The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass

Post by bullwinkle » April 13th, 2007, 1:47 pm

Are any of you guys excited to see The Golden Compass. I really liked the book by Philip Pullman and I am interested in seeing it

CHECK OUT THE NEW PRE TRAILER ONLINE, IT LOOKS FANTASTIC.


http://www.vimeo.com/clip:159088


Therefore, what are your guys thoughts.

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Post by Jeroen » April 13th, 2007, 1:58 pm

This actually looks quite good,
I'm really careful with fantasy movies these days but this looks like this could really work, the cast looks great!!

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Post by Meg » April 13th, 2007, 3:08 pm

Eh, it's not really playing that well for me...I think I'll wait for the official trailer.

(The screenshots haven't really given me anything to look at either, other than Nicole Kidman looking all mischievous and stuff.)


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Post by Meg » April 13th, 2007, 3:09 pm

Ack, double post. Ignore.

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Post by bullwinkle » April 13th, 2007, 4:43 pm

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Post by Sullivan » April 13th, 2007, 7:34 pm

Thanks for those images.

Everything in it looks absolutely perfect. Perfect casting, perfect look. Astonishing.

Those shots of Lyra looking petulant are absolutely spot-on.

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Post by bullwinkle » April 13th, 2007, 11:04 pm

yeah, it looks great.

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Post by Ben » April 14th, 2007, 10:52 am

Meg wrote:The screenshots haven't really given me anything to look at either, other than Nicole Kidman looking all mischievous and stuff.

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Well, that's one way of putting it! ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » April 14th, 2007, 5:22 pm

Looks awesome!! :)
Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?

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Post by eddievalient » April 16th, 2007, 7:11 pm

I loved the book and the movie looks amazing. One criticism though: In the book, Lyra's home city is described as being very grungy and foggy (and while reading, one imagines most of the story taking place at night) and the trailer didn't really convey that sense of "lived in-ness". The city looked too clean. I realize that that may have been an asthetic choice on the director's part, but I had the same issue with the Star Wars prequels (the original trilogy's world looked "lived in" and the prequels did not). I don't think that will have any effect on one's enjoyment of the story, but it just doesn't feel right visually. If I had directed it (which I actually had imagined doing before the rights got snapped up a few years ago) I would have gone for a more down and dirty feel. Bring the story down to earth rather than emphasize the fantastic elements as this director seems to be doing. Oh, and one more thing: I would love to see this guy try and make Dust an understandable concept to the masses. Really, does ANYONE except Phillip Pullman know what Dust is supposed to be?
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Post by Daniel » April 16th, 2007, 7:39 pm

Wow, the pictures are georgious!

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The Golden Compass to premiere this christmas

Post by Kirby-chan » May 9th, 2007, 4:54 pm

Every christmas we get another fantasy movie based off another bestselling fantasy book. This one is The GOlden Compass, personally, being a fan of all three books, so far. I believe that it's gonna either come out as one of the greatest movies to hit the bog screen... or be a huge flop. What do you think?

(Teaser Trailer, you can also find it on the movie site)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=58X4o_41Frc

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Post by bullwinkle » May 9th, 2007, 5:13 pm


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Post by Ben » May 9th, 2007, 5:27 pm

Merged Kirby's thread into this one from bullwinkle. Let's keep Golden Compass talk in here, right? :)

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Post by Meg » May 9th, 2007, 8:21 pm

Hey wait-a-minute, who changed the picture in my previous post?

...Because, dang, that's pretty awesome.

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