The Official DUALITY Comments Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by MaxVeers, Feb 10, 2001.

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  1. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Hey HappyNinja,

    It can if four hundred people are throwing rocks to get you off stage 'cuase your jokes are so cr*p.

    Anyway onto Secracium's comment. To a point I entirely agree with you on the originality bit. But if you want true originality none of us should really be 'ripping off' Star Wars films in the first place.

    It is actually impossible (by definition) to make an original Star Wars film any more. I also feel you have to give 'your audience' a bit of what they want. Where would a fanfilm be without a lightsabre fight? Can we really tire of another opening crawl? It's these 'classics' that keep us coming back.

    I thought as fanfilms go Duality was pretty original. They used an original ship, an original droid, original locations, original characters, but they all felt as though they where part of the Star Wars universe.

    In the end, I think if we're going for originality, we'd better get out of the Star Wars genre altogether. 'Cos we're all ripping off Uncle George here folks! Anyone that thinks they're being original here is sadly mistaken


  2. TheDorkboy Jedi Knight

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    << a lot of the moves in the lightsaber fight seem to have been taked straight out of phantom menace. >>

    Not in Duality, no. In many others, yes, but the only move that was in Duality AND TPM was the butterfly kick.

    << same goes for a lot of the other films. looks like the fighting styles have been copied straight from some movie. don't want to put down the creators of the film, i enjoyed it, but i just think that there needs to be more originality in these films >>

    That's like saying a Kung-Fu movie should use an original style. The style shown in TPM was pretty much the official "Lightsaber Fighting" style, so I would hope all fan films would ASPIRE to that style, not make every attempt to deviate from it. It's like when people say, "I'm trying a new look for lightsabers with my film." WHY?

    M. Scott
  3. DarkATX Force Ghost

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    Why not? Human nature controls us...sometimes the only reason why we do things is simply because we can.

    As for giving fans what they want, that's normally a good thing to do. But sometimes its even better to give them something they might not want, somthing different. Heck, sometimes we as a collective don't know what we really want til we see it.

    So if you want to play with the visual look of lightsabres go for it, maybe even change the fighting style would be cool too. It'll make your film stand out from the rest since it's so visually different just like Duality was from it predecessor.

    Just have fun and don't let anyone tell you what you want to do. Just like I'm doing now...so in short, ignore this post...LOL!
  4. ChandlerPTH Jedi Padawan

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    i have not bothered to read anyone elses comments so if things are repeated, forgive me. i thought this movie rocked and i think it would have been even cooler if they had a whole story 20 minutes long. i have only one complaint. the sabers were too short. thats it. the effects rocked. the fight rocked. and even though ive heard that people thought that they felt there was no feeling in the blows that the two darths administered you do have to realize that not much would be needed when even the slightest touch of such a weapon could be very damaging. anyway thats all i have to say. keep up the good work.
  5. Jace Taran Jedi Master

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    418 posts...wow...(well, ok, 419 now) Just imagine how many posts will show up in the PTH and KQ Official commen threads.
  6. Saeed Jedi Knight

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    > Tosal: "I´m finnish, and damn proud of it!"

    I'm quite finnish too, I blame my metabolism... :)

    Now that's probably corny, but dry...?

    Sorry this post was a bit late, I haven't kept up with this thread since it overtook the number of posts on the Blender Thread record....
  7. Tosal Vetur Jedi Knight

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  8. Saeed Jedi Knight

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    Sorry, Tosal, I guess it loses something in the translation.

    It's a play on words - for 'finnish' read 'thinnish', ie. being too thin. So I blame being too thin on my body's metabolism.

    Suddenly it doesn't seem so funny... :(

    There ya go Pete - I'm not really funny at all... happy now? :)
  9. Tosal Vetur Jedi Knight

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    oh, i see

    you know, i just love brittish comedy shows. Big Train, Absloutely Fabulous, Smack the Pony, the one with the vet who is afraid of guinea pigs etc. they are te funniest TV shows i have ever seen, plus Mr. Bean is brittish! but american comedy is good too, That 70' show is my fav american sitcom.
  10. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Personally, I like They Think It's All Over. That's hilarious!

    You know what I hate, the fact they ITV ditched The Drew Carey show! :( It's brilliant, but they used to show it around 12:30 in the morning, but it hasn't been on for about a year and a half - DIE ITV, DIE!!! DIE!!! DIE!!!
  11. Bubba Jedi Grand Master

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    Love Mr. Bean. As well as Wallace and Gromit. :)

    I also like the Drew Carey Show. Ryan Stiles is my idol, and I watch him on "Whose Line is it Anyway?"
  12. Crystena77 Force Ghost

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    I didn't read all the comments. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.

    After I read the write up about it in EW magazine I had to come check it out for myself.

    I really liked it. Just from the non-picky, it entertained me for five minutes point of view.

    Well done. I was pleasantly surprised at the detail.

    Kudos.

    :)
  13. Bubba Jedi Grand Master

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  14. Joey7F Jedi Master

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    I showed duality in class to a few of my casual starwars fans, and two of them said, "is this the trailer for Ep2?"

    cool...

    --Joey
  15. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Decided to give this thread a little dusting off, have we? :)
  16. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Where did you dig up this old fossil?
  17. darth_paul Force Ghost

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  18. Lord_Gita Former TFN FanFilms Staff

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    Obligatory "What's Duality?" comment...
  19. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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  20. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    No, YOU'RE old! :p

    (The meltdown finally begins...)

    M. Scott
  21. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    Go to Moffell!

    :D

    By the way, did you know I started the *first* Duality meltdown? Yes, on their very first thread I asked "What are you guys using for 3D?" and DarthMiniMaul (the first Duality troll) said something like "If it's not 3DstudioMAX or Lightwave, it must be pretty weak." And it just degenerated from there.

    Just a note.
  22. Lord_Rive TFN Fan Films Staff

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    That was YOU!?!

    You sonuva...

    ;)
  23. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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  24. sjsuamidala Jedi Knight

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    I never wrote anything on this thred. It was too long, and I still will never read it - it's a book for crying out loud.

    A book.

    Andrew

    It's much longer than the movie took to make. :) Just kidding - I know it took a few hours....yep.
  25. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    DaftMaul turns slowly, and taking his mask off, smiles before saying...

    'I am DarthMiniMaul....'

    Not quite the ending of the Empire Strikes Back is it? (Not quite true either)
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