2008, 11:26:58 AM
It's sometimes fun when they have an interview with a star or director about their new film, but then afterwards the presenter says something like "Tom Hanks' stars in Charlie Wilson's War, out this week, and while it is a sharp and enjoyable satire, it does leave somewhat an empty feeling of unfinished business" - ie a blatant presenter bias AGAINST the film the star was promoting...

 :D That's really funny. I wonder how actors themselves feel sometimes when they have to go out and promote a film that they probably know is not very good.
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Post by: secondcitywolverine on January 24, 2008, 12:10:13 PM
I never understood why actors go and promote their films (unless it's in the contract). They got paid for their acting, I don't know if they really get any additional money for the film until it gets put onto TV syndication. I understand some acting gigs are just done so an actor can eat/live, which is fine, but don't fake sell it to me.
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Post by: Keith! on January 24, 2008, 01:04:57 PM
since i was prodded ;)

I'm Keith, 27 from the Philly area.  Went to school at Pitt where i studied film along with marketing... of course i now work as a clinical researcher.  I started listening to cinecast/filmspotting when iTunes launched podcast support but since I don't read (listen to) reviews ahead of watching a film i'm often behind in the podcasts.  I've been to teh chicago film fest twice while in college, the three rivers fest in pittsburgh while in school there, the philly film fest the last 4 years and just this past year to Telluride which was one of the best experiences ever.

I have a blog (http://www.theshonuff.blogspot.com) called the sho'nuff to write film, music, tv reviews, post mp3s, dish on pop culture, ect.  For the past 6 or so years i've been an avid participant at www.ez1productions.com - box office type game site with a great board that picked up when the old Mr. Showbiz game was killed off by Disney.  and thats about it. look forward to getting to know a few of ya.
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Post by: alexarch on January 24, 2008, 01:06:59 PM
I like your crystal skull.  It looks like something Mrs. Howell would have had if she was either an ink fan or goth.

Oh.  And welcome!  A/S/L?  ROFLMAO!  IMHO.  BRB.  TTFN.
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Post by: ses on January 24, 2008, 01:07:26 PM
Welcome to the boards Keith!  :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2008, 01:14:54 PM
Hiya, Keith, great intro and welcome!
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Post by: Emiliana on January 24, 2008, 02:49:11 PM
Welcome Keith! Alex is right, great avatar. The same image is hanging in my room because it has just been used as a poster for a production of Macbeth here in Munich. As great as the poster is, the production sadly is not. Anyway, welcome again!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/EmsParasol/Macbeth1.jpg)
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Post by: facedad on January 24, 2008, 03:27:35 PM
since i was prodded ;)

I'm Keith, 27 from the Philly area.  Went to school at Pitt where i studied film along with marketing... of course i now work as a clinical researcher.  I started listening to cinecast/filmspotting when iTunes launched podcast support but since I don't read (listen to) reviews ahead of watching a film i'm often behind in the podcasts.  I've been to teh chicago film fest twice while in college, the three rivers fest in pittsburgh while in school there, the philly film fest the last 4 years and just this past year to Telluride which was one of the best experiences ever.

I have a blog (http://www.theshonuff.blogspot.com) called the sho'nuff to write film, music, tv reviews, post mp3s, dish on pop culture, ect.  For the past 6 or so years i've been an avid participant at www.ez1productions.com - box office type game site with a great board that picked up when the old Mr. Showbiz game was killed off by Disney.  and thats about it. look forward to getting to know a few of ya.
Where in the area? I'm from South Jersey and am living in Center City.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Keith! on January 24, 2008, 04:03:01 PM
Born in the city, living in Langhorne (bucks county).

The skull was an art piece by Damian Hirst that was sold for a rediculous amount of cash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Hirst) and was releases right around the same time that they came out with the Jones title - so now I'm like positioned... or whatever with like the best possible net avatar for when the movie comes out.
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Post by: facedad on January 24, 2008, 04:07:06 PM
Born in the city, living in Langhorne (bucks county).

The skull was an art piece by Damian Hirst that was sold for a rediculous amount of cash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Hirst) and was releases right around the same time that they came out with the Jones title - so now I'm like positioned... or whatever with like the best possible net avatar for when the movie comes out.
Fantastic. Welcome.
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Post by: Keith! on January 24, 2008, 06:22:44 PM
thanks, i take it your a birds fan then.
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Post by: Aaron on January 24, 2008, 09:41:30 PM
Hola, Chris.
thanks for the podcast recomendations!
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Post by: facedad on January 25, 2008, 12:44:16 AM
thanks, i take it your a birds fan then.
I don't want to talk about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: Colleen on January 31, 2008, 10:59:53 PM
Hey, faceboy, just caught up to this.

