Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

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jsf

14,909 posts

185 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Halb said:
hehe
Probably best to avoid films that deals with one's business area of expertise. biggrin
Maybe, but Rush was much better in not hamming up the racing scenes (the non racing hamming up was more than enough). They spent a lot of time talking to guys like me to make sure they didn't do the garbage shots of half throttle driving.

It doesn't help that i know the GT40 and its history extremely well.

Always a problem for someone in the industry to put their knowledge aside of course, but it could have been so much better, that's what is disappointing. Seems to be the norm in racing films though.

Clockwork Cupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Anything car-related where they are meant to be going flat out, and are neck and neck with someone, and then drop a gear and floor it to go faster, annoys the hell out of me. The Fast & Furious series almost made it a cliche.


smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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jsf said:
Maybe, but Rush was much better in not hamming up the racing scenes (the non racing hamming up was more than enough). They spent a lot of time talking to guys like me to make sure they didn't do the garbage shots of half throttle driving.

It doesn't help that i know the GT40 and its history extremely well.

Always a problem for someone in the industry to put their knowledge aside of course, but it could have been so much better, that's what is disappointing. Seems to be the norm in racing films though.
I’m a computer geek. Count yourself lucky, any film with scenes involving computer technology of any kind will make my teeth itch.


Spydaman

994 posts

207 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Earthquake Bird. I'm no film critic but I really enjoyed it. Only criticism was some of the subtitles weren't on screen long enough to read them.

Clockwork Cupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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smartypants said:
I’m a computer geek. Count yourself lucky, any film with scenes involving computer technology of any kind will make my teeth itch.
You mean you can't type "Access backdoor override alpha" into any computer keyboard and gain instant access? silly

wink

jsf

14,909 posts

185 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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smartypants said:
I’m a computer geek. Count yourself lucky, any film with scenes involving computer technology of any kind will make my teeth itch.
I worked in electronics and IT before moving to racing, so i am doubly cursed. laugh

Pesty

41,014 posts

205 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
smartypants said:
I’m a computer geek. Count yourself lucky, any film with scenes involving computer technology of any kind will make my teeth itch.
You mean you can't type "Access backdoor override alpha" into any computer keyboard and gain instant access? silly

wink
I keep looking for the button that shows an entire schematic of our facility including air vents and safe rooms but it seems inoperable.
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Clockwork Cupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Pesty said:
I keep looking for the button that shows an entire schematic of our facility including air vents and safe rooms but it seems inoperable.
The one that's fully 3D rendered with lots of cool flyaround effects? smile

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Ronin was on ITV4 late last night.

Being 2.5 hours long with ad breaks ,I'm not sure I've watched it to the end before ,with a short attention span and a bit of a fidget ,I did last night.

The car chase is obviously first class ,completely forgotten that the female lead is driving the M5 and De Niro drives the Peugeot.

8 De Niros out of 10 McElhones.

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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jsf said:
I worked in electronics and IT before moving to racing, so i am doubly cursed. laugh
I feel so so sorry for you laugh

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
You mean you can't type "Access backdoor override alpha" into any computer keyboard and gain instant access? silly

wink
Arrrrgghhhh!!

I mean for a starters they overuse the keyboard. Sure a few shortcuts to do a few things are good... But the gui was invented for a reason. And the noises... A noise for every screen, if you worked in that environment day to day you'd kill someone. Or yourself.

See. I'm beyond help.

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Pericoloso said:
Ronin was on ITV4 late last night.

Being 2.5 hours long with ad breaks ,I'm not sure I've watched it to the end before ,with a short attention span and a bit of a fidget ,I did last night.

The car chase is obviously first class ,completely forgotten that the female lead is driving the M5 and De Niro drives the Peugeot.

8 De Niros out of 10 McElhones.
The boathouse at "hear-Ford" still grates.

But it's a classic classy film.

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Pesty said:
I keep looking for the button that shows an entire schematic of our facility including air vents and safe rooms but it seems inoperable.
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It's amazing how it's so available rofl

Adam B

17,042 posts

203 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Joker - utterly brilliant - a relief that disturbing edgy films like this still get mad, with socially commentary on mental illness, JP is captivating 9.5:10

Now about to go and see Le Mans 66 having been inspired yesterday:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

My first 4DX movie so expecting some cornering action and smells of sweat. Will piss myself in my seat for added realism

vonuber

12,689 posts

114 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Moana. Good stuff.

8.9 positive female role models for young girls out of 10.

Halb

51,022 posts

132 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Pericoloso said:
Ronin was on ITV4 late last night.

Being 2.5 hours long with ad breaks ,I'm not sure I've watched it to the end before ,with a short attention span and a bit of a fidget ,I did last night.

The car chase is obviously first class ,completely forgotten that the female lead is driving the M5 and De Niro drives the Peugeot.
I do recall really liking Ronin. More-so when I found out the car chase they used a right hand drive car and had the bloke next to De Niro drive, so he went into full on deniro gurn mode seeing al the cars coming towards him at umpty miles and hour. biggrin

jsf said:
Maybe, but Rush was much better in not hamming up the racing scenes (the non racing hamming up was more than enough). They spent a lot of time talking to guys like me to make sure they didn't do the garbage shots of half throttle driving.

It doesn't help that i know the GT40 and its history extremely well.

Always a problem for someone in the industry to put their knowledge aside of course, but it could have been so much better, that's what is disappointing. Seems to be the norm in racing films though.
well I suppose the flipside is that gem one finds that gets it right! and you can jump up from your settee in your grundies and shout to the heavens, 'yes, yes, yes! they got it right!.'

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Rush got me from the first 5 mins. If you have a half decent surround and speaker setup there is no better advocate to having one than the first 5mins of Rush.

Aural perfection.

jsf

14,909 posts

185 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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smartypants said:
Rush got me from the first 5 mins. If you have a half decent surround and speaker setup there is no better advocate to having one than the first 5mins of Rush.

Aural perfection.
Some of the engine sounds were recorded from an F1 car i was running at Silverstone, they put multiple mic's all over the car for the weekend. (Tyrrell P34). I was involved in the real cars and helped build some of the replica's. When i watch the film i can see which is which from the position of fasteners. I'm cursed. biggrin

smartypants

42,406 posts

118 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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jsf said:
Some of the engine sounds were recorded from an F1 car i was running at Silverstone, they put multiple mic's all over the car for the weekend. (Tyrrell P34). I was involved in the real cars and helped build some of the replica's. When i watch the film i can see which is which from the position of fasteners. I'm cursed. biggrin
bow

A mate of mine was running an estate agency at the time and said he was selling a house of a guy who built a lot of the replicas for the movie.... North Essex area. Can you confirm that? smile

jsf

14,909 posts

185 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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smartypants said:
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A mate of mine was running an estate agency at the time and said he was selling a house of a guy who built a lot of the replicas for the movie.... North Essex area. Can you confirm that? smile
There were a few teams who built the replicas and ran the real cars. My team built the McLaren, March and Brabham replicas and supplied a lot of the real cars (P34, McLaren, March etc.)