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« Reply #200 on: May 21, 2014, 01:13:15 PM »

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« Reply #201 on: May 22, 2014, 02:43:54 PM »

Further classification information for Jersey Boys....from Alberta Film Ratings.

http://albertafilmratings.ca/recentclass.aspx

Content element described (non spoiler) to explain classification decision....

http://albertafilmratings.ca/classrep.aspx?fid=15077

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« Reply #202 on: May 26, 2014, 09:24:37 PM »

Just saw the first commercial for Jersey Boys, about 9:15 PM on CBS during Mike & Molly. Pretty incredible that it was just being filmed, is now headed to theatres and now Clint is already sailing through his next film...
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« Reply #203 on: May 27, 2014, 04:59:30 AM »

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« Reply #204 on: May 27, 2014, 09:59:51 AM »

^^^^

He allready has a few missfires >:D

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« Reply #205 on: May 27, 2014, 11:53:16 AM »

will jersey boys earn a million?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-analyst-predicts-hits-706026

I think $110 million is a wildly optimistic prediction for "Jersey Boys." Given the little promotion for the film and very little buzz surrounding its release, I don't expect the film to do that well.  I hope the prediction is accurate though! It would be great for Eastwood if this film were commercially successful.
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« Reply #206 on: May 27, 2014, 06:14:16 PM »

Has it been reported about what sort of budget Jersey Boys had?
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« Reply #207 on: May 27, 2014, 08:57:18 PM »

Just saw the trailer before the film, Chef.

Looks like a winner. :)
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« Reply #208 on: May 30, 2014, 08:30:43 PM »


 '' Tony Awards Presenters Announced ''

 
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The Tony Awards announced a diverse group of presenters Tuesday that includes everyone from Clint Eastwood to Carole King.

 https://za.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/tony-awards-presenters-announced-130800185.html

I posted this article in the thread of minor mentions yesterday, but I think here is more suitable in fact.....
Mr. Eastwood will be presented to Tony Award because it is nothing other than that  "Jersey Boys''  won the award in the past!
And it will be very good promotion before the release date of this film, without a doubt!!  ;)
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« Reply #209 on: May 30, 2014, 09:39:56 PM »

Well observed, Higashimori. And I think in this case the duplicate post can stay.
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« Reply #210 on: May 31, 2014, 03:42:01 PM »

Yeah, I saw the trailer before Chef as well... and at another film too.  Plus, they have shown previews on TV a lot this past week.  Good to see that they are actually promoting a Clint film this far in advance which is not usually the norm for an Eastwood film.  I'm really looking forward to this based on the previews I've seen so far.
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« Reply #211 on: June 05, 2014, 01:41:56 PM »

Fascinating 5min official featurette  goes behind the making of the Jersey Boys Movie.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ZK8eLM6w4

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« Reply #212 on: June 05, 2014, 11:35:55 PM »

Very nice, thanks!  8)
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« Reply #213 on: June 06, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »

That is a really nice featurette that makes the movie look like it's worth seeing. I am starting to think that contrary to popular belief Eastwood might have been the perfect director for this film. Even though he has never directed a musical before, the tone and overall feel of the story seem to cater to what he does well.

I also have been noticing a lot of ads for this on TV. Although the ads didn't start until pretty recently, I've seen more ads on TV for this project in the last week or so than I have seen for any of Eastwood's other recent films. The trailer also came out a bit earlier than is typical for his films. Since Eastwood probably saved a ton of money by casting unknown stage actors for this, maybe Warner Bros. has more advertising dollars to spend to promote this film. As always, I am looking forward to seeing Eastwood's newest project on June 20th.
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« Reply #214 on: June 06, 2014, 10:01:24 AM »

Looks good  ;)
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« Reply #215 on: June 06, 2014, 10:27:45 AM »

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Clint Eastwood on Directing Jersey Boys—And Making a Sneaky Cameo

