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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Robert Duvall's new movie. It strikes a responsive chord.

19 comments:

  1. You lost everything in a drought and now have young Mexican chicks asking you to come live with them?

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    1. Nope. I'm old and my worst nightmare is being in a home being spoon fed oatmeal. Besides, you know I like movies where older guys still have some life left in them.

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  2. If that worked for you I want one named NIllawafer :)

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    1. What , a Mexican girl? Beware, they put on a lot of weight as they get older.

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    2. No , but they all get mean as a snake when they get older.

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    3. Some women don't, I guess. I see some older ladies in town sometimes who are still nice looking. My wife and I went the Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus route as we got older.

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  3. I liked him a lot in Lonesome Dove and Second Hand Lions. It then occurred to me Robert Duvall has been playing an old tough man with charisma and a sense of humor for a long time, about 25 year.

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    1. He's my favorite actor now that Clint Eastwood has pretty much given up action movies. When Eastwood and Duvall are gone, there won't be any decent male actors left.

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    2. Well, I guess I forgot Arnold. I like his movies.

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  4. Lonesome Dove is one of the best movies ever made.

    However I remember Duvall doing a movie called "Get Low" or something where he was planniy his own funeral. He always makes a good movie.

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    1. Get Low was a great movie. It was a sleeper with almost no marketing, and wasn't even shown up here although I think it would have met with a very good reception in the mountains.

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  5. Harry sorry for my spelling errors above. When I'm posting comments late at night I'm always doing so from my smartphone which ironically doesn't make me look so smart.

    One more thing about Duvall, about 10 or 12 years ago, he did a movie where his bigoted character found out he had a half-black brother (James Earle Jones). If you watch the opening scene showing the town square, that was my home town where I grew up.

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    1. I don't remember that show. Do you know the name of it?

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    2. At least you have a smart phone to make errors with .If I had one , which I don't, I wouldn't have a clue how to use it post. I have trouble enough with the Kindle.

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    3. I went and looked it up. "A Family Thing" is the name and it was made in 1996. About 18 years ago.

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    4. I'll see if I can find it or a clip on the net. I'd be interested in seeing it, as I thought I'd watched all of Duvall's movies but I'm sure I haven't seen that one. I'm also interested in the scene of your old home town.

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  6. Really enjoyed Duvall's work in "Open Range"
    --Troy

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  7. I liked Open Range as well. In fact it's one of my favorite westerns. Costner and Duvall made a great team.

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