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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:25 am 
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Anyone here see Vinyl?


Ep 1 last night (rather than starting my thread on here _h/9 )

It was long. I found it really engaging as if the writers had made it their mission to truly take you back to that time; culturally, sexually, attitudinally (is that a word? Spell check thinks not), exposing us to stuff that has been down played and swept under the carpet, made less visible in the culture today. A behind the scenes take on the music business & it's collision with human nature.

Some really good uncomfortable scenes that were so good they gave me a feeling of 'shame deja vu'. Particularly the A&R guy with the dark hair who always makes 'stupid comments'- he reminds me of me trying to survive in the music biz. Trying to get along, but on some level just not 'seeing what everyone is seeing' and being quietly confused and feeling isolated by that.

Something about the young blonde girl in her nakedness, but not being present to the nakedness, thinking about getting ahead and looking for the next 'deal'- it's a nice expose on human nature in that way... How we get all swept up in the new thing and forget that experience is doing things to us all the time, and that maybe we should watch that. (SPOILER: Her lover goes straight from her to the heroin needle, she gets back to work.)

Feels like 'Boogie Nights' did as a porn industry study. When things are forming and dynamic (new industries), human nature comes through in a vivid way.

Andrew Dice Clay's Character

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reminds me of Bikram, (the 21st century cult-leader of Yoga)



There is an assertedness there. But it masks a distance.

Lookin forward to ep 2.


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Guess I spoke too soon when I said this thread was un-derail-able. rofl

Nice review of ep one. I thought it was the best thing from Scorsese since Bringing Out the Dead.

Show got gutted by critics tho, so no season two. :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Jasun wrote:
thought it was the best thing from Scorsese since Bringing Out the Dead.


**Adds 'Bringing Out the Dead to watch list** %y7


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:27 am 
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**SPOILER ALERT**

I watched it late, so the end became hazy. Re watched the end of ep.1 last night- really dreamlike and as the main character's world starts to shake, the building starts shaking, eventually falling down!

I checked and a building really did collapse Mercer Arts Center Collapse Backstory

I noticed at the end that Mick Jagger was on the writing team. Obviously a few truths woven into the fiction, explains that 'close to the knuckle' feeling I got a lot from watching it.

At the computer a lot today; it's tax return time X<?/


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:28 am 
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Ross wrote:
**Adds 'Bringing Out the Dead to watch list** %y7


Ah it's the Ambulance one with Nic Cage. Yeh. Gritty.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:43 am 
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Ross wrote:
Ross wrote:
**Adds 'Bringing Out the Dead to watch list** %y7


Ah it's the Ambulance one with Nic Cage. Yeh. Gritty.


Bringing Out the Dead

~ I came to realize that my work was less about saving lives than about bearing witness. I was a grief mop. - Frank


Ebert wrote:
All suffering ends at the same place, the emergency room of Our Lady of Perpetual Mercy (nickname: Perpetual Misry) where the receiving nurse (Mary Beth Hurt) knows most of the regulars by name.


It’s one of the best movies, ever. Thas my review.

Ebert, again, wrote:
"Bringing Out the Dead" is an antidote to the immature intoxication with violence in a film like "Fight Club." It is not fun to get hit, it is not redeeming to cause pain, it does not make you a man when you fight, because fights are an admission that you are not smart enough to survive by your wits. "Fight Club" makes a cartoon of the mean streets that Scorsese sees unblinkingly.



Re: derailing threads, I meant to do that- Now we can lay down new tracks. I died a hero, but woke up in a cattle car. Never even got to finish my beer… And if I seem crazy, someone to not see- thas fine. I’m just laying down trax to the unknown, like John Henry. It’s lonely being a hero… like being a ghost…

Just so long as I don’t seem emo, cuz then I’d have to kill myself. Oh shit is that emo- ?! *pop*

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:50 am 
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Just so long as I don’t seem emo, cuz then I’d have to kill myself. Oh shit is that emo- ?! *pop*

*&emo sxc

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