How hard is he going to fuck it up.

How hard is he going to fuck it up.

  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends if Nick Cave is writing the screenplay

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Depends if Nick Cave is writing the screenplay
      Based. The soundtrack too

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit opinion but i truly think blood meridian isn't adaptable, arleast not by midwit mediocre directors like this guy. You need a true arthouse fag visionary to make it good, and it won't be by making a straight adaptation of the book butby making one that embodies the core themes of the book.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agree. Going to be annoying seeing redditors speak about this

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the book is literally a movie script

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The book is basically long drawn out philosophical monologues a lot of which isn't even by any of the characters interspersed between EXCESSIVE violence and description of scenery. More than that, everything about the book is surreal and it utilises the medium of writing to achieve that, there's no way this can translate well into a straight adaptation movie with a fucking 2-3 hour runtime. You need to condense and come up with a different approach that basically gets the points of the book across in a film format and that can only be done by a once in a century artsy visionary thespian of cinema, and i don't think there's anybody like that now. I think jodorowsky would have been the best pick

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's form is prose bud

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you fucking retarded? At least 50% of the book is philosophical musings of the narrator, descriptions of the desert environment and the inner monologues of the characters. It doesn't get further from being a movie script than this.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          A movie can have a great script, but if its poorly directed the movie will still be shit.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, it isn't.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the studios will heavily censor and wokeify the book. they need a stooge director who won't talk back. screencap this

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The Kid will probably be a nagger with a broccoli haircut. This shit is DOA

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What makes that Reddit opinion fucking homosexuals and their “I can’t look like I like something or care” personas are fucking gay

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Adaptations are about themes and not following books note for note.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you fucking retarded? At least 50% of the book is philosophical musings of the narrator, descriptions of the desert environment and the inner monologues of the characters. It doesn't get further from being a movie script than this.

      American psycho and naked lunch were adapted fine, and they were considered more unadaptable than this

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Naked Lunch is shit tbh, the best parts of the adapation are when Peter Weller just recites the talking asshole bit straight from Burroughs.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I liked naked lunch, but i admit it was hard carried by Cronenberg style and robocop actor. Which proves that anon's point.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit opinion
      >to be good it needs to be good, not bad
      Checks out.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    When i read it i visualize it as a low budget late 70s/early 80s film.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      sounds good to me

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      To me it feels like a spaghetti western

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I always imagined in the There will be blood style, but with longer shots of the environment with a lot of contrast and that music that plays a bit the silence then plays again, idk how its called.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Many saints of newark tier of fucking up.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Proposition was a boring pretentious slog with awful music, so I'm not getting my hopes up.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely SHIT taste holy FUCK

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        enjoy your 8th grade philosphy dialogue, you fucking midwit

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      enjoy your 8th grade philosphy dialogue, you fucking midwit

      fags like this are among the most insufferable types of “people”

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    What’s that goofy mr clean lookin motherfucker up to anyway?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      giving more trannies aids

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck, so it’s not just Suzi then?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          what made you think he'd stop?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don’t know

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    the book is so violent and mean spirited at parts that it's laughable. like the part where the judge literally throws puppies into a river to make a kid cry.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The judge has certain lines that feel very appropriate to a kid's fairy tale villain, like when he says he hates how free the birds are and wants to lock them all up in zoos. But that only adds to the charm, I think.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    post your favorite quotes from the book

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no replies because no one here has actually read it

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >92
        KWAB

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        > he thinks no one has read the most memed book on Cinemaphiletv/x/
        Get a load of this newnagger

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They is four things that can destroy the earth, he said. Women, whiskey, money, and naggers.”

