Topic: Hatfields & McCoys

Hatfields & McCoys

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The Hatfield–McCoy feud (1863–91) involved two families of the West Virginia–Kentucky back country along the Tug Fork, off the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were under the leadership of Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy. Those involved in the feud were descended from Ephraim Hatfield (born c. 1765) and William McCoy (born c. 1750). The feud has entered the American folklore lexicon as a metaphor for any bitterly feuding rival parties. More than a century later, the story of the feud has become a modern metaphor for the perils of family honor, justice and vengeance.

Everyone heard of it, but do we really know it? This new record breaking western drama miniseries starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton tries to explain the feud from the beginning to the bloddy end. The only thing that may put you off is the episode lenght. The first one is 102 minutes long, and the second one is 95 minutes long, the third one will probably be similiar. It gathers great reviews and I'm really looking forward to it.

Anyone else?

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Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIWdXYm8bc

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Testing this later today. Impressive cast so it should be good.

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Ah, I was waiting for this one. Will check it out.

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mclame wrote:

Testing this later today. Impressive cast so it should be good.

And? smile

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Orlando wrote:
mclame wrote:

Testing this later today. Impressive cast so it should be good.

And? smile

...and got distracted at the 30min mark. Will try again today maybe. Or I will finally start those GoT books...

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Maybe I'll try today as well.

As of the episode length:
E01: 102 min
E02: 95 min
E03: 87 min

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Not sure about this yet. Maybe in the weekend.

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I can say it wasn't bad. Quite good in fact but a bit laborious and long.

It's a bit like comparing the Tombstone (Kurt Russel/Val Kilmer) and Wyatt Earp (Costner/Quaid) flicks. Both were good (from an objective point of view) but Tombstone was a bit more entertaining/popcorn style and faster paced within a 2 hours movie while Wyatt Earp streched it a lot more before and after the Tombstone timeframe and story to more than 3 hours.

In this case, were on the Wyatt Earp style as there are a lot of scenes that probably could've been dropped even though in the grand scheme, it doesn't make it bad.

But... it's long. I'm no editor so I sure can't tell what would be the stuff to drop but when you're at the end, you just know it was a tad too long.

Not sure I should've watched them all in one night but the first 1, maybe 2 hours were a bit laborious and at some point, it fails a bit to be totally clear why there's so much hate until a later incident that make everybody go nuts. But it slowly gets better about half of the second episode and on.

Condensing the whole thing within 2 episodes instead of 3 might have done the trick.

Note that Kevin Reynold, old Frienemy of Costner is directing. (The director who dropped from directing Waterworld after a falling out with Costner who finished it.)

Myka : You slept with her didn't you ?
Pete : Well... you... you told me to investigate ok ? So... she's unarmed.

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Watched the first part. It is indeed slow, but the tension that builds up between the families is well worth it. smile

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Finally got around with watching the second and third part. While the first part is indeed slow and in some places a bit too long, the second episode has little conficts and shows that retaliation for a retaliation for a retaliation for a retaliation for a retaliation for a retaliation leads to no where, and creates hate so big you can't imagine. The third episode is a full blown war, with scenes showing the cruelty and how such hate can kill so many people.
I really liked it and was entertained all the way through, recommend it to everyone. I'll surely watch it a few more times and goes quite high on my list of favorite miniseries.
Also, great, great music, I want the OST to this so badly. Oh well, I'll listen to this for now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r3z_rVGFfY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLiUERVpj4 smile

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Anyone? sad
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A bit slow paced but i liked the first ep, maybe i gonna check out more when i have more time

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The 2nd and 3rd are much more fast paced. smile Watched them both in one day.

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