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29 Jan 2015 at 11:03 pm #6359
Songwriter/filmmaker Felix Harber has done a superb job of compiling and organizing interviews and commentary from the cast, crew and production team of Billy Bob Thornton’s film of All the Pretty Horses, and his long, detailed article is now available on his web site at http://www.felixharber.com/
The article concludes with a commentary by the self-confessed “totally confused” Peter Josyph. I highly recommend this piece, which, like Peter’s own documentary on the Thornton film, Acting McCarthy, I found more consistently interesting than the movie itself.
Rick WallachQuote03 Feb 2015 at 8:45 pm #6381
Thank you very much for sharing this.
Will they ever release Billy Bob’s version, do you think? Can’t we start a petition, or something?
DistanceRiderQuote04 Feb 2015 at 8:29 am #6383
Distance: I doubt it. The situation is, to put it mildly, a classic clusterfuck. There have been other discussions of this elsewhere on the forum, but what it boils down to is that Weinstein’s cutting back of the Lanois soundtrack was the last straw for Billy Bob, and he said there’d be no director’s cut of the film unless the soundtrack was completely restored. Then Lanois, who was furious with Miramax, said that he wouldn’t permit the film to be released with his soundtrack. On top of everything, Miramax went bankrupt so the rights and ownership of nearly everything involved with the film becomes a battle between bankruptcy trustees. It’s all pretty insoluble.
04 Feb 2015 at 11:43 pm #6398
- This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Rick Wallach.
We are living in an age in which pretty much everything turns up for viewing, so I’ve not lost hope of seeing Billy Bob Thornton’s ALL THE PRETTY HORSES.
Rick is on record as having no interest in it because a) Matt’s too old; b) Penelope’s plain bad. He has held this view from the day that he first saw it and has never missed a chance to express it. He has been known to walk the streets of South Miami saying: “Matt’s too old! BIG mistake! Billy screwed up!” In fact he is currently rehearsing a one-man show that he’ll be taking on the road and that you ought to be watching for in your own home town. It’s called: MATT’S TOO OLD, PENELOPE’S SO BAD, BILLY FUCKED UP. How it’ll compare to Rick’s learned presentations on GODZILLA remains to be seen.
Having discussed the shoot with most of its cast, its director, its producers, and its screenwriter, I am convinced that Billy Bob’s ALL THE PRETTY HORSES will be a fascinating experience to see in at least one of its less shrunken incarnations. For me, the longer the better…
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