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to tell you the truth, i won't be surprised if there are parts of towns where people are still racist in the gangster neighbourhoods. it's sort of extreme but i wouldn't doubt it entirely.
I couldn't find any nominations but i can't see how people would see it better than Ben button, then again, Ben button wasn't as good as wrestler, and again, wrestler wasn't going to beat slumdog in best picture.
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loved his character in the movie. Clint played an awesome role.
Give his role a good 10.
Storyline, a 9.
I don't want to go into any detail, but if you're a fan of Clint Eastwood, go watch it!
i don't understand how
The gran torino has to do with the movie... it's just Clint's prized posession, that's all. I can't seem to connect the car with the story. can anybody help?
Tao tried to steal Clint's Torino, if there was no Torino the two would've never gotten to know each other so well, and everythiing that happened wouldnt have. The car is a cataylst for the movie.
The Torino is also a symbol of friendship. Everyone wants Clint's car (family and friends) but the only one we see that he gives it to and lets them drive is Tao. Clint didn't even drive the Torino in the entire movie.
Above and beyond the horrendous Asian actors, Eastwood's dialogue reminded me of a retired Batman that has a chip on his shoulder with everyone he sees....which was amusing.
The Gran Torino has a few symbolic icons...and of course when it comes to symbolism, there is never a wrong answer, its just how its perceived.
To the gangbangers, Walt's family (especially grandaughter), and colleagues, the Gran Torino was a symbol of envy....something that people wanted, but no way deserving of it.
To Thao and Walt, it was a symbol suffering and reward. Like Thao repaying his family's honour by work he had no knowledge of skill....Walt had to slave away at the Ford factory's assembly line after the war...., where he built that very same Gran Torino.
On a much MUCH broader level......the Gran Torino was a symbol of Detroit's corrusption.
As you know, the movie is set in Detroit, Michigan, and the car was specifically a 1972 Gran Torino. Apparently, the story behind Ford and other car manufacturers was that the line of cars which started with the 1972 Gran Torino and others of that generation started making cars with inferior parts, sloppy craftsmanship, and horrible quality control; everything went down the drain. The market for American cars of that generation created a huge economic dive for Detroit where they lost pretty much all their buyers to Japanese motors.
1972 was the turning point where it was visibly seen as Detroit turned from one of US's top cities to the crime gangbang hellhole capital....which is the very same setting that the story of Gran Torino was revolved around.
Of course since then, the city has gotten better....but this is the view we still see Detroit, like in this movie, and in 8 mile.
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Pretty entertaining movie I thought, I laughed alot at all the rasicm, the acting by toad was alrite but his sisters acting was pretty bad, both her and clints acting were cringe worthy when he picked her up in the truck and they had a dialogue, I've seen better acting in grade school plays then what happened in that truck it was just so sterile..
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