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Hey folks, Harry here... I'm addicted to articles on SKY CAPTAIN & THE WORLD OF TOMORROW. I read Mr Beaks' article from his set visit, a set visit that was first extended to me, but because Father Geek's birthday was essentially the same day as the invite, and not being here to celebrate with him and my family would be... uncool, I decided to let Mr. Beaks cover it. Besides... I'm so ga-ga in love with this project, it was probably better from a coverage standpoint to let the Beaks man go instead. As a result, I loathe him. I don't understand how he could ever leave Kevin Conran's office/art room. How do you do that?

Well, after reading his article about a dozen times, I decided to see what else had been written online about the flick, so I popped over to CHUD and to my utter delight, it seemed that ol Smilin' Jack Ruby was over there filing multiple reports from the same day, with transcriptions of every word spoken. Set Report One details his description of the footage and everything the Producer said. Set Report Two details his description of the Art Room and transcriptions of Kevin Conran and the visual effects supervisor's descriptions of how they're doing what they're doing.







Personally, I've been reading these over and over, because... well, I'm a geek and it is kinda what we do. Anyway, Smilin Jack recommends taking a look at THE MACHINE AGE IN AMERICA: 1918-1941 if you wish to learn more about the influences on the look of SKY CAPTAIN that Kevin Conran is drawing upon. Kevin listed: Alex Raymond, Raymond Loewy, Norman Bel Geddes and Hugh Ferriss as being the top influences. So let's hit those names and see who they are, ok? That first name, for geeks everywhere... well we know as Mr. Flash Gordon. Alex Raymond was the man! His line work in drawing the world of FLASH GORDON was beautiful. Most of us grew up with Mac Raboy drawing the Flash Gordon we knew, but Alex Raymond invented the visual design that we have fallen in love with. This is the best book for getting to know his work better:







Ok, that next name is Raymond Loewy, and in terms of classic Industrial design, he was a significant god. How much of a god? He invented the Coca-Cola Bottle. Think about that. That original, classic Coca-Cola bottle with those beautiful lines. He designed the Studebaker and the Exxon logos. To discover more of his work check out, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN by Raymond Loewy or NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Raymond Loewy. This quote pretty much sums Loewy up:

"Whether they realized it or not, Americans at mid-century lived in a Loewy-designed world, from the cigarettes they smoked (Lucky Strike's packaging), the soda they drank (the rounded Coca-Cola bottle), the toothpaste they used (Pepsodent's toothpaste tube), the cars they drove (his organization was Studebaker's design and styling department), the buses (Greyhound) and trains (the Pennsylvania Railroad) in which they rode, and the department stores (Gimbel's, Foley's, and Lord & Taylor) and grocery stores (Lucky) where they shopped. "

Next we have Norman Bel Geddes, there's a name that isn't nearly as well known as the previous two. HOWEVER, if you live in Austin, Texas and frequent the Harry Ransom Research Center, as I've been known to do on occassion, then you know all about Geddes. They have archived his work as part of the University of Texas' massive collections. His stunning work for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and the exhibits he designed for the 1939 New York World's Fair are stunning. From Chrysler to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey... his work was inspired. Norman Bel Geddes wrote only one book called HORIZONS and it is out of print, though there are a couple of copies on Amazon's Marketplace! I read a review of it once saying it was just classic, it apparently shows he even had a wonderful design for a flying car! However, my fave design is his AirShip that was to fly from Chicago to London, like a cruise ship from New York To England. Sigh. If you click on the pic below, you can learn more:








The last name on his list was Hugh Ferriss, and who is that? Well, in 1929, Hugh Ferriss published a book entitled THE METROPOLIS OF TO-MORROW. Ferriss imagined bridges that doubled as gigantic sweeping housing complexes, homes for thousands. He was also one of the designers for the 1939 World's Fair. He worked almost entirely in black and white charcoal and created images that stagger the mind. Oh, to own an original edition... It was reprinted in 1998 though and originals fetch over $700, if you can find them. To see the buildings that were actualized, check out POWER IN BUILDINGS








These illustrators and designers in turn then influenced the film world and the pulp art world surrounding it. When you look at the imagery from SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, there is definitely a pulp feel, but one that is entrenched in the design geniuses of yesteryear that dreamt of a world that looked so much more incredible than one we have ever seen built in ours. Oh... one last influence which Kevin acknowledged was the Fleischer Animated SUPERMAN cartoons that so many of us have loved all our lives!









