Movie I’m revisitng

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  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    THX1183 also pops up in Star Wars. Lucas tries to use it in every movie, much like Tom Hanks urinating or Alfred Hitchcock walk ons.
     
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  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Is that American Grafitti?
     
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Yup. The number has a history. THX1138 was his first movie, done for a grad school project, and parts of it filmed in the school hallways. Starred Robert Duvall. Interesting movie.
     
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I own both of those, bit of a movie holic. Just watched American Graffiti a few months ago and but it’s been a. Few years since I watched THX1138. What was the movie where they were burning books and some people were memorizing them? The Sleeper? But there was one that was less of a comedy.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    "Fahrenheit 451". from a Ray Bradbury story. If you like that, check out "Something Wicked This Way Comes", and "The Martian Chronicles" (tho it's acting isn't all that great as it was a made for TV miniseries). He wrote a lot of stories for Twilight Zone as well.
     
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  6. Echocat23

    Echocat23 Electromatic

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    Hook!!!
     
  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    By the pricking in of my thumbs something wicked this way comes.

    I actually want to watch The Stand as well.
     
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  8. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

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    Some of my favorites!

    Also, A Clockwork Orange, Soylent Green, and Fahrenheit 451.
     
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  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Ah that also leaves me with Spartacus the original, Ben Hurr, Ten Commandments, Barabas, Conan, I wish I could find the Barbarians with the barbarian brothers a hilarious spoof of Conan.
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    The Barbarians was on Comet TV today. It garnered a one star rating. The Conan remake wasn't really worth watching. The 2nd Conan with Arnold was OK. Red Sonja is another Arnold movie in the same vein. There was a slew of those D&D films out for awhile.
     
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  11. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Comet has some great old movies
     
  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    The Barbarians was absolutely hilarious, filed to be a spoof of Conan and not pretending to be anything else it was the top of the B rated D&D movies!
     
  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Never heard of Comet TV so I looked at it’s listings for late
    Night tonight and it has some crazy shows on! I would have to stay up all night if I had it.
     
  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    There are quite a few cable only side channels for most local network affiliates. Grit is all westerns, Comet is all sci-fi. There's ME TV, LAFF and others showing reruns. Lot of the movies are old 2 star specials, there are lots of TV series reruns as well ("I Love Lucy" is still on? Crocodile Dundee was right.) PBS has a couple of side channels as well, so if you miss something, it WILL be on again. I'd trade ALL of the sports channels for RFD-TV, DIY, MIL History and some others. Independent Film Channel, FX and FXM, and Sundance all show decent movies. IFC doesn't censor films. I won't pay for HBO or others of that ilk, so, these extra channels suit me fine. A lot of it is better than the stuff mainline networks is showing anymore. I can't deal with bad lack of talent shows, game shows, or soap operas on prime time (or any time for that matter).
     
  15. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

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    I get all those channels on rabbit-ears antenna, no cable required: CometTV, MeTV, this, H&I, GRIT, CHARGE!, Laff, ion, ion plus, PBS Create, and PBS World, oh and of course, AntennaTV. Fun old TV and movies. I am a sucker for the Star Trek and Stargate re-runs. I am lucky to be close enough to all the local TV broadcast towers to get all the major networks and local stations in HD for free over the air.
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    With an antenna, we can get two mediocre channels. I get more/faster/better news from 60 miles away than from the locals. I grew up 20 miles East of the tip Lake Michigan in the '50s when it was ONLY antennas. Locally we had UHF two stations, but with a rotor we could get 4 VHF stations from Chicago, and a few out of Michigan. Here in central Indiana, we have to have cable to get anything.
     
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  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I wonder what I could get on an antenna. I might have to check. I hate paying for satellite. I haven’t priced cable. But we really don’t watch TV anymore. I’m almost all old movies or new and old tv. I keep DTV for my mom. She watches tv but I don’t know how much she really sees or hears.
     
  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Just watched "Coal Miners' Daughter" tonight. Hadn't seen it in many years and enjoyed it all over again. Loved seeing Levon Helm once more.
     
  19. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
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    Escape from New York!

    Hands up if you own this Directors cut VHS, i do!
     
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