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Last movie you saw in theaters?

Do you watch movies at the theater/ cinema?  

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  1. 1. Do you watch movies at the theater/ cinema?

    • Yes, all the time/ regularly!
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    • Occasionally.
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    • Only if I REALLY want to see something.
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    • Never.
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    • Obligatory "other."
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Just saw They Shall Not Grow Old , Peter Jackson's documentary of a typical British Soldier's experience during  WWI.  It uses original black and white, silent film, shot during WWI.  In an amazing technical achievement, that film is now colorized, slowed down to 24 FPS, and sound added.   It starts at the speed it was shot, and in Black and White, as Britain, and individuals get involved in WWI.   Once the soldiers are in France, the frames are smoothed out, and the color is added as it tells of the typical daily experience of a soldier on the Western Front.  

WARNING: There are some graphic shots of wounds, dead soldiers, etc, so be prepared.  

Technically, it's amazing.  All of the film has been in the British War Museum for almost hundred years.   It was shot, by hand cranking, at various speeds 10, 12, 13, 15-16 and even up to 18 frames per second.  This is why film from that time period looks so fast and herky- jerky.  It was restored, digitally, by repairing scratches, lightening it, or darkening it.  Then it was digitally changed by inserting additional, computer generated frames, to get it to 24 FPS.  Then it was colorized, using actual uniforms from the period that Jackson has (He is a collector of WWI memorabilia)  and sound was added.  They brought in Forensic lip readers in to find out what the people on the film were saying, then brought in individuals from the UK, to voice those words, using people from the area where the unit was from. Foley artists added boots marching, slogging through the mud, weapon bolt movement, etc.  Jackson used his authentic WWI artillery collection (what? you don't have one?)  to add the sound to the artillery movement and the expelling of shells.  They stuck microphones out in a field where the New Zealand army was actually doing training firing of artillery, and caught the sounds of explosions, along with taping the firing of those shells.   All this is the kind of detail that went into the movie.  

Anyone, with any interest in the technical aspects of doing such a documentary, or anyone having an interest in what the typical soldier went through on a daily basis, should see this film.  After the film credits, there was a 20 minute documentary on how it was made.  The whole thing was utterly fascinating to me.  

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Bohemian Rhapsody. Loved it. Critics were wrong tbh. ITs a Dramatisation not a Documentary. Thought it was the best film I Saw at the Cinemas this year. Rami was brilliant as Freddie. 

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Bohemian Rhapsody.

 A question arises:  Since "The Big Bang Theory" TV show has had cameo appearances from astro-physicists Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrassi-Tyson and George Smoot, can Brian May, the Queen guitarist and a PhD in astro-physics be endorsed for a cameo appearance on The Big Bang Theory?  Does someone here have that influence?

Dr. May has authored a book on The Big Bang, consulted with NASA and worked on projects such as "space dust' which helps discern the important objects out there in the galaxy.  

The Big Bang Theory ends filming on April 24 (?).  Bill Nye, who doesn't have a PhD in astro-physics also had a cameo.  Can someone on this forum make a contact and a recommendation?  I think it would be a nice gesture and a cameo would not take much 'rewrite.'

Maybe they can goof on his expertise in physics and tell him to stick to the guitar.

And if Bohemian Rhapsody gets a Best Picture nod....

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bigfan11 said:

Bohemian Rhapsody.

 A question arises:  Since "The Big Bang Theory" TV show has had cameo appearances from astro-physicists Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrassi-Tyson and George Smoot, can Brian May, the Queen guitarist and a PhD in astro-physics be endorsed for a cameo appearance on The Big Bang Theory?  Does someone here have that influence?

Dr. May has authored a book on The Big Bang, consulted with NASA and worked on projects such as "space dust' which helps discern the important objects out there in the galaxy.  

The Big Bang Theory ends filming on April 24 (?).  Bill Nye, who doesn't have a PhD in astro-physics also had a cameo.  Can someone on this forum make a contact and a recommendation?  I think it would be a nice gesture and a cameo would not take much 'rewrite.'

Maybe they can goof on his expertise in physics and tell him to stick to the guitar.

And if Bohemian Rhapsody gets a Best Picture nod....

 

 

 

They know how to contact him.  They had to get May’s permission to change the lyrics to We Will Rock You, back in 9-3 “The Batchelor Party Corrosion”. 

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Is it possible for this Forum to create a "ground swell" to get Brian May on The Big Bang Theory?  It would be fitting and a great tribute.  Time is running out.

Thanks.

 

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This is an unofficial site, that has no connection to the show.  If you wish to start a thread in chit chat, to try to bring this about, you can.  

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