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  1. Gun


    May I point out that my given name is Gun... and that it's an actual, although uncommon, name where I come from! This is so much fun!
  2. I was waiting for that. It really surprised me that it hadn't been done earlier in the day. lol.
  3. Thanks for the comments on 3D vs. 2D. This will be very helpful if I get a chance to see the movie between finals and internship. I'm also VERY happy to hear Caspian dropped the accent. I didn't think it was a bad idea to have it, but I'm thinking it will be less distracting if he doesn't have it.
  4. I don't understand how number of flights would have anything at all to do with it or constitute some kind of valid argument why they don't want to use a method that apparently works really well (The Israel Airlines/El Al method). Are they suggesting that there is a limited number of employees regardless of the number of customers? Bigger company with more flights=more customers > more income, More income > can hire more people to serve. Yes?
  5. I saw a church preview-a-thon (non-final-cut) last week and will be catching the final cut tonight. How was the not-final-cut?
  6. Hahahaha indeed. I'm so upset at the acting in this clip though. Such great opportunities missed! *oh, Caspian, I didn't know you were out for a swim in these waters, what have you been up to?* as opposed to something more like *CASPIAN - of all people from another world -- YOU save me when I'm about to drown in a sudden ocean!!!* Ah well. Maybe it'll grow on me as I watch it in its entirety the day it opens, after standing in line since yesterday...
  7. Gun

    Dark Moon

    Additional manned moon missions, huh? Definitely sounds to me like it's got potential at the box office.
  8. Yeah... scaaaaawyyy indeed...
  9. Gun

    Things kids say

    That is sooo awesome!
  10. Gun


    Thanks for the list!!
  11. I (finally) just saw The Social Network. Probably worth a spot on the list. The main thing I have against it is I would have wanted to see in his (the network creator) performance that he was overcompensating for some great emotional pain when he was so hard to get through to. That would have made him a bit more likeable as a main character too. The way he played it was almost like he was autistic, which was interesting, too, though.
  12. He also played identical twins in Adaptation. I suppose he's the one to pull it off then
  13. Or Dark Knight 2: Dark Nighter. Er...Darker Night? lol...
  14. That's actually a great essay on the films by Steven D. Boyer. Thanks for posting it, Beth. The discussion and worries that Boyer has with the films so far are precisely the things C.S. Lewis fans need to be discussing and advocating. If Michael Apted is going to do things at all differently from Andrew Adamson, trying to stay closer to Lewis's vision for the Narnia stories is exactly the direction he needs to go (this means more Aslan, less caving to modern trends, and less worrying about being too overtly Christian). The more I think about this, the less I like Adamson still even being attached as a producer. The main reason for hope being that they removed Adamson as director for a reason (besides the fact that I easily prefer an HBO's Rome / Amazing Grace director to a Shrek director). The part of Boyer's article that makes you cringe is just the contrast in the dialogue between book and film - It seems like such a big difference. Then also - I think this is the main issue for me too - they have made the characters different by choosing different actions and dialogue. I love the new Reepicheep though. Quite the costume upgrade compared to the TV version from my childhood...
  15. I'm not sure. I'd like to think that Nolan and company have concocted a rousing, triumphant finale that brings Nolan's take on the Batman legend to a perfect ending, but it's not an easy task. Oh, but I REALLY want them to pull it off! I need closure!
  16. Seriously, how does one play more than one character in the same movie without great confusion? Maybe the same way people shoot more than one movie at the same time. Must be quite the challenge...
  17. Theaters were subtitled in the language of the country, too. But I didn't keep a film journal back then, I wish I did -- the only one I can definitely be sure of (you know how bad my memory is) is L.A. Confidential, which would have been 1997. It's subtitles were in Swedish. I know there were quite a few more than that, but I can't remember any other one specifically. I'm from Sweden and I guess I didn't expect this whole discussion on a North American forum but here it is. So anyway, one of the last times I saw an American film in Sweden (a few years ago now, since I've been in LA for a while) I had the option of going to the "original language" screening or the subtitled one. That was Bee Movie so maybe it was so people would get a chance to enjoy the English puns (Can you imagine how hard it is to translate a movie with jokes and puns like that???). Subtitling (as opposed to dubbing) is so common in Scandinavia that I don't remember ever watching anything dubbed to Swedish except animated films (which makes sense to me to dubb but confused me when I was a kid trying to read lips and say those Swedish words with the English lip movements, lol) but like someone pointed out, it's much more common in some countries. Relatively recently I think I saw something dubbed to Russian but I don't remember the release date of it. Not sure why some countries dub while others don't. Does anyone know? Maybe it's just out of habit but who started the habit? Was it originally a financial issue related to the financial situation in the East and West after WW2 or something? Curious.
  18. I haven't read it but anything Ralph Winter recommends, I want to know more about. *adding to the list of 499 books and movies to go through* PS. The link you posted appears to be broken but I googled "Hollywood Worldviews" and found some info.
  19. I am so planning to watch this! I'm really impressed with C.S. Lewis as an author and I love to hear people's stories and how they became who they are (or were).
  20. Gun

    Winter's Bone

    , shouldn't the sheriff have a slightly more animated reaction than, "Huh, I'll have to get this checked at the lab"? The sheriff in question has just been humiliated in front of this girl (in the truck pullover scene) and is, I think, resolved to stay composed and/or salvage his dignity. I think the coolest thing is when characters like that have to fight really, really hard to stay composed and we can tell that's what's going on, even if the other characters in the film can't. Maybe that's what morgan1098 feels is missing? The intense conflict between how the sheriff really feels and how he wants to (or thinks is appropriate) to behave in order to come off a particular way?
  21. Wow. DiCaprio is definitely one who'd be able to pull off a character like that.
  22. Thank you for the summary link! I'm now less confused...
  23. Gun

    Cinema divina

    Thanks for the link to the article! I never saw Gran Torino but I read the script (some version of it) and besides being a great script I really enjoyed the way it came together in the end.
  24. I'm waiting and hoping it'll be good. Some previous posts and the trailer make me a bit worried since I grew up on these books and have a hard time with changing too much of the story. I should probably reread the book when I've watched the movie, though. Maybe I'll notice things that I didn't think about the first five hundred times (Ok, I know...). I do remember there were things in the last film that were briefly mentioned in the book but a major chunk of the movie (the battle in the castle) and I realized it was an important event that I never really thought much about.
  25. Why not a trailer The ship looks cool by the way. So I'll make a shameless plug for another trailer then... I'm interning for this small production company who are releasing their supernatural thriller right around Halloween. One of the trailers has a quote from Ephesians 6:12 The film is called Midnight Reckoning.
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