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Speed
allhailkingjack
2014-06-14 12:28


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Just rewatched this and still like it but it could've used some more JackSMASH! scenes, as to my untrained eye K appeared to be very good at the physical stuff. And I noticed his vocal inflections were quite different then - almost like some sort of accent he's lost in the intervening years. But his acting was as good as anyone else's in the film, and a great deal better than some. His despair after Harry died is still an amazing scene, and he effortlessly moved between smartass humor, bravery, fear, compassion, anger, and love. He really can command the camera.
Anakin McFly
2014-06-15 16:46

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Ugh, somebody needs to blow up the gender train

You mean the gender bus. :|

Joke
2014-11-01 20:49:32


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Speed in 60 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7RVzBo4D6M

LucaM
2015-03-28 02:41:39


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this is when I wish I had real money.
the collector in me is sad :|

https://twitter.com/specialauction/status/581393811601035264/photo/1

LucaM
2016-05-13 00:10:06


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Jack Traven's boots

http://www.propstore.com/product/speed/jack-travens-keanu-reeves-boots/

MmeRenard
2016-05-13 00:15:38


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I notice they say "worn by Traven" and not "worn by Reeves" - possibly worn by the stuntman and not by Keanu?
LucaM
2016-11-07 00:18:56


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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/producer-graham-yost-at-forefront-of-streaming-tv-gold-rush/news-story/fa4dcae3b5c86f82ded6859caabbaf54

Set to appear at the Screen Forever conference from 15 to 17 November, 22 years have passed since Yost helped Speed gross $350m worldwide. The fast-paced thrills of Yost’s script is anchored by an irresistible plot device where a bomb is strapped to the undercarriage of a bus, primed to explode if the bus drops below 50 miles per hour.

Asked where he got the inspiration from, Yost reveals he improved upon a twist first told to him by his father. “My father had a show on television in Canada all about movies. He had heard about a (Akira) Kurosawa (Japanese filmmaker) script with a train that couldn’t slow down,” Yost says.

“That ended up being filmed as Runaway Train. I saw that and came out thinking ‘Boy, they just couldn’t get to the brakes, but wouldn’t it be better if they couldn’t slow down because it was a bomb and a bus’. I just moulded on that idea for several years and things started to click into place.”

Speed shot Reeves to a new level of superstardom, but producers only settled on their leading man after exhausting a long list of other choices including Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Wesley Snipes, and Woody Harrelson.

“You go down the list and then someone at the studio said what about that guy Keanu Reeves, who had done action in Point Break. We then met him and he already had a cool haircut. He rode up on a cool motorcycle. He’s a big, tall strapping guy. We knew we could send him to the gym, and bulk him up a little bit. He’s a good actor and he just seemed to be perfect for it. It was a quick decision once we met him.”

LucaM
2016-11-13 02:13:23


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https://www.kcet.org/shows/kcet-must-see-movies/how-1994s-speed-captured-a-changing-los-angeles

Aspiring only to thrill, "Speed" inadvertently captures the moment of transition between a suburban city and an urban one. Pure cinema? Perhaps. Pure action cinema? Probably. Pure Los Angeles cinema? Definitely.

LucaM
2017-03-01 02:33:08


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https://www.flickr.com/photos/keanureevesgallery/sets/72157677083965424/

screencaptures of Speed.

damn, Traven is so *young* :|

LucaM
2017-06-23 23:46:37


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http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-how-they-made-speeds-immortal-bus-jump-scene-257210
LucaM
2017-10-27 00:51:35


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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywbdjm/actually-speed-isnt-as-good-as-you-remember

eh, dunno about that. I re-watched it in 2006 and it was better than I remembered it ;)

Freya
2017-10-27 22:38:24


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I agree it’s still good
LucaM
2017-11-03 02:52:28


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http://www.hollyrebot.com/2017/11/joss-whedon-was-left-pretty-devastated.html

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1720629/why-joss-whedon-who-worked-on-the-speed-script-hates-the-most-famous-line



LucaM
2018-09-06 00:37:49


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https://screenrant.com/speed-movie-behind-scenes-details-making-trivia/
LucaM
2019-09-10 01:30:31


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https://www.timeout.com/sydney/theatre/speed-the-movie-the-play

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