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#41 CobaltBlue

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:34 PM

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"A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images." ?

I just watched it within the past year...felt like a documentary film series to me.

I wasn't bragging about knowing who Ken Burns is. I haven't seen his other stuff aside from some clips of Civil War. I will say that I really enjoy things mocking the Ken Burns documentary style...like that South Park episode about Civil War re-enactment or the pillow fight Community episode.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostCobaltBlue, on 14 August 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

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"A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images." ?

I just watched it within the past year...felt like a documentary film series to me.

I wasn't bragging about knowing who Ken Burns is. I haven't seen his other stuff aside from some clips of Civil War. I will say that I really enjoy things mocking the Ken Burns documentary style...like that South Park episode about Civil War re-enactment or the pillow fight Community episode.

We're going to take a vote.

Who thinks Cobalt helped himself with this post?

Who thinks he hurt himself?


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:39 PM

I am going to have to back Cobalt up here. Not in the sense that it's a movie, because you know, it's not. I wouldn't put any documentary on my list, apples and oranges. BUt I will say that Ken Burns horrible nostalgia mongering is absolutely perfect for the type of memorabilia junkie and historical fetishist that baseball seems to attract ( I'm looking at you here, Scram).

So, while I watched very little of Burns Baseball and his kind of documentary I find odious, I think it Baseball is perfect for his style of film and I'm certain many baseball fans masturbate to it, so I don't think Colbalt is too far out of line for suggesting it.
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:30 AM

I can safely say that my opinion of Cobalt has not changed as a result of his post that OUTRAGEOUSLY suggested that a Baseball miniseries should be in consideration for an unofficial list of top 5 baseball movies on a poker forum.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

I vote Cobalt

Current tally:

Cobalt (3) Nick (1)

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:41 AM

Two suggestions:

Start another account for "Nick Fury."
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For me, Bull Durham is the best baseball movie, Sugar is the best film.

A couple of posts back there was some Rocky talk, but Rocky Balboa was omitted. This is a false construct.

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Rocky 2, then who cares what order
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

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View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

I don't really understand brvheart's tally.

The question was whether Cobalt helped himself with a particular post. Namely the one that stated "'A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images.' ?"

Which is utterly ridiculous. Nobody actually defines a movie that way.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:10 AM

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View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:19 AM

Are we voting on whether Cobalt helped himself with that post, or whether Ken Burns Baseball counts?
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:25 AM

View PostAmScray, on 15 August 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Are we voting on whether Cobalt helped himself with that post, or whether Ken Burns Baseball counts?

I think it's a little of both, even though JJJ is correct that his other account did say 'helped himself'. He was clearly upset about Cobalt's harmless question of 'does it count' and wanted everyone to dogpile. BigD clearly interpreted the question as a condemnation on Cobalt's suggestion from the previous post, even if that wasn't the original intent.

I mean... it's obvious that Cobalt didn't help himself with the 2nd post, and it's also obvious that his question of the Burn's inclusion was absolutely legitimate. So we don't actually need to vote on anything.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:39 AM

Here is Joe Posnanski destroying Trouble with the Curve: http://joeposnanski....uble-curve.html

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

View PostCha! Cha!, on 15 August 2013 - 07:39 AM, said:

Here is Joe Posnanski destroying Trouble with the Curve: http://joeposnanski....uble-curve.html

Joe's the best.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

View Postbrvheart, on 15 August 2013 - 07:25 AM, said:

I think it's a little of both, even though JJJ is correct that his other account did say 'helped himself'. He was clearly upset about Cobalt's harmless question of 'does it count' and wanted everyone to dogpile. BigD clearly interpreted the question as a condemnation on Cobalt's suggestion from the previous post, even if that wasn't the original intent.

I mean... it's obvious that Cobalt didn't help himself with the 2nd post, and it's also obvious that his question of the Burn's inclusion was absolutely legitimate. So we don't actually need to vote on anything.

This is the kind of gibberish people make when they're having a stroke.

Are we voting on Cobalt helping himself with that post or whether Burns Baseball counts as a baseball movie?

1) Cobalt did not help himself with that post
2) Even though it's gotten a bad rap in this thread, I *love* Ken Burns baseball, however documentaries do not count, even though they are technically movies. If we were to count it, it would absolutely be in my top 5 but it's really not fair since its like 10 hours long and insanely comprehensive.

The only thing I don't like about it is, being a PBS film, it does that thing where racism is hysterically over-emphasized and worked into the narrative wherever possible. Its like watching History Detectives where you know there's going to be one thing from war, then two things that address the persecution of somebody...
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:36 AM

View PostAmScray, on 15 August 2013 - 08:30 AM, said:

This is the kind of gibberish people make when they're having a stroke.

Historically, you're too hard on me. Now, I will admit that I'm a terrible writer, but still.

EDIT: Your 2nd point is what Nick should have said to Cobalt's legitimate question.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:22 PM

View PostCha! Cha!, on 15 August 2013 - 07:07 AM, said:

Which is utterly ridiculous. Nobody actually defines a movie that way.
Wikipedia does.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:28 PM

View PostCobaltBlue, on 17 August 2013 - 09:22 PM, said:

Wikipedia does.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:35 PM

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Bull Durham on "THIS" movie network.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

View PostCha! Cha!, on 08 August 2013 - 07:59 AM, said:

The Sandlot
Bull Durham
Moneyball
Major League
The Natural


This is a good list. I would leave out Moneyball. It was decent, not great, for me.


Field of Dreams was very solid but I don't really relate to the whole father/son romanticism angles.

The Natural was a good book and a very good movie
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