Arhiva za 6 Listopad, 2005

Invasion, Surface, Threshold

Posted in Uncategorized on 6 Listopad, 2005 by statler

… imena su tri nove saj-faj serije ove jeseni; svaka je na jednoj od tri velike TV kuće (ABC, NBC, CBS, respektivno) i, vrlo vjerojatno, niti jedna vjerojatno neće doživjeti novu sezonu. Jer teško da će ponoviti žanrovski uspjeh jednog Losta (sasvim opravdano), a pretpostavljam da tri mreže samo to od njih očekuju…

THRESHOLD ima malu prednost pred drugima, pošto sam pogledao sve četiri epizode i (još) nisam odustao, dok od ostale dvije vidjeh samo pilote. Prva epizoda neočekivano mi se svidjela (ipak je Brannon Braga, čovjek odgovoran za Enterprise za kormilom) – kul koncept (alieni iz četvrte dimenzije), uvijek rado viđen Brent Spiner kao cinični doktor; Carla Gugino koja trči okolo u spavaćici; i najbolja stvar u seriji – “mali čovjek” (aka midget) Peter Dinklage.

Eh, kad bi još izvedba bila dobra (ili nedajbože karakterizacija), bio bih spreman oprostiti im puno toga. Ali ovo je ipak Bragina serija, u čijim rukama dobre ideje postaju govno, ili u najboljem slučaju prosječne – epizoda 4, The Burning, na primjer – o djetetu koje ubije alienima posjednute roditelje i zbog, u principu pravilne i za njega prokleto teške reakcije, završi osuđen i u ludnici na 26 godina; u nečijim bi rukama ispala odlično. Ovako, jedino što pamtim je da tretiraju gledatelje kao debile ne jednom, ne dvaput, nego triput kroz dijaloge objašnjavati the story so far.

INVASION ima možda i najbolje šanse da preživi bar čitavu sezonu, ako uspije zadržati bar pola gledatelja Losta, koji se emitira direktno prije.
Kao i SURFACE, pogledao sam samo pilot i to u napadu nesanice, u 3 ujutro, pa nisam zapamtio previše detalja. Invasion izgleda najzanimljivijim od ovog trojca (uragan tijekom kojeg se pojavljuju misteriozne svjetleće >nešto< , a nakon njega nekoliko ljudi nađe se golo usred ničega i bez sjećanja na oluju).

Surfacemi je, nasuprot tome, bio nevjerojatno naporan – od antipatične Lake Bell (znanstvenica my ass), do… pa, svega ostalog, osim uvijek legendarnog Radeta (Šerbedžije, naravno). Možda bih trebao pogledati ponovo…

Joss o Serenity, bez spoilera

Posted in Uncategorized on 6 Listopad, 2005 by statler

Tehnički, ne radi se o seriji, ali ipak je Joss Whedon u pitanju. Tipično dobar intervju za SuicideGirls.com.

Meni najdraži dijelovi:

One of the artists that I had working was [Swamp Thing co-creator] Bernie Wrightson. I saw the drawings and I was like, “Jesus, this guy sure likes Bernie Wrightson a lot.” They said “Yeah, that’s because he is Bernie Wrightson.” I’m like, “No way you got him!” But they did and he did some concept drawings for Reavers, which was really cool.

The difference is that Summer did it all herself. With the exception of a couple of wire gags, she did every single thing herself so it made shooting the fights actually fun for the first time in my life. It was like watching a dance so we just kept the camera on her, made sure the hits registered and that was it. Having a lot of prep time and having a girl that could do that much brought it to a new level.

I can’t give you a numbers exactly. I’m not much of a numbers guy. I would be happy if the people at Universal are happy. Expectations for the opening weekend are not huge. This is a movie that we think depends on word of mouth. What would make me happy would be a small drop-off for the second weekend. The idea that it didn’t just burst and then disappear the way most of the bigger movies do.

(BTW, Serenity je prvi vikend bio drugi film na američkom box officeu. Woohoo.)

O planovima za novi film, Goners

Unfortunately, not much more than you read except that there’s an s on the end. It is a fantasy thriller, it is pretty dark and it’s all me. So people will pretty much know what that means if they look at my body of work. But it’s a new universe set in the present day with a new concept for me and a new bunch of characters. It’s been a long time since I got to do that, so that’s really fun.

I am tat free. I am as God made me, including the baby fat.

… i čitav intervju je na http://suicidegirls.com/words/Joss%20Whedon/.

Prvo, pa glupo

Posted in Uncategorized on 6 Listopad, 2005 by statler

Zanimljiv članak o Lostu s par citata Damona Lindelofa i Davida Furya, o nastanku serije, što planiraju ove sezone (o ovome vrlo malo, ofkors) itd:
http://www.cfq.com/features/finding_lost.htm