History Film / Ravenous

5th Oct '15 2:42:40 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Colonel Ives kills his way through the cast of the film.
20th Aug '15 3:39:09 AM Kalaong
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** In the backstory, Ives, who went from a tubercular, suicidal mess to a DiabolicalMasterMind MadeOfIron. And [[spoiler: Col. Hart, who, in his first scene, cracks walnut shells under a giant book, but in a later scene, is able to crush them with his bare hands.]] All through the magic of cannibalism.

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** In the backstory, Ives, who went from a tubercular, suicidal mess to a DiabolicalMasterMind DiabolicalMastermind MadeOfIron. And [[spoiler: Col. Hart, who, in his first scene, cracks walnut shells under a giant book, but in a later scene, is able to crush them with his bare hands.]] All through the magic of cannibalism.
13th Jul '15 11:34:06 AM nombretomado
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Essentially, it's a ''{{Wendigo}}'' story filmed with a morbid sense of humor about ManifestDestiny, IDidWhatIHadToDo, and the varied joys of BlackComedy. The soundtrack absolutely cements its ambiguous character, ranging from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVXAMVC53M carefree organ piece underpinned with a dissonant string part]], to a simple string dance piece which is played during a strangely funny murder scene.

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Essentially, it's a ''{{Wendigo}}'' story filmed with a morbid sense of humor about ManifestDestiny, UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny, IDidWhatIHadToDo, and the varied joys of BlackComedy. The soundtrack absolutely cements its ambiguous character, ranging from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVXAMVC53M carefree organ piece underpinned with a dissonant string part]], to a simple string dance piece which is played during a strangely funny murder scene.
5th May '15 6:41:26 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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* FauxSymbolism: There's a tenuous connection made between cannibalism and communion which signifies nothing and never comes up again. Ives spends the climax with the sign of the cross made in blood on his forehead for no reason and with no explanation. If anything, it symbolises exactly the opposite of what Ives would like to say about himself (a visible cross on the forehead evokes Ash Wednesday, when the sign reminds the bearer that they are made from dust and will die).
28th Apr '15 10:43:55 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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Colqhoun begs them to come rescue whoever may still be alive, and the seven residents of the fort agree, out of boredom as much as anything else. But when one of them is hurt, Colqhoun wakes him up licking the wound...

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Colqhoun begs tells them to come rescue whoever may that when he left when of the other pioneers was still be alive, alive and the seven residents Colonel of the fort agree, sets out with his soldiers to attempt a rescue, out of boredom as much as anything else. But when one of them is hurt, he wakes up to find Colqhoun wakes him up licking the wound...
7th Jan '15 4:26:45 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Dec '14 5:18:04 AM Morgenthaler
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A drama/horror/black comedy released in 1999, written by Ted Griffin and directed by Antonia Bird. ''Ravenous'' did poorly in theaters, managing only approximately one quarter (~$3 million) of its 12 million dollar budget, but has since become a minor cult favourite. Starred [[{{LAConfidential}} Guy]] [[Film/{{Memento}} Pearce]], Creator/RobertCarlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette, Creator/NealMcDonough.

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A drama/horror/black comedy released in 1999, written by Ted Griffin and directed by Antonia Bird. ''Ravenous'' did poorly in theaters, managing only approximately one quarter (~$3 million) of its 12 million dollar budget, but has since become a minor cult favourite. Starred [[{{LAConfidential}} Guy]] [[Film/{{Memento}} Pearce]], Creator/GuyPearce, Creator/RobertCarlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette, Creator/NealMcDonough.
5th Dec '14 11:25:58 AM erforce
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* FakeAmerican: Guy Pearce is Australian.
5th Dec '14 3:02:07 AM dvorak
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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad, two guys die brutally; and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.

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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad, BigBad,]] two guys die brutally; and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
5th Dec '14 3:00:20 AM dvorak
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* MoodWiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad Ives, two guys die brutally; and it's immediately followed by a chase scene with silly banjo music.

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* MoodWiplash: MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad Ives, BigBad, two guys die brutally; and it's immediately followed by a chase scene with Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
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