The Perfect Movie

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
G'day Brian.

Yeah mate, the American Civil War has fascinated me for years.

I remember while I was doing my nursing degree at University, I always went to the library and had my nose in some book on that dreadful war.

My goodness, the Carnage would make Quentin Tarantino sweat.

I find most movies are generally biased toward the Union effort and perspective.

A really good biopic movie on Robert E Lee and his command of the Army of Northern Virginia would be absolutely amazing.

He is a huge name in military history.
Brutal war indeed. They say it's the first "modern" war, unlike the "gentlemans" war the British were so known for.

The movie Gettysburg is good, you probably wont find a biopic pic about Robert E. Lee. The Confederacy is a very sore subject here in the USA, as are its historical figures. Statues have been torn down, the Confederate flag is no longer considered a part of our history and is now just a symbol of racism, our modern view of our own history is so skewed its sad. I wont get into it here, but there is a whole faction of people who would love it if the whole entire war just went away.

I agree Robert E. Lee is very important to both US and military history. Just not here in the US unless you still have southern values. But then you are considered a racist.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
The problem with most civil war movies is that they’re written from a Yankee’s perspective, and they play only one note: Slavery.

If you wanna watch a civil war flick with a bit of romance, check out Gone With the Wind.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
The problem with most civil war movies is that they’re written from a Yankee’s perspective, and they play only one note: Slavery.

If you wanna watch a civil war flick with a bit of romance, check out Gone With the Wind.
Agreed. Not gonna say any more about it though. I live here, my thoughts wont be popular. And no I don't think we should have slaves.

Gone With the Wind is a good flick. Its kinda slow at times, but still a good story. Roots is good too, but isn't as much about the war although the war does come into play historically.
 

beatdat

Senior Member
Do people enjoy watching TV shows and movies that are based around what they do for work?

For example, do doctors enjoy watching shows and movies that are based around the medical profession. Or do LEOs like watching cop shows and movies.

I know that, whenever I watch a courtroom drama, I find myself screaming at the screen, "What?! No, you can't cross-examine your own witness!". It takes my right out of whatever it is that I'm watching because they rarely get it right.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Do people enjoy watching TV shows and movies that are based around what they do for work?

For example, do doctors enjoy watching shows and movies that are based around the medical profession. Or do LEOs like watching cop shows and movies.

I know that, whenever I watch a courtroom drama, I find myself screaming at the screen, "What?! No, you can't cross-examine your own witness!". It takes my right out of whatever it is that I'm watching because they rarely get it right.
I've never watched a movie about what I did specifically, but I can apply the movie Office Space to every non-restaurant job I've ever had.
 

Smoke

Silver Member
I've never heard of a movie or TV show about metrology - the study of measurement. It would surely fall into the category of what my wife calls "snoovies" - a perfect movie to put you to sleep - a snooze movie! I've been a metrologist in some form or fashion since 1983. Maybe that explains why I'm tired all the time. :D
 
Agreed. Not gonna say any more about it though. I live here, my thoughts wont be popular. And no I don't think we should have slaves.

Gone With the Wind is a good flick. Its kinda slow at times, but still a good story. Roots is good too, but isn't as much about the war although the war does come into play historically.
Not sure how accurate it was because I watched it ages ago and it wasn’t any kind of documentary or anything , but I enjoyed the mini series North and South with Patrick Swayze.
 
Do people enjoy watching TV shows and movies that are based around what they do for work?

For example, do doctors enjoy watching shows and movies that are based around the medical profession. Or do LEOs like watching cop shows and movies.

I know that, whenever I watch a courtroom drama, I find myself screaming at the screen, "What?! No, you can't cross-examine your own witness!". It takes my right out of whatever it is that I'm watching because they rarely get it right.
I can forgive a lot of some stuff in most movies because I know it’s entertainment. Where I get in trouble and start screaming at the screen is when you know its attempting to put some realism in and they get it wrong . You can almost tell every single time if something is your profession what their intent is . If I KNOW they are intending realism but F it all up it’s infuriating. Not so much when they intend for pure entertainment. Movies for the most part intend entertainment in my profession and I can let stuff slide. It’s the tv series for my profession ( LEO) that many times intend realism but F it all up. There’s a fine line to walk to make something entertaining AND keep a lot of realism in it . Most times I just shake my head a bit in disbelief but sometimes I’m hooked into voicing my frustrations in disbelief lol . All depends on the movie and or series and what I think their intent was . It’s difficult thing to pull off .
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
Do people enjoy watching TV shows and movies that are based around what they do for work?

