The Golden Compass (now with Reviews!)

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Golden God or Pyrite Pile?

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Postby tapehead on Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:48 pm

Yeah, initially I had doubts whether she would be able to muster the fiestiness and daring, but a couple of shots in that have me a little more optimistic.


Mrs Coulter's monkey doesn't look right yet - it has to have golden hair, just like hers
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Postby TonyWilson on Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:54 pm

Totally, she's kicking ass in one or two shots there, makes me believe that Weitz has got a real handle on the material.
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Postby tapehead on Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:06 pm

Since AICN already posted this, do you think it would be alright to re-post the video here?

edit: nevermind, it's an easy-find on u-toob, filmick have got some nice stills up from it too
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:20 pm

So are Superheroine chicks beating the shit out of each other in as many orgasmic ways as possible and in tight bright lycra gear - BUT YOU DON'T SEE ME POSTING IT HERE DO YA, BITCH!!!!!!!!
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Postby tapehead on Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:23 pm

thirty-five to go - go on, see if you can make them even more incomprehensible.
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Postby so sorry on Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:58 pm

TonyWilson wrote:OH MY GOD


That looked fucking excellent, it's got me really excited. Ok I agree a few things looked incogruous with the boojs but holy fuck those shots of Iorek and the Northern Lights and the production design looks wonderful. And Dakota Blue looks pretty strong for Lyra, she seems to have that dynamism and fearlessness.


Boy I hope so, 'cause this book is BORING.

I bought the trilogy based on the Zone love, and I'm about halfway thru the Subtle Knife, but I'm marginally interested at this point.

I can't see an intriguing movie being made out of the Golden Compass...

I write this post in the hopes that a certain Zonette will not hold it against me that I don't like her namesake! :cry:
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Just watched the clip. Holy hot shit on a plate am I anxious to see that movie. Looks like Weitz nailed it.
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Postby lyra belacqua on Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:48 pm

so sorry wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:OH MY GOD
That looked fucking excellent, it's got me really excited. Ok I agree a few things looked incogruous with the books


Boy I hope so, 'cause this book is BORING.

I write this post in the hopes that a certain Zonette will not hold it against me that I don't like her namesake! :cry:


Oh you bitch! :wink:

I love the books so much that I know there is no way that the movies are going to get it right, so I'm okay with the movies being what they have to be to be palatable to the masses and make some money. Hopefully, then some young precocious children will want to read the books and have themselves a mind-fuck of a good time.

From what I've seen, I think the footage looks great! It looks like Lyra's world looks like a real, deep and lived in world, just like it needs to be. And Eva Green looks better in the shot of her in the footage than she did in the whole James Bond movie. (It makes me want to go watch The Dreamers again.)
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:35 pm

lyra belacqua wrote:
so sorry wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:OH MY GOD
That looked fucking excellent, it's got me really excited. Ok I agree a few things looked incogruous with the books


Boy I hope so, 'cause this book is BORING.

I write this post in the hopes that a certain Zonette will not hold it against me that I don't like her namesake! :cry:


Oh you bitch! :wink:

I love the books so much that I know there is no way that the movies are going to get it right, so I'm okay with the movies being what they have to be to be palatable to the masses and make some money. Hopefully, then some young precocious children will want to read the books and have themselves a mind-fuck of a good time.

From what I've seen, I think the footage looks great! It looks like Lyra's world looks like a real, deep and lived in world, just like it needs to be. And Eva Green looks better in the shot of her in the footage than she did in the whole James Bond movie. (It makes me want to go watch The Dreamers again.)


And I want to watch you watching the dreamers again. With hands. In pants!
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:44 pm

I love the shot of her riding Iorek. That alone gives me hope.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:30 am

me toos - that long panning shot of Iorek bounding across a mountainside , tiny little figure on his back and the sunset behind was the best thing in it.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:39 am

tapehead wrote:me toos - that long panning shot of Iorek bounding across a mountainside , tiny little figure on his back and the sunset behind was the best thing in it.


I don't remember that part...
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:47 am

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
tapehead wrote:me toos - that long panning shot of Iorek bounding across a mountainside , tiny little figure on his back and the sunset behind was the best thing in it.


I don't remember that part...


