Out of the Blue

MrsBlue and I have been on an extended classic movies kick lately, and TCM has been our most watched channel for a while now. For the month of August they are devoting each day to a different star's movies, and Saturday the station devoted 24 hours to the films of Charlie Chaplin. He's long been regarded as a genius, so I'm not proud to say I've only taken passing notice of his movies over the years. But getting to see a few of them in full was an eye-opening experience, as both his silent films and his talkies were shockingly great, even with his reputation raising expectations. I think it helps that modern restoration makes the silents look so much better, both by cleaning up the prints, and by presenting them in the proper framerate, as opposed to the oddly sped-up versions I remember from my childhood. A bonus discovery was Paulette Goddard, who was a great actress and a breathtaking beauty.

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Aug 12, 2020, 11:28
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Ravenus wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 03:39:
For some visually spectacular epic silents, see if you can catch some of Fritz Lang's films (they're available on blu-ray but I don't know if any one is streaming them): Die Nibelungen and Metropolis
There's also FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Sunrise

Lang's Metropolis is where Steampunk got on the big screen big time! Also, the Blade Runner crew must have liked the cityscape of Metropolis a lot.
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Aug 12, 2020, 11:27
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Aug 12, 2020, 11:27
 El Pit
 
Just watched some Avengers beta impressions on Youtube - and it seems that this game as a service is about as great as Anthem? Wow.... Maybe they should delay this a year or so to make it something people might be interested to play for longer than just a few hours. Otherwise this service won't be around for long.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 03:39
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Aug 12, 2020, 03:39
 
For some visually spectacular epic silents, see if you can catch some of Fritz Lang's films (they're available on blu-ray but I don't know if any one is streaming them): Die Nibelungen and Metropolis
There's also FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Sunrise
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Aug 11, 2020, 17:17
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El Pit wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 11:13:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 11:04:
El Pit wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 10:55:
IT IS HAPPENING! Soon we will know what Nvidia really will offer. Let's see how AMD can and will counter this. I am hoping for great graphics cards from both so that there is a choice and maybe a bit less aggressive pricing. One can hope, you know?
Prices will only go up. Even if AMD makes a 3080ti killer (with requisite driver improvements), they'd be fools for charging a penny less than the ngreedia product.

So you accuse both companies of being greedy?
I am not married to either company, so I will give my money to the one offering the biggest bang for the money AND OFFERING A GRAPHICS SOLUTION THAT IS NOT SO NOISY THAT I HAVE TO TYPE IN CAPITALS BECAUSE OTHERWISE NOBODY COULD HEAR ME DURING A GAMING SESSION!
No, really a 3070 or 6700XT that is NOT noisy (aka it is power efficient) would be my next choice. But I refuse to pay more than $600 for a silent custom version.

Don't take offense, it's a duopoly, so both companies are greedy by definition: because they can be.
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Aug 11, 2020, 15:21
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Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 20:50:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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I got a small amount of hope out of a story the other day which reviewed US presidential elections which were widely considered landslide victories. In each one, the losing side got roughly 40% of the vote. This was uplifting for two reasons, 1) I thought the 40/40 always one way or the other with the other 20 deciding the election was a modern development -- apparently not. 2) Trump is going to get at least around 40% of the vote. It helps to know that fact on its own, doesn't have a significant impact on his chances of winning...

And for the record, I am NOT expecting or predicting a landslide.
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Aug 11, 2020, 12:39
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 21:56:
PhysicalEd wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 18:12:
Glad to hear you've discovered the genius of Charlie Chaplin! I'm sure you'll enjoy this deleted scene from City Lights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2SGpXJmd1w

And while we're here, have you met Buster Keaton? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9QPfiLuQ9c

I'd like to think I know quite a bit about comedy, but like most I have never seen full clips of Charlie Chaplin and the City Lights clip was brilliant. Thank you for expanding my knowledge base

(sorry, I can't seem to delete the un-quoted reply)

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

It's good to know there is a rich history of comedy to be discovered if you go back in time. Familiar gags turn out to be much older than people would guess. My wife and I were gratified at showing our 10 year old nephew some Marx Brothers and he became such a huge fan we gave him a boxed set for Christmas! It was fun to be able to do some of their routines together.
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Aug 11, 2020, 12:37
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Tried to delete this but can't
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 11, 2020, 11:13
El Pit
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2020, 11:13
Aug 11, 2020, 11:13
 El Pit
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 11:04:
El Pit wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 10:55:
IT IS HAPPENING! Soon we will know what Nvidia really will offer. Let's see how AMD can and will counter this. I am hoping for great graphics cards from both so that there is a choice and maybe a bit less aggressive pricing. One can hope, you know?
Prices will only go up. Even if AMD makes a 3080ti killer (with requisite driver improvements), they'd be fools for charging a penny less than the ngreedia product.

