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why would Hollywood feel the need to make a movie about this ???
you and i think alike rook.
These two teaming up for this effort is a complete change of direction. This is more of a biopic and not the usual crime/drama/thrillers they've done in the past.
It'll be interesting to see Pacino try and pull this off not because he isn't a great actor but because he tends to overract. I think he'll need to channel more of his early work where he was a bit more understated as an actor. Paterno could get emotional on the sidelines at times but not often.
Then there's his famous nasaly, high-pitched tone. But the question I have is if there'll be scenes from their games against the Bucks. And if so, who'll portray Tressel, etc?
well, pacino was in "cruising," which is one of the most disturbing movies i've ever seen, right up there with "caligula" and "hardcore." if you haven't seen it, it's about a nyc police detective who goes undercover in the sleazy and underground gay subculture to catch a serial killer who is murdering numerous gay men with s&m tactics...yikes!
so he's got some familiarity making movies that have sodomy as a part of their theme.
About the only scene I want to see is from the 06' game when he had the longest run of the game for PSU just before the half.
Why would they make a movie about Hitler, Too tell the story. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it shouldn't be told.
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But then it would have to be called "Crappy Valley."
He had an Al Roker moment--thought he was only passing gas but pooped his pants.
In 2006, Joe Paterno finds himself in a messy situation. Midway through the second quarter, Paterno makes a dash for the Penn State locker room and doesn't return until the third quarter.
He later claims he had the flu, but doesn't mention why he was wearing black pants in the first half and khakis in the second half.
We know what happened, JoePa. You pooped 'em.
But they didn't make the Hitler films the next year.
I think the victims of JS, and JoePa's lack of caring, should not have to see a movie about the man that let this happen to them. I'm sure it won't cover any of JS's crimes since the PSU folk still stand by the thought that JoePa didn't know, so that would be about a 2 minute scene in the movie with the Red Headed coward telling JoePa he saw "something"....
I'm sure the PSU fans are loving it though...
Again stating your opinion as fact. Pacino not a great actor. Wrong again.
Nice to see they are making a hero out of ole Joe. How long will it be until they make a hero out of Ray Lewis? Seems like you have to be a scum bag to become a hero?
I don't agree they will make him a hero. Nor do I think they will portray him as a villian.
If done well, the movie will make the viewer think and see different perspectives. I'd guess some will leave the theater with differing opinions of Paterno.
The rise and fall of an icon has the potential to be a fascinating story. This isn't going to be about Sandusky and his horrendous crimes, but it will try to portray Paterno's role in the cover-up. What was his role? What were his motivations? How much did he know and understand? Was he protecting himself and his own reputation and massive ego, or that of the program?
I forgot all about that film. Saw it years ago.
What do you mean make a hero out of Ray Lewis? Forget it I know and it's asinine what you're implying here.
WTF are you talking about?
What opinion as fact? If you're suggesting that I said Pacino isn't a great actor you're wrong. I said, "not because he isn't a great actor." I guess I should've said, "not because he isn't a great actor because he is" instead in order for you to understand.
So no I'm not wrong again. The question is what in the hell have you ever been right on to try and challenge me?
Nothing that's what!
Personally I think Harvey Keitel would've been a better choice for this particular role. Just darken his hair and features a bit and he'd be good to go.
I just can't see Pacino as Paterno outside of both being of Sicilian descent.
What I wonder is if this will be a TV movie or a feature film. I think it'd work better on television.
You so right I should post a million times about how kids are cowards because they wont come North to play football because that makes sense.
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