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You are a rich movie producer. Since your brother-in-law keeps bugging you about y2k, you've looked into it and gone Milne.
As your parting shot, you decide to make the ULTIMATE Y2K APOCALYPSE film! Pull out all the stops ! Milne is a Polyanna !
You are ready to release. Another studio is putting out some wimpy techno-thriller called y2k that is nowhere near the meltdown YOUR movie depicts.
My question (here's your chance to make history if studios are reading this forum):
What should you name the film? Nothing lame like y2k, nothing stale or used like The Day the Earth Stood Still. ??
-runway felinus domesticus (RC)
-- Runway Cat (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998
Oh, Cat -- this is toooo easy:
-- Anita Evangelista (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
Forgot to pass along the link describing the "wimply techno thriller".
Anita, I actually thing Jame Wesley, Rawles is consulting on a generalized apoc film of exactly your title.
-- runway cat (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
Stupidity, Lies, & THE END.
They Fiddled While We Burned
The Last Movie
It's Gonna Hit You
Back To The Past
Nowhere To Hide
Plague Of Deady Bugs
Real Milennium Meltdown
Just send me the royalties in time to bug out ... ;)
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, too busy
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-- Leska (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
The Bug That Stomped New York
-- Leo (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
Names for Y2k Movie
Days of Future Past (w/music by Moody Blues)
Back to the Stone Age
The Leaning Tower of Babel
A Momentary Lapse of Reason (w/music by Pink Floyd)
What, Me Worry?
Millennial Haze (w/music by Jimi Hendrix)
Close to the Edge (w/music by Yes)
No Space for Time
The Ghost in the Machine (w/music by Police)
The Mobius Strip
Exceeding the Mechanical Limits
The End and the Beginning
It's the End of The World As We Know It (w/music by REM)
The Beginning of the End (w/music by X)
-- Jon (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
What Hath Baggage Wrought? (not original)
Where did I see that? Was that a book are article that I read in some other life. I just can't seem to blow the dust off that particular synapse.
Divide by Zero
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-- MVI (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
My suggestion for the movie title:
-- Hardliner (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
The Last Wave
The Final Second
1,000 Years Of Pieces
Death of a Time Machine
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
MVI I suspect you mean "BABBAGE".
>>What Hath Baggage Wrought? (not original)
-- Chuck a night driver (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.
Dr. Strangelove II or just a 90's remake of the classic.
-- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 19, 1998.
Now Is The Winter Of Our Disconnect
stolen frum Bruce Webster
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), December 19, 1998.
Chuck, yes. Babbage, roflmao. Of course. Big typo.
-- MVI (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.
0 0 Oh Oh
O O Ohhhhh Nooooo..... (no John Lenon jokes, please)
"No matter how cynical we become, it's never enough to keep up" --- Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin
-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), December 19, 1998.
Rethinking The Meaning of God... or "All Men are Created Equal"...
Only those who think creatively about the meaning of our life, our natural world, and the place we hold in creation will understand these titles...
Those of you who don't better start thinking about the difference between "religious affiliation" and the lessons of the Bible
-- AsAbove Again (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 19, 1998.
re Hollywood intersects the Bible --
We saw "The Prince Of Egypt" last night. Parts were really good, re animation, and depicting the BIGNESS of God. Worth seeing to get the mind on the Bible. It ended right where the story of Moses really begins for 'grown-ups.' Of course, not 100% literal, and not completely satisfying in exploring Moses' relationship with God, which after all was not the norm. Interesting movie, visually awesome, makes a person think. The kids coming out of the theatre looked stunned.
Anybody else see this movie yet? People who see this will be more receptive to the idea of Y2K because it depicted TEOTWAWKI, fast, for Egypt, was Biblical in tone, and reinforces the memory of history cycles. Yes, empires do disintegrate. The slaves were pulled out of Egypt; their infrastructure built on the backs of the slaves crumbled. The "division of labor" was disrupted.
Our new "slaves" are the computers which have replaced so much human labor. The electronics may be pulled out of our civilization by Y2K. Entertaining and sobering movie.
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, who notice the kids' animation flicks are getting more and more serious
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-- Leska (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.
0101 if yy >= 00
-- j0101 (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 19, 1998.
Kill all programmers ! ! ! . . The new dark age. . . What happened to you in the dark ? . . The day man and animals became equal. . . When did you eat last ? . . When Bubba became King !! . . Afraid of the dark and the light. . . A million lines of code and no time !!! . . Brother can you spare a MRE ? . . When Bubba ruled the earth. . . Rice and beans again ? . . Its the code stupid !!! . . Life in the slow lane. . . 200 million dead and counting. . . Them good old days.
-- Bubba (Badhabbit@water.com), December 19, 1998.
I vote for "Deadline".
-- madeline (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.
How 'bout 'Bubba Goes to Washington'.
-- MVI (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 19, 1998.
-- Chris (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.
-- Leska (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1998.
The best title's already been taken; The Last Picture Show. . .
-- Hardliner (email@example.com), December 31, 1998.
Leska - Agree re "Prince of Egypt". We (wife, two teens, self) had anticipated it for months, saw it opening weekend, and enjoyed it very much. Katzenberg is to be applauded for the risks he takes in telling the story and for his attention to detail in getting counsel (and taking correction) from a variety of religious leaders on the script. I sat there literally in awe during all the entire final sequence (from the Angel of Death all the way through the parting of the Red Sea.) Wonderful movie, and one which, as you say, shows the sheer BIGNESS of God.
Y2K will force many to examine (and re-examine) what matters most, what is temporary and what is eternal. I expect there'll be some very bad times; seen too many projects fail in my time to deny this. God's been there before and will be there then.
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1998.
In the movie we'll have for product placement:
Post Y2K Toasted, the cereal
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-- Leska (email@example.com), January 07, 1999.