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

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    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
     
  2. Inspector Hammer!

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    I don't know about this film, I mean singers making movies hasn't really been working out latly. 'Glitter' anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. Matt Birchall

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    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.
    [​IMG]
    -mwb-
     
  4. Keith Paynter

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    Guys,
    This thread is for discussing the latest Britney Spears opus "Crossroads," so please just bear this in mind. [​IMG]
    Just to be safe, I edited both the offical discussion and review thread with a (2002) bracket so it doesn't confuse anyone!
    Thanks!
     
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    I'm not going to see it. I'm going to a film that's in direct competition with it.
     
  11. John Stone

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

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

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    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...
     

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