WI certain movies not made

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Melvin Loh, Jan 19, 2004.

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  1. Melvin Loh Member

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    How would hist been affected had certain movies not been made ? This thread is similar to the ALTERNATEHISTORY.COM contribution re certain books not being written.

    No BIRTH OF A NATION- would there have been a resurgence of the KKK during WWI ?

    No APOCALYPSE NOW- lesser portrayal of VW as insane hell fought by drug addicts ?

    No GLORY- no awareness among wider society of role of blacks in ACW ?

    No BLACKHAWK DOWN- lack of public awareness of US military intervention in Somalia + lesser appreciation of US special operations missions necessary in response to Sept 11th ?

    Anybody else got any contributions ?
     
  2. Michael Up is Down, Black is White.

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    no STAR WARS, less advanced special effects
    no BREAKER MORANT, less anti-britishers among the australians

    hmm have to get back to this
     
  3. aktarian illegal in 20 states

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    Saving Private Ryan: directors of war movies don't have urge to start movie with massive, bloody fight scene

    The Matrix: Directors don't have urge to stick "flying" scenes into every movie and comercials. And I have different screen saver. ;)
     
  4. Michael E Johnson Banned

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    No Gone With the wind-Less reinforcement of the false belief that the white south was a victim in the Civil War



    No Roots-- even less awareness on the part of whites about the history of African-Americans in the US


    No Alien- SciFi/Horror never develops a really brutal dark side on screen

    No Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan-No Star Treks 3-10, The Next Generation,DS9,Voyager and Enterprise which would really suck ass.
     
  5. aktarian illegal in 20 states

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    Scream: Slasher movies don't get their revival in late 1990s. Not necessary a bad thing. Altough Neve Campbell doesn't get her chance. Which would be a bad thing.
     
  6. David Howery Fear my adamantium chainsaw

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    Did "Birth of a Nation" really lead to a resurgence of KKK activity all on it's own? I always thought it was a symptom, not the cause...
    No "Jurassic Park"... CGI used more for mechanical things (as in T2) instead of creating living things?
     
  7. Straha Banned

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    no reefer madness movie is a good POD for making it so that we never see any attempt of a drug war.
     
  8. TehIrishSoap Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting, you should develop this TL a bit more.
     
  9. Osakadave TexIowan

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    Unlikely - the whole thing is a lot deeper than one film. Do away with the economic and racist impetuous, and maybe...
     
  10. Osakadave TexIowan

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    No Blade Runner - future noir and cyberpunk will both have a rather different look and feel.
     
  11. viperjock Well-Known Member

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    If Saving Private Ryan is not made then you don't get the trend of realistic war movies. WWII movies don't make a comeback.
     
  12. overoceans Well-Known Member

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    No GODFATHER - Less sentimental portrayal of the mafia as family-loving ethnics.

    No SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - Serial killer as debonair, Nietzschean genius less of a cultural trope.

    No 1964 LOLITA - I'll go out on a bit of a limb here and say that the word "Lolita" does not become quite the staple of porn and sex-talk that it's become in OTL. I realize the film isn't all that erotic, but it probably contributed somewhat to the popularization of the term, relative to a time-line where only the book exists.

    Sticking with Kubrick...

    No SHINING - Over-the-top, wild-eyed maniac is just one role in the Nicholson repertoire(mostly based on Cuckoo's Nest), not his signature character.
     
  13. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    no bad grammar there is from movie

    wasn't this 'bullet time' thing inspired by the movie Akira, directed by Otomo Katsuhiro. so this kind of scenes might surface from somewhere else
     
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  14. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    You were officially warned on 1/1/16 NOT to necro long dead threads, especially with a one liner.

    Lets see if this communicates the idea:

    Kicked for a week.

    You REALLY don't want to be the first person sent to Conventry for Necro.
     
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