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Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/8/09 1:42 p.m.

The Dukes was more of an 80's show, actually. Went on the air in late 1979. I guess I prefer "70's era campiness" to the 00's version.

I'll have to go back to the early episodes, it's been too long.

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
4/8/09 2:03 p.m.
Ian F wrote: Also, watch the first few, GA-filmed episodes of the Dukes... those are a bit different than how we typically remember the show.. and actually a bit closer in feel to the movie.

I loved the first 6 episodes. Boss and Roscoe weren't such bumbling idiots and had a slightly sinister feel to them. The show had a real "there's a lot of bad, shady things happening in Hazzard and we (the Duke boys) need to clean it up.

In the first episode, we're introduced to three characters that we never see again. One of them is driving the Starsky & Hutch Torino.

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
4/8/09 2:03 p.m.

Eh, I'll wait for the video on F4F4. I actually liked F3F3....better that F2F2. I'll add them to my video collection, mainly because they are car movies.

Don't forget:

King of the Mountain

The Hollywood Knights

Banzai Runner

Red Line

Winning

Born to Run

American Graffiti

etc.

*EDIT....I forgot about Pink Floyd's La Carrera Pan Americana.

I tend to like the originals better than the remakes..original Italian Job is one of my favorites.

Ian F
Ian F Reader
4/8/09 2:11 p.m.
Keith wrote: The Dukes was more of an 80's show, actually. Went on the air in late 1979. I guess I prefer "70's era campiness" to the 00's version.

I don't disagree... but I can understand the desire to "modernize" the themes a bit...

I'll have to go back to the early episodes, it's been too long.

It was pretty eye-opening... I remember seeign them when CMT was re-running them a few years ago and going, "damn... this ain't how I remember it..." Example (it's been awhile for me as well, so my details may be sketchy): Rosco walks into the Boar's Nest during a fight and fires his pistol into the ceiling and the place goes silent... everyone fears him... not the same at all. The later CA filmed episodes were totally different.

Ian F
Ian F Reader
4/8/09 2:13 p.m.
JFX001 wrote: American Graffiti

Damn. How the hell could I forget that one... I've only seen it a zillion times... and own it on DVD...

Probably one of the best car-related movies ever made...

<-- fail...

driver109x
driver109x Reader
4/8/09 2:31 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: There is a reason people come back to Bullitt. They did make a "new" Vanishing Point for TV in 97. Staring Viggo Mortensen no less. Kowalski is trying to get home to see his pregnant wife. Plot made more sense this time, even with the TV cheesiness. Two Lane Blacktop is a movie in disparate need of a remake. James Taylor and Dennis Wilson had the acting ability of a 2 X 4. But the 55 never looked so evil.

Yeah. I prefer the version of the '55 in this film than in American Graffiti.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
4/8/09 2:47 p.m.
Wally wrote: Greased Lightning Where Richard Pryor plays Wendel Scott, the first black driver in Nascar.

That was a great movie. It was the first thing I saw Pryor in that wasn't off the wall comedy. It had some good driving scenes too.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Reader
4/8/09 3:36 p.m.

ooooooo.... what about REDLINE?!?!?

ive had more fun sticking a hot needle in my eye than watching at rancid piece of lump of pile of **!!!!!!

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
4/8/09 3:55 p.m.

Redline? ...Now, I tend to go techno geek with movies, my brother, not at all. This is the first movie we jointly ripped on. What fun.

The thing anyone will remember about this pile is "star" Eddie Griffin killing an Enzo at a media day.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/8/09 3:58 p.m.

Redline is hilarious as background noise during a party with a keg on hand. Some movies you just can't take too seriously.

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
4/8/09 4:00 p.m.

The RED LINE that I mentioned earlier has Chad McQueen in it, not to be confused with the latest/greatest Enzo wrecking version. My mistake.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Reader
4/8/09 4:26 p.m.
P71 wrote: Redline is *hilarious* as background noise during a party with a keg on hand. Some movies you just can't take too seriously.

i was in tears laughing when the chicks dad died in that nascar wreck.If you look close enough, it says "COLE TRICKLE" on the roof!! HAHAHA!!!!

andrave
andrave New Reader
4/8/09 8:43 p.m.

the australian "redline" with the guy turning his silvia into a chop top? I don't remember how that movie was, I was distracted by the pain from burning my eyes and ears out with hot pokers about 7 minutes after the opening credits.

spdracer315
spdracer315 New Reader
4/9/09 1:17 a.m.

Oh man REDLINE, what a classic pile of crap. My favorite part was the lambo flying 100 ft into the air then the SLR spinning like a top in one place avoiding it...ahhhh...thats great production value right there. What about Death Proof? probably not the most original movie out there, but come on, a white challenger vs. a black charger, gotta love that!

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
4/9/09 3:17 a.m.

Death Proof was way good...until Stuntman Mike turned into sniveling sally and the girls talked more than they drove. Quentin could have taken a note from Denis Weaver of Duel. Silence can be more thrilling that incessant jibber jabber.

SkinnyG
SkinnyG Reader
4/9/09 5:04 a.m.

Hey! I found a clip with a wack of GTO scenes from "My Science Project." Cool...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsIMGnaAQ2s

Ian F
Ian F Reader
4/9/09 7:20 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: Death Proof was way good...until Stuntman Mike turned into sniveling sally and the girls talked more than they drove. Quentin could have taken a note from Denis Weaver of Duel. Silence can be more thrilling that incessant jibber jabber.

True... but then again "machine-gun" dialog is sort of a Quentin trademark... It's what he does...

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/9/09 8:30 a.m.

All I remember about the Australian Redline is the ending

Seriously.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/9/09 8:57 a.m.

Death Proof SUCKED. After fast-forwarding through the first million years of the creepy dude stalking the ugly hoes I got bored and did some freaking house work. I don't care how good the supposed ending/chase is, it's not worth that E36 M3 of a beginning!

Duke
Duke Dork
4/9/09 11:10 a.m.

I guess I'm not the only one who is completely underwhelmed by Quentin Tarantino. I know everyone under about 40 seems to think he's a filmmaking god or something, but I'm only a few years past that, and I just don't get it.

aircooled
aircooled SuperDork
4/9/09 11:18 a.m.

I think the biggest thing to applaud about Death Proof is that they did ACTUAL stunts in it, much like the old days.

Was it campy and stupid? Of course, that kind of the whole point of both the movies!

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
4/9/09 11:52 a.m.

I like Tarantino...did you even SEE Kill Bill....epic.

Duke
Duke Dork
4/9/09 12:02 p.m.

Yes, I've seen both Kill Bill & KBII multiple times. Mildly entertaining, agreed; "epic", not so much. Never saw Grindhouse/Deathproof. I don't think it's possible for anyone in the Western Hemisphere to have avoided seeing Pulp Fiction. Again, a bit entertaining, but hardly incredible.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/9/09 1:29 p.m.

Kill Bill II blew chunks compared to KBI and even KBI sucked compared to other revenge/fight movies. Ever seen Soldier? And I don't care how real the stunts are in Deathproof, I'd rather watch paint dry then sit through the first half of that awful abortion. Hell, I'd rather watch F&F, 2F2F, Tokyo Drift, and 4F4F in order back-to-back then watch Deathproof!

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/9/09 11:24 p.m.

Just came back from FF^4. Total candy. Stupid candy. But fun.

My wife said "Now I know what's been missing from my track experience - gold lame hot pants!"

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