I'm sorry if this article doesn't offer anything particularly new about the film itself, but I so love the work of the artists mentioned of so briefly by Kevin Conran, that I figured it couldn't hurt to share a little bit about who they were and where you could find out more. This is one of those things I love about film, it can lead you to whole worlds of influences and artwork that you may have otherwise never found. I hope you enjoyed.

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  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:29 a.m. CST

    More Sky Captain

    by Sheik Yerbouti

    Nothing for awhile and then, kaboom, seems to be everywhere, well sounds good to me.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm....

    by zer0cool2k2

    I can see the definite potential for box-office failure here, but I'm hoping the movie going audience will suprise me with open-mindedness and flock to see the amazingness that I hope this film turns out to be. Either way, I bet this has a great life on DVD (or D-VHS or Protien-memory disks or whatever the next big thing is). Angelina in an eye-patch... got me thinking, I'd like to see her as a tight body-suited agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:38 a.m. CST

    yoyoyo

    by AlgertMopper

    i realy hope this is a good movie

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I love it already...

    by viola123

    I so do. I read everything I come across related to this film as well. I read the CHUD report yesterday, along with Mr. Beaks', and both thrilled me. I am so proud of Jude for investing his time into this film. And may I say that I was the one who sent in the picture of Jude and Gwenyth from the "Los Angeles Times" that was first posted here by Moriarty. Yep, that was me. I didn't know why this site didn't have anything on "World of Tomorrow" yet, but I knew it'd be only a matter of time. Now this is like the source for it, you know. I can't wait to read more scoops. It's like this and "The Passion of the Christ" and "The Aviator" have my year completely filled with anticipation, *sigh*. Jude is going to be so wonderful, and just think, this year, he'll have "Sky Captain," "I Heart Huckabees," "The Aviator", and the "Alfie" remake. Possibly "Closer" but I don't know the timetable on that. My heart can't take it, *squee*!

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Sounds like . . .

    by Barry Egan

    It doesn't matter how cool the visuals are of the story sucks.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:56 a.m. CST

    cough*Rocketeer*cough...

    by Dru

    Bite me! This movie looks amazing- who can get tired of that trailer... I mean really? Other influences? Hell yes. 'The Rocketeer' as an INFLUENCE? Okay. But that's where it ends. Out.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Flash Gordon, aren't they working on a new version o

    by Terry_1978

    And Buck Rogers, too? I read it somewhere a couple weeks back, but damn it if i recall where. Ah, to hell with it. If this opens against some romantic comedy or something, it'll definitely get the top spot its first weekend.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 11:12 a.m. CST

    My movie crystal ball says:

    by rev_skarekroe

    "Sky Captain..." will be this decade's "Buckaroo Banzai" or "Big Trouble in Little China" - commercially disappointing, but destined for cult-classic status. sk

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The Rocketeer was different for any number of reasons

    by FluffyUnbound

    But the primary one is that it used a realistic 40's background with essentially one sci-fi element in the rocket gizmo and its helmet. It was "1941" without John Belushi. It really isn't similar to this project at all, which is not about the 1940's but about a science fiction universe as it might have been imagined in the 1940's. It may still fail, because the audience may resist the total blue screen environment, or because there may be a little too much in-joke going on here, but it won't fail because it's too much like "The Rocketeer".

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 11:21 a.m. CST

    C'mon Harry, I'm askin' you once more

    by TimBenzedrine

    How much is Disney paying you to keep quiet about the Disney/Pixar breakup? It's been in the trade papers, it's all over the internet, but not here.... how strange. Oh, and just to stay on topic, Sky Captain looks cool.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 11:32 a.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT...

    by Weasel

    ...to see "Sky Captain" but, like so many of our fellow geeks, I agree (unfortuantely) that it's going to take a box office nosedive only to find a glorious afterlife as a DVD cult classic. Man, I would love to see a "Doc Savage" movie done in this same vein..

