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Thread started 09/09/17 11:34am

mikemike13

‘THE DEUCE’ FOR REAL

As a native New Yorker myself, I can recall walking through Times Square in 1971 back when 42nd Street was called the Deuce. I remember seeing the massage parlors, the strip clubs, and the drunkies on the street. I was eight years old a the time and I was scared to death. A decade later, I couldn’t get enough of the peep palaces (it was all about Show World), dive bars and massive movie theaters showing kung-fu flicks. While many folks think of Times Square as an erotic (and exotic) playground, it was also a legitimate business and showbiz district. In one brief moment of The Deuce‘s first episode, we see a “working girl” passing a woman on her way to work; those few seconds of screen time said a lot to me about how the city operated at that time.

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Reply #1 posted 09/11/17 7:28am

ufoclub

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I really really really liked the first episode of this series. It's like fantasy world building to get into that much detail and scope. And it completely beats the pants off some feature film attempts like "American Hustle" with it's fake wigs and theatrical costume mood.
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Reply #2 posted 09/11/17 9:58am

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I wanted to see this. I'll have to check it out.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #3 posted 09/11/17 3:30pm

luvsexy4all

real NY...

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Reply #4 posted 09/12/17 6:17pm

SPYZFAN1

I enjoyed it..Def. reminded me of NYC when I was a little kid. I hope this show does better than "Vinyl".

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Reply #5 posted 09/12/17 7:20pm

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Well I caught the tailend of epi 1, seemed pretty interesting, but it wasn't enough to really get a feel for who is who. Hope it's good for those that never saw 1970s NYC.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #6 posted 09/13/17 3:51pm

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It seemed cool. I'm just not sure i want to watch a whole series around pimps and prostitutes. The birth of the porn industry in New York seems more interesting with all its oddball characters. They got the details better than any recent movie I've seen. But where was all the noise, it was so quiet. The streets sounds should as much a character as the visuals. I also felt most of the actors accents were off with the exception of James Franco. Most of them talked to modern. Every generation has its own accents, venacular, and body language and when its not there it feels off.

This show had me searching New York in the 70s footage.

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Reply #7 posted 09/14/17 7:37am

ufoclub

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Those are some cool clips up there. Funny about that quote about the suburbs killing the city. I just saw Close Encounters on it's re-release and that was a careful sort of constructed documentation of the textures of mid 70's suburbia. All the details were included, from the fast food to the TV shows. They very carefully choose to include all these things from life at the time.
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Reply #8 posted 09/14/17 10:20am

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lrn36 said:

It seemed cool. I'm just not sure i want to watch a whole series around pimps and prostitutes. The birth of the porn industry in New York seems more interesting with all its oddball characters.


Isn't this exactly what the series is about?

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Reply #9 posted 09/14/17 2:09pm

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sexton said:

lrn36 said:

It seemed cool. I'm just not sure i want to watch a whole series around pimps and prostitutes. The birth of the porn industry in New York seems more interesting with all its oddball characters.


Isn't this exactly what the series is about?

Yeah. I'm saying I find that angle more interesting than the pimp and prostitue storyline. Maybe becuase there have been so many films and documentaries about the subject over the years, it just seems to be well worn subject matter.

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Reply #10 posted 09/14/17 2:35pm

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ufoclub said:

Those are some cool clips up there. Funny about that quote about the suburbs killing the city. I just saw Close Encounters on it's re-release and that was a careful sort of constructed documentation of the textures of mid 70's suburbia. All the details were included, from the fast food to the TV shows. They very carefully choose to include all these things from life at the time.

Here's an interesting clip about the depicitng of a nightmarish New York in the 70s and 80s to the cureent depiction of the gentrified, fantasyland.

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Reply #11 posted 09/14/17 4:05pm

Hudson

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The 26 (including The Deuce) most worthwhile TV shows this fall.


https://www.vox.com/cultu...-new-shows









Watch them!

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Reply #12 posted 09/20/17 11:50am

luvsexy4all

is the KISS song in the show?

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