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >stopped being a slaver because he got sick of being around naggers
        Also did this guy fuck the Kid?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          he tried but the kid woke up and told him to fuck off before.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      no one in the book says anything remotely worth quoting, outside of the judge. The kid hardly says anything most of the time. The only thing i remember off the top of my head was that other kid who got his arm torn up after the comanches killed everyone, and would end his sentences a certain way.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I ain't heard no voice
        >when it stops, you'll know you've heard it all your life
        I thought that line was pretty great.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Hack away you mean red nagger

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too many to think of. One of my favourite parts however is when Glanton is testing out one of dragoons being sold by a israelite and he shoots up the town and calls the Mexican soldiers "half ass looking naggers" when confronted by them. Then The Judge de-escalates the situation by speaking to the sergeant in a formally manner and bribes his men to look the other way. Then Black Jackson asks Judge what he told him and he gives him a long answer with such vocabulary that causes Black Jackson's vein to pulse heavily at his temple while the rest of the Glanton gang snicker to themselves. Shit was hilarious.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They is four things that can destroy the earth, he said. Women, whiskey, money, and
      naggers.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I know your kind. What's wrong with you is wrong all over.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This is the nature of war, whose stake is at once the game and the authority and the justification. Seen so, war is the truest form of divination. It is the testing of one’s will and the will of another within that larger will which because it binds them is therefore forced to select. War is the ultimate game because war is at last a forcing of the unity of existence. War is god.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you look like you fell on hard times, son.
      >I just ain't fallen on any good ones.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >There's a game. Said Toadvine. Play monte in the dark with a pack of naggers.
      Always makes me chuckle.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent."

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        My favorite as well

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aww kick him honey!

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I never meant to break yer neck
      >I meant to kill yeh

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You aint nothin.
      >You speak truer than you know.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >McGill, grab that receipt for us.
      Glanton was badass

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The judge smiled. Men are born for games. Nothing else. Every child knows that play is nobler than work. He knows too that the worth or merit of a game is not inherent in the game itself but rather in the value of that which is put at hazard. Games of chance require a wager to have meaning at all. Games of sport involve the skill and strength of the opponents and the humiliation of defeat and the pride of victory are in themselves sufficient stake because they inhere in the worth of the principals and define them. But trial of chance or trial of worth all games aspire to the condition of war for here that which is wagered swallows up game, player, all.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      "Where is the coin, Davy?"

      "I'll notify you where to put the coin"

      It caught me off guard.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Davy btfo'd the judge on that one I actually laughed out loud

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The leggers, Priest. The leggers.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      If it were up to me they’d all be in zoos

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The dust the party raised was quickly dispersed and lost in the immensity of that landscape and there was no dust other for the pale sutler who pursued them drives unseen and his lean horse and his lean cart leave no track upon such ground or any ground. By a thousand fires in the iron blue dusk he keeps his commissary and he’s a wry and grinning tradesman good to follow every campaign or hound men from their holds in just those whited regions where they’ve gone to hide from God.

      Half the page is devoted to an anthropomorphized cholera outbreak. One of the many colorful passages that I would have no idea how to translate to film

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well I mean how do display cholera? Show watery shits pouring from the men's hairy asses?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they road on.
      its like every time something awful would happen, they wouldn't give a shit and ride off.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >THEY THINK WE'RE naggerS

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Hack away, you big ugly nagger.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      "Bearing before him that morbid umbrella with the idiot in its rawhide collar pulling at the lead he seemed some degenerate entrepreneur fleeing from a medicine show and the outrage of the citizens who'd sacked it."

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >When the lambs is lost in the mountains, they is cry.
      >Sometime come the mother. Sometime the wolf.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The judge enshadowed him where he crouched at his trade but he was a coldforger who worked with hammer and die, perhaps under some indictment and an exile from men’s fires, hammering out like his own conjectural destiny all through the night of his becoming some coinage for a dawn that would not be. It is this false moneyer with his gravers and burins who seeks favor with the judge and he is at contriving from cold slag brute in the crucible a face that will pass, an image that will render this residual specie current in the markets where men barter. Of this is the judge judge and the night does not end.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember someone on here said this should be a two part movie where Part I ends with the Glanton gang arriving in Chihuahua City and they're praised as heroes by the residents and Part II shows the downfall of the gang. I thought it was a good idea. Either that or make it into a mini series because compiling all the events into a 2.5hr movie won't work.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      just cut some of the violence.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        the violence is the point of the fucking story

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          It worked fine for the american psycho movie

