"The Deuce" - HBO Series with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Tone, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    so..... I didn't miss it?.....
     
  2. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    I'm hoping so !

    This is their website :
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  3. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    No.

    I think the point of not showing Ashley/Dorothy's murder or solving her killing is to say that "The Deuce" killed her: the whole system of pimps and prostitutes and corrupt cops & pols and the mob. And just as Dorothy's murder pushes Alston to buy into the MEP, Karate Kid takes a slug from Method Man, turning him into a hero where he can thwart Alston's plans and keep the whole corrupt system spinning. Vincent wants out (of the parlors and the peeps), Candy wants out (she thinks she can now make movies without mob money), Darlene and Larry want out (Darlene's taking classes and Larry's charisma might make him a legit actor), Paul wants out (but Tommy reminds him that once you're in, you're in), Lori sorta gets out (if being a coked-up porn starlet counts as "out"), Loretta walks out but to where we don't know, etc.
     
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  4. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Ok...
    so, now....
    we wait a year to see how all this resolves.....
    oy vey!
     
  5. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    .....and don't forget that they'll be doing ANOTHER time jump next season!
     
  6. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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  7. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    I thought her vocal was the worst part of it. Grates on me to the point I actually speed through the credits every episode. And I'm a HUGE EC fan.
     
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  8. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    A thousand pardons if I offended you, I didn't mean to.

    I gathered from earlier posts you had experience in the trade.

    Tell us the extent of your involvement.
     
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Plays a sleaze ball effectively, FutureWorld.
     
  10. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

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    Who are you referring to?
     
  11. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Okay, although it's likely to get deleted yet again. When I was a teen we had a family friend who had been in a number of x-rated films. She was the daughter of my dad's boss the time, and had decided to get into them after seeing director Gerard Damiano speak at UMKC, and he created a film starring her. The film Portrait had its world premiere in Kansas City with spotlights, limousines red carpet and all the rest at the Dove theater on Main Street.

    Years later, I installed the video projector at the Dove when production shifted from film to video tape. Also my wife was the bookkeeper for a video shop called SRO Video which was owned by the couple that owned the Dove, and the office was upstairs behind the projection booth. So Vickie would be doing the books, and between features would sometimes run the spotlight for the strippers. Occasionally she would make up mixtapes for the women - one young woman made up a whole routine to Dave Stewart and Barbera Gaskin's version of The Locomotion - complete with overalls, an engineer's cap and an oil can.

    So my experience is mostly peripheral, never involved in production but I've seen a lot of the "golden age" films, knew people involved in the production of them and went to the theaters during that period that the New York times named "p***o chic."
     
  12. ascot

    ascot Senior Member

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    REMINDER: Season 3 kicks off tonight, September 9th. :)
     
  13. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Who's doing that cover of "Dreaming", during the credits?
     
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    How the period authenticity so far?
     
  15. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

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    Still got a wait for UK S3 premiere at the moment, think its next week. :thumbsdow:(
     
  16. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Musically?....ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!
     
  17. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    Well that would be chronologically correct...
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  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Sadly, nothing from that awesome album.....:shake:
     
  19. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Anyone care to comment on last night's new episode?
     
  20. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

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    How about you?
     
  21. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    Oh, so the producers saw the mid-80s in a .... wait for it ... different light :biglaugh:
     
  22. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    You're full of 'Bangles-beans' today.....:agree:
     
  23. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    It's the regular Blondie version but like last season's "This Year's Girl" it's been sped up some. I doubt anyone could play that drum part faster than Clem Burke's original!
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Season 2.
    Was that supposed to be The Damned performing New Rose?
     
  25. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    There's something historically "off" either way:

    * If it's supposed to be The Damned, (a) they were breaking up at that time (Dec. '77); (b) lead singer Dave Vanian (a stage name based on "Transylvanian") usually dressed as Dracula, which the singer in The Deuce is not.

    * If it's supposed to be a cover band, punk bands of the era generally didn't cover each other's contemporary songs.

    There have been questions about having a punk band play in midtown in the first place, but The Hi-Hat is based on Tin Pan Alley which was a "below-14th-Street" style club on 49th.
     

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