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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post

    If you're doing a movie version, and following the book, you're basically intersplicing the narratives so that continuity is a bit more direct, having it narration over "found footage" or TV clips.


    But I'm not sure anyone really wants that movie, either.
    that sounds alot better than the alternative. i personally thought they should have had the interviewer interview the people from the book and show their story in a flashback type vignette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdragon6 View Post
    that sounds alot better than the alternative. i personally thought they should have had the interviewer interview the people from the book and show their story in a flashback type vignette.
    this....in fact that's what i thought they was gonna do in the first place till i read straczynski's 2nd draft (which was still good). then after that they changed the synopsis completely and i was like WTF???
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    Thing is, you want to make it like the book? Get Ken Burns. Or someone who can rip off Ken Burns.


    World War Z was not a horror novel. It's hard to tell horror from the POV of an event that's already happened, when you don't have a flashlight to shine in your face around a campfire. It was faux-journalism, a fake oral history, in the Studs Terkl style. If you're doing a movie version, and following the book, you're basically intersplicing the narratives so that continuity is a bit more direct, having it narration over "found footage" or TV clips.


    But I'm not sure anyone really wants that movie, either.
    It is a horror novel, the whole thing is about the horrors of living in this new world with zombies, and the horrors people went through when dealing with the zombies. The stories all play like some kind of horror story, just because it's an epistolary story doesn't mean it isn't horror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simbob4000 View Post
    It is a horror novel, the whole thing is about the horrors of living in this new world with zombies, and the horrors people went through when dealing with the zombies. The stories all play like some kind of horror story, just because it's an epistolary story doesn't mean it isn't horror.
    What can I say. You scare easy. Like a little girl.


    Seriously though, there are no moments of tension. No moments of danger. It's a horror story told after the fact. Which isn't much of a horror story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    What can I say. You scare easy. Like a little girl.


    Seriously though, there are no moments of tension. No moments of danger. It's a horror story told after the fact. Which isn't much of a horror story.

    There may not be moments of danger for the one person telling the story (or at least you know they aren't going to die), but there are for all the other characters in the story with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    What can I say. You scare easy. Like a little girl.


    Seriously though, there are no moments of tension. No moments of danger.
    see again i kinda have to disagree with that, like i said before i thought the story about the Brazilian black market organ doctor was kinda creepy. and Jessika Hendricks story was actually bone chilling. so the book did have some genuinely creepy moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    Thing is, you want to make it like the book? Get Ken Burns. Or someone who can rip off Ken Burns.


    World War Z was not a horror novel. It's hard to tell horror from the POV of an event that's already happened, when you don't have a flashlight to shine in your face around a campfire. It was faux-journalism, a fake oral history, in the Studs Terkl style. If you're doing a movie version, and following the book, you're basically intersplicing the narratives so that continuity is a bit more direct, having it narration over "found footage" or TV clips.


    But I'm not sure anyone really wants that movie, either.
    I think they could have went with a "Contagion" style of story telling. Have Pitts part be the main character still, BUT have him recount the wars beginning middle and end in 3 movies. This story can be told, but it has to be sold as a Trilogy from the start, and people given commercials and advertising letting them know that. You can do a zombie movie in 3 parts by focusing on the characters, introduce new characters at the end of each..
    Hollywood basically tries to stick to that shit formula model they use.
    If they actually tried to innovate, they'd have more avengers style success than they'd know what to do with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdragon6 View Post
    see again i kinda have to disagree with that, like i said before i thought the story about the Brazilian black market organ doctor was kinda creepy. and Jessika Hendricks story was actually bone chilling. so the book did have some genuinely creepy moments.
    Scariest story in the book to me was hers. Her mimicking the zombie moans were disturbing. Especially the audio book.
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    Sorry for dissapearing in the midst of that discussion by the way, i didn't see the thread updated and missed the whole deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazirai View Post
    Scariest story in the book to me was hers. Her mimicking the zombie moans were disturbing. Especially the audio book.
    that was a different story altogether. the story he's referring to was the one where the girl heads north with her parents and things go from bad to worse.
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    I like the zombie stories where people win in the end, because zombies are pretty much the least threatening monster there is.
    If you take the question of "You're in the middle of an abandoned city, and have to pick 100 werewolves, 100 zombies, and 100 vampires, which do you pick?"I'm pretty sure everyone is picking zombies.

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    hey guys!! i got even more great terrible news!!!....acording to this article the movie has SERIOUS issues

    "scribe Damon Lindelof was brought in but it looks like he proclaimed the script needed major overhauls, not just spot fixing. Drew Goodard is now on board to help Lindelof and Christopher McQuarrie may jump in as well. The sources for the report are claiming that the studio is still trying to decide whether or not to completely change the ending or try to edit around what they have. Either way, these are major warning signs that something is wrong with the movie as a whole. The sources also went so far as to say that another director may be pulled in to reshoot the action scenes..."
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    Good sign when you have to change the entire ending and hire a new director to redo giant parts of the movie.
    Great sign.

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    there's rumors that now Brad Pitt and director Marc Foster are now not even on speaking terms. wow just wow lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tish-the-Scorpion View Post
    hey guys!! i got even more great terrible news!!!....acording to this article the movie has SERIOUS issues
    Lulz the new writer is giving himself more work to get paid more? No diggity, who would have thunk it.

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