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Old 05-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #496
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i agree. he's perfection in the role. not that it's a "hard" role, per se, but that nobody else could have played it and made a character defined almost solely through action (and reaction) as indelible and human as Ford did.

ever notice that Indy never wins? he just escapes?
That's one of the reasons why Indy's one of the greatest action heroes of all-time. Like John McLane, they get the shit kicked out of them and it shows, but while Indy's thrust into more fantastic and insane situations, he has the more natural reaction.
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That's one of the reasons why Indy's one of the greatest action heroes of all-time. Like John McLane, they get the shit kicked out of them and it shows, but while Indy's thrust into more fantastic and insane situations, he has the more natural reaction.


and it's not kick-ass, rah-rah, all-these-eggheads-are-idiots-but-me-the-authentic-working-american cowboy bullshit, either.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:01 PM   #498
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and it's not kick-ass, rah-rah, all-these-eggheads-are-idiots-but-me-the-authentic-working-american cowboy bullshit, either.
Right, but aside from that there's a comparison to be drawn.

10 days, guys.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:08 PM   #499
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i agree. he's perfection in the role. not that it's a "hard" role, per se, but that nobody else could have played it and made a character defined almost solely through action (and reaction) as indelible and human as Ford did.

ever notice that Indy never wins? he just escapes?
I know what it is "to want", "to desire" things from the past that we have enjoyed so much

I have also learned that sometimes, most times you can not go home again


I have had many memories, and experiences diminished significantly by expecting to be able to "recapture" that "magic moment" that really is no longer possible

It has been a long time since I watched "Body Heat"

I did see K. Turner on stage last year doing "Virginia Wolf" she was great,
But she was not "Body Heat" hot

William hurt is still doing great work,
but he should not try and reprise a "Body Heat" role, again.

Ford should be doing work that fits the person he is now.
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Have you seen what Ford's done since Air Force One?

I'm glad he's back to doing Indy for the hell of it.
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I have seen most everything

and could discuss the merits of each film for what it was

but, why bother?

if you are saying he has loss his edge and can't play roles that are appropriate for him


then, trying to reprise Indy will be even worse.

I did not buy the the last Rocky movie, either

though some die hard fans gave it a thumbs up
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He's obviously got the acting chops and charisma to pull anything off, but he was just in a string of absolutely clunkers. I don't know what happened, but it did, and I'm glad that I'll be able to see him play Indy for the presumably the last time. To me, it's a huge deal to see an Indy movie on the big screen for the first time, but I can see where you're coming from, too.

Rocky Balboa was the best Rocky movie since the original, but I still have a soft spot for the over-the-top III and IV. It's always fun to see Rocky single-handedly end the Cold War.
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I know what it is "to want", "to desire" things from the past that we have enjoyed so much

I have also learned that sometimes, most times you can not go home again


I have had many memories, and experiences diminished significantly by expecting to be able to "recapture" that "magic moment" that really is no longer possible

It has been a long time since I watched "Body Heat"

I did see K. Turner on stage last year doing "Virginia Wolf" she was great,
But she was not "Body Heat" hot

William hurt is still doing great work,
but he should not try and reprise a "Body Heat" role, again.

Ford should be doing work that fits the person he is now.




let's see what happens.

i think most of us are adults who adored the movies as a kid and are well aware that its hard to capture lightning in a bottle again, even if it's a whiz-bang adventure movie being directed by Spielberg.

we (those born 1970-1980ish) are the children of George and Unka Stevie, and we do know all to well that they are human.

i think we've all learned to modify our expectations after "Phantom Menace."
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i think we've all learned to modify our expectations after "Phantom Menace."
ah yes, "The Phantom Menace" effect...
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I really do respect all the Indy fans in here

and there are a lot of young fans that did not a chance to see it on the big screen

There are theaters where I live that do play old films on Wednesday nights

2001, Lawance of Arabia, Taxi Driver, Fast Times at Ridgemont are some that have played recently, I think there is a demand hopefully this will become more common

I think I may have done some good in this thread by lowering 'expectations'

I may see the new film, I not sure I want to have a new imprint of an old Indy
should I have the opportunity to see "Raiders" on the big screen again
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ah yes, "The Phantom Menace" effect...


we've had three internet reviews so far. one is a pan, and the other two are lukewarm.

gotta wonder if these aren't plants -- diminish expectations so the movie comes as a surprise, rather than a letdown.
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The only theater that plays older films on a regular basis is out at CityWalk, which is about a 30 minute drive away. That'd be fun to catch on a Saturday night or something, but no one wants to go with me.
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well,
pretty soon it will be out of the can (cannes)
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The only theater that plays older films on a regular basis is out at CityWalk,
Do you mean Universal City?

I have been going alone for awhile now.

At first I was a little self-conscious about it.

Now, I think I kind of prefer it, sometimes.
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Yeah, out by Universal Studios.

I never like going to movies alone. It makes me feel like Pee-Wee Herman or something.
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