The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#2 Post by Murdoch » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 pm

After First Reformed, I'm excited for anything from Schrader, especially with Isaac as the lead.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#3 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:21 pm

The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past.
That's a name ripe for interpretation!

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:13 pm

Hey, hook this project to my veins, thanks

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#5 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:24 am

Cast now also includes Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, and Tiffany Haddish

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#6 Post by Slaphappy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:11 am

DarkImbecile wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:21 pm
The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past.
That's a name ripe for interpretation!

:D First Reformed had lots of character name references too btw.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#7 Post by Persona » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:39 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:24 am
Cast now also includes Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, and Tiffany Haddish
Sheridan must be playing the "angry young man" that Tell takes under wing.

Throw in Haddish and Dafoe and this is one fascinating cast.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#8 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:12 pm

From the Metrograph interview also linked in the Filmmaker thread for Schrader:
In my films, I’ll sort of combine two worlds that seem to have nothing to do with each other. In the new one, it’s the world series of poker and Abu Ghraib.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#10 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:19 pm

I'm fairly certain this would have been at Cannes had Covid not happened; either way, it is being screened in an unfinished form (five days' worth of scenes had yet to shoot when production ceased) for buyers at the Marche Du Film

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#11 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:16 pm

Shooting has wrapped. Focus has acquired domestic rights and Hanway has worldwide rights. Schrader says on his Facebook that Focus is expecting a 2021 release date for this.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#12 Post by Persona » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:58 am

Somehow missed this Vulture interview from back in April. Very informative (Geoff Barrow is doing the score?!) and--as is typical for Schrader--entertaining, wry, and bleak.

https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/paul-sc ... ovies.html

I love how you have a movie like a TENET where Nolan won't even let the actors have full scripts and then you got this interview where Schrader is telling some journalist the entire story of THE CARD COUNTER in great detail, lol. Thankfully the interview stops relaying Schrader's plot recounting after the first act.

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#13 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:03 pm

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Re: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2020)

#14 Post by Persona » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:16 pm

Wondering if we're getting Academy ratio again? Kind of looks like it from that.

I am probably too excited for this one. But First Reformed was my favorite movie of the past 5 years. Maybe ten years, really.

I think this one sounds good but unlikely to come close to FR. Still, I can't help myself. I refresh the IMDB page like every other day just to find out who is playing Casino Patron #4 or who the set dresser is.

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