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IT -Official Trailer

Discussion in 'IT (Part One)' started by Kingunlucky, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Physical Evidence

    Physical Evidence New Member

    Am looking forward to the fact that this version is suppose follow the novel better then the 1990 miniseries. Plus, we get to see the "Hollywood Version" of Mataurin. I really felt like that was a major let down in the 1990 version.
     
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  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  3. LC1958

    LC1958 Member

    It's funny, I think people expected the Dark Tower to be the better movie, and IT to fail, but based on the trailers of each, I'm pretty sure that's not the case.
     
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  4. OldDarth

    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Always seemed the other way around from what I was seeing. Fans are excited for IT and nervous or hostile to the DT.
     
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  5. LC1958

    LC1958 Member

    I don't think it started that way though, people were pretty hostile towards IT at the beginning, with the change of directors, worried about the new director, didn't like the new Pennywise, he wasn't Tim Curry, etc. The trailer really turned that all around. I think people have always been excited, their expectations were just low. I'm really not talking the last few months, but a year or so ago.
     
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  6. recitador

    recitador Well-Known Member

    i think they definitely started hostile to IT but have been hostile to DT since the original plan proposed (multi movie, tv show) broke down and we got the current version. i reserved judgment on both, but i'm certainly more excited about It than DT at this point
     
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  7. OldDarth

    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Yes that's true especially about the new look of Pennywise. Definitely a lot of dislike for that. DT was always a split base once Elba's casting was announced.
     
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  8. flipska19

    flipska19 Disremember

    I skipped to the end of this thread to avoid spoilers. I just wanted to share that aside from the first minute or so of the first trailer, I am avoiding any spoilers or trailers for this movie. I am already mad at myself because the part I did see spoiled this scene for me:

    After Bill makes the newspaper boat for Georgie and he takes it out in the rain, he hits his head on on of those traffic barricade things.
     
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  9. recitador

    recitador Well-Known Member

    entertainment weekly did a small article/section for It this week, my roommate gets the magazine. not sure if it's online for reading. one tidbit about a departure from the novel:

    apparently georgie's body is never found, which plays into a quest on bill's part to try and locate georgie in addition to avenging him
     
  10. Karloff

    Karloff Well-Known Member

  11. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Yep, just found my new WhatsApp profile pic. Hurrah.
     
  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    First, let me say that I like the new Pennywise makeup. I don't want to be one of those fault finders that picks apart every detail, lol. This is more of a comment on the nature of clowns in general. To me, what makes clowns so creepy is that they actually look happy; not scary at all. Past movies that tried to make clowns grotesque or evil end up losing what made clowns interesting and unsettling to begin with. Stephen King explained it better on Conan once. The parents point at the clown, child in tow, and say, "Hey, little Johnny, look at the happy clown! Isn't he funny?" And the child screams. :)
     
  13. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I think people had higher hopes for DT, but not higher expectations.
     
  14. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Exactly. The minute I heard Akiva Goldsman was involved, my hopes for this project plummeted faster than Jim Carrey's career.
     
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I totally love this new make up. And I adore Tim Curry's portrayal.
     
  16. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    I was reading an old issue of Cinefantastique and it had articles on It, Misery and Graveyard Shift, which all had to still come out. It seems mostly forgotten that George Romero worked on the It mini-series, but had to bow out because he was making the remake of Night of the Living Dead (which Tom Savini directed) and was replaced by Tommy Lee Wallace.

    Romero worked on quite a few King projects, it is most known he worked on The Stand, but also he worked on Pet Sematary before Mary Lambert took over. He was also linked to The Girl who loved Tom Gordon, which never made it.
    In the end he of course did Creepshow and The Dark Half, but he could have done a lot more.
     
  17. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    Romero also did a really interesting film called Knightriders which I am convinced that King had a hand in writing. I don't have any inside information; it is just a gut reaction to watching it. I have a copy of several of Romero's movies, autographed on the packaging by the man himself. It is a great loss to us all, and my sympathies are with is friends and family.
     
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  18. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    No, Knightriders was written by Romero himself. It doesn't feel specifically King-esque to me, apart from the fact that SK loves motorcycles of course.

    It's a very good film. I recently watched it again and rightaway ordered the blu-ray from Arrow. It has among other things an audio-commentary by Romero (with Tom Savini, actor John Amplas who is in several Romero films and probably best known as playing the titular character in Martin, and actress Christine Forest who was his then-wife) which are always fun to listen to. Tom Savini has a fun role in Knightriders.
    Knightriders shows Romero was able to do so much more than horror and zombies.
     
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  19. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    It is a great film, and I already have it on Blu-ray. :D But we will have to agree to disagree on whether or not King had a hand in it in some way or another. It has several profoundly King-like themes and scenes. Of course, Romero and King are friends and storytellers, so there is a chance they just shared like ideas. Then there is the fact that King has a cameo in the film. This too could just be because they were friends I suppose, but I can't help but think he was offering input. I've seen most of Romero's films and this one is very distinct.

    Here we agree 100%. Romero has left a mark that will continue to influence film long after you and I are gone. In no way am I casting shade on him; I'm too big a fan.
     
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  20. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    I think King appears in it, because they were friends so Romero would invite him to the set and since SK likes motorcycles he came. A film studio wanted to put Romero and King together to work on Salem's Lot, so maybe that's why he was there anyway to see Romero about. The story doesn't feel particularly King-like to me - I don't really see the thematic connection. Essentially it is about loyalty between a group of outsiders when their leader starts taking things too seriously and they start to drift apart - I can't immedeately apply that theme to other King works.

    And if they collaborated on it, why wouldn't King have a screen credit? He always takes a credit for everything he works on, so why not this one?
     
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