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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby MrFlibble » 10 May 2010 08:13

trang wrote:How many true sci-fi fans have commited Seppuku because of all the horrifically bad D list made for tv movies?? Might be spontaneous laughing self to death syndrome too. As much as I would rather swallow a bucket of razor blades than watch Starship Troopers, I would take that over anything syfry makes.

Just bad bad bad bad bad... not even b film bad... just freaking KJA level bad!!

There's no need to take this all too seriously. Besides, that movie has a rather nice-looking female lead :wink:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Eru » 10 May 2010 12:20

Freakzilla wrote:I think it was Penny Arcade that said the difference between "plagiarism" and "a tribute to" is whether you like it or not. :wink:

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Kensai » 26 Jun 2010 15:14

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How many true sci-fi fans have commited Seppuku because of all the horrifically bad D list made for tv movies?? Might be spontaneous laughing self to death syndrome too. As much as I would rather swallow a bucket of razor blades than watch Starship Troopers, I would take that over anything syfry makes.

Just bad bad bad bad bad... not even b film bad... just freaking KJA level bad!!


Seppuku :mrgreen:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby SandChigger » 26 Jun 2010 19:49

You would prefer maybe "hairy carry"? :lol:

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Kensai » 28 Jun 2010 10:02

Me Earlier wrote: OBTW I heard KJA tried to take credit for Avatar by saying Cameron based it of one of his books? (yeah right)


Actually it was you Chig on Face Book.

Chig on Facebook wrote: In his latest attempt to suck off some of the attention rightly being given to someone else's work, Kevin J. Anderson is now claiming that some of his books were inspirations for James Cameron's new Avatar movie.

In a Twitter Twit posted yesterday, TheKJA (doesn't that name say it all?) writes:

Yes to all who sent messages:Cameron definitely must've read Saga of 7 Suns. Wish he'd made *that* movie, but glad he found it inspirational
7:22 AM Dec 28th from web

Is there anyone here who has both seen the movie and read those books and who has any idea what this egomaniac hack is talking about?
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby SandChigger » 28 Jun 2010 10:27

KJA will eventually claim that Frank Herbert was truly prescient and that he stole the idea for the Dune books from KJA's McDune books.

Wait for it. :lol:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby lotek » 28 Jun 2010 10:31

Kensai wrote:
SandChigger wrote:OBTW I heard KJA tried to take credit for Avatar by saying Cameron based it of one of his books? (yeah right)


he tries to take credit for everything so no surprise there...
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Kensai » 28 Jun 2010 10:54

SandChigger wrote:KJA will eventually claim that Frank Herbert was truly prescient and that he stole the idea for the Dune books from KJA's McDune books.


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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Kensai » 28 Jun 2010 11:04

Me Earlier wrote: OBTW I heard KJA tried to take credit for Avatar by saying Cameron based it of one of his books? (yeah right)


Actually it was you Chig on Face Book.

Chig on Facebook wrote: In his latest attempt to suck off some of the attention rightly being given to someone else's work, Kevin J. Anderson is now claiming that some of his books were inspirations for James Cameron's new Avatar movie.

In a Twitter Twit posted yesterday, TheKJA (doesn't that name say it all?) writes:

Yes to all who sent messages:Cameron definitely must've read Saga of 7 Suns. Wish he'd made *that* movie, but glad he found it inspirational
7:22 AM Dec 28th from web

Is there anyone here who has both seen the movie and read those books and who has any idea what this egomaniac hack is talking about?
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby SandChigger » 28 Jun 2010 11:17

Yep, he Twatted it, we reported it.

Of course, he never mentions the fact that he stole a hell of a lot of the first S7S book from Dan Simmons' Hyperion books. ;)

(I've just skimmed the first S7S book. No way in hell I was going to read the whole thing, let alone the six sequels! :hand: That's why I asked if there were people who HAD read them.)
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby merkin muffley » 28 Jun 2010 11:20

Chig on Facebook wrote:Cameron definitely must've read Saga of 7 Suns. Wish he'd made *that* movie, but glad he found it inspirational
7:22 AM Dec 28th from web


What an unbelievable douchebag.
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby TheDukester » 28 Jun 2010 11:26

Yeah, that was a classic ... one of his more legendary Twattings.

