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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Redrum, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Redrum

    Redrum Portlandia Active Member

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  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Very good book, but difficult to read as a father of a 6yr old boy.
    Looks like they didn't follow the book to closely.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Saw the trailer too, looks interesting.

    jj
     
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    great book.. cant wait for the movie
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just checked out the trailer on IMDB.COM
    Looks pretty good.

    I've been thinking about stuff like this lately. Probably (cross my fingers) won't happen in my life time, however, I'm pretty young and scares me thinking about having kids. If I'm on my own I think I can get through anything, anywhere. But I'm about to get married and my fiance wants kids. It just scares the crap out of me bring up a child in a world that constantly going down hill.
     
  6. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Listened to the audio book on youtube.....weird that the book covers so little of the mother, but the movie trailer gives the appearance she plays a larger role in the film.
     
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    dave Independence Member

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    Several forum members saw this recently. Where is it playing at?
     
  8. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fox Tower (on Park Ave, I believe), in downtown Portland.
     
  9. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Interesting concept. Glad I have more than an old Colt revolver is things ever got that far...
     
  10. Kellen

    Kellen Boise, ID Member

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    I saw the movie up in Bellevue when it first came out. I thought they did a good job of following the book. They got most every major event in there.

    One thing that Cormac McCarthy is very good at in his books is describing the desperation of man. The typical theme in most of his books is that there will always be evil in the world but we are still responsible for "carrying the fire" (doing and teaching what is right).

    The type of deep desperation found in his book is hard to convey in a short movie. I don't think the movie spend enough time showing the father teaching his son about the world and the difference between good and evil. The movie IMO also made the kid out to be kinda stupid and a bit of a whiner. Maybe that's just because I imagined him differently in the book.

    Overall, I give the movie a 92% rating. I think it's worth seeing and even though it had a limited opening, I would recommend finding where it's playing or getting it on dvd when it comes out.
     
  11. I just finished reading the book, I know a little late but.... holy crud man as a father with two 8 year old girls, I was wrecked! I know that it's a long shot but if that sort of thing happened, what would you do, how far would you go to survive and protect the ones you love?
     
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    Comunistul SE Portland Member

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    I'm going to see it tomorrow with the wifey :)
     
  13. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    I just read it found it to be just ok, very bleak and the ending was just not much of an ending.
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    The book was OK and gave a stark reality to what life after a nuke war would be like. Doubt they would ever catch me with just two bullets in my gun.


    jj
     
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    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Still waiting for this to come down here. Too bad we don't have a Cinetopia in Coos County.
     
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    duginsky Tualatin Active Member

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    The apocalyptic event was never specified. The book is steeped in biblical imagery, as is McCarthy's wont. I think it's the readers call as to deciding what the event was. Interesting albeit brief interview with McCarthy last month in the Wall Street Journal. He said that the novel was based in large part on conversations he had with his own young ( 8 years old, i think?) son. I find his books remarkable and original, and I have no intention of seeing the film. That is my one complaint with McCarthy - that he sold any film rights to any of his novels - though more power to him and I can't say I'd have done it different. I just like the idea of having to take a more active role in his prose.
     
  17. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Though never specified it was obviouse it was a nucleur attack.

    jj
     
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    kentsboots Oregon Member

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    Wow, talk about a sad ending...
     
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    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    I found the book to be an "Awkward" read. I didn't like the authors style of writing and couldn't lose myself in the story. As example, he referred several times to things being "In the floor" rather than "On the floor". Rather than enjoying a flowing story line, I often found myself wondering why he would describe things in such unusual ways. :thumbdown:
     
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    kentsboots Oregon Member

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    I just watched the movie 2 days ago, and seen the book at the store today, so i picked it up and gonna give it a good read as well. Not sure how close to the book the movie was, but i loved the movie and movies done usually do the book justice , so book should be cool.