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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
PostPosted: Thu November 02, 2017 6:35 pm 
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To the surprise of no one, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I thought the main kid was great; he really won me over. Got hit with some unexpected emotion every now and then too (one scene in particular). The relationship between the kid and Elba was effective.

It needed about another half hour, though. The climax was rushed.

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Legend has it that the original cut was 2 and a half hours. Man, I hope we get that cut one of these days.

I agree about the climax, but it could have benefitted from some more early backstory on TMIB and Roland, too. So much of their dialogue played as nonsensical without any good context.

Exactly why I want that 2.5 hour cut. I still haven't seen the movie. But I've heard that so much of the context and backstory was cut.

That would definitely improve Joey's climax.

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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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To the surprise of no one, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I thought the main kid was great; he really won me over. Got hit with some unexpected emotion every now and then too (one scene in particular). The relationship between the kid and Elba was effective.

It needed about another half hour, though. The climax was rushed.

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Legend has it that the original cut was 2 and a half hours. Man, I hope we get that cut one of these days.

I agree about the climax, but it could have benefitted from some more early backstory on TMIB and Roland, too. So much of their dialogue played as nonsensical without any good context.

Exactly why I want that 2.5 hour cut. I still haven't seen the movie. But I've heard that so much of the context and backstory was cut.

That would definitely improve Joey's climax.

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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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Huh, I wonder how they're going to make an interesting film out of The Long Walk? While one of my very favorite King stories, that's a tough one to put on screen. The entire story is literally a bunch of guys walking and talking.


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Huh, I wonder how they're going to make an interesting film out of The Long Walk? While one of my very favorite King stories, that's a tough one to put on screen. The entire story is literally a bunch of guys walking and talking.

I want to make this movie so badly. They better not fuck it up.


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Uh clearly you haven’t seen GERRY trag

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Looks like Amazon is moving forward with The Dark Tower series. Which is awesome. Rumor has it, it'll be a "reboot" and not take the movie into account BUT Idris Elba will still play Roland. And if that's true, I might die. :heartbeat:

There's no way we'll be so lucky.


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Uh clearly you haven’t seen GERRY trag

Also, trag, don't you love Linklater's "Before" movies? Isn't the second one literally just two people walking and talking?


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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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durdencommatyler wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Huh, I wonder how they're going to make an interesting film out of The Long Walk? While one of my very favorite King stories, that's a tough one to put on screen. The entire story is literally a bunch of guys walking and talking.

I want to make this movie so badly. They better not fuck it up.

Ugh, you know they're going to add a demon or something...

Did anyone see the Gerald's Game movie? Was that one any good? Because the source material is almost as tough as The Long Walk (and not nearly as good).


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durdencommatyler wrote:
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Uh clearly you haven’t seen GERRY trag

Also, trag, don't you love Linklater's "Before" movies? Isn't the second one literally just two people walking and talking?

I've always wanted to see Gerry :cry:
And yeah, great call on Before Sunset. They just might pull this off.


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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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oh boy i can't wait for the film adaptation of The Long Walk!


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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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tragabigzanda wrote:
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Huh, I wonder how they're going to make an interesting film out of The Long Walk? While one of my very favorite King stories, that's a tough one to put on screen. The entire story is literally a bunch of guys walking and talking.

I want to make this movie so badly. They better not fuck it up.

Ugh, you know they're going to add a demon or something...

Did anyone see the Gerald's Game movie? Was that one any good? Because the source material is almost as tough as The Long Walk (and not nearly as good).

I didn't watch it because I wanted to read it first. My wife really loves the book. She was terrified by it. But I have heard really good things about the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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Yeah, i guess The Long Walk has a lot of flashbacks, and also some sexual fantasies, that could make for interesting cuts from all the walking. But this will ultimately be a dialogue-driven film.


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tragabigzanda wrote:
Yeah, i guess The Long Walk has a lot of flashbacks, and also some sexual fantasies, that could make for interesting cuts from all the walking. But this will ultimately be a dialogue-driven film.

God forbid Hollywood hires a fucking, you know, writer.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
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Yeah, i guess The Long Walk has a lot of flashbacks, and also some sexual fantasies, that could make for interesting cuts from all the walking. But this will ultimately be a dialogue-driven film.

God forbid Hollywood hires a fucking, you know, writer.

For as bad as King's dialogue typically is, it's really good in this one; the banter between the boys is what brings them to life. I hope they keep the core of it.


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I hope it has no dialogue

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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King's The Dark Tower
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tragabigzanda wrote:
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Yeah, i guess The Long Walk has a lot of flashbacks, and also some sexual fantasies, that could make for interesting cuts from all the walking. But this will ultimately be a dialogue-driven film.

God forbid Hollywood hires a fucking, you know, writer.

For as bad as King's dialogue typically is, it's really good in this one; the banter between the boys is what brings them to life. I hope they keep the core of it.

I think King gets a mostly bad rap for his dialogue.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
Looks like Amazon is moving forward with The Dark Tower series. Which is awesome. Rumor has it, it'll be a "reboot" and not take the movie into account BUT Idris Elba will still play Roland. And if that's true, I might die. :heartbeat:

There's no way we'll be so lucky.

That would be great. I'm curious how often this has ever happened before. A reboot that restrain s the star but ignores the earlier work?

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Looks like Amazon is moving forward with The Dark Tower series. Which is awesome. Rumor has it, it'll be a "reboot" and not take the movie into account BUT Idris Elba will still play Roland. And if that's true, I might die. :heartbeat:

There's no way we'll be so lucky.

That would be great. I'm curious how often this has ever happened before. A reboot that restrain s the star but ignores the earlier work?

No idea. But this as a built-in reset button of sorts. Since the film is technically a sequel, the series could be a straight adaption of the source material without having to acknowledge the movie at all.


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