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Post by halfwise on Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:45 pm

The sequels didn't live up to the original. The main virtue of the original was all the original ideas. Once those were tapped out it just wasn't as good.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:09 pm

The only writing more dense with cool ideas is Hitchhiker's Guide.- Halfy

And HG is funnier.  Nod 

Id like to see the Heechi saga made into a miniseries- I even started adapting it once many years ago. But as no bugger ever read my War of the Worlds adaptation I posted here I think I'll sit on the Heechi one for now!!  Mad 

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Post by halfwise on Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:47 pm

Heechi would be good for filming because it's all small sets.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Mainly. The most expensive part would be portraying earth as it is- with its pollution, massive food mines and over population.
You'd need to blow some cash on the establishing stuff- after that its much cheaper and can all be done on proper sets.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:56 pm

That and the asteroid. yeah, the Earth would be hard, but if you put together about a dozen different angles of whatever set you create for earth, you'd have enough stock footage for establishing shots.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:53 pm

I was massively looking forward to His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, but the film was deeply disappointing but I dont know exactly why. It had all the right ingredients but it failed to impress me. The books had a profound impact on me, I dont think I will ever read them twice because emotionally it drained me, in a good way, the imagery blew my mind, specially the Amber Spyglass, but they are all beautiful.

From what I can gather the Catholic Church made a stink about the books calling them godless and an attack on the Church which made New Line compromise and castrate the message of the books, this watered down family friendly version made the film mediocre, thus not very good box office returns. so it looks like the sequels wont be made any time soon and certainly with the same excellent cast. Tom Stoppard wrote the original screenplay but it was rejected by New Line again for being too faithful to the books uncompromising stance on religion.
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Post by azriel on Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:55 pm

I so love Tom Stoppards "Rosencrantz & guilderstern are Dead"!!! The 'pretend' tennis scene is my uber favourite out of the whole film !  Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:51 pm

Couldn't agree more Azriel one of my favourite scenes, anywhere.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:55 pm

how anyone would be fuckwit enough to refuse Tom Stoppard as their scriptwriter is beyond me and boggles my mind.

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Post by Orwell on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:44 pm

azriel wrote:"Little Grey Men" by BB

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Post by azriel on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:04 pm

Kissing Orwell  Very Happy

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Post by Orwell on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:05 am

Great book! A fave!  Very Happy 

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Post by malickfan on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:28 pm

Anyone read/heard of 'The Keys to the Kingdom' by Garth Nix? Although its a 'kids/young adult' series I have vague recollections of really enjoying the first book Mister Monday a few years ago and the box set is dead cheap on Amazon.

Hmm If I keep reading this thread I'm going to need a new bookcase...

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Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:40 pm

You can never have too many bookcases.  Nod 



and then there's the one at the office...

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Post by azriel on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:49 pm

Oh wow ! an Aladdin's cave of books ! I love books, love the feel, the smell, the sound as you turn the pages, so many different types of vellum, I love the covers, Leather bound with beautiful gold patterning,  mmmmmmmm  Laughing

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Post by azriel on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:50 pm

all my kids are so heavily into Ipads, Tablets, Androids, you name it. Not for me ! Books are a joy.

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Post by malickfan on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:55 pm

halfwise wrote:You can never have too many bookcases.  Nod 



and then there's the one at the office...

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I have One and a Half I share with other family members, a a drawer in which my Tolkien collection is (carefully) crammed.

 

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Post by malickfan on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:58 pm

azriel wrote:all my kids are so heavily into Ipads, Tablets, Androids, you name it. Not for me ! Books are a joy.

I seem more and more like a technophobic old fart every day, I'm 22 but I (currently) have no interest in getting an E reader I know it's much cheaper, but I like having a physical copy in my hands, computer screens give me eye strain if I use them for long time periods (I often read for three or four hours at a time) and I'm always worried I'll somehow blow it up or something...

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:06 pm

cheers  wow loads of boox

your bookcases are groaning under the weight of all them books  Shocked 

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Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:18 pm

Petty will approve to see plenty of bucky style bottles cluttering up one of them. err...two of them.

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Post by Orwell on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:07 am

 Lotsa books! Hurrah! cheers

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:02 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:please dont say The Hobbit.

The Silmarillion then.

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:03 pm

And, yes. My grandfather who was a publisher would certainly agree, Halfwise.  Nod 

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Post by azriel on Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:27 pm


















Heres my book collection, Ive got plenty of the usual PJ style "film of...." books etc, Video's, dvd's, ornaments, cassettes. I gotta read them tho !  pale Ive even got a Japanese, I think it is ? dvd ! Have'nt even looked at that ! gawd knows what its like !  Very Happy

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:09 pm

wow thats a fantastic collection  Thumbs Up 

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