So you accuse both companies of being greedy?
I am not married to either company, so I will give my money to the one offering the biggest bang for the money AND OFFERING A GRAPHICS SOLUTION THAT IS NOT SO NOISY THAT I HAVE TO TYPE IN CAPITALS BECAUSE OTHERWISE NOBODY COULD HEAR ME DURING A GAMING SESSION!
No, really a 3070 or 6700XT that is NOT noisy (aka it is power efficient) would be my next choice. But I refuse to pay more than $600 for a silent custom version.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 11, 2020, 11:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2020, 11:04
Aug 11, 2020, 11:04
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 10:55:
IT IS HAPPENING! Soon we will know what Nvidia really will offer. Let's see how AMD can and will counter this. I am hoping for great graphics cards from both so that there is a choice and maybe a bit less aggressive pricing. One can hope, you know?
Prices will only go up. Even if AMD makes a 3080ti killer (with requisite driver improvements), they'd be fools for charging a penny less than the ngreedia product.
A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 11, 2020, 10:55
El Pit
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2020, 10:55
Aug 11, 2020, 10:55
 El Pit
 
IT IS HAPPENING! Soon we will know what Nvidia really will offer. Let's see how AMD can and will counter this. I am hoping for great graphics cards from both so that there is a choice and maybe a bit less aggressive pricing. One can hope, you know?
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Aug 11, 2020, 09:06
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 02:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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Did you see this one? So good, even as just a short film. Stephen Root, FTW.
The other judge, not Mike, in Idiocracy. How fitting.
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Aug 11, 2020, 07:26
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Greentiger wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 22:04:
I hope Trump loses. A landslide would be nice, but given the state of the Electoral College, I seriously doubt it.
Totally agree. If we do get one and the Ds keep the House, take the Senate -- hell it might be enough to make me consider believing in God again (for the first time since the fifth grade or so...)
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RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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Did you see this one? So good, even as just a short film. Stephen Root, FTW.
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Aug 10, 2020, 23:06
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Greentiger wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 22:04:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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Isn't that David Cross? I love his comedy.

Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 20:50:
I got a small amount of hope out of a story the other day which reviewed US presidential elections which were widely considered landslide victories. In each one, the losing side got roughly 40% of the vote. This was uplifting for two reasons, 1) I thought the 40/40 always one way or the other with the other 20 deciding the election was a modern development -- apparently not. 2) Trump is going to get at least around 40% of the vote. It helps to know that fact on its own, doesn't have a significant impact on his chances of winning...
And for the record, I am NOT expecting or predicting a landslide.

I hope Trump loses. A landslide would be nice, but given the state of the Electoral College, I seriously doubt it. I'm tired of seeing the rampant criminality spreading throughout our government. The whole lie of "American values" and "respect for morality" is dissolving before our very eyes and it's very disheartening.
I would have sworn it was Patton Oswalt but You Are Correct.
https://boingboing.net/2020/08/10/i-am-starting-to-regret-my-v.html
Has the full clip
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Aug 10, 2020, 22:04
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RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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Isn't that David Cross? I love his comedy.

Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 20:50:
I got a small amount of hope out of a story the other day which reviewed US presidential elections which were widely considered landslide victories. In each one, the losing side got roughly 40% of the vote. This was uplifting for two reasons, 1) I thought the 40/40 always one way or the other with the other 20 deciding the election was a modern development -- apparently not. 2) Trump is going to get at least around 40% of the vote. It helps to know that fact on its own, doesn't have a significant impact on his chances of winning...
And for the record, I am NOT expecting or predicting a landslide.

I hope Trump loses. A landslide would be nice, but given the state of the Electoral College, I seriously doubt it. I'm tired of seeing the rampant criminality spreading throughout our government. The whole lie of "American values" and "respect for morality" is dissolving before our very eyes and it's very disheartening.
"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." ― Arthur C. Clarke
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Aug 10, 2020, 21:56
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PhysicalEd wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 18:12:
Glad to hear you've discovered the genius of Charlie Chaplin! I'm sure you'll enjoy this deleted scene from City Lights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2SGpXJmd1w

And while we're here, have you met Buster Keaton? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9QPfiLuQ9c

I'd like to think I know quite a bit about comedy, but like most I have never seen full clips of Charlie Chaplin and the City Lights clip was brilliant. Thank you for expanding my knowledge base
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Aug 10, 2020, 20:50
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RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 19:57:
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I got a small amount of hope out of a story the other day which reviewed US presidential elections which were widely considered landslide victories. In each one, the losing side got roughly 40% of the vote. This was uplifting for two reasons, 1) I thought the 40/40 always one way or the other with the other 20 deciding the election was a modern development -- apparently not. 2) Trump is going to get at least around 40% of the vote. It helps to know that fact on its own, doesn't have a significant impact on his chances of winning...

And for the record, I am NOT expecting or predicting a landslide.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 10, 2020, 18:12
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Aug 10, 2020, 18:12
 
Glad to hear you've discovered the genius of Charlie Chaplin! I'm sure you'll enjoy this deleted scene from City Lights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2SGpXJmd1w

And while we're here, have you met Buster Keaton? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9QPfiLuQ9c
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Re: Out of the Blue: Grizzly Bear
Aug 10, 2020, 17:48
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Aug 10, 2020, 17:48
 
Heya

Might have to rename that service Smokey Bear Air...
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