If a movie is made using a formula or
template then it most likley will not be great but will be much better
than a movie made by a director that does not know what he is
An analogy is portrait photography. Many amateurs take pictures
of other people and the results are poor to bad most of the time.
A portrait studio that has a formula lighting setup and back drop can
turn out reasonably good portraits even if a non photographer works the
camera. But a gifted photographer can take a great portrait using
the same studio setup or outdoors.
Like in many things once you know the rules and why they are there then
you are free to knowingly break them.
Novel or original Screen play Writer
This is the idea the movie is based
on. Tom Clancy wrote the novel "Red October". Larry
Ferguson wrote the screen play. (A screen play describes the place,
time, what the camera sees and the dialog. Often when people are
describing a movie they mistakenly give the director credit for the
idea. For example see the comments about "12 Monkeys" and "Blade
Runner" which were screen written by David Web Peoples. Almost
comments are really about the story not about what the director
Philip K Dick
wrote the books that were made into the movies: Blade Runner, Total
Recall, Barjo, Screameres, Imposter, Minority Report, Paycheck.
The producers purchase the movie rights
and fund it's production. They are the ones who set the budget,
hire the director and may be influential in hiring the key
actors. This is a chain of events and so there may be a number of
producers (opening logos) associated with a movie. They sometimes
leave the movie and sell their part to another producer.
If you know what the different producer titles in the credits mean
A screen writer does the creative
process of coming up with the movie script based on a novel or an
original idea. Scripts are written in a very standardized format
so that the movie run time is very closely related to the number of
pages in the script.
Sometimes the after a movie has started the script is found to be
lacking and a new screen writer may get hired to finish the script.
The director is similar to the captain
of a ship. He hires all the cast and crew. He has control
of what's filmed and how. He may or may not have final say in the
editing. The stunning visual images in "The cell" are the result
of the directors vision and his choice and direction of the production
designer. Another way to think of it is the director is the story
teller. For example the same novel coule be made into very
different movies if different directors were choosen to make it.
It's important for a director or actor to be sure the movie is a good
fit for them. If a director has made a number of very successful
movies that are all alike he may be tired of them and if another
similar is done it may be a looser. But if he is challenged with
a new type of movie it may be great. The danger is that a
may not accept challenging new movie types and keep making boring
versions of his prior movies.
One of the key jobs of the director is controlling the budget.
This is the driving force behind how any movie is made. The
locations used for a movie have a lot to due with the budget.
Also the shooting order. If a very expensive actor is being used
it's good to film all of their scenes in the most time efficient
manner. In "Ticker" Dennis Hopper was only involved for a couple
days, yet he appears all through the film (this was overdoing it since
the actors ended up having no interactions), although a low budget film
ended up with some big actors in it the quality was poor.
It may be that the producer that hires the director has already set the
genre, but whoever sets it will hold all those at successive job titles
Sometimes the person who has written the script is the director.
This may be so the creative control is maintained.
The actors are the people that appear
in front of the camera. Actors have different levels of
capability. Some actors always play the same type of character
like a thug, a slightly crazy person, a good looking woman, a cowboy,
etc. Other actors have much more range and can portray completely
different types of people. You might not even recognize that an
actor you know is performing. Gary Oldham is great in this
regard. Michael Parks plays the old Mexican pimp in Kill Bill 2,
but you wouldn't know unless you were told it was him. Peter
Sellers was famous for palying multiple parts (maybe up to 12) in the
Actors, like directors, tend to give their best performances when
challenged. Robin Williams in "One Hour Photo" does a fantastic
job palying a character that's far from his normal comedic self.
Tarantino has chosen actors who were out of favor at the time and cast
them in rolls that were different from what they had done in the past
with a very good result both for the movie being made and for the
16 mm, 8 mm, Super 8, Super 16
Photographic movie films may have started out with 16 mm film.
