The Dark Tower Series

Page 8 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:40 pm

There are some things book readers will have to accept going in:

1. This, purportedly, takes place after the reset in book 7.

2. Roland is black, somehow.

2b. Roland must have always been black because there's no way the reset would have changed the color of his skin.

3. There will be elements from multiple books in this movie.

4. This is an adaptation of elements from The Dark Tower series, not an adaptation of The Gunslinger. Note that "adaptation of elements," I really believe that's what this is. This is an alternate telling of the story with some things from the books in it.

5. Jake is the main character.

6. I could go on.

_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:34 am

Almost not worth watching for point 1 alone, not to mention 5...

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:57 am

And how come Jake is in, but Eddie and Susannah aren't?

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:29 pm

I finished Wolves of the Calla, finally! I'm rather... underwhelmed. Considering how long it took to get to the final showdown.

_________________
Boar is badger, named after wood,
Not after forest but trees.
Where did you play on a rainy day?
Where did I eat bread and cheese?
Search inside, stay indoors,
Look up and find the secret is yours.
Your castle your fort,
Or so you thought.
The way is in four trees.
The way is in Boar in Brockhall
Under ale, under bread, under cheese.

-Mossflower, by Brian Jacques.
avatar
Forest Shepherd
Adventurer

Posts : 3543
Join date : 2013-11-02
Age : 26
Location : Northern California

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:52 pm

I liked Wizard and Glass better than Wolves of the Calla, and I was way more impressed with the showdown in W&G than the one in the latter. Bungo disagrees, though Wink Song of Susannah is more action-packed, I'd say, and a much faster read. The Tower draws near, Forest! Very Happy

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:43 pm

Book 6 is fast, but I did have some problems with it! Glad to hear you're still reading the series, Forest. You're so close!




_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:58 pm

Now I'm thinking about book 7; this movie series/tv series (or whatever it turns out to be) will never be able to match the powerful emotional moments in the books.

_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:07 am

Trailer release pushed back to December! Just two months before release of the film? That is not a good sign!

http://lrmonline.com/news/first-dark-tower-trailer-to-hit-this-december

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman:
“All I can say about it is that it manages that rare feat of being very satisfying for fans — because it’s deeply loyal to the underlying material and Stephen King’s mythology — but also I think is going to introduce a bunch of new things…I will tell you this: I have seen days and days of dailies, and Idris as Roland, and Matthew as the Man in Black…we couldn’t have done better

That doesn't sound very encouraging! slap laugh

_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by malickfan on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:52 pm

Still want to read the books at some point, but I have no interest in seeing the film.

_________________
The Thorin: An Unexpected Rewrite December 2012 (I was on the money apparently)
The Tauriel: Desolation of Canon December 2013 (Accurate again!)
The Sod-it! : Battling my Indifference December 2014 (You know what they say, third time's the charm)

Well, that was worth the wait wasn't it  Suspect


I think what comes out of a pig's rear end is more akin to what Peejers has given us-Azriel 20/9/2014
avatar
malickfan
Adventurer

Posts : 3984
Join date : 2013-09-10
Age : 25
Location : The (Hamp)shire, England

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:46 pm


_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:26 am

It's not double-speak even, it's just contradictory -- the way they talk about movies.

"It's very loyal to the original; it's full of changes we've made."

_________________
Boar is badger, named after wood,
Not after forest but trees.
Where did you play on a rainy day?
Where did I eat bread and cheese?
Search inside, stay indoors,
Look up and find the secret is yours.
Your castle your fort,
Or so you thought.
The way is in four trees.
The way is in Boar in Brockhall
Under ale, under bread, under cheese.

-Mossflower, by Brian Jacques.
avatar
Forest Shepherd
Adventurer

Posts : 3543
Join date : 2013-11-02
Age : 26
Location : Northern California

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:04 pm

{{That leaked trailer has popped up again if you missed it first time round}}

http://www.zakazanaplaneta.pl/2016/10/11/trailer-dark-tower/

_________________
Pure Publications is Reasonably Proud to Present the first ever Forumshire novel!

Gingerlocks and the Three McTyrants

- get your copy here for a limited period- free*



*Pure Publications reserves the right to track your usage of this publication, snoop on your home address, go through your bins and sell personal information on to the highest bidder.
avatar
Pettytyrant101
Crabbitmeister

Posts : 39516
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 46
Location : Scotshobbitland

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:33 am

Apparently the film has been pushed back to July so they can finish Post-production. That's good news right?

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/dark-tower-stephen-king-delayed-1201908359/

_________________
Boar is badger, named after wood,
Not after forest but trees.
Where did you play on a rainy day?
Where did I eat bread and cheese?
Search inside, stay indoors,
Look up and find the secret is yours.
Your castle your fort,
Or so you thought.
The way is in four trees.
The way is in Boar in Brockhall
Under ale, under bread, under cheese.

-Mossflower, by Brian Jacques.
avatar
Forest Shepherd
Adventurer

Posts : 3543
Join date : 2013-11-02
Age : 26
Location : Northern California

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:29 pm

At a Culver's in the middle of Wisconsin. And what's on the Muzak? Someone saved my life tonight by Elton John!

