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Re: Too Old to Die Young

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#3 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 am

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#4 Post by Big Ben » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:54 pm

I'm wondering how this is going to turn out. Enjoyable thriller like Drive or absolute nonsensical clusterfuck like everything he's made since?

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#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Those are certainly the consensuses about his last couple of films, but on this forum and elsewhere, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon have their supporters. I like them both, frankly.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#6 Post by Altair » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:08 pm

Hey! I liked The Neon Demon more than Drive, which just felt too derivative for me (and Ryan Gosling isn't as cool as he thinks he is). At least The Neon Demon used Keanu Reeves well and took some enjoyable left-turns while looking stunning.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#7 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm

It’s odd that many think Refn’s films took a left turn after Drive when that one is an outlier, with the two films after it more resembling his pre-Drive film Valhalla Rising in their slow elliptical style, metaphysical overtones, and preference for advancing story through symbol over narrative.

I like all four quite a bit.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#8 Post by knives » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:44 pm

Most were introduced to him through Drive rather then the Pusher films or Fear X seems the simplest explanation.

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#9 Post by Persona » Tue May 22, 2018 9:21 pm

teaser trailer. like all Refn projects--very Refn.

https://youtu.be/BwG0bd7O0Fs

kind of can't wait though because if they can manage a couple interesting/involving characters than I really do want to see a whole TV series shot like this

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#10 Post by Big Ben » Tue May 22, 2018 10:55 pm

Plot summary is:
"Too Old To Die Young follows "a grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent from Mexico, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teen killers."
Sounds positively ludicrous. That's not necessarily a criticism mind you. But all that together sounds like a lot to take in in a limited time period. Here's hoping it works!

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#11 Post by Persona » Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 am

apparently Darius Khondji is the primary cinematographer. Refn + Khondji doing a TV series. what a time to be alive.

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#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 am

Persona wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 am
apparently Darius Khondji is the primary cinematographer. Refn + Khondji doing a TV series. what a time to be alive.
It's on the clapperboard in the photo above!

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#13 Post by Persona » Wed May 23, 2018 9:08 pm

ha, so it is!

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#14 Post by Persona » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:19 pm

Cliff Martinez is composing the score for the series and recently stated that it's going to be, uh, ten 90-minute episodes.

Yoikes.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#15 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:37 pm

If it were fifteen 60 minute episodes it wouldn't seem so bad. I'm sure the Twin Peaks model has sort of reset how much leeway these filmmakers are giving themselves with regard to the length of something like this. But, of course, if it's bad, it'll be totally insufferable.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#16 Post by Persona » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:48 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:37 pm
If it were fifteen 60 minute episodes it wouldn't seem so bad. I'm sure the Twin Peaks model has sort of reset how much leeway these filmmakers are giving themselves with regard to the length of something like this. But, of course, if it's bad, it'll be totally insufferable.
Totally valid point. I like some of Refn's stuff but it was hard enough for me to get through 2 hrs of Only God Forgives or Neon Demon, so picturing the viewing experience of what will basically be ten feature-length Refns back-to-back... kind of sends a shudder through me. I guess I was picturing more something along the lines of 8-10 60-minute episodes.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#18 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Yes, this looks like a Refn film all right

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#19 Post by Persona » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 pm

I'd say it looks like self-parody but we're way past that point with Refn. This is his thing, I guess.

But I will watch for all that Khondji camera goodness.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#20 Post by dda1996a » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:48 pm

It has neon, exotic animals, shady thugs and Jena Malone. Seeing Refn pigeonhole his style more and more after Drive is nothing if not at least courageous

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#21 Post by Big Ben » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:51 pm

It also has, and I'm not making this up, Hideo Kojima, the Metal Gear Solid guy in it.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#22 Post by Chance Hale » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:09 pm

Now streaming on amazon, episodes range from 97 to 30 minutes.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#23 Post by Persona » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 am

I'm watching it.

The pace is glaaaaaacial. Which I wouldn't mind if this were a movie, and so far I am enjoying it more than OGF or Neon Demon... but the prospect of getting through ten episodes feels incredibly daunting.

People compared it to Twin Peaks: The Return but this is even slower than that and substitute Lynch's humor and genuine imagination with Refn just doing Refn.

But Khondji and Martinez are doing God's work on the thing and I am kind of intrigued by the absolute smorgasboard of characters, even if they all talk at the same turtle's pace, so I dunno, I might make it through more of this.

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#24 Post by liam fennell » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 am

I immensely dislike episodic things/series but I'm keen enough on Refn I still want to buy this -- anyone know if it's likely to get a physical release at some point? Or is Amazon (only) god forbid like Netflix where their releases exclusively exist locked away within an intangible internet cloud?

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Re: Too Old to Die Young

#25 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 am

There are Netflix shows which get physical releases, mostly shows which are not produced entirely by them. Amazon's movies get physical releases, but not sure if a series of theirs ever did.

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