Why are TV shows adapted to film?

Why are TV shows adapted to film?

The different between TV shows and films

Movies and TV shows have always served as entertainment for audiences, but why are certain popular television shows adapted into movies? It’s a question that has puzzled many moviegoers over the years. Whether it’s the addition of characters, more mature themes, or simply expanding the narrative, there are several reasons why TV shows are now being adapted to film. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at why TV shows are adapted to film and what makes them successful. We'll examine some of the most successful adaptations in recent years and discuss how filmmakers approach this task in order to capture an audience’s attention.

Why some TV shows are adapted to film

There are many reasons why some TV shows are adapted to film. Sometimes, it’s because the story is better suited for a feature-length format. Other times, it’s because the show has gained a cult following that warrants a bigger budget and wider release. Whatever the reason, these TV-to-film adaptations often provide fans with a new way to enjoy their favorite show.

One of the most common reasons for adaptation is simply that the story is better suited for a feature length format. This was the case with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which made the jump to the big screen in 1992. The original TV show was only intended to last for one season, but it quickly became clear that there was potential for more. The movie allowed creator Joss Whedon to flesh out his characters and world, giving fans a richer experience.

Another reason why some TV shows are adapted to film is because they’ve gained a cult following. This was certainly true of The X-Files, which enjoyed immense popularity during its nine-season run on television. The subsequent films allowed diehard fans to see Mulder and Scully in action again, while also introducing the franchise to new audiences.

Whatever the reason, these TV-to-film adaptations often provide fans with a new way to enjoy their favorite show.

There are several reasons why some TV shows are adapted to film. First, the story may be better suited for a feature film format. Second, the show may have a large and loyal following that would be willing to see the story continue in a different format. Third, the show may have been cancelled and the rights holders may want to create a new version of the story in order to generate more revenue. Finally, the show may be popular in another country and the rights holders may want to tap into that market by creating a film version of the show.

There are many reasons why some TV shows are adapted to film. For one, a film adaptation can broaden the show's audience by reaching new viewers who may not have seen the original series. Additionally, a film allows for a more immersive experience that can't be replicated on television. Finally, adapting a TV show to film can also help to generate buzz and excitement around the property, which can lead to increased ratings and viewership for the original series.

The benefits of adapting a TV show to film

TV shows are often adapted to film in order to reach a wider audience. Films tend to be more widely seen than TV shows, so by adapting a TV show to film, the creators of the original show can hope to attract new viewers. Additionally, films usually have larger budgets than TV shows, so adapting a TV show to film allows for better production values and higher-quality special effects. Finally, films tend to be more prestigious than TV shows, so adapting a TV show to film can help increase its popularity and reputation.

The challenges of adapting a TV show to film

There are many challenges that come with adapting a TV show to film. The most obvious challenge is condensing the story into a feature-length film. This can be difficult to do without losing important plot points or character development. Another challenge is translating the visual style of the TV show to the big screen. This often means making changes to the cinematography, set design, and costume design. Finally, there may be challenges with casting, as the actors who originally played the roles on TV may not be available or may not fit the vision for the film adaptation.

One of the biggest challenges of adapting a TV show to film is condensing the story into a feature-length format. This often means cutting out subplots and secondary characters, which can be difficult for fans of the original show who are used to seeing a more expansive world.

Another challenge is finding the right tone for the adaptation. A lot of what makes a TV show successful is its unique voice, which can be lost when translating it to film. It's also important to make sure that the film feels like its own entity and not just a copy of the TV show - otherwise, what's the point?

Finally, there's always the risk that the adapted film will simply not be as good as the original TV show. It's a tall order to take something that people love and try to recreate it in another medium, but sometimes it can pay off big time.

How to adapt a TV show to film

TV shows are adapted to film for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is to expand the story beyond what can be told in a single season of television. A film adaptation can also be used to attract a larger audience, as well as generate more revenue for the studio or network.

Another reason why TV shows are adapted to film is to wrap up the story in a satisfying way if the show is cancelled. This happened with the cult classic television show Firefly, which was turned into the movie Serenity after it was cancelled by Fox. In some cases, a TV show will be adapted to film in order to keep the franchise alive, as was the case with The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

There are many factors that go into whether or not a TV show will be adapted to film. However, one thing is for sure – when done right, a TV show adaptation can be just as entertaining as the original.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we can see that there are many reasons why TV series are adapted to film. TV shows often have a large fan following and existing storylines, making them attractive as films. In addition, films offer more scope for bigger special effects and a larger audience reach than television. Whether you're a fan of the original or not, adapting books into films has become an increasingly popular way of creating engaging entertainment in the modern world.

