Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Postby going this way » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:07 am

One of many of Kurt Russel's action/sci-fi movies; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/?ref_=nv_sr_2 ..not to forget that Ernest Borgnine had too short of a role in it also. It probably couldn't be remade better or as good in these times.
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Too bad Borgnine didn't live in the movie as he could have been recast as cabbie in "Escape from L.A"
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby male ideal, female deal » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:21 pm

I love this movie. It's all about the character of Snake. Certainly the setting and other characters (not to mention the filmed era) are also cool but I find the plot and setting is all to facilitate his character. One that lives "on the frontier", like a cowboy in the old [wild] west, said the director.

I very much like how Snake is unemotive, or rather subdued and not invested into people nor caring all that much interpersonally (and yet that doesn't make him a malicious antisocial type), detached. Him being that way because that's just the way it is (the way in which he's adapted, come to be, in the world that he lives in).
What really makes me have an affinity with the character besides all that is how he will use emotion or body language merely as a tool, just to get the job done (like when he interrogates, pressures a character in the film, and right after he attains what he needed, he's his calm self once again).
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby JohnnyComeLately » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:59 pm

This and Big Trouble in Little China are two of my favourite films of all time. John Carpenter directing, Kurt Russell starring in both, yet very different films - but both in my opinion possessed of superb atmosphere building. The settings are great - a dystopian post-apocalyptic New York and a weird Chinese underworld in San Fransisco.

Kurt Russell says Snake Plissken is his own personal favourite role in his career.

'It's the survival of the human race Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about.'
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby toadman » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:45 pm

Time for a role reprisal, Kurt. Escape from Chicago.
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby going this way » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:20 pm

toadman wrote:Time for a role reprisal, Kurt. Escape from Chicago.

Carpenter needs to get that out before he also gets out of the world, considering the other celebs that died last year, & it might be good for Russell also. They've both done it enough that we know another should be pretty good, third times a charm. :D
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby Schattenmann » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:07 am

I love me some 80ies and 90ies sci fi and fantasy movies.

Not these bitchy urban fantasy with some hipster douches but with manly men and weapons :lol:

That said, Escape from LA was .... well not NY.
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby OU812 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Kurt Russell stars in two of my all time favorites - The Thing and Tombstone. Tombstone is one of the most quotable flicks for dudes, between Russell, Kilmer, Powers Booth, Stephen Lang and Michael Biehn. Its been awhile, I need to watch them again.

For those Tombstone fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmrLNXv2jA
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby fester » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:45 pm

OU812 wrote:Kurt Russell stars in two of my all time favorites - The Thing and Tombstone. Tombstone is one of the most quotable flicks for dudes, between Russell, Kilmer, Powers Booth, Stephen Lang and Michael Biehn. Its been awhile, I need to watch them again.

For those Tombstone fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmrLNXv2jA



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Re: Escape from New York

Postby EddieS » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:13 am

Captain Ron is my hero. Every time I pull the boat up to the dock, I think of him.
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby toadman » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:02 am

Raise you one, Fester. Skin that smoke-wagon. 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXgVcrcyWM
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Re: Escape from New York

Postby fester » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:31 pm

toadman wrote:Raise you one, Fester. Skin that smoke-wagon. 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXgVcrcyWM


The real Wyatt Earp was just that fearless, and suffered no fools. He also would hit people in the head with his gun, or even their own gun, lol.
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