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by fireflydances
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 9609

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Two decent reviews found over at Stephen Deuters Twitter account. Both are worth reading. Martyn Conterio at Cine-Vue, and then Electric Shadows gives the film a 4-star rating! Yes! People who know the book and who are discerning critics. Nice stuff. Thank you Stephen Deuters!! https://cine-vue.com/...
by fireflydances
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

Sorry for being away so long -- the school year always eventually grabs the center. It has given me some time to consider torture in a wider context. I guess I would maintain that Waiting for the Barbarians is very specifically about government torture. There are other situations where people, inclu...
by fireflydances
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

Both good and thoughtful responses! I think that the act of torturing another human being requires that one party ignore or disbelieve in the humanity of the other. From what I've read, torturing to obtain information is a flawed undertaking because most people in agony will say anything to make it ...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 9609

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

Here's an interview with Mark Rylance that I really like. Johnny is mentioned at the end of the article. I have to say I miss the chance of getting to listen to him talk deeply about a role, the sort of thing that happens when a film opens in the US or even London. Frustrating. I think he has a lot ...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question #6 Torture

The Empire in Waiting for the Barbarians uses torture to control the population and secure information. I would like to look at torture from the present moment or at least the recent past. First, is torture something that must be regarded as a necessary tactic or should any act of torture be conside...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question #5: The Magistrate and the Barbarian Girl
Replies: 3
Views: 230

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

Yes, I agree -- what the Magistrate was doing definitely seemed odd. In the beginning I don't think he saw the Barbarian girl as human like himself. She is something 'other.' In place of her features, he sees a blank. He can't even call up an image of her for days; he sees her in the hallway and doe...
by fireflydances
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians- Tidbit #11: Ciro Guerra - Director
Replies: 6
Views: 743

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: 65
Views: 9609

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: 65
Views: 9609

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: 3
Views: 230

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: 261

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: 334

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 around...
by fireflydances
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 9609

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: 65
Views: 9609

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: 65
Views: 9609

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates, Reviews and Discussion

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