Thursday, September 16, 2010

Facebook Commentary: They Live

John Carpenter never gets his due. Sad because he has done some awesome flicks. Here's one.


Carl Towns Eight O’Clock in the Morning so that must mean THEY LIVE! Commentary time.
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Carl Towns The single best movie to ever star a pro-wrestler. Second would be the Rundown. These are facts. Check 'em on the wiki
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Carl Towns The movies based on two stories. One, Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson. And a story called Nada from a comic book called Alien Encounters.

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Here's Roddy Piper walking the train tracks. Gotta love that score by director John carpenter and Alan Howarth.
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Carl Towns This is actually a good flick for todays society. Deals with the jobless and a state of depression. Plus how aliens keep taking our jobs. Damn intergalactic monsters are taking our jobs.
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Carl Towns Street Preacher: Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!

Carl Towns Like Masters of the Universe, this film has meg Foster. Whose eyes are so unreal she has to be some sort of succubus. Peering into your soul.

Carl Towns Enter Frank, played by Keith David. Who I always mistake for David Keith. Even though ones black and awesome and the other is some white actor.
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Carl Towns Its the scene with all the dirty poor people being fed. Go and get jobs-Oh, wait... some of them have jobs. Talk about some pay cuts.

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Carl Towns Bearded Man: They are dismantling the sleeping middle class. More and more people are becoming poor. We are their cattle. We are being bred for slavery.

Carl Towns How the fuck are the poor people watching TV in the middle of their slum field. Do they have a generator. Or do they have extension cords running all the way to the local church. Damn plot holes.
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Okay, a wrestler enters a church. No, thats not a joke. Thats what just happened. Though I wonder if the enter with their arms raised and doing the ramp way entrance they do at a show. That would be so cool.
-Pedro Sambrano In Piper's day they didn't have a ramp way entrance. They just walked to the ring, and Roddy always did that.
-Carl Towns thankfully they have ramps now. it makes walking feel more epic.

Carl Towns The people in the church are conspiring. But for what? Whats going on?

Carl Towns Piper got the job after a wrestlemania 3. he won the match, got a gig in one of the great sci-fi films. truly, a great time for Piper.
-Pedro Sambrano That was when he officially retired. After that he only came back for short runs.
-Carl Towns In a hair versus hair match. i checked it out. i can't seem to remember any 'manias before wrestlemania 5. blue blazer vs. mr. perfect!
-Pedro Sambrano Yep, against Adorable Adrian Adonis.
-Carl Towns That is a pimp name.
-Pedro Sambrano He was pimpin' until they made him wear a dress.

Carl Towns Pipers character, Nada, is watching the church. he's suspicious. as am i every time i pass a church. damn catholic guilt.
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Carl Towns SHIT! It's the police. RUN! 5-oh! 5-oh! Run n***a run! I mean-run po' people run!
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Carl Towns They just fuckin' up your house. ... Slum. ... Poor people village?

Carl Towns The cops gonna beat down some church folk. Including a black man. A blind black preacher. Even I think thats going a little too far.

Carl Towns The day after, Piper decides to go to church a second time. Maybe he'll find God. But I kinda doubt it. he never seems to be there.

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I stole from a church and all I got were these slick ass as black sunglasses. worth it.

Carl Towns BTW, the movies about a secret alien infiltration. and the sunglasses make it so you can see the truth. like the billboards that actually read OBEY. ahhh... subliminal messaging.

Carl Towns Dear magazine shack owner, all your magazines suck and are telling em to become braindead. and not to question authority.

Carl Towns Continuity Goof: The alien at the magazine stand gets his change twice.

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Piper sees the alien chick get her hair did. in the salon. she is one ugly hoe.

Carl Towns This movie proves that black and white makes things creepier.

Carl Towns ‎"You, you're okay. This one, real fucking ugly."-Nada/Piper

Carl Towns formaldehyde-face! thats just classic.

