high level milching:
I would just say that you’re coming up against certain deep, fundamental biological truths: that any living thing is subject to the laws of mortality, and that there was nothing that was done with any of these horses that was unnatural, nothing that was other than what they had evolved to do. [In claiming otherwise], there’s a kind of moral and emotional fastidiousness that is entailed, which at a certain point becomes absurd. Organic matter depends upon the appropriation and consumption of other organic matter. There are just truths that obtain whether we find them pleasant or not. The kind of flinching from any form of art or experience that PETA seems to advocate is ultimately life-hating.
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Interesting. I like listening to these guys talk.
I could have sworn way back when that Deadwood was not cancelled, per se, but that Milch walked away. But recently it's been increasingly coming up as cancelled. What went down, exactly?
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
― polyphonic, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
hbo canceled it, then reacted to the fan/media backlash by offering milch two two hour episodes to wrap things up but at that point the actors had been released from their contracts milch was working on john from cincinnati wkrp and it never happened
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
ive said this before but i think all he does now are 'interesting failures' -
Mentioned upthread re Mann, but hard to see Milch doing anything but as well, unless he makes his Moby Dick.
― "Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
hbo cancelling deadwood was just incredibly stupid on their part.
― akm, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
it was a tragic is what it was!
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
booo! booing u hbo, damn
But wasn't the show sort of backed in a corner by the fact that, you know, it was based on actual people and their fates? Can't keep Hearst the local heavy when he becomes a senator. Though I guess they could have tried.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't think that had any effect on anything. They weren't trying to keep the show on the air forever, just finish telling their story. HBO cut them off one season short.
― polyphonic, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
― "Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
there was gonna be a flood and a fire!
― lag∞n, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hearst left at the end of Season 3, though he sort of won. Season 4 would have dealt with the fallout of the elections. xposts
― stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sepinwall interviews Milch about the finale.
I didn't realise that Milch new the end of Deadwood was...the end. I thought that scene at the end was too perfect.
Thought Luck really found its way towards the end there. Also thought the last two eps got the Mann-style really well. I will miss it.
― stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 26 March 2012 04:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
That episode was amazing.
― polyphonic, Monday, 26 March 2012 06:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah. Bittersweet. I really liked this show a lot.
Up there I meant "knew" and not "new.
― stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 26 March 2012 07:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
god that last episode was great-- so sad its over
"whats the story with us?""i suspect in the long run, we all go broke"
i want to see a "making of" that explains how the fuck they shot the racing scenes
― ♆ (gr8080), Sunday, 8 April 2012 08:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
HBO's cancellation of the beleagured horseracing drama "Luck" cost the network $35 million, according to an earnings report released by Time Warner Wednesday.
Time Warner, which owns the premium cable provider, said it suffered the "impairment" because of the series' cancellation in its first season following the death of three horses.
The show had already started production on its second season, and most of the costs were attached to shutting down production during that unaired season, resulting in the $35 million writedown, HBO said.
― buzza, Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
so that's how much a horse costs
― Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
they can make it back, go hard on the derby this wkend
― johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 May 2012 11:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not sure if this is upthread, but a very sobering piece about the horse racing industry:
― polyphonic, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
― caek, Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:48 (3 months ago) Permalink
holy cow that horse run very good.
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― caek, Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:51 (3 months ago) Permalink