When I was going to school this was the size we saw in the
classroom. It was the size used for filming football games and
documentaries. If a 16 mm is split in two lengthwise the two
resulting strips are called 8 mm film. It has sprocket holes only
on one side. But the sprocket holes are beside the frame that
gets exposed. An improvement was made called Super 8 where the
sprocket holes were positioned between the frames allowing the frame
size to be larger. Recently Super 16 has shown up and allows a
larger frame size than the classical 16 mm frame. Many 16 mm
cameras can be retrofitted to allow Super 16 film to be used.
This is the standard film size used in movie theathers. Like the
other film sizes above it is run from the top reel to a bottom reel
unlike a standard 35 mm (llandscape mode) camera that runs the film
horizontally. The frame size in a 35 mm still camera is much
larger than for a movie. The half frame 35 mm still cameras get
twice the number of photos per roll of 35 mm film as the standard 35 mm
still cameras but the frame is portrait mode. When a 35 mm moie
uses the film horizontally it's called Vista-Vision or Technirama.
There's also a Super 35 format.
When used in the standard top to bottom
way it's just 70 mm. When turned horizontally is called Imax.
Color television was invented in the
U.S. and the first color format is called NTSC (sometimes called Never
The Same Color). The PAL system is an improvement and SECAM is a
further improvement. These are all interlaced formats where each
frame is made up of two fields that are scanned alternately.
Progressive scan scans the whole frame in one go. This takes
twice the bandwidth as an interlaced scan which means you are seeing
twice the information.
The newer High Definition TV (HDTV) formats use progressive
scan. There are now HD TV video cameras below $ 2,000 that may be
about equivalent to a 16 mm film camera. As of Dec 2006 there has
been an announcement about HD DVDs, but they are not in the rental
Most of the movie Collateral (2004) was
shot using HDTV instead of film. The action takes place all at
night. Note that silicon image sensors
like CCD or MOS types have much more sensitivity to light than film
stock. When you watch Collateral you will notice trees in
silhouette against a gray sky background that would not be seen on
film. There are many other places in Collateral where the use of
HDTV results in seeing way more than would be possible if film were
There is a hidden director's commentary on one of the subtitle tracks
(there is no audio commentary) that points out many of the video
camera's advantages for this film.
Sony also makes the HVR-V1U
that's a civilian 1080p24 HDTV camera using 3 CMOS sensors with a
sticker price below $5k (street price (2007) below $4k for the camera.
The optional Firewere external HVR-DR60
hard drive recorder for under $2 k (total for package about $ 7
k). A reviews of the HVR-V1U: Gizmodo
In any camera that can take a single
frame or maybe 2 or 3 frames with a single push of a shutter button you
can make an animated movie. In addition to animating using drawings you
can animate real objects like people. For example of a person
poses like they are skating with one foot up and too the rear and you
make a still photo, then have the person move 12 inches forward and
take up the same pose and make another still photo. When this
process is repeated many times and the movie is played it will appear
as if the person is skating. Clay makes a good subject for
animation. Note that you can have the camera on a tripod and
locked down for the entire sequence. If a longer lens is used and
the camera is paned to follow the person then great care is needed so
that the person stays in the same part of the frame rather than
appearing to bobble back and forth.
By photographing story boards for the length of time the scene will run
you could make a rough version of a movie. This might be a way to
work on the editing prior to exposing film.
I used a Bolex 16 mm camera for the animation I did. But there
might be a video camera that allows single frame exposures.
Editing video has the great advantage that no film cutting is
needed. That means you do not destroy film when you scrap a
In the old days all TV images in the
U.S. were in the 4:3 aspect ratio and were 30 frames per second (60
interlaced fields per second, i.e. 30i) and they have 780 lines in the
horizontal direction and 480 lines in the vertical direction (480i).
Recently High Definition video has come out
where each frame is one field that's progressively scanned and there's
1080 lines in the vertical direction, called 1080p or 30p.
