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Bradley Cooper plays Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle, the highly decorated Navy SEAL sniper who was killed by a fellow veteran at a shooting range in Texas last February, in the intense first trailer for the film adaptation of Kyle’s best-selling autobiography. With 160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills, including one from 2,100 yards, the Devil of Ramadi is the most lethal sniper in American military history.
Clint Eastwood directs a cast that includes Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, and Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, Kyle’s spotter during his last two tours who trained Cooper and will portray himself in the film.
The film has a limited release December 25th and a wide release January 16th.
The abundant use of slow-mo, the close-ups of flowers, the hugging, the tears…it’s perfect.
Another helpful illustrated guide from the Art of Manliness:
Back in the days of the ancient Near East, both men and women wore flowing tunics. Around the tunic, they’d wear a belt or girdle. While tunics were comfortable and breezy, the hem of the tunic would often get in the way when a man was fighting or performing hard labor. So when ancient Hebrew men had to battle the Philistines, the men would lift the hem of their tunic up and tuck it into their girdle or tie it in a knot to keep it off the ground. The effect basically created a pair of shorts that provided more freedom of movement. Thus to tell someone to “gird up their loins” was to tell them to get ready for hard work or battle. It was the ancient way of saying “man up!”
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For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.