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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LANCE-SPEED, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. LANCE-SPEED
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    After reading a couple threads lately re; the movie, "two lane blacktop" i felt i needed to own it. I have all the gearhead movies but never saw this one. So after spending $35 and waiting a week to get it i was disapointed on the movie (not an academy award winner i assume) just to trippy for me, no script, no acting, it kinda had a plot i guess?. The only thing that kept me interested was all the cool cars (there were plenty). Anyways did i miss something in the movie?? Or did it just suck?????
     
  2. yamadafacka
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    i liked it!!! doesnt have to make sense, just watch the cars. there was a plot by the way
     
  3. FiddyFour
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    if you have to ask. . .
     
  4. chopz56
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    It's got kick ass cars in it,who cares about the plot and all that crap!Plus James Taylor had hair in the movie!:cool:
     

  5. 36Tudor
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    Some gratuitous nudity would have helped. Holding hands on the shifter was weak.
     
  6. LANCE-SPEED
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    wut up with the part when the cowboy hitch hiker was on the tiolet in the ladies room and the girl walked in...........i thought she was gonna get raped or something but nothing, maybe next time i watch it i'll drop a hit of acid and be on the same trip the writer was on
     
  7. Dago Red
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    It's a love-it-or-hate-it movie. People either appreciate the point it was driving at, or think it's a plotless mess.
     
  8. 6t5frlane
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    Lame movie with great car stuff
     
  9. LANCE-SPEED
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    plot my ass!! Wut happend in the end.........nothing, should i be waiting for a part II???????
     
  10. GassersGarage
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    I was a street racer when it came out, so I liked the movie. Now I just watch it for the cars.
     
  11. Dr.Theo
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    it is a crappy plotless mess of a movie

    that being said the first day i watched it, i watched it twice, i have no idea why. it was a terrible movie but at the same time it was great
     
  12. EnglishBob
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    It had Rods in it--no other reason to watch it
     
  13. LANCE-SPEED
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    i agree it would be cool with a killer surround sound system the audio was cool!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Tenacious A
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    It was no American Graffiti, but it did have the same 55 in it.
     
  15. JeffreyJames
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    I liked it but I could maybe understand why people may have thought it was boring. If nothing else it's worth watching to hear James Taylor say something like

    "make it 300 yards and you got yourself a automobile race motherfucker!"

    to the guy in the green Model A.
     
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  16. Dr.Theo
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    the end was the 55 guys had enough screwing around with this ass hat in the gto, so they just decided to get back to racing, the only thing i can find similarity with is ADD
     

  17. It was originally supposed to end with a crash scene. The 2 55's were actual 10 sec cars by the way.:eek: Not bad for movie props!!!!!
     
  18. I heard that was actually not the same Chevy as American Graffiti. Anyone else?
     
  19. I ain't buyin that! 12 sec maybe but not 10's!:rolleyes:
     
  20. mac762
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    I got to watch the real TLB camera car make a pass down the strip last month. I'd post a link, but I'm at work and can't.
     
  21. R Frederick
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    It's like a Porn, why would you need a plot?
     
  22. mac762
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    Yes, the Two Lane Blacktop cars were 10 second cars.
     
  23. CHRIS 57
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    2 of the 55's from 2LBT were used in American Graffiti as well as a hardtop that they roll over and set on fire. There is info on this site about the 55's http://kathyschrock.net/graffiti/55.htm The 1 remaining 55 is owned by a guy who has had Richard Ruth restore it, I will try to find a link.
     
  24. CHRIS 57
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    from Upstate NY

  25. fiftyfiveford
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    The original sopranos fade to black ending
     
  26. Ghost28
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    I think the only thing they got right was the weekend late night grudge racing. I lived through all of that, and it was dead on. Kinda like cruising down town denver was just like american graffiti cruising. Traveling across country in that style of car would have been hard on the car not to mention other things bodily. You gotta keep in mind that movie was made at the tail end of the hippi movement. So the ending was left up to your drug induced mind. I figured he just blew the engine finally and had to go back home to persue his singing career. And you know what happened to the beach boy another thing I heard is that james was so ashamed of the movie he never watched it. $35.00 for the movie. Oh well just put in your collection and in a couple of months you wont even think about it.
     
  27. Timing I guess,,the movie was made in 1971 and during that time there were no car movies being made,,,

    It had 3 guys that had a little fame,james Taylor,singer/song writer,Dennis Wlson,drummer for the Beach Boys and Warren Oates,the only real actor?

    American Grafitti was made 2 years later,better acting and a better plot.

    But I still like Two Lane Blacktop! HRP
     
  28. Sphynx
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    Being a young one I enjoy watching the way it used to be the only thing is it brings to my attention how little soul my generation has we suck and the old guys rule oh and I could care less if there is a plot as long as I get to see a big block motivated 55 gasser haul some major ass if you didnt get that from the movie then you need to watch it again if still nothing then you need to buy a honda tuner and try that angle on life and go watch the fast and bicurios just my 2 cent.
     
  29. LAROKE
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    Just before the movie came out, Esquire mag published the entire screenplay which I dutifully read. The whole hype was "realism" (I guess like the overused "shaky cam" of today). The realism gig meant that there were no wild pyrotectnics like "Vanishing Point" or "Dirty Larry Crazy Mary" of the same time period. The Esquire read felt a lot better than the movie turned out to be. At the time, tho, I wasn't disapointed.
     
  30. Lumpster
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    I agree. The movie blows, especially the lack of a freakin' ending. Cool cars though....
     

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