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Anyone remember Collosus: The Forbin Project (1970)?

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Monday, July 12, 2010 2:51 PM

CHRISISALL


Just after HAL, & way before Agent Smith.

Evil AI at its best. And least FX-y.



Memories? Reviews?


The laughing Chrisisall



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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:12 PM

KATESFRIEND


I definitely do. I think that movie is responsible for my deep distrust of automation today. I only saw it once, but I still remember it very vividly - especially the feeling of impending doom.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:14 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Katesfriend:
I definitely do. I think that movie is responsible for my deep distrust of automation today. I only saw it once, but I still remember it very vividly - especially the feeling of impending doom.

More so than Terminator?


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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:25 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


" This is the voice of Colossus... "

Yeah, I remember that flick






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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:32 PM

KATESFRIEND


Yes, more so than Terminator, because Terminator was so futuristic it was difficult to see all that technical advancement in one lifetime - mine. Colossus could have happened in a few years, with a few irresponsible tech heads with little sense of Murphy's Law.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:35 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
" This is the voice of Colossus... "

Yeah, I remember that flick




Worth getting?
http://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Forbin-Project-Eric-Braeden/dp/B0003JAO
O0


Or best left a good memory IYO?


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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:38 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Katesfriend:
Yes, more so than Terminator, because Terminator was so futuristic it was difficult to see all that technical advancement in one lifetime - mine. Colossus could have happened in a few years, with a few irresponsible tech heads with little sense of Murphy's Law.

A little like War Games, eh?


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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:42 PM

KIRKULES


That was a pretty good movie, but looking back it seems funny that we were afraid of 1970's computing technology. A modern cheap scientific calculator is probably more powerful than any super computer of that era.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:51 PM

KATESFRIEND


It sounds like it deserves better transfer technology than they gave it to make up for the cheap price. I think it deserves better than this. It really is a classic, like Silent Running and Andromeda Strain. I wouldn't say it was like War Games, there wasn't any comic relief.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:52 PM

CHRISISALL


You are sadly lacking in imagination, Kirkules.

(Do you imagine that's true?)


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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:55 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Katesfriend:
It really is a classic, like Silent Running and Andromeda Strain.

I concur.


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Monday, July 12, 2010 3:58 PM

KIRKULES


I really enjoyed the 1984 film Electric Dreams. Great sound track and Virginia Madsen . I could believe a PC might take over the World, just not a vacuum tube.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 4:04 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall: A little like War Games, eh?



Very much so, now that you mention it, but w/ out the teenage Ally Sheedy.

I saw it maybe once , when I was 7-8 ? Dunno for sure.

I just remember the voice of the computer, and went around for a while after, trying to mimic the sound.

Pretty standard sci fi for the era, as I recall. Might be worth a rental, if you're really into it. I can't recall hearing too much about it since it came out, so that might tell ya something.

* Silent Running and Andromeda Strain - good comparisons. Of course, at the age I saw it, I was far more into Godzilla type movies, so it seemed a bit dry for my likes. Might be a better story than I recall.




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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:15 AM

JONGSSTRAW


This movie had quite a futuristic look and feel to it back then. Once again scientists who mean well create a device that can destroy the world. This movie has a great supporting cast chock full of familiar faces from the 60's & 70's.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:18 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Of course, at the age I saw it, I was far more into Godzilla type movies

Me too!



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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:34 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Me too!






Ha! Saw that w/ the whole family at the drive in!




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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:35 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:



Ha! Saw that w/ the whole family at the drive in!


With "Frogs," right??


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:49 PM

FILLYGIRL

Operative: "Its worse than you know..." Mal: "It usually is."


I had already read the book when the film came out, I also was intimidated by computers taking over. And guess what I do for a living,....computers!
(I think I wanted to make sure they didn't)


Who remembers the name of the other computer????


Chaplain of the 76th Independant Battalion


Do not bother dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!


...it's worse than you know...Operative
...it usually is.....Mal

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Monday, July 19, 2010 7:29 AM

FELIXDACAT


Wow. Someone else even knows about this movie!
I remember watching it on afternoon TV back in the mid 70's.
I paid some inflated price for the VHS tape on Ebay about 7 years ago. I watch it about once every 3 years.
Holds up OK. Always like the mood of the film.

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Monday, July 19, 2010 7:51 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Quote:

Originally posted by fillygirl:

Who remembers the name of the other computer????



Guardian.

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