OT: Deadwood week coming up

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  1. ivan brunetti

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    All the old episodes will air next week, and the movie premiers May 31st.

    "The final image of David Milch’s landmark HBO series, “Deadwood,” left us with Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) fiercely attempting to scrub blood stains – from a throat he, himself, had cut – out of his office floorboards. It was a fitting closing image for an excellent chapter in the book of TV history, setting the stage for what was surely to be a fantastic final season of an unprecedented series. But then, the land of cable began to change, and the show was abruptly pulled from HBO’s slate. After over a decade, HBO has finally afforded Milch’s revisionist Western a proper finale.

    Following the show’s cancellation, it was reported that “Deadwood” would wrap up its story with pair of features, instead of a season, allegedly truncating what was to be the 4th volume of the South Dakota mining camp’s history into 2 TV movies. Despite fan outcry and actor insistence, the films never manifested. With “Deadwood: The Movie,” (directed by seasoned “Game of Thrones” regular Daniel Minahan) Milch has pulled off a seemingly impossible feat of storytelling, providing an immensely satisfying conclusion to a show that was never expected to receive an ending. From Calamity Jane’s (Robin Weigert) opening soliloquy, to the film’s inevitable standoff of ideological intensity; Deadwood’s finale pays off over 30 hours of period world-building, wrapping up its mythological threading with a wallop of sincere emotional solemnity, all while addressing several unfinished plot points and thematic motifs (previously left hanging) into just over 100 minutes.

    Frankly, it’s a very similar achievement to “Avengers: Endgame” – you have to already be invested in the lore and characters to fully appreciate it – but it’s an even more narratively successful, long form, storytelling accomplishment, for a number of reasons; chiefly, its enormously empathetic treatment of a communal cast of complex characters. The original series featured over 20 key players, by the time it was canceled, and – with the exception of actors that have passed away – they’re all afforded some kind of natural conclusion here. But what’s truly impressive about Milch’s “movie” is how it acts as a historical progression – of plot, setting, and character – whilst simultaneously serving as a subtle, cyclical echo of the series’ pilot. "

    https://theplaylist.net/deadwood-the-movie-review-20190518/
     
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    Your loss.
     
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    I'll piss away 100 minutes of my life to be disappointed I'm sure.
     
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    Can’t wait you hooplehead cock suckers
     
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    I couldn’t get into the series, maybe I’ll give it a go again sometime though
     
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    Settle down Woo
     
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    Great, great series. I was pissed, when it mysteriously stopped. I don't think a movie does it justice, but at least it is something.
     
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    Too late too but better than never
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Gator players :cool:
     
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    God rest the souls of that poor family...and pussy’s half price for the next 15 minutes.
     
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    How many seasons were there? I watched the first, then kind of forgot about it. I’ll probably try to finish it and watch the movie. They were playing a Colter Wall song in the preview, that made me more interested.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't aware.
     
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    Glad I taught you that f***ing word.
     
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    I’m now watching for the first time. Choosing the same actor that played Jack McCallum to play Mr. W seems like a questionable decision
     
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    Yes, that dude is a strong actor, but that was lazy casting.
     
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    Not too bad. Action was a bit rushed, but that was to be expected. I really thought they were setting Al up to take Hearst out and die in the effort.

    3/4 stars.

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    Well if you read spoilers (aka real history of George Hearst), they'd be making a big jump into fiction there.

    Which is part of the reason why they should've only based characters on real-life figures rather than actually featuring them.

    They could've done more with all the tension built throughout the series, as opposed to being handcuffed by what actually took place throughout Deadwood's history.
     

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