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Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.airproducts.com)
Date: April 25, 2011 08:49AM

I saw "Water for Elephants" on Saturday. Not a great movie but lots of mentions of Cornell - the hero went to the CU Vet School.

Nothing filmed in Ithaca, however. The one scene that showed any of Cornell was a brief flash of Morrill Hall that was CGA'ed in.

Also lots of smarmy mentions of the Ivy League and ivy leaguers. Interesting because the movie was set in 1931 and the term Ivy League wasn't even coined until 1933-1935. Hollywood? Historical accuracy? Yeah right.

At least they knew Cornell was an Ivy League school.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.airproducts.com)
Date: April 25, 2011 08:51AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 08:51AM by Jeff Hopkins '82.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 10:48AM

Re-purposing the thread, off the top of my head, movies that Cornell is mentioned in:

+ Love Story (duh)
+ Citizen Kane (one of the schools Kane was thrown out of)
+ Dirty Dancing (the asshole with the Ayn Rand book went to Cornell)
+ that terrible movie where Charlie Sheen winds up on a South American radio telescope (the astronomer wears a CU t-shirt, but it's not red)

I'm sure there are dozens of others.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 10:48AM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 10:54AM

Titanic (a good version, in 1953), at


7:21.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 10:54AM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: April 25, 2011 11:43AM

A good start:

[en.wikipedia.org]

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: billhoward (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 11:45AM

The book was okay. Water for Elephants kind of ambled along and you weren't in a hurry to finish in one sitting; I think one of my wife's book club books that I actually read. A lot of the other book club books fall into the category of women-leading-screwed-up-lives-and-writing-about-it. Men's books are much more realistic: Cop becomes millionaire writing gaming software, decides to remain a police detective, owns a Porsche (in Minneapolis - good location for four-season driving), has gorgeous surgeon / girlfriend / wife, solves every crime, wife/GF almost gets killed every other book. At least we got a definitive Lucas Davenport's 100 Best Songs of the Rock Era out of Broken Prey [www.johnsandford.org]
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 12:32PM


wife/GF almost gets killed every other book

There is Realism, and then there is Wish Fulfillment.

Beeeej: trust you to spoil the thread. Jerk.

Adding from your list, which is boring and incomplete, but I'm not drawing further parallels:

+ Altered States (apparently, though I swear he was from NYU, and later he's in Boston)
+ Dark City (which I haven't seen, no, it's not *that* Dark City)
+ The Lost Weekend (drunks seems to be connected with our Alma Mater)
+ Prince of Tides *and* Say Anything *and* The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (seriously? ew.)

Also:

+ the sort-of-true-story comedy about the ADM exec who was a Cornell alum
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Josh '99 (---.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 02:09PM

Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: RichH (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net)
Date: April 25, 2011 11:34PM

Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.airproducts.com)
Date: April 26, 2011 07:51AM

Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

Although they said it was Cuba.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 26, 2011 08:04AM

Interesting local news quickie on the early Ithaca film industry. Pearl White sounds like a hoot (later she would be the perpetually imperiled Pauline). "Lionel Barrymore, great uncle of Drew Barrymore" ... cringeworthy. Gotta keep it current For The Kids.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (128.18.14.---)
Date: May 16, 2011 06:47PM

RichH
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.

Sorry, it will shortly be announced that the Arecibo Observatory is not affiliated with Cornell. PM me for details* (I always wanted to be able to do that).

*please don't actually PM me.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (128.18.14.---)
Date: May 20, 2011 07:36PM

Roy 82
RichH
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.

Sorry, it will shortly be announced that the Arecibo Observatory is not affiliated with Cornell. PM me for details* (I always wanted to be able to do that).

*please don't actually PM me.

It's gone public:
[blogs.nature.com]
[news.sciencemag.org]
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: RichH (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net)
Date: May 20, 2011 08:36PM

Roy 82
Roy 82
RichH
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.

Sorry, it will shortly be announced that the Arecibo Observatory is not affiliated with Cornell. PM me for details* (I always wanted to be able to do that).

*please don't actually PM me.

It's gone public:
[blogs.nature.com]
[news.sciencemag.org]

The new management is SRI International. SRI = Stanford Research Institute. Though it's been separate from Stanford University since 1970, the ties are probably still strong. They borrowed heavily from Cornell's faculty at their founding (7 of the original 15 faculty members were from Cornell, plus their first president, David Starr Jordan, was a CU alumnus) and word was that a 2nd raid of the CU Physics dept was perpetrated a few decades later. They beat Cornell 56-6 in their centennial football game in 1991.

And now they're nabbing our awesome telescope?

Goddammit.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: phillysportsfan (---.cable.mindspring.com)
Date: May 20, 2011 08:49PM

And they destroyed us in the NCAA tournament in basketball in 2008
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (128.18.14.---)
Date: May 20, 2011 08:52PM

RichH
Roy 82
Roy 82
RichH
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.

