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magebard
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Icon 1 posted June 05, 2002 14:09      Profile for magebard     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What is the best geek movie of all time?
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I like AntiTrust, but Hackers, Sneakers, and WarGames are also cool.
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Icon 1 posted June 05, 2002 14:54      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Real Genius

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0089886

brilliant film. Especially the wierd guy walking into the cupboard and disapearing and the great line (misquote) "Great, we've got it to freeze! Now if only we can stop it exploding when it melts!"


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I like AntiTrust, but Hackers, Sneakers, and WarGames are also cool.
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Icon 6 posted June 05, 2002 15:47      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Definitely Real Genius.

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Icon 10 posted June 05, 2002 15:55      Profile for Miles   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
Definitely Real Genius.


In the immortal words of Soctrates, "I drank what?!"


On behalf of many of my fellow physics geeks I nominate The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


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I finaly saw BBA8D and it was one of those movies I guess you would have had to see as a child to like it when you are an adult. I have a friend that, that is his favorite movie though. I like enemy of the state though for geekieness. The old geaser has more tech knowledge than anyone I have met. Saw hackers for the first time a couple months ago and thought it was a fun movie.
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Icon 1 posted June 05, 2002 20:14      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Real Genius is probably the one.
Revenge of the Nerds should be up in a top 10 list.
Sneakers was good, but did not celebrate geekiness as much as the two above. In fact, the female lead rags on it when she accuses Robert Redford of running "a boys club" rather than a business.

War Games was insultingly stupid.
BBA8D was too cultish and comic-book like. I didn't really relate to any of the characters.
AntiTrust, Hackers, Enemy of the State - all fine adventure films, but the characters were all too normal to be geeks.

FatGnome: The correct spelling is 'geezer' (and I'm counting on being one fairly soon). If you have seen "The Conversation", you would know that Gene Hackman is reprising his role as Harry Caul, but 20 or 30 years later. That is a must see film, and you get to see Harrison Ford in a small role (before Star Wars).

Back to "Real Genius" for a second. Does anyone know for sure what school the dormitory was modeled on? I found it to be a dead-on recreation of MIT's east campus dorm during the late 70's early 80's. Some people maintain it is Cal Tech. Anyone have a clue?


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First of all, what do you mean, magebard? Best Geek Movie, as in which movie is most liked by geeks, or what is the best movie incorporating geeks?

Well these are just some of my personal favorite 'geek movies' in no particular order:

- Scanners - 'could clame it as my #1 favorite! I love it when that guy's head blows up...great stuff.

- Space Odessey 2010 - I think there's one with year, 2004, correct?I dun remember...haven't seen it in a while...

- Planet of the Apes( the old one) - actually, not really an actual favorite, but maybe other posters like(d) it...to me, it was okay.

- Real Genius: I think that one could be #1 goin' for all-time best Geek flick. Hahaha, "Can you nail a 2-by-4 with your penis?"

- Fright Night 2: Ooh, a great vampire flick. This is one of the few movies who's sequals actually do it justice (along with "The Godfather", "Nightmare on Elm Street", and "Child's Play").

- Revenge of the Nerds: Need I say more ? I love Harold! And go Booger! Hahaha...

- Alien: That was some cool alien. I have the movie...

- Star Wars: personally, I think the best one was Episode 6 (EWOKS!), although Episode 1 was surprisingly good...

- Caddy Shack: Yeah, it's got nudity, but that little gofer is just too cute! ("And he's gonna stif me, and I said 'hey, hey Lama, hey...how 'bout a little something, ya know, for the road?'...")

That's all I can think of right now...

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Real Genius is probably the one.
War Games was insultingly stupid.


 
Some people are easily insulted. Care to specify in what way?

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Icon 5 posted June 05, 2002 23:26      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by magebard:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by quantumfluff:
[b]Real Genius is probably the one.
War Games was insultingly stupid.

 
Some people are easily insulted. Care to specify in what way?


Maybe she meant that it insulted the very definition of 'stupid'...

...but maybe NOT...or is it? But is it really? Hmm...


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quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
First of all, what do you mean, magebard? Best Geek Movie, as in which movie is most liked by geeks, or what is the best movie incorporating geeks?

Best movie containing one or more tool-using monkeys.
If it has lots of cool toys and concepts, all the better.

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Contact yet. Granted it wasn't
as good as the book, but still...

quote:

- Space Odessey 2010 - I think there's one with year, 2004, correct?I dun remember...haven't seen it in a while...

2001 and then 2010.

2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Oddysey
weren't made into movies though.


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quote:
Originally posted by Miles:
On behalf of many of my fellow physics geeks I nominate The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

YAY! I saw that trailor...pretty cool! I give it my thumbs (er, toes!) up... . The music's kinda funkishly cute...Ya know I actually think I'm in love w/ this movie. I watched the trailor 4 times in a row ! Great request, Miles! Otherwise I would've never have known about it...

Oh! And "Hackers"...never even seen it, but after watching thattrailor, I might actually dig around here and try 'n see it...

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Doesn't the house, yard and bike in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" qualify it as a geek movie?
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People, people,
why has no-one mentioned tron? Sooo good. Especially the bit. And lightcycles. In a class of its own

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TORN!!

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To see what happens if you don't keep your geekiness in check, watch "Pi. I felt my sanity slipping away just watching the main character.


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Why not the Matrix? Nobody's even mentioned the Matrix...
And it has two sequels coming out soon!
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hackers... i though it was pretty good (saw it a few times on sci fi channel)

matrix.... i liked

xmen.... really good

airplane doesn't really fit into the genres, but hillarious none the less

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
People, people,
why has no-one mentioned tron? Sooo good. Especially the bit. And lightcycles. In a class of its own

my fav. lightcycle game is nort (tron backwards, get it? less legal isues i guess...)
here's an infomac mirror
http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/game/nort-x.hqx


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I'm very anti-mac, but I must say NORT is the best tron clone I've seen! (Ok, Ok, I won a Nort tourny!)

Matrix? <font face="chiller">"There is no spoon..."</font>

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"sphere" is pretty good too

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Does "UHF" qualify as a geek movie?
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