Cinemarch Madness: Coppola Division Poll
I haven't seen a few key entries in the Coppola division, which I suspect is making my decision easier here. Not "easy," but easier.
Based on what I have seen, I can rule out Apocalypse Now (not difficult in the sense I mean it, plus it's overrated and Dennis Hopper is untenable); Titicut Follies (shocking and sad, but not hopeless enough); and Where The Day Takes You (seemed awfully harsh and profound 20 years ago; has not aged well and does not punch its weight here).
So that leaves Biutiful, Deliverance, and Irreversible. Biutiful is just that, as well as very long and utterly devastating. Deliverance has become something of a punchline, but it's not just That Scene (or…that other scene with Ronny Cox, which is one of the all-time gut-punching cuts of American film). It's the air of creeping menace that you don't realize you've been bracing against until the credits roll and you feel like you pulled every muscle in your neck.
…Irreversible. I almost threw up. A near-real-time rape that's brutally effective and almost insupportable to anyone with emotions.
But I think it's Last King of Scotland sailing through for sure, plus probably Osama and Bully.
Coppola Division: Vote for the THREE (3) harshest films.
- The Last King of Scotland (41%, 122 Votes)
- The Pianist (37%, 111 Votes)
- Deliverance (35%, 104 Votes)
- Apocalypse Now (30%, 89 Votes)
- Irreversible (30%, 89 Votes)
- City of God (29%, 86 Votes)
- Biutiful (18%, 53 Votes)
- Bully (16%, 48 Votes)
- How to Survive a Plague (10%, 31 Votes)
- Osama (4%, 11 Votes)
- Titicut Follies (4%, 11 Votes)
- The Postman Always Rings Twice (3%, 10 Votes)
- Homicide (2%, 6 Votes)
- Where The Day Takes You (1%, 4 Votes)
- The Nines (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 299
Tags: Apocalypse Now Biutiful Bully Cinemarch Madness Deliverance Dennis Hopper Francis Ford Coppola Irreversible Last King of Scotland movies Osama Ronny Cox Titicut Follies Where The Day Takes You