ConnieMack

ConnieMack
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San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Birthday
August 15
Bio
A "writer" in that I transmit others' words, all the time, on a huge variety of subjects. A professional observer; a silent listener. I nonetheless have a voice, which I like to let out once in awhile (nice doggie). Owner of children and cats and one puppy. Standing still, battling fight or flight syndrome.

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JANUARY 25, 2011 5:10PM

#*% SNATCH *@!

Rate: 24 Flag

Why the fock do I want a caravan it's got no fockin wheels?

 

                    snatchposter 

http://wn.com/Snatch_Greatest_Quotes

 The link above is a page that has compilations of great quotes and scenes from the movie.  But really, just watch the movie!  You'll need subtitles at times, but that's what rewind is for....

                      boxfly  

It's the crazy-assiest caper film I've ever seen - with sideshows putting you hip-deep into backstreet melodramas.  With more than a fair share of wicked, black humour.

                            brickpig

Though that's an odd characterization above, Brick Top is the most amoral prick I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.

To quote him:

"Do you know what 'nemesis' means?  A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.  Personified in this case by an 'orrible cunt... me."

- and -

"In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary... come again?"

                            statham 

Stephen Graham and Jason Statham are trying like hell to promote boxing matches and make a little money.

                               boxerpitt   

Brad Pitt's "pikey" character is madder than a hatter - and probably contributed to the hipsters of today wearing said toppers.

 

                           snatchgundog 

Add in an 86-caret diamond,  double-cross, double-entendre, and a dog guilty of both = mayhem, at times resembling the madcap world of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World + skullduggery.

                               snatchpic 

 It's all about who's got the power.  But that's not always obvious.

                         BoristheBlade 

Cripes, you add in Boris the Blade (Rade Serbedzjia)...

                          Benicio 

 ... and Franky Four Fingers  (Benicio del Toro), you've got an intense winner.

                                  Snatch 

The week I finally got around to watching it was my birthday week, in mid August, 2001.  I'd made some great roast beef sandwiches + horseradish + cold import beer [necessity on a hot August night in upstate New York]. 

Watched the opening scenes.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfdOgTWoxM&feature=related

 Was still processing that, and the house shook like a good old fashioned California earthquake. 

That's the subject of another post.  Suffice it to say, a criminal stole a large truck, totalled all three of our vehicles parked beside the house, ramming the house in the process.

Was still processing THAT a few weeks later when planes instead of trucks rammed buildings down south in NYC.

                         firepeace 

Bullet Tooth Tony:  "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity."

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 In short, damn fine movie.

 

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This afternoon I've commented on boobs, penises, lingerie and now snatch.
An omen?....or O Man am i going to have a swell night.
" 'orrible cunt..." Love it!

Hi Connie!!!
Best of Luck, Fawker!

Hey, Tr! Nice to see ya!
LOL Mr Fawkes..
I have sold the soundtrack many a time but never seen the movie.
Sounds great minus the horseradish..:)
rated with hugs
Sounds like a good un, I'll have to pick it up sometime!! ~nodding~

RATED!!! for the nuke! Teeheehee!! Peace sign!!

**wanders off**
I just really love this movie. It hit all my buttons, pun intended. It surprised me, perplexed me, entertained me - hugely. I laughed, a lot. And I could smell the venues; feel the grease and the smoke and the humid fetid air.

Seriously - Watch it!
Now I have to see it. Thanks for the tip!
That was an awesome flick. Pitt was outstanding.
I am also in worst condition than Dear mr. Fawkes. I may gaze at cigars and alien cigarettes in outer space intead of listening to the Capital Hill's `
Squeaky Sits go Up/Down.
I pray to Sig Freud this plea`
May Barack Obama take two.
Pause midway through chats.
Please light up Kool cigarette.
After the State of Confusions`
Let's visit Bakery Establishments. We can freely loiter outside the Italian Bistro across from the ABA. We can make up Euphemisms and sniff the Italian Pizza Pies.
Seriously.
We can sniff Baker baking bread.
I mean we can sniff window pane.
There's no laws against a`sniffing.
Honestly.
You can search trash cans for brew.
Bourbon from Kentucky is in jugs.

