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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)


    Netflix Four part documentary on 70s serial killer Ted Bundy.

    Exceptional! We binged the whole thing over the weekend.
    I just watched it last night & this morning. I agree. It was excellent.

    Two of the interviewees and co-executive producers were Stephen Michaud & Hugh Aynesworth, authors of the book on Bundy, The Only Living Witness. I read it back in '84, I think, and given the full title of this documentary (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which seemed to be based on Michaud & Aynesworth's follow-up book) I hoped it would include more material from their book(s). It doesn't. But I wasn't disappointed with it either. I've read three books on Bundy and I still learned something new from this series.

    I think what I appreciated most was all of the archival footage and interviews. Two thumbs up!
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    Watched Brexit over the weekend, a docudrama based on the Leave Campaign leader Dominic Cummins starring Benedict Cummerbund. Very interesting stuff and quite entertaining even for an ardent Remainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Also drove some girls car back when , a mid 70s Cutless with a 442 . Damn thing burned rubber for a half block. That era had raw power but with limited handling abilities. They were literally building rockets back then.
    And those big 454 big blocks. I guess you needed a lot of engine to move all that iron and Steele. Those cars were beautiful but they were like tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Watched Brexit over the weekend, a docudrama based on the Leave Campaign leader Dominic Cummins starring Benedict Cummerbund. Very interesting stuff and quite entertaining even for an ardent Remainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I just watched it last night & this morning. I agree. It was excellent.

    Two of the interviewees and co-executive producers were Stephen Michaud & Hugh Aynesworth, authors of the book on Bundy, The Only Living Witness. I read it back in '84, I think, and given the full title of this documentary (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which seemed to be based on Michaud & Aynesworth's follow-up book) I hoped it would include more material from their book(s). It doesn't. But I wasn't disappointed with it either. I've read three books on Bundy and I still learned something new from this series.

    I think what I appreciated most was all of the archival footage and interviews. Two thumbs up!

    I also read those books back in the 80s. The Stranger Beside Me was Ann Rules book.

    She worked alongside Ted at a crisis hotline.

    I'm surprised that wasn't in the doc.

    Also, I wonder if they ever found that head that Ted disclosed at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    And those big 454 big blocks. I guess you needed a lot of engine to move all that iron and Steele. Those cars were beautiful but they were like tanks.
    My first car was a '68 Ford Galaxie that had a 390 but only a two barrel carb. It was still faster than about 99% of the cars on the road in the '80s.

    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    I also read those books back in the 80s. The Stranger Beside Me was Ann Rules book.

    She worked alongside Ted at a crisis hotline.

    I'm surprised that wasn't in the doc.

    Also, I wonder if they ever found that head that Ted disclosed at the end.
    I read Rule's book, too. I can't remember the 3rd I read, tho.

    I was a little surprised she wasn't included, too, but after checking saw that she died 3 years ago.

    As for that head, I was reading something somewhere that they did find remains of one or more of his victims. Can't remember the details, tho.

    I also read a paper last summer about serial killers in the US written by a couple of English psychologists. What I found interesting is that the "points of fatal encounter" (where the victim is abducted) were usually less than 5 miles from the SK's home base (90% with an average of 1.46 miles). Also, the "body dump sites" were usually at least 5 miles from the SK's home base (90% with an average of 14.3 miles). But what I found really interesting is that, over time, as the number of victims rises, the average distance of the PFE remains relatively the same but the distance for the BDS decreases. I figure it's related to either the time and cost of driving long distances or an increase in confidence the longer the SK remains at large. Or both. But I'm speculating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)


    Netflix Four part documentary on 70s serial killer Ted Bundy.

    Exceptional! We binged the whole thing over the weekend.
    This is on my list to watch once I finish Narcos. I did watch the 2 hour Bundy doc that was on tv over the weekend which was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    And those big 454 big blocks.
    There's one for the MIA PE members thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I also read a paper last summer about serial killers in the US written by a couple of English psychologists. What I found interesting is that the "points of fatal encounter" (where the victim is abducted) were usually less than 5 miles from the SK's home base (90% with an average of 1.46 miles). Also, the "body dump sites" were usually at least 5 miles from the SK's home base (90% with an average of 14.3 miles). But what I found really interesting is that, over time, as the number of victims rises, the average distance of the PFE remains relatively the same but the distance for the BDS decreases. I figure it's related to either the time and cost of driving long distances or an increase in confidence the longer the SK remains at large. Or both. But I'm speculating.
    They bring these types of things up on the TV show Criminal Minds from time to time. Fascinating stuff.

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    There's one for the MIA PE members thread.
    Was thinking the same thing.
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    Never Goin' Back - two teenage girls spend their rent money on reservations for a trip to the beach, and their lives and idiocy kick their asses in humorous ways before they ever get out of town. Entertaining.

    Bad Times At The El Royale - Well written, well-shot, and well-acted crime mystery taking place in the late 1960s at a motel on the California/Nevada border. Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post

    Bad Times At The El Royale - Well written, well-shot, and well-acted crime mystery taking place in the late 1960s at a motel on the California/Nevada border. Fantastic.
    Yes, I thought it was pretty interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Never Goin' Back - two teenage girls spend their rent money on reservations for a trip to the beach, and their lives and idiocy kick their asses in humorous ways before they ever get out of town. Entertaining.

