Couple of items of house-keeping real fast. Sorry the site is not being update regularyly. We are really trying but we are neck-deep in our very own first web series 'Jupiter & Mars.' We will post some info as it comes up and make sure to keep an eye out for updates. Now to the post. Be warned if you continue, this might be kind of rambling and maybe a little depressing, but it might all make sense at the end.
THEY SHOW US THE ONCE-LER IN THE GOD DAMN PREVIEW!
Why would this upset me so?
First off, I can't read this story to my children without choking up a little remembering my mother reading it to me. I had so much fun just imagining what the Once-ler might look like. The mystery of the Once-ler's appearance made the character really, really engaging and got me asking how can he be doing this bad stuff when he's so smart. Look what he can do, what he can create, the cool stuff he can invent like the super-axe hacker. Why isn't he listening the the Lorax?
I identified more with the Once-ler than the kid in the story, partially because I saw what the kid looked like. He was just some run of the mill curious kid.
I learned a great deal about obsession, ethics and responsibility from the Once-ler's mistakes. The Once-ler is Howard Hughes, Orson Welles, Preston Tucker, Victor Frankstein, not some lanky-looking teenager!
To be clear, this upcoming movie might be cute, but that the producers failed to recognize the perfection of the source material's ambiguity and brevity is a sad irony in itself. I'll spell it out. As I understand the point of The Lorax is don't do stuff to excess just to make money and just because you can. So the filmmakers take a short story, expand it into a full length movie with big-budget computer animation because they can and because they hope it's going to make a shit load of money.
Yup, that's cynical, but that doesn't mean it's incorrect.
No, I don't think the film makers had bad intentions and in the end children will probably still get a positive message from the movie - whatever that means I just couldn't say.
So I have visited this gal's site before, not a lot but there were always some funny things on there. A lot of her sketches are on Memebase as well, so those of you that enjoy that site will recognize the style. Apparently she has not updated her site in a while, and here is why.
Sorry I haven't been posting as much as I would like to right now. I have started directing a new high school show that is eating up a lot of my day, on top of that Dirty Sprocket is diving full-bore into our web-series. Pre-production is in full swing now and we will let you know some info once it is ready. To tide you over, Epic Meal Time
It's official: Stephen King has confirmed (per stephenking.com) that he is in the process of completing a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. Because why should George Lucas be the only one who gets to stomp all over his own beloved properties?