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  THX 1138
THX 1138 and LUH 3417 were denied a "birth born," because they are restricted.
THX 1138 confesses to us that "he thinks he is dying" and he ends up puking in the booth.
The computer is able to put a mind-lock on THX 1138 during which, he is unable to move as his fellow workers run from the radiation leakage.
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  Encyclopedia article: THX 1138   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THX 1138 was George Lucas (United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)) ' first full length movie (A form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement).
However, the true meaning of "THX 1138" is much more mundane: it is actually George Lucas' old phone number from the apartment where he lived as a college student.
According to an interview of George Lucas on the DVD "Short 10 Chaos", the "X" in the sound system name THX stands for "Crossover (The appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience)," a piece of audio processing equipment.
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 THX 1138 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lucas' use of the number 1138 can be seen as a tinkered allusion to the numerology employed by James Joyce, who used the number 1132 throughout Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake.
The two cars used in the chase at the end of THX 1138 are often misidentified as Chaparral GT racers, due in part to an interview with Don Pedro Colley, who plays the part of the Hologram in the film.
In order to emphasize the dehumanizing nature of the world of THX 1138, Lucas insisted that most of the actors and actresses in the film shave their heads, with some characters going completely bald, while others were allowed to maintain a buzz cut.
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 Encyclopedia: 1138
Conan IV (1138 – February 20, 1171) was duke of Brittany, from 1156 to his death.
Category: 1138 January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
The film stars Robert Duvall as THX 1138 a worker in an a bleak futuristic society where life is highly regulated, sex is illegal, and daily ingestion of sedatives is required by law.
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 THX 1138 Director's Cut
Au XXVe siècle, dans une cité souterraine qui ressemble à une termitière humaine où chacun s'identifie par un code de 3 lettres et 4 chiffres, THX 1138 est un technicien tout à fait ordinaire travaillant sur une chaîne d'assemblage de policiers-robots.
THX 1138 s'inscrit dans la lignée de la science-fiction sociale inaugurée par l'écrivain H.G. Wells, prolongée en littérature par Le Meilleur des mondes d'Aldous Huxley et 1984 de George Orwell.
THX 1138, restauré, cultive une esthétique glaciale très réussie (...)
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 THX-1138 (1971)
Although it's visually impressive, particularly in light of the fact that Lucas shot it on a shoestring budget in Northern California, THX 1138 is undermined by clunky storytelling and static pacing.
Perhaps the best way to view THX 1138 is not so much as a film, but as a peek into the mind of an ambitious filmmaker at the very beginning of his spectacular career.
The bleak, chilly world of THX 1138 effectively mirrors the fears of baby boomers coming of age in the late 1960s, when many saw conformity and corporate America as dehumanizing influences.
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 Film Score Monthly.COM: Online Store
Based on a student short made by Lucas and Walter Murch, THX 1138 is a 1984/Brave New World-type of story of a dehumanized worker (Robert Duvall) who breaks free from the shackles of his totalitarian society.
The flipside of Star Wars' carefree adventure, THX 1138 was a downbeat experience little seen at the time, but its reputation has grown due to its famous creator and its copious merits: innovative editing and graphic design, fascinating sound montage (by Murch), and a mesmerizing look-and-feel.
FSM's premiere release of the THX 1138 soundtrack is a fascinating musical journey of Schifrin's score and source music, ranging from avant garde soundscapes to cheeky plays on his Latin jazz of the '60s.
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 Filmtracks: THX 1138 (Lalo Schifrin)
THX 1138: (Lalo Schifrin) Known if only for the fact that it was director George Lucas' first large scale film, the 1971 sci-fi thriller THX 1138 is a reasonably interesting film about future oppression in 25th Century human culture.
Thus, THX 1138 has become a film to study rather than enjoy, and the same could be said of Lalo Schifrin's music for the project, too.
THX 1138 is easily a score to study as a film music historian and enthusiast, but is hardly palatable for casual listeners.
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 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Movie Easter Egg : 1138
Also, 1138 is the cell block number where Princess Leia was held on the first Death Star.
thank you for finally explaining the whole 1138 thing to me. it was also in duke nukem 3d on one of the moniters, and I had no idea what the hell it meant.
Leia's cell number was not 1138, it was 2187 as Boba Fett wrote earlier.
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 DVD Verdict Review - THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut
It's somewhat unclear whether Lucas was attempting to use THX 1138 as a frantic warning, to head off the eventual emergence of such an oppressively organized society, or whether he had already resigned himself to the inevitability of such a world.
Next is another new documentary, "Artifact from the Future: The Making of THX 1138," that offers more information about the picture itself; heavy on the cast and filmmaker's side while light on the actual production process.
It demonstrates (to this humble reviewer, anyway) that Lucas is attempting to obscure his original achievements, to deftly flip-flop from his original views, and to sneakily erase any former statements, cinematic or otherwise, that may not serve his immediate needs, be they professional, personal or (dare I say it?) political.
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 THX 1138 - VHS - Title T Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
THX 1138 is a film that came from the clever mind of a man that also invented the 'Star Wars Universe'.
The film itself is set in the near future where humans are almost homogenous and are happy to take mind altering drugs to supress their natural instincts and to conform to a society that expects only hard work.
THX 1138 is one of the bleakest cinematic views of the future ever made.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /vhs-title-t/thx-1138   (236 words)

