Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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16 comments:

James said...

Not sure if anyone in these parts even gives a care about Scott Pilgim (the lovely series of graphic novels by Bryan "Grumpy Tits" O'Malley), but the casting of Scott Pilgrim (the movie) is just ridiculously perfect at every turn. Also, wire work.

I'm so excited I could headbutt a dog.

James said...

Oh yeah, and Grant Morrison is for sures returning to Batman. "Big announcement" = ridiculous Frank Quitely rumour could be true?

Christian said...

Man, I love Scott Pilgrim, far more than a healthy mind would allow.

And did you see the picture of Scott's house from a couple of weeks ago? Awesome.


I have really high hopes for this comic book adaption. But now I wonder who Wright will cameo as in the movie?

James said...

I think that's probably just a general test/mess around rather than a cameo; they're not shooting yet. I [i]did[/i] see that photo, looks great. I could be talking rubbish, but I assume it's the actual building O'Malley used for reference.

Brian said...

I'm also a huge fan of Scott Pilgrim, but can't help but be a little nervous about the adaptation. I dig Wright's other work so at least it's in good hands, but Scott Pilgrim is just such a comic book-y comic book in the best possible way and I fear that adapting to screen is just missing the point. But I suppose this argument is getting tossed around for a lot of comic book-to-film adaptations.

On a BSG note, here's a link to a really extensive interview done with series creator Ron Moore about the most recent episode "Sometimes a Great Notion": http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2009/01/final-fifth-cylon-ellen-tigh-battlestar-galactica-dualla-dee-.html

There are also interviews with the two writers of the episode and the director, so you get a really in-depth view of how an episode comes together. Spoilers abound for the uninitiated.

Can't wait for the LOST premiere and new comics.

scott91777 said...

Ah, the first week of a new semester... and I just upgraded to a new 120 GB (from a 30GB) iPod... you people are lucky I'm posting at all! :)

But on that subject, when programming a new iPod (or reprogramming in those heartshattering instances where you must click the dreaded 'restore' setting) how do you other music geeks go about putting stuff on? Now, there are those of you who may just keep your stuff on your computer any way... and it that case it's super easy... but, for me, I typically start by loading up whatever I have been listening to lately, usually my most recent purchases, then, I pick out my most favorite albums, then, I systematically go through my CD collection picking things for variety, usually starting with various greatest hits collections as they tend to encompass more of an artists entire catalogue (which cuts down on the load time). Now, with the 120GB, since I have more than enough room for my entire CD collection with plenty of room left over (my calculation is that I should have a good 90 GB after loading every track on every CD)and, since I have my 30GB to listen and shuffle through anytime I want, I have decided to go for an alphabetical approach... I'm already thinking of shifting to 'reverse alphabetical though' as 3 of my favorite bands are The Who, The White Stripes and U2... so I might want to puch them up in the queque.

scott91777 said...

Oh, and does anyone know exactly how much wear and tear importing CDs puts on your disk drive... I've got a good 300 more to go... hope it holds out....

finsof72 said...

"based on a true story" aka "this never actually happened"

I think that most critics have come to expect that considering that most "true" stories are dramatically enhanced enough to the point where only a few scraps of what actually happened still exists. (The Pursuit of Happyness, Texas Chainsaw Massacres, Rudy, etc.)

I wanted to say that in my english class to someone today but because the girls in there are about 8 or 9 times more attractive than last semester I couldn't risk my "too cool to care" vibe I've got going.

hcduvall said...

Hollywood has decided that "based on a true story" sets too high a standard, and "inspired by" is the way to go now. Which I suppose is, in a way more honest. Even then there's still a iffy space between dubious changes for narrative oomph (Diving Bell and the Butterfly, say)and outright lying (Blow, say).

James said...

Watched (the Watergate segment of) the actual Frost/Nixon interviews... Ew boy is there gonna be some "narrative oomph" in that movie.

James said...

The made-up kind, I mean.

Matthew J. Brady said...

Geoff, I recall you being a fan of Avatar, so you might have already heard about the controversy about the casting of the upcoming movie, but I figured I would point it out anyway. Stupid Hollywood.

Christian said...

New Viral "trailer" for Watchmen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ&fmt=18

Technically it looks nice and authentic, but anyone else feel like it's really poor storytelling? They use the "Better Blue than Red" twice in it (the kid has a shirt that says it) and once said by one of the interviewees.

It doesn't strike me as very Watchmen'y. I always thought the story kind of understated those sorts of little witticisms, instead of throwing them in your face again and again (like the existence of blimps.)

Christian said...

It just comes off as clunky at best. Some of the faux Veidt commercials were far better.

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