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Julia

topic posted Tue, April 14, 2009 - 6:56 PM by  Mr. M
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Is the lady that plays Julia the same lady that plays Dexters girlfriend on Season 1 of Dexter? I think no. But half the time she looks just like her. I suppose I could Google it or something and figure it out. But I don't want to because I'm too lazy right now.
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Mr. M
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  • Re: Julia

    Tue, April 14, 2009 - 9:25 PM

    I am not recalling a Julia character in LOST so far, though real-life actress Julia Adams plays LOST character Amelia (...and was also the beauteous babe way back when in Creature of the Black Lagoon). Do you mean Dr. Juliet Burke, the fertility specialist, played by Elizabeth Mitchell (AKA Elizabeth J. Robertson)? She is somewhat similar-looking to Dexter's blonde girlfriend, but not the same person.
    • Re: Julia

      Tue, April 14, 2009 - 11:46 PM
      Yes Juliet. If it's not her she has a twin sister.
      • Re: Julia

        Wed, April 15, 2009 - 8:44 AM
        It's definitely not the same actress. Dexter's girlfriend is played by Julie Benz.
        • Re: Julia

          Wed, April 29, 2009 - 1:20 PM
          I glanced over this as a mistake but I think Mr. M was testing us. Here's what I uncovered.

          Julia, is right - in a way.

          Check this out:

          Elizabeth Mitchell plays Julia 'Jules' Sullivan in Frequency

          a 2000 film, which contains elements of the time travel, thriller, and alternate history film genres. It was directed by Gregory Hoblit and written by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel as father and son, Frank and John Sullivan respectively. It was filmed in Toronto and New York City. The film has similarities to the 1985 time travel film, Back to the Future, which shares several plot devices with Frequency.[1] The film gained mostly favorable reviews following its release and was released in DVD format on October 31, 2000.[2]



          Plot
          The film is set in New York City during October 1999. John Sullivan (Caviezel), a 36 year old homicide officer, is still traumatized over the death of his fireman father, Frank Sullivan (Quaid), thirty years ago. Living in the same house where he grew up, he discovers his father's ham radio following a breakup with his girlfriend and begins transmitting.

          Due to unusual aurora borealis activity, John discovers he has managed to make contact with his father exactly 30 years in the past shortly before the date of the warehouse fire that will kill Frank. John is able to warn his father of the fire that would have otherwise taken his life, and although Frank initially disbelieves that John is his future son, he heeds John's advice when he realizes that John accurately described the outcome of the Mets game prior to the 1969 World Series.

          Having saved his father from the fire, John creates a new timeline, while paradoxically retaining his memory of the old. In this altered timeline, Frank instead dies of lung cancer due to his chain-smoking. Later that day, Frank gets John to contact him on the Ham Radio by writing "I'm Still Here Chief", which, like the cigarette burn, showed up on the desk. Then they talk for hours that night about Frank's future, baseball, and many other things. However, in the old timeline John's mother, Julia "Jules" Sullivan (Elizabeth Mitchell), leaves her job as a nurse at a hospital to attend to Frank's funeral arrangements. In the new timeline, she remains at work and is present to save the life of a man who is later revealed to be the "Nightingale killer", a man who would have died that night due to being given a mix of Benazepril and Benadryl had she not been there to save him. The "Nightingale killer", in the erased timeline, had killed only three nurses before his death; the corpse of one of the victims is not discovered until 1999. Having been saved from death, he goes on to kill a total of ten: his sixth victim will be the very woman who saved him, John's mother Julia.

          Thus, using information from 1999 police files on the impending seven killings, John and Frank work together across the gap of time to stop the murderer in 1969 and save Julia in the process. Frank successfully averts the murder of the first expected victim, but when he tries to prevent the next, he is attacked by the killer in a nightclub bathroom and his driver's license is taken from his wallet. When he regains consciousness, Frank rushes to the woman's apartment only to find he is too late.

          Feeling defeated at first, John realizes the Nightingale killer's fingerprints are now on Frank's wallet. John tells his father to empty and hide that wallet in the house where it will remain untouched for 30 years. Once Frank accomplishes this, it suddenly appears in 1999 in the same spot. John takes the wallet to the crime lab and learns that the fingerprints belong to a now-retired detective named Jack Shepard (Shawn Doyle). However, with his driver's license having been planted at the latest murder scene by the killer, Frank becomes a suspect of the murders and is taken in for questioning by his police detective friend (and John's later boss), Satch DeLeon (Andre Braugher).

          At the station, Frank is confronted by Shepard, but Frank subdues him and escapes the station. Later searching for condemning evidence in Shepard's apartment, Frank is caught in the act by Shepard and chased to a stockyard. With Satch convinced of Frank's story by his accurate prediction of the outcome of the World Series (told to Frank by John over the radio), Satch discovers Shepard's guilt and Frank is cleared of all suspicion after a fight in which Shepard is presumed dead. However, John knows this cannot be true because his 1999 family photo still shows his mother absent: she was still murdered.