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Carl Towns Thats like pouring perfume on a pig-Piper/Nada
Damn, classic line after classic line.

Carl Towns I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.-As Piper comes int he bank armed and ready to destroy.
-Pedro Sambrano The shotgun to the banker is one of my favorite scenes.
-Carl Towns I'd argue ever scene in this film is one of my favorite scenes.

Carl Towns ‎"Momma don't like tattletales."

Carl Towns The line "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum" was ad-libbed by Roddy Piper. According to director John Carpenter, Piper had taken the line from a list of ideas he had for his pro wrestling interviews.

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Carl Towns Meg Foster is on the scene now. providing transportation for our hero.

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Apparently the glasses are like some sort of super-drug. Looking good always gets one high.

Carl Towns Damn Piper, she just clocked you one good. Through a window no less.

Carl Towns Nada need his sunglasses. can't look fly without them.

Carl Towns Oh shit! Here it comes! The best movie street fight of all time!
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-Pedro Sambrano 6 minutes of pure action!!!

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God damn... Never trust a black man when he's trying to help you up.
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-Pedro Sambrano Words to live by.

Carl Towns The Cripple fight in episode 67 of South Park that aired on June 27, 2001. was taken blow by blow from the fight between Frank and Nada in the alley. If you watch it its a match scene for scene of the alley fight
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Carl Towns Belly to back suplex by Piper! No! Keith David holds in with the headlock!
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Carl Towns Damn! The black mans fighting real dirty!
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-Pedro Sambrano Gotta learn the lessons from all of those fights with the Indians.

Carl Towns The sudden burst of laughter by Piper when David doesn't break the bottle appropriately for a weapon makes the fight even sweeter.

Carl Towns Continuity: At the beginning of the alley fight, Nada sets down a cardboard box; Frank sets down a backpack. Towards the middle of the fight, as Frank tries to walk away, both items disappear.

Carl Towns The use of real wrestling moves is fucking awesome. the fights just now ending.
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Brother, life's a bitch. ... And shes back in heat.
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Carl Towns ‎"You had said that 'The Live' was written in response to your horror at the Reagan years. With the (George W.) Bush administration currently wreaking havoc around the globe, don't you think that this would be the perfect time for a sequel?"

This got a huge laugh out of the audience, and understandably so. John answered the question very simply, "The 80s never left us.
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Carl Towns Switching from glasses to contacts. less stylish but more practical in a fight i guess.

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We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock.

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The resistance is gathering together, arming themselves, ready to fight.

Carl Towns Meg fosters character Holly is back, with those weird blue eyes that makes me think she isn't human.

Carl Towns BAM! Its on!
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Carl Towns Nada and Frank are on the inside. learning about multidimensional expansion.

Carl Towns Time for some ass kicking.
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Carl Towns Apparently a number of the homeless sued in the film were really homeless. paid and fed extras for the flick. Neat.
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Carl Towns The black sunglasses are called Hoffman Glasses.

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Frank and Nada are blasting through the news building. Firing on fools like some sort of FPS video game. except this was way before those type of games.
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Carl Towns Lots of killing but that bitch Holly took out Frank. Now shes got her gun on our boy. It looks to be over. What you going to do Piper?
-Pedro Sambrano Of course, the black man never makes it to the end of a film, unless its Will Smith, which leads me to believe that his blackness disappeared with his rap career.
-Carl Towns Actually, Keith David made it to the end of the Thing. whether or not him and Kurt Russell got picked up or died in the Antarctic is left to your imagination.

Carl Towns Piper kills Holly. Fires on the broadcast signal disguising the aliens and their subliminal message. Than dies in a hail of gunfire. than gives them a middle finger as he lays dying.
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Carl Towns Now the people see them. See that... THEY LIVE!
The end. Of a classic fucking film. Check it out.
-Pedro Sambrano BEST SCI FI FILM EVER!!!

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