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Yes (don't mention the others in the "trilogy and +"). Foundation, aye. Just finished reading Slaughterhouse Five, even though I should be revising. Currently waiting to read after exams: Neuromancer, Rendezvous with Rama, Stranger in a Strange Land and Brave New World.

A very well done short film on Rendezvous with Rama.

I'm actually working my way towards getting all the SF Masterworks. Last time I checked I'm around the 20-25 mark, my bookshelves are a mess though. I need to tidy them, but every time I look at it...no way am I tackling that on my own.
A lot of space opera. :holmes: Not sure if you like hard science fiction but Revelation Space is the pinnacle of that genre. You may also be interested in Ringworld, Hyperion, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ender's Game. Satire science fiction like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy goes without saying. You have Neuromancer on your reading list too, still got to read that, heard great things. :teeth:

Brave New World :gah: not as good as We, Utopia, A Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 but still a good novel in the genre. Lots of promiscuous activity. :sexface:

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Do it. :teeth:

Jeez, watch The Sopranos.


Kidding (though you really should watch it). Breaking Bad has Hal from Malcolm in the Middle. The actor also won the emmy for best actor three years in a row for Breaking Bad. :awesome:
Do the awards or watch Breaking Bad?

Shows like The Sopranos look so ... all encompassing that it's best to get the little shows out of the way first.

Season 3 of Lost so far. :smug:
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A lot of space opera. :holmes: Not sure if you like hard science fiction but Revelation Space is the pinnacle of that genre. You may also be interested in Ringworld, Hyperion, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ender's Game. Satire science fiction like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy goes without saying. You have Neuromancer on your reading list too, still got to read that, heard great things. :teeth:

Brave New World :gah: not as good as We, Utopia, A Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 but still a good novel in the genre. Lots of promiscuous activity. :sexface:



Do the awards or watch Breaking Bad?

Shows like The Sopranos look so ... all encompassing that it's best to get the little shows out of the way first.

Season 3 of Lost so far. :smug:
Awards. They're a bit overdue. :awesome:

Brave New World is positively pneumatic...

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ok guys how about this, Submarine: Richard Ayoade director(moss from IT Cloud) movie debut, its due later this year, and even better movie soundtrack performed by non other than Alex Turner.. i so cant wait
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Awards. They're a bit overdue. :awesome:
We're working on it. :ninja: TSR ones just went up yesterday. We can probably get ours up and results announced a day before them.

Brave New World is positively pneumatic...

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I'd rather live in Huxley's dystopia than Orwell's. :sexface:

*waits for Thought Police to come bursting in*
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A lot of space opera. :holmes: Not sure if you like hard science fiction but Revelation Space is the pinnacle of that genre. You may also be interested in Ringworld, Hyperion, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ender's Game. Satire science fiction like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy goes without saying. You have Neuromancer on your reading list too, still got to read that, heard great things. :teeth:

Brave New World :gah: not as good as We, Utopia, A Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 but still a good novel in the genre. Lots of promiscuous activity. :sexface:
I just ordered Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Have you read that?
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A lot of space opera. :holmes: Not sure if you like hard science fiction but Revelation Space is the pinnacle of that genre. You may also be interested in Ringworld, Hyperion, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ender's Game. Satire science fiction like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy goes without saying. You have Neuromancer on your reading list too, still got to read that, heard great things. :teeth:

Brave New World :gah: not as good as We, Utopia, A Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 but still a good novel in the genre. Lots of promiscuous activity. :sexface:



Do the awards or watch Breaking Bad?

Shows like The Sopranos look so ... all encompassing that it's best to get the little shows out of the way first.

Season 3 of Lost so far. :smug:
Of course, it's been a few years since my teens when I read them but they're somewhere inside my cortex.

How did you find We? And I keep hearing Brave New World is "not as good as xxx", yet I have to hear one compelling reason why.
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I just ordered Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Have you read that?
Well, if you're a fervent capitalist then it should be right up your street.
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Of course, it's been a few years since my teens when I read them but they're somewhere inside my cortex.