For example, do doctors enjoy watching shows and movies that are based around the medical profession. Or do LEOs like watching cop shows and movies.

I know that, whenever I watch a courtroom drama, I find myself screaming at the screen, "What?! No, you can't cross-examine your own witness!". It takes my right out of whatever it is that I'm watching because they rarely get it right.
Being in the medical profession.......I can say absolutely NO!!

Medical dramas absolutely saturate TV land.

They are all absolute garbage in terms of realism.

I simply can't watch anything medical on TV

A few reasons why.......

1) THERE IS NO FLATLINE! If the patient has a genuine flatline on the monitor......the leads have come off!

2) Rubbing the paddles together before shocking a patient is complete rubbish

3) I love how the most intelligent and well educated medical specialist in the team is some 20 year old drop dead gorgeous female who knows the answer to every single problem in life and medical situation.
 
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Benthedrummer

Junior Member
Brutal war indeed. They say it's the first "modern" war, unlike the "gentlemans" war the British were so known for.

The movie Gettysburg is good, you probably wont find a biopic pic about Robert E. Lee. The Confederacy is a very sore subject here in the USA, as are its historical figures. Statues have been torn down, the Confederate flag is no longer considered a part of our history and is now just a symbol of racism, our modern view of our own history is so skewed its sad. I wont get into it here, but there is a whole faction of people who would love it if the whole entire war just went away.

I agree Robert E. Lee is very important to both US and military history. Just not here in the US unless you still have southern values. But then you are considered a racist.
I had absolutely NO idea that the ACW is such a delicate subject in the U.S.A.

I will now drop this topic, my apologies if I have offended anyone.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I had absolutely NO idea that the ACW is such a delicate subject in the U.S.A.

I will now drop this topic, my apologies if I have offended anyone.
No offense taken here, Ben.

It's actually a quite interesting period of history leading up to the war. Different views from different backgrounds compound all of it. I'll leave it at that.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Do people enjoy watching TV shows and movies that are based around what they do for work?

For example, do doctors enjoy watching shows and movies that are based around the medical profession. Or do LEOs like watching cop shows and movies.

I know that, whenever I watch a courtroom drama, I find myself screaming at the screen, "What?! No, you can't cross-examine your own witness!". It takes my right out of whatever it is that I'm watching because they rarely get it right.
Oh for sure. I love watching other electricians do their thing on the home improvement shows.

And if they do something that I know I CLEARLY do better, well I make darn sure the whole room knows about it lol.

Goes the other way too. If there's a better way to do something, I want to know about it.
 
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wraub

Well-known member
Blade Runner (although this varies with the version)
Reservoir Dogs
Godfather 1 and 2
The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T
Airplane
....

I'm watching Song Of The South this weekend... I'll let you know. ;)
 
Oh for sure. I love watching other electricians do their thing on the home improvement shows.

And if they do something that I know CLEARLY do better, well I make darn sure the whole room knows about it lol.

Goes the other way too. If there's a better way to do something, I want to know about it.
Well if we’re talking reality tv here then yeah yeah , ....and reality police shows have me saying WTF did he / she / they just do 😳🙄. I’ll call out bad tactics every single time .
But it goes the other way too. I’ve seen better ways to do things and learned new tactics and gained info all the time . If it’s really a reality show there’s always something new to learn no matter the profession or hobby or what have you 👍🏻
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
Even Nurse Jackie?
ESPECIALLY Nurse Jackie (but I haven't actually seen it).

But you have reminded me of something......

SCRUBS is probably my fave TV show of all time. Apart from it's amazing humour, it kinda is more accurate than anything else.
 
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