History Film / Brainstorm

18th Aug '17 3:07:13 AM villainouscrush
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The lab's general manager, Alex (Cliff Robertson), wants them to develop a recording that would "knock his socks off," so they do, developing one where it shows some amazing experiences, including eating, hang gliding, riding a roller coaster and even a quick shot of the large breasts of some very attractive ladies. The people funding the lab are, shall we say, very impressed, because apparently it has significant uses in teaching people too. Of course, later we get the obligatory {{Anvilicious}} sermon because we find out that the military is funding the lab to develop new ways to train soldiers.

The movie goes on to push other problems with the development of this technology, some good, some bad. The consequences of being able to receive others' experiences is not always so good. During the film, one of Michael's co-worker's becomes addicted to the bootleg video where another co-worker taped himself and his very attractive girlfriend having sex. One particular tape was so bad, so black that it would cause psychosis if you saw it; of course, his curious son plays it and has a psychotic break that sends him to the hospital.

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The lab's general manager, Alex (Cliff Robertson), wants them to develop a recording that would "knock his socks off," so they do, developing one where it shows some amazing experiences, including eating, hang gliding, and riding a roller coaster and even a quick shot of the large breasts of some very attractive ladies.coaster. The people funding the lab are, shall we say, very impressed, because apparently it has significant uses in teaching people too. Of course, later we get the obligatory {{Anvilicious}} sermon because we find out that the military is funding the lab to develop new ways to train soldiers.

The movie goes on to push other problems with the development of this technology, some good, some bad. The consequences of being able to receive others' experiences is not always so good. During the film, one of Michael's co-worker's becomes addicted to the bootleg video where another co-worker taped himself and his very attractive girlfriend having sex. One particular tape was so bad, so black that it would cause psychosis if you saw it; of course, his curious son plays it and has a psychotic break that sends him to the hospital.
23rd Jun '17 10:56:23 PM AnotherGuy
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* AnAesop: According to Douglas Trumbull in 1983:
-->"I'd like the audience at the end of this movie to look at the stars and stop worrying about their little world and think about this huge, awesome life out there. But at the same time, keep that in balance with your own personal life. This movie's really a love story. And it's about determination; it's about integrity; it's about not letting a big company trample all over you and deny you something that you want to do; it's about not letting business get in the way of art or science."
18th Mar '17 11:45:16 AM nombretomado
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A 1983 sci-fi film directed by Douglas Trumbull, notable for being NatalieWood's last film.

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A 1983 sci-fi film directed by Douglas Trumbull, notable for being NatalieWood's Creator/NatalieWood's last film.
21st Oct '16 10:56:43 PM ArmyOfShadows
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20th Jun '16 9:36:11 AM Mdumas43073
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Dr. Michael Brace (Creator/ChristopherWalken), Lillian Reynolds (Louise Fletcher), and Michael's wife/co-worker Karen Brace (Natalie Wood), develop a device called "The Hat", which can videotape one's experiences while you're having them, then play the tape back to anyone.

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Dr. Michael Brace (Creator/ChristopherWalken), Lillian Reynolds (Louise Fletcher), and Michael's wife/co-worker Karen Brace (Natalie Wood), (Wood), develop a device called "The Hat", which can videotape one's experiences while you're having them, then play the tape back to anyone.
20th Jun '16 9:35:39 AM Mdumas43073
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20th Jun '16 9:34:47 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1983 sci-fi film, notable for being NatalieWood's last film.

Dr. Michael Brace (Creator/ChristopherWalken), Lillian Reynolds (Louis Fletcher), and Michael's wife/co-worker Karen Brace (Natalie Wood), develop a device called "The Hat", which can videotape one's experiences while you're having them, then play the tape back to anyone.

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A 1983 sci-fi film, film directed by Douglas Trumbull, notable for being NatalieWood's last film.

Dr. Michael Brace (Creator/ChristopherWalken), Lillian Reynolds (Louis (Louise Fletcher), and Michael's wife/co-worker Karen Brace (Natalie Wood), develop a device called "The Hat", which can videotape one's experiences while you're having them, then play the tape back to anyone.
4th Jun '16 4:52:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''Film/StrangeDays''.
** ''Brainstorm'' addresses the technological advances and the possibilities for the expansion of knowledge inherent in the sensorium-recording technology. In ''Strange Days'', the technology has become, in essence, a street drug.

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''Film/StrangeDays''. \n** ''Brainstorm'' addresses the technological advances and the possibilities for the expansion of knowledge inherent in the sensorium-recording technology. In ''Strange Days'', the technology has become, in essence, a street drug.



** It must be noted that the tape ends well before he visits Heaven.
4th Jun '16 4:51:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrainComputerInterface
* BloodyBowelsOfHell: Michael sees a brief vision of this on Lillian's tape.

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* FluffyCloudHeaven: Well, Fluffy ''Space'' Heaven.

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: "We made a deal!"
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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind

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1st Feb '16 6:14:33 AM AnotherGuy
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* ForeignQueasine: When the mind-recording device is first being tested, one of the people wearing it orders up a "stake sundae" to test the sensation of taste, which tastes rather disgusting to Michael on the receiving end of the device.

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* ForeignQueasine: When the mind-recording device is first being tested, one of the people wearing it orders up a "stake "steak sundae" to test the sensation of taste, which tastes rather disgusting to Michael on the receiving end of the device.
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