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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:10 PM

Anyone see "Wind River"? Very good film. N/t

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Reply Anyone see "Wind River"? Very good film. N/t (Original post)
FSogol Sep 2017 OP
shenmue Sep 2017 #1
MLAA Sep 2017 #2
Laffy Kat Sep 2017 #3
FSogol Sep 2017 #4
cwydro Oct 2017 #6
Laffy Kat Oct 2017 #7
Watchfoxheadexplodes Oct 2017 #5
question everything Nov 2017 #8
Upthevibe Mar 2018 #9
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2018 #10
SuprstitionAintthWay Oct 2018 #11
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2018 #12
SuprstitionAintthWay Oct 2018 #13

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:22 PM

1. Yes it was

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:08 PM

2. +1

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:25 AM

3. I want to, but answer me this:

When it comes to animals I'm really sensitive even if it's not real. Do they show wolf hunting? I won't be able to tolerate that and it will ruin the movie for me. If they don't show it, I'll want to see the movie.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 08:57 AM

4. Jeremey Renner's character is a hunter tracker for the USDA.

He hunts down wild animals that attack livestock. At the beginning he shoots a wolf threatening a sheep herd. He lets the wolves that leave alone. IIRC, that's the only violence against animals in the film.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 11:48 AM

6. Im the same way.

Glad to know Iím not the only one.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 12:02 PM

7. That one scene will keep me from wanting to see entire movie.

You are absolutely not the only one.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:57 AM

5. Saw it last night my brother gave me a tip

He said watch it as an old Clint Eastwood western good guy avenging others. Think of trucks and snowmobiles as horse's. At the shootout scene think of the ok corral, in short watch it as a true western.

It worked!

Found the story little slow but intense kinda tame and predictable but well worth seeing.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:20 PM

8. Yes, was excellent

The story itself was good. And it says that is based on a true story. Not exactly, only that there are many native Americans women who disappear, who are abused and nothing is done about that.

I don't like violence for violence sake which is why did not watch a country for old men. But here, the shootout at the end was almost cathartic.

And, yes, Jeremy Renner is superb, as usual. (OK, have seen him in only three movies and he was excellent at all of them).

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:29 AM

9. I thought this movie was amazing...

The acting was soooo good...

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 05:45 PM

10. Yes. I think will see more great stuff from writer/director

Taylor Sheridan. He wrote Hell or High Water too. He's created a new series for the Paramount network called "Yellowstone". It starts this summer.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 05:07 AM

11. H or HW and Wind River are (1) great & (2) good modern westerns

Definitely see Hell Or High Water. If you're a guy... or a Southwestern woman, maybe. It's Taylor Sheridan's best... and this guy's good.

Wind River is very good, too, if you can stomach gunfights. This one is, as mentioned, cathartic. But they're not for everybody.

(Decades ago I was a Clint Eastwood fan. Knowing the man's politics now, I can do without his stuff.)

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Response to SuprstitionAintthWay (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 06:37 PM

12. I made a point of seeing both on the big screen and I'm glad I did

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They really took advantage of wide open spaces, making man look small in comparison. If you like drug war stories, Sheridan also wrote Sicario and its sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado. The director of HOHW has a new film coming out in November, "Outlaw King" starring Chris Pine.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 03:58 AM

13. The 1st movie scene that really blew me away doing that, illustrating our physical insignificance

...against the vast scale and indifference that is the natural world of the American west, was I think in the 1980s, a western called Comes A Horseman.

It's dusk, in a valley in I think Colorado. The sky is rapidly darkening. People (Jane Fonda plays one of them) have gathered for a dance. They set up a dance square lighted by lanterns strung up on poles. You hear the fiddle music.

And then the camera pulls back. And back and back....and back.
The little square of light gets smaller and smaller, until you see that it's the only human civilization in the visible part of the valley, as the night continues to come on.

You powerfully feel their isolation, tinyness, and extreme vulnerability. So much that you're afraid for them, that this wild land might swallow them up, that they'll just disappear into it as easily as a firefly might be snuffed out.

"Show, don't tell." That visual packed a wallop, it jarringlly informed the viewer of humanity's small place in the overall scheme of things.

I've seen a similar thing done in movies a number of times since, but never again as effectively. They snuck it up on you, it was an unexpected momemt.

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