Since the movie film standard is 24 frames per second there's a
standard way to electronically scan the frames of film to end up at
for viewing on a classic TV screen. When a 480p display is fed
video in the 480i format there is a circuit that remembers the two
and combines them to produce a 480p signal that has twice the
resolution. This makes a fantastic difference in the image
quality. The difference in going to 1080p on a screen that's
about 5 feet wide is lost on my eyes. But I suspect that for
screens 10 or more feet wide the difference would be noticeable.
And for sure on a 40 foot wide screen in a movie theater it would be
very apparent (that's why 1080p was used to make the movie
Note that most of the DVD and VHS tape players that are on the market
in 2006 have progressive outputs and can drive a 480p screen. The
DVDs for new movies are double layer and have a capacity of about 2 *
4.7 = 9.4 GigaBytes. Half is used for the movie and some or all
of the rest is used for the special features. Since DVDs are
digital the quality is much much better than analog tape where every
step of the process degrades the image. There is not yet a
standard for 1080p. Blue Ray is one idea for a disk that can hold
the needed 50 GB and these are starting to be sold but both the drives
and the media are now very expensive.
The classic ratio is 4 width to 3
height for both TV and movies. Now wide screen 16 wide by 9 high
is popular. When a movie is shot in wide screen format and
displayed on a classic 4x3 TV screen it needs to be "panned and
scanned". This results in chopping off information. If a
wide screen movie is displayed on a classic 4x3 TV screen in wide
screen format there will be a black bar above and below the
image. Some people feel that the black bar means that they are
seeing less information than when they are seeing a "full screen"
image, but that is NOT the case. They are really seeing less in
the "full screen" (panned and scanned) version. So my rule of
thumb is to see the most watch the movie in the format that was used to
make the film.
This is not an exhaustive list, just
some that I like.
This is something I
started doing at about 4 years old and caused me to get into
Hidden Message? Prot (Kevin
Spacy) the alien says that sex on his planet K-Pax is disgusting.
On earth Prot eats a banana including the skin and in a number of
places notices or comments on the great "fruit" on earth. At one
point he disappears to travel to some northern countries. It may
be that "fruit" is a metaphor for sex and that's what Prot enjoys so
much about earth and his travel was to enjoy more of it
don't bother with the Dreamworks web
site, way too much
graphics for anything less than a LAN connection.
Cell, the - 2000 -
(ex NSA), Will
(Victim ) - see 1999
STOA Report on communications intelligence
- unknowingly raised as the star of a 24 hour/day TV show
(gum shoe) Ben
(gum shoe's assistant) Kim
(romantic interest) - bigger part than Mercury
Out of Sight
: Now, a
few words on looking for things. When you go looking for something
specific, your chances of finding it are very bad. Because of all the
things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. When you go
looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good.
Because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of
(FBI & girl friend) Elmore
. & on Amazon.com
- Done in Hollywood, better quality than the dubbed ones
1998 - Starring Bruce
(FBI g guy) and Alec
(NSA b guy), Kim
- Book -Simple
Wag the Dog
(Fix it man) & Dustin
(Movie Producer) - New
- Book: American
- very close to reality?
(patient) and Samuel
(mathematician) - Warner
- Book: Sphere
- a Woody
film - Robin
+ + + + stars
(Radio Astronomer) - Warner
similar in concept to 2001 a Space Odyssey.
Men in Black
(seasoned gost buster) and Mr.
(new trainee) Linda
(coroner) -Columbia Pictures -comic book The
The Fifth Element
- Bruce Willis (future taxi driver) Milla
(ET saves world) Gary
(villain) -highly recommended
- 1997 - Jim
(Lawyer) - Universal Pictures -
- 1997 -Michael
(business man), Deborah
(game player) - PolyGram
(Postman) - Warner Brothers
- 1997 - Val
(gentleman thief) Elisabeth
(scientist) - Paramount Pictures - Book: The
- 1997 - Matt
(janitor) & Robin
(shrink) - Miramax Films
- 1997 -Richard
(cab driver), Julia
(assistant DA), Patrick
(CIA shrink) - Warner Bros.
