Death is so sudden and natural

Jaylen 2022-04-23 07:02:00

I like this kind of movie very much. In my opinion, there is no artificial "deep meaning", but it just tells a good story. And these stories, perhaps compared with ordinary movie stories, do not have so many ups and downs, but they are plain and natural, and they seem so real. Like death in every story, it comes so suddenly and so naturally when you think about it.

The gunman in the first story played the game of killing or being killed. Although it was very abrupt to describe him so badly in the movie that he was killed, but on second thought, as the Chinese saying goes, "Crock Pot" Don't leave the mouth of the well." It's not that the skill is inferior this time, but there will be a momentary negligence next time.

The robber in the second story was supposed to die according to the law, but survived because of an Indian robbery. When the Indian watched him with the hanging ropes around his neck on his horse, and laughing and walking away, we all thought he had narrowly escaped. Unexpectedly, he was rescued by the cattle thief, but instead he was hanged again for the crime. People who deserve to die will go round and round and then go to the dead end, even if it is sudden, it is natural.

The singer in the third story was originally a meal ticket for the companion, or the two were meal tickets for each other. But he was ruthlessly abandoned when his attractiveness was lower than that of the chickens that could count. The change of heart is so sudden, and the survival of the fittest is so natural.

The miner in the fourth story, or the robber who followed him all the way, thought that the old miner was dead, but unexpectedly, he pretended to be dead and fought back. Instead, the robber was killed by him. This way of dying is unexpected and morally correct.

The girl in the fifth story, when the leader of the convoy finally defeated the Indian looters by himself and took advantage of the terrain, we thought it would be very peaceful, and when we looked back and saw that the puppy kept barking at the back of the stone, suddenly I remembered that "when I die, suicide is the easiest way to escape". In the eyes of a girl, the team leader's strategic suspended animation was a sign of suicide.

The passengers in the sixth story, I didn't find them dead at all. But after reading the drama review, I realized that this description is a Western-style story of bull-headed horse-faced. Their deaths really made me feel sudden, because I didn't even see it. To be honest, this is a bit unconvincing to me, and I really want to study a different opinion, but I really haven't found a better choice than the soul attractor, so their death is also natural.

The stories with ups and downs are of course good-looking, and everyone's life has its own injustices, but compared with the screen, especially compared with those black comedy dramas, these injustices are simply too ordinary to be mentioned. Magnificent and huge stories are of course beautiful, so there are Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Marvel Universe, Avatar, those special effects that cost billions of dollars, just to let you see things you can't see in the display, to satisfy all your imagination. The story of a thousand turns and a thousand times is still beautiful. Although I feel like I am being teased by the screenwriter and director, I am still happy that my IQ is abused. In comparison, the six stories here are either bland, snarky, or unfinished, but I think this film gives me the same feeling as the old book in it. , that is, the old story told by the grandmother to the grandson, without so many narrative skills, and not so much eccentricity, even those things that happened around, the word of mouth only added oil and vinegar to it, but showed that kind of simple and mellow. .

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  • Bailey 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

  • Andrew 2022-04-23 07:02:00

    The last story is simply amazing, the graphics/tones are handled wonderfully, and the few short stories told through pure dialogue are also very attractive. The part after Gleeson sings that the two are bounty hunters can't help people outside the camera. Worry about the three people on the opposite side. The story stretches into a 90-minute movie worth watching. PS This section of color processing is very similar to the "Drunken Country Ballad" directed by the Coen brothers.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs quotes

  • Englishman (segment "The Mortal Remains"): You know the story, but people can't get enough of them, like little children. Because, well, they connect the stories to themselves, I suppose, and we all love hearing about ourselves, so long as the people in the stories are us, but not us. Not us in the end, especially.

  • Trapper (segment "The Mortal Remains"): You're bounty hunters.

    Englishman (segment "The Mortal Remains"): Literal man! Cruel man!... yes, fine: bounty hunters. An ugly title, really... as if emolument were the point. Is the cobbler not paid for his shoes? It's an honest calling!