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Eternities End
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:50 pm
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I think it'd be kind slow so I want to see where they go with it...hopefully no love interest...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:12 pm
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Two online oppinions on Del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness":

http://www.cc2k.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1324&Itemid=2
http://www.cc2k.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1320&Itemid=2
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:49 am
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I'm a huge Del Toro fan. Pretty much everything he's done I have been very impressed. And to be honest I really REALLY can't see anyone else do ATMOM then Del Toro. He has the vision for this story. I really can't see him messing this up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:15 am
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yeah he's definitely one of my favorite directors now. he's like a more gritty version of peter jackson. i like when fat unkempt guys with accents are in charge. whether it's a movie set or a turkish prison, you know things are going to get interesting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:18 am
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Well, I just read those two reviews. Call me a purist, but I don't see what is wrong with writing a Lovecraftian movie script that sticks to the text. Simply by having the aliens stooping to imitate humans or even bother talking to them, and then by including Christian references, and then removing the typical Lovecraftian structure in favor of a popular cinematic one, the real genius of Lovecraft is removed. Now, there's still good material, and I'm sure a fine horror movie can be made...but that's all it will be. A fine horror movie, not a fine Mythos movie.
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JJ Burke
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:55 pm
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what are the reviews based on? has the official script been leaked, or what? (i'm trying not to read too much about this, because that's poison for when i go to the theater).

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:32 pm
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Yeah, the official script has been leaked, and it appears that the author mixed the plot of ATMOM with a superb (but nevertheless one that shouldn't have been mixed) science fiction novella by John Campbell.
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JJ Burke
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:30 pm
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well, that's a drag. or maybe it's a red herring, like the 'whale' design of the cloverfield monster.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:47 am
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It will never come to the screen. Reading the Empire Online interview it seems he will never get the backing. I really am pining for this film to appear one day..but it won't and wishing it so won't make it happen any sooner.. Crying or Very sad
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JJ Burke
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:39 am
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don't pierce my sweet fantasy bubble of hope with your rusty old crooked skewer of cynicism! money isn't everything—this is hollywood, baby! land of dreams!

my dream? i'll tell you my dream. i'm gonna star on broadway, ma, right in the heart of hollywood, you'll see

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:50 am
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We have the CoC by the HPLHS to console us while we wait. Their latest radio play is out and Shadow Over... to come soon. Let's hope they get Whisperer done sooner than later as well!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:57 pm
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I hope they do it, I would love to see a ATMOM movie and deltoro is the perfect person to do it Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:36 am
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Shadow out of Time: http://www.cthulhulives.org/store/store.lasso?1=product&2=33157

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:58 am
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I dunno. I don't mind the Christian additions--it can certainly make it more potent. And I'm all for action in Mountains, as long as they keep it to a minimum (less Hellboy plox)... but I'm worried about the shapeshifting shoggoths thing. The whole point of Mountains was that it was somewhat normal until all of a sudden they start going through the city and run into really fracking wierd things.

But I believe that Del Toro can pull it off.

One movie that I would LOVE to see translated pretty much verbatum to screen would be the Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. While I read that I was thinking "WOW THIS IS SO CINEMATIC. I REALLY want to see this movie!"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:54 pm
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lukenukem wrote:
We have the CoC by the HPLHS to console us while we wait. Their latest radio play is out and Shadow Over... to come soon. Let's hope they get Whisperer done sooner than later as well!


The HPLHS radio plays are awesome. "at the mountains of madness" is good but I was a little frustrated by the OTT radio interferance during the world wide wireless news interviews - not great for listening to in the car when you're having to fiddle with the volume. "the dunwich horror" is far better. "the shadow out of time" is the next one - I'll get that on payday - I can imagine that "the shadow over innsmouth" is going to be their best of all though. Plenty of dramatic potential in that one, and while I enjoyed Stuart Gordan's "dagon" I think that a more faithful translation would be supercool.
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