Where you from in um, "The SJ"?  Hee, I just made that up.

Anyway my family is from Philly originally, moved to just outside Ocean City when I was 9.
They're still there, I'm all gone.
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Post by: facedad on February 01, 2008, 08:12:52 AM
Hey, faceboy, just caught up to this.

Where you from in um, "The SJ"?  Hee, I just made that up.

Anyway my family is from Philly originally, moved to just outside Ocean City when I was 9.
They're still there, I'm all gone.
I grew up outside Philly near Cherry Hill (if you can handle me being more specific than that, I'd be shocked).
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Post by: Colleen on February 01, 2008, 08:41:26 AM
I've probably heard of wherever it is.  I went to high school outside of Vineland, NJ and we had students who came there from as far away in the other direction as I was.

Have you heard of Marmora?  Upper Township?  That's where we lived.  The unfashionable mainland area next to Ocean City.
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Post by: facedad on February 01, 2008, 08:48:21 AM
I've probably heard of wherever it is.  I went to high school outside of Vineland, NJ and we had students who came there from as far away in the other direction as I was.

Have you heard of Marmora?  Upper Township?  That's where we lived.  The unfashionable mainland area next to Ocean City.
Not really, only spent time in Ocean City. We had family friends that owned a corner store/deli.
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Post by: Colleen on February 01, 2008, 08:51:52 AM
Which one?  Dayumm I miss hoagies.
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Post by: facedad on February 01, 2008, 09:15:55 AM
Which one?  Dayumm I miss hoagies.
Kelly's Corner.
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Post by: Colleen on February 01, 2008, 09:25:06 AM
Sounds vaguely familiar but I can't place it. 

Atlanta would be so improved by the addition of Wawas and Tastykakes, I can't begin to tell you.
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Post by: pixote on February 01, 2008, 11:21:08 AM
Hi all,

    I'm Vicki and I've been listening to the podcast for a few months now.  I'm 24 years old, born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, birthplace of Frank Sinatra, baseball, and Joey "Pants" Pantaliano (we're particularly proud of Joey Pants).  Right now, I'm attending a local university and someday I may even graduate, although I would probably have to stop changing my major for that to happen (right now, it's Writing).  Anyway, I look forward to having some fun discussing the podcast and everything else with all of you, but right now, I have to stop procrastinating and actually go to class.

Vicki :)

Happy one-year anniversary, Vicki!!!

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 01, 2008, 03:45:00 PM
Happy one-year anniversary, Vicki!!!

pixote

Wherever you are . . .  :'(
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Post by: pehuskey on February 09, 2008, 09:58:11 AM
Hello all.

I am an old member, but I haven't been on here in a long time.  They have really fixed the place up.  A full time job running a sign company, a new baby girl and a return to school will eat up a lot of your internet forum time.

I, like everyone else, love Filmspotting.  I've actually been listening since episode 3.  Back in those days the production value of this podcast was unheard of.  It made the show a stand out and easy to listen to. Besides that, I have always enjoyed the way Adam & Sam and now Adam & Matty approach the films from a fans perspective.  Many critics take a too lofty, snobbish approach to reviewing films.  While they are not scared to say that something is bad, they are equally not scared to say they enjoyed something even if it was silly or not perfect.

Anyway, I should be on here some more since I am finished with school.  I hope I can add something to some discussions.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 09, 2008, 11:02:17 AM
Hi pehuskey!

Besides that, I have always enjoyed the way Adam & Sam and now Adam & Matty approach the films from a fans perspective.  Many critics take a too lofty, snobbish approach to reviewing films.  While they are not scared to say that something is bad, they are equally not scared to say they enjoyed something even if it was silly or not perfect.

Very well put!

Anyway, I should be on here some more since I am finished with school.  I hope I can add something to some discussions.

Looking forward to hearing more from you - when does school finish?
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Post by: ses on February 09, 2008, 11:03:42 AM
Welcome pehuskey!!!
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Post by: facedad on February 09, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: Aaron on February 11, 2008, 02:48:51 PM
Hola and welcome
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Post by: pixote on February 20, 2008, 09:49:35 AM
Nice avatar, RSCDoug.  Welcome to the forums!

pixote
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 20, 2008, 11:01:59 AM
Hello all.

I am an old member, but I haven't been on here in a long time.  They have really fixed the place up.  A full time job running a sign company, a new baby girl and a return to school will eat up a lot of your internet forum time.

