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  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    ScanIAm wrote:
    Definitely, I loved that book, but OSC is a dick.


    Hey, the guy who wrote the swordfight insults in The Secret of Monkey Island can't be all bad. At least he's not Harlan Ellison.

  • Would this be possible?

    Chadk wrote:
    Basically the idea is that the wolf have this portable hole he can put on the floor, which the roadrunner would fall into.

    Are we ever gonna see this outside cartoons?


    Yes, we will. Smiley

  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    Sven Groot wrote:
    Blade Runner is a weird one. I've read the book, seen various versions of the film, and played the game. And oddly enough, I liked the game best.


    The game was fantastic! That is one of the few games I've seen where non-linearity actually results in a good storyline.

    As for the movie, I preferred the director's cut to the theatrical version, primarily because they got rid of that inconsistent and unsuitably happy ending, and re-added the unicorn scene, which is a pretty powerful hint.

  • Badly worded Special offer, or will they pay me to buy a PS3?

    Massif wrote:
    It does actually say "and so on..."

    I was half tempted to ask someone about it, but we were heading home at the time.

    Although even if it means you get all the games after the fifth one for free I could always sell them on ebay. (Although who would buy sucky PS3 launch titles?)


    Fanboys. Tongue Out

    But yeah, I guess you could just try and buy them all, but I'm pretty sure the guy at the counter wouldn't be willing to make that deal. He's the one you'll have to make the agreement with, and if he's not willing to stick to your admittedly accurately interpreted deal from the sign, then you're out of luck.

  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    Massif wrote:
    
    Ever watch the director's cut of Dune? Was it my imagination or was there really a section which looked like it had been drawn on paper?


    I think you're confusing Dune with the video for Take On Me.

  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    Sourcecode wrote:
    
    Bas wrote: 
    Sourcecode wrote: 
    God awful as in it was to long an did not move fast enough for you to enjoy it ?

    I don’t count hollywood special effects as being the sole part of a good story. Anyway to each their own I suppose.



    Where did I say anything about it sucking because it didn't have any good special effects? Jeeze.



    Your taking my response way out of context.

    I meant it as saying some folks like action and consider that special effects make the movie (nothing wrong with that). I simply asked if you prefer fast moving to intricate story line. That’s all. Move fast == action, not FX.

    It was a generalization, not directed nor reflecting on/of your self.

    I should have re worded, apologies.



    Oh, so it's a completely out of the blue comment on the way 'some people' feel that special effects being the sole part of a good story, and it just so happened to come right after my comment? Erm, doubtful, but okay. Apologies accepted.


    Anyway, I felt that it sucked because it's a terrible example of converting a book to film. That's apparently a very hard thing to do and one Lynch failed spectacularly at. There's a fine line you have to cross between staying too true to the book and making a far too literal translation of the book. And David Lynch made all the wrong decisions. Weirding modules? Taming worms? Rain? No. That's just perverting the source material. Hell, most of the surprises in the book were even given away in the opening monolog.

    And the bits where he does stay true to the book are no better. For instance, there's a lot of internal monologues going on in the book. How did he solve that? Dozens and dozens of voice overs.

    No, David. In books, you can tell your audience what people are thinking. In movies, that doesn't work. Or at least it works better if you find a way of letting the audience know what your characters are thinking without actually telling the audience what your characters are thinking. I mean, David Lynch is supposed to be the master of subtlety, here. Why is he spelling everything out? The attemped assassination of Paul was a good example. First we get to hear what exactly is going to happen and what Paul is going to do about it, followed by him actually doing it. Why not just show the last part? We could've figured out ourselves that Paul knew what to do about it. I mean, we're not stupid. We saw him doing it just then.

    So, no. I can't say that I'm a big fan of the movie. Even despite it's pretty effects. Tongue Out

  • Badly worded Special offer, or will they pay me to buy a PS3?

    Massif wrote:
    The Virgin megastores in Cribbs Causeway have a special offer on for the PS3... The poster says...

    Virgin Megastores wrote:
    Buy one game, get £10 off
    Buy two ...        get £20 off
    Buy three...      get £30 off..
    and so on.
    Do they really mean that? Do they really mean that by the sixth game I'm getting £60 off? PS3 games don't even cost £60 do they? If I buy 15 will they be paying me to buy the PS3?

    How legally binding is a vaguely worded offer written on a flip-chart anyway?


    Does it actually say 'and so on', or does it end at a specific number?

    Anyway, it's not legally binding. INAL, but as far as I know, what's legally binding is the deal you eventually make with the guy at the counter. He's the one with whom you'll settle on the price and make the agreement with. If he agrees to sell you six games for the price of five, then that's the agreement. If he decides not to, there's really little you can do, except perhaps complain about misleading in-store advertising with the proper authorities. But as far as binding deals on the price go, that's between you and the guy at the cash register.

  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    Sourcecode wrote:
    
    God awful as in it was to long an did not move fast enough for you to enjoy it ?

    I don’t count hollywood special effects as being the sole part of a good story. Anyway to each their own I suppose.


    Where did I say anything about it sucking because it didn't have any good special effects? Jeeze.

  • Serenity Best Sci-Fi Film Of All Time ?

    Massif wrote:
    You mean Philip K. Dick don't you? Fun trivia, not only is he the most "filmed" author (in that more of his books have been converted to film than anyone else...) But he's still extending his lead. Surely they'll run out of books and short stories to convert before too long.


    Dick is the man, although I often feel that his stories work better on film than on paper. That said though, I feel that way about a lot of books/films.

    Which reminds me: Total Recall.

    Sourcecode wrote:
    Just wondering why the original Dune hasn’t been mentioned yet. Nor Startrek…

    Edit: My bad, StarTrek had a brief mention.


    Probably because Dune was a god-awful movie. Smiley