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Re: New Dune movie

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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:57 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:24 pm
Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:29 pm

Do you like the LOTR books then? I feel the Jackson LOTR movies are true to the books as much as movie can be. The Hobbit however is a whole different story. :lol:
I'm not a big fan of the books, no, I'm afraid. There were pleasurable moments.
If you don't like the books much how you are going to like the movies? :) Tell me if I am wrong, but I can't recall a movie which came out better than the book it based on.
In much the same way, in fact. Character development and storytelling was interesting and the battle scenes put me to sleep. :)

As far as movies not being as good as the books, it's true as a statistical generalization. But I can think of two examples that run counter to the trend. 1) The Millennium movies, (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, etc.) in the Swedish production are better than the books. I've repeated them more than the books. 2) The Expanse franchise is better on video too, I think. In the case of the LOTR movies, I watched with no expectation as it was a family mandated activity: "You haven't seen it?! You gotta!"
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Re: New Dune movie

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Bigzmey wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:56 pm Dune Part I was released in Europe already and coming to US next week. I will likely wait to see it until they release part II, since the first movie only covers half of the first Dune novel.



I hope they did it right. Epic book deserves an epic adaptation.
I'll wait too. I loved the books!
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notFritzArgelander wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:41 am
Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:57 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:24 pm

I'm not a big fan of the books, no, I'm afraid. There were pleasurable moments.
If you don't like the books much how you are going to like the movies? :) Tell me if I am wrong, but I can't recall a movie which came out better than the book it based on.
In much the same way, in fact. Character development and storytelling was interesting and the battle scenes put me to sleep. :)

As far as movies not being as good as the books, it's true as a statistical generalization. But I can think of two examples that run counter to the trend. 1) The Millennium movies, (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, etc.) in the Swedish production are better than the books. I've repeated them more than the books. 2) The Expanse franchise is better on video too, I think. In the case of the LOTR movies, I watched with no expectation as it was a family mandated activity: "You haven't seen it?! You gotta!"
In case of The Expanse this is likely because the books are written in descriptive, script-like language. With well-made and not overwhelming visual effects the video does come across nicely. I guess in this case if you don't read books you don't loose that much.

I have not seen or read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, maybe I should. :D
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The new Dune movie will be hitting HBO Max at the same time as it hits theaters in the US: 10.22, I will definitely check it out when it does.
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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Do you like the LOTR books then? I feel the Jackson LOTR movies are true to the books as much as movie can be. The Hobbit however is a whole different story. :lol:
Loved the books when I read them as a teenager and still do. I think it was about the same time as I read Dune for the first time. Overall I think Jackson paid them homage very well. I missed Tom Bombadil, of course.

I'm not sure who was possessed of the idea to make The Hobbit a trilogy. They were brutal to sit through, and where did that whole Legolas arc come from? I guess they just had too much time to fill. LOTR was too short (even the Directors cut) and the Hobbit was much too long!

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Bigzmey wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:04 am
notFritzArgelander wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:41 am
Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:57 pm

If you don't like the books much how you are going to like the movies? :) Tell me if I am wrong, but I can't recall a movie which came out better than the book it based on.
In much the same way, in fact. Character development and storytelling was interesting and the battle scenes put me to sleep. :)

As far as movies not being as good as the books, it's true as a statistical generalization. But I can think of two examples that run counter to the trend. 1) The Millennium movies, (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, etc.) in the Swedish production are better than the books. I've repeated them more than the books. 2) The Expanse franchise is better on video too, I think. In the case of the LOTR movies, I watched with no expectation as it was a family mandated activity: "You haven't seen it?! You gotta!"
In case of The Expanse this is likely because the books are written in descriptive, script-like language. With well-made and not overwhelming visual effects the video does come across nicely. I guess in this case if you don't read books you don't loose that much.

I have not seen or read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, maybe I should. :D
I have a thing for dark, dark mystery stories. I read the books once (twice for the original author who died youngish). But have watched the Swedish produced movies 3-4 times and the US production once (though it does have Daniel Craig). If you have a strong stomach for indelicacies it's highly recommended.
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KingNothing13 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:30 am The new Dune movie will be hitting HBO Max at the same time as it hits theaters in the US: 10.22, I will definitely check it out when it does.
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bobharmony wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:10 am
Bigzmey wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Do you like the LOTR books then? I feel the Jackson LOTR movies are true to the books as much as movie can be. The Hobbit however is a whole different story. :lol:
Loved the books when I read them as a teenager and still do. I think it was about the same time as I read Dune for the first time. Overall I think Jackson paid them homage very well. I missed Tom Bombadil, of course.

I'm not sure who was possessed of the idea to make The Hobbit a trilogy. They were brutal to sit through, and where did that whole Legolas arc come from? I guess they just had too much time to fill. LOTR was too short (even the Directors cut) and the Hobbit was much too long!

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