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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

actually, i seem to be the only one on this board who doesn't obsess over 'authentic' accents.
it just aint that impotent to me, pardner!
brm


I don't think I really obsess over it, I was just commenting in line with the question posed. It's really more of a nuisance and a distraction which I despise as it takes away from the enjoyment of the film.
And don't get me wrong. Some actors do it well. I liked Michael Caine's accent in Second Hand Lions. He was quite close to the real thing, I thought.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)



I've always loved this. I laugh hysterically at the fight scene every time I see that episode. Between that ludicrous maneuver and the Andorian's inability to get his vest to cooperate it's a laugh riot.


This scene always baffled me. What were they trying to convey here? Was it some kind of Space Karate or was it a flubbed stunt they didn't reshoot? I ask mainly because it's Shatner doing the entire fight, no stunt guy (which was rare). Shatner was athletic at the time, but I don't believe he had any real fighting skills, so I would think this is supposed to be a real life stunt kick that missed or some weird Trek Universe body slam that didn't work out. Either way, it resulted in Kirk showing his back to his opponent for an absurdly long time. Time enough to get stabbed.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

...someone catches on fire, and instead of doing the sensible thing to stop, drop and roll, they just run around in circles, flailing their arms uselessly around, until they burn to a crisp? No one ever has the slightest bit of sense when it comes to basic fire safety that's drilled into most kids' heads from kindergarten on.

Or they'll leap through a window, which is on the 105th floor of the worlds tallest building, plummeting to their death. Said window shatters quite easily, by the way.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...someone catches on fire, and instead of doing the sensible thing to stop, drop and roll, they just run around in circles, flailing their arms uselessly around, until they burn to a crisp? No one ever has the slightest bit of sense when it comes to basic fire safety that's drilled into most kids' heads from kindergarten on.

Or they'll leap through a window, which is on the 105th floor of the worlds tallest building, plummeting to their death. Said window shatters quite easily, by the way.


...and inevitably land on the roof of a car, crushing it in an explosion of glass. No one who plummets to their death from the window of a high rise building ever just splats on the sidewalk. I guess cars just magnetically attract anyone falling from a great height. razz

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The main villian hires someone to do a job for him; forge papers, build a time bomb etc.
when the product is delivered the main villian always kills the supplier - often AFTER giving him the money!!!! this ridiculous cliche musit go - unfortunatley even the great Chris Nolan used it in TDKR (after Selena steals Wayne's finger prints for Bane they try to kill her)
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   tex1272   (Member)



I've always loved this. I laugh hysterically at the fight scene every time I see that episode. Between that ludicrous maneuver and the Andorian's inability to get his vest to cooperate it's a laugh riot.


This scene always baffled me. What were they trying to convey here? Was it some kind of Space Karate or was it a flubbed stunt they didn't reshoot? I ask mainly because it's Shatner doing the entire fight, no stunt guy (which was rare). Shatner was athletic at the time, but I don't believe he had any real fighting skills, so I would think this is supposed to be a real life stunt kick that missed or some weird Trek Universe body slam that didn't work out. Either way, it resulted in Kirk showing his back to his opponent for an absurdly long time. Time enough to get stabbed.


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 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

...the end title roller is almost as long as the film, naming everyone who lives in California. Remember just, The End, or if you want to be arty, Fin.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"space karate" ?

ahahahahahhahahahhaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

...the end title roller is almost as long as the film, naming everyone who lives in California. Remember just, The End, or if you want to be arty, Fin.

dont you want to know who catered the shoot?

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



I've always loved this. I laugh hysterically at the fight scene every time I see that episode. Between that ludicrous maneuver and the Andorian's inability to get his vest to cooperate it's a laugh riot.


This scene always baffled me. What were they trying to convey here? Was it some kind of Space Karate or was it a flubbed stunt they didn't reshoot? I ask mainly because it's Shatner doing the entire fight, no stunt guy (which was rare). Shatner was athletic at the time, but I don't believe he had any real fighting skills, so I would think this is supposed to be a real life stunt kick that missed or some weird Trek Universe body slam that didn't work out. Either way, it resulted in Kirk showing his back to his opponent for an absurdly long time. Time enough to get stabbed.


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now we know why subsequent fight scenes were always in long shot and done by stunt men!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2013 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Some political fool sticks a lie in the story to change your viewpoint on life.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"Business meetings on the move". A whole group of detectives walking briskly down a hallway as they flippantly trouble shoot a case. Ever hear of a "conference room?" It's so cliche nowadays.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)



That's a crazy stunt. Clearly he has no padding on. He could have broke a vertebrae or two. Thankfully he kept his head "up". If his head hit the floor he could have gotten a serious concussion.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Scientists, investigators, etc., are trying to determine how the - you name it; the aliens' spaceships are invulnerable to earth's weapons, the creature is morphing into other forms, the villain's identity, etc., and one of them, confident they've figured it out, states their conclusion and says "It's the only answer!" or "It can't be anything else!", with no real proof. Can't someone tell them "No, it's not the only answer, it could be millions of other possibilities."?

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2013 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...a man is interrupted partway through a shave, then uses a hand towel* to wipe away the remaining shaving cream...to reveal a perfectly-shaven face. No one ever has to go through the rest of the film with his face half-shaven, and half-stubbly.







*And for that matter, have you EVER in real life used a towel to wipe off the last of the shaving cream? I always splash a few handfuls of cold water on my face to get rid of it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...how no one ever make a single spelling mistake when typing at a keyboard, no matter how fast and furiously they're typing? Even real-time IM conversations are never misspelled, unless it's for deliberate effect.

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2013 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

...how no one ever make a single spelling mistake when typing at a keyboard, no matter how fast and furiously they're typing? Even real-time IM conversations are never misspelled, unless it's for deliberate effect.

that's a stretch!
not only don't i hate it, it never even occurred to me
!!!!!!!
smile
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2013 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

no one ever has time for breakfast
or
they only want coffee (just saw this on MAD MEN)
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Extraterrestrials capable of flying gazillions of light years to earth in machines that are eons ahead of us in technology, and operate super sophisticated weapons, equipment, etc., yet are so un-evolved that they only communicate, if at all, via grunts, growls, and gurgling snarls and are purely animalistic and insatiably aggressive.
Just watched Cowboys vs Aliens this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it but it seems those ETs are just like the ones in Independence Day and War of the Worlds. Compared to them the creature in Predator was a genius. Or, are they just some sort of trained creatures used to prepare the way for the real brains yet to come? confused

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

When someone is passed a cup of coffee or tea in a film, there's either a tiny bit of liquid in the bottom of the cup, or nothing at all! And the actor mimes taking sips.

When a woman is giving birth (esp. in westerns), just what does the doctor do with all that hot water he demands?

 
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