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Post #21 Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:24 am 
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TRON Legacy... go see it, Flynn plays go! I'll see if I can find a screencap


Olivia Wilde who plays Quorra wrote:
..."That was my nerdy idea because Go"... "what in Buddhism is referred to as "the beginner's mind"... "Jeff Bridges' own Zen master, Bernie Glassman"



It's not unusual to hear about Go and Zen Buddhism in the same conversation. But once we are told that the conversation is an interview to promote the newest Hollywood blockbuster, that is unexpected!

We should definitely extend a complementary invite to Olivia Wilde the next US Go Congress. :P (am I joking, or maybe just dreaming?).

Thanks for the link Shapenaji. I Already had plans to see the film tonight - but this is a whole aspect I would have otherwise missed out on.

For anyone that missed it - Daft Punk does the entire musical score to Tron Legacy.

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Post #22 Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:13 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfJWkfqN97E

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Post #23 Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:15 pm 
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http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3527

that is the game recap of the jeopardy episode that had the category on go.

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Post #24 Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:29 pm 
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Made a screencap (attached below, for anyone who wants to look at it) of the scene in Tron: Legacy, and sent it to the AGA E-Journal: "Here's a screencap of the board position. (I saw the movie in theaters, but had to use an online version to make this) It definitely looks like an actual amateur game (also doesn't match any pro games in my database), with 103 moves, black to play. White seems to have an overwhelming lead in territory, especially with black's top left group having only one eye. There's some aji in the bottom left, and I think black's corner group there can live in gote, but the moyo potential on the right is too thin. The black stone on the edge of the top right corner seems to have been moved a line, as I'm guessing it was originally an atari."


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Post #25 Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:45 pm 
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@lindentree: hope there's no copyright issue :)
when i watched movie, that scene was stunning. nothing beats a futuristic looking go board.

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Post #26 Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:49 pm 
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dtslife wrote:
@lindentree: hope there's no copyright issue :)
when i watched movie, that scene was stunning. nothing beats a futuristic looking go board.


Yeah, I did think there might be a copyright issue.... I'll edit my post, if an admin thinks it's a problem.

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Post #27 Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:06 am 
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lindentree wrote:
dtslife wrote:
@lindentree: hope there's no copyright issue :)
when i watched movie, that scene was stunning. nothing beats a futuristic looking go board.


Yeah, I did think there might be a copyright issue.... I'll edit my post, if an admin thinks it's a problem.


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You're ok. I think this qualifies under the 'review' clause.
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Post #28 Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:00 am 
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A Go board is seen in Season 1, Episode 12 of "Tower Prep" (airs on Cartoon Network) at around 27 minutes into it.

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Post #29 Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:21 am 
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It's not main stream in the sense that it's on a music video or anything but the audience is anyone who watches BBC news.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyllVL9fpe0

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Post #30 Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:52 pm 
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I have no clue where this picture is from, but there appears to be a smaller-sized go board in between them.
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Post #31 Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Dusk Eagle wrote:
I have no clue where this picture is from, but there appears to be a smaller-sized go board in between them.
Could it also be Checkers or Chess (with flat magnetic pieces)? :)

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Post #32 Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:47 am 
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Heck, it could be an "elegant" serving tray for Mentos. The pieces on the board suspiciously resemble the pastry-like things next to it.

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Post #33 Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:12 am 
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Could it also be Checkers or Chess (with flat magnetic pieces)? :)

yeah, if you look at the picture closely and examine stones' positions, the game resembles checkers more than go or anything in my opinion. pity

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Post #34 Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:51 am 
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Heck, it could be an "elegant" serving tray for Mentos. The pieces on the board suspiciously resemble the pastry-like things next to it.
Yes, they're playing with their food! :)

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Post #35 Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:10 pm 
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Found go in two books.

In Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, go gets two brief mentions in a portion set in futuristic Korea. A book I highly recommend by the way.

In The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet, a large portion of the book is in fact titled "The Master of G"(a reference to the classic) and a climactic scene features go prominently. I would not recommend this book as strongly however.

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Post #36 Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:04 am 
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In the book 'Aurorarama' by Jean-Christophe Valtat one of the main protagonists visits a problem solver / riddle decrypt-er character at his house. The house is described as having various chess boards and goban scattered around with partially played games laid out on them.

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Post #37 Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Just saw this ad on leo.org:

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Post #38 Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:11 pm 
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I'm not posting this as a Shameless Plug(tm), just to share it. I did a mid-week installment of my webcomic as a part of the Comics For Japan initiative that includes a Go reference. It was created as part of a project for webcomic artists to suggest where their readers could donate to the Japan relief effort.

Jenny Everywhere's Infinite: Quark Time, Comic for Japan

Just a head's up -- the game on the goban is nonsense. I considered going to the effort of reproducing a portion of a classic game, but it wasn't really a central requirement of the scene, and the dialogue does say that the game isn't a good one. So pay no attention to the actual moves, I know they're nuts.

I also have a different, wallpaper-sized picture of the main character playing a game against herself under a cherry tree as a vote incentive on the "TWC 100" vote button. One of the character development points for the main character that I've built is that she likes to play Go. Other versions of this character have preferred chess. Still others have preferred scratching in front of the TV.

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quarktime, nice! :tmbup:

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Post #40 Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Hikaru no go is on Netflix for online streaming besides mail order DVD its subtitled and it has 1-75 ... no special though but hey u can't complain
They have a free trail if u never used Netflix so if u haven't seen hikaru or never had Netflix now is the time to kill two bird with one stone


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