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ABC-TV Still the One 1979 ending
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Posted on 11/29/2012 9:18:52 PM PST by bigbob

For many years the major TV networks in the U.S. would each create a "fall campaign" to build their promotion efforts around. The campaigns included custom graphics and a song, which could be either an established hit or an original composition. A full length version of the song would be produced with special lyrics, and become the sound track for a lengthy video designed to introduce the new fall programming line-up at the annual affiliates convention.

In 1979, ABC-TV secured the rights to use the song "Still the One", which was an appropriate campaign theme because they were the #1 rated network again that year. Influenced by the most popular music of the day, they went for a disco arrangement. Here is the end of the 1979 affiliates video, which includes a rundown of all the network's stars announced by Ernie Anderson, the iconic voice of ABC primetime from that era. JAM sang several versions of this track, as well as customized shorter versions for all the ABC affiliates. The custom graphics for the network and the affiliates were created by Harry Marks.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; hollywood; jam; jamcreative; stilltheone
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I've loved this ever since hearing the jingle on a JAM collection - they're the premier producer of radio ID jingles heard all over the world on radio stations, but occasionally did something like this for television. The video showing all the stars of the ABC line up "as the 80s arrive" is really bittersweet...so many great actors and performers in the tradition of good wholesome family entertainment - and to remember how many of them have already been lost, many well before their time.

Just for pure nostalgia...hope others enjoy it.

1 posted on 11/29/2012 9:18:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

As a Reds’ fan, I enjoyed the batting helmet at 58 seconds.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 9:24:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: bigbob

All of a sudden I feel ancient. This was just ahead of Morning In America. Wish we had THAT again.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 9:30:19 PM PST by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: bigbob

Wow, that brought back some memories. I can’t get over how many of those stars are now gone! I’m beginning to feel very old.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 9:45:02 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

JAM in Dallas is absolutely the best that there is. Jon Wolfert’s group sets the standard in everything they do. They are the gold standard.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 9:48:32 PM PST by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul

Agree, and hello fellow jinglehead ;-)

They really picked up and built on what Bill Meeks started at PAMS, and I really admire the perfection that is evident in their work.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 10:01:30 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I’m a jinglehead too and I remember that ABC bit too.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 10:57:58 PM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: bigbob; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; BillyBoy

That was depressing. Back when the networks were worth watching with bonafide stars and the culture not thoroughly degraded. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 11:00:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yeah, it seemed to be a different, saner world then. I feel like I slipped into a weird, parallel universe.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 11:10:02 PM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: bigbob

Bump


10 posted on 11/29/2012 11:36:21 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: bigbob
The great Ernie Anderson as a special bonus was the topper.

But, alas...It was a different America then. How far we have fallen since.

11 posted on 11/29/2012 11:53:23 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: bigbob

Have you ever made the pilgrimage to Dallas? I did...it was even more amazing than you would imagine. Jon took me through himself. The tape vault is breathtaking to see...”BBC volumes 1 through seventy something...”

Leaving felt like coming from the mount.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 12:48:03 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: Captainpaintball

I grew up in Cleveland watching WJW-TV. To me, Ernie Anderson will always be “Ghouladri”!!


13 posted on 11/30/2012 12:49:16 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: bigbob

Interesting nostalgia since I missed the whole thing by being in West Germany in the US Army during that time. Of course, a few of those shows would come to the Armed Forces Network 6 months after being on the air in the US.


14 posted on 11/30/2012 4:24:54 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SoDak
All of a sudden I feel ancient. This was just ahead of Morning In America. Wish we had THAT again.

Morning in America. *sigh* Now, it's more like 10 minutes to Midnight in America. I miss the 80's, they were great.

15 posted on 11/30/2012 5:20:31 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

The 80’s; me, too. We’d just escaped the four year nightmare of Jimmy Carter, with his little speech/lectures to us about how we should wear sweaters in the house to save using energy, the gas lines, the grating, endless Iranian (shades of Benghazi!) embassy hostage crisis brought on by disastrous Democrat foreign policy, and how we were a bunch of losers in a malaise - into the following Reagan Morning in America - where we were able and capable of doing worthwhile things - and we did! We had a President who inspired us and thought we were worthwhile!


16 posted on 11/30/2012 5:48:35 AM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: bigbob

Wow!! Nostalgia indeed!

