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Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« on: February 02, 2009, 03:13:24 pm »

My wife and I had the opportunity to go to the theatre and see Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino.  Even at an elderly age Clint Eastwood still scares the living shit out of me.  The movie was litered with amazing racial slang that once used to rule "guy talk" and now that we are way past political correctness is nearly extinct.  While watching this movie i admit that i miss the fact that my friends and i could call each other some of the worst things imaginable to each other in fun and actually have a good time getting insulted. 

But a deeper part of the movie is also reached by accepting others that you assume you'd hate and learning that not all people are bad and that never know where your next great friendship may come from.

I believe this movie is the best of the year by far and will receive most of the awards.

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Re: El Camino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 04:09:56 pm »

I assume you meant to say "Gran Torino". I saw it too, on the opening weekend, and thought it was very well done. Hard to say much about it without spoilers, so I won't.

77% on the Tomatometer: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gran_torino/
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Re: El Camino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 02:44:35 pm »

Bill, i don't know how the hell i put El Camino in the subject line.  I'll use the excuse that i'm a beaner and we drive lots of el camino's... hope that works for you all.
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 03:10:52 pm »

actually there is a pretty good movie titled 'El Camino'
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 11:27:29 pm »

There's also a song by the Dead Milkmen called, "Bitchin' Camaro".

Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
I ran over my neighbors
Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
Now I'm in all the papers

My folks bought me a bitchin' Camaro
With no insurance to match
So if I happen to run you down
Please don't leave a scratch

I ran over some old lady
One night at the county fair
And I didn't get arrested
Because my dad's the mayor

Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
Donuts on your lawn
Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
Tony Orlando and Dawn

When I drive past the kids
They all spit and cuss
Cause I've got a bitchin' Camaro
And they have to ride the bus

So you'd better get out of my way
When I come through your yard
Cause I've got a bitchin' Camaro
And an Exxon credit card

Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
Hey man where ya headed?
Bitchin' Camaro, Bitchin' Camaro!
I'm drunk on unleaded!
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 10:42:17 pm »

Just saw GT.  The best film I've seen recently. Eastwood is a great director. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 12:51:45 pm »

You have got to love the racial bombs with humor flying around.  Reminds me of my days hanging out with the guys.  What pisses me off is that ppl get so offended over being called a damn beaner...heck man if it's in humor i dont' mind being called a beaner.  In humor i've used about every derogatory term  in the book.  wetback, beaner, spick, spook, gook, hick, spigger, wigger, n+gger, mooley, towl head, towley, Osama and the list goes on and on.  I even called one guy Mr. President.
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 01:38:56 pm »

I even called one guy Mr. President.

Now that's hitting below the BELT.
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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 06:26:24 pm »

I thought it was good.  Filmed in my hometown too! (Detroit) 

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Re: Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 04:08:11 am »

re: racial slang

Clint didn't spare anybody in the film, including whites. I didn't think it was a great film, but I was happy enough that I spent the money to see it....first movie theater I've been to in probably 7 years. Clint is ususally worth it (like Nicholson used to be).

Kinda funny....I saw it in a small town movie house. In the beginning of the movie it took 2 trips by a middle aged woman  audience member to the projector room to alert the guy running the show, that first, the picture was split in 2 pieces, and then the second time that the sound was messed up. Both times they started the movie over from the beginning. Between that and the 4 locally made advertisements they showed over and over, it was a hoot. The southern drawls echoing in the ads and the good natured expletives exchanged in the projector room was worth the price of admission.
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