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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.11.26 at 12:59:00(9648)
i was at the movies last night and saw a trailer for this upcoming movie. the movie itself is about the screenwriters attempting to turn a book into a movie; it's not about the book per se. considering that the book was not very scientific (although not a bad read), i don't think the movie will be very satisfying for plant nuts in general.

the movie i saw last night was "far from heaven." not a bad movie but not terribly successful in what it was attempting to do. one bit of aroideana: in the living room of the main characters, there was a nice Alocasia sanderiana. now, i know this is incorrect since the plant would not have been in cultivation in the 1950's. ok, i really need to get a life if that's what i can find to critique in a movie... botanical inacuracies... :-)

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tsuh yang CHEN in nyc

From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2002.11.26 at 17:45:52(9650)
In a message dated 11/26/2002 3:33:16 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Piabinha@aol.com writes:

> ok, i really need to get a life if that's what i can find to critique in a

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.11.27 at 01:15:32(9653)
In a message dated 11/26/2002 3:33:16 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Piabinha@aol.com writes:

> ok, i really need to get a life if that's what i can find to critique in a

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From: Ted.Held at hstna.com on 2002.11.27 at 08:52:01(9655)
We few. We tiresome few. We band of siblings, who cannot go to movies
without noting that sound effects do not propagate in space, that you
cannot outrun an explosion regardless of how earnest and good looking you
are, or that bomb detonations are hardly ever those big, luminous, gassy
Hollywood monstrosities. Without these, however, how could a current movie
get produced? Just a quick POW and James Bond is instantly dead and
probably shredded. What fun would that be?

From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2002.11.27 at 09:47:19(9656)
>>You are not alone. I find it a bit inconguous to be watching a movie set
in
the tropics, or the eastern US, and hear Pacific tree frogs in the
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From: "Michael Bosold" mbosold at meijergardens.org> on 2002.11.27 at 11:02:58(9657)
I see these Botanical inaccuracies as well but do not dwell on them. However, in Minority Report the scene with the Carnivorous plants was excellent. Not the blood hungry plants but the real Nepenthes and Sarraccenia (sp?) were represented well, had lots of camera time and were prime specimens. Of course in a greenhouse there is no 'Native species'...
Mike
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From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2002.11.27 at 11:18:18(9658)
In a message dated 11/27/2002 10:16:28 AM Pacific Standard Time,
hermine@endangeredspecies.com writes:

> the standard jungle bird call for years was the Kookaburra! I

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From: Lewandjim at aol.com on 2002.11.28 at 04:27:01(9661)
In a message dated 11/27/2002 8:38:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
MossyTrail@cs.com writes:

> Ever notice that, no matter what horrible venomous snake is being portrayed,

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From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2002.11.28 at 19:32:48(9664)
Not really. Remember "Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark", almost every single
"poisonous snake" in that pit was a European legless LIZARD (Ophisaurus
apodus)!

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