Not sure if I’m going to see Blade Runner 2049. At least, not sure if I’m going to a theater to see it. I saw the original in a theater. I was underwhelmed. Watched it since then on TV (Showtime or something) and it kinda grew on me. I now own both the original theatrical release and the Final Cut version.
Maybe I’m just lacking in culture, but I’d just as soon stick to the original theatrical release. To me, they aren’t two completely different films. The whole “Deckard might be a Replicant” thing was made apparent with the Rachael question to Deckard about if he ever took the Voigt-Kampff test. The scene with Tom Cruise’s unicorn didn’t add anything. On the other hand, taking out Stanley Kubrick’s driving scene didn’t remove anything. I thought the narration helped understand Deckard more (his attitude about Bryant, for instance). Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott hated it, but it did give it a film noir feel.
Enough about Blade Runner. What’s been on your mind? Got something you’d like to share? It’s Thursday Night Open Thread and time for you to take control of things.
What’s something you like? Doesn’t have to be a song or an album or a flavor or a movie or anything in particular. Or, it doesn’t have to even be something you like. You see, it’s Saturday Night Open Thread, and you talk about whatever you want to talk about.
I’ve been enjoying watching Star Trek Continues. I hope you have, too. Have you been watching it? Or have I just been posting the videos here for no good reason? I’m thinking for some of you, the latter. Oh, well. I enjoy it.
One of my favorite songs on The Beatles (White Album) is George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps. But, the recording for the 2006 Love album is an interesting take on it. It’s a take that previously appeared on Anthology 3, but with some orchestration George Martin added.
It’s different, but it’s good. Oh, and the lyrics are different in a couple of places.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve enjoyed Harrison’s songs for the Beatles much more. I enjoyed them when I was younger — well, most of them — but much more today.
How about you? Anything you’ve gained a greater appreciation of as the years have passed? Or is there something else you’d like to talk about? Because this is Thursday Night Open Thread. You talk about whatever you want.
I used to use women’s razors when I was in the Army. I mentioned it on my little bog one time. Essentially, I was in the Army and packing for a field exercise. I was out of my razors, so I grabbed some of my wife’s razors and went with those. People stopped asking to borrow mine when I gave them one of my pink ones. So, I started using the pink ones all the time.
They were actually better. They didn’t hurt as bad when dry shaving. Never knew exactly why.
Yeah, that’s a 1916 film that’s over an hour and a half. A lot of money went into that film.
You know what’s entertaining and doesn’t cost a lost of money? The comments here at IMAO. It’s time for you to step up. Like it’s Open Mike Night or something. We’re calling it Sunday Night Open Thread, but I wonder if changing it to Open Mike Night might be a good idea. Whatever we call it, it’s your turn to take control.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve enjoyed Star Trek Continues. It’s filmed here in Georgia, where I’m located. They have a big ole set in Kingsland. That’s way down in the southeast corner near the Florida line. I really want to take a trip to see the sets before the production wraps up. I may have missed my shot. Oh, well.
There’s not a whole lot of new music I enjoy listening to. Maybe it’s because I’m old. Maybe it’s because today’s music is awful. Maybe it’s both. Yeah, that one.
What’s on your mind? Got something you’ve been wanting to share? A link to a video? A link to something someone wrote? Or something you want to write? This is Thursday Night Open Thread, and whatever you want to discuss is what we’ll discuss.