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On 2007-03-11 23:42, DerekMerdinyan wrote:...
That being said, I heard on the radio: "...300 is like the Mary Poppins of the 21st century..."


I missed the catchy songs but could expect a broadway production. Perhaps an opera.
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On 2007-03-09 15:50, Drizz wrote:
It's an adaptation of a graphic novel and is not a recreation of history because there are inaccuracies.



I can't believe I'm the first person to ask this, but what would be an example of a movie that is "a recreation of history" WITHOUT inaccuracies?
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I agree with Tim....I too will pass on this one! I like movies that use a little less blue/green screens, and a little more on acting. IMHO
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This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.

Actors' estates will be the big winners. Marilyn, Bogie, Gable and many more will come back in new productions. You'll even be able to see Ronald Reagan in 'Casablanca' (it was originally going to be offered to him).

Of course, a few art houses will still be producing live-action films, and occasionally a big-name Hollywood producer/director will do one just to prove he's 'serious' about film. But that's it. Money rules Hollywood, and as soon as it's cheaper to do CGI than live action, that's where the industry will go.
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On 2007-03-12 13:42, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I can't believe I'm the first person to ask this, but what would be an example of a movie that is "a recreation of history" WITHOUT inaccuracies?


Private Ryan was respected for its accuracy other than the odd issue as to tank models. Another movie already mentioned in this thread is also debated over its accuracy is Zulu Dawn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_Dawn

I don't think this movie was really to concerned about accuracy but rather paying tribute to the grahic book. The real story was the stuff of legend so its only natural that the movie may be criticised for exaggerating things a bit.

that's Hollywood for you! LOL

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To be fair, the historical record is itself dubious. Geez, Herodotus claimed that the
Greeks at Thermopylae faced some 3 million Persians. If the Greeks can grant Herodotus that much leeway, what should we expect of a movie based on a graphic novel based on the Herodotus's account?

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IMO, if you haven't seen it you don't have a say in anything.
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On 2007-03-12 16:10, airship wrote:
This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.

Actors' estates will be the big winners. Marilyn, Bogie, Gable and many more will come back in new productions. You'll even be able to see Ronald Reagan in 'Casablanca' (it was originally going to be offered to him).

Of course, a few art houses will still be producing live-action films, and occasionally a big-name Hollywood producer/director will do one just to prove he's 'serious' about film. But that's it. Money rules Hollywood, and as soon as it's cheaper to do CGI than live action, that's where the industry will go.


That asumes people buy into the concept. You still need voice actors. The Audience ultimatly decides what is what because they are spending the money.

But hey, The movie made $370 million opening weekend. The highest opening for an "R" rated movie. You never know.
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On 2007-03-12 16:10, airship wrote:
This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.


Does this mean no more TV magic shows?
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On 2007-03-12 16:10, airship wrote:
This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.

Actors' estates will be the big winners. Marilyn, Bogie, Gable and many more will come back in new productions. You'll even be able to see Ronald Reagan in 'Casablanca' (it was originally going to be offered to him).

Of course, a few art houses will still be producing live-action films, and occasionally a big-name Hollywood producer/director will do one just to prove he's 'serious' about film. But that's it. Money rules Hollywood, and as soon as it's cheaper to do CGI than live action, that's where the industry will go.


That asumes people buy into the concept. You still need voice actors. The Audience ultimatly decides what is what because they are spending the money.

But hey, The movie made $370 million opening weekend. The highest opening for an "R" rated movie. You never know.
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On 2007-03-13 04:16, elmago wrote:
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On 2007-03-12 16:10, airship wrote:
This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.

Actors' estates will be the big winners. Marilyn, Bogie, Gable and many more will come back in new productions. You'll even be able to see Ronald Reagan in 'Casablanca' (it was originally going to be offered to him).

Of course, a few art houses will still be producing live-action films, and occasionally a big-name Hollywood producer/director will do one just to prove he's 'serious' about film. But that's it. Money rules Hollywood, and as soon as it's cheaper to do CGI than live action, that's where the industry will go.


That asumes people buy into the concept. You still need voice actors. The Audience ultimatly decides what is what because they are spending the money.

But hey, The movie made $370 million opening weekend. The highest opening for an "R" rated movie. You never know.
MR
70million


He must have been quoting Herodotus again Smile

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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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Beautiful movie. Amazing art direction.

I thought the acting in the film was superb. Keep in mind this is a graphic novel adaptation and that is exactly what you get.
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On 2007-03-12 13:42, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2007-03-09 15:50, Drizz wrote:
It's an adaptation of a graphic novel and is not a recreation of history because there are inaccuracies.



I can't believe I'm the first person to ask this, but what would be an example of a movie that is "a recreation of history" WITHOUT inaccuracies?


Passion of the Christ has no inaccrucies based upon the text it is adapted from and there are several other films that do not change history the way 300 does, but like I said, this isn't a weak point for me.
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On 2007-03-13 07:57, mrbilldentertainer wrote:
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On 2007-03-12 16:10, airship wrote:
This is just the first wave.

In 20 years you won't be able to tell the difference between live and CGI/animation. Even 'mainstream' films will use nothing but CGI actors and scenery. It'll be cheaper, and look better than real.


Does this mean no more TV magic shows?


I'm going to hold my tongue in regards to the obvious comment about the current state of Mindfreak.
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Saw it last night... It was an OK popcorn "kill em" movie- I think I would have enjoyed it more for what it was if either A- they hadn't based it on an actual historic battle or B- they had left out the obvious fantasy characters. There were a lot of Lord Of The Rings, Orc-like critters that made is less real. (Yeah, I know it's based on a comic book- er Graphic Novel.)

Also had the distinct feeling that most of the sub plot at Sparta with the queen was added later to give it some plot. Would be curious how much of that was in the graphic novel. Anyone know?
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The graphic novel is VERY direct, and does show the queen and also the oracle and the animals. You can probably find the thing at your local bookstore.
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I had an extra part in a movie once that was totally accurate.
I really was sitting at a Black Jack Table!

But seriously (ha)I think a peek at the end of Pee Wee's Big Adventure (on the Drive-In screen) handles this very well...accuately speaking.
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So, I take it this in NOT basically a remake of the 1961 film (which had real people) "The 300 Spartans"..........

From what I had heard many of the scenes in the new movie are right out of the old one....................... Perhaps the screen writers had seen the "300 Spartans" and as is so common now "simply forgot" they saw it.

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Screenwriters? frank miller
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Yay I saw it! Hehehe. Got addicted to it, and made myself part of it. Harharhar. *photoshop mode*
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