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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:52 am 
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My niece came over years ago with the vhs of Small Soldiers, so I watched it with them since Tommy Lee Jones did a voice in it. I about had a cow when the scen of To Hell and Back came on and Phil was talking about Audie. i had to go out and buy the movie for ourselves. still don't have it on dvd, tho. Will have to try and find it. I remember saying myself a time or two that WW2 is my favorite war, but when he said it I just cracked up cause it sounded so silly. To me it just means that I know more about that war and have studied it than any other war. I haven't said it since I saw that movie cause now it sounds silly.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Very cool, Sharon! I had no idea they used a clip from THAB in Small Soldiers, since I've never actually seen Small Soldiers.


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The things you find in unexpected places! I was reading a biography of a guy who spent his early childhood in post-WWII rural New Zealand, and he mentioned how he spent his (long-anticipated!) first trip to the movies at age 7: "The first real film I went to was Audie Murphy in The Kid From Texas, where he wore black leather all over and smiled in a cold way and drew his gun like greased lightning. Audie Murphy was the best cowboy..."

And a few pages later he's writing about his favorite birthday gifts: "The best birthday present I ever got was my birthday being on the Saturday and I was allowed to see Sierra with Audie Murphy, which was as good as The Kid From Texas. I was worried before it that something would go wrong and I wouldn't be able to see it."

Audie must have made quite an impression on him even at the age of seven, because he titled his autobiography 'The Kid From Matata-David McGill.'


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:43 pm 
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FlyingJohnFan wrote:
The things you find in unexpected places! I was reading a biography of a guy who spent his early childhood in post-WWII rural New Zealand, and he mentioned how he spent his (long-anticipated!) first trip to the movies at age 7: "The first real film I went to was Audie Murphy in The Kid From Texas, where he wore black leather all over and smiled in a cold way and drew his gun like greased lightning. Audie Murphy was the best cowboy..."

And a few pages later he's writing about his favorite birthday gifts: "The best birthday present I ever got was my birthday being on the Saturday and I was allowed to see Sierra with Audie Murphy, which was as good as The Kid From Texas. I was worried before it that something would go wrong and I wouldn't be able to see it."

Audie must have made quite an impression on him even at the age of seven, because he titled his autobiography 'The Kid From Matata-David McGill.'


What a great story! As you say, Murph must have made quite an impression on him.


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