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Time for UF 2018!!!!!!!
Here is the Itinerary UF
(as of today.....subject to small changes)
UF 2018 Itinerary
Wednesday July 18th meet at the Holiday
Inn Express at 5 p.m.
for a meet and greet. MIDLAND
THURSDAY MORNING July 19th
Meet at The Petroleum Museum at 7:30,
leave promptly at 8
It is only ½ mile west from the
hotel on the north service road of I-20.
Turn in at the Visitors Center look for
the white Charger
east side by the picnic arera.
Petroleum Museum Website
1st stop Monahans Sand Hills
2nd stop Rattlesnake Airbase rest stop
.3rd stop Rattlesnake Airbase
4th stop Lunch in Pecos
5th stop Chata Ortegas.
6th stop Toyah….world’s dirtiest
bathroom (according to the
7th stop 3 chili dogs and a malt Sonic
Alpine after check in at
Show the movie at Rangra Theater Alpine
FRIDAY MORNING JULY 20TH
8 a.m. leave for DOM from the parking
lot of Holiday Inn
Lunch at Lajitas and then on to Marathon
to finish the day.
SATURDAY MORNING 8 A.M.
Leave for Marfa Cemetery
On to landing site Fort Hancock.
Check in El Paso Hotels
Sunday breakfast at Holiday Inn Express
shake hands and wish
everyone "A nice life".
As most of you know, we did the Ultimate
Fandango in the summer of 2010, and again Summer 2013 the 30th
anniversary of the filming of the movie and in 2015 the 30th anniversary
of the release.
Now we are doing the last Ultimate Fandango
celebrating the 35th anniversary of the filming. Don't miss this
one......only DOM will survive.....
The Austin Film Festival and Bob Bullock
Texas Museum have teamed up to
present six best of the best made in Texas,
by Texans. Kevin Reynolds will
be at the screening for Q&A.
Lamont Furlow, Suzanne and I went to this
great event and all I can say is
that is was great, just not long enough.
For those who have not seen the
movie on the big screen....find a way.
It is sooooo much better. On that
note....no copies available in FILM...we
watched the DVD. I got a chance to
ask Kevin about a copy and there is only
one known copy in some archive
and unavailable. I also ask him about
a sequel and there will never be one.
He hates sequels. I ask him what happened
to the Groovers and he didn't
have an answer. I commented that he knew
all of them and he said they
were a composite of people he knew. I
gave him a card with our site on it
and an invitation to UF 2010. I also
ask him if he knew that we visited the
locations and he was aware that we did
visit and dug up or buried a bottle of
DOM. Told the story of picking Chuck
for Dorman at the 7-11 with less than
48 hours to go before shooting started
and how Chuck was a little
apprehensive and really didn't believe
him when asked to be in the movie.
He said Kevin Costner was easy to cast
as Gardner, and had auditioned for
the part in PROOF and didn't get it, but
after reading two or three lines, he
knew he was right for the part. . Judd
Nelson was a natural for Phil, Sam was
easy. He also talked about the music
and how the songs he picked really
determined how the scene was shot instead
of the other way around. He
was very DOWN on the movie making business
because of all the comic
book, blue screen movies being made and
the studio gurus ONLY looking at
the bottom line and not the creative
process and life stories that were made
into movies in the past. He did a little
stand up moment right before the
movie started and said that he always
included a body part in his movies.
My mind raced through our trivia questions
and different scenes to no avail,
then he told us that when Gardner runs
out and jumps onto the rock
overlooking the Rio Grande, there is a
shot of his arm and elbow in the lower
left corner of the shot. I looked for
it during the movie and have concluded
that he was jerking our chain, unless
it is in the wide screen FILM
version.(found his arm in the VHS and
Laser Disc copy).More when I get a
chance to digest everything. Oh yeah,
got my photo signed....Very glad we
Special thanks to Luca Ciardelli for bringing this to
SCREEN: 'FANDANGO,' COMING OF AGE IN 1971
By JANET MASLIN
Published: January 25, 1985 New York Times
THE GROOVERS, a pack of college buddies, turn graduation
into the occasion for one last blowout in ''Fandango,'' which
takes place in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The year is 1971
and draft notices have arrived for several of the group's members,
so their antics have both fraternity-house humor and a hysterical
edge. Kevin Reynolds, who wrote and directed ''Fandango,'' is
for the most part making just another coming-of-age film. But
at its best, his debut feature has an appealing boisterousness,
and it successfully walks a fine line between sensitivity and
''Fandango,'' which opens today at the Gemini, takes
place in Texas, which means the characters drink endless beers
and call one another ''son.'' Chief among them is Gardner Barnes,
played dashingly by Kevin Costner, who suggests what the Tom Cruise
of ''Risky Business'' might look like after a six-month bender.
Gardner and four friends - one who's a scold (Judd Nelson), one
who's just canceled his wedding (Sam Robards), one who's nearly
comatose (Brian Cesak) and a huge, quiet one who shows equal interest
in ''The Prophet'' and ''The Incredible Hulk'' - embark on a long,
They sleep beside the wreckage of an old movie set, because
Gardner thinks James Dean was there to shoot ''Giant.'' They bathe
in a car wash. They force one Groover to take parachute-jumping
lessons from a hippie (Marvin J. McIntyre) whose habit of talking
with his mouth full is one of the film's low points and whose
casual, utterly indecipherable diagram of flight instructions
is about its highest.
The note of hip nihilism on which ''Fandango'' begins
is eventually balanced out by sentimentality. And there are moments,
particularly those revolving around a speechless character known
only as ''The Girl'' (Suzy Amis), when Mr. Reynolds goes way overboard
on the sentimental side. Gardner used to love her; we know that
from a sequence in which he frolics with her in a field of wildflowers.
Then he lost her; we know that when we see him leave her on a
sand dune, holding a kite string.
Mr. Reynolds isn't adroit with this sort of thing, but
he does have a way with the sight gags and off-the-wall humor
that make this a notable debut. And he brings a good deal of feeling
to the moments in which the film's twin specters - Vietnam and
maturity - intrude upon the frantic festivities.
''Fandango'' is rated PG (''Parental Guidance Suggested'').
It contains brief nudity on the part of the story's various practical
FANDANGO, directed and written by Kevin Reynolds; director
of photography, Thomas Del Ruth; film editor, Arthur Schmidt;
music by Alan Silvestri; produced by Tim Zinnemann; released by
Warner Bros. At Gemini Twin, 64th Street and Second Avenue. Running
time: 91 minutes. This film is rated PG. Gardner BarnesKevin Costner
Phil HicksJudd Nelson Kenneth WaggenerSam Robards DormanChuck
Bush LesterBrian Cesak JudyElizabeth Daily The GirlSuzy Amis Truman
SparksMarvin J. McIntyre.