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No, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14.
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I'm 27, and I can't see myself going for a 14 year old girl, it's clearly something with him
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26, huh? That can hardly be considered underage by any definition of the word.
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He was 26
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Remind me when he went after Anthony Rapp, again?
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Spacey went after underage boys (not paedophilia, but still). It's not the same thing.
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That is especially true in the entertainment industry, because creative people can't set boundaries to themselves, for good or bad
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Kevin Spacey proves that you can't behave around men that way, either.
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Personally, I think it's a trend that will eventually go away. It's lessons will be learnt, though. But I think that will mean less women in the top jobs, because we see it in the private sector. Men feel that they can't behave around women the same as they behave around men, and that means less women in the top jobs
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I'm pretty sure John Lasseter knew he was getting exposed and so he stepped down pre-emptively. I'm surprised Bryan Singer has been relatively unscathed so far.
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Even today, it doesn't look like the nuclear fallout from the Tungsten Bomb (W being short for both Tungsten and Weinstein) is going to stop anytime soon.
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But John Lasseter leaving Pixar before a single accusation was made...man...that hurts. He knows he done wrong.
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With every man that is exposed, it seems like he examined how the previous men reacted to the accusations and tried to do it better. Louis CK came out the best among those who's career is probably over because he figured that well, he can't deny, he can't come out of the closet, and he can't claim to have issues, so he just let some lawyers draft an apology.
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@ cs The thing about affleck's exposed groping (or, to be more precise, the reminding of said groping) is that he was one of the first to denounce Weinstein, and while hypocricy is a given in show business, when you grope women against their will and denounce another man for mistreating women, it's better if you keep your mouth shut.
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Oh, god, I forgot about the Cushing CGI face. So bad I suppresed it..
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R1 was OK, but I just could not stand the CGI Peter Cushing. Or that blind force-sensitive guy. Anyway, I'm not watching VIII.
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Yes the Affleck gropping is hardley what I would call part of the 'Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017'
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Affleck and Depp seem to make it through this scandal rather fine, considering they are performers, and accusations hurt their public image a lot more than those behind the camera. Weinstein could theoretically make a comeback (By using someone else). Spacey can't.
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With Affleck it was groping, mostly. Standard Jock behaviour, nothing surprising, considering the way he behaves himself in public. But the thing with the costumes is mostly on Snyder, I think.
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Just that he had been implicated in the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017 and forced to apologize for his role in it. Brett Ratner wasn't anywhere near as lucky--WB dumped him almost as soon as his name came up.
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What has been revealed about Ben Affleck?
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Anyway, in light of what's been revealed about Ben Affleck and Brett Ratner, is anyone surprised about the Amazons' costumes in "Justice League"?
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So far in 2017, the most enjoyable film for me was "Baby Driver", and I'm waiting to see if watching "Dunkirk" on home video manages to replicate some of the actual anxiety I felt while watching on IMAX.
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I actually liked TFA. Yes, it was very much "been there, done that", but it did something very few films in the last decade managed to do. It kept me extremely entertained for 2 hours. The script and characters were engaging, Kylo was a pretty well thought out (if a bit angsty) villain, and it stands the test of the 3rd and 4th viewing, which many films fail at, including R1, which, while having a killer 3rd act, has a severely problematic 1st act. Even if TLJ turns out to be a remake of ESB, if it's a good remake, I'll probably still enjoy it.
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Feallan then you basically said you want george lucas script for episode 7 but tweaked a bit
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Why is R1 a pointless film? I personally loved it. It filled in a lot of blanks, gave more meaning to some old characters, and broadened the Star Wars universe, which was really needed. The other prequels made the universe seem tiny, everyone was so tightly inter-related, seeing other lives play out, I found really interesting and enjoyable. I'd like to see more film that aren't about characters we already know.
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In my opinion both TFA and R1 were soulless popcorn flicks and it's foolish to think Last Jedi will be any different. If you don't care about the story in these movies (and you shouldn't, beacause it's godawful), what redeeming qualities are left? I guess VFX was okay, but does it matter when the rest of the movie is so bad you don't even care how it ends?
