Laberinto del Fauno (aka Pan's Labyrinth)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by malkieD2, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    The faun's makeup was fantastic.

    There was CGI in the film though, when it came to the faeries and such. But that was done very well. Kudos to Del Toro for one beautiful and spectacular movie.
  2. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I forgot about those guys. Let me rephrase that: Yay for minimal use of CGI.
  3. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    The environments weren't overblown like many CGI environments we've seen in recent SFF films. There's still beauty in shooting on location than 100% blue screen.
  4. aPPmaSTer Force Ghost

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    I thought the movie ROCKED! Although I personally wanted a little more fantasy, especially at the end like you guys said, but I was nevertheless left quite satisfied. This is what a good fantasy movie should be like.

    By the way, did anyone else think that the narrator's voice was cool?
  5. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Wasn't it Pan? That was my impression.

    M. Scott
  6. Radical_Edward Jedi Knight

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    Pan wasn't in the movie. There was a faun, but it wasn't Pan.;)
  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I finally got to see it. Amazing movie, and perfect ending; it couldn't end any other way, to be fair. The Spanish post-war is a familiar backdrop for me, and I'm glad people get to know about it in such a wodnerful way.

    Outstanding.
  8. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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  9. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    indeed, and for the appropriate categories too - glad to see that the academy actually watch the movies, and appreciate the effort movie-makers go to, to achieve certain effects / styles without computers!
  10. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Should've gotten best foreign film though.
  11. Earthknight Jedi Master

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    I saw this movie the other day and I thought it was absolutely terrific. The storyline kept me interested from beginning to end. The acting was superbe. The villian was downright ruthless. And the effects and creatures were all amazing( the Pale Man sequence is really intense though). In my opinion, it got robbed at the Oscars.

    I give the film a 10/10.
  12. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    I really did wince when he drank the whisky after having his face slashed, and the blood starting weaping out of the bandage. Gross stuff, but totally appropriate in context.
  13. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I thought that was a cool touch.

    DVD's slated to come out on May 15th

    # DVD Features:

    * Available Subtitles: English
    * Available Audio Tracks: Spanish (Unknown Format)
    * Video prologue by Guillermo Del Toro
    * Commentary by director Guillermo Del Toro
    * Featurettes:
    * -The Power of Myth
    * -The Faun and the Fairies
    * -The Color and The Shape
    * The Charlie Rose Show featuring director Guillermo Del Toro
    * The Director's Notebook
    * Production sketches
    * Storyboard video prologue by Guillermo del Toro
    * Storyboard/thumbnail compares
    * Theatrical teaser and trailer, TV spots

    [image=http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00005JPA6.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V42659830_.jpg]

    This is one I'm picking up the day it comes out.
  14. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    May 15th is marked on the calendar. Sweetness!
  15. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    seeing some of the background info / documentaries on the movie would be well worth a viewing

    (in addition, the version I saw came from a *cough* *cough* source, meaning I've never watched it in perfect quality)
  16. CyrusGrissom Jedi Padawan

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    Saw this at the theater, amazing movie! i even learned some spanish from this flick since it's a Spainish/Mexican import and it was kind of a cross between "Donnie Darko" and "Saving Private Ryan".

    Guillermo Del Toro is a true genius, he ranks as one of the most visionary filmamkers ever.
  17. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    A month and a half to go. Please let it come to the dollar theater.
  18. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    I got the 2-Disc DVD. AWESOME need I say more.
  19. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    I can't wait to buy this when I get the kids tonight. So excited!
  20. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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  21. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    That is good news, though even if the transfer was bad, I'd still buy it.
  22. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    I introduced Pan's Labyrinth to my family tonight. We watched it and all I got was a "That's strange" and "Why is it in Spanish not English?"
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