Movies

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Here is a selection of movies I can recommend and suggestions from others

Movies I can recommend:

  • Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • Inception (2010)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Memento (2000)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Lock stock and two smoking barrels (1998)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Resevoir Dogs (1992)
  • Down by Law (1986)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Das Boot (1981)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail (1975)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


Movies suggested by others:

  • arrival
  • Band
  • office killer
  • karakter
  • de aanslag
  • reykjavik rotterdam
  • code 46
  • aaltra
  • thunderbolt and lightfoot
  • kannibal the musical
  • burlesque
  • idiocracy
  • meet the feebles
  • the magic pudding
  • revolver
  • steam punk
  • city of lost children
  • amores perros
  • trancendent man
  • thank you for smoking
  • the cove
  • roger dodger
  • the day after tomorrow
  • high fidelity
  • point blank


Silly Movie things

What I cannot for the life of me understand is that in this day and age in movies:

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  • the sound of the wheels touching the tarmac of an airplane landing is instant. Sound travels slower than light. (same goes for lightning strikes)

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  • tyres make squeeling sounds on a dirt road. There is not enough friction to make the rubber sound like that.

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  • space ship engines and explosions observed from outer space make sound. They do not because sound does not travel well in a vacuum.

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  • text on a computer screen makes noise when it is printed. It does not.

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  • when satellites are shown in an orbit around the earth the sound of 1950's Telex RTTY is heard. Or Morse code. Or both!

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  • when someone is stabbed with a knife it makes a noise as if cutting through plated steel. A knife through meat is very silent. Try it.

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  • countdown timers are always too slow. Do you own counting and you can sometimes find movie-seconds that last 10x as long.

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  • movies shot on a boat often have the camera moving slowly clockwise and counterclockwise as if the boat is bobbing. I'm not even gonna explain this.

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  • the view through binoculars is like a figure-8 on it's side. This is impossible, it's round!

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  • they tap the camera when there's an earthquake or an explosion, but no-one in the picture moves.

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  • space helmets with lights on the inside. Why would blinding yourself with light up-close be practical?

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  • image enhancement absurdity.