Monday, February 9, 2009

The Road rumors

So we have Internet IMDb rumblings that John Hillcoat's Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road could be outstanding. I hope so. It would be the best news on film that we've heard in a while. True, it's just a rumor. But the last film on which I saw such a rumor was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. So let's hope.


Joel E said...

I am holding out hope that the marketing pinheads who rely on audience test screenings had no idea how to deal with this movie and talked the execs into shelving it for Winter.

It's typical that difficult or challenging movies test poorly, from 2007's Assassination of Jesse James and Zodiac to modern classics like Pulp Fiction and Goodfellas.

Often, a random group of shoppers at the mall are the last people whose opinions they should be tallying.

Alexander Coleman said...

Amen, Joel.

Although, I seem to remember some similarly-disseminated rumblings about how The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a towering film that was destined to win every Oscar for which it would be nominated. So I suppose it cuts both ways. Kristopher Tapley, I believe, has said that people he knows have told him the movie is beyond repair. So I'm taking the usual wait-and-see approach.