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The Road

Unread postby jb » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:54 pm

Starting to see trailers. Don't know if I want to see it or not, and that has nothing to do with the film. The book was just crazy haunting.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:00 pm

Looks pretty damn good.

Trailer starts at (0:42)

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Re: The Road

Unread postby jb » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:40 pm

By the way, Vig Mort may be the perfect cast for this role IMO.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:43 pm

JB wrote:Starting to see trailers. Don't know if I want to see it or not, and that has nothing to do with the film. The book was just crazy haunting.

Read the book recently and loved it


more interested in Slaughterhouse 5 and Fahrenheit 451 film adaptation
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Re: The Road

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:43 pm

JB wrote:By the way, Vig Mort may be the perfect cast for this role IMO.

I held similar sentiments when I found out he would play the father
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Re: The Road

Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:36 am

Mitch---

I know you're in the same area as me. I wasn't aware that this film is going through a limited release, but I don't see it anywhere in North Carolina. Have you heard anything about it? Really, really wanting to see this.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:08 am

If it's not in your neck of the woods, take a trip down the road to see it.

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Re: The Road

Unread postby Guest » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:45 am

CarolinaTribe wrote:Mitch---

I know you're in the same area as me. I wasn't aware that this film is going through a limited release, but I don't see it anywhere in North Carolina. Have you heard anything about it? Really, really wanting to see this.


They didn't announce it was in limited release until earlier this week...which really pissed me off.

Not playing anywhere in NC. I might have to see if it's playing in Orlando, since I'm going to be there Saturday and Sunday. If not...just have to wait a few weeks.

I hate this time of year, when top movies are given a release date for nationwide release, then they bait and switch and do a limited release. Loveley Bones was supposed to be everywhere on Dec. 11, but now it's not going to be seen outside of LA/NY/CHI until January.

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Re: The Road

Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:42 am

Damn, and that's another one I want to see as well. This happens every year in NC.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby mistero » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Just finished the book. Really,really liked it.

I think the boy was not the man's real child. If the boy was his, the mother would not of committed suicide. She would live to protect him. I think her baby died in childbirth. This is an adopted child. When the man takes the boy to his childhood home, he never mentions to the boy that his grandparents lived here or any special family memories. If it was his child he would address him by his name.

Second, I would head north and not south. If you want to find plants and animals that could live in extreme cold with little sunlight that would be the place to go. I imagine the artic would have some species prospering.

I wish he explained more about the event and made the book 3 times as long. Give me the whole story, just prior to the event, and thru the time of the man's death. Too much is left to guess about.

Great ,great story though. I fear the movie will not live up.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby mistero » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:41 pm

Just saw a bootlegged DVD of the Road. It stays pretty true to the book. Includes a little more of the wife than the book did and glosses over a few scenes like when the dad swims out to the boat.

All in all the movie was as true to the book as any book/movie deal I've ever seen.


Still makes me mad they didn't bolt the hatch and stay in the bomb shelter for 2-3 years until the food ran out. By that time the canibals would of starved to death.

Is it ever going to be released?
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Re: The Road

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:00 am

mistero wrote:Just finished the book. Really,really liked it.

I think the boy was not the man's real child. If the boy was his, the mother would not of committed suicide. She would live to protect him. I think her baby died in childbirth. This is an adopted child. When the man takes the boy to his childhood home, he never mentions to the boy that his grandparents lived here or any special family memories. If it was his child he would address him by his name.


I really don't think you're right. The author didn't give the characters names because it wasn't important to the story.

And I don't see how you think the child was adopted. The boy was born into an apocalyptic world and was the man's only reason for living. In the book and the movie the man says that if the boy were to die then he would want to die too. I just don't see adoption coming into that story anyway whatsoever. You're overthinking it.

Anyway the DVD comes out May 25th.

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Re: The Road

Unread postby mistero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:27 am

You right. I was off on that line of thinking. Still question that the mother would commit suicide and leave her kid. Seems like something most mothers wouldn't do.
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Re: The Road

Unread postby waborat » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:05 am

Advice to you yungins...

This is a perfect first-date movie
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Re: The Road

Unread postby mitch » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:09 am

waborat wrote:Advice to you yungins...

This is a perfect first-date movie


Yeah...try to find a place where they are showing it as a double-feature with Requiem for a Dream.

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