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 Post subject: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
PostPosted: Tue July 10, 2018 3:08 am 
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Was True Detective too light-hearted for your taste? Well then I have some good news for you.

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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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watched E1 last night, it was good not great


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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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Loved the editing and sound design, as well as the little details that play on the fact that we are seeing this story through a very unreliable perspective, such as the protagonist's thoughts manifesting as ominous words that flash over screens and signage. Also the blending of past and present. It could come off corny but they pull it off really well. The set-up feels somewhat familiar, though, and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of where the story is going. Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson are great. Will keep watching.

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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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Having read the book, I don't remember much about it at all other than teeth being a thing. Well I have a Go sub so I may as well use it for this, yeah?

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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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Having read the book, I don't remember much about it at all other than teeth being a thing. Well I have a Go sub so I may as well use it for this, yeah?

Was the book awful? I read Dark Places on vacation once and it was one of the worst pieces of crap I've ever read...And yet I enjoyed the Gone Girl film, and this show is off to a good start. My hunch is that Flynn is a great creator of creepy modern stories, but not a terrible writer.


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The book was merely ok. Pretty obvious but kinda fun.

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tragabigzanda wrote:
bune wrote:
Having read the book, I don't remember much about it at all other than teeth being a thing. Well I have a Go sub so I may as well use it for this, yeah?

Was the book awful? I read Dark Places on vacation once and it was one of the worst pieces of crap I've ever read...And yet I enjoyed the Gone Girl film, and this show is off to a good start. My hunch is that Flynn is a great creator of creepy modern stories, but not a terrible writer.

I read it quite awhile ago so I can't speak to it. As for Gone Girl, I read that and it infuriated me to no end. To the point where I have no urge to watch the movie, regardless of how much I like the talent involved.

The only bit that stuck out to me is the teeth thing because of how weird and creepy it was.

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Gone Girl seemed to put some people really on their edge. I remember LV hating the movie.

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VinylGuy wrote:
Gone Girl seemed to put some people really on their edge. I remember LV hating the movie.

Definitely in contention for the worst movie I’ve ever seen

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A true masterpiece for me.

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neither amazing nor abysmal; perfectly entertaining murder schlock


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