Sorry, it will shortly be announced that the Arecibo Observatory is not affiliated with Cornell. PM me for details* (I always wanted to be able to do that).

*please don't actually PM me.



It's gone public:
[blogs.nature.com]
[news.sciencemag.org]

The new management is SRI International. SRI = Stanford Research Institute. Though it's been separate from Stanford University since 1970, the ties are probably still strong. They borrowed heavily from Cornell's faculty at their founding (7 of the original 15 faculty members were from Cornell, plus their first president, David Starr Jordan, was a CU alumnus) and word was that a 2nd raid of the CU Physics dept was perpetrated a few decades later. They beat Cornell 56-6 in their centennial football game in 1991.

And now they're nabbing our awesome telescope?

Goddammit.

They also kicked our butt in the first round of the NCAA BBall tourney a couple of years ago. They also recently won their 100th NCAA title while we are still looking to end a long drought. Yes, 100. If Cornell were in the PAC-10 then I am sure that we would despise them even more. Stanford = Harvard of the West. On the other hand, they have a pretty lousy hockey team.

But getting back to your original point, the ties between SRI and Stanford are not all that strong. However, you may wish to despise SRI as the company that gave the world carpal tunnel syndrome having invented the computer mouse and a Windows-like operating system combined with being one of the first nodes on what is now the internet.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2011 08:57PM by Roy 82.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: phillysportsfan (---.cable.mindspring.com)
Date: May 20, 2011 10:34PM

Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2011 10:34PM by phillysportsfan.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: May 21, 2011 09:22PM

RichH
They beat Cornell 56-6 in their centennial football game in 1991.
What I remember: Late in the game, Cornell drove on the Stanford 3d string to get 1st and goal from in close. Dennis Green sent in the starters to preserve the shutout to no avail. They did stop the two point conversion, though.

 
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (128.18.14.---)
Date: May 22, 2011 04:43AM

phillysportsfan
Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day

I hear you but I beg to differ that volleyball is not a spectator sport.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Scersk '97 (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: May 22, 2011 11:16AM

I just remember the center-eligible play. That confused 'em.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: KeithK (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: May 22, 2011 02:36PM

Roy 82
phillysportsfan
Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day

I hear you but I beg to differ that volleyball is not a spectator sport.

I don't think we're talking about women's beach volleyball here.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: May 22, 2011 09:59PM

KeithK
Roy 82
phillysportsfan
Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day

I hear you but I beg to differ that volleyball is not a spectator sport.

I don't think we're talking about women's beach volleyball here.
You are misinterpreting Roy - who was saying "I like to watch volleyball, so there" - and who was in turn misinterpreting phillysportsfan who was defining "non spectator sports" as ones where Roy wasn't sitting in mostly empty bleachers.

 
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: CowbellGuy (Moderator)
Date: May 25, 2011 03:37PM

Roy 82
...being one of the first nodes on what is now the internet.
I'd argue that NSFNET is what really turned into the internet. I doubt ARPANET would have ever gone public/commercial left to its own devices, so by that reasoning Cornell has as much to do with global carpal tunnel syndrome (and porn) as SRI.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: May 30, 2011 12:16AM

ugarte
KeithK
Roy 82
phillysportsfan
Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day

I hear you but I beg to differ that volleyball is not a spectator sport.

I don't think we're talking about women's beach volleyball here.
You are misinterpreting Roy - who was saying "I like to watch volleyball, so there" - and who was in turn misinterpreting phillysportsfan who was defining "non spectator sports" as ones where Roy wasn't sitting in mostly empty bleachers.

Keith was on the right track.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: May 30, 2011 09:52AM

Roy 82
ugarte
KeithK
Roy 82
phillysportsfan
Yeah but they mostly win titles in non spectator sports golf, tennis, volleyball, swimming like PU does ever year in the Ivy league. I will take one national title in hockey or lacrosse over a hundred of those any day

I hear you but I beg to differ that volleyball is not a spectator sport.

I don't think we're talking about women's beach volleyball here.
You are misinterpreting Roy - who was saying "I like to watch volleyball, so there" - and who was in turn misinterpreting phillysportsfan who was defining "non spectator sports" as ones where Roy wasn't sitting in mostly empty bleachers.

Keith was on the right track.
I take back nothing.

 
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: December 21, 2011 07:50PM

RichH
Roy 82
Roy 82
RichH
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

As well as all these, most prominently, Contact.

Sorry, it will shortly be announced that the Arecibo Observatory is not affiliated with Cornell. PM me for details* (I always wanted to be able to do that).

*please don't actually PM me.

