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Author Topic: Possible Character Details  (Read 1356 times)


RhinoAlien
Nov 10, 2021, 08:14:11 PM
Reply #136 on: Nov 10, 2021, 08:14:11 PM
"Open/any ethnicity." Promising.


reecebomb
Nov 10, 2021, 08:25:08 PM
Reply #137 on: Nov 10, 2021, 08:25:08 PM
Being limited is good for creativity, these rules (that I continue to be vague about, will try to expand once less busy) doesn't mean new ideas can't be introduced. But they have to add without destroying the core in the process. That's one of the more important rules.



SiL
Nov 10, 2021, 10:03:21 PM
Reply #139 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:03:21 PM
Being limited is good for creativity, I'll give them that.


Local Trouble
Nov 10, 2021, 10:24:45 PM
Reply #140 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:24:45 PM
If limits keep silly shit like dance numbers out of this, I'm all for having limits.


Master
Nov 10, 2021, 10:27:04 PM
Reply #141 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:27:04 PM
Yep. Also stuff like old model android making Alien in cave.


BlueMarsalis79
Nov 10, 2021, 10:29:26 PM
Reply #142 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:29:26 PM
It is not going to have dance numbers...

But it's not going to just conform to the first three films.

Noah Hawley's made this perfectly clear already actually.


skhellter
Nov 10, 2021, 10:44:17 PM
Reply #143 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:44:17 PM
limits didn't keep all (but one) of the short films from being shit.


BlueMarsalis79
Nov 10, 2021, 10:48:18 PM
Reply #144 on: Nov 10, 2021, 10:48:18 PM
I think that's unfair, I thought quite highly of Specimen.




SiL
Nov 11, 2021, 08:25:32 AM
Reply #147 on: Nov 11, 2021, 08:25:32 AM
I frequently forget they exist.


reecebomb
Nov 11, 2021, 08:39:39 AM
Reply #148 on: Nov 11, 2021, 08:39:39 AM

But it's not going to just conform to the first three films.


You can still tell new stories within the conformity established by the original films, plenty more to explore there. Filmmakers should be asking themselves are you making an alien movie or are you not, do you actually need aliens to tell your story (prequels sure as hell didn't) or are they shoehorned in mainly for marketing/franchise milking. Unless you have an extremely plausible narrative and can mostly follow the criteria made by original films simply don't bother, again create something new instead.

So far it's not looking good, set on earth, body swap shenanigans, comedic chops - for what reason do you really need to set this in an alien universe? Or can we be satisfied by pointless fan service like, ooh looky looky there Betty, that shit's older then Ripley, that's genius!

Yep. Also stuff like old model android making Alien in cave.

Exactly, this turned out far more limiting in the end for the future films (and even more lamentably for the past films). I guess there is always possibility to make next one as if prequels never happened.


limits didn't keep all (but one) of the short films from being shit.

That's not what I meant.


BlueMarsalis79
Nov 11, 2021, 09:34:05 AM
Reply #149 on: Nov 11, 2021, 09:34:05 AM
If the franchise name gets your interesting thing made f**k it I don't care.


 

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