Movie Gran Torino (2008)

Watched 20110122 (McNaughton Plan from Eisenhower Library) (English subtitles for about the first half) (Widescreen) (Krieger 205)
Gran Torino (2008) Clint Eastwood. 116 min.

Relevant Links:
Gran Torino (IMDb.com)
Gran Torino (Wikipedia.org)

20110122:
This film derives its greatness from Clint Eastwood.

I thought the film was realistic. Not just with plot, but with the acting and the setting.

I've been watching many movies without knowing what they are about prior to watching. If anything, I can always have the pleasure of watching the movie with knowing what it is about prior to watching, by watching the movie a second time. In any case, I'm glad to not have known what this movie was about prior to watching. I believe by not knowing, this movie got more exciting as the plot developed.

Another thing I liked about the movie was its use of earlier parts of the film. In general, a movie doesn't always execute this plot technique well, but I liked it in this movie. I guess the idea is for every scene and detail have a significance to the plot.

Library Information: (McNaughton Plan)
Title:
Gran torino [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; story by Dave Johannson & Nick Schenk ; screenplay by Nick Schenk ; produced by Robert Lorenz, Bill Gerber ; produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.
Subjects:
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Drama.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Drama.
Antique and classic cars -- Drama.
Gangs -- Drama.
Feature films.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Drama.
Publisher:
Burbank, CA : Village Roadshow Pictures/Warner Home Video, 2009.
ISBN:
1419872575 :
Description:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
015600
Edition\Version:
Widescreen.
Notes:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Adult. Brodart
Adult. Brodart
For private home use only.
Soundtrack in English, French, or Spanish; subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Dual-layer DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English, French, Spanish); region 1; widescreen.
Contributors:
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Johannson, Dave.
Schenk, Nick.
Lorenz, Robert.
Gerber, Bill.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Credits:
Director of photography, Tom Stern ; edited by Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach.
Performer:
Clint Eastwood.
Control No.:
BRDBD09112084
Summary:
Walt Kowalski, a Korean vet and retired autoworker, doesn't like the Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia that live next door to him, but he defends them from a local gang that feeds on violence.

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