Great Movie Clips

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Wow, I never posted Logan's Run clips while three sheets to the wind. I'm surprised.
Fancy me, a walnut-brained Stegosaur wandering the tech age, knowing where to post a film score—in “films,” of course. (Bonk on noggin’) That’s only gonna happen if I can find the films forum. Now it’s irreversibly here. But the clip does have music, after all—just not rap or rock ’n roll.
No rap?? Chaos ensues.
My favorite scene is the one where they walk into the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. “That must be the look—of being old,” Logan remarks to Jessica as they stare up at his 1920 colossal seated statue, by then long outlived its carvers. Down to the Roman fasces on the posts to the armrests, which I’m sure would escape Logan and Jessica as well.
Yes, hard for me to pick the 'best' scene, I was a child when I first saw it, so they will all be favorite scenes, forever.
Hailing from beneath a climate-controlled dome, they seem barely cognizant of the fact you need protective clothing and boots outside (where errant lizards running up under your skirt be but a small factor in the equation for ladies), and they’re lucky they didn’t bust out in January! Why, they wouldda been icicles in their skimpy outfits long before they saw the Washington Monument, much less walked up (the frozen) Potomac to reach its environs.
Yeah, but come on, let's keep it real, would Logan's Run still be one of our favorites if Jenny Agutter had been covered up in a parka?
Unfortunately, the Capitol isn’t depicted with 300 years’ real wear. Given its rustable iron framework, the rotunda dome would long ago have collapsed, once water leaking through an unrepaired roof did its weakening work. But I like Peter Ustinov; how he flinches when they grope at that graybeard and crow’s feet of his. “No, they don’t hurt” he informs his young visitors when they wonder at those crags.
Ustinov is great in that scene. Of course he was, I first saw it when I was a kid!
Ja. That film influenced me quite a bit; I revisit the clips from it posted on You Tube, although the studio, enforcing ©, ain’t likely to allow a full movie there. There was a full version, but cropped and distorted and pinholed so severely to dodge ©-bots it’s unwatchable. Perhaps 3-min clips count as “fair use.”
I've got it, and in English, not French. All you have to do is hop on an expensive 8 hour plane ride and you can see it as many times as you want;)
 
#10
So, this is the great movie clips forum. Ever wonder why librarians would render that title as “movies, great?” now “movies” is the first word in the reference, and Stegosaurs like me might guess it. But perhaps there’s a second forum called “mediocre movie clips.” No. I refuse to look for it. Worse yet, the great movie clips are in the Coffee House, where we overamped on caffeine yesterday. And the Coffee House is in the Gathering. Where folks gather in gaggles to gab, I suppose.

Yet I am fearless. I bought an Acer all-in-one desktop with a 23-inch screen. (I need bigger letters than a 5-inch phone screen allows, and I do not like the way the phone companies want $140 a month for cellular Internet smartphone-with a 3-year commitment, $300 early termination fee. Even if your date was May 30 and you cancelled on the 29th. Therefore, I still have only my trusty landline. And land-based, continental Internet service. No radio waves for me. I like lines made of copper that snake over land, although apprised the switching is computerized and crashes when bugs pop up, as with Washington State residents who dialed 911 one day.)

I don’t have an MP3 or MP4 of Logan’s Run. Video files take up a lot of memory and disk space, so I don’t seek movie-length ones. But I remember the film as if last Monday, and I remember the aluminum tumbler I drank lemon Koolaid from at my Granny’s house afterward. It was the yellow one; may favorite, the purple tumbler, was probably in the dirty-dishes-pending at that time—no dishwashing machine, of course. Granny had well water, and polyethylene tubs for the dishes, to do by hand—a task for us boys.

I can read French and German, by the way. You have to, to study hieroglyphic and hieratic Egyptian writing, on which over half the scholarly articles appear in these two foreign languages. But I cannot comprehend or speak French (or German). A reading knowledge, where you have aid of a grammar and a dictionary, is easier. But I digress. The French movie is not in written form. :oops:

Finally, I have only one sheet to the wind, a linen sail on a classical Old Kingdom hedgehog boat. And finally, the Surgeon General of the United States has determined that hip-hop music is dangerous to your health. :eek: Warning labels mandatory by 2071, the centennial of the TV cigarette ad ban.
 
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HumanExMachina

Swills Soup
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#11
So, this is the great movie clips forum. Ever wonder why librarians would render that title as “movies, great?” now “movies” is the first word in the reference, and Stegosaurs like me might guess it. But perhaps there’s a second forum called “mediocre movie clips.” No. I refuse to look for it. Worse yet, the great movie clips are in the Coffee House, where we overamped on caffeine yesterday. And the Coffee House is in the Gathering. Where folks gather in gaggles to gab, I suppose.
You must have some favorite films, besides Logan's Run. I'd love to see them listed, and then read your commentary for each one.
I can read French and German, by the way. You have to, to study hieroglyphic and hieratic Egyptian writing, on which over half the scholarly articles appear in these two foreign languages. But I cannot comprehend or speak French (or German). Reading, where you have aid of a grammar and a dictionary, is easier. But I digress. The French movie is not in written form. :oops:
I wish I was as smart as you. I always have. But I aint, and never will be. Which is better, the French or German version?
 

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