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Old 08-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #4471
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This film was about 20-30 minutes of extra fleshing-out of some relationships from being a complete classic. As it is, it's close to a masterpiece; the acting is terrific. The way Guy Pearce's outlaw brothers contrast being completely normal, almost emphathetic (Arthur Burns' soliloquy on love, his youngest bro's misunderstanding of a 'misanthrope' and his soulful Irish singing reminiscent of a young choirboy) with complete psychosis.

A very brutal, unflinching film that could have been elevated to legendary status had it stopped to catch its breath a little more and continue with its character sketches and give more depth at certain points. It runs about an hour and a half but had it been made two hours with just a few more properly handled scenes, we are talking about a film on par with "Unforgiven" and other great Westerns.

As it is, it's one of the best films nobody has seen.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #4472
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Actually it is. I know several people IRL who didn't see it coming.
you must know some dummies then.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:16 PM   #4473
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This film was about 20-30 minutes of extra fleshing-out of some relationships from being a complete classic. As it is, it's close to a masterpiece; the acting is terrific. The way Guy Pearce's outlaw brothers contrast being completely normal, almost emphathetic (Arthur Burns' soliloquy on love, his youngest bro's misunderstanding of a 'misanthrope' and his soulful Irish singing reminiscent of a young choirboy) with complete psychosis.

A very brutal, unflinching film that could have been elevated to legendary status had it stopped to catch its breath a little more and continue with its character sketches and give more depth at certain points. It runs about an hour and a half but had it been made two hours with just a few more properly handled scenes, we are talking about a film on par with "Unforgiven" and other great Westerns.

As it is, it's one of the best films nobody has seen.
yeah, this movie was great. not an alltime great, but a really well done film. IIRC its now on netflix instant.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:18 PM   #4474
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you must know some dummies then.

Naw, just people who aren't into movies as much as some of us, aren't capable of recognizing red herrings, and unreliable narrators. No need to be condescending.

I saw The Proposition recently too. It was pretty good. I wish his brother was given more screen time; he made for a very interesting character.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:22 PM   #4475
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Naw, just people who aren't into movies as much as some of us, aren't capable of recognizing red herrings, and unreliable narrators. No need to be condescending.

I saw The Proposition recently too. It was pretty good. I wish his brother was given more screen time; he made for a very interesting character.
Actually, both of his psychotic brothers had the potential to be very deep and very interesting characters, instead of just villains with snippets of scenes devoted to their 'other' side.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:24 PM   #4476
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Naw, just people who aren't into movies as much as some of us, aren't capable of recognizing red herrings, and unreliable narrators. No need to be condescending.

I saw The Proposition recently too. It was pretty good. I wish his brother was given more screen time; he made for a very interesting character.
yeah, both of the brothers could have used a better character development.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:45 PM   #4477
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Currently downloading The Proposition. If I don't like it I'm going to have to kill the 3 of you (boozehound, johndeer, shannon) and everyone you've ever been in contact with, so for your sake I better be impressed.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #4478
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The Runaways.

Eh. Pretty average, I guess.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #4479
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This film was about 20-30 minutes of extra fleshing-out of some relationships from being a complete classic. As it is, it's close to a masterpiece; the acting is terrific. The way Guy Pearce's outlaw brothers contrast being completely normal, almost emphathetic (Arthur Burns' soliloquy on love, his youngest bro's misunderstanding of a 'misanthrope' and his soulful Irish singing reminiscent of a young choirboy) with complete psychosis.

A very brutal, unflinching film that could have been elevated to legendary status had it stopped to catch its breath a little more and continue with its character sketches and give more depth at certain points. It runs about an hour and a half but had it been made two hours with just a few more properly handled scenes, we are talking about a film on par with "Unforgiven" and other great Westerns.

As it is, it's one of the best films nobody has seen.


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Old 08-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #4480
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I've tried to watch that twice and was interrupted both times.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #4481
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yeah, both of the brothers could have used a better character development.
Honestly even more backstory on Stanley & wife and why they are even there would have been enriching.

Always a shame to see a filmmaker cheap out on what could have been a classic. See my review on "Red River" for more details on this malady.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #4482
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I'm gonna find this this week.
yeah, just checked. its on netflix instant.
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Honestly even more backstory on Stanley & wife and why they are even there would have been enriching.

I assumed it was probably a money/work thing. That could be way off mark, though.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:05 PM   #4484
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I assumed it was probably a money/work thing. That could be way off mark, though.
I sort of got the feeling they were forced there, for whatever reason, with his wife trying to replicate the comforts of a land they were no longer really welcome in.

Again, could be way off base.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:07 PM   #4485
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I sort of got the feeling they were forced there, for whatever reason, with his wife trying to replicate the comforts of a land they were no longer really welcome in.

Again, could be way off base.
Yeah, I also thought there was some backstory of him having some skeleton that forced him to the outback (internal police politicking etc - kinda like hotfuzz!)
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