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    I just watched "Gran Tourino" twice. It was totally differant than I expected. I thought it was a really good movie.
    And when Clint pulled that M1 out of that footlocker and shoved a clip down thru the top of it-----Man, I flipped out!!!!
    Yeah, Clint's still got it goin on!
    John
    The most visable part of a persons education is their parents example !

    Christianity is made far too complicated by far too many denominations.
    It's truly a simple concept.
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    John,
    I agree totally. The movie was different from what I expected as well, but I loved it. Eastwood is still at the top of his game, both behind and in front of the camera. Great Movie!
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    • #3
      It's a shame the rest of the actors were no good.
      Wisdom is personal

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Karri View Post
        It's a shame the rest of the actors were no good.
        All the Orangutans were busy.
        Last edited by Half Pint John; 09 Dec 09, 04:10.
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        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          Gran Torino was a great disappointment - old bigoted white guy meets troubled minority family and learns to like them.

          Coming next week - Eastwood remakes Uncle Tom's Cabin.

          Yawn...
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #6
            Guess you were never an Archie Bunker fan or much into Don Rickles Mountain Man

            I didn't see it as a bigoted white guy meets troubled minority family movie.

            More like how sometimes our old past prejudices can get in the way of actually liking people we thought we could only hate.
            Life is change. Built models for decades.
            Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
            I didn't for a long time either.

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            • #7
              In fact, I was both. Unfortunately, Eastwood is neither.

              I saw absolutely nothing in Gran Torino that impressed me. The acting was predictable and wooden. The dialogue was blah, the usual vintage Eastwood growling and barking and bitching. The plot was well below basic and equally wooden, and the actual car was thrown in merely to give the film a title. It could have been a Ford pickup for all that it mattered.

              We aren't talking about some indifferent actor/director here, Les - we are talking about Eastwood, and I expected a lot better from him.
              I knew how it was going to end and who would get the car less than a third of the way into the film, thanks to stereotyped characters and a linear, unimaginative plot.

              This whole film was just a commercial vehicle for him, not an attempt at true dramatic entertainment.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                mind you, 5 movies in 5 years for Eastwood, who else is making them so quick, ..the old boy certainly has stamina.....

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