K- Street financial wizards sniffs.
They sniff dog dung and lit cigars.
No smoke cigars at the wrong end.
I am so glad I read your movie blog.
I'd hope you and I pick great smokes.
If Ya are ever in DC - I'll escort Ya etc.,
I jest mean I'd show where to cop greens.
I do three farmer markets. We'd sell kale,
swiss chard, beets, arugula, false tooth's,
and road-kill horsey-radish sandwiches.
Crow, chicken hawk buzzard -O pot luck.
And I bet Ya can roll a Cuban-O B.O. pot!
Pot?
Ya know he sat on a pot if he is Barack O.!
In `Nam the great black and farm boys O!
In` War we got bored and sat on steel pot!
A steel pot was a helmet pot-hat. O, boom!
I best get back to finish putting away tools!
If Ya want to get cranky and need pot? Ah!
Help a cranky farmer screw a hoop house!
A hoop house is 140 ' by 30 ' and `hoopla!
It's almost finished. It a nightmare movie!
I sip the bottle of`Presidential Ports Cup!
No smoke pot.
No sits on pot.
Listen to capital hill. They no smoke pot.
After the chat?
We meet to puff?
We talk `bout pots?
No hit me with pot pan?
No smack my head with pan?
My caste iron head get boo boo.
Gads.
You in rambling mood and good.
Please no crank at dumb farmers.
We pick no feuds. We pick fleas.
Mr. Fawkes wins the prize for comment of the week. You, my dear, for blazing our saddles. Will watch. Promise.
Connie Mack!!!! where they hell have you been?????? Way too many people here are disappearing .......
"Snatch" is one of my favorites too.
we love that movie. in fact, your post brought it all back. we gotta netflix it! thank you for the reminder.
O
Art
I love it when you come to play
iron head and all
or maybe particularly because of

I shall look up in D.C.
my dear
it's a Capital idea
in a Capitol locale


HUGKISSPOKE
Adding this to my list. I need to see more of that orchid-colored ruffled shirt!
Yay! Connie's back, and with a summary of one of my alltime favourite movies to boot. Brad Pitt gave one of his best performances ever in that film.

Pass that there cee-gar, will ya?
BR: Yuh! He was completely bloody mental, wa'n't he?
I downloaded some of the .mp3 from this movie ages ago but still use them on my mobile (cell) phone - together with Lock Stock and Two smokin barrels this was a gem of a film.
I downloaded some of the .mp3 from this movie ages ago but still use them on my mobile (cell) phone - together with Lock Stock and Two smokin barrels this was a gem of a film.
Awwww . . . hells to the yeah, that's one great movie! I was just thinking about it the other day . . . definitely need to give it another go!
I am lovin' these recommendations. I don' t watch tb, but I will movies. Thanks!
I love it, can't wait to see it.
Best review I've read in a long time.
rated with love
I'll watch it. I don't agree with LindaS about horseradish. I love it.
Hey Connie - this was a nice stroll down memory lane - this is one of my husband's all time favs - we have it stuffed somewhere and now I want to dig it out...

Wasn't this a Guy Richie? Although he has tried many times since, he's never directed anything close to this again in my estimation...
You're right - it IS Guy Ritchie. He did Lock, Stock and Two Smokin Barrels prior to Snatch - and that got people's attention.

But last summer he did Sherlock Holmes, and seems to have done all right with that.

He's a Man's Man, presumeably, and that helps make this "kind" of film. I am not a man, but I do love clever violence, if that makes any sense....
sounds like MY kinda movie, except not quite amoral enough,
if the title of it is an obvious love /hat weakass
reference to a woman's...well, you know

(Northeastern politeness at work here, so sorry)

wicked, black humour....

we need black & blue
and black and white humor, too.

black is beautiful, but not enough.
we need standards.

predictablility of stupidity has well served Hollywood
for a hundred years,
but
fer heaven's sake!!!
it drib bles
down
to the
children,
too......

i wanna Dark/Disney-fy the world.
sounds like MY kinda movie, except not quite amoral enough,
if the title of it is an obvious love /hat weakass
reference to a woman's...well, you know

(Northeastern politeness at work here, so sorry)

wicked, black humour....

we need black & blue
and black and white humor, too.

black is beautiful, but not enough.
we need standards.

predictablility of stupidity has well served Hollywood
for a hundred years,
but
fer heaven's sake!!!
it drib bles
down
to the
children,
too......

i wanna Dark/Disney-fy the world.
I loved the "replica" vs. "Desert Eagle" handgun scene, but for the life of me I can't remember if it was in Snatch or LS&2SB. Don't matter anyway, both films were full of crack dialogue and sharp editing. Rated.
Great review. Sort of a 10-year anniversary review? I'm glad someone still had this linked from their page.
I just came across this great review when I went to email you regarding one of your comments on another blog. I LOVE this move and am a big Guy Ritchie fan. I also absolutely enjoyed the more recent RocknRolla, which is a similarly sleek and witty sendup.
Thats an awesome peace sign if I ever saw one. Thanks for the info here. Will check it out.
Connie Mack remains consistently funny, even quirky at times, and ever utterly unpredictable. Her remarks never fail to initially puzzle me now and again. And I can count on her to help keep me abreast of all the pop-cultural craziness underway in this big world of ours. . . . As for the niche-actor Johnathan Statham, well one can ask just how many other stuntmen can pull off all the sprinting moves and counter-moves that Statham gives the illusion of delivering with deadly force. The old adrenalin in me gets pumping at a fierce rate whenever I see him in one of his straight high-stakes crime thrillers. But now he's into this new satire stuff, apparently, and does an apt job in my view. The best film of all from his work is set in England, and he plays a working-class auto mechanic (I think) who ends up pulling off a very complicated heist involving a lot of shovel and jack-hammer work.