Realtime Zoner Movie Commentary.

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Realtime Zoner Movie Commentary.

Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:01 pm

Anyone ever thought about watching a movie and posting on the zone at the same time?

I think if a bunch of us decided on a film and time, the resulting thread would make for interesting reading once the film was over.

Anyone up for conducting the experiment?
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:04 pm

sounds like a neat idea to me. i suppose it'd just take some orchestrating, planning ahead and whatnot.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:05 pm

Yeah, it could be done via messenger or something.

I posted a similar idea in the podcast thread, about recording Zoner commentary tracks for films.
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:09 pm

Messenger would be good for quick comments, but I envisage zoners posting comments when they feel they want to, without reading the thread back during the film. Once the film is over we all read the thread and discuss the comments.

I'll have to put in Flumm hours if we are going intercontinental!
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Postby Flumm on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:12 pm

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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:15 pm

So you're in if Atomic's not allowed? I suggest Silent Running :wink:
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:16 pm

Gonna be a hard one to do over so many continents.


Set a time via GMT and go watch a film. It would be a bit silly commenting during the film though as we would miss alot of whats going on.

The best example of this would be the "Eurovision Song Contest"...possibly the fastest thread in existence...but the music is shit so noone cares.
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Postby Flumm on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:16 pm

thedoglippedone wrote:So you're in if Atomic's not allowed?


I'll bring the typos.


thedoglippedone wrote: I suggest Silent Running :wink:



You bring the injokes. ^^
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:18 pm

papalazeru wrote:Gonna be a hard one to do over so many continents.


Set a time via GMT and go watch a film. It would be a bit silly commenting during the film though as we would miss alot of whats going on.

The best example of this would be the "Eurovision Song Contest"...possibly the fastest thread in existence...but the music is shit so noone cares.


The whole point is to comment during the film, if not it's the movie of the month thread........

I'd thought we could all watch a popular movie, that we have all seen before to start with, to get over maximum concentration.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:20 pm

I know but how are you going to watch it?

I suppose for that choice you would have to go for a well loved blockbuster....

like Commando...or Predator...

something which we all know and love.

I'll be up for that
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DennisMM: "...Decidedly unclassy..."
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:20 pm

Flumm wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:So you're in if Atomic's not allowed?


I'll bring the typos.


thedoglippedone wrote: I suggest Silent Running :wink:



You bring the injokes. ^^


Old school baby!
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:22 pm

papalazeru wrote:I know but how are you going to watch it?


With my eyes, multi-task dammit!

I suppose for that choice you would have to go for a well loved blockbuster....

like Commando...or Predator...

something which we all know and love.

I'll be up for that


Exactly, something along those lines.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:22 pm

thedoglippedone wrote:
papalazeru wrote:G onna be a hard one to do over so many continents.


Set a time via GMT and go watch a film. It would be a bit silly commenting during the film though as we would miss alot of whats going on.

The best example of this would be the "Eurovision Song Contest"...possibly the fastest thread in existence...but the music is shit so noone cares.


The whole point is to comment during the film, if not it's the movie of the month thread........

I'd thought we could all watch a popular movie, that we have all seen before to start with, to get over maximum concentration.


that's what i thought you meant. and i do dig the idea. muchly.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:23 pm

I think someone should start a vote on those old 'easy to get' classics...I recommend....."Supervixens" by Russ Meyers.

A fantastic piece of ficiton :wink:
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Padders: "Not very classy! Not very classy at all!"
So Sorry "I'll give you a word to describe it: classless."
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:24 pm

So we'd post random points during the film, then it should build up to a text commentary of the film. It might just work.

(Messenger might be a more fluid way to get comments down, and the whole thing could then be posted here to be discussed.)
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:24 pm

Even if the resulting thread turns out to be lots of " I love this scene" " Great tracking shot" " IPAMPILASH!" it will still make for an interesting read afterwards.
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Postby Flumm on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:24 pm

thedoglippedone wrote:
papalazeru wrote:I know but how are you going to watch it?


