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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby -Jasper » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:13 pm

I don't know anything about him, so I can't really judge him.

There is a letter that he's written on Stephenie Meyer's site, and he seems quite nice.

Hope he does a good job, because New Moon will be difficult to film, what with all the werewolves, cliff diving etc. He also has high expectations from fans. Good luck!
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby Dazzled_by_Cullens » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:19 pm

I don't know much about him either. I never read the Golden Compass, but I heard that the movie was very different from the book. I thought the movie was slightly confussing at parts and the ending was very abrupt. But, besides that I thought the imagery and the film were so beautiful. I wouldn't mind seeing some of his visuals come to life in New Moon. But I don't think it was all CH's fault either. Melissa had/has a lot to do with it too. She wrote the screen play. I can only hope that New Moon will be better followed and no unecessary added scenes. The fan base is huge and we don't need/want that added in there. Just my opinion.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby Nerd » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:32 pm

As I mentioned on TST.com, I'm a little apprehensive of the director change. For one, each director has a distinct style, and it's always a little unnerving -- for me -- when a new director starts on a franchise. I hated it when Singer left X-Men and I REALLY hated it when Christopher Columbus left Harry Potter. Sometimes directors change just little things or they go in a whole new direction and you can SEE it. It kind of messes with the continuity.

I don't think I've seen much of Chris Weitz's work. I did watch The Golden Compass, though, and I LOVED it. Until I read the books. I understand that the subject matter was very sensitive and that they altered some of the references to Catholicism to make the movie more family friendly. However, they changed a LOT of things unnecessarily. Character names, they switched scenes around, they changed the characters THEMSELVES... And maybe I should be blaming that on the writer. I'm not sure. I just know that as a movie, I loved it; as an adaptation, I was repulsed.

But since Twilight isn't even remotely as controversial as His Dark Materials, maybe everything will work out. The graphics, for one, were AMAZING in TGC.

(On a side note: D: I finally get my computer back tonight, only to find out that tomorrow, the boards will commence their brief hiatus.)
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby JenJen2112 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:52 pm

^^the studio, New Line, played a huge part in deviating GC from the book....they didn't want to tackle the sensitive subject matter...I loved the movie too because I didn't connect it to the book...by itself it is a good movie...
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby Nerd » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:49 am

Ah. I shall deviate my wrath toward them. *glareglare* xD

I'll definitely have to check out some of his other movies in the mean time.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby RussetRose♥ » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:01 pm

If the movie does end up sucking...I'll join any army that is going after Wietz. I don't really have an opinion on him either, if he does the movie well and sticks to the story line then great; he's awesome in my book. But, if he does it wrong, well I'll hunt him down. :x *evil glare*
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby pennybug84 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:39 pm

I haven't seen any of his other movies so I really don't know what to expect from him. As long as he does a good job w/NM, stay true to the story &the characters, he'll be okay by me. I'm just going to wait for the finished product of NM (In a year!) to pass any judgement.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby cutesweetiezzz » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:44 pm

pennybug84 wrote:I haven't seen any of his other movies so I really don't know what to expect from him. As long as he does a good job w/NM, stay true to the story &the characters, he'll be okay by me. I'm just going to wait for the finished product of NM (In a year!) to pass any judgement.



Same here. I haven't seen any of his movie, but I'm planning too. I want to see some of his previous material, so I'll know what to expect from him in New Moon. I agree. He better stay true to the storyline and the characters or he'll regret big time.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby Dragon's_Gypsy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:19 pm

I finally saw The Golden Compass. While I didn't read the book, I liked it as a movie. I could tell there was a lot left out (including the wth ending) but I think it's already been established that wasn't CW's fault. I feel more confident that NM will be okay in his hands as long as Summit doesn't try to stand in the way like New Line did.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby switzgal » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:19 pm

I haven't read TGC but I TiVOed the movie tonight and will be watching it.

So curious to see a Weitz directed movie. I haven't seen About a Boy.
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