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Desc:I think he sniped the baby
Category:Classic Movies
Tags:Clint Eastwood, bradley cooper, american sniper
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Maggot Brain - 2015-01-20
"Cut! Okay, great dry run. Now let's get the real baby in- What?- Uh-huh? Oh~, yeah, yeah, no, it's-, umm, okay then. Look's that's a wrap for today, guys, good job, see you all early tomorrow."
infinite zest - 2015-01-20
From the director who knows how to make any inanimate object, including chairs, come to life!

StanleyPain - 2015-01-20
What a deep, deep scene. No film about the military has ever done this in this way before. And Cooper's accent? Oscar winning, right there. He truly embodies the character. Amazing.
infinite zest - 2015-01-20
I really want to see it. One of my former housemates is a sniper now. I guess you'd need to know him, but he was pretty much your typical weed smoking beer drinking LSD dropping Portland hipster, and we all thought he was joking when he said he was joining the Army. After a year or so he was on leave and stayed on my couch. Still the same guy, and I did my best not to ask anything unless he was talking about life overseas, but he had some incredibly heart breaking stories. Other than that, it was just beer and weed and cold lamping, but it was different than talking about skateboarding and Trailer Park Boys, or whatever it is we used to talk about.

StanleyPain - 2015-01-20
I've known plenty of military people, including a few who did 2-3 tours in Iraq. They went through a lot of bullshit, but kept things relatively together. Sadly, since they haven't lied about their careers and aren't right-wing, racist shitbags who brag about loving murder, so no one will make movies about them.

infinite zest - 2015-01-20
I read a brief synopsis and yeah, this is every Veteran I served when I worked for the NCRAR. I can't think of too many movies, especially recent ones, though, that glorify war, even if the battle is "won" in somewhat typical hollywood fashion, like Zero Dark Thirty. It seems like the "yay we did it boys let's all go home and make babies" pretty much went out with the John Wayne WWII movies, and rare exceptions that make it funny at times like Three Kings.

infinite zest - 2015-01-20
I think my sarcasm detector may have been a little off there.. does the book or film depict Kyle that ultra-patriotic way? I haven't read it or seen the movie, but I do know that things didn't end well for Kyle..

SolRo - 2015-01-20
NPR basically said that the movie is so not focused on a message that it becomes a Rorschach test...if you're anti-war you'll think it's anti-war, if your republican you'll think its the best war promotion ever.

Chocolate Jesus - 2015-01-21
heavy zest

infinite zest - 2015-01-21
Yeah.. it's an interesting story so I'll see it, probably when it goes to the cheap theatre. But the more I see of Kyle, the more I take back what I said about most Veterans I knew or know.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-01-20
One of my coworkers couldn't wait for this movie, having read and loved the book.

Coincidentally, he's a birther who thinks Obama has appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to his cabinet.
That guy - 2015-01-21

Motherfucker, why did you 3-star an obviously fake baby in multiple medium shots from a movie that cost .8M and grossed M on its opening weekend, setting a record for January.

The stars do no mean "I like this movie" or "I don't like this movie".

Binro the Heretic - 2015-01-21
Not everything is worth five stars.

Hollywood uses fake babies all the time because you really don't want a real infant subjected to the tortuous conditions of a movie set.

Yes, the editing is bad. The writing is corny and the acting is sub-par, but a bad film doesn't instantly become so bad it's good.

Also, I hate any attention this fucking film gets. Yes, even negative attention.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-20
This is like watching pornography: exploitative, fake, shallow... It leaves me feeling dirty and a little confused too.
Lef - 2015-01-20
and an erection?

chumbucket - 2015-01-20
That baby went unconfirmed as well.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2015-01-20
Check that baby's birth certificate.
BHWW - 2015-01-20
How could I hold my baby with these...damned sniper's hands?!?
oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2015-01-20
old enough for kisses
gravelstudios - 2015-01-21
For you, for making me laugh in spite of myself.

EvilHomer - 2015-01-20
Yeah, well you try lying buried inside a goddamn sand dune on the Syrian border for five days straight.

Stupid bitch.
Pillager - 2015-01-20
Better than Rocket Raccoon handling your infant.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2015-01-20
You don't know that.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-01-21
He needs the baby for his plan.


millerman13 - 2015-01-20
fuck this whole jingoistic bullshit
Old_Zircon - 2015-01-21

millerman13 - 2015-01-21

Hooker - 2015-01-20
The Mothership - 2015-01-20
I'll bet this was a light test or a blocking shot, and then it somehow slipped through in editing. Because I refuse to believe that veteran directors would A: write a scene that corny and B: also use the goddamn fakest-ass fake infant ever.
millerman13 - 2015-01-20
hollywood has no shame these days. I'd bet anything this is from the wide release

That guy - 2015-01-21
It's dumbfounding.

I'm still not sure it's actually real because what the fuck.

On the flip side, you try telling Clint Eastwood he's wrong. He's a tough guy, probably senile, successful, rich and experienced. That's not a recipe for hearing back "...oh, I see what your saying- the rubber doll doesn't look real which is a problem".

That guy - 2015-01-21
brief search.... apparently this is in the final cut.
my mind explode

Fingasmcgee - 2015-01-21
Boring Truth Alert:

The baby that was supposed to be in this scene had a bad fever, and the back-up baby was a no-show. So even in A-level Hollywood productions they had to just shoot the scene and hope people wouldn't notice.

That guy - 2015-01-21
Absolutely not true- you just said what their dumb excuse is for this stupid choice.

They could have reshot later, especially with such a simple interior shot and 2 actors. They probably had space in the schedule for a reshoot or three, and I'm almost positive that the 2 actors' time on that reshoot day would be included in their massive-payout contract.
There is no way that that reshoot day would have cost 0K.

The PRODUCTION budget was .8M.

They did this because they are stupid and over-confident, or because Eastwood put his senile foot down, or both.

Caminante Nocturno - 2015-01-21
So is this like in the Twilight Zone movie, only the original baby got shot in the head instead of killed by a helicopter?
Lurchi - 2015-01-21
I think even the most rah-rah Republicans carried around some subconscious guilt or loathing about the stupidity and failure of the Iraq war. This movie is such a hit because it makes everything OK again by successfully re-establishing the "USA = noble hero" propaganda model on a deep level.
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