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post #1171 of 1305
In all honesty my first thought was that this would be more akin to someone streaming a movie from the computer and we'd all watch the live stream together from our respective terminals and chat about it lol shog[1].gif

since talk about movies, thought this was interesting...
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Alexis Kirke's Many Worlds, the movie that watches its audience, premieres in Plymouth

By MARTIN FREEMAN Herald Reporter

HOLD on to your popcorn: a film that watches you watching it is premiering in Plymouth.

The reaction of the audience determines what happens next in the movie, Many Worlds.

If the film "thinks" viewers are getting bored, a more exciting scene will follow.

The smart movie will switch to something calmer if the audience gets tense.

City filmmaker Alexis Kirke said the Plymouth audience would see a world first, whatever happens at tomorrow's premiere.

"An experiment was done in an installation in a museum I believe, but I've not seen anyone do it like this with the public in a cinema," he said.

Forget 3D. This breakthrough is about 4S – four sensors.

Alexis wires up four viewers in each audience to monitor their brain waves, heart rate, perspiration and muscle tension.

The information is fed back to select the next scene from pre-shot alternatives.

Many Worlds is creating a buzz around the globe with science and technology website commentators saying city audiences are about to witness the future of cinema.

If the technology took off the bosses of big film studios would never need to worry about making a box office flop. The common practice of test screenings to gauge audience reaction before release – leading to re-edits if moviegoers don't like the original – would be a thing of the past.

But modest Alex does not see himself as a cinema pioneer.

He said: "I am sure there are people in Hollywood looking at this sort of thing already."

He wrote, directed and made the soundtrack for Many Worlds, which runs for 15 minutes.

The film begins with two students arriving at a friend's birthday party to find she has involved them in a strange scientific experiment. How it ends will be up to viewers.

This is Alexis' first venture into film. He works at Plymouth University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research.

His previous projects have included an opera in which singers traded for real money and a duet featuring sub-atomic particles.

Last October at the opening of the university's Plymouth Marine Institute he conducted soundWave, using sensors strapped to his body to turn the giant wave tank into a musical instrument.

Many Worlds is being shown tomorrow as part of Algoshorts in the Jill Craigie Cinema, in the Roland Levinsky Building on the university campus.

The afternoon of films is part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.
post #1172 of 1305
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post


PS you're all being trolled you'll just have to watch Take Shelter repeatedly
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I watched it the other day and now I understand what you said about Jessica Chastain. I think she only has one expression... for everything.

post #1173 of 1305
I want in too! Been really trying to expand my cinematic horizons a bit lately.

Don't have drop box tho, would be easier prolly for me to just stream it on something like movie2k.to
post #1174 of 1305
Thread Starter 
You need a dropbox account so that you can upload your pick when it's your turn. Just PM me an email address.


Ok, I think everyone so far has been added. Did I forget anyone ?



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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

My suggestion for how to run this would be to have a month or so (3~4 films) of films based on a certain theme, watching one each week. For example, 3-4 French films, then 3-4 documentaries, then Kubrick, then Chinese, etc. etc.

A few suggestions for places to start.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Documentaries:
Abendland (though I can't find one with English subtitles)
El Sicario, Room 164
Fei Cheng/Ghost Town (dir. Zhao Dayong)
Videograms of a Revolution
Los Angeles Plays Itself

French language:
A Whole Night
Just Before Nightfall
Paris Belongs to Us
Thieves
Irma Vep

Other:
Nuts in May
A Brighter Summer Day
Chameleon Street
The Great Dictator
Opening Night

EDIT: I also endorse noob's idea. Everyone could proffer a suggestion, which would be assigned a number. We could then use a random number generator to "pick from the hat."



I think this might be a bit too ambitious for a start. What I had in mind for now was a pretty straightforward list thing where each participant takes turns uploading a movie/documentary of his choosing, we all watch said movie and then we can discuss it. That way everyone gets to contribute and it doesn't require lots of organizing. We can always fine tune the process down the road though. Thoughts ?
Edited by sipang - 2/25/13 at 4:21pm
post #1175 of 1305
Where would we discuss these thoughts.. Another thread or on drop box (if that's even possible)?

One thing (I think ivwri brought up earlier) is that some members might not be able to obtain copies of some films (when its their turn to up) depending on the restrictions of their country or uni. But I'm sure we can solve that problem fairly easily.
post #1176 of 1305
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Originally Posted by snake View Post

Where would we discuss these thoughts..

I was hoping it would be in a thread called Shadow Community?

(PS If anyone has Peter Greenaway's The Falls to upload, that's my pick, but I lost my DVD censored.gif )
post #1177 of 1305
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

I think this might be a bit too ambitious for a start. What I had in mind for now was a pretty straightforward list thing where each participant takes turns uploading a movie/documentary of his choosing, we all watch said movie and then we can discuss it. That way everyone gets to contribute and it doesn't require lots of organizing. We can always fine tune the process down the road though. Thoughts ?

That's fair. Your plan is probably more likely to be equitable.
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Originally Posted by snake View Post

Where would we discuss these thoughts.. Another thread or on drop box (if that's even possible)?

One thing (I think ivwri brought up earlier) is that some members might not be able to obtain copies of some films (when its their turn to up) depending on the restrictions of their country or uni. But I'm sure we can solve that problem fairly easily.

Well, if someone has difficulty getting access to a film that they would like to have the group watch, one of us with access to Karagarga (or whatever) can always grab it and stick it on Dropbox for them.
post #1178 of 1305
can't wait to upload kung fu panda
post #1179 of 1305
FYI guys, a good chunk of the criterion collection is on Hulu. Could be a good resource.
post #1180 of 1305
two questions about this. first , what are the consequences for a film deemed unanimously (by all other than the uploader) to be utter trash ? there have to be consequences ... and second, will there be a spin-off ***Official Baller Movie Club*** where participants not only select the film but some remote/exotic/gaudy/luxurious location to meet and watch the film together in person while overindulging in astronomically priced eats ? if so, l may have transfer there (Fuuma is already in it) and my first location-suggestion is Miran's loft in downtown
post #1181 of 1305
Thread Starter 
Hulu doesn't work outside the US saddly.

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Originally Posted by noob View Post

I was hoping it would be in a thread called Shadow Community?

oh why not

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post #1182 of 1305
me too
ill pm you
post #1183 of 1305
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Edited by dotcomzzz - 2/26/13 at 4:32am
post #1184 of 1305
since the movie thread ship sailed off to a new shadowland, i'll just share this: LTE is fast


Edited by the shah - 2/26/13 at 5:58am
post #1185 of 1305
i'd like to join the movie club but can't really guarantee i'll be able to participate every week.
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