Official Thread for Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by BeserkerHilf, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    I know there's been news of this before but i don't remember a thread for it, so here goes.



    Beowulf was a giant step up from the polar express in terms of the mo-cap that was used, hopefully Zemeckis nails it this time.


    and that would be pretty wicked if there were some kind of another BTTF reunion here like crispin glover playing grendel.
     
  2. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    So they're basically pulling a Tom Hanks and making Carrey play all the main parts...it would have been a little better if he just played Scrooge and had some better character actors play the ghosts, but whatever. The only ghost I could see him playing is the Christmas Past one, as that was usually the most light-hearted of them all in most incarnations.
     
  3. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    I'm assuming that while Carrey will be performing mocap for all of those characters, the only one he'll actually be providing the voice of will be Scrooge. I mean, isn't the ghost of Christmas Past supposed to be a child?

    Either way, I can't see this being better than the Muppet Christmas Carol.
     
  4. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    you mean jim carrey playing the same role he did in lemony snickets?

    lol

    sounds awesome!
     
  5. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I do want to see the Ghost of Christmas Future, that mother****er basically looks like the grim reaper.
     
  6. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    but jim carrey will play him so i think they're going the comedic route
     
  7. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    Tom Hanks provided voices for 6 different characters in Polar Express INCLUDING the main boy. they were able to manipulate his voice to sound like a kid. i'd imagine they'll be doing the same for Scrooge.
     
  8. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    No, Tom Hanks only did the voices for the Conductor, the Hobo, and Santa Claus. Daryl Sabara did the boy's voice.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338348/fullcredits#cast
     
  9. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Seriously, Christopher Lloyd should have been cast as Scrooge.
     
  10. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    sorry...just did more research, Daryl Sabara DID do the boy's voice with Hanks doing the boy's motion capture. however, they used Nona Gaye (age 33) for the hero GIRL's voice and Eddie Deezen (age 49) for know-it-all's voice...so they were still able to utilize voice manipulation.
     
  11. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    I don't think any voice manipulation used for theirs.
     
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    And people doubted me when I said Zemeckis does not know how to use CG correctly. :o
     
  13. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    just read something over on dark horizons that oldman might play jacob marley and cary elwes is going to be jim carrey's stand-in (?)
     
  14. shapeshifter Registered

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    oh for christ's sake this movie has been done to death.
    Hey Hollywood, here is a thought. HIRE SOME ****ING WRITERS AND COME UP WITH NEW ****!!!!!!!
     
  15. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    yea, welcome to two years ago, now all of us just accept in a passing glance.
     
  16. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    We keep buying it... they keep making it. Greed wins.
     
  17. saga0ne Guest

    Is Zemeckis ever going to direct live action again?!?!?!?

    What's his fascination with seeing how close he can capture reality? I mean sure it's impressive, but at the end of the day, I'd like to see real actors. Not 'pretty real looking' with dead eyes. :p
     
  18. Cinemaman Registered

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    ^^^

    I feel you fellow :(
     
  19. aaron bullet in your face

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    why isnt it being released at like the beginning of december instead of nov?
     
  20. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    He's come a long (And not good) way from Back to the Future. :csad:
     
  21. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    There's some unwritten rule that Christmas movies have to be released in November (The Grinch, The Santa Clause movies, Elf, Fred Claus, Bad Santa, etc.)

    Hey, "Forrest Gump" was good.
     
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    ^^^

    I also loved Forrest Gump. But we haven't seen any Zemeckis' film done without motion-capture use since Cast Away.
     
  23. Catman Registered

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    Yes, because Carrey has never done drama.
     
  24. Cinemaman Registered

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    WTF are you saying?!? Did you forget The Truman Show? Man On The Moon? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Or even such failures as The Majestic and Number 23?
     
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    I was being sarcastic. :dry:
     

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