Reel Faces vs. Real Faces
Posted by boots in entertainment 13 years ago
You'll find the real faces and bios of the people that inspired some of today's most popular movies based on true life stories...  
"Antwone Fisher", "Monster" (Eileen Wournos), "Frida", "Goodfellas", "Seabiscuit"...to name a few.  
 
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deathburger: For most of the guys, killing got to be accepted. They were routine. Murder was the only way everbody stayed in line. It wasthe ultimate weapon. You got out of line, you got whacked. Everybody knew the rules.  
 
But sometimes, even if people didn't get out of line, they'd get whacked. Hits just became a habit for some guys. It didn't take anything to get yourself killed.  
 
Guys would get into arguments over nothing and before you knew it, one of them was dead. They were shooting each other all the time. Shooting people was a normal thing. It was no big deal.  
 
You didn't have to do anything and nobody was immune. You just had to be there.
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boots: I assume you are commenting on "Goodfellas" and not "Seabiscuit"..?  
 
:)
aktaeon: Have you even seen Seabiscuit?  
 
He's talking about the scene where Joe Pesci comes in with his shine box and polishes the horse's face with an axe, then he cuts the head off so he can leave it in bed with the producer who won't give Don Corleone's God-son the part in the big movie. It's just before the scene where Matthew Broderick chases the dragon through the mall with Bruno Kirby, who ends up giving Daniel Stern some marital advice after he finds out that Stern's been schtooping the check-out girl at his father-in-law's grocery store where Steve Martin meets Carol Kane, but it doesn't work out because somebody has put a hit on Steve Martin which almost happens before he saves the day by building that baseball park for those kids where Shoeless Joe Jackson, played by Ray Liotta, comes in to throw a few with James Earl Jones. Eventually Ray Liotta goes narc on Robert De Niro, who tries to save Val Kilmer during a bank robery that goes south, but Al Pacino kills everybody, including De Niro. He even kills his brother Fredo in the sequel.  
 
Geez.
lorddimwit: /me's head a splodes
deathburger: It's times like this I wish we could give a little reward for exceptional comments. That was pure gold.
shigpit: You can give him a little reward. Leave it on his pillow before he turns in next time.
darkstar:  
 
I left a tooth under his pillow.  
 
 
 
It was not one of mine.
bear: i haven't even floated a seabisquit much less seen one
do I look fat in these?
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