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The Road

This is a movie coming out this fall. Based on a book by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men). This is one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. They've cast Vigo Mortensen as the man, and Charlize Theron as his wife. When the cast includes parts such as "Cannibal #1", "Amputee Man #1 in Cellar" and "Baby Eater" it is a pretty good indication that it could be one fucked up can of film. It looks like a movie that may say something because it isn't Hollywood garbage. There is no way this film will stay true to the book though! We will see.

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hopefully it will be good. i really enjoyed the book

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Vigo Mortensen would be scary on sesame street. He just looks like a psycho.
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Oh Noes! It was all caused by climate change. Give me a fucking break....

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I won't watch it.

Movies never do books justice, so once I have read something I will do everything possible to not have "my version" of it spoiled.


Having said that, The Road is supremely fucked up, but awesome at the same time. Very grim yet incredible.

Baby eater and man in cellar... Jesus, those parts in the book made me stop and re-read.


This quote sums up the book the best...

"What's the bravest thing you ever did?
He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said."





Anyway, IMO everyone should read the book. McCarthy's writing style is VERY fitting to the subject matter. It's pretty broken and terse and makes you feel more invested in the story, but at the same time it does not detract from getting the point across or make it lack in detail.


"He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it."


"Perhaps in the world's destruction it would be possible at last to see how it was made. Oceans, mountains. The ponderous counterspectacle of things ceasing to be. The sweeping waste, hydroptic and coldly secular. The silence."



EDIT: "Climate change"? Pffft. Even more reason to not watch it.


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Climate change? Lame. Nukes are still the bigger threat.

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that trailer looks pretty rad.

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EDIT: "Climate change"? Pffft. Even more reason to not watch it.

I read a pretty in-depth article, and all that climate change shit is just for the trailer. Supposedly, the movie is really close to the book.


I couldn't find the big article, but there is this:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41083

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I read a pretty in-depth article, and all that climate change shit is just for the trailer. Supposedly, the movie is really close to the book.


I couldn't find the big article, but there is this:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41083
Good to hear.



I still don't know if I'll see it though


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Surprised there wasn't more replies about this movie after it was released. Watching it right now and it's a really fucked up and depressing movie. Haven't read the book and I'm not sure if I will or not. Anybody else seen it?




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Finally finished watching this movie. Pretty damn bleak and depressing movie but I thought it was good. Anyone else see it yet? I might have to check out the book.




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one of the most boring movies ive seen in a long time. no climax, no real conflict, nothing. they never explain why the world is all fucked up. and the ending was terrible

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I still haven't seen it.

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I read the book. I thought it was boring as shit. Half the time it's about them camping...

I hope the movie is a lot better. There were maybe 2 disturbing parts but wasn't described in enough detail to call it 'disturbing'.
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boring ass movie, even for free. That is all

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