The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#76 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:28 pm

Okay, I've seen this a half dozen times now, so it's time to be annoying and do this thing:

01. "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
02. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
03. "Meal Ticket"
04. "Near Algodones"
05. "All Gold Canyon"
06. "The Mortal Remains"

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#77 Post by dda1996a » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:53 pm

Put Meal Ticket last and I'm fine with your ranking. Also why did you watch this half a dozen times???

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#78 Post by Persona » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:55 pm

Because mfunk likes it a lot!

1. "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
2. "All Gold Canyon"
3. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
4. "Near Algodones"
5. "Meal Ticket"
6. "The Mortal Remains"

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#79 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:08 pm

The Gal Who Got Rattled
Near Algodones
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Meal Ticket
The Mortal Remains
All Gold Canyon

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#80 Post by knives » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:08 pm

Mfunk is plainly correct so I think we can not continue to do this.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#81 Post by Cremildo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:27 pm

1. "The Mortal Remains"
2. "All Gold Canyon"
3. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
4. "Meal Ticket"
5. "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
6. "Near Algodones"

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#82 Post by Big Ben » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:53 pm

No it's this:

01. "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
02. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
03. "Meal Ticket"
04. ""The Mortal Remains"
05. "All Gold Canyon"
06. "Near Algodones"

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#83 Post by solaris72 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:51 pm

1. All Gold Canyon
2. The Gal Who Got Rattled
3. Meal Ticket
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. Near Algodones
6. The Mortal Remains

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#84 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:27 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Put Meal Ticket last and I'm fine with your ranking. Also why did you watch this half a dozen times???
Because the first segment is massively entertaining and it's often hard to turn it off afterwards

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#85 Post by cdnchris » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:41 pm

I've watched it a few times too for the same reason: put it on just to watch the first one (maybe two) and it up watching it all. Despite the violence of the first one (and the darkness of a couple) I let my kids watch this and they both love it. I thought my son would tune out after the first but he went right to the end. My daughter has watched it a couple of times as well. Her favourites are "Buster Scruggs" and "the Girl Who Got Rattled" though that one did upset her not too surprisingly. My son likes the first two the most.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#86 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:36 pm

Cremildo wrote:1. "The Mortal Remains"
2. "All Gold Canyon"
3. "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
4. "Meal Ticket"
5. "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
6. "Near Algodones"
For me it’s this one. Maybe flip around 4,5 and 6. But really all are terrific.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#87 Post by Ribs » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:57 pm

Good to know that even here it is apparently impossible to discuss this film without it being nigh-entirely about ranking things. An unfortunate fact of all their work that the Coens have probably been reconciling with for the last several years!

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#88 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:23 pm

Hey Ribs, you just said "But the movie is good though" on another thread about a film that no one has weighed in on yet here. Maybe instead of griping about people having fun engaging with this film, you could actually contribute somewhere, or scroll back and read several of us discussing this one!

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#89 Post by Finch » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:45 pm

What a beautiful looking film. I could grab so many stills and frame them. At slightly over two hours, this thing is far too long though: I think it'd have benefitted from focusing on three stories or four stories. My picks would have been Girl, Gold Canyon, and an extended version of Meal Ticket. I'd have been interested in seeing more interaction between Neeson's character and the legless performer; as it is, the ending doesn't hit as hard. Scruggs is entertaining but I'm not sure there is much else to it, especially on repeat viewings. Personally, I found the character obnoxious. The Oregon trail chapter with Zoe Kazan is the only one I truly connected with from start to end and the ending is upsetting but in a way that feels earned, unlike the majority of the film.

I'd also like to mention the score which I adored and just about eclipses Colin Stetson's Hereditary score as the best film music of this year.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#90 Post by Murdoch » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:02 am

solaris72 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:51 pm
1. All Gold Canyon
2. The Gal Who Got Rattled
3. Meal Ticket
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. Near Algodones
6. The Mortal Remains
This is the correct ranking. Maybe with "Near Alhodones" at the end. I honestly forgot it even existed until I googled it after looking at this list.

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