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Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2017 9:25 pm
by Aravanna
Hey Sonny!

It has been a while! Good to see you again! It's been so long since I've seen LWW, if it's on Netflix, I should give it a go. I'm one of those weird people that usually doesn't rewatch movies more than twice, but if it's been long enough, it's fresh again.

And good Mortereve to all,

Come back if you get a chance, though I know life gets busy.

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2017 10:44 pm
by Sonny
I watched it so many times that when I watched it in Spanish, I knew when they changed the words to preserve the meaning in Spanish!

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2017 8:31 pm
by Aravanna
So are you fluent in Spanish? If so I'm a bit jealous. Learning language has always been overwhelming for me, so I've ever tried very hard. Buenos dias is about as much as I can say.

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2017 11:33 pm
by Sonny
I studied Spanish for 6 semesters in college. But that was 7 years ago, so I've forgotten much. I work in a hotel with some Hispanic folks, so I try to talk to them. Listening to LWW in Spanish is easier for a couple reasons: 1) I already know the dialogue, and 2) the Spanish spoken is slower and better enunciated than normal conversation Spanish.

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Apr 16, 2017 6:41 pm
by Lady Arwen
Jo wrote:Hidden Figures was excellent, Wren. In fact, I think another friend and I are going to take it in tomorrow again.


I've yet to see it, but I'm very excited about it. I'm considering working it in to one of the classes I'm teaching, so I'm glad that it seems to be getting such positive reviews from movie and history buffs like yourself. I'm also trying to mix in more female-centered stuff. It's a bit strange, actually, because I'm planning next year's course load, and I was looking at my book list and I went "wow, this is really female-heavy". Then I did a count and found that it was almost exactly a 50/50 split between female MCs and male MCs. It's surprising when balanced seems off-balance.

Ara wrote:'ve been trying to avoid any debates though, it just doesn't seem to produce anything but more anger and polarization. Nobody actually changes their position, they just get mad.


Very true, which is why I generally try to avoid them in general. But every now and then someone says something that leaves that lasting bit of anger in the bottom of my stomach, and I just feel like I have to say something to take that weight away.

Hey Sonny! Good to see you. I did the same thing with LWW when it first came out (different language, though). Dubs are pretty much my favorite because they seem so much clearer than when they were originally recorded in that language. ;)) Hope you can pop in again!

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 1:23 am
by Sonny
Lady Arwen wrote: It's a bit strange, actually, because I'm planning next year's course load, and I was looking at my book list and I went "wow, this is really female-heavy". Then I did a count and found that it was almost exactly a 50/50 split between female MCs and male MCs. It's surprising when balanced seems off-balance.


It's fascinating how in this male-centric society, even 50/50 splits feel "female-heavy" as you put it. I find that the same can be said about other minority people groups as well, whether because of religion, skin color, or other factors. Oh, for a time when all are treated with respect and even deference.

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Apr 23, 2017 2:41 am
by coracle
Hello, and a happy Saint George's Day! (23 April - for the patron saint of England, who according to a legend killed a dragon).

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: Apr 26, 2017 5:09 pm
by ceppault
*Ceppault sits on a bench in Ditto Town Square, as he looks at Gorse. Gorse looks back. Both are smiling. "Miss you lil buddy," said Ceppault. Gorse replied, "Good to see you, friend."*

Saw the news a director has been acquired for The Silver Chair. Interesting. :D

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: May 08, 2017 12:04 pm
by Shawna
Are they carrying on with the same series or doing it reboot-style?

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: May 08, 2017 2:07 pm
by Ryadian
That's kind of the question at the moment. :P There was a statement a while ago which implies that it's going to be independent of the Walden movies,
though exactly how far that extends is still up in the air. (I'm squeezing this during my break at work, so I'm afraid I don't have time to find the original article, sorry. ;)) )
I strongly suspect that they're going to make a pretty clean break of the Walden movies, given how long ago the last movie came out, the fact that Will Poulter is far too old to play Eustace anymore in live action, and given that it's a completely different company and they basically don't have any of the same relationships that Walden would have.

*Waves a brief hello from work* :) Ahhh, spring has truly sprung! We just got back from a weekend in my mom's hometown (which, in terms of actual locations and not just the company I meet there, is one of my favorite places in the world), spending the weekend with some of my relatives that I haven't seen in a while. The weather was just perfect for us, and thankfully it followed us home. :P Fall may be my favorite season, but late spring, before it turns warm.... *Siiiiigh* If only this could last. :P

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: May 13, 2017 2:13 pm
by Shawna
I'm certainly okay with them starting fresh, if it means recentering on the source material. IMO, Dawn Treader strayed much too far from the book. The movies need to refocus.

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: May 13, 2017 7:03 pm
by Lady Arwen
I had, to be honest, expected Dawn Treader to not stick closely to the book: the book has no real villain or "goal" besides to keep sailing East, which means the story has to be driven by character evolution, which is not currently the most popular story style. Thus, doing the book as a movie would be a huge risk, which was apparently one certain parties were unwilling to take. Silver Chair, on the other hand, has both a clear villain and a clear goal, so it is much less of a risk to stick closely to the book.

Spring has definitely sprung in my area, and my allergies are definitely being thrown for a loop. I like the temperatures in spring and fall, but unfortunately that's about it. Sneezing prevents any real enjoyment of the weather. :P I'm looking forward to summer and lesser allergies, although not so much the heat. I guess allergies and heat all at once would be too much ;))

Re: The Town Square II

PostPosted: May 15, 2017 12:13 pm
by Ryadian
I definitely agree, Shawna; I wouldn't be upset if they refer to the previous movies, so long as they stay loyal to the book, though I'd probably be happier if they do what they can to avoid it. ;)) Given that TSC takes place with only a couple of the original characters (and only one of them is the same age that he was), and largely takes place in a part of Narnia we've never seen before, I don't think that would be difficult to pull off.

I do see your point, Lady A, though I'm still disappointed they opted not to take that risk. I do think the fact that they'd already overemphasized the action in the previous two movies did kind of mean they shot themselves in the foot - their brand was built on a sort of "mini-LOTR" image, and a loyal adaptation of VDT wouldn't have fit in that mold. Still, disappointing. :(

By the way, Shawna, I keep meaning to ask. Who's that in your avatar? It kind of reminds me of Mira Furlan/her character from Lost whose name escapes me, but something keeps convincing me I'm wrong about that. ;))

;)) I've started getting springtime allergies and I dread the day when they get more than mildly annoying. But that's one of the reasons I like fall better than spring, in addition to the beautiful colors and the fact that it's getting colder instead of warmer. ;)

We are having a terrific thunderstorm outside now. Makes me wish I was home to enjoy watching it from the window. ;))