Child of God

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  • 05 Apr 2012 at 11:10 am #684

    Anonymous

    I agree with the earlier posters, amazing video. Intriguing to watch as I’ve spent a lot of time spelunking and paddling in this neighborhood.
    I’m a little sad from a cinematography perspective to see them using small format digital cameras. The adaptation of a literary work of this importance seems to deserve 35mm cinematography or at least a full resolution digital cinematography acquisition format. Can only assume they don’t have a large budget for the film so especially admire his determination to “git er done”


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    18 Apr 2012 at 7:07 pm #911

    Anonymous

    I believe they are using the Canon 5Ds. If the DP knows how to shoot with them, it will look very good.


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    19 Apr 2012 at 5:09 pm #924

    dca91
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    I am curious to know your opinion on the adaptation of Child of God and Blood Meridian. I will be honest, I am dreadfully depressed. No Country for Old Men was brilliant, but The Road was horrid. Maybe it was the cast or the Cohen brothers that made it so good; and the opposite for the Road. I hate the thought of Hollywood butchering his work sickens me. Child of God is brilliant, Blood Meridian is epic… They need to leave them alone. I cannot imagine making Blood Meridian without it either being terrible or a snuff film. That violence and his prose makes it so, that to do it justice, the film would need to be a real life massacre. I don’t mean lets do it that way, I am saying the book and prose creates violence in such a manner that only the imagination or viewing the real thing, would convey the true nature of the novel.

    That is my little rant for the day.


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    03 Feb 2014 at 5:10 pm #5018

    Glass
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    This unfortunate, horrible accident is somewhat reminscent of Ballard finding the dead young lovers on p. 86. Makes me wonder if McCarthy knew of such a couple in real life who met this fate, or knew of a close call in a similar circumstance, or possibly read of such an incident in the newspaper. He could have simply made it up of course:

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/02/man_woman_die_from_carbon_mono.html

    Any word on when Franco’s movie is coming out?


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