Y2k Movie

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I got this tidbit form the North site. A second Y2k movie is to be released. (I didn't know there was a first) Details can be found at www.spectrumfilms.com/Y2k.html

Looks like a B movie.

Which, while I am talking about movies...I went to see Blair Witch Project. This is a very good example media hype if I ever saw one. I was very disappointed in the film. I hate any type of movie where there are completely black scenes with audio. (There were a lot of these scenes in Blair Witch, it was suppose to scare us) Unless you read the web site and do a little research on this movie, you may not know exactly what is happening. (Their web site answers questions from people that saw the movie but did not know what was going on)

My thoughts when I left the theater were if someone made a film about Y2k, past, present and future..That would scare folks to death. They could not handle it.

Of course, if these same people paid attention to the daily occurances of life, they would already know what is going on. But to get the attention of the masses, one must condense everything into 90 minutes of film, hire a top notch PR firm to publicize the flick, and show it in a darkened movie house with surround sound. THIS IS WHAT GETS PUBLIC ATTENTION.

Ed Yourdon should have produced a movie instead of writing a book. He would have grossed millions the frist week of release...Just like the Blair Witch Project.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), August 09, 1999


Ah, OT but what the hay...

I thoroughly enjoyed "The Blair Witch Project". I knew nothing about it prior to laying down my four bucks. Kept me on the edge of my cushy seat. Afterwards, I did some research & found rumors that the film was staged.

I've since found out through an anonymous source who works at a power generating facility, er, I mean with one of the big movie distribution companies that the film IS real! This IS a true story! I would reveal the insiders name but they would lose their job & probably be blackballed from the power, er, I mean movie industry.

Go see the movie!

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), August 09, 1999.

Does anyone remember about 25 years back, a group of film makers supposedly went into South American jungle, were killed one at a time, and the film was later discovered? This was discussed in (I think) a French film magazine, along with stills. Some controversy over whether it was a hoax, etc. Sounds like the same plot, to me.

-- bw (home@puget.sound), August 09, 1999.

BTW, the hotlink you provided is a dead one Linda.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), August 09, 1999.

OK, Bingo, finally somebody we know has seen the movie! Please tell us more. We were afraid it would creep us out. Did it disturb your consciousness or was it hokey enough to not seep in too deep?

It's not completely OT as so many are going to see it and will be even more scared when the lights go out in January. Quicker triggers, ya know.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), August 09, 1999.

I saw the blair witch project. i was this || scared. I think maybe if you go camping a lot it *might scare you...a little....maybe...

I think this would have been a lot scarier:

In October 1999, 3 student filiming a documentary about y2k disappeared.... A year later their footage was found... in the ashes....

If Blair Witch Project scared you, Y2K will scare the socks off your feet and the hair off your head.

really...the blair witch project didn't scare me at all. not a bit. the twilight zone is scary black and white, if that's what you're looking for....

-- tafka Superlurker (Slfsl@yahoo.com), August 09, 1999.




A & L,

I'm not one to watch horror flicks. Same with any movie of a violent nature. Totally NG. In fact, I kinda was surprised I even purchased a ticket for Blair Witch! Didn't set out to see the movie.

Lots of four-letter words. Mucho cursing. Nothing of a grotesque nature though.

No on camera violence. One scene which shows some bloody body parts which I anticipated & shut my eyes.

It is an intense movie! It really captured my imagination. A very different kind of movie. That alone makes it worthwhile.

Actually had me thinking about bugout situations & how easy it is to become lost in the woods. Anyone who's not an experienced hiker/camper may wish to see the movie just for that angle.

Bottom line: It didn't affect my consciousness adversely. Definitely stayed with me for a day or so, but not in a bad way. My heartbeat was accelerated for a couple hours afterwards.

Hope this helps you in your decision. :)

Best Wishes,

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), August 09, 1999.

my second weigh in-- ANY y2k movie(if it contained ALL the facts) would be 1000 times scarier than the blair witch project.

i wonder if any y2k movies will be made post y2k?

-- tafka Superlurker (Slfsl@yahoo.com), August 09, 1999.

I LOVED Blair Witch. To me, it put Hollywood to shame. $60,000, no special effects and scared the hell out of me. Kind of a la Hitchcock. Very refreshing.

-- dakota (none@thistime.com), August 09, 1999.

Thanks for the review, Bingo1 :-)

-- Ashton & Leska in the woods (allaha@earthlink.net), August 09, 1999.

Go visit the North site to get the correct URL for the second Y2k movie. Again, has anyone heard of the first movie?

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), August 09, 1999.

I saw The Blair Witch Project last week. I liked it, but I also agree very strongly with one review on it that I read. You'll really like the movie if you don't read or hear much about its background before you go see it. If you do halfway know the film's background ahead of time, though, it takes away some of the film's suspense.

It is an original, one-of-a-kind movie. It deserves the credit it's getting for just that one fact alone. Take someone to see it who doesn't know a thing about the movie--they'll like it a lot.

A current article on Y2K movies and Y2K TV commercials:

http://www.kcstar.com/item/pages/business.pat,business/3773bf70.806,.h tml

-- Linkmeister (link@librarian.edu), August 09, 1999.

The Y2K "Year To Kill" movie tagline is "Those who prepared for the Millennium have become the targets of those who didn't".

Great, just great. Thanks for the paranoia.

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), August 09, 1999.

Randolf, the sad part is that it may come down to them( unprepaed) and us (prepared). And there is a lot more of Them then Us. We are in for more firghtening times. I would rather fight the Blair Witch.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), August 09, 1999.


-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 09, 1999.

Saw the BWP...wasn't scared...not one iota. Fair movie...not very believable imho. Hubby wanted to walk out. I said "wait, it's gotta get better..." A waste of $5.00 imosho.

-- Bobbi (bobbia@telenet.net), August 10, 1999.

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