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I wasn't aware George Lucas made a Orwellian movie in 1971 (THX 1138)

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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 01:19 PM
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yea and no coincidence that Francis Ford Coppola produced it!!

And on the topic of movies of interest...

"They Live"

"Gattaca"

any adaptions of Phillip K. Dick books like "The Running Man", "Bladerunner", "Minority Report", "The 6th Man", etc.,!! Now there was a visionary...and a high disciple!!

"Eyes Wide Shut"




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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*discovered* Brazil?

...

I am beginning to wonder if I should tell you that there is a orwellien book out there, called "1984", written by a guy named george orwell
Quite a coincidence huh?


Also @ weedwhacker: i think forbidden planet looks fantastic! Maybe i am a bit more inclined to watch with the eye of the times it was produced in, but i still think it stood the test of time very well.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by debunky
*discovered* Brazil?

I am beginning to wonder if I should tell you that there is a orwellien book out there, called "1984", written by a guy named george orwell
Quite a coincidence huh?



LOL... funny... seriously I had never heard of Brazil.

Which one is better?

I haven't seen either one... but obviously I've read the summary on 1984.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Rent 'Brazil'

IF you like Monty Python.....

(third line...)



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Hi, movigoers. . .

????????
No body talks about this other-types of movies like :

**Powder**, Victor Salva,
or
**Z**, Constanine Costa-Gavras,
?????

Blue skies.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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NEW HOPE The Princess was held in cell block 1138 on the Death Star I think ...



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by ranhome
NEW HOPE The Princess was held in cell block 1138 on the Death Star I think ...


On the first page is my post where I said Chewie was a transfer from cell block 1138



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 12:00 AM
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Dude, take the blue pill and go back to bed.

The following films do not exist. If you watch them with an open mind, we're not responsible for the results.


  • THX-1138
  • 1984
  • Brazil
  • La Jetée (which means 12 Monkeys can't exist either)
  • Being There
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Closetland
  • Pink Floyd's The Wall
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • Logan's Run
  • Videodrome
  • They Live


And many more that got me through high school and beyond.

Just forget they were ever made and get back to watching Family Guy.

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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from the first moment of thx 1138, i knew i was watching something special.

in the opening is haunting ambient music and the glowing-green credits roll backwards (from top to bottom). it is very disorienting to watch credits roll from top to bottom.

the sound effects that were created for this film were pioneering and have been used as samples in electronic music for decades.

if you are keen to pick up subtleties such as this, i give this movie my highest recommendation.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by JoshNorton
reply to post by Doomsday 2029
 


Dude, take the blue pill and go back to bed.

The following films do not exist. If you watch them with an open mind, we're not responsible for the results.


  • THX-1138
  • 1984
  • Brazil
  • La Jetée (which means 12 Monkeys can't exist either)
  • Being There
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Closetland
  • Pink Floyd's The Wall
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project


And many more that got me through high school and beyond.

Just forget they were ever made and get back to watching Family Guy.


Don't forget Videodrome!


Oh and to the person asking about carocel (spelling) - dang even southpark did a rip off.

A new version of 1984 is apparently in the works - now THAT would be fantastic. When I was a teenager for some reason i always had a copy of 1984 on me - i know it sounds familiar to a story about a guy who kept buying "catcher in the rye" but I loved the story- hated the idea.




Eggie weegies....smash em up!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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I highly recommend reading 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 before seeing the movies. For me the books are always better. Especially in the case of Fahrenheit 451 IMHO.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:14 PM
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Just because I haven't heard of a few of these movies means I'm asleep?

It means I watch Family Guy?

okay...

www.abovetopsecret.com...
Understanding how "They Live" & "We Sleep"... Thank You Hollywood.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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I LOVE Family Guy....and the Simpsons, and 'Dead Like Me'.....AND Star Trek and Star Wars...and StarGate SG1, etc, etc, etc.

Oh and '2001: A Space Odyssey"

THIS is why ATS is such a great opportunity, for like minded individuals to come together and discuss, in a rational way......oh, but certain types wish to bring in conflicting views.....well, I/We can deal.....that is the goal of ATS, after all....to allow opposing viewpoints....right?

