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M Night Shyamalan "The Woods" lets discuss


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted August 18 2003 - 11:34 AM

CAST:

Cast (in credits order)

Joaquin Phoenix
Bryce Howard
William Hurt
Sigourney Weaver .... Alice
Adrien Brody

Plot Outline: Set in 1897, "The Woods" tells the story of a close-knit community with a mythical race of creatures residing in the woods around them.


Sounds like something awesome can come out of this, although I am not a big Sigourney fan.
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#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Ben Osborne

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Posted August 18 2003 - 11:36 AM

I'm looking forward to this one. The plot sounds like something out of Lovecraft. I hope Night has James Newton Howard do the soundtrack again. Who am I kidding, of course he will! Posted Image

#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted August 18 2003 - 11:42 AM

Great cast...cool concept...hell...I'd watch M. Night shoot grass growing... Posted Image

#4 of 39 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted August 18 2003 - 11:50 AM

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Posted August 18 2003 - 12:02 PM

Yes, excellent cast... Adrien Brody and Joaquin Phoenix in the same movie? What, are you kidding me... I am so there.

The only issue I have is William Hurt. I dunno, I just do not like his acting. I find it... mmm.. slightly wooden, I guess you would say. He seems out of sorts stylistically with the others mentioned. That may add to the movie's character though I guess.
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#6 of 39 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted August 18 2003 - 12:08 PM

Yeah Bob, if someone can make good use of Hurt's style of acting, I would think it's M. Night. Posted Image

BTW, I loved him in Dark City - that's another case where the director used Hurt perfectly, IMO.

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#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Kami

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Posted August 18 2003 - 12:16 PM

Wow, this just went on my most anticipated list. Can't wait for a teaser.

#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Kevin Farley

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Posted August 18 2003 - 12:28 PM

It sounds awesome! I will be a bit timid after having the daylights scared out of me by Signs. Amazing after a lifetime of Friday the 13ths, Nightmares, Wes Craven films, etc., nothing affected me as much as Signs did. I must say he is amazing.

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Posted August 18 2003 - 01:32 PM

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The plot sounds like something out of Lovecraft


I was thinking the same thing.

The tidbits I've read remind me alot of "whisperer in the darkness". I think evil dead was loosely based on it, though I don't expect this movie to be anything like Evil Dead.. Posted Image

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Posted August 18 2003 - 02:12 PM

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#11 of 39 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted August 18 2003 - 03:34 PM

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I'd watch M. Night shoot grass growing


Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Me too....

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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:02 PM

Any speculation of what these mythical creatures will be doing? Attacking or eating the town?

#13 of 39 OFFLINE   Jason Whyte

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:29 PM

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Can't wait for a teaser.

Same here, as I ADORE the trailers for M. Night's films (especially his teaser for "Unbreakable" and the first teaser for "Signs"), and this one looks like another hit.

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:31 PM

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Any speculation of what these mythical creatures will be doing? Attacking or eating the town?



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#15 of 39 OFFLINE   JohnE

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Posted August 18 2003 - 07:08 PM

Is this scheduled for release in 2003?

Either way, I really like the idea for the story. Sounds great.Posted Image

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Posted August 18 2003 - 07:15 PM

It comes out next August.

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Posted August 18 2003 - 07:53 PM

Ben Osborne wrote (post #2):

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The plot sounds like something out of Lovecraft.


Nick_Scott wrote (post #9):

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I was thinking the same thing.

The tidbits I've read remind me alot of "whisperer in the darkness".


The detail-light summation recalls one of Lovecraft's older contemporaries and acknowledged greatest influences, the author and fantasist, Arthur Machen, at least as much as Lovecraft himself. In stories such as "The Novel of the Black Powder", "The Children of the Pool", "The White People", and others, he wrote about the horrific aspects of traditional Welsh "fairy lore", magic, and sorcery.

When his characters meet the "little people", they aren't comical little "leprechauns" or gossamer-winged little pink, blond girls. They are monstrous and malevolent beings of another world that intersects with ours, in the depths of the Welsh wilderness. Lovecraft understood.

If you like this sort of thing, and would like to sample a piece of Machen's work, his eerie little tale "The White People" is currently posted and readable on line.

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Posted August 19 2003 - 02:04 AM

Night is one of the few guys who keeps coming up with new stuff. I am so there it's not even funny. He is 3 for 3 so far and I hope many more to go.

I read the Woods entry on imdb a couple of weeks ago, and just the summary gave me goosebumps.

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:40 AM

If all those actors aren't enough to grab attention, one of the producers for The Woods is Sam Mercer who is Executive producing Van Helsing. Production on this movie is going to be outstanding! :b

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Posted August 19 2003 - 06:19 AM

M. Night is cinematic gold in my book. Can't wait for this one! Posted Image


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