It's gone public:
[blogs.nature.com]
[news.sciencemag.org]

The new management is SRI International. SRI = Stanford Research Institute. Though it's been separate from Stanford University since 1970, the ties are probably still strong. They borrowed heavily from Cornell's faculty at their founding (7 of the original 15 faculty members were from Cornell, plus their first president, David Starr Jordan, was a CU alumnus) and word was that a 2nd raid of the CU Physics dept was perpetrated a few decades later. They beat Cornell 56-6 in their centennial football game in 1991.

And now they're nabbing our awesome telescope?

Goddammit.

He who laughs last, laughs best.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Perfect_Timing (---.lightspeed.sntcca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 10, 2017 01:39PM

Years later, but....

[www.imdb.com]

Filmmakers have done their best to avoid Ithaca and Cornell, it would seem.

I love that one of the only films on the list has been thoroughly MST'd, though.

[www.youtube.com]


pt...
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 10, 2017 03:18PM

Body Care and Grooming (1947)

Edit: LOL. I hadn't followed the link yet. panic
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/10/2017 03:19PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (---.sri.com)
Date: April 10, 2017 09:31PM

Perfect_Timing
Years later, but....

[www.imdb.com]

Filmmakers have done their best to avoid Ithaca and Cornell, it would seem.

I love that one of the only films on the list has been thoroughly MST'd, though.

[www.youtube.com]


pt...

and that would include the movie "Ithaca" that seems to take place in a hypothetical small American city that has nothing to do with Ithaca NY.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: upprdeck (---.fs.cornell.edu)
Date: April 11, 2017 03:04PM

Cornell had a nice reference in the new MacGyver tv show a couple weeks ago
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (38.99.127.---)
Date: April 11, 2017 05:15PM

Trotsky
+ Dirty Dancing (the asshole with the Ayn Rand book went to Cornell)

You're thinking of Robbie (with the Ayn Rand book), but I believe it was Neil Kellerman who went to Cornell.

(God why do I know that?)

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 12, 2017 01:39PM

French Rage
Trotsky
+ Dirty Dancing (the asshole with the Ayn Rand book went to Cornell)

You're thinking of Robbie (with the Ayn Rand book), but I believe it was Neil Kellerman who went to Cornell.

(God why do I know that?)
Are you kidding? I'm embarrassed that I remembered it wrong! bang
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (38.99.127.---)
Date: April 12, 2017 04:02PM

Also the voices/hearts/hands song they're singing at the end is the same tune as Far Above Beyond Cayuga's Waters. Possibly due to Neil's influence.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Scersk '97 (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2017 11:16PM

French Rage
Also the voices/hearts/hands song they're singing at the end is the same tune as Far Above Beyond Cayuga's Waters. Possibly due to Neil's influence.

Nobody puts Bâby in a corner!
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: April 13, 2017 01:43PM

I haven't watched it yet, but I'm told last night's "Designated Survivor" (where Keifer Sutherland's character, the man thrust suddenly into the presidency, is a Cornell alum) had several Cornell and Ithaca references. Looking forward to the TiVo tonight.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: djk26 (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 21, 2017 09:50AM

I think it's ok to post this if Beeeej already watched it on Tivo...

The last episode showed the President (Jack Bauer...I mean Keifer Sutherland) bringing in a person "I knew at Cornell." They talked about the Pinesburger challenge (never heard of it, but apparently refers to a restaurant off campus) and "flying in the burgers from Ithaca" and "spending time together in Clark Hall."

Network TV hasn't been this Cornellish since "The Office" (a much better show.)
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: dag14 (---.ag.cornell.edu)
Date: April 21, 2017 10:10AM

Glenwood Pines, west side of the lake, about halfway to Taughannock. Kids welcome.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 21, 2017 10:35AM

I had absolutely no idea that the dude in Bad Religion was a Cornell professor until yesterday.

Um... presumably they've been in a movie.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2017 10:36AM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: upprdeck (---.fs.cornell.edu)
Date: April 21, 2017 12:51PM

you went to cornell and never heard of a Pines Burger?
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: RichH (107.77.106.---)
Date: April 21, 2017 01:32PM

Pinesburgers have existed for a long time. The Pinesburger Challenge only started this century.

(Eating 4 Pinesburgers, if you were wondering)
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: April 21, 2017 09:25PM

upprdeck
you went to cornell and never heard of a Pines Burger?
I'd actually not heard of a Pines burger until just now. And I've gotten drunk at the Pines.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: April 22, 2017 10:12AM

RichH
Pinesburgers have existed for a long time. The Pinesburger Challenge only started this century.

(Eating 4 Pinesburgers, if you were wondering)

Oh, so "Designated Survivor" didn't make that up? I was sure they were just embellishing. Thanks.

ETA: On the other hand, that means the dialogue was a bit anachronistic. Unless the President's friend has returned to the Pines in the last few years, he would have no reason to know about the Challenge, and the scene was clearly more about invoking nostalgia.

 
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2017 11:41AM by Beeeej.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 22, 2017 10:11PM

Beeeej
RichH
Pinesburgers have existed for a long time. The Pinesburger Challenge only started this century.

