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Butchers Blind

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BBC's War of the Worlds
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:02:08 AM »
Does anyone know what happened to this?  I remember it was trailed at the start of the year and was supposed to be shown around Easter but nothing.  Not heard anything about it since.

Norton Canes

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 09:31:27 AM »
There's a BFI preview screening on 15th October, so soon after that I would imagine.

H-O-W-L

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 05:31:53 AM »
As a fan of the book and the musical adaptation the trailers and summaries have seemed like cack so far.

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »

H-O-W-L

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 09:22:11 AM »
Looks gash. Tripod design is shit too. Why did they have to make it a blue Alexa monstrosity?

Butchers Blind

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 10:43:52 AM »
What dialogue there was sounded a bit on the ropey side.

Why did they have to make it a blue Alexa monstrosity?

Should be red.

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 11:43:54 AM »
Boy howdy, if I'd carefully composited something meant to be towering against a background plate dominated by the sky and was relying on the volume lighting to really make it land and then some dickhead slapped a blue/orange color grade over the footage and ruined my effects shots I'd be pretty angry.

Luckily that did not happen...

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 11:52:07 AM »
Not needed

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 11:53:43 AM »
No one would have believed that in the final months of 2019, the BBC decided to fuck up an adaptation of War of the Worlds

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 11:55:34 AM »
No one would have believed that in the final months of 2019, the BBC decided to fuck up an adaptation of War of the Worlds

The BBC - THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

"nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

H-O-W-L

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 02:12:29 PM »
Really looks gash tbh. A shame when the Mark Gatiss version of First Men in the Moon a decade or so ago was a good adaptation, just a bit ropey in construction.

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 01:58:22 PM »
the chances of this being not shit, are a million to one, I reckon

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »
"won't somebody save my little Larry?"

"sir, surely you jest!"

"I'm cooking a great big pheasant pie, so I am"

"stand back, I'm going in I tell you!"

"my God, just look at the things!!!"

"I've seen things you people..." *CUT!!!*

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »
Looks gash. Tripod design is shit too. Why did they have to make it a blue Alexa monstrosity?

oh, I rather liked the spider hair design that they had going.

Malcy

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 08:51:31 AM »
Just noticed that the first episode is online. Still no BBC airdate so not sure what the source is.

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2019, 09:00:12 AM »
Apparently its aired in Spain.

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2019, 01:30:35 PM »
Some nice shots of Liverpool doubling for London in that trailer - William Brown Street doubling for Trafalgar Square, the steps of St. George's Hall and the crash landing scenes were filmed in Formby Woods nature reserve.

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2019, 12:35:19 AM »
I was an extra on this.  Four and a half days in Formby Woods in gorgeous weather pretending to run away from aliens, followed by three days on Formby Sands in miserable weather pretending to run away from aliens, and also fighting to get into a boat.

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 09:50:42 AM »
the last couple of episodes of this are now online before the bloody thing has even started here, mainly because it's been shown on NZ TV already

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 04:48:15 PM »
There’s another version made in 2019 doing the rounds on the torrenting sites

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 05:36:43 PM »
well the one I've seen has these 2 in it, it was a bit yeah yeah whatever but OK




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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 09:02:04 PM »
There’s another version made in 2019 doing the rounds on the torrenting sites

The War of the Worlds has been in the public domain within the US for a number of decades now, so it’s something which gets adapted a lot these days.

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2019, 09:53:59 PM »
Lost interest in this, as I heard they took all the songs out.

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2019, 10:23:05 PM »
The other one is this;

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9686194/

Set in modern day, seems more like a TV version of 'Contact' so far....


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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2019, 10:24:41 PM »
Anybody a fan of this version?


Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2019, 10:06:36 PM »
There’s another version made in 2019 doing the rounds on the torrenting sites

I wasn't an extra on that one, even though at one point it was being filmed literally two minutes' walk from my house.

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2019, 10:45:15 PM »
I wasn't an extra on that one, even though at one point it was being filmed literally two minutes' walk from my house.

That is, by it's very definition, extremely poor extra-ing...

Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2019, 10:52:25 PM »
farewell thunder

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Norton Canes

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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2019, 04:55:26 PM »
SPOILER (as if such a strange piece of minutiae is going to detract further from a show that has reportedly not been at all well received)



Someone who's seen it has pointed out that the Martian tripods' legs are made of... tree trunks

And you know what? It looks like they're right!


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Re: BBC's War of the Worlds
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2019, 01:13:45 AM »
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