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Tuckerfan
06-25-2005, 02:26 AM
It's only for a second, and it's not much of one, but you do see Christen Bale (who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman) using a bench grinder to make a Bat-throwing star. Bale was also wearing proper safety gear, I noticed for the scene (goggles and leather gloves).

The film, IMHO, absolutely rocks, and would be enjoyable to folks who don't even like "comic book" movies. The acting, directing, and writing in the film are outstanding. It's one of the best films I've seen in the past year or so.

Milacron of PM
06-25-2005, 02:40 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">The film, IMHO, absolutely rocks, and would be enjoyable to folks </font> Wow...coming from you that's the opposite of what I expected to hear. I've seen the previews (at the theater) and it looked dreadfull to me. My 16 year old son saw it and thought it sucked...so did his date http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Still, perhaps I'll reconsider....

But just to check "tastes", I also thought the new Star Wars movie too comic bookish and unrealistic from a human interaction standpoint...and yet most folks seem to like it...what did you think of it ?

Tuckerfan
06-25-2005, 02:53 AM
I didn't like the new Star Wars movie at all, for basically the same reasons you didn't like it. Frankly, I'm surprised that anyone couldn't like the new Batman flick.

sidneyt
06-25-2005, 09:57 AM
I too was not especially interested in seeing another Batman movie. I saw the previews and decided that it was not going to be for me. I was wrong. After reading the positive review in the NY Times I went to see it with my wife and son. It was much, much better than I was expecting. Roger Ebert says this about the movie:
"I said this is the Batman movie I've been waiting for; more correctly, this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for, because I didn't realize that more emphasis on story and character and less emphasis on high-tech action was just what was needed. The movie works dramatically in addition to being an entertainment. There's something to it."

I agree with Ebert. It is definitely worth seeing.

Michael Moore
06-25-2005, 10:41 AM
We saw it yesterday and enjoyed it. I too noticed that he was wearing safety gear, but I thought that a billionaire should be able to afford more than a bench grinder. But he'll probably add CNC mills, lathes and EDMs to the Bat Cave in the near future.

Then again, they were placing orders for large amounts of stuff with outside contractors, so he may not need much more than a belt grinder and paint sprayer to touch up things.

I always wondered where the superheroes with all the fancy tech gadgets got them made. Batman had the Bat Plane, Bat Car, etc etc, and they didn't seem like the kind of thing you'd just go to a local shop and have them make.

cheers,
Michael

Milacron of PM
06-25-2005, 11:15 AM
Michael, I think 'Car Guy' made the Batmobile but the Bat Sub was a colaboration project between 'Machinist Man' and 'AquaMan'

Their shops are fully equipped with Monarch 10ee lathes, Moore jig grinders and Deckel mills but AquaMan is not allowed near the acutal machines due to past incidents with salt water and rust.

PaulA
06-25-2005, 02:26 PM
Great movie, one of the best I've seen in a long time.

I did think a billionaire should have a better shop. And I didn't think much of his spray technique either.

Casting Michael Caine as Alfred was brilliant.

psomero
06-25-2005, 02:38 PM
i was surprised with how good this movie actually was. my friend and i were ultra-bored one day and decided to go see it because we had run out of things to do, but it was well worth the six bucks for a matinee ticket...

cijuanni
06-25-2005, 04:59 PM
D. Thomas
The star of Batman Begins is Christan Bale, the same guy who was the lead in "The Machinist".

He is calling you.

Milacron of PM
06-25-2005, 05:02 PM
Ah yes, The Machinist...I suppose that puppy oughta be on DVD by now... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

wierdscience
06-25-2005, 07:22 PM
I saw the previews,looks like a good movie,but the Batmobile sucks,duals?Why?

Tuckerfan
06-25-2005, 08:07 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D. Thomas:
Ah yes, The Machinist...I suppose that puppy oughta be on DVD by now... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif</font>

Yup. It is. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007Y08QA/qid%3D1119746157/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr_11_1/002-6432069-4019203) A bit pricey, though,so I'd recommend renting it or buying a used copy. Bale looks really disturbing in that film since he dropped somthing like 70 lbs for the role. How he managed to bulk up for part in time for Batman, I've no idea.

wierdscience, I had the same thoughts as you before I saw the film, but I gotta tell you that once you see the car in action, you don't even think about such things, because of how well done the movie is. Oh, and the producers of the film said that they built the car so it could pretty much do everything you see in the film, but they never fully tested the top end, so they don't know how fast it'll go. Some details on it can be found here (http://www.superherohype.com/nextraimages/batmobilerollingstone.jpg).

snowman
06-25-2005, 08:46 PM
leather gloves on a grinder....

proper safety equipment?

whaaaaaa?

This little piggy went to market
This little picky stayed home
Rest of the little piggies got ate by a bench grinder http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Jacob
(sorry, I'm bored)

Tuckerfan
06-25-2005, 08:56 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by snowman:
leather gloves on a grinder....

proper safety equipment?

whaaaaaa?

This little piggy went to market
This little picky stayed home
Rest of the little piggies got ate by a bench grinder http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Jacob
(sorry, I'm bored)</font>
I suppose you'd recommend bare hands? I worked as a grinder in a foundry and we all wore leather gloves, since synthetic materials tended to melt, and well, the parts got waaay too hot for us to hold in our bare hands.

Tuckerfan
06-26-2005, 03:13 AM
It's the Batcomputer! (http://www.xoxide.com/coolmax-xbat-case-red.html)

jburstein
06-26-2005, 04:25 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tuckerfan:
Bale looks really disturbing in that film since he dropped somthing like 70 lbs for the role. How he managed to bulk up for part in time for Batman, I've no idea.
</font>

I heard an interview with him on NPR. He said he dropped 50 lb from his normal weight of 180, putting him around 130 lb for the machinist. He bulked up to about 200 lb for Batman. In 2 months. He said he did it by pigging out and working out a couple of times a day. I can't imagine doing a 70 lb weight swing in 2 months, that's complete insanity.

-Justin

operose
06-26-2005, 07:00 PM
http://www.howstuffworks.com/batmobile.htm

interesting article about the new batmobile... I found it while bored at work.. and I don't even like batman

KENZ
06-26-2005, 07:06 PM
Saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith this weekend. There is a lathe in his hidden gun room. It doesn't get used and you only se it for a few seconds.

I pointed it out and my girlfriend just shook her head.

Rex
06-27-2005, 01:35 PM
Haven't seen the Batman flick, but saw Revenge of the Sith last night. I agree that the dialogue is mediocre at best. What I enjoyed was the battle scenes, and the mechanical marvels used, the details of the machines. And the opening battle looked like a futuristic battle of the Spanish Armada and the British Fleet. Giant battleships trading broadsides, just yards apart, cannon recoiling against their tethers, spent shells ejecting from breeches with a metallic 'clank', crews reloading in desperation. I could have watched that all day.
And then the amphibious landing battle on the Wookie's world.

Your Old Dog
06-27-2005, 03:39 PM
I'm with tuck on the leathers! Besides that, if you do anything other than light dainty grinding it hurts like hell when you grind your fingers into the wheel. I don't like it when the blood squirts in my eyes either. So for that reason, I wear gloves, not for the intense heat generated cause after awhile your fingers get so numb you can't feel it anyway!

I suspect he was in more danger of dying from his radical eating habits than from the leather/grinder combo http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by Your Old Dog (edited 06-27-2005).]