a little stupid

Candice 2022-04-20 09:01:41

(Probably) First time watching the Coen Brothers, so fun.

This is my short review??, and then gave it five stars. After thinking about it, I cut another star, that is, I have seen some similar "plattery movies", and this one feels that the correlation between the units is too poor (of course, it may also be because my "reading comprehension questions" are not good enough, not summed up).

I also suddenly felt that if I was taken away from the director's skillful technique, I found that this movie was no different from TV series like "Secret No. 9" and "Black Mirror". There are a few other issues too, but in short it's not worth full marks.

But it's still very fun, and I feel the style is very strong. After watching this, I plan to try other works by the famous Coen brothers. Hope for a better experience.

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  • Vilma 2022-03-23 09:01:53

    In the end, I even pulled stagecoach and wanted to shoot the tension of the narrow space. I think the Coen brothers will not consider shooting a new version of Guanshan Feidu. Do you want to see it!

  • Cristina 2021-12-02 08:01:26

    3.5 The first four are good, from absurd song and dance comedy to black humor and then suddenly changed into tragic and aria. The last two are slightly close.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs quotes

  • Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"): Misanthrope? I don't hate my fellow man, even when he's tiresome and surly and tries to cheat at poker. I figure that's just a human material, and him that finds in it cause for anger and dismay is just a fool for expecting better.

  • Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): Gilbert had a saying for any situation. A ready bit of wisdom. He was very certain.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): He was a doughface?

    Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): ...He had fixed political beliefs. All of his beliefs were quite fixed. He would upbraid me for being wishy-washy. I never had his certainties. I suppose it is a defect.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): I don't think it's a defect at all. Oh no. Uncertainty. That is appropriate for matters of this world. Only regarding the next are vouchsafed certainty.

    Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): Yes.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): I believe certainty regarding that which we can see and touch, it is seldom justified, if ever. Down the ages, from our remote past, what certainties survive? And yet we hurry to fashion new ones. Wanting their comfort. Certainty... is the easy path. Just as you said.