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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1500 on: September 13, 2019, 03:25:57 pm »
My comment on the twitterwebs was that I expected them to cast Scarlett Johansson as Nobby.

Nah, they've got her down to play 71-Hour Ahmed*. ;D

Nobby's going be mo-capped by Andy Serkis and overlaid with a mildly tweaked Gollum digital skin. :demon:

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A nonbinary Cheery *might* work as a new interpretation of Dwarf Feminism, but Lara Rossi as Lady Sibyl is just plain baffling: She's supposed to be the same age as Vimes, and is canonically large.  I can only assume a misguided attempt to avoid a racial sterotype or something.

If they were trying to avoid stereotyping, they walked straight into it by casting a black actor to play Carcer - I suspect that's why the character's back-story has been made more sympathetic by making book!Carcer's delusions legitimate grievances.

As Ham says, program makers just can't help themselves. It's well-intentioned, but it's just more paving slabs to lay on top of the frozen double-glazing salesmen...  ;)

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Carrot will always be Paul Gross in my mind.

Due South's Benton Fraser? I can totally see where you're coming from with that.  :thumbsup:



* C.f. complaints about casting ScarJo as an Asian in the live action Ghost In The Shell flick. ISTR the whitewashing issue was what killed off an attempt to make a live-action version of the seminal anime Akira...
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1501 on: September 14, 2019, 01:28:00 pm »
My comment on the twitterwebs was that I expected them to cast Scarlett Johansson as Nobby.

I’d watch that.

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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1502 on: September 14, 2019, 02:08:28 pm »
I don't know who half of these people are, so difficult for ne to get worried  ;D
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1503 on: September 18, 2019, 01:50:18 pm »
As ani fule kno, the classic blunder one should never fall for is neither starting a land war in Asia nor going up against The Sicilian when death is on the line - it is thinking that a cult classic film needs to be remade.  :demon:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra says that “very famous people whose names I won’t use” want to redo Norman Lear’s ‘The Princess Bride’
https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1173954759071547392

Judging by the replies, I'm not sure what's creating more bile - the news that there are people who think that The Princess Bride needs to be remade, or Variety's attribution of said film to Norman Lear...
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1504 on: September 22, 2019, 03:54:29 pm »
I'm sure The Streets' "Fit But You Know It" is just a less profane version of Jilted John.
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1505 on: September 23, 2019, 06:39:46 pm »
As ani fule kno, the classic blunder one should never fall for is neither starting a land war in Asia nor going up against The Sicilian when death is on the line - it is thinking that a cult classic film needs to be remade.  :demon:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra says that “very famous people whose names I won’t use” want to redo Norman Lear’s ‘The Princess Bride’
https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1173954759071547392

Judging by the replies, I'm not sure what's creating more bile - the news that there are people who think that The Princess Bride needs to be remade, or Variety's attribution of said film to Norman Lear...

As I noted elsewhere, Things We Do Not Need:

• Nuclear armageddon
• A toothbrush with an Internet connection
• A "reboot" of The Princess Bride
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1507 on: September 29, 2019, 11:25:52 am »
Currently on R4 is Desert Island Discs featuring Britain's most senior fire fighter.
Her first choice.  Girl on fire by Alicia Keys.  :o
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1509 on: September 29, 2019, 06:14:11 pm »
Behave yourself.

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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1510 on: September 29, 2019, 09:48:59 pm »
Behave yourself.

I’m highly unlikely to get the opportunity to do otherwise.

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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1511 on: September 29, 2019, 10:04:17 pm »
I've had afternoon tea with Ms Lumley.

That's not a euphemism. And yes, I took the opportunity to bring up Sapphire and Steel. According to my wife, we won't get invited back if I keep bringing up that stuff. Well, we haven't, so she may have been right.

I don't hobnob with the stars, all evidence would suggest they are actively avoiding me, but my wife's orchestra-thing was doing a charity concert in her garden and I followed her. She'll learn how to turn Find My Friends off at some point.
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« Reply #1512 on: September 30, 2019, 12:14:36 pm »
In the way of these things, Youtube suggested I might like to watch a video. I did and I found it one of the most humbling and inspirational talks, Evelyn Glennie TED talk  from 2007 "How to truly listen"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3V6zNER4g


(and for those who may not have been aware, she is profoundly deaf. While profoundly=/=totally it's almost there)

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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1513 on: September 30, 2019, 02:06:06 pm »
(and for those who may not have been aware, she is profoundly deaf. While profoundly=/=totally it's almost there)

But postlingually.  She's an amazing musician, but do be aware that the media's love of her as cripspiration tends to get the Deaf community's heckles up.
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« Reply #1514 on: September 30, 2019, 02:45:34 pm »
I'd have to be honest I wasn't aware of her media profile, I'd just heard her in performances on radio.

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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1515 on: September 30, 2019, 02:55:32 pm »
She's the Famous Deaf Person who people get tired of being compared to, especially when that's used to imply that all you have to do is *listen harder*.

(I don't think this is Evelyn's fault, she talks about her own experiences.  It's mostly down to people's poor understanding of deafness.)
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Re: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1516 on: September 30, 2019, 03:41:17 pm »
I know her as a percussionist but I didn't know she was deaf.
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Ghosteen is rather good, if not quite what we have been used to from Mr Cave. Sort of, "Nick Cave visits ECM"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlU_wsT20Q


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Ghosteen is rather good, if not quite what we have been used to from Mr Cave. Sort of, "Nick Cave visits ECM"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlU_wsT20Q
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I can't seem to find a thread for "The Expanse" anywhere.  We must have a few fans.  Season 4 on Amazon in December.  Based on "Cibola Burn".   Trailers below.


https://youtu.be/kNIim3xqsEU


https://youtu.be/uEENk6_XFoA


A much longer segment, with the Roci travelling back asswards for deceleration  :thumbsup:      She then lands on Ilus ?  Don't recall that from the book, but it's been a while. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LrZiNOvp_c&frags=pl%2Cwn


(sheepish edit, paste the damn link in)


And another trailer   https://youtu.be/0-QBzYfK_R8
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Just learnt that the last UK #1 recorded in mono was Uptown Top Ranking. 1978. Not sure whether that seems late or early!
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Just learnt that the last UK #1 recorded in mono was Uptown Top Ranking. 1978. Not sure whether that seems late or early!

Googlepedia suggests that it became a #1 by accident, so that probably makes sense.

I tend to think of stereo as a 60s thing, at least from the unscientific sample of vinyl I've encountered over the years (8-track was stereo from the outset, wasn't it?).  So I expect the overwhelming majority of professionally produced popular music was recorded in multi-track (from which stereo mastering becomes a silly-not-to) long before 1978.  The exceptions will likely be where things were performed as-live or recorded on a shoestring budget.

I expect mono will become fashionable again any time now.  Optimised for sodcasting, innit.
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