McDonald's Ray Kroc "The Founder" looks like a good movie coming out*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by tommy-thewho, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just saw the trailer for the Founder with Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc.

    Looks very interesting how he managed to get the franchise going.
     
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  2. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    It does look interesting and the presence of Keaton makes me even more....interested...
     
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  3. The Panda

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    'Boom Like That' time again
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    just for Keaton I will watch this...been a fan for years of Michael.
     
  5. peteham

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    I did my grade eight speech on Ray Kroc back in '78.
     
  6. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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  7. The Panda

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  8. Chris DeVoe

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    Just saw this with my wife and loved it. Sadly, we were literally the only two people in the theater, so if you want to see it, you'll probably have to see it this week.
     
  9. PaulKTF

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    I heard about this a few months ago and wanted to see it. I'm glad you liked it. I'll have to check it out. :righton:

     
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  10. Chris DeVoe

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    Sadly, it got dumped in the post-Christmas/pre-summer blockbuster period, because it is genuinely an Oscar worthy performance by Keaton. Watching the credits, it doesn't look like the McDonald's corporation was involved, but it did credit the heirs of the McDonald brothers. The filmmakers treated the product well, they'd have no objections on that basis, just that Kroc was (depending on your perspective) either a hard-nosed business man or a bit of a bastard.
     
  11. SoundAdvice

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    I got a preview pass and I did genuinely enjoy the movie.
     
  12. JohnO

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    I'm interested to see what they did in the movie, but I read the best primary two books and other materials over the years. It's a fascinating story, and to have Kroc's own version and a good outsider version is instructive. I'll see, and I guess I better see it soon. But, it's Hollywood.
    Grinding it Out by Ray Kroc
    Behind The Arches by John R. Love
     
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  13. Monosterio

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    I hadn't intended on seeing it because I already have three movies scheduled for Saturday. But now I may have to go for a fourth.
     
  14. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    It may technically be "Hollywood" but it was made by the Weinstein Company, and filmed in Georgia, so it's pretty much an "Indie" film.
     
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  15. Chris DeVoe

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    You sound like my wife Vickie. She saw 220 films in the theater last year. She got a MoviePass card, and plans to exceed that number this year.
     
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  16. Monosterio

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    I'm nowhere near that bad -- I doubt I see more than 30-35 movies a year. This is just an unusually strong week for me.
     
  17. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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  18. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Glad it's finally out.
     
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  19. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics!

    The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant is a drive-up hamburger stand at 10207 Lakewood Boulevard at Florence Avenue in Downey, California. It was the third McDonald's restaurant and opened on August 18, 1953.

    Go by it all the time.
     
  20. The Panda

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    Shame they can't use Knopfler's song. "It's Kroc with a K, like Crocodile not spelled that way."
     
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  21. Neil Anderson

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    that trailer looks very good. going to make a point of seeing this.
     
  22. peteham

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    My grade 8 speech, back in 1978, was on Ray Kroc (my dad wrote for me). For that reason alone, I have to see it.
     
  23. johnny 99

    johnny 99 Exiled On Main Street

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    "Boom Like That"
    Great tune; one of my favourite songs from Knopfler's solo career.

    I'll have to see this film as the trailer looked good and I really like Michael Keaton as an actor,
    I'm still mad he didn't get the Oscar for "Birdman" as he really and truly deserved it. I think this new film is his first "starring" role since "Birdman". I'm sure it will be interesting.

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  24. Chris DeVoe

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    They did have one of my all-time favorite songs - "Music On A Found Harmonium" by Penguin Cafe Orchestra - to illustrate the Speedee food preparation system.
     
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  25. Chris DeVoe

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    I had to see it because my dad was a Ronald McDonald. He was offered a franchise for $60,000 back in the mid seventies.
     

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