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          you can't structure a movie like a book. too much repetitive violence lessens the impact, more than anything. the audience gets bored.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Cormac McCarth's Blood Meridian
    >screen play by: Mel Gibson
    >directed by: Mel Gibson
    >produced and distributed by: Miramax

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Judge: Mel Gibson

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Who would vince vaughn play?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mel would be a perfect Glanton.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit: The Book

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    So what the fuck was the judge any way? His character sheet is insane. Literally 18 in every stat.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's a demon.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Careful lad, he has ears like a fox.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      God's no fair accountant.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Satan

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      manifest destiny embodied in human form

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Judge is half character half metaphor.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >grabs a dude by the head and squeezes until it deforms the bone with one fucking hand
      STR: 24
      >He can out dance the devil himself
      DEX: 20
      >survives multiple gunshots and walks through the desert with no water and no clothing while carrying a cannon and a retard
      CON: 26
      >knows how to make gunpowder from scratch
      INT: 22
      >ears like a fox
      WIS: 16
      >convinces a crowd to kill a stranger
      CHA: 30

      The Judge is typical DMPC shit, clearly at least level 14

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        please tell me he makes the gunpowder with his own piss for ammonia or something. piss and birdshit creates saltpeter or something?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          it was a communal pissing effort. they whole crew pitches in while the judge mixes it.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is this book even about? Keep in mind, I'm bad with geography.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just typical wild west cowboys and indians story

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      some guys buy funko pops in the desert and deep fry them

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kid runs away from home and enters the "wild west". (This includes Mexico) Gets caught up in the local conflicts involving the warring Indians. Which results in a fuck ton of violence and scalping. He joins a group/gang led by "The Judge", who go around scalping indians. Even more violence and scalping ensues.

      The Judge is a creepy fuck, big, hairless, pasty white, immensely cruel, and manipulative.

      Pretty good read.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >He joins a group/gang led by "The Judge"
        John Joel Glanton led the gang, The Judge was only second in command after he saved them all by making the piss gunpowder to fight off the savages.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          god that chapter was kino

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >making the piss gunpowder
          i think this is possible to do IRL

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Basically an odyssey of rampant wanton ultraviolence across the old west ~1840ish
      Seen through the eyes of an illiterate teenage runaway who joins a gang of murderous psychotic scalphunters charged with hunting down native americans in mexico and scalping them for money
      Among the violent inbred drunken degenerates of the gang is a giant bald pale white man who speaks every language on earth, knows all sorts of fascinating things, and gives lengthy sermons about the nature of man and history and nature and science and war and so on
      The book is basically about how civlised society is based upon an immense legacy of violence and slaughter, kind of
      It's good

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Extremely brutal western, the Devil may or may not be involved.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Robert Eggers or the Coen brothers are probably the only directors who could do it properly.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Robert Eggers has never made a good movie.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        this. he's good with visuals, but the movies themselves are boring as shit.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like something a zoomer with a hamster’s attention span would say. I bet you couldn’t sit through any movie past 2 hours without thinking it’s boring

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            nah, I watch 3 plus hour movies on the regular. Eggers just has no idea how to build a compelling narrative or pace a scene. he's more of an ideas guy. structure and pacing are a mistery to him. every single one of his movies has a middle to end part that goes on for way too long and, with the lighthouse being the worst offender by far. 30 minutes of two guys dancing and screaming giberish got old really fast.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        All his movies are good you retarded pseud

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ironic post. Eggers is trash for midwits

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Explain why the witch, lighthouse and northman are bad without sounding like a filtered midwit pseud

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The Lighthouse was half decent. Overrated for sure, but still good.
        The VVitch was alright.
        To be fair, he needs a much better script writer because he's kind of proving that he has nothing to say

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Robert Eggers
      I don't want it to bore me to sleep.
      >Coen brothers
      A fantastic choice 15 years ago. They've fallen off.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >A fantastic choice 15 years ago. They've fallen off.
        Every potential decent director choice for blood meridian has gotten old and fallen off over the years that people have been debating who should make it: mel, ridley, coens etc. And there are no young directors that have made a classic epic you'd want handling this movie

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ridley would be absolute garbage for this book, thank God he never got the chance to fuck it up.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ridley would be absolute garbage for this book, thank God he never got the chance to fuck it up.

