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10,000 B.C.

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10,000 B.C.

Postby MadMind » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:35 pm

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Will this movie be worth seeing?
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Re: 10,000 B.C.

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:55 pm

MadMind wrote:Will this movie be worth seeing?

Did sabertoothed tigers live in massive pyramids?

(No)
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Postby Shipley » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:51 pm

Roland Emmerich's previous work includes The Day After Tomorrow, Independance Day, Godzilla 98, and Stargate.

The film will be visually stunning, but lack anything worth thinking about. In fact, only Stargate had a story worth revisiting and its been expanded to infinity via SciFi channel.

Its a good time for a mindless movie though. it worked for 300.
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Postby uwstudent » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:37 pm

Might look like mindless fun, but watching the trailers ... did they speak English back in those days?
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Postby Dipper » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Will it have Raquel Welch in a fur bikini like One Million Years BC?
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Postby fisticuffs » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:40 pm

did they speak English back in those days

If they want to have lived in America they sure better have or they should just get out. Kidding aside all those movies blew accept for Stargate which was pretty awesome. The way to avoid the Sci-Fi channel ruining a good thing is just to never under any circumstances watch the Sci-Fi channel. For me its like the stargate series never existed.
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Postby chubby » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:36 pm

uwstudent wrote:Might look like mindless fun, but watching the trailers ... did they speak English back in those days?


i think they had to translate from the Cro-Magnon. Wilford Brimley gets consulting credit for that.
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Postby Shipley » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:37 pm

The russians on Red October spoke english pretty well. the one guy even sounded scottish!

I'll overlook a language barrier being broken in a hollywood movie if it means telling a better story.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:12 am

Shipley wrote:The russians on Red October spoke english pretty well. the one guy even sounded scottish!

Yeah, but Red October broke the fourth wall, so to speak, in doing it. The camera turned from invisible narrator to transition device for the switch from Russian to English. It was cool, not jarring.
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Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:58 am

uwstudent wrote:Might look like mindless fun, but watching the trailers ... did they speak English back in those days?


My recollection from Ringo Starr's Caveman is that a handful of them did. Or was that Quest for Fire? Or Chariots of Fire? Chariots of Eggs?
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Postby Marvell » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:31 am

Kenneth Burns wrote: Chariots of Eggs?


John Candy wrote:They're lesbians?

I meant that in a good way!
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Postby Stu Levitan » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:41 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:
uwstudent wrote:Might look like mindless fun, but watching the trailers ... did they speak English back in those days?


My recollection from Ringo Starr's Caveman is that a handful of them did. Or was that Quest for Fire? Or Chariots of Fire? Chariots of Eggs?


Prehistoric "language" in Quest for Fire developed by Anthony Burgess.
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Postby bluethedog » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:49 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
Shipley wrote:The russians on Red October spoke english pretty well. the one guy even sounded scottish!

Yeah, but Red October broke the fourth wall, so to speak, in doing it. The camera turned from invisible narrator to transition device for the switch from Russian to English. It was cool, not jarring.

Exactly what I was thinking too.

I remember watching Alex Haley's "Roots" as a kid and wondering why Kunta Kinte stopped speaking English when he arrived in the States.
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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:58 pm

I much prefer it when actors don't even try to adopt accents. I don't really understand the point most of the time. Foreigners don't speak with accents, they speak other languages.

I can't imagine either Burt Lancaster (in The Train) or Kirk Douglas (in Paths of Glory) with a French accent and that is exactly as it should be!

And every time I hear an actor praised for how great their accent is, I think back to all those terrible "American accents" that foreign actors have employed and remember that it only sounds good to ears which don't know any better.

There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part, accents aren't the sign of good acting, they're distractions from good acting.
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Postby bluethedog » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:11 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:There are exceptions, of course...

Fargo
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