tfactor wrote:athena's right flum. I remember a movie that was about a magical ring (miracle max and the magic ring maybe) that came out right about the same time as LOTR, and it claimed to be similar to JRRT's work but it was this ultra cheesy wanna be version with horrible special effects and even worse acting. Many books have used the genre of LOTR as a reference but very few exceed low expectations and quality. Though I have to admit flum you got me sitting up in my chair a little straighter.
I'll get caught up with the books I want to read as soon as I figure out how to replicate myself, so I can have one of me read while the other works, or one of me play while the other works.... you get the point. Kinda like multiplicity with micheal keaton
Flumm wrote:I see what your saying guys, but I'm gonna throw this at ya...
"I have read extensive fantasy fiction (Tolkien, Jordan, Goodkind, Pratchett, Hobb, Eddings) and and these are by far the most enjoyable books out there - superb in every aspect. After book 1 you'll be thanking your lucky stars that he wrote 5!"
DennisMM wrote:The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad.
Quint wrote:PS Regarding The Talisman...
I read Ehren Kruger's Talisman script and it's a goddamn miracle that project is dead right now. Kruger's take was abysmal. Imagine if Jake had the talisman on him the whole time... imagine if they cut 99% of the flipping between worlds. Imagine if they took almost every scene between jack and wolf out and instead had a werewolf chase on a train.
It was godawful.
And before Ed Zwick was in the director's seat, they had HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG's Vadim Perelman onboard. I met him at a festival when he was on the Academy Award whoring circuit and talked to him about the project... and he said he planning on cutting the entire Gardner home sequence for ratings reasons...
I think a brilliant movie could be made out of Talisman, a hard PG-13 with a harder director's cut later. It just has to be in the right hands. I'd love to see Alfonso Cuaron or Guillermo del Toro do it.
That's enough ranting from me...
Quint wrote:I'm sure he has no say in that shitty remake of IT that's going on right now... you heard about that? Taking an 800 page novel and turning into a 2 hour TV movie... all told from the point of view of Beverly Marsh?
athenabodicea wrote:Dennis... That actually sounds like the movie would be better than the book... (if that makes sense)
keepcoolbutcare wrote:man, when I first read that on another thread I thought it was
I Shit On My Dick I Laugh a So Hard.
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