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 Post subject: Re: The Films Of The Coen Brothers
PostPosted: Tue November 20, 2018 1:17 am 
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Has Strat watched this yet? I am doing to know where in Colorado the Waits segment was filmed. I'm pretty sure that bridge scene in the Neeson one was also Colorado. I feel like they probably aren't that far from me.

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I can't seem to ascertain the exact location, but it looks like it was somewhere in the vicinity of a 3-hour drive from me. Might have to try to work out a road trip this summer!

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i only saw the first three stories of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, but so far its a drag for me. Looks fine, but its just a drag.

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do you typically like westerns?


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I loved them.

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pan shot!

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like a 2-roper

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what's your favorite coens' film?

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
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what's your favorite coens' film?


Garfield

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 Post subject: Re: The Films Of The Coen Brothers
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96583UP wrote:
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what's your favorite coens' film?


Garfield

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I really wanted to love Buster Scruggs, and have it be big & important like most Coens work. But yeah, no. :peace:

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Finished watching The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, loved it. Just a few words on each short:

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Tim Blake Nelson is dynamite. Loved how this one ended, and it's a great opening tale for the film.

Near Algodones
Liked how brief this one was. Any longer, or even a few more lines for Franco, and it would have overstayed its welcome.

Meal Ticket
Jesus this one was dark.

All Gold Canyon
One of my two favorites. LV, you mentioned you wanted to see the cliff from Meal Ticket? I'd say the valley where Tom Waits stakes his gold claim is even more stunning. Loved how serene and contemplative this one was, until things head south. I'd watch an entire film about this character.

The Gal Who Got Rattled
My other favorite. Zoe Kazan and Grainger Hines were both fantastic.

The Mortal Remains
This was my least favorite of the bunch. Lots of great face mugging from all the actors. Do we think that everyone in the stagecoach is dead now? I'm not sure, but I think it's intentionally left open to interpretation.


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Sorry, I actually was referring to the Waits valley, not the Neeson bridge.

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And, yes, I think it’s clear the everyone is dead in the last segment. I viewed it as a passing to the afterlife. Lots of visual clues allude to it, particularly the gradual changing of the light and color into an oppressive darkness (I loved this touch so much; deeply unsettling), and the very ‘60s gothic horror visuals of the final set with the fog, dead trees, and fake building fronts. Also note the angel and demon (Satan?) on the hotel door.

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Sorry, I actually was referring to the Waits valley, not the Neeson bridge.

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And, yes, I think it’s clear the everyone is dead in the last segment. I viewed it as a passing to the afterlife. Lots of visual clues allude to it, particularly the gradual changing of the light and color into an oppressive darkness (I loved this touch so much; deeply unsettling), and the very ‘60s gothic horror visuals of the final set with the fog, dead trees, and fake building fronts. Also note the angel and demon (Satan?) on the hotel door.


Thanks for this.

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I obviously noticed the change in light, but missed all that other stuff. I'm already anxious to watch this again.


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 Post subject: Re: The Films Of The Coen Brothers
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Hey the Coen Bros just did an interview on Fresh Air!

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/66920473 ... -with-oxen


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i’ve only seen the first three parts and while amusing, it didn’t instantly grab me

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Sorry, I actually was referring to the Waits valley, not the Neeson bridge.

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And, yes, I think it’s clear the everyone is dead in the last segment. I viewed it as a passing to the afterlife. Lots of visual clues allude to it, particularly the gradual changing of the light and color into an oppressive darkness (I loved this touch so much; deeply unsettling), and the very ‘60s gothic horror visuals of the final set with the fog, dead trees, and fake building fronts. Also note the angel and demon (Satan?) on the hotel door.


Thanks for this.

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I obviously noticed the change in light, but missed all that other stuff. I'm already anxious to watch this again.

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Oh, and I forgot to mention that the coachman strikes me as a “ferryman” archetype. “He will not stop,” and all that. When Saul Rubinek tries to look at him, I straight-up thought he was in a grim reaper robe at first.

Oh, and two guys literally say they’re “reapers, harvesters of souls,” haha.


I really loved that segment.

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 Post subject: Re: The Films Of The Coen Brothers
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yeah, i also thought of the ferryman archetype, which i learned about from castlevania 2!


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 Post subject: Re: The Films Of The Coen Brothers
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Started this now. Love both the Coen’s and westerns.


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My favorite part of the movie was how it spun new tales around most of the classic western stories (history and myth), all with the unique Coen feeling. I hadn’t read about the different chapters before seeing the movie, but as each was ending and a new one was on its way, it was quite possible to predict what the next one would be.

It’s also a very beautiful movie, with gorgeous scenery.

Top movie. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Highly entertaining, but not something we haven’t seen before. Still it plays very well up to the gunfighter myth from the old west, and 50s Hollywood westerns. I think this chapter would have been better with a slightly less comedic touch.

Near Algodones
This story was short and sweet. Bank robber / hanging. Funny joke. Perfect.

Meal Ticket
This might have been the best acted chapter. Really haunting story about travelling circus/theatre.

All Gold Canyon
Wow, this was great. Perfect atmosphere, acting, scenery, twist. Could easily have seen a whole movie about this.

The Gal Who Got Rattled
This could also have been a full movie. I couldn’t help be a little sad about the ending, but I loved the story, and the Oregon Trail.

The Mortal Remains
I love Tyne Daly. Possibly the weakest chapter, but still interesting. Stagecoach / death.


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