What is this Meg Ryan G5 crap that Appleturns talks about?
Reply 21 of 36
December 18, 2001 9:30AM
that's not too far off. Apple has a 666 powered PowerBook now.
Reply 22 of 36
December 18, 2001 9:50AM
Relax folks. Movies are written by... well...
. And screenwriters are not known for their computer-savy...which is why so many of them use Macs. So, when they need to add some dialogue about techno/computer stuff they just use what little they know.
Ever see those 'Nick the Computer Guy' skits on SNL? When he talks techie he speaks in Mac. That's because the SNL writers use Macs. I'm sure the writers of this movie were doing the same thing. That's it. No big.
Reply 23 of 36
December 18, 2001 9:53AM
[quote]that's not too far off. Apple has a 666 powered PowerBook now. <hr></blockquote>
so why the hell did they call it 667?
Reply 24 of 36
December 18, 2001 9:59AM
[quote]Originally posted by Notar:
so why the hell did they call it 667?
Rounding. It was 666.6666666666666666666 and so on but to put that on a spec sheet would take a lot of ink so....
Reply 25 of 36
December 18, 2001 10:03AM
Isn't Appleturns a parody site? They say not to take the stuff too seriously. But alas we fail to listen.
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Reply 26 of 36
December 18, 2001 10:08AM
I take back what I said about this forum getting lame in another thread. This thread proves you guy's have something really good to discuss.
Reply 27 of 36
December 18, 2001 10:12AM
[quote]Rounding. It was 666.6666666666666666666 and so on but to put that on a spec sheet would take a lot of ink so....
And if they put 666 on spec sheet, everybody would call them evil. But would have been a nice joke. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 28 of 36
December 18, 2001 10:14AM
I post so slow that all the jokes are taken while I'm writing them...
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Reply 29 of 36
December 18, 2001 10:25AM
You people are desperate! Anytime the media mentions a mac ya all salivate like it's a big deal! Talk about tying up a server with nonesense! It's like someone threw ya's a bone!
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Reply 30 of 36
December 18, 2001 11:27AM
Imagine the scenario...
Its the year 2000, your writing a script for a film that going to come out end 2001/ biggining 2002. Your working on a G4 450, running OS 8.something, and you want your person to say something about a computer. 'I wonder what computers we'll have by the time this film comes out?' you think to yourself, 'they'll probably have G5s by then, and OS 9.6!', so you go ahead and write that in the script. Fair enough.
AtAt is right to be sarcy about it - it neither adds to or takes away form the possibility of a G5 in Jan.
Reply 31 of 36
December 18, 2001 11:55AM
Try: The movie was written in the late '90s, or 2000 at the
They likely finished filming at
4 months ago to a
After filming comes special effects, sound editing, film editing, dubbing, pick-up shots, music score, more editing, test screenings, etc.
Whatever happened, I'm pretty sure the writer and the director love macs, because no one mentions a computer in a film by name if they don't have to. An example of "having to" is Dell's ugly laptops everywhere in Swordfish as product placement, with plenty of screentime for the logos. Most macs you see in movies are chosen by the set designers because they tend to love macs most of all because they look great. They go to Apple first. However, NBC does have a firm relationship with Apple that is considered advertising.
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Reply 32 of 36
December 18, 2001 3:37PM
[quote]Just because a character in a movie mentions a technology, does not meant that it will actually come about.<hr></blockquote>
What a disappointment. All the time I've wasted looking for that map to the holes in the universe...
Reply 33 of 36
December 18, 2001 3:44PM
Um...we all need to be paying a little more attention to As The Apple Turns. They have been right on all year. As far as rumors this year go, cNet, MacUser.uk and ATAT are at the top of the list with everyone else FAR below. I would have to say that I am now almost completely convinced...No G5 till MWNY.
Reply 34 of 36
December 18, 2001 4:09PM
Please people. It's
As the Apple Turns
. You know, like
As the World Turns
. "Will Mike get his vasectomy reversed? Will Marsha teach Bobby to be a man? Will Cindy cut her braids. Tune in next week..."
They talk about "viewers" and spin everything with a soap opera theme. It's the continuing saga of the soap opera that is Apple Computer. Sure they get a lot of stuff right but they never loose touch with their roots.
Reply 35 of 36
December 18, 2001 6:38PM
A reference to the G5 and OS 9.6 may exist in the script, but the scene will probably be cut for the movie. It happens all the time.
Reply 36 of 36
December 18, 2001 7:46PM
[quote]You people are desperate! Anytime the media mentions a mac ya all salivate like it's a big deal! <hr></blockquote>
Salivate if we're lucky.