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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:19 am    Post subject: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Nomadland -- The Movie!

https://www.searchlightpictures.com/nomadland/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/feb/...ket-newtab

Looks like a good one to watch. I'm sure a Westy will make a cameo appearance somewhere in there.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDermott) Reply with quote

Read the book
Very depressing
Was a very good read nonetheless
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDermott) Reply with quote

Frances McDormand.
Love her in all her movies, especially the Cohen Brothers'. She's great.
Also starring David Strathairn, another great character actor.

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Frances McDormand nicknamed the van used in the film "Vanguard", which she decorated with her own personal items and slept in during the shoot. Eventually she stopped doing so because "it's much better for me to pretend to be exhausted than to actually be exhausted", she told The Hollywood Reporter.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDermott) Reply with quote

Yikes, that looks perfectly bleak and depressing. That should be mandatory viewing for the comfortably fed and housed crowd who bitch and moan about the homeless.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDermott) Reply with quote

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Frances McDormand.


Thanks for the surname spelling correction. I was half asleep when doing that.

My favourite film with her in it was Almost Famous. But she's great in anything she does. Depressing movie? Yeah, but a reality for all too many folks these days.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Yes, a depressing subject. Shining a spotlight on the plight of those left behind by our society and this economic system that glorifies wealth, the wealthy, and the accumulation of "stuff." But maybe also offering a glimmer of hope for some viewers when they realize, for all they feel they lack, maybe they can stop to appreciate just what they do have in their lives.

McDormand is such an awesome actor. You know it's going to be heart-wrenching, but in the end, maybe a bit hopeful. And hopefully a little enlightening for many about the plight of the forgotten.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Watched the trailer and video clips of the drive-in opening at the Rose Bowl.
One of the actors in the film, who is actually a full-time van dweller in real life, stated his life creed: "My life is about not having, not craving, not needing." That may be the ultimate takeaway from the film.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

That actor with the Walden Pond philosophy was likely Bob Wells since I saw him in the movie trailer: https://www.cheaprvliving.com/ . I think he's turned his lifestyle into a living now. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Looking forward to this, it's in the running for Best Picture/Director for the Oscars.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

deadaheadub wrote:

One of the actors in the film, who is actually a full-time van dweller in real life, stated his life creed: "My life is about not having, not craving, not needing." That may be the ultimate takeaway from the film.

Coincidentally, Bob Wells posted this YouTube video on his channel yesterday as you typed that comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxeHXQQQF4 . Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Now up on Hulu.
Looks good.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Bob Wells and Suanne who both appeared in Nomadland will be making a YouTube video about their experiences in the film this weekend sometime -- or so they promised online. Look for that to hear about some background/behind the scenes info:

https://www.youtube.com/c/CheapRVliving/videos
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Just finished watching this Movie, came online and poof! Here it is!

Well done, interesting, not a life that appeals to me.
Makes you think ........

I'm guessing the cast was a mix of actors and real people living the nomad life.

Certainly no feel good Mary Poppins movie!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

I just watched the movie. It gave me great memories of camping in the Badlands.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

It's a movie about life and if there is one thing about life is that
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:11 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Watched it last night. Itís great to see good movies without attacking space monkeys.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

During the movie I told my Wife that Bob Wells is a real person who is big into the alternative living scene, web sites, seminars, etc......

At the end she said she had no interest in living that life style, could we please not do it?

So we will stay in our humble small paid for house I guess......

I've always teased my Daughter and Son-In-Law that we will end up being the King of Queens Arthur living in her basement........ my Son-In-Law has apparently told my Daughter that if the need arises, he will gladly pay our taxes and utilities so we stay in our house and not live in his basement. Laughing Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

Movie is a refreshing break from #vanlife
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
During the movie I told my Wife that Bob Wells is a real person who is big into the alternative living scene, web sites, seminars, etc......

At the end she said she had no interest in living that life style, could we please not do it?

So we will stay in our humble small paid for house I guess......

I've always teased my Daughter and Son-In-Law that we will end up being the King of Queens Arthur living in her basement........ my Son-In-Law has apparently told my Daughter that if the need arises, he will gladly pay our taxes and utilities so we stay in our house and not live in his basement. Laughing Wink

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We will likely takes some Round Trips with our van, but there is no place like home.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand) Reply with quote

MarkWard wrote:
djkeev wrote:
During the movie I told my Wife that Bob Wells is a real person who is big into the alternative living scene, web sites, seminars, etc......

At the end she said she had no interest in living that life style, could we please not do it?

So we will stay in our humble small paid for house I guess......

I've always teased my Daughter and Son-In-Law that we will end up being the King of Queens Arthur living in her basement........ my Son-In-Law has apparently told my Daughter that if the need arises, he will gladly pay our taxes and utilities so we stay in our house and not live in his basement. Laughing Wink

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We will likely takes some Round Trips with our van, but there is no place like home.


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