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I Propose We Make Our Own Movies Based On REH's Works


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#1 Konorg

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:02 PM

Hollyweird is not interested in doing any thing that will show REH's characters as they really are in anyway,so I prepose we set out to make indie films based on his Works!

Has anyone here ever thought of that?


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Always a good idea. I think Kortoso is still making a short film adaptation of The Frost-Giant's Daughter.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:16 PM

Always a good idea. I think Kortoso is still making a short film adaptation of The Frost-Giant's Daughter.



I wonder how it's going??


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Actually, two members are doing fan versions of that story.

Here's the thread about Kortoso's live fan film: http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=4677

Here's the topic on Cuchulain's animated fan film: http://www.conan.com...topic=8584&st=0
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:19 PM

Hollyweird is not interested in doing any thing that will show REH's characters as they really are in anyway,so I prepose we set out to make indie films based on his Works!

Has anyone here ever thought of that?



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Toot away, Bro! That was so cool I "download helper"ed it (along with giving it thumbs up and adding it to my favorites.)

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:33 PM

a most welcome suggestion. i've two things to say:
1: as i see it, either classic animation or rotoscope ( as in "fire and ice") are two methods that lend themselves well to the richness of howard's works.
2: if a production company will be established i'll do all i can to make a donation to it.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Worms From the Earth would be a good candidate. It's not hard to find Roman reenactors who might want to help out.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:56 PM

Worms From the Earth would be a good candidate. It's not hard to find Roman reenactors who might want to help out.

True true,I think it would be a good one to make a movie out of.

Well slap me in a little red skit thingie,hand me a gladius and call me Ceasar,i'd gladly be an extra in it :D :lol:


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:50 PM

Hollyweird is not interested in doing any thing that will show REH's characters as they really are in anyway,so I prepose we set out to make indie films based on his Works!

Has anyone here ever thought of that?


I've been thinking about this for years. I haven't gotten around to it since I don't want any copyright holders come kicking down my door. Of course, my take on something written by REH would most probably NOT be of any commercial value at all, pure amateur stuff. But any property owners might not see it that way. Any thoughts around this issue?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Welcome Lone Animator! Here are a few threads that you might find informative:

http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=4677
http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=9209
http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=8584

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome, Kortoso! I'm glad to see that there are fan films in the making out there. Like in the case with Lovecraft, it's probably up to the fans to get it right.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

We are trying to get one going at http://beta.indiegog...-North?a=437826

this one would be going to Sci-Fi/ Horror festivals as well as some action festivals if we can make it happen

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

I second the motion. All in favor say Aye! ^_^
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:15 AM

AYE!

A bit prejudiced in this regard, having backed the two being worked on so far, but still...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:50 AM

Aye. What story do you want to transcribe?
"Did you deem yourself strong, because you were able to twist the heads off civilized folk, poor weaklings with muscles like rotten string? Hell! Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. I did that, before I was a full-grown man...!" - Conan, in "Shadows in Zamboula", by Robert E. Howard
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

My bro and I are working on Miser's Gold by Howard, his poem. Taking it from 2D to 3D, we are near finished on textures and design, just finishing the frames and steps, probably be another few months to do a 3 min film. have a few shots and vids to share for now. Enjoy cromrades. :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

Is the edition shown in http://www.conan.com...l=&fromsearch=1 a good idea, or does the fact I used scenes of other movies excludes it from Konorg's proposal?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

Given the number of fan made HPL movies and the reception they receive at film festivals and conventions, I see no reason why REH should not receive the same love.
Warrior's excellent work, shown above, and the number of versions you can find on youtube of "Cimmeria" show that Howard canbe adapted to short films and interpertations.
Myself, if I had the resources to do it, would love to do a version of the poem, "Recompense".
"I vanquished Law once, I'll conquer yet again--
And force upon Mankind the Freedom he fears--
And dead gods I will again defy?"

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

I have noticed so many endeavours out there by amateurs trying to get their own together, but the reality is they are too centred and done by a small group. You would need a central hub for this, as a forum like this our website with trusted members to open an account for REH productions and then get the talented guys here to bring their stuff to the table to discuss and then allocate the funds. I find that when the motion gets going in the right direction, the bricks pile up and it comes to a halt at times.

Also considering how long it takes to do animation, my bro and I have been at a short REH film for over a year and it is still way off. Sometimes the cheapest route is the longest arrgghhhh :)

But I'm up for anything.

We could even do our own version of Conan from many sources like the Star Wars fan film or the zombie film done over the net? We have the talent here for that no doubt.
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