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Post by Nina on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:20 pm

I think several movie renditions of Austen's and Dickens' books are better (in some ways) than the books, especially Dickens'. It's like they were made to be movies because of all of the description. I watched the adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby with Anne Hathaway in it and really enjoyed the sets & costumes as well as the tone of the movie.

Or maybe it's just that I'm too ADD to take in all of the info simultaneously when I read Dickens' long-winded books. I'm more of a Mark Twain girl.

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Post by TracyTheOncer on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:23 pm

Nicholas Nickleby (the adaptation you are referring to) is a lot better than the book (although the book wasn't horrible).
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Post by Nina on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:37 pm

Yeah, I was okay with the book (I like Oliver Twist more...) but it went all over the place and took forever. I guess it's because the book was written chapter by chapter in a newspaper. Dickens: "Must write more... must have...food... on... table..."

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Post by Rageane on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:07 pm

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Rageane...maybe you can tell me a teensy weensy more? How was Emily Browning? I love herrrr, I hope she did welll in this movie. THAT IS ALL I ASK. Please?

Okay...how to give you something but not spoil it....hmmm, well Emily does do a good job with her character...one question before I go any further. Do you like Ana-me at all? I will give you the rest when I get your answer...lol Smile
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Post by Rageane on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:10 pm

twixter_tea wrote:Yeah, its a great show. Amazing characters, great cinematography and I love the storyline.

A show about a sheirff who woke up from a coma in a world where zombies have taken over the world...a show like that with GOOD WRITING...I never thought I'd see the day.

Just so you know The Walking Dead started out as a graphic novel first...and it is still going....
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Post by twixter_tea on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:44 pm

Yep. I am aware it was a graphic novel. I read it first and then saw the show. Autographed too! Happiest moment.


What do you mean by Ana-me?

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Post by Rageane on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:43 am

twixter_tea wrote:What do you mean by Ana-me?

The Japanese cartoons that make action look REALLY REALLY supernatural, or extremely exagerated...that is what Sucker Punch is...a live action Ana-me.
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Post by Rageane on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:46 am

Jelena wrote:Can you think of any movie that was better than the book it was based on?


The Green Mile...and I think this next choice actually is on equal footing of the books, Lord of the Rings.
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Post by Patricia on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:07 pm

Ana-me = Anime?

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Post by Nina on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Rageane, I agree with you about LOTR. I think both are really well done but shine in different areas. The movies were just plain well done with awesome detail. The books were, um, overwhelming in that way. BUT, the books are epic when it comes to world building, mythology, philosophy, and languagey-nerdy goodness. *spazzes* The movies just couldn't portray that. So, both awesome in their own ways Smile [/nerding out]

Oooooh. If we're going to go in an anime direction:

Baccano! anime > Baccano! light novels.
Ouran anime > Ouran manga
Chobits anime > Chobits manga
Emma anime = Emma manga
Kimi ni Todoke = KnT manga
...and Bleach anime <<<<< Bleach manga. Times a million.

I think a lot of animes based on mangas don't live up to expectations. Animes that aren't based on anything seem to turn out better (like Cowboy Bebop, RahXephon, and Ergo Proxy.) I'm waiting to see if the anime/live action powers-that-be can pull off Usagi Drop.

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Post by twixter_tea on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:59 pm

Oh! You mean't anime. Yes, I love anime. Well, if its like anime than I guess I will enjoy it. =]

Ouran High School is AMAZING. Death Note was pretty genius.

I haven't seen Bleach YET, but my friend's been telling me to watch it for ages. Hm, I haven't read the manga, but majority-wise people have been telling me the anime is better. I'll have to see both.

Oh! Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of my top fav animes!

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Post by Nina on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:31 pm

Seriously? Crap, I'm in the minority. I don't think the Bleach anime is better. The animation isn't big budget and the anime writers/directors/whatevers pigeon-holed characters. For example:

Orihime was always slated by the author to be one of two female leads: a major, complex character. They screwed themselves over because she's suddenly important and they'd been treating her as a side character/token big-boobed ditz for so many episodes, especially during filler episodes.

I don't think it's awful, per-se, but it doesn't live up to the manga. I'm such a Bleach snob, lol.

On a positive note: the opening and ending sequences are always really good.

Ouran was the first anime I really watched. I watched Toonami as a kid (I may be dating myself there pale ) so I watched some Sailor Moon, DBZ, and Tenchi, but I didn't really get them.

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Post by Rageane on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:59 pm

There is one anime show that I found very entertaining...Ranma 1/2.

It is very quirky and fun!
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Post by Serena on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:49 pm


Oh Yes Ranma 1/2 was fun!
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Post by Patricia on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:08 pm

<3 Loved it! Very Happy Although the end was.. meh.

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Post by Sarah18 on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:32 am

Ranma 1/2 had an ending?? Oh my, I missed it. I always had the feeling that the show vanished without a warning... Like: Yeah, it´s Ranma time - oh, who are these guys? That´s not what I want to see right now!! *cries*

What happend in the end?
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:18 pm

Idk if the anime had an ending, but the manga surely did. I don't really remember it.. um, well the thing is, Ranma and -whatshername?- didn't really get together or anything. It was open-ended. And well, after 38 mangas you'd hope for something.. more. Very Happy

I didn't read all the other 37 mangas, just wanted to know how the whole thing would end. Well, if only someone had stopped me..

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Post by Nina on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:59 pm

The Ouran manga is like that, too. The ending was disappointing. Well, to me at least.

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Post by twixter_tea on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Ouran Manga should've had the two of them MARRIED. I wanted THAT! grrrr....

Oh! Have you guys seen the trailer for ''Rise of the Planet of the Apes.'' Apparently it's like Tim Burton's 'Planet of the Apes’; except they're going to pretend it didn't happen. It'll be a new beginning. I LOVE Tim Burton's version! But I think I'm going to like this one too! Tom Felton is in it and Freida Pinto and James Franco. I'm excited.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyKYrDta_E

INCLUDING ''Bad Teacher'', it just seems like a genuinely funny movie even if the ending seems predictable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAvYpgiiOA

Oh and THOR! OMG. He looks so deliciously handsome. Must have him for Christmas.

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Post by Rageane on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:28 pm

Twixter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a remake just like the original was...Rise is the prequel to Planet. Oh and yes Thor is absolutely YUMMY!!
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Post by twixter_tea on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:41 pm

Rise isn't the prequel, it's the reboot of the franchise.

Ahhh Thor....so muscular, and raw, and just...ahhh...Why NATALIE PORTMAN. WHY MUST YOU HAVE HIM!

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Post by Rageane on Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:52 pm

Twixter...It is a reboot, but it is also the remake of the remake for the first...it was first called Caesar, then it was redone to Caesar: Rise of the Apes, now it is just called Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
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Post by twixter_tea on Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:26 pm

Total mind blow. Have to see this.

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Post by Katherine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:36 am

I've been watching Doctor Who like mad lately.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW SEASON TO BEGIN.......
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Post by Rageane on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:49 am

I can't wait for the new season of True Blood to start....Eric can suck my neck any time! mmmmm, YUMMY!!
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