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Okay, I retract everything I said before. I was thinking about the one I posted about the soldier who came back with a robotic arm and leg. That's the one to which I thought you were referring.

The Trial is about a combat trained vet who got severely injured and was immobile, paralyzed. However, he's been trained in things like situational awareness and various combat skills. The project or trial was about transferring the tactical training from a disabled guy and transfer it into the able-body of another man.

There's jumps because he keeps blacking out when he's not in control. The "collateral" is being done without his conscious awareness. With each kill, the able-bodied guy gets more in control, and the awareness of the combat vet slowly dissolves.

The end is an interview where the man is busted for the kills, he's eating his last meal, the priest is giving him his last rites, and he's saying he'd do it all over again.

That's the way I interpreted it anyway. When he first looks into the mirror, there's no sign of recognition so you can tell it's not like they rejuvenated him somehow, but that of an entirely different person. There's a struggle for dominance in the beginning. He'd rather die as an able-bodied killer, than a paralyzed victim.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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That is an excellent analysis, and I think you're correct. Thanks. BTW, I'm putting you on retainer as my go to source for interpretations of Dust. So stay frosty.



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"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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These short films are great!

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Holy cow! Did you watch The Candidate? Dayum!

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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FTL:

Interesting but impossible, since Einstein proved nothing can ever exceed the speed of light. And the ending was kind of weak, sort of a variation on the ending of 2001.



PS I guess they can't all be gems.

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Oh believe me, there are several I didn't bother posting because they made absolutely no sense, were poorly acted or directed. I picked the ones that seemed at least somewhat interesting, – some better than others. The good ones make up for the very few bad ones. They put out a LOT of content daily and I've been sifting through their whole history.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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They can't all be gems, and the really good ones make it worthwhile sifting
through the chaff. A great web site!



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I think this is where we're headed…

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Unfortunately I believe you are correct.



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Holy cow indeed!

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I totally did not see that coming!

Did you happen to catch the credits to see who was in it?

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Yes! Meghan Markle caught my eye. That's her in the thumbnail.

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I don't know her from Adam as the only pictures of her I've seen are the wedding and whatever pops up in my news feed. I'd never heard of her before.

I still can't get over what a terrific performance this was!

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Robert Picado is a gem. Always worth watching. The end was appropriate!!

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He was wonderful. I kept thinking, "I wonder why the acting is so stellar!" Derp.

These are really addictive.



"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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I'm not quite sure if I understand what is going on in "Memoir".



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I've really slipped in trying to keep this thread current. I'll have to watch this one again.

Check out the one I just posted called "The Masseuse". It's in Japanese so yes, you'll have to read subtitles, but it's rather poignant and hits the emotional pistons.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Daymum is right about The Candidate! Holy crap!



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Yes! Out of all the ones I've watched, (and I think I've watched almost all of them), that one remains one of the most potent. The acting was so superb that I fell for it completely. It's the most powerful of the group thus far, that's for sure.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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As Lee Marvin once said "I will drink to that!" Very powerful!



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"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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How about this one given the current world we live in?






No matter how many videos I watch, "The Candidate" continues to give me shivers and is my favourite of all.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Yes they are!



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You are so not a team player on filmboards.

This thread could benefit everyone interested in short films.

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I'm not stopping anyone from being a part of my threads. It's a public forum. Everyone can post in any thread they want to.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Why are you tagging Anna Marie then? It's not like the first thing she does is not search for your threads and posts when she logs in. I didn't even need to tag her when was chasing all of my posts trying to troll me.

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Because we discussed this before, and she expressed a particular interest.

Any thread I post is open for anyone to participate in.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Yes, it's like WildMan's call out thread for me. It's open for discussion from all people about all things from suits to card games.

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And air conditioning!

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Okay but you've been tagging her regularly in your posts. I'm not telling you to quit. You wouldn't quit anyway. I'm just saying that what you're doing isn't being a team player and everyone will see that. The clique issue is a major reason holding filmboards back.

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I was reading some of the comments and they were saying the same thing: Black Mirror.

If I'm enjoying these so much, maybe I should check out Black Mirror after all.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Yes you should definitely check out Black Mirror. It's one of the best series ever on TV imho, and is rated a very high 8.9 on IMDb.



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"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Short films are a positive aspect of social media and they don't get enough attention. Along with the new material being produced we also have decades of short films being given new life.

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When the majority become the minority, and discrimination and rejection cannot be avoided.

"Where once there was violence, now there is silence, to add to the darkness of the deep, dark void."

@~AnnaMaria~ check this one out! It's very powerful and it reflects, in its own way, society today.



"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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@MovieManCin2 (Hahaha, I think you'll get a kick out of this one. There's a reference to our favourite feline, and more).



"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Very interesting. Also very Black Mirror. Thanks for posting these.

Wow! First you discuss movies, then you post them, on a movie chat board!
Whoda thunk it? You are awesome!



But who is our favorite feline?





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Surely you jest.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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No I don't. And don't call me Shirley. So what's the dealio with this film?



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Schrodinger's cat is in this. At least twice! Aaaand, the whole movie is about what happens when identical objects are put into the same space, do they exist or do they not, and what gets done with them.

Oveur and out.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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That's not exactly what SC is about. It's about the cat being both dead and alive simultaneously when you cannot observe it. It's an explanation of sorts of quantum physics.

And why did you say he/she was in there twice??



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