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Marquis 2022-04-20 09:01:41

Anti-genre Westerns, the look and feel at the beginning is still very good, the simple hints of chapters appear at the beginning, and the simple and elegant books give people the texture of vicissitudes. The first chapter of the Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the western accent, the duel of the cowboys is fascinating, although the content is an old western story, but the sudden ending made me realize that the film is not simple . Buster is like an alien who broke into the western world, bringing a cheerful ballad to the desolate and cruel western world. A neat and decent dress symbolizes peace, order, or the destiny of God. Buster arrived at the ideal shore and silently watched the land. Chapter 2 In the ridiculous desert bank near Algodones, the childish robber seems calm and peaceful after everything. It looks a little "Yu Hua", and the background and status of the characters can be associated with each other. At the same time, however, the plot seems too simplistic. Chapter 3 Harrison's Instructor, the design of carriages and towns is a bit like Red Dead Redemption. The tragic meaning of the story is very strong. The relationship between the two seems elusive. At first, they were like father and son brothers, but later they were pure interests, and the ending was extremely cruel. The whole feels like a fairy tale. The disabled person who tells the same story thousands of times, his enthusiasm is not extinguished by the indifference of the audience, and stands like a stone statue in the story. The ending of the Coen brothers' fairy tale must not be heart-warming, but this aphasia who struggles with fate has become the most vivid image in the whole film. The fourth chapter, Golden Canyon, tells the story of man and nature. The stoic and optimistic old man conquered the tricks of nature and fate. The story as a whole is very bland, but the scheduling of each element is very comfortable, and I personally like it. Chapter 5, Loud President Pierce Jr., about the fragility of women. Personally, my least favorite is that the whole story is unexpectedly long. The female lead's skills are not online, and the whole story is more messy and less philosophical. The western from the perspective of women is worth thinking about, after all, westerns are almost exclusively male-dominated. Chapter 6 The mortal remains, the downloaded resource soundtrack was broken when I saw it here, so I didn't understand the second half. The dramatic performance in a small space once again created a sense of freshness, telling the story of death in a metaphorical form. Generally speaking, it is not perfect, but it is still full of sincerity. Except for the fifth chapter, I did not take too much memory of a certain story. It is still the taste of the Coen brothers.

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  • Thelma 2022-03-29 09:01:02

    【B+】In this grotesque world, use ridicule to resolve absurdity, use ballads to fight fate, and finally die in relief. On the whole, this film is more like a dismantling and summary of past works, and still has that exaggerated but impeccable sense of maturity at the text level. Judging from the text-image theme formed by the six stories, the "sense of nothingness" in the director's style is also stronger than in previous works. The calm face before, and the next story that slowly opened. Just like those stories, we are also going to disappear into the wind and dust.

  • Emelie 2022-03-30 09:01:04

    【B+】In this grotesque world, use ridicule to resolve absurdity, use ballads to fight fate, and finally die in relief. On the whole, this film is more like a dismantling and summary of past works, and still has that exaggerated but impeccable sense of maturity at the text level. Judging from the text-image theme formed by the six stories, the "sense of nothingness" in the director's style is also stronger than in previous works. The calm face before, and the next story that slowly opened. Just like those stories, we are also going to disappear into the wind and dust.

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.