Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

*** Official "CROSSROADS" (2002) Discussion Thread


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
14 replies to this topic

#1 of 15 Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford

    Studio Mogul

  • 24,120 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 09 1998
  • Real Name:Robert
  • LocationMichigan

Posted February 14 2002 - 02:47 PM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Crossroads". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

All HTF member film reviews of "Crossroads" should be posted here.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Crawdaddy

Crawdaddy

 

Blu-ray Preorder Schedule

 


#2 of 15 Inspector Hammer!

Inspector Hammer!

    Executive Producer

  • 11,067 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 15 1999
  • Real Name:John Williamson
  • LocationWilmington, Delaware

Posted February 14 2002 - 03:38 PM

I don't know about this film, I mean singers making movies hasn't really been working out latly. 'Glitter' anyone?Posted Image
"That's Jack Bauer!!!!!! He's coming for me!!!!!" - Charles Logan

#3 of 15 Matt Birchall

Matt Birchall

    Supporting Actor

  • 840 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 22 2000

Posted February 14 2002 - 04:01 PM

My favorite part of Crossroads has gotta be
the guitar duel between Ralph Macchio's character and Steve Vai's character in the end of the film!
Man, it's just smokin'! You just know that Daniel-san's gonna get his ass kicked, and Steve Vai's taunting him, and the Devil's all laughin' and shit, and old Willie Brown is turning away from the scene--he's so embarassed.

And then, all of a sudden, Daniel-san starts playing that classical Bach-Beethoven-Mozart stuff on his guitar, and Steve Vai just turns around, all scared-like, and the Devil's smile just immediately melts away, and Willie Brown starts coming back around. And Vai tries to keep up, but he just can't hang with the Karate Kid. And it's over. Scratch lost. And then the party is on! Jam! That floozy is dancin' all over, and Miles Dyson is gettin' into it, and it's just on. Old Blind Dog's playin' the harp (you know, where he come from, you don't play no harp, you don't get no pussy). Rock and roll.

Oh, I almost forgot. Jami Gertz is hot.

Posted Image

-mwb-

#4 of 15 Keith Paynter

Keith Paynter

    Screenwriter

  • 1,830 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted February 14 2002 - 04:57 PM

Uh, Matt, you're talking about the wrong movie, but that's the same one I think of whenever this new Britney Spears film gets mentioned.

I pray that this (new) film will die a quick death, and I may get my wish if summaries from RottenTomatoes.com are any indication...
I don't like SPAM!

#5 of 15 Malcolm R

Malcolm R

    Executive Producer

  • 11,503 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 08 2002
  • LocationVermont

Posted February 15 2002 - 02:58 AM

Quote:
Uh, Matt, you're talking about the wrong movie

I think the grinning smiley at the end acknowledged this. Posted Image
The purpose of an education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.

#6 of 15 John Stone

John Stone

    Supporting Actor

  • 683 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2001

Posted February 15 2002 - 03:29 AM

Quote:
, Daniel-san starts playing that classical Bach-Beethoven-Mozart stuff on his guitar

"Eugene's Bag Of Tricks" is actually a variation of Nicolo Paganini's 5th caprice. Steve Vai came up with the variations, and arranged it for guitar. Vai played all of the guitar parts in Crossroads (1986), except the slide stuff which was done by blues-master Ry Cooder.

To stay on subject, I think it sucks that films like Crossroads (2002) and Glitter will be/are out on DVD, while the cult-classic Crossroads (1986) is collecting dust somewhere. Posted Image

Yeah, I'm bitter.

#7 of 15 Peter Kim

Peter Kim

    Screenwriter

  • 1,577 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 18 2001

Posted February 15 2002 - 03:33 AM

Quote:
Uh, Matt, you're talking about the wrong movie, but that's the same one I think of whenever this new Mariah Carey film gets mentioned.


I'm not sure, but isn't this a britney flick? I, too, pray for a quick death for this flick. Waste of cineplex space and distracts attention from legitimate films heralded by Oscar. Well, maybe really won't distract any at all.

Matt,...I'm still pissed the soundtrack on cd never included the guitar solo at the end. I've never been able to find that masterpiece.
my girls rock Balenciaga & smoke mad marijuana - M.O.B.

