PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

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PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby modularblues » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:25 am UTC

Just saw the trailer. Gonna laugh until I cry.

Must give them kudos for casting real grad students and researchers though.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby poxic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:32 am UTC

Oh I hope this is good. :D

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Postby Sartorius » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:02 pm UTC

I am so excited about this!
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Postby existentialpanda » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:16 pm UTC

A lot of my housemates are extras in this. I can't wait to see it.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Nat » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:29 pm UTC

Any idea how I can get to see this without having to convince my university to put on a show? (next semester starts in november, so it'd be quite a while anyways).

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby modularblues » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:10 am UTC

Nat wrote:Any idea how I can get to see this without having to convince my university to put on a show? (next semester starts in november, so it'd be quite a while anyways).

Find out when a nearby school is showing, or wait for a DVD (if there will be one?)

I actually thought the plot organization was not too bad. Some good jokes too. And the actors tried, so kudos for them.

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Postby folkhero » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:11 am UTC

modularblues wrote:I actually thought the plot organization was not too bad. Some good jokes too. And the actors tried, so kudos for them.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:13 am UTC

modularblues wrote:Must give them kudos for casting real grad students and researchers though.
That's probably because it was made by students. It's a bug, not a feature.
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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Jorpho » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:34 am UTC

I did see this a while ago. It is precisely what you should expect from an amateur production based on a comic strip, and nothing more. Don't go too far out of your way for it.

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Postby Sartorius » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:25 am UTC

I liked it. Our audience of grad students laughed a lot, and even the jokes I remembered from the strip still made me smile. It's not imperative to see it and the acting won't win any Oscars or anything, but I'd certainly go see it if you can.
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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Ulc » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:42 pm UTC

Sartorius wrote:I liked it. Our audience of grad students laughed a lot, and even the jokes I remembered from the strip still made me smile. It's not imperative to see it and the acting won't win any Oscars or anything, but I'd certainly go see it if you can.


I saw it last week, it was interesting to see how the grad students would laugh cynically when they saw the troubles they've been through, while the first years was laughing because they thought everything silly and exaggerated (and well, it is a bit exaggerated, but not all that much).

Though it's a shame they named the nameless hero.
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Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:05 am UTC

What did they name him? And how do they pronounce Tajel? (has been bothering me since the beginning.)

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Kizyr » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:43 am UTC

I saw it earlier this semester while my Graduate Student Org had a screening. Actually, me and my sister both went. She had more of the "normal" grad student experience (and is a fan of PhD Comics, and the one who told me about the screening in the first place), whereas mine is rather different since I'm working full-time and it's not a degree in the sciences.

Anyway... I thought it was really hilarious, and there were a lot of really relateable parts (more so for my sis than for me but still). If you're a fan of the comics then you'll like it. Yes, it's not professional-quality, but then again I'm not sure why one would expect it to be...

I'd like to get the DVD whenever/if ever he makes it available though. Often some of the lines got drowned out by laughter, so I missed a bit. KF
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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Jorpho » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:52 am UTC

Welp, there's a countdown up on the site today. Online streaming goes up April 15.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:02 am UTC

Kickstarter for sequel!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... rad-school

Also, the first movie is free this month.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Jorpho » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:06 am UTC

Remember this? Seems the second part is out and available at least to backers, with various showings cropping up here and there. I need to get around to watching it now.

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Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Postby Jorpho » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:00 am UTC

No other takers..?

It's a tolerable film. I am starkly reminded of the amateur theater productions I see at the local Fringe Festival. I only barely remember the first film at this point, and I'm afraid this will not linger long in memory either; I can't readily recommend it to people who aren't already big fans of the strip. But it's tolerable.


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