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Charles Murray
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Re: Television, too?
Charles Murray   10/14/2013 6:38:24 PM
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Sputnik50, are you referring to the Discovery Channel? Or its it on a different channel?  I've been kind of half-looking on Discovery for the past few months but haven't seen the Engineering Disasters series.

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Re: Best Engineering Movie- Brainstorm
Charles Murray   6/23/2013 5:56:03 PM
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Tom, I'm sorry I didn't see your comment until now. You've sold me. I'm going to look for Brainstorm on Netflix.

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Re: Best Engineering Movie- Brainstorm
Tom C.   3/4/2013 9:31:00 PM
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    Charles, you've got to see this movie, and so do the rest of you who are reading these comments.

     The posts were to describe the best Engineering movies, not the best movie that had technical things in it.  There are a lot of technical movies, both SciFy and fairly factual, but few show the engineering process as well as did "Brainstorm."  I am quite amazed that the producers and director were able to piece the already-filmed parts together, as Natalie Wood died during the filming and the completed movie showed her in the movie all the way to the end. Christopher Walken portrayed a perfect nerdy, driven scientist / engineer.  I write about robots and have seen many amazing robots in my days, but nothing that even comes close to what is portrayed in this film.  Even the non-technical parts showing the beautiful scenery of North Carolina was among the best for a SciFy film.

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Re: Best Engineering Movie- Brainstorm
Charles Murray   3/4/2013 8:16:07 PM
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You've convinced me, Tom C. I've now got Brainstorm in my Netflix queue.

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Re: Favorite Engineering Movie
Charles Murray   1/11/2013 7:05:22 PM
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Is Atlas Shrugged really an engineering movie? I haven't seen it.

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Re: Defense worker on film
Charles Murray   7/24/2012 6:40:38 PM
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Grunchy: Before he was Obi Wan, Alec Guiness also appeared in another great engineering movie: Bridge on the River Kwai.

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Re: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Charles Murray   3/29/2012 10:13:43 PM
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I have to admit, Jim, I watched the manufacturing segments on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood with my son when he was growing up. I liked them as an adult and actually learned new things. I suspect I wasn't alone in this.

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Re: Television, too?
Charles Murray   1/27/2012 6:27:00 PM
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I definitely agree. It's not a movie, but it's a fantastic series.

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Best Engineering Movie- Brainstorm
Tom C.   8/15/2011 12:14:53 PM
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   I agree with the person who mentioned "Brainstorm."  Having been in many types of labs over the years, that movie most closely depicted a real scientific lab, the strange manner in which projects are created and gain approval.  Yes, the capture and storage of human sensations on tape and the ability to transfer these emotions / feeling to another may be a bit in the future, but the science seemed so real.  Natalie Wood died during the filming of this classic, but it is my all time favorite movie due to the accuracy and theme.

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jim.antaki@e-design-md   7/29/2011 6:36:48 PM
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I'm willing to bet that there are other engineer/designers out there who, like me, was inspired by "Picture Picture" on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  For those of you too young to know what I'm referring to, it was basically the 1970's-1980's version of "How its Made."  I loved that show!

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