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Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
I also thought it was strange to leave that line...

I also thought it was strange to leave that line out, but not for humor's sake. I remember reading that chapter in the books and feeling my gut drop when Shae said that. It was such a heavy emotional...
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John Steinbeck
Posted By Zeiken
Re: John Steinbeck

East of Eden is probably my favorite. Other than Grapes, what else can you folks recommend? Trying to compile my summer reading list.
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Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Game of Thrones: Season 4

I think they also have a tendency to use certain camera movements / scoring stuff at the end of episodes to give it the effect of being momentous and important. It's likely we wont see old blue dude...
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Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
Just something to pass the time until tomorrow...

Just something to pass the time until tomorrow night... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjzC2DRgEo4
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Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
Now, as for the disconnect between page and...

Now, as for the disconnect between page and screen...I have so many unorganized and unresearched thoughts on the matter that I have to apologize if this post comes off as a bit ranty. I suppose...
Replies: 441
Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
I think Ramsay would have had Joffrey pretty well...

I think Ramsay would have had Joffrey pretty well mind-****ed before the first day was out.




Thanks Sleez. As I was catching up on the thread I was composing a far less eloquent address to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-12-14
Replies: 74
Favorite films that no one else seems to know?
Posted By Zeiken
I'm sure there are some MoFo's who know it, but I...

I'm sure there are some MoFo's who know it, but I get nothing but blank stares when I bring this one up:


Goodbye Pork Pie(New Zealand, 1981)...
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Game of Thrones: Season 4
Posted By Zeiken
Not Today.

Not Today.
Forum: Movie Reviews 04-12-14
Replies: 30
World War Z the BEST Zombie Movie
Posted By Zeiken
Re: World War Z the BEST Zombie Movie

It's hard to feel a sense of panic and/or urgency in a film when your main character is Brad Pitt and as a viewer you already know that absolutely nothing bad is going to happen to him or his family....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-14-14
Replies: 55
Your top 10 Animated Films of all time and 1 most overrated
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Your top 10 Animated Films of all time and 1 most overrated

Well no surprises to throw out, but here we go. No particular order,

Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)
Grave of the Fireflies
Heavy Metal ...
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-01-14
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The Monuments Men
Posted By Zeiken
Agreed. Tone shifted too often and too...

Agreed. Tone shifted too often and too forcefully. I suppose that's what happens when you bring in a 110-piece orchestra to stand in for...well...an actual plot.

Clooney's frame was obsessed with...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 02-28-14
Replies: 304
The New Design Thread
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Who wants to test the new design?

It's gorgeous...simply gorgeous!
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Female film character tournament
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Female film character tournament

I know I'm late to the game here, so this may not qualify as an official nomination but I wanted to give my sweet Lady Eboshi a shout.

http://www.absoluteanime.com/princess_mononoke/eboshi.jpg
...
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I'm Leaving/I'm coming back
Posted By Zeiken
Re: I'm Leaving/I'm coming back

Gee, thanks Yoda. Not sure if I would be remembered!
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I'm Leaving/I'm coming back
Posted By Zeiken
Re: I'm Leaving/I'm coming back

Phew. Well, It's been a hectic few years, some of which spent without internet access.

Anyway, I'll be back around now. The place is looking great.
Forum: Movie Reviews 02-25-14
Replies: 11
Hollywood Homicide
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Hollywood Homicide

I'm embarrassed to have even opened a discussion on this one...thankfully it was a whole decade ago and I think I can forgive myself. :)
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 09-29-07
Replies: 535
THE DARK KNIGHT (Nolan's BATMAN sequel)
Posted By Zeiken
Re: THE DARK KNIGHT (Nolan's BATMAN sequel)

That is a pretty good observation, but i wouldnt trust production stills. There is so much science involved in capturing an image to film that the final product will look so much different than a...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 09-13-07
Replies: 15
Quentin Tarantino's favourite movies?
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Quentin Tarantino's favourite movies?

I'd say his absolute favorite movies are all those little hong kong gems that he happens to see and for some unholy reason thinks that no one else is America will ever see. (yoink!)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-07
Replies: 4
Z's Honor's Thesis Thread
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Z's Honor's Thesis Thread

Some good ideas there, thanks!

But I've studied Mulvey, actually, and read the majority of her work. Unfortunately I dont see much coming out of a paper on this idea. It has been written to death,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-07
Replies: 4
Z's Honor's Thesis Thread
Posted By Zeiken
Z's Honor's Thesis Thread

So I am planning to graduate in May from the University of Colorado in Boulder. I have been pursuing a BA in Film Studies and a BFA in Creative writing. If all goes well, I should make it out by May....
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 09-11-07
Replies: 535
THE DARK KNIGHT (Nolan's BATMAN sequel)
Posted By Zeiken
Re: THE DARK KNIGHT (Nolan's BATMAN sequel)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/neil_james.bruce/STORMTROOPER.jpg


I've been asking that same question for years, now... ;)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-31-07
Replies: 98
Random Film Thoughts
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Random Film Thoughts

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is not a god among men, as so many people nowadays like to think, but he has my reccomendation.
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Anybody actually have a film studies dissertation?! Emergency!
Posted By Zeiken
Re: Anybody actually have a film studies dissertation?! Emergency!

If you're using the feminization of film noir, may i suggest the films of Jean-Pierre Melville? Le Samourai Has some interesting material as far as the treatment of women.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 08-30-07
Replies: 23
3:10 to Yuma
Posted By Zeiken
Re: 3:10 to Yuma

Point One: Bale isn't a Kiwi at all.

Point Two: Crowe was only born in NZ, but was raised in Austrailia. There is a big difference.


I'll probably have more to say on this topic once my...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-30-07
Replies: 41
300 or The Departed?
Posted By Zeiken
Re: 300 or The Departed?

While I enjoyed 300, it was little more than a verbatim screen adaption of pre-existing material. The visuals were pretty, yes, but were overkill at times and became somewhat of a gimmick.

The...