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metoosharp
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Foreign language ones too?
metoosharp   3/4/2014 6:30:19 AM
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Sometime ago, a movie about an engineer and his two friends, was a big hit in India.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187043/

The movie was titled "3 idiots". 

Would this fit the bill? Of Engineers on The Big Screen?

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Re: "This Island Earth" Yet another engineering movie
Susan Rambo   3/3/2014 10:46:14 PM
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LOL. Nice movie poster, too. Any other movies you recommend for our next list?

This Island Earth (1955) Poster

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Re: Flash of Genius
Susan Rambo   3/3/2014 10:43:53 PM
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Brilliant. This sounds like a frustrating movie. Thanks. We almost have enough for another list.

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Re: Goldblum x2
Susan Rambo   3/3/2014 10:35:23 PM
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Wow. You do know all the hidden gems from the 80s. I'm very impressed. What else do you have? I like the plot summary written by a fan on IMDB: "A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS."

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"This Island Earth" Yet another engineering movie
Hoyt_Stearns   3/3/2014 11:45:49 AM
You can't beat the "interocitor kit" in "This Island Earth".  Lots of fairly accurate technical jargon.

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Flash of Genius
rich.pell   3/2/2014 8:59:32 PM
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Re: Goldblum x2
pbleyer   3/2/2014 8:57:49 PM
Oh, I love cheesy old movies where they display electronic devices or refer to electronic themes. Another hidden gem is Dick Maas' "The Lift (1983)". The main character is a lift technician and he is shown fiddling with PCBs and elevator control racks. Here are some scenes where you can see some engineers in a lab room that has benches with scopes, and a professor projecting a chip mask on a screen:

De Lift (Part Four)   De Lift (Part Five)

Maas remade the movie in 2001 as "Down" (aka The Shaft) with Hollywood actors, but IMHO nothing beats the old one which has now a cult status.


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Bellman and True (1987)
betajet   3/2/2014 7:05:18 PM
Here's a great one you've probably never heard of.  It's a "small film", one the excellent low-budget top-quality movies from HandMade Films, the studio started by George Harrison and Denis O'Brien.

Bellman and True (1987) is a heist film involving a clever bank robbery.  The hero is a middle-aged engineer who is forced to use his electronic and mechanical genius to work around the bank's elaborate security.  If you like Maker Faires and clever electronic hacks, you'll love this one.

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Re: Goldblum x2
Susan Rambo   3/2/2014 4:00:18 PM
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@pbleyer, Dan Aykroyd as an engineer--Sounds like a hidden gem. Thanks for the recommendation.  Any others you can recommend?

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Goldblum x2
pbleyer   3/1/2014 11:37:24 PM
Hmmm... So you list the remake of "The Fly" but forget to mention "Into the Night" (1985), also starred by Goldblum (this time along Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by John Landis) where he is an electronic engineer? There is even a scene where "Ed" - the character played by Goldblum - is sitting in a room with other engineers (Dan Aykroyd plays a colleague, and David Cronenberg cameos as the manager) where they are discussing the schematic of a circuit projected on the wall, integrated circuit electronic lingo included. That was a blast to watch when I was a kid and was just getting into electronics. A fun movie too, lots of good actors are featured.

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