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(Slate)   Back in the day, a stoned projectionist could allow a film to get jammed and melt in front of the bulb. Nowadays, he can accidentally delete an entire film, even if it's at a vital press screening of "The Avengers"   ( slate.com) divider line
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2012-04-27 02:34:47 PM  
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bulldg4life: Who's the jackass at pixar that let backups fail for a month?

Slap that guy in the face

And why weren't they using a high end filer system that did daily (at the very least) snapshots? Let me guess. Management decided it was not a good use of the budget. All too often the geeks end up taking the blame for decisions made by clueless middle managers.
2012-04-27 01:57:09 PM  
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downstairs: wiwille: CSB time.

I used to be a projectionist when film was actually used. The theatre I worked at had a three platter system, which had the films Beauty and the Beast (shown during the day) and Basic Instinct (showed at night). Well I came to work hungover one day and misread the labels, and consequently exposed a number of families to the infamous scene where a naked woman gets all stabby.

How I didn't get fired is a miracle.

Wow... you let the whole movie roll?

That's where I'm curious. Cuz there's like 5 minutes of mirror ceiling dicking, jiggling tits, bondage and maniac cowgirl humping going on before she ever stabs the dude. I might also be forgetting things, but I'm pretty sure there's a credits roll and the title before all of that.
2012-04-27 12:45:11 PM  
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I doubt screening The Avengers for the press is really all that critical. Its audience is already self-selected and can't wait to spend money on tickets.
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