          That's one thing that worries me honestly, we have no good visions for the future as far as cinema goes.

          All the directors that were making crazy classics in the 60's into the 80's are just dead or old and won't do it.

          Are we actually fucked as far as modern films go? Is there no future?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            American film is fucked, yeah. There are still little bits of talent scattered around, but they're on the margins now where they would have been mainstream industry names back in the day.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Like who?

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Eggers has been mentioned multiple times in this thread. Zahler too. Both of those guys would have been given Ridley Scott or Terry Gilliam sized budgets in the 80s.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Zahler
                Lmao fuck off, the dude makes mediocre shlock. Imagine comparing him to Ridley scott

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like the perfect comparison to Ridley Scott.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Blade runner, alien, gladiator
                >Bone shartahawk, trooned across concrete, barf at cell block 69

                You retard

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bone Tomahawk is better than any film Ridley Scott has made in the past 20 years.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Eggers is such a talentless reddit hack for brainless zoomers all of his films are atrocious pseud trash. Comparing him to Gilliam is embarrassing that goober could never make a Brazil or Fear and Loathing

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Are we actually fucked as far as modern films go? Is there no future?
            Yes film is obsolete, the demand for quality and engaging long form content is gone thanks to demographic collapse. brown people and third worlders want marvel so that's what will be made from now on

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >we have no good visions for the future as far as cinema goes.
            I promise you the filmmakers exist, they just aren't being funded.
            >Are we actually fucked as far as modern films go? Is there no future?
            No, we're fine. Costs have been falling at a drastic rate anyway meaning that the old guard's grip over western films is loosening significantly since you no longer need millions just to produce something that doesn't look like crap.
            AI is increasing the potential exponentially. Within the next 10 years, you or me will be able to make a feature film of the same quality as the mcu all by ourselves for essentially free (as long as we can get access to the software).
            The future of cinema is actually really exciting because no longer will a select few retards be in charge of what cinema is. Cinema will no longer be curated solely by what execs think will make money. The ten hour epic about Napoleon III that you have in the back of your mind? You'll be able to make it.
            The caveat is that there will be such an abundance of interesting films that the medium will lose what little interest it has left. Much like how people stopped being as impressed by paintings after the invention of the camera, the same will be true for cinema. And that's combined with younger audiences already preferring short-form content like tiktoks.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Writing is as cheap as it's ever been. What great writers have come out of America in the past 20 years?

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Charls Carrol

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                kys

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                me, soon

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >What great writers have come out of America in the past 20 years?
                Same problem. Execs aren't producing their shit. Writers' rooms are all nepotism hires or token hires for diversity points (where they choose the most average, easily-controlled people they can find).
                Print media is dying. Publishers can't afford to publish the works of just anyone, they have to follow trends that will result in sales.
                The best writers are almost definitely self-publishing books but it's hard for them to get noticed in a massively oversaturated market.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Publishers can't afford to publish the works of just anyone, they have to follow trends that will result in sales.
                This clearly is not the case, though. Sales seem to be an afterthought at this point, most of America's artistic stagnation is political in nature.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Robert Eggers
      Jesus fucking Christ dude please get some taste

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Judge is never described as fat btw

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah he's just described as an albino giant but his jolly veneer, the dancing in a hellish environment thats hard to survive in somehow seems more disarmingly sinister if he's portly/fat. It adds to his air of being almost superalnatural if he's able to be fat and comfortable despite what's happening around him

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's compared to a giant baby in appearance multiple times.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's described as being carved from marble. When has that ever been used to describe a fat person?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Towering over them all is the judge and he is naked dancing, his small feet lively and quick and now in doubletime and bowing to the ladies, huge and pale and hairless, like an enormous infant.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah dude he's just a large babby wandering around lmao

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Toadvine call him a fat fuck once. Or maybe just in a translated version i've read

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      retard

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >He stood six foot six in his moccasins and had a large, fleshy frame

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I always imagined him like a charming version of the gay albino guy from Banshee

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Judge is described as huge framed and immensely strong. But not riped. He is probably built like Shane Gillis. Undeniable NCAA Div 1 genes, but not a bodybuilder.

