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Video / Re: Honest Trailers: Speed
« Last post by Mr. Analog on May 16, 2019, 08:59:43 PM »
Whedonesque dialog :D
Video / Re: Honest Trailers: Speed
« Last post by Darren Dirt on May 16, 2019, 06:23:21 PM »
Video / Honest Trailers: Speed
« Last post by Melbosa on May 16, 2019, 05:19:03 PM »
Sorry if this has been posted, I honestly can't find it in our threads.

Thanks to this Honest Trailer: Speed I learned something about the movie I never knew before...

In preparing the shooting script, one unnamed author had revised Yost's script in a manner that Yost had called "terrible".[5] Yost spent three days "reconfiguring" this draft.[5] Jan de Bont brought in Joss Whedon a week before principal photography started to work on the script.[7] According to Yost: "Joss Whedon wrote 98.9 percent of the dialogue. We were very much in sync, it's just that I didn't write the dialogue as well as he did."[6] One of Whedon's contributions was reworking Traven's character once Keanu Reeves was cast. Reeves did not like how the Jack Traven character came across in Yost's original screenplay. He felt that there were "situations set up for one-liners and I felt it was forcedóDie Hard mixed with some kind of screwball comedy."[8] With Reeves' input, Whedon changed Traven from being "a maverick hotshot" to "the polite guy trying not to get anybody killed,"[7] and removed the character's glib dialogue and made him more earnest.[8]

Yost also gave Whedon credit for the "Pop quiz, hotshot" line.[5] Another of Whedon's contributions was changing the character of Doug Stephens (Alan Ruck) from a lawyer ("a bad guy and he died", according to the writer) to a tourist, "just a nice, totally out-of-his-depth guy".[7] Whedon worked predominantly on the dialogue, but also created a few significant plot points, like the killing of Harry Temple.[7] Yost had originally planned for Temple to be the villain of the story, as he felt that having an off-screen antagonist would not be interesting. However, Yost recognized that there was a lot of work in the script to establish Temple as this villain. When Dennis Hopper was cast as Howard Payne, Yost recognized that Hopper's Payne readily worked as a villain, allowing them to rewrite Temple to be non-complicit in the bomb situation.[5]

I had no idea Josh was a part of the movie in any way... you learn something new every day... THANKS "THE INTERNET"!
Tech Chat / Re: missing a call on WhatsApp can install spyware on your phone
« Last post by Tom on May 15, 2019, 08:05:25 AM »
I imagine it like sends some kind of graphic or script or /something/ that can be exploited when a call is missed. The phone displays it and wham.  Gifs and pngs have been exploited that way before, in fact i think older versions of android's image loading code is known to have code execution exploits.
Lobby / Everything Is Terrible --Jerry...
« Last post by Darren Dirt on May 15, 2019, 02:05:35 AM »
...Maguire. A pyramid made of VHS tapes of the film.


Better legacy than Cat Massage? Or Duane?

*Yeah, they still exist.* https://www.youtube.com/user/EVERYTHINGlSTERRIBLE
Tech Chat / missing a call on WhatsApp can install spyware on your phone
« Last post by Thorin on May 14, 2019, 12:24:04 PM »

That's a link nto an article talking about spyware that can be installed when you have WhatsApp installed, your WhatsApp number gets called, and you don't answer.  I haven't seen any technical discussion on how this is possible yet, but holy cripes, that is a wide-open security hole...
D20 Games / Re: Unlimited Money Hack - D&D
« Last post by Mr. Analog on May 13, 2019, 02:37:01 PM »

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D20 Games / Unlimited Money Hack - D&D
« Last post by Melbosa on May 13, 2019, 02:24:19 PM »
No, you will not get away with this in my campaign LOL
Game Chat / Re: Fallout. Online. Now available.
« Last post by Darren Dirt on May 12, 2019, 11:53:07 AM »

"The Fall of 76"
by Internet Historian**


4,098,532 views in 8 days.

The description of the Duffel Kerfuffle alone is just absolutely brilliant.

**apologies for the new addiction -- the Kony 2012 bid is both hilarious AND insightful! Kinda ditto for the MySpace analysis.

Game Chat / Re: Final Fantasy 7: Remake
« Last post by Tom on May 10, 2019, 04:12:10 PM »
I'm betting a couple years at least, unless they are basing the engine on a prior FF game, then it might be two years or less. Really "all" they need to do is write the new script and character designs and art work and slap it into an engine. YES I realize it isn't /that/ simple, but its better than writing it all from mostly scratch.
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