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1 hour ago, Mr.Bones said:

Dolly is not only a great musician and performer, but possibly the smartest, best business-person in music hands down.

One of her smartest decisions was telling "Colonel" Parker to fuck off. Elvis Presley wanted to record her song "I Will Always Love You" but as a condition Parker wanted her to give up half her publishing rights. Smartly, she said no. It was similar to Jerry Reed refusing to hand half his publishing rights to "Guitar Man" to Parker when Elvis wanted to use it for his 1968 Comeback Special, even though he was broke and starving at the time. To his credit, Elvis ignored Parker and did the song anyway. Tom Parker was a piece of shit.

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49 minutes ago, Strider said:

One of her smartest decisions was telling "Colonel" Parker to fuck off. Elvis Presley wanted to record her song "I Will Always Love You" but as a condition Parker wanted her to give up half her publishing rights. Smartly, she said no. It was similar to Jerry Reed refusing to hand half his publishing rights to "Guitar Man" to Parker when Elvis wanted to use it for his 1968 Comeback Special, even though he was broke and starving at the time. To his credit, Elvis ignored Parker and did the song anyway. Tom Parker was a piece of shit.

What I always loved about Dolly is she is just so damn nice in public, does not go for the "I'm a big star" nonsense, and always places business over ego. When that lovely lady Whitney Houston used her tune for The Bodyguard and then talked trash about how amazing her (WH) version was compared to Dolly's version, and that Dolly's version could not touch hers, what did Dolly do? Not what just about any other performer would do, nope, she publicly said Whitney was right and that Whitney's version was better...then laughed all the way to the bank as Whitney's version sold millions. Most musicians would have involved themselves in some petty pissing contest but not Dolly. Not just classy but smart.

and yes, Tom Parker, aka Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk, was indeed a massive piece of shit. Too bad Elvis did not have him whacked, Elvis might still be with us today.

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Yesterday I watched Sate of Grace, with Sean Penn, Gary Oldman and Ed Harris about the Irish gang the Westies, and Black Mass about Whitey Bulger.

 

I had seen these two movies already, but enjoyed watching them again.

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19 hours ago, RainbowElf said:

Yesterday I watched Sate of Grace, with Sean Penn, Gary Oldman and Ed Harris about the Irish gang the Westies, and Black Mass about Whitey Bulger.

 

I had seen these two movies already, but enjoyed watching them again.

Black Mass was great. Depp really looked like the total maniac.

I'm watching the original.

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4 hours ago, RainbowElf said:

State of Grace was great too and based on the Westies, total maniacs.

The Irish gangsters post-1940's were mostly sociopathic knuckeheads who barely eeked out a living. Whereas most of the Italian & Russian gangsters only killed when necessary (mostly, not always) and as a result made considerably more money, the Irish default reaction to pretty much anything was kill, kill, kill. Outside of the Jamaicans, Hattians, and the Central American cartels, the Irish mob was the most brutal, and arguably the least successful.

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4 hours ago, Mr.Bones said:

The Irish gangsters post-1940's were mostly sociopathic knuckeheads who barely eeked out a living. Whereas most of the Italian & Russian gangsters only killed when necessary (mostly, not always) and as a result made considerably more money, the Irish default reaction to pretty much anything was kill, kill, kill. Outside of the Jamaicans, Hattians, and the Central American cartels, the Irish mob was the most brutal, and arguably the least successful.

Did you watch State of Grace? I believe what you say about the Irish mob, true psychopaths. 

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Just now, RainbowElf said:

Did you watch State of Grace? I believe what you say about the Irish mob, true psychopaths. 

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

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23 minutes ago, Mr.Bones said:

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

It’s my favorite genre too, I grew up around it. I’ll check out Dogs is it in English?

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3 hours ago, Mr.Bones said:

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

I posted before about 'Family Enforcer' with Joe Pesci. Funny, but also super violent. The piano bar scene is hilarious.

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12 hours ago, redrum said:

I posted before about 'Family Enforcer' with Joe Pesci. Funny, but also super violent. The piano bar scene is hilarious.

When they were filming Casino on location in Vegas, when Pesci walked into the Stardust (filming location for the fictional Tangiers and actual casino where everything took place), one of the long-time pit bosses almost shit himself as he said Pesci was a dead ringer for Anthony Spilotro (the Nicky Santoro character) and seeing him made the pit boss a wee bit "uncomfortable."

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5 hours ago, reids said:

Found one of my favorite movies on criterion (remastered in 4K) blu ray today for only $15. ... It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) featuring a ton of comic greats on a mission to find a treasure. 
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0057193/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

R😎

Love that movie and Edie Adams was a super hottie. :) Ernie Kovacs was a lucky guy.

Amazon.com: Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection: Edie Adams,  Ernie Kovacs, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis Jr, Spike  Jones, Bob Hope, Peter Falk, n/a: Movies & TV

A friend told me about this one:

Woman on the Run (Universal International, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X | Lot  #51473 | Heritage Auctions

1950 and most of it filmed in San Francisco that showed a lot of my fave places as a kid. The amusement park scene was filmed in Ocean Park and Santa Monica.

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2 hours ago, redrum said:

Love that movie and Edie Adams was a super hottie. :) Ernie Kovacs was a lucky guy.

Amazon.com: Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection: Edie Adams,  Ernie Kovacs, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis Jr, Spike  Jones, Bob Hope, Peter Falk, n/a: Movies & TV

A friend told me about this one:

Woman on the Run (Universal International, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X | Lot  #51473 | Heritage Auctions

1950 and most of it filmed in San Francisco that showed a lot of my fave places as a kid. The amusement park scene was filmed in Ocean Park and Santa Monica.

Yes. Indeed. Cool 

R😎

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