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What must be included:

    >30 min montage of babies being smashed on rocks in the Gileno camp
    >n-word said at least 30 times
    >15 min of the judge dancing
    >scalping shown at least 20 times

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cut the montage of babies being smashed down to 20 seconds, and the scalping down to 2 explicit scenes and like 5 or 6 shots where it's the background with several more implied, and you've got a realistic chance of that content making it in.

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    He's only good when Nick Cave is writing for him. Triple 9 was dogshit. And I doubt they're using a Nick Cave script for this.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm rereading it now I lied I'm listening to the audiobook and there are so many events I forgot
    Honestly the best adaptation would be if some autist drew still comic panels as a companion piece to the audiobook
    Movie would be too short, the actors would be wrong, the events would be toned down, the landscapes would be lost, important stuff would be skipped

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The audiobook is excellent and Richard Poe's interpretation of The Judge sounds convincing.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Honestly the best adaptation would be if some autist drew still comic panels as a companion piece to the audiobook
      Do it yourself. AI is in a place where it can easily be done.
      Then you can use elevenlabs to cast your favourite actors for the dialogue of each character and have someone like Jeff Bridges narrate it.

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Search your heart

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Awful

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      he'd just make it a farse. blood meridian needs to be a horror movie.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, it should be an intelligent horror film at its core.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Blood Meridian as a horror movie
        I pictured the novel as a fever dream since it's full of very bizarre moments. Like when the Judge is walking through the desert naked with the idiot on a leash or the tree of dead babies.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tarantino is too intoxicated with violence for it to work. Blood Meridian's violence is intended to be joyless and exhausting.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >where do you buy your coffee judge?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      he would rather adapt movies instead of books you dum dum

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Interviewer: Quentin, many people have said any adaptation of Blood Meridian would likely shy away from the violence and some of the historical speech used. Now, many people are saying the amount of violence and used of the N word in your movie far exceeds the book. Were you purposely overshooting these targets just to target the skeptics and naysayers?

      Tarantino: What book?

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picrel is the only capable modern director who can do justice to this book
    >inb4 Coen brahs
    Stfu

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        What

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      He is the most talented bland filmmaker working today

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >filtered by Bladerunner 2049, Enemy, Prisoners, and Dune
        Pathetic

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"They is four things that can destroy the earth, he said. Women, whiskey, money, and naggers."
    Lol it's literally unadaptable in modern times

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's the first line they cut from the script

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the second line, yup you guessed it frank stallone

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally three of those things have come true already
      Man's a fucking prophet.

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cast Judge Holden.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Brock Lesnar with a voice over.

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hear me out: Wes Anderson's Blood Meridian

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Blood Meridian - A Neil Breen Film

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No active director could do it right. the closest you could hypothetically get would be prime coppola or coen brothers, but neither of them would properly execute the horror aspect. when this gets made it will be mediocre at best

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Robert Eggers or Craig S. Zahler can pull it off

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        zahler would be perfect for it

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Zahler can barely competently put together tiny budget indie films, he has a good sense for brutality but he's an awkward as fuck director. He would absolutely fail at making a large scale movie

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lol. There is nobody remaining in film that could make something as sweeping as apocalypse now or brilliant as no country for old men, which is what blood meridian would require. eggers is boring

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          There are definitely some capable directors but bottom line is this: The suites won't hire an uncompromising director, they will neuter the book, completely miss the point and serve us hot turds as per usual

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            *suits

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            The idea of taking one's art and adapting it as your own by removing all elements of what made the original unique and replacing it with your own vision and thus ruining its legacy really pisses me off.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good one anon, peak coked and drugged out apocalypse now era Coppola could have fucking done it.

      lars von trier probably

      Fucking cringe kill yourself nagger

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    A movie will never work it needed to be a mini series

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    lars von trier probably

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's gonna to go overboard

  28. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty bad. The Road was a pale and soulless imitation of the book, so I can only imagine how bad this is going to be

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The movie they have a scene of a beetle, implying the world is regenerating itself. This is a direct contradiction to the ending of the book, where some things once broken cannot be put back together again. Literally one of the main themes of the book, they did the opposite of.

