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Old 12-27-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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I'm sure a lot of you have seen this movie, what do you think?

As a huge fan of every Cormac McCarthy book that I've read, I wanted to read the book first and did so on a plane back from Montreal Tuesday.

Book's a of a read (no surprise) but is written more as a screenplay than in the typical McCarthy style. I highly recommend it. If you haven't already seen the flick then read the book first, doesn't take more than a couple of hours to finish [this is the second McCarthy book in a row that I've read cover to cover without putting down (The Road)].

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My Parents saw the movie at the Alamo Draft House in Austin (dinner and beer during the movie) and they said that when everyone left the theater that outside were set up several watermelons dressed as people (that were filled with nasty stuff to look like brain matter) and that a man dressed up as the killer came out with a "cattle gun" and 'executed' them. they said the results were pretty impressive.
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I've been meaning to pick up the book. The movie kicked all the way up until the endning. I was like WTF you can't end a flick like this.
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I've been meaning to pick up the book. The movie kicked all the way up until the endning. I was like WTF you can't end a flick like this.
Yeah, reading the book maybe provides a little insight into the ending because you get a lot of narration that you probably don't get in the movie, but the questions left unanswered are supposed to be what makes it such a great work as opposed to a simple bloodbath flick.

Thought provoking methinks.

Also, I think the book wouldn't be nearly as impressive after having seen the movie because it will ruin a good deal of the suspense and surprise. This wouldn't be as much of an issue with other McCarthy books because of their freestanding literary merit, but this book doesn't employ all of the great dialogue and description that he normally is know for. Like I said it really is written almost as a screenplay.
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I want to see that movie really bad but I heard it was SUPER gorey. I dont like blood and guts much... is it really that bad?
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didnt like the way it ended!
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yeah, couldn't see the pic. Yeah, that was a for ol' Brad Pitt, but I like movies that aren't so predictable or "feel good."
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