Jason's Guide to Movies for the Various Events in Life

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Awesome movie. I approve of your choices.

While making my way through the submarine at the Intrepid museum in NYC I took the opportunity to yell (softly) “alarrrmmm!” and then did that running swing through the hatch you see in the clip. Extremely satisfying.

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Showing off new widescreen TV: Big Trouble in Little China (trailer)

Breaking in new sound system: Big Trouble in Little China (the Three Storms)

Correct party wins election: Big Trouble in Little China (call the president)

Lost a chess match: The Thing

Drinking liquor with friends: Big Trouble in Little China

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I’ve seen Das Boot twice. There is no way I could watch it again, way too much tension and anxiety. Properly functioning submarines already scare me you add depth charges in to the mix and I’m right out.

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May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.

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I don’t know what prompted this, and I have never seen Das Boot, but I think this is pretty funny.

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The USS Pampanito has a dramatic audio tour, with headphones. There’s a bit where you, the visitor, are being “depth-charged.” The boat/museum is still free floating, and it was just at that moment when we got hit by the wake of some large passing ship. I thought Das Boot was scary and upsetting, but that wake synced with those sound effects almost made me shit myself.* I don’t know how any sailor survived that with his sanity even remotely intact.

* Good thing I didn’t, as the subs from that era are… not roomy.

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(with apologies for crappy video, but most versions on YouTube are blocked in U.S.)

High school attendance in the American midwest: Blade Runner Roy’s last scene

Moving to another dwelling, town, country or planet: Dune folding space

PhD thesis defense: Dune gom jabbar test

Megadrought: Dune (director’s cut/longest cut of the film you can find still directed by David Lynch)

No rain in a month: Dune (TV miniseries)

One’s child taking the test for a driver’s license: Dune

Interview for new job, final phase conducted by tightly-wound HR: Blade Runner and also here Voight-Kampff tests

Rollout of new web site, just out of beta: Apocalypse Now "If I say it’s safe, then… " surf scene

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‘Das Boot’ gute Wahl! Great movie and cast.

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JLW’s list is deep.

Housecleaning your social media friend lists: They Live

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Desire to watch a film: Nope, I’ve watched all the good ones to death.

Desire to be mildly entertained: Impossible, nothing good exists any more.

Boil the kettle: No tea bags.

Look outside: Cloudy and dark.

Go to bed: Insomnia.

Hmm, haven’t seen that in a while, guess this process works.

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I can’t see Days of Thunder anywhere on this list. It is clearly incorrect.

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Before reading the Boing Boing BBS: Face/Off

Meh.

Das Boot

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I was watching The Perfect Storm with some friends during a typhoon. We’d set up a TV in a cabin of the ship and were sitting on the floor. Just as the big wave approaches in the movie, a wave hit us and the TV almost fell on our heads.

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Testing your new Dubly Surround Sound System: Days of Thunder (because you only have Apollo 13 on VHS, and Ross had a Days of Thunder Blu-Ray).

Top Gun for my father on this. Strangely, I use the Aquarius/Sunshine song from Hair.

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Blade Runner opening for both. Always.

Agree otherwise.

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