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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
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    Useless movie trailer factoid:

    The chimes heard at the beginning of the Dark Tower trailer are from the Colonel's (Lee Van Cleef's) pocket watch in "For A Few Dollars More." (1965)
    I said this about three pages ago and everyone ignored me.

    Edit: I looked and it was actually on page 199 of this thread.
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    Just teasing... Good, someone else who was into the old spaghetti Westerns, too.

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    “in the books, it’s never said that Roland Deschain is a Caucasian person”
    So is King forgetting the entirety of Detta's hatred for him because he was white, or the times when he's been compared as looking like Clint Eastwood or in DT6 when its said that he could pass as being King's father?

    I know you're trying to sell the project but this is just flat-out bullshit. Just say "It's different from the books but Idris was the best actor for the role regardless of race".


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    I does believes Miss Detta's DE-scription of Roland an' Eddie was "Honky mafahs" ... an' since "mafahs" be de plural, I be t'inkin' she referrin' to BOF of dem ... Maybe dat's jus' me, tho.

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    Unless Detta is gonna be a white supremacists...

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    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    To be fair, the societal climate of 2017 (and beyond) is different from that of 1987. A knee jerk reaction is understandable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    Honestly I'm OK with that. Detta's caricature persona was a little grating after a while. Every time I reread DotT I breathe a huge sigh of relief once she's out of the picture.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
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    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    Honestly I'm OK with that. Detta's caricature persona was a little grating after a while. Every time I reread DotT I breathe a huge sigh of relief once she's out of the picture.
    I honesty get a hugh sigh of relief whenever I finish DT2 on my rereads. Its a Great book. But its always nice when the Ka Tet survives that hellish beach and Detta. Roland's not sick anymore..etc till the Jake problem lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
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    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    Honestly I'm OK with that. Detta's caricature persona was a little grating after a while. Every time I reread DotT I breathe a huge sigh of relief once she's out of the picture.
    I agree (it was easier on the audio tapes to get a feel for what/how she was pronouncing things). BTAIM, when in King's own words she calls/describes Roland a "honky", then King has described Roland as a "white guy".
    People writing articles that say that King never described Roland as a "Caucasian" haven't read the books. I'd call that sloppy 'net journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
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    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    Honestly I'm OK with that. Detta's caricature persona was a little grating after a while. Every time I reread DotT I breathe a huge sigh of relief once she's out of the picture.
    The other consideration to keep in mind is that film Odetta/Detta/Susannah might not originate from the 1960s. Detta's Mandingo/Butterfly McQueen routine is cartoonish enough when the dominant personality originates from the Civil Rights era. However, if she comes from the same timeframe as film Jake? The 21st century? It'll be downright farcical...positively obscene.

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    They published the statement "in the books, it’s never said that Roland Deschain is a Caucasian person" in quotes as if someone actually said that. The only thing a Google search returns is the Empire article. So who made that statement? King? Elba? Some douche at Empire?

    I'm calling shenanigans on this.

    In the books he was white; get over it. In the adaptation of the books for the movie he's black; get over it.

    What's the point of even bringing this up. Fuck Empireonline's opinion. It's a shit article anyway.
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    It's an exclusive interview with King so he was the one who said it.


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    http://screenrant.com/dark-tower-tv-show-idris-elba/
    The long-proposed The Dark Tower television spinoff is still on track, and Idris Elba will almost certainly be involved. For the past ten years, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Akiva Goldsman have been working on not only bringing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series to the big screen, but the small one as well. Long before Marvel had a shared film and television universe, the plan was for The Dark Tower to bounce back and forth between a film and season of TV. The idea sounded audacious at the time, but with the first movie finally arriving next month and the entertainment landscape changed, the Dark Tower TV show is still on track.

    Before the movie can jump to TV, however, it needs to prove there’s an audience. The international Dark Tower trailer has continued to sell the adaptation, while everything from Dark Tower posters to a Funko line has been trying to get fans and newcomers excited for what could be the next big blockbuster franchise. In anticipation of the film’s success, it looks like the television show is moving along and will borrow at least one star from the film.

