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anyone here watch The Irishman?

Post by dlb » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:26 pm

I've been slowly working my way through The Irishman on Netflix. It's 3.5 hrs so it's a long haul, but man, the classic cars in it are unreal. There are no Tercels of course but it's still a pretty amazing collection of pristine classics. It's before my time so I don't know the makes or model names of any of them but I'm sure some of you on here will recognize a few of them. I wonder who was tasked with the job of finding all those cars and getting them transported to the sets for filming, and I wonder how specific the parameters were -- I wonder if it was like, "it needs to be a beige AMC blah blah blah and it simply must have the matching carpeted dash cover." So curious.

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Post by Mattel » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:43 pm

Bryan Thompson on this site has had one of his Camrys used as a back up on 'Stranger things and he's on the other side of the country to the filming I think. There are some great articles on picking the Tercel 4wd for Breaking Bad. A lot of consideration for the character.

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Post by Petros » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:57 am

is that the old movie with John Wane? there was a movie of that name, where an Irish American goes looking for his family home town. the locals do not take well to him, see him as an American "outsider".

I find it interesting when they make period movies, they have to gather up classic cars from collectors and musiums. often they are all polished shinny new, in the movie. not very realistic, more like a mix of dirty cars and some clean ones. not sure the wore would appreciate the movie house dirtying up their cars for filming. seems using something like talcom powder or corn starch to make them look dusty should not harm a thing.
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Post by dlb » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:39 am

No, The Irishman is from 2019. It's by Martin Scorcese, basically a mob film, set in the 60s and 70s mostly. I finished it last night. I liked it. It was a really slow burn, very tense.

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Post by NWMO » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:50 am

Hey David,

Having enjoyed the Godfather trilogy in my younger days, I did watch "The Irishman". A fair attempt at another good gangster movie with the old crew, a little long and slow moving. I struggle with these movies some, as they naturally have you rooting for the perceived "good" guy (in this case DeNiro), when he's a murderer and thief as well.

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Post by dlb » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 am

Yes, but the cars!...

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Post by NWMO » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:12 pm

I agree David, I sold my 52’ Chevrolet Styleline (4-door) when we moved to town. We had to cut trees down that had grown through the bumper to save it. A fellow came out of Pennsylvania I believe to pick her up. Even as a more door, I loved the lines.
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Post by john » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:51 am

We watch a lot of old movies and tv shows at our house. I've always enjoyed episodes of "Emergency" etc., and seeing what cars are on the streets. Usually lots of VW's and old American cars. We also watch lots of BBC, especially the detective shows. I really enjoy seeing old Triumphs, I had a Spitfire as a young man and 5 years ago scored another. Will have to watch the Irishman. JohnImage
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