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Movie Club -- Now Moving in Front of the Camera

I hope by now you're aware of the Weekend Movie Club. I also hope you're aware of my latest Spotlight Interview with SAP Champion Jim Spath.

(I hope I'm not hoping for too much...)

Well, if you weren't aware, Jim has launched a new video contest (which he and I discuss in the interview...but if you want to go straight to the source of the contest: https://blogs.sap.com/2020/07/12/video-contestants-step-in-front-of-the-green-screen/). And that got me thinking: Maybe the community's film fanatics might want to take a break from talking about movies to make some of their own...following the rules that Jim outlines in his post. Heck, they could even win an award!

If not, well, if you're a bit burned out with discussions about the Coen brothers...

No, I'm not referring to "Burn After Reading." Seriously, I love the Coen brothers too, but it's time to move on.

...you might want to head on over to Jim's post and share your thoughts about the entries we've received so far from the likes of Michelle Crapo (spoiler alert: she really, REALLY likes blueberries), Tammy Powlas (three words: Great. Northern. Beans.), Susan Keohan (she's addicted to sugar snap peas...and someone -- or something -- else in her house appears to be addicted to strawberries as well), and Łukasz Pęgiel (I'm craving fried shrimp now). After, maybe you'll be inspired to shoot a one-minute short of your own. I certainly hope so!

(See, there I go again...)

While we're on the subject of the movie club, if anyone is interested in attending a meeting in August, please let me know in the comments below. "12 Monkeys" placed second in our last Twitter poll, so that would be the front runner for the next Weekend Movie Club.

Unless you /insist/ on another Coen brothers film...

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5 Comments

  • Aug 02, 2020 at 02:24 AM

    Movie trivia about 12 Monkeys, as some scenes were filmed in my home town of Baltimore, including places like power plants.

    see, e.g.

    https://www.movie-locations.com/movies/0/12-Monkeys.php

    Finale in Friendship Airport (as known in some timelines) as I recall (totally).

    • Aug 02, 2020 at 01:23 PM

      Many scenes were also filmed in my hometown of Philadelphia, and I'm very familiar with those locations. Not to spoil anything, but I've even been on the escalator featured near the end.

      If we do watch "12 Monkeys," I hope everyone will watch "La Jetée" as well (something I haven't seen since my college film class many years ago). Then again, I saw "12 Monkeys" in the theater when it came out in 1995, and I don't think I've seen it since, so my (total) recall of the film might be flawed. I'll need to watch both again to prep for any film discussion.

  • Aug 05, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    Or maybe we could have a Zoom meeting about a Zoom horror film featuring quarantined characters? :)

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