How did you find We? And I keep hearing Brave New World is "not as good as xxx", yet I have to hear one compelling reason why.
It doesn't give you the same earthly pleasures that "XXX" gives you.


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I'm kidding. For the most part, the setting is the best thing about it IMO. Huxley definitely put more thought into the setting than the other dystopian novels did, but the characters and story is just not as engaging. Bernard isn't as interesting as Victor, because right from the start, you know Bernard hates the "utopia" he lives in. Victor, as you know if you've read 1984, is more complex. He does hate the society he lives in, yet, he still feels the same as everyone else at the Two Minute Hate. That's just one example; they are many more why Victor is a more multi-faceted character compared to the rather bland and one dimensional Bernard Marx.
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127 Hours was beautifully done.
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Dear fellow film thread posters, :hugs:

Sorry for if you don't like being quoted. We [myself and Phalanges] have been working on the Film Forum Awards similar to the other awards being handed out in other subforums, societies and threads. There is no tangible gain, but this is to award recognition to specific members that post in the Film forum. Voting is in your hands. Voting is anonymous.

All I ask is you take part in the voting, vote for a few members from within the Film forum - any thread - who you think are deserving. You can leave a few Awards blank if you don't know/can't think of a member to vote for.

It will literally take a minute or so. Thank you very much in advance.

Voting form - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VYDT3XQ

Awards
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The Kevin Spacey Award - Best Member
The Leslie Nielsen Award - Funniest Member
The 12 Angry Men Award - Best Debater
The Roger Ebert Award - Most Knowledgeable
The Star Wars Award - Film Fanboy, member who most associates with a specific film, character or genre.
The post-conversion 3D Award - Bandwagon jumper, member who always jumps onto the 'next big thing'
The David Lynch Award - Most interesting opinions
The Straight to DVD Award - Member most likely to become a bitter hack writing for a local newspaper
The Mark Kermode Award - Member most likely to become a famous critic

The People's Choice Award - Most Nominations
Ape Gone Insane
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Thread is also up. Better not get 0 replies and get lost within the wilderness of the Film forum. :tumble:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1516251
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Dear fellow film thread posters, :hugs:

Sorry for if you don't like being quoted. We've been working on the Film Forum Awards similar to the other awards being handed out in other subforums, societies and threads. There is no tangible gain, but this is to award recognition to specific members that post in the Film forum. Voting is in your hands. Voting is anonymous.

All I ask is you take part in the voting, vote for a few members from within the Film forum - any thread - who you think are deserving. You can leave a few Awards blank if you don't know/can't think of a member to vote for.

It will literally take a minute or so. Thank you very much in advance.

Voting form - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VYDT3XQ

Awards
:king1: :king2: :king3:

The Kevin Spacey Award - Best Member
The Leslie Nielsen Award - Funniest Member
The 12 Angry Men Award - Best Debater
The Roger Ebert Award - Most Knowledgeable
The Star Wars Award - Film Fanboy, member who most associates with a specific film, character or genre.
The post-conversion 3D Award - Bandwagon jumper, member who always jumps onto the 'next big thing'
The David Lynch Award - Most interesting opinions
The Straight to DVD Award - Member most likely to become a bitter hack writing for a local newspaper
The Mark Kermode Award - Member most likely to become a famous critic

The People's Choice Award - Most Nominations

Consider it done :yy:
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Where is the award for the member with the least watched film on the IMDB list?
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Where is the award for the member with the least watched film on the IMDB list?
Funny you should say, wanted to include that as biggest n00b award but surveymonkey only allows 10 options.

You (or cambo) would have won. :king1:


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Consider it done :yy:
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Voted.
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Co-leader. That just reminds me of the sketch from The Office when Michael kept calling Jim the co-manager.
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I like the names of the awards :yy:
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Done
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I like the names of the awards :yy:
Phalanges can take credit for that.
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I took some random guesses too but all done now.
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