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(IndieWire)   Just when you think baseball couldn't get any slower, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood are both starring in upcoming baseball movies   (blogs.indiewire.com ) divider line 30
    More: Strange, Clint Eastwood, sports films, Jackie Robinson, Christopher Meloni, Branch Rickey, Jon Bernthal, Santigold, Brian Helgeland  
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2012-09-21 11:07:47 AM  
42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
 
2012-09-21 11:14:28 AM  
"The first trailer for "42" has dropped, and powered by Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" (featuring Santigold) and some nice cinematography, the film presents the story of Jackie Robinson"

Because nothing says quality 1940's period film like a Jay-Z song.
 
2012-09-21 11:41:30 AM  
I'll be in the empty seat at the theatre.
 
2012-09-21 11:43:05 AM  
Good trailer. Will see. Also, since when has Harrison Ford been considered "boring." Really?
 
2012-09-21 11:51:49 AM  
Get off my plate!
 
2012-09-21 12:39:47 PM  
The Clint Eastwood movie looks like a semi-generic, "Dad is a hardened scout who now regrets not having spent a lot of time with his daughter but is hardened, so he won't easily show it" movie. If only Amy Adams would find a vehicle that would allow her to be a little more ... interesting.

"42," on the other hand, intrigues me. Yes, it will probably be a little over dramatized, but the trailer looks slick and, at the very least, visually appealing. I'm impressed with the recreation (presumably digital) of Ebbetts Field. Plus, already some allusions to Pee Wee's friendship with Jackie and Branch Rickey's nature. Plus, crazy as it sounds, I trust Jay-Z when it comes to creative vision for something like this. I'm interested.
 
2012-09-21 12:52:28 PM  

Pfighting Polish: If only Amy Adams would find a vehicle that would allow her to be a little more ... interesting naked.

 
2012-09-21 01:19:59 PM  
Until he makes a bad one, I'll keep watching films that say 'Directed By Clint Eastwood.'
 
2012-09-21 01:24:14 PM  
Also, the story of Jackie Robinson is too important to be made as simply a money making product, it deserves the proper treatment. My first impression is that with that shiatty ass music, it did not.
 
2012-09-21 01:36:51 PM  
BOOOOORING

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2012-09-21 01:59:42 PM  
They are heavily advertising the Clint Eastwood movie here. I wonder if his chair monologue at the RNC will have any effect on attendance?
 
2012-09-21 02:08:44 PM  

Pfighting Polish: The Clint Eastwood movie looks like a semi-generic, "Dad is a hardened scout who now regrets not having spent a lot of time with his daughter but is hardened, so he won't easily show it" movie. If only Amy Adams would find a vehicle that would allow her to be a little more ... interesting.



Yep, my thoughts exactly.  Every time I see the trailer I think out loud "hmmm.... looks like ol' Clint is a little hard up for cash, so he decided to shiat out 'Old Man Clint Eastwood' again"
 
2012-09-21 02:10:36 PM  

Snapper Carr: "The first trailer for "42" has dropped, and powered by Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" (featuring Santigold) and some nice cinematography, the film presents the story of Jackie Robinson"

Because nothing says quality 1940's period film like a Jay-Z song.



Since when is the score of a film or trailer supposed to be from the era of the movie?  Never heard that rule.
 
2012-09-21 02:18:51 PM  

downstairs: Snapper Carr: "The first trailer for "42" has dropped, and powered by Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" (featuring Santigold) and some nice cinematography, the film presents the story of Jackie Robinson"

Because nothing says quality 1940's period film like a Jay-Z song.


Since when is the score of a film or trailer supposed to be from the era of the movie?  Never heard that rule.



Generally speaking, if you're trying to evoke a sense of a particular period of time, it helps to restrict soundtrack choices to songs contemporaneous with that time*.

*Does not apply if your name is Baz Luhrman (if so, you're a hack anyway)
 
2012-09-21 02:26:10 PM  
Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.
 
2012-09-21 02:35:26 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Until he makes a bad one, I'll keep watching films that say 'Directed By Clint Eastwood.'


Trouble with the Curve is actually directed by Rob Lorenz who I know through my kids' school. I went to a private screening on Monday and it was a nice little low-budget baseball movie. The reviewer in the article has a point that some last minute plot twists will make you roll your eyes a bit but it sounds like he was determined not to like it.
 
2012-09-21 02:37:30 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.


All the excitement of golf, except you get to run?
 
2012-09-21 03:10:12 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.



Exactly.  It creates one of two things, depending on the importance of the game.  If its not so important, its a nice way to relax for a few hours and not worry about missing most of the action if you're also cleaning the house or cooking dinner or whatever.
 
And if the game means something important to you, the pace adds to the tension.
 
2012-09-21 03:41:32 PM  

Snapper Carr: downstairs: Snapper Carr: "Generally speaking, if you're trying to evoke a sense of a particular period of time, it helps to restrict soundtrack choices to songs contemporaneous with that time.


