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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:59 pm 
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This came from out of nowhere, but I NEED to see this film when it comes out. Reminds me of Torchwood's "Children of Earth" a bit. Drop everything and watch the trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTrX8fRNLBc

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:39 pm 
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Is it based on Ted Chiang's The Story of Your Life?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:15 pm 
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I think so, yes. Which I know nothing about and don't want to either (at least not til after I watch the film) ;).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:45 pm 
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Oooh yeah, that looks really cool. Thanks.


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I saw Arrival last night. It was brilliant - very well done. Good scifi with a good emotional core too. Go see it!

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I saw it got a 98 on Rotten Tomatoes (which is a good thing!)

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I saw it got a 98 on Rotten Tomatoes (which is a good thing!)


A 98! :shock: That's unheard of. Wow!

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Saw it and loved it. It has the same sort of vibe as Interstellar, but I liked it a lot more than I liked that.


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I saw Arrival this evening. It is good, but surprising, to see some hard SF (as opposed to sci-fi adventure stories) made into film. I hope the makers do well financially so that we see more in future. But indications from Nambucca Heads in a Wednesday night were not encouraging: I was one of six people in the cinema.

I don't know whether I would have understood it with having read The Story of Your Life. My sister found it absorbing, but wanted an explanation.

If I have a complaint, it is with the sound, especially the dialogue recording. I seldom understood any line Forest Whitaker spoke, and often did not understand the little girls. I did not hear Colonel Weber's account of what the rival linguist answered when asked about the Sanskrit word for "war" and what it meant. Can someone tell me?

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yeah I didn't hear that bit either - something about "an argument over pigs"?

EDIT: Apparently the other guy translates it was "an argument", while she replied with the more complex (and correct) definition of "a desire for more cows". Which is supposed to show that she understands the subtleties of the language more. So I was close, it did have something to do with animals (could have sworn I heard "pigs" though).

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