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Old 02-23-2021, 10:10 AM   #1
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Vanlife: The Movie

I have the book Nomadland to read here but I haven't read it yet. It looks like it is now a movie. While not the glamorous side of "vanlife" this could be an interesting movie.

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Old 02-23-2021, 05:36 PM   #2
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Discussion elsewhere indicates the book is different and better but that the movie itself is quite good, beautiful to look at and not condescending to those in the life.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:26 PM   #3
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If Frances McDormand is in it I will watch it. She's never made a bad movie.

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Old 02-23-2021, 07:05 PM   #4
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My wife and I watched it last week and I wouldn't say that it was as good as I had hoped.Haven't read the book so cant tell you how it compares. I felt it was a little depressing at times but with the story behind it that was understandable.
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I quite liked the book. Haven't seen the movie.
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:09 PM   #6
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I saw the movie last week, as well. I haven't read the book, yet (on order through abebooks.com). The basic story line of the protagonist is depressing in its own right and really not a reflection on van life. I must say, for me, this was the kind of movie that changes you. Rare these days.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:26 PM   #7
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I ended up watching this a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a good movie but not so sure it deserved the best picture Oscar. Frances McDormand was great and the photography was really nice. Some good van action as well. Definitely worth seeing. I still haven't read the book I bought a long time back...
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Old 07-20-2021, 05:57 AM   #8
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Very good article from Time Magazine about the story behind the story. I found it to be a good read.

https://time.com/5938982/nomadland-true-story/

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Old 07-22-2021, 06:54 PM   #9
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I saw the movie and then read the book. Both are good in their own right. I think both capture a certain demographic of van lifers and a story that needs to get out there.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:11 AM   #10
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I will definitely be reading the book. I rather enjoyed the movie. I don’t think van life as most define it applies here though. Vanlife, it’s hashtag and it’s social media implications almost universally apply to people who choose to play with vans or live in a van, key word choose.

This movie is much more about those who I have no choice or at least few choices in life in general. That’s my take anyway.
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