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This Reading I Don’t Mind

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If anyone knows me they know that I cannot stand reading. I have never been able to be truly captivated by a book, there are times when I wish I could, but it just never seems to happen. I get bored way too easily and I fall asleep and then it’s just all lost from there. So when it came to reading movies this week I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

I know, reading a movie and I did not do Disney? My life as a future Disney princess is over as we know it. I have always been introduced to the movie of Boondock Saints, and I only watch it if it’s on the television, but I never can seem to watch the entire movie because something always seems to come up. So I had the chance to read a clip from this movie three times and now I was given the chance to identify what movie the genre is, which ended up not being too hard.

But for starters, a few fun facts about the production of this movie brought to you by Wikipedia (credibility at it’s finest):

  • The screenplay was loosely based off of a personal experience that took place in Los Angeles
  • Miramax backed out of the movie because the casting took too long.
  • There is a documentary about the making of the movie called Overnight.

As stated before, I called this movie an action film. Film Site classifies an action movie to be “Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.), non-stop motion, spectacular rhythm and pacing, and adventurous, often two-dimensional ‘good-guy’ heroes (or recently, heroines) battling ‘bad guys’ – all designed for pure audience escapism. Includes the James Bond ‘fantasy’ spy/espionage series, martial arts films, and so-called ‘blaxploitation’ films

The things that I bolded are just in the clips that I saw of the movie alone. While the chases is not really car chases, the whole premise of the movie is that there is an FBI Agent tracking them throughout the movie, which means that the whole plot is a chase with action scenes added in.

So without further adieu I present to you my creation of two different clips to show the action of the movie.

I made this in MPEG Streamclip on my roommate’s old laptop. Yupp, I’m just sitting on my coach being a total snob using two laptops today and watching basketball. My computer still cannot download MPEG Streamclip and I just decided to use hers since she is done with it anyway. It’s nice to see how easy of a tool it is to use, since I had never used it before. I can see why people like it so much. The first clip is a bar fight, which actually ends up escalating to the brothers being attacked and there is a toilet involved, but I decided that this was much better for action since it is a fist fight. Next up was the scene where they shoot everyone while hanging upside down. I actually cut out a bit of this clip between when they shoot the guy in the head and when the FBI Agent talks, but I wanted to put the FBI comment in there since it just shows how action packed it was.

However, audio does not seem to be working at the moment, so I will have to try and figure that one out.


Thanks for reading!

Princess Karissa


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