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FleaStiff
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November 3rd, 2011 at 2:52:41 PM permalink
In reality, all the MIT leaders and many of the players were Oriental. So how realistic do you think the movies are going to be. They don't really want to cast a movie about Oriental nerds who didn't think their fake cover stories would stand out like sore thumbs.
heather
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mamat
November 4th, 2011 at 2:47:47 PM permalink
I saw one of the original crew members, an Asian guy, say that he'd rather have a white guy play him than have his avatar chosen from Hollywood's small pool of Asian talent.
JuniorWiz
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November 4th, 2011 at 3:29:10 PM permalink
Quote: heather

I saw one of the original crew members, an Asian guy, say that he'd rather have a white guy play him than have his avatar chosen from Hollywood's small pool of Asian talent.



I think it's hilarious when PC lib Hollywood changes the white guy from the novel into a black guy in the movie. If you read the book first, it doesn't work.
thecesspit
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November 4th, 2011 at 3:36:51 PM permalink
That's the same PC Liberal Hollywood that was gonna remake Akira in New York, with no Japanese guys at all?

Hint: it's not about liberal or PC... it's about selling tickets.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
MarieBicurie
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November 4th, 2011 at 3:57:32 PM permalink
The most annoying result from that movie was that stupid "Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!" line. Casino patrons were annoying enough already without shouting that retarded phase every 5 minutes.
Ibeatyouraces
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November 4th, 2011 at 5:39:40 PM permalink
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JuniorWiz
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November 5th, 2011 at 1:59:04 PM permalink
Quote: MarieBicurie

The most annoying result from that movie was that stupid "Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!" line. Casino patrons were annoying enough already without shouting that retarded phase every 5 minutes.



That is very annoying.
JuniorWiz
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November 5th, 2011 at 1:59:04 PM permalink
Quote: MarieBicurie

The most annoying result from that movie was that stupid "Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!" line. Casino patrons were annoying enough already without shouting that retarded phase every 5 minutes.



That is very annoying.
MichaelBluejay
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February 26th, 2016 at 12:01:30 AM permalink
(just found this thread)

I saw the movie with the Wizard in the theater. Afterward I said I was thinking of writing an article about the inaccuracies in it. He replied, "You ought to write about the things they got right, that would be a shorter list."
AcesAndEights
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:17:02 AM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

(just found this thread)

I saw the movie with the Wizard in the theater. Afterward I said I was thinking of writing an article about the inaccuracies in it. He replied, "You ought to write about the things they got right, that would be a shorter list."


I finally watched this movie a few months ago. I found your article to be hilarious and spot-on.

My biggest problem with the film was how he went on tilt, betting huge sums of money with no edge and that was apparently the ONLY time he lost money. Like many other Hollywood depictions of card counting (Rainman and The Hangover come to mind), if you know what you're doing it's a license to print money.
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