(Eating 4 Pinesburgers, if you were wondering)

Oh, so "Designated Survivor" didn't make that up? I was sure they were just embellishing. Thanks.

ETA: On the other hand, that means the dialogue was a bit anachronistic. Unless the President's friend has returned to the Pines in the last few years, he would have no reason to know about the Challenge, and the scene was clearly more about invoking nostalgia.

So basically the writer sticking in Cornell references is younger than Sutherland and trying to stick in some shoutouts. :P

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 26, 2017 12:21AM

dag14
Glenwood Pines, west side of the lake, about halfway to Taughannock. Kids welcome.
The Stanley Cup has been there three times. Joe Nieuwendyk (a regular at the Pines) twice and Ithaca native Dustin Brown once. [www.glenwoodpines.com]
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: djk26 (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: May 02, 2017 12:03PM

[www.foodchallenges.com]

Doesn't sound too appealing, actually. I want to hear President Kirkman say to the press, "I have to postpone this press conference, The Cornell-Harvard hockey game starts in a few minutes. We WILL pass this bill. And Harvard sucks."
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.ttml.co.in)
Date: May 05, 2017 01:48AM

djk26
[www.foodchallenges.com]

Doesn't sound too appealing, actually. I want to hear President Kirkman say to the press, "I have to postpone this press conference, The Cornell-Harvard hockey game starts in a few minutes. We WILL pass this bill. And Harvard sucks."

During a cabinet debate, he should point at one cabinet member and say "Good cabinet members", then point at another and say "Bad cabinet member", and so forth.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: May 05, 2017 10:08AM

French Rage
djk26
[www.foodchallenges.com]

Doesn't sound too appealing, actually. I want to hear President Kirkman say to the press, "I have to postpone this press conference, The Cornell-Harvard hockey game starts in a few minutes. We WILL pass this bill. And Harvard sucks."

During a cabinet debate, he should point at one cabinet member and say "Good cabinet members", then point at another and say "Bad cabinet member", and so forth.

Are any of the writers from CU? Wouldn't hurt to ask.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: CUlater 89 (192.235.87.---)
Date: May 05, 2017 02:24PM

They just hired a new showrunner, for season 2 (assuming it gets renewed), Keith Eisner '89. So we may be in for more authentic references.
 
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Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2017 11:19PM

It's a few years old but we're going through "The Good Wife" on Amazon, and just saw an episode where one of the characters attends an "Ivy Core" mixer, which is apparently for the five Ivy League law schools. Except the banner in the back lists Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Dartmouth. :-( They got the number right, but I suppose the people responsible for the props just wrote down the first five Ivies they could think of?

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: walkerny (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: August 20, 2017 11:18AM

"Tokyo Joe" 1947 Humphrey Bogart is a veteran going back to see if his bar business still exists and gets involved in intrigue. His partner Ito (Teru Shimada) kept it intact. Ito is a Cornell grad, mentioned several times in the movie. It has been many years but there is a small chance the Cornell grad is Bogart's Japanese nemesis in the film, not his partner. Good movie of it's own right. 3 Stars
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 13, 2017 10:05AM

Under Cover of Night (1937). Establishing shot of "Trent University" is the bell tower shot from between the pillars of Goldwin Smith.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Swampy (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: December 07, 2017 10:08AM

Trotsky
I had absolutely no idea that the dude in Bad Religion was a Cornell professor until yesterday.

Um... presumably they've been in a movie.

Well, Jeff Dowd is the inspiration for "The Dude" in The Big Lebowski. I'm not sure if Jeff ever attended Cornell, but he was an activist in Cornell SDS during the sixties. His father, Doug, was a Cornell economics professor. Doug passed away this past September.

I don't think anyone who knew them both ever thought Jeff would become more famous than Doug. doh
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: David Wade (---.nys.biz.rr.com)
Date: May 16, 2018 04:12PM

I remember a science fiction movie in the late 1980s that was similar to Close Encounters of the Third Kind where some bureaucrat told a scientist that he should take his Cornell degree and do something inappropriate with it. Does anybody recall what that movie could be?
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: May 16, 2018 04:21PM

David Wade
I remember a science fiction movie in the late 1980s that was similar to Close Encounters of the Third Kind where some bureaucrat told a scientist that he should take his Cornell degree and do something inappropriate with it. Does anybody recall what that movie could be?

I assume you're talking about "Starman," but I don't recall that particular line. Charles Martin Smith played a SETI scientist who had a Cornell degree.

EDIT: Found it.

Mark Shermin : Listen, Mr. Fox, I'd like to be a team player and all of that, but, there's something that I want to call to your attention.

George Fox : There's one thing I don't need from you is a lecture on morality.

Mark Shermin : Alright, okay, screw morality. What the hell ever happened to good manners? We invited him here!

George Fox : I don't have time for this Shermin.

