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Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Old 01-18-23, 12:35 PM
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Iíve come to appreciate those red digital countdown clocks on bombs. It creates a strong sense of tension that a real looking bomb without a digital readout could provide. If it was like real life, it would just explode with no warning.
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Old 01-18-23, 12:40 PM
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Given how many cells we replace on a regular basis (like in skin, hair, nails, etc), am I really the same matter as my past self? Similar, maybe. Exactly the same? I've always wondered about that rule.
It simply takes a real physical law ("objects cannot occupy the same space") and repurposes it in the context of the Grandfather Paradox. It's a neat little twist and I do like Timecop, but most likely it would not work that way.

The time travel thing I've always wondered why no movie delves into it is multiverse theory. Basically that you cannot change your original timeline, you'd simply create a branched timeline. To my knowledge, I've only seen this explicitly demonstrated with Future Trunks/the Androids in Dragon Ball Z
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Old 01-18-23, 04:07 PM
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BTTF still falls victim to this because of the idea that one could "restore" the timeline. And then also there should be another Marty running around in 1985. Original Marty's consciousness should not have "gone into" Successful 1985 body. And if it did, then it should have ALSO done that to 2015 Marty's body.

I do give all the movies a pass though, because they're great and you really aren't supposed to think about the physics too much
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

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BTTF still falls victim to this because of the idea that one could "restore" the timeline. And then also there should be another Marty running around in 1985. Original Marty's consciousness should not have "gone into" Successful 1985 body. And if it did, then it should have ALSO done that to 2015 Marty's body.
Since Marty set the Time Machine back 10 minutes before returning to 1985, arenít there an infinite number of Martys in 1985? A new Marty arrives every 10 minutes until the end of time.
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Old 01-18-23, 10:00 PM
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Originally Posted by IBJoel
The time travel thing I've always wondered why no movie delves into it is multiverse theory. Basically that you cannot change your original timeline, you'd simply create a branched timeline. To my knowledge, I've only seen this explicitly demonstrated with Future Trunks/the Androids in Dragon Ball Z
The Terminator franchise sort of does this, though not explicitly stated, where it seems like they are constantly changing the timeline with every movie.
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Old 01-18-23, 11:20 PM
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

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Sound in space.
They sent us an email at work about a new machine the lab has to quickly ID bacterial species from cultures. Anyways I thought the added sound effects were pretty funny. It's not just space that needs some cool sound fx.

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The effects are funny. What is annoying is the voiceover pronunciation of 'linear' as 'leanier.'

That being said, it looks like a pretty cool device.
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Yeah instead of waiting days to grow a bug in a petri dish and confirm species that way this can ID the species in a sample within minutes. This lets us deescalate antibiotics a lot faster preventing a lot of antibiotic resistance down the road.
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My wife occasionally works in micro. I'll have to ask her if they're looking into anything like that. Seems like a big tech advancement.
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Romantic relationships.
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Pursuers catching their prey, especially in horror movies.
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Pursuers catching their prey, especially in horror movies.
Or nerds getting the homecoming queen. Same smell.
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My wife occasionally works in micro. I'll have to ask her if they're looking into anything like that. Seems like a big tech advancement.
Like a lot of things the base technology, mass spectroscopy is old. But to see it practically applied and used on dozens of samples a day to make clinical judgments in this kind of setting is pretty cool. I have no idea how much the machine costs. The lab does get to play with a lot of cool toys.
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Romantic relationships.
Relationships in general. It's so easy and appealing in the movies/TV shows. Friends always hang out. Never need to coordinate schedules. They're never working. Unlike in real life where you just keep texting stupid memes to each other and always saying we should meet up and maybe see them once or twice a year.
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Maybe stretching a bit but I think I have enjoyed a LOT every single movie that uses the repeating day thing.
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Thanks for all of the replies.
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Gun silencers that go thwip
Revolvers in spaghetti westerns accurate to fifty yards
Someone breaking into a castle or a military installation (or a Death Star) because the villains left a giant hole in their defenses.
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Rogue One fixed the Death Star one.
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Re: Things you love in movies, even though you know it is not depicted accurately?

Dystopian future societies...especially when the date of the future has either come and gone or set a few years from the real present. i see the same ole shit around. no Blade Runner-esque societies.

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