With my eyes, multi-task dammit!

I suppose for that choice you would have to go for a well loved blockbuster....

like Commando...or Predator...

something which we all know and love.

I'll be up for that


Exactly, something along those lines.


Would it be better to make it a film most have watched, then it would be easier to collate thoughts and not miss actual movie gawpage?

Or perhaps a night of a few movies, with maybe a theme, or new and old, to catch as broad a net of people, so as many can participate as possible?
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:26 pm

papalazeru wrote:I think someone should start a vote on those old 'easy to get' classics...I recommend....."Supervixens" by Russ Meyers.

A fantastic piece of ficiton :wink:


No semi-soft porn.

We should go for something that EVERYONE owns. There has to be a few.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:27 pm

Wrath of Khan?
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:27 pm

Flumm wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:
papalazeru wrote:I know but how are you going to watch it?


With my eyes, multi-task dammit!

I suppose for that choice you would have to go for a well loved blockbuster....

like Commando...or Predator...

something which we all know and love.

I'll be up for that


Exactly, something along those lines.


Would it be better to make it a film most have watched, then it would be easier to collate thoughts and not miss actual movie gawpage?

Or perhaps a night of a few movies, with maybe a theme, or new and old, to catch as broad a net of people, so as many can participate as possible?


Ha, great minds, Johnny.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:28 pm

EVIL DEAD! :wink:
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:29 pm

Jaws. Surely everyone owns that.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:30 pm

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I don't.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:31 pm

Sounds interesting...Jaws would be good.

For the first film though..lets go with something super quotable. Jaws has some great lines but there are better.


Life of Brian?

At least we'd be in histerics.

All members have to be accompanied by a bottle of wine each as well.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:33 pm

How would we syncronise viewing of the film?

Or do we not need to?
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:35 pm

Ghostbusters? That's a bonafide quote classic, very cheap to buy too.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:37 pm

Flash Gordon.

Especially if we all listen to the EXTREMELY LOUD Brian Blessed commentary.
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:40 pm

Fried Gold wrote:How would we syncronise viewing of the film?

Or do we not need to?


Well, I thought syncronising might be good ( thus the realtime in the thread title! ), difficult across the states for sure, but I'll stay up late for a laugh. We should just try one in the UK for starters, anyone who is able to watch with us across the globe can join in. If it works well, we can try a more organised Stateside/Europe/Shanghai get together.
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Postby Flumm on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:43 pm

OK, from experience of churning the ZMC into life from out of Zone hours, this might be a good idea to mention, in terms of decision making, that there must be only one....

Well not must, but it's probably advisable.

I think we can keep throwing ideas out, that's the best way to come with interesting choices for sure, but it can sort of tail off if there isn't more than just a willfull momentum behind things, I think we need to appoint someone to round a few of em up after a few days, for a vote/final choice, take a consesnus of time, allowing for preparetion and suchness, generally that kind of thing.


So, I know I am biased and all, and I know it seems obvious, but put my vote down for comawhite.
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:44 pm

I'll sort it in a couple of days. I'll come up with a timetable to vote on for watching too, yay, I get to be anal!
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Postby Ribbons on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:46 pm

We might actually be able to do an audio commentary with Skype, although we'd need to buy microphones. But that might be pretty cool too, I think.

Anyway, just throwin' it out there. Either one would be fun to record.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:48 pm

Go for it. Im up for a good film night.

Over Msn, Aim or yahoo?
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Postby doglips on Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:50 pm

Ribbons wrote:We might actually be able to do an audio commentary with Skype, although we'd need to buy microphones. But that might be pretty cool too, I think.

Anyway, just throwin' it out there. Either one would be fun to record.


That would be hilarious.
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:45 pm

So...do we all a mystery science theatre type thing?
Papa: The musical!

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Postby Ribbons on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:13 pm

Fried Gold wrote:I have an idea for a Zoner Podcast.

It basically involved some us providing alternative commentary tracks for films.


