Archive for ‘Movies’

July 25, 2012

The Right Kind of Villain

by limebirdlaura

Anyone who knows me knows that I have developed an…erm…obsession with the character Loki. This is, of course, largely due to the beautiful man who plays Loki…but I won’t get into that here.

Much to my delight, Loki was not only the villain in Thor, but also the recent record-breaking film ‘The Avenger’. OK, so he’s the bad guy…but why am I blabbing on about him? Because I want to get into why he’s such a great villain!

June 5, 2012

Limebirds Assemble! – Comic Adaptations

by limebirdlaura

If you haven’t watched The Avengers, I want you to put your mouse down and rectify that. Once you’ve finished watching, you can come back to reading this. It’s no big deal, I’ll wait.

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I should have thought this through, it is over 2 hours long after all…

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Sigh, are you back yet?

Oh good there you are.

Ahem, now we can get back to business. I’ve touched on the subject of adaptation before. In general I’m OK with the screenwriter changing bits and pieces of the author’s original work, since films and books are two different mediums and it takes different things to convey an idea properly. As long as the movie is good, I’m good.

June 4, 2012

Whose bright idea was that?

by limebirdvanessa

Following on from my post about the tendency some of us have to hold back our very best ideas for fear of wasting them, What’s the big idea? I’ve been thinking about what the value actually is of an idea, and whether there is such thing as a completely original idea; we are told there isn’t, but I’m not sure we really believe that. As writers, we strive for originality, and of course we shouldn’t stop striving for that, but perhaps we should worry less about the actual idea being completely original. There is nothing wrong with recycling an old idea by putting a new and original spin on it; Hollywood does it all the time. In reality, the actual idea usually has very little value. You can’t copyright an idea, or you certainly can’t in the UK. But wherever you are, it’s really what you do with the idea that gives it value.

May 18, 2012

100 Word Film Review – Drive

by limebirdaaron

This week’s 100 Word Film Review is Drive.

Starring:

Ryan Gosling
Carey Mulligan
Bryan Cranston
Christina Hendricks
Ron Perlman
Oscar Isaac
Albert Brooks

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