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"Updating" classics, or: How to spin corpses in graves.

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    Rowse rowse!

    Goddammit Keanu go back to being a cokehead again.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited March 2008
    AHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAnoooooo

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    michael rennis is such a badass in the original too

    t killjoy: do you mean 'raus, raus'? are you trying to speak german and failing

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    michael rennie was ill
    the day the earth stood still
    but he told us where we stand
    and flash gordon was there, in silver underwear
    claude raines was the invisible man

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Killjoy wrote: »
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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  • BlackCloudBlackCloud Registered User
    edited March 2008
    YaYa wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Then get together with a few people and do a modern rewrite that doesn't sound like crap and just give it to him and say, "this is how we're doing it because it doesn't sound like it was written by a hack."

    School production, dude.

    If you don't know, directors of those things think they are Gods of the theater, and dissent in the ranks shall not be tolerated. I'd really love to, but...

    I was in a production of Anything Goes in high school.

    Honestly, you can't fuck up the thing more than it's written. It was origionally supposed to have the ship sink, but there was a ship that sank in the news right before the musical came out and Cole Porter had to re-write the last half of the musical. Result: shit.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    My favorite play I was in during High School was Noises Off. Such a great play.

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited March 2008
    keanu reeves is my all-time favorite actor

    see, he acts by not acting

    anyone can act, really; what takes real skill is remaining totally stoic throughout a film

    it is a revolution in acting

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    It's his economy of expression, a trait he shares with Toshiro Mifune.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    it worked for him in a scanner darkly, though

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    that was a terrible fucking movie, of course it worked for him in it

    it also worked in johnny mnemonic

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited March 2008
    unfortunately, this means that my other favorite actors are hayden christenson and chuck norris

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    remember, keanu reeves' magnum opus was Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

    let that sink in

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited March 2008
    whaat

    orik, what was wrong with A Scanner Darkly

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    whaat

    orik, what was wrong with A Scanner Darkly

    it was boring as shit and full of drugged-up losers who love talking about themselves

    oh, i suddenly see why you like it!

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    my favorite keanu performances are in much ado about nothing and bram stoker's dracula

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I haven't read the book, but isn't that sort of the point?

    Like, it is almost a stream-of-consciousness type thing; you feel confused because keanu's character feels confused

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited March 2008
    also: man, "drugged-up" is an epithet which does not apply to me at all

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    my favorite keanu performances are in much ado about nothing and bram stoker's dracula

    i still have to see bram stoker's dracula, tom waits plays renfield in it

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    I haven't read the book, but isn't that sort of the point?

    Like, it is almost a stream-of-consciousness type thing; you feel confused because keanu's character feels confused

    i wasn't confused, that's one of the things that i hated about it

    it was perfectly clear when keanu reeves was in which part of his life

    i probably would have been a lot more interested if i'd been confused

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    my favorite keanu performances are in much ado about nothing and bram stoker's dracula

    i still have to see bram stoker's dracula, tom waits plays renfield in it

    it is one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever seen

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Killjoy wrote: »
    It's his economy of expression, a trait he shares with Toshiro Mifune.

    It hurts me in my soul that you have compared Keanu Reeves to Toshiro Mifune

    Also, when the hell was Keanu in Much Ado About Nothing?

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Killjoy wrote: »
    It's his economy of expression, a trait he shares with Toshiro Mifune.

    It hurts me in my soul that you have compared Keanu Reeves to Toshiro Mifune

    Also, when the hell was Keanu in Much Ado About Nothing?

    1993, kenneth branagh's version

    he plays john the bastard

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107616/

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    the most hilarious performance by keanu reeves is when he plays siddhartha gautama in little buddha

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

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  • Agent VesagoAgent Vesago Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    My favorite play I was in during High School was Noises Off. Such a great play.

    So did they have some underage girl running around in her underwear?

    And someone uploaded the movie to youtube.

    Noises Off

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    unfortunately, this means that my other favorite actors are hayden christenson and chuck norris

    Sidekicks was robbed of a Best Picture nomination. Fucking Howard's End. No one even knows about that movie any more!

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    My favorite play I was in during High School was Noises Off. Such a great play.

    So did they have some underage girl running around in her underwear?

    Haha, yeah.

    The director tried to find the most unrevealing lingerie he could, which was pretty funny in and of itself, really.

    The girl was pretty hot also. One of the perks of doing that play.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    I am cautiously optimistic about the new Star Trek movie.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

    Oh it was a terrible adaptation

    Maybe my memory of it it just mostly influenced by Tom Waits (awesome), Gary Oldman (awesomer), and Monica Bellucci's tits all up ins (the awesomest) and I just blocked out the bad stuff.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

    Oh it was a terrible adaptation

    Maybe my memory of it it just mostly influenced by Tom Waits (awesome), Gary Oldman (awesomer), and Monica Bellucci's tits all up ins (the awesomest) and I just blocked out the bad stuff.

    I suspect that's the case

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    We ran into similar problem with our director when we where doing a remake of "The Mouse That Roared" a play about a tiny country durring the Cold War that gets a hold of important US hostages and a nuke.

    Our Director wanted to update EVEYTHING to current times. Even changing all Russian jokes to Middle East jokes. Thank god we talked her out of it.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

    what?

    everything with the exception of keanu reeves playing keanu reeves was extremely well done

    and how was it a bad adaptation?

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

    Oh it was a terrible adaptation

    Maybe my memory of it it just mostly influenced by Tom Waits (awesome), Gary Oldman (awesomer), and Monica Bellucci's tits all up ins (the awesomest) and I just blocked out the bad stuff.

    I suspect that's the case

    I don't like that tone you're using.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    For the record, I hate hearing him attempt to do that English accent in Dracula. The rest of the movie was pretty aces, though.

    I thought it was terrible

    and a bad adaptation of the book

    what?

    everything with the exception of keanu reeves playing keanu reeves was extremely well done

    and how was it a bad adaptation?

    I don't remember the book that well, but I don't recall mina being all gaga over dracula without there being any blood exchange

    I thought the characters of mina and lucy were idiots and lucy couldn't keep her damn dress on

    I don't know, matters of personal taste. way too campy for me.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Also they kinda pulled Dracula's origin story out of their ass, didn't they? And something about Mina being his wife reincarnated or some shit.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Also they kinda pulled Dracula's origin story out of their ass, didn't they? And something about Mina being his wife reincarnated or some shit.

    what?

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    Spoiler:
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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    yeah that was in there

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