So sad about Tatoo from Fantasy Island, his life just went down from the show.

I loved almost all those shows. Soap is still one of the funniest shows ever.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 6:10:27 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nowhere Man

I know! Even if the economy was crap, families and society in the whole world seemed a little sane. Even Soviet Russia was a known enemy.

Or maybe it was scary and I was too young to appreciate the fears my parents had.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 6:17:33 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: bigbob

Great find ... brought back memories. ESPN Classic has been running old “Battle of the Network Stars” episodes from the 70’s and 80’s and I’ve been watching those and remembering happier times.


19 posted on 11/30/2012 6:38:32 AM PST by Mac94
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To: Mac94

Brings back memories for me, too. The nice thing about those days was that the networks didn’t have their logos on scree all the time. You got a clean picture unpoluted with those “bugs” to ruin it. I’ve hated those things ever since they started infesting the sreen. It dissapointed me greatly when NASA TV started doing it. The games was truly over at that point.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 7:06:25 AM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Mac94
Great find ... brought back memories. ESPN Classic has been running old “Battle of the Network Stars” episodes from the 70’s and 80’s and I’ve been watching those and remembering happier times.

Those were fun. Robert Conrad was my favorite. BTW, I still can't figure out why in the heck they chose Dan Haggerty (Grizzy Adams) to run the footrace. B-)
21 posted on 11/30/2012 8:46:47 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: NCC-1701
Brings back memories for me, too. The nice thing about those days was that the networks didn’t have their logos on scree all the time. You got a clean picture unpoluted with those “bugs” to ruin it. I’ve hated those things ever since they started infesting the sreen. It dissapointed me greatly when NASA TV started doing it. The games was truly over at that point.

Hate those things too, I keep thinking they will burn into my CRT. My 1982 Zenith TV turns 30 tomorrow, we bought it in early 1983 and been using it daily since. The downside is I had to use a video modulator to cobble a Blu-Ray onto it but it works.
22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:49:13 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: autumnraine
I know! Even if the economy was crap, families and society in the whole world seemed a little sane. Even Soviet Russia was a known enemy.

Or maybe it was scary and I was too young to appreciate the fears my parents had.

One thing the Soviets had, and one good thing I can say about them, is like us, they had a desire to live and survive. Yeah, if you let them, they'd take advantage of us but still, they had rational people in the Kremlin that did not want to blow up the world. You do not have that with jihadists. Also, back then, it seems like you could get any type of job if need be, it's a bit harder now with the O-Hole deathcare plan. 1979, I was 13, born in 1966.
23 posted on 11/30/2012 8:52:58 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: Twinkie
The 80’s; me, too. We’d just escaped the four year nightmare of Jimmy Carter, with his little speech/lectures to us about how we should wear sweaters in the house to save using energy, the gas lines, the grating, endless Iranian (shades of Benghazi!) embassy hostage crisis brought on by disastrous Democrat foreign policy, and how we were a bunch of losers in a malaise - into the following Reagan Morning in America - where we were able and capable of doing worthwhile things - and we did! We had a President who inspired us and thought we were worthwhile!

At least Carter tried to get our hostages out, he failed but at least he tried unlike the O-Hole. He was a loser to be sure but compared to the O-Hole, he was a genius.

I think what gave me hope then, the 1980's really began was the U.S Hockey Team winning the Olympic Gold at Lake Placid. Yeah, we had 9 months to go until Ronald Reagan was elected but it gave us hope and optimism.

I don't feel that way today. Maybe if Romney was elected, I don't know, but that's up to the "alternate historians" now.
24 posted on 11/30/2012 8:57:39 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: Flick Lives
Morning in America. *sigh* Now, it's more like 10 minutes to Midnight in America. I miss the 80's, they were great.

If I was a superhero, my battle cry would be, "I miss the 1980's!" Everytime I see the "Morning in America" Reagan Ad from 1984, tears start to come out of my eyes and if I'm not careful, I could start bawling. I thought this election was going to be like 1980. It should have been but it proved oe thing a few here on FR pointed out, we are not the same country as we were in 1980.
25 posted on 11/30/2012 9:00:25 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Well, I had voted (ONCE!) the first time, for Carter. I watched as things rolled into the old Democrat cesspool; then I voted for Reagan and haven’t looked back. - Now, I don’t know what to do; except trust in the Lord.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 9:11:12 AM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; DarthVader; Perdogg; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT

Very gay.

