Spartan wrote:I'm not sure that I'll like New Moon with Chris Weitz directing it. He directed the Golden Compass which I thought was a pretty crap movie - The Northern Lights was a really good book put he changed too much and put everything in the wrong order. I was one of the few in my friend group that has read the book and everyone needed it explained to them because the movie left a lot out. So for that I'm not too happy about him directing - Catherine Hardwicke would have been good because I thought the Twilight movie was very good and kept to the book well. But I guess I'll just have to wait and see - Perhaps it will be a very good film?
kuro_neko wrote:as a golden compass nut, I followed the movie heavily. weitz was a huge fan of the books and the movie was basically deconstructed in post and re-edited and censored by the studio against his will (to appease the catholic church who were going nuts about the plot of the books). the movie, just like any other movie where the big heads at the studio meddle with the finished work, ended up feeling really off balance. that is my impression with the Twilight. I loved the movie (it converted me, I hadn't read any of the books before I saw it) but my impression was that the director had a distinct vision and the studio had another and the contrast didn't always work so well (the emotional scenes are great, aka the director, the more action-y stuff felt a bit off, my take is that the Hardwicke wanted to focus on the gut of the story, the emotional element, where the studio wanted to add more action). Anyways, I guess what I am saying is that Weitz is a great director, TGC movie is still a great movie despite the studio fudging it up, so as long as he is given some amount of creative control I don't think we have much to worry about.
all the rumours say that Twilight was saved in post from Hardwicke's horrid work by the post production editing team anyways....
navarre wrote:If people liked what Hardwicke did, fine. But there are a lot of us who did not like it and are very, very, happy that she was given the door! To bad she did not take Rosenberg with her.
malaz wrote:navarre wrote:If people liked what Hardwicke did, fine. But there are a lot of us who did not like it and are very, very, happy that she was given the door! To bad she did not take Rosenberg with her.
i don't want Rosenburg either. her writing was horrible for the movie. i hope she gets replaced. or at the very least, Chris fixes the script, or just writes it himself. I head he was experienced in that too. he wrote the screenplay for about a boy, it won an award for best screenplay adaptation or something.
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