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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:27 pm

So, who's gone and watched this already? Considering the genre here, I'm assuming there's a good amount of Neil Gaiman fans here, so speak up! So far, the reviews have been positive and confirmed that it's supposed to be pretty damn scary, and I'm curious about the fan reactions. Sadly it's not out here until late April, so I won't get to see it for a while. Allow me to live vicariously!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:18 pm

I'm interested... I see precious few movies in the theaters, but I'll rent it for sure. It has not even come to my small town in the theater yet, so it's a moot point for me.

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Post by Mercedes on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:40 am

Yeah, I won't be going to this for a while, either. We rent everything.

That said, I do enjoy myself some Gaiman sometimes, but the whole look of Coraline doesn't appeal to me. I think I'd have a hard time watching the entire thing. It doesn't have the charm of TNBC or Corpse Bride. I imagine it would be more like watching something on Nickelodeon.

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Post by Kenwood on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:04 am

Have you seen Mirrormask?

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Re: Coraline

Post by Mercedes on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:50 am

Yes! I rented it because it seemed sort of Pan's Labyrinth-y, and I liked it. Of course, I hadn't heard of Gaiman at the time, but now I'm tripping over him right and left.

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Post by Kenwood on Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:08 am

Mercedes wrote:Yes! I rented it because it seemed sort of Pan's Labyrinth-y, and I liked it. Of course, I hadn't heard of Gaiman at the time, but now I'm tripping over him right and left.
I think that's sort of when the mainstream media caught on. I'm a huge Tori Amos fan and I'd never heard of him until I saw Mirrormask, and he and Tori and really close. She sings about him and he's written stories based on her songs and stuff. I had no idea.

Mirrormask was excellent, though. Very surreal and beautiful and twisted.

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Post by Mercedes on Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:22 am

It was! Horrific and beautifully entrancing. I'm intrigued that he writes about little girls so often. Little girls misplacing their families for new, better families, only to realize that they want their originals back.

He wrote a new story called "Blueberry Girl" for Tori Amos' daughter, didn't he? I think that I just read that somewhere.

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Post by Kenwood on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:04 am

Mercedes wrote:It was! Horrific and beautifully entrancing. I'm intrigued that he writes about little girls so often. Little girls misplacing their families for new, better families, only to realize that they want their originals back.

He wrote a new story called "Blueberry Girl" for Tori Amos' daughter, didn't he? I think that I just read that somewhere.
Maybe, I don't know. I do know he wrote a story for each characters from Tori Amos's Strange Little Girls album. That's in Fragile Things--which I own, and am slowly reading--so I'm looking forward to those.

Speaking of Gaiman; you getting any feedback on "The Boys Who Hangs Stars?" That really is a fantastic story. Think anyone will nominate it for any awards this year?

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Re: Coraline

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:33 am

I did watch MirrorMask at a friend's house a while ago... but I did it right after getting off the airplane after needing to get up way too early that morning to catch said airplane. I'm sure it's a lovely movie and I really want to see it again, but it was just a bit too slow-moving to keep my attention right at that time. I think I passed out on the couch ten minutes in.

As for Coraline, I'm actually very keen on what I've seen so far. Apparently, the 3D is supposed to be a very good addition, too, as opposed to most movies where it's just a gimmick. Unfortunately I'm not really sure if it'll show here in 3D, as well. (Or even if they'll show it in the original language. The only listing I can find on the local cinema website has the title in Dutch. Dubbing is gross.)

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Re: Coraline

Post by Mercedes on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:41 pm

Cory: I had to stop Mirrormask and take a break about halfway through. You know, cleaning and just general moving around. But I have a difficult time sitting still for an entire movie, anyway. It is worth watching again. I thought the girl was charismatic and unusually lovely.

you getting any feedback on "The Boy Who Hangs Stars?"

Yes...from you, right now! A few of the authors from the anthology have emailed each other saying, "Congrats!" and "It took forever to get this out!" and that sort of thing, but I don't think that anybody's reading it. That's all right. When I'm rich and famous, I'll send everybody back to that story, and they'll rue the days wasted when they could have been reading it, instead!!!

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Re: Coraline

Post by Tall Tyrion on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:41 pm

I thought it was cool...

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Post by Mercedes on Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Thanks. It was the second story that I ever sold, (I think) and just now came out in print. That anthology was a slow go.

I'm sure it isn't up your guys' alley, but it kind of helped me find my voice a bit. Plus she stabbed him in the heart with a sharp stick! Awesome! Razz

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Re: Coraline

Post by cvrysen on Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:20 am

As far as Coraline, enjoyed the book, haven't seen the movie yet. The book's a great example of a incredibly dark story designed for children. When kids stories aren't dumbed down, they speak to the inner child in everyone, imo.

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