    Bad Times At The El Royale - Well written, well-shot, and well-acted crime mystery taking place in the late 1960s at a motel on the California/Nevada border. Fantastic.
    I have been wanting to see Bad Times, but it has not shown up On Demand or on Netlix yet. Curious what service did you watch it on?

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    I have been wanting to see Bad Times, but it has not shown up On Demand or on Netlix yet. Curious what service did you watch it on?
    I think its in their DVD collection.

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    Polar

    Netflix original film about an agency of hit men. (and women) Mandatory retirement occurs at age 50, as they want
    their employees to remain sharp. Retirement comes with a company pension. What happens when the company
    decides that it is better for their bottom line for the retiree to die, rather than fund the pension? Gritty, and very violent.
    I enjoyed this one a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly
    I have been wanting to see Bad Times, but it has not shown up On Demand or on Netlix yet. Curious what service did you watch it on?
    It's out on DVD/BluRay. I borrowed it from my local library.

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    The idea for the El Royale motel probably came from this:

    Cal Neva Lodge & Casino

    The motel used in the movie was built for the film in British Columbia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    The idea for the El Royale motel probably came from this:

    Cal Neva Lodge & Casino

    The motel used in the movie was built for the film in British Columbia.
    Although I have never been there the Cal / Neva is a pretty famous place with a lot of history especially during the hey day of the rat pack back in the day.

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    I saw an amazing movie tonight, based on a true story, The Green Book. The Green Book is a 2018 American comedy-drama film. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, it follows a tour between African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. The movie was charged with historical inaccuracies but as a Canadian it viewed as an impressive portrayal of race relations in the U.S. in the early 1960s. All very subtly displayed through this unlikely bond between two people for two different worlds. This is a thought provoking film about relationship between these two men in a backdrop of a key historical period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    I also read those books back in the 80s. The Stranger Beside Me was Ann Rules book.
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    I did watch the 2 hour Bundy doc that was on tv over the weekend which was pretty good.
    FYI, the TV show 20/20 is having a 2 hour episode on Friday about the BTK serial killer. They're even interviewing his daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    Polar

    Netflix original film about an agency of hit men. (and women) Mandatory retirement occurs at age 50, as they want
    their employees to remain sharp. Retirement comes with a company pension. What happens when the company
    decides that it is better for their bottom line for the retiree to die, rather than fund the pension? Gritty, and very violent.
    I enjoyed this one a lot!
    Almost watched this last night, but went with The Bundy Tapes instead. Wasn't ready for a 2 hour movie...yet I wound up watching 3 hours worth of Bundy
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    I binged Bundy yesterday and Polar is on my radar as well. Listening to Bundy's lunacy was creepy indeed. I didn't realize before that, after all his bullshit, he actually finally confessed and gave them an approximate count of the women he killed (he said about 30!) the day before he was executed for killing just 2 of the 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    I binged Bundy yesterday and Polar is on my radar as well. Listening to Bundy's lunacy was creepy indeed. I didn't realize before that, after all his bullshit, he actually finally confessed and gave them an approximate count of the women he killed (he said about 30!) the day before he was executed for killing just 2 of the 30.
    Like most people in the '80s, I bought into the myth about him (i.e. good looking, intelligent, educated, charming, etc) and for a brief time was fascinated by him. But I read or saw something more recent that talked about how fucked up he was. That documentary proved it and showed just how much of a narcissist and manipulator he was. He obviously had antisocial personality disorder but whether he was born that way is unknown, albeit unlikely.

    But back to your comment. He probably only confessed to gratify a need he had to be heard and "admired"; he liked being written about. The same with his interview with James Dobson. I think he played Dobson like a fiddle given Dobson's previous experience in the Meese Commission.

    But Bundy was simply pathetic.
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    My wife was watching a show on psychology a few years ago (it was her major in college) and I really wasn't paying attention. But the psychiatrist that was speaking was talking about sociopaths and the difference between them and psychopaths. He stated that he used to believe that a true psychopath didn't exist. "What changed your mind on that?" "I interviewed Ted Bundy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    My wife was watching a show on psychology a few years ago (it was her major in college) and I really wasn't paying attention. But the psychiatrist that was speaking was talking about sociopaths and the difference between them and psychopaths. He stated that he used to believe that a true psychopath didn't exist. "What changed your mind on that?" "I interviewed Ted Bundy."
    If you look up psychopathy & sociopathy on WebMD they state (and I've read this elsewhere) that those aren't terms defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). What we know as psychopaths and sociopaths fall under the category of antisocial personality disorder.

    I've also heard the difference is a psychopath is born while a sociopath is made (nature vs nurture). By some definitions, however, they're the same and that the term "sociopath" was coined to replace "psychopath" because lay people don't know the difference between psychosis and psychopathy.

    It's unclear but it's psychology, so what do you expect?
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