The X Files: I Want to Believe


Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Mystery
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, Canada
Runtime: 104
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English, Russian
Director: Chris Carter
Sound: DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Believe Again
  • To find the truth, you must believe.
  • Um die Wahrheit zu verstehen, musst du glauben. (To understand the truth, you have to believe.)

  • Writing by: Frank Spotnitz – (written by) and
    Chris Carter – (written by)
    Chris Carter – (television series "The X-Files")

    Produced by: Chris Carter – producer
    Brent OConnor – executive producer
    Frank Spotnitz – producer

    Cast: David Duchovny – Fox Mulder
    Gillian Anderson – Dr. Dana Scully
    Amanda Peet – ASAC Dakota Whitney
    Billy Connolly – Father Joseph Crissman
    Xzibit – Agent Mosley Drummy (as Alvin Xzibit Joiner)
    Mitch Pileggi – Walter Skinner
    Callum Keith Rennie – Janke Dacyshyn – 2nd Abductor
    Adam Godley – Father Ybarra
    Alex Diakun – Gaunt Man
    Nicki Aycox – 2nd Victim
    Fagin Woodcock – Franz Tomczeszyn – 1st Abductor

    Music: Jon Brion
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his fathers superhuman killing abilities.
    Plot: Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The end credits run over images of ice, water and land, and finally we see Mulder and Scully in a small row boat off of a tropical beach. Scully in a bikini, Mulder rows, and they wave to the camera above.

    Goofs: We know about 6 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Near the end of the movie, when Scully visits Mulder at his house, Scullys white Ford Taurus is parked outside, even though it had been wrecked earlier in the film. When Scully comes out of the house, a silver Ford Fusion is parked outside.

    Trivia: There are 11 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Gillian Anderson told The New York Times that it was harder than she expected for her to get back into character as Scully to make this movie after five years had passed since the end of the television show. The Times quoted her as saying, “I walked in thinking, its going to be like riding a bicycle. It wasnt. It was like riding a [fucking] unicycle. Id been trying so hard to stretch myself in other roles, and to catch myself when I did anything that remotely resembles Scully, that when I was put back in the ring with her, my brain started misfiring.”
    • The television show ("The X Files" (1993)) upon which this movie is based was filmed for its first five seasons in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The shows production moved to Los Angeles for seasons 6-9, but this movie was once again filmed in and around Vancouver. While the show was made in Vancouver, the show often used local Canadian actors in guest and secondary roles, often reusing the same actors in different parts in multiple episodes. With the franchises return to Vancouver, the producers were able to continue the tradition by recasting many of the same actors they had used so often on the show. For example, Alex Diakun (Gaunt Man) appeared as different characters in three episodes; Lorena Gale (On Screen Doctor) appeared as different characters in three episodes; Stephen E. Miller (Feed Store Proprietor) appeared as different characters in three episodes including the pilot; Sarah-Jane Redmond (Special Agent In Charge) appeared as different characters in two episodes; Stacee Copeland (Doctor) appeared as different characters in two episodes. Callum Keith Rennie (2nd Abductor – Janke Dacyshyn) appeared as different characters in two episodes and was the original choice to play the long-running character Alex Krycek. Several other secondary and tertiary members of the movie cast had also appeared on the show as other characters.
    • Mulder visits the Nutter feed store; David Nutter directed many episodes of the series.


Step Brothers


Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 98
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Adam McKay
Sound: SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • They grow up so fast.