From about 1 minute 11 to around 1 minute sixteen - some of the wide panoramic shots of Lyra's Oxford are also pretty dazzling, if a little unfinished looking.

My sig pic is from it (you're just teasing me, arent you?)
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:59 am

tapehead wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
tapehead wrote:me toos - that long panning shot of Iorek bounding across a mountainside , tiny little figure on his back and the sunset behind was the best thing in it.


I don't remember that part...


From about 1 minute 11 to around 1 minute sixteen - some of the wide panoramic shots of Lyra's Oxford are also pretty dazzling, if a little unfinished looking.

My sig pic is from it (you're just teasing me, arent you?)


Oh! Your sig pic!! I just noticed it...ok now I remember.
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Postby Ribbons on Thu May 03, 2007 5:14 pm

The teaser poster has made its debut online:

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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 03, 2007 5:23 pm

speaking as someone who used to show up in random TB's screaming for ARMORED POLAR BEARS...

could've been better, as the poster sorta leaves some confusion as to just what Iorek is bellowing at, and why Lyra is staring in a different direction...

but that's a not too shabby rendering of Iorek, and his armor looks pretty keen.
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Postby so sorry on Thu May 03, 2007 5:27 pm

he needs bigger teeth.


But that's a ALF nit pick, so I expect Burl will come along and call me a douchebag for saying that.


But its true...
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu May 03, 2007 5:29 pm

I think it looks vunderful!!

Go here for a full page close up of the poster

Yes it looks Narniash, but I love the poster. I love the art work and graceful detail in the painting and that the picture establishes a close protective relationship between the 2 characters and that there is possible danger lurking out there. It gets me wondering what it's about.
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Postby so sorry on Thu May 03, 2007 5:32 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:I think it looks vunderful!!

Go here for a full page close up of the poster

Yes it looks Narniash, but I love the poster. I love the art work and graceful detail in the painting and that the picture establishes a close protective relationship between the 2 characters and that there is possible danger lurking out there. It gets me wondering what it's about.


thanks for the link Kirk.

I was staring at the bigger version, and it dawned on me that I can't find Pantamallion (sp?) anywhere near Lyra... am I blind, or is it a massive oversight?
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 03, 2007 5:46 pm

so sorry wrote:I was staring at the bigger version, and it dawned on me that I can't find Pantamallion (sp?) anywhere near Lyra...


could he be perched on her shoulder?

but 'tis indeed a glaring fuckup, good call on that...
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Postby doglips on Thu May 03, 2007 6:34 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
so sorry wrote:I was staring at the bigger version, and it dawned on me that I can't find Pantamallion (sp?) anywhere near Lyra...


could he be perched on her shoulder?

but 'tis indeed a glaring fuckup, good call on that...


Yeah, great call. That is fucking ridiculous.

Maybe they have just scrapped the Daemons.
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Postby lyra belacqua on Thu May 03, 2007 8:34 pm

thedoglippedone wrote:Maybe they have just scrapped the Daemons.


They haven't and thank fucking god!

BTW, people, you can find out what your deamon is over at the movie site.

I have an osprey named Eamon. He's my new favorite imaginary friend.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu May 03, 2007 8:46 pm

Oh! That's great!!! :x

I thought I was your imaginary friend!!!

Huh! :evil:
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Postby Flumm on Thu May 03, 2007 8:58 pm

lyra belacqua wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:Maybe they have just scrapped the Daemons.


They haven't and thank fucking god!

BTW, people, you can find out what your deamon is over at the movie site.

I have an osprey named Eamon. He's my new favorite imaginary friend.


Sigh, part of me thought, "Daemon?", what do I need to know my daemon for, it's generated by a list of artificial factors decided by web designers and marketing goons.

The other part of me is a geek.

www.goldencompass.com wrote:Calista - Flummage's Daemon

You Daemon reveals that you are

Modesty, spontaneous, fickle, assertive and shy.

You are therefore matched with the Lion daemon.


Calista is one of 2987 Lion daemons of a total population of 72639


I'm gonna need a bigger kitty litter?

Perhaps not my first choice, but then again, as in idea, that's partially the point, to some degree, I think...


EDIT: The music sample that keeps playing on the site is really, very cool...
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Postby Ribbons on Thu May 03, 2007 9:03 pm

Flumm wrote:EDIT: The music sample that keeps playing on the site is really, very cool...