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First to clear up some common misconceptions: THX 1138 is NOT a stereo system, nor is it a movie theater or a company.
THX 1138 was not only ahead of its time in sound effects, but also in the themes which it portrayes, such as the loss of individuals for the good of the group, the self-corruption of the human spirit, racism in science fiction, and yes, even channel-surfing
THX 1138 is set in the 25th century.
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 THX 1138
Set in the distant future, Robert Duvall is THX 1138, a worker that makes robots with a key ingredient being small rods that have a high level of radiation.
They think they are not being observed, but of course, their relations are anything but a secret.
THX 1138 wants no part of it and when he is taken prisoner for various indiscretions, he manages to attempt an escape that he seems destined to loose were it not for the chasers exceeding their financial budget in his capture.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /rmc/T/thx_1138.htm   (584 words)

 Business Wire: ``THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Made in 1971, "THX 1138" marked the stunning debut of one of the screen's most innovative filmmakers and was produced by Francis Ford Coppola and his revolutionary American Zoetrope studios.
Duvall stars in the film as "THX 1138," whose forbidden affair with his roommate leads to a breathless escape attempt and a search for freedom from numbing oppression.
In addition to the film, the DVD release of "THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut" offers two new documentaries, including "A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope," a fascinating chronicle of the birth and rise of the radically different independent studio founded by director Francis Ford Coppola.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:117033207&refid=holomed_1   (556 words)

 Reviews: THX 1138 (Director's Cut) - Christianity Today Movies
THX 1138 tells of a not-too-distant futuristic society, grown cold from an over-reliance on technology and prescription drugs to keep their problems, emotions, and libidos in check.
THX 1138 is the name of the character played by Robert Duvall, who gives an impressive performance here as a troubled robot-factory worker, burdened by the drugs that the oppressive government employs to manipulate him and his fellow citizens.
Tormented by the effects of the drugs and struggling with his lack of privacy, he seeks refuge in an illegal romance with his cell "mate." For this, he does prison time with detainees who are crazy, terrified, dangerous, or—worst of all—philosophical.
www.christianitytoday.com /movies/reviews/thx1138.html   (1972 words)

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THX 1138 BY George Lucas and Walter Murch Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope 827 Folsom Street San Francisco, California THX 1138 BLACK Barely audible, an organ plays a haunting theme.
The door is opened creating a low hum, and throwing light on THX 1138, a man about thirty-five years old.
Proceed with recovery of felon 1138 Prefix THX and unidentified companion.
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 Classic Science Fiction Reviews: THX 1138
HX 1138 (Duvall) is a drone with a problem.
This leaves THX alone in a last-ditch effort to evade the android cops and escape the city.
Of those who have heard of THX 1138, most know only that it was George Lucas's "student film." In fact, the student film was Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, a 15-minute essay made in 1967 at the University of Southern California.
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 THX 1138 (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THX 1138, George Lucas’ directorial debut, seems to be trying to cinematographically be a seventies version of Kubrick’s 2001, and fails miserably.
THX 1138 is a worker in this world, going about his daily work until his roommate attempts to remove his sedation and have a normal relationship with him.
It is hard to believe THX 1138 was written and directed by the man who brought us Star Wars.
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 THX 1138: Director's Cut Movie Review - THX 1138: Director's Cut Movie Trailer - The Boston Globe
Set in a grim totalitarian future, the film imagined a world where men and women live underground in a haze of mandatory sedatives and sensory deprivation.
Lucas, a child of the California flatlands who'd once wanted to become a drag racer, ends the movie the way that came most naturally: with a car chase, and one of the more thrilling ever committed to film.
But as is so often the case with his work, from "THX 1138" to "American Graffiti" to the once-dazzling and now interminable "Star Wars" saga, there's no end, just flight.
www.boston.com /movies/display?display=movie&id=7193   (755 words)