IIRC, the father from Laverne and Shirley was a drug dealer.

Starting at 1:41, there’s like 5-6 dead people in a row.

We can look back with nostalgia, but most of those shows were mind-numbingly bad. And gay.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 10:57:48 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Nowhere Man
"I miss the 1980's!" Everytime I see the "Morning in America" Reagan Ad from 1984, tears start to come out of my eyes and if I'm not careful, I could start bawling. Rejoice, o young man in thy youth...
28 posted on 11/30/2012 11:00:25 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
another day in Soviet America passes
Pete's deflated spirit
following the election day victory in CT-89

Three weeks hence, the energy and urgency faded
a shot of nothingness with morning coffee
the broken auto, a wire coat hanger gets it on the road

a simple thing, but it brings hope to my world
what will others think, I abandon teaparty forces
never again to engage in the fight!

when I hear the drums and the sound of bugle calls
I will putter at home with a new vocation
as Pat foretold the Storm that is coming

on that fateful day
for freedom and liberty, I will not fight
the empty glory and honor I will forego


29 posted on 11/30/2012 7:45:01 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: bigbob

Who is the actor shown at 0:32 with the bowler hat and pipe?


30 posted on 11/30/2012 8:07:53 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_8IXx4tsus


31 posted on 12/02/2012 5:02:59 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

i don’t get the relevance of Bowie.


32 posted on 12/02/2012 6:18:12 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

any ideas on that Lincoln movie by Spielberg? Are there not 2 movies on Lincoln playing? One of them is Lincoln the Vampire Hunter?

And the Hobbit has begun? Les Miserables, too.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 7:45:25 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: bigbob
I remember those "Still The One" spots and makes me feel old. Ronald Reagan was about to get elected president and I was still a senior in high school, on delayed entry for the U.S. Marine Corps.

About half the actors featured in that promo are dead now.

34 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:01 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy

The Spielberg flick is supposed to be good. The Lincoln/vampire flick was a summer box office bomb.

That last movie I went to see was Dark Night Rises.

No idea on The Hobbit or Les Miserables.

I am planning on seeing Django, Tarantino’s new flick...comes out Christmas Day.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 2:20:33 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

David Bowie: no idea. I do enjoy that song though.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 2:21:57 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jLtOkumiY


37 posted on 12/04/2012 10:28:29 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

Barney Miller was a good show.


38 posted on 12/04/2012 10:30:07 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
And the Hobbit has begun? Les Miserables, too.

The Hobbit opens on 12/14 (and I'm going on 12/14). Les Mis on 12/25, and I would like to go, I just don't really know when I'd manage it. Other than Brave, those would be the only movies I see in theaters this year.

39 posted on 12/04/2012 10:41:26 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

i’ve lost the Yippie culture spirit. Poetry no more. Could be the stress of this unpleasant project I am working on. I cannot muse about the life of the nation while getting an ulcer over what a bunch of bastard attorneys are doing with their ficticious accounting figures.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 6:03:00 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA

beatnik

that is what i am. Not Yippie. Et toi?

“A beatnik is a person who engages in one or more of the following activities: listen to Jazz, sip coffee, and smoke marijuana”


41 posted on 12/05/2012 6:34:17 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy

It’s been over a month...and I still don’t give a sh*t anymore.


42 posted on 12/09/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

that is good news. Sounds like you are making progress ... as have I. I wish I could make progress with the relatives.


43 posted on 12/09/2012 1:23:35 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Relatives: I’ve simplified that.

If they’re a lib, then distance, if not completely shun them. I’ve done that.


44 posted on 12/09/2012 3:52:28 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; AuH2ORepublican

just saw Lincoln. Not very lincolnesque, in my opinion. Glad there were no vampires in it. It was hard to enjoy it with Doris K-G involved.

Lincoln was more coo-coo than Mrs. Lincoln.


45 posted on 12/11/2012 7:05:27 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

“Lincoln was more coo-coo than Mrs. Lincoln.”

Lincoln was a Republican, the first Republican POTUS...you think Hollyweird is going to make him look heroic (and before some Reb chimes in about Lincoln, I don’t care) in any way?

I’m surprised they didn’t say he was a RAT and the slave owners were Republican.

Doris K-G = Michael Moore without the comedy.


