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So we know about all of the plot holes and bad parts of movies, but what movies portrayed something uncanny to reality?

Asked by Blackberry (29680 points ) January 7th, 2014

What movie or tv show portrayed real life very well?

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tom_g's avatar

What’s going on?

janbb's avatar

Blackberry’s playing Randy – or vice versa.

glacial's avatar

@Blackberry‘s been possessed! I think The Exorcist predicted this.

Seek's avatar

My hubby got me the DVD box set of the X-Files spinoff “The Lone Gunmen”.

In the first episode, the government plots to crash a plane into the World Trade Center. It originally aired March 4, 2001.

I had totally forgotten about that.

filmfann's avatar

Three Mile Island happened a couple weeks after “The China Syndrome” opened in theaters.
In the middle of the movie, someone describes a nuclear accident that would spread radioactivity around an area “about the size of Pennsylvania”.

filmfann's avatar

In “Runaway Train”, a character laments that even though they had all this technology, they weren’t able to stop the failure of the train, and the killing of those on it. In the background, is a television playing a launch of a Space Shuttle.
While this movie was in the theaters, Challenger exploded.

filmfann's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I didn’t know that. That is creepy.

Seek's avatar

^ Another creepy 9/11 thing:

New CDs and DVDs come out on Tuesdays, we all know that.

The band Dream Theatre released brand new CD/DVD box set on 9/11. It was recorded in the City, and the video was titled Live Scenes from New York. The cover was the Twin Towers, set atop the DreamTheatre emblem – normally a burning heart, this time a burning apple – and surrounded by fire.

If you got a copy before they were pulled from the shelves and re-released with a different cover, it is worth some bank

glacial's avatar

One of my favourite albums foreshadowed 9/11 and also had twin towers of sorts on the cover. Its originally scheduled release date was… 9/11.

Kardamom's avatar

OK, I’ve read this question, and the seemingly unrelated details, about 10 times and I still have no idea what the question is asking.

This does not sound like the Blackberry that we’ve come to know and love over the last few years. This sounds more like someone has hijacked his account. Is that possible or is our friend just drunk? He’s not one known to engage in drunk Fluthering, but I guess anything is possible.

On the other hand, I’ve been enthralled with some of the answers relating to 9/11. Fascinating.

Seek's avatar

@Kardamom I’m just reading the last part of the OP’s question.

The details are all referring Randy, and is a running joke, and not actually part of the question.

Kardamom's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I get the Randy part, but I still don’t have any idea what the Q is asking. I don’t know what “uncanny to reality” means : (

glacial's avatar

@Kardamom I think the gist is more “predicted X to become reality” where X is something uncanny.

ragingloli's avatar

The Wolf of Wall Street.

cookieman's avatar

@filmfann: Runaway Train is one of my favorite movies.

Blackberry's avatar

Heh heh, sorry guys I was trying be Randy but got shutdown by the mods lol. No problem and great answers :)

@Kardamom Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was any scene of a movie or tv show which did a great job at making it look real. For example, some WW2 vets have claimed the beach storming scene in Saving Private Ryan was spot on.

glacial's avatar

@Blackberry I believe, by Fluther tradition, you can only be randy on Fridays.

Kardamom's avatar

@Blackberry Ha Ha, OK. So my pick would be the entire movie Gravity. That movie scared the living crap out of me. It was everything I fear about flight and space and falling and being abandoned all in one place. The music was perfect, the special effects were perfect and the casting was perfect.

filmfann's avatar

I was not in Viet Nam, but those who were tell me how amazing “Apolcalypse Now” is.

Seek's avatar

My husband says Full Metal Jacket (the first half) is eerily accurate to boot camp he attended in the late ‘80s. He says it’s supposed to be much different now.

janbb's avatar

@Blackberry I think if you had used the phrase “uncannily close to reality” the question would be clearer, but I did get the reference to Randy.

Mosr of “The Hurt Locker” felt very real to me.

Blackberry's avatar

@janbb That sounds a lot better thanks :D

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