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Have you ever seen "Straw Dogs" (1971)?

what did you think of it?

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by Anonymousreply 3205/24/2020

What about it, OP?

Stop being so vague in your multi thread churn out. You're tiresome and uninteresting.

by Anonymousreply 109/09/2018

[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 Anonymousreply 209/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 309/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 409/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 509/09/2018

R5 doesn't even makes sense if he/she is the OP.

by Anonymousreply 609/09/2018

*make sense

by Anonymousreply 709/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 809/09/2018

Don't bother with him, R8. He's AWFUL.

by Anonymousreply 909/09/2018

Awful, like this dreadful crappy over-rated movie.

by Anonymousreply 1009/09/2018

Misogynous bs.

by Anonymousreply 1109/09/2018

a classic from sam.

by Anonymousreply 1209/09/2018

Found it to be extremely gratuitous in its violence. Maybe a misogynistic wet dream as film?

by Anonymousreply 1309/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 1409/09/2018

The country cottage set looks so fake.

by Anonymousreply 1509/09/2018

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.

Thumbs down.

by Anonymousreply 1609/09/2018

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 Anonymousreply 1712/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1812/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1912/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2012/05/2019

Alexander Skarsgard was truly abysmal in the Straw Dogs remake.

by Anonymousreply 2112/05/2019

The remake should've flipped the script and had the rednecks sodomize James Marsden.

by Anonymousreply 2212/05/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2312/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2412/05/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2512/05/2019

Richard from Keeping Up Appearances @ R23!

by Anonymousreply 2605/23/2020

Apparently it's a real cult classic. People think it's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 2705/23/2020

The actor who raped Susan George was HAF.

by Anonymousreply 2805/23/2020

I have seen the remake and wasn't surprised that James Woods was part of the cast šŸ˜„ The message boards on imdb were a mess in reguards to Kate's character.

by Anonymousreply 2905/23/2020

I found it very, very disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 3005/23/2020

What are small country villages like? Is the portrayal of the men true life?

by Anonymousreply 3105/24/2020

Weirdo @ R31.

by Anonymousreply 3205/24/2020
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