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I love the festivals the Cinerama puts on. They always have a great selection of films, plus some fun guests at the showings as well. The nicest thing is that their festivals aren't just filled with movies that hit the 'critical snobbery' mark. A good example is this years Sci-Fi festival that has some great events like:

Flash Gordon with Sam Jones as the guest. (I would have preferred Ornella Muti, but that' just me tongue.gif)
Close Encounters and Brainstorm with Donald Trumbull
A Clockwork Orange
Mad Max 2
Barbarella
2001 with Donald Trumbull again biggrin.gif (it's the Cinerama's 70mm print as well)
Battlestar Galactica episode event with Tricia Helfer and Katie Sackoff.
and Akira

just to name a few.

Just GREAT movies with GREAT guests that really make for a GREAT evening.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is one of my top 5 films ever. Seeing it in 35mm would truly be a dream come true for me. I hear Trumbull's a hell of a nice guy.
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Gee, I guess I was spoiled. I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Cinesphere in Toronto on their giant IMAX screen as part of their 70MM programme back in the 80's (also saw Apocalypse Now and Lawrence of Arabia there as well). And I saw Citizen Kane as part of it's 50th anniversary release back in 1991. The print I saw was stellar.

Damn, that's amazing. By the time I was old enough to know the difference between the projection of celluloid and digital, celluloid was long gone. I'd kill to see Lawrence of Arabia, 2001, Ben-Hur, and many others in 70mm. I've been to some cinemas where they had to show a DVD or a Blu-ray because the film had no DCP and the studio damn sure wasn't going to spring for a 35mm print.
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Yeah, you ARE "spoiled."mad.gifbiggrin.gif

Lucky, is more like it wink.gif.
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Intersting analogy. I am also willing to go out on a limb and say that, despite the fact that some us might have been bored by our math and English classes, it turns out that the subjects of language and math are really...honestly,..truly...empirically provably important to the evolution and expression of the civilized world we find ourselves in today. I believe a similar though certainly less weighty argument could be made regarding Citizen Kane and 2001: A Space Odyssey in relation to the world of cinema that followed each. On the other hand, I don't believe Battlefield Earth contributed anything to the world of cinema except perhaps as a convenient and well-earned punchline.

It did give us Roger Ebert,'s God rest his soul, hilarious review.
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is one of my top 5 films ever.
A damn near perfect low budget apocalyptic movie.
I'm not sure it has ever been topped.

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Ha, I thought I would raise a few eyebrows. Battlefield Earth you knew it was bad from the start and at least you had a chance to get up and walk out the door before 100+ minutes of your life disappeared. The other two movies just dragged on. Holy cow is anything ever going to develop into something cinematic redeeming and worthy. Krist they couldn't end soon enough because my posterior was getting severe cramps. I suggest anyone wanting to see those two movies to put Ben Gay on your posterior or something to numb it. Really, two just horrible movies in my opinion. Maybe I missed the good parts when I fell asleep.

Perhaps you just have terrible taste? That's a possibility you may wish to investigate.
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Perhaps you just have terrible taste? That's a possibility you may wish to investigate.

Well yesterday I did my own scientific survey. I visited two local pawn shops and while I was there I looked thru the
DVD's to see what they had. By far, maybe 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 the number of copies of 2001 and CK far exceeded other movies.
So if you're interested in viewing either movies for the first time I suggest a person buy these cheap for maybe $2 at their local
pawn shop. Hey if you're lucky maybe it will be buy two and get one free day and you can pick up "Cloud Atlas" or "Tree of Life"
too. While you're waiting for the paint to dry on some walls you painted you can watch those bargains. :-)
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Well yesterday I did my own scientific survey. I visited two local pawn shops and while I was there I looked thru the
DVD's to see what they had. By far, maybe 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 the number of copies of 2001 and CK far exceeded other movies.
So if you're interested in viewing either movies for the first time I suggest a person buy these cheap for maybe $2 at their local
pawn shop. Hey if you're lucky maybe it will be buy two and get one free day and you can pick up "Cloud Atlas" or "Tree of Life"
too. While you're waiting for the paint to dry on some walls you painted you can watch those bargains. :-)

Maybe the reason for the number of DVD's you saw was that the owners loved the movies SO MUCH that they upgraded to the BR version and pawned off the DVD.
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By far, maybe 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 the number of copies of 2001 and CK far exceeded other movies.
The only thing this proves is people who don't like 2001 & CK go to pawn shops.
Hardly surprising, don't you think?wink.gif
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The only thing this proves is people who don't like 2001 & CK go to pawn shops.
Hardly surprising, don't you think?wink.gif

It doesn't even prove that. Just that some people had one copy to many of 2001 and wanted cash from the pawn shop.
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It doesn't even prove that. Just that some people had one copy to many of 2001 and wanted cash from the pawn shop.
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I've never been to a pawn shot. Unless I can find the Criterion Blu of The Third Man for really cheap wink.gif... Then maybe I'll go!
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I've never been to a pawn shot. Unless I can find the Criterion Blu of The Third Man for really cheap wink.gif...
Hmmm, I could go for that too.smile.gif

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Someone over at DVD Talk actually claims they did. I hit up garage sales from time to time, but the most I ever find are old VHS tapes, never seen anything valuable.
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E-bay has killed garage sales that used to have good stuff (aka cheap, people didn't know what it was really worth). frown.gif

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E-bay has killed garage sales that used to have good stuff (aka cheap, people didn't know what it was really worth). frown.gif

I didn't know what I was looking for until the Internet came along, and by that time eBay was in vogue enough that it didn't happen much. Granted, I live in the lilywhite heart of the suburbs where anything esoteric isn't in ready supply anyway, but still, you're right, the odds of coming across something rare these days are pretty slim.
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I like "Odyssey" as much as the next space/SF/Kubrick geek, but suggesting that someone who doesn't has "bad taste" seems a bit of a stretch. The film is pretty abstruse* after all, and more likely to appeal to "cerebral" types than the average moviegoer.


Hammer's Quatermass & the Pit deals with similar themes, and it's somewhat less impenetrable, but the FX are pretty low budget, and not quite as impressive as 2001.


(*An older term I'm reviving.)


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I like "Odyssey" as much as the next space/SF/Kubrick geek, but suggesting that someone who doesn't has "bad taste" seems a bit of a stretch. The film is pretty abstruse* after all, and more likely to appeal to "cerebral" types than the average moviegoer.

Hammer's Quatermass & the Pit deals with similar themes, and it's somewhat less impenetrable, but the FX are pretty low budget, and not quite as impressive as 2001.

(*An older term I'm reviving.)

The "average moviegoer" can rot in the fiery depths of the bowels of hell for all I care.


But that's just my opinion...
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The "average moviegoer" can rot in the fiery depths of the bowels of hell for all I care.


But that's just my opinion...


damn, and I've been called average in so many contexts
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Well, there are some pretty gnarly spaceships in 2001.

This has probably already been mentioned, but if you thought 2001 was pretty nifty, Oblivion (2013) might be worth a look. The story is more Dickian imo, but the general tone of the movie and some of the visuals reminded me a bit of Kubrick's film.
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I like "Odyssey" as much as the next space/SF/Kubrick geek, but suggesting that someone who doesn't has "bad taste" seems a bit of a stretch. The film is pretty abstruse* after all, and more likely to appeal to "cerebral" types than the average moviegoer.
(*An older term I'm reviving.)
Agreed.
Oh, do keep with the fancy-pants words....it helps brush the cobwebs from my memory thingy.

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The "average moviegoer" can rot in the fiery depths of the bowels of hell for all I care.


But that's just my opinion...
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