          That night, while the two are talking on the radio, Shepard suddenly breaks into the Sullivan household, both in 1969 and 1999. Just as Shepard is strangling John in 1999, Frank gets a shotgun and blows off the killer's hand in 1969. He flees. In 1999, Shepard's hand suddenly shrivels and vanishes before his eyes; the house suddenly changes as if someone else lived there. Out from the shadows comes the living Frank, now an old man, who shoots Shepard again, killing him. Thus Frank neither died in the warehouse fire, nor from lung cancer, having quit smoking at his son's request.

          The film concludes with a neighborhood baseball game in 1999. Frank and Julia are there, along with John, his wife (the girlfriend who had left him in the original timeline) and his son, John Junior.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_(film)

          BIG NODES: Brian Greene, who served as the physics consultant on the film, appears in a featured television show in both 1969 and 1999.[7]
          • Re: Julia

            Wed, April 29, 2009 - 1:45 PM

            Hmm! Fascinating.

            "Frequency" goes on my DVD shopping list.
            • Re: Julia

              Thu, April 30, 2009 - 9:45 AM
              <<<<<Once Frank accomplishes this, it suddenly appears in 1999 in the same spot. John takes the wallet to the crime lab and learns that the fingerprints belong to a now-retired detective named Jack Shepard (Shawn Doyle).>>>>>>>>>>>>>

              check the text - that's from the plot devices in Frequency but almost reads like it could come from an unwritten epi of LOST.

              "that just happened!"
            • Re: Julia

              Thu, April 30, 2009 - 6:32 PM
              I wasnt testing. I wish I was that smart. lol I was just thinking Julia instead of Juliette when I posted for some reason. This is very interesting. I'm going to put it in my Netflix queue for sure. Thanks for the heads up. Awesome! It's posts like yours here Powers, why I still love Tribe & probably always will. : )
              • Re: Julia

                Thu, April 30, 2009 - 11:46 PM

                Jean, you rock.

                I just finished watching the film "Frequency" on DVD and there are far too many points of congruence and way too much depth of thematic overlap connecting Frequency and LOST for random chance. So much so, in fact, that I wonder if I did not just watch how one strand of the story in LOST resolves and the flavor of the ending. Frankly, I would not be disappointed if so; Frequency is very well done in every regard. Frequency, which I had never heard of before Jean's mention here, is a remarkably good film -and on DVD for only $7.99 at the grocery store this afternoon; who knew? Powers knew! Such kraft.

                Frequency came out in 2000. LOST's pilot was broadcast in September of 2004. Frequency (plus whatever wellspring Frequency was drawn from) had to be a significant influence on LOST.

                If you have not seen Frequency and are sensitive about potential LOST spoilers then you might want to wait on watching Frequency until after LOST ends next year, just in case it really is predictive of where a couple aspects of LOST are headed and how they get there.

                Myself, I am glad to have seen Frequency now as I think it brings yet another level of excitement regarding how the mechanics of free will versus fate vis a vis time travel all will be handled on LOST plus a much deeper emotional appreciation of the family dynamics between LOST's characters, particularly the fathers and their children.
                • Re: Julia

                  Tue, May 5, 2009 - 7:36 PM
                  I told a friend at work about this thread. She watched it on On Demand twice and wants to watch it a third time. We told two other friends at work that are into LOST and they are going to watch it. I'm getting it from Netflix soon. Another lady at work that doesnt watch LOST, who has had no interest in it, when I mentioned this movie tie in, she asked if I meant the movie with the guy and his father and the cb radio. I said YES! It came out four years before LOST and everyone is tripping out on it. She actually got a tear in her eye for some reason and said "I love that movie and I want your Season 1 of LOST asap!" My friend J is all fuckin' trippin' on this shit yo. I can't friggin' wait to see it!!!

                  I told another lady at work to tell another lady that used to work with us and is totally into LOST to tell C that she has to see it too.

                  BOINK!!!
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                    Re: Julia

                    Fri, May 8, 2009 - 6:42 PM
                    Okay. I watched it night before last and finished last night. It doesnt really have that much to do with LOST as far as I can tell. The names and Julia are definitely significant. And the time traveling thingy. But other than that not so much. I was asking my friend J at work this morning what happened to the serial killer? Did I miss something? The main character and everyone around him wound up living a rich and full life right? But what happened to the bad guy. He disolved? Did he go to prison? Did he die? What happened to him? Overall I do really like it alot though. And Dennis Quaid is such a handsome man. I have thought he is hot as hell for many years now.

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