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« on: June 26, 2003, 03:33:20 PM »
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i dont know about anybody else, but there is nothing quite like a 1970's era Jack Nicholson performance.  for me, i dont know if it gets any better than that.  lets review...

-EASY RIDER (1969)
-FIVE EASY PIECES (1970)
-CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971)
-CHINATOWN (1974)
-ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST (1975)
-THE SHINING (1980)


thats just from what i've seen.  theres more.  other career favorites of mine include...

-BATMAN (1989)  
-AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)
-ABOUT SCHMIDT (2003)


and others, but those are my favorite.  i want to see GOIN SOUTH, because he directed it, but mostly because of the cover art.


how great is that?
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2003, 03:34:38 PM »
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Best thread title ever.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2003, 03:35:43 PM »
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Fucking class. Jack is the man.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2003, 04:59:28 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
i dont know about anybody else, but there is nothing quite like a 1970's era Jack Nicholson performance.  for me, i dont know if it gets any better than that.  lets review...

-EASY RIDER (1969)
-FIVE EASY PIECES (1970)
-CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971)
-CHINATOWN (1974)
-ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST (1975)
-THE SHINING (1980)

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how can you leave out THE LAST DETAIL... Robert Towne/Hal Ashby combo, if im not mistaken -- great film.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2003, 05:08:57 PM »
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thats just from what i've seen.  theres more.


i left it out because i havent seen it!  but ill add detail and marvin gardens to my must see list, thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2003, 10:19:10 PM »
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Nicholson is like the human equivalent of gold. He's a legend.

He's done too much good stuff to mention. I can watch 'As Good As It Gets' repeatedly and not get tired of it. 'Cuckoos Nest' is too good for words. His performance in 'The Pledge' (and the film itself) is under-rated. I really liked 'About Schmidt'. I felt so sorry for him throughout the whole thing. It was good to see him enjoyng himself in 'Anger Management'. I'll definately see his next comedy with Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2003, 11:23:08 PM »
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honestly - and dont make fun of me too much - but my favorite JACK performance is from TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.  I'm sorry, i really love that movie.

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2003, 12:26:47 PM »
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i know its cliche as hell to mention this but my favorite performance of his has to be The Shining...
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2003, 05:48:49 PM »
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Look up cool in the dictionary and there he is. If Homer Simpsons hero is Steve Mqueen, then mine is Jack Nicholson. Legend indeed.

I gotta say Cuckoo's Nest is my favourite but The Last Detail comes close.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2003, 04:08:52 PM »
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I love Jack.

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2003, 08:12:30 PM »
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Just watched "The Pledge" last night, and damn does Jack Muthafuckin' Nicholson command the screen in that role. It's like the dark side of Warren Schmidt.

The film, by the way, foregoes the normal 'cop out to find the killer' story line that starts off the first act and quickly becomes a brilliant character study.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2003, 08:50:24 PM »
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anyone ever see this film? the pledge is a remake of it

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2003, 09:05:26 PM »
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anyone ever see this film? the pledge is a remake of it


Actually, they are both based on the same book. And both would be remakes of this film.
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2003, 04:19:05 PM »
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honestly - and dont make fun of me too much - but my favorite JACK performance is from TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.  I'm sorry, i really love that movie.


it's not my favorite of his but it's up there.  He's got one of the best lines of all time.

Shirley Maclaine's characters asks him if he'd like to come in for tea, and as he slides across the hood of his corvette he says; "I'd rather stick needles in my eyes."  Gets me every time

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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2003, 11:03:09 PM »
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I'd like to add that every time I drive along Mulholland Drive and pass Jack's house, I yell "You're the fucking man!" out my window.

I wonder if he's ever heard me?
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