Random Thoughts Again

PittGradPSUMad
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:29 pm

ShoreLion wrote:Here's a random thought. Or rather a random meaningless fact for most. I just discovered today that I have a co-worker who had a bit speaking part in Forrest Gump. A lot of it was filmed right here in the lowcountry and not Alabama. And not Florida either B&W :D So he gets a check every quarter for his cut every time it's played. That's pretty cool.


Beaufort, SC to be exact. The Gump house is located at the end of narrow, dead-end alley near the waterfront. Mrs. Mad insisted we drive by like 400 other people were doing that day. I'll do just about anything to keep her smiling. That house was also used in the filming of The Big Chill and The Great Santini.
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LioninVa
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby LioninVa » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Beaufort, where they turn boys into Marines! I’ve been there a few times. I thought that house was also in The Big Chill, but didn’t know it was also in The Great Santini. You learn something every day!

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:09 pm

I love those films, although The Big Chill hasn't aged well, what with the casual drug use and all.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 pm

As a Boomer, I've always found The Big Chill to be a little embarrassing. The characters came off as a bunch of self-absorbed twerps. I like to pretend to be a self-absorbed twerp, but I do that for the sake of levity.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:13 pm

PittGradPSUMad wrote:I love those films, although The Big Chill hasn't aged well, what with the casual drug use and all.


Because casual drug use has gone out of style? You need to get out more, Mad.

Also, for my money, The Big Chill is Kevin Costner's best performance. I can't think of another movie where he comes more alive and is more genuine as a character than he is in that movie.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes, he nailed the role of "corpse". I read somewhere that there were several "flashback" scenes filmed in which his character appeared, but they all ended up on the cutting room floor.
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ShoreLion
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby ShoreLion » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:46 am

Beaufort is a pretty cool little town. They've done a really nice job with their waterfront. I live in Beaufort County but not the town.

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby LioninVa » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:58 am

My first duty station was Navy Band Charleston and we did combined concerts with the PI Marine Band in a gazebo in town every summer. The humidity was a bitch, but the crowd was always good.

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Is it football season yet?

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:10 pm

I don't want to know what you google'd to stumble across that.
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