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In Like Flynn

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  1. Jack Marino

    July 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

    OK, I just read this synopsis of the new Flynn movie. I’ll admit that I read Beams End in the early 70s and a lot of it is some what foggy. I did read THE YOUNG ERROL and I know John Hammond Moore and had him on my radio show. Errol got the money to buy the Sirocco from his grandmother. Errol stated in MWWWs that he won it in a card game if my memory serves me right. I understand this is a movie and the director has taken creative license with this story. I’m old fashion and I believe in telling the story as written in Errol’s own words and make that cinematicly exciting. Errol was there, first hand experience and the people on this production weren’t there and have never been on an adventure like Errol did in 1930s. We’ll just have to wait and see it….

    • Philip

      July 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Yes, the storyline used in the film seems to deviate some what from reality … I would have thought fiction was unnecessary when having Errol as central character, his real life feats being more than enough to carry any narrative. Nevertheless, I’m going to be seeing the film myself – the Western Australian premiere – when it screens as part of the CinefestOZ 2018 Film Festival late August. As a filmmaker myself, I have a short film titled Doris selected to screen in the festival. Look forward to sharing my review of In Like Flynn with Flynn fans. Cheers, Philip

      • Gentleman Tim

        July 30, 2018 at 11:36 am

        Congratulations, Philip! Very cool you (and Doris) will be at CinefestOZ!! I wish you much fun and success!!

        Hope you enjoy In Like Flynn, too. I read it’s a “laugh-along” film. Having an EFB Author there will be Flynntastic.…

        • Philip

          July 31, 2018 at 2:36 pm

          Cheers Tim, appreciate your good wishes. This new Flynn movie on the other hand is sounding worse by the minute, and lighter. If it’s a dramatic comedy it sounds like something they would have scheduled for a Saturday matinee in Flynn’s day, a B grader. What I was hoping for was something in the mould of an A list adventure with a bit more depth, portraying Flynn in more than a single dimension. Sounds like it’s perpetuating the on-screen Flynn persona, not the wonderful complexity and fascination of his off-screen self. Oh well, we’ll see

  2. timerider

    July 29, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    As I understood Luke had much to do in the production of this film? If so leave it to the grandson of Errol to spin some yarn! I will still enjoy this film no matter how much it’s not like the books written by Errol, who took much license in his own write LOL! Yes Jack I understand your opinion, however creative license is free and expression is what it’s all about.
    The real true story may never be known!

  3. twinarchers

    July 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I can relate to all of your comments. I am not sure which is better for today’s audience. Steals the boat, wins it in a card game or gets the money to purchase it from a relative. I think stealing it is best for today. I also hope it gets a PG 13 or R rating so they can do what they wanted to make it real. I just want a good film and hope it gets decent box office. At any rate Flynn is still alive in some way shape or form.

    • Gentleman Tim

      August 1, 2018 at 10:12 am

      So great you’re gonna be there, Philip. It’s often so much harder, even painful sometimes, for a person who has “read the book” and knows “the true story” to watch a film with fictional characters and storylines. Even worse when the film has a such a rare and remarkable character like Flynn to work with, whose bio and adventures need no alteration or exaggeration. I hope they get this right and it’s a great artistic and box office success!! (But, from what’s being said and not said so far, I suspect your concerns and assessment are correct.)

      Here’s the official synopsis of the film:

      “In 1930, before Errol Flynn became one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, a young Errol, braving cannibals and crocodiles searched the jungles of Papua New Guinea for his Eldorado. While serving as a guide for a Hollywood producer, Errol discovers a map on a dead prospector that he believes will lead to a fortune in gold.”

      “Back on the streets of Depression-era Sydney, Flynn rounds up a ragtag crew to help him find the gold, including Rex, a Canadian ex-bootlegger, Dook, an English gentleman handy with a pistol and Charlie, a grizzled old salt. After stealing the Sirocco, a yacht belonging to Chinese Opium smugglers, Flynn and crew set sail.”

      “They quickly learn just how perilous a voyage up the Australian east coast can be, running afoul of drunken cowboys, corrupt cops and local thugs before being intercepted by the Chinese smugglers, who are hell-bent on retrieving their Sirocco and the several pounds of opium stashed in the hold. As Flynn and crew make a final dash for New Guinea, they encounter their greatest foe yet, nature itself and sailing into a treacherous reef.”

      “In Like Flynn is a mythical and satirical coming-of-age story about four men on a journey to find hope, adventure and fortune in an age when the world was spiralling into despair.”…