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True enough. But then, does everyone really care about the story?
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True, haha!
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Also: diplomatic mission, my ass.
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It's just a pointless film. You don't need to see what happened before. This is a clear example of Disney "milking the cow". Plus, Vader being super "badass" at the end and doing awesome tricks when in the next movie the duel between him and Ben is pretty dull in comparison.
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And, relatively speaking, by "two decades before" I'm referring to the official timeline, not any gap between the release of any two movies.
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Guy's not as much of a wuss as he had been nearly two decades before, when he went down the wrong path to save his wife, an aim that ultimately proved futile.
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And then there's his bloody rampage against Rebel soldiers, armed only with his lightsaber. You can't get any more awesome than that when it comes to Darth Vader. Reminds you how threatening he can be when he's in action.
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"Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." A perfect example of the classic Vader snark fans of the Original Trilogy have come to expect.
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I thought Darth Vader was perfectly--and scarily--in character for his appearances in Rogue One.
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I don't think TFA was bad. Of course it was far from being flawless but to be fair, all the Star Wars movies are imperfect. TFA is better than the prequels at least. Rogue One was a huge joke though. We just have to wait and see for ESB... I mean TLJ ;-)
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This is not gonna go the way you think!
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TFA was the most creatively bankrupt movie I've ever seen, carefully engineered and focus tested by a bunch of suits, with money being the only goal. Why would you want to pay for this? Do you really want to see a shitty ESB remake?
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@Valeyard Oh come on, it can't be that bad!?
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Charlie Rose just made the last episodes of his PBS shows, as a direct result of the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017.
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December's going to be an expensive month for Christopher Nolan fans
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True story... my good friend asked if I would "boycott" VIII with him... I laughed at him and said I'm not boycotting it, I'm just not going to watch it! Big Grin
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That's cool Rob.
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Godzilla (2014) colour scheme https://instagram.com/p/BbkHje1hMB3/
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Yep, it's a major release and a HUGE improvement over the previous version. I've already noticed the difference.
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Ive updated. Thanks for the heads up.
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Seems to work okay. Not sure I like that moving dot thingy in tabs. It's like a Cylon eye looking at me. Wink
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Okay, I'll take the plunge. Thanks for the info guys! Smile
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I just updated to Quantum yesterday and I really love it. Very smooth page transitions, youtube is responding far better, it's worth the update.
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yep
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So it installs over the old browser then?
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No not a seperate install, just got the new Quantum and everythign works great so far.
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Dumb question. Is the new mozilla a separate install? Current version I have installed constantly freezes up using ebay and facebook these days.
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Thanks for the link Valeyard. It's a pretty nice improvement!
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Firefox Quantum released: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
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OK, I'm stumped on one of the typefaces used for the redone titles for the 1968 Italian rerelease of AFOD. Anyone who can figure out a font, I'd like to discuss this via PM.
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And, of course, even just removing the end title by hand, I have to blur stuff just enough in at least a couple of frames.
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The real challenge here lies in restoring the Man with No Name's movements as he rides out of town. The best place to grab it from is the US Blu-ray, however as many sources say it's quite cropped, and by my own personal experience it's hell to try to line it up with the source I'm using.
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Currently, I'm working on a clean version of the AFOD closing title shot, since there apparently isn't one available. I extracted all 193 frames, plus a single reference shot for cleanup purposes, via Blender and am removing the word "FINE" via GIMP.
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if it's too good to be true... probably is not true!
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negative answer, as expected...
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@marin888: prices are too good to be true... so, I've just sent a mail to ask if it's possible to grab a TV directly; let's wait for an answer!
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Regarding AFOD, I've just finished panning and scanning the first of what I estimate to be 5 reels for the 4:3 version. I'll start a five-day test encode as soon as I adjust the audio slightly; the sync on my initial draft wasn't quite what I wanted it to be, but it was close.