#8 of 15 Peter Kim

Peter Kim

    Screenwriter

  • 1,577 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 18 2001

Posted February 15 2002 - 03:44 AM

John St...thanks for the info. It's been awhile since I've seen Crossroads...do you know what guitar solo I'm fuzzily thinking about? I really loved that piece. Is it performed by Steven Vai or Ry Cooder. Can I find it anywhere?

BTW...who is Nicolo Paganini? I only have a layman's understanding of classical musicians - so Vai did Paganini using a guitar?

I'm not too happy either that Crossroads has never been released on dvd.
my girls rock Balenciaga & smoke mad marijuana - M.O.B.

#9 of 15 Jason Whyte

Jason Whyte

    Screenwriter

  • 1,442 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 03 1999

Posted February 15 2002 - 04:15 AM

Guys,

This thread is for discussing the latest Britney Spears opus "Crossroads," so please just bear this in mind. Posted Image

Just to be safe, I edited both the offical discussion and review thread with a (2002) bracket so it doesn't confuse anyone!

Thanks!

Buy National Treasure on DVD today..."The best movie I saw on Saturday night from 7pm to 9:30. The DTS track is freakin' awesome!" --Multiplex Drone

#10 of 15 MatthewA

MatthewA

    Producer

  • 5,994 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 19 2000
  • Real Name:Matthew
  • LocationSalinas, CA

Posted February 15 2002 - 04:16 AM

I'm not going to see it. I'm going to a film that's in direct competition with it.

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

My DVD/BD List at DVD Aficionado


#11 of 15 John Stone

John Stone

    Supporting Actor

  • 683 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2001

Posted February 15 2002 - 04:23 AM

First, to stay on topic, I've heard that the new Crossroads (2002) sucks.

Quote:
John St...thanks for the info. It's been awhile since I've seen Crossroads...do you know what guitar solo I'm fuzzily thinking about?
Yes, literally. I have the sheet music, and can play it on guitar (it took me 2 years to learn it and get it nearly up to the correct speed). I also have some rather poor quality MP3s of the entire duel that I'd be happy to send you. Fire of an email to john@twowiresthin.com and I'll get it to you.


Quote:
BTW...who is Nicolo Paganini?
One of the greatest violinists of all time. Paganini was born in Genoa in the late 1700s. He was a true virtuoso.

Personally speaking, his playing had a big impact on me in the late 1980s when I was studying "neo-classical fusion" (neo-classical fusion is basically a fusion of heavy metal guitar and classical music. It was very popular in the 1980s around the time that I was first learning to play guitar. Artists like Yngwie Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert were among the best).

#12 of 15 Ryan L B

Ryan L B

    Supporting Actor

  • 880 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 05 2002

Posted February 15 2002 - 08:48 AM

Even though everybody in this forum thinks it sucks (I'm one of them) not all critics hated it. Ew gave it a B+ and one of the critics from Fox said
Quote:
Spears and her acting debut are wonderful


I have no idea what movie he was seeing since the acting is almost as bad if not worse than Glitter.

#13 of 15 Mark Pfeiffer

Mark Pfeiffer

    Screenwriter

  • 1,346 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 27 1999

Posted February 15 2002 - 09:47 AM

I'm well aware that everyone here is going to blister this film (most likely sight unseen). It's not a good movie (and I certainly didn't like it), but Crossroads isn't nearly as terrible as I expected. (Unfortunately, I'm familiar with the spate of pop star films, having seen Spice World, Glitter, and A Walk to Remember.) This is the best of the bunch, but that isn't exactly high praise.

If you really care, my review is here.
Read my reviews at www.dvdmon.com
My blog: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

#14 of 15 Ryan L B

Ryan L B

    Supporting Actor

  • 880 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 05 2002

Posted February 15 2002 - 10:06 AM

probobly all of the "singing" parts were lip-synced so they would sound just like how they did on the CD.

#15 of 15 Keith Paynter

Keith Paynter

    Screenwriter

  • 1,830 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted February 15 2002 - 01:32 PM

Damn I just keep having bad luck with singers in bad movies. Mariah, Britney, what's the diffference anyway. Now that I've fixed that error, I can get on with my life...
I don't like SPAM!


Back to Archived Threads 2001-2004



Forum Nav Content I Follow