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by fireflydances
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

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: 584
Views: 69778

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: 890

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: 1137

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: 1137

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...
by fireflydances
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

Until the tidbits, I didn't know anything about Coetzee or where he grew up. Reading the book, I imagined a dry, desolate place; not really a specific location. I think he wanted to keep it neutral, with the focus on the story and a specific country or people. Yes, neutral -- I definitely agree wit...
by fireflydances
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 3: Setting

Tonight we begin with questions that focus more specifically on the book rather than the movie. This question relates to setting. Coetzee didn’t want to have this story centered on South Africa. Instead his setting pulls from different places and positions the story in an unnamed place. As you read ...
by fireflydances
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere

Other than photo ops, I don't really care about premiers and film festivals. I do hope the film does well. It's a good sign the it will be at other festivals. I think from a business standpoint, producers hope to market films to distributors at the festivals. The more festivals, the bigger the chan...
by fireflydances
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 2: What do you think about the casting choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 2: What do you think about the casting choices?

Time for me to weigh in, I guess. I am very impressed by Sir Mark Rylance with his strong background in UK Shakespearean theater --some regard him as "the greatest stage actor of his generation" with one Oscar (best supporting actor -- Bridge of Spies) two BAFTA and three Tony Awards. He was the fir...
by fireflydances
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Question 2: What do you think about the casting choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Waiting for the Barbarians Question 2: What do you think about the casting choices?

There are four main characters in this story: the Magistrate, Colonel Joll, Mandel and the girl. Most of the time when we read a novel we create sort of sketched-in images in our heads that are stand-ins for the characters that are described in the book. They can become very real, very present. And ...
by fireflydances
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere

So what am I thinking about in terms of the upcoming premiere? As a fan of Johnny, and someone who believes in his unique talent I have been frustrated by the critical appraisal of his work over the past five years. I know it's all a function of the industry and the 'flavor of the month' thinking th...
by fireflydances
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS--Updates, Reviews and Discussion
Replies: 134
Views: 18591

Re: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS--Updates, Reviews and Discussion

To begin with the screenplay of this film is done by Coetzee, the writer. But it is not a line by line lift of the book to the screen. Instead Coetzee has deliberately taken his story and adapted it for filming, because films are more visual and require a different way to present material. I remembe...
by fireflydances
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere

Thank you nebraska! Wonderful response, so thought-provoking! And thank you for referencing Before Night Falls. That's a useful comparison. My own 'take' on Guerra is that he doesn't do gratuitous violence. There were dead bodies in Birds of Passage, but not gruesome stuff. The other thing I picked ...
by fireflydances
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Waiting for the Barbarians - Question 1: Thoughts on next week's premiere

I wanted to begin where we are right now. Waiting for the Barbarians premieres next Friday. What are you thinking, or worrying or hoping about in terms of this premiere? Any and all comments are welcome. It could be you have questions or that you honestly aren't interested in the movie. Again, all a...
by fireflydances
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians Discussion Begins Today!
Replies: 0
Views: 1229

Waiting for the Barbarians Discussion Begins Today!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48626130548_c60f73d925_z.jpg The Discussion Begins.......... Well, all the tidbits have been posted. I hope at least one or two stimulated your interest or made you think. I Now on to the discussion. I will probably post questions every other day. My objective is...