Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Child of God

One of the things that really struck me about this book was Cormac McCarthy's description of sound. As people routinely butcher McCarthy's books in movies, I've learned not to expect much.
In the opening scene in the book, the protagonist walks up to a group of people in n open field at a farm auction & protests their being there as he squats in an old shack on the property. A guy walks up & clobbers him in the back of the head with a shovel. The scene was very airy & the sound of the shovel against the head was described in great detail. In the brief clip of the scene in this trailer it seems very claustrophobic & there's virtually no sound of the impact.
He seems a little 'under dressed' in the scene where he's shooting at the farmer in the field, too.
So far, it doesn't look good. The protagonist doesn't look anything like what I saw reading the book. He seemed more like a mish mash of Ernest T Bass & Charles Manson.
oh well...

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