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Split / Rejoice
« Last post by werebearxxx on January 19, 2017, 10:20:32 PM »
Rejoice my friends! Split was incredible!
Signs / Re: Signs Theme MP3s
« Last post by nutsaboutnight on January 27, 2016, 01:52:33 PM »
Hello there guys, I'm glad I found this topic since I've been searching for those mixes for a long time... Any chance some of you who got them can share them with me?

I am missing these ones:

Photek Club Mix
Tricky Remix
Paul Oakenfold Remix #2

Hope some of you are still around, thanks in advance.
The Village / Re: The Rocking Chair
« Last post by marco on October 24, 2015, 09:06:46 AM »
I think it's more than this.Symbolism is the best way to show emotions and feelings in a movie.

Symbolism is the ONLY way to convey emotion. That's why art exists.

Why?What about dialogue,for example?It's still a way to express feelings,isn't it?

Marco, if I tell you I am angry, do you feel it? Have I really conveyed the emotion or have I just told you about it? What if I don't know what the word "angry" means? Also, dialogue can be art if it really gets you to feel what the author intended.

Wow, it's been a while, isn't it?   :D
However, I get your point and I totally agree with you, especially the last thing you said, that is almost what I said some time ago in a previous post: the author can express feelings and convey them to the reader/watcher through the right use of figures of speech. Of course, he has to be a talented one, because that is not an easy job, but it is possible for a good writer/storyteller. Otherwise, why we're supposed to read a book?
The Visit / [Spoilers] Your thoughts after seeing it
« Last post by Erik on September 12, 2015, 04:41:16 AM »
What's up, guys?

So The Visit was officially released in the United States yesterday and I had the prevalige to see it the day before (I live in Holland, movies are usually released on Thursdays here). Have you seen it already? What were your thoughts?

I thought The Visit was a great ride. When I sat in the theatre, people were laughing a lot. Laughing at moments that we're supposed to be funny, and I thought it was too! Ed Oxenbould gave a great performance. I could see that some people may find him annoying (espacially his rapping), but I thought the kid was great (Shania Twain, @#$%&es!). Also the scares in the movie were pretty good. A few somewhat easy jumpscares, but also some really weird actions (like Nana scratching on the doors and stuff).

Anyway, I can honestly say that I think this was the best Shyamalan film in a decade. It is not a masterpiece like The Sixth Sense or Unbreakable, but a solid horror/thriller with some comedy to keep it light. This may be the beginning of a new era for M. Night. No more big budget CGI movies, no more blockbusters, but subtile thrillers.
Furry Furry Rabbit / Re: Fun Random Word Game
« Last post by Erik on September 07, 2015, 10:07:17 AM »
Furry Furry Rabbit / Re: Fun Random Word Game
« Last post by Namaste on September 06, 2015, 05:22:04 PM »
Furry Furry Rabbit / Re: Fun Random Word Game
« Last post by Kuzon on August 17, 2015, 06:40:02 PM »
dibs :P
The Last Airbender / I watched this again about a year ago.
« Last post by Specter on July 03, 2015, 11:47:08 PM »
I was sick one day and put in my Last Airbender Blu-ray. It has been years since I've viewed the animated series (at least 5 years) and I had only seen the first season of The Legend of Korra (still haven't seen the rest... I didn't like Korra).

With all of that in mind, I found that I enjoyed The Last Airbender immensely. It's a beautifully directed film, with incredible visuals. Yeah, the script felt stilted and sometimes had dialog that would be cut out of a movie that was made for an older audience (for example, when subtitling a foreign film, it starts with every line word for word, and only essential lines are kept as the movie is finished). Slightly different than editing for subtitles, but you get my point. "The ice is cracking" doesn't need to be said... show don't tell. And we all know that Shyamalan is a master at showing without telling, so this was more of a decision from the studio at some point. It's a movie for children, afterall.

From what I gathered, Shyamalan wrote a screenplay that would have been a three hour plus length movie. That's the length of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. That would have been enough time to tell the essential moments of season 1 of the animated series. It was also described by those that read it as "beautiful," and was one of the reasons the creators of the series were so excited to have Night directing it.

When Paramount required it be chopped to an hour and a half, and made for a younger audience, both Shyamalan and the creators started to write the movie off. They'll never blame Paramount for it. Instead, the creators of the series took to blaming Shyamalan. Unprofessional. They knew darn well he was not to blame. They were just catering to the fans. Pandering, really. They seemed to do a lot of that with Korra.

Shyamalan takes the blame, too, though. But he's doing it in a professional manner, even though it's not his fault. His name is on the screenplay, but he did not write the final draft. Ghost writers came in and wrote something Paramount wanted to see.

Another event happened on the Paramount lot... about 4 months before the movie came out, it was screened. A 2+ hour long version. It was well received.

What happened? Paramount.
Unbreakable / What would you think about an Unbreakable TV Series?
« Last post by Specter on July 03, 2015, 11:31:08 PM »
What format would you like?

6 or 13 episode mini-series?
Multiple seasons?

Do you think there's enough story to tell over a much longer format?
Site Talk / Re: We need to spice things up in here!
« Last post by Erik on July 01, 2015, 02:10:58 PM »
Hell yeah, I'm surprised! :)
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