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Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:40 pm
there's a cool scene from 'My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys' where Scott Glenn's character is standing at the sink shaving with a 'disposable' type razor and his father comes to the door and rips him apart about it and tells him he prefers a straight razor or a real razor compared to that throw away crap...something like that...great scene about shaving!
Re: THE BIG SHAVE
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:15 pm
out using a DE...
***If you aren't (gulp) squeamish about blood
, YOU CAN WATCH IT ONLINE HERE:The Big Shave
Hehe... well I am squeamish about blood but I can watch barbecue sauce being splashed around all day
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:13 pm
There is a good str8 scene in "Sin City
Benicio Del Toro has been really bad to Brittany Murphy, and Clive Owen is hiding in the shower to get him back:
He comes up behind with his razor out as Toro "uses the facility":
He grabs him by the hair and takes him by surprise:
Toro says that Owen is making a big mistake, and Owen exclaims that Toro made a big mistake by not flushing, and proceeds to shove his head into the toilet!
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:55 pm
I was channel-surfing the other night and stumbled upon that great shaving scene from The Natural where Richard Farsnworth and Wilford Brimley are shaving side-by-side. It's a quaint commentary on DE (being used by Farnsworth) and straight razors (being used by Brimley).
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:49 am
For opera lovers.
In this five-minute-ish YouTube clip you can watch Hermann Prey open Rossini's "Barber of Seville" with the "Largo al Factotum." At roughly time index 2:00 he opens the shaving cabinet and takes out a few odd implements. A couple of brushes, an unhinged straight razor (looks more like a meat cleaver). Mostly he messes with wigs, since that's what the lyrics are about.
If I remember correctly, it's from a Met video production from 1976-ish.
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:30 pm
I was watching a trailer on the television yesterday (Christmas Day) for 'The Terminal
' starring Tom Hanks as a beleaguered traveler, stuck in an American airport. There is a scene where he is in the bathroom shaving with another chap, and Tom Hanks is using a DE razor. From the quick shot they showed, it appeared to be a Tech or something similar.
Gareth, thanks for bringing that up! I have had that movie for a while now and never knew about the DE scene because I have not watched it since my journey into wetshaving.
Churchill, 2clfrwrds, and everyone else - thanks for keeping this discussion alive! ( I am a big Rat Pack/ Dean Martin fan. His daughter comes into the Birmingham airport sometimes but I am too nervous to talk to her about him)
I am curious to see how long it can get! I have been adding to it for well over a year now.
It is definitely some kind of tech!
The bigger guy with the cartridge shaver starts taking the exact same strokes that Tom Hanks does:
First the left upper lip, then the right chin:
Then Mr. Hanks annoyingly looks at cartridge guy:
He stops shaving so cartridge guy will stop copying him.
The scene ends with cartridge guy going ahead and shaving on his own.
I remeber seeing a can of Gillette Foamy in that scene
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:12 pm
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm
Warning! Bad shaving cut ahead!
This is from the movie "Eastern Promises
It is a str8 scene where the guy cuts just a little too close!
He first hands him the razor:
Then he goes for a VERY CLOSE against the grain shave on the customer!:
Not exactly the correct 30 degree angle! Probably should read Dr. Moss' book before trying this again!
Ouch! He is going to need a lot of tissue for that cut! Grab the styptic!
He decides at this point that he wasn't fit to be a barber! But decent for a mob killer!
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 pm
Ouch Phil! That'll take a couple alum blocks...
jww wrote:I was channel-surfing the other night and stumbled upon that great shaving scene from The Natural where Richard Farsnworth and Wilford Brimley are shaving side-by-side. It's a quaint commentary on DE (being used by Farnsworth) and straight razors (being used by Brimley).
That wasn't Wilford Brimley, it was "Gramps" (common mistake)...
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:09 pm
That wasn't Wilford Brimley, it was "Gramps" (common mistake)...
Speaking of Wilford Brimley, the "BEETIS" videos of him on youtube are very amusing!
Now I picture Gramps as Wilford Brimley and Gordon as Sam Elliot!
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:59 pm
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:28 pm
Very nice Phil. It has been awhile since I've seen North by Northwest (and well before I joined SMF) and I forgot about this scene. Thanks for posting.
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:49 am
I saw the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" by Wes Anderson last night. Does anyone, who has seen the movie, know what kind of razor Adrien Brody is using? It looks like a Merkur Slant. I couldn't find a picture of that scene, sorry. But I am pretty sure, it is a Slant, I don't know if it is a Merkur.
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:12 am
Here is a post about the slant in this movie: http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... darjeeling
I don't like to link to where other people have started movie stuff other than here - but I hope it helped reassure you that no one else was for sure either!
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:35 am
Thanks, Phil. If someone could post a pic of that scene, I would really appreciate it.
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:55 am
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:08 pm
Great one bjrn!
I wish I could shave that fast - well, without chopping parts of my face off.
I guess that is mostly a British show?
Thanks for the post!
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:18 am
Yeah, it's an English kids show made by Aardman Animations who also made Wallace & Gromit (which you might have heard of). Each episode is perhaps five minutes or so, and its really well made.
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:06 am
Love that Nick Park stuff. I remember when I first encountered 'em -- well before "Chicken Run" and before most of the world had heard of Wallace and Grommit. It was at a cartoon festival in Toronto; a series of quick interviews with humans about their living spaces, animated to various animals. The Irish pensioner becomes a myopic turtle speaking about having a nice cuppa; the displaced jamaican expat moaning about lack of "space, mon" in London becomes a langorous puma lounging in a zoo. The chickens appear, too, in the background snapping one anothers' beaks.
Nick Park rules. "Grommiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitt ...!"