A classic of the Western absurdity, but I want to say something else

Raleigh 2022-04-23 07:02:00

After reading the Ballad of Buster Scruggs, I suddenly understood the drawbacks of "secondary absorption". At first, I swiped the commentary of the first story on Douyin, which is the name of the movie. I thought the content was very novel, thinking it was an anti-routine style, and then read the whole article. The final realization is that the anti-routines in Buster Scruggs' ballads are not anti-routines for anti-routines' sake, but do convey some ideas, mostly about the unknown and death. The movie tells a dark and absurd story in a western background, and in the editing of some short video creators, it became a funny movie. There are many obviously wrong plot introductions in the editing. Probably they thought it was just a funny movie, I just want It's okay to keep funny clips to make people laugh, but in fact, any point of absurdity is heavy. The difference between movies and books is that everyone in the movie has the details that everyone observes, and everyone has the focus of everyone. This is the charm of the movie, and it is also one of the sources of the richness of the interpretation of the movie. "Secondary absorption" allows you to only see the part that others see, lacks the original flavor, and even over-processing leads to a wrong understanding of the theme of the movie. The movie is really good, although the last story is a bit confusing before I read the movie review, it is recommended to turn on the lights to eat, because the west is really desolate~. It's been a long time since I watched a movie, so I wrote a review to commemorate it.

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  • Jasen 2022-03-24 09:01:49

    The taste of playing tickets is quite obvious. It is obvious that there are several stories about the Coen brothers being lazy... However, the whole film is still very good. Qi Yan

  • Vincent 2022-03-27 09:01:06

    Just start to be amazed

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.