- 1997 - Aidan
(navy man), Donald
(CIA) & Ben
(Mosad) - Sony -
Murder at 1600
(Washington DC cop) & Diane
(Secret Service) - Warner Bros.
As It Gets
- 1997 - Jack
(neighbor) - Sony
(SEAL) - Hollywood Pictures -
- Interesting genetic sci-fi
, Uma Thurman
, Jude Law
- 1996 - IMDb
- I didn't see this movie or Silence of the Lambs for some time since
the title & what I had heard suggested that they were slasher type
movies. It turns out that they are both great.
- based on the TV series
(Marine) & Jeff
(TV repair man) Bill
(bad guy), Christian
(good guys) -
garage mechanic gets very smart -
(angel) - not the kind of Angel you expect
(whistle blower) - Warner Bros. -
The Long Kiss Goodnight
(teacher/spy) & Samuel
(private eye) - action & comedy
- 1995 - IMDb
- Keanu Reeves
courier/smuggler with a jack into his brain so he can upload/download
data. Hollywood Goes
- technical details on the CGI
(career criminal), Al
(demo man) - Warner - De Niro & Pacino have a cup of
Same writer/director as Thief (1981)
Die Hard 3
1995 - IMDb
- Robert Patrick
has one line buy you can see the T1000 spirit that got him into
Terminator2 (strange IMBD does not have a listing for die hard 3 in his
(Sub Captian) & Denzel
(XO) - Buena Vista Home Video - good sub movie
(woman) & Kevin
(con man) - trimark - heart warming
- 1995 - IMDb
- Bruce Willis is
sent back in time to find out how the virus that wipes out humans got
started. As a young boy he witnesses his own death.
it's hard to say what's real and what happened in a dream. Script
Mr. & Mrs. Peoples who also wrote Blade Runner and
Unforgiven. The first time I saw this movie it did not get
it. Now it's one of my favorites.
- great cast - loan shark decides to become a movie producer
- 1994 - IMDb
- written &
directed by Quentin
one of the first movies to featureSamuel L. Jackson
this led directly to Die Hard 3
(grows up) & Gary
(Sgt. Dan) - tour de force for computer movie graphics. I
live in the same time frame as Gump.
(spy) and Tia
(bad girl) - action & comedy
The Joy Luck Club
(women) - Hollywood Pictures -
- based on the TV series
weatherman doomed to repeat the worst day of his life until
he discovers the key to moving his life forward
- the concept is at the heart of many religions.
(master) and Wesley
(student) - Book: Rising
- the comments by Connery are mostly (all?) true
- 1992 - IMDb
- Andy Garcia
& Uma Thurman
mystery where both of their performances are great as is the movie
(rock singer) - based on Saturday Night Live
(bad guys) - Warner Home Video -
(singer) & Kevin
Whitney is the only person I've heard sing the Star Spangled Banner
that really made it sound great, gave me goose bumps, she's a fantastic
(TV weatherman) & Victoria
(English reporter) -
Silence of the
- 1991 - IMDb
- along with Hannibal
& Red Dragon
are great Anthony Hopkins movies
(banker) & Whoopi
(girl friend)- Paramont -
The Hunt for Red October
(NSA analyst) and Sean
(Russian Sub Captain), James
(head CIA)- Malofilm
- Book: The
- The book has more true spy tech stuff, like processing
the film and lens of the camera to get greatly enhanced images.
Die Hard 1988 - IMDb
- $28M to make grosses $137M leading to DH2, DH3 and DH4
- 1988 - A
great movie. Similar to Bill
Full Metal Jacket - IMDb
- 1987 - Vincent D'Onofrio very believable as Pvt. Pyle who can't take
boot camp and shoots his D.I.
