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Posted: 8/26/2004 4:35:35 PM EST
Look funky....

The preview looks almost "cartoonish".

Anyone know anything about it??
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:39:31 PM EST
It's a revolutionary new way of filmmaking. Everything was done on the computer by the director, and the four live actors spent maybe a week of posing and delivering their lines. Then they were edited into the movie.

Laurence Olivier is the bad guy, the director just used images of him from old stock. Looks very interesting, even if the the dialogue doesn't sound very good.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:41:47 PM EST
Well, it does get a few point because Angelina is in it.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:45:48 PM EST
It's an art deco, alternate history movie set in the '30s with zepplins and P-40 warhawks. It looks a lot like the old superman cartoon Mechanical Monsters by Max Fleischer (in fact, it seems as if most of the art direction was lifted directly from it).

It looks pretty cool for the alternate history scifi geeks.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:03:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
It's a revolutionary new way of filmmaking. Everything was done on the computer by the director, and the four live actors spent maybe a week of posing and delivering their lines. Then they were edited into the movie.

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How is that any different than Michael Jordan interacting with Bugs Bunny or Jessica Rabbit or whatever her name was interacting with Bob Hoskins?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:03:58 PM EST
Those movies mostly existed on real sets. Sky Captain was shot on almost 100% blue screen, if I'm not mistaken.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:08:27 PM EST
I read the book and I will see it. They have the dialogue and over-acting in that perfect 1940's style.
I think the movie will bomb because the audeince won't be able to appreciate the old time feel.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:09:43 PM EST
go figure...
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:11:05 PM EST
If they want to do alternate history, they should get Spielberg to make movies out of Harry Turtledove's WorldWar series. I'd flay the skin from my own bones to get those movies made, and made right.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:18:38 PM EST
Reminds me a bit of a crappy Disney movie called The Rocketeer. THAT movie is still worth watching because it has a young Jennifer Connelly before she got her boobers reduced from their natural glory.

I still shed a single tear every time I think about that boob reduction.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:18:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By SS109:
I read the book and I will see it. They have the dialogue and over-acting in that perfect 1940's style.
I think the movie will bomb because the audeince won't be able to appreciate the old time feel.

If that's how you want to define a lack of "suspension of disbelief" then I'll agree with you.

It's just TOO "out there, " for me, I think.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:21:18 PM EST
I think I am going to have to see it.

The wife is leery, but she owes me. I went to see "Little Black Book"...
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:22:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 5:23:24 PM EST by omar]

Originally Posted By raven:
It's a revolutionary new way of filmmaking. Everything was done on the computer by the director, and the four live actors spent maybe a week of posing and delivering their lines. Then they were edited into the movie.



I thought the Disney movie "Tron" was done along similar lines back in the eighties.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:24:41 PM EST
It looks... fecking AWESOME. That's all I really have to say.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:32:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 5:33:03 PM EST by kpel308]
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:37:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By kpel308:
Now, if they'd only get their own theme music, rather than using that of "Stargate".

They must have copied it off of Napster...



They will. The movie has an original score. They always use another movie's score for promotional material, usually because the final score isn't finished yet.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:43:29 PM EST
I've seen this thing advertised for a LONG freakin' time, when are they actually going to show the damn thing?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:44:39 PM EST
September 17th I think.
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