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12 August 2008, 01:20 PM
Doug Spaulding
Dial Double Zero
quote:
Originally posted by philnic:
"Ray Bradbury: The Story of a Writer", featuring the short story "Dial Double Zero" is available to watch and download - free of charge...

When I click on the (only) link to "watch/download", it plays in Quicktime. How do I actually download it to keep (and burn)? Anyone know? (philnic will know, surely)


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12 August 2008, 01:21 PM
philnic
Actually, having downloaded the MPEG4 file from Archive.org, I don't think free IS better that fifteen pounds and change. The DVD copy I bought is much more watchable.

I didn't know that about Davis Grubb. I must read the book.

What a small world. Laughton persuaded Bradbury to write the first stage play of F451 (which Bradbury says was terrible), Bradbury taught Grubb, Sanders filmed Bradbury.


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12 August 2008, 01:31 PM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by philnic:
Actually, having downloaded the MPEG4 file from Archive.org, I don't think free IS better that fifteen pounds and change. The DVD copy I bought is much more watchable.

Point taken.

quote:
I didn't know that about Davis Grubb. I must read the book.

Indeed you must!

quote:
What a small world.
That's what Disney always said!

So how do I download it?


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13 August 2008, 01:42 AM
philnic
quote:
Originally posted by Doug Spaulding:
So how do I download it?


On the left side of the page it says "Play/Download", and underneath is a link that says "MPEG4". That is a link to a 209MB download.

To save you some time, here's a direct link:

http://www.archive.org/download/RayBradburyStoryOfAWrit...tory_of_a_Writer.mp4

On a Windows PC, you should right-click on the link above and choose "Save File As..." No idea what the equivalent manouevre is on a Mac.


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13 August 2008, 12:36 PM
Doug Spaulding
OK, thanks.

I right-clicked and "saved link as...".

They fooled me with their simplicity.


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13 August 2008, 12:39 PM
Doug Spaulding
Manouevre is a good word. Or maneuver, or manoeuvre.


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13 August 2008, 12:44 PM
philnic
Three good words, all impossible to spell.


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22 October 2008, 08:47 PM
Doug Spaulding
Speaking of Dial Double Zero, I believe that is one of the stories Donn mentioned to me yesterday which will be included in a new collection due out next year.

It is to be a collection of all the Bradbury scripts for TV which were never produced, including a couple Serling bought for the Zone but never filmed.


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23 October 2008, 12:52 AM
philnic
Wow! That's my kind of book.


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23 October 2008, 01:41 AM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by philnic:
Wow! That's my kind of book.

Donn must justify his time spent digging thru the garage!


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06 November 2008, 05:04 AM
fjp451
Hey, Phil! I shoulda' known you had that in your trove of vastness. "Aug, 08" post ~ we were hiking in Maine and I missed this timeless video. You must agree, his message remains the same today. "Don't think!" As the sign stated in his work area. Just be passionate of that which you do! Sound advice for even the likes of me.
08 April 2018, 11:27 PM
axxxl
There is a song by The Fall named “Telephone Thing” that always felt was inspired by this short story. Can anyone verify this?

‘I hear you telephone thing listening in, listening in”


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09 April 2018, 05:36 PM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by axxxl:
There is a song by The Fall named “Telephone Thing” that always felt was inspired by this short story. Can anyone verify this?

‘I hear you telephone thing listening in, listening in”

Or Wichita Lineman!


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10 April 2018, 07:14 AM
dandelion
You're probably going to hate me for posting this, but here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndwIxHkVIkE

Okay, that was kind of mean. Here is a better one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PT2uQXvKx4

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23 April 2021, 08:57 AM
JoshV
Hi all,

I just came across this video. You can also watch it at the link below (betting most here are aware already, but sharing just in case) as well as the above links.

Does anyone know if this story has since been published, the last post I see in this thread saying it hasn't been published yet was from 2003, any chance things have changed since?

Link to video:

https://exhibits.americanwrite...ry-inextinguishable/

Thanks!


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