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    Re: Mrs Guapo loves to gripe...

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    I rip apart bomb disposal scenes (cut the red wire- cut this!) and my Da rips up movies with Tanks and infantry scenes in them. Its a family thing.
    My pet peeve in movies is when they are doing some type of digital surveillance, satellite or whatever, and then someone in command says "enhance" and magically all the surveillance photos become clearer. Amazing! You would be surprised how often that happens in the movies.

    Or... with movie trailers... I always start laughing when something starts out "In a world...".

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    Re: Re: Mrs Guapo loves to gripe...

    Originally posted by nerudite


    My pet peeve in movies is when they are doing some type of digital surveillance, satellite or whatever, and then someone in command says "enhance" and magically all the surveillance photos become clearer. Amazing! You would be surprised how often that happens in the movies.

    Or... with movie trailers... I always start laughing when something starts out "In a world...".
    hehe with that deep movie trailer guy voice..

    Enemy of the state is one of those examples of the ever clarifying photograph or video grab.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Last night the guys on CSI enhanced a reflection in a photo of a little girl's iris to locate the scene of the kiddie porn photos. Uhhuhh?

    Another Peve is Long-Hairs or bearded freaks in Military Uniform. Yeah we pull old long-haired pot bellied retired farts back in for speical missions all the time!

    What is up with Chuck Norris? That guy has a bigger ego than Clinton.

    Ticking digital clock timers on bombs.
    Nuclear hand grenades that devistate entire city blocks.
    Endless ammo mags.
    Bullet proof Cameros.

    The toilet bomb scene in Lethal Weapon was funny & semi accurate. (of course they could have just glued the seat down)

    In real life you can always tell where the suspected bomb is when you arrive on scene. There are always two or three cops standing over it talking on their handhelds. (Note: Handheld radios emit about 5 watts of energy. It takes 1/20 of a watt to fire a blasting cap)

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    Re: Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Guapo, you've caused me to continue this thread.

    sound engineers in hollywood must be deaf.

    Car tires cannot squeal on dirt, gravel, grass, or any other unpaved surfacing.

    for fox's 'wildest police chases' glass doesn't break with every single fender bender. or shopping cart hitting a car door either.

    i didn't know police cameras were able to pick up gun shots, brake squeals, tire squealing, car horns, by-standers screams, and any other number of 'dramatic' sounds so damn well.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Yeah! -What boiker said.

    And those two cops on Wildest Police Chases are soooooo-self righteous they think themselves to be the anointed guardians of the collective good. (That's Us Planners-Duh!) I almost can't stand to watch a semi t-bone a running coke head in a firebird because of those two.

    Yep - I am addicted.

    JiveCityStLouis - The KC Retards on Cops are more entertaining and live in more sustainable housing than the St. Louis Retards - ha!

    Are we off-topic yet?

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    So what about cars in television/movies. How many times have I seen a car explode in mid-air after plunging off a cliff? Why? Or amazing jumps. The Dukes of Hazard was particularly good. You would see the front end crumpling as the car came down, then they would cut away to a shot of the car driving off or the boys bobbing their heads as they came down. At times, you could even see the hood pop open to reveal -- no engine! Amazing car, that General Lee.

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    Re: re: groundhog day

    Originally posted by KMateja
    Yet another Bill Murray movie, along with Quick Change that I could watch over and over and over
    *blink* was that 'pun' intended?

    Originally posted by Michael Stumpf
    Amazing car, that General Lee.
    One of my academic supervisors has a general lee. It even has that musical horn thingy. One of my 'missions' for my engd years is to try and persuade him that isn't environmentally sound (after all he's a professor in environmental technology) to be driving that gas-guzzler around.
    Glorious Technicolor, Breath-Taking CinemaScope and Stereophonic Sound!

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    They also need to hire someone that knows somthing about birds. It never fails that when its dark you hear loons calling....usually in the jungle ...not.

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    I'd love to know how struggling young adults and Gen-Xers can afford to live in luxury apartments or lofts in Los Angeles or Manhattan. Rent control ... nope. I doubt Monica and Rachel have been paying $300 a month for their Greenwich Village loft since the 1950s, either.

    Let's not forget that between 1980 and 1989, every teenager in the United States either lived in the Los Angeles area, or in Chicago's northern suburbs.

    On the other side, we have shows like Sex and the City and the documentary series Single in the City, where apparently every Gen-Xer in New Yok is a magazine editor, lawyer or investment banker. WTF?
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    Originally posted by Dan
    I'd love to know how struggling young adults and Gen-Xers can afford to live in luxury apartments or lofts in Los Angeles or Manhattan. Rent control ... nope. I doubt Monica and Rachel have been paying $300 a month for their Greenwich Village loft since the 1950s, either.
    They explained that in the first season - the apartment belongs to Monica's dead grandmother but she's still named on the rent controlled lease. Yeah, I'm a geek.

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    Re: Re: Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Originally posted by boiker
    i didn't know police cameras were able to pick up gun shots, brake squeals, tire squealing, car horns, by-standers screams, and any other number of 'dramatic' sounds so damn well.
    Beats those British "World's Worst Drivers" shows that air all the time on Discovery Channel and other cable networks. It seems like 95% of all moving vehicle violations in the UK are:

    1) Lorries and little old ladies in Vauxhall Astras backing up on M25 on-ramps.

    2) Overloaded lorries on the M25.

    3) Morris Minis packed with 10 to 15 Nigerians, Pakistanis, Turks or Romani.

    No chases, no crashes, nothing. "Ere's a Mini backing up on the M1 on-ramp in Hamdenshiredeneworth. The officer pulls the car over, and look at what gets out ... one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen Pakistanis." DIdn't we see this a minute ago?
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    Re: Re: Re: Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Originally posted by Dan

    3) Morris Minis packed with 10 to 15 Nigerians, Pakistanis, Turks or Romani.
    HEY!

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    Ok i get ticked when i watch a movie and they have the car/bus/whatever run over a hydrant and water goes everywhere

    um hate to tell em but thats rare-there is a valve in there to prevent that very thing.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Originally posted by bturk
    HEY!
    Okay .... 10 to 15 Ottomans.
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Image enhancement & bomb falicies

    Originally posted by Dan


    Okay .... 10 to 15 Ottomans.
    That is an entire pit group!

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    Ok i get ticked when i watch a movie and they have the car/bus/whatever run over a hydrant and water goes everywhere
    Of course, the driver has to move the steering wheel back and forth, as if you're driving down a twisty pass in the Alps, even though they're on a straight freeway in Los Angeles.

    Don't forget that you can't have a movie that takes place in San Francisco without a car chase. What good is filming in that city, if you can't show a car going airborne, General Lee style, on the city's hilly streets.
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    Re: Yeah! -What boiker said.

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    JiveCityStLouis - The KC Retards on Cops are more entertaining and live in more sustainable housing than the St. Louis Retards - ha!
    Yeah ... but remember, if it wasn't filmed in Fort Worth or Albuquerque, it's not a real COPS episode.

    Someday, I wanna' see a COPS in Johannesburg special.
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