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Film & TV / Re: GRIM RUMOURS ABOUT NEW STAR TREK:DISCOVERY SERIES
« Last post by Professor Bear on 22 September, 2017, 10:17:18 pm »
Fuck all y'all, Goldsman wrote the best Batman movie and the best Lost in Space reboot film that came out in 1998 starring a member of the cast of Friends and Gary Oldman, this still might be good.
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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by JOE SOAP on 22 September, 2017, 10:16:46 pm »
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It would really screw with audience expectation to have a mid-budget Star Wars film.
Thing is, the average punter doesn't have a clue about movie budgets - it's not as if you'd have to market it as such, and there's no need for a low or midrange budget movie to look cheap in this day and age - I'm just saying that maybe not every single blockbuster needs to end with a 45 minute cacophony of cgi excess?

It's nearly always clear in a trailer how 'expensive' or 'big' a film looks – even at a sub-conscious level it registers with the audience – unless you have an expensive cast, which can amount to the same thing.
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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by Steve Green on 22 September, 2017, 10:06:35 pm »
Not sure about that, I certainly remember some comments on Dredd and budget.
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Film & TV / Re: GRIM RUMOURS ABOUT NEW STAR TREK:DISCOVERY SERIES
« Last post by TordelBack on 22 September, 2017, 10:03:56 pm »
Abram's influence on ST:D.

https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/21/exclusive-akiva-goldsman-on-influence-of-jj-abrams-films-on-star-trek-discovery/

My grud but that was some professional-level bollocks. 

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A more kinetic camera, a more dynamic way of existing, a much greater use of practical sets so when you’re running down a corridor, you’re running down a corridor. A sense of rhythm…there is a sense of litheness, a kind of fluidity in the characterizations

Reads like Waldo Dobbs translating a Torquetto Jubbli script.



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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by radiator on 22 September, 2017, 09:59:06 pm »
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It would really screw with audience expectation to have a mid-budget Star Wars film.

Thing is, the average punter doesn't have a clue about movie budgets - it's not as if you'd have to market it as such, and there's no need for a low or midrange budget movie to look cheap in this day and age - I'm just saying that maybe not every single blockbuster needs to end with a 45 minute cacophony of cgi excess?

My point is that (in my opinion) Disney didn't seem to have a lot of confidence in Rogue One, and that's why they threw a huge amount of money at it, adding the huge space battle, the weird cgi cameos and the Darth Vader stuff at the end that clearly cost a fortune, yet added nothing to the story the film was telling.

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I'm surprised how expensive Logan was (relatively) though.

I don't mean it felt cheap, but it feels more like a film that would have cost $50m rather than twice that - a smaller scale Dredd type film.

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I thought Logan could have lost a lost of the expensive looking vfx-heavy stuff (the de-aged Logan villain, the big mutant battle at the end) and it wouldn't have suffered one bit, either quality or box office-wise - In actual fact I think it would have improved the film, which started to feel quite bloated to me at the end, again, perhaps because Fox didn't quite have the confidence to end an X Men film without an extended mutant powers smackdown extravaganza.

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I confess that those angles were my hope for the 'off year' movies, and if the creative histories of R1 and Untitled Han Solo Project are anything to go by that may well have been the original plan.  It's clear that R1 was headed in a different direction early on, and Lord and Miller seem to have headed off on an unexpected tangent too.

Yeah, it seems like Disney have really got cold feet on the whole 'hiring young up and coming directors and experimenting with genres' thing.
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Megazine / Re: Meg 388 - This Means Waugh!
« Last post by DrJomster on 22 September, 2017, 09:29:40 pm »
Great Meg this month, I have to say.

Regarding my top three....

Leader of the pack for me was Dredd. Lovely little story, gorgeous art and loved the colour palette choice going on there. More please, Oh mighty Tharg.

Devlin was a nice little starter, again gorgeous art, and the Dark Judges is progressing very nicely.

Let’s see if Prog 2050 can top this next week. Hope so!

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General / Re: SEPTEMBER ART COMP - 40 YEARS OF FUTURE SHOCKS
« Last post by TordelBack on 22 September, 2017, 09:29:17 pm »
Great tribute to a great little story.
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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Last post by JOE SOAP on 22 September, 2017, 09:15:23 pm »
Deadpool, American Sniper and IT prove otherwise

The noteworthy point is that these are exceptions.

The most noteworthy point is this is Star Wars – the most exceptional brand of all – but in this case it's more about the scale of profit rather than no profit.

I've little doubt a smaller scaled $50 million Star Wars film would make money but at this point Lucasfilm would rather spend 3-5 times that amount on one, more spectacle driven film with the chance to reach a billion+, than several smaller films that would take longer to make and release, then wouldn't amount to as much success when combined.

They're better-off sending their smaller scale stories to VOD where the marketing/distribution spend is lower.

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General / Re: SEPTEMBER ART COMP - 40 YEARS OF FUTURE SHOCKS
« Last post by james newell on 22 September, 2017, 09:08:24 pm »
thanks guys!
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