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SF/42 Announced Films reaction thread, Official (Read 4262 times)
Aug 27th, 2016 at 8:38am

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The first Officially announced film for SF.42 has been released - THE ROCKETEER. It makes it's official Marathon debut. And, it's a 35mm FILM print!

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Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2016 at 7:02pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Aug 27th, 2016 at 8:38am:
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That movie sucks; there were 70mm prints made of it; if last year is any indication, it will be one of a terribly small number of actual prints shown, while you guys sit in the theatre the rest of the time & watch TV.

Is that what you were looking for?

This board seems to be dead, Tony.  Not one comment on my 70 Fest either.  Ah, well.   Roll Eyes
 

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Reply #2 - Aug 27th, 2016 at 9:35pm

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I didn't hate this movie. It's more of a "nice little movie". A bit early to be announcing bookings, this is the earliest I've heard of a film being secured for the 'thon.
 
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Reply #3 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 11:23am

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Lile wrote on Aug 27th, 2016 at 9:35pm:
I didn't hate this movie. It's more of a "nice little movie". A bit early to be announcing bookings, this is the earliest I've heard of a film being secured for the 'thon.



It's an ok movie from what I remember. Haven't seen it since it came out, however.

With the remake/sequel in the news, it was discussed early, partly because studios sometimes pull the original from distribution, so lock it in when you can. Plus, 35mm prints are rare.

And, hey it's never too early!  Wink
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Reply #4 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 6:16pm

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It's a great film, especially for fans of the original comic series.
Some iconic panels are recreated perfectly.
But it IS missing Bettie Page or rather her doppelganger from the comic.
 

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Reply #5 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:36pm

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Okay film, not a blockbuster.
The comicy retro feel is similar to the rarely lamented Agent Carter.
It is hard to find a film that generates large enthusiasm and is less than extremely familiar to  BSFFM fans.
Any slow announcement build up is great, but perhaps picking a film to announce that has a little more ability to excite would be good.
Columbus' announcement of High Rise (a film that I did not like) before its commercial release did provoke their fans to continued enthusiasm  -and perhaps - renewed attendance.
 

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Reply #6 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 11:19pm

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At this point it's more that Garen is announcing prints in 35MM that he has located and managed to get the okay to show. We also had some interest shown from a post about The Rocketeer sequel being planned that was announced on Facebook.
He gave a clue about a second film saying it has a cameo by the author of the book it is based on and his mother.

And there is still the possibility of Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy being booked for the '42' theme.
 

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Reply #7 - Sep 10th, 2016 at 9:18am

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Serious hints on Facebook about a 2nd selection. Silent.

From FB:
"It's been called a "science-fiction melodrama (that) remains one of the most extravagant cinematic experiences of the 1920s and a singular invention from a miscellany of leading visual and musical stylists of the time." And yeah, it's heading to SF42 in only its second North American screening since who knows when. Oh yeah, in a new pristine digital remastering. Guesses anyone?"
 
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Reply #8 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 12:29am

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Easy one. Woman in the Moon directed by Fritz Lang      with Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, & Fritz Rasp.
Originally my suggestion, but retracted.
 

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Reply #9 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 2:04pm

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die frau im monde was scheduled once for the marathon. i was disappointed when it was cancelled.
 

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Reply #10 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 7:20pm

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kirok wrote on Dec 16th, 2016 at 2:04pm:
die frau im monde was scheduled once for the marathon. i was disappointed when it was cancelled.


It was booked, but, when checked, the print was 200 minutes long - 3 Hours & 20 minutes!
 
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Reply #11 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 9:30pm

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C'mon folks! Garen gave you the film's blurb to copy and paste online!

http://www.filmlinc.org/films/linhumaine-with-the-alloy-orchestra/
 
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Reply #12 - Dec 17th, 2016 at 9:43am

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Perhaps so. But, nothing official announced.

Joe Neff wrote on Dec 16th, 2016 at 9:30pm:
C'mon folks! Garen gave you the film's blurb to copy and paste online!

http://www.filmlinc.org/films/linhumaine-with-the-alloy-orchestra/

 
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Reply #13 - Jan 8th, 2017 at 11:42am

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From THON CENTRAL, Big Announcement Day:

The Rocketeer - Forced to Become An Extraordinary Hero
Creature from the Black Lagoon - Thon premiere!
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - because, you know, 42
John Dies at the End - from Bubba Ho-Tep director
Kingdom of Spiders - Shatner fights bugs, bugs fight back.
SSSSSSSS - Terror ready to sssssstrike, w/ SSSSStrother Martin
This Giant Paper Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy - SF41 winner
Midnight Special - one of the best SciFi films of 2016!
Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Cannes Fest winner!
more to come including a 70 mm film, cartoons, a vintage TV show, and more. Info on all these films will be posted soon
 
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Reply #14 - Jan 8th, 2017 at 1:34pm

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I read the Wikipedia summary of John - - -
OMG!!!
Big spoiler alert. However if you  remember the twists of the summary by the time you see the movie, your brain is a lot younger than mine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dies_at_the_End_(film)
 

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