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  • #16
    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    To me call me lost in this would be an understatement. I am guessing a post was removed or something. As it is, I don't see anything offensive on either side here.
    Yep, it was.
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    • #17
      I wonder, if someone had said "Hey, Bryan Singer is from the same hometown as I am" and someone had answered "who cares about the hometown, nothing to do with his film-making ability" would anyone have been upset and replied angrily about not dissing the hometown?
      Who cares if he's from California, Texas, New Jersey, or even if he's from Gaytown USA?

      (N.B. I care the same about where he's from as for his sexual orientation.)


      So... anyway...
      There will finally be a Superman movie after years of rumors about various directors and various actors taking the lead.

      That's cool.
      Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
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      • #18
        OK, nothing to see here...move along people.



        PS: Jan such a sweetie, you guys! She's a doll and wonder! Big smooch!
        Last edited by colonyearth; 10-21-2004, 04:58 PM.
        Anthony Flessas
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        • #19
          Originally posted by OmahaStar
          <not a mod>

          Guys, I don't think CE's original post was trying to offend anybody, and I don't see where it harmed anybody. Same with my post, correcting him when he forgot about me (for shame!).

          Let's not turn this into a flamewar, just accept that Jane is your goddess and you worship at the Temple of the ISN Anchor, and we'll all get along famously.
          Well, the 'Jane' references have gone straight over my head so, you kinda lost me there, but either way...I wasn't offended, I just didn't see the connection between a thread for Superman and Bryan Singer's (assumed) preferences. As LightStorm is my fella, I know him well enough to know that that is how he feels too.

          No offence taken, none intended.

          Let's all play nice-nice
          Not the One......

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          • #20
            Jane is the anchor on ISN for most of the Babylon 5 series.

            Star... has a kinda... *ahem*... let's just call it "addiction" and leave it at that...
            Radhil Trebors
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            • #21
              Out of respect for Jan, I removed my anger from public view, but left its wake.
              Out of respect for Jane, supreme high commander and almighty she-lord of the human race, I'll refrain from pointing out such striking resemblances as Bitty Boo, Betty Crocker and Stay Puff the Marshmallow Man

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              • #22
                Bryan Singer's (assumed) preferences
                No need to assume when he's openly talked about it.

                Take this interview, for example.

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                • #23
                  Being that there are about a hundred or so Superman scripts out there, is there any confirmation which one will be used?
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by vacantlook
                    No need to assume when he's openly talked about it.

                    Take this interview, for example.
                    Thanks for the info VL, hadn't read that. It doesn't change anything though, he's still a brilliant young film maker.
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                    • #25
                      Yes, he is a brilliant filmmaker, who understands that in addition to cool FX and action, you need character and story. Something most filmmakers in Hollywood have forgotten today.

                      My original point was that as a gay man, I can tell you that his culture has something to do with how good he is at what he does, not to mention the beautiful people he casts.

                      Funny, there's a character that was recurring this last season and will be again next season on Queer as Folk that is loosely based on BS. A big time Hollywood director who's openly gay. The character is an homage to BS, and attempts to illustrate exactly what I'm saying about how who he is has a lot to do with the films he makes.

                      This was my main point. Not to mention, as an openly gay filmmaker he's an inspiration and role model to young gay people in the world...showing them that you can be who you are and still make it big without selling out. That's something we need more of, and I'm proud of BS and hold him up as an example to folks.

                      I, myself, am an openly gay director, and it does affect what you film and how you film it.

                      That was all I said and meant. I did not mean to offend, and hope I did not.

                      Peace all,

                      Tony
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Radhil
                        Jane is the anchor on ISN for most of the Babylon 5 series.

                        Star... has a kinda... *ahem*... let's just call it "addiction" and leave it at that...
                        You say that like it's a bad thing.

                        Jane Egon, formerly Jane Nolahznahm, is the Senior ISN Anchor. She was the very first ISN reporter shown in the series (when they were talking about the election between Marie Crane and President Santiago), and the very last (talking about Sheridan and Delenn trying to go to Minbar).

                        It was Jane who was at the desk when President Clark's forces attacked ISN ... It was Jane who was kidnapped and tortured - some of her co-workers and counterparts at other networks were killed - and it was Jane who returned in "Endgame", freed by Sheridan and crew ...

                        "Hello, I want to welcome back our viewers. We've been gone a long time." ...

                        The series is entirely about her, you know.

                        She appeared in the very first episode, and everybody watched her ... She was the source of their news. She brought them information from home, and it was always Jane who gave them comfort, showing the positive side of things.

                        You will note that Sheridan and crew never once attacked Earth or went to war against Clark until Jane was kidnapped ... That prompted them to move, and they did not stop until she was back on the air.

                        The story really is all about Her.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Firebird
                          Well, the 'Jane' references have gone straight over my head so, you kinda lost me there


                          God'll get you for that.
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                          • #28
                            Just to clarify....

                            Originally posted by colonyearth
                            Yes, he is a brilliant filmmaker, My original point was that as a gay man, I can tell you that his culture has something to do with how good he is at what he does, not to mention the beautiful people he casts.

                            This was my main point. Not to mention, as an openly gay filmmaker he's an inspiration and role model to young gay people in the world...showing them that you can be who you are and still make it big without selling out. That's something we need more of, and I'm proud of BS and hold him up as an example to folks.

                            I, myself, am an openly gay director, and it does affect what you film and how you film it.

                            That was all I said and meant. I did not mean to offend, and hope I did not.

                            Peace all,

                            Tony
                            I really wasn't offened Tony, I just didn't see the connection straight away. But on the obvious fact (exactly as you say) that you are the sum total of your experiences, you are at least partially correct. Why do I say this? Well, his experiences as a gay man may give him a unique perspective on life but will not make him a good film maker so the two are not actually connected in quite the way you state. Experience and point of view do not automatically equal the kind or raw talent the likes of which Bryan obviously has. Not only does he have the unique outlook and set of experiences but also the talent to weave them into his product in such a way as to make it appealing to any (ie gay and/or straight) type of audience.

                            Thanks for clearing your point , I understand what you meant more fully now. I hope that you understand my thoughts too.

                            What a fabulously diverse audience B5 appealed to.

                            Daron Woodward(LightStorm)
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                            • #29
                              Lightstorm,

                              Glad we see more eye-to-eye now. Just to clarify one last point, I didn't mean to insinuate that being gay made him a better filmmaker...hell, my idol is straight as a board, Mr. Steven Spielberg. Yes, the director who's work inspired me to become a filmmaker myself.

                              I only meant that his orientation has offered some fabulous takes on things, including (back to the original subject) the tendency to cast great actors who usually look very nice...to say the least.

                              As for the new Superman, it also appears his story will remain in the same settings that Superman 1 and 2 were in, including the use of John William's score. In short, it's Reeve's Superman with a new actor. This gives me great hope and I really look forward to what BS brings to this franchise.

                              CE
                              Anthony Flessas
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by colonyearth


                                I only meant that his orientation has offered some fabulous takes on things, including (back to the original subject) the tendency to cast great actors who usually look very nice...to say the least.
                                I'll second that ... Pyro and IceMan... and Scott ... and Wolfy ... and Colossas ... and ...

                                Sorry, what were we talking about?
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