AVForums Podcast: Episode 224 - 11th June 2018

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week:

      00:00:21 – Welcome back. What have the team been up to this week?
      00:11:20 – Current competitions
      00:13:32 – Ed reviews the Naim Uniti Star All-in-One System
      00:20:32 – Phil previews the BenQ TK800 4K DLP Projector
      00:31:01 – Summer tunes! What streaming service should you use?
      00:40:42 – Phil reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
      00:52:18 – Films opening this week at the cinema
      00:54:53 – 4K and Blu-ray Disc releases this week
      01:00:56 – What's new to stream this week?
      01:04:52 – What are the best movies based on actual true events?
      01:19:52 – Goodbyes

      Presented by Phil Hinton with Ed Selley, Mark Botwright and Cas Harlow

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      Entertaining podcast as usual chaps.
      I noticed Peter Gabriel's album So was on Spotify the other day which was a surprise. Looking now it seems most of his albums are on there too. Which is nice.
      Nice shout out for 24 Hour Party People too. Great film about a great period of music in Manchester. I love the whole Factory Records story, it's a crazy mess and highly entertaining. Worth reading Hooky's book on it too.
       
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      You guys should check out the Toys that made us, Lego episode on Netflix. Very entertaining history of lego.
       
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      Thanks guys.

      What are the best movies based on actual true events?
      Always liked Munich (yet another Spielberg film to add to the list), All the Presidents men (as mentioned).
      I'm on the masterpiece side of the the fence with regards to The Thin Red line, cant wait until we get a UHD release (in hope). I can understand why many hate it and while I love Ryan, it easily tops it, John Tolls beautiful cinematography and one of Zimmers great scores.

      Phil, keep an eye out on the UHD classifieds section (although you have to be very quick), finally managed to get Braveheart (John Toll again) for £17 over the weekend.
       
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      Enjoyable as always guys.
      What are the best movies based on actual true events?

      Let’s throw a few titles out there ....
      Zulu
      The Alamo
      Bridge over the River Kwai
      The Man Who Never Was
       
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      Cheers for another fun podcast

      I saw Jurassic Park 5 the over the weekend 3D dinosaurs and 1D characters!
      I think the next one shud be a musical...like the greatest showman...where they clone Marc Bolan and he reforms TRex with real dinosaurs and they go on tour
       
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      Fave films based on true events:

      Goodnight & Good Luck
      The Right Stuff
      United 93

      To Ed’s point about Pacific War films being portrayed on film, I don’t think anyone has come close to Spielberg’s The Pacific miniseries in portraying the relentless brutal slaughter of that theatre. It made me yearn for the relatively happy-go-lucky fun of Band Of Brothers.
       
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      Absolutely love:
      Seabiscuit
      Chariots of Fire
      The Perfect Storm

      Guilty pleasures
      Heartbreak Ridge ( a lot is just drama, but the name is a real event just like the invasion of Granada)
      Memphis Belle

      I respect Apollo 13 and Butch Cassidy as films but personally don't enjoy them that much.
      Cant even watch Schindler's List after seeing it on first release - quality film making but far too depressing an ordeal to watch again

      in the so bad its good category
      U571
       
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      Good call, great film
       
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      My favourite of the past decade:
      Rush
       
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      Zodiac is an excellent film based on true events. An underrated film from David Fincher. The special features on the blu ray are well worth a watch too. They interview a few of the real life survivors of the Zodiac killier and one helps re-enact the frightening event that happened to him and his girlfriend.

      Hopefully the the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man coming out later this year can join the list.
       
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      Loved that.

      I think Kajaki: The True Story, seemed like a very accurate portrayal of the events. A harrowing watch though. The "where are they now" bit comes up at the end to remind you they are all out there getting on with their lives now. "Everest" was the same. You're watching the film as a film and then there's that reminder at the end that it's all based on recent history.
       
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      Gorillas In The Mist is probably my fave true event film, closely followed by The Dambusters.
       
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      Thanks again folks :thumbsup:

      For @Ed Selley and anyone else with young sprogs with an interest in steam trains, i recommend tracking down "A Day Out With Thomas" event near you: Peep Peep! | A Day Of Family Fun With Thomas! | Day Out With Thomas

      I never really got Jurassic Park. I watched the original at the big screen. After a good opening 10 minutes of set up and (at the time) amazing SFX, it just became
      one long chase scene of dinosaurs trying to eat people until they didn't.
      I found it tedious. Each to their own !!

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      Jurassic Park - I remember a paleontologist talking about it, most of the dinosaurs would have feathers, velociraptors would be smaller, and animals tend not to hunt for sport. When you drive around a safari park the lions don't try to tear your car to pieces to get at you or to eat you, and neither would dinosaurs. In fact drive round your average safari park and you will find most of the animals lying in the sun all day. That's how Jurassic Park would be.
       
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      ^^ The last time i went to Woburn, the monkeys jumped on my car roof and wrecked my aerial. Probably not the peril and danger needed for a feature film, but very funny for the other drivers. We had to sit there for ages as i thought it would be poor form to drive off an potentially injure them. However, this was before i saw the damage !

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      Downfall was a film where I'd read a lot about the last days of Berlin and Hitler, watched the film and found it was just how I imagined it.

      Das Boot isn't based on a particular submarine I think but seems like an accurate portrayal of U Boat life.

      Two things that need a war film making of.

      Operation Chariot. Clarkson did a documentary of it and it needs a film. James G. Dorrian's book of it is worth a read.

      Also The Battle off Samar or just the role of Earnest Evans and the USS Johnston. The guy must have carried his balls round in a suitcase.
       
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      Another vote for Downfall for great films based on real events.

      MB
       
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      I'd add an actual Guadalcanal film. One of my main gripes with The Thin Red Line is that it decides to use fictionalised engagements to portray a campaign that was full of actual ones that defy belief. The Battle of Edson's Ridge even when relayed dispassionately is one of the most stirring examples of fortitude going. If you want to take to the water, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal is such a missive of balls out insanity that it reads like a Micheal Bay film without actually needing Michael Bay.
       
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      I watched The Thin Red Line (1998 version, I didn't know there was a 1964 version until just now), was bored by it, heard some good reviews, watched it again, still bored.
       

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