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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Intermezzo



This movie has a long and interesting history.  It was funded primarily by private investors, largely from the American survivalist community and literally on a nickel and dime budget. 
Later a studio picked it up mid production. It was given very limited release and never screened in most of the country

This YouTube edition does not allow me to embed the movie, nor to pause.  Here's the link below. Most of the best scenes in the movie have been edited out of this version.  I would not want to be living in a subdivision on the day things went bad.

13 comments:

  1. I was going to comment on the direction of your blog. It's your blog, run it like you want.

    My opinion on my blog is that a lot of politics I won't touch, because there are other blogs that handle my political spectrum better.

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    1. You might turn up something political on your blog once in awhile that others have missed. So much is intentionally suppressed by the MSN. It's a question of whether that occasional bit of news is worth the effort.

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  2. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I have been checking your blog every day of your hiatus and my diligence payed off.

    Okay here's the latest since you want to focus more on the survival end.

    I built up 'One Hell' of a CB base station.

    Here's the scoop!

    Ranger RCI 2950 DX3 radio
    Maxx 200 antenna with ground plane kit'
    Tripp lite PR-15 power supply.

    I pick up everyday on Channel 6 (which in the DX and trucker world is called the superbowl) Florida, Alabama, Missisipi, Lousiana, and Texas. I pick up so much stuff its unreal.

    I'm on usually in the mornings monitoring at various times.

    I go by 'South Texas 556' on Channel 6, and 28. Anyone is welcome to hail me if they can break through all big radio, maul dropping.

    My longest range communication yet was with a truck driver in Missouri when the skip was great.

    I have several friends now that are looking into the same and similar radio's. I am also pondering getting a powerful amplifier so I can 'drop the maul' on a few of the knuckleheads out there and actually talk with others long range. Its hard to be heard at only 30 watts (I would like at least 200 or if I can spend the money, 1000 watts)

    I went surfing a few times. Waters real warm. I parked in a good spot on the beach then 20 people park around me and drives me freakin' nuts. Go Away!
    Leave Me, Alone!
    I'm not cool. Don't be around me (Stay back at least 200 feet or I will fart in your general direction)


    Hey Harry, glad your back. Do your blog anyway you want. On a serious note' the only changes to your blog I want to see is another 'Ferret Colony' I miss the mischief of a complete set of ferrets and your stories that liven up the 'Doom and Gloom' of whats really going on in the world.

    We all need a break and a reminder that life is not all about preparing for the worst.

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    1. CC, transmitting that kind of power out of a fixed location will eventually bring the FCC guys down on you even if a pissed off neighbour doesn't rat you out for bleeding over onto his television or phone. I guess you are going out single side band, right?

      I am giving some thought to trying to get my Uniden base station going again. I need a new Mic, a new 20 foot whip, and a few other ancillary bits and pieces.

      I know what you mean about being aggravated by people swarming around you.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      Yeah' your right. Maybe I should skip the amp for the base station and run an amp in the truck going mobile, maybe transmit from the beach when there are few people around. I am spending time on 11 meter, regular CB. I have not tried ssb yet.

      Yeah' I would fire up the base station even if its just to test it out and make sure its all working ok. I'm running a 24 foot antenna with ground plane. A Solarcon Maxx 2000. Its worth the money.

      There are always places to go to hide from mobs of idiots on the coast.

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    3. The beach should always be empty, quiet, and it should always be dawn or sunset.

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    4. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      Radio conditions down here were not good at all today. I checked the charts on your blog's sidebar and that's about right.

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  3. Hey Harry.

    (captaincrunch)

    I just finished reading a biography on Air Force Colonel John Boyd.

    John Boyd as I understand it had much to do with the revamp on the tactics the Marines employ on 'Maneuver Warfare. I was wondering if you read anything that John Boyd wrote or studied any of his works during your career in the Marines.

    I think I may read more books on tactics and strategy. The biography I read sparked and interest in subject matter I never really had in interest in before. As a enlisted person at one time. I was not trained not to think., just do my job.

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  4. No, I've not heard of John Boyd, but if he is "post 1986" I probably wouldn't have.

    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Company Grade officers were employed in similar fashion.

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  5. I'll have to check it out later.

    Lately we've been watching the Showtime show Weeds on DVD from the library. It's corrupt in every which way. We still liked it. Mary Louise Parker is a good actress.

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    1. Weeds is about smuggling dope, isn't it? After I got out of the Marines a guy I had served with contacted me about flying dope into Southern Florida. The ideas was to land stolen light aircraft full of dope in pastures, at night, in Southern Florida. Unload the aircraft and abandon it. I passed, largely because I was afraid after the plane was unloaded he would just shoot me.

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  6. Unfortunately Remnants was more or less abandoned by the original crew. The remake was touted to be far, far better...but was still nothing too great. Was a shame, could have been a very good movie, but too much infighting within the upper level crew. But it was entertaining to see what was going on behind the scenes - I was one of the backers (yeah, name is in the credits), and we received updates detailing the shenanigans.

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  7. I did think that the best scenes from the trailers all wound up on the cutting room floor. But the thought that common people could get the project off the ground at all was exhilarating. I didn't know about the troubles they had, I thought it was financial considerations that brought the big guys in. Still, I think you and your compatriots accomplished a lot.

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