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sirujux wrote: i was just thinking since this month is when the 1982 movie blade runner was based in 2019 did people 40 years ago really think there would be flying cars now? id say they were off by 20 years, 2040 sounds like a year thats just like blade runner.

i found out ya people did think there would be flying cars now

if you read A Brave New World by A. Huxley, they (the people living in the technocracy) also have flying vehicle. We all know we’d be living the jetsons if not for the oil cartels, aka lizard peeps.

 
Posted : November 29, 2019 5:36 PM
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i was thinking you know that cybertruck? its this new better and cheeper way to make cars, thats the reason for its looks. but i think on purpose they made it a truck so not many people will buy it. if it was a small car maybe a three wheel one then everyone could buy it. if people were buying electric small cars then less wear on roads and people would have more money to change the world or at least not have a bunch of jobs and be stressed all the time. probably the wrong thread but its interesting stuff.

 
Posted : November 30, 2019 12:05 AM
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seven. that movie was crazy, by david fencher. ive been watching his movies lately and one was also zodiac. on coast to coast they were talking about zodiac last night but i missed it.

Spoiler
at the end he says all those people were bad people he killed (the 7 deadly sins). the last two 6 and 7 were lust and pride, he finds out it was his wife and a baby he didnt know about that the killer killed. like the two chakras at the top

 
Posted : January 5, 2020 6:56 PM
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sirujux wrote: seven. that movie was crazy, by david fencher. ive been watching his movies lately and one was also zodiac. on coast to coast they were talking about zodiac last night but i missed it.

Spoiler
at the end he says all those people were bad people he killed (the 7 deadly sins). the last two 6 and 7 were lust and pride, he finds out it was his wife and a baby he didnt know about that the killer killed. like the two chakras at the top

Se7en is one those cryptic, but entertaining films characteristic of David Fincher. Spacey also feels weirdly "natural" now that I think at it, guy is a legit psycho if you ask me.
Speaking of which, I finally watched Joker (2019), and though I didn't have much expectations (usually, if mainstream goes 100 on something, you can smell fishiness..) I found it really bad. Once again, anyone who digs into Joaquin Phoenix' history, knows he's a messed-up dude (growing up in a sex cult, who wouldn't go insane?), so he was really "natural" in the role. But, everything else felt amateurish, nowhere near Christopher Nolan's deeply esoteric trilogy. Also,

The other day, my partner showed me this old documentary film called Portrait of Jason (1967). The whole film is about this dude, Jason Holiday (born Aaron Payne), a street-hustler, very eccentric type, like a gay-madame back in the days. And all I could think was, here is a real f-ing Joker. You felt empathy for the guy and what's he been through. It's 50-years apart, yet feels like a whole different world back then!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCR2WCLAXjk

 
Posted : January 6, 2020 1:58 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrabKK9Bhds
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Directed by Peter Jackson

Just finished watching this heavy, unbelievable documentary about World War I, directed by Peter Jackson. I should add that it took 4-years in the making to make this film.

It's made of actual footage from the battlefields, restored and, in colour. You've never seen WWI like this until you've seen this.
What a tragedy, but I honestly think this is the kind of film that should be shown to students.
It looks unreal, and yet hyper-realistic at the same time.

The sheer trauma of these people. All I could think of was, how this war really catalysed the course of events in the last century up to now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSXfKSRKz4
Edit: The bonus behind-the-scenes is almost as interesting as the film itself: Peter Jackson has a huge archive of WWI materials, including airplanes, outfits and weapons, so they've recreated the colours to be as close to what it looked like. Which is why the movie makes them so "real".
When Technology and Arts meet together to make something great!

Here's the full 30-min behind-the-scenes with subs too (could only find it on Chinese site 😉 )

 
Posted : January 19, 2020 9:34 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvQUIt0BWcU

Dark Waters by Todd Haynes (2019)

Incredible investigative film based on real cases about the poisoning of waters in West Virginia by chemical giant DuPont, which happens to be synchronistic with the latest THC episode on Flint water pollution. This one is specifically about the PFOA (aka C-8, or Teflon) which is the hydrophobic coating on pots and pans).

It's very reminiscent of Spotlight (2015) and even shares some of the same cast, like the main character played by Mark Ruffalo.
Frankly, it's been a while since I saw a film that actually took the side of the oppressed, and pointing fingers at the cabal and corruption.
Highly recommend this film!

 
Posted : March 14, 2020 12:38 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxABOiay6oA

Fantastic Fungi (2019) directed by Louis Schwartzberg

Watched this film last month, right after Corona shutdown everything, and the directors decided to release it online with a Q&A with Paul Stamets and the director. I thought it was a good documentary, filled with impressive time-lapse shots of mycelium and plant growth that you normally would not experience. However, it does feel a bit like "preaching to the choir" of mycelium / Paul Stamets nerds (which I am), which has been a turn off for some people for it's focus on a single point-of-view.