He dropped the subject pretty quickly, too. One wonders if he took a little heat from various quarters after posting such an asinine thought. :think:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Jun 2010 11:42

Yeah, what an idiot, right after he typed that he probably realized that Avatar was written well over a decade before any of his SSS shit came out.
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby lotek » 28 Jun 2010 11:46

the human douche bag wrote:Yes to all who sent messages:Cameron definitely must've read Saga of 7 Suns. Wish he'd made *that* movie, but glad he found it inspirational
7:22 AM Dec 28th from web


probably just a couple of quote job fanboys trying to get some attention(well they did find the proper way to do it didn't they?)

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, what an idiot, right after he typed that he probably realized that Avatar was written well over a decade before any of his SSS shit came out.


you must be joking!
He is really that full of himself that he wouldn't have checked such basic facts?
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jun 2010 12:00

lotek wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, what an idiot, right after he typed that he probably realized that Avatar was written well over a decade before any of his SSS shit came out.


you must be joking!
He is really that full of himself that he wouldn't have checked such basic facts?


You need an emoticon there to indicate sarcasm. :wink:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby lotek » 28 Jun 2010 12:17

who does?

ow crap my brain is melting after 7hrs straight in front of my pc...
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Abraxas » 18 Nov 2010 09:05

Lawrence of Arabia?



Maybe Khartoum, Che, and Battle of Algiers as well...

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Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2010 10:44

Abraxas wrote:Lawrence of Arabia?


Don't tell me you don't see the parallels. :shock:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Abraxas » 18 Nov 2010 11:55

Freakzilla wrote:
Abraxas wrote:Lawrence of Arabia?


Don't tell me you don't see the parallels. :shock:


I definitely see parallels, It's not scifi though so I thought I might be stretching the intention of the thread a bit. Lawrence is amazing, it's my all time favorite movie. (Blade Runner is a close second) :D

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 18 Nov 2010 12:44

Blade Runner really dissapointed me when I first saw it, expecting this SF masterpiece. Don't get me wrong, every inch of it was awesome, but it was seriously too short. It felt very rushed, and cut off at the ending. Sometime soon I'll have to read the book to see if there was more that just got chopped off (I've heard the movie was kinda just loosely based on the book anyways).
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Abraxas » 18 Nov 2010 13:02

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Blade Runner really dissapointed me when I first saw it, expecting this SF masterpiece. Don't get me wrong, every inch of it was awesome, but it was seriously too short. It felt very rushed, and cut off at the ending. Sometime soon I'll have to read the book to see if there was more that just got chopped off (I've heard the movie was kinda just loosely based on the book anyways).



Thats the weird thing about Blade Runner. I didn't care much for it the first time around, but somehow the second watch made all the difference. It grows on you over time. For me, it's not even all that much about the plot of the film. It's more the overall atmosphere that I fell in love with. The book is totally different though. The movie is like 80% Ridley Scott, 20% Philip K Dick. Only accurate adaptation of Phil thus far has been A Scanner Darkly.

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2010 13:21

Abraxas wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Only accurate adaptation of Phil thus far has been A Scanner Darkly.



I just saw that on Netflix a few months ago. Loved it. I haven't read the book though so I can't comment on the accuracy.
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 18 Nov 2010 13:27

Abraxas wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Blade Runner really dissapointed me when I first saw it, expecting this SF masterpiece. Don't get me wrong, every inch of it was awesome, but it was seriously too short. It felt very rushed, and cut off at the ending. Sometime soon I'll have to read the book to see if there was more that just got chopped off (I've heard the movie was kinda just loosely based on the book anyways).



Thats the weird thing about Blade Runner. I didn't care much for it the first time around, but somehow the second watch made all the difference. It grows on you over time. For me, it's not even all that much about the plot of the film. It's more the overall atmosphere that I fell in love with. The book is totally different though. The movie is like 80% Ridley Scott, 20% Philip K Dick. Only accurate adaptation of Phil thus far has been A Scanner Darkly.


I've been meaning to see Scanner, maybe I'll rent it this weekend.



Don't get me wrong, I love Blade Runner, and agree it's all about the atmosphere and cinematography. Every time I see it I enjoy it more too, now that I'm not full of expectations that won't be fulfilled. I just expected more story when I first saw it. Now I can just appreciate it for an extremely well done piece of short fiction.
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Postby SandChigger » 18 Nov 2010 13:55

:shock:

Blade Runner's like Silence of the Lambs: it's one of those movies I can watch again and again and again and not get tired of it. If I'm just flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and it's on, I'll watch it. No idea how many times I've seen it, couldn't hazard a guess...

Ah well. ;)

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2010 14:10

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