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Old 12-22-2010, 03:05 AM   #351
kedrell
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Default Re: No iron man 3 for jon favreau

DIAB will not work as a movie. As an arc of a TV series? Yeah there's room for it there but in one of these movies I don't see how you can deal with it without

a)Committing what writers call 'the sin of moses', i.e. your hero crosses that fine line, making the audience HATE your hero now to the point where they will not be changing their minds during the rest of this particular movie.....so your movie's screwed,

or

B)Making the subject of Tony's alcoholism either way too depressing in an effort to treat such a serious issue with the respect it needs,

or

C)making it too frivolous in an effort to squeeze it in there but not have it bring down the movie(make the movie boring) and thus a very seriuos problem is treated with 'afterschool special' kid gloves and looses all it's dramatic punch.

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