EDIT, to stay on topic....Orwell knew how devious the potentiial of "mind-control" could be....and this, from a guy in the nineteen-thirties!!!!

I would wish thst everyone take a hint, from Orwell...and put some of his parallel into what you see today, and how it may comport.

'Nuf said....


[edit on 2/20/0909 by weedwhacker]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 12:13 PM
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It is 911 Pentagram code.
THX-1138 + LUH-3417 = 4555 = 911 X 5 (Pentáculo satanista)

More on 3417
numerologyschool.com...



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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OK, Hawk....ever SEEN the movie???

There are other characters....each have different alpha-numeric designations.

Soylent Green is People!!!!!!!!!

Run for your LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirty, damn Apes!!!!!!

In Space, no one can hear you scream....

Live Long, and Prosper.

'nuff said.



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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Since it hasn't been spoken about in this topic I'll mention it now.

Zardoz !!



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 12:50 AM
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Oh, dear!!!!

"ZARDOZ"?????

Kidding, right???

Well.....since we're on the subject of obscure Science Fiction movies, allow me to introduce "A Dog and His Boy" EDIT here....it's so old, this movie....the title might be "A Boy and His Dog".....you con look it up both ways....

probably not availaible, certainly hard to find.....written by Harlan Ellison (who, actually, though it's not well known), wrote the BEST ST Original series Episode, 'The City on the Edge of Forever'.

Harlan Ellison didn't work well with Gene Roddenberry. Mr.. Ellison didn't know the 'bible' of the show....or preferred not to to read it, whatever.


Mr. Ellison wanted a 'darker' version of the Starship Enterprise.....he envisioned drug dealers, and such.

The main premise of the script, as 'tweaked', to comport with Roddenberry's views, became the Episode.....as I said, possibly, with the exception of 'Amok Time', one of the best 'original' episodes of ST.




[edit on 2/23/0909 by weedwhacker]

EDIT.....just checked on NetFlix...."A Boy and His Dog" is available.....THAT is the movie I referred to.

May not appeal to all tastes.....it is somewhat 'dark'.....but there is sly humor in it.....

[edit on 2/23/0909 by weedwhacker]



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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Originally posted by hawk123
It is 911 Pentagram code.
THX-1138 + LUH-3417 = 4555 = 911 X 5 (Pentáculo satanista)

More on 3417
numerologyschool.com...



Oh Jesus Christ.... Lord have mercy on our souls... What the hell is going on????

Star for that.

Not coicedence... It's not.

This has to be a new thread.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by hawk123
It is 911 Pentagram code.
THX-1138 + LUH-3417 = 4555 = 911 X 5 (Pentáculo satanista)

More on 3417
numerologyschool.com...




I still can't believe it...

nice discovery.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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Here's some more ''Numerolgy"

Did you know that, given ANY multi-digit number, where all the digits add up to a multiple of three, that the NUMBER is evenly divisible by THREE!!!!!

WOW!!!! How amazing!!!

One, (not obvious) example....the number 102....add the three digits, a one, a zero and a two....you get the number 'three'.....which means, that the number '102' is easily divisible by a factor of 'three'.

'Numerology' is not "science"....it is an illusion, and it's very similar to what 'Magicians', or 'Illusiuonists' have done for thousands of years.

THIS is how to be fooled.....by mis-direction, and more mis-direction!!!!

WE all love to be entertained, of course. BUT, I want my entertainment to be done by very close-up sleight-of-hand....not baloney 'numerolgy'!!!!!

3 + 4 + 1 + 7 equals....15. Again, a multiple of 3!!!!!!

It's how many 'card tricks' seem to work....hate to give away too much, but multiples of 'three' are very powerful....but only to fool the innocent!



EDIT again....as to "THX-1138"??? Simply e-mail George Lucas and ask him.....I read this somewhere....I THINK it was the license plate on is car, at one point......or something that mundane!!!!!

He picked that number from somewhere, but it likely did NOT have the significance you're assignining it!!!!

This is like saying NCC-1701 means something!!!!

Really.....there are bigger things to worry about......



EDIT....here's another large number.....13476....add up to 21, evenly divisible by three. (Result, if divided by three.....result, 4492....so, Numerology FAILS!!!)





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