'Tis a classy website, to be sure. I like the Jim Broadbent-esque narrator (a.k.a. Jim Broadbent?) who reads everything.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu May 03, 2007 9:15 pm

I'm a butterfly named Ariel. A Female.
Assertive, shy, clever, dependable, a leader.

Nothing about me being an evil genius who will rule all chicks and the world. So dissapointing. Guess I'll have to make do with ruling the Zone and everyone in it then.

Yeah, that music is still palying too Flumm. Hope the music from the website is in the film, but it can't be can it? Hasn't been scored yet.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu May 03, 2007 9:18 pm

FLUMM!!! FLUMM!!!!!!


AAAHHH I GOTTA GO TO SLEEP BUT I JUST WANNA NOD MY HEAD TO THE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG!!

HELP ME FLUMM!!!!!


I CAN'T TURN THE MUSIC OFF!!!!!!! I JUST CAN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Ribbons on Thu May 03, 2007 9:29 pm

Go to sleep WITH the music, sillyhead!
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu May 03, 2007 9:38 pm

Flumm wrote:
lyra belacqua wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:Maybe they have just scrapped the Daemons.


They haven't and thank fucking god!

BTW, people, you can find out what your deamon is over at the movie site.

I have an osprey named Eamon. He's my new favorite imaginary friend.


Sigh, part of me thought, "Daemon?", what do I need to know my daemon for, it's generated by a list of artificial factors decided by web designers and marketing goons.

The other part of me is a geek.

www.goldencompass.com wrote:Calista - Flummage's Daemon

You Daemon reveals that you are

Modesty, spontaneous, fickle, assertive and shy.

You are therefore matched with the Lion daemon.


Calista is one of 2987 Lion daemons of a total population of 72639


I'm gonna need a bigger kitty litter?

Perhaps not my first choice, but then again, as in idea, that's partially the point, to some degree, I think...


EDIT: The music sample that keeps playing on the site is really, very cool...


How very very ironic that my Daemon is a monkey...
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Postby havocSchultz on Thu May 03, 2007 10:23 pm

That polar bear is hot...
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Postby tapehead on Thu May 03, 2007 10:42 pm

Euthalias
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Modest, shy, responsible dependable and fickle

sure, but Euthalias?, I'm sure I'd call her Jane, or Mary.
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Postby lyra belacqua on Fri May 04, 2007 1:17 pm

Flumm wrote:Sigh, part of me thought, "Daemon?", what do I need to know my daemon for, it's generated by a list of artificial factors decided by web designers and marketing goons.

The other part of me is a geek.


HA!
Yeah, I wondered if I'd end up with a mouse named Ralph because 1-it would be all Americanized or 2-their would only be, like, 5 choices of animal or name. And, seriously, only 20 questions?!?

But whatever, I was sadly impressed with my animal and all-over in love with his name.

The whole site is impressive-the music, the narration, the look. It's awesome. I'm hoping it foreshadows goodness in the movie.
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Postby TonyWilson on Fri May 04, 2007 1:22 pm

Are they going with the Daemons being solely CGI or are they using animatronics as well? I'd prefer a mixture of both. Rhythm and Hues are pretty patchy when it comes to creature CGI.
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Postby so sorry on Fri May 04, 2007 1:40 pm

TonyWilson wrote:Are they going with the Daemons being solely CGI or are they using animatronics as well? I'd prefer a mixture of both. Rhythm and Hues are pretty patchy when it comes to creature CGI.


If I were a betting man I'd say totally CGI. How the hell they handle this in a crowd of people is beyond me (thinking of the gyptians meeting they have... hundreds of daemons?)
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Postby Flumm on Sat May 05, 2007 6:33 am

Just to say, that it would seem to me that the text on the site is intoned by a one Jim Carter, jobbing actor, Jim Broadbent impressionist, and wife of Imelda Staunton...

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He was the first face inside my mind when I heard the voice, but low and behold, I couldn't think of anything all that specific he had been in.

I searched but I could not find.

But on an instinctual whim, I checked something, and it turns out that the next thing you can see him in, is in fact... His Dark materials: The Golden Compass.

:roll:

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think that's the case.


A little extra tid-bit so you don't sit in the theatre and get a vague feeling in your gut that there's something you're not quite putting together.