46 posted on 12/12/2012 9:11:03 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (“Time to musk up.”)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; LS; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy
. It was hard to enjoy it with Doris K-G involved.

The movie is based on some lib historian's biography? It probably blows then.

47 posted on 12/14/2012 3:10:19 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; campaignPete R-CT; LS; BillyBoy

“The movie is based on some lib historian’s biography? It probably blows then.”

Exactly.

I am going to go see Django Unchained though. Gimme some racist violence.

Jack Reacher, MAYBE.

Next year, with Star Trek and Anchorman 2 coming out, that’s two flicks I’ll open the wallet to see.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 5:29:24 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; LS; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj
>> That last movie I went to see was Dark Night Rises. <<

The last one I saw in theaters was Men in Black 3. I don’t know why so many people were ripping on it and saying it was a waste of time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Josh Brolin’s dead-on version of a younger Tommy Lee Jones. It wasn’t as good as the first Men in Black (did anyone think it would be?) but it was light years ahead of MIB2.

I’m not a fan of Christopher Nolan’s vision of a “realistic” Batman or Christian Bale’s version of him with throat-cancer. I DID really like Batman Begins, but that was because it was creative and used Batman villains that HADN’T been shown in live action movies before (Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul). Since then, I’ve found the Nolan fanboys (who show up in droves on the internet every movie to talk about how it’s sooooo much better than Burton’s Batman, coming with a new “reason” everytime when the reason they gave for the previous movie being so great is no longer applicable) to be more annoying than the movies themselves.

>> The Spielberg flick is supposed to be good. The Lincoln/vampire flick was a summer box office bomb. <<

I watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter over Halloween expecting to be really campy and a guilty pleasure. It actually takes the ludicrous premise seriously and is not as fun as you’d expect, sort of like how “Snakes on a Plane” failed to live up the hype. The actor playing vampire hunting Abe actually does a solid job and could play Lincoln in a real Lincoln bio. The big problems were with the script… the movie claimed to be historically accurate for the 1800’s and a realistic portrayal of vampire mythology. It failed on both counts. Too many glaring errors like Lincoln having a black guy as his pal and best man at the wedding (sorry, that would never happen in the 1840s!) and convient plot devises made up for the movie like “Vampires can’t kill other vampires”.

As for the Speilberg flick… heard it was good, haven’t seen it, I also heard Speilberg had a bone to pick with Abe because he was a Republican and portrays some of his more contraversal nature, which means some neo-confederates were actually cheering on this film. Puke. I’ll wait til it comes out on DVD to judge.

>> No idea on The Hobbit or Les Miserables <<

I’m seeing The Hobbit tonight, in about two hours actually. I was just arguing with some freeper about it, he insists it won’t contain anything that wasn’t “written by Tolkien’s own hand”, which is ridiculous because I read the book when I was 12 and it’s a breezy lightweight story running 300 pages, compared to the three Lord of the Rings novels that run 600 pages each. They’re making a trilogy of Hobbit films the SAME length as LOTR, so they’re OBVIOUSLY padding the story a great deal. Nevertheless, looks like fun.

As for Les Miserables, never seen the stage play. Judging from what I’ve heard this is a pretty faithful adaptation of it.

>> I am planning on seeing Django, Tarantino’s new flick...comes out Christmas Day. Gimme some racist violence. <<

I heard most conservatives are boycotting that one, after Jamie Foxx referred to Obama as “our lord and savior” and gloats about “killing lots of white people” in this movie? I will probably follow suit and skip the film.

>> “The movie is based on some lib historian’s biography? It probably blows then.” Exactly. <<

Heh. Reminds me when libs were all gushing over the movie Frida, some leftie even gave some Oscar speech about how “Frida would be against Bush’s war!” blah blah blah. Why the artist is famous to begin with is beyond me, I googled her and apparently she was ugly some card-carrying communist Mexican lady who painted self-portraits of herself with a unibrow that made her look even uglier than she already was. This is a bio-worthy story?

>> Next year, with Star Trek and Anchorman 2 coming out, that’s two flicks I’ll open the wallet to see. <<

I did enjoy the 2009 Star Trek reboot, the sequel is long overdue. It did really mess with traditional Star Trek lore, so I know lots of old school Trekkers hated it (Fieldmarshaldj thinks it was a travesty) but they were true to the characters (at the least the big three, Chekov was terrible), and it was fun and exciting.

