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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#1 | Back to Top11-23-2006 06:54:29 PM

Sevelle
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Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Well for the past couple of years I've been day dreaming about what I want to do later in life, and the Hollywood life is one of them. One of the bigggest things that I want to do down this path is mave Utena into a live action film series! Though I want it to be a revolutionary new style in film industry. I want the series in a dual language format (IE filmed in both Japanese and English.) And many, many other things . . . But I don't know if this is a mortal sin to Utenadom, or would the world accept it for not very much would be edited from the story line.


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#2 | Back to Top11-23-2006 07:54:11 PM

Calliston
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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

It's all about how it's done. I think in a series like Utena, execution is what the entire series will ride on. If you overdo it, it'll be campy, and if it's under done, it'll be neurotic or blasť. Therefore, as the director, you would have the most say in that, ne?

Good actors is also something you'd really need. Utena is driven by character layers.

I don't think it'd be a mortal sin to. I'd enjoy it if it was done in good sense.

[Edited for clarity]

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#3 | Back to Top11-23-2006 08:06:23 PM

Sevelle
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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Yeah, I would want a wide spread varity of actors from different countries. It would be weird if Nanami were a Japanese blonde.


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#4 | Back to Top11-23-2006 08:11:58 PM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Sevelle wrote:

Yeah, I would want a wide spread varity of actors from different countries. It would be weird if Nanami were a Japanese blonde.

Japanese blondes scare me. Seriously. Though I'm not sure why, since blue hair doesn't scare me in the least. I suppose anything takes a little getting used to.


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#5 | Back to Top11-23-2006 08:36:12 PM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Personally, I think it's a story best conveyed through animation.  Regardless of how good you try to make a live-action Utena, it will still come off as overly-fantastical and ridiculous.  That, and I think as viewers we already have solid "ideas" of the characters; seeing a figure we so strongly identify with suddenly portrayed by an actor we have no connection to would be quite a turn-off.  There's of course also the issue of the creators even authorizing a live-action adaptation.

A novelization is something I wouldn't mind seeing, though.

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#6 | Back to Top11-23-2006 10:18:06 PM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

I would say that I can't see their trippy symbolism done in live-action...but then I remember Serenity and some of its trippy River mindblurbs. It would have to be revamped for the new media, and I would like to see how they'd adjust the plot and characters for it. It wouldn't be the same as the anime or even the movie, but I fully believe that it would have potential for goodness if done right.

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#7 | Back to Top11-23-2006 10:22:45 PM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

I dunno, some things that were once animated make wonderful movies. Silent Hill (yeah a game but still.) was an excellent movie. It just deals with the actors acting the part and the director. And my imagination is way over zelious.


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#8 | Back to Top11-24-2006 01:49:28 AM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

It would be far better for it to be made into a 'realistic' CGI mini-series than a live action, the one thing that the Utena movie taught us was that you cannot do the Utena story justice in under 2 hours.


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#9 | Back to Top11-24-2006 05:19:41 AM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

I don't think that even CGI could properly grasp Utena's feel. The very best choice would be just to reanimate the whole thing with a huge budget. Some things just work better in animation, than in live action or even CGI. And while it might be possible to do Utena in 26 episodes instead of 39, just a couple of hours is right out.


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#10 | Back to Top11-24-2006 06:37:03 AM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Lightice wrote:

The very best choice would be just to reanimate the whole thing with a huge budget.

Actually when I think about it, that does seem like the best idea, as some of the scenes would look kinda strange in CGI but if they do reanimate it, I would go for a slightly more realistic look at least in the face department, just slightly mind you as in facial features that are just a bit less standard shoujo but keeping in with the anglar features that the characters have. etc-wankdudeetc-wankgirl


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#11 | Back to Top11-24-2006 09:28:11 AM

Calliston
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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Tamago wrote:

The very best choice would be just to reanimate the whole thing with a huge budget.

Actually, this is a good idea. But I do think CGI backgrounds would make for fantastic fare. You know, enriching the backgrounds and adding extra details. Ohgawd, Utena redone in slicker visuals would make my mouth water.

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#12 | Back to Top11-24-2006 11:12:52 AM

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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

Calliston wrote:

Actually, this is a good idea. But I do think CGI backgrounds would make for fantastic fare. You know, enriching the backgrounds and adding extra details. Ohgawd, Utena redone in slicker visuals would make my mouth water.

I agree with the concept of CGI backgrounds and re-animation. *imagines* X3   As for the Utena live-action... ehhh... I think it has been mentioned, but it all depends on how its directed and the actors. I would think the duel sequences would have to be well choreographed too so that it doesn't look too fake or too overdone. But my only real question/concern would be, with the complexity and depth of the series, could you really portray all that in a 2hr movie?

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#13 | Back to Top11-24-2006 10:16:40 PM

Sevelle
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Re: Is it a mortal sin to . . . ?

I guess I would have to actually do it for it to be judged, because itís really hard to judge a nonexistent thing. Sort of like judging a book that hasnít been written yet . . . And I donít know where you all are getting this one movie that is going to be two hours long, that would kill the big fat juicy plot of the show. I envision a movie for each story arc, and the piece de rťsistance would be the final duel verbatim from the last three shows. *Buahahaha*


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