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Same thing here tbh...
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@Valeyard we have similar problems in the UK with some of the courier firms
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Oh, I finally got a chance to view the Japanese dub of AFOD featuring Yasuo Yamada as the voice of Clint Eastwood, and I noticed that there were many of the cuts from the UK version, and then some, for a total running time of just over 92 minutes.
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@Koopa Nothing so grand, just couldn't get onto fanres for a while
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What happen? Did another solar eclipse take place where you are just now?
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Whoa it went dark for a while!
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As we approach the one-month lunarversary of the New York Times breaking the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017, what are your opinions on what's happened thus far, and who'll be the next to go?
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Even in the project itself, I can't blow up the video image any further than 4K UHD.
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You can handle higher resolution in the free version of Resolve, you are only limited to UHD for the final output.
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Sizes above 4K UHD aren't something DaVinci Resolve can handle in its free version, but Blender can do these sizes, even up to IMAX resolution potentially.
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BTW I'm presently experimenting with using Blender to make film-resolution reels for my restorations, multiplying the number of vertical millimeters in each frame by 160 for maximum effect. For the Dollars Trilogy, I'm starting with a Techniscope 2-perf negative size.
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Returning to the topic of films to be restored... if someone has an old Italian DVD copy of Per qualche dollaro in più (you know, the one that's panned and scanned at Univisium aspect ratio), that'd be awesome, because it has a clean (i.e. titleless) version of the final shot.
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"Always pack an extra pair of underwear."
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"Never cut a deal with a dragon..."
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If you can smell it before you see it it's not worth it. Wink
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Don't cross the streams. It would be bad
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And, very important one: Don't eat yellow snow...
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Or is it Slim? Big Grin
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You don't tug on Superman's cape, You don't spit in to the wind, You don't pull the mask off the ole Lone Ranger, and you don't mess around with Jim. Wink
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Well, as Tevye would say, "You know, he's right! As the Good Book says, 'If you spit in the air, it lands in your face.' " Shocked
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Well, some people use the ^^ as some kind of grinning eye "smiley". That's quite confusing if used otherwise ^^... Addidionally: If somebody is not able to get his references right, and the way of answering unconfusitional (that word does not exist, does it?) then maybe it is not the problem of the reader, but the writer... Big Grin
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@MrBrown :: Holy participles, Batman! ... "How can a question be a statement?" ... Of course! When it's an interrogative! Smile (BTW, it's not a "bug", but a "suggestion" -- both of which are under the same forum heading.)
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@MrBrown: The Keep from 1983 ... saw the movie in the 80s and since then was trying to find it back, but only knew the German title ...
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@BronzeTitan: how can a question be a statement? I statement is more something that I don't see a bug here... I feel the '^' more confusing, especially when used to refer more than 3 entries above...
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@spoRv :: The above ( ^ and ^ ^ ) is a good example of the aforementioned "confusion" happening in any case. PDB looks to be replying to MrBrown's immediate statement, which would cause "??" . Smile This subject might be a good candidate for a topic in the "Bug reports and suggestions" area.
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@MrBrown: well stated MrBrown, thank you
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Just out of curiosity: which project caught your attention?
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Thanks to all of you! In fact, I was interested in one specific project, which made me sign up ... will follow-up with the "owner" of that one, then.
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Participation is key.
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It also isn't a torrent site just in case you're wondering. Smile
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This is more a discussion and help community than a sharing. The sharing should be done by other communities, there are plenty where to find help getting the projects. As a general tip: be helpfull to project makers, without being too pushy... then a project maker may give you a hint, where to look at, to find the way to a certain project...
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How and where depends on the project maker. We do not Share links, just Informations if a project is finished, and in the pre-finished states we talk about what is tried to accomplished, collecting suggestions, help each other, like hints where to find base sources for the projects, or other general input, like "what is the best audio source" "how to accomplish a better image/audio/colortuning" and so on.