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2017-08-06 03:33:55 AM  
"I wish Nick Fury could curse, but he can't,"

Only Logan gets to drop F-bombs.
 
2017-08-06 06:11:35 AM  

fusillade762: "I wish Nick Fury could curse, but he can't,"

Only Logan gets to drop F-bombs.


LANGUAGE!
 
2017-08-06 06:43:29 AM  
What's in your motherf*cking wallet?
 
2017-08-06 06:50:59 AM  
"Clinton is just having fun," Mr. Jackson said. "He'll hit the ball six times and be like, ah, give me a 5. It doesn't mean the same thing."
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You never miss a president until he's replaced with a series of increasingly incompetent jackasses (Obama excluded).
 
2017-08-06 06:54:41 AM  
Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.
 
2017-08-06 07:09:23 AM  
How Samuel L Jackson keeps busy:
SLJ's agent: Hey Sam, I've got a scri...
SLJ: I'll do it!

Fin
 
2017-08-06 07:20:05 AM  
He's fine I guess.  But he really does seem to deliver exactly the same performance for every "character" he does.  And it's working for him.

/John Wayne, Cary Grant, Harrison Ford, yadda
 
2017-08-06 07:28:17 AM  

Far Cough: He's fine I guess.  But he really does seem to deliver exactly the same performance for every "character" he does.  And it's working for him.

/John Wayne, Cary Grant, Harrison Ford, yadda


Kingsman. He's capable but either doesn't get opportunities, or he doesn't want much change, and that's probably what the studio wants as well.
 
2017-08-06 09:27:37 AM  
This party is over.
 
2017-08-06 09:44:32 AM  

Far Cough: He's fine I guess.  But he really does seem to deliver exactly the same performance for every "character" he does.  And it's working for him.

/John Wayne, Cary Grant, Harrison Ford, yadda


he was good in that kia commercial during the superbowl
 
2017-08-06 10:32:34 AM  
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2017-08-06 11:18:43 AM  

ambientlush: What's in your motherf*cking wallet?


Say "What's in your wallet?" one more GODDAMN time!
 
2017-08-06 11:22:14 AM  

ZMugg: How Samuel L Jackson keeps busy:
SLJ's agent: Hey Sam, I've got a scri...
SLJ: I'll do it!

Fin


IIRC, Sam battled alcoholism early in his career.  He stays very active because it keeps him from relapsing.
 
2017-08-06 12:18:34 PM  

Flappyhead: Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.


Extra takes for a film?  Because you don't often know how you're going to edit it all, and things can change.  Editing is as important as shooting the film itself, and once it's shot... you're not going to want to re-shoot.

I would agree for silly summer blockbusters, you can probably tone down any artsy-ness.  But for a good film, you want all sorts of angles, facial expressions (especially tricky to get right, and you probably want a handful.), all of that on hand for editing.  Which can take the film in a completely different direction after the actual shoots.

Also I'm with Hitchcock in his attitude towards actors and actresses.
 
2017-08-06 12:38:54 PM  

Far Cough: He's fine I guess.  But he really does seem to deliver exactly the same performance for every "character" he does.  And it's working for him.

/John Wayne, Cary Grant, Harrison Ford, yadda


Sorry, but no go on Harrison Ford.
Otherwise, meyah, I guess, yes.
 
2017-08-06 12:39:09 PM  

ZMugg: How Samuel L Jackson keeps busy:
SLJ's agent: Hey Sam, I've got a scri...
SLJ: I'll do it!

Fin


I can never get this scene out of my head no matter how I try to kill it with booze; SLJ hopping on Skarsgard's back in Tarzan.
 
2017-08-06 12:43:11 PM  

fusillade762: "I wish Nick Fury could curse, but he can't,"

Only Logan gets to drop F-bombs.


That's just because he has to go along with the Comics Code.  I don't know what Logan's excuse is.
 
2017-08-06 12:57:44 PM  
The dude insists upon himself, and he's talented man. Charisma +25.
I don't mind, because he amuses me.
I could see complete disdain being within a perfectly reasonable opinion of Sam Jackson.

Three words:
Purple
Light
Saber
 
2017-08-06 02:29:57 PM  

Flappyhead: Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.


Because if I'm the director and my name is going on the film, you can do as many farking takes as I'm paying you to do or you can get off my farking set, that's why.

I like SLJ's movies and characters, but I'll be damned if I let an employee run my business for me.
 
2017-08-06 03:23:39 PM  
Now he wants to be Al Green.
 
2017-08-06 03:55:19 PM  

Kirablue42: That's just because he has to go along with the Comics Code.  I don't know what Logan's excuse is.


The comics code was voluntary industry self-regulation to protect from public opinion backlash.  It helped against the immediate issues they were facing in the decade they implemented it, but eventually that cleared up and the actual opinion of the public was that it was farking dumb... so they stopped doing it.
 
2017-08-06 05:08:21 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Kirablue42: That's just because he has to go along with the Comics Code.  I don't know what Logan's excuse is.

The comics code was voluntary industry self-regulation to protect from public opinion backlash.  It helped against the immediate issues they were facing in the decade they implemented it, but eventually that cleared up and the actual opinion of the public was that it was farking dumb... so they stopped doing it.


Do they still make clothing for Jennifer Walters?
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2017-08-06 06:15:19 PM  

LZeitgeist: Flappyhead: Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.

Because if I'm the director and my name is going on the film, you can do as many farking takes as I'm paying you to do or you can get off my farking set, that's why.

I like SLJ's movies and characters, but I'll be damned if I let an employee run my business for me.


If you are the director of a movie outside of film school, you can't even get a meeting with the boss without 2 weeks lead time, much less are the boss.  SLJ isn't your employee; he's the employee of the guy who won't talk to you, but will spend the afternoon with SLJ being conspicuously friends in public.
 
2017-08-06 06:17:34 PM  

fusillade762: "I wish Nick Fury could curse, but he can't,"

Only Logan gets to drop F-bombs.


Well, to be fair, you can have a Sam Jackson scene done right without f-bombs:

The Incredibles on Blu-ray: "Wheres My Super Suit" - Clip
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That is the genius of Pixar: they could actually accurately portray Sam Jackson in PG.
 
2017-08-06 07:36:05 PM  
Could be worse.  Could be Samuel L. Bronkowitz.
 
2017-08-06 08:08:56 PM  

LZeitgeist: Flappyhead: Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.

Because if I'm the director and my name is going on the film, you can do as many farking takes as I'm paying you to do or you can get off my farking set, that's why.

I like SLJ's movies and characters, but I'll be damned if I let an employee run my business for me.


That's what I mean- he intimates directors.
And his agent apparently negotiates contracts that allow Mr. Jackson to have his way.
 
2017-08-06 08:59:49 PM  

TheMysticS: LZeitgeist: Flappyhead: Some people will probably whine about his attitude on extra takes but I get it.  If you got the shot and everyone on screen got their shiat in, to borrow a wrestling term, why waste time playing around with angles or "expressions"?  Time is money and any extra you create can go into the next scene.

Because if I'm the director and my name is going on the film, you can do as many farking takes as I'm paying you to do or you can get off my farking set, that's why.

I like SLJ's movies and characters, but I'll be damned if I let an employee run my business for me.

That's what I mean- he intimates directors.
And his agent apparently negotiates contracts that allow Mr. Jackson to have his way.


Like most actors once they have some clout
 
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