War of the Worlds

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Post by Dek » Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:52 pm

You didn't like AI?

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Post by Coheteboy » Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:21 pm

Siftland wrote:
Reagan wrote:Spielberg is one of my all time heros. I can't think of a single movie of his that I've seen and didn't like.
That's funny. I can't think of a single movie of his I like.
Wait wait wait... you mean you didn't even like the Indiana Jones movies?!
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Post by Kazu » Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:27 am

Or E.T.? Or Jaws? Or Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Or Jurassic Park?

Or 1941? Oh wait...
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Post by PuzzleShift » Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:34 pm

Nick wrote:Jeez, they couldn't even stick to the narrative. Well hopefully it'll be decent, but it won't be War of The Worlds. I'm absolutely gagging to see a version of this film that's true to the book, looks like I'll have to wait a while longer.
Not so! There is an independent version being filmed now as well, and it will be true to the original. It also looks like it will beat Spielberg's film to theaters by three months, releasing on March 30th.

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Post by Siftland » Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:41 pm

Coheteboy wrote:
Siftland wrote:
Reagan wrote:Spielberg is one of my all time heros. I can't think of a single movie of his that I've seen and didn't like.
That's funny. I can't think of a single movie of his I like.
Wait wait wait... you mean you didn't even like the Indiana Jones movies?!
Nope...Not even when I was a kid.
Kazu wrote:Or E.T.? Or Jaws? Or Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Or Jurassic Park?
Nope. Nope. Never seen it. Nope.

I just don't like any of them. Sorry.

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Post by Coheteboy » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:35 am

Siftland wrote:I just don't like any of them. Sorry.
well... what DO you like?
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Post by Siftland » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:41 am

Not as much stuff as you. We could start a new thread if you're really interested?





nah.....didn't think so.

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Post by SonOfaRich » Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:01 pm

I'll give it a try.

How about SAVING PRIVATE RYAN? SCHINDLER'S LIST? THE COLOR PURPLE? EMPIRE OF THE SUN?
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Post by Jared » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:51 am

or Amistad? The Duel? Sugarland Express? Poltergiest?

Spielberg does the best science fiction too - none better.

And there's no way that independant version of War of the Worlds will ever see theatres - it's looks terrible.
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Post by Nick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:06 pm

I don't see the problem with Siftland not liking Spielberg films...

Anyway...Thanks for sharing those links Puzzleshift, I'll be sure to keep an eye on Pendragons version of the film. The article over on crowsnest certainly made for an interesting read. Even though they only have a modest budget (which is still hugely in excess of what British films receive) I'll be interested to see how they tell the story.

Heh, its been a long while since I last read War of the Worlds, I think i'll have to go and find myself a copy. Thanks again. :)
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Post by PuzzleShift » Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:21 pm

No problem.
Yes, I think I need to go dig out my Wells volume as well and catch up on the story. It's high time I do the same for Narnia, too; it's been years since I read those.

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Post by Kazu » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:46 am

Jared wrote:or Amistad? The Duel? Sugarland Express? Poltergiest?
Tobe Hooper directed Poltergeist. Steven Spielberg produced. Spielberg even took out an ad in the Daily Variety to apologize to Hooper for the fact that so many people believed it was a Spielberg film.

Oh, and hey, leave Zack alone guys. I was just kidding with my interrogation, and I imagine that a great many people hate Spielberg, but that just comes with the territory when you're successful.

Anyway, I just saw E.T. when Chris and his girlfriend rented it recently. Whether people hate the man or not, there is simply no denying that Spielberg is one of the most talented filmmakers who ever lived. E.T. is a damn good movie, and it was almost more impressive watching it now than back when I was a child. It is such a masterfully-crafted film, and one that could have easily been a terrible movie if placed in the wrong hands. The sincerity of the performances, the skillful camera blocking, the music, and the lean and simple script all work to make such an incredible film. So many of the parts were just so unbelievable when you think about it, yet while you watch it, you just accept the absurdity simply because of the way it's all executed. Amazing.
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Post by neil » Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:55 am

Spielberg ripped off the script for E.T. from the grand master Indian director Satyajit Ray!

But yeah, While I don't like all of Spielberg's films, I conceed he's got some skills. Although, my favorites of his are probably "The Lost World" and "A.I.," which are pretty atypical choices I guess.

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Post by Joseph Park » Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:19 am

Question.. I remember cartoons such as Tiny Toons Adventures and Animaniacs having his name plastered onto the title.. Steven Speilberg presents Animaniacs. What did he actually do?


Anyway, my favorite Speilberg films are Jurassic Park and Hook.

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Post by Siftland » Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:36 am

Jay P. wrote:Tiny Toons Adventures and Animaniacs
Hey. There you go. I remember liking those shows!

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