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  1. TheUlyssesian

    Alan Menken's ALADDIN (2019)

    You know they are going to change the plot. No way will Disney have a female lead give up everything for a man.
  2. Thank god for a new editor. I think the art of editing reached its nadir with Nolan. The worst editing in modern cinema which makes me nearly pull out my hear in frustration whenever I watch his films.
  3. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    Jeez same thing where are you getting this from? I would call movies I love fiction and movies I hate historical, if they were that. To me they are adjectives not judgements. What is this discussion even about anymore?
  4. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    I would not even subject my enemies to that again. But jokes aside, you are talking in circles now. I don't know what point you are trying to make anymore. As if being a 'historical' movie is a badge of merit as opposed to 'historical fiction' or something. I think this is past the point of usefulness.
  5. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    It IS historical. I say it is. But it is historical fiction. Using history as a backdrop. Would Titanic be a real story for you? The events portrayed in the film happened and might even be said to be largely accurate. But it still has a story added to it and is historical fiction. Dunkirk the movie IS made up. Are you telling me the people played by the actors were all 100% real people? That every single moment shown in the film is 100% historical. No right? You don't believe that. Because it is not true. Dunkirk tells the story of a few characters involved in a real historical event. Hence it is historical fiction. This. It is shot and cut like a thriller edge-of-the-seat pulse-pounding mainstream Hollywood summer blockbuster movie. It is far far far far far far far far far far far far far from a documentary in any way, shape or form.
  6. TheUlyssesian

    GAME OF THRONES

    I am thinking more in terms of tightening everything up. Otherwise, this was a rambling story with several loose ends that went nowhere. Now that the entire plot has been unfurled, it could be adapted into a trilogy of films for the control of the empire. An epic LOTR like fantasy series. Movie 1: Cersei becomes the primary plotter, as she has husband Baratheon, John Arryn and Ned Stark eliminated to put her son on the throne and start the Lannister dynasty. (Subplots are Stark children in exile and Dany discovering she has dragons and starting her own campaign.) Movie 2: Battle of 5 kings as other houses oppose Cersei and there is a long drawn out battle in which Cersei's children die as well. The movie ends with Cersei destroying all her enemies and sitting on the throne herself. (Subplots are Stark children gain a following and Dany gains a following too and the two of them forge an alliance.) Movie 3: Combined forces of Dany and Stark children battle Cersei for the empire and Cersei is destroyed and Dany ends up on the throne by the mid-point. The second half is about her devolution and madness and her eventual murder by Jon Snow. In the end, the Stark children split the empire between them. So there you have it. Cut out the Night king plot, cut out the extraneous characters and houses. Cut out the useless dead ends and raven and what not the parentage drama. Make a stream-lined series with plenty of battle scenes and give the extended time to develop characters across the trilogy including laying seeds for Dany's madness in Movie 1 itself so that the second half of movie 3 when she succumbs to madness is more striking and poignant.
  7. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    Historical fiction is fiction that takes place in historical settings. I am sure you know that. Gone with the Wind is based in the Civil War. The Civil war isn't fiction but the movie and story is. Saving Private Ryan depicts Normandy and aftermath. They arent' fiction. But the movie is. It is historical fiction. The Dunkirk story isn't fiction. But the movie Dunkirk is.
  8. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    Historical fiction is still fiction.
  9. TheUlyssesian

    Alan Menken's ALADDIN (2019)

    Also isn't the tempo too slow for most of the songs. They seem so sluggish and lethargic.
  10. TheUlyssesian

    Alan Menken's ALADDIN (2019)

    What's the habit of people sing-talking the lyrics in modern musicals? Started with Les Mis. And then Blunt in Poppins. And again more it seems the leads are not singing but talking the lyrics with minor inflections.
  11. TheUlyssesian

    Alan Menken's ALADDIN (2019)

    Will Smith singing is absolutely horrible. He really does look really bad and the movie looks like garbage. And what's shocking - I have seen Alladin on Broadway and it is genuinely a good show. It is entertaining and big and there are so many set-pieces. I thought this should translate to live action big screen pretty easily. Apparently not. Looks like the completely butchered the film. I actually like the animated original and the score is an absolute classic - not just the songs but the score proper too.
  12. TheUlyssesian

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    Ludwig for Avatar confirmed.
  13. TheUlyssesian

    GAME OF THRONES

    There has always been fascination and confusion about who were really the main characters of the series. I think at the end of it, we can kinda look back and see it in such a way. Main Protagonists - 4 Stark Siblings (Sansa, Arya, Bran and Jon Snow - even though a Targayren he identifies and is recognized as a Stark) & Tyrion Lannister Main Antagonists - Cersei Lannister & Dany These are the 7 characters that spanned all the 8 seasons and were consequentially materially involved in the two main plots the series covers - the control for the 7 kingdoms and the battler against the undead. Sansa and Bran - split the 7 kingdoms between them 1 and 6 Arya - kills the night king Cersei - gets the plot going by putting her son on the throne and then herself eventually Dany - wages a long war and eventually wins the thrones by defeating Cersei Jon - murders Dany and triggers a succession Tyrion - kingmakers, puts Bran on the throne Jaime does not seem to be a major player in either of the 2 main plots. (Also if you think about it Jon's true parentage does not affect the outcome of the main story in the slightest. So all of that was basically a red herring.)
  14. TheUlyssesian

    GAME OF THRONES

    There is nothing remotely "constitutional" about the way Bran was elected. There isn't even a constitution. Perhaps the word you were looking for is democracy which doesn't apply wither since within the council, Sam explicitly proposes democracy and is laughed off by everybody. It is still very much monarchy with the difference being they chose from among a dozen lords or kings. So honestly, not really meaningful change.
  15. TheUlyssesian

    GAME OF THRONES

    Does not compute. Great directors make shit too. Great writers write shit too. Nobody has a 100% strike rate. So the same writers that delivered good seasons can also deliver garbage.
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