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#2561 Crom's bells

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

I'd love to lend a hand, and I've already spread the word to all my friends - including those with no idea about Howard - that this movie is going to suck. I don't think it's going to make a dent on the door though. We need people like Mark Finn at the helm.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:41 PM

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

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Damn! I have to get credit where credit's due. Although its hard to tell under all of those clothes, he does look considerably more bulked up under there.

Conan's hair is straight black, not wavy brown. I hope that's not the hair that he'll be wearing in the film. Its less faithful to REH than Arnold's natural hair. It needs to be dyed and straightened.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:59 PM

Aldo Signoretti is in charge for Conan's hair (Tv series "Rome", Apocalypto...):
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So, I think, we can expect unexpected ;) B) .

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

Conan's hair is straight black, not wavy brown. I hope that's not the hair that he'll be wearing in the film. Its less faithful to REH than Arnold's natural hair. It needs to be dyed and straightened.


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:37 AM

He looks great!! I can deal with the weavy hair, just like James Purefoy's Solomon Kane.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:31 AM

I don't know--- that's not very adaptive or imaginative. There seems to be this idea of "just looking yourself", which is a fine philosophy in every day life, but when you get the chance to play a legendary fictional hero with a very impressive and reasonably consistent artistic tradition like Conan, it might be advisable to try for something a little more than mere commonplace.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:38 AM

Woah! Is that really Momoa? I could barely recognize him. At first I thought he was a stunt double and said "they should just have this dude play Conan." I'm a little more optimistic now. I think the plainness is exaggerated here since he's not in costume or on the set. And the smoking nuns are a nice touch.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:00 AM

I must say, Mo-mo's looking more Conan-like every time we see 'im. Too bad he's being wasted on this movie.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:33 AM

I must say, Mo-mo's looking more Conan-like every time we see 'im. Too bad he's being wasted on this movie.

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Yeah you're right there....it's not Momoa the real problem: it's that f**** FILM and where it's going.
He looks in better shape, even if it's not the raging powerhouse we've been waiting for.

The clumsiness of the hollywoodized script in The Destroyer still could be easily connected to many comicbook elements (but to no novel elements whatsoever), even if in the wrong place with the wrong names etc (Toth Amon in Thuzun Thune's mirror room,Queen Taramis,female version of Zula, etc etc). Why ? For it was a poor rewriting of a Roy Thomas original script (Horn of Azoth).

I wonder what elements could link to the comic books in THIS present 2011 scenario (don't even think about the books)...I'd say NONE, besides the tongue-in-cheek allusion to Conan killing Tetra being possessed by Pathir in marvel comics CTB.
All other elements seem being ripped off Milius' modifications of the myth in the '81 film : slaughtered cimmerians, quest for the big boss, bla bla bla.

If any on the forum see any true links to Howard,tell me , who knows, I may have gone senile.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:24 AM

I agree with Krommtaar and others that Momoa is not a problem; the script is the problem.

JM's hsir doesn't bother me. His brown hair can be dyed black. I don't care if it's wavy; REH says nothing about the texture of Conan's hair except that it's shaggy and square-cut. Straight hair is an invention of various artists. I just don't care, as long as it's not bald, or thin, or crew, or well-groomed.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:38 AM

I agree with Krommtaar and others that Momoa is not a problem; the script is the problem.

JM's hsir doesn't bother me. His brown hair can be dyed black. I don't care if it's wavy; REH says nothing about the texture of Conan's hair except that it's shaggy and square-cut. Straight hair is an invention of various artists. I just don't care, as long as it's not bald, or thin, or crew, or well-groomed.


Agreed.

With all of the color tinkering that goes on in post production these days, I'm sure his hair will look plenty black enough in the movie, once everything's been desaturated. I doubt he even needs a dye job. It's rare to see anything in a Hollywood genre movie that hasn't been tweaked to fit a certain overall palate, and once you get into fantastical genres like sci-fi or sword and sorcery, it's a given that the movie will be extensively color-graded.

The Harry Potter series -- particularly more recent installments -- is a prime example.

I think Momoa has a great face for Conan. Looking forward to seeing what he looks like all scarred up and with his eyes tinted blue.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for this pic Mikoza.

I think he looks good. Come on Fred! Where's the big reveal??!

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:19 PM

Agreed, he looks good. The face is more or less spot on and, as said before, it's hard to tell under the jacket but he seems to have bulked up; his neck looks pretty thick.

Krommtaar, there was a link to an article which listed similarities (or not so much) between Howard's writing and the script as it was originally leaked. They were few and far between, and when present were usually taken out of context. Unfortunately I can't remember what site it was on, but the author was one of our illustrious members.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:15 PM

Agreed, he looks good. The face is more or less spot on and, as said before, it's hard to tell under the jacket but he seems to have bulked up; his neck looks pretty thick.

Krommtaar, there was a link to an article which listed similarities (or not so much) between Howard's writing and the script as it was originally leaked. They were few and far between, and when present were usually taken out of context. Unfortunately I can't remember what site it was on, but the author was one of our illustrious members.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:40 PM

That's the one, thanks Waldgeist and sorry Taranaich for forgetting.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:16 PM

Jason Momoa as Conan:

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Looks like the brownish hair is in. Maybe it's just me, but the left armor "sleeve" just doesn't seem right for Conan, it looks off balanced. Anyway....

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:17 PM

And Marcus of course:

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

*sigh* epic fail Millenium. Those pics are not exactly "selling" even though he looks good. You could have done better, by not being super-secretive about everything :(

Edited by Waldgeist, 10 May 2010 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

Guys....I'm reading reports that Frank Frazetta died this afternoon! :(

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