(and doesn't involve your sexuality, your house-keys or Quiz Mania)
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Postby doglips on Sat May 05, 2007 7:19 am

Artemis, a Snow Leopard.

Apparently I'm clever, solitary, humble, dependable and softly spoken.

Fair enough.......
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Postby Peven on Mon May 21, 2007 3:06 pm

new trailer just put up over at yahoo.


http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thegoldencompass.html
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Postby John-Locke on Mon May 21, 2007 3:20 pm

Cheers Peven, missed you dude.
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon May 21, 2007 3:58 pm

Wow, that looks really promising. Cheers, Peven.
That should really get some interest in this film out to a wider audience. I love the designs of Lyra's world. Perhaps they were a little to clean looking but overall I think they nailed the style and the mood.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon May 21, 2007 4:12 pm

Welcome back Peven. You're gonna stick awound?

Still downloading the farking HD thing. No need to push the whole 'we made LOTR' thing at the beginning. Or that music that we know full well don't belong to the film as it's so famous already.

Just seen the scenes of the city and the flying dildo though and these look fantastic. Love it! Awe inspiring. Trying to study how real it looks though. It seems to be. I'll check the rest later.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon May 21, 2007 4:41 pm

Looks brilliant! Animals don't look real though. The bit at the end looks too cartoony. The morphing and the facial expressions all look too computerised, mathematically motioned rather than natural.

I also think that these are finished renditions too. After all these Narnian trailers and there effects in them being exactly as they are in the film, I have grown to believe this.

Be back with more comments later.
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Postby tapehead on Mon May 21, 2007 4:43 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote: flying dildo


Oh Boy, are you in for a disappointment!
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Postby Flumm on Mon May 21, 2007 4:47 pm

Foiled again.

Hot damn Yahoo and their fancy schmancy... stuff...

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Why I'll get you yet Yahoo!


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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon May 21, 2007 6:35 pm

not too shabby, but...

I love Craig, but not in this role, at least from what I've seen so far. I always pictured Asriel more regal, taller, with a more authoritative voice. Craig just sounds a bit too high pitched for my liking.

but they fucking nailed it with Eva and Sam Elliot though.

Some of the effects look spectacular, others, not so much.

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Postby Evil Hobbit on Mon May 21, 2007 6:44 pm

Looks very promising but they just have to make a LotR connection somewhere. Bad bad New Line marketing Struggling Background Artists :lol:
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Mon May 21, 2007 6:45 pm

I concur with you, KC. Daniel Craig is the one bit of casting I really dislike.

Oxford looks a little more futuristic than I pictured, I imagined it having a more Victorian look, like something from H.G. Wells or something. They didn't even have electric lights for heaven's sake.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon May 21, 2007 7:02 pm

I just watched the trailer with no knowledge of the universe/story and I must say I was extremely unimpressed. Nothing caught my attention at all...with the exception of the beautiful Nicole Kidman.

I love the idea of new fantasy franchises, but I highly doubt I'll be seeing this. Stardust looked a lot more interesting, IMO.
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Postby lyra belacqua on Mon May 21, 2007 8:03 pm

Yep, I just cried watching the damn trailer!

I cannot wait to see this movie. It'll have to horrible for me not to love it.
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Postby doglips on Mon May 21, 2007 8:10 pm

I cried too, for the wrong reasons. Great cast, ROPEY effects. Damn.

I agree with KC on Craig ( originally I thought he would be great ) his voice is no where near imposing enough.

Way too little Daemon action in that trailer for my liking, they are supposed to be in close proximity at all times...... What gives, no Pantalaimon at all. I was expecting to see him round Lyra's neck.......

Count me disappointed. Sob.
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Postby Conroy420 on Mon May 21, 2007 9:29 pm

Never read the books, just from what I've read in the trades.

Will I go see this in theaters?

No.

If I was a parent, would I take my kids?

Perhapes.

I like the talent involved. All the actors are pretty talented.

Is it just me or does Kidmen look either beautiful or dam fugly?

I like the world they've created though, very original, and I might watch the film just for those visuals.

There wasn't anything in the trailer that really made me want to see it, or telling me what it's actually about. Beyond some magical child.

What was all that talk about alternate dimension? Ours?
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