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Geraine
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Didn't James Marsters play Braniac in Smallville? Yeah, I could see him as an adult Ender I suppose.

This makes me think though. Ender's Game has that little twist at the end where Ender finds the Hive Queen Egg. I hope they include this in the movie, especially if they want to make a sequel if the movie does well.

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You're fired.
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Regarding The Wire, if I recall correctly there were foreshadowings in the opening credit sequences each season, but they were very, very slight and not easy to decode.

I quit watching Lost after season 3, I think. At the time I intended to pick it back up, but later I concluded that they had been promising more than they could deliver.

I wish there was more TV like The Wire. I also wish I could experience a more poignant form of nostalgia.

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Geraine
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
You're fired.

Oh come on I know he was on Buffy as well.

It isn't like I said "Hey, he was Piccolo in Dragonball Evolutions!" [Smile]

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James Marsters is a TV show kind of actor (smallville, buffy, etc). I have never seen him adequately portray a big screen character in a film that didn't totally suck (I have only seen Dragonball, to be fair). If they made an HBO series out of the sequels, then I could see him being in it, but I don't know about him being Ender. He's just never been a leading man kind of guy, which is why I think he's completely fine with always being a villain. That's his niche, and he does well in it.


But anyway, I have to wonder if they'd even bother going the TV series route at all without exploring sequels to the film. OSC has that midquel that he wrote, Ender in Exile. And while it's not really as good as any of the other books, it's decent enough to use as a template for a second film. Hell, you could even make a TV show just about Ender traveling around the galaxy from planet to planet, having adventures. That might even be more reasonable than a Speaker show, and possibly more entertaining. Personally, I'd love to know what all he did in between Exile and Speaker, since he and Val travel to dozens of other worlds. Think of all the trouble those two rascals could get in [Razz]

Just a thought, of course.

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I think Scott Wolfe should play young Ender.

He still looks like he's ten. I don't think he's aged since White Squall.

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quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:
Regarding The Wire, if I recall correctly there were foreshadowings in the opening credit sequences each season, but they were very, very slight and not easy to decode.

Sure, but that wasn't as much a function of the writing as the editing- more of a rewatch bonus. The dialogue and editing of the show proper pretty much never telegraphed any foreshadowing- foreshadowed moments were never lingered upon or emphasized in any special way. The camera had a very laid-back, unblinking, almost disinterested view of the world it was viewing.

:::spoilers:::

For instance, the fact that Canard will eventually be the killer of Omar is foreshadowed in a very very subtle way two season earlier, when he is seen imitating Omar in the street- but that was one shot, one time, and it wasn't emphasized at all. Or the fact that Deputy Commissioner Rawls is gay- many viewers never even realize it, because you can interpret virtually all of his homoerotic banter as machismo, unless you remember seeing him in the background at a gay bar of a single scene in the 3rd season, which is never referred to or repeated.

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i just don't get how a movie is going to display all the thinking ender did - from reading the book -
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It... what? It won't.
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quote:
Originally posted by endersbooch:
i just don't get how a movie is going to display all the thinking ender did - from reading the book -

Subtitles.
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That could work...
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My first answer was thought bubbles. But then I thought, nah, that's silly.

Actually, that does sound like kind of an interesting idea for a movie (though I'm sure it would get sucked into being a comedy, which is fine).

What if you had a movie where either one or many character's thoughts were constantly shared with the audience via a ticker at the bottom of the screen. I think it could really open up some interesting storytelling.

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Fight Club pulled off internal monologue beautifully. But I don't think that would work for kids as well.
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Look, it's okay, we'll just get the guy who narrated The Wonder Years.
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Have him write in a little journal with an inner monologue.

Jane Lynch does it all the time in Glee. It coudl work.

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Meh. "dear diary" is milquetoast.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
quote:
Originally posted by endersbooch:
i just don't get how a movie is going to display all the thinking ender did - from reading the book -

Subtitles.
I actually like that idea. Though it would be parodied mercilessly.
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Also it wouldn't go over very well with OSC's rants about Bill Clinton and JFK scrolling the bottom of the screen during establishing shots.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Also it wouldn't go over very well with OSC's rants about Bill Clinton and JFK scrolling the bottom of the screen during establishing shots.

I'm too busy laughing to come up with a good "subtext" pun.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Look, it's okay, we'll just get the guy who narrated The Wonder Years.

Better idea: Get Richard Dreyfuss on the phone NOW!
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Seems like there would be a better way than having him just phone it in.

Oh!!!

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