30 May 2009

Awesome Video Saturday XCIII

I don't know what to think of this adaptation. I read The Road and was moved and disturbed by it. It felt utterly real, both as a description of what that kind of future would be like, and for how different people would choose to behave. There are some indelible images in my head from this film.

Since becoming a father there are a few novels that have deeply impacted me. This was one of them. I don't know if the movie could retain that. If not, if they chose to separate the two, then it could work, as a stand-alone piece. I probably won't watch this, but I wanted to post the trailer.

4 comments:

Linz said...

Yeah, I don't know if I can watch it either. I am curious to see what they can pull off, but I am still haunted by the book. The intimacy Mccarthy creates is powerful!

A.J. said...

Kind of makes you wonder if we have pockets of this type of behavior already in the world. Places where people have nothing to lose. Kind of scary.

Adhis said...

I had never heard of it so I looked it up on the imdb. I don't think I'll watch it after seeing the cast included characters "Well-Fed Cannibal" and "Baby Eater."

Lowdogg said...

Adhis- I hadn't looked at the imdb page. Pretty crazy there, but those are some of the things about the book that I can't shake.

A.J.- I think Somalia has to be like that in parts, or Darfour. What I loved about the book was the humanity of the relationship between the father and son, in the middle of all the horror.