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#21 Dubey

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:18 AM

View PostCha! Cha!, on 08 August 2013 - 07:59 AM, said:


Did anybody here see the Jackie Robinson movie that came out this year?

I did. It's ok. Not enough actual baseball scenes. Felt like a made for TV movie at times

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:26 AM

The natural does have a lot of cool old timey baseball scenes. It's melodramatic, sure, but it's also stylized. IT's better than out of africa
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

The scene with the Whammer at the carnival might be my favorite baseball scene out of all these movies.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 08 August 2013 - 06:34 AM, said:

Bull Durham is pretty much the perfect baseball movie.

It is.
My only problem with it is its become the Citizen Cane of baseball movies, where so many people have repeated its status as #1 in the genre for so long now, it being the best baseball movie is accepted as though it were some sort of pretentious douchebag truism.

Is it a great film?
Yes.

Is if the best baseball film ever made?
Maybe. Field of Dreams would have something to say about that, but maybe. It may be.

Does every **** who knows nothing about baseball films start any conversation about baseball films with Bull Durham because critics have been fellating it for a couple decades?
Yes.

Another potential GOAT that actually loses desirability because of hysterical overrating.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 08 August 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

I haven't seen The Natural. I've been meaning to, but I just really hate melodramatic 80's movies, and I feel like Robert Redford didn't make anything else in the 80's. It makes me think of Out of Africa, which I also haven't seen for the same reasons.

Of course, this is all based on just assumptions that might be wildly wrong, and only based on the movie posters.

I too hate Robert Redford but it's a very good baseball movie. I wish they would've cast a dozen other actors that were a similar age during that time, but he did a fine job and the screenplay is very strong.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

Yeah, I get what you're saying but I don't really care about how much critics gush about it. A bunch of stoner douchebags gush over The Big Lebowski but it's still my favrotie movie Durham is legitimately funny, it's poignant, it captures the spirit of minor league toiling. The only points you can take from it is what a sissy Tim Robbins throws like
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:45 AM

There is a 3rd Kevin Costner baseball movie where he plays an aging Detroit Tigers pitcher. Pretty decent movie but I can not think of the title. OK just looked it up For Love of the Game. Worth seeing.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

View PostAmScray, on 07 August 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

In the history of the cinema, there has never been a baseball movie ever made that is worse than 'average', demonstrating the the baseball movie sub-genre is a P4P movie great.

How do you think the boxing movie genre stacks up to baseball movies?

I think every other sport has mostly bad movies, but boxing has a lot of good ones.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:19 AM

Raging Bull
Rocky 4
Rocky 3



Rocky
Rocky 2

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

When We Were Kings


Although that's a documentary. Do those count for these lists?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

View PostCha! Cha!, on 09 August 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:

How do you think the boxing movie genre stacks up to baseball movies?

I think every other sport has mostly bad movies, but boxing has a lot of good ones.

I think Baseball and Boxing are probably the "easiest" sports to realistically portray on screen. Every boxer has many built in story lines that make them a great fit for the world of film, plus the inherent underdog aspect of most Boxer's careers translates very well to film.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

I would say "sports documentaries" should be a sub category.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

Went out to various pawn shops looking for baseball movie DVDs.

Wound up getting The Sandlot and A League of their Own for $2 each.

Burned about $15 in gas and $5 in parking in the process but its the first time I've left the house in about a week, so at least something inspired me to finally take a shower. This chair I've been sitting on is getting so disgusing, I'll probably have to throw it away and make another one.
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:51 PM

View PostYonYonson, on 09 August 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Raging Bull
Rocky 4
Rocky 3



Rocky
Rocky 2

The Fighter needs in there. Your boy was quite good in it
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:49 PM

Of course foriegn films do not count, however that clip does nothing to undermine the theory.
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

View PostAmScray, on 13 August 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

however that clip does nothing to undermine the theory.

Oh. You might need to watch that again.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

View Postbrvheart, on 14 August 2013 - 05:43 AM, said:

Oh. You might need to watch that again.

It's an Asian allegory about their perception of Negroes in professional sports.
It stands up.
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

The music selection in that trailer is kind of hilarious.

Does Ken Burns' Baseball count for the list?

Not that they'd make top 5, but The Scout and The Fan haven't been mentioned.

Also, Major League 2 is actually one of quite a few films where I've seen the sequel far more times than the first. I'm guessing I've seen it 5 times, whereas I've only seen Major League once. The same goes for Short Circuit 2 (half a dozen times)...Short Circuit once. Weekend at Bernie's 2 (half a dozen times)...never seen Weekend at Bernie's. It's funny because nowadays I basically refuse to watch a sequel without seeing the prior movie(s). Apparently as a kid, I had no qualms.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

View PostCobaltBlue, on 14 August 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

Does Ken Burns' Baseball count for the list?

Finally. I've been waiting for since the evening of 7 August 2013 for some asshole to suggest Baseball, because, no motherfucker, it quite obviously does NOT count. It's 20 hours long and it aired in like 10 installments on PBS. It's not a film. It's not a movie.

CONGRATULATIONS YOU KNOW WHO KEN BURNS IS. There's a reason nobody else felt the need to mention it. God dammit I just finished moving and every single time I have to move it is the Holocaust and I want nothing more than to pay it forward by being party to a pogrom right now where all 30 million victims are you.

61* was not a generally considered a classically great baseball film, but it is really underrated. Barry Pepper and Tom Jane have chops. If I'm being honest, I really think it makes my top 5 baseball movies list. Not sure what that list is, right now, because my brain is distracted by the image of Cobalt being flayed alive and forced to eat his own skin for food, but I can't think of 5 baseball movies I like better




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