Re: _The Door Into Summer_ Movie

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Lynn McGuire

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Feb 1, 2022, 8:16:32 PMFeb 1
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On 2/1/2022 6:54 PM, peterw...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Takahiro Miki's 2021 movie of Robert Heinlein's novel
> _The Door into Summer_ is now available on Netflix.
> Elisabeth Vincentelli gives it a favorable review in
> the arts section of today's _New York Times_.
>
> From a Google search the protagonist is the inventor
> of a humanoid robot rather than the Roomba-like
> device described in the book.
>
> Peter Wezeman
> anti-social Darwinist

It is longer than 90 minutes, that is always a good sign.
https://www.netflix.com/title/81517003

Ah, the book was inspired by Heinlein's cat !
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Door_into_Summer

"When we were living in Colorado there was snowfall. Our cat — I'm a cat
man — wanted to get out of the house so I opened a door for him but he
wouldn't leave. Just kept on crying. He'd seen snow before and I
couldn't understand it. I kept opening other doors for him and he still
wouldn't leave. Then Ginny said, 'Oh, he's looking for a door into
summer.' I threw up my hands, told her not to say another word, and
wrote the novel The Door Into Summer in 13 days.[3]"

The trailer is in Japanese. My Japanese really sucks. I suspect the
movie will be dubbed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39FNAlhPnU

Lynn

J. Clarke

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Feb 1, 2022, 10:47:14 PMFeb 1
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Subtitled.

Scott Lurndal

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Feb 2, 2022, 10:00:33 AMFeb 2
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Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>On 2/1/2022 6:54 PM, peterw...@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Takahiro Miki's 2021 movie of Robert Heinlein's novel
>> _The Door into Summer_ is now available on Netflix.
>> Elisabeth Vincentelli gives it a favorable review in
>> the arts section of today's _New York Times_.
>>
>> From a Google search the protagonist is the inventor
>> of a humanoid robot rather than the Roomba-like
>> device described in the book.
>>
>> Peter Wezeman
>> anti-social Darwinist
>
>It is longer than 90 minutes, that is always a good sign.
> https://www.netflix.com/title/81517003
>
>Ah, the book was inspired by Heinlein's cat !
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Door_into_Summer
>
>The trailer is in Japanese. My Japanese really sucks. I suspect the
>movie will be dubbed.

It's subtitled. It's quite good.

Lynn McGuire

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Feb 2, 2022, 1:50:38 PMFeb 2
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I watched ten minutes last night. It was a LOT of subtitles. I am not
sure if I am going to watch more.

Lynn

Jay E. Morris

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Feb 2, 2022, 4:12:45 PMFeb 2
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Yeah, same here. I'm reading and not watching. Find myself zipping back
too often.

Lynn McGuire

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Feb 2, 2022, 8:52:29 PMFeb 2
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Yeah, I am spending too much time on the subtitles also. Very distracting.

Lynn

J. Clarke

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Feb 2, 2022, 9:47:26 PMFeb 2
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2022 19:52:26 -0600, Lynn McGuire
I think they did a pretty good job. They had to change the technology
somewhat, reasonable facsimiles of "Hired Girl" and "Draftin' Dan"
have been commercial products for decades. The Belle (sorry, never
got the Japanese character name fixed in my head) relationship could
have stood to get some more development before the betrayal but that
would have added another 10-20 minutes to an already long movie.

I have mixed emotions about the cat. The cat they chose is a superb
actor, but he didn't look the part--he wasn't beat up enough for one
thing. And he didn't do nearly enough damage to Belle.

Dorothy J Heydt

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Feb 2, 2022, 11:25:40 PMFeb 2
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In article <iqfmvg5ifgjlesl1s...@4ax.com>,
To do suffient damage to her, he would have had to be the size of
a full-grown tiger with the ferocity of a black-footed cat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-footed_cat

So small, so pretty, so ferocious; it catches more prey per
attempt than any other carnivore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl8o9PsJPAQ


OTOH what wound up happening to Belle was even more appropriate.

--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
Www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/

J. Clarke

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Feb 3, 2022, 10:44:42 PMFeb 3
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On Thu, 3 Feb 2022 04:21:11 GMT, djh...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J Heydt)
wrote:
One time my mother cornered a stray cat. She didn't mean it any harm,
just wanted to pet it. The cat didn't mean any harm either, it just
panicked. 72 stitches and an arterial graft later . . .

That was a scary incident for me. This was right after the
Tate-LaBianca murders. I came home late one night, like around 11:00.
No lights on, parents car not in the driveway. That was
worrisome--they didn't tend to stay out late especially on week
nights. So go in the house, and there's blood everywhere. I mean
streaks of it on the effing _ceiling_ and this was an old house with
high ceilings. I called the Sheriff and loaded the shotgun.

The Sheriff was trying to be reassuring and not having much luck when
my folks drove up, my mother's right arm bandaged to the shoulder and
in a sling, and my dad explained what had happened. The Sheriff was
greatly relieved but then my Dad had the rather grim duty of trapping
the poor cat so they could determine if it had rabies which it didn't,
which was no consolation to the cat.

So I was expecting Belle to look somewhat worse off than my Mom, given
that artistic license is allowed and it's Japanese besides and I was a
bit disappointed.


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