I'm surprised DEADWOOD is not talked about more, especially in writing circles as it is, in my opinion, one of the finest displays of talent and craft ever to grace the small screen (or any screen for that matter). If you know anything of David Milch (creator of DEADWOOD) you know that he is a mad, creative genius. Of that there is no doubt, but for someone who, in fact, had no love for Westerns and originally pitched this show as a series set in ancient Rome, he was able to create an amazingly human depiction of the "Wild West", circa 1875-ish. No small feat for someone who admittedly "hated" the Western genre. On top of that, the production essentially relied on Milch to create the show literally "Day-To-Day". There was, in fact...NO FINISHED SCRIPT to work from, other than what he showed up with the morning of each day of shooting. I mean, who Does that?! And how could he do that and have the finished product not only NOT end up being a total catastrophe but become the intensely human work that it was..IS. I admit, I am biased. There are few movies or TV series I have ever watched more than once as they generally don't contain much from which to mine. Deadwood is the exception; I have watched all three seasons no less than ten times in the last 10 years and every time there is something new to discover. If nothing else, the dense dialogue and complex relationships, developed over time, reveal themselves deftly and intricately without leaving me, the viewer, feeling pandered to or manipulated in any overt way. It's brutal, tender, complex stuff. The stuff of complex human lives laid bare. Here's hoping the film does the HBO series justice.
If you're going to have an English Voiceover, don't you think you should have someone who speaks English well? Unbelievable that they would post such an unprofessional "promotional" video. Total W.O.T.
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Thank you Matt! I totally agree. Like you, and despite WANTING to like it, I SUFFERED through most of the "film", if you can even call it that. Lonergan (a playwright) seems to have no idea what Film Language is. The whole thing felt more like a play than a film. It's staging/blocking and, unfortunately a lot of "scene-chewing" acting by actors who really need to work on their craft.I find it astonishing that Casey Affleck won the best actor Oscar, which does little more than confirm to me that Nepotism (capital "N") is alive and well in independent film, as well as Hollywood. More unbelievable is that Lonergan won for best original screenplay, The worst thing you can say about any so-called "art" (small "a") is that it's boring. Unfortunately, that's about the best thing I can say about this film. I know, I know, filmmaking is HARD and any film that actually gets made/finished is an accomplishment in itself, but without the BS, hype and Hollywood "players" like Matt Damon (producer) and Ben Affleck(brother to Casey)involved, this film would never have seen the light of day. So many more worthy candidates. So many better scripts, actors and worthy filmmakers.
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