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" ...a nice piece of Hickory".

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Postby Spike on Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:51 pm

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:26 am

Back to "Meet Joe Black".

The hospital-scene, that everyone may know:



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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:41 am

I'm surprised that this is the only segment on YouTube of this part part of the movie "Chinatown", with Mickey Rourke and John Lone. It's not great quality! Whereas, the quality of the movie itself would / should demand or deserve better.

The audio is WEAK (turn it UP!). The video resolution is middling.

But let's not look a gift-Horse too closely in its gums... I mean, teeth.

CAUTION! Various swear-words are in here. Not for many people's ears. Keep kids away. CAUTION! Coarseness and swearing. And intimations of impending violence.

Still, we get to see a dramatization of New World against Old World establishments, and spirits. With all the warts and scars.

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Maybe some here know this movie, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the Eighth Dimension", from 1984.

It's been a "cult-classic" ever since.

John Lithgow appears in it, who later was one of the stars of the 1990s American comedy TV series, "Third Rock From the Sun" (which ran for 6 seasons). You'll recognize Jeff Goldblum in the movie, too.

This video is a short review and recollection of the movie. --Joe

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:06 am

Some scenes, too few, from, "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1988).

R.I.P., Robin Williams (1951-2014).

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:28 am

Joe Conrad's Heart of Darkness adapted to the Vietnam era by film director, Francis Ford Coppola (released: Aug. 15, 1979, as "Apocalypse Now"). --Joe

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:37 am

"Ninotchka": the movie, and the lady. A great romantic comedy from 1939.

"Suppress it", she says: I hope none of us have heard that before, except in this movie. --Joe

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby bokki on Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:39 am

LOL u just made my morning, cant stop :lol2:
Eiffel tower lol
ill b back
its just so good!
"How long does it take 4 a man 2 land?"
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LOL Joe
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suppress it! lol!
I hope none of us have heard that before, except in this movie.


LOL Joe, thnx!
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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:19 pm

Maybe not everyone has seen this one yet? ...This chronicle of peoples' kindness to cats in Istanbul? And the cats' infiltrations and claims on "territory"? The full movie itself is also up on YouTube, just dig for it ("Kedi"). --Joe

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:32 pm

How about something else, now, which, like "Kedi", is a bit more non-fiction(al) than the other video-snips of movies in this thread?

Here is Jade, telling about how to speak English more "posh". She means well, and it's a bit funny, too; I don't know how she keeps a straight face (most of the time, here). Excellent fun!!

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:41 pm

Jade, again, giving a more elementary grounding in " 'posh' speech" in English. Perhaps this video is better seen before the one above.

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby fukasetsu on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:41 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:Maybe not everyone has seen this one yet? ...This chronicle of peoples' kindness to cats in Istanbul? And the cats' infiltrations and claims on "territory"? The full movie itself is also up on YouTube, just dig for it ("Kedi"). --Joe




I posted this in the "one half of our tradition thread" - you might have missed it, but I was thinking of You :)

ps I dont know what "a nice piece of hickory" means or is about, what does one post or not post in this thread?
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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:43 pm

Here is Lucy, with a lesson on correct pronunciation of ten words that she finds her students often pronounce "incorrectly".

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:49 pm

fukasetsu wrote:ps I dont know what "a nice piece of hickory" means or is about, what does one post or not post in this thread?

Ah, good, Fuki, thanks.

See the first video in the thread. The Mystery Man, acted by the actor Clint Eastwood, uses that phrase, "There's nothin' like a nice piece of Hickory", at the end of the scene.

In this entire thread I've been posting YouTube selected-bits of favorite movies, or movies that I found to be very "salient" (of something!) in believable and characteristic, strong scenes, to give a flavor of the entire movie.

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:00 pm

This is the "sniper scene" from the movie "Saving Private Ryan" (1998).

>>> CAUTION, at the very beginning, and subsequently, there is profanity. And, blood. <<<

When an American soldier is shot by a German sniper in a tower, and is too risky to assist, the fellow who we'll soon see as the devout American sniper says, "I wouldn't venture out there, fellas, this sniper's got talent", recognizing a foe's shooting ability. He sets up, of necessity, to take a shot of his own:

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:12 pm

A funny movie, this one from New Zealand. "What We Do In the Shadows". No, it's not about Astronomers! But sometimes we keep the same daily schedule as these guys. ;) --Joe

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:19 am

An early scene in "Apocalypse Now", the mission initially out on their "Swift-Boat".

"Smoke!, secondary-burn!", avers "Mister Clean". God bless him.

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:43 am

Ah, yes, this movie again: "A Perfect Day" (Jan., 2015).

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:16 am

My Great-Uncle (not really) W. C. Fields, holding-court in the diner, in "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break", 1941, Universal Pictures.

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