Mark Shermin : I'm trying to make a point.

George Fox : So am I, damn it! You make a great show of being a rebel; but, the fact is this: you are a GS-11 public servant. Anytime that becomes too much of a burden, you can go back to Cornell or whenever the hell it was that we found you and lets see you make it through on an instructor's salary. Now, shape up! Or, get out.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 16, 2019 12:46AM

You'll recognize many familiar scenes in this old one
[www.youtube.com]
and cringe at much of the message.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 16, 2019 07:45AM

Those elms, tho.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies - behind the scenes of Love Story
Posted by: Rita (---.ftmy.qwest.net)
Date: April 03, 2019 11:23PM

The 3/30/2019 edition of NPR's Only a Game had a story about the filming of Love Story and the casting of Joe Bertagna and the Cleary Brothers.

[www.wbur.org]

How many days until the Hahvahd game?
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies - behind the scenes of Love Story
Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: April 03, 2019 11:57PM

Rita
The 3/30/2019 edition of NPR's Only a Game had a story about the filming of Love Story and the casting of Joe Bertagna and the Cleary Brothers.

[www.wbur.org]

How many days until the Hahvahd game?

I was going to post this in the HARVARD SUCKS thread, but I thought it was on Weekend Edition and couldn't find the link in the rundown.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies - behind the scenes of Love Story
Posted by: marty (161.11.160.---)
Date: April 04, 2019 11:39AM

jtwcornell91
Rita
The 3/30/2019 edition of NPR's Only a Game had a story about the filming of Love Story and the casting of Joe Bertagna and the Cleary Brothers.

[www.wbur.org]

How many days until the Hahvahd game?

I was going to post this in the HARVARD SUCKS thread, but I thought it was on Weekend Edition and couldn't find the link in the rundown.

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal had a horrible plot to deal with there but Ali had another shot at portraying a college aged woman and not only is the movie worth a watch, but the novella is one of Roth's better efforts (IIRC).

Ali MacGraw was on the cover of so many magazines in 1970 that she showed up on the picture advertising "Time" magazine that was inside the 3 or 4 section Cornell stamped spiral ring notebooks sold at "The Campus Store".
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies - behind the scenes of Love Story
Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: April 05, 2019 10:30AM

marty
jtwcornell91
Rita
The 3/30/2019 edition of NPR's Only a Game had a story about the filming of Love Story and the casting of Joe Bertagna and the Cleary Brothers.

[www.wbur.org]

How many days until the Hahvahd game?

I was going to post this in the HARVARD SUCKS thread, but I thought it was on Weekend Edition and couldn't find the link in the rundown.

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal had a horrible plot to deal with there but Ali had another shot at portraying a college aged woman and not only is the movie worth a watch, but the novella is one of Roth's better efforts (IIRC).

Ali MacGraw was on the cover of so many magazines in 1970 that she showed up on the picture advertising "Time" magazine that was inside the 3 or 4 section Cornell stamped spiral ring notebooks sold at "The Campus Store".

Isn't that character supposed to be partially responsible for the large number of Gen-Xers named "Jennifer"?

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies - behind the scenes of Love Story
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: April 05, 2019 10:32AM

jtwcornell91
marty
jtwcornell91
Rita
The 3/30/2019 edition of NPR's Only a Game had a story about the filming of Love Story and the casting of Joe Bertagna and the Cleary Brothers.

[www.wbur.org]

How many days until the Hahvahd game?

I was going to post this in the HARVARD SUCKS thread, but I thought it was on Weekend Edition and couldn't find the link in the rundown.

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal had a horrible plot to deal with there but Ali had another shot at portraying a college aged woman and not only is the movie worth a watch, but the novella is one of Roth's better efforts (IIRC).

Ali MacGraw was on the cover of so many magazines in 1970 that she showed up on the picture advertising "Time" magazine that was inside the 3 or 4 section Cornell stamped spiral ring notebooks sold at "The Campus Store".

Isn't that character supposed to be partially responsible for the large number of Gen-Xers named "Jennifer"?

Yes, but it's probably at least as much the novel's fault as it is the film's.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: June 21, 2019 12:00AM

Shoutout on the new ABC show Grand Hotel.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: upprdeck (---.fs.cornell.edu)
Date: June 25, 2019 10:37AM

there was an ithaca mention on whiskey cavalier before it was cancelled.. dont recall if it said cornell.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: nshapiro (192.148.195.---)
Date: October 17, 2019 12:42PM

Arts quad scene in 'The Sure Thing'
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: October 09, 2020 05:24PM

WARNING: blatantly political, but a brief mention of Cornell — GEE, ANTHONY FAUCI . . . Sorry if anyone’s offended, but I think many of us could use a laugh about now.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: October 28, 2020 08:57AM

There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 28, 2020 04:54PM

upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

MONOMIAL REPRESENTATIONS AND SYMMETRIC PRESENTATIONS BY ALICE HARMON, PH.D.