In this day and age, it seems as though we've developed two takes on the historical picture:

1. The take you see in the upcoming Lincoln and other films that try to go at it as a straight-up, serious drama with a keen focus on historical accuracy.
2. The take you see in the likes of A Knight's Tale or the Baz Luhrman films you seem to detest, which try to make history a little more entertaining by injecting some modern elements for relatability, along with higher drama than rather happened.

There's room for both as they appeal to demographics. One is a "true" representation of history, the other makes it more palatable to those who find that history too boring (and might make them interested in investigating the real story).

Remember, at the end of the day, a major studio picture has to make money and, as such, people have to go see the movie. That means it has to reach out to its market.

Lincoln is doing it by selling its impressive visuals and acting performances, which will appeal to film buffs and fans of Spielberg movies past, of which there are many.

42, in addition to trying to have appeal based on its acting and visuals, is about a character that has great resonance with young African-Americans. Why not give them another reason to think about going other than the plot and Jackie? Why not dangle the carrot of a cool Jay-Z song, too? After all, that demographic probably won't go out to see a dry, straight-up historical pic. But it will go to see high drama (like the bat-smashing scene and the beanball scene) with a black hero and some good music (to them, maybe not to you) thrown in.

After all, unless you're using vintage recordings, most soundtracks aren't contemporaneous. They're the director, or music director's, take on the mood. Titanic's theme and soundtrack wasn't exactly period music. Young African-Americans probably wouldn't feel "hate" or "attitude" if a fast version of "Swing Swing Swing" played, but give them Jay-Z laying beats in a serious tone and they get it.

It makes sense to me. Let's not forget, too, it's just a trailer. Just because the song's in the trailer, and maybe the closing credits, doesn't mean the movie's going to have an out-of-place hip-hop soundtrack or a Branch Rickey breakdance scene.
 
2012-09-21 04:15:10 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.


Bullshiat. Complete bullshiat.

Try bringing a kid to one of those four-hour Yankees-Red Sox crapfests. They'll be a basketball fan faster than you can say Steve Human Rain Delay Trachsel.

There's nothing better than a pitchers' duel that runs 2:20.
 
2012-09-21 06:02:00 PM  
I am out of here.. someone should have told me there was going to be so many Obama's in the stands today...

mlb.mlb.com
 
2012-09-21 06:04:09 PM  
- the " ' "
 
2012-09-21 06:15:05 PM  
Jackie Robinson is one of the great public figures in American history. He isn't just a role model for civil rights, he's a role model for how to be a man.
 
2012-09-21 07:04:06 PM  

Gulper Eel: barneyfifesbullet: Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.

Bullshiat. Complete bullshiat.

Try bringing a kid to one of those four-hour Yankees-Red Sox crapfests. They'll be a basketball fan faster than you can say Steve Human Rain Delay Trachsel.

There's nothing better than a pitchers' duel that runs 2:20.


Basketball is worse. Whistle time out foul shot whistle tv timeout foul foul whistle shot.

Then you get to the last two minutes and get to see 5 more time outs.
 
2012-09-21 07:33:39 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Whistle time out foul shot whistle tv timeout foul foul whistle shot.


Followed a lot of Knicks basketball in the 90's, did you?
 
2012-09-21 07:38:39 PM  
both of them died long ago but they're too stupid to lie down.
 
2012-09-21 08:54:42 PM  

KrispyKritter: both of them died long ago but they're too stupid to lie down.

LMAO
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2012-09-21 09:10:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: downstairs: Snapper Carr: "The first trailer for "42" has dropped, and powered by Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" (featuring Santigold) and some nice cinematography, the film presents the story of Jackie Robinson"

Because nothing says quality 1940's period film like a Jay-Z song.


Since when is the score of a film or trailer supposed to be from the era of the movie?  Never heard that rule.


Generally speaking, if you're trying to evoke a sense of a particular period of time, it helps to restrict soundtrack choices to songs contemporaneous with that time*.

*Does not apply if your name is Baz Luhrman (if so, you're a hack anyway)


I liked someone explaining for Moulin Rouge: They used modern music instead of contemporary music to indicate to a modern audience JUST how revolutionary the music seemed to the audience of the time. If they used old music we would have yawned.

Not a bad explanation, I think.
 
2012-09-21 09:18:51 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Baseball isn't slow. The pace of the game is part of the beauty of the game.


It's possible to enjoy the game while admitting that it is painfully slow most of the time.
 
2012-09-22 05:51:47 AM  
FTA:John C. McGinley as journalist Red Barber

As a Baseball fan I'm in. As a fan of the show Scrubs , it would crack me up if there was scene with Red and Shirley Povich.

Also for some reason , I always wanted to see Harrison Ford in a movie with Jack Nicholson.Probably has something to do with Harrison Ford being in movies with two guys who played Harvey Dent.
 
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