I, like everyone else, love Filmspotting.  I've actually been listening since episode 3.  Back in those days the production value of this podcast was unheard of.  It made the show a stand out and easy to listen to. Besides that, I have always enjoyed the way Adam & Sam and now Adam & Matty approach the films from a fans perspective.  Many critics take a too lofty, snobbish approach to reviewing films.  While they are not scared to say that something is bad, they are equally not scared to say they enjoyed something even if it was silly or not perfect.

Anyway, I should be on here some more since I am finished with school.  I hope I can add something to some discussions.

  Welcome pehuskey - you'll need to steer clear of the resident pervs and hustlers in this place - they are a bad influence... ;D 
  Just follow my lead and you'll do fine.


  Alright...now who stole my rubber gloves and vasoline?
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 20, 2008, 05:05:19 PM
Nice avatar, RSCDoug.  Welcome to the forums!

pixote

Yes, I second this welcome! I've appreciated your input to the Hitchcock marathon discussions, RSCDoug.
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Post by: lise on February 20, 2008, 06:49:27 PM
marty you do realize that when I snarf my coffee while looking at the computer I have to explain myself to the people around me don't you?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 20, 2008, 07:23:39 PM
lise - I'm counting on it...
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Post by: RSCDoug on February 21, 2008, 06:52:17 AM
Hey guys...since I'm new it took a few posts before I ended up in here...I found FS about a month ago, and the boards this week and I'm having a blast...

Colleen, where outside of Vineland did you go to High School?  If students came from all over south Jersey I'm guess it was Our Lady of Mercy or something?  I went to Buena...I couldn't move anywhere there wasn't a WaWa or Tasty Kakes...

Pixote, thanks for the avatar comp...The Jerk is one of my favs..

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Post by: RSCDoug on February 21, 2008, 06:59:48 AM

Yes, I second this welcome! I've appreciated your input to the Hitchcock marathon discussions, RSCDoug.

Thanks...I've always enjoyed Hitch, you can bet I'll have more to say about some of his others movies too.....Thanks for the welcome..
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Post by: Colleen on February 21, 2008, 07:49:47 AM
Hey guys...since I'm new it took a few posts before I ended up in here...I found FS about a month ago, and the boards this week and I'm having a blast...

Colleen, where outside of Vineland did you go to High School?  If students came from all over south Jersey I'm guess it was Our Lady of Mercy or something?  I went to Buena...I couldn't move anywhere there wasn't a WaWa or Tasty Kakes...




Hiya, welcome to the boards?  Should we call you RSC or Doug or do you prefer your full name?

Yep I was a Villa girl.  Class of '84.  We probably know some of the same people from somewhere along the way, though I went to U of Delaware and then moved down to GA in 1988...OMG it will be 20 years this summer...never thought I'd be here that long...

Anyways, I sure do miss Wawa.  I occasionally find Tastykakes at the Kroger or Publix down here but not in the glorious array of flavors they have back home.  I usually bring a bag of them back with me when I go back for visits!

So where are you now and what do you do?
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Post by: RSCDoug on February 21, 2008, 08:09:04 AM
You can call me Doug....I've been using this screenname since college RSC= Richard Stockton College...Silly I know, but it's easy to remember...

Actually, I currenty live less than a mile from the Villa...

I work in a middle/high school as an instructional technology coordinator...Which translates into getting to play with computers all day and making sure the teachers don't blow anything up...I also do a bit of freelance Outdoor writing for a newspaper and NJ fishing magazine...
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Post by: facedad on February 21, 2008, 01:20:02 PM
You can call me Doug....I've been using this screenname since college RSC= Richard Stockton College...Silly I know, but it's easy to remember...

Actually, I currenty live less than a mile from the Villa...

I work in a middle/high school as an instructional technology coordinator...Which translates into getting to play with computers all day and making sure the teachers don't blow anything up...I also do a bit of freelance Outdoor writing for a newspaper and NJ fishing magazine...
Oh, a Stockton man eh? A quarter of my high school went to Stockton. My sister lives down in Mullica Twp/Hammonton. Welcome to the boards.
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Post by: Aaron on February 21, 2008, 02:11:41 PM
Hey guys...since I'm new it took a few posts before I ended up in here...I found FS about a month ago, and the boards this week and I'm having a blast...

Colleen, where outside of Vineland did you go to High School?  If students came from all over south Jersey I'm guess it was Our Lady of Mercy or something?  I went to Buena...I couldn't move anywhere there wasn't a WaWa or Tasty Kakes...

