The Thing!

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Fettist, Jan 29, 2006.

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  1. Fettist Jedi Knight

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    The greatest sci-fi/monster movie of all time!!!

    John Carpenter is a genius...

    http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~vampire/thing/thing.htm
  2. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    the thing scares me. but not as much as the mods here:p
  3. Fettist Jedi Knight

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    I cannot believe there is only 1 response to this thread...

    If you have not seen this movie you need to check it out. Maybe the people here are too young for it or something...

    It is a great one! =D=

  4. EDKRIEG Jedi Knight

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    Disagree-courtesly.Best one is Howard Hawks' The Thing from Another World -released in 1951.James Arness played the monster.I did NOT see the Carpenter film because some critics and writers spoiled it for me by mentioning the fact that the film had grossout icky scenes.You don't need excesssive gore and blood to horrify.I prefer the original though it was not exactly close to the Campbell story.Prefer THEM-about giant Ants.Very little excessive gore!
  5. Funk-E Force Ghost

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    Go watch The Thing. Some of the best creature effects of the 80's, bar none.
  6. DARTH_GOLLUMSMEAGOL Force Ghost

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    wuss :p j/k

    Very good movie!!! one of my fave's
  7. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    "The generator's gone."
    "Can we fix it?"
    "It's GONE, McReady!"


    Brilliant film.
  8. redsabreanakin Jedi Grand Master

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    Brilliant film?? I don't know about that. I just saw it like 3 weeks ago on one of the ENCORE channels. Don't know if your familiar with that..but anyway. It was good...but it's no Escape from New York.
  9. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    Nah - I think Thing is the best movie Carpenter has ever made.
    The DVD has one of the best commentary tracks too - Carpenter, Russell... and way too much alcohol.
  10. DARTH_GOLLUMSMEAGOL Force Ghost

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    really?
    I am going to have to listyen to that.......
  11. Funk-E Force Ghost

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    Agreed. The Thing > Halloween > Escape from New York.
  12. Panther50 Jedi Knight

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    Excellent movie, one of Carpenters best.
  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I saw the original and it was one of the most non-scary and boring films I've ever seen. I checked out Carpenter's remake years later and thought it was one of the best movies ever. The dog/thing in the very beginning freaked me out, I loved it. It was a great suspense throughout and the characters were really well written and acted.

    I guess this would qualify as a little thing that I liked, but the roar of the Thing at the end just before its blown to bits is one of my favorite monster moments.
  14. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    And lest we forget, the film benefitted from yet another score from the impossibly amazing CV of Ennio Morricone...
  15. Fettist Jedi Knight

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    And the theme music...You cant beat that heart beat...

    [face_worried]
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