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    Yanno, the more I think about it the more I agree with that. Leave it alone, already. You can't do it justice.

    It would take a total tower freak to do it even halfway right.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Yanno, the more I think about it the more I agree with that. Leave it alone, already. You can't do it justice.

    It would take a total tower freak to do it even halfway right.

    Actually, the person I'd have in mind for doing it....I have no idea if they know of The Dark Tower at all.
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    It still makes me want to destroy the entire world when I think about how they ended Carnivale. It was such an amazing show, and HBO didn't even say they cancelled it. They said taht the story was told, which is absolute bullshit.

    The Dark Tower would be best as an HBO miniseries, but only if HBO is willing to see it through.
    Carnivale is supposed to be six seasons, they're all written and edited and ready to go.

    Yeah, and HBO are dirty, dirty liars. The whole thing makes me angry.

    HBO is doing a series of Vertigo's Preacher comics. The guy who did Daredevil is doing it, but he has wisened up a bit, and he went in to the HBO people and put down the stack of Preacher comics and basically said "Here, this is my script, each one is an episode." That makes me happy, and after I see how they handle Preacher, I will make a final verdict on wetehr or not I would like to see them do The Dark Tower.
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    So who do you have in mind, Brice?

    I think JJ Abrams has the rights, so we're at his mercy at the moment.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    So who do you have in mind, Brice?

    I think JJ Abrams has the rights, so we're at his mercy at the moment.

    I know we are.

    If you haven't seen it go rent or just buy a movie called Dust Devil. That guy ( I forget his name but it is the same guy who did Hardwire) should be making IMO.
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    Never heard of that one. I'll have to go see.



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    You definitely should. It's an amazing film.
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    Hmm. Maybe when I get done with school (TWO WEEKS, PEOPLE!!! VIRTUAL PARTY ON THE WAY! GATHER UP YOUR ALCOHOL OF CHOICE!!!) I had better join Netflix so I can catch up.

    OT, but has anyone seen 11:14? If not, do. Weird, creepy, and darkly funny as all hell. A freebie on IFC for me (I LOVE MY DVR!!!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
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    I think it could be done well in like a "300" type format
    If The Dark Tower was done in a "300" type format, Roland would be the Gay Cowboy from the Village People with a heavy chinese accent, Susannah would randomly break out into some erotic pole dancing and the entire film would be shot in some dark grey-light-grey-brown-nondescript environment, and after 4 long hours of slow motioned (and fake) violence, Roland would have just left Tull.




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    Do you boys need to be alone? LOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Hmm. Maybe when I get done with school (TWO WEEKS, PEOPLE!!! VIRTUAL PARTY ON THE WAY! GATHER UP YOUR ALCOHOL OF CHOICE!!!) I had better join Netflix so I can catch up.

    OT, but has anyone seen 11:14? If not, do. Weird, creepy, and darkly funny as all hell. A freebie on IFC for me (I LOVE MY DVR!!!)
    I've never seen it. I may have to see if I can find it.

    Congrats on finishing school.

    No, you should go to the video store right this minute. Break in if you must. It is THAT good.
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    Brice, Roland going through Tull in a 300-like fashion, yay or nay?
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    LOL wish I could but I have to write a half-assed 2100 word paper on what ongoing learning means to me.

    Anyone else have their BS meter set to HIGH? Ummm, hey, stupid prof, I have an ENGLISH DEGREE!!! Yes, I can BS you in ways you have not yet imagined!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    Brice, Roland going through Tull in a 300-like fashion, yay or nay?

    I am going to make you very sad by saying this, but:

    1) I haven't seen 300.

    2) The only way I'm likely to is if it's free (i.e. my roommate buys it) as it's just not my type of film.


    Edit: Are you familiar with the film I mentioned? I know how you know and love movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I think it could be done well in like a "300" type format
    If The Dark Tower was done in a "300" type format, Roland would be the Gay Cowboy from the Village People with a heavy chinese accent, Susannah would randomly break out into some erotic pole dancing and the entire film would be shot in some dark grey-light-grey-brown-nondescript environment, and after 4 long hours of slow motioned (and fake) violence, Roland would have just left Tull.




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    I know you do josh, I know you do. (Not in a brokeback mountain way though, right? )


    Brice - is that the one with that shapeshifting dude?
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    I'm not really down with DT being made into a movie or a tv series - although I'd pick movie format for WaG and WotC - I think they'd both translate very well to film...I just don't want to see it happen

    On the plus side, JJ Abrams has tremendous respect for SK and is a towerjunkie so, theres hope at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    It would take a total tower freak to do it even halfway right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Please fall through deals.....
    A DT film would probably not be very good, IMO. Sorry for the pessimism.
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    But you would still go watch it though, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    I know you do josh, I know you do. (Not in a brokeback mountain way though, right? )


    Brice - is that the one with that shapeshifting dude?
    Yes, I believe you're thinking of the same one I am. What did you think of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    LOL wish I could but I have to write a half-assed 2100 word paper on what ongoing learning means to me.

    Anyone else have their BS meter set to HIGH? Ummm, hey, stupid prof, I have an ENGLISH DEGREE!!! Yes, I can BS you in ways you have not yet imagined!!!

    What a waste of time and money. I am seriously pissed. This will be the ONE TIME I actually write comments in the class survey form (not that they'll listen, but I will feel better).
    I have a feeling we're attending the same school.

    I'd really love to see the series be made into movies. To solve the Jake problem: genetically engineer twin blondie boys. Plant each one into a surrogate three-five years apart. Problem solved. There's an older jake and a younger jake and they're ready to go. It's not creepy and weird if it's done for art, right?

    I guess I'd be ok with a mini-series if (like everyone else has said) there was a solid commitment to see the whole series through to the "end".
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