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The Movie: Never Give an Inch

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  1. Mountainman

    Mountainman ArboristSite Operative

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    I noticed the quote in Windthrown's sig line, and felt compelled to ask, how many here have seen the movie, and what are your thoughts? I don't think I would ever get tired of seeing it. I say, it was Fonda and Newman at their very best. The only parts that rubbed me the wrong way were when they were running a saw, and kept dogging them so hard, that it would have surely fried the clutch before long.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    Just thought I would add, in all my days in the woods as a young lad back then up further north in Washington, I never once saw a Manitowoc crane set up as a log shovel. But I'm pretty sure the shovel used in that movie was in fact a Manitowoc, with so much steel angle bar welded in front of the cab, it would probably have been tough to see well enough to load logs with it.

    The old KW log truck was pretty ancient. If you listened close, you could hear the old naturally aspirated (non-turbo) Cummins engine.
     
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    the name of dvd is sometimes a great notion tom trees
     
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    There USED to be THREE copies of that movie going around the forum members. Look under SAGN.

    Only ONE copy ever got back to the original owner. That owner being.........ME.

    So I hope a lot of folks saw it, It is a great movie, but I can no longer loan my last copy out.

    End of rant.
     
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    That movie, first released as "Sometimes a Great Notion" is in my VCR right now...:clap: As far as dogging the saws in, that was the method back then. Low rpm, high torque, load the saw up with the dogs. The clutches were made to handle it.
     
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    No disrespect intended, but saws back then were not made to be dogged like they were in that movie. I grew up in the woods out west, and I watched enough seasoned fallers doing their thing to recognize inexperience. Go back and listen again. They were barely allowing the chain to turn in the cut.
     
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    The old ones I ran could be dogged in pretty good. Sure, you could overload the saw but with those old torque-monsters you had to really abuse the thing to bog it down.
    The movie wasn't 100% accurate...but it was close enough.
     
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    Well ****, I thought we found the 2nd copy.......:cry: :cry:



    My favorite part was when they were drunk and ran the boat up on the dock, that was some funny stuff!!:hmm3grin2orange: :ices_rofl: :laugh: :rock: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Hey, you mean my copy! The one I had here on and off for a year, that made a tour of the PNW. That was a top quality copy. I thought that someone else sent back the other copy? No? Are you ever gonna make a DVD out of it?
     
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    BTW, its "Never give a inch." Not an... the sign that Henry Stamper made Hank Jr when he was a kid, and hung it over his bed.

    As for the movie, basically they set the saws up for the stars to use. The avatar I have was of Paul Newman on a hemlock tree. They built a deck about 10 ft off the gournd around hemlock and some pro started the saw and got the cut started, and then they handed it to Newman and he revved it up and did some cutting while they filmed it.

    The best scene in the movie was when he cut the spar tree top and sat on the top of the spar. Of course, that was his logging stunt double that did the climbing, cutting and sitting on the spar. Newman did all the closeups sitting on a spar about 3 ft off the ground.
     
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    Someone sent me 1 copy. All three were mine. Dean started 1 copy out there. I was hoping to get all 3 back. I'll pm an address.
     
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    Never came out on DVD. Not officially anyway. Also the US film release was named Sometimes a Great Notion (after the book name). The UK film release was named, Never Gine An Inch. Same movie though.

    I am re-reading the book right now. Not an easy read, as Kesey describes 3 different places, 3 different times and 3 different people all in one paragraph, using both past and present tense. But interesting. The mythical town of Wakonda would be about 40 miles from here. The film was shot about 30 miles from here.
     
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    I sent you the copy I had a long time back.
     
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    Sorry guy, I didn't know that was you. Nobody ever puts their forum name on things.
    Rob
     
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    That's true. In real life, I use my real name. ;)

    No problem though. You did a lot of good service to loan those tapes out to AS people. You get good kharma points. And AS rep when I am re-loaded.
     
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    Not an easy read is an understatement. The first 135 pages or so really tested my resolve to read the book, & I'd bet good money that a lot of people never got through the first 90 pages. When I finished reading Sometimes A Great Notion, I sent it to Stumper, who used to be an active AS member.
     
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    There are a bunch of copies of both the book and the vhs on both ebay and Amazon.
     
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    Yeah I know thats where I got 2 of my copies. Paid dearly. What I was wondering was, where are my 2 other copies I loaned to AS members.
    Rob
     
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    you can by the DVD on amazon 1595 $i did in Jan tom trees
     
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    Me too but the film never arrived, so now I can't loan a copy out.
     

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