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The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)

  • 08-02-2017 11:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,375 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




    I'm not familiar with Clint Eastwood's original but I like the Southern setting for this

    Kidman should lay off the botox


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭ jonon9


    Interesting. I was a fan of Clint's version thought he played a good role.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    No just ****ing no! - It's one of Eastwood's most intriguing films.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭ jonon9


    No just ****ing no! - It's one of Eastwood's most intriguing films.

    The name's Mcburney but you can call me McD.


  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ Disposable1


    No just ****ing no! - It's one of Eastwood's most intriguing films.

    Yeah but in fairness it is based on a book, so is open to interpretation, also I think she will do a good job, I trust her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,375 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    The reviews are not bad


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭ Mrs Gilhooley


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    The reviews are not bad

    Some would even say good


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,515 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Reviews are excellent bar the usual moaning about Coppola being a privileged rich white girl. The film has also been accused of whitewashing for excluding the female black slave character from the book.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,210 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    I found it very strong indeed - upper tier Coppola (not quite Lost in Translation 'god tier', but would have a fighting chance for her second or third best). Biggest surprise was just how funny it was - everyone's having a blast here, mining the theoretically grim subject matter for the dark humour within. Also worth admiring just how memorably foggy the whole affair is - everything feels like it's covered in a mildly suffocating layer of mist, which not only suits the oppressive sexual tension (brilliant, playful example of the female gaze in that respect), but also lends the film a strong visual style (also worth noting: nighttime scenes that actually feel like night - Lyndon quality candlelight here).

    Only major complaint I'd have is it feels like it takes 15 minutes or so to kick into gear, yet with a modest running time I'd have frankly happily have taken another 20 minutes or so when it does pick up momentum and energy. But that is a good complaint.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Very much looking forward to it but without reading too much about it, is the 2014 film 'The Keeping Room' sort of heavily inspired by the novel on which this is based?

    From reading the first few lines it sounds extremely similar.

    Incidentally thought the Keeping Room was a very good film, probably one to check out if you enjoyed The Beguiled.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,515 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Very much looking forward to it but without reading too much about it, is the 2014 film 'The Keeping Room' sort of heavily inspired by the novel on which this is based?

    From reading the first few lines it sounds extremely similar.

    Incidentally thought the Keeping Room was a very good film, probably one to check out if you enjoyed The Beguiled.

    I think this and The Keeping Room are basically feminist re-tellings of the Siegal/Eastwood movie, which is considered somewhat misogynistic now. I haven't seen Coppola's version yet, but it probably screwed up in a way that The Keeping Room didn't by stripping away the historical context.

    As an aside, I never noticed it before but I was listening to an interview with Coppola recently and Johansson is doing an absolute dead on impression of her in Lost in Translation. She laughs and talks the exact same way, it's really amazing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,375 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    TG4 airing it tonight


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