_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:47 pm

bungobaggins wrote:At a Culver's in the middle of Wisconsin. And what's on the Muzak? Someone saved my life tonight by Elton John!

Nice one Very Happy

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:41 am

Pretty sure it was Ka. Smile

_________________
Mister I'm not in a hurry, and I don't want to be like you.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by bungobaggins on Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:38 pm

[quote="Forest Shepherd"]Apparently the film has been pushed back to July so they can finish Post-production. That's good news right?

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/dark-tower-stephen-king-delayed-1201908359/[/quote]

Well, I'd say it's bad news either way. This thing has been in production hell for nearly 10 years and they couldn't even map out all the time they would need in post to finish the movie so they had to push it back again. Clearly they have no idea what they're doing.
avatar
bungobaggins
The Mayor

Posts : 6211
Join date : 2013-08-24
Location : Free Country, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Wed May 03, 2017 3:28 pm



Not impressed, but definitely going to watch it. Talked about the books and the plot to my sister the other day and got the urge to reread the series. Perhaps after I've seen the film Smile

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 06, 2017 5:02 pm

Hm... Some trendy one-liners. Was that Imogen Poots as Jake's mom?? Oh, apparently not. Katheryn Winnick. From the show Vikings. They have similarly pointy noses. 

The trailer seems to suggest that Jake first enters Roland's world via that old house, rather than by being killed. But in that case, why is the Man in Black in New York? Might be a trailer trick.

Holy crow are those slo-mo reloadings a dorkfest or what? Who the hell are these generic bullshit orc-creatures? Degenerative people from the city of Lud or whatever it was called?

And no sign of the other members of the ka-tet, but that was decided a while ago as I recall. 

Stephen King must hold the record for number of crappy film-adaptations. I think he might get another addition to his collection come August.

_________________
Boar is badger, named after wood,
Not after forest but trees.
Where did you play on a rainy day?
Where did I eat bread and cheese?
Search inside, stay indoors,
Look up and find the secret is yours.
Your castle your fort,
Or so you thought.
The way is in four trees.
The way is in Boar in Brockhall
Under ale, under bread, under cheese.

-Mossflower, by Brian Jacques.
avatar
Forest Shepherd
Adventurer

Posts : 3543
Join date : 2013-11-02
Age : 26
Location : Northern California

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Sat May 06, 2017 6:19 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:

Stephen King must hold the record for number of crappy film-adaptations. I think he might get another addition to his collection come August.

I want you to be wrong, but I don't think that will help Sad This looks pretty bad already.

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by halfwise on Sat May 06, 2017 8:37 pm

I suppose I sort of found the trailer intriguing because I haven't read the books.

_________________
Halfwise, son of Halfwit. Brother of Nitwit, son of Halfwit. Half brother of Figwit.
Then it gets complicated...
avatar
halfwise
Quintessence of Burrahobbitry

Posts : 13202
Join date : 2012-02-01
Location : rustic broom closet in farthing of Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Sat May 06, 2017 8:45 pm

I don't doubt the film could turn out OK if you haven't read the books or care much about faithful adaptations, and I will watch it myself first chance I get. It's just that from what I've read and seen so far, they're not making a faithful adaptation or anything close to that. They're making a movie inspired by ideas and characters from the books, and that seldom works for me.

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by halfwise on Sat May 06, 2017 9:00 pm

Yeah, you don't want to end up with something like John Boorman's ludicrous script for Lord of the Rings. But Stephen King seems to approve of the approach, so if you can forget anything except a general impression of the books you may be happy.

_________________
Halfwise, son of Halfwit. Brother of Nitwit, son of Halfwit. Half brother of Figwit.
Then it gets complicated...
avatar
halfwise
Quintessence of Burrahobbitry

Posts : 13202
Join date : 2012-02-01
Location : rustic broom closet in farthing of Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Ringdrotten on Sat May 06, 2017 9:16 pm

That is the main reason I'm somewhat excited about it, so I'll withhold any judgement until I've seen it Smile

_________________
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”. - Tom Cullen


avatar
Ringdrotten
Mrs Bear Grylls

Posts : 4386
Join date : 2011-02-13

Back to top Go down

Re: The Dark Tower Series

Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 06, 2017 10:24 pm

Oh you know how it is, author's get wooed by the film-makers with promises of quality. I remember hearing about how Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis' step-son) was quite pleased, and continues to be pleased, with the Chronicles of Narnia adaptations, even the garbled and flawed Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

_________________
Boar is badger, named after wood,
Not after forest but trees.
Where did you play on a rainy day?
Where did I eat bread and cheese?
Search inside, stay indoors,
Look up and find the secret is yours.
Your castle your fort,
Or so you thought.
The way is in four trees.
The way is in Boar in Brockhall
Under ale, under bread, under cheese.

-Mossflower, by Brian Jacques.
avatar
Forest Shepherd
Adventurer

Posts : 3543
Join date : 2013-11-02
Age : 26
Location : Northern California

Back to top Go down

Page 8 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum