I firmly believe the film's impact has been unnecessarily diminished by its revisionist lack of color.
Wait a minute. This is supposed to be 1977. Why are they playing a song from 1979?
Sundance-y Movie: Told on a smaller scale, from a smaller perspective, with an unpolished feeling to its script, which is frequently dialogue-heavy. Its visuals are usually underwhelming, with little regard given to shot compositions, and offering a drab color palette.
"Rape-revenge movies -- from Wes Craven's "Last House on the Left," Meir Zarchi's "I Spit on Your Grave" and Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" in the 1970s to Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009) -- are made almost exclusively by men." https://www.yahoo.com/news/revenge-feminist-horror-post-weinstein-era-051008868.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=fb Yet again, Peckinpah's Straw Dogs gets lazily lumped into the … Continue reading Peckinpah’s Classic, Slandered Again
I was determined to make this dog my friend, so I walked up on it a third time. Same result. This time, the dog had drawn a little blood and the spots on my arm where it had clamped its jaws down were starting to hurt.
No matter which side of the political aisle it may spring from, I have no patience with self-righteous, puritannical little tyrants who seek to tell other people, either through shaming or outright censorship, what they can and can't watch, read, or listen to.
This sort of thinking only makes sense if you're a statist with a twisted notion of the world and how it works. If you believe that stealing wealth results in the same economic outcome as creating it.