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Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:09 pm
by Bayouwolf
burlivesleftnut wrote:I was only kidding around, but you make a great point! I bet Henson's Hellboy would actually be interesting!


What if Henson had the oppertunity to create Smeagol.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:21 pm
by The Vicar
Bayou wrote:
burlivesleftnut wrote:I was only kidding around, but you make a great point! I bet Henson's Hellboy would actually be interesting!


What if Henson had the oppertunity to create Smeagol.


:shock:

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:23 pm
by Bayouwolf
The Vicar wrote:
Bayou wrote:
burlivesleftnut wrote:I was only kidding around, but you make a great point! I bet Henson's Hellboy would actually be interesting!


What if Henson had the oppertunity to create Smeagol.


:shock:


Damn straight :shock:

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:27 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Just wanted to add to the chorus of valentines to Mr. Henson.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:44 pm
by The Vicar
Seriously, the muppets they used in Farscape always kept me at arms length from the show...mores the pity.
It would have sunk LOTRs.

And I am a fan of Henson and all the good work he has done - but not in this case. Muppets are NOT reality based SFX.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:54 pm
by Bayouwolf
The Vicar wrote:Seriously, the muppets they used in Farscape always kept me at arms length from the show...mores the pity.
It would have sunk LOTRs.

And I am a fan of Henson and all the good work he has done - but not in this case. Muppets are NOT reality based SFX.


Henson died in 1990, He didn't have much of a hand in Farscape.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:53 pm
by DerLanghaarige
And they weren't Muppets. I didn't see Gonzo or Kermit anywhere.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:08 pm
by The Vicar
Bayou wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Seriously, the muppets they used in Farscape always kept me at arms length from the show...mores the pity.
It would have sunk LOTRs.

And I am a fan of Henson and all the good work he has done - but not in this case. Muppets are NOT reality based SFX.


Henson died in 1990, He didn't have much of a hand in Farscape.


And yet, when you do a search for "Farscape", it takes you here....

http://www.henson.com/fantasy_scifi.php ... t=farscape

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:14 pm
by Fried Gold
The Vicar wrote:
Bayou wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Seriously, the muppets they used in Farscape always kept me at arms length from the show...mores the pity.
It would have sunk LOTRs.

And I am a fan of Henson and all the good work he has done - but not in this case. Muppets are NOT reality based SFX.


Henson died in 1990, He didn't have much of a hand in Farscape.


And yet, when you do a search for "Farscape", it takes you here....

http://www.henson.com/fantasy_scifi.php ... t=farscape

I think they mean Jim Henson, the man himself, didn't have much to do with it.

The Jim Henson Company lived on after him.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:22 pm
by Bayouwolf
Fried Gold wrote:I think they mean Jim Henson, the man himself, didn't have much to do with it.

The Jim Henson Company lived on after him.

Correct.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:28 pm
by ChaoticMoira
instant_karma wrote:Personally, I wish Hitchcock were around today. I'd love to see what he would do with the resources of a modern studio blockbuster at his disposal. I'm also very curious if he would show acts of violence as graphically as is now permitted onscreen, or if he would find that too much and go in the other direction.



I agree on Hitchcock. That type of writing isn't something you see often anymore. I'd even love to see someone new who writes with that same style today. I know someone who writes really great stuff that is very reminiscent of Hitchcock and always hope his stuff goes somewhere so I can see it on the big screen. It would be a good thing, as long as some dumb as director doesn't go and fuckitup.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:56 pm
by Fried Gold
Not so much a director but.... how about if Rod Serling were still writing screenplays?

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:28 pm
by Fievel
Fried Gold wrote:Not so much a director but.... how about if Rod Serling were still writing screenplays?


I thought he was reincarnated as M. Night Shyamalan.

No?

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:37 am
by havocSchultz
Just think what JIM HENSON could do with M. Night Shyamalan...Just think of the possibilities...!

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:21 am
by instant_karma
havocSchultz wrote:Just think what JIM HENSON could do with M. Night Shyamalan...Just think of the possibilities...!


But Shyamalan is already a muppet...

Oh, and Fievel, you deserve to be banished to The Twilight Zone for even suggesting Night is on the same level as Serling. And not one of those fun, quirky Twilight Zone's either. One of the bad ones!

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:56 am
by Bayouwolf
instant_karma wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:Just think what JIM HENSON could do with M. Night Shyamalan...Just think of the possibilities...!


But Shyamalan is already a muppet...



No no no...Muppets have a HAND up their asses, not a head.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:50 am
by Spandau Belly
I'll second the vote for Russ Meyer.

I loved DOA: Dead Or Alive, but to imagine that movie in Meyer's hands is a dream beyond belief.

On a side note, I am greatly looking forward to the movie called Bitch Slap.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:55 am
by Fried Gold
havocSchultz wrote:Just think what JIM HENSON could do with M. Night Shyamalan...Just think of the possibilities...!

RoboCop 4?

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:07 pm
by travis-dane
Fried Gold wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:Just think what JIM HENSON could do with M. Night Shyamalan...Just think of the possibilities...!

RoboCop 4?


With an "surprise" ending,like the M. Night Shyamalan muppet RoboCop is no other then Miss Piggy?
or Tom Cruise......

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:13 pm
by stereosforgeeks
I'd love to see a new Mizoguchi. The guy was a huge factor in early Japanese film with Kurosawa, Ozu, and Naruse. Hell any one of them would be crazy to have filmmaking today.

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:59 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:06 am
by Bayouwolf
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:More love for Henson.


Are they ALF over at Freep?
The caption under a picture of the characters from"Fraggle Rock" reads
Freep.com wrote:The Muppets, first seen on a 1957 television show, are Jim Henson's most enduring creation.


Cool news though. wonder if Vicar will attend?

Re: Director Resurrection

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:12 am
by so sorry
Any one see Split this weekend and think that maybe this will get M Night Shamalyan back on the map of better-than-average directors?

I see its gotten good reviews, and HBO was playing some of his other movies on non-stop rotation this weekend. I'm curious about Split, but definetly won't see it in theater.

P.S. I watched The Visit over the weekend....meh x10. That fucking mom who left her kids in that situation...talk about some bad parenting.