Pixote, thanks for the avatar comp...The Jerk is one of my favs..


Hola,
I am from Seattle and currently I am having a difficult time finding films in the theater that I want to see.

What are some of your other favorite films?  Just look at my avatar to find out one of mine
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Post by: RSCDoug on February 21, 2008, 07:33:30 PM

Hola,
I am from Seattle and currently I am having a difficult time finding films in the theater that I want to see.

What are some of your other favorite films?  Just look at my avatar to find out one of mine

My avatar wil show you one of mine as well...It's hard for me to narrow down a list, but here's 5 in no particular order and not necessarily representing my all time top 5:

North by Northwest
Shawkshank
Truman Show
Big Lebowski
Shaun of the Dead
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Post by: RSCDoug on February 21, 2008, 07:37:40 PM
Oh, a Stockton man eh? A quarter of my high school went to Stockton. My sister lives down in Mullica Twp/Hammonton. Welcome to the boards.

Yeah, a Stockton man...liked it so much for my BA went back for my MA...Mostly cause the fishing on the campus lake was awesome...

And, I'm a Birds fan too...maybe they can actually get some help this off season...
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Post by: Solid Blake on February 21, 2008, 07:40:36 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Blake. I work at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. I'm a huge movie nerd, I have a vast collection of DVDs and run a "Cinefile Club" that meets at my apartment to view essential films and the like. I don't enjoy long windy walks on the beach; however, I do enjoy biking (I've biked long distance treks in USA, Italy, and Honduras), I also enjoy photography, guitar/songwriting, volunteer work, social justice activities, reading (David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite), cooking, and being a coffee connoisseur .

I really enjoy Filmspotting and appreciate it's refreshingly intelligent and objective (for the most part, I'm looking at you Matty) take on cinema. I've been listening for over 4 months now, but I figured I'd hop onto the boards to get further involved with the community. Nice to meet you all.

Cheers!
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Post by: chesterfilms on February 21, 2008, 07:47:26 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Blake. I work at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. I'm a huge movie nerd, I have a vast collection of DVDs and run a "Cinefile Club" that meets at my apartment to view essential films and the like. I don't enjoy long windy walks on the beach; however, I do enjoy biking (I've biked long distance treks in USA, Italy, and Honduras), I also enjoy guitar/songwriting, volunteer work, social justice activities, reading (David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite), cooking, and being a coffee connoisseur .

I really enjoy Filmspotting and appreciate it's refreshingly intelligent and objective (for the most part, I'm looking at you Matty) take on cinema. I've been listening for over 4 months now, but I figured I'd hop onto the boards to get further involved with the community. Nice to meet you all.

Cheers!

welcome. looks like you and i have very much in common!
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Post by: facedad on February 21, 2008, 09:33:22 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Blake. I work at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. I'm a huge movie nerd, I have a vast collection of DVDs and run a "Cinefile Club" that meets at my apartment to view essential films and the like. I don't enjoy long windy walks on the beach; however, I do enjoy biking (I've biked long distance treks in USA, Italy, and Honduras), I also enjoy photography, guitar/songwriting, volunteer work, social justice activities, reading (David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite), cooking, and being a coffee connoisseur .

I really enjoy Filmspotting and appreciate it's refreshingly intelligent and objective (for the most part, I'm looking at you Matty) take on cinema. I've been listening for over 4 months now, but I figured I'd hop onto the boards to get further involved with the community. Nice to meet you all.

Cheers!
Welcome again.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 21, 2008, 09:44:34 PM
Hiya, Blake! Welcome aboard.  :)
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Post by: Colleen on February 22, 2008, 06:33:54 AM
Hi Blake!  Welcome!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 22, 2008, 08:03:19 AM
Hey Blake! Welcome!
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Post by: RSCDoug on February 22, 2008, 09:42:34 AM

Hi guys,

(David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite)

Blake, I loved the River Why....just read it for the first time in November...got it from the library on a recommendation, and had to buy myself a copy before I finished it, a must have on every outdoor enthusiasts bookshelf...

Oh, and welcome...from one newbie to another...
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Post by: Chili on February 22, 2008, 10:05:11 AM
Hey everyone! I figure this is the best place for my first post. I've been listening to the podcast for about a year now and finally decided to join the board.
It goes without saying that I love movies. Well, I guess it doesn't since I just said it. I also love art and architecture and just about any type of music except for country music post-1970.
I live in Charleston, SC and am an intern architect getting ready to head to grad school in August.
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Post by: chesterfilms on February 22, 2008, 10:37:50 AM
welcome! looks like we are getting lots of new recruits!
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Post by: skjerva on February 22, 2008, 11:10:37 AM

Oh, and welcome...from one newbie to another...

this is so cute :)

welcome all! 
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 22, 2008, 12:12:11 PM
Welcome, Chili!

