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"Day of the Champion" Steve McQueen's lost movie

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Posted on January 1, 2021 at 22:49:07
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Great documentary on Steve McQueens "Day of the Champion"

His dream of the greatest film since Jaws--became the film that never made it to cinemas

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If "Jaws" is the bar, no great loss. nt, posted on January 2, 2021 at 06:24:52
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'JAWS' is art, snob. *, posted on January 2, 2021 at 11:13:48
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Jaws IS great... sad you don't recognize that, or can't admit it..., posted on January 2, 2021 at 12:56:11
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Maybe you should watch it with subtitles, so it doesn't feel so... foreign... to you, if that's the problem.

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure



 

The best thing about Jaws was--, posted on January 2, 2021 at 18:04:55
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The best actor?, posted on January 2, 2021 at 18:41:17
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The shark, by far.

 

And McDonald's is cuisine in WonkaLand. nt, posted on January 2, 2021 at 18:42:07
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It is great entertainment! Of course it is. NOT art. Not close. nt, posted on January 3, 2021 at 09:43:10
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OP never mentioned art, nor did I... you showed up and snobbed the thread..., posted on January 3, 2021 at 22:22:18
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And try not to boor us with a film vs. movie tirade.

Does is say somewhere that this is the Art House Film Forum?



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RE: OP never mentioned art, nor did I... you showed up and snobbed the thread..., posted on January 6, 2021 at 02:17:19
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The thing about being a snob here is that Film as Art is Art for the middle-lower class.

I can put my Literature and Art hat on and note that film is considered the lowest cheapest in the arts. Serious actors merely use film as a stepping stool to buy a home in Monaco.

The best snobbiest elite film ranks no higher than a middle of the road play.

For every snob, there is a higher level snob out there to out snob you.

Like when some idiot buys a Mercedes - I say what you could not afford a quality car? See they can spend $250,000 on a car - but that is still a complete low rent pile of shit compared to REAL cars that are 20 times that!

You bought a top of the line Rolex - what you could not get a REAL watch. Patek Philipe at least $2million US for 1 watch. If you don't spend at least $2million on a watch - you're just a wannabe yuppie.

Film? Piffle - film is low rent art. Glorified photography, which, itself is second rate art.

And any viewer who does not hold at least an Arts degree in Literature has no real understanding of why Film is considered the Oompa Loompa of ART. Take a four-year degree in Literature and only then will you have the brains enough to understand why all film is DRIVEL.

I only waste my time watching any movie/film/TV to see what the paeons of society are watching so that I will understand their low-brow-middling mindsets.

So there. Snob level 1 beaten by snob level 2.

Snob level 3 is anyone who spends time on a forum to discuss movies - what losers spending time on such dross. Blackguards the lot.

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I'm still eager to taste their fake meat burgers!, posted on January 6, 2021 at 11:30:07
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They could become a dietary staple for me!

 

RE: I'm still eager to taste their fake meat burgers!, posted on January 6, 2021 at 11:45:27
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what's stopping you?

 

They don't seem to be available in our neck of the woods - but I'll check again! [nt], posted on January 6, 2021 at 13:49:13
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RE: They don't seem to be available in our neck of the woods - but I'll check again! [nt], posted on January 6, 2021 at 13:55:23
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... OK ... yeah, you go ahead of me and I'll check your review

regards,

 

Just checked - looks like it's not just our neck of the woods, posted on January 6, 2021 at 14:01:16
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From USA Today, January 4 (and, yes, I do acknowledge that USA Today is a not-always-trustworthy corporate news source!):
McDonald's also announced in December it had developed the McPlant, a new plant-based platform, and said tests of the plant-based burger are expected in some markets around the world this year.

 

BK's version is slathering up like a Whopper . . . , posted on January 6, 2021 at 17:16:55
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and it's hard to tell the difference. Not bad but not once a week, either.

 

As I've posted before, the trouble with the Impossible Whopper. . . , posted on January 7, 2021 at 01:47:35
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. . . is that it's made from soy protein, so, eventually, it can make you into a soy-boy beta male. I feel that I'm safer with the "Beyond Burger" type products, which are made from pea protein. However, now that I think of it, one of the central themes of Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck" is that Woyzeck's/Wozzeck's doctor requires him to eat peas all the time (in a kind of bizarre medical experiment featuring a pea diet) - and Woyzeck is a big beta male too! (This was of course before Alban Berg got hold of the story for his atonal operatic version, "Wozzeck".) Maybe I just don't know what to think. ;-)

 

RE: "Day of the Champion" Steve McQueen's lost movie, posted on January 7, 2021 at 17:22:02
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too bad he didn't go out with a hit.

If you have the interest, some say "junior bonner". a modern rodeo flick, was his best work, and the film is a good one.

Gear heads apparently think the guy was real special, probably because he had the taste and money to run some cool cars. His "D" type jag , might be a"C", can be seen at the Petersen museum in la.

I forget how many millions the bullet car went for, because Steve mcQueen touched it, said to be one of his personal rides. I saw it at the car show, set behind barriers. IT was just another mustang that had seen better days , nothing special, plus, like all movie cars, all shine was removed.

His ex wife attended a question and answer I attended, she is living out in New Mexico, out in the four corners area, and jokingly said that every other person around they're feels they are some kind of a shaman. She was in town promoting an independent biographical film from her area about a cowboy who believed he is 1, 000 years old, via various bodies. He wrote western novels and a few screen plays, most famously "the rounders". Life a heck of a life, full western style.

 

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