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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:16:26 PM EST
I love this movie. Has anyone here ever read the book that it is based upon?

Is it worth the read?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:17:13 PM EST
Yes, and yes.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:18:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Maccrage:
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Alright, I guess that answers that.

Looks like I will be ordering it soon.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:22:16 PM EST
My favorite movie. Stallone at his best.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:22:31 PM EST
I read the book as part of my HS reading class. And I graduated in '75. Yes good read.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:23:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
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One of mine. Watching it on Bluray right now.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:26:23 PM EST
There is this First Blood mondo print that i want for my "man cave" soooo bad its not even funny. Trying to justify the purchase...
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:42:00 PM EST
FPNI
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:49:28 PM EST
Is the book the same name? I might have to pick it up as well.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:52:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TheGunslinger:
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http://www.amazon.com/First-Blood-David-Morrell/dp/0446364401

Yup
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Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:17:35 PM EST
Excellent, thank you!
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:17:38 PM EST
The book and the movie have different endings.

The movie is probably SS's best movie outside the Rocky movie francshie.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:19:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AR18:
The book and the movie have different endings.

The movie is probably SS's best movie outside the Rocky movie francshie.
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Sort of like Point of Impact and Shooter.

Really, different. Different locations, and different endings.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:15:43 AM EST
I read the book before the movie came out. It is a great read.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:18:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Traderjac:
I read the book before the movie came out. It is a great read.
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Damn, you old
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:21:40 AM EST
I never read the book, but I watch the first 3 Rambo movies once a year or so to keep them fresh

First Blood is the best.


Speed
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:31:12 AM EST
Our High School library had this book back in the 70's,after the first person read it,the book became impossible to check out because every one wanted it.I can't imagine this book being found in a HS library today.Of course we also all had gun racks with our rifles displayed at all times also.Great book.yjmcb
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:42:19 AM EST
my wife works with Vietnam vets with PTSD. If you know the subtle cues to look for, Stallone's performance is a masterpiece.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:45:57 AM EST
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Yes, and yes.
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Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:48:01 AM EST
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Book way better than movie. Next read Testament by Morrel.
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I like that ending better than the standard.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:56:14 PM EST
The book is better then the movie and the movie kicks ass.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:59:26 PM EST
Both are excellent...
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That's closer to the ending in the book.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:07:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
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thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.
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Originally Posted By TheGunslinger:
Is the book the same name? I might have to pick it up as well.


http://www.amazon.com/First-Blood-David-Morrell/dp/0446364401

Yup

Nice. Purchased on kindle
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:12:03 PM EST
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thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
My favorite movie. Stallone at his best.


thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.


Wait a minute -- what about Rocky
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:19:40 PM EST
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Seconded only to his SNL role in the Orange Juilius bit.
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Seconded only to his SNL role in the Orange Juilius bit.
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
my wife works with Vietnam vets with PTSD. If you know the subtle cues to look for, Stallone's performance is a masterpiece.


Seconded only to his SNL role in the Orange Juilius bit.
ah yes, the potato chip machine computer.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:25:54 PM EST
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thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.
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Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
My favorite movie. Stallone at his best.


thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.


Get out of your mom's basement.

Death Race 2000

Tango and Cash

Oscar

Demolition Man

Judge Dredd


Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:26:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
My favorite movie. Stallone at his best.


thats actually the only movie i can tolerate Stallone in.


Wait a minute -- what about Rocky


And 'Stop or My Mom Will Shoot.'




Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:27:27 PM EST
David Morrell is an awesome writer. I have actually enjoyed all his books. Time to knock some dust off and read them again.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:32:06 PM EST
That movie convinced me that I had to have a dirt bike at a very young age. And a knife...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:53:57 PM EST
I haven't read the book in years but it is a great read, I literally couldn't put it down once I started reading. While attending the University of Iowa in 1979 I took a literature course because David Morrell the author of First Blood was the professor. I got shot below the knee with a .22lr in a hunting accident and was unable to finish the semester. I had to meet all my professors to drop my courses and thus had an opportunity to have a discussion with Mr. Morrell. He was still a relatively unknown author at that time and I told him that I considered First Blood to be fantastic novel. Talked a bit about Kurt Vonnegut and Ayn Rand and then he proceeded to inquire about my gunshot wound, like what it felt like and how I responded physiologically. He is very well versed on firearms and espionage techniques. He has written many great novels since First Blood including Brotherhood of the Rose and Fraternity of the Stone.

Interestingly, in 1979 he had just sold the movie rights for First Blood and told me that Steve McQueen was going to play Rambo. That obviously didn't happen and Sylvester Stallone made the role famous.
Thanks for the reminder and I think I will read it again as it is vastly different from the movie in some regards. It is definitely a case of the book is better than the movie.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:36:15 PM EST
Great movie, great book. The book is even darker than the movie.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:41:30 PM EST
READ THE BOOK.
It is true, the book is Much better than the movie!
Read it in 1974 or '75, thoght, 'darn, would be a great movie.
(Book ending WAY different than the movie, won't spoil it.)
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:17:51 PM EST
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Do you want me to tell you how it ends?






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