Props, FG. Would you recommend Skype or is there another way we can record tracks?
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:32 pm

Hmmm....I hope we can plan this all out properly cos it sounds like fun.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:40 pm

Ribbons wrote:Props, FG. Would you recommend Skype or is there another way we can record tracks?

Skype with Audacity works well. The other messenger programs only cope with a two person convo.
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Postby silentbobafett on Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:11 am

Is there anyway this can work with voice? It just seems that if 10 people do this, 10 people will be writing and no one will be watching... althoug 10 people talking at the same time could be insane!

Thinking about it, the typing method could work. I am WAY up for it though!

When yah'll thinking of doing it? :-)
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Postby silentbobafett on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:20 am

Ahhh, its either gone over my head OR if its PIc, Avatar, image, "whatever" related then I won't get it cos my works computer bans all pictures!!!! Bastards! :-)
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:19 am

This sounds supercool. Doc, Tapehead and I were cahtting about something similar a few weeks back - we were going to call it the AICN League of Gentlemen (wink, wink) as a kind of compliment to the League of @ssholes. Our ideas were more low-tech though; we were thinking of meeting up to watch a movie at someone's house, and recording comments into a dictafone as we watched it. This idea is much bigger, and I'd be willing to get a Skype set if it goes ahead....

silentbobafett wrote:Ahhh, its either gone over my head OR if its PIc, Avatar, image, "whatever" related then I won't get it cos my works computer bans all pictures!!!! Bastards! :-)


Once again, you would find that fewer things went over your head if you BOTHERED TO READ THE THREADS!!! :lol:

Just kidding mate... :D
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Postby silentbobafett on Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:33 am

But I did read threads and couldn't see what he was on about! Like I say - it probably went over my head.

But you're right - I don't bother to read some threads! But then cos I'm quite new hear, unlike you dudes who were here a long time ago, catching up through pages and pages of threads is impossible... so you'll have to bear with me while I get into the groove of things... :-)
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Postby silentbobafett on Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:54 am

Okay okay

I think everyone who wants to do it needs to say so asap, we then need to agree on an easy enough film to do on the first one.

THe best choice so far has been Ghostbusters. If for no other reason than:

Its easy to get

Everyone surely has seen it loads

Lots to talk about

Funny as fuck to talk about on an internet commentary



As much as I love Wrath of Kahn (BEST TREK FILM PEEPS) I can't see having a ball of a time talking about it the way we want!

But with something decent, yet fun, like Ghostbusters... we're on a roll!

Everyone should have a few drinkys (and anything else ahem) that might make the thing more of an "experience"!

I can't help think this could be an aboslute blast! :-)

Audio would be cool

But for the fact we should do one asap before the idea it drops off the face of the earth we should start with a text one.

We would HAVE to start it at the same time. If we do it with messenger it shouldn't be too tricky because we can go by the clock (i.e once we all log on and welcome each other we can agree to start the film on a minute mark)

Maybe the idea of an intermission should be discussed... thats not weener talk, but I'm thinking if we want to get more beer, take a pee or have a smoke break it could cause problems. If at a halfway point the film is paused by all then we could restart after, say, 5 -10 minutes.

The other advantage of going with a film like Ghostbusters (or others in its league) is that they aren't mega long, so including a break doesn't sod things up!

The intermission idea is not that important I guess but I thinka few of the others I and other ZOners have suggested should be seriously considered...

This could end up being a crowning glory in the history of THE ZONE!

DUN DUN DAAAAHHH!!! :-)
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:25 pm

All good suggestions from SBF there. I'm pretty sure I own Ghostbusters, so I'd be ready to go right now if we're doing the text thing, in a few days if we're doing audio.


And Boba - seriously, I'm kidding. It's just becoming something of a running joke, is all.....
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Postby doglips on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:38 pm

Well I'm free to watch Ghostbusters from about 7.45pm GMT on Wednesday night, TITG.

Text version first, see how it goes?

Anyone else make that film & time?
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:43 pm

Wha time Zone is that?
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Postby Ribbons on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:44 pm

That'd probably be around 2:45 where you live, Bob
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