Across The Way Thread #23012
Final 24 - More research perhaps?
Created Byopera_classical
Created DateFri, Apr 08, 2011
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opera_classical4/8/2011 2:12:14 AM
rek4/8/2011 1:38:03 PM
swing.gal4/12/2011 4:34:44 AM
BARRY6/19/2011 6:30:01 PM
Pescado6/20/2011 1:20:01 AM
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opera_classicalSubjectFinal 24 - More research perhaps?
PostedFri, Apr 08, 2011 02:12AM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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Okay so a couple of months ago I purchased the DVD so I did not have to piece it together on YouTube. I watched it, and sure I had a lot of stuff to say about the people commenting on there - I won't go into that mess.

HOWEVER - Anyone noticed when they were showing the actor that was supposed to be River, they had him dressed in LEATHER jacket? They could have thought a little more when doing a re-enactment on someone they always splash about in the papers - about him being Vegan and Eco-friendly, but a drug user. River wouldn't wear a leather jacket...come on. They had this actor in it for the majority of the DVD. Even if it wasn't genuine leather... still the idea rubbed me wrong.

I know it was just a minor detail, but I could not get past it. Like if and when an actual movie is released - I am sure they will look into this
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rekSubjectRe: Final 24 - More research perhaps?
PostedFri, Apr 08, 2011 01:38PM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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I didn't like Final 24 very much basically because there were so many flaws in it. It seemed pretty ridiculous to me. They couldn't even get his appearance right. Like you mentioned the leather jacket and at the time of his death River had short hair. But ah well, what can you expect from a show like that? IMO the A&E one was a lot more sincere than the Final 24 one.
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swing.galSubjectRe: Final 24 - More research perhaps?
PostedTue, Apr 12, 2011 04:34AM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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I was more bothered by the fact that "River" has long hair. I know it's stupid and trivial, but it bugged me the entire time!
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BARRYSubjectRe: Final 24 - More research perhaps?
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I agree with all of you here. The Canadian company That made the film contacted me to be an advisor for their documentary. They even flew me to LA to have dinner with them in Beverly Hills, there I met Hasid Rah who was also there too. I gave them a copy of my book and said to be sure to run the story and script past me so I can make corrections and suggestions.
We left the evening with a "we'll be in contact with you."

Later they asked me about River's cousins, asked me about Fr Steve Wood whom I got them in touch with and they asked me for photos, then I heard nothing more from them. The next thing I know is they are telling me the film is done and they will send me a copy.
I was as shocked as everyone as to a very inaccurate portrayal everyone here is tal
king about.
HELENE is right John Griffin's docu. on the BIO channel was far superior to the sensationalist "Last 24".

Cheers,
BARRY
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PescadoSubjectRe: Final 24 - More research perhaps?
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Hail, Barry!

Not to take anything away from that A&E program - I would love to see you (Barry) be the Producer on one of those - guiding the overall vision and content, accuracy, etc. THAT would be the best documentary...

~ peace and hugs
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