(We actually have an architecture thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2796.msg62555#msg62555) around here.  :) )
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Post by: alexarch on February 22, 2008, 12:40:44 PM
Hey Chili.  You are only the second vocal architect on the boards.  Welcome, welcome, welcome.  And you're also the second South Carolinan.  Where is EO lately, by the way?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 22, 2008, 01:29:09 PM
I thought he was NC not SC...
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Post by: Chili on February 22, 2008, 01:31:13 PM
Hey Chili.  You are only the second vocal architect on the boards.  Welcome, welcome, welcome.  And you're also the second South Carolinan.  Where is EO lately, by the way?


Thanks Alex, glad to be here.
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Post by: winrit on February 22, 2008, 01:40:25 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Blake. I work at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. I'm a huge movie nerd, I have a vast collection of DVDs and run a "Cinefile Club" that meets at my apartment to view essential films and the like. I don't enjoy long windy walks on the beach; however, I do enjoy biking (I've biked long distance treks in USA, Italy, and Honduras), I also enjoy guitar/songwriting, volunteer work, social justice activities, reading (David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite), cooking, and being a coffee connoisseur .

I really enjoy Filmspotting and appreciate it's refreshingly intelligent and objective (for the most part, I'm looking at you Matty) take on cinema. I've been listening for over 4 months now, but I figured I'd hop onto the boards to get further involved with the community. Nice to meet you all.

Cheers!

Isn't smirnoff into biking (cycling?) too?
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Post by: Aaron on February 22, 2008, 02:10:15 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Blake. I work at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. I'm a huge movie nerd, I have a vast collection of DVDs and run a "Cinefile Club" that meets at my apartment to view essential films and the like. I don't enjoy long windy walks on the beach; however, I do enjoy biking (I've biked long distance treks in USA, Italy, and Honduras), I also enjoy photography, guitar/songwriting, volunteer work, social justice activities, reading (David James Duncan's The River Why being my current favorite), cooking, and being a coffee connoisseur .

I really enjoy Filmspotting and appreciate it's refreshingly intelligent and objective (for the most part, I'm looking at you Matty) take on cinema. I've been listening for over 4 months now, but I figured I'd hop onto the boards to get further involved with the community. Nice to meet you all.

Cheers!
Hola, Blake.
I am also a bit of a cyclist, but not to your level.  I bike mostly to and from work, but if your knew the conditions on the average Seattle street, you would agree that it is adventerous.
And who hates a good cup of coffee?  No one with taste
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Post by: alexarch on February 22, 2008, 03:06:10 PM
I thought he was NC not SC...
Like it matters; it's a place where they have webbed feet.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 22, 2008, 03:07:45 PM
I thought he was NC not SC...
Like it matters; it's a place where they have webbed feet.

  It's all inbred country.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 22, 2008, 04:11:12 PM
This is probably not the most welcoming banter a newcomer could find...bad mod!
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 22, 2008, 04:12:55 PM
And who hates a good cup of coffee?  No one with taste

Post-undergrad/pre-graduate, I worked in a office that always had a pot of Folgers on - I thought I'd show people what they were missing, and brought my own freshly ground beans and made up a pot for everyone. You should have heard the gagging and complaining and dumping of mugs at break time. I brought my own thermos after that and left the rest of the office to their beloved Folgers. One would think that in NW Washington, good coffee would be a given. It was quite a shocking experience for me.
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Post by: alexarch on February 22, 2008, 04:18:11 PM
This is probably not the most welcoming banter a newcomer could find...bad mod!
True.  True.

Chili, I did not mean to imply that you were inbred.  That would be insulting.  I only meant to imply that you probably have webbed feet which could be the result of radioactive particulates in the groundwater, not from inbreeding.  If you do have webbed feet, I am jealous.  I assume it gives you a big advantage in all those triathlons/whisky runs/hootinannies they have in North Carolina.
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Post by: alexarch on February 22, 2008, 04:24:01 PM
And really.  Which is worse?  The webbed feet of the Carolinas? Or the big hair, fake boobs, fake faces, pretension, $30,000 a year millionaires, specialty martinis, and absurdly pointy shoes of Dallas?
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Post by: alexarch on February 22, 2008, 04:27:09 PM
whhhhisky

cool whhhhhip
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Post by: lise on February 22, 2008, 06:10:12 PM
I agree on everything but the pointy shoes... pointy shoes can be fun!

