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Posted: 6/8/2009 3:06:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 3:20:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/8/2009 3:26:23 PM EST by JHMC79]
Ah yes, Reagan was president, Arnold, and Willis, were on the big screen, and I still had mama to cook and clean for me.

Those were the days.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 3:25:28 PM EST
Hahaha... nice! It's been a long time...
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 3:25:47 PM EST
ah yes, the freeish cable, those were the days ..........
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 3:43:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 3:54:47 PM EST
Wow, I had forgotten about that. Cable movie channels didn't mostly suck then.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 4:52:56 PM EST
ah
the little piece of card board slipped into the front of the old dial converter box
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 4:57:07 PM EST
HBO had a "making of the intro" special where they documented all the special effects and models and stuff that went into that.

The "O" lights that go around and around were actually mounted on a mechanical device with fiber optic wires to it, and then they used filming tricks to get it to blur into the streaks.

Now, they just use a computer for that stuff.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 5:05:42 PM EST
I was 8 years old then staying up late to watch HBO on my little 13" black and white tv while my parents thought I was sleeping. Porkys at night and Fragle Rock in the morning FTW!
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 5:05:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By JHMC79:
Ah yes, Reagan was president, Arnold, and Willis, were on the big screen, and I still had mama to cook and clean for me.

Those were the days.


ahhh yes great times
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 5:11:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
HBO had a "making of the intro" special where they documented all the special effects and models and stuff that went into that.

The "O" lights that go around and around were actually mounted on a mechanical device with fiber optic wires to it, and then they used filming tricks to get it to blur into the streaks.

Now, they just use a computer for that stuff.

I was looking at some production photos of Alien the other day. They built some massive detailed sets that took dozens of artists to conceive, build, and detail. They just don't do shit like that anymore. I think CGI has made some film makers lazy and hasn't always resulted in a better end product.

http://www.eagletransporter.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6146





Link Posted: 6/9/2009 5:14:22 AM EST
Thanks for posting.

Gave me chills and made me wax sentimental for the good old days.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 6:15:17 AM EST
Man, that brings back memories.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 9:19:55 AM EST
I can say i never heard that...Grew up in the desert and didnt have TV...
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 2:52:23 PM EST
Yeah, I remember that intro meant something good was coming on. Do you guys remember that early cable would not show R-rated movies before 7pm? That intro meant blood, violence, and nudity. They also used to have that 3 minute long warning on the screen that the movie was NOT edited and was for mature audiences, children should leave the room, etc. You knew it was gonna be sweet!
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 3:02:31 PM EST
The Playboy Channel didn't come on until 8:00 PM Eastern, too.

It had a decent (!) openings (wrong phrase?) too.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 3:21:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/9/2009 3:22:49 PM EST by davidenorth]
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 5:24:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By davidenorth:
Original MTV opening



They don't even play that much music on MTV anymore

I feel old
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 12:52:05 PM EST
Remember Dennis Miller's old joke: HBO stands for "Hey, Beastmaster's On!"
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 12:57:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By crazytuco:
Remember Dennis Miller's old joke: HBO stands for "Hey, Beastmaster's On!"


Thats a good movie though.
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 7:53:49 PM EST
... Barely had B&W TV when I was a kid
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 4:27:58 PM EST
Epic? Meh

Maybe because I saw it 1000 times. I also remember seeing the making of that intro, pretty neat 2 decades ago.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:20:24 AM EST
They played this about 4 years ago at an in the park movie event in NYC in Bryant Park. There was around 2,000 people there. Everyone loved it and started singing along. Da-da-daaa-da-da-d-d-da-da! Kind of cool!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:33:12 PM EST
Damn I feel old.

Who remembers Orion Pictures as a production company?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:45:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:
Damn I feel old.

Who remembers Orion Pictures as a production company?

They had all the best movies.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:56:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
HBO had a "making of the intro" special where they documented all the special effects and models and stuff that went into that.

The "O" lights that go around and around were actually mounted on a mechanical device with fiber optic wires to it, and then they used filming tricks to get it to blur into the streaks.

Now, they just use a computer for that stuff.


Here it is.



Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:08:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eli75:
Originally Posted By davidenorth:
Original MTV opening



They don't even play that much music on MTV anymore

I feel old


I remember the first video I watched on Mtv and it was brand new , Twisted Sister - Were Not Gonna Take It. Actually 1984 was the first time I ever watched cable period
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