Anchorman is one of perhaps only three really funny Will Ferrell movies, so hopefully he’ll have a fourth one if it’s done by the same people. The rest of his films range from mildly amusing to godawful. (mostly the latter)

49 posted on 12/14/2012 8:03:37 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; LS; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj
>> That last movie I went to see was Dark Night Rises. <<

The last one I saw in theaters was Men in Black 3. I don’t know why so many people were ripping on it and saying it was a waste of time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Josh Brolin’s dead-on version of a younger Tommy Lee Jones. It wasn’t as good as the first Men in Black (did anyone think it would be?) but it was light years ahead of MIB2.

I’m not a fan of Christopher Nolan’s vision of a “realistic” Batman or Christian Bale’s version of him with throat-cancer. I DID really like Batman Begins, but that was because it was creative and used Batman villains that HADN’T been shown in live action movies before (Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul). Since then, I’ve found the Nolan fanboys (who show up in droves on the internet every movie to talk about how it’s sooooo much better than Burton’s Batman, coming with a new “reason” everytime when the reason they gave for the previous movie being so great is no longer applicable) to be more annoying than the movies themselves.

>> The Spielberg flick is supposed to be good. The Lincoln/vampire flick was a summer box office bomb. <<

I watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter over Halloween expecting to be really campy and a guilty pleasure. It actually takes the ludicrous premise seriously and is not as fun as you’d expect, sort of like how “Snakes on a Plane” failed to live up the hype. The actor playing vampire hunting Abe actually does a solid job and could play Lincoln in a real Lincoln bio. The big problems were with the script… the movie claimed to be historically accurate for the 1800’s and a realistic portrayal of vampire mythology. It failed on both counts. Too many glaring errors like Lincoln having a black guy as his pal and best man at the wedding (sorry, that would never happen in the 1840s!) and convient plot devises made up for the movie like “Vampires can’t kill other vampires”.

As for the Speilberg flick… heard it was good, haven’t seen it, I also heard Speilberg had a bone to pick with Abe because he was a Republican and portrays some of his more contraversal nature, which means some neo-confederates were actually cheering on this film. Puke. I’ll wait til it comes out on DVD to judge.

>> No idea on The Hobbit or Les Miserables <<

I’m seeing The Hobbit tonight, in about two hours actually. I was just arguing with some freeper about it, he insists it won’t contain anything that wasn’t “written by Tolkien’s own hand”, which is ridiculous because I read the book when I was 12 and it’s a breezy lightweight story running 300 pages, compared to the three Lord of the Rings novels that run 600 pages each. They’re making a trilogy of Hobbit films the SAME length as LOTR, so they’re OBVIOUSLY padding the story a great deal. Nevertheless, looks like fun.

As for Les Miserables, never seen the stage play. Judging from what I’ve heard this is a pretty faithful adaptation of it.

>> I am planning on seeing Django, Tarantino’s new flick...comes out Christmas Day. Gimme some racist violence. <<

I heard most conservatives are boycotting that one, after Jamie Foxx referred to Obama as “our lord and savior” and gloats about “killing lots of white people” in this movie? I will probably follow suit and skip the film.

>> “The movie is based on some lib historian’s biography? It probably blows then.” Exactly. <<

Heh. Reminds me when libs were all gushing over the movie Frida, some leftie even gave some Oscar speech about how “Frida would be against Bush’s war!” blah blah blah. Why the artist is famous to begin with is beyond me, I googled her and apparently she was ugly some card-carrying communist Mexican lady who painted self-portraits of herself with a unibrow that made her look even uglier than she already was. This is a bio-worthy story?

>> Next year, with Star Trek and Anchorman 2 coming out, that’s two flicks I’ll open the wallet to see. <<

I did enjoy the 2009 Star Trek reboot, the sequel is long overdue. It did really mess with traditional Star Trek lore, so I know lots of old school Trekkers hated it (Fieldmarshaldj thinks it was a travesty) but they were true to the characters (at the least the big three, Chekov was terrible), and it was fun and exciting.

Anchorman is one of perhaps only three really funny Will Ferrell movies, so hopefully he’ll have a fourth one if it’s done by the same people. The rest of his films range from mildly amusing to godawful. (mostly the latter)

50 posted on 12/14/2012 8:04:02 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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