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« Reply #100 on: December 19, 2018, 01:14:42 AM »

I would'nt know how to link AKA (damn internet ;) )

Its in the review for the Redford film in Jan's Sight & Sound mag

The direct quote is

"Grann notes that Tucker's expansive memoirs were rejected by Clint Eastwood, among others"

Originally from David Grann's New Yorker source article apparently..

Here is a link to the original New Yorker article by David Grann:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2003/01/27/the-old-man-and-the-gun

I'll quote the entire paragraph that mentions Clint:

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In 1993, he was released, at the age of seventy-three, and settled into the peach-colored house in Pompano Beach, which his wife had bought for them. He polished his manuscript and set up a music room in the den, where he gave saxophone and clarinet lessons for twenty-five dollars an hour. “We had a wonderful life,” his wife said. Tucker recalls, “We used to go out dancing. She’d dress up real pretty, and I’d show her off.” He composed music for her. “He has all these talents that had been wasted all these years,” she told me. From time to time, he played in local jazz clubs. “I got used to being free,” he says. But his manuscript failed to captivate people as he had hoped it would—“I called Clint Eastwood’s secretary, but she said, ‘Unless you have an agent, he won’t read it’ ”—and the author of “The Can Opener” increasingly seemed trapped, an ordinary old man.

This was before his last series of bank robberies, at the age of 78. I haven't seen The Old Man and the Gun, so I don't know how the movie version fits in.
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« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2018, 03:35:19 PM »

I know Matt loves Rocky as well. Have you seen the Creed movies?
Matt might have missed this from this thread, so I'll repeat it here.

I saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yesterday... actually I was planning on seeing The Mule but got out of a meeting a little later than I figured, so I saw Spider-Man, which I was also wanting to see anyhow. I'd say it's one of the best overall Spiderman movies I've seen. I don't know comic books very well, and had never heard of Miles Morales as Spiderman... and then I just looked him up and saw he was only created in 2011!
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« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2018, 10:55:06 PM »

Matt might have missed this from this thread, so I'll repeat it here.


YES! I loved Creed II. It's great nostalgia but also a good movie in its own right.  Most surprising moment:  seeing Brigitte Nielsen bringing back Ludmilla Drago. It just shows what's most important to Stallone is his love for these Rocky films, and giving the fans what we want in them. He could have easily left her out and no one would have even noticed. But, the minute the camera showed her, the theater rumbled-- easily recognizing her.  (She was 7-8 months pregnant at the time of filming -- at the age of 54!)




Michael B. Jordan carries this franchise well, and again I see a correlation between Stallone and his Rocky charcter when Rocky said to Adonis:  "This is your time now".  It felt like Stallone just handed over the reins of this franchise to him. But, if there's a Creed III, Sly will be in it. 
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« Reply #103 on: December 20, 2018, 11:32:52 PM »


YES! I loved Creed II. It's great nostalgia but also a good movie in its own right.  Most surprising moment:  seeing Brigitte Nielsen bringing back Ludmilla Drago. It just shows what's most important to Stallone is his love for these Rocky films, and giving the fans what we want in them. He could have easily left her out and no one would have even noticed. But, the minute the camera showed her, the theater rumbled-- easily recognizing her.  (She was 7-8 months pregnant at the time of filming -- at the age of 54!)


How could anyone get pregnant at 54? That has to be some kind of record. How did this happen?
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« Reply #104 on: December 21, 2018, 12:07:59 AM »

Hi Aka, I just edited your post to put the [ end quote ] notation at the end of my quote so board members would see your comment better.

I read up on this because I thought (while recognizable) that she hadn't aged very well, and that's when I saw she was 7-8 months pregnant at the time of the filming. She said she had her eggs frozen at the age of 40, and did IVF, with a 3% to 4% chance of success, and beat the odds.  She also had a rather hard life since her "fall from grace" after her divorce from Stallone, and has been fighting alcohol addiction for decades. From what I remember, they went through a really ugly divorce, so it was big of both of them to appear in this together.
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« Reply #105 on: December 21, 2018, 09:45:25 AM »

So did she have the baby? How is it? ???
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« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2018, 11:43:32 AM »

Hi Aka, I just edited your post to put the [ end quote ] notation at the end of my quote so board members would see your comment better.

I read up on this because I thought (while recognizable) that she hadn't aged very well, and that's when I saw she was 7-8 months pregnant at the time of the filming. She said she had her eggs frozen at the age of 40, and did IVF, with a 3% to 4% chance of success, and beat the odds.  She also had a rather hard life since her "fall from grace" after her divorce from Stallone, and has been fighting alcohol addiction for decades. From what I remember, they went through a really ugly divorce, so it was big of both of them to appear in this together.

If she froze her eggs at 40, that sounds more realistic. I did have a friend who gave birth around 41 or 42. I think after that, the chances of getting pregnant are small, and after 45, its practically impossible for almost everyone, so I was shocked that at 54 she was able to have a child.
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« Reply #107 on: December 21, 2018, 11:44:26 AM »



The baby is healthy! This article talks a bit about the pregnancy:

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After more than 10 years of trying to conceive through in vitro fertilization and told she had only a slim chance of getting pregnant, Nielsen and her husband, Italian model Mattia Dessi, 39, are now glowing in newborn bliss.

“She’s healthy, and she’s beautiful,” Nielsen, now 55, says of Frida in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. “I’ve gotten everything that I wished for.”


https://people.com/parents/brigitte-nielsen-daughter-frida-first-photo-shoot-exclusive/
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« Reply #108 on: December 23, 2018, 10:53:02 AM »

Good for Sly... Nice one. Looking forward to this movie... It's been a long ride..
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« Reply #109 on: December 24, 2018, 02:57:08 AM »

Finally saw Black Panther and enjoyed it, tho I'm not a big super hero movie fan..
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« Reply #110 on: December 24, 2018, 02:58:25 AM »

Has anyone out there seen Stan & Ollie yet..? The reviews have been good, doesn't open here till January...

I take it we're all old enough to know who Laurel and Hardy are ??
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« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2019, 04:20:40 AM »



I went in feeling this was going to be bad but I was pleasantly surprised. Emily Blunt is no Julie Andrews but I found the film to be good fun. Great song and dance numbers through out and lots of familiar faces in the cast including a couple of golden oldies. My favourite number was the Meryl Streep song "Turning Turtle".

4/5.
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« Reply #112 on: February 09, 2019, 08:49:55 PM »



The best film I've seen in ages. Drama, mixed with some comedy. Set in 1962, a whole different America back then. Just a well written and acted film all round.

5/5.
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« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2019, 11:24:02 PM »

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The best thing I can say for this one is,that it is boring. I'm a huge fan of the genre and this film has got nothing to offer.A shame...
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« Reply #114 on: March 21, 2019, 03:53:35 AM »

Saw this last night. Very good.




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« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2019, 07:47:24 AM »

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Worthy second film from "Get Out" director  Jordan Peele.. One of my favourite films from last year..


This is also superb

Creepy, funny, clever, scary and thought provoking..
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