[extropy-chat] A movie recommendation

Randall Randall randall at randallsquared.com
Fri Mar 2 18:32:17 UTC 2007

On Mar 2, 2007, at 12:20 PM, John K Clark wrote:

> If you have not already seen the great movie The Prestige do  
> yourself a
> favor and see it immediately, but don't read any more of this message.





> "Randall Randall" <randall at randallsquared.com>
>> As for the movie supporting your view of copies, I don't think it  
>> did.
>> The makers clearly wanted us to see the the copykiller as a bad  
>> person -
> But it was the original Angier who did the first killing, shooting  
> his poor
> copy the first time he used the machine just a few seconds after he
> created him.

Yes, it was (some) Angier I was referring to.  The reaction
that those I watched it with was horror, not "oh, that was
a neat trick which didn't harm anyone!", as I imagine you'd

> My favorite line was when Angier said " It took courage to
> walk into that machine every night, not knowing if I'd be the man  
> in the
> tank drowning or the man in The Prestige". Of course he was both.

On the face of it, it seemed that the original was the one
killed every night.

Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com>
"[W]e ARE the market, this IS the market working, there's nothing
  external to be deferred to." -- Ian Bicking, on "let the market  

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