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Music is a key component of many of Clint Eastwood’s films, dating all the way back to 1971’s Play Misty for Me. But the director, 84, doesn’t really think of Jersey Boys as a musical. “What was fun for me is that it’s about musicians, much as Bird [his 1988 biopic about Charlie Parker] was about a jazz player,” he says. “The Four Seasons had all these hit songs, but they were juvenile delinquents! They were just guys from the neighborhood—a place where, if you were a singer, you were looked down upon as strange, unless you were Sinatra.”After seeing the stage show, he lobbied Warner Bros., where a previous incarnation of the project had stalled. “I said, ‘How come you’re not doing this picture? I think it’s terrific.’ I tried to appeal to them on a capitalistic [basis].” He cast most of the major roles from various stage productions and, working in his famously fast way, “we just had a good time.” Says actor John Lloyd Young, who plays Frankie Valli, “Clint Eastwood doesn’t do crazy sequins, so the movie is more of a real-life experience.”Eastwood admits he was too much of a “jazz freak” to have been into Valli’s music back in the day. “The rock era was not my favorite,” he says. “But the novelty songs they did—‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Walk Like a Man’—were a cut above most rock ’n’ roll stuff. And ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ is as near as it gets to the classic songs I grew up with in the ’40s.”
Though he was urged to join in on a big end-credits production number, “I said, ‘Nah, I’m bold at times, but not that bold,’ ” he says. Instead, he settled on a period-appropriate cameo, suggested by actor Erich Bergen, who plays the Four Seasons’ Bob Gaudio: During a party scene, Bergen is shown watching Rawhide, Eastwood’s 1959–66 Western TV series. “That,” says the director, “was my sneaky way of making a Hitchcock appearance.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/entertainmentnews/clint-eastwood-on-directing-jersey-boys-and-making-a-sneaky/article_82878447-dc9a-5d14-aa44-8ef6ef3cb6ea.html
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« Reply #216 on: June 07, 2014, 12:30:05 PM »

I don't think it can really be considered a true cameo unless Eastwood actually has a part in the movie. An old TV clip from a previous role doesn't really count as a cameo in my opinion.
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« Reply #217 on: June 07, 2014, 06:26:05 PM »

There's one Hitchcock film where his "cameo" is a picture in a newspaper.
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« Reply #218 on: June 08, 2014, 01:09:57 AM »

I'm looking forward to Jersey Boys, im hoping Mr Eastwood can with his usual deft touch can present an accurate presentation of The Seasons, surely one of the truly grungy(and I use that word advisedly) US groups of the 1960s. From a gritty New Jersey beginnings, nefarious shady background types, a completely looney manager/producer/Svengali/dictator in Bob Crewe, an inspired musical artist (Bobby Gaudio) and a lead singer whose vocals reached an electrifying hysteria, the Seasons deserve a tough, moving and fun cinematic tribute. 

The stage show featured fantastic performances from the vocalists and actors and great production values but I felt it suffered from a sanitised story. THe Seasons were true rock n roll pioneers, who, when starting out created some awesomely funky dirty funny crazy rock records ( see Sherry, Dawn ,Big Girls)and later, when Gaudio grew as a writer and arranger created some majestic studio productions to rival Spector and Brian Wilson( See Rag Doll, Let's Hang on, Can't take my eyes) and were almost alone (save the Beach Boys,Jan and Dean,Del SHannon and Roy Orbison) in sticking around to fight the British Invasion. None of this however, rates a mention in the story,to it's detriment.

I hope Clint and his team can rectify this to some extent but then I am a devoted Seasons fan and probably not the target audience. I just hope for some accuracy and authenticity. One thing about period films that has constantly irked me is the inattention to authentic sets,costume and attitudes of the era. So often these movies are plagued by designers wearing rose coloured glasses or coke bottles glasses. If great period ideas are desired have a look at John Waters "Crybaby", Tom Hanks "That thing you do" or Curtis Hansons " LA Confidential " for a master class on how to do 50's or 60's style and do it well.
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« Reply #219 on: June 08, 2014, 06:04:23 AM »

Not sure if this info should go here or not but Clint is on the Jimmy Fallon show Monday night.  Also, on Letterman Wed night, Christopher Walken is on the show and I'm sure he will talk about making Jersey Boys.
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