  • Writing by: Will Ferrell – (screenplay) &
    Adam McKay – (screenplay)
    Will Ferrell – (story) &
    Adam McKay – (story) &
    John C. Reilly – (story)

    Produced by: Judd Apatow – producer
    Joshua Church – co-producer
    Jessica Elbaum – associate producer
    Andrew Epstein – associate producer
    Will Ferrell – executive producer
    David B. Householter – executive producer
    Adam McKay – executive producer
    Jimmy Miller – producer

    Cast: Will Ferrell – Brennan Huff
    John C. Reilly – Dale Doback
    Mary Steenburgen – Nancy Huff
    Richard Jenkins – Dr. Robert Doback
    Jason Davis – TJ
    Wayne Federman – Blind Man
    Kyle Felts – Wine Mixer Heckler
    Travis T. Flory – Redheaded Kid (as Travis Flory)
    Kathryn Hahn – Alice Huff
    Chris Henchy – First Homebuyer Husband
    Bryce Hurless – 9-Year-Old Brennan

    Music: Jon Brion
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his fathers superhuman killing abilities.
    Plot: Two spoiled guys become competitive stepbrothers after their single parents get hitched.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are two additional short scenes, one during the credits and one afterwards.

    Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Brennan is singing at the Wine Mixer, he holds a note that shatters the glass helicopter sculpture. A few moments later, when the scene shows his mom and step dad smiling at the end of the song, the sculpture is intact in the background.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Shipped to some theaters under the name “The Insane Team”.


Wanted


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, Germany
Runtime: 110
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Sound: SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Choose your destiny.

  • Writing by: Michael Brandt – (screenplay) &
    Derek Haas – (screenplay) and
    Chris Morgan – (screenplay)
    Michael Brandt – (story) &
    Derek Haas – (story)
    Mark Millar – (comic book series) and
    J.G. Jones – (comic book series)

    Produced by: Gary Barber – executive producer
    Roger Birnbaum – executive producer
    Sally French – co-producer
    Jeff Kirschenbaum – executive producer
    Geyer Kosinski – executive producer
    Jared LeBoff – co-producer
    Jim Lemley – producer
    David Minkowski – co-producer
    Jason Netter – producer
    Marc E. Platt – producer
    Adam Siegel – executive producer
    Marc Silvestri – executive producer
    Iain Smith – producer
    Matthew Stillman – co-producer

    Cast: James McAvoy – Wesley Allan Gibson
    Morgan Freeman – Sloan
    Angelina Jolie – Fox
    Terence Stamp – Pekwarsky
    Thomas Kretschmann – Cross
    Common – Gunsmith
    Kristen Hager – Cathy
    Marc Warren – The Repairman
    David OHara – Mr. X
    Konstantin Khabensky – The Exterminator
    Dato Bakhtadze – The Butcher

    Music: Danny Elfman
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his fathers superhuman killing abilities.
    Plot: “Wanted” tells the tale of one apathetic nobodys transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, were introduced to a hero for a new generation: 25 year old employed slacker, WESLEY GIBSON. Wes is the most disaffected, cube-dwelling, clock-punching drone this planet has ever known. His boss chews him out hourly, his girlfriend ignores him routinely, and his life plods on in interminable boredom and routine. Everyone knows this disengaged slacker will amount to absolutely nothing, and so does he, until he meets the sexy, foxy woman named FOX, and then everything changes. Wes estranged father is murdered, and the deadly Fox recruits him into The Fraternity, a secret society that trains him to avenge his fathers death, by unlocking his dormant powers. And oh boy does he have powers, as she teaches Wes how to develop his lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, he discovers that The Fraternity lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: to carry out the death orders given by emotionless Fate itself. Wes, with his wickedly brilliant and sexy tutor, plus the paternal guidance of The Fraternitys enigmatic leader, SLOAN, young Wes grows to enjoy all the strength and success he ever wanted. But, slowly, he realizes theres more to his dangerous associates than meets the casual eye. And, as he wavers between new found heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one can ever teach him; that he alone controls his destiny.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie.

    Goofs: We know about 15 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Wesley Gibson has been tied to the chair and had his face punched, there is a clear cut on the bridge on his nose which disappears then re-appears in some shots.

    Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • This is Director Timur Bekmambetovs first American film.
    • Originally a comic book by Top Cow Productions written by Mark Millar.
    • In the office at the end of the film a nameplate is visible on one of the cubicle walls. The nameplate reads “J.G Millar” which is a composite of writer Mark Millar and artist J.G. Jones, on whose comic the film is based.


Mamma Mia!


Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Runtime: 108
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Take a trip down the aisle youll never forget
  • A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers. Take a trip down the aisle youll never forget
  • Mark The Date. July 18th
  • …Here We Go Again.
  • Everybody Is Coming To Sophies Wedding.
  • On July 18th, The Wedding Celebration Begins.
  • The Music. The Romance. The Movie
  • Sophie has just one wish, to meet her father……whichever one he is.
  • With every wedding come a few surprises.
  • The only missing from Sophies wedding is the father of the bride…whichever one he is.
  • Who said a wedding couldnt be this much fun?
  • Eine Hochzeit die man nie vergisst. (A Wedding youll never forget.)

  • Writing by: Catherine Johnson – (screenplay)
    Catherine Johnson – (musical book)

    Produced by: Benny Andersson – executive producer
    Judy Craymer – producer
    Gary Goetzman – producer
    Tom Hanks – executive producer
    Mark Huffam – executive producer
    Björn Ulvaeus – executive producer
    Rita Wilson – executive producer

    Cast: Amanda Seyfried – Sophie Sheridan
    Stellan Skarsgård – Bill Anderson
    Pierce Brosnan – Sam Carmichael
    Nancy Baldwin – Sams PA
    Colin Firth – Harry Bright
    Heather Emmanuel – Harrys Housekeeper
    Colin Davis – Harrys Driver
    Rachel McDowall – Lisa
    Ashley Lilley – Ali
    Meryl Streep – Donna Sheridan
    Julie Walters – Rosie

    Music: Benny Andersson
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
    Plot: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 70s group ABBA.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    After the final scene of the movie Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters appear on a sound stage in matching 1970s glam-rock costumes and sing “Dancing Queen”. When they finish Meryl asks the audience if they want an encore. The three ladies are then joined by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard who are similarly attired. Along with Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, they provide a rendition of “Waterloo” as the main credits roll.

    Goofs: We know about 10 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: During the scene above the old goats house in which Donna is singing Mamma Mia, the amount of dust/dirt on the knees of her dungarees changes between shots.

    Trivia: There are 17 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • According to Variety the plays original producer and writer, “were broke when they first tried to put the show together and were even snubbed by the Swedish pop group whose music formed the basis for the show. They are now two of the wealthiest women in England.”
    • Based on the hit ABBA single of the same name. Mamma Mia! first opened in London on April, 6th, 1999 at the Prince Edward theater. It had its North American debut at Torontos Royal Alexandra Theatre on May 23rd, 2000. The original Toronto cast then moved on to Mamma Mia!s pre-Broadway tour starting in San Francisco, moving on to Los Angeles, then Chicago. It was while the original Toronto cast was performing in Chicago that Louise Pitre (Donna) and Tina Maddigan (Sophie) were invited to play their same roles in the original Broadway cast, which opened on October 18th, 2001 at the Winter Garden Theater, the former home of Cats. It now has toured in over 140 cities across America. As of April 2007, Mamma Mia has open run productions in: New York, London, Las Vegas, Madrid, Moscow, Stuttgart, Fukuoka (opens May 19th 07) Gothenburg (opening May 9th 07) Essen, also has an US tour and an International tour traveling to cities all over the globe. Mamma Mia! has also played in Melbourne, Australia and Utrecht, The Netherlands, and in Copenhagen and Horsens, Denmark.
    • Phyllida Lloyd also directed the original ‘Mamma Mia!’ Broadway Play.


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Runtime: 112
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English, Mandarin
Director: Rob Cohen
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Taglines:

  • A New Evil Awakens.

  • Writing by: Alfred Gough – (written by) &
    Miles Millar – (written by)
    John L. Balderston – 1932 screenplay (uncredited) and
    Stephen Sommers – 2001 screenplay (uncredited)

    Produced by: Chris Brigham – executive producer
    Sean Daniel – producer
    Bob Ducsay – producer
    James Jacks – producer
    Jeff Kirschenbaum – executive producer
    Josette Perrotta – co-producer
    Marc Pitre – associate producer
    Stephen Sommers – producer

    Cast: Brendan Fraser – Rick OConnell
    Jet Li – Emperor Han
    Maria Bello – Evelyn O’Connell
    John Hannah – Jonathan Carnahan
    Michelle Yeoh – Zi Juan
    Luke Ford – Alex OConnell
    Isabella Leong – Lin
    Anthony Wong Chau-Sang – General Yang (as Chau Sang Anthony Wong)
    Russell Wong – General Ming Guo
    Liam Cunningham – Mad Dog Maguire
    David Calder – Prof. Roger Wilson

    Music: Randy Edelman
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
    Plot: In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick and Alex OConnell unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin — a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard centuries ago.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no opening credits besides the DC logo. Not even the title is shown, only a swarm of bats flying across the screen making out the new Batman symbol. The title card “Batman Begins” does not appear until the start of the closing credits.

    Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: In the Himalayas, a shot of a running soldiers foot clearly shows sand, not snow.

    Trivia: There are 6 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Rachel Weisz announced that she will not be reprising her role of Evelyn due to different interests with the screenplay. Later on, Maria Bello was announced to replace her.
    • The tomb of the Dragon Emperor with its Terracotta warriors is inspired by the real-life tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty. The mausoleum is located in Xian, China.
    • Brendan Fraser and John Hannah are the only actors to appear in all three Mummy movies.


Twilight


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime:
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

  • When you can live forever what do you live for?
  • The Forbidden Fruit Tastes the Sweetest
  • And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.

  • Writing by: Melissa Rosenberg – (screenplay)
    Stephenie Meyer – (novel "Twilight")

    Produced by: Wyck Godfrey – producer
    Jamie Marshall – co-producer
    Greg Mooradian – producer
    Mark Morgan – producer
    Karen Rosenfelt – producer

    Cast: Kristen Stewart – Bella Swan
    Robert Pattinson – Edward Cullen
    Taylor Lautner – Jacob Black
    Billy Burke – Charlie Swan
    Peter Facinelli – Dr. Carlisle Cullen
    Elizabeth Reaser – Esme Cullen
    Nikki Reed – Rosalie Hale
    Ashley Greene – Alice Cullen
    Jackson Rathbone – Jasper Hale
    Kellan Lutz – Emmett Cullen
    Cam Gigandet – James

    Music: Carter Burwell
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
    Plot: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and sent Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didnt expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy shes ever met. Hes nothing like anyone shes ever met, period. Hes intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance – unorthodox because Edward really isnt like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasnt aged since 1918. Like all vampires, hes immortal. Thats right – vampire. But he doesnt have fangs – thats just in the movies. And he doesnt drink human blood, though Edward and his family are unique among vampires in that lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for – a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. Somehow or other, they will have to manage their unmanageable love. But what will they do when Laurent and James, the Cullens mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for Bella? A modern, visual, and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair – between vampire and mortal.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no opening credits besides the DC logo. Not even the title is shown, only a swarm of bats flying across the screen making out the new Batman symbol. The title card “Batman Begins” does not appear until the start of the closing credits.

    Goofs: We know about 21 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: After Rachel slaps Bruce in the car outside Falcones, his hair is messed up; the next shot its nicely combed; and the next its messed up again.

    Trivia: There are 11 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Kristen Stewart has naturally green eyes. She wears brown contacts for filming because Bella is supposed to have brown eyes.
    • Kellan Lutz intended on keeping his natural curly hair for the role of Emmett Cullen. However, his previous role in _”Generation Kill” (2008) (mini)_ required a buzz cut and his hair didnt grow fast enough for the filming of Twilight.
    • Henry Cavill was Stephenie Meyers first choice to play Edward, but by the time the film came to be, he was 25 years old, and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old. He was then offered the part of Carlisle Cullen but turned it down due to his commitment with The Tudors


Terminator Salvation


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Year: 2009
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Runtime:
Rating: 8.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: McG
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

Batman Begins


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Release Year: 2005
Country: USA
Runtime: 140
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: Mandarin, English
Director: Christopher Nolan
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Never grow old. Never die. Never know fear again.

