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Aug 31 15 11:20 AM
Tom Powers wrote:Like them both, generally prefer to watch the original.
But I've always felt that you can combine the twoo and aproximate the two "halves" of Campbell's Who Goes There?
Aug 31 15 1:26 PM
Aug 31 15 3:00 PM
professor liebstrum wrote:I don't think his THING is a bad film, It has a good cast though they're mostly playing unsympathetic characters. Some great effects but if I was stuck at a pole, give me Tobey and friends for company any year. Assault on Precinct 13 , I always liked. After the THING he lost me.
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Sep 4 15 6:46 PM
Very subtle and ominous, in marked contrast to Tiomkin's dynamic bombast.
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May 15 17 2:09 PM
Godziwolf wrote:And I'll describe it this way: In the Hawks' version, I remember a couple of distinct scenes. The discovery scene, the growhouse and the fights, mostly. In Carpenter's, I remember a ton of the various scenes. The opening Norwegian helicopter chase (complete with spoilers -- in Norwegian). The dog. The dog fight. The monster wailing as it burned in the snow. Copper flipping out. That's not Fuchs. Blood testing. Being tied to this damn couch all winter. Childs. Freezing in the snow.
May 15 17 2:47 PM
Rick wrote:Still, I have to sometime take another look at Carpenter's effort and try to give it a fair shot. I'm sure, at least, that the grossness will seem less offensive to me after 35 years of movies with ever burgeoning grue and gore and ewwww.
May 15 17 2:52 PM
Hawks' version is a competent, professional film, and one of the better sci-fi movies of the 1950s. But Carpenter's version is like comparing Alien to Thing from Another World or Planet of the Vampires. It was a great film based on good ones.
Or, comparing ALIEN to IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE?
For the record, I think Carpenter's film stands on its own, not as a remake, but as a separate adaptation of the same source material. And it's very well made, perhaps even Carpenter's best film overall. However, I prefer the Hawks film. There's just more of that Sense of Wonder in the film. Carpenter's film is more of a horror show, which is fine, but it doesn't stir up any feelings of awe in me.
May 15 17 3:24 PM
Rick wrote:Kurt Russell and somebody else (can't even remember who it was) facing off in the cold at the end of the movie.
Kurt Russell and somebody else (can't even remember who it was) facing off in the cold at the end of the movie.
May 15 17 7:27 PM
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