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  • #46
    Originally posted by Bonehead
    Ok, as this thread is heading in the movie speculation direction, I'll throw my two cents in.

    All the debates over telepath war or Drakh or Technomage stories etc, can only be sub-plots to the main story (in my opinion)

    If you're going to sell a film called 'The Memory of Shadows' to the general public, the main story would have to be about 'Shadows' in no small part. Anything else that spins off from that, like the Drakh or Technomages, would be sub-plots within the Shadow main story.
    There you go! We said this a long time ago: the plot will be the guys and gals sitting around al la the "da Bears" skit on SNL and remembering their own particular memories of the Shadows (followed by the appropriate flashback) and then wondering who would win in a football game, the Ditka Bears or the Shadows (followed by three alternate endings, which would be shown in random order so the fans have to thrice see the movie in order to choose which ending is "best."
    I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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    • #47
      Eh ?

      It must be your dry American humour. Completely over my head I'm afraid.

      People on this thread were posturing over how easy or difficult it would be to tell the story of the telepath war or Drakh war in TMoS without all the back story, that could be confusing to someone new.

      I was simply pointing out that unless the Shadows feature heavilly one way or another, new people would be even more confused considering the title.
      Last edited by Bonehead; 08-28-2004, 06:12 PM.
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      • #48
        There tends to be a pretty thick line between vain, lackluster attempts to be humorous and incoherent babble.
        Last edited by nanorc; 08-29-2004, 04:57 AM.

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        • #49
          Perhaps you should be telling us about that very fine line between cleverness and stupidity...
          Last edited by NotKosh; 08-29-2004, 06:03 AM.
          "I am not a number! I am a free man!"

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          • #50
            ....the latter being well in line with tactlessness and unoriginality.

            Cheers

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Bonehead
              Eh ?

              It must be your dry American humour. Completely over my head I'm afraid.
              I was agreeing with you and extending an earlier humorous conversation. In retrospect it doesn't seem to have been such a good idea.

              In essence, I agree that the key to the movie is going to have to be dealing with the Shadows in a way that establishes their menace clearly for the new viewers. There are lots of ways JMS can go after than, but before the memories can be ominous their subject has to be.
              I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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