  • Writing by: Bob Kane – (characters)
    David S. Goyer – (story)
    Christopher Nolan – (screenplay) and
    David S. Goyer – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Larry J. Franco – producer (as Larry Franco)
    Benjamin Melniker – executive producer
    Lorne Orleans – producer (IMAX version)
    Charles Roven – producer
    Emma Thomas – producer
    Cheryl A. Tkach – associate producer
    Michael E. Uslan – executive producer

    Cast: Christian Bale – Bruce Wayne / Batman
    Michael Caine – Alfred
    Liam Neeson – Henri Ducard
    Katie Holmes – Rachel Dawes
    Gary Oldman – Jim Gordon
    Cillian Murphy – Dr. Jonathan Crane
    Tom Wilkinson – Carmine Falcone
    Rutger Hauer – Earle
    Ken Watanabe – Ras Al Ghul
    Mark Boone Junior – Flass
    Linus Roache – Thomas Wayne

    Music: James Newton Howard Hans Zimmer
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: The story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be: Batman.
    Plot: Eight-year-old Bruce Wayne falls into a cave where he encounters a swarm of bats. Bruce develops a fear of bats, and later urges his parents to leave an opera featuring bat-like creatures. Outside the theater, Bruce Waynes parents are both killed in a robbery by mugger Joe Chill. Bruce blames himself for his parents murder: had he not been frightened, the Waynes would not have encountered Chill. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor named Ducard and urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no opening credits besides the DC logo. Not even the title is shown, only a swarm of bats flying across the screen making out the new Batman symbol. The title card “Batman Begins” does not appear until the start of the closing credits.

    Goofs: We know about 21 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: After Rachel slaps Bruce in the car outside Falcones, his hair is messed up; the next shot its nicely combed; and the next its messed up again.

    Trivia: There are 95 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The device, on the heel of his boot, that the Batman uses to summon a swarm of bats is taken directly from Frank Millers “Batman: Year One”.
    • A second stage Scarecrow look was created for the hallucination scenes but was never shown on film. The mask was more organic and tighter around the actors face.
    • Before Christopher Nolan took over, director Darren Aronofsky was attached to make a Batman movie based on the graphic novel “Batman: Year One” and have the author Frank Miller write the screenplay. By 2003 there was a first draft screenplay with story boards, which are properties of AOL Time Warner. Warners decision for not producing the film is unknown, but based on the details that have since leaked out, it would probably have to do with the screenplay, which strayed a considerable amount from the source material, making Alfred an African-American mechanic named “Big Al,” the Batmobile being a souped-up Lincoln Towncar, and Bruce Wayne being homeless, among other things. This is all detailed in David Hughes book “Tales from Development Hell.”


Lost Boys: The Tribe


Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, Canada
Runtime: 94
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: P.J. Pesce
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS-ES
Taglines:

  • Never grow old. Never die. Never know fear again.

  • Writing by: Janice Fischer – (characters) &
    James Jeremias – (characters)
    Hans Rodionoff – (writer)

    Produced by: Rick Benattar – executive producer
    Chris Foss – line producer
    Phillip B. Goldfine – producer
    Basil Iwanyk – producer
    Alison Semenza – executive producer
    Mary Viola – executive producer

    Cast: Tad Hilgenbrink – Chris Emerson
    Angus Sutherland – Shane Powers
    Autumn Reeser – Nicole Emerson
    Gabrielle Rose – Aunt Jillian
    Corey Feldman – Edgar Frog
    Shaun Sipos – Kyle
    Merwin Mondesir – Erik
    Kyle Cassie – Jon
    Moneca Delain – Lisa
    Greyston Holt – Evan
    Tom Savini – David Van Etten

    Music: Nathan Barr
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    Plot Outline: In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
    Plot: In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of earths history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with Eve. WALL-E rescues Eve from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her “directive” Eve takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesnt understand what has happened to his new friend, but true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightening, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim Eve, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue Eve. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated earth 700 years earlier. The people of earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of earth from returning, by stealing the plant, WALL-E, Eve, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    After the first block of end credits there is a short additional scene.

    Goofs: We know about 6 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Shane tells Chris that they are going surfing at the reef, to which Chris replies theres no moon. The moon is clearly visible in the surfing scene that follows.

    Trivia: There are 22 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The teaser trailer contains part of Michael Kamens score for Brazil (1985). Michael Kamen was going to score another Pixar film, The Incredibles (2004), but died before he could.
    • Jim Reardon left his position as supervising director of "The Simpsons" (1989) television series to do animation on this film. On the DVD audio commentary for his episode _”Simpsons, The” (1989) {Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (#10.23)}_, Reardon finally confirmed the title of the film he was working on – prior to that he would only say that it was due in 2008.
    • The main characters name is actually an acronym, standing for “Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth-class.” EVE stands for “Extraterrestial Vegetation Evaluator” and M-O stands for “Microbe Obliterator.”