Welcome everyone to the somewhat loony boards. How do you feel about cheese? Any view on the thin crust vs thick crust pizza debate?
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Post by: chesterfilms on February 22, 2008, 11:52:07 PM

I also enjoy photography, guitar/songwriting,


do you play in a band?
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Post by: Solid Blake on February 23, 2008, 07:40:28 AM
do you play in a band?

Chesterfilms, I mostly play indie/folk stuff that is mostly solo-centric; however, I usually play with a quartet of friends who provide harmonies in vocals, flute, strings, etc. I mostly play house shows, coffee shops, and the like. Here's a link to some very ancient recordings from college: http://www.purevolume.com/jblakemarshall .

As a side gig, I also provide some rhythm backing for a funk/jazz band entitled "Blaque Lyte," here's their myspace page:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=129190061

I'd love to hear any other musicians' works here on filmspotting! So keep me informed.
~Cheers

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Post by: JokerXgg on February 24, 2008, 02:38:42 PM
hi guys!

I am Vezra and I am open to any type of movie. I might not like all of them, but will always be open to them. I am hoping this forum will expand my movie knowledge and hope to become an active member! Looking forward to posting!
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Post by: ses on February 24, 2008, 04:50:59 PM
Welcome to the boards Vezra!
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 25, 2008, 10:18:24 PM
Hi Vezra - welcome! You'll find this is a great place to expand your movie knowledge - it certainly has been for me!
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Post by: Aaron on February 26, 2008, 11:19:40 AM
hi guys!

I am Vezra and I am open to any type of movie. I might not like all of them, but will always be open to them. I am hoping this forum will expand my movie knowledge and hope to become an active member! Looking forward to posting!
Hola and welcome!
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Post by: The Jesus on February 28, 2008, 10:49:38 AM
Hey film fans!

My name is Mike from Dover, NH.  I've been in love with movies since my aunt first let me watch Nightmare on Elm Steet when I was a kid.  I've been hooked ever since. 

I'm an avid Big Lebowski fan and have attended Lebowski Fest six times.  I've won the trivia contest 4 times.  At various fests I've met Jeff Bridges, David Huddleston, Peter Stormare, and Jack Kehler.  If it's Lebowski related you can be sure I know about it!

I collect DVDs and have approximately 500 in my collection.  Hopefully next-gen won't make that an entire stupid move!  I also have autographed DVDs from Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Campbell, and Morgan Spurlock that I absolutely love.

I'm entirely new to Filmspotting but love it already!  I can wait to get to know you guys and exchange some opinions and ideas.  If you have any suggestions, comments, or helpful bits of forum etiquette I'd love to hear it.  The Dude abides!
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Post by: Aaron on February 28, 2008, 11:13:58 AM
Hola,
and I can get you a toe

Watch Lebowski every few weeks.  The Seattle Fest(where I am from) was something I did not make it to, since the venue was not really that great (not in a theater, bowling alley was too far away).  I have nearly every tee shirt avalible or, more to the point, my girlfriend has every tee shirt. 

So, how do you want your ashes spread when you die?
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 28, 2008, 11:45:55 AM
Hey there, Mike - welcome aboard! You'll find a lot of fellow Lebowski fans around here.  :)
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Post by: saltine on February 28, 2008, 06:35:17 PM
Hi, Mike, welcome to our little gabfest.  There is not much in the way of table manners around here, just enjoy the threads and respond. We love having new voices.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 29, 2008, 01:51:31 PM
There is not much in the way of table manners around here, just enjoy the threads and respond.

*BURP!*
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Post by: ses on February 29, 2008, 03:18:58 PM
Hey Mike, welcome to the boards!
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Post by: J5er on March 01, 2008, 11:24:41 PM
welcome!!!  ;D
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Post by: RDuffin2911 on March 02, 2008, 07:40:52 PM
Hi guys! Woah, scary business this introduction! Been listening to FS since #70 so it's been a long time coming finally getting to these here boards. My name's Robert and I live in Glasgow, Scotland and am, of course, an uber movie geek. Where did that all begin? It can't be defined for sure, but it's been a life long love which lead me to study for my BA(Hons) Film Studies and an MLitt Film Journalism, which I finished just before Christmas. While I did the course in film journalism, Im into all forms of writing and love gorging on a good book (anyone read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, just finished it, loved it.)

