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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 04:02 PM
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Isn't the band the "Oneders"?


Yes. But everyone keeps calling them the O-Needers.

The name is the first thing that Tom Hanks changes as their new manager.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 05:21 PM
I bought it when it 1st came out....really like the soundtrack....

 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 06:17 PM
I hate to admit it but as soon as the movie was over I snatched my guitar and picked out "that thing you do " and tried to convince the band to do it...but...they would not go for it.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 09:49 PM
What is remarkable about the movie is that humorous films tend to dip into extreme camps, i.e. either very ironic sarcastic cold-blooded War of the Roses or else cheesily sappily sentimental Patch Adams or else raunchy as hell. But this one really has an almost G-rated vibe, and yet is so mature in its depiction of people. Heartwarming without being sappy. I only saw it once and it utterly blew me away. The title song is the catchiest thing this side of Matthew Sweet and I wanted to marry Liv Tyler immediately after seeing it.

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 10:55 PM
I like this movie as well but not as much as "Eddie and the Cruisers"! "Words and music Wordman, words and music"
 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 11:01 PM
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Phillyguyxyz: You just reminded me about another cool realistic touch in this movie.

In the beginning and during the first few gigs, Lenny is playing a really cheap looking guitar. It almost looks like one of those Silvertone models that Sears used to sell. The bass player has a cheapy as well. Jimmy is playing a Les Paul Jr. which was a budget priced Gibson model at the time.

After a couple of gigs on the State Fair tour, Lenny now has a Fender Jaguar, Jimmy has a Rickenbacker, and the bass player is now sporting a Fender Jazz bass. Their manager Mr White obviously upgraded their instruments as soon as they had more available cash.

These are the types of small touches that help make this movie so enjoyable to a serious music fan.





[Edited on 8/26/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]
dont forget , the original bass player quits to join the army, and they hire a session bass player.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2007 at 09:14 AM
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Phillyguyxyz: You just reminded me about another cool realistic touch in this movie.

In the beginning and during the first few gigs, Lenny is playing a really cheap looking guitar. It almost looks like one of those Silvertone models that Sears used to sell. The bass player has a cheapy as well. Jimmy is playing a Les Paul Jr. which was a budget priced Gibson model at the time.

Silvertone dual pickup amp-in-case. A friend of mine had one of those while I had the single pickup amp-in-case. Lusted after better guitars at the time. Now I periodically check out ebay looking for them.




[Edited on 8/26/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 8/27/2007 at 10:57 AM
I never get tired of this movie. I saw it probably a dozen times (first in the theatre, then it was a regular Blockbuster rental), that's when my wife & I finally decided we needed to own it. It's one of those movies that once you've seen it all the way through, you can just pick it up anywhere, and still enjoy it, if you happen across it while channel surfing.
 
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  posted on 8/28/2007 at 04:31 AM
(quote) Silvertone dual pickup amp-in-case. A friend of mine had one of those while I had the single pickup amp-in-case. Lusted after better guitars at the time. Now I periodically check out ebay looking for them.



The kid across the street from me had one of those. Of course, I thought it was just the coolest thing.

Every time that the family went to Sears, I would head straight to those Silvertone guitars. I remember that the action on them was so high that you could shoot arrows with them...



[Edited on 8/28/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 8/28/2007 at 08:13 AM
I liked it too. Been a while since I saw it. I'll go look for it at Movie Gallery.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2007 at 07:41 AM
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I haven't seen this movie but I will be looking for it on HBO now that I've heard such good things about it.


