Perhaps this is something the administrators (a big hello and thanks to said administrators!) might address, but I always guess that any discussion of a film will contain spoilers of one sort or another.
True, and Robert E. Howard fans know his story. I haven't seen this movie yet, but the buzz sure has me interested. I read his works when I was a kid, I even collected Frank Frazetta prints for a while. Sure wish I still had them--my mom threw them away because she thought they were indecent.
My Hubby is an Illustrator and Frazetta was one of his favorites, he almost cried when I read him your post.
I posted this before, but if you are interested in RH this is a good site: www.rehoward.com
I've watched this movie about five times and cry like a baby every time.
It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to just sit there with a dumb look on your face.
Hi all, I watched this again last night...was feeling blue and VDO in this just makes me feel better. Anyway, I had a new thought at the end I hadn't had before. Forgive me if someone else figured this out already...I didn't read all 5 pages of posts. BUT, I had thought that the car scene where they argued and she said she loved no one and then she asked him if he could change his attitude and make some distance with his mother (and he wouldn't respond), well, I thought that was the last chance they had to connect. But on watching it again, and the later scene at the cabin where he asked her about the Indian brave...under the guise of teaching her to write better, I think he was asking her what would she do with him (i.e. Indian brave that he was). And she said she'd wash off his warpaint, put him in a suit, and take him to Sunday School. And she said "Somehow I don't think he'd want that". I think THAT was her final way of saying what she wanted and who he was were too different for her. Had she responded differently I think it would have opened a door to their continuing relationship. I didn't read her book but I really did sense that he wanted to be with her, but he didn't know how to fight hard enough for her (and that mother, yikes). That's why he looked so intense when she replied as she did, I think he knew that was it. Anyway, just meanderings on my favorite movie ever.
Happiness often comes in through doors you didn't know were open.
Just got it on Netflix this past Sunday and watched it...I was not spoiled as to the ending but I wish now I had been! I thought I was watching a chick flick where everything ends happily ever after.
I was pretty much "Eh" about the movie, with an undercurrent of "I love that hat. My husband needs a hat like that," until the breakdown scene with the sword. Something about that scene really, really got to me.
I remember the day I realized I couldn't always live in a fantasy world, and the older you are, the harder it is. The lack of self-awareness in Bob rang absolutely true for me, and I felt so angry during that scene.
I wish I'd read this thread before I returned the DVD, it seems I missed some good director's commentary. Maybe I'll have to buy it.
I have just watched this film and thought it was really good and very moving and sad which really tells us how much a good actor he his of playing all these different rolls he does in many of his films i have seen him in but this one i must say i thought it was very sad which virtually had me in tears at the end of it
I just saw this from Netflixe this weekend (Atonement is next), and was very impressed. You have to be in the right mood, but it is a very adult movie about unrequited love as well as the creative process. I agreed that the "Indian Brave" scene was about both creativity/writing and relationships.
D'onofrio had some great comments on the commentary and I can't think of many male actors who point out that their sister had a role in the film, or that they gave one of the pictures in the movie to their mother. I always enjoy commentaries, but this one was special.
Thanks to the kind help of a unnamed poster of this board, I was able to get a copy of this movie (along with Household Saints). ;D
What a little jewel it is! I was captivated by VDO's and Renée's performace. It's a great love story, and very real for that matter! Those two can't be together but can't be apart, either.
I suspect they did take some liberty with the book, but that always happens. I think that Howard doesn't come across as depressed as he was, but since the movie ends so sad, maybe it was good he didn't, it would've just torn down the movie. There's many highly emotional scenes in the movie, and I really fell in love with it... it will be one to rewatch, and rewatch, and rewatch...
I wasn't bothered by the accent, but that could be because I'm not a native speaker.
Yesterday I saw the Whole Wide World for the first time. I thought it was amazing! I know the real story was a bit more bitter, but this movie seemed like the most beautiful lovestory ever .. (I actually thought he made a joke when he said that they shouldn't have allowed women to vote ... ;-) How the film was made, the acting, for the first time in my life I wasn't annoyed by Renee Zellweger, it was all terrific... What did you think about this movie?
Oh I know!! I Loved this movie so much! I fell in love with it.
Post by hargiteam42 on Mar 27, 2009 22:13:27 GMT -5
Haha! It's a really touching and moving story and I think Vince did a wonderful job portraying Bob. Now, is it me, or does anyone else see the similarities between Novalyn and Bob to Alex and Bobby? I could be over thinking it, but it just seemed to me that there are a few things in common in that department.