(bit part), Val
(pilot) - some great aerial combat scenes
(country boy) -
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
(martial arts instructor) - Joel
has extremely great mental-physical moves - must see.
Back to the Future
(mad scientist) - time travel
The Falcon and The Snowman
- Based on a true story about spying inside TRW. See my crypto
Beverly Hills Cop
(streetwise cop) -
(Three scientists) - invent a machine that allows you to
experience what another experienced
- must see
-Were I worked someone called our telex machine trying to hack it, we
(1) checkers... (4) Global Thermonuclear War...
(working girl), Joe
(cat) Music by David
- "putting out fire with gasoline"
(future cop) - a classic
by Mr. & Mrs. Peoples who also wrote 12 Monkeys and
Unforgiven. The first time I saw this movie it did not get it.
Stripes - IMDb
The Animal House crew at it again.
History of the World: Part I
(plastic surgeon) - Warner Home Video directed by
(sound man) -
excellent movie, even today (2006)
Eye of the Needle
- spy thriller based on pre Normandy spoof by Gen.Patton - book
- a fantastic performance by Mickey
(professional thief), Willie
(prision roomy), Tuesday
(girl friend), Robert
Same writer/Director as Heat - good technical details
Southern Comfort - IMDb
- 1981 - Keith
, A squad of National Guards on an isolated
weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives.
Vietnam allegory? Haunting music by Ry Cooder.
- 1980 - William Hurt
scientist conducts experiments on himself with a
hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to
(rich golfer), Bill
(grounds keeper) -
The Blues Brothers
(Jake) & Dan
(Elwood) - Universal Studios -> sequel BB2000
- Brooke Shields
(same first name, but much easier on the eyes)
(X CIA), Glenda
(drinking problem), Julie
(girl friend), Lloyd
(control tower), Leslie
(crazy soilder) Robert
- classic about Vietnam era - Porklips
- The Naked Gypsies
- The Conversation -IMDb
- Apocalypse Now -IMDb- 1980
- Have We Seen the Elephant?
- Santa Rita
withdrew support for
American Zoetrope after they saw THX-1138 and so missed out on The
Conversation, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti, etc.
Note this is the
movie that had a
profound effect on hollywood. It was made for about $ 400k and
grossed about $ 60,000 k and marked the end of the old hollywood.
2001: A Space Odyssey
- Directed by Stanley
- a classic
The Thomas Crown Affair
(banker-bank robber) plays chess with Faye
(insurance investigator) -> new
- Why would Jane Fonda make such a movie?
- the best auto chase & sound EVER
The President's Analyst
(shrink) - about TPC (The Phone Company)
gets his start and the song "Mrs. Robinson"
- Woody Allen spoof on James Bond movies
The Dirty Dozen
all star cast of bad guys doing good
Cool Hand Luke
(prisoner) - Captain says "What we have here is a failure to
& others from this movie went on to make Easy Rider.
- The fire department's job is to burn books since buildings are fire
-> Mel Gibson is directing a version
for yr 2000
-lunatic artist disguised as a gorilla
- what can be found by many enlargements of a photo (Nikon
The Quiller Memorandum
- all star cast
A Hard Day's Night
(son of who?), Susannah
(wench) David Warner -Henry Fielding's 1749 novel - a
& women enjoy eating
(girl friend) George
(boss) - in high school we then went to the local pool
- Still a great movie in 2006. 1986 remake called The Color of Money
(poor title it means something else)
The Mouse That Roared
- Peter's very small country invades the U.S. and wins
Bell, Book and Candle
- directed by Alfred
Rebel Without a Cause -IMDb
- Perhaps the best teen-age drama of the 1950's.
