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Old 01-11-2014, 10:37 PM
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Was watching the movie "that thing you do" and it was a parade of falcons. I think I watched it just for the cars!!
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Was watching the movie "that thing you do" and it was a parade of falcons. I think I watched it just for the cars!!
I looked up a description on Amazon. I like music-centered movies and ordered a VHS copy for one cent (plus $3.99 s/h): "Tom Hanks's debut as a writer and director is a lively, affectionate account of the shooting-star career of a forgotten (fictional) '60s pop-rock band called The Wonders--as in "one-hit wonders." Hanks plays the manager of the group. The movie traces their meteoric rise and fall, from cutting their first record, to going on tour with a Phil Spector/Motown-type revue, to the internal tensions that lead to the band's disintegration, which comes when they fail to follow up their smash hit single, "That Thing You Do!" And that song, by the way, is so catchy it would definitely have been a hit in 1964--and deserves to be one today. This delightful movie would make a great double-bill with Allison Anders's wonderful Grace of My Heart. --Jim Emerson

Grace of My Heart was described as "An homage to the Brill Building era (the late 1950s to the early 1970s) of pop-music glory. Illeana Douglas plays a singer-songwriter (loosely modeled after Brill recording artist Carole King) whose life runs emotionally parallel to popular music trends. John Turturro is a stand-in for "wall of sound" producer Phil Spector and Matt Dillon is a thinly disguised version of maverick Beach Boy Brian Wilson. It's a lively and loving tribute to timeless music and the colorful characters who created it. --Jeff Shannon"

That sounded good also, so I ordered a 50-cent VHS copy.

As a point of trivia, producer Phil Spector was convicted of murder about a year ago. He said that a woman committed suicide in his house but a jury said that he shot her.
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Was watching the movie "that thing you do" and it was a parade of falcons. I think I watched it just for the cars!!
Hey, I HAVE that movie on DVD! The downtown scenes in the early minutes were shot, as it turns out, in my home town: Orange, CA.
I'll need to watch it again... and stay alert for Falcons!
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Saw this movie during the holiday break and it had a square-body Falcon as one of the cars being used by the "police" (those doing the job of policing, anyway). Very bizarre movie about two worlds looking above and below each other. Very good movie though, in an odd sort of way.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1374992/
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I saw that one but zoned out on the car hmmm. Guess il have to watch that one again.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:30 AM
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Rods N' Wheels Episode: "Falcon Flip"

Rods N' Wheels Episode: "Falcon Flip", Season 1, Episode 5, on Discovery Channel

"Episode Synopsis: A 1959 Volkswagen Beetle and a 1963 Falcon Spirit are featured. Original Air Date: Feb 24, 2014"

(The description that I cut and pasted said "Falcon Spirit")

They completely built a Falcon from an empty shell and said that it was a Sprint. They went on and on and on about how finding parts for the Falcon was a huge, nearly nearly impossible task.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:17 AM
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I watched that last night and thought to myself " what a bunch of dumbasses" I hate when shows do this to cars. I'm into early Broncos as well and TV has driven the prices of those so high your average Joe Schmo can't afford one.
I hope it doesn't do the same to all these old cars, it's making our hobby into a non- affordable hobby.
Hopefully most of that was staged for TV. I like the shows just some dumbass stuff being done.

Plus 302 dual quad engine, aluminum radiator, etc,etc. and they called it STOCK!!!
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:57 PM
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63 Falcon race car on Fast and Loud

Saw a preview for this Monday's episode of Fast and Loud that Aaron gets a 63 Falcon race car. Should be interesting, but I doubt he'll mount the emblem upside down.

