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I watched the Revenant last night.

MCMLVToppsMCMLVTopps Posts: 4,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

DiCaprio really earned his money making that movie. I had to turn on my fireplace, wife and I actually got cold just watching.
I think DiCaprio almost got frost bite during filming. Don't think I could have done it. The bear scene was actually an actor in a bear suit, that and clever special effects people.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was a great movie, apparently its based on a true story of a guy named "Hugh Glass" I'm pretty sure it's loosely based on the real story but of all the movies I've seen with Indian battles the opening scene seemed pretty realistic to me.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Phenomenal movie, you can't go wrong with survival AND revenge!

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1971, Man in the Wilderness

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,220 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was a very good movie. I just watched Beast w/Idris Elba which was very similar but with a Lion out in Africa instead of a Bear in the wilderness.

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MCMLVTopps said:
    DiCaprio really earned his money making that movie. I had to turn on my fireplace, wife and I actually got cold just watching.
    I think DiCaprio almost got frost bite during filming. Don't think I could have done it. The bear scene was actually an actor in a bear suit, that and clever special effects people.

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    The fight with the Indians at the beginning was pretty good too.

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "When the Legend becomes Fact, print the Legend." --- Maxwell Scott as he tears up his notes in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2023 12:46PM

    @Maywood said:
    "When the Legend becomes Fact, print the Legend." --

    In this case the Legend is Fact. Hugh Glass was was a household name around here growing up. Along with Kit Carson, Pauline Weaver, John Warner, John Day, and many others. Men who were there (Not John Day) part of the brigade. Kit Carson was one of the two men who left Glass after he was attacked by the bear. They were ordered to stay behind and then to bury Glass after he died. There were Indians in the area, Blackfeet(?) and they left him while he was still alive. Carson was just a very young kid. He lost his head and panicked. Glass swore vengeance but didn't carry through. I have not seen the movie but the story that I was told, handed down through the years, is I'm sure better than the movie. Quite the adventure!

    Hugh Glass

    Kit Carson

    Warner's Ranch.....
    I visited there many times as a kid....
    While my Grandfather reminiscent with the old folks...
    They called it Down Below..


    Pauline Weaver....
    His decendants are good Hydrant Family friends...

    Oh, the stories I heard...
    About The Early Days......Down Below
    Early California
    They Called It....
    Down Below

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Afraid of heights, check this movie out.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSspRSGc4Dk

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hydrant, my point should be clear that the Hugh Glass saga may be more legend than fact. It has come down through the years via oral tradition and the re-telling of it today is probably not the way it actually happened. That's not to say the events as generally described didn't take place, but they have probably been exaggerated.

    I can relate a fishing story to make my point.
    --- In 2001 four of us took a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota and Canada. The fishing was incredible. We were in two canoes and one of my friends in the other canoe, Brian, happened to catch a fabulous northern pike around the third day, a fish they described as being about four feet in length!! Me and my partner Jim didn't see it but two days later we were all four close together and Brian caught a second fish just as large. We got our canoes together and tried to get the fish into one of them but it was no use, too big and just too nasty for us to handle with no net.

    I had my hands on it and it was every bit of four feet or more. We cut the line.

    The drive back after the trip was about 16 hours and the story was re-told quite a few times with the fish seemingly getting bigger with each telling of the story. At one point I said "We need to be careful or by the time we get home those fish will have been too big to fit in the back of the truck!!"

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    VikingDudeVikingDude Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭

    Trust me - there aren't NEARLY as many trees out there in the actual location compared to what they showed in the movie

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It has been a while since I saw that movie, but I remember it as being quite good. I should watch again.

    DD, I liked Fall as well.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love movies, we should have a running movie thread here.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    MCMLVToppsMCMLVTopps Posts: 4,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These are always worth enjoying from time to time.

    Jason Bourne series...I always seem to find something new, and I've watched them a few times.
    Animal House
    My Cousin Vinny
    Some James Bond, not all.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Two of my favorites that come to mind every time a movie thread gets going are

    The Good Shepard
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am a big fan of Horror films. I really enjoyed Hereditary. A slow burn until the last 20 minutes or so.

    I am anxious about the new Exorcist that is coming out this October. I loved the original.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He won an Oscar for that. Good movie, nice performance but I can grunt 90 minutes and get an Oscar. I believe it was an Oscar for his lifetime of good acting.
    I lost all faith in the Oscars when Nicholas Cage won an Oscar for being drunk for 2 hours. Nicholas Cage, Oscar winner? Yeah and I identify as a billionaire

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Speaking of Oscars, I watched Training Day the other night, Denzel was phenomenal, best cop movie I've ever seen.

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    Speaking of Oscars, I watched Training Day the other night, Denzel was phenomenal, best cop movie I've ever seen.

    ...
    If you ever meet RickO, he's gonna take you out like that and show you around, while you tell him how easy it is to get LOLs. Then he's gonna give you a home baked Reese's cup. You're gonna say thank you, eat it, then turn into off season Rodgers.

    ^^^^^^^^
    FACTS

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Act 3. He takes you for a ride, far away from Sports Talk , into a little gated community known as US Coins ...where there's ten times the posts and fifty times the action, and you don't know any of the cool coin slang...and you'll be sitting back thinking..."circ cam? What's a circ cam?

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RickO

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:
    Act 3. He takes you for a ride, far away from Sports Talk , into a little gated community known as US Coins ...where there's ten times the posts and fifty times the action, and you don't know any of the cool coin slang...and you'll be sitting back thinking..."circ cam? What's a circ cam?

    I've been in the coin hood before, I roll through there every now and then, nothing new to me homeslice.

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:

    @thisistheshow said:
    Act 3. He takes you for a ride, far away from Sports Talk , into a little gated community known as US Coins ...where there's ten times the posts and fifty times the action, and you don't know any of the cool coin slang...and you'll be sitting back thinking..."circ cam? What's a circ cam?

    I've been in the coin hood before, I roll through there every now and then, nothing new to me homeslice.

    ..
    True story...I was there once and you showed up and said hi. I will vouch for you.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:

    @doubledragon said:

    @thisistheshow said:
    Act 3. He takes you for a ride, far away from Sports Talk , into a little gated community known as US Coins ...where there's ten times the posts and fifty times the action, and you don't know any of the cool coin slang...and you'll be sitting back thinking..."circ cam? What's a circ cam?

    I've been in the coin hood before, I roll through there every now and then, nothing new to me homeslice.

    ..
    True story...I was there once and you showed up and said hi. I will vouch for you.

    I remember that, it's on the record if anyone wants to check.

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