    Deadline spoke with Goldsman, who’s both producing and co-writing The Dark Tower. According to him, not only has work begun on the TV spinoff, but Elba is very much involved:

    “The first episode of a show has been written, and we hope to retain Ron’s original idea to mix platforms, something that seemed revolutionary 10 years ago but now is something that others have done. Idris for sure is part of this, and if the movie is Roland Deschain the gunslinger, the show is his origin story, based on the fourth novel in the series, Wizard and Glass.”

    Elba is no stranger to TV, having made a name for himself with shows like Luther and The Wire. Thanks to his ability to walk that line, it’s not hard to see him co-starring in a Dark Tower TV show on a premium network. It’s also exciting to hear the first episode is already written, meaning the minds behind the series are confident enough to start testing the waters.

    We’ve known for years that Wizard and Glass would serve as the first season of a TV show. Since most of it is told in a flashback that details a major part of the Gunslinger’s origin, it makes sense for a spinoff. While it can borrow from the film and feature bookends with Elba, the entire cast and setting would be brand new. It would also allow new viewers to dive into the universe without necessarily having to see the Dark Tower movie first.

    While Star Wars and Marvel have both used TV and film to tell stories, The Dark Tower would still be pioneering in continuing one specific tale across the two mediums. While it seemed like a pipe dream to fans all those years ago, the imminent arrival of The Dark Tower in theaters makes it all the more plausible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
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    Bet you dollars to donuts that in the slim chance we do get DotT the character of Detta will be significantly toned down or removed completely (that is to say she'll be Susannah from the getgo). Even if the point of the character was that she was a caricature people will still be shitting themselves over it.
    Honestly I'm OK with that. Detta's caricature persona was a little grating after a while. Every time I reread DotT I breathe a huge sigh of relief once she's out of the picture.
    I agree (it was easier on the audio tapes to get a feel for what/how she was pronouncing things). BTAIM, when in King's own words she calls/describes Roland a "honky", then King has described Roland as a "white guy".
    People writing articles that say that King never described Roland as a "Caucasian" haven't read the books. I'd call that sloppy 'net journalism.
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    Less than three weeks remain. I am almost saddened that our Speculation Train nears the end of the line.

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    Weird that no hats are allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Weird that no hats are allowed.
    The event organizers probably do not want Roland feeling inadequate.

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    The runtime is 95 minutes

    Source: http://collider.com/dark-tower-movie-runtime/

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiesarm View Post
    The runtime is 95 minutes

    Source: http://collider.com/dark-tower-movie-runtime/
    Damn. A one-hundred and twenty minute runtime as a baseline was (I suppose still is) my preference. The best I can hope for now is that this film is quality for all of those ninety-five minutes AND makes audiences eager to watch another "The Dark Tower" film plus the accompanying television series.

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    https://www.inverse.com/article/3426...h-stephen-king
    The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed, and it will only take like like 95 minutes for him to catch up. Earlier today, the British Board of Film Classification rated Sony’s upcoming movie The Dark Tower, which stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in a continuation of Stephen King’s magnum opus, with some rudimentary details such as the film’s genre, plot summary, and release date. However, of most significance is its confirmed runtime of 95 minutes, which is pretty short for an epic fantasy based on what King considers to be his greatest work.

    Length doesn’t always mean quality — just look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from last year — but it is curious that Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower, which has languished in development hell for at least a decade, is coming up pretty short in its runtime. Typically the 90-minute range is reserved for romantic comedies or children’s movies, not genre-bending apocalyptic fantasies based on a series spanning eight books and written by one of the most popular authors of all time.

    However, even if The Dark Tower isn’t as long as Lord of the Rings or anything from Marvel, its 95-minute runtime hopefully means it’s a tight, well-plotted movie free from bloat. At 95 minutes, The Dark Tower may end up in the same class as great films under two hours, such as Toy Story, A History of Violence, Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, and even Stand By Me, another film based on a Stephen King book.

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    The more info. we find out, the more I find myself not getting excited for this.
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