Some Group Theory shit. It's s'posed to be good for you.



[encyclopediaofmath.org]

[encyclopediaofmath.org]

Grab a drink and have fun! "Monomial" in this context just means a matrix with one non-zero element in every row and every column. The fact that you can represent a group as the product of such a matrix and each element I'm sure implies some weird-ass matrix operational shit that you can then do to prove Math Things, achieve Nirvana, get cheaper auto insurance, etc.

I don't know. But I'll bet Whelan knows. Whelan knows fucking everything.
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 28, 2020 09:27PM

Trotsky
upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

MONOMIAL REPRESENTATIONS AND SYMMETRIC PRESENTATIONS BY ALICE HARMON, PH.D.



Some Group Theory shit. It's s'posed to be good for you.


[encyclopediaofmath.org]

[encyclopediaofmath.org]

Grab a drink and have fun! "Monomial" in this context just means a matrix with one non-zero element in every row and every column. The fact that you can represent a group as the product of such a matrix and each element I'm sure implies some weird-ass matrix operational shit that you can then do to prove Math Things, achieve Nirvana, get cheaper auto insurance, etc.

I don't know. But I'll bet Whelan knows. Whelan knows fucking everything.

Searching the Cornell Library catalog, I can't find either the title or the author. All theses are supposed to be there.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: October 29, 2020 05:38AM

Trotsky
upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

MONOMIAL REPRESENTATIONS AND SYMMETRIC PRESENTATIONS BY ALICE HARMON, PH.D.



Some Group Theory shit. It's s'posed to be good for you.



[encyclopediaofmath.org]

[encyclopediaofmath.org]

Grab a drink and have fun! "Monomial" in this context just means a matrix with one non-zero element in every row and every column. The fact that you can represent a group as the product of such a matrix and each element I'm sure implies some weird-ass matrix operational shit that you can then do to prove Math Things, achieve Nirvana, get cheaper auto insurance, etc.

I don't know. But I'll bet Whelan knows. Whelan knows fucking everything.

Nah, my applied group theory these days is limited to trying to figure out if the kids' train track loops are going to close. I'd have to ask my colleagues in discrete math, if I weren't about to go into "lockdown light" in a different country. Although I am actually giving a discrete math seminar in a couple of weeks. I plan to start it with a little differential geometry, so I may get the hook in the first five minutes...

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 30, 2020 07:20PM

jtwcornell91
Nah, my applied group theory these days is limited to trying to figure out if the kids' train track loops are going to close. I'd have to ask my colleagues in discrete math, if I weren't about to go into "lockdown light" in a different country. Although I am actually giving a discrete math seminar in a couple of weeks. I plan to start it with a little differential geometry, so I may get the hook in the first five minutes...
You can never go wrong with Eigenvalues. They're just so fun to say!

Fig. 1 Only known misogynistic linear algebra comic strip
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: November 19, 2020 07:40PM

Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: November 20, 2020 01:15AM

upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

So are they implying going to Cornell drove her mom crazy?

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: scoop85 (---.hvc.res.rr.com)
Date: November 20, 2020 08:45AM

French Rage
upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

So are they implying going to Cornell drove her mom crazy?

I had the same thought.

For those who haven’t seen it, The Queen’s Gambit is terrific. Anya Taylor-Joy (who I’d never heard of before) is spellbinding as the central character.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: November 20, 2020 03:57PM

George64

Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.

Here’s Cornell’s announcement.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 20, 2020 04:27PM

French Rage
upprdeck
There is a reference to Cornell in the new Netflix series Queens Gambit . A book the main char picks up on some mathematical theory shows Cornell on the cover for the writer. I was going to go back and see if its a real book.

So are they implying going to Cornell drove her mom crazy?

Maybe. There's certainly a great moment when she passes out drunk against a table and you get a little flashback of Mom saying "that's my girl."
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: December 02, 2020 07:30AM

George64
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.

Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.

And so it goes . . .

Kurt Vonnegut ‘44

Jonathan Friedman ‘84 quoted.
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 09, 2020 09:54PM

George64
Josh '99
Some scenes in GoldenEye were filmed at the Arecibo Observatory, though it was never identified as such.
Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.
Quote I wanted to hear: "Cornell maintained Arecibo at a high level," said a university spokesperson, "as if it was, say, one of our dormitories."
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: January 07, 2021 11:41PM

Cornell gets a shout-out as part of the clue package for Bill Nye on The Masked Dancer.

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Roy 82 (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: January 17, 2021 11:22PM

French Rage
Cornell gets a shout-out as part of the clue package for Bill Nye on The Masked Dancer.

Well thanks for the spoiler :-D

OTOH you just saved me an hour of my life.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: April 10, 2021 04:27PM

George64
George64

Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.

Here’s Cornell’s announcement.

