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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Aresen » 29 Nov 2017, 22:18

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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Painboy » 07 Dec 2017, 23:33

Netflix to Adapt John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War as a Movie

I've only read the first one which was interesting enough. There's some stuff in it that might make a good movie or two. I am curious if they're going to keep the green skin though.

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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 08 Dec 2017, 17:09

I think Cameron has been talking about that for like twenty years.

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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Warren » 08 Dec 2017, 17:13

Jasper wrote:
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[Entebbe trailer]
Would have been a good movie as late as 2002, but I feel like that was in the before time, a different world that just doesn't apply to the looking glass world we live in now.
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[Alita trailer]

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The trailer looks very good, but I've got Cameron on autonope.
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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Painboy » 08 Dec 2017, 18:32

Weird I was just reading this a few weeks ago.

I don't quite understand the big eye thing. I mean in the manga she had big eyes but that's just a manga/anime thing. Lot's of people in the comic had big eyes. It also looks like the translation has lost some of the more bizarre whimsy of the manga. A lot of the humor was in a lot of the absurdity of the designs. Hope they can keep some of that.

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Post by Warren » 08 Dec 2017, 19:14

They're sometimes called "Disney eyes". People respond to them. I expect to see more of them.
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Post by dead_elvis » 09 Dec 2017, 16:05

Hmmm, Jordan Peele is rebooting The Twilight Zone. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with. Black Mirror sets a pretty high bar for the genre.
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Post by Ellie » 19 Dec 2017, 22:54

The Indian Detective -- nothing in the autoplay-on-Netflix trailer was remotely appealing to me, but I motherfucking LOVE Russell Peters, so I am torn.
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Post by the innominate one » 07 Jan 2018, 16:01

The Alienist is being adapted for a tv miniseries. I've only read the free Kindle sample to the book, but I might want to see the adaptation first.
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Post by dhex » 08 Jan 2018, 20:01

The book is mostly jerking itself off. Wacky alt history cast of characters and stereotypes. Etc.
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Post by JD » 22 Jan 2018, 14:58

A Wrinkle In Time - the trailer looks beautiful, and that's the problem. Everything I remember from the book is that the characters and the setting are not gorgeous. From what I remember (it's been a long time), Meg is an extremely awkward teenager, Calvin is gangly and dirt-poor, the Murrys' house is ramshackle and messy, etc. But in the trailer at least, everything and everyone is beautiful and sparkly. To me, this weakens the punch of the story a lot. It no longer takes place in a fantastic but believable world, it takes place in airbrushed Hollywood.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 22 Jan 2018, 15:51

JD wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 14:58
A Wrinkle In Time - the trailer looks beautiful, and that's the problem. Everything I remember from the book is that the characters and the setting are not gorgeous. From what I remember (it's been a long time), Meg is an extremely awkward teenager, Calvin is gangly and dirt-poor, the Murrys' house is ramshackle and messy, etc. But in the trailer at least, everything and everyone is beautiful and sparkly. To me, this weakens the punch of the story a lot. It no longer takes place in a fantastic but believable world, it takes place in airbrushed Hollywood.
Well, unless it was going to be a tiny indie movie, there was zero chance they wouldn't cast an attractive child actress for Meg. (And even then, a pretty low chance.)

But yeah, everything is strange and glossy and shiny in the trailers. They're going to make Aunt Beast cute, I bet, instead of a kind-hearted quasi-lovecraftian monster.
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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by JasonL » 22 Jan 2018, 15:57

The trailer looked shiny and also suggests to me I remember zero about that book.

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Post by Highway » 22 Jan 2018, 16:05

JasonL wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 15:57
The trailer looked shiny and also suggests to me I remember zero about that book.
I've probably said it before, but the only thing I remember about the book is that I tried multiple times to read it and could never get interested enough to continue. I feel like the writing style just didn't do it for me, didn't flow right.
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Post by Andrew » 22 Jan 2018, 16:48

Highway wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 16:05
JasonL wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 15:57
The trailer looked shiny and also suggests to me I remember zero about that book.
I've probably said it before, but the only thing I remember about the book is that I tried multiple times to read it and could never get interested enough to continue. I feel like the writing style just didn't do it for me, didn't flow right.
I remember that, too. Something about the writing style was utterly backwards and kept me from getting the hang of it.
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Post by Warren » 22 Jan 2018, 20:57

JasonL wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 15:57
The trailer looked shiny and also suggests to me I remember zero about that book.
Me too. I thought I read it, but I'm starting to think I never did.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 23 Jan 2018, 13:44

It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.

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Post by JasonL » 23 Jan 2018, 13:50

D.A. Ridgely wrote:It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.
I just learned my wife is like this with IT.

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JasonL wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.
I just learned my wife is like this with IT.
Yeah, there's a scene in that novel that no theater should ever show, even in pure text form.
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JasonL wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.
I just learned my wife is like this with IT.
Yeah, there's a scene in that novel that no theater should ever show, even in pure text form.
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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Highway » 23 Jan 2018, 15:10

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 13:44
It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.
I prefer to watch adaptations before reading source materials, but not because I hate variations. It's more that there's a different quantity of information in written material, usually with more detail, and I'd rather fill that in later than expect it in the movie and not have it be there.
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Post by JasonL » 23 Jan 2018, 15:14

thoreau wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 14:04
JasonL wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:It doesn't matter how faithful or not the film adaptation is, my wife will still hate it because she simply can't accept any variance at all. The only entirely satisfactory film version would just run a scroll of the entire text of the novel start to finish.
I just learned my wife is like this with IT.
Yeah, there's a scene in that novel that no theater should ever show, even in pure text form.
I'm not sure it was the sewer thing per se, she kept saying they made stupid changes for no reason argh. I was at a bar and got like 20 texts of argh that night. I got the "i don't do horror movies" pass on watching it.

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Re: I may want to see that?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 23 Jan 2018, 15:19

If you don't like adaptations:

1. Die alone.
2. Don't ever watch adaptations.

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