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Only Way This Makes It Big ...

    by Itchy

    is if it is quickly "reimagined", and retitled "Sky Captain and Angelina Jolie Bent Over Hoovering My Johnson" Definately a DVD rental.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 1 p.m. CST

    You guys remind me of the people who said PotC would bomb becaus

    by minderbinder

    Who knows how it will do, all I know is it looks very cool and has me interested. Besides, it sounds like it cost very little to make, probably won't need to make much to be profitable.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Did amazon buy this site or something?

    by Jon E Cin

    Everytime I click on a link it transfers me over to amazon.com...

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This is gonna be the surprise hit of 2004!!!

    by Malenk30

    Im so tired of people saying that is gonna bomb...people are tired of seeing the same kind of movie over an over ...even Spiderman 2 will loose the surprise,never seen before factor of the first one...but Sky Captain is something fresh,something that has never seen before!Its gonna be a hit..and a new,cool franchise will start hopefully!

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry. Posts like these are what separate your site fro

    by Lance Rock

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Quit yer gritchin

    by johne5

    none of the amazon links have happened to me but it sounds like others are experiencing it, and all of you bitch and groan about it. If it weren't for those ads for a shitty movie or links to amazon then there would be no website for you to come bitch on and make yourselves feel somewhat important in your insignificant existence in your room at your parents house.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 4:48 p.m. CST

    this movie is gonna be a success.

    by perryfarrell

    by the time it comes out people will be well aware that they are surrounded by crap in the movies, and they'll be looking for something a little weirder to get excited about. combined with marketing and some invented personal-life scandal involving angelina this will make a killing. you just wait -

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 5:14 p.m. CST

    the giant plane was the shit! with the little planes flying off

    by perryfarrell

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This movie is having serious trouble getting made

    by Princess Yumyum

    The actual inside scoop? Basically, production is WAY behind schedule. What you saw in the trailer around Christmas is pretty much all that was "finished" at the time. Dozens of outside FX facilities have been contracted to help complete the film in time ... but none of them have been able to start work, because the main studio is dragging their feet distributing the needed assets, designs, what-have-you ... IF this film makes its release date, I expect its "look" to be uneven at best (rushed, hackneyed stuff sprinkled among the gorgeous stuff). That's IF the release date isn't pushed back. It'll achieve "cult-classic" status either way, but this film will be among the most expensive ever made, by the time they finish paying all the overtime to the FX vendors ..

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I bet

    by Christopher3

    $80-100 mil.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 5:38 p.m. CST

    This movie--

    by TheForeverMan

    --might have had a real chance like thirty or more years ago, but I think it's going to bomb. Not everyone likes that early 20th century "modern" look. It's too retro. And let's face it, monikers like "Sky Captain" are quaint but ultimately uninspiring. I predict this movie will tank at the box office, though it may do okay on video. Just calling it like I see it.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I always like Harry's "Homework" postings

    by JAGUART

    It's always fun to read his postings where he gives background info on some project or film. Thanks Harry.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The budget a film is given by its studio and the amount of money

    by Princess Yumyum

    And when multiple outside vendors are brought into a film this late in the game, budgets have a way of mushrooming beyond control. 'nuff said.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The movie...

    by cooper2000

    still sounds good and thanks for the ad for Dreamers. Lost of nakedness is in store and I dont think they cover up the Men this time.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Is that Dreamers movie a gay porno?

    by Pageiv

    I really dont want to know http://www.geocities.com/pageiv71/Michigan_Partisan.html

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Jude is so not creepy...

    by viola123

    My gosh. DougCrane, I take it you don't like Jude? He's such an incredible talent. Ah well. Anyway, I'm usually not one for remakes either, but think about "Alfie" and how things have changed now, and how a man who plays the way Alfie plays could get in even more trouble. It'll be a remake, but not so much. Inspired, but wholly new. I think it'll be wonderful, and Jude believing in it tells me much of all I need to know. The same can be said of "Sky Captain." Just like they said, his belief in it attracted Gwenyth and Angelina. Jude dedicates himself to films that are of quality, that are different, and creepy? He's so beautiful. How can beauty be creepy?

