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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:03 PM

*Hidden Figures on HBO now! EDIT

Last edited Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:38 PM - Edit history (1)

Three African American women become unlikely heroes in the 1960s Space Race in this Best Picture.

EDIT: Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) In 2015, Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was included in the BBC series 100 Women the following year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Johnson

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Reply *Hidden Figures on HBO now! EDIT (Original post)
elleng Sep 2017 OP
MLAA Sep 2017 #1
elleng Sep 2017 #2
elleng Sep 2017 #11
MLAA Sep 2017 #12
elleng Sep 2017 #14
Staph Sep 2017 #13
shenmue Sep 2017 #17
MLAA Sep 2017 #18
Staph Sep 2017 #21
MLAA Sep 2017 #22
Stonepounder Sep 2017 #26
ProudDemForever Sep 2017 #28
onlyadream Sep 2017 #3
elleng Sep 2017 #6
JonLP24 Sep 2017 #19
elleng Sep 2017 #20
spanone Sep 2017 #4
JimGinPA Sep 2017 #5
lunamagica Sep 2017 #7
elleng Sep 2017 #8
Snotcicles Sep 2017 #9
PoorMonger Sep 2017 #10
shenmue Sep 2017 #15
cwydro Sep 2017 #16
DesertRat Sep 2017 #23
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #24
LittleGirl Sep 2017 #25
Stonepounder Sep 2017 #27
Warren DeMontague Sep 2017 #30
Gothmog Sep 2017 #29
Warren DeMontague Sep 2017 #31
Martin Eden Sep 2017 #32
CrispyQ Sep 2017 #33

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:07 PM

1. My favorite movie of the last 10 years

I cried, I laughed and I cheered. And as a woman engineer retiree from IBM, I enjoyed the history of the first major computer system.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:08 PM

2. WOW, you MUST have enjoyed it!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:24 PM

11. and I'm getting madder and madder,

'a woman can't attend!' etc etc etc.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:27 PM

12. Exactly

Thus the tears of frustration and empathy. But they will triumph! And then you will cheer. Love a movie about smart women. And in this case smart women who overcome not only misogyny but a double serving of racism on top.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:28 PM

14. Absolutely.

I've seen it (and LOVING) at a theater, and similar frustration and empathy. Hell with VIRGINIA!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:27 PM

13. Retired female IBM systems engineer here!

Punch cards, FORTRAN, massive air conditioning systems. Though it's a bit before my time, I remember hearing stories about not being allowing to wear nylons in the computer room, for fear of the static electricity affecting the hardware.


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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:29 PM

17. Yay

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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:30 PM

18. Wonderful!

I remember punch cards my first year at the lab in Tucson. And then remember the first day of getting email (profs) in early 80s!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:44 PM

21. My first experience in teaching at IBM

was training my whole office on PROFS (training was my final career with IBM -- for 17 years). And from that date I learned and still believe that managers are idiots. I occasionally had to print off emails for the branch manager.

But I also remember with pride that PROFS is the system that caught Ollie North. The idjit thought that deleting an email meant that it disappeared forever. Backups, Ollie! Backups!


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Response to Staph (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:52 PM

22. That's right! I had forgotten all about profs catching Ollie.

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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 12:11 AM

26. LOL! I took my first course in computer programming at Ohio State in 66-67

Programming language: Fortran
Punch cards, 80 column, punch yourself.
One compile per day. Turn in your card deck, come back tomorrow.
We never even got to see the computers themselves.

(On a humorous note I had the output from one of the compiles tacked up in the computer room, for the compile with the most errors of any compile om the history of the computer lab. The operator had loaded the deck of punch cards upside down.)

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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 12:55 AM

28. You Have Company Here.

1960 RCA Jr. Mathematician also female, also retired. Too low on totem pole to know about these brilliant women who "may" have been the ones who checked the trajectories we crunched out. Paper tape, machine language, Fortran, refrig sized computers coded to play Christmas carols. Hey, all work and no play...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:09 PM

3. Awesome!

Thanks for the heads up. We were just talking about how we want to see it

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:11 PM

6. I just turned the TV on, so not sure how much remains.

Glad it's on HBO, tho.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:35 PM

19. You can watch any time on HBO Go apps

For those unable to get the app through a TV or a device like Playstation can probably download it for their phone.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:40 PM

20. Thanks. Will keep looking.

(I have a 'dumb' phone, but can watch almost any time.) I have seen it, in a THEATER!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:10 PM

4. K&R...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:10 PM

5. I Watching A Ballgame...

But I'm DVR'ing it to watch tonight.



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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:14 PM

7. I wish I had HBO

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:15 PM

8. Lucky I have it on DirecTV.

WON'T have it next week, when I'm at my friend's house.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:16 PM

9. It's a good one. The Zoo Keepers Wife, is also good. nt

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:18 PM

10. Thanks for the heads up!

Just put the next showing on my DVR to watch tomorrow! Hanging with my nephews now but I've wanted to see this.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:28 PM

15. Fantastic. Definitely should have taken Best Picture

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 09:29 PM

16. I've seen it twice already.

I intend to watch it again.

Fantastic movie!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:30 PM

23. I saw it in the theater. Good movie!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:30 PM

24. I wish someone would post it here on DU.

Is that legal? I know that Bill Maher gets posted. I would REALLY like to see it but can't afford HBO.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:32 PM

25. I've seen it 3 times

And will watch it again. Love it
Edit:typo

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 12:12 AM

27. Unfortunately, it is not available for streaming. Only for those signed up for the DVD's.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:35 AM

30. HBO. You're thinking of Netflix.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:27 AM

29. I watched this movie last nighti

I really enjoyed this movie

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:36 AM

31. ...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:47 AM

32. Watched it for the first time last night. Loved it!

Many great scenes, from the marriage proposal to Kevin Costner smashing off the "colored" sign from the ladies restroom.

Overriding all of this were my childhood memories of the space race. I was born about a month before the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957. Despite the long arc of justice we still needed to travel for human rights, these first steps towards the stars were a wondrous and unifying endeavor of national purpose.

The tears I shed watching this movie were partly for the struggles and inspiring determination of the three women; partly for my childhood memories; and partly for the sad state of our country today.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 12:50 PM

33. I bought the DVD.

The words printed on the back: Uplifting in every way.

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