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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:12 pm 
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When I first heard that a big budget WOTW film was bieng made, I was excited, filled with imaginings of tripods, martians, victorian england, and cylinders falling from the sky. To hear that it was going to be a modern setting was a little sadening but then the teaser trailer made me feel all goosebumpy so I thought maybe itl be ok. However the more I read and see, the more I feel that this film is no longer a WOTW film but just another invastion film.<br />The martians are not martians at all, just from 'out there'<br /><br />QUOTE "Why are the aliens no longer from Mars?<br /><br />Rick Carter – I don’t know if anyone believes that there’s anything on Mars now. I think it’s just more from ‘out there.’" end QUOTE<br /><br /><br />The alien landings are made to sound figurative and hazy<br /><br />QUOTE "What I would say is that it’s about how those aliens present themselves in our world, so that what I’m trying to get at is there’s a mystery to it. There’s a cause and effect so that a lot of what the aliens are about – and they’re tripods and I’m allowed to say that – they’ve been here and that’s why the [cells] are already here. There’s a way that they’re activated. So that, in a sense, it is about something that’s already here from our subconscious coming up." end QUOTE<br /><br />No scenes from around the world.<br /><br />Yet again we get to see ole USA attacked like there the only one worth invading even though the rest of the world is seen in the teaser. This is starting to look more like SIGNS than WOTW!<br /><br />Red weed is a 'cultural' thing!<br /><br />QUOTE" So I would just say, yes, the red weed is there and it’s a part of how they - in their culture - are using our planet. Whether you specifically know exactly why they did it, that’s a whole other thing."<br /><br />By the book??? You decide!<br /><br />QUOTE" Is this a re-imagining of “War of the Worlds?” How is it classified?<br /><br />Doug Chiang – A re-adaptation?<br /><br />Rick Carter – An imaginative re-adaptation." End QUOTE<br /><br />Cylinder landing??? sort of....<br /><br />QUOTE" Will there be the big cylinder opening bit that’s a staple in “War of the Worlds” films and knock-offs?<br /><br />Rick Carter – A version of it. It’s not been lost. That moment that you think that you want because you saw it that way is not lost in this new, imaginative, re-adaptation."<br /><br />What I see from this interview,, (http://romanticmovies.about.com/od/waro ... 022305.htm)<br /><br />is that this really is only war of the worlds in concept really, not in truely telling the story as wells wrote it. I'm sure that we will all be blown away by the visual effects and will probably enjoy the film in its own right. I think that in my opinion we should be putting our hopes on pendragons offering this year but personally I am looking forward to Jeffs version. Those green eyed martians always get my vote!!!<br /><br />Maybe you dont agree with me...I hope Im wrong. ONLY TIME WILL TELL!!!!!<br /><br /> :alien2: <---may your martians be as green as this one!!!!!<br /><br />peter AKA LEPTER!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />


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I was just about to post something from Rick but you beat me to it :D <br /><br />The main thing I was going to point out was the fact that Rick says that they activate the cells or something that are already on the our planet. Weird or what.<br /><br />So I guess that explains the tagline :alien4:


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It makes it sound like there are fifth column sleeper cells (someone on another thread compared them to Al Qaeda cells) awakening.<br /><br />It sounds like a load of utter arse. :angry: <br /><br />Nevertheless, I shall await the film's release and reserve judgement in the meantime. Speculation ahead of the event is fruitless.


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<!--QuoteBegin-lepter+Feb 27 2005, 02:12 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(lepter @ Feb 27 2005, 02:12 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->...is that this really is only war of the worlds in concept really, not in truely telling the story as wells wrote it. I'm sure that we will all be blown away by the visual effects and will probably enjoy the film in its own right. I think that in my opinion we should be putting our hopes on pendragons offering this year but personally I am looking forward to Jeffs version. Those green eyed martians always get my vote!!!<br /><br />Maybe you dont agree with me...I hope Im wrong. ONLY TIME WILL TELL!!!!!<br /><br />peter  AKA LEPTER!<br />[right][snapback]1544[/snapback][/right]<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I agree that only time (and an actually viewing) will tell. Personally, I have to admit that I don't fully understand some of the apparent anger directed at the Paramount film.<br /><br />My childhood introduction to WotW was via the Pal film. It quickly became my all-time favorite movie. From there I read the original book. Quickly became my all-time favorite book. Rewatching the Pal film, I could see where he strayed and where he stayed closer. Sure, the 50s film strayed often in the details, but kept the essentials (to me, essentials)<br /><br />The fact that Pals' film was set in 50s America didn't ruin it for me. The essential was that aliens land and beat the world's super power. (how scary would it be for the martians to defeat the Danes?)<br /><br />I guess the test, for me, will be how much of Wells' essential story elements are present in the Paramount film. If it keeps the essentials, it won't be ruined by differing details or addition of the stray 'hollywood' character (like Sylvia Van Buren)<br /><br />Would it be as good or better than Wells' original? No way, but it could still be "good" as an understood modern translation. After all, Wells' original was itself an imaginative adaptation of the Tasmanian experience. Maybe adaptations have their places?<br /><br />-- cheers<br />


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<!--QuoteBegin-gypsywlf+Feb 28 2005, 02:26 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gypsywlf @ Feb 28 2005, 02:26 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->The fact that Pals' film was set in 50s America didn't ruin it for me.  The essential was that aliens land and beat the world's super power. (how scary would it be for the martians to defeat the Danes?)<br />[right][snapback]1570[/snapback][/right]<br />[/quote]<br /><br /><br />For god sake man, listen to yourself! The danes got two hundred men and a submarine, with which they invaded Iraq and captured Saddam with! Thats 199 more than one man! Thats really alot! :o <br /><br />How they got in the submarine in Baghdad was perhaps through the sewerns or something.<br /><br />(The fun thing is that they actually attacked with a sub)


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<!--QuoteBegin-The Improved Trog+Feb 28 2005, 12:10 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Improved Trog @ Feb 28 2005, 12:10 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->For god sake man, listen to yourself! The danes got two hundred men and a submarine, with which they invaded Iraq and captured Saddam with! Thats 199 more than one man! Thats really alot! :o  <br />[right][snapback]1575[/snapback][/right]<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Good heavens! Perhaps this is why the Kaiser and the Nazi's were so careful with regards to Denmark. <br /><br />Secrets of History Revealed!!<br /><br /> :D


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