  29. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    He made the proposition and in ways that film felt like a fever dream.

    I think he can do it, but people's expectations gotta get lowered a bit.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The score in that movie helped alot with the films overall atmosphere. I hope he uses that same composer for Blood Meridian.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was written and composed by Nick Cave. Hillcoat already directed a Cormac book The Road without Nick Cave involved and it was very mediocre

  30. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Uwe Boll

  31. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    There isn’t a way to properly adapt it and get an R rating. The best he can do is strongly imply what happens in most scenes. McCarthy wrote it for film though, because he’s to detailed in describing landscapes. It’s why I kept dropping it.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >McCarthy wrote it for film though
      I doubt it

  32. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Fine, step aside midwits naggers and jùden, I'll do it

  33. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is it about this book that enthralls Cinemaphile anons so much?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      One of the few "serious literature" books that has a bunch of gore and violence. Hopefully people who like it will discover Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner one day too

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I will admit that I discovered Blood Meridian through this board a few years ago when it was being shilled and I'm glad I read it because it really is a good story and now I'm interested in reading more literature. I will check out those authors you mentioned.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s an accessible Moby-Dick

  34. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Listening to it now. What the hell is a Vandiemenlander and Delaware?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Vandiemenlander
      Tasmania

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Delaware indians

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aussie and a redskin

  35. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't hate the guy, sure he's not a big dick visionary or anything but i thought the road was pretty good and the proposition was decent. It's pretty clear he's a huge fan of McCarthy's works and i find that endearing especially how he got a chance to make this movie, McCarthy's Magnum Opus. But yeah, he's definitely going to fuck it up or make it mediocre af and passable at best, and i honestly think the latter will be the worse outcome

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The issue I have is a 5 hour movie cannot encapsulate it. You need a miniseries at least.

  36. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Him, unironically

  37. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    bros, what next book to read?
    I loved BM
    I am ESL Ameriboo

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Hannibal Lector trilogy (avoid Hannibal Rising)

  38. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    This adaptation was actually far better than expected. Maybe Franco could actually pull off BM since he seems to actually respect Mccarthy's work quite a bit.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >black and shiny like a naggers ass

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah he clearly likes him but a historical epic really isn't a movie for Franco to do. Maybe Suttree since it's more of the same despairing poor white trash stuff like Child of God

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that fucking b grade trashy poster
      >James franco
      >makes no country for old men seem lightweight

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dude you need to just stop posting forever. This is embarrassing.

  39. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care as long as we get a few epic memes out of it
    also why wouldn't they just make a series out of it. a movie would be such a waste. and everyone will hate it.

  40. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the only choice

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >real Texan
        >philosophically literate
        >has a powerful style of his own to transform the material instead of merely attempting to adapt it
        if BM has to become a film, there's no one but Terry, but it will never happen

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Would be perfect. Even now.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      finally someone said it. His next will be his last, though. It's about Jesus Christ in the desert. I don't see him living much longer.

  41. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Kid will be a black lesbian crossdresser trying to save the 100% innocent American Indians from getting scalped by racist chud Glanton

  42. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Watch The Proposition and judge for yourself. It's basically the same movie.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cinemaphile hates it. I like how by the end of the film the screen is full of blood

  43. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why did Torbin tell the Kid to kill the fool? Something I didn't understand.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think the climax of the story deliberately makes it ambiguous whether Torbin understands the true demonic nature of the judge or whether he is just going crazy.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's the point of the fool anyway? I feel like their relationship is a metaphor I'm missing

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        the Judge wishes to spread his philosophy and gain control of all living things. the fool is someone who he can dominate and control

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      him and the horses where just wandering around, if they saw people they would walk towards them, its like having really laid back blood hounds.