An interesting article in The New Yorker on the history of and reflections on the impact of the radio telescope at Arecibo.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: April 10, 2021 09:51PM

George64
George64
George64

Arecibo radio telescope to be decommissioned. Cornell faculty were integral in its design and the university operated it from its construction in the 1960s until 2011.

Here’s Cornell’s announcement.

An interesting article in The New Yorker on the history of and reflections on the impact of the radio telescope at Arecibo.
usually arrive exactly when they say they will

 
 
Re: Cornell in the Comics
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: September 10, 2021 12:37PM

Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (72.2.235.---)
Date: September 15, 2021 07:17PM

Check the items on top of the file cabinet to her left: [www.cnn.com]

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 16, 2021 02:02AM

Al DeFlorio
Check the items on top of the file cabinet to her left: [www.cnn.com]
She and Maher yuck it up about Cornell all the time on his show.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: October 06, 2021 11:35AM

the guy on Home Economics show had a Cornell sweat shirt on for much of the last episode
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: scoop85 (---.hvc.res.rr.com)
Date: October 06, 2021 01:16PM

Jake Lacy, who plays a jerkey newlywed in HBO’s White Lotus, wears a Cornell hat in a couple of episodes.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: January 16, 2022 12:51AM

SNL!

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: scoop85 (---.hvc.res.rr.com)
Date: January 16, 2022 09:29AM

French Rage
SNL!

I didn’t watch—what skit was Cornell mentioned in?
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: djk26 (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 17, 2022 08:48AM

scoop85
French Rage
SNL!

I didn’t watch—what skit was Cornell mentioned in?

There was a sketch about a classics lecture; an exterior establishing shot of Bailey Hall, followed by a professor introducing the lecture behind a podium labeled "Cornell University" and in front of a framed picture of McGraw Tower. He mentioned "Cornell" in his introduction. After that it was a series of gay jokes about poems from the isle of Lesbos. The sketch itself was only sort of funny, and not well-written enough to be offensive. The pictures of Bailey Hall and McGraw Tower were Cornelly enough for me to cause a smile.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 17, 2022 10:18AM

djk26
scoop85
French Rage
SNL!

I didn’t watch—what skit was Cornell mentioned in?

There was a sketch about a classics lecture; an exterior establishing shot of Bailey Hall, followed by a professor introducing the lecture behind a podium labeled "Cornell University" and in front of a framed picture of McGraw Tower. He mentioned "Cornell" in his introduction. After that it was a series of gay jokes about poems from the isle of Lesbos. The sketch itself was only sort of funny, and not well-written enough to be offensive. The pictures of Bailey Hall and McGraw Tower were Cornell enough for me to cause a smile.
It was a shitty episode in general and the host was awful. The skit had promise. Was it based on something real -- did they really finally find Sappho's full poems (which would be amazing) -- or just totally random? (Edit: oh.) They also felt the need to inscribe Bailey with "Cornell University," since you know you might forget while in the center of campus.

This is the first show I saw Kate McKinnon not be any good. Might be time, old girl. Keenan's held on but, I'm just saying.
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: djk26 (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 17, 2022 10:57AM

Trotsky

This is the first show I saw Kate McKinnon not be any good. Might be time, old girl. Keenan's held on but, I'm just saying.

I'm as much (if not more) a SNL nerd as I am a Cornell nerd, so here we go:

The cast is too damn big. 21 cast members, including 5 featured players, is ridiculous. The thing is, there is a lot of talent among the new people. James Austin Johnson is great as Biden and Trump, and shows more than enough outside of those characters. Sarah Sherman's Weekend Update rant about Colin Jost a few episodes back makes her worth a second look. Aristotle Athari's robot character is solid. Punkie Johnson is nigh invisible and it's tough to break through so I would cut her. Andrew Dismukes was featured quite a bit in the last episode and I just didn't get much of a laugh from anything he did. Sorry, kid, it's a tough business.

So that's two down from the new kids. I would also encourage the people who have gotten the point where they can be stars outside the show to move on. That's the five biggest names in the cast--time to go and let someone else shime--the show will suffer in the short term but then get better as Redd, Nwodim, Fineman, Gardner, Day, Villasenor, Yang and Moffat finally have room to grow. That means Keenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Pete Davidson finally move on to bigger and better things. And I like Kyle Mooney a lot, I just don't know if his talents are right for this show where he has to play off others.

So that's eight people out of the cast, making it a much more manageable 13. And Michael Che and Colin Jost don't generally appear in sketches outside of Weekend Update, so that's a sketch cast of 11, which is reasonable.

Thank goodness for JSID. Here's a hockey reference: Keenan Thompson knows how to skate. As he said during the end of the world Christmas show a few weeks ago, "Mighty Ducks forever, bitches!"
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 17, 2022 02:19PM

djk26
Trotsky

This is the first show I saw Kate McKinnon not be any good. Might be time, old girl. Keenan's held on but, I'm just saying.

