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Old 01-27-07, 08:39 AM   #1
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Quicksilver for the first time

So, yesterday I seen Quicksilver for the first time. The bicycle trick/stunt scene was pretty cool to watch. From the looks of it, it seemed that Kevin Bacon's bike was a fixed gear though there were many times when he was coasting; however there were no brakes on the bars. Do you think he was using a coaster brake set-up or just a show thing for the movies? . . .
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It's just a movie
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seems to me like i've read this thread before in a past life...
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So, yesterday I saw Quicksilver for the first time.
Grammariffic.
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Quicksilver is fantastic.
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Old 01-27-07, 11:04 AM   #6
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So, yesterday I seen Quicksilver for the first time. The bicycle trick/stunt scene was pretty cool to watch. From the looks of it, it seemed that Kevin Bacon's bike was a fixed gear though there were many times when he was coasting; however there were no brakes on the bars. Do you think he was using a coaster brake set-up or just a show thing for the movies? . . .
yeah yeah yeah i know its just a movie but come on... It's a continuity error. One moment he's on a fixed gear but next he coasts. Last time I checked you *can't* coast on a fixed gear bicycle. I just saw the trailor of the movie on youtube.com and there are scenes which clearly show that 1) he coasts and 2) he has a brake.
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Old 01-27-07, 11:08 AM   #7
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Grammariffic.
Actually in most housing projects around here, the correct way to saying that (as agreed by the majority) is "I seen."
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Old 01-27-07, 11:08 AM   #8
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2) he has a break.
what, like a lunch break? smoke break? prison break?
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Old 01-27-07, 11:18 AM   #9
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what, like a lunch break? smoke break? prison break?
Whoops, sorry about that. This is what I get for going straight to bike forums right after waking up.
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Whoops, sorry about that. This is what I get for going straight to bike forums right after waking up.
almost like going straight to bike forums right after the bar, only not as funny.
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Actually in most housing projects around here, the correct way to saying that (as agreed by the majority) is "I seen."
Where I live, it's "I's seen".
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Old 01-27-07, 12:59 PM   #13
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Wow, snoobariffic
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What continuity? This movie can't even decide what city it's in.
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never seen the movie but... this scene?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwMGkqa6Sw
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^ only bright spot in the whole movie. i love how the bar is right across the alley from the dispatch.
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Old 01-27-07, 09:25 PM   #18
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Say all you seen. What it is is a great movie. And Kevin Bakon is a really terrific actor.
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Any body have the scene with Kevin and his lady friend gettin down to business?
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What continuity? This movie can't even decide what city it's in.
Said the man that lives in the bay area.

Hmmm, I wonder what city has hills like that, hmm I wonder.



even if it looks at times like your in New York.
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Old 01-28-07, 12:31 AM   #21
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ha! i love how when hes freestylin totally workin that rim and you see that stuff flexx like what?!?!? that and the mad small gearing- like a 14*14 but who notices that
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Said the man that lives in the bay area.

Hmmm, I wonder what city has hills like that, hmm I wonder. even if it looks at times like your in New York.
That NY business is my point. There are scenes like look like NYC to me, yet there are others where you can see signs for the Bay Bridge, yet his folks in the suburbs have east-coast accents, yet they race SF, and he works in the stock exchange? Any stock exchange hot-shot at that time would be in NY, despite the pacific exchange. And his (and the girlfriend's) attempt at an accent definitely points east. IMDB's goofs page says it's supposed to take place in NY. You know, the New York with its own Coit Tower.

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When people are angry that Quicksilver was obviously filmed in SF yet is supposed to take place in NY it makes me go like this: "AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA."

I love that ****in movie.
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Any body have the scene with Kevin and his lady friend gettin down to business?
i think it's perfect where it is... in the iron safe that is your head; never to be released on youtube.
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I don't think anybody's angry... just not taking it seriously and scoffing at the lack of continuity.
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