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#1 wierzbowski

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Via Slashdot:


"Indie Kickstarter-funded short HENRi stars a sci-fi legend in a role very much like HAL-9000 — with a twist. Wired writes: 'If it sounds a little bit like 2001: The Later Years, then here's the real twist: HENRi, the ship/body, is voiced Dr. Dave Bowman himself, Keir Dullea.' In a making-of video for the film, Dullea says, 'I guess you could say the character of HENRi was a sane version of HAL.' The film itself utilizes a mixture of the old and the new — combining live-action sequences with puppetry, quarter-scale miniatures, and modern CGI. The official trailer has just been released."


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/59616764


Looks cool!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

From the visuals I am minded of Anne MacCaffrey's "The Ship Who Sang," but I still have to wonder at what story they are going to tell.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Sweet.  It's available on DVD for $10.  For Keir Dullea, I will blind buy this baby.  :thumbs-up:
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#4 wierzbowski

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

I haven't ordered yet, but probably will soon. I don't mind supporting an indie sci-fi effort. Trailer is effective.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Yes, supporting independent creators is important.  And this looks genuinely good.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

wierzbowski, welcome to the Isle!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

I got this and mostly enjoyed it.  It's basically a Science Fiction short story-- pretty much of the Analog variety-- set on film.  I have a couple of quibbles with it-- there's one scene that almost makes me want to take away the Science Fiction label, which is a shame because it could have been so easily fixed.  And I'm sorry that they went with one of the most boring of contemporary cliches, the starship that looks like an abandoned factory basement.  How about a future that actually looks like the future, and not the Great Depression?  But, overall, it was a nice and touching story, and I recommend buying it.

It's also kind of amusing that the "making of" documentary is 50% longer than the film itself.  :lol:
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

^^^ I suspect it has something to do with budget, and also that they wanted to give it that long untended/unoccupied atmosphere.

As for a future looking futuristic, I hope that Hollywood will move away from the whiteness they've embraced for futuristic interior design.  One detail in the recent Total Recall was how the hover cars were either black, white, or grey; when I'd think you'd see colors still proliferate among the motoring society.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

I usually don't like the stark white look, either-- as with the grimy look, it has limited use. I prefer color and artistry.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 11 March 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

It's also kind of amusing that the "making of" documentary is 50% longer than the film itself.  :lol:

This appeals to me.   :D
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:52 PM

Me, as well. I love that sort of thing.
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