  44. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Michael Bay or Zack Snyder should direct this. Thnk about it and admit I'm right

  45. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where we at with the 'kid was a pedophile' theory?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Plausible but definitely won't be on the big screen. The Kid is one of the few sympathetic characters in the entire book. They won't risk hinting at that.

  46. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    how will they handle the ending, specifically the scene where the man goes to the outhouse

  47. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's beyond the ability of any 'safe' choice a studio of any size would make in director or Judge casting, and would require someone that correctly assessed the No Country adaptation as overall mid and compromised the source material.

    >Desert Apocalypse Now, with even more subtextual jungle

    The bars just too high for expectations.

  48. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    HACK AWAY, YOU MEAN RED N-

  49. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Here's your Glanton, bro.

  50. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    people saying it sneeds to have horror elements what about James Wan as a director?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      well it's literally full of horror elements, what you imply here is that it could be a thriller or action? it's horror through and through just not a slasher

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        hasnt Wan ever done horror without the action/thriller elements? he’sa smart guy, i bet he could figure it out

  51. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    they're fucking it up on purpose, we flew too close to the sun and these Moloch-worshippers always try to ruin everything beautiful and worth loving

  52. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    also I'm going to have to read this book again. It's been long enough to the point where I've forgotten everything but the ending

  53. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    About as hard as he fucked up the road

  54. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only way this movie could work is if Andrei Tarkovsky rose from the grave and directed this. BM will be DOA with any other director.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tarkovsky is drivel for undergrads, his bm would be boring shit

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Filtered

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        How embarrassing.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I see the idea but Tarkovsky or Malick would never go to the necessary levels of ultraviolence.

  55. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The scene where one of the gang members tries to get the local blacksmith to saw off the barrel of a beautiful shotgun and he refuses would make a great Tarantino scene.

  56. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Proposition is a fantastic movie. I can't think of a better guy besides maybe Eggers to do the movie.
    You guys unironically have shit taste.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a good movie, not a fantastic one.

  57. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    His adaptation of The Road sucked, no thanks

  58. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    quite badly

  59. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's good music to listen to while reading Blood Meridian? Vocalized or pure instrumentals are fine.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe some Ennio Morricone

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Godspeed you! Black emperor - F A ∞

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I randomly stumbled upon this dude's youtube video a little while back and found it pretty fitting

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can't read with music

  60. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never forget triple 9

  61. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Judge wasn’t a demon. He was the embodiment of manifest destiny and western advancement. Both cultural, militarily and scientific.

    It’s no coincidence he proclaims he is a lawyer, archaeologist, chemist, geologist etc etc etc. And seems to actually have advanced knowledge in all these things.

    Throughout the story he also constantly records things he finds. Insects. Names. Plants. All in an attempt to categorise and control them all

    >"Whatever exists, he said. Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent. [...] The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate."

    And yet his respectable veneer of a man of wisdom and knowledge, someone who can charismatically convince people of almost anything, is easily shattered whenever he drops the act to engage in pure carnage for the pleasure of it. Rape. Murder. Etc

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The freedom of birds is an insult to me. I'd have them all in cages.
      He's pretty funny, too.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        That’s another thing. He constantly is joking or lying. That one quote I posted is one of the few things I actually think he believes

        Most of the time he seems to amuse himself convincing people of random shit just to see if he can

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The most only example of this I remember is when he convinces some people that God speaks to men through geology, and then laughs at them. What other instances are there?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            his introduction was saying a priest fucked a goat

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Would he post here?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            He would be murdering people and raping children in Ukraine.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think he's actually "joking" about the birds, either. He is serious, which is part of what makes it funny. A rare glimpse of his honesty showing a vulnerable side of him: there's something out there he'll simply never have yet yearns for.
          And, of course: since he'll never have it legitimately, he'll punish the bird bastards who do, and cage them.
          Man, Blood Meridian sure is something, huh? Books!

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >someone who can charismatically convince people of almost anything
      He couldn't convince children to take candy from him.

