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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7050 on: January 19, 2010, 11:45:03 PM »
It doesn't suck, the number of voters seems to mostly rise from year to year, at least last I checked, though that was about a year or so ago, but it's just not enough to battle the mentality that everything comes down to a yes or a no, which is ingrained in the heads of so many Americans. Theoretically at some point it will be strong enough, but that also requires a willingness for change, which the country proved it was not ready for when it bought in to the obvious hollow promises of either John McCain or Barack Obama. They like the idea of change, and thinking they are progressive, but when it comes time to bite the bullet safety is always what is preferred. But hey, it doesn't bother me, people like that kind of thing and who am I to tell people what to like?

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7051 on: January 20, 2010, 12:12:41 AM »
How did you get a job on a Bollywood movie?
I had worked with the Assistant Director on Omega Code 2.  She heard about this film coming to town with all the biggest stars in Bollywood.  Not just Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt, but Sunil Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar (also an accomplished director) and rising star Lucky Ali.  She knew I was a film nut and figured I would immerse myself in Bollywood cinema and better understand what co-writer/director Sanjay Gupta was aiming to do.
And the more I learned about the fame of these actors, the more excited I got.  They were all big, big stars, none more so than A.B.  Two big moments connected with this film.
1) We were filming in Long Beach Harbor on Sept. 11, 2001.  We had no access to televisions and couldn't understand what was happening.  The harbor was shut down and we were stopped filming.  I drove home through downtown Los Angeles and it was completely empty.
2) It's the only film I worked on that literally ran out of money.  With about 3 weeks to go, the Production packed up and went back to India.  Filming was completed there.

The film's available on DVD and you can find clips online.  It's a complete blend of The Usual Suspects, Heat and Reservoir Dogs.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7052 on: January 20, 2010, 01:11:32 PM »
I'm bad at being a student. Not a bad student, just bad at being one.
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7053 on: January 20, 2010, 01:14:46 PM »
Also that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the kid in Angels in the Outfield. I just simply didn't realize it.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7054 on: January 20, 2010, 01:20:24 PM »
Also that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the kid in Angels in the Outfield. I just simply didn't realize it.

Holy crap. Chris Lloyd is in that movie too. Love that movie.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7055 on: January 20, 2010, 02:32:28 PM »
I hope I'm hanging out with ferris if someone tries to beat me up.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7056 on: January 20, 2010, 03:13:22 PM »
I hope I'm hanging out with ferris if someone tries to beat me up.



and this was before the face tattoo  ;)
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7057 on: January 20, 2010, 03:18:24 PM »
So is this you now?

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7058 on: January 20, 2010, 04:09:17 PM »
Season One of The Office (US) is not nearly as bad as I was made to believe.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #7059 on: January 20, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »
Season One of The Office (US) is not nearly as bad as I was made to believe.

people are pretty stupid.