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Old 09-11-2017, 06:21 AM   #201
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Id like wine to be more like Welch's.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:27 AM   #202
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Thoughts on red wine spritzers?
Find a Lambrusco instead.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:28 AM   #203
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Id like wine to be more like Welch's.
That already exists and it's even kosher.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:01 AM   #204
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Why don't people talk about Rob Reiner more as a director?

A Few Good Men
Misery
When Harry Met Sally...
The Princess Bride
Stand By Me
This Is Spinal Tap

Sure he hasn't done anything great since the early 90s, but that's a pretty solid body of work.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:04 AM   #205
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Probably because only old people even know who Meathead is imo.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:20 AM   #206
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I'm not sure how much talk you can expect someone to get for "pretty solid" work multiple decades ago. Seems like Reiner is pretty respected whenever mentioned though.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:57 AM   #207
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I love all of those movies, but I think one issue is that he's not the driving force behind most of them:

A Few Good Men is more Sorkin than Reiner

Misery and Stand By Me obviously Stephen King, and I'm not even sure I remembered who directed Misery

When Harry Met Sally is Nora Ephron

Princess Bride William Goldman

I don't just mean that these movies were written by other people, but that these movies were written by other people that have a very well-known voice. So I view Reiner as a very competent driver of a vehicle designed and built by someone else. I feel like Spinal Tap is the one movie out of that list where he probably played more of a creator role, but even there I'm viewing that as just one of the Christopher Guest and company movies (like Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman), so I again tend not to give Reiner too much credit as a driving force.

So again, I think those movies are great, but I think that someone like, say, Ron Howard could have done equally well with all of them except maybe for Spinal Tap.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:09 AM   #208
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Misery and Stand By Me obviously Stephen King, and I'm not even sure I remembered who directed Misery
Most Stephen King movie adaptations are horrible, though. Reiner managed to do two of the best. Stand By Me is even more impressive since he was working with child actors.

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So again, I think those movies are great, but I think that someone like, say, Ron Howard could have done equally well with all of them except maybe for Spinal Tap.
Ron Howard is no slouch.

To your broader point, while the movies I've listed may be in someone else's voice, Reiner did an excellent job of executing each of those voices.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:26 AM   #209
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Most Stephen King movie adaptations are horrible, though. Reiner managed to do two of the best. Stand By Me is even more impressive since he was working with child actors.



Ron Howard is no slouch.

To your broader point, while the movies I've listed may be in someone else's voice, Reiner did an excellent job of executing each of those voices.
Sure, but your original comment was that no one talks about him. My response is, "What is there to talk about?" To me, there doesn't seem to be a particular style or theme or voice to his movies. I can understand people discussing Coppola or Tarantino or Woody Allen or Scorsese because those guys all seem to have a distinctive voice that runs through their films.

That all sounds very negative, and I don't mean to be. He converts good material into good movies, which is not easy. If there were a book I loved and wanted to see it in film, I'd probably be pretty thrilled if he were the director. I mean, in the wrong hands, you could end up with something like A Prayer for Owen Meany turning into Simon Birch, which is an abomination above all others.


[I am stunned to just now discover that Roger Ebert gave Simon Birch a thumbs up.]
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:46 AM   #210
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I read The Princess Bride many many years ago and quite liked it. When the movie came out, I refused to see it because I was sure that Hollywood would brutally **** up he tone of the book. Wrong! Reiner caught the whimsical style of the book almost perfectly, for which he deserves huge praise. So too with Stand By Me, which understood King's story "the body" and caught the theme and tone of the story very well.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:52 AM   #211
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I tried reading the book on the plane, but the movie ruined it for me, as the book was so slow paced it was putting me to sleep.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #212
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Just remember that your employer paid for this training. If you're trying to determine your "worth" be sure to deduct the cost of this training. If you do actually leave, many employers would insist you pay them back.
Yep. It is actually written into my employment agreement. If I were to leave in the next 12 months, I'd have to pay it back.
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Why don't people talk about Rob Reiner more as a director?
How many directors find their way into your daily conversations?
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:47 PM   #214
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That already exists and it's even kosher.
There is cold grape juice that will get me drunk?
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:51 PM   #215
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Sure, but your original comment was that no one talks about him. My response is, "What is there to talk about?" To me, there doesn't seem to be a particular style or theme or voice to his movies. I can understand people discussing Coppola or Tarantino or Woody Allen or Scorsese because those guys all seem to have a distinctive voice that runs through their films.

That all sounds very negative, and I don't mean to be. He converts good material into good movies, which is not easy. If there were a book I loved and wanted to see it in film, I'd probably be pretty thrilled if he were the director. I mean, in the wrong hands, you could end up with something like A Prayer for Owen Meany turning into Simon Birch, which is an abomination above all others.


[I am stunned to just now discover that Roger Ebert gave Simon Birch a thumbs up.]
Simon Birch, is that the one about the goofy little guy with problems?
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:01 PM   #216
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There is cold grape juice that will get me drunk?
Yes. It's called Manischewitz and you should be able to get it wherever you'd buy wine.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #217
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The u2 tour was absolutely sublime. I turned 28 yesterday and hearing "Where the Streets Have no Name" in the city I grew up in, in front of 50k+ people, was ****ing astounding.
congrats on your experience...and welcome to my senior year of high school during the first joshua tree tour.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:41 PM   #218
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80-90% sure I'm hauling heroin right now. Picked up 3 pallets of salad dressing in the Chicago ghetto from a shipper named Diversified Entities.
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Could it be Springs' monthly ration of Ranch?
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:25 PM   #220
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80-90% sure I'm hauling heroin right now. Picked up 3 pallets of salad dressing in the Chicago ghetto from a shipper named Diversified Entities.
Isn't this where you ****ing go for it and haul this **** somewhere and claim it as your own and reap fat rewards? Or maybe heroin isn't worth 9 figures, I don't know lol.
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Bring that China White on through Detroit. We'll cut it up and double your money real quick.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:39 PM   #222
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Lol, nobody lives in Detroit
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:12 PM   #223
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Except for Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner's movies just weren't that good. And they got worse over time. Ok sure, A Few Good Men had some cheesy appeal, but it ain't The Caine Mutiny.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:15 PM   #224
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Won't facial recognition access on a phone make it very simple for thieves, law enforcement, other miscellaneous nefarious characters to access your phone, with some of those ways involving bodily harm?

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Old 09-12-2017, 03:19 PM   #225
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Kioshk,

Gtfo, A Few Good Men is excellent.
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