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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
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    seems to me like i've read this thread before in a past life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    So, yesterday I saw Quicksilver for the first time.
    Grammariffic.

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    Quicksilver is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    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.
    Last edited by ms.gio; 01-27-07 at 03:21 PM.
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    Giolander: There can be only one.
    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    2) he has a break.
    what, like a lunch break? smoke break? prison break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Giolander: There can be only one.
    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

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    Voodooooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    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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    Wow, snoobariffic

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    its also an avatar

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    What continuity? This movie can't even decide what city it's in.
    The extra digit is crucial to my success.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugen
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SSfreak
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    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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