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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.20.08] post apocalyptic movie news

Last week we re-printed some early audience reactions to a test screening of John Hillcoats's upcoming adaptation of The Road. The comments were mostly from the film's IMDB and CHUD forums. One commenter named "Blaine the Mono" made reference to there being a voiceover which he believed was "the temp dialogue we were warned about." Since reprinting his comments however, Mr. Mono has been in touch to clarify. Apparently the voiceover he was referring to was not a traditional voiceover meant to provide additional narration, but rather temporary dialog voiced by another actor and laid over top of Viggo's performance.

The more I hear about this test screening the more it sounds like the film was very rough and word is that, since last week, a few more favorable reactions to the screening ( like this one from Joblo) have emerged online which, to this writer, is good news. Obviously we here at Quiet Earth want this film to be both well done and well received by the public. The best thing that could happen is The Road is so powerful that it spurs on a post-apocalyptic epoch of sorts that makes studios scramble to produce all the PA scripts they might have on the back burner. Thanks for being in touch Blaine.

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Wilcoy (13 years ago) Reply

Nice followup guys with "Blaine the Mono" and my sense after reading many of the posts from people who saw this rough edited version were still pleased with the movie..."He lay listening to the water drip in the woods. Bedrock this.The cold and the silence. The ashes of the late world carried on the bleak and temporal winds to and fro in the void. Carried forth and scattered and carried forth again. Everything uncoupled from its shoring. Unsupported in the ashen air. Sustained by a breath,trembling and brief. If only my heart were stone, Cormac McCarthy THE ROAD.

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