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1. Posted: Tue 26th May 2009 16:50 BST
[youtube:zQautgFKK50]Cormac McCarthy (author of No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses) finally has his masterpiece (in my opinion) brought to the big screen. The film is about a man and his son journeying south by foot in a world struggling to survive after an apocalyptic event. And I could not be looking forward to the movie more.
The trailer suggests it will be a bit different in style from the book, which is a bit disappointing, but hopefully this is just for the sake of making an interesting trailer and not reflective of the whole film. The book was very ambiguous with regards to the nature of the "apocalypse," but the beginning of the trailer seems to imply that they are going to show the actual event first, which seems like a mistake to me. But I can live with it, if it isn't a huge part of the movie.
Anyone else looking forward to this? Last I heard it's slated for October, though the trailer just says "Coming Soon."
EDIT: It says Oct. 16th right there in the trailer, silly me. Awesome!
Edited on Tue 26th May, 2009 @ 16:53 by Adam
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2. Posted: Tue 26th May 2009 23:02 BST
Movie looks good actually. Pretty intense stuff.I'll look out for the book next time im in chapters And Beirut is amazing, love street version of nantes. And elephant gun is good too.
3. Posted: Wed 27th May 2009 03:07 BST
Whoa, how'd you know that I listen to Beirut? This thread was all about The Road. They certainly are amazing, though. The new album is great, too, especially The Akara and The Concubine.
4. Posted: Wed 27th May 2009 04:46 BST
Yech, don't get me started on this trailer. It's bad enough that the movie was held back for so long, it's worse now that they're marketing it like this. Dimensions is handling the distribution? Seriously, Weinstein... The trailer is horrible. Completely misrepresents the movie.
But no worries about this trailer, Adam. Like I said, total misrepresentation. I've heard a few script reviews, and even a few comments from the author himself stating that Penhall's adaptation and the movie itself is very, very close to the novel, with the exception of heightening the dramatics at a couple points. I'm really, really looking forward to this, though. Definitely will be making one of my rare trips to the theater.
Also, Adam if you haven't seen The Proposition, check it out. Same director, great score by Nick Cave and terribly inspired by Blood Meridian.
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5. Posted: Wed 27th May 2009 13:35 BST
Yea, I'd read many test screening reviews, and none even mentioned the disaster scenes, nor the overemphasis on the mother, so I'm not too worried. Never read any comments from McCarthy, though, so that is good to know.
Also, I'd heard time and again about how good The Proposition is, but I confess that I never even bothered to look up what it was about. Inspired by Blood Meridian? Heck yes, I'm renting it tonight. Thanks.
Edited on Wed 27th May, 2009 @ 13:36 by Adam