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this (of course), but retro doesn't alway

    by FrankDrebin

    But so what if it doesn't make any money? Somebody asked Robert Altman how he felt about POPEYE not being successful, and he said that it WAS a success...every way but monetarily, which he could have cared less about.

  • If it were'nt for the Zeppelin tragedy I'd probably go to my job with it. Could have some room for it in my garage between my '67 Camaro and that pink Lamborgini I use when I'm off to 'cisco! By the way the more I think of what he did yesterday, the more I like Justin Timberlake... cool guy that knows how to handle a lame chick superstar form the '80s, haHahA!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 8:30 p.m. CST

    And don't forget...

    by morGoth

    ...that Raymond Loewy designed the uber cool sports car, the Avanti! Hey, I kinda like this retro/Metropolis/Flash Gordon/Industrial Age style. Looks pleasing to the eye, so far, so maybe the story will be as good. Funny though how in this time someone would, even in a "fantasy" setting, come up with flapping wing aeroplanes. Sorry...quite impossible. Now ROTARY wings, that's a different story altogether but it still amazes me that helicopters can actually "fly." Well, they do but they sure don't flap!

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Awesome Article

    by Ribbons

    Geek chic, huh?

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Enough with the fucking Amazon shite.

    by Damned Skippy

    Tub-Ass, if it isn't apparent that you have few followers these days, it should become a little clearer to you once everyone wisens up and sees what a fucking money-grubbing asshole you are. Enough of the Amazon shilling. This is not news; it's an advertisement. And you get, I'm guessing, 15 cents for every purchase made through this site's links. Way to go asshole! Get some fucking liposuction with your profits. Or hire a prostitute and finally get laid.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Kevin Conran should direct "Superman"!!!!!

    by Josef K

    He'd be better than McG...Hell, the cartoon Harry would be better too, but Kevin has got that feel! Wouldn't Superman set in the 40s be awesome!?!

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Superman influence?

    by MisterBlonde

    Superman "influence???" The robots in Sky Captain are exact replicas of the giant robots I have in an old Superman cartoon on VHS. I noticed when I saw the trailer for the first time that the robots looked awfully familiar. A little closet research later I had my Superman tape, and the robots were in their. It's ok though. This movie will kick everyone's ass...even mine.

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Must watch this....NOW!

    by Zombie Vig

  • Feb. 2, 2004, 10:33 p.m. CST

    It's "titled" not "entitled"

    by grendel824

    A book is "titled" "Metropolis of Tomorrow" - "entitled" means "deserving." The grammar police have spoken. Ed

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Grammar lesson for grendel824

    by PacinoHatersGoHo

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 4:35 a.m. CST

    God damned "enter" key!

    by PacinoHatersGoHo

    Grammar lesson! "Entitled" has two meanings. It is also used to ascribe a designation, as in a name or label... bitte schoen!

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 5:48 a.m. CST

    I just realized something - Superman is out of date and a new fi

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Remember when everyone was hailing John Logan as the man who sav

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Idiotic geek whackjob

    by Preacher_mg

    And it has the exact same plot as "wild wild west" to boot. I hope it bombs or else we're doomed to yet another decade of glitzy empty CGI films.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Fanboys need to do some research into the Pulp Era...

    by Jeditemple

    Before you go off and trash this movie, at least have some idea of when it takes place. Some jackass on the thread thought it was the 60's for God's sake. The only thing that will damage this movie is Gwyneth Paltrow and her hatred for America.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 9:16 a.m. CST

    yumyum, where did you get your info about the budget? Link?

    by minderbinder

    And yes, entitled does mean "to give a title to : DESIGNATE"

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 10:48 a.m. CST

    TimBenzedrine

    by ChaseSequence

    The Disney/Pixar "breakup" (which will not really happen until after they finish their contract IN TWO YEARS) is old, old, old news. They've been talking about breaking from Disney for at least a year or two -- it's just official now. THAT'S why this site hasn't talked about it -- because it already has. All that's left to say is, "Yep, it's official."

