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May 12, 2009 - The Road / Esquire article

Scooped on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A lengthy article about the making of The Road has gone online at Esquire's website. Written by Tom Chiarella, the piece focuses mainly on where the film is now in its post-production and how the filmmakers and the studio are thinking about the marketing campaign of the film including what kind of trailer we'll eventually see. It also seems apparent that Chiarella has seen the film and has some heavy thoughts about it:

"The Road is no tease. It is a brilliantly directed adaptation of a beloved novel, a delicate and anachronistically loving look at the immodest and brutish end of us all. You want them to get there, you want them to get there, you want them to get there — and yet you do not want it, any of it, to end.

"You should see it for the simplest of reasons: Because it is a good story. Not because it may be important. Not because it is unforgettable, unyielding. Not because it horrifies. Not because the score is creepily spiritual. Not because it is littered with small lines of dialogue you will remember later. Not because it contains warnings against our own demise. All of that is so. Don't see it just because you loved the book. The movie stands alone. Go see it because it's two small people set against the ugly backdrop of the world undone. A story without guarantees. In every moment — even the last one — you'll want to know what happens next, even if you can hardly stand to look. Because The Road is a story about the persistence of love between a father and a son, and in that way it's more like a remake of The Godfather than some echo of I Am Legend.

"Only this one is different: You won't want to see this one twice."

Read Esquire's article about The Road.

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