The Road: They are "each the other's world entire.


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Re: The Road: They are "each the other's world entire.
« Reply #166 on: November 04, 2009, 01:16:58 AM »
interesting. Not the typical hollywood production
See the villain's larger eyes insinuating a just-off-normal perspective on how they see the world? I see signs Lucius Hunt; just not as you see dead people. I am so very happy we saw..each other, and no I will not tell you what color love is. Stop asking.

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Re: The Road: They are "each the other's world entire.
« Reply #167 on: November 04, 2009, 10:47:04 AM »
I was able to read "The Road" and "I am Legend" on the way to St. Louis this summer.  Stepped out of the truck, heard a crow, and broke my shoe.  lol (not really)  Mentioned both books out loud on the phone, saw a spider, asked a question, let a spider go, went swinging, woke up with bruises, etc, etc.

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« Reply #168 on: November 04, 2009, 08:13:16 PM »
I was able to read "The Road" and "I am Legend" on the way to St. Louis this summer.  Stepped out of the truck, heard a crow, and broke my shoe.  lol (not really)  Mentioned both books out loud on the phone, saw a spider, asked a question, let a spider go, went swinging, woke up with bruises, etc, etc.

Dana!  Hey, I've missed you.  Thinking in a linear, rational fashion gets so old and boring.  :D  Plus, I haven't had the chance to use the words "loopy non sequitur" in such a long time. ;D  Welcome back, girlhood!

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« Reply #169 on: November 17, 2009, 07:23:55 AM »
So,this is gonna come out next week,isn't it?
Rohan,are you ready?  :D
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« Reply #170 on: November 17, 2009, 09:22:03 PM »
So,this is gonna come out next week,isn't it?
Rohan,are you ready?  :D

I am ready, Marco. I have been waiting for 2 years.

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« Reply #171 on: November 20, 2009, 12:23:37 PM »
Survive and Advance - The Road is hands-down one of the best ever made SPOILER FREE



?The Road? Takes Fresh Approach to Post-Apocalyptic Genre
Ever since God flooded out the entire human race in the early pages of Genesis, literature has abounded with stories of the apocalypse. For generation after generation, from The Book of Revelations to The Stand, we have obsessed over the end of the world, how it will come to pass, and what, if anything, we can do to stop it. Now that humankind has reached a point where the End could conceivably happen in an afternoon, our glimpses into this theoretical future are all the more intriguing. And they?ve never been more important.

The Road, directed by John Hillcoat (The Proposition) and based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men), is a dark, poignant story of a father and son journeying through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, withstanding harsh weather, malnutrition, and under the constant threat of marauders, thieves and cannibals. Their goal is simple: to carry on.

Those looking to sink their teeth into mindless disaster-porn (not that there?s anything wrong with that) can get their fix elsewhere. The Road is a smaller, more penetrating film that draws strength from its intimacy and its ability to do so much with so little.

Viggo Mortensen gives an emotional tour de force as the embattled father; look for him on the red carpet come March. Watching children act is oftentimes painful for me, but I thought Kodi Smit-McPhee was impressive and genuine as the son, and takes on the task of being in literally every scene with rare fearlessness. Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, and Guy Pearce give small but highly memorable performances, Duvall in particular, whose portrayal of a withered old man journeying all alone will haunt you.

The desolate environment in which the story takes place is itself a character, foreign yet eerily familiar, and so perfectly conceptualized that it matches ? heck, surpasses the standard of realism set by films such as 28 Days Later and Children of Men. Shot throughout four states, including at the site of the Mount St. Helens eruption, Hillcoat and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (The Others, The Sea Inside) paint a backdrop that is altogether beautiful and devastating.

They say that every generation since the dawn of man has feared the End, and while this may be true, not every generation has seen what our modern technology is capable of. The Road is a dark looking glass into our future, and what it is likely to become if our primal nature is left unchecked.

