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(Boston.com)   Good Will Hunting came out 20 years ago today and Boston reporters are still giddy with delight   ( boston.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Good Will Hunting, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Harvey Weinstein, Boston, film, New York  
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2017-12-05 03:31:49 PM  
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2017-12-05 04:05:10 PM  
....because his name is "Will Hunting"! Isn't that clever?

Good for those guys for making a film at that young an age though. I only got through 20 minutes of it myself but some people dug it.
 
2017-12-05 04:08:53 PM  

Mugato: ....because his name is "Will Hunting"! Isn't that clever?

Good for those guys for making a film at that young an age though. I only got through 20 minutes of it myself but some people dug it.


It's not your fault.
 
2017-12-05 04:31:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Mugato: ....because his name is "Will Hunting"! Isn't that clever?

Good for those guys for making a film at that young an age though. I only got through 20 minutes of it myself but some people dug it.

It's not your fault.


Don't do that to him, man...not you.
 
2017-12-05 04:32:43 PM  
Give us a kiss

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2017-12-05 04:33:22 PM  
Still have not seen it . Maybe I'll catch it when it comes out in Beta .
 
2017-12-05 04:34:18 PM  
20 years? Wow. This film seems older for some reason.

Also, I kinda like this movie. Plus, it's always hilarious to see Robin Williams say "I will end you" menacingly, because everybody is thinking "No you can't, Mork, STFU."
 
2017-12-05 04:35:28 PM  
One of my faves...except for the scene where they give Will Hunting the car for his birthday.  When they pop the hood and show the engine, there's no farking air filter on the carburetor!  That engine will die within just a few hundred miles.  Those old Chevy 6 cylinders were tough little engines, but not that tough.

/and fark the whoever it was that said "everybody thinks of Weinstein when they see this movie and it affects how they view it" (paraphrased)...no they don't you farking whiny biatch.  I wouldn't even have known he had anything to do with the movie if I hadn't read it in TFA
 
2017-12-05 04:36:01 PM  
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2017-12-05 04:36:55 PM  
Say what you will about that movie, I love this scene. (NSFW Language)

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2017-12-05 04:50:27 PM  

Wessoman: 20 years? Wow. This film seems older for some reason.

Also, I kinda like this movie. Plus, it's always hilarious to see Robin Williams say "I will end you" menacingly, because everybody is thinking "No you can't, Mork, STFU."


O'Rly? He was able to be creepy.

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2017-12-05 04:50:35 PM  
Casey Affleck probably still wackin' off into a baseball glove.
 
2017-12-05 05:02:08 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Give us a kiss

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We can do better than that.

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2017-12-05 05:02:12 PM  
I really liked that movie.  It's not in my top 5 but probably in my top 30 if i were to bother to make such a list.

Certain scenes remind me too much of work.  Not that I'm some supergenius like Will, but I work with some really dumb and/or lazy people.  This scene is almost verbatim what I've thought in my head when dealing with some of my coworkersemployees:
You know how farkin' easy this is to me? This is a joke! (crumples proof) And I'm sorry you can't do this. I really am. 'Cause if you could I wouldn't be forced to watch you fumble around and fark it up.

/Very close to sending a resignation letter to my boss and just walking out.  Should have done it a few years ago.
 
2017-12-05 05:03:38 PM  
I remember when that came out.  There was this weird sort of electricity in the air around the city and around the creative film making and writing community like Hollywood was going to start mining locally for talent, developing more films in the area and recognize it as a creative mecca.

...to which I always responded "no, they're not because our weather sucks, our accents are horrific and anyone with any good writing talent can spend $20 and get on the Fung Wah bus and be in New York City before they can fall asleep."

Were not Seattle and 1991.  There's no charm to be had here.  You're annoyed at the locals just as much as the locals are as annoyed at you and it's impossible to give anyone driving directions.
 
2017-12-05 05:06:02 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I really liked that movie.  It's not in my top 5 but probably in my top 30 if i were to bother to make such a list.

Certain scenes remind me too much of work.  Not that I'm some supergenius like Will, but I work with some really dumb and/or lazy people.  This scene is almost verbatim what I've thought in my head when dealing with some of my coworkersemployees:
You know how farkin' easy this is to me? This is a joke! (crumples proof) And I'm sorry you can't do this. I really am. 'Cause if you could I wouldn't be forced to watch you fumble around and fark it up.

