[extropy-chat] A movie recommendation

Randall Randall randall at randallsquared.com
Tue Feb 27 15:42:55 UTC 2007

On Feb 27, 2007, at 3:03 AM, John K Clark wrote:

> A DVD of the movie "The Prestige" has just come out, I strongly  
> recommend
> you do yourself a favor and buy it immediately. Never in my life  
> have I seen
> a movie that had my philosophy regarding the copy verses the original
> dynamic, until now. But forget my silly philosophy, simply judged as
> an act of entertainment the movie is first rate. Absolutely first  
> rate!

I didn't like it as much as I was told I would.  I think
that I would have liked it better had I read some spoilers
first, though; the last 20 minutes seem to be set in a
different universe than the first part of the movie. :)


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 -- horror was even his
*own* reaction to what he'd been doing.

Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com>
"If we have matter duplicators, will each of us be a sovereign
  and possess a hydrogen bomb?" -- Jerry Pournelle

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