 SoundtrackNet : THX 1138 Soundtrack
Set in an oppressive futuristic society, THX 1138 tells the story of three citizens, THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempting to escape from the society located beneath the surface of the Earth.
They are both thrown in jail where they meet SEN 5241 and plan their escape to the surface of the planet.  This is a stark, dystopian story that desperately needs to be made more accessible, but Lucas' uncompromising execution ignores that.
In conclusion, though there are some interesting individual pieces, the THX 1138 soundtrack is too disjointed and incoherent to be considered a success.  Only the most diehard fan of the film would find this CD; otherwise, like the film, this CD is too inaccessible and difficult to be recommended.
www.soundtrack.net /soundtracks/database?id=3378   (201 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: THX 1138 [1970]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Never has the world of THX 1138 looked as bright, clear, and antiseptic as it does on this remastered version.
Though not an action-packed thrill ride, THX 1138 is nonetheless a very interesting, meditative film that hits a lot closer to our home than a galaxy far, far away.
It is quickly established that humans are now produced in labs and are given 'serial numbers' instead of names (THX 1138 being Robert Duvall, the main protagonists name).
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 THX 1138
THX 1138 was written and directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola.
For entertainment people watch holograms engage in activities that range from sadism to meaningless verbal discourse, such as the Theater of Noise.
Another, less profound but nevertheless interesting feature of the movie, is its portrayal of channel surfing, the first I am aware of.
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 ISN News: The Zocalo Today -- Babylon 5/Crusade Newsletter
Though their approaches are totally different, the love for film making will inspire.
Below are a series of links to clips from THX 1138.
They are in a number of formats to fit whatever connection speed you have.
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 Lucasfilm: Pressroom | THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut Scheduled for Theatrical Release and DVD Debut
THX 1138 had been positioned as the first in a slate of films from the newly established independent studio.
Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd said, "The DVD experience is going to be fantastic both for the film's longtime admirers and viewers who are discovering it for the first time.
THX 1138 will also be available in a single-disc version that features the The George Lucas Director's Cut of the film and commentary by George Lucas and Walter Murch.
www.lucasfilm.com /press/news/news20040521.html   (921 words)

 THX 1138 Movie Review
From the very start, we are immersed in a vision of the 25th century, where the populace is kept under tight government control, and the mirror in the bathroom dispenses the compulsory daily drug ration.
Shaven-headed people live underground, presumably because of a nuclear holocaust on the surface, and shuffle like zombies from their house to work and back again.
They fall in love, but of course, their actions do not avoid notice for long, and THX is forced to go on the run to escape arrest.
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 THX 1138 (1971)
Plot: In the future, humanity lives a dehumanized, tranquilized life in an underground city, having been turned into the perfect consumer society with productivity and consumption figures to keep, drugs to dampen behaviour and robot police to enforce the law.
Sexual activity is illegal and sublimated by an everpresent supply of sex and sadism on holographic tv.
THX 1138 becomes a criminal when his roommate LUH 3417 substitutes his tranquilizers, allowing them to engage in prohibited sexual activity.
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 Amazon.com: THX 1138 (The George Lucas Director's Cut Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD: Robert Duvall,Donald ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Lucas's first major movie based on his earlier student film "Electric Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB." THX-1138 is the man's designation, portrayed by Robert Duvall, who works on a manufacturing line assembling robots.
A film that was an experiment in mise-en-scene is given a budget and increased to a full-length feature, and as a result we have this little gem, THX 1138, wherein an Orwellian-like dystopia is the white-washed emotionless setting that our hero, THX, tries to escape.
The imagery is more powerful than it seems it would be with such minimalism, and forgive my comparisons, but just compare a frame of this movie to a frame of anything from the Star Wars prequels, and you see exactly where Lucas lost his touch.
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THX 1138 was director George Lucas' directorial debut.
Released in 1971 to a lukewarm reception, it's captured the hearts and minds of viewers around the world since.
THX 1138 was a film years ahead of its time.
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 RFC 1138 (rfc1138) - Mapping between X.400(1988) / ISO 10021 and RFC 822   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RFC 1138 - Mapping between X.400(1988) / ISO 10021 and RFC 822
Network Working Group S. Kille Request for Comments 1138 University College London Updates: RFCs 822, 987, 1026 December 1989 Mapping between X.400(1988) / ISO 10021 and RFC 822 Status of this Memo This RFC suggests an electronic mail protocol mapping for the Internet community and UK Academic Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
The format of the body of the message is defined to ensure that all information is conveyed to the RFC 822 user in a consistent manner.
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