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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:10 pm

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:What's that submarine movie that plays everyyear on the playa?
Are you saying that BRC is Pepperland?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:50 pm

The Exterminating Angel







(except for the sheep shot.)

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Post by DangerMouse » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:44 am

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?

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Post by robotland » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:30 am

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Post by scarlet_minnow » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:46 am

Big Fish-
You have crazy experiences with situations that are totally unbelievable and then have to try and convince others that they really, really happened. lol
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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:47 am

King of Hearts, film from the 70s, French? English? haven't seen it in decades. Set in WWI, soldier goes into a town that has been evacuated and is now inhabited by the occupants of a local insane asylum, except he has no clue they aren't just the regular inhabitants. Worth tracking down, I should do so myself

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:32 am

I'm betting English or joint. Alan Bates stars, which should make it easier to find.

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Post by chickenfish » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:51 pm

The Philadelphia experiment had some scenes filmed in the black rock desert, bad day at black rock is an old cowboy flick filmed out there as well. Then theree is that one about the crazy scientist who builds the time machine supersonic car that drive through the mountain....I can't hink of the name of it- but it was filmed out there as well...and all those damn car commercials...
on the book end of things I just finished Clive Barker Abarat- awesome book, has a very magical otherworldy feel that reminds me of BRC
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
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Post by chickenfish » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:52 pm

The Philadelphia experiment had some scenes filmed in the black rock desert, bad day at black rock is an old cowboy flick filmed out there as well. Then theree is that one about the crazy scientist who builds the time machine supersonic car that drive through the mountain....I can't hink of the name of it- but it was filmed out there as well...and all those damn car commercials...
on the book end of things I just finished Clive Barkers "Abarat"- awesome book, has a very magical otherworldy feel that reminds me of BRC
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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Abarat, a must read for the magically inclined

Post by chickenfish » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:54 pm

The Philadelphia experiment had some scenes filmed in the black rock desert, bad day at black rock is an old cowboy flick filmed out there as well. Then there is that one about the crazy scientist who builds the time machine supersonic car that drives through the mountain....John Lithgow plays the crazy scientist....I can't hink of the name of it- but it was filmed out there as well...and all those damn car commercials...
on the book end of things I just finished Clive Barkers "Abarat"- awesome book, has a very magical otherworldy feel that reminds me of BRC
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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Post by chickenfish » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:56 pm

doh
I thought I was in Brazil for a moment, had to fill everything out in triplicate...
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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Post by orangepeelmoses » Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:28 am

even cowgirls get the blues
(based on the tom robbins book)

Zorba the greek

eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
(charlie kaufman's latest)

one flew over the cuckoo's nest
(based on the book by merry prankster ken kesey)

twin peaks

talking heads' stop making sense

salvador dali's un chien andalou

opm

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Re: Abarat, a must read for the magically inclined

Post by rodent » Sun Jul 25, 2004 2:55 pm

chickenfish wrote:Then there is that one about the crazy scientist who builds the time machine supersonic car that drives through the mountain....John Lithgow plays the crazy scientist....I can't hink of the name of it- but it was filmed out there as well
"Buckaroo Banzai; Across the 8th Dimention". Great, strange, bizarre film. Run and grab the DVD.

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Post by chickenfish » Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:36 pm

Thank you rodent, for that clarifying moment. Indeed it is a wacky film, check it out!
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
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chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
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Post by TheJudge » Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:00 pm

There is a movie I caught called "Bad Day at Black Rock" staring Spencer Tracy. It doesnt look like its shot in the Black Rock Desert, but its a decent movie.

For me, those damn car commercials of shiny new vehicles doing sliding turns and high speed passes out on the desert reminds me of being out there.
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Post by saint_al » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:48 pm

Not a movie, but a great quote from the '01 burn:

"Looks like a Fellini picture on a Cecil B. DeMille scale."

Yet another vote for the Mad Max pics- it's how I (partially) explain the burn to the normals who don't know BMan.
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Post by Lostfolio » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:21 am

Has anyone mentioned "Until the End of the World"? It's a great, oddly paced movie by Wim Wenders.
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Post by Fat SAM » Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:04 pm

I can't believe I'm the first person to say it...

"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" This is totally my chance to bring out my inner Raoul Duke. Thompson is a mega hero of mine, though, so I look for gonzo soul in a lot of things, I suppose.
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Post by BAS » Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:16 pm

I saw the movie "Troy" last weekend, and spent a good part of the movie trying to examine the yurts the Greeks were using (and wondering if the Greeks actually did have yurts!). The friend I went to see the movie with thought that yurt building looked like a lot of work. He is planing one building a PVC dome for BM. Anyway, "Troy" reminded me of BM, even if tangentially.

OT: I finally figured out where I can get straps and ropes in the correct lengths for the yurt plans I have! Farm & Fleet sells rope and staps by the foot, and has a bunch of other items I could use. Maybe I really will have a yurt ready by 2005....
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Post by Lothos » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:24 pm

theres a movie called "Landspeed",twas filmed in the Black Rock Desert.

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Post by TheMuse » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:36 pm

Lostfolio wrote:Has anyone mentioned "Until the End of the World"? It's a great, oddly paced movie by Wim Wenders.
Ooooh that's the one I was going to say. I keep listening to the soundtrack at work to get me in the Playa groove. Though losing my entire summer to camp building madness has helped too.
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Post by kiddo » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:41 am

Burning Girl, hey I felt exactly the same way at exactly the same point in that movie.

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Post by JezebelinHell » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:31 am

In Rules of Attraction they burn this little wooden man at a party out in the middle of nowhere. Not exactly Burning Man, but it did remind me of it a bit.
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Post by DancesWithElves » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:44 am

How 'bout Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? I can just see the bus now, with the shoe on top and the dress flying out, opera cranked, pulling up to the Greeters' station!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:58 pm

chickenfish wrote: on the book end of things I just finished Clive Barkers "Abarat"- awesome book, has a very magical otherworldy feel that reminds me of BRC
Haven't got to Abarat yet--no longer the total Barker fanatic I was--but there was that part at the end of Great and Secret Show where they finally get to "Quiddidity" (or something like that) and that has a burner vibe as well as parts of Imagica. He is such a lush, decadent writer and that makes him really in tune with some of our party.

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Post by loveshack » Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:36 pm

The best movie that reminds me of burning man is a short that you can see at www.405 themovie.com ok ok it is nothing like BM but I thought you peoples might enjoy it :D

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Post by morgbert » Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:57 am

It's an odd one... but Three Kings by David O. Russell. He filmed the desert very brightly and you could just feel the sand and the sun and snapping wind, and it took me right back.

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Post by mello » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:43 pm

Beetlejuice!

and

Pee Wee's Big Top Adventure (is that the name of it?)

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Post by Fat SAM » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:58 pm

Did anyone mention "The Big Empty" yet? It sure looks like it was filmed on the Playa...Kind of a cool movie, too...it's about getting called out of here by aliens. Like "Cocoon" but with the Playa and more dangerous aliens who don't take shit off humans who try to waste their time.
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Post by NEXUS » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:31 am

Not sure if it was mentioned yet, but during the night, the playa definitely had the feel of "Blade Runner," an observation a friend of mine had made too. Lots of neon and creative lighting in a dense, city-like setting, odd shadowing and sounds, and bicycles whizing by with costumed riders.
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