Author Topic: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs  (Read 1284 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cactusfan

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4001
  • Karma: 367
  • Gender: Male
  • Let's go get sushi and not pay.
Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:45:35 AM »
The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs

Offline mistercharlie

  • Gave the Book to the Library
  • Gamehendge
  • ***
  • Posts: 21526
  • Karma: 1481
  • Gender: Male
  • Moth Kings Hair
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 05:45:57 AM »
Frank Derabont is a directorial genius. He took this mediocre short story from Stephen King and transformed it into an amazing movie.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 
Mister Charlie told you so.

Offline VDB

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 8264
  • Karma: 287
  • Gender: Male
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:57:31 AM »
Frank Derabont is a directorial genius. He took this mediocre short story from Stephen King and transformed it into an amazing movie.

Never read the novella but the film is, in my opinion, nearly flawless the whole way through.
there is no explanation
it's all inside your head


de gustibus non disputandum

Offline mehead

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 7738
  • Karma: 350
  • Gender: Male
  • They attack!!!
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 08:58:59 AM »
This is a really tough choice but I'm going with Mr. Pink
His eyes were clean and pure but his mind was so deranged

Offline phil

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4750
  • Karma: 144
  • Gender: Male
  • Shrimpdogg Krillionaire
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:09:04 AM »
Any walking dead fans notice that the attorney in the opening scene of Shawshank is the same actor who plays Dale in the series?
sure we tend to ramble, but that was a 3 page off topic tangent on crack and doses for breakfast?

Hey, I don't know anything. Please help.

Offline cactusfan

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4001
  • Karma: 367
  • Gender: Male
  • Let's go get sushi and not pay.
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 02:55:39 PM »
Frank Derabont is a directorial genius. He took this mediocre short story from Stephen King and transformed it into an amazing movie.

everything else he's directed would disagree 100% with that statement.

ever see The Mist? there he turned a good story by King into a giant pile of horseshit. The Green Mile? yikes.

Darabont = one hit wonder.

Reservoir Dogs is Tarantino's best movie.

Offline Igbo

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4563
  • Karma: 314
  • Gender: Male
  • I have terrible taste in music
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 03:00:38 PM »
This is strictly a personal choice for me. Reservoir Dogs for me is one of my favorite movies and I can watch it every day. The opening diner scene cracks me up everytime.



Offline kellerb

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 9675
  • Karma: 754
  • Gender: Male
  • YEMLESS
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 05:50:18 PM »
I don't think the relative quality of the movies matters.  Morgan Freeman Voice-overs trump allllllllllll

Offline Multibeast12

  • Reading The Book...
  • *
  • Posts: 2093
  • Karma: 69
  • Gender: Male
  • I can levitate birds but nobody cares......
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 06:08:28 PM »
I am sick of Shawshank Redemption. Reservoir dogs is just genius, 

Offline barnesy305

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4948
  • Karma: 301
  • Gender: Male
  • Test me, test me, why don't you arrest me?
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 07:04:46 PM »
Reservoir Dogs. It also features my third favorite Gerry Rafferty tune, well, actually, Stealer's Wheel tune.

Offline phil

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4750
  • Karma: 144
  • Gender: Male
  • Shrimpdogg Krillionaire
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 08:01:01 PM »
Morgan Freeman Voice-overs trump allllllllllll

Morgan Freeman is the only narrator who could make prison rape sound like anything less than a horrendous nightmare. He does a great job of that in this film.
sure we tend to ramble, but that was a 3 page off topic tangent on crack and doses for breakfast?

Hey, I don't know anything. Please help.

Offline ytowndan

  • Stole The Book
  • Media Center Admin
  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 9932
  • Karma: 1327
  • Gender: Male
    • My List
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 08:22:17 PM »
Both great films.  But when it comes down to my personal favorite of the two, it's certainly Reservoir Dogs.
You never drink alone when you have something good to listen to.

Offline aphineday

  • Wrote the Book
  • **
  • Posts: 4734
  • Karma: 406
  • Gender: Male
  • I'll get up and fly away...
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 08:58:57 PM »
Shawshank for me, but I do love Reservoir Dogs.
If we could see these many waves that flow through clouds and sunken caves...

Offline mbw

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 16620
  • Karma: 1886
  • Gender: Male
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 09:00:58 PM »
i love both, but tarantino will go far with pulp fiction so i voted shawshank.

Offline whatapiper

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 7333
  • Karma: 642
  • Gender: Male
  • You can't hide from yourself not at all
Re: Rd. 1: The Shawshank Redemption vs. Reservoir Dogs
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 11:45:26 PM »
Shawshank may be my favorite movie of all time and while Reservoir dogs is in my top 10 there is no comparison
We are all and we are all we are
Far flung bits of Sun and bits of Stars
From the  ocean from the land from the
beginning to end
Backwards forwards back toward
we belong