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NEON MERCURY

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on: May 16, 2003, 12:33:13 PM
-adaptation-
-25th hour-
-miller's crossing-
-barton fink-
...et al.
seems to put a huge dent in my wallet.:cry:


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Reply #1 on: May 16, 2003, 12:42:39 PM
My Coens have already shipped.

I can't wait to see 25th Hour. I missed it at the cinema. Ed Norton, Phil Hoffman, Anna Paquin... the cast alone makes you wanna watch.
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Reply #2 on: May 16, 2003, 01:19:05 PM
Yeah I got my 25th Hour and Adaptation today too. And was annoyed to see that Adaptation used Wild Horses by the stones in a similar setting to a script im writing. damn it. Great movie though.
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Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 01:53:16 PM
Quote from: redlum
Yeah I got my 25th Hour and Adaptation today too. And was annoyed to see that Adaptation used Wild Horses by the stones in a similar setting to a script im writing. damn it. Great movie though.


I had the same experience when they used "White Rabbit" in The Game. Burned me up, especially 'cos I'm not a big fan of Fincher.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

Stay informed on protecting your freedom of speech and civil rights.


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Reply #4 on: May 16, 2003, 01:55:10 PM
Im goin for adaptation only... for now at least.


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Reply #5 on: May 16, 2003, 02:01:23 PM
Yeah, well how's this for getting screwed:

I had just settled on Glad And Sorry by The Faces to be the last big song in a script I had been working on since high school, then I went to Blow, and they used it in the background of some small scene. And put it on the soundtrack. Aaargh. But my script sucked anyway, so I never finished it... I'm glad and sorry to say.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.


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Reply #6 on: May 16, 2003, 02:10:15 PM
Since this thread has totally changed into a "Don't you just hate it when a filmmaker unconciously steals your great idea?" thread...

I'd been writing a play for a year an a half - put my absolute heart and soul into it - which was about a writer trying to write a play where the characters simply reflected his personality but he gets so unhappy with it that he has to write himself into the script and make it self-destruct in an orgy of postmodernism and self-loathing... Then I went to see Adaptation...

It's not that it was exactly the same, you know: but now - when I put it on - everyone's going to be, like "Yeah, yeah - it was great, man... (pause)... Have you seen Adaptation...?"
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Reply #7 on: May 16, 2003, 02:42:52 PM
Can't wait for 25th Hour and Adaptation! Seriously, it's just damn painful now. I wanna use one of them for my final project in film study.


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Reply #8 on: May 16, 2003, 03:21:08 PM
Two surreal movies about hapless screenwriters coming out on the same day.  :shock: You win this round, God!
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Reply #9 on: May 16, 2003, 04:10:54 PM
don't forget Dances with Wolves: Special Edition!

hehe.  i actually might buy this.  i loved that movie as a kid.
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