Another thing I noticed, was how jam-packed the film was: explaining what mycelium is, how it's fundamental to forests and ecosystem thriving; benefits of psychedelic mushrooms on psyche; research on helping bees fight viral infections. All of this and more, was packed into a 90-min film, resulting in pretty much, a cut every 10-sec.

I don't think it should've been Tarkovsky'ied the doc to a 4-h poetic meditation, but I do think a little more chill-pace without rushing would've make for better digestion. Still, if you're interested in mycelium, definitely do watch it, if not for the incredible visuals. After all, it took almost 10-year of labour for it to be made!

One curious thing I noticed at the credits, was that David Rockefeller Jr, and his wife Susan Rockefeller, was/were one of the producers. Just curious, you know..o_O:cool:
I will say that their portfolio seems to be doing/promoting good work (sustainable, regenerative initiatives) and I'm not making false accusations, but neither can we deny the family's hegemony on world affairs..

I also can't help but wonder what Paul Stamets worked on on the Biodefense Shield Program under Bush Jr. The plot thickens..!

 
Posted : April 28, 2020 8:15 AM
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shamangineer wrote: Title: The Secret Life of Plants
Year: 1978
Synopsis: Based on the book The Secret Life of Plants, Tompkins and Bird, 1973. It can be described as "A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man." Essentially, the subject of the book is the idea that plants may be sentient, despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain. This sentience is observed primarily through changes in the plant's conductivity, as through a polygraph, as pioneered by Cleve Backster. The book also contains a summary of Goethe's theory of plant metamorphosis.

That said, this book is about much more than just plants; it delves quite deeply into such topics as the aura, psychophysics, orgone, radionics, kirlian photography, magnetism/magnetotropism, bioelectrics, dowsing, and the history of science. Soundtrack especially recorded by Stevie Wonder.

Trailer: No trailer, but if this Stevie Wonder music video from the film doesn't make you want to watch it I don't know what will: Stevie Wonder ~ The Secret Life Of Plants
For the full movie: The Secret Life of Plants FULL

 
Posted : May 17, 2020 6:01 PM
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I love this movie, being a golf course superintendent!
I studied under Jeff Frank at the Nature Lyceum on Long Island after attending Rutgers years ago.

have you ever seen Lunopolis? Good Flick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YmSpUTSJJ0

 
Posted : May 17, 2020 6:04 PM
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Nope, I'll check it out though.

 
Posted : May 21, 2020 1:12 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_9L7r8NIBc

Watched this incredible animated film last night, called: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) by Lotte Reiniger.
Blew my mind away how intricate the homeric journey's story telling, and the use of Chinese shadows by Lotte.
You can find it on any good torrent site. (or rent it on Vimeo)
Drink a little a drink; smoke a little smoke, and enjoy the show!

Here's more on Lotte's incredible animating skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXQPZqOqe58

 
Posted : May 29, 2020 10:07 AM
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I'm sure that quite a few THC members have already seen these, but I think that the James Corbet of the Corbet Report has down some great videos. The older two that I would recommend are:

Title: How Big Oil Conquered the World
Year: 2016
Synopsis: The documentary follows the Rockefeller family from it's snake oil roots to taking over not just oil, but medicine, education and business. It explains a great deal about how are modern world "works."

For the full movie: https://www.corbettreport.com/?s=How+big+oil

Title: Why Big Oil Conquered the World
Year: 2017
Synopsis: The follow up that deals with the eugenics movement, climate change and population control. Also very relevant to today.

I would also highly recommend the 4 part (two hour total) series that Corbet has just completed about Bill Gates. I find it well researched and quite chilling, considering that Gates seems to have his fingers everywhere in the current crisis. Here is the link the first one: https://www.corbettreport.com/how-bill-gates-monopolized-global-health/

I would love to hear if anyone has feedback (positive or negative) about these films.

 
Posted : May 31, 2020 2:16 AM
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i liked it.
The strange story of David Huggins, a 74 year-old man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPIEPvLhDc0

also i watched fight club because its been a long time and it better now.

 
Posted : May 31, 2020 4:10 PM
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sirujux wrote: also i watched fight club because its been a long time and it better now.

Kinda of a synchronistic time to watch it given the circumstances 😎

 
Posted : May 31, 2020 5:54 PM
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sirujux wrote: i liked it.

also i watched fight club because its been a long time and it better now.

Have you read the book? It's a free pdf download, 200+ pages but the style of writing is great if almost reads like a magical spell or hypnosis

 
Posted : May 31, 2020 11:37 PM
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