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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Unforgiven Script
« on: Today at 09:30:23 AM »
Right, Christopher. And thanks for reviving this -- I guess I didn't notice it the first time through.

Until Skinny proved that the whores were his legal property and had a monetary value, Lil Bill didn't feel any crime had been committed - the whores had no value, less value than a horse, as Strawberry Alice would mention later.  He'd rather just let the young cowboys move on without punishment and sweep it under the rug. Skinny was the victim, as the women weren't people with rights. Skinny had rights, and Lil Bill was asked to punish the loss of value Delilah would bring to Skinny as her property. I would imagine this is a realistic view of how women prostitutes would be valued back in that era.

was he doing it for the 500 $ reward that was mentioned by the kid?

Munny had tried to provide for his children as an honest farmer, but he was failing at that.  His pig farm was doing poorly -- the pigs were coming down with "the fever" and dying off.  It wasn't an easy decision for him to make, and he hated having to do it, but he wanted to provide for his family. So of course it was for the $500.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:19:21 PM »

Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

We can't not add Chris Cornell to this thread -- what a loss to music, and such a sad death. Although most music fans here are already well aware of his death last week, I didn't have much to say about it. I liked his music, but aside from Temple of the Dog, I didn't own any of his CDs. But, reading this article today, I wanted to post a segment from it -- it's so well written. Those of us from Chris's generation will see truth in this:

Itís possible that, along with grunge, Generation Xís other great gift to society is depression. I mean, of course it was here long before the Baby Boomers started re-producing, but we talk about it more than those who came before us. We talk about it as a demon or a monster. Itís a dark shadow that shows itself at any point in time without warning. It surrounds us, isolates us, and quiets us. Depression likes to blame things. We feel like $#!t because of mistakes we have made in life or because of the state of the world or because we arenít perfect. Without a lot of help and a lot of work, itís impossible to know that it really is a chemical imbalance in our brains. After twenty-plus years of trying to de-stigmatize depression, some of us still have a hard time recognizing it for what it is. And even then, it doesnít always matter.

You might think grunge is about anger, but thatís not completely true. Yes, it can sound that way, but itís really about depression and cynicism. Those two go hand-in-hand, along with their nasty little sister, anxiety. When the three of them get going, they just eat hope as quickly as it can be summoned. That leaves despair and despair is exhausting, not just for those who experience it, but for the people around it as well. So we keep it to ourselves because we donít want to be a burden. And then it gets to be too much. Doesnít matter if youíre a student, a mom, an accountant or a rock star. It doesnít matter if youíve written about it your entire life as a means of keeping it at bay. It doesnít matter if the music you made about it brought in fame, respect and millions of dollars. It doesnít matter if your entire generation has suffered from it. Depression makes you feel totally alone. You hit the breaking point, and then, like Chris Cornell, you die alone in the bathroom.

This was a well-respected member of his community; a beloved musical hero who seemed to have it all together. This could have been any of us. And brothers and sisters, if itís you, donít mess around with it. Please find some help.

Cornell is speaking to us all one last time. This isnít something we left behind with our twenties. This isnít something cured by age or financial security. This isnít something you ďoutgrow.Ē If itís allowed to fester, depression is stronger than wisdom. Depression is insidious and tenacious. Depression can get to anybody. It can make you feel like an old man at 27. It can make you feel lost as a child at 52.

R.I.P. Chris.   :'(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:49:20 PM »
Looks like someone got into the museum and swapped Bruce Dern's wax figure for George Harrison.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baby on the way!
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:23:46 PM »
Congratulations, Satu!  :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: May 08, 2017, 03:13:49 PM »
Goo goo gajoob.

General Discussion / Re: The Gauntlet 40th Anniversary
« on: May 05, 2017, 08:18:35 PM »
The Gauntlet is one of the movies I remember being on network TV a lot in the early 80's when I became a Clint fan. I don't think I ever really got the over-the-top fun of the movie, and especially the ending shootout, until many years later when I became a member here. Now I love it - and I agree that Sondra did a really great job in it. I guess it could be argued that Shockley was the first role Clint would play that was a flawed character. So it was a bit of a gamble for him, and he'd take more risks with more flawed characters in the years to follow. In any case, it's still a lot of fun, and 40 years goes by way too fast.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:56:04 AM »

No I haven't Matt... I really should
There's an interesting interview with him on you tube somewhere, where he discusses how his left handedness
Affected his style of playing..

I wonder if it's the same video Doug posted:

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Cruise... ?


Actually, one re-cast they should be able to improve on would be Lynn Halsey Taylor.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:17:06 AM »
Gant, you've gotta find a way to meet Ringo. Have you seen him in concert yet?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:23:21 PM »
I enjoyed listening to Doug's video links -- Ringo is definitely underrated. I guess that's what happens when you're in a band with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and even George Harrison -- someone's gotta be the bottom of the totem pole, and that happens to be Ringo most of the time. I'll be interested in hearing from Gant on this one. :)

Terror Train was a good 1980 slasher movie.

The title goes give off the slasher (and 1980's) vibe. But they do need something better than this 3:10 to Yuma-esque title.

Terror Train sounds better -- might get better box office too.  I'd vote for that. But, it doesn't sound like a Clint title at all.

Off-Topic Discussion / Songs that strike a chord
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:36:18 AM »
Little bit of a pun there in the title. ;)

This one always gets to me... 

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It's such a sad song about how little we know when we're young, and the mistakes we make... and that some just don't even make it through those years at all. I love 90s music. It was such a dark period -- unlike the pop-sy syntho sounds of the 80's, we're now diving into more melancholic lyrics and sounds and sometimes even the grungiest hardest songs have the most poignant lyrics. 

Add the ones that get to you here...

Sully for the first time since it was released in theaters.  It looks fantastic on BluRay. Very enjoyable film, but man... one phone call between Sully and Mrs. Sully was really enough.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:02:40 PM »
Sounds like she's had a rough life after stardom. RIP Erin.

He doesn't seem to mind what material he releases.  ;D

Don't think we have to worry about Tom Cruise -- I just can't imagine he'd want to do this movie.

Probably Matt McConaughey?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:37:03 AM »
Well, I put on the White Album, and although not in the Top 5 or bonus, I have huge appreciation for Savoy Truffle.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Go On, Make Your Day!
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:31:43 AM »
Hi Elizabeth! Great to see you again! Nice post and pics. I hope you're doing well! I know you're in our thoughts and prayers.

My good post of the day is that I had knee replacement surgery about 5-6 weeks ago, and I'm starting to get off the pain killers, at least I think so. I tried to go cold turkey yesterday, and wound up giving in just before midnight. But, if I can get down to one a day, that will be better. It's not an addiction thing, I just don't feel good with all the drugs in my system so want to get back to normal as soon as possible.  (AKA should enjoy seeing this.)

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