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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:43 am

Wizard and Glass is great so far! I didn't like how unpleasant King made the witch character, as it felt rather ageist (King is quite concerned in his writing with the idea of age leading to decay and the lessening of a person. For my part I prefer the idea of age bringing wisdom and kindness.)

But hey, entertaining action bits, and seeing more of the gunslinger's world can only be a good thing in my opinion!

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:06 pm

Not my joke, but thought I'd share:

What do you call a couple of Can-Toi stuck in the Himalayas?

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Low men in High Places!
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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:29 am

Whoosh


What are Can-Toi? Or is that a spoiler?

I like the apparent humour of it though; it sounds like the sort of joke Roland would make maybe.

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Post by bungobaggins on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:46 pm

Kind of a spoiler. silent
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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:01 pm

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/29/dark-tower-rises-stephen-king-idris-elba-and-matthew-mcconaughey

Interesting! Not sure how I feel about them starting in the middle of it all, but I guess they've got a plan (or so I hope). Not seen much of either of these two actors, but King himself seems pleased, so that's good enough for me I guess. Can't wait to read more and see trailers eventually - I just want these movies (there has to be more than one) to be great, but I'm thinking I should be preparing myself for a huge disappointment. We'll see Very Happy

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:03 pm

I can't describe in words how much I don't care about this production. They won't be getting any of my money.

  [The movie] starts in media res, in the middle of the story instead of at the beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit, but they’ll get behind it, because it is the story,” King says

Fuck you SK. F You
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Post by Ringdrotten on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:20 pm

I can't blame you for that Laughing

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:35 pm

"Hear me out guys. It's only half the story, but it is the story!"

And now Stephen King will perform his next death defying feat of mental gymnastics!
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Post by bungobaggins on Mon May 02, 2016 2:10 pm

Spoiler:

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Mon May 02, 2016 10:15 pm

bungobaggins wrote:
Spoiler:

Laughing

lol!

Did you read the Wind through the Keyhole, bungo? I was just thinking about it the other day, it's one of those books I quite often feel like rereading.

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue May 03, 2016 12:00 am

Not yet, Ringo. Embarassed It's in a long list of movies and books that I feel like I'll never get to. Though, I think I'll move it to the top of the queue. Wink And I am off work tomorrow, so...you never know. Shrugging
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Post by bungobaggins on Tue May 03, 2016 12:03 am

Recently I was at a local comic book/game store and was disappointed that they didn't have the first issue of the Dark Tower graphic novels. Think if I get them I'll opt for those fancy omnibus editions.
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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:43 pm

bungobaggins wrote:Recently I was at a local comic book/game store and was disappointed that they didn't have the first issue of the Dark Tower graphic novels. Think if I get them I'll opt for those fancy omnibus editions.

I bought the omnibus editions a while back, they're fantastic. And come back, bungo

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by malickfan on Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:51 pm

Leaked set photos of McConaughey and Elba are online if anywants to take a snoop.

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Haven't read the books so I have no opinion.

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:38 pm

Not sure what to think about this, what I've heard hasn't been very promising. I'll definitely go see it, though, and hope I won't hate it Smile

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:27 pm

Ringo, get in here. Leaked trailer.

https://vid.me/ExZG
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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:19 pm

{{I've not read the series but the premise as it comes across to me in this trailer, especially the line about a whole other world out there, seems very reminiscent of Kings collab novel with Peter Straub, The Talisman.
If you have read it are they similar ideas? }}}

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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:38 pm

I've not read it, but there are some similarities. The Dark Tower incorporates a lot of King's ideas, stories, and characters into one series. The Talisman and Dark Tower both use the concept of "twinners," people that are entirely identical but are from parallel worlds.
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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:55 pm

damn!!

" This video has been suspended either due to a copyright claim, or for violating the terms of use."

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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:08 pm

I read that the trailer will be officially released on October 29. It was unfinished and compressed, but not unwatchable. I was able to download it.
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Post by bungobaggins on Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:05 am

Screen grabs and trailer dialogue.

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Roland: What happens in one world echoes in others.


One of Maerlyn's Rainbow?










Psychiatrist: These dreams, these visions, they persist.
Jake: They're not dreams, there's another world out there.


Can-toi.


Jake: I see the same thing every night, darkness, fire...


the man in black.


Jake: Billions of people will die. I feel like I'm supposed to do something. I just don't know what it is.


Dutch Hill Mansion.


Jake opens a door?




Jake enters Mid-World, but where's the waystation?


Roland: Who are you?


Jake: It's you. I dreamt about you. You're the only one who can save us.








Walter: Did you tell the kid that everyone that walks with you dies by my hand?
(Well it's more like they die by Roland's blind ambition, but whatever. It's not like this is an adaptation or anything.)




Roland: The war is over. We lost.


The Tower?
Jake: Your world might be gone, but mine isn't.


Breakers?
Roland: He destroys everything he touches. No more.


Oy?
Roland: I do not aim with my hand...




Nope!


...I aim with my eye.


I believe I can fly.
Roland: I do not kill with my gun...


I kill with my heart.
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Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:36 pm

Something funny about the trailer is that the music used is a cover of "Behind Blue Eyes," but in this it's pretty fucking clear that they threw that out the window because Idris Elba's eyes sure aren't fucking blue. And no, I don't think "they're gonna fix it in post."
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Post by Ringdrotten on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:07 pm

Not sure what to think having seen those screenshots. I just don't want it to be another disaster like The Hobbit, but what I've read and seen so far isn't very promising

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Post by bungobaggins on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:32 pm

I could send you the .mp4 file I have of the trailer. It might induce crabbit, though. But it could give you a better idea.

Yeah, a fast and loose adaptation reminds me a lot of the treatment TH got. Then I recall people on here and elsewhere on the internet hoping that although they weren't good adaptations, they could still be good movies. Which is a reasonable thought to have, but I'm banking on this being an "okay" to "bad" movie.
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