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EgosXII
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Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Melbourne

quote:
Originally posted by The17sss
the chasm between the book and the movie was that wide? I haven't read the book so obviously I can't comment, but I can see in the movie the description Dennis Lehane described.


haha I'm definitely exagerrating the divide, but it just had those annoying hollywood 'flash-back' moments which really soured it for me solely because i think the outstanding thing about the book was absolutely no back-story, no attempt to explain, OR solve what got them to the apocalyptic place they were in...

The film version wasn't 2012 or anything, but i feel like that's why it was made into a film: Apocalyptic films sell!

edit: LOL yeah the divide really wasn't as bad as my original post which i just re-read, i just have strong feelings about what hollywood does to books


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LAdazeNYnights
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Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA

quote:
Originally posted by EgosXII
the outstanding thing about the book was absolutely no back-story, no attempt to explain, OR solve what got them to the apocalyptic place they were in...


you're so right here. i think there was maybe a chapter in the book, at the very most, that dated back to before the end of days. or perhaps that was a flashback to as the apocalypse was beginning. i can't quite remember - but it was a chapter, or a few pages, detailing a conflict between the protagonist and his wife, to explain how father and son ended up alone.
it's been a while, i could be a bit wrong there. but that's how i remember it

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Halcyon+On+On
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: midcoast

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Originally posted by Meat187
I once tried watching it and turned it off again after some time. Things were just getting too gross and disgusting for me to enjoy that movie.


I was far more unsettled by the abhorable film palette than anything else. All the browns and yellows and kind of vintage overexposure - it wasn't merely the artifact of that time and place in Italian cinema, even - to which these elements were quite common anyway - Pasolini did it all on purpose just to give unease to the on-screen horrors of psychosexual domination. He did it just to make me queasy.

Exactly like the story from which Salo is derived from, De Sade's 120 Days of Sodom of course, I find the director of the film to be more interesting than the film, itself, just as I find the man, De Sade, to be more interesting than his actual stories. They were both outrageous personalities, and each of them were interned in their own ways - their horrific byproducts being ways of practically vandalizing the prison bathroom walls. With their own feces.


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Penalba
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chimera66
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Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Left Coast

quote:
Originally posted by The17sss
You were probably so beaten down by the difficult and depressing to put the optimism in perspective. This is the best explanation I've read, given by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) that should help clarify the point of The Road:

a portion of his commentary:


i like that description, maybe I would have felt that more if I read the book like EgosXII mentioned. I just didn't feel the man's great love for his son, I know he loved him but it didn't feel as exaggerated as perhaps they intended for it to be.


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To his defense, Trump didn't even really look like a bum.

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infiniteJEST
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Registered: Mar 2008
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Originally posted by Halcyon+On+On
Exactly like the story from which Salo is derived from, De Sade's 120 Days of Sodom of course, I find the director of the film to be more interesting than the film, itself, just as I find the man, De Sade, to be more interesting than his actual stories. They were both outrageous personalities, and each of them were interned in their own ways - their horrific byproducts being ways of practically vandalizing the prison bathroom walls. With their own feces.


The man himself was definitely a character. Gorged himself to obesity, gets imprisoned several times and often gets kicked out for trying to seduce his younger male prison mates


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Dj Nacht
Steve French



Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Montreal

The Road is definately on my top ten movies. I can't beleive people don't like the movie because its so dark. This is as real as it gets in my opinion.


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Chris Crossland
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London

quote:
Originally posted by Dj Nacht
The Road is definately on my top ten movies. I can't beleive people don't like the movie because its so dark. This is as real as it gets in my opinion.



I like it! I would like something like that to actually happen, just to see if I could survive.

My family gets really annoyed cause every time I see them I ask them if they want to invest in buying some land and building a bunker lololol. I'll build mine, and someday they'll regret it!


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Silky Johnson
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Oh man, that scene when they finally have a real bath. Holy shit.


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chimera66
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Registered: Jun 2006
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if something like that actually happened i'd kill myself, i prefer to skip the getting raped by dirty (in every sense of the word) men and being eaten thank you very much.

as for the bath scene why do they have running water? with the world falling apart all around them how could the plumbing work? rather than enjoying that particular scene i questioned it. another thing that got me is when they found that family that hung themselves they didn't take their shoes. they eat roaches but they aren't desperate to protect their feat, their sole mode of transport?


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Originally posted by Ygrene
I once saw Swamper peel off 4 or 5 $100 bills from a fat roll and say this to Donald Trump: "Go clean yourself up; you look like a bum.". And then he threw the bills right in Trump's face/hair! Then Swamper and his entourage of 30, who were all wearing TA monogramed Rolexes, left the room and flew to Hawaii for a few hours because Del wanted fresh coconut.

To his defense, Trump didn't even really look like a bum.

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Dj Nacht
Steve French



Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Montreal

quote:
Originally posted by chimera66
if something like that actually happened i'd kill myself, i prefer to skip the getting raped by dirty (in every sense of the word) men and being eaten thank you very much.

as for the bath scene why do they have running water? with the world falling apart all around them how could the plumbing work? rather than enjoying that particular scene i questioned it. another thing that got me is when they found that family that hung themselves they didn't take their shoes. they eat roaches but they aren't desperate to protect their feat, their sole mode of transport?


your 2 intense

Everyone I know either hates or loves this movie, most hate it. All for the same reason, its depressing. I get so pissed! Who gives a shit! How can you say a movie is bad because its depressing and dark! Go watch some disney movies in your parents basement!


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LeopoldStotch
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Yawbs,Giaks,and Automobiles

haven't watched the road in awhile, nor read the book.

however, from what i remember, i feel the movie is a contrast of the world we live in compared to what we as a society would do if an apocalyptic occurrence would happen. i think the story questions how strong our minds work if we are left to limited resources, and have to search for a means of survival.

this is what "man" and "boy" had to go through. they saw how humanity has resorted to violence and cannibalism, and "man" did not want his son or himself to live life like that. from what i remember, i think there were times where the "man" wanted to teach the "boy" that violence was never the answer, even if someone wants to hurt him. i see the story of a man fighting against himself to not breakdown into an uncivilized manner.

i loved the movie. i need to watch the movie again to give a better statement about the movie.


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