I worked in a county jail for a few days. The jail was new. Guards were still getting the hang of the door system operated from a single control room. These two prisoners in the hall, mopping the floor were joking about how doors would open and shut for no reason (guards learning how to use the system). As on queue three doors in a row open up. The two prisoners and I could see cars freaking driving on the road next door. One of these guys taps his mop to the window of the control room, points at the "road to freedom". The guard closed those doors pretty fast and was visibly embarrassed. Good times.
NEVER underestimate the human factor. USB keys! Sheesh!
You could say that if this many celebrate your death, that you have taken a few wrong turns in life.
5 computers, 3 laptops, 7 screens, 3 phones, 2 switches and an electric heater. This has been running for months now and we've only had one interruption so far. Took out the entire floor of the building though. And that was after we tried to add a second heater.
I am going to fully agree with this. Three movies full of that "week old road kill roasted over an oil drum fire by a paranoid schizophrenic hobo" please. Now the next Q: How will they put 7 books with so many sub stories, climaxes, details etc
.... into three movies. Peter Jackson did it with LOTR but I have a hard time seeing anyone doing this with the dark tower. The audience would have a very hard time understanding unless the stories were simplefied, condensed into something understandable (please don't!).
I probably see the same thing as you. My point is. Many people will see the movies outside the US. They may very well never know that a large part of the story is told on a different medium. How many will find their way to a website, an illegal download etc... whatever it takes to see those two in-between parts? I would say, make three, heck, four movies if that is what it takes.
How will the TV shows be handled in countries other than the US. I live in the Netherlands. We will probably get the movies in the movie theaters. I doubt the TV series will broadcast here at the same time as in the US. Usually it takes months if not years for TV shows to appear on TV here. So most likely We will see movie #1, then a long wait of nothing, see movie #2, the first TV series may (or not) start airing here. Then we get movie #3 and then after a long wait
.... TV series #2. Point: it will be all out of sync.
Just curious how that will be handled.
jtroutman writes "Stepping into the ring to compete with entities such as Amazon, CinemaNow and, of course, NetFlix, Blockbuster announced today the acquisition of Movielink, LLC. The deal had been scheduled to take place earlier this year, but was quashed amid trouble between the then CEO, John Antioco, and the Board of Directors."
I agree. American, or more specifically, US culture seems to be obsesed with simplifying things. Cars are used for pretty much everything, getting married and then divorced can be done in a drive through. I don't even know where to start on the long list of things that corporate America has stuffed down the throat of the consumer in the name of "better", "easier", "les energy consuming" while all of it ends up being a variation on "selling a product that enables you to become lazier and dumber".