The Wild One
- The Hell's Angles visit Hollister, CA - Harley motorcycles
"Oh, the shame of it all"
- directed by Billy
(prisoner) prison escape [the classic Eames
was built for Billy]
The Man in the White Suit
(inventor) - Sir Alec made many great movies
DVDs have replaced tape as the prefered
format for watching movies at home. This is not only because
there's a huge improvement in the quality, but also because there's
additional information in the Features, alternate audio tracks and
subtitle tracts. Some DVDs also contain programs that run on a
The first generation DVDs were single
layer that can hold just a little more than a 2 hour movie and so
tended to have minimal special features. Maybe some static text
about the cast and/or crew. There may be more than one audio
track and or subtitle track, but not likley.
Second generation DVDs are double layer and can hold a little more than
2 complete movies. These typically hae a special features section
that includes such things as deleted scenes, bloopers, alternate
ending. These typically include a choice of 2 or 3 languages for
the audio track and the same languages for the subtitle track.
On some movies the commentary audio and/or subtitle tracks have a lot
of good information for students of making movies.
To find these you need to use your remote to select alternate audio
tracts and/or alternate subtitle tracts. I call them hidden if
you can not get to them using the root menu or any menu under the root
menu (like special features or bonus menus).
I recently have been finding hidden
features. For example in Basic Instinct there is a hidden audio
commentary track by a woman who sounds like a college professor that
does not understand what the words she used mean. Many mistakes.
In Collateral there's a hidden subtitle track which I think is by M.
Mann that has information about the use of HDTV instead of film and
it's effect on the night scenes. For me this file looks much more
"real" than those movies who use film for night scenes.
When a DVD gets dirty and covered with
finger prints it will cause the picture and/sound to break up.
This can be fixed by washing the disk using soap and water, then drying
in air or using a lint free wipe. If there are scratches or
abrasions that are causing the picture break up then washing will not
fix the problem. But using CD
will provide a cure in many (but not all) cases. I got it at my
local Video rental outlet (that also has a disk polishing machine which
they use to maintain all their rental DVDs).
Disk Repair System
May 5, 1998 106/10 ; 106/11; 106/3; 451/63 - contains wax, non water
based solvent, dispersing agent & polishing compound - need to work
in radial strokes or across visible scratch to bevel sides of scratch
and fill with wax. It really works.
redbox DVD Vending Machines
For the last couple of months the shelves in Video Rental room at the
local Lucky store have been mostly bare, like they were going out of
business. When asked the clerks didn't know anything.
About a week ago (16 Apr 2008) the Lucky store ad had a code (LUCKY30)
for Red Box DVD rental and the store address appeared in the
ad. But a phone call confirmed that they do not have a Red
Surfing found redbox.com
and a store finder based on zip code. It turns out that there is
one redbox within 20 miles of our town center.
The machine has a light box on the left side with a couple of dozen
movies illustrated. A touch screen and credit card reader on the
front. The black thing on the right is the input/output
slot. The DVDs are in a special case 5 5/8" wide x 4 7/8" high x
a little less than 1/4" thick. The four corners are beveled and
there's a slot for the robot to work with.
The back has a hole in the center so the 2D bar code can be read, but
the front has three windows and if all the open area is scanned you can
stitch together a complete bar-code.
The center of the front (redbox on label) has a 2D bar-code in the
center that's the case serial number. Marked Made In China....
7234609 Article dispensing system and method for same, Michael
DeLazzer, Franz Kuehnrich (redbox), Jun 26, 2007, 221/10; 221/93;
221/97; 221/133; 221/191; 221/281; 221/287
this patent outlines the key features some of which are:
- each machine is linked via satellite to a central control station
that can interact with each machine in many ways
You can check the inventory of your local machine on line and rent on
line then to pick up you only enter your email and zip code and swipe
the charge card.
- The door on the front of the machine uses an RFID tag system to
unlock so when a cartridge is going to be replaced the door unlocks
when it's approached.
- The cartridges are replaced not by a route driver like
conventional vending machines but by the driver of a common carrier
like Fedex or UPS.
- The Foodmax is open 24/7 so you now have 24/7 access to DVD
rentals at $1 (plus tax) each including new releases.
