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Keith Henry

Software development manager, running a C# Agile team building applications to structure pay large organisations.

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Aug
9
awarded  Necromancer
May
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
comment Why do many movie titles differ between the U.S. and the UK?
That's a very odd one. The Philosopher's Stone is a mythical object outside of Harry Potter, while a sorcerer's stone isn't anything at all. I would have thought that the Englishness of Harry Potter was part of the appeal for Americans, and they wouldn't want to read an Americanised version any more that I want to read an Anglicised Tom Sawyer.
Nov
22
comment Why are movies so different from the original books?
The Hunger Games exposes another issue - the books are aimed at young adults and include some very adult themes: war, murder, state oppression, massacres of children and the like (especially the 3rd book). When they made the film they want the same audience and so need a 12 rating, but as films are so much more graphic they have to nerf the source to do so. Clockwork Orange suffered from a similar problem even with an 18 certificate. Books rely on imagination, and so are less of a 'risk' for people who can't visualise the violence. With films you can always visualise the violence.
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
May
9
awarded  Yearling
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
comment How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
@NickT That's awesome! I want it on my car :-)
Jun
25
answered In the title sequence, what is the strange futuristic noise/blinking effect?
Jun
22
answered What is the real purpose of the star map in Prometheus?
Jun
20
revised How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
Added clarification based on original question.
Jun
20
awarded  Editor
Jun
20
revised How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
added 292 characters in body
Jun
20
comment What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus?
You didn't miss anything, I don't think you're supposed to know from the film. The pilgrims didn't explain to the original Americans why they were giving them diseased blankets. The Spanish didn't explain to the Aztecs about their horses and guns. Contact with a massively more advanced culture is always going to be baffling.
Jun
20
answered How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
Jun
12
awarded  Critic
Jun
12
comment How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?
You say there's no evidence that they're different planets. There's even less evidence that they're the same planet. The only similarity between the two worlds is that both have a crashed space jockey ship on them. The ships have different cargos, one has a chest-burst space jockey in it, the other a dead octogenarian billionare and a company-built escape pod crashed next to it. What makes you think they're the same planet?
Jun
5
answered How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?
May
24
answered Why are there a lot of Hollywood-remakes of successful non-US-movies?
May
9
awarded  Teacher