/Very close to sending a resignation letter to my boss and just walking out.  Should have done it a few years ago.


WalMart can be like that.
 
2017-12-05 05:14:56 PM  
chevydeuce:
/and fark the whoever it was that said "everybody thinks of Weinstein when they see this movie and it affects how they view it" (paraphrased)...no they don't you farking whiny biatch.  I wouldn't even have known he had anything to do with the movie if I hadn't read it in TFA

You being ignorant to Weinstein's involvment doesn't change said involvement.    His characters flaws aside, dude knows story structure.... (and casting, directors, editing/pacing, distribution, marketing, budgets).  The film exists in its present state, thanks to Harvey.   

The careers of Damon and Affleck exist because of Harvey.
 
2017-12-05 05:15:22 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Very close to sending a resignation letter to my boss and just walking out. Should have done it a few years ago.


You shouldn't feel bad. You know who else lacked the strength to give a resignation letter to his boss and walk out? Matt Damon.
 
2017-12-05 05:15:46 PM  
RE TAIN ER!
 
2017-12-05 05:16:23 PM  
I don't think it is a bad film, but if there is a more pretentious, tiresome theme than the misunderstood non-conformist genius I can't think of it.  shiat got old with the book of Matthew.
 
2017-12-05 05:18:21 PM  

Cthulhukefka: Say what you will about that movie, I love this scene. (NSFW Language)

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The scene is great, but I have such a hard time watching Robin botch the accent. It's "Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins" cringe-worthy.
 
2017-12-05 05:18:53 PM  

T.rex: chevydeuce:
/and fark the whoever it was that said "everybody thinks of Weinstein when they see this movie and it affects how they view it" (paraphrased)...no they don't you farking whiny biatch.  I wouldn't even have known he had anything to do with the movie if I hadn't read it in TFA

You being ignorant to Weinstein's involvment doesn't change said involvement.    His characters flaws aside, dude knows story structure.... (and casting, directors, editing/pacing, distribution, marketing, budgets).  The film exists in its present state, thanks to Harvey.   

The careers of Damon and Affleck exist because of Harvey.


That wasn't my point, but thanks...
 
2017-12-05 05:24:22 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: NotThatGuyAgain: I really liked that movie.  It's not in my top 5 but probably in my top 30 if i were to bother to make such a list.

Certain scenes remind me too much of work.  Not that I'm some supergenius like Will, but I work with some really dumb and/or lazy people.  This scene is almost verbatim what I've thought in my head when dealing with some of my coworkersemployees:
You know how farkin' easy this is to me? This is a joke! (crumples proof) And I'm sorry you can't do this. I really am. 'Cause if you could I wouldn't be forced to watch you fumble around and fark it up.

/Very close to sending a resignation letter to my boss and just walking out.  Should have done it a few years ago.

WalMart can be like that.


Give them a break, anywhere can be like that. I swear I'm not imagining it that people in general are just scrambling to turn Idiocracy into a prophesy since @ 1992.
 
2017-12-05 05:41:19 PM  

Mugato: ....because his name is "Will Hunting"! Isn't that clever?
Good for those guys for making a film at that young an age though. I only got through 20 minutes of it myself but some people dug it.


um, Gus Vant Sant was 45 & Richard LaGravenese was 38-& allegedly very p.o.'d that he cost himself an Oscar. Mindy Kaling will explain the rest to you, since their original draft was more or less "Mercury Rising"
 
2017-12-05 05:47:40 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Crewmannumber6: Give us a kiss

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Oh those body freckles....
 
2017-12-05 05:52:30 PM  
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Jesus, "One Hour Photo" is the stuff of nightmares. He's so good in that.
 
2017-12-05 05:59:25 PM  

FlyingJ: Mugato: ....because his name is "Will Hunting"! Isn't that clever?
Good for those guys for making a film at that young an age though. I only got through 20 minutes of it myself but some people dug it.

um, Gus Vant Sant was 45 & Richard LaGravenese was 38-& allegedly very p.o.'d that he cost himself an Oscar. Mindy Kaling will explain the rest to you, since their original draft was more or less "Mercury Rising"


All I know is that Batman and Bourne wrote it when they were in their 20s.
 