Early in the film, the son looks at his father and asks him, ?We?re the good guys, right?? The father?s response is in the affirmative, but as their situation become increasingly desperate, that sense of morality we think to be ingrained is put to the test. Hillcoat does a masterful job of portraying human beings as what we are and always have been. He holds up a mirror to the world and hypnotizes you with it.

As far as post-apocalyptic movies go, The Road is hands-down one of the best ever made. Despite its raw, gritty facade, which will understandably be a turn-off for many theatergoers, the story underneath has a sense of serenity that everyone can relate to.

The Road opens everywhere on November 25. Need I say more?

Zach Copeland is a Senior Writer for The Film Crusade.

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« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2009, 02:43:33 PM »
I hope this comes to the theatres,because here everybody's talking about New Moon and I've heard NOTHING about The Road.
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Re: The Road: They are "each the other's world entire.
« Reply #173 on: November 22, 2009, 03:00:37 PM »
I hope this comes to the theatres,because here everybody's talking about New Moon and I've heard NOTHING about The Road.

I think it's a wide release on Nov 25th. Where do you live, Marco? And you don't have to worry about people going crazy about New Moon. There is no way to compare THE ROAD with NEW MOON. New Moon has no meaning and I was never interested in the books either. Makes no sense. It just happened to be people liking the story and to me Author Stephanie got lucky.

The Road is different. I don't know if you read the book or not the story is teaching us something important. The way it is written, directed and performed is way way in high profile than the so called NEW MOON.



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« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2009, 04:49:09 AM »
I live in Italy.I've read the book (The Road,not New Moon) and I think this movie could be great (again,The Road,not New Moon  ;D).
I'm not worring about pepole going crazy for New Moon,I'm afraid that because of this, maybe people don't give the right attention to an interesting project,so that we could miss it.
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« Reply #175 on: November 23, 2009, 11:14:59 AM »
I live in Italy.I've read the book (The Road,not New Moon) and I think this movie could be great (again,The Road,not New Moon  ;D).
I'm not worring about pepole going crazy for New Moon,I'm afraid that because of this, maybe people don't give the right attention to an interesting project,so that we could miss it.

I know what you mean. The New Moon didn't beat the THE DARK KNIGHT record which is cool. Even though many people don't watch THE ROAD, at least it is a perfect movie made and has a strong message. Few of the critics stated while praising the film that many people might walk out during the movie, for its graphic images, destroyed cities, blood and canibalism.

Do you remember that part in the book, BABY on the SPIT? - I wanted that scene in the movie, but they are saying it's not in the movie at all. Too graphic.




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« Reply #177 on: November 24, 2009, 06:51:02 AM »
Yeah,I remember that.I have to say that I'm glad it's not in the movie,because it's too brutal.I think they don't have to push on the way of graphic violence,they dont' need that,because the whole atmosphere is strong enough to make you understand what's going on.The atmosphere is the key of this movie,and it seems they have focused on it quite well.
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« Reply #178 on: November 24, 2009, 12:05:08 PM »
Yeah,I remember that.I have to say that I'm glad it's not in the movie,because it's too brutal.I think they don't have to push on the way of graphic violence,they dont' need that,because the whole atmosphere is strong enough to make you understand what's going on.The atmosphere is the key of this movie,and it seems they have focused on it quite well.

I want to see that scene baby on the spit. :-), but Ihave to agree with you, Marco. The way Cormac described the brutality and destruction is so poetic and real that I pictured in my mind while I was reading the book. BABY on the SPIT is haunting part of the novel. Every review I read that spoiled it for everyone critics mentioned the brutality, graphic violence of the movie. I will watch the movie tomorrow at 7pm showing. Only one theatre in silicon valley, CA is showing the movie. Nov 25th is select theatres date. It will expand later during the week and december all over I think.


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« Reply #179 on: November 24, 2009, 12:22:31 PM »


Only one theatre in silicon valley, CA is showing the movie




That's what I was talking about.
I'm afraid of a too big "New Moon"-hype.I've seen no commercial for The Road.
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