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Really didn't know what to make of CTD #1. Didn't seem to have much to do with either the ongoing comic or the trailers we've been seeing. The 'surprise' at the end really threw me for a loop. Looking forward to next month's issue to get an idea of what's happening.


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My GF saw this and can barely contain her rage. Apparently it's horrible.


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Day-Lewis, Waltz and Hathaway are all locks. The rest are up in the air. I'm rooting for Argo.

Just to jump in and completely agree with Teague on the panning (and especially tilting). Those are the shots that don't work in HFR. I need to see it again to really nail down my thoughts on HFR, but I think it's clear that more thought needs to be paid to shots than even Jackson did here.


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avatar wrote:

I saw the 9 minute Prologue today in front of The Hobbit IMAX, and the lens flares are still there on the bridge. Kirk does an Indiana Jones getting chased by natives with spears.

Yeah, that's pretty much it. I was completely unenthused by the preview.

Eddie wrote:
Dorkman wrote:
Eddie wrote:

I think I'm gonna start work on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Edit" as soon as I can, if Mike J Nichols doesn't get there first.

I was gonna wait for the trilogy to finish and try cutting it into one film.

See, I would have no problem with The Hobbit as 3 movies, if they were all 80 minutes, which is what I'm going to aim for.  I liked the opening backstory stuff with Thorin, and I dug everything at Rivendell.  I just think the majority of Bag End's is death, and as you and I discussed, I would cut it after they escape the Goblin King.

I wouldn't mind seeing this as an experiment, but I like that the longer version exists. Like I prefer the BBC Pride & Prejudice, but respect what the Kiera Knightley version is doing.

Trey wrote:

Radagast better become important in movies 2 and/or 3 or I'm gonna hate him even more than I do now.

Radagast has quite a journey to go through for the next two films. If they even do it a fraction of what's possible, you'll be very happy he was in the first one.

I've seen the film now three times: HFR 3D, 2D, then IMAX 3D. I hugely preferred the HFR 3D. In fact, I was annoyed with the IMAX presentation for being so blurry, and I certainly had new hatred for the conversion on things like the Star Trek preview and the MoS trailer.

The film in 2D is fine, looks just like LotR.

I'm completely sold on HFR, and this from a guy who wasn't going to see it in HFR at all (I got invited to an advance screening). The only reason to go to an IMAX screening instead of HFR would be the quality of the sound, so IMAX HFR is probably  the way to go.

I can't wait until more films are made this way. I hope the ridiculous anti-HFR backlash isn't going to keep the Star Wars sequels from being shot in the format. It really is the way to go if you want to do 3D.


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Thanks for the feedback, Shackman! Here's the correct link for the rock version of Friend Zone:

http://soundcloud.com/gregoryharbin/fri … ew-version

And here's my newest song:



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OK so at about third on my list of hobbies is writing songs. I don't have nearly enough time in my week to make anything serious of it, but I'm trying to get back to the level I was at a few years ago. Tonight I wrote a song I'm actually pretty happy with:

Friend Zone That Shit
http://soundcloud.com/gregoryharbin/fri … -shit-demo

And then the rock version:
http://soundcloud.com/gregoryharbin/fri … -rock-demo

I need to do a bunch of work to turn it into a proper song, but there's a bit of a start here and I wanted to share.

Any other amateur musicians in DIFF?

BigDamnArtist wrote:
Jimmy B wrote:

Also, who asks a boy round for dinner with your family on the first date? big_smile

The first girl I ever went on a date with. Yeah, that didn't last long.

JimmyB wrote:

I liked it but I was bored for most of it due to the origin story.

I've been hearing this complaint a lot. I haven't actually seen it yet, but I'm trying to figure out if that's just a factor of having Raimi's Spiderman tell his origin so soon ago or if the movie's just doing it wrong. Because as DiF has pointed out several times, becoming is more interesting than being (Which I do agree with for the most part).

Becoming isn't always the origin story, though. He can still have an arc, can become a hero, can have self-discovery, without becoming Spider-Man new every time.


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The show is essentially sex scenes strung together with good acting and set dressing. The books are full of incredibly deep and fascinating history.


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I can reshoot all my footage if that would help. It would be a lot better.


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Trey wrote:
avatar wrote:

It'd be like the American ambassador to Iran is killed by a sect, and the USA fires every nuclear weapon at the country killing the entire population.

Or if a species was labeled as evil and wicked according to the rules of a superior being, who then decided to exterminate them all via flood.  (Except for a very few who were deemed worthy, and were put to work saving all the other species.)

avatar wrote:

Is that the behaviour of Enlightened beings from the future?

A lot of people believe an enlightened being did the above...

But I don't. I think that's bullshit. And I except my sci-fi to be on a slightly higher level than some low fantasy written by religious recuses thousands of years ago.


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First promo still from the short film I'm producing:



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I guess that I just don't have a cynical enough view of humanity to believe that we'd be incapable of understanding the Engineer's motivation. We're not lab rats, we're humans.


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I thought the theme was about being, you know, brave. Like, courage.


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BigDamnArtist wrote:
Gregory Harbin wrote:

Wreck Em Ralph is my current last hope for Pixar's future.

I'm not sure how that works, seeing as Wreck em Ralph is made by Disney Animation Studio not Pixar.

Then I've lost all hope for Pixar then.


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Wreck Em Ralph is my current last hope for Pixar's future.


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avatar wrote:

If, as the article suggests there is MORE to the conversation, all in un-subtitled alien-speak, I don't want it. What's the point of that?

At least that would mean that David heard it, and could share it with us in the sequel.

Thanks for coming along with me in the spaceship!

Thanks for putting my head back on my body.

So what the FUCK did the albino say to you?



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Squiggly_P wrote:

I think we were trying to think of what the alien races in this movie would be called if it were directed by George Lucas.

At least if it were made by George Lucas they would have explained what the fuck was going on.


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I don't really have anything to add here except to point out to Squiggly that Shaw is played Noomi Rapace, who was the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, not Rooney Mara. Although Rooney might have been a more awesome choice.


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Hollywood by Chuck Bukowski
It's a fictionalized account of the making of Barfly, and way better than Californication, the show that grapped the premise and ran with it.