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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Stand By Me reminds me the most of Gaslight. Maybe because They've covered a section of the song before but because if the whole '59 sound... and now i always see chris chambers as a brian fallon figure Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:46 pm

i've thought of Stand By Me, but they're a bit too young for them to remind me of Gaslight, but i definetely see what you mean Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:21 pm

Maybe it's their younger -deadbody finding counterparts Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:00 am

Bump for Elsie.

So anything other forms of media that remind you of The Horrible Crowes?
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:37 am

For fans of the Outsiders and Rumble fish. Get yourself a copy of That was then, this is now. Great book by same author (S.E Hinton).
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:47 am

No one is going to mention the movie Drive!? Wink I've been obsessing over that for a few days now. Brilliant.

Anyways... all the movies, and the novels (at least the ones I'm aware of) are great mentions! I need to check out Rumble Fish. American Graffiti has always been one of my favorites. (John Milner *swoon*) Two Lane Blacktop is another HUGE personal favorite, but I'm a sucker for real american car flicks I guess. "Make it three yards, motherfucker, and we'll have ourselves and automobile race." Wink

I'm trying to think of some others that fit the style of The Outsiders, Graffiti, etc.

The Wild One (yet another personal favorite)
Roadracers
The Wanderers
Deuces Wild
The Warriors (kinda)

I'll have to do some more thinking. Great thread!


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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:06 am

Couldn't really think of any movies or books that remind me of The Gaslight Anthem, but there's this pretty cool TV-show that just spoke to me in the same way that the band does. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that reminds me of the band, but here's a promotional poster from the show:

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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:52 am

It has to be the Cadillac tattoo of that one douchebag with the stupid hair that does it Harbor.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:44 am

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It has to be the Cadillac tattoo of that one douchebag with the stupid hair that does it Harbor.

They all have horrible hair!
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:25 am

dying. I wish I lived in florence so I could've stalked them last spring.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue May 15, 2012 8:56 pm

Wanted to revive this thread because I reread the Outsiders (when I was a kid it was my favorite book).

Anyway, if anyone has any recommendations for books that are kinda similar to Brian's lyrics it would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Wed May 16, 2012 4:05 am

Check out some work from Adrian Tomine, he does graphic novels, but definitely a recommendation for Gaslight fans.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Wed May 16, 2012 6:56 pm

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John Steinbeck, every time. The themes are generally the same, for one thing: the personal lives of working class people, usually conflicted relationships with home and family, and the implications of a checkered past.

Edit: I should specify that while Steinbeck's whole style of writing pretty well matches Gaslight's, what I'm thinking of most is the book Cannery Row, a series of vignettes about a small industrial town.
Yes! Cannery Row, East of Eden, The Wayward Bus... and even The Winter of Our Discontent at times.

and what about Woody Guthrie's Bound for Glory? and also The Catcher in the Rye and The Notebook

movies: It's a Wonderful Life, or even Say Anything Razz

i was definitely going to say Winter Of Our Discontent. one of my favorites
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Bump for Handwritten!
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:29 pm

Yozzy wrote:
Check out some work from Adrian Tomine, he does graphic novels, but definitely a recommendation for Gaslight fans.

ha, great work - should've done some artwork for Gaslight Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:52 pm

The Last Picture Show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5--T-xchIk (skip to :53)
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:24 pm

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ha, great work - should've done some artwork for Gaslight Very Happy


That would be a dream!
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:24 pm

NeverTrustAJunkie wrote:
The Last Picture Show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5--T-xchIk (skip to :53)

I've been meaning to watch this one... well worth it?
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:28 pm

Yozzy wrote:
NeverTrustAJunkie wrote:
The Last Picture Show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5--T-xchIk (skip to :53)

I've been meaning to watch this one... well worth it?

I would say yes. It's a very interesting movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YQomR5xJ_Y this is the trailer. Cybill Shepard's character seems like the kind of girl TGA sings about.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:31 am

Ryan Gosling's new movie PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Big time. Got all the superficial Gaslight imagery: tattoos, carnivals, a Brian Fallon-looking star...And all of the themes in Gaslight songs too: small-town despair, romanticism, father issues (that one especially)

It's the best film I've seen in a while, definitely one of the most emotional ones I've ever seen. I think Gaslight fans will appreciate it. It's by the same director as Blue Valentine and features equally great performances.


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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:38 am

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Ryan Gosling's new movie PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Big time. Got all the superficial Gaslight imagery: tattoos, carnivals, a Brian Fallon-looking star...And all of the themes in Gaslight songs too: small-town despair, romanticism, father issues (that one especially)

It's the best film I've seen in a while, definitely one of the most emotional ones I've ever seen. I think Gaslight fans will appreciate it. It's by the same director as Blue Valentine and features equally great performances.



That's funny, cuz I walked outta the theater saying "I just watched a Springsteen song in movie form" but I can definitely see the gaslight relation too for the reasons you said. And I agree with ya, this film is excellent!

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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:22 am

In my head I think T59S album could easily be the soundtrack to a kind of dark, romancey kind of film.

As for films just listen to the song Handwritten and then watch the film Dear John. Its about a summer romance but he's a soldier and spends time away.

What I would say is that this trailer acts as a spoiler for the film. You can pick the dvd up cheap online so Id advise you just buy it.

I love it when tv shows or films have awesome songs that fit moments in the film perfectly and this film does just that. Most notably Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk's Paperweight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkTKkNXDp4
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:46 am

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eagles1139 wrote:
Ryan Gosling's new movie PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Big time. Got all the superficial Gaslight imagery: tattoos, carnivals, a Brian Fallon-looking star...And all of the themes in Gaslight songs too: small-town despair, romanticism, father issues (that one especially)

It's the best film I've seen in a while, definitely one of the most emotional ones I've ever seen. I think Gaslight fans will appreciate it. It's by the same director as Blue Valentine and features equally great performances.



That's funny, cuz I walked outta the theater saying "I just watched a Springsteen song in movie form" but I can definitely see the gaslight relation too for the reasons you said. And I agree with ya, this film is excellent!

Oh yeah I definitely thought Springsteen too. It's basically if the Magic Rat from Jungleland fathered a child before
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and the song continued to follow that kid's life. Also Adam Raised a Cain came to mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:40 pm

On The Waterfront. Besides the obvious "I could'a been a contender" reference, the movie is very 1950's and very New Jersey.
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PostSubject: Re: Any film or novels that remind you of the Gaslight Anthem?   Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:30 pm

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury kind of reminds me of TGA. awesome, summery, nostalgic.
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