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The Sisters Brothers
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:41:42 PM »
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The Sisters Brothers



Director: Jacques Audiard
Casting: Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal


Those two trailers are full of wonders. They sell two different movies. The first one is French, the second one is American.



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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 11:14:43 PM »
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Looks great!
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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 01:29:15 AM »
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link to the 44 page production notes

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nerdy info like this:

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The author recalls, “I had worked with John on Terri, having written that film’s screenplay adapting some of my unpublished writing. Director Azazel Jacobs read The Sisters Brothers in rough-draft form and thought that John would react positively to the material. He asked me, ‘Could I give the book to John?’ and I said, ‘Please do.’ John’s reaction was strong and he right away wanted to get behind it as a project.”

23 pages are just the credits. the film is dedicated to his [Audiard's] brother

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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 05:07:18 PM »
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I was disappointed. It's a clumsy movie. That said: it's not unpleasant at all and some moments are quite beautiful. But you leave it wishing it could have been better, and knowing it could have...
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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 10:17:32 PM »
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haven't seen it despite being offered a free opportunity once. in others words i've made efforts not to see this movie. even with Benoît Debie. really when i think of this movie it makes me want to rewatch Rust and Bone. just kidding because i've been itching to rewatch that movie for like two years and unrelated to this.

that's for some reason the preface into saying John C and his wife having bought the rights to this book is my favorite part about it.

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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 06:17:43 PM »
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Went into a Cinerama Dome showing of this without knowing anything except cast/dir/dp and found it a completely mediocre western, but an interesting piece of visual poetry. You can tell it's an adaptation of a novel... That is, it's a slog with too many ideas/ambitions that are let down by a lack of energy -- but Debie kills it.

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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 06:22:06 PM »
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Man, my enthusiasm for this has really dampened....  :(
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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 06:34:39 PM »
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based on my life history i'll later appreciate it as a common oddly toned English language debut of a major world director. it is a different set of dynamics, and i think at the time these feel worse than they are. no they're never so bad really. but like, be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 06:37:01 PM »
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It is *quite* oddly toned.

I didn't even know it was based on a novel FOR SURE until the credits started rolling, but that feeling starts creeping around the second Act, that these characters all have more vivid internal lives than we're being shown.

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Re: The Sisters Brothers
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 09:34:52 PM »
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Man, my enthusiasm for this has really dampened....  :(

same here, but I am still looking forward to watch it... I just enjoy westerns, even mediocre ones.

 

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