- 2,000 DVD capacity.
11/408607 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus - is an
application that is mostly a continuation of the first patent.
There is a very limited number of available titles (about 200) compared
to a brick
and mortar Video Store (20,000) or even a supermarket video rental
room, let alone an on line rental system like Block Buster (>80,000)
or Net Flix (>100,000). This may just be a startup issue
or a business
decision by redbox? Limited phone support hours 1
(866)-733-2693 No idea what hours they are there "leave a
The on line trailer feature did not work for me and at the same time
the store locator also had a window saying something like OOPS not
Redbox has the capability of offering as many titles as the others, but
in the end is much more expensive. For example with a gallon of
gas at $ 3.60 (Apr 2008) if you make a special trip the actual cost is
very high. If there happens to be a redbox machine at a store you
frequent or on your route to or form that store then it's not so
expensive. Having the mailman deliver and pickup the videos may
be a lot lower cost option.
Some of the titles (with major U.S. actors) were made outside the U.S.
and have their main (IMDB) title something other than the title Redbox
uses, making it difficult to find on IMDB.
I subscribed to try out the streaming movies available on a net
connected Blu-ray player (see: Home Theater
It turns out that the new release (popular) movies are not very
available from Netflix. On the que page there are just under a
dozen movies that have been there for weeks marked "long wait" or "very
long wait". I'm now using Red Box to watch these and remove them
from my Netflix que.
The post office treats Netflix as a special case since they are a very
high volume operation. The envelope used by Netflix is
"machinable" meaning it works on the high speed automatic mail sorting
machines. That greatly lowers the mailing cost compared to non
machinable mailing pieces. Because of this the time in transit is
quite short. Here are some examples deposited in the box in front
of the post office on Orchard Ave, Ukiah, CA. Pickup times: Mon - Fri:
noon & 5:15, Sat 2:15, Sun: none.
Note the Orchard Ave facility does't sell stamps or postage, it's where
mail trucks are loaded/unloaded and the route trucks are
Sent in bold
, arrival of next
DVD in normal font.
Summary Table Bold for Sent day
, normal font for arrival day in mail box
tbd = to be determined
Saturday after 2:15 is the same as Monday morning.
It looks like there is no advantage is mailing prior to noon, the last
pickup works just the same.
It looks like my rural mail pickup is just as good as putting the
return envelope in the Orchard St. box before the last emptying of the
day (typically 5:15).
|Tues 7 am
|Tues 12 pm
|Thu 31 Dec
|(Fri holiday) Sat 6am
|Sat 11 am
|Mon (4 Jan)
|Mon 4 Jan 4pm
|Tues 1 pm
|Tues 7 pm
|Wed Jan 6 2
|Thur 6 am
|Thur 11 am
|Fri Jan 8 5
|Sat 5 am
|Sat 11 am
|Tue 12 Jan
|Wed 6 am
|Thur 14 Jan 3
|Fri 7 am
|Fri 12:41 pm
|Mon 18 Jan Holiday
|Fri 22 Jan 5
|Sat 6 am
|Mon 4 pm
|Tue 7 am
|Thur 9 am
|Fri 6 am
|Thur 5:22 am
|Thru 11:50 am
? reading email on Tuesday at 4:12 pm yet Netflix shipping email is
time stamped 12:04 pm.
It's not yet 12 pm EST so the time most likely is UTC.
The Prisoner -
of One web site -
The Avengers - Elan
DOOMSDAY - Unofficial
Page - June
26th, 1998 Movie - Adam
Richards reviews - New
Avengers - Search
Results - TV
page - James Dawe's
Home Page -
The Twilight Zone - snap
- TZ Directory -
- One of my favorites (screen play was in TV Guide) 6.The eye of the
Plastic surgeons in some unknown society make one final attempt to
a young womans face so that she can live among normal people - Lycos
Post - The
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