  62. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    In the book. The gang is multiracial and diverse. But they also are all racists and constantly call the blacks naggers. The Mexicans spics. The Indians savages etc.

    Will they keep this or will it be a kind friendly gang of murderers who are progressive like Red Dead Redemption?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      this is the thing, i'd worry about watering it down by taking out language. it is already spare as a new desert morning

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      they're going to turn them into the Van Der Linde gang.
      >"we might be a pack of psychotic murderers, but at least we're not racist!"

  63. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hill coat is the best possible choice. Between The Road and The Proposition he has what it takes.

  64. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leave Blood Meridian to me (in 2 weeks when AI can make 4k video)

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, BM with a full female cast would be really hot ngl.

  65. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  66. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoy Wendigoon but he has one of those weird audiences where they obsess over everything he talks about and act like they have any clue about it beyond regurgitating his views on the material.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      he got so many basic facts wrong

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can't really speak on his Blood Meridian video, as I have never read the book nor do I particularly care, but his Frankenstein video is genuinely fantastic

  67. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cormac McCarthy has such a beautiful and unique prose. I've never read anything like it. What is the cinematic equivalent of breaking many of the conventional rules but still creating something brilliant?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Probably Werner Herzog.

  68. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hillcoat is a decent director but the fact he pussied out on the most disturbing imagery in The Road doesn't give me much faith that he's going to do the violence in BM justice or be able to stand up to studio meddling that will inevitably want to water it down as much as possible considering he doesn't have much clout. My hope is that if it's true Cormac is on as an executive producer it's to make sure the material isn't getting raped but the man is 90 years old so maybe he just wants to get a nice check to leave to his kid. Either way the odds are massively stacked against it. In a perfect world it would have been made like ten years ago as a HBO miniseries but now we're probably going to get something mediocre that ditches half of the judge's monologues and is afraid to use the words 'savages'.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I dont think the directors themselves pussy out of the violence, they are just shit at convincing the upper and PR departments of the necessity of those scenes.

  69. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The true answer is Mel Gibson.

  70. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >And they are dancing, the board floor slamming under the jackboots and the fiddlers grinning hideously over their canted pieces.
    >Towering over them all is the judge and he is naked dancing, his small feet lively and quick and now in doubletime and bowing to the ladies, huge and pale and hairless, like an enormous infant.
    >He never sleeps, he says.
    >He says he'll never die.
    >He bows to the fiddlers and sashays backwards and throws back his head and laughs deep in his throat and he is a great favorite, the judge.
    >He wafts his hat and the lunar dome of his skull passes palely under the lamps and he swings about and takes possession of one of the fiddles and he pirouettes and makes a pass, two passes, dancing and fiddling at once.
    >His feet are light and nimble.
    >He never sleeps.
    >He says that he will never die.
    >He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite.
    >He never sleeps, the judge.
    >He is dancing, dancing.
    >He says that he will never die.

  71. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >white man bad
    I'm sure they'll manage just fine

  72. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We will get Starship Troopers where the entire point of the book will go so far over the director's midwit head that we will get something so bizarre that it becomes comical.

    Whoever adapts this is going to fucking butcher it because modern studios cannot handle authentic art.

  73. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Television & Film board has better book discussion than Cinemaphile.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cinemaphile is all pseudointellectuals and pretentious homosexuals that are all some form of failed author. Cinemaphile can actually laugh about things.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        nu-Cinemaphile is just pol lite now, threads like these are very rare now. this board can't even come up with any good memes now

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's wrong with it being pol lite? Pointing out shitty political propaganda in media is a critique and on topic.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >what's wrong with being subhuman???

  74. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    This adaptation should have been made in the late 60s or early 70s. It's too late now.
    Jodorowsky as the director, and Brando as the judge, with maybe Charles Bronson as the Kid? A bit old, but he fits the look.

    Nowadays the only directors who could adapt it almost decently would be the Coen bros. Hell, Buster Scruggs was as pessimistic as BM, just much less violent

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Coen bros

      Pessimistic yes but a israelitey pessimism that doesn't fit the theme of BM.

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