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Old July 5 2006, 04:34 AM   #271
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I've heard about the movie, and it sounds interesting, but I haven't got around to watching it yet. Not sure if I ever will or not.
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Old July 5 2006, 05:36 AM   #272
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Q420 said:
I felt the same way-- until I actually saw Fight Club. The advertisements made it seem like a generic testosterone injected beat-em-up movie, but in the end it wasn't that at all. It was a serious mind-f**k ala "The Game".
I'm aware of the twist ending and all that. It is interesting, although it still wouldn't make me anything even remotely interested in watching it. I have never been in a fight in my life, nor would I ever want to, and I don't buy into that "get into a fight to prove you're alive" crap. Hey, f*ck you Tyler Durden, I don't have to prove a damn thing!

Besides, I don't like needless destruction like the kinds of things that Project Mayhem did. I'm not an anarchist...
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Old July 5 2006, 06:31 AM   #273
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This will kill some people: I haven't seen Fight Club yet.
I have.

But I can't talk about it.
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Old July 5 2006, 07:37 AM   #274
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i haven't seen fight club, titanic or an m night shyamalamananan movie.
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Old July 5 2006, 12:51 PM   #275
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^ If it weren't for a friend who wanted to see it for a second time, I wouldn't've seen Titanic either. OTOH, this is a Trek board, and to tell people that you're a major Trek fan but have not seen SW?
There is nothing wrong with not seeing the SW movies. But, I rather see any of the SW movies over Titanic again.

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This will kill some people: I haven't seen Fight Club yet.
Likewise. Yet. Hopefully sometime soon I shall. *Oh I am evil* Thankfully can't see my LJ. *Laughs* I have a huge list of films I haven't seen ... including ... Blade Runner and Sin City.
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Old July 5 2006, 02:20 PM   #276
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The part of Renton from Trainspotting that "inspired" Pennington is not the heroin abuse but rather the cynicism and immersion in a seedy underworld culture. Though that's not where Pennington starts out in Harbinger, it's part of what his future holds. After his disgrace in Harbinger, I've sort of imagined him becoming kind of a fringe "gonzo" journalist, a la Hunter S. Thompson. (Minus the shotgun in the mouth.)
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Old July 5 2006, 03:43 PM   #277
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Steve Roby said:
David Mack said:
After his disgrace in Harbinger, I've sort of imagined him becoming kind of a fringe "gonzo" journalist, a la Hunter S. Thompson.
"We were somewhere around Alpha Barstow on the edge of the Taurus Reach when the Saurian brandy began to take hold..."
Ask Bubba D. to show you his "Pennington as HST" sample chapter sometime. It's hilarious.
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Old July 5 2006, 04:28 PM   #278
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Hunter S. Thompson?
By the way I haven't seen Fight Club either, because I thought the whole thing was just a bunch of guys beating the crap out of each other. But, now that I know there's more to it I'm a little more interested. I'm finally starting to see some of the modern classics like Shindler's List and English Patient, both of which I finally saw last year. And I have seen Titanic and all six Star Wars movies.
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Old July 6 2006, 10:34 AM   #279
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Steve Roby said:
"We were somewhere around Alpha Barstow on the edge of the Taurus Reach when the Saurian brandy began to take hold..."
Just get Steadman to illustrate it and I am SO there...
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Old July 6 2006, 08:10 PM   #280
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Haval_Runa said:
Woohoo! My first post winds up stickied!

*Regains composure* Ahem. Cool.

And for other characters -- anyone have any ideas for Ranul Keru? I can't think of an actor who matches his description, though growing a beard wouldn't be a big deal for the right money ;-).
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Adam Baldwin. :thumbsup:
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Old July 6 2006, 10:00 PM   #281
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A while back, I mentioned that John Hurt would be a really good choice to play the ancient Founder named Indurane in David R. George III's Olympus Descending, from the third volume of Worlds Of Deep Space Nine.

John Hurt is an incredibly versatile actor. He can play characters that are vulnerable and/or eccentric (Alien, The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant, 1984). But as anyone who's seen his recent performance in V For Vendetta knows, he can also project an air of threat and menace. In my opinion, that's just the exact combination of qualities you need if you're casting for an elderly changeling!
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Old July 6 2006, 11:26 PM   #282
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^ Considering one of his best-known roles is as Caligula in I, Claudius back in 1976, I don't think the notion that he could project threat and menace was a new one in a movie released 30 years later.
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Old July 6 2006, 11:29 PM   #283
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True, true! I never said it was.

But do you think he'd be a good choice to play Indurane in Olympus Descending? And if not John Hurt, who else would you nominate?
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Old July 6 2006, 11:32 PM   #284
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^ Oh, I think he'd be fine, I just wanted an excuse to mention I, Claudius.
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Old July 7 2006, 03:00 AM   #285
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I'm just starting Serpents Among the Ruins, and I am curious who you guys would cast as it's original characters? Because having actors in mind helps me to visualize the characters.
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