×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Half a Movie is better than None
9

Half a Movie is better than None

Half a Movie is better than None

2
(OP)
I was just browsing "stuff" and foud out that the movie "Three Days of the Condor" is based on the book "Six days of the Condor".

It seems that it was too long to make a movie spanning six days of action and suspense.

Can you think of any other movies which would benefit from similar treatment?

Lets start with "The Magnificent Three-and-a-Half" or possibly "The Slightly Soiled Six"

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Dirty Six
Cheaper by the Six (pack smile)

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Five Commandments.

Six Angry Men.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

1000.5 - A Space Odyssey

And of course, the sequel

1005

Take Care

Matt
I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone.
My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

V Men

150!

**********************************************
What's most important is that you realise ... There is no spoon.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)

Quote (kwbMitel)

V Men
Reminds me of the classic Malcolm V

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

In a somewhat similar manner, consider Victor Borge's inflationary language, where the numeric sound in prose is incriminated by one, so wonderful becomes twodreful and before would be befive.

http://www.whysanity.net/monos/victor_borge.html

Great performer!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Three Wives of Henry the IV.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Wasn't that how 24 (the tv series) was made out of 48 Hrs.?

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Talking about tv series, how about “one and a ¼ men”? smile

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Well, in regard of tv series, how about "Imperial"?

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The 19 1/2 Steps
The Life of 1.5707963
Snow White and The 3 1/2 Dwarfs
The Longest 18 Inches
3 1/2 Days in May

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

20 year old virgin

Kind regards

Gunnar
______________________________________
Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Oceans 5 1/2, 6 and 6 1/2

10,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Quarter Past Dead.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

6 am
500 ½ Arabian Nights, eg Ali Baba and the 20 thieves.
10 ½ Grams

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

XV <- xXx (Vin Diesel)

Kind regards

Gunnar
______________________________________
Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Six o'clock low (hey, it cannot be high)

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Hee's a few more:

'5'
'The Half'
'Lock, Stock and One Smoking Barrel'
'One and a Half Kings'
'Fantastic Two'
'The Third Sense'
'Thre3 and a half"
'Super 4'
'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 4th Dimension'
'Assault on Precinct 6½'
'Miracle on 17th Street'
'Gone in 30 Seconds'
'Les Deux Cents Coups'
'THX 569'
'992'
'Two Weddings and Half a Funeral'
'Twenty Five Shades of Grey'
'Four Thirty to Eight Thirty'
'One Mule for Sister Sarah'
'Five Little Indians'



RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Had forgotten about 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the "4th" rednose Dimension'. Not great art but I thought it was okay and would have liked to watch a second one as advertised but never made.

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

>'992'
Well, not taking into account the big bang as starting point for time.
But then you forgot
746: Conquest of Paradise

And how about
The 3rd day
14 days later

"Two Weddings and half a funeral" is my favorite so far.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Quote:

about 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the "4th" rednose Dimension

Hey!! I have the DVD! :)

Mind you I also own "Plan 4 1/2 from Outer Space"


meanwhile; "Catch 11" and Buck Rogers [somewhere between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries]


Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
Here's one which just came to mind.

The Wizard of 14.1747616 grams

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

4 Weeks 5 Days 6 Hours (or 43/4 Weeks)


Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

6 Monkeys
50 ½ Dalmatians.
5000 Maniacs. Oops, off topic.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

I didn't see anyone mention the Three and a Half Samurai and it's American knock-off The Magnificent Three and a Half.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
2.5

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

"The Magnificent Three and a Half" was just in the initial post, but never mind, "Three and a Half Samurai" could have followed earlier.

The Two Feathers
½ Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
The 1 ½ Musketeers
Apollo 6 ½
In 40 Days Around the World


RE: Half a Movie is better than None

1 Fast 1 Furious
Kumar Goes to White Castle
O Half-Brother Where Art Thou?
Less Than Zero. (Well, OK that one didn't work too well...)

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Beverly Hills 45105
The Green 2640 Feet (half a mile)

Kind regards

Gunnar
______________________________________
Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

  • 5 (Starring Marty Feldman and Carol Channing)
  • 4 heads in a duffle bag
  • 1:35 to Yuma or 1:55 to Yuma or even 7:35 to Yuma all work for 1/2 reason or another
  • 8 Candles (might be kinda pervy)
  • 500K Years BC

**********************************************
What's most important is that you realise ... There is no spoon.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Year 0.5 (though best not to talk about that particular film)

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

@ Chris - Year Zero would apply to that one for so many reasons. Why restrict ourselves to only half values?

The fact that Year Zero never existed is very apropos

**********************************************
What's most important is that you realise ... There is no spoon.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
One-and-a-half Coins in the Fountain

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

2
Debbie does Fort Worth

I'm the reason why Paradise Lost

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

From here to √-1

Almost works :)

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Half-way around the world in 40 days.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Below 32
Below -17.7777

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

This might be better

Below 32 or Below -17.7777 (3 of 1/2 or half dozen of the other)

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Million Euro Baby

You just have to wait a bit more.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
The Man with one Brain
and
The thing with one Head

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

I do not think these have been listed
Planet 25.5
Three pack

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Longest Morning
Half Metal Jacket
Force 5 From Navarone
316½ Squadron
25 First Dates
High 6am
Blues Brothers 1000
A Quarter of a Sixpence
The Chiltern Fifties
Born on the 2nd of July

and, for homonym fans...

