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    They're actually remaking the Matrix

    But yes, this is set in 2045 and is set almost exclusively in a computer simulation. I would disagree that it's an ode to Mericuh! Consider that the fake world inside a computer is preferable to real life in the future United States.
    Yeah, if there is one thing Ready Player One is not, itís being an ode to ĎMURICA!

    For Brent, itís a film about nearly everything bb_dl hates.

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    So I just rewatched Inception all the way through for the first time.

    It really holds up well on second viewing. There is a lot in the movie that deepens when you already know the full plot, and not just pathos. There are a thousand little touches, not just telegraphing the future but playing with it and playing with the audience. It's a very, very good script.

    Jonathan Nolan is definitely the brains in that family, but Christopher did a beautiful job with the screenplay here. I recommend a second viewing for anyone who wasn't completely dismissive of it the first time. There is lots more to get, particularly from Mal.
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    Also, I'm an idiot. I finally got the meaning of the title "Amadeus," after 40 years.
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    It got the herp-a-derps undies in a bunch, which I'm sure was the goal. Good for them.
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    It got the herp-a-derps undies in a bunch, which I'm sure was the goal. Good for them.
    I love the Comments, especially the histogram. Roe v Wade had me rolling in the aisle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Yeah, if there is one thing Ready Player One is not, itís being an ode to ĎMURICA!

    For Brent, itís a film about nearly everything bb_dl hates.
    It is most def not Murcia, makes me sad people think so.

    The book was truly wonderful- in my top 10-15 of all time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Also, I'm an idiot. I finally got the meaning of the title "Amadeus," after 40 years.
    Iím still an idiot. Is there something Iím not seeing beyond the obvious?

    (I assume youíre talking about the Murray Abraham movie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    It is most def not Murcia, makes me sad people think so.

    The book was truly wonderful- in my top 10-15 of all time
    I like the book but Iím not jazzed by it like you and Kep. I think the main reason being I donít have as much nostalgia for a lot of the content, mostly due to age. I donít like D&D and a lot of the 80ís arcade game stuff Iím not into, Iíd be more nostalgic to Mario or Final Fantasy and the like versus Joust and Pac-Man. Though the movie references are great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    I like the book but Iím not jazzed by it like you and Kep. I think the main reason being I donít have as much nostalgia for a lot of the content, mostly due to age. I donít like D&D and a lot of the 80ís arcade game stuff Iím not into, Iíd be more nostalgic to Mario or Final Fantasy and the like versus Joust and Pac-Man. Though the movie references are great fun.
    I am an 80s child so perhaps that is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    I like the book but I’m not jazzed by it like you and Kep. I think the main reason being I don’t have as much nostalgia for a lot of the content, mostly due to age. I don’t like D&D and a lot of the 80’s arcade game stuff I’m not into, I’d be more nostalgic to Mario or Final Fantasy and the like versus Joust and Pac-Man. Though the movie references are great fun.
    Yeah, the whole setting of the movie is a subculture in which Halliday's obsession with 1980s pop culture has been elevated to mythopoetic status. I haven't seen the movie so I don't know how well it does it, but in the book it's done beautifully. Remember that this is a future that is 60 years removed from the 1980s, so it has the same meatworld historical relationship with it that today does with the 1950s.

    I was 16-26 in the 1980s so I get all the references but I am a little old for the nostalgia -- the 80s don't hold any emotional appeal for me. Dr. Mrs. (10-20) is perfect for it, and she actually appreciated the detail much more than I did. She was also more into that culture than I was, which helps a lot.

    I'm hopeful the movie works even if you don't really care about that particular period but that would make it inaccessible to the bulk of the audience that isn't capable of living at y and enjoying z's looking back at x. I was surprised they made a movie at all -- it's definitely a niche taste for a large group of people in their late 40s and then the usual population of nerds who can (and want to) perform the mental gymnastics required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Yeah, the whole setting of the movie is a subculture in which Halliday's obsession with 1980s pop culture has been elevated to mythopoetic status. I haven't seen the movie so I don't know how well it does it, but in the book it's done beautifully. Remember that this is a future that is 60 years removed from the 1980s, so it has the same meatworld historical relationship with it that today does with the 1950s.

    I was 16-26 in the 1980s so I get all the references but I am a little old for the nostalgia -- the 80s don't hold any emotional appeal for me. Dr. Mrs. (10-20) is perfect for it, and she actually appreciated the detail much more than I did. She was also more into that culture than I was, which helps a lot.

    I'm hopeful the movie works even if you don't really care about that particular period but that would make it inaccessible to the bulk of the audience that isn't capable of living at y and enjoying z's looking back at x. I was surprised they made a movie at all -- it's definitely a niche taste for a large group of people in their late 40s and then the usual population of nerds who can (and want to) perform the mental gymnastics required.
    Iíve read the book so I know the story.

    It was apparently a pet project for Spielberg, though he made a concerted effort to not really reference his stuff.

    But yeah I think age has a lot to do with its appeal, if youíre in your late 30ís to late 40ís itís awesome, for me in my early 30ís itís really just a depressing glimpse of the future.

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    Re: Who is in your Deadpool for Solo: Infinity War

    The book version included several aspects of 80s culture - including music and literature. The film version focuses mainly on video games and movies. Not surprising considering the medium.

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    Re: Who is in your Deadpool for Solo: Infinity War

    I liked Ready Player One...very cool movie with awesome references! I never read the book though...

    But I will say this Nolan = Kepler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I liked Ready Player One...very cool movie with awesome references! I never read the book though...

    But I will say this Nolan = Kepler
    It was fun! And the book is awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I’m still an idiot. Is there something I’m not seeing beyond the obvious?

    (I assume you’re talking about the Murray Abraham movie)
    I have to admit, I'm wondering the same thing, and I think this movie is my 2nd fave movie of all time.

    Edit: have a guess. Amadeus is his middle (or second) name. So he was considered not the star composer? The "second" composer?
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    Doubtful. Iím guessing it has to do with the root definition of the name Amadeus.

    But Iíve been wrong once before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Iím guessing it has to do with the root definition of the name Amadeus.
    Correct, "Amadeus" means "Love of God," the driving theme of Salieri's life and then his motive for revenge. Shaffer is brilliant and I ought to have gotten it immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    I have to admit, I'm wondering the same thing, and I think this movie is my 2nd fave movie of all time.
    I highly recommend reading the play. The movie is excellent (Abraham may be the most inspired casting decision in movie history) and I love it. The play itself is balls to the wall one of the most perfect creations in the English language. It's between it and Rosencranz and Guildenstern for my favorite 20th C play. There is stuff in the text that will make you wonder how anyone can operate on so many levels at once.
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    Ready Player One.

    A complete piece of sh-t. F. Awful. May Spielberg rot in hell.
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    Lol stop.

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