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The Commitments

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Honest Charley

    Honest Charley Tele-Holic

    696
    Dec 13, 2013
    Sweden
    What? :eek: The word "Bleedin´" is not an "f-bomb"! :confused:



    :D
     

  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Despite it’s imperfections, I’ve always enjoyed the movie & recall seeing the touring version of the band about 22 years ago
     

  3. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX

    Hi Bill.. just curious, why? I think this is the first time in your 35,000 posts that I didn't agree with your assessments... lol, all good tho. :D

    Take care...
     

  4. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    great movie, superb music

    and a lesson learned to all band musicians

    stay away from the girls in your band. keep it in your pants or your band is headed south.

    Seen it way too many times. Guy gets involved with Girl in band, thats it, the thing melts down.

    I'm sure there are exceptions... but not many.
     
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  5. mally

    mally Tele-Meister

    493
    Feb 1, 2013
    runcorn cheshire uk
     

  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Hey BB, I just thought it was predicable, gratuitous, and kinda dumb.
    I'm also a cranky ol' coot who just saw for the first time recently.
    A F bomb a minute, just for it's own sake never impresses me either.
    I know lots of people love the movie, but I'd rather see a more believable story about the real artists/creators of 60s R&B.
    I know it's really a young persons movie.
    I do try to reign in my cynical self, but the so and so escapes from time to time.
    Anyways, I'm not saying I'm right, I just was not impressed after seeing it.
     

  7. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Sounds like rumours to me...likewise, make it pay
     
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  8. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I love that movie. It's part of a trilogy along with The Van and The Snapper, about the Rabbitt family. The books the movies are based on are also good as is the sequel to The Commitments, "The Guts."

    My only complaint about The Commitments is that because of it, everyone had to start playing "Mustang Sally." I don't remember MS being a "thing" until that movie.
     

  9. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Howzabout a rewrite, centered around a Texan ex-pat living in PG, forming an alt-country outfit
     

  10. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    pardon my ignorance, whats PG?

    Physical Grafitti?

    P**sy Galore?

    Pangea Ginormous?

    Philadelphia Ghoultown?
     
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  11. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Our bass player gave me cd to watch. He loves
    it.
    I never had time..but, someday
     

  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

    Who’d want to see that?
     
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  13. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I have to agree it was a highly flawed film, but I did enjoy the music itself. The "concept" could have been done so much better.....BY THE WAY....until someone mentioned it above, I had never connected Glen Hansard with the Commitments....That in itself is cool.
     
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  14. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Never seen it. I'll remedy that.
     

  15. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Prince George, B.C....bud
     

  16. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    l
    That beedin nordie gobsite yukking it up with his DUP nutter mates has never even been down passed Newry. He knows sod all about Irish music, certainly not enough to parody it.
     
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  17. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Who’d wanna live it? ;)
     
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  18. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    The movie is 25 years old and deliberately shows the grimey, unrefined side of Dublin which was completely contrary to the way official Ireland wanted to portray. It was honest, we were more comfortable with community born of poverty than the emerging tiger economy would eventually delude us into believing. The monologue about being the blacks of Europe, nailed our identity like very few artistic pieces did at the time. You have to look past the f bombs to what was an extraordinary and liberating cultural statement.
     
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  19. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

    I was 12 or 13 when I saw the Commitments and I thought it was great. I was just starting to learn about blues guitar, and this movie is where I first heard "Mustang Sally"
     

  20. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    textbook WRHB sound in Hansard's Thinline
     

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