To Whom the Bell Tolls

-- Chris Hunt
Webmaster & Tragedian
Extra Connections Ltd

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

>A Quarter of a Sixpence

or the alternative title: Half a Thruppence

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

And yet, no one has mentioned:

2.5 is alive!

And hey, it still rhymes.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Ah, probably because:

a) the proper variant would be: Number 2.5 is alive
b) it's a quote, not a film title ...

smile

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

"Nummer 5 lebt" was the german movie title of "Short Circuit", though.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Very well, then. How about "A Tale Of One City"?

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

6 o'clock High

Be Alert, America needs more lerts

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

One more: Avatar.

You simply just watch half the movie. The second half is the awful part of it anyway. If I'd want to watch a war movie with a message, there are many others.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Isn’t 'Avatar' just the knock-off of 'Dances with Wolves' anyway? Main character goes to war with some people, then becomes one of those people and is at war with whoever sent him there? So is 'Last Samurai', as well.
I think whoever made 'Dances with Wolves' should sue the other two.

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Angels a Half Two and a Half

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Area 25.5

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Some more:

The Postman Always Rings Once
SilverEye
The Noble Fivenbaums
Saturday Evening Fever
V-Men
Semi Recall
Half the President's Men
Get Tiny
The Musketball Run
The Big Nap
Middle School Musical
Bill and Ted's Moderate Adventure

And the Lord of the Semicircles trilogy:

The Partnership of the Ring
The One Tower
The Return of the Prince

-- Chris Hunt
Webmaster & Tragedian
Extra Connections Ltd

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Bravo 1 .

APSS (SME)
ACSS (SME)
ACIS (UC)

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Hawaii 2.5-0
Four-and-a-half Months
704
Ferris Bueller's Morning Off
Sit By Me
Middle Gun
Very Short Circuit (to correct the one mentioned earlier?)
The Gods Must Be Occasionally Unpredictable

Annihilannic
tgmlify - code syntax highlighting for your tek-tips posts

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Grove Gump

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

...or better yet Grrove Gump

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

- Hemisphere of the Apes
- Knights of the Semi-round Table
- The SpongeBob TriangularPants Movie
- Bi-Metal Jacket
- The Incomplete Monty

Kind regards

Gunnar
______________________________________
Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

American 1.5707963267948966192313216916398

"If it could have gone wrong earlier and it didn't, it ultimately would have been beneficial for it to have." : Murphy's Ultimate Corollary

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
>>American 1.5707963267948966192313216916398

Shouldn't that be

American 1.5707963267948966192313216916398.............e

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Or Life of ....

Atlas Twitched.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Quote:

>>American 1.5707963267948966192313216916398
Shouldn't that be
American 1.5707963267948966192313216916398.............e
But if you're dealing in radians, wouldn't that be American π/2?

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

MATRiV
Gladifourtor

"If it could have gone wrong earlier and it didn't, it ultimately would have been beneficial for it to have." : Murphy's Ultimate Corollary

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

A Fistful of Quarters
Biphenia

And a series of small-budget Bond movies:

Dr Maybe
From Russia with Friendship
Silverfinger
Rainyball
You Only Live Once
On Her Majesty's Confidential Service
Rhinestones are Forever
Live And Let Cry
The Man with the Silver Gun
The Spy who Liked Me
For Your Eye Only
Quadropussy
A View to Make Ill
Licence to Hurt
Silvereye
Tomorrow Sometimes Dies
The World is Almost Enough
Die Another Morning
Bingo Royale
Skystumble

-- Chris Hunt
Webmaster & Tragedian
Extra Connections Ltd

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

(OP)
And of course the comeback Bond Movie

Sometimes Mumble Sometimes Again

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Has anybody yet mentioned the Starlet Controversy episodes?

Episode 1: The Delusion Caveat
Episode 2: Annoyance of the Clones
Episode 3: The Indignation of the Sith
Epidode 4: A Dawn of Hope
Episode 5: The Empire Responses
Episode 6: The Comeback of the Jedi
and next:
Episode 7: The Force Hits the Snooze Button Once More

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Should "The Longest 18 Inches" have been "The Longest Cubit"?

JTB
Have Certs, Will Travel
&quot;A knight without armour in a [cyber] land.&quot;

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

One girl, half a cup

I'm the reason why Paradise Lost

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Half-Life of Brian

-----------
With business clients like mine, you'd be better off herding cats.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Mediocre Illusion

-----------
With business clients like mine, you'd be better off herding cats.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

For a few cents less.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

The Tiny Suggestor
Puppy-Day Lunch Hour
The Sub-Saharan Princess
The Three-and-a-Half-Ups
The Borrowing of Pelham .5-1-1.5
Pewter Smudge

-----------
With business clients like mine, you'd be better off herding cats.

RE: Half a Movie is better than None

Thawed - Disney's biggest block

djj
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) - I need someone to lead me!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close