Cutter's Way

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Cutter's Way

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 May 2010, 17:38

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I suppose I could have put this in the "recently viewed" thread, but I thought I'd draw a little special attention to this film. Most of us here have a love of the American films of the 70s. Would it be off base to single Cutter's Way out as the last great one?

Anyone else here love this one?
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Re: Cutter's Way

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 May 2010, 17:51

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Most of us here have a love of the American films of the 70s. Would it be off base to single Cutter's Way out as the last great one?

Greater than Orca?

Kidding aside, I don't believe I've seen it. But if you think it's that good, I'll rent it.
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Postby Sneelock » 03 Dec 2010, 18:46

it's so good. John Heard has never been better and Bridges is as good as you've come to expect.
I like how they've made the mystery aspect of the film dependent on the theme of the film. it's an Ahab and the whale sort of thing in a lot of ways.

'cutter's way' may well be the last great film of that era largely because it wears the concerns of that era if not proudly then at least unapologetically. dynamite movie!

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Postby meetthesonics » 03 Dec 2010, 22:33

That or Straight Time with Dustin Hoffman. Can't remember which came last. Think they came out about the same time.
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Postby Jeemo » 10 Dec 2010, 23:55

Great movie, shame that John Heard didnt seem to get the parts his talent deserved
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Postby Ranking Ted » 11 Dec 2010, 15:12

Love it and also love the book, Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg.

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Postby the hesitant weasel » 11 Dec 2010, 15:32

I agree whole heartedly - 'Orca' for me too...
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Re: Cutter's Way

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 11 Dec 2010, 17:17

I love murder mysteries in which the murder is beside the point. Does it even matter if the rich guy killed the girl, or is he just guilty of everything else wrong in the world? This (not Orca) is the kind of film you could stay up all night talking about. It is every paranoid conversation you've had about "the rich having their way with the rest of us and someday the people will rise up" taken to it's ultimate conclusion.

I call an auxiliary film club meeting!
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Re: Cutter's Way

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 26 Jul 2017, 20:48

So...about that Film Club meeting?
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Re: Cutter's Way

Postby Matt Wilson » 26 Jul 2017, 21:19

Probably not enough people have seen it.

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Postby kewl klive » 26 Jul 2017, 22:39

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