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Old 03-31-2011, 07:59 AM   #11
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Has anyone read his other script RawKnuckles, or can at least tell me what it is about. (Couldn't find **** on google)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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Looks like Michael Mann is back on the cop beat with his attachment to this.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/mich...ig-stone-grid/
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Looks like Michael Mann is back in the cop stakes with his attachment to this.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/mich...ig-stone-grid/
Definitely an interesting choice, though I don't know about moving it to LA. It thought it benefitted from the metropolis-type setting: claustrophobic, dark, rainy.
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Definitely an interesting choice, though I don't know about moving it to LA. It thought it benefitted from the metropolis-type setting: claustrophobic, dark, rainy.
Seems it has a chance of beating Brigands of Rattleborge to the screen.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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Seems it has a chance of beating Brigands of Rattleborge to the screen.
What did you think of Brigands? I enjoyed it -- very well-written -- but didn't connect with the characters like I did in The Big Stone Grid. Probably had to do with the first half of the film setting up the town, rather than our protagonists.

The end was shocking enough to be remembered, but I didn't feel like it held together quite as well as BSG.

Would love to hear your thoughts.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
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What did you think of Brigands? I enjoyed it -- very well-written -- but didn't connect with the characters like I did in The Big Stone Grid. Probably had to do with the first half of the film setting up the town, rather than our protagonists.

The end was shocking enough to be remembered, but I didn't feel like it held together quite as well as BSG.

Would love to hear your thoughts.
Brigands of Rattleborge **SPOILERS**

I thought Brigands was a very literate script, with some terrific scene-setting and dialogue, and of course the length of time it takes to set up the townsfolk is one of the things which made it stand out, but I also felt it abandoned some of the things that made it intriguing.

The raindance, which is requested at the start, introduced a kind of supernatual element, which was never followed up on. Indeed, that whole sequence is largely forgotten when I initially thought there'd be some kind of karmic Native American payback on the badguys. The bad guys operate under the rainstorm, but was it really necessary? It's atmospheric, undoubtedly, but the whole sequence with the Native Americans could have been removed as it is and it could just have been coincidental.

The townsfolk are nicely drawn, but I didn't find the Abraham character that compelling in the end, I expected a greater mystery about him.

I love westerns and Brigands is a good revenge western, but ultimately that's all it is, another revenge western, albeit a VERY dark one with some good twists.

I haven't read BSG.
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