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Charles Farrell
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Charles Farrell 1m
Braddock was an insanely tough man, and actually a very smart one. The film does him no genuine good.
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Charles Farrell 2m
Well, another reason not to watch it all the way through it that it's lousy.
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Charles Farrell 3m
Well, you know, young compared to me.
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Charles Farrell 3m
Literally to his dying moment (as you probably know).
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Charles Farrell 10m
"I consider it a masterpiece, but not Scorsese’s crowning achievement." Ditto, David.
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Charles Farrell 51m
Replying to @RatCatcherMpls
Because he's Jermain Taylor or because he's a young black man?
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Charles Farrell 56m
Replying to @kelley_AK
Ben's going to care for animals? That is the best news imaginable, Amanda. You have good reason to be proud of him.
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Charles Farrell 1h
Replying to @kelley_AK
That's exciting news, Amanda. I know it'll be tough for you (and for him). But he'll do very well, I'm sure. He's going to have a great life.
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Charles Farrell 1h
"how" out of line...
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Charles Farrell 1h
I don't think Floyd understood who out of line it was at that point in Ali's life not to call him by his rightful name. It showed poor judgment. But Patterson's thinking about Ali changed over time (not entirely, though), and he held him in the highest esteem as a fighter.
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Charles Farrell 1h
It's a strange choice. But it probably paid a lot (I don't know that Maxie had much money toward the end), and I'm sure there were people talking in his ear, reminding him that it was "fiction." And Max did halfway think of himself as an actor.
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Charles Farrell 1h
I do think he's having a wonderful time. And it's complicated, since he's having a wonderful time at Carnera's expense. But it is a boxing match, after all. And my gut instinct is that he doesn't want to hurt Primo.
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Charles Farrell 1h
Don't miss Fat City (book or movie). "Fat City" is almost without question the best book of boxing fiction ever written, and it may well be the best boxing movie too.
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Charles Farrell 1h
Yes, much more a character study, and a cultural study too. I liked it a lot.
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Charles Farrell 1h
How did you feel about that in "Raging Bull?" It didn't bother me there. But I don't think that "Raging Bull" is primarily a boxing movie.
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Charles Farrell 1h
If you go back to Gardner's book, I think you'll come away with the conclusion that he is fond of Stockton.
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Charles Farrell 2h
Paul, do you think that's what Baer was doing with Carnera? I always got the sense he was more clowning around than being cruel. Some of the antics he used in that fight were things he did in other fights.
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Charles Farrell 2h
Define "flattering."
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Charles Farrell 2h
Yes, absolutely. Good observation.
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Charles Farrell 2h
Right, every city has rundown sections. From what I saw of the film, I liked Stockton. It reminded me of Brockton a little bit. I thought Dave Brubeck was a very rich kid. His father was a rancher or something. I think he grew up on an enormous farm. Maybe I'm mistaken.
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