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Movie or TV random musings & discoveries
« on: November 20, 2011, 11:10:26 am »
I remember a movie with Shirley Maclaine & several male stars, including Gene Kelley and Dean Martin as her serial husbands.  One of them was Paul Newman, who invented machines to paint for him, according to the sounds that triggered them, including playing classical music records.  So this is a little spooky, to me:  http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/funny-gifs-senseless-drawing-bot.gif

(He got popular, rich, famous and arrogant off them, and he was "conducting" them, gloating about how much the last paintings sold for, when they went off programming and killed him.)  :o
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 01:46:32 pm »
I remember a movie with Shirley Maclaine & several male stars, including Gene Kelley and Dean Martin as her serial husbands.  One of them was Paul Newman, who invented machines to paint for him, according to the sounds that triggered them, including playing classical music records.  So this is a little spooky, to me:  http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/funny-gifs-senseless-drawing-bot.gif

(He got popular, rich, famous and arrogant off them, and he was "conducting" them, gloating about how much the last paintings sold for, when they went off programming and killed him.)  :o

The movie is What a Way to Go! (1964).  Also had Robert Mitchum, Dick Van Dyke, and Robert Cummings.....
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 07:55:07 pm »
1950 movie with Jimmy Durante called "The Great Rupert" about "a has-been acrobat and his daughter find a squirrel's stash of cash in their home." Opens with the guy playing accordion for a black squirrel in a tam & a kilt outfit, with an agent coming to see the act of "the greatest lion tamer in the business"

Stop motion squirrel, it seems.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 10:06:30 am »
LOL LOL


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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 08:09:09 am »
Given the following it's got, I'm a bit surprised we don't have a thread for the latest BBC Sherlock Holmes series.
Anyway, here's something interesting regarding it:  http://dduane.tumblr.com/post/48929732433/petermorwood-tumblebuggie-legend-of-the
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 10:28:01 am »
Sweden, it's a fine idea, but really; things set in all male venues CLEARLY aren't going to pass, get real!  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/sexism-swedish-cinemas-films-women
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 09:52:15 am »
Hmm, interesting. Not terribly original though.


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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 09:59:40 am »
No, well, it's Hollywood, more or less, right?
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 10:07:30 am »
Yup. LOL Money money money. Some good shows inbetween though.


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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 11:09:10 am »
I have hopes that they will get good writers who understand the Trek universe and will create good shows! :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 08:22:42 pm »
While I was in England I watched a series of shows from Scandinavia. I have since found they form a new genre named Nordic Noir.

I just finished a series on Hulu called The Protectors. http://www.hulu.com/the-protectors. 20 episodes/two seasons. Would have liked to see a third season to wrap up some stuff.

I watched the first season of The Bridge http://www.hulu.com/search?q=The+Bridge+%28SE%29 Which hulu also has. I've discovered they made a second season. Don't know how I'll get to see that.

They have made an American/Mexican version of this. I have not bothered to watch it.

Hulu has the first Wallendar season http://www.hulu.com/wallander-2005 which is entirely enjoyable. Not the one made by Kenneth Branagh.

I got to see the first 2 seasons of Borgen. They have made a third. I can't even direct you to a place to see the first seasons.

If you watched or read The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo , you have a bit of an understanding of this genre. (BTW the book was better.  ;) ) http://www.hulu.com/watch/595853
 

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 11:05:18 pm »
http://screenrant.com/fantasy-novels-tv-show-series-mcrid-120193/#utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_73227

There are at least 3 of these I'd be delighted to see, and I've just picked up the "Shadows trilogy" or "Night Angel"
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