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Postby NBPharmacy » 12 Dec 2006, 11:14

Brad wrote:On the Dreamcatcher movie, a lot of books translate like that when they go on film. On my list was Timeline. I thought it was an awesome book, a lot of the historical stuff that went into that was the same stuff I was researching in my thesis so I loved it.


YES!! I thouroughly enjoyed Timeline (not the best book ever, but a very enjoyable read) and thought that it was butchered in the movie. Speaking of Michael Chricton books that didn't translate well... Sphere! I really enjoyed this book when I read it, but I thought the movie was bad, bad bad! Also, I liked Jurassic Park the movie, but I thought the book was even better. I think it was even ranked in the top 100 books of the 20th century back when they had all those "Top 100" lists in 1999.

But for me, the #1 worst translated book from page the screen was, "The Relic". The movie was just plain awful, but the book was actually super good. I read in back in high school, and at the time, it turned into one of the best books I had read to that point. I still would rank it as one of my more memorable reads. I'd actually recommend going out and trying to find this book if you can. It had a great protagonist as well as a really great villian/monster.
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Postby Stephen_S » 12 Dec 2006, 13:54

Graham wrote:
YamaroV2 wrote:As for bad-bad?

SANTA VERSUS THE MARTIANS.


That's SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.


Funny you should mention this. I got my WinXP news and it told us that the movie is available to DOWNLOAD from a site. The site also mentioned that there were misspellings all over the place and they used paper towerl cardboard tubes for some of the props.
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Postby basscomm » 12 Dec 2006, 16:49

Stephen_S wrote:
Graham wrote:
YamaroV2 wrote:As for bad-bad?

SANTA VERSUS THE MARTIANS.


That's SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.


Funny you should mention this. I got my WinXP news and it told us that the movie is available to DOWNLOAD from a site. The site also mentioned that there were misspellings all over the place and they used paper towerl cardboard tubes for some of the props.


It's up on archive.org.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Dec 2006, 19:12

Melendwyr wrote:
Lord Chrusher wrote:That is so stupid that it makes my brain hurt. There are no quantized levels, forbidden transitions or stimulated emission with sound.


Not quite true. There are indeed vibrational 'lasers' that work with phonons


True there are lasers that work using molecular vibration but they still produce light. The way lasers work depends a lot on quantum mechanics and does not work with the macroscopic mechanical waves that sound is made up of.

One worse movies that I have seen is the last Matrix movie.
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Postby JesterJ. » 12 Dec 2006, 21:55

Tapir12 wrote:Worst movie I have EVER seens was Shazaam

For those of you who have blocked this horrible memory, yes that's the one with Shaq as a geanie. Even as a KID I thought it was awful.

Lol...when I was in third grade, I liked that movie.....
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Postby Melendwyr » 12 Dec 2006, 22:18

Lord Chrusher wrote:True there are lasers that work using molecular vibration but they still produce light.


There are also "lasers" that generate sound pulses.

The way lasers work depends a lot on quantum mechanics and does not work with the macroscopic mechanical waves that sound is made up of.


Um, sound can also be a quantum phenomenon. Electron-phonon coupling is one of the two mutually incompatible explanations for high-temperature superconductivity.
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Postby JesterJ. » 12 Dec 2006, 22:22

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
AGAIN Melendwyr?
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Postby Melendwyr » 12 Dec 2006, 22:40

JesterJ. wrote::roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
AGAIN Melendwyr?


I usually do know what I'm talking about. This is one of those times. Vibrations can be quantized.

Did you look at the Wikipedia link I provided? The movie was stupid for a variety of reasons, including misrepresenting "sound lasers", but there really are such things.

My personal favorite real weird science thing is the time reversal mirror. (It doesn't do what you think.)
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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 12 Dec 2006, 22:49

Lacerta wrote:Dumb and Dumberer. It's the prequel to Dumb and Dumber. And it's just painfully, painfully unfunny. Oh God why did we rent that. Terrible.


That's the one where they go with a Jim Carey look alike right?
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Dec 2006, 23:03

I stand corrected. You can have a sound laser. Your knowlegde of the soild state seems to better than mine.
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Postby Melendwyr » 12 Dec 2006, 23:06

Lord Chrusher wrote:Your knowlegde of the soild state seems to better than mine.


Unlikely. I merely have a very broad and moderately shallow understanding of physics. (There are reasons I changed my major to Psychology halfway through college.)

Incidentally, "Primer" is a movie that's bad because it is so very, very good. I can't bear to watch it any more.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Dec 2006, 23:20

Ok, how far did you get with your physics studies? I am in my 3rd year on a combined dregree in physics and astronomy.
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Postby Melendwyr » 12 Dec 2006, 23:26

Two years. My mathematical skills simply aren't good enough to handle solving multidimensional differential equations on a regular basis, so I had a hard time with Intro to Quantum Mechanics.

I am, however, a great fan of science.
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Postby Hodgey » 13 Dec 2006, 19:39

Teenage Caveman.
It made no sense and was so random, worst story line and ideas ever. Yet I finished the movie since I hate leaving something without knowing an ending.
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Re: Worst movie?

Postby Dana » 13 Dec 2006, 20:03

Fumbles wrote:
NBPharmacy wrote:One of the worst movies I've seen in theatres and paid good money for was, "Dreamcatcher"... apparently it was a solid book, but man, the movie didn't do it for me. The only redeeming factor was that it played, "Final Flight of the Osiris" instead of any ads/trailers. If I would have gotten up and left after the short, it would have been a better night than after sitting through "Dreamcatcher".


I've never seen the movie but it is quite a good book


Bah, my mom bought me that book as a present because they were filming the movie here in PG, and the book was TERRIBLE. The first half was creepy, and then Stephen King apparently watched too many episodes of the X-Files, and said "OMG, you know what would make my book awesome? ALIENS"
Crappiest book ever >_<
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Postby Patty McPat » 14 Dec 2006, 17:27

Okay...where's Geoff when I need him, anyway, I would have to say hands down the worst film I've ever seen is probably as far as bad-bad films is "Ladder 49" or the 1989 version of "Jouney to the Centre of the Earth". I'm not gonna comment on anyones choice of worst film cause opinion is personal...however I do have to comment on one, "Election" I have to say that if "Election" was the worst film I'd ever seen then I would be a happy man.
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Postby emma » 14 Dec 2006, 17:58

Oh god... Ladder 49... I saw that on a plane on my to a trip. And then on the connecting flight. And then on the way home. And then on the connecting flight on the way home.

*Shudder*
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Postby JesterJ. » 14 Dec 2006, 20:35

Pat's back!ish!.!
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Postby The Hitman » 14 Dec 2006, 20:43

Holy shit!

I'd like to think that you were somehow summoned from the beyond by a movie thread.

How's it going?
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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 14 Dec 2006, 23:11

The Hitman wrote:Holy shit!

I'd like to think that you were somehow summoned from the beyond by a movie thread.

How's it going?


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Postby HMNSHLD » 15 Dec 2006, 05:20

I enjoy watching all these movies. Because if you cant appriciate the bad stuff, then you cant love the good stuff.

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Postby barnaby36 » 15 Dec 2006, 11:58

Brad wrote:If my family ever had the kind of money to blow 42 million on a lark like that, well I'd be the king of Londiniumand get to wear a shiny hat.


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