The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

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The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:18 am


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#2 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 am

Interesting to see Sir Gawain and the Green Knight adapted as a horror film. The poem is somewhat creepy at times, but I would’ve predicted it to be made into something heroic.

Wonder what they’ll do with the misogyny central to the poem—excise it or critique it? Doubtful it’ll be simply reproduced.

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#3 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:31 pm

I prefer my Lowery with more pie-eating and less VFX, but I think he's a great filmmaker even if I was underwhelmed by the last effort, so count me in

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#4 Post by knives » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:35 pm

I significantly found his most recent better than the pie eating so it will be interesting to see how this splits the difference.

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#5 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:27 pm

Not a lot of green on that poster.

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#6 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:49 pm

I wonder if that recent Guy Ritchie King Arthur flop is the reason the advertising isn't mentioning anything about this being an Arthurian legend.

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#7 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:21 pm

There was also The Kid Who Would Be King that lost a bundle for Fox and Working Title last year. Rather different target audiences, though.

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#8 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:41 pm

Name the last movie about the Arthurian legends to make more than $1.98 at the box office.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#9 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 pm

That 2004 King Arthur with Clive Owen and Keira Knightly made a decent $200 million, which is more than Ritchie's film even without adjusting for inflation.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#10 Post by terabin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:19 pm

This looks wonderful.

A24 continues to be a boon for the horror genre and its fans.

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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#11 Post by Big Ben » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:20 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 am

Wonder what they’ll do with the misogyny central to the poem—excise it or critique it? Doubtful it’ll be simply reproduced.
Been a while since I read the story but you're referring to the plot point where Gawain blames women for just about everything? I can't imagine Lowery wouldn't remove or at least address it.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#12 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:50 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 pm
That 2004 King Arthur with Clive Owen and Keira Knightly made a decent $200 million, which is more than Ritchie's film even without adjusting for inflation.
Yeah, but it cost $120 million to make (probably not even accounting for marketing costs).

The only thing I remember about that film was the light kefuffle about how they Photoshopped Keira Knightley's non-existent bustline for the poster.

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(And that's after the photoshop)

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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#13 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:57 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Mr Sausage wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 am

Wonder what they’ll do with the misogyny central to the poem—excise it or critique it? Doubtful it’ll be simply reproduced.
Been a while since I read the story but you're referring to the plot point where Gawain blames women for just about everything? I can't imagine Lowery wouldn't remove or at least address it.
Yeah, Gawain and the Knight have a good chuckle at what conniving whores women are and walk off friends.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#14 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 am

Mr Sausage wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:49 pm
I wonder if that recent Guy Ritchie King Arthur flop is the reason the advertising isn't mentioning anything about this being an Arthurian legend.
The trick there is to not cast Charlie Hunnam in anything.

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