Why join the boards now? Well, after listening to FS #200 I was feeling so nostalgic, what with the return of Sam of course, and decided it was time to become more involved with the great community that has grown around this wonderful show. Also, FS has been responsible for far too many bursts of laughter on the bus leading to strange looks from fellow commuters, and after #200s "Fire and Ice!" it was time to come and say...guys, seriously...it's gotta sto....ah what the heck, you're worth ever aching moment of social awkwardness :)

Well, thatll do as an intro for now I guesslets get a postin.
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Post by: skjerva on March 02, 2008, 07:45:31 PM
welcome and congrats on your recent MLitt; have fun checking out the boards :)
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Post by: Basil on March 02, 2008, 07:46:40 PM
Welcome Robert! As far as recommendations for where to begin posting, here are my favorite threads:

What are you doing? (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2674.0)
Rate the last movie you watched (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.0)
Filmspots 2007: Official Winners (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3156.0)
The Movie Game (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=700.0)
meta (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2896.0)

Hope you don't find that last one too creepy!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 02, 2008, 07:51:29 PM
Welcome Robert - I am curently reading Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrel. It's my bedside book and I have been working on it for a while. I find the pacing leisurely and quite suited for on-again off-again reading schedule...

Robert - we post quite often and really have no lives (spending all of waking moments in here) and we are all friendly...

Watch out for alex - he bites.
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Post by: karlwinslow on March 02, 2008, 10:14:52 PM
Watch out for alex - he bites.

and we're pretty sure he has rabies.
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Post by: saltine on March 02, 2008, 10:21:46 PM
Watch out for alex - he bites.

and we're pretty sure he has rabies.

Ahhh...that would account for the slobber.
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 02, 2008, 10:53:06 PM
Hi Robert!
Great intro - welcome, indeed, to the boards! How about a couple of favorite films, favorite directors?
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Post by: lise on March 03, 2008, 12:07:03 AM
Welcome to the boards... aside from basil's recommendations I always find the top 5 list thread fun!

Watch out for alex - he bites.

and we're pretty sure he has rabies.

Ahhh...that would account for the slobber.

I just thought he just had awkward table manners...
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Post by: Aaron on March 03, 2008, 02:10:40 PM
Hola, Robert

In many ways I enjoy posting and finding out more about people than the show itself.

Nice to have you here
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Post by: alexarch on March 03, 2008, 02:18:10 PM
Welcome to the boards... aside from basil's recommendations I always find the top 5 list thread fun!
Watch out for alex - he bites.
and we're pretty sure he has rabies.
Ahhh...that would account for the slobber.
I just thought he just had awkward table manners...
This is what happens when I don't watch my back.  People talk about me behind it.
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Post by: RDuffin2911 on March 03, 2008, 05:39:16 PM
I'm sure it's all only partially true  ;), thanks for the welcome folks.

Favourite films? Don't we all have too many? I think, hands down all time favourite, might just be Rear Window. So obviously Hitchcock is on the directors list, and I'll always park my butt down for Lynch, Ken Loach, Almodovar (sooo looking forward to the marathon), Sergio Leone, Wilder...the list goes on!
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Post by: FreddyC on March 03, 2008, 06:23:45 PM
Hello everyone!

My name is Freddy. I finally decided to join the discussion groups after hearing so much about them. I am a longtime fan and have been listening to the show without missing a single episode since Cinecast #30 or so. Add me up to the list of fans who hated Sam's departure but are now embracing Matty as the new co-host. I live in Atlanta, with my wife and two kids. We've been here for the last seven years, but we are originally from Paraguay. Work and family take most of our time but my wife and I enjoy watching a couple of movies on weekends. I am not, by any means, a movie geek, film expert or anything like that, but over the last few years I have grown tired of Hollywood blockbusters and mainstream movies. I am pretty sure many of you share the feeling, it is not that I can't watch any Hollywood film, it's just that most of them are not worth the time. For the few that are and for other independent and foreign films, Filmspotting has helped me by providing great suggestions. Adam, Sam and now Matty have also made me see movies in a different way, through their comments and opinions, as well as listeners via their feedback. Of my favorite films, there are too many to mention, but I can recall at least a few from a long list that I owe to Filmspotting: Grave of the Fireflies, Oldboy, Strangers on a Train, Rio Bravo among others. And by the way, I am really looking forward to Almodovar's marathon.



