Deadwood is back!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by flavaflav, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Finally got around to watching this. I think I'd been putting it off because I didn't want to say goodbye to Deadwood again.

    For as harsh a realm as Deadwood is, there's still a grotesque beauty to it all, and a surprisingly kind ending for some.

    It was a wonderful way to finally wrap things up.
     
  2. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Commander Red Shirt

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    Al's Final Line and the last Line of the movie was perfect and what a fitting way for Al's Journey to end
     
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  3. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    WTF? It's HBO. You can't tell me they cut it for run time, & as he says in his tweets, it's mostly for concise storytelling, but here we already have flashbacks going on, & a Caroline character that's only purpose was as a thematic note, another 20-30 minutes of superfluousness wouldn't have killed it imho. Plus, it has well earned some latitude to be a little longwinded, in that it had to wait a decade to even get finished

    In fact, my only issue with Deadwood: The Movie, is that it somehow got dubbed "The Movie", when clearly it is not a stand alone project in any way. Anyone watching it, would certainly have at least known this was a revisit & completion of their tv series, & would've thereby expected some of it to harken back to that. They could've just given it a different title, like Deadwood: "Insert something here"

    The only complaint I could even make about the viewing experience was that imho it was actually a little TOO neat, that Hearst comes back to town and so quickly gets his comeuppance. That there's a wedding, a baby, a rekindled romance (For Jane), resolution for the town, & the lead character laid to rest, if not entirely killed off. Frankly, a little padding the run time might have actually alleviated some of that "wrapping things up" feeling.

    Yeah, put it back in, or at least give up the content for us to see
     
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  4. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I hope all that cut footage makes it to the BRD release.
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There is one question that still looms over this show. Who in their right mind would ever eat a cut of Wu's pork?:lol:
     
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  6. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Maybe Jewel since she's so trusting of the canned peaches with cinnamon. ;)
     
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