what did you think of it?
Have you ever seen "Straw Dogs" (1971)?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/24/2020|
What about it, OP?
Stop being so vague in your multi thread churn out. You're tiresome and uninteresting.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/09/2018|
[quote]What about it, OP?
I'm quite clear what I'm looking for.
[quote]Stop being so vague in your multi thread churn out
I don't know what you're talking about.
[quote] You're tiresome and uninteresting.
and you're projecting.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/09/2018|
It's quite a strange film about a man failing to defend his wife and home from more "masculine" and brutish men. It's kind of misogynist too. The girl is just like a symbol on which the men try to project their masculinity. Rape and violence are just tools to proving they are real men. It's creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/09/2018|
I remember watching it as one of the first VHS tapes I ever saw. Had to turn it off, found it far too violent and unnerving.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/09/2018|
And the hatefest begins with R3 and R4... so predictable. This thread has nothing to do with Straw Dogs. You just hide behind it to talk like idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/09/2018|
R5 doesn't even makes sense if he/she is the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/09/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/09/2018|
R5 what the fuck are you going on about "hatefest"? we were asked what we thought of the film so we gave our opinions. What's your problem? ?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/09/2018|
Don't bother with him, R8. He's AWFUL.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/09/2018|
Awful, like this dreadful crappy over-rated movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/09/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/09/2018|
a classic from sam.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/09/2018|
Found it to be extremely gratuitous in its violence. Maybe a misogynistic wet dream as film?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/09/2018|
I remember the scene in which one of the bad guys takes a tumble down the stairs and lands head first on an antique spring-loaded animal trap, the kind that looks like a pair of toothy jaws. You never know when those quaint objects you've collected may come in handy.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/09/2018|
The country cottage set looks so fake.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/09/2018|
The rape scene seems to go on forever, and as R3 pointed out, the female character is a symbol and a plot device rather than a fully fleshed personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/09/2018|
I just saw the remake. The original is a very successful exploitation film and portrays something primal about these rural English villages populated by a limited gene pool for a thousand years.
The remake is embarrassing liberal Rod Lurie's personal fears about poor white trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/05/2019|
I still can't believe I sat through the original all those years ago. In those days--per Pauline Kael--Sam Peckinpah was a cinema god....Hard to believe that, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/05/2019|
It would've been a lot more interesting and relevant to the film's themes if it had been the guy that had gotten raped and brutalized instead of his wife. It also would've been a lot more controversial for the time and saved this movie from the Wal-Mart dollar bin.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/05/2019|
Yes, and apparently it didn't make much of an impression because I don't remember anything about it. "The Wild Bunch" is outstanding though.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/05/2019|
Alexander Skarsgard was truly abysmal in the Straw Dogs remake.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/05/2019|
The remake should've flipped the script and had the rednecks sodomize James Marsden.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/05/2019|
Stories about posh people who get a nasty shock when they move into old country cottages was a surprisingly frequent storyline around then, at least in British movies and teleplays.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/05/2019|
Extremely dated movie about a woman who needs a man to be protected, and a man who realizes that being a real man means being violent. Possibly one of the most sexist and unpleasant movies ever made.
So of course they did a remake. Which was, of course, terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/05/2019|
Yes I agree R24. I didn't realize it was a remake, but that trailer looks awful and I had to turn off the new one at the rape scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/05/2019|
Richard from Keeping Up Appearances @ R23!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/23/2020|
Apparently it's a real cult classic. People think it's tremendous.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/23/2020|
The actor who raped Susan George was HAF.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/23/2020|
I have seen the remake and wasn't surprised that James Woods was part of the cast 😄 The message boards on imdb were a mess in reguards to Kate's character.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/23/2020|
I found it very, very disturbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/23/2020|
What are small country villages like? Is the portrayal of the men true life?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/24/2020|
Weirdo @ R31.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/24/2020|