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Post by: ses on March 03, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
Welcome Freddy!
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 03, 2008, 07:02:45 PM
Hiya, Freddy! Welcome!
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Post by: chris on March 03, 2008, 07:39:17 PM
Hello everyone!  I recently discovered the Filmspotting podcast while digging around iTunes for a 'cast that was film related.  I've really been enjoying the show which led me to check out this website and am excited about discovering the community here.

A little bit about me:
I'm Chris. I'm nearing the end of my 28th year and currently live near Buffalo, NY.  I'm from the western NY area originally, but lived for almost a decade in different parts of PA, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 

In the past, I haven't pursued appreciation of film in the same way I have literature, music and the visual arts.  For no clear reason, I've recently begun to really dig into film, finally watching stuff I have been hearing about from friends and encountering mention of in my enjoyment of other forms of art.  It's been great fun so far. 

As I've noticed others have done, I'm looking into putting together a blog of some sort as a product of this new exploration of mine, perhaps as a mean of motivating myself to get out of the house and into the theaters more often.

A few of the films I've watched in the last couple months: La Strada, Rashomon, Harikiri, The 400 Blows, Dial M For Murder, High Noon..

I look forward to hanging around and chatting with you all here on the forums! 
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Post by: FreddyC on March 03, 2008, 07:48:53 PM
I loved 400 Blows, another Filmspotting suggestion.
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Post by: Solid Blake on March 03, 2008, 07:56:13 PM
Welcome, welcome.  :D
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 03, 2008, 08:05:49 PM
Hi Chris - welcome!
I, too, have only been pursuing film more avidly in the last year or so - in large part because I got an iPod and started listening to Filmspotting! - literature had always been my first love, probably still is, but film and film talk is wonderful (and wonderfully addicting!). I don't know how much of a beginner in film you consider yourself but some of us are doing a Beginner's Marathon (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2915.msg88374#msg88374), as we feel the need to do some catching up on films and directors - we started out with a sci-fi marathon (2001, Solaris, Brazil, Metropolis, Body Snatchers) and are just finishing up a Hitchcock run. We're deciding on our next group of films soon - we'd love it if you'd join us!

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Post by: winrit on March 03, 2008, 09:14:19 PM
Welcome Chris. I love your avatar. You just missed Filmspotting fantasy baseball registration. We'll have fantasy football in the fall if your interested.  :) 
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Post by: Junior on March 03, 2008, 09:17:57 PM
Nice avatar, Freddy.
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Post by: Colleen on March 03, 2008, 09:45:30 PM
Yay!  Welcome new folks!
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Post by: lise on March 03, 2008, 10:17:06 PM
All the new faces! Cool! Welcome to the madness and feel free to feed the animals
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Post by: chris on March 03, 2008, 10:37:29 PM
Welcome Chris. I love your avatar. You just missed Filmspotting fantasy baseball registration. We'll have fantasy football in the fall if your interested.  :) 

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for that.  I'll enjoy hearing about how the league goes nonetheless!
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Post by: chris on March 03, 2008, 10:41:44 PM
Hi Chris - welcome!
I, too, have only been pursuing film more avidly in the last year or so - in large part because I got an iPod and started listening to Filmspotting! - literature had always been my first love, probably still is, but film and film talk is wonderful (and wonderfully addicting!). I don't know how much of a beginner in film you consider yourself but some of us are doing a Beginner's Marathon (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2915.msg88374#msg88374), as we feel the need to do some catching up on films and directors - we started out with a sci-fi marathon (2001, Solaris, Brazil, Metropolis, Body Snatchers) and are just finishing up a Hitchcock run. We're deciding on our next group of films soon - we'd love it if you'd join us!

Thanks for the welcome!  I just got my first iPod as well -- a Christmas gift -- and that's what's led to me listening to podcasts lately as well.  Thanks as well for directing my attention to the marathons.  I like the idea very much!
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Post by: SloppyDog on March 05, 2008, 02:30:49 AM
Hi guys

I've been listening for quite a while (ep 120 or something like that and I'm currently making my way through the back-catalogue), but haven't visited the Boards before.

I'm 30 and live in Canberra, Australia, as a public servant (everyone in Canberra is a Public Servant, as it's the capital) with my wife.

I'm curious to know if there are any more Aussies in your little gang here on the boards, if only because there are a bunch of fantastic Australian films that I'd love to discuss with someone, but they don't often get a lot of play in US because they don't get distribution. I was stoked to hear the boys' review of The Proposition in ep#110; a film I absolutely adored.

Favourite films are hard to list, because I can't think of any films right now other that No Country - that flick really gets stuck in your head. Anyway, I'll have forgotten some but: Cit Kane (obvious choice), Fight Club (contempo