When Will is going from man to man in Burrell's base camp serving beans, he slips something from the duster pocket of one of the men he serves (at 0:07:03). Closer examination on the DVD confirms it is the pair of cigarettes he then sells to the next man he serves. This 3 second act alerts the viewer to Will's moral compass. See more »
At the very beginning of the movie, as the boy walks toward the cabin, there is a battle - obviously miles away - occurring over the hill. However, as soon as a flash occurs from a cannon fire there is the sound of the firing - sound travels slower than light, so you should first see the flash and then a time late the report of the discharge. See more »
I saw you talkin to tat gal back there. Ever ad a gal o your own?
Don't. They trouble.
Not all o em.
Yeaa, all o em
[5 second pause]
But they werth it.
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The Retrieval: a good film whose magic, however, didn't work on me.
It's a good film whose screenplay probably deserves a 9. While watching, however, I had the impression of a TV movie: unknown actors, poor locations, a non-original story movie's magic, in other words, didn't work for me.
Dialogues are really good and acting is utterly convincing: Bill Oberst Jr in particular plays a perfect bad guy. But I never really believed the story or truly cared for characters' fate.
I read that Chris Eska both wrote and directed the movie (and even did the editing) and I can imagine how hard he worked on this production. Thus I feel quite guilty while writing these lines. Fortunately enough, my opinion is less than worthless and the chances that someone will read me lines (or agree with me) are less than for a camel (or a rope) to go through an average needle's eye
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