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Does anyone know if the movie is still going ahead? I'd love to hear more about it. I hope it does go ahead, I'd love to see it! I think it'd make an awesome movie.
 
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I haven't heard any news recently for or against it. With movies though, never trust they'll be made til it's been made. Hollywood is so fickle.
 
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I think that in the movie they should make the real world live and the "Other" stop action like "Nightmare before Christmas." Miranda Richardson would definetly make a great mother. Have any of you seen "Sleepy Hollow?" But I totally agree that most movies that have been made from books are just ruined. With the possible exception of Lord of the Rings. I will never watch "Interview with a Vampire" because of what they did to Lestat. They should cast Coraline from some unknown English girl.
 
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Whatever they do, they must immediately squelch all sense of Chris-Columbusitis in which the entire plot and mood is ruined by a catchphrase and a juvenile grimace. Cutesy better be accompanied by creepy and scary.

I dare to dream an impossible dream that some marvelous film wizard will adapt the book, because she or he loves it. Rather than pimp the story for money and products placements.

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I don't know, I guess I am looking forward to a movie about coraline, but I would much rather see some of his other works first. Coraline wa great, but being mostly a childrens book, it was certainly the simplest thing he's written.
 
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In many ways that makes it one of the best suited for the screen. The more complex the story is, the more they'd have to trim and rework to fit it into a 2 hour slot.
 
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That's true, but I think those changes from the novel to the adaptation can give the screenwriter a chance for some originality. That's what makes the movie version worth seeing sometimes.
 
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what about Jan Svankmajer? He's done a number of wonderful things on a tenth of the average hollywood b-picture budget... and he's obviously predisposed to neil's vibe...
 
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Are all of Gaiman's books movies?! How do you know this stuff?

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Actually, Lisa B, Coraline is not certainly Gaiman's simplest book. If you have heard of a good deal of Gaiman's books, you would soon find that his only picture book, The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish is certainly his most juvenile book.

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erratum is from NH? I was born there. Good for you!

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Originally posted by Annairia:
Are all of Gaiman's books movies?! How do you know this stuff?

Go to the exclusive area of neilgaiman.com to find an essay about the various movie projects. ok, that's mostly scripts he's worked on, but yes, most of his major works have been optioned.
-GMZoe, still waiting for the Duran Duran movie, that'll rock!
 
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Thank you for correcting me Annairia. Obviously, I just don't know as much about Neil Gaiman's work as you do. I should keep my opinions to myself from now on.

Wait? How can I post anything then....

Oh well.
 
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It's okay LisaB. I can see how many adults can find it pretty annoying to be corrected by an adolescent.

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oh yeah.. and a little note to say i changed my name-if your wondering

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Coraline would be the scariest movie out ever and there is no doubt it should be a movie

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Hurrah. Miranda Richardson for Mother and Other Mother.

That would be great.

I think that something interesting should be done for the other world, like taking the normal film and making it look a bit like a drawing (i think someone else has suggested that on this thread, if so: good idea.)

Who do you think should play the other parts?

The same problems (i.e those of potential crapness) apply to the films of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. But they will have an all English cast, I hear. And quite right too.

I think the films are usually disappointing, but its not so bad if you have already read the book. The real problem is if you see the film first; then you cant form your own images.

[This message was edited by The Somnambulist on April 05, 2003 at 08:49 AM.]
 
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I don't think coraline would make a very good movie, mostly because of the parts which are narrated, like Gaiman's description of coraline in the start of the book. a movie wouldn't really be able to convey that.
 
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but that's true of every book that's made into a movie
 
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Judy Dench for Miss Spink or Miss Forcible?

good idea or bad idea?

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