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  •  Really have to agree re: (5+ / 0-)

    Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction. Of course, that wasn't any sort of surprise -- no way a film that innovative was going to get it (see also, Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now).

    Also, Rocky beating Taxi Driver was not the tragedy (Scorsese wasn't nominated so it was going nowhere). The boxing film beating Network is a true travesty -- a satire that holds up today 35 years later.

    Finally, I actually really like Beautiful Mind but better that Fellowship of the Rings? Yeah, I know, they were waiting to give it to the RotK. Still...

    All stressed out and no one to choke. -6.00, -6.31

    by billssha on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 04:56:06 PM PST

    •  i am doing some serious time on the treadmill (2+ / 0-)
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      and sometimes one movie isn't long enough for the workout.  

      i am watching my way through LOTR, then watching the disc again (there are two discs for each movie) with some commentary.  

      i am choosing actors - they're more entertaining to me right now.  i think i listened to a bit of RotK where they had already been to the Oscars and chatted about it.  

      "Gloom we always have with us . . . but joy requires tending." Barbara Holland

      by jlms qkw on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 07:06:38 PM PST

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      •  multiple viewings? (2+ / 0-)
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        Just wonder if maybe you'd get new films to watch either from the library or NetFlix.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 09:57:56 PM PST

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        •  it's so i don't have to stop treadmilling (1+ / 0-)
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          to change the discs.

          i have a "bank" of 24 (all of last season plus this one) and a few short series (from tnt and usa) of 6-8 episodes on my dvr too.  

          we have a bookshelf full of movies, besides the library and netflix.  i do not lack.

          "Gloom we always have with us . . . but joy requires tending." Barbara Holland

          by jlms qkw on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 08:51:58 AM PST

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          •  sounds like me &..... (1+ / 0-)
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            .....books & CDs, except that I don't have the treadmill set up :) .

            "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

            by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:24:31 AM PST

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            •  i have had a treadmill set up (1+ / 0-)
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              in front of a tv since before my children showed up, but after we moved here.

              it is the one way i will consistently exercise.  and it's good to know those things ;-)  i wore out the first treadmill with my first round of marathon training.  

              okay, not really - but i did use it so regularly and so long that the warranty renewal price eventually became more than a new treadmill.  

              "Gloom we always have with us . . . but joy requires tending." Barbara Holland

              by jlms qkw on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 04:12:39 PM PST

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              •  good that you get the exercise (0+ / 0-)

                I'm not so dedicated, although with spring on the way, will begin to spend a little more time biking outdoors, even though I'm not a bike-jock at all.

                "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

                by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 09:24:13 PM PST

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