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prometheus
02-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Well your body is a warm place to be in, and so thinks the Thing.

The movie by John carpenter made me shiver with chills when it came, and all these slimey monster effects were done in front of the camera and they were
amazing.

I really wonder if they can top that movie with cg effects today.
And by the way...
those antarctic scientist are Norwiegan..not crazy swedes.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999216.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1

Michael

erikals
02-11-2009, 06:48 PM
yes,... based on a true story, so my norwegian grandpa told me,... 8~

i do wonder how they're gonna top the first one though, the first one was/ is great.

(sfx aside though) (http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24261)

Verlon
02-11-2009, 08:55 PM
The original short story was a classic "Who Goes There?"

I think it was written in the 1930's. Or was that when it really happened? :devil:

bhughes3D
02-15-2009, 10:22 PM
i do wonder how they're gonna top the first one though, the first one was/ is great.

Oh, you mean this, right? "The Thing from Another World (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121/)" That's the original movie made from the book.

Seriously, John Carpenter's "The Thing" is a much better movie in many ways than the original movie, unlike the "remake" of "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

erikals
02-15-2009, 10:25 PM
...oops, no, sorry, meant John Carpenter's :)

haven't seen "The Day the Earth Stood Still" yet, none of them, heard the last one was kinda bad,.. such a shame, looked cool, guess it wasn't,...

prometheus
02-15-2009, 11:55 PM
John carpenterīs the The thing Rules..

Those special effects in front of the camera are still today one of the
best Ive seen..and trying to replicate those kind of effects in cg will be a tough one.

Along with the effects, the directing and mood of the whole film had a cold scary elegant atmosphere, and along with that ennio morricones horryfing soundtrack.

That dog was scary when it transformed and got his head wide split and
all those wormlike tentacles shoots out and hits the rest of the dog..uhh.

And then thereīs the basic idea that no one knows who the thing is..it could be anyone.

Michael

akademus
02-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Nice, looking forward

Matt
02-16-2009, 02:27 AM
One of my all time fave films is John Carpenters' The Thing.

I hope they don't mess it up.

But it was one film that actually warrants a sequel, the ending was so open-ended.

I agree with the SFX, even today they hold up pretty well.

One thing (!) I loved on the film was the atmospheric music, really good job, that heart-beat bassline really infused tension.

erikals
02-16-2009, 03:15 AM
i was thinking what 'bout remaking some of the bad scenes,... but then again, no director seems to get that right,..

http://originaltrilogy.com