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Tron (1982)."On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy."

This week....all the world's a game and the players meerly programs. We're all electronic man. It's TRON from 1982.

 

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Storyline :Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as Master Control and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.


Directors: Steven Lisberger


Writers: Steven Lisberger(screenplay) (story), Bonnie MacBird(story) and Charles S. Haas(screenplay) (uncredited)


Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Cindy Morgan


Awards: 2 Wins & 8 Nominations


Film Budget: $17,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $33,000,525


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Such a missed opportunity for this 80s movie. No synth music. No music PERIOD!


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The Electronic Gladiator - Arm Yourself With these Facts

  1. The film was disqualified from receiving an Academy Award nomination for special effects, because the Academy felt at the time that using computer generated effects was "cheating".

  2. To inspire the actors, arcade games were placed on the production sets and could be played during downtime. Jeff Bridges apparently was the most adept at the games and found it hard to tear himself away from a game to shoot a scene.

  3. Jeff Bridges produced too much of a bulge in the crotch area in his computer outfit, so he was forced to wear a dance belt to conceal it.

  4. Pac-Man makes a graphical and audible cameo on Sark's control screen just after the light cycles escape the game grid.

  5. All the live action that occurred inside the computer was filmed in black and white, and colorized later with photographic and rotoscopic techniques.


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Tron is ready for a new user right here on Disney+

https://www.disneyplus.com/video/2d81aaaa-ffaa-434d-b8db-e04cf7885fba?distributionPartner=google


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