The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

#1 Post by Ribs » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:37 pm


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#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:57 pm

I'm into it, but the idea of combining TV and theatrical sounds exhausting. KISS

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#3 Post by ianungstad » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:55 pm

Annapurna is also producing the 2 season David O. Russell/Robert DeNiro/Julianne Moore series that's coming to Amazon Video. They also have some series starring Julia Roberts that's beeing developed. Impressive tv slate.

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#4 Post by beamish13 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:07 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:I'm into it, but the idea of combining TV and theatrical sounds exhausting. KISS
Peter Greenaway made it work with Tulse Luper

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#5 Post by Brian C » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:55 pm

beamish13 wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm into it, but the idea of combining TV and theatrical sounds exhausting. KISS
Peter Greenaway made it work with Tulse Luper
Oliivier Assayas with CARLOS was my first thought.

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#6 Post by Kirkinson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:10 pm

beamish13 wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm into it, but the idea of combining TV and theatrical sounds exhausting. KISS
Peter Greenaway made it work with Tulse Luper
Did he? I know a TV series was part of the original plan, but like a great many other components of that project, as far as I know, it never actually happened.

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#7 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:42 pm

There was a TV series, but it was mostly just the features strung back to back to back and divided into half-hour chunks, with minimal allowance for the episodic format (for example, most episodes were awkwardly truncated instead of coming to some sort of natural conclusion or cliffhanger). IIRC there was only one episode with a significant amount of new footage. I'd say it was a failure and should've stayed as three features, but I assume Greenaway was contractually obligated to do it.

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#8 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 pm

Could be interesting to have a bunch of plot setup via TV miniseries followed by a film for a big showdown or something, then back to TV, etc.

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#9 Post by knives » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:57 pm

Isn't that basically what the Marvel film/ television stuff is doing?

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#10 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:59 pm

Yes, but interesting.

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#11 Post by Ribs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:59 pm

The impression I get from the article above is they just want to do a very long film and television is currently the only medium with funding to allow that kind of thing to commercially viable. So it's just a means to get to the film in the end.

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#12 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:01 pm

I was searching for an interpretation of this:
Sources tell Variety that Annapurna intends to pursue an innovative approach that could combine television and theatrical.


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#14 Post by MongooseCmr » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:49 pm

Worth clarifying if you don't follow the link that this is an omnibus film and not a tv series as initially reported

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#15 Post by Ribs » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:20 pm

Er, no, the article is pretty clear; it's being devised as one project that can play theatrically as an anthology film, but it's also being made in this format to allow it to be easily divided into six episodes as it's being produced by a Television company and seeking distribution from the networks.

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#16 Post by The Narrator Returns » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:55 pm

It's been picked up by Netflix, but more important is the Coens' quote in the press release.

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#17 Post by John Shade » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:22 pm

I thought I remembered reading that the Coens weren't really television people. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... in-decades" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They always find a way to be kind of cryptic in interviews. Still, very excited for this project. Loved their version of True Grit, very traditional in a way, of course coming after interviews when they said they didn't like Westerns much. (On another note: maybe it's greedy of me that my reaction when seeing their next project would be on Netflix was, oh no, the blu ray will never exist...)

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#18 Post by diamonds » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:06 pm

Minor bit of news on this project, the Coens will shoot digitally for the first time.

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