SNV's Sanctioned GTMSBT: An Open Filmic Warrior Competition: Meast Gets Stand Up Guys (2012)

Boogle McDougal

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There's a good book about Friedkin (by Claggett, maybe?) where Billy watched the first cut of Cruising, went very quiet, and finally said, "What the fuck ever possessed me to make this movie?"

Apparently, it was initially developed for Spielberg to direct. Can you imagine how funny that would be? Spielberg's Cruising, with the John Williams score. Probably Dreyfuss in the lead. The "Spielberg Gaze" (TM) as Dreyfuss stares longingly at some guy's ass.
Haha... yeah that's not really surprising. It's a muddled mess. Not even Pacino knew what was going on. He was not thrilled with the movie or his experience with Friedkin at all. Doesn't talk about it. I can't imagine Spielberg even touching the script for Cruising, but your version sounds spot-on lol

What possessed him? I think Billy was on the Colombian marching powder.

I have Friedkin's autobiography. It's a great read, though I feel like you have to take everything he says with a grain of salt. He is a classic bullshitter. I wish he would leave his films alone, but he's a tinkerer like George Lucas.
 

BigBone

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Never seen Cruising so I have literally no idea what y'all talking about, but it's a very raw and disturbing movie. I've also never seen The Boys in the Band, a really good Friedkin dramedy set in the 70s New York queer scene. Strong performances, or so I've heard, as I've clearly stated I've never seen either. Early Friendkin is good Friedkin IMO.

Any of y'all seen The Night They Raided Minsky's? It's about "a naive Amish young woman who runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre." Shit! Did The Mox rip this one off in Amishing in Action? That motherfucker!!!
 
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Boogle McDougal

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Never seen Cruising so I have literally no idea what y'all talking about, but it's a very raw and disturbing movie. I've also never seen The Boys in the Band, a really good Friedkin dramedy set in the 70s New York queer scene. Strong performances, or so I've heard, as I've clearly stated I've never seen either. Early Friendkin is good Friedkin IMO.

Any of y'all seen The Night They Raided Minsky's? It's about "a naive Amish young woman who runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre." Shit! Did The Mox rip this one off in Amishing in Action? That motherfucker!!!
Haven't seen Minsky's, but I hate the Amish, so... Just kidding. Love my Pennsylvania neighbors. Huge ass state. YUGE.
 
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BunnyGibbons

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Haven't seen Minsky's, but you had me at "naive Amish woman." Haven't seen Boys in the Band, either. When I want to watch a Billy Friedkin homo movie, I go for the heavy-leather option. Joe Spinell as a bull queer cop, Paul Sorvino asking Pacino if he ever sucked a cock -- what's not to like?

Quite liked Billy's TV remake of "12 Angry Men."
 

BigBone

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I sure hope we didn't steal Uncle (M)oxed's thunder, we need a nexx! Also, without proper stills I'm kinda misbehaving and keep getting myself banned at ESB among other meaningless things.
 

Joe

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I just finished altered carbon s2, dont bother it was shit, had some promise early on but pretty soon lost interest halfway through every episode, would still recommend s1 that was really good I thought, Poe is my favourite character by far.
 

Boogle McDougal

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Is that Wilfred McChewy?! Whoo, I tell you that rat has not aged a day. Welcome back, you rabble rouser you. You ever see Willard or Ben? You rascal.