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Messages - JOE SOAP

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 19 October, 2018, 12:54:54 pm »
There's enough significance in the ending of The Son to serve as a creative sign-off, and a resolution for those characters, by both creators. Taking into account the life and death journeys of the main characters, I can't really see any persuasive reason just to go on with more stories after that. Collections can be filled with other material like the concept work for the proposed TV series etc.

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 04:33:28 am »

2 episodes of new series Spector which, according to Matt Smith in the latest Thrillcast, will be published next Summer along with 2 undrawn scripts.

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 12:18:59 am »
As a kid, those split panels drove me mad. I was outraged that Ezquerra was cutting corners, and felt sure the writer would be narked that he'd drawn what was essentially one big panel instead of the three I imagined had been described in the script.

I now treasure them and understand this was an example of what Carlos meant when he said he could control the speed of the story. TB Grover had almost certainly only described one panel, but trusted Carlos to make his own decisions regarding storytelling.

It's a smart, economic way of breaking one short-moment down into smaller distinct beats/actions but resisting the use a close-up or different angle to show something significant is happening.

With one panel split you focus on Dredd's dialogue first before noticing the complete action, but don't lose sense of what is apparently – in fitting with the character – a very quick, no thought spared decision for Dredd to nuke EM-1 rather than have it be a drawn-out moment.

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 17 October, 2018, 11:50:50 pm »

Once we did the colour wheel at school, I realised Carlos was mostly exploiting the complementary properties of colours at 180 degrees from each other, but the insight or instinct to use that so boldly and in context of the focal plane is rare and particular to the greatest talents:

In a similar aha! moment, I also stumbled upon this complimentary colour revelation. Seeing that the reason why Carlos's magic-marker technique feels like it has more of a kinship with the unique vibrancy of old technicolor films than anything produced today, is because of the complex science involved in the prohibitively expensive and now unrepeatable Technicolor process that could involve both subtractive and additive colour synthesis.

How Technicolor changed movies

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 17 October, 2018, 06:19:44 pm »

"'That was just because I wanted things to come out from the background,' he laughs, pouring another glass of tinto barano, the 'red wine of summer' mix of red wine and lemonade. The sky turns azure and then crimson. 'Because instead of making a thick line as it was done by any other artist, when I had a fish-tooth line he look more mobile, you know? And at the same time it separated the foreground from the background. I still carry on using that some times.'"
2000 AD: The Creator Interviews, Volume One

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2018, 08:42:43 pm »
I'm so glad that when their time has come, US Presidents become force-ghosts.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 29 September, 2018, 03:35:47 pm »
He's definitely having trouble with his legs I think....

A Millenium Falcon door would cripple lesser men.

General / Re: Later Garth Ennis Dredds
« on: 29 September, 2018, 06:44:16 am »
Return of the King - not for me.  'The ;aw is never wrong, Hershey.' Had Garth simply skimmed over the last few years, which was largely themed around Dredd's doubts about the system?

I read it as another ruse by the ever canny Dredd to gain Zombie-Silver’s confidence, make him confess to having broken his vows as Chief Judge by hiding and not protecting the city, so that he can then be judged unfit to hold office - which Silver is demanding he still has the right to as he never officially resigned.

Return of the King is a highlight of Ennis Dredds for me, and spot-on characterwise, and of course it’s Necropolis era Ezquerra.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 28 September, 2018, 10:52:56 pm »
Cosplayers with connections.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 28 September, 2018, 09:57:45 pm »
The twitter-storm will be EPIC.

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Gets 3-Year Contract Extension

Looks like that Rian Johnson trilogy is still a go.

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 27 September, 2018, 11:21:20 pm »
They're trying nearly every trick in the book now to try and get all the pissed off fans back on board.   Increasing the budget, going back to the original type music and bringing in a well known game show host that has a female following to boost the ratings.

Not sure changing camera lenses to anamorphic is that much of a budget increase. If they did have a significant budget increase (doubt they did) it would be to attract a larger global audience, not to suck-off older males.

Film & TV / Re: New Dr Who Trailer
« on: 25 September, 2018, 08:27:43 am »
It’s only common sense that men have the innate ability to camp-it-up, but when women do it, it’s just bad acting.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 September, 2018, 02:11:05 am »
Jóhann Jóhannsson's score for MANDY is epic stuff.  I've seen it unfairly pigeonholed as a John Carpenter homage, but its range is wider than that.

It’s certainly denser, more majestic and closer to the heavy textures of Vangelis’s Blade Runner which makes me more curious about Jóhannsson's rejected music for Blade Runner 2049 - which was replaced by Zimmer’s more Teutonic sound.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 September, 2018, 06:34:52 pm »

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