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by Bubba
Dec 11th 2002, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: To clarify what they say/mean
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

So the League of Nations failed because it was in the first person. And since it failed, we now need plasma. And if she weighs the same as a duck, she is made of wood, and therefore....
by Bubba
Dec 8th 2002, 3:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Technical Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Now that I think about it, if it's the actually player, it might not be getting enough ventilation. Computers (and a DVD player is essentially a computer dedicated to one job, decoding DVDs) are a big mass of wires with current running through them. As current (a stream of electrons) runs through th...
by Bubba
Dec 7th 2002, 3:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Technical Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Are you watching the DVD on your computer or on a stand-alone DVD player? If you're watching the DVD on the PC, it's possible that the computer is simply trying to do too many things at once; it pixelates the image because it doesn't have the time to compose the high-resolution image AND keep up wit...
by Bubba
Dec 5th 2002, 4:29 am
Forum: 2002 DVD release (BMG)
Topic: Some thoughts about the DVD sound
Replies: 6
Views: 3721

For financial reasons, I haven't gotten the box set yet, but I wonder, why'd they try Dolby 5.1 sound in the first place? It seems like overkill for a television drama filmed in 1993-94.
by Bubba
Dec 5th 2002, 3:19 am
Forum: Music
Topic: "Desert Island" music lists...
Replies: 38
Views: 9633

EDIT: Just noticed the "favorite song" question. I'm adding at the bottom. I'm biting the bullet and limiting myself to five albums. For added difficulty, I'm excluded "Best Of" and "Greatest Hits" collections, so there goes The Monkees, The Temptations, Creedence, Barry White, George Thorogood, Jam...
by Bubba
Dec 4th 2002, 1:29 am
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

I'm not denying it had a message, but Titanic's message of moving on after a tragic death isn't that profound; I didn't think it justified the movie's length. Besides, how far did Rose actually move on, since she went out of her way to find the expeditionary ship? If the movie moves ya, great. I jus...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 7:33 pm
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

To continue the discussion, I know I'm probably begging the question: how are the lovers in Titanic (Jack and Rose) different from Satine and Christian (Moulin Rouge) and Romeo and Juliet? Actually, there's not much difference: they're all more-or-less melodramtic cliches. BUT, Jack and Rose are on ...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 7:12 pm
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

EDIT: I have NO problem, per se , with making a large tragedy personal, even if that personal story requires a fictional character or two. My problem with Titanic was that the personal story was so cliched, so immature, and devoid of any profound truth. (That, I think, makes the difference between T...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 6:55 pm
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

I have learned that ticket sales are not everything: certainly, Titanic did much, much, much better than anyone predicted, but I still think it was little more than the most expensive chick flick ever made. It pushed out of the foreground the grand tragedy of the actual event (and the interesting hi...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Product placement in MSCL?
Replies: 35
Views: 10476

In general, I chafe at product placement within a TV show or movie: I particularly hate the placement of digital ads on the wall behind the batter in baseball games - and, now, digital ads on the playing fields during college football games. And movies are worse: I pay upwards of ten bucks, wait thr...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 3:06 pm
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

I would recommend giving R+J another shot. Its first 15 minutes are, admittedly, the most difficult to take in. But, it's a lot like the first 20 minutes of Moulin Rouge: a conscious challenge to the audience to get them into the universe and used to the film's rules and "gimmicks." After the gas st...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: episode titles
Replies: 34
Views: 8780

Re: titles

W.B. Yeats prefaces Responsibilities with two quotes, one of which is an old Irish folk saying "In dreams begin responsibilities" which he attributes simply to an "Old Play." As a result, many people have (incorrectly) attributed the quote to Yeats. The second quote is "How am I fallen from myself,...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 12:09 pm
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

Mea culpa; I forgot about his earlier work. BUT, I still think that DiCaprio would have been better served to do more challenging stuff after the great performance in R+J and the mediocre performance in Titanic. He may be making up for it now, and I hope it works out.
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 12:05 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Best cover song EVER
Replies: 66
Views: 37060

Three songs immediately come to my mind when discussing great covers: - David Gray's cover of Softcell's "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye." - Frente's cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle." - U2's cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love." If I had to pick just one of those three, despite U2 being my f...
by Bubba
Dec 3rd 2002, 3:52 am
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Replies: 46
Views: 26164

Romeo + Juliet. A great film, in my humble opinion. The comparisons between R+J and Moulin Rouge are plentiful - from the gender bending to the giant "L'amour" sign - but I think Moulin Rouge is ultimately a more satisfying movie. (Yeah, I'm an MR fan, as if my signature doesn't give it away.) (Stil...