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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Quentin Tarantino
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:37:25 PM »
I actually agree with most of what AKA wrote above when comparing Tarantino to Clint, but I don't come to the same conclusions - but individual points are well made.

Gant, Doug, SK and anyone else who might be reading who has seen both directors' works -- how would you compare these two very different directors?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:35:44 PM »
I wouldn't recommend Murder Mystery - I thought it was really awful. But, Waterboy is on this month -- don't know if they just added it, but it's a classic. Newer films of his I haven't seen are You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Cobbler and The Meyerowitz Stories. Don't know if these are made for Netflix. I haven't looked into any of them. I was just scrolling through the selections last night and noticed there was a lot of Sandler stuff on thsi month -- and there's a live stand-up too.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Quentin Tarantino
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:32:23 PM »
Tarantino Steals From Other Movies  :o  :o  :o

It's pretty funny that Tarantino partially steals the quote from Picasso "Good artists copy. Great artists steal". 

That was a good clip.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:05:32 AM »
There are a lot of Adam Sandler movies on Netflix this month.   ;D O0

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:17:31 PM »
The minute I think of Helter Skelter, I want to hear it. I  just pulled it up on YouTube and love the comments. I'll post a few here:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/vWW2SzoAXMo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/vWW2SzoAXMo</a>


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Critics in late 1960s: Paul is too soft musically

Paul: hold my beer

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Helter Skelter are on the same album

talk about variety

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The Who:This is our dirtiest song ever

Paul McCartney:Hold my tea

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Charles Manson: I think I understand the song.

Paul McCartney: No, I really think you don't.

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Legend has it that Ringo still has blisters on his fingers

Isn't it actually John who yelled that? I thought it was Ringo forever but think I read recently it was actually John.

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Somebody: “The Beatles aren’t a rock band”

Me: Puts this song on

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If Helter skelter started heavy metal, she’s so heavy started doom metal

Which is an interesting thought -- John has to one-up Paul.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:03:20 PM »
There is not a single movie out right now that I want to see.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:01:42 PM »
I feel the same way as Doug. 

I don't feel like Paul was slipping on Abbey Road. He always had a tendency toward sappiness and smaltz. John pushed him to be more of a rocker, and that's when Paul was at his best, when he was competing with John.  It was just a year before Abbey Road that Paul gave us the first heavy metal tune (I could be wrong on that -- but it's definitely ONE of the first) with Helter Skelter. And yes, Oh! Darling is one of Paul's best.

I've never liked Maxwell's Silver Hammer. 

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:29:33 PM »
I don't think so.  :-X

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What is your all time favorite tv show?
« on: September 01, 2019, 08:29:22 AM »
The Office (U.S.) is way more fun to watch if you recognize someone you've worked with that is like any of the characters, especially if they're like Steve Carell.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What is your all time favorite tv show?
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:47:44 PM »
I watched this for the first time a couple of months ago and was astounded how unfunny it was. In the 12 episodes I never laughed once. A couple of amusing moments but I’ve read reviews claiming it’s one of the funniest series ever!!

Same here. I gave up after about 3 episodes.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What is your all time favorite tv show?
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:04:46 AM »
Am I to take it you Americans are watching the US (inferior) version of The Office 😉

Yes! I've tried the UK version and couldn't get into it.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:55:19 PM »
Anyway, thanks to you both for doing this with me! It was almost like old times.

Maybe we could schedule a repeat performance at a time that would work for SK, Satu,  or anyone else who might like to join in?

I enjoyed it too. If anyone wants to put together another Movie Night that works with their schedule, sure I'd join again.

Thanks for the fun time, and AKA for getting it to happen.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 08:01:52 PM »
Matt, here is the full story of how Toby Keith came to write "Don't let the old man in" for Clint:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8490429/toby-keith-clint-eastwood-inspired-dont-let-the-old-man-in-the-mule-interview

EDIT: Here's a quote:

Even more cool. Love to read stories like this about behind-the-scenes stuff in Clint's movies.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:57:03 PM »
Yeah, I'll have to watch it in 20 years when I'm your age and report back to you, Matt!  ;D

You'll like it better then.  ;D

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:55:45 PM »
I really like it. I think a lot of the charm comes just from seeing it on the "other side of the hill" because it really makes you think about what's important in life.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:50:08 PM »
So, we don't have a page yet for The Mule on ClintEastwood.net.  AKA, you up for writing another? I think that bit of trivia you just tossed off the top of your head needs to be in the trivia section when you write it up.   ;)

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »
Clint was golfing with the guy who wrote the song. The guy asked him what he was up to. Clint said he was going off to shoot a new movie (this one). He asked him how he keeps going at his age. Clint said, I just don't let the old man in. The guy went home, and that got his creative juices flowing. He then wrote the song, then sent it to Clint, since he was the inspiration for it, and Clint decided to put it in the movie.

Oh wow, that's cool.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:46:00 PM »
I like the song choices. I'm not a country fan, but the lyrics to this ending song fit really well.  What else was country other than the Willie Nelson tune?  Jazz and pop mostly.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:44:08 PM »
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Try to love on your wife
And stay close to your friends
Toast each sundown with wine
Don't let the old man in

Anyone know where Clint found this song? I'm assuming it wasn't written for the film.

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Movie Night / Re: The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:43:22 PM »
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Many moons I have lived
My body's weathered and worn
Ask yourself how old you'd be
If you didn't know the day you were born

Interesting lyric. I admit to thinking I'm still in my 30's.  It's a shock to be mid-50's and feel exactly the same.

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