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 11 a.m. CST

    Trailer

    by Deagle2

    I saw the trailer for this movie when I went to see LOTR:ROTK (the day after the movie opened). There was zero enthusiasm for the trailer. In fact, the only sounds were some incredulous laughter, the very same reaction I remember hearing when the trailer for Wild Wild West premiered (and we all know how well that film did).

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Crimson Skies + Batman

    by Ikaruga

    that flying V-wing plane was in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Great ep, cool plane :) Plus it may have been featured in the Crimson Skies PC game. I hope this movie turns out well, air pilot/swashbucklers are super cool. The movie people should get the Crimson Skies people (with a new succesful Xbox game) to design a game for Sky Captain. Don't forget to watch the anime "The Last Exile" for more semi-related aviation goodness. (Which also deserves a game made after it. Haha)

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Change this site to "Ain't Amazon Cool" dot com.

    by IAmJacksUserID

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 1:49 p.m. CST

    this movie will bomb big time

    by ATARI

    mark my words

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Look, douchebags.

    by FluffyUnbound

    If you don't click through the link, you don't go to Amazon. Sounds simple enough. What kind of mental defective sees the name of a commercially available book or DVD hyperlinked on a web page, and FAILS to understand that it's an Amazon Associates link? How fucking stupid are you? Is this your first time on the internet? Did you just get a computer or something? Hey, here's a tip: those emails you get from people concerned about your dick size are ALSO commercial advertisements. Please, don't get confused. I wouldn't want you to have to complain later.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 3:13 p.m. CST

    by Princess Yumyum

    Minderbender, if you'll notice, I said nothing specific about the budget for this film, beyond that it would cost a LOT more than has been announced. The crack about it being "among the most expensive movies ever made" appears to have been taken a bit too literally by some; whatever. I NEVER threw any actual figures around. As for where the info comes from, why assume it's on the internet? People still communicate via other means, y'know. ;) And El Barstardo, I have no agenda against SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (two posts on a AICN talkback is considered an agenda? WTF ever.) Just relating the actual Hollywood scuttlebutt I've heard on the film, which is much-at-odds with the articles this site has been running. Every shot in this film is an FX shot, and mere months out from release, nearly 25% of those shots remain barely started. The film is having MAJOR delivery problems, and it's gonna cost a LOT of money to finish it on time .. that's all I meant to get across. I hope SKY CAPTAIN is good, and does well. Meanwhile, I'll go somewhere else, as you suggest .. but I won't be peddling bullsh*t. buh-bye.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 3:54 p.m. CST

    So yumyum...where IS your info from?

    by minderbinder

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 4:17 p.m. CST

    FluffyUnbound, you shit sucking bag of mucus puss....

    by IAmJacksUserID

    If I see a link, I don't think it's "mentally defective" to think that maybe it leads to another site with...hum, maybe MORE INFOR-FUCKING-MATION about it, not necessarily to someone wanting my money. Of course, we're all not pyschic like you are and able to tell where a link leads to. Great gift you have there. It goes well with your raging case of verbal syphilis.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 4:43 p.m. CST

    OK Jackass, so now you know better. You now have internet skill

    by FluffyUnbound

    How many clicks did it take you? 15? 20? Are you still clicking through even now? Or - gasp! - did you graduate from the small bus and only click through ONCE? If so, let's examine: Click. One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three Mississippi. Click. Wow, problem solved. NOW YOU KNOW. Aren't you happy to have broadened your knowledge of internet commerce? I bet you are! Here's another hint, granny: If you click on one of those rectangular boxes on the top or side of the page with pictures and the name of a movie on them, YOU DON'T GET TO SEE THE ACTUAL MOVIE! You only get to see more marketing material about the movie. So don't call the FTC claiming that you are upset about some scam. I know, I know: you keep clicking and clicking, expecting to be able to watch the entire "Club Dread" movie, and all you get to see is a stupid trailer. BUT THAT'S NORMAL. Don't worry, granny, you'll get the hang of this internet thing in a few more years.

