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If a movie was made

#1 User is offline   BlackMoranthofDoom 

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:41 PM

Due to the fact that most movies cut scenes from their original source material, what would you cut out from Gardens of the Moon?

Here's mine:

1) The Prologue:

2) The Paran estate scene:

3) Caladan Brood:
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:48 PM

You would remove the prologue? But that was an amazing scene that set up the state of affairs for the rest of the book.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

I must admit that apart from the thing with the two hooded figures and the girl I didn't much understand the prologue...
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:18 PM

If a movie was made you'd have to cut a hell of a lot more than that.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

View PostBlackMoranthofDoom, on 09 August 2010 - 04:41 PM, said:

Due to the fact that most movies cut scenes from their original source material, what would you cut out from Gardens of the Moon?

Here's mine:

1) The Prologue:

2) The Paran estate scene:

3) Caladan Brood:



nothing, i know that there are all those talks about gotmism, but i kind of like the so-called contradictions, it
give a certain place to debate about any issue almost ... even with erikson.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

I would probably remove the "UNLEASH THE SEVEN WITHIN ME!" line. That was corny.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:57 PM

i read somewhere in an interview, iirc, that he had worked on a script before the book was released and it had three chapters to it, it began with the assassin chase across the rooftops, the middle was the assassin battle and the final was the fete!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:59 PM

View PostAptorian, on 09 August 2010 - 06:41 PM, said:

I would probably remove the "UNLEASH THE SEVEN WITHIN ME!" line. That was corny.



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:30 PM

Of Greyskull?
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

I'd delete the whole Raest thing, just waaaaaay too actiony. It would just end with everyone meeting up at the big fete instead to party together, no conflict.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:55 PM

Quick kissing Kalam but Kalam not kissing back, then Quick teleports out in a huff, tears streaming down his cheeks.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:46 AM

No!

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darkness & silence
the light shall flicker out

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:02 AM

That whole Enfilade thing that went down at Pale didn't really add a whole lot of weight to the overall story.... could probably leave that out. Posted Image
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:22 PM

View PostPrimateus, on 09 August 2010 - 04:53 PM, said:

I must admit that apart from the thing with the two hooded figures and the girl I didn't much understand the prologue...


That wasn't in the prologue , that was the first chapter in Itko kan. I'm assuming by girl you mean Sorry and are referring to the scene where she gets possessed by Cotillon. I think that scene should definitely be in the movie. But yeah I was also at first confused by that scene hehe

By prologue I meant the opening which takes place in Malaz City during the last year Kellanved's rule, where a young Paran encounters Whiskeyjack for the first time
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:32 PM

But then when Paran goes riding into Laseens presence and she remembers him how does that get explained unless we cut that part out too, flash to Paran riding into Unta and being escorted to Lorns room.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:58 AM

A movie?
Never. All those nuances are far too important for the story.
I have to admit, sometimes while reading I can see a movie scene blossoming in my imagination and I think: 'wow, what a great picture this would be on-screen. Epic, never seen before (think alone of Coltaine in DG) or as we speak of GotM, Raest/Dragons, Assassin war on the rooftops, Rake/Demon. I know, these are action scenes, but also the dialogue scenes use so fine threads. Seeing them cut out or classified as stuff unnecessary would make my heart bleed.
GotM would be crippled. Ha, what a pun ... TCGotM :)
As we know almost every word counts in these novels. How can one be able to put this on film?
I think there are few books with such detail underhand.

My open oppinion? Don't film these books.

I didn't have those doubts when Jackson filmed LotR or now that GRRMs ASoIaF is produced as a series.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:16 AM

Some of the stuff about the Guild being killed on Darujhistan's rooftops. Got a bit dreary.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:43 PM

View PostBlackMoranthofDoom, on 09 August 2010 - 04:41 PM, said:

Due to the fact that most movies cut scenes from their original source material, what would you cut out from Gardens of the Moon?

Here's mine:

1) The Prologue:

2) The Paran estate scene:

3) Caladan Brood:


I would probably keep The Prologue. There are just too many characters to focus on and I would try to center on Paran and the Bridgeburners. I would probably cut out Circle Breaker and some of the other minor characters and the less important story arcs.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:16 PM

I reckon it would be impossible to make it a film less than 12 hours and maintain the sheer greatness. Maybe a series but would anybody consider doing 10 or so seasons? Appen it would make an awesome cartoon series though!
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:43 PM

I'd keep the scene where every active member of malazanempire.com was put in as an extra.
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