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Author Topic: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?  (Read 10620 times)

George Potter

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Re: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2007, 10:58:38 pm »

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Only thing trashy about it was that the DVD Netflix sent was .... ARRRRRGH!!!! pan and scan. I almost didn't watch it. That's a terrible thing to do to any film, but especially one as panoramic as this one.

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To do that to Vilmos Zsigmond's gorgeous cinematography is more than a shame...it's damn near vandalism.

Unlike a lot of movies that simply use a widescreen aspect ratio for eye candy, Deliverance uses it as a thematic device: the huge landscapes dwarfing the besieged characters visually express the enormity and serene disregard of nature to the violence of man.

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syzygy

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Re: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2007, 07:14:35 am »

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Only thing trashy about it was that the DVD Netflix sent was .... ARRRRRGH!!!! pan and scan. I almost didn't watch it. That's a terrible thing to do to any film, but especially one as panoramic as this one.

It's coming out in a widescreen version in September.  Since I've never seen this movie, it looks like I should wait for that version.
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Claire

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Re: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2007, 02:49:20 pm »

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Only thing trashy about it was that the DVD Netflix sent was .... ARRRRRGH!!!! pan and scan. I almost didn't watch it. That's a terrible thing to do to any film, but especially one as panoramic as this one.

It's coming out in a widescreen version in September.  Since I've never seen this movie, it looks like I should wait for that version.

Yay! And yes, do wait. Widescreen is the only way to go with this film. And thanks for the word, Loki.

Claire
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Re: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2007, 06:34:43 pm »

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OTOH, several times I've seen movies I might have dismissed as trashy or just plain uninteresting and absolutely loved them. Drugstore Cowboy comes to mind. Go see a film focused on drug addicts who rob drug stores? Eew, yuch. But it's a damn good film that I've watched three times. It happens. <snip>

I loved Drugstore Cowboy and seeing William S. Burroughs in it was a plus.  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend Junky, excellant literary 'trash' by Mr. Burroughs. 

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Re: What's the fascination with Deliverance and other trash?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2008, 06:26:01 am »

The scene in "Deliverance" that I remember best is not dueling banjos or squeal like a pig, but right at the end:

A view of the lake, the camera skimming the surface of the water...



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