No listings for That THing You Do in September on HBO but it looks like it will be back in October :

From HBO.com:


10/4 4:00 PM HBO LATINO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/4 4:00 PM HBO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/9 2:00 PM HBO LATINO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/9 2:00 PM HBO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/11 5:30 PM HBO SIGNATURE - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/13 1:00 PM HBO SIGNATURE - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/15 10:00 AM HBO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/15 10:00 AM HBO LATINO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/17 7:00 AM HBO SIGNATURE - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/28 3:30 PM HBO SIGNATURE - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/31 12:00 PM HBO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy
10/31 12:00 PM HBO LATINO - EAST THAT THING YOU DO!
PG 107 Drama, Comedy



 

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  posted on 9/1/2007 at 08:21 AM
One of my favorite movies, and Tom Hanks really captured the look, and the feel of that whole era. But what got me, was the songs. Any one of those songs would have been a "hit" back in that era. Everytime I watch it, it reminds me of 1964-65 when I was 12 and 13 years old and just getting into music. btw, does anybody remember a "one hit wonder" song by a band called The Knickerbockers called "Lies". It's probably the best "Beatle wannabe" song ever recorded. I remember when it came out, a lot people though it was the Beatles doing it.

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  posted on 9/1/2007 at 10:24 AM
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One of my favorite movies, and Tom Hanks really captured the look, and the feel of that whole era. But what got me, was the songs. Any one of those songs would have been a "hit" back in that era. Everytime I watch it, it reminds me of 1964-65 when I was 12 and 13 years old and just getting into music. btw, does anybody remember a "one hit wonder" song by a band called The Knickerbockers called "Lies". It's probably the best "Beatle wannabe" song ever recorded. I remember when it came out, a lot people though it was the Beatles doing it.

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Lies is a great song. I got that one on my CD copy of Nuggets Vol 1 ...

 

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  posted on 9/1/2007 at 12:27 PM
It's def. a great little movie. Love how Tom used his bosom buddy Peter Scolari to host the tv show.
 

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  posted on 9/3/2007 at 06:29 PM
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It's def. a great little movie. Love how Tom used his bosom buddy Peter Scolari to host the tv show.


And his wife as the cocktail waittress in the LA jazz club.

I just watched this today. What took me so long? Excellent points made earlier about the attention to details, such as the band getting better equipment once they started making it "big".

Thanks so much for starting this thread so I finally got around to watching it--and hopefully not for the last time.

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  posted on 9/3/2007 at 07:18 PM
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It's def. a great little movie. Love how Tom used his bosom buddy Peter Scolari to host the tv show.


And his wife as the cocktail waittress in the LA jazz club.

I just watched this today. What took me so long? Excellent points made earlier about the attention to details, such as the band getting better equipment once they started making it "big".

Thanks so much for starting this thread so I finally got around to watching it--and hopefully not for the last time.

T. B. Player...




 

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  posted on 9/3/2007 at 07:47 PM


And his wife as the cocktail waittress in the LA jazz club.




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  posted on 9/4/2007 at 09:44 AM
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(quote) Silvertone dual pickup amp-in-case. A friend of mine had one of those while I had the single pickup amp-in-case. Lusted after better guitars at the time. Now I periodically check out ebay looking for them.

The kid across the street from me had one of those. Of course, I thought it was just the coolest thing.
[Edited on 8/28/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]


I was in my very first band when I was about 12 years old and the kid next door to us, who also played guitar, had one of those Silvertone, amp in the case, guitar sets. So cool! I remember drooling over the guitars in the Sears catalog.

"That Thing You Do" is one of the handfull of movies that I'll watch everytime its on. If you've ever played in a band with dreams of being on the radio, the scene where they first do hear themselves on the radio and all meet up screaming like crazy in appliance store, has to send chils up your spine. I always imagined that's exactly what it would be like. Never happened to me.. but there it was, up on the screen.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2007 at 10:05 AM
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Isn't the band the "Oneders"?


Yes. But everyone keeps calling them the O-Needers.

The name is the first thing that Tom Hanks changes as their new manager.
Mr. White - "The 1st thing we're doing is changing the name to "The Wonders" so there is no confusion " ________________ Lenny - " You mean as in I Wonder what ever happened to the O-Nee-deers ? " Count me as a fan of this flick too....

[Edited on 9/4/2007 by KenSkiItAll]

 

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