I'm as much (if not more) a SNL nerd as I am a Cornell nerd, so here we go:

The cast is too damn big. 21 cast members, including 5 featured players, is ridiculous. The thing is, there is a lot of talent among the new people. James Austin Johnson is great as Biden and Trump, and shows more than enough outside of those characters. Sarah Sherman's Weekend Update rant about Colin Jost a few episodes back makes her worth a second look. Aristotle Athari's robot character is solid. Punkie Johnson is nigh invisible and it's tough to break through so I would cut her. Andrew Dismukes was featured quite a bit in the last episode and I just didn't get much of a laugh from anything he did. Sorry, kid, it's a tough business.

So that's two down from the new kids. I would also encourage the people who have gotten the point where they can be stars outside the show to move on. That's the five biggest names in the cast--time to go and let someone else shime--the show will suffer in the short term but then get better as Redd, Nwodim, Fineman, Gardner, Day, Villasenor, Yang and Moffat finally have room to grow. That means Keenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Pete Davidson finally move on to bigger and better things. And I like Kyle Mooney a lot, I just don't know if his talents are right for this show where he has to play off others.

So that's eight people out of the cast, making it a much more manageable 13. And Michael Che and Colin Jost don't generally appear in sketches outside of Weekend Update, so that's a sketch cast of 11, which is reasonable.

Thank goodness for JSID. Here's a hockey reference: Keenan Thompson knows how to skate. As he said during the end of the world Christmas show a few weeks ago, "Mighty Ducks forever, bitches!"

I am all for all of this.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: January 17, 2022 02:22PM

djk26
And I like Kyle Mooney a lot, I just don't know if his talents are right for this show where he has to play off others.

I continue to hope he and Beck Bennett will reconnect for a Mr. Show-a-like.
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: ugarte (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 25, 2022 09:48PM

Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 04:20AM

In Soviet Russia, movies in you.
 
Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Swampy (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: June 18, 2022 03:29PM

In HBO's new dramatization of "The Staircase" one of the daughters is going away to college "in New York." Later, when the family is in crisis, we see her in her bedroom with a "Cornell University" pillow on the bed.

And, in Episode 6, she's wearing a Cornell sweatshirt when she's home sometime after Thanksgiving and before Xmas.
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: July 03, 2022 11:51AM

Reported by Chuck Levitan’68 in latest Cornellians — “I think our classmates should be outraged with the writers, producers, directors, and star of the TV show “Billions.” Paul Giamatti, in a particular scene, is on a phone call with his ex, talking about their prep school son whose presumed destiny is to follow in the footsteps of his father and earlier generations to Harvard, and likely Harvard Law. We only hear the Giamatti side of the conversation as he expresses his displeasure at something his ex tells him to which he answers sarcastically with words something to this effect: “Don’t tell me again that Cornell is ‘good enough.’” To which I say, damn right Cornell is good enough . . .”
.
 
Trumansburg in the Movies
Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: August 16, 2022 08:59AM

Last night we watched an episode ("Spock Amok";) of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds which apparently aired earlier in the summer. The alien race with which they're conducting diplomatic negotiations are the Rongovians. (Actually, since the Rongo closed a few years back, this could also have gone in the "Another ... Bar Bites the Dust" thread as well.)

@MHAIthaca, did you or Uncle Mikey have anything to do with this?

 
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Re: Cornell in the Movies
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: August 18, 2022 10:54AM

George64
Reported by Chuck Levitan’68 in latest Cornellians — “I think our classmates should be outraged with the writers, producers, directors, and star of the TV show “Billions.” Paul Giamatti, in a particular scene, is on a phone call with his ex, talking about their prep school son whose presumed destiny is to follow in the footsteps of his father and earlier generations to Harvard, and likely Harvard Law. We only hear the Giamatti side of the conversation as he expresses his displeasure at something his ex tells him to which he answers sarcastically with words something to this effect: “Don’t tell me again that Cornell is ‘good enough.’” To which I say, damn right Cornell is good enough . . .”
.

I was similarly pissed at the Cornell line, but Chuck attended Yale undergrad and taught at Yale Law School. I don't remember ever learning for certain where he attended law school.

 
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Re: Trumansburg in the Movies
Posted by: kingpin248 (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: August 19, 2022 09:15PM

jtwcornell91
Last night we watched an episode ("Spock Amok";) of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds which apparently aired earlier in the summer. The alien race with which they're conducting diplomatic negotiations are the Rongovians. (Actually, since the Rongo closed a few years back, this could also have gone in the "Another ... Bar Bites the Dust" thread as well.)

@MHAIthaca, did you or Uncle Mikey have anything to do with this?

mhaithaca asked this question when the episode was released, and "Spock Amok" co-writer Henry Alonso Myers identified himself as an "Ithacan-American."


 
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