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by fireflydances
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians- Tidbit #11: Ciro Guerra - Director
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Waiting for the Barbarians- Tidbit #11: Ciro Guerra - Director

So glad you had a chance to watch one of Guerra's films. Yes, Embrace of the Serpent isn't anything like most films we see in the States. I think Guerra really likes to make his work as authentic as possible. First, very few people have made films in the Amazonian jungles, in part because of the env...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Okay, one more for the night. This is a short but extremely insightful review of the movie which compares it to David Lean's beautiful films of the late 1960s such as Lawrence of Arabia. If you are a certain age you will remember that film. Frankly I can still hear and see it. The article also menti...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

I found this little hopeful sliver over at The Playlist which also contains the first (and very short and limited) clip of Johnny and Marc. But first the sliver I mentioned: Currently, ‘Barbarians’ has no U.S. release date or distribution, but it smells like one of those artful indies that come out ...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question #5: The Magistrate and the Barbarian Girl
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Waiting for the Barbarians Question #5: The Magistrate and the Barbarian Girl

A sizable chunk of the book -- chapters 2 and 3 -- are devoted to the relationship between the Barbarian Girl and the Magistrate. It is a strange relationship, full of the Magistrate's longings and insecurities, and very much framed by his worldview. The complexity of it gives us multiple paths to g...
by fireflydances
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question #4 - The Magistrate
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Waiting for the Barbarians Question #4 - The Magistrate

Snoopy your analysis of the Magistrate is spot on. Exactly what I experienced. And yes -- per Nebraska -- the Magistrate isn't a hero, which makes the read less straightforward than many books. I believe that Coetzee intended us to see the many flaws of the Magistrate. We are watching a stranded bur...
by fireflydances
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

Depp addressed the topic of Barbarians, in which he plays a sadistic colonel wielding power against native peoples in an unnamed empire. He said the character stems from being taught to hate others in his youth. “There is no specific country — the problem is not far away from us and it's all ar...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Another really good review. This reviewer -- Luke Hicks -- knows the book well and that makes a tremendous difference in what he sees.

The Playlist:
by fireflydances
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Yet another review. As Stephen Deuters tweeted, "they know. a cracking good review"

BFI
by fireflydances
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Another review, IndieWire. Gives the film a "C"

by fireflydances
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 7095

Re: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

I found three reviews -- Variety, Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian: Variety: https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/waiting-for-the-barbarians-review-1203325940/ Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/waiting-barbarians-1237338 The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2...
by fireflydances
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

Disturbing to read about Coetzee's experiences with the police. When I read the book, I pictured something like Turkey, where there are dry plateaus, mountains, lakes, and ruins, but of course as a fantasy land, more exaggerated than in real life. Yes, yes. I echo nebraska in saying that we are ver...
by fireflydances
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: Hollywood Vampires--All the latest news
Replies: 563
Views: 53952

Re: Hollywood Vampires--All the latest news

:wave: By the way. It's been a long time since I've posted. It's good to see some familiar faces. And hello to everyone else :dillingerhello: I considered starting a thread devoted to discussing the album in depth like we do JD's movies. But maybe it's all too personal. I think it's a fantastic alb...
by fireflydances
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question #4 - The Magistrate
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Waiting for the Barbarians Question #4 - The Magistrate

The Magistrate is a complicated man. Because he is our storyteller we have unrestricted access to his thoughts and we hear from him in all sorts of moods and conditions. There will be additional questions about his relationship with the barbarian girl, but I’d like your first take on this central ch...
by fireflydances
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

I absolutely loved the setting of the book. I think that's a function of my love for the Southwest. I figured because Coetzee spent time in Texas, that he might have visited New Mexico etc. I love bare places for some reason. The other thing for me is the setting seemed very much like a stage -- sim...
by fireflydances
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

I envisioned the Southwest United States -- Utah/Arizona/New Mexico. The dessert areas and mesas and mountainous areas in that region. That probably had a lot to do with who I thought the Magistrate and Joll and the Barbarians were, the way I interpreted the story, and I so I placed it in a logical...

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