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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2004, 01:51:47 PM »
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Then the lady asked me if I had read the book, I said yes, she said sorry you can't come, we want people who know nothing about the story.

Always find out why you're answering a question before you answer it.  Next time you're asked a question like that, ask "why does it matter?"  Then, maybe she'll overplay her hand, and you'll find out the right answer to give.

Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.  These producers and whatnot don't want people who know the book, because they don't want people raining on their screwy ideas about what they're trying to make, because it probably isn't true to the book.  Good thing you didn't get to see it -- if you liked the book, you'd've probably been pissed off.

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« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2004, 02:03:45 PM »
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Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.


No, it doesn't. It might be because they want to know how non-readers of the book react to the story; if it has a bigger interest than just the fan base of the book.
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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2004, 02:27:26 PM »
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She remarked that they sought a small group of "educated" thinkers to see if they got the film. Something like that.
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« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2004, 02:53:17 PM »
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Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.


No, it doesn't. It might be because they want to know how non-readers of the book react to the story; if it has a bigger interest than just the fan base of the book.

yeah, ono, thats completely not true.  they probably want an unbiased opinion from people who arent going to automatically love it cause they love the book or hate it cause its different from the book, probably since 90% of their audience will not have read the book when they see the film.  also, to an audience who doesnt know the story they want to see if it comes across, all the points, etc...
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2004, 06:45:35 PM »
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She remarked that they sought a small group of "educated" thinkers to see if they got the film. Something like that.

I see where Mac and modage are coming from, and you're both probably right.  But the quote leads me to believe I could be right too in this case.  I don't know, I wasn't there.  Just hazarding a (somewhat cynical) guess.  I just find it ironic that their idea of "educated thinkers" are people who have no predisposition towards the movie.

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« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2004, 06:59:39 PM »
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what a bitch

hahaha. i opened up this thread and for a second i thought that was the first post.

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« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2004, 11:03:55 AM »
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Where do I get an education in thinking? I really wanna see this film.
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« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2004, 11:11:21 AM »
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Where do I get an education in thinking?


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« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2004, 01:30:53 PM »
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Awesome BigPerm... if you get to go, give me a call... I'll drive and pay for dinner at a ThunderCloud of your choice

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« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2004, 01:36:34 PM »
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you texans are so lucky.
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« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2004, 12:26:19 AM »
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Linklater will coach 'Bears' redo for Par
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Richard Linklater has signed on to direct "The Bad News Bears" for Paramount Pictures. Billy Bob Thornton is set to star in the remake of the 1976 Walter Matthau feature about a group of Little League misfits who are transformed into a winning team. Geyer Kosinski is producing "Bears," which is due to go into production in November. Linklater, a stalwart of the indie scene, scored a solid commercial hit when he directed Paramount's 2003 comedy "School of Rock," which grossed $81 million domestically. He also has been tapped to direct "The Smoker" for Paramount and Scott Rudin. That project was scheduled to begin production in the fall, but it will likely move back to film after "Bears," with an exact date still to be determined. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers and creative team behind the Thornton hit "Bad Santa," are writing the screenplay for "Bears."
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« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2004, 01:32:40 AM »
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Very interesting.

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« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2004, 05:00:28 PM »
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REMAKE REMAKE, FUCKING REMAKE
Very interesting.

not the word i was searching for....
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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2004, 05:30:22 PM »
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I think the word "remake" in itself is a pretty good explenation of my feelings toward this one.

In fact, people should start using it as a profanity: You fucking remake!

Nah? Ah, well...
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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2004, 02:33:11 PM »
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Linklater is making movies faster than a 1997-2001 Soderbergh.
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