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3 hours ago, Shpaget said:

I'm kind of excited about this, but I'm worried how they'll pull it off.

In any case, perhaps it's time to start rereading it?

We have at least 6 months, that's doable. Too bad I had to leave most of the books behind when I moved.

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3 minutes ago, razark said:

But they just released a remake!

Fake news. Unless you count fan remakes. But it has been discussed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_(film)#Potential_remake

1 hour ago, kerbiloid said:

I never thought this pretty movie is so well-known.

But they mention it here and there. Several times in the season 2 of The Order. That's cool.

Nevah remake!

It's easily the most quoted movie in our household. Holy Grail is a distant second.

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3 minutes ago, TheSaint said:

Unless you count fan remakes.

Well, just to see people's reaction when you tell them.

 

Beyond this, however, it should never be remade.

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Not that upcoming, but No Turning Back (2019)

Mars One has gone long ago, but probably the authors are not aware, as it's about a guy who got an offer to take part in Mars One program.

Pros: no fake special effects, no bad sci-fi cliches, no mystic aliens, no wrong trajectories or spaceships making you facepalm.

Cons: no space at all, I can't see why anyone at all could watch this masterpiece. I guess, somebody forgot iPhone in an amateur theater, and what has been occasionally filmed, became this movie.

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1 hour ago, kerbiloid said:

Mars One has gone long ago, but probably the authors are not aware,

It's not so surprising. Lots of people still think Mars One is The Plan, the one and only way "NASA" (aka the entire space industry) has decided to reach Mars. I often get asked how I feel about the one-way trip when I say I want to go, and I have to explain why interplanetary transport needs to be versatile and mobile. (It is my job to have those conversations lately, so I am enthusiastic to expand minds!)

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On 7/13/2020 at 12:20 AM, tater said:

Greyhound on Apple TV was great.

I enjoyed it as it is. A nice trimmed down escort story from the Battle of the Atlantic. Modern naval warfare is difficult to make into an action movie, but this did a good job with both action and tension. Nothing really over the top (ie: this isn't that horrid Midway movie), but there are some CGI bits that I didn't care for.

I'm a tiny bit disappointed they dropped much of the captain's character struggles from the book. "The Good Shepherd" touches heavily on the themes of self doubt and spiritual devotion in the face of violence. Hard to convey things like that in film though, unless you do some "captain's log" type of narration, so I'm ok with it. 

Pity this didn't get a real theatrical release. Good war movie.

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3 minutes ago, Cydonian Monk said:

Pity this didn't get a real theatrical release. Good war movie.

I never read the book, but I agree with all your observations. generally speaking it was well done. A long term interest of mine has been ww2 history, and while my primary area of interest is in the Pacific, I've read a fair amount about the ETO and the Battle of the Atlantic.

I did hear an interview with Hanks on Hardcore History (addendum) with Dan Carlin, and it was pretty interesting in terms of what they could show without too much exposition. Hanks specifcally talked about wanting to use jargon, and just have the viewer figure it out as much as possible. (Hanks is a hardcore history podcast fan, too)

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10 hours ago, tater said:

Why are they doing this, the movie is fine I think

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It’s the extreme difficulty of coming up with new ideas these days. That, and if it wasn’t made with CGI at first, now they can!

Speaking generally, if before it was animated, now it can be live action (with the help of CGI of course). Kind of expecting live action versions of Pixar movies eventually...

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10 hours ago, StrandedonEarth said:

It’s the extreme difficulty of coming up with new ideas these days.

The problem isn't that it it's difficult to come up with new ideas. The problem is that studios are so risk averse that they reject new ideas out of hand, unless the new idea just happens to come from a principal who has a history of producing revenue.

10 hours ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Kind of expecting live action versions of Pixar movies eventually...

Ugh. :( That's a terrible image to start the day with.

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Not even that. It's just that audience goes down while the series run. Even great ones, audience erodes over time. So, the longer a show runs, the less it earns advertisement revenues, the more it risk being shutdown.

It's getting even worse with network saturated content such as Netflix and Amazon (and others), because they promote and make a living on novelty. A new series will generates more ads revenue than a running and established one (because of curiosity it's easier to promote, etc). Coupled with the natural erosion of shows, and the fact they do not need to fill timetables (since there's more shows available than one can watch in one's life), the online network have absolutely no interest to run a show after the second season.

That's why so many of shows on netflix are tailored for one or two seasons, maybe three. There's no point in doing more. And it's not even related to the perceived values of the show. It's just that it's not new anymore, and only what's new have value and earns money.

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On 7/1/2020 at 8:13 PM, StrandedonEarth said:

I think it was posted here before, probably by myself, but... hype? Or dread...?

 

Very dead according to critics I trust. 
Not something you want to subscribe to watch but if you are in post an feedback. 

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They yet haven't filmed another Duna this year. A very fresh idea.

Feeling intrigued, will Atreideses defeat Harkonnens this time or no.
(The First Greek-Finnish war in history?)

What if there are some lurking creatures under the Dunish sand? Say, some kind of giant worms, ouch... Just imagine...

Can't wait...

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P.S..
1. If this is Chani on the photo, then obviously Barbora Kodetova was way more authentic Chani.
From any pov (literally).
#barboraistruechani

2. Guessing, of what color(s) will the Harkonnen flag be this time.

3. The Atreides (?) armor is found by the side of the road.
Or made by the best smith in the village out of stolen tin.
It will tear out the guy's beard, or slice his throat, depending on the hit direction.

4. Momoa got his vision back after the See.
Can he now stop scratching the walls during the battle?

5. Bene Gesserit are not shown. Probably still playing in the remake of Charmed.

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