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David Gordon Green's - Joe

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In the dirty unruly world of small-town Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom (Cage) has tried to put his dark past behind him and to live a simple life. He works for a lumber company by day, drinks by night. But when 15-year-old Gary (Sheridan) – a kid trying to support his family – comes to town, desperate for work, Joe has found a way to atone for his sins – to finally be someone’s hero. As Joe tries to protect Gary, the pair will take the twisting road to redemption in the hope for a better life in this tough, hard-hitting but incredibly moving story.

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I hope it's a return to form for both of them.
 
Everytime a Nic Cage movie comes out, I think to my self "Oh God not another one"
 
So, is this the first non-comedy that David Gordon Green is directing. And with Cage? And with an obviously fake beard? I'm in.
 
David Gordon green did drama before he did th comedies. The only one I've seen though is snow angels, which was alright. The guy tends to piss me off though lol, he comes off like a dick in interviews bashing other film makers like David Mamet and Kevin smith for lowering the standards of independent film, then he turns around and makes your highness...yeah, who's lowering the standards again?
 
you all show see the heartbreaking 'All the Real Girls' by Gordon Green. Not only is it a masterpiece but it also has Zooey Deschanel.
 
David Gordon green did drama before he did th comedies. The only one I've seen though is snow angels, which was alright. The guy tends to piss me off though lol, he comes off like a dick in interviews bashing other film makers like David Mamet and Kevin smith for lowering the standards of independent film, then he turns around and makes your highness...yeah, who's lowering the standards again?

I'm a fan of Kevin Smith's movies, but I can kind of understand what David Gordon Green means. Smith himself will admit that funny dialogue is where his strenghts are, and that other than that he doesn't really have any directing style, nor is he the best at creating interesting pictures. So I think, he was rather talking about the actual technique of filmmaking having lower and lower standards. That you could write down stuff and film it in any way, and you'd have an indie.

And there's a big difference when you cite Your Highness. The latter was a commercial comedy made for a major studio, and he was WELL aware (dude's an intelligent guy) that he wasn't making fine art. Also, I thought The Sitter didn't deserve to be **** on as it was. To me it was a nice surprise, better than I thought it'd be (I prefered it to Your Highness). And you can clearly see the guy has a knack at directing. I thought it was definitely one of the better shot comedies. He knows how to place and move cameras, create a certain atmosphere, give scenes a that energy that so many commercial films lack today, both when filming and editing.

I'm looking forward to whatever this guy will be doing, and while remaking Suspiria didn't really catch my interest, I'd like him direct a horror movie someday. A sci-fi. Or a thriller. Something in the action genre.
 
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David Gordon green did drama before he did th comedies. The only one I've seen though is snow angels, which was alright. The guy tends to piss me off though lol, he comes off like a dick in interviews bashing other film makers like David Mamet and Kevin smith for lowering the standards of independent film, then he turns around and makes your highness...yeah, who's lowering the standards again?

What did he say about Mamet?
 
I can't find the original interview, but he lumped Mamet and smith together and said their work was turning independent film into a special Olympics.
 
So, is this the first non-comedy that David Gordon Green is directing. And with Cage? And with an obviously fake beard? I'm in.

No he did some dramas before.Like the fantastic George Washington.I was surprised he was the same guy that directed The Sitter.At first I thought it was a typo or 2 directors with the same name.
 
Ah, okay. Thanks guys. That's what happens when I'm too lazy to IMDb someone.
 
This needs a bit more love ! Just caught it on Itunes and it's pretty good, Nic hasn't been better since Lord Of War I'd say, Tye is fantastic although I love Ellis better in Mud, that guy Gary Poulter is surprising as the as shole father, also interesting how Gordon Green is mixing non actors (Poulter & others) with actors.

It looks good visually, doesn't really call attention upon itself but it looks good, the story is simple but the relationship btw Joe & Gary, the kid is the heart of the movie, this + Joe himself who's an interesting, destructive character, it all leads to a nice resolution.

After Prince Avalanche, Gordon Green is on a roll !
 

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