2017-12-05 07:16:44 PM  
Mugato: All I know is that Batman and Bourne wrote it when they were in their 20s.

They didn't write the movie you saw, no(friend had their draft, it's a techno-thriller with an emphasis on the "no" where Ben Affleck gave himself a Poignant Death Scene)...but then that circles around to Weinstein https://www.cbr.com/movie-legends-re​ve​aled-was-good-will-hunting-originally-​an-action-thriller/
 
2017-12-05 08:06:09 PM  

FlyingJ: Mugato: All I know is that Batman and Bourne wrote it when they were in their 20s.

They didn't write the movie you saw, no(friend had their draft, it's a techno-thriller with an emphasis on the "no" where Ben Affleck gave himself a Poignant Death Scene)...but then that circles around to Weinstein https://www.cbr.com/movie-legends-reve​aled-was-good-will-hunting-originally-​an-action-thriller/


Oh. Well, I didn't actually see it anyway.
 
2017-12-05 10:30:28 PM  

FlyingJ: Mugato: All I know is that Batman and Bourne wrote it when they were in their 20s.

They didn't write the movie you saw, no(friend had their draft, it's a techno-thriller with an emphasis on the "no" where Ben Affleck gave himself a Poignant Death Scene)...but then that circles around to Weinstein https://www.cbr.com/movie-legends-reve​aled-was-good-will-hunting-originally-​an-action-thriller/


So based on that article you just posted they did write the movie, but it took revisions so it doesn't count I guess because they couldn't do it on the first try.
 
2017-12-06 01:01:44 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: NotThatGuyAgain: I really liked that movie.  It's not in my top 5 but probably in my top 30 if i were to bother to make such a list.

Certain scenes remind me too much of work.  Not that I'm some supergenius like Will, but I work with some really dumb and/or lazy people.  This scene is almost verbatim what I've thought in my head when dealing with some of my coworkersemployees:
You know how farkin' easy this is to me? This is a joke! (crumples proof) And I'm sorry you can't do this. I really am. 'Cause if you could I wouldn't be forced to watch you fumble around and fark it up.

/Very close to sending a resignation letter to my boss and just walking out.  Should have done it a few years ago.

WalMart can be like that.


Ha!

My usual line is "I'd rather be a Walmart greeter!"
 
2017-12-06 02:01:47 AM  
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20 years later, one of these guys is not an Oscar winner.
 
2017-12-06 03:30:37 AM  
So, affleck and damon wrote good will hunting? and won an oscar? and have wrote nothing since? seems legit.
 
2017-12-06 05:41:00 AM  

toddalmighty: So, affleck and damon wrote good will hunting? and won an oscar? and have wrote nothing since? seems legit.


Ben Affleck's written or co-written some other movies--"The Town," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Live by Night."
 
2017-12-06 10:34:16 AM  

Skarekrough: I remember when that came out.  There was this weird sort of electricity in the air around the city and around the creative film making and writing community like Hollywood was going to start mining locally for talent, developing more films in the area and recognize it as a creative mecca.

...to which I always responded "no, they're not because our weather sucks, our accents are horrific and anyone with any good writing talent can spend $20 and get on the Fung Wah bus and be in New York City before they can fall asleep."

Were not Seattle and 1991.  There's no charm to be had here.  You're annoyed at the locals just as much as the locals are as annoyed at you and it's impossible to give anyone driving directions.


Yeah, the whole scene quickly depahted..
 
2017-12-06 11:52:02 AM  

CanuckInCA: So based on that article you just posted they did write the movie, but it took revisions so it doesn't count I guess because they couldn't do it on the first try.


Their draft is more or less "Mercury Rising" crossed with "Real Genius". 1st try? It's not like the studio's waiting for Little Leaguers to knock a homer off Roger Clemens over The Green Monster. No, you bring in William Goldman Reggie Jackson to win the game. I dunno if you saw "Mercury Rising", its variations were done a lot better in "Midnight Special". Harvey Weinstein stage managed a lot of what happend with "GWH"
 
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