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  1. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I'm not surprised there's a sheet of what looks like reasonably thick glass on top of the table.
  2. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Oh, there's no doubt about that. It still looks ridiculous.
  3. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Which is why I always roll my eyes when in a movie or TV show, a couple is shown in bed, under covers, having a hot and sweaty lovemaking session, and then one of them hops out of bed for whatever reason, and they're wearing underwear.
  4. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Well, as long as it's for science...
  5. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    In Alien, virtually every scene with Yaphet Kotto shows him chewing food. Would that qualify as "gratuitous eating"?
  6. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

  7. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    It's more true now than it was in the past, yes, but I think that has more to do with the change in the way that corporations approach the concept of "profit". In the past, the studios looked at profit in a macro sense: the corporate quarterly reports. They were happy to finance lower-cost...
  8. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    While it's not the same studio, it's the same mentality: Disney decided to title the John Carter of Mars film "John Carter" instead of "John Carter of Mars" because the film Mars Needs Moms bombed big-time the year before, and they wanted to avoid putting "Mars" in the title.
  9. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Every now and then, a surprise hit makes people think that studios might move away from the same-old-same-old. And the studios might give that idea some lip service before falling right back into the same-old-same-old.
  10. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    It's probably shorter; I haven't actually measured it. At any rate, that's just the way the living room got laid out. The wall that the TV is against is about the only reasonable place to put it, as there are only three walls in that room, two of which are windowed outside walls, and we don't...
  11. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Well, yes, of course. That was kind of the point I was making. I sit roughly about 18' from the TV. From my vantage point, the quarter inch difference is negligible. That's why I don't get worked up about 1.85:1 films being opened to 1.78:1 -- there really isn't a noticible difference. Nor, for...
  12. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    No. On my TV the height of the images are (rounded to nearest quarter of an inch): 2.20:1 21.50" 2.35:1 20.25" 2.39:1 20.00" 2.40:1 19.75" 2.55:1 18.75" 2.66:1 17.75" 2.76:1 17.25"
  13. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    On my 55" TV, there's about a quarter of an inch difference between the two.
  14. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Is that better?
  15. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    The last time I saw a Nolan film theatrically was Interstellar (2014), in IMAX, and it was louder than I think I've ever heard any movie in the theater. (Well, possibly, the loudest I've ever heard a film theatrically might've been Armageddon. All I can remember is that walking out, I had a...
  16. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I had one. I was in Berlin in the summer of 1969, and there was one small-ish section of the wall where one could actually walk right up to the Wall without getting shot. I picked up a piece of the Wall, as well as a piece of barbed wire. Unfortunately, one of my nephews, who was a toddler at...
  17. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Why is that necessary? My great-uncle was one of the observers of the detonation. He was miles away, and he didn't need "extra macro detail" to get "the sense of wonder or enormity of it". He did have a funny story about the shockwave, though. Every now and then I wonder what happened to his...
  18. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Not Following? Or Memento?
  19. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Isn't that like people going to see a John Wick movie and not expecting so many people to die?
  20. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    Oh, they disclosed it. NBC is always good about that. At any rate, I thought it was weird not because they were essentially promoting a product from a corporate sibling, but they did so under the "Barbenheimer" sobriquet. The main thrust of the story was actually more about a lot of people...
  21. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    It was really weird to see a story on the NBC National News last night about "Barbenheimer".
  22. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    According to the profile under his avatar, "Gulf Coast".
  23. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    The nearest to me is Providence, RI (4-hour round trip).
  24. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I haven't gotten a ticket for Oppenheimer yet, but at the Apple Cinema where I plan to see it, that was about the cost for my IMAX showing of MI7.
  25. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I hear that Nolan thought about removing his "A Film by" and "Directed by" cards to get the runtime down, but the DGA wouldn't let him. :D
  26. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    As I expected. The closest venue to me here in New Hampshire is Providence, RI. I'm not inclined to spend 8 hours (2½ hour drive there, 3-hour movie, 2½ hour drive back) just to watch a 70mm film print.
  27. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I did, of course, look at the IMDb cast list, but this early in the game, while there are a lot of names, there are quite a few without associated character names.
  28. jayembee

    Oppenheimer (2023)

    I'm looking forward to this, as I do every Nolan film. But there's a extra bit of curiosity for this one: I'm wondering if my great uncle will be a character in this movie. No, I'm not expecting that to happen, but it would be cool. https://ahf.nuclearmuseum.org/ahf/profile/iral-b-johns/ One...
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