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Old 02-11-2018, 06:59 PM
 
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The use of real people frankly scares me. I understand that they became actors after their experience but people actually train to be actors. Meanwhile a few like athletes and musicians are stunt cast into a roll. I guess we will see Friday.

So has anybody else see the Audie Murphy story? It was the first thing I thought of after hearing that the trio would be playing themselves
scares you? That's just plain funny. It's entertainment. None of it is real, in the true sense of the word.


Repeat after me: It's not real. It's just a movie. The "real" people acting in the story merely bring credibility. It's just entertainment. There's nothing to be scared of.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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While I have no interest in seeing it - a shooting on a train just isn't enough of an event to fill a movie, and I don't care about whatever ancillary events they came up with to stretch out the film - I do find it interesting that Eastwood is still producing and directing at his age (he'll be 88 in May).
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Perhaps you are looking for something that isn't there to get worked up over.
A spade is a spade.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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While I have no interest in seeing it - a shooting on a train just isn't enough of an event to fill a movie, and I don't care about whatever ancillary events they came up with to stretch out the film...
Sure it is. Similar situation with the film United 93 (2006). Plus it's Clint Eastwood directing, which sold the ticket whatever it was. With my theater going ticket buying, there are many directors who do that - Wes Anderson, Park Chan-wook, Todd Solondz, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Gus Van Sant, Jim Jarmusch, Kelly Reichardt, and many, many more.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Sure it is. Similar situation with the film United 93 (2006).
I never bothered to watch that film either (especially since it's just as likely it was downed by an AiM-9H).
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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scares you? That's just plain funny. It's entertainment. None of it is real, in the true sense of the word.


Repeat after me: It's not real. It's just a movie. The "real" people acting in the story merely bring credibility. It's just entertainment. There's nothing to be scared of.

"Scares" as in poetic license. The "fear" that it would not be worth an hour of work for us to watch possibly amateur actors when trained and experienced pros would have made the life story before the heroic action worth watching. Not the fear of physical harm. Did you really, truly not understand that?
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Sure it is. Similar situation with the film United 93 (2006). Plus it's Clint Eastwood directing, which sold the ticket whatever it was. With my theater going ticket buying, there are many directors who do that - Wes Anderson, Park Chan-wook, Todd Solondz, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Gus Van Sant, Jim Jarmusch, Kelly Reichardt, and many, many more.
I'll pass.

It was too minor event to bother with a film. Yes, yes, I know that it's politically incorrect not to 'Oooo!' and 'Aaaah!' over a film in which an American foils a terrorist. Yes, yes, I know I'm supposed to wrap myself in the flag and fawn all over the wondrousness of it all. Except I don't give a rat's rump that I'm supposed to do that. All I care about is the cinematic art. And while I find Eastwood an intriguing character, he hasn't directed anything particularly compelling to me since Million Dollar Baby, and that I thought was good but not great. He's not a must-see director.

There are great directors who can make something spectacular out of nothing. Clint Eastwood, for all his virtues - and I certainly think he has a few - isn't one of them.

So spare me.

Re: United 93. Exactly. There's not even enough 'there' there, even though there's a lot more 'there' aboard that plane than aboard the train. 35 minutes on a plane is not a movie. Neither is 5 minutes on a train.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I see Clint hasn't deviated from his niche.
He has a formula and he's sticking to it.

Consequently, his movies are becoming cliche.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I'll pass.
So you came all the way over to the The 15:17 to Paris thread to, pass? Or troll?
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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So you came all the way over to the The 15:17 to Paris thread to, pass? Or troll?
"All the way"? How difficult is it to click on a thread title? Hulsker is entitled to his/her opinion.
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