Also, for those interested, Overhaulin' begins a new season on the 23rd of March. Always interesting to see what gets done there. As long as they don't start cursing and bleeping every 30 words, it's still a show I enjoy.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:28 PM
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Fast and Loud 63 Falcon build.... Cool
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:55 AM
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It was actually a pretty good episode. Was apparently a pretty famous car (though I didn't recognize the builder) and they did a pretty decent build on it. Wasn't liking so much the big light-bar in the front, but I suppose it serves its purpose. Not sure if people can watch this stuff on-line or not, but might be worth checking.
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We rented a DVD of the first season of Mr. Ed. For you younger folks on the list, Mr. Ed was a TV series about a talking horse (Mr. Ed) that aired back in the early '60's. In the eleventh episode, there is one scene in which Mr. Ed is getting himself a bath at a car wash and you can see a Falcon station wagon parked across the street. This is really quite remarkable since Studebaker sponsored the show, as I recall (dating myself...), and they went to great lengths to display only Studebakers in any of the scenes that included automobiles.
Mister Ed is one of my favorite shows along with the movie series Francis the Talking Mule!!

I've never seen the episode with the Falcon but I'll keep my eyes out for it :-)
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I don't know which episode but I will try and find it, but the OLD tv series from the 1970's, HAWAII FIVE-0 there is an episode with a car chase featuring a 1966 or a 1967 Falcon two door, it's a desert sand color, I watched that over and over as that model is among my favorite styles for the Falcon.

You will also see plenty of Falcons in The Andy Griffith Show with Sheriff Taylor and Barney Fife. A few to several Falcons per show and sometimes they highlight a really nice one like the 1965 Falcon convertible I saw with a 289 motor.

BETTER OFF DEAD from the 1980's with John Cusack had a four door Falcon that was always racing everybody. The car appears a few to several times throughout this 80's comedy film, it's also a good film to enjoy.

I was just enjoying a few moments of MY FAVORITE MARTIAN and there is a 1963 Falcon convertible, Season 1, disk 1, side 2, there don't seem to be titles but it is the second or third episode, regardless, it's the episode where Uncle Martin needs to find a rare element called "Glink" and he and Tim go on a picnic with a pretty neighbor and her brother. The Falcon gets a fair amount of air time, as a matter of fact I've seen Falcons in many episodes of MY FAVORITE MARTIAN.

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Old 08-16-2014, 04:53 PM
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The Appeared

See the trailer: http://www.amazon.com/Appeared-Engli...s=the+appeared

Bacckground: July 1963: Last 1963 ½ Falcons produced. The dies were then shipped to Argentina.
The opening scene shows a round body Falcon station wagon.

The brother and sister find an old diary stuck up inside the rear quarter panel of the Falcon station wagon. The diary describes a murder and hey, the two people that were killed had the same names as we do! And, hey! They were staying in the same hotel room number that we have! What could go wrong?

Wikipedia says: Siblings Malena (Ruth Díaz) and Pablo (Javier Pereira) have decided to set out on a road trip to allow Pablo to discover more about their father, who is on life support. Their destination is the old family home in Argentina and initially the trip is fairly mundane. This all changes when Pablo discovers an old journal hidden within their car. The journal details a series of gruesome crimes and Pablo pushes for the two of them to travel to the various landmarks and places described in the journal while they are on their road trip. They end up stopping for the night at a hotel detailed in the journal, where the Lenonadi family was brutally slaughtered. Pablo and Malena take the room adjacent to the room the Lenonadis met their deaths and are horrified to overhear a spiritual reenactment of the murders. The siblings decide to flee but Pablo forgets the book and must return to retrieve it. This nearly ends with Pablo's death and when he has reached safety Pablo notices that some of the details in the book have changed, making him wonder if it is possible for him to change the past. However as they travel Pablo finds that his quest to discover more about his father is bringing both siblings revelations that they are ill prepared to deal with.

The movie is Spanish with English subtitles, but did I mention the round body Falcon wagon?
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I know YouTube is stretch from TV or Movie... but this 2door wagon deserves to be seen
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Very cool wagon. Real sleeper. Amazed he can make it hook up with those skinny tires.

I have seen a couple [rerun] episodes this weekend of a program called "Dallas Car Sharks" and they did a 62 Ranchero on one and a 64 Futura hardtop turned race car in the very next episode. They sold the race car at the end for $29.5K to pay down hospital bills for the wife of the owner of the shop.
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