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Um, actually IamJack'sUserID, ANYONE can find out where ANY hype

    by Pontsing Barset

    ... with out actually launching it, and no, you don't need to be a psychic: Simply right click on the link and select "properties" from the resulting menu. (This works equally well in both IE and Netscape BTW. Don't know about some of the less ubiquitous browsers out there). Easy as pie buddy...

  • Feb. 3, 2004, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Ayup, "Monkey Ass", That pretty much says it all...

    by Pontsing Barset

    ... your User ID that is...

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 5:29 a.m. CST

    by Fortunesfool

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Good lord.

    by Fortunesfool

    Really, how many of you have the slightest F**king clue how much money this is going to make.It could be revolutionary like Toy story and make a mint. It could look great but be vacuous like Phantom Menace. But like the man says "nobody knows anything". Too many opinions are formed from reading this tripe.I'm guilty of it myself. After (sorry to bring it up) Matrix Reloaded and all the negative Talkback around Revolutions I had to be dragged along to see it. And bloody hell it was actually really cool. All the shit people were writing about it worked in the context of the film but sounded bad on paper. By all means discuss and critique after you've seen it, hell i'll join you, but dont make a judgement based on a trailer and some articles. Here endeth the lesson Fortunesfool

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Exactly what sort of scoops do you think are out there in Februa

    by FluffyUnbound

    Maybe a shocking report on what brand of lard Harv Weinstein eats in the mornings now? An expose on grips and best boys? Harry had the first public screening of The Passion, and he also broke the news on Saruman being out of the final cut of ROTK. He gets information on the new Batman flick spoon-fed to him. At this time of year, the news is going to be thin on the ground, but Knowles gets his share of it. If you thought that the opening of "You Got Served" was going to generate a lot of scoops and preview reviews, you're not really paying attention.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 5:32 p.m. CST

    HEY! Monkey Ass, you figured out my user ID!!!

    by Pontsing Barset

    What a clever monkey you are! Now don't drop the crack pipe trying to pat yourself on the back...

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 5:44 p.m. CST

    You want a "real" response Monky Ass?

    by Pontsing Barset

    Be careful what you as for Einstein. You come on here and slag Harry and bitch about how the site has gone down hill? If it has it's because of pencil-dick asswipes such as yourself thinking that posting on an anonymous forum takes balls. Jagoffs like you just like to hear themselves talk. Learn how to comport your self in public instead of flinging shit like a MONKEY ASS in the zoo...

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Sky Captain WILL NOT fail. It only needs 30 million at the box

    by JDanielP

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I'll see it on opening day if I can. It looks to be a visually

    by JDanielP

    I've been excited by this movie's possibilities ever seen I downloaded the "movie trailer" at the official web-site. And I INSTANTLY recognized the shot of the policemen firing their tommy-guns in unison ... realized and pulled directly from a classic Superman cartoon animation, from the 1940's. Very cool, indeed. I have such high hopes for the film. And from my understanding, Hollywood will be keeping a sharp eye on this film ... no matter how many "nay-sayers" fill up this board. You see, ... this film "cost only 70 million" because how the movie was produced with digital technology, always using green (or blue) screens with the actors, allowing digital artists to realize the world for us. And how OBVIOUSLY talented these people are. It could revolutionize how Hollywood effects are done. -- It just goes to show how cool it MIGHT have been to see this movie re-imagined as a SUPERMAN movie, instead. With someone like Howie Long in the role of Superman, with the classic muscleman build (which he already has) ... and classic black hair, hair-cut high and tight over the ears, ... well, ... sometimes you have to have an artist's vision to truely see these things. I WILL DEFINATELY SEE THIS MOVIE. (How I dream of directing such films.)

  • April 4, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Stargate theme on teaser?

    by tealc

    Why would Paramount marketing slap the Stargate opening theme on the Sky Captain teaser? Totally annoying and not a good sign for this seemingly original film.

  • March 18, 2005, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Grammar lesson for PacinoHatersGoHo

    by grendel824

    I never said it was incorrect - just pointing out that "titled" has one meaning, whereas "entitled" is two. And actually, in AP style (which is what journalists should be writing in) it IS incorrect - you NEVER say entitled when you mean titled. You should make sure you know what you're talking about before "correcting" others.