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Darth Enzo

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#225723
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What do you drive?
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Originally posted by: Rikter

Also would you want me to find you a rust-free Z project car??


Absolutely, but I'm nowhere near ready to pull the trigger on it. That's probably 3 to 5 years out.

MAN, I miss having the cash to build-up my cars, I'd auto-X again if I could afford tires!

The sad thing is, the diff and suspension bits have literally been sitting in my garage for over 2 years. And when I said I had a local source for cheap race rubber, I meant it. Six of those Hankooks, which all have 75+% tread left, cost me $100 and a season's worth of homemade F1 DVDs.

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#223049
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Info Wanted: Has anyone done any Unaltered Disney Classics preservations?
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Originally posted by: Knightmessenger
As for Aladdin, I know the original line in the opening song: "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" is on the soundtrack. It may have been changed in a later reissue but I have the original one.


That's been fixed, thanks to a collaborative effort betwixt myself and ADM. Drop me a PM, and get the "later reissue" you speak of.
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#222140
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John Williams' Music
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Compared to the OT, the PT has a sort of disconnectedness between the images on the screen and the music. This is due to several factors, but the most telling one, in my estimation, is the difference in the way the two trilogies were made. On the originals, the edit was pretty much locked down when it came time for the scoring sessions. The main visual difference between the final film and the one projected in the studio was an occasional unfinished effects shot. Williams could conduct the orchestra to keep important musical beats in sync with the action in the film.

With the prequels, however, large portions of the movie were extensively re-edited *after* the music was recorded. This necessitated the cutting of the music to make it (more or less) fit with the film or, in some cases, replacing the music written for a scene with a cue lifted from another sequence (or even another movie). Mix that with the different priorities that come into play when a sound designer is the editor, and you get a vastly different film-&-music experience.

Contrast this with the chase scene near the end of "E.T." The orchestra's best performance was on a take that was slightly off the timing of the film. Spielberg decided to use the music as it was, and tweaked the film editing to conform it to the score.
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#221574
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What do you drive?
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Dammit, Rikter, you're making me jealous again. If I have to go out west when I get another Z, I'm gonna make it a point to swing by your neck of the woods and take a few runs on Sandia Peak.

With any luck at all, by the end of the summer I'll get my helical diff installed, rear suspension rebuilt, and maybe a one-piece driveshaft to boot. Fewer parts + 25-40% weight reduction = woo-hoo! Once the suspension's done and aligned, I've got a very slightly used set of Hankook RSS Z211 stickies to play with. It's awesome having a local source for cheap race tires...
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#220259
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How will you die
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At age 44, you will die from wounds delivered by a blender after trying to make your sixteenth magarita of the day. (And it's only 3:00pm, shame on you!)

Holy crap! I've only got ten years to become a raging alcoholic and acquire a cheap POS blender. Who am I kidding? If I felt like it, I could accomplish that in ten hours.

Actually, I much prefer the second prediction:


At age 86, you will spontaneously combust while dining out with your family.
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#211494
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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Coov, that might just be your best work yet. None of that self-indulgent, artsy-fartsy, brushed-metal crap—that looks like something you would see on an official Lucasfilm retail package. Just add about a half-inch of outer glow on everything, and make the SW logo bleed out into the fabric of the bandage a bit, and it'll be spot-on dead perfect.

Oh yeah, and another thing...
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#211299
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Superman Movie
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Agreed. Apparently Jamestown has some sort of weirdo revival house theater, and it's beyond me why they're running M:I-2. That was probably one of the worst, or at least most disappointing, movies I've paid to see. M:I-3 was quite enjoyable, though, and the fact it was free made it that much better. I just wish they'd run the Superman trailer before it.
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#208821
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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I'm actually more curious, and somewhat concerned, about the disc art on the "bonus discs." As craptacular as the covers for the 2004 DVD were, they got the disc art pretty much perfect, with the classic posters easily making up for the big Roman numerals. Since it's likely the 2004-spec discs in the new sets will be exactly the same, where will they go with disc art on the OOT?