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Re: Nomadland

Postby Reza » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:38 am

Big Magilla wrote:So, did they wonder as they wandered? I don't recall Ethan doing a lot of wondering in The Searchers. His biggest problem seemed to me that he thought he had all the answers.


I think both mlrg and dws1982 meant to use the word "wander" instead of "wonder". Or at least that's what I got from their posts unless I missed something and both Wayne and McDormand were "wondering" about something in their respective films.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:23 am

So, did they wonder as they wandered? I don't recall Ethan doing a lot of wondering in The Searchers. His biggest problem seemed to me that he thought he had all the answers.

Still haven't seen Nomadland, but a lot of reviews liken it to John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath. The Searchers therefore makes two Ford films it emulates. Are there any others?

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Postby dws1982 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:29 pm

At a minimum the final shots both imply that Fern and Ethan are destined to wonder forever. I think the difference, to the extent that there is one, is that Ethan would like (or thinks he would like) to settle into a place but can't, whereas Fern has more or less accepted that she can't.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby mlrg » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:15 pm

It’s more than a month that I’ve seen this film and it’s still lingering.

Question for those who have seen it:

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The final shot of the film looks like a clear tribute to The Searchers. There is a clear relation between Frances McDormand character and John Wayne character. Both are unadapted people that wonder without the need to settle in a place. They both walk away from the door to their next destiny.

Anyone had the same thought?

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Re: Nomadland

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:02 pm

That's a very interesting question.

I guess they're good as long as their registration doesn't expire but when it does, they'll have to renew or risk their vehicle being confiscated if they're stopped by law enforcement. A willing friend or relative in the state they're in who allows them to use their address would be the best option, but if they don't have one, then they had better be in a state that allows p.o. boxes to be used and open one before they apply for the renewal.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby gunnar » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:15 pm

Some states allow you to use a post office box to register your vehicle. That could be an option.

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Postby dws1982 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:44 pm

I don't recall it being addressed. My guess is that they would use the addresses of relatives and friends.

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Postby Greg » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:39 pm

I have yet to see Nomadland and have a question that I am curious if anyone who has seen it can tell me if/how it is addressed. I take it that at least a few characters do not have permanent addresses and travel/live in their vehicles. How are they able to maintain vehicle registration and insurance without a permanent address?
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Re: Nomadland

Postby mlrg » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:15 am

Reza wrote:Is this getting a release date or will it go to a streaming service?

Its being touted in the categories of Best Picture, Actress, Supp Actor, Director, Screenplay. Maybe cinematography.


David Strathairn is more a cameo than a supporting performance. Total screen time is roughly 5 minutes.

The screenplay is a book adaptation. I’m not familiar with the book but there it looks like most of the dialogue is improvised.

The cinematography is stunning

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Re: Nomadland

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:14 am

Nomadland is a theatrical release.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby Reza » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 am

Is this getting a release date or will it go to a streaming service?

Its being touted in the categories of Best Picture, Actress, Supp Actor, Director, Screenplay. Maybe cinematography.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby mlrg » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Sabin wrote:Very exited to check this out.

Do you think it has a shot at Best Picture?


Well, I think it’s too small to win best picture and it’s a not fun sitting or high entertainment. It’s a film to be experienced. A nomination absolutely.

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Re: Nomadland

Postby Sabin » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:34 pm

Very exited to check this out.

Do you think it has a shot at Best Picture?
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Nomadland

Postby mlrg » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:51 pm

Attended a screening of Nomadland this afternoon as the closing film of the Lisbon film festival.

Really taken by it. A movie about loneliness, individual choices and growing older. Shot as a documentary at times it